How I gained 5lbs in one week

I love making bets with delusional people. This usually means my younger brother or my female Indian friends, who insist, implausibly, that they're not getting married until their thirties. Listen -- I have two Indian sisters. I know how quickly things change when you get to be of "marrigeable age." No, I don't care if you've never had a relationship. ...

Why doesn’t someone make politics accessible?

No, this isn't a stupid frat-boy business idea. I previously wrote about how voting is a failure of the last mile and a simple way to dramatically increase voter turnout among young people. Yesterday, in the Washington Post, I read this article about how young people still don't know how democracy works. I know I don't completely understand it. This ...

This week I’m writing email tips — what do you want to see?

What kind of emails tips do you want me to write about this week? Ever since college when I started emailing CEOs and random people I saw in magazines/newspapers/online to take them out to lunch, I realized I was a little weird. But I also realized I had learned how to write an email to get Very Busy ...

Sleep research discusses sexy vs. rich

It's amazing how many people think money has to be complicated. I always talk how the most ordinary things usually work quite well -- deciding how much to consciously save, consistently growing your money in a diversified way, etc -- instead of debating minutiae about the fanciest investments. Take a look at this new sleep research covered in the New ...

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How I won $100,000+ in college scholarships

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked for advice on getting scholarships for college, so I wrote her an email with my thoughts. But then I realized that this advice is applicable to almost anything entrepreneurial. Getting scholarships involves being proactive, being persistent, building an infrastructure to scale and do more than most ordinary people, and then still ...

Walgreens gets it wrong when marketing to me

Here's a quick marketing thought I had just now. I know I usually write about personal finance, but this week I'm stuck on marketing, so I hope this is useful to a few people. Recently, I used my Snapfish account to order photos and I decided to pick them up at a nearby Walgreen's. It was awesome -- no shipping ...