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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 05:40:14 +0000If you’re introducing your kids to Star Trek, you might be tempted to start with the original series, or with The Next Generation. But our rigorous family testing shows that the original series is just too damn old and slow for kids these days, and TNG suffers from the fact that it doesn’t get good […]
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:23:31 +0000I have to make a confession. Yes, I have a blog, both here and on Medium. Yes, I write for a living, which means I get to work with awesome editors at a few different outlets. And yes, I’ve been known to write long-winded Facebook updates that cross over the invisible line between update and […]
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:22:27 +0000In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, I share my favorite hacks for getting more out of conferences — including the trick of making stickers that let me add a short link to my business cards. I love my short link stickers because they give me an immediate way of following up on a conversation. Giving someone a […]
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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 03:48:04 +0000I spent the last day of Western Civilization addressing the very phenomenon that caused our collective downfall: email. On November 8th—Election Day—I spent six hours in a rented studio in Manhattan, taping a new class for Skillshare. Email Productivity: Work Smarter with Your Inbox is a forty-minute video class made up of bite-sized lessons that […]
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:25:40 +0000Think "fake news" is a new phenomenon? This piece for JSTOR Daily looks at the long tradition of lousy journalism -- most notably, the "yellow journalism" phenomenon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:19:04 +0000This feature for The Wall Street Journal spells out the way online activities like Minecraft, social media and geocaching can bridge the generational divide.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:59:30 +0000What do activists, journalists and plain old-fashioned citizens need to know about online privacy in the Trump era?
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:16:32 +0000Sometimes success looks like a little boy sobbing his eyes out. This success story begins yesterday morning, when Peanut showed up at school in his Halloween costume: a Borg cube. For those of you who aren’t Star Trek fans, let me explain that the Borg are a race of terrifying cyborgs. They travel across the galaxy, […]
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:49:13 +0000Even adults can get obsessed with their social media analytics. So what do you do when your kids start measuring their every online move.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:18:21 +0000When we finally pulled Peanut out of public school at the end of Grade 2, I thought we’d reached rock bottom. We had a 7-year-old with a basket of diagnoses and labels: anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing issues, tic disorder, fine motor lags and a 99.99th percentile IQ. (It would be another two years before a […]
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:04:39 +0000Introducing The Peanut Diaries: dedicated to sharing the experience of raising our gifted, autistic son.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:20:39 +0000I've lived in fear of the day when I'd need police assistance with my autistic son. But when that day came, it brought a beautiful surprise.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:00:51 +0000Learn how to use them, and you'll use them for everything.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:54:06 +0000This feature for the Wall Street Journal landed on the cover of their Trends Report, with a teaser on the paper's front page. That visibility spoke to the broad appeal of this story mapping out the best way to organize TV viewing, along with an original infographic I created myself.