9 Time-Management and Procrastination Tips for Smart People

Tactics for managing your time and any tendency to procrastinate.

7 Money Tips for Smart People

Advanced but simple tactics for spending and for investing.

Five Learning Tips for Smart Adults

Alternatives to the course.

Four Dating Tips for Smart People

Tactics for finding and building a long-term relationship that works.

Five Tips for Smart Job Seekers

Ahead-of-the-pack job-hunting tactics for intelligent people.

Five Tips for Smart People in a Not-So-Smart World

Tactics for bright and gifted people in a mixed-ability world.

A World With Few Decent Jobs

A pessimistic but realistic scenario.

Ten Tips for Parents of a Smart Child

Ideas for parents of bright or gifted kids.


Whether you choose pure libertarianism, Rawlianism, selfish/contributory balance, or pure hedonism, this article can help you make a conscious choice.

Making Mentoring Matter

Maximizing the benefits of mentoring to the protégé and the mentor.

Potent, Under-the-Radar Volunteer Opportunities

How to choose the right volunteer opportunity and convert it into a paying job.

Taking Stock at Year-End

An accurate self-appraisal can lead to a more successful New Year's resolution.

The Power of Looks

A short-short story.

Why Marry?

Amid today’s changed social norms, should you participate in the venerable institution of marriage?

Reducing Holiday Stress

Seven ways to actually end up with a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

Long-term trends that people involved in strategic planning should consider.


A short-short story about people’s veneer.


We’ve become inured and shouldn't be.

Seven Pleasures They’ve Wrested From Us

An underdiscussed cause of modern-day stress.

“I’d Rather Retire But...”

Advice for older, not-technical people seeking good work.

Saving the Best for Last?

Don’t prematurely go gentle into that good night.


Advice distilled and honesty radical.

The Most Foundational Gap

A new approach.

Thoughts on Action Versus Reflection

My answer to a relative's question.

Foiling Dishonest Job Seekers

Advice for employers and job hunters.

A Fresh Start Yet Again

A short-short story about passivity, resilience, and change.

Sam’s Saga

A short-short story about the next 20 years in a typical new graduate's career.

On the Difficulty of Getting People to Change

Even extraordinary measures won't work if the client only claims to want change.

A Kinder, Gentler Approach to Kim Jong Un

Psychological and communication tactics for reducing conflict, even when dealing with a "monster."