Using Plain Language Shows You Value Others

Few things suck the life out of a conversation more than when a person uses a bunch of jargon to describe something. When you have to use context clues to figure out every other word, it starts to feel like your brain is falling behind and that can be very annoying. It's not always intentional, but here are …

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Relationships as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe

Loneliness is a well researched subject, but I would argue we've only scratched the surface. The reason we've only scratched the surface is because we are only trying to scratch the surface. If you're like me, you're not satisfied with guessing at what triggers loneliness and tricking yourself into feeling like you belong. Instead of asking "why …

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Twitter is Changing Your Brain

I've always kind of been opposed to Twitter, but then I never really used it until recently, so for the most part, my opposition was because of my assumption it was a place for sloganeering, cheap-shots, and clever little sentiments. After using Twitter for 4 months (mostly reading what other were writing), I observed some …

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The Most Important Things I’ve Learned Working With People With Disabilities for 6 Years

For those of you who don't know, I've been helping people with disabilities achieve their vocational, residential, and social goals for the last 6 years. What I have learned during this time has changed me so much, and while I started with the idea I was being a pretty nice guy, I find myself now realizing …

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H. P. Lovecraft and the Horrific Future of Big Data

Big Data (n.): when a collection of data gets so big it starts eating people. Actually, it's when we collect data from either a huge group of people, a huge amount of data points, or both and use it to draw new conclusions. Speaking of monsters that eat people, here's what H. P. Lovecraft warned about …

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