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This blog rounds up my posts from around the web, including for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Medium.

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 well as articles I...

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...

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

There’s reason for hope in the fight against fake news. The latest social science research suggests a path forward — and this story maps out how we can start pursuing that path today.

11 essential foods for the ketogenic diet

11 essential foods for the ketogenic diet

At the beginning of March I decided to get serious about losing the 40-ish pounds I've gained in the past three years, and after conferring with my posse, I landed on the ketogenic diet.  Initially developed as a treatment for epilepsy, the perfect keto diet lowers...

Cambridge Analytica shows what’s wrong with data-driven marketing

Cambridge Analytica shows what’s wrong with data-driven marketing

Today in The Globe and Mail, I share the inside scoop on what it was like to work with social media data in the heyday of Cambridge Analytica: When we were first heading down that path, vendor after vendor tried to woo me with tools that would give us access to the...

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