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Links for time-traveling space explorers

Live from Norwescon I’m at Norwescon 42 this weekend, a fabulous gathering of sci-fi enthusiasts in Seattle. While this is our third Norwescon, it’s my first time as a panelist. This page rounds up resources I’ve mentioned on my panels so far, as...

TV for every occasion: 2019 Update

I love TV —but which TV show I love really depends on the mood and moment. That’s why I put together a guide for The Wall Street Journal, mapping out how you can choose the right show for any given circumstance. Now it’s time for me to update my recommendations, just...
12 ways to use Yelp as a writing and service platform

12 ways to use Yelp as a writing and service platform

I 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...
Why you should hand your kid that iPhone

Why you should hand your kid that iPhone

I see you looking at me from the other side of the coffee shop?—?yes, you: the hemp-swaddled mom with the slightly sticky child who is playing with that organic wooden toy. You probably hope that toy will teach her hand-eye coordination or bring him into harmony with...
8 easy ways to make me (and everyone else) love you more online

8 easy ways to make me (and everyone else) love you more online

We all know the world runs on love. But every day, we squander that love by bugging the living crap out of other people, thanks to our careless interactions with technology. The good news is that there are some simple ways to avoid annoying people online (and off)....
If conferences were like slot machines

If conferences were like slot machines

My Facebook friends should be forgiven if they think I’m in Vegas to try out novelty slot machines. I was actually here to deliver three presentations on “How social media drives consumer decisions” at the LeadingRE real estate conference. I got to...