Category: Learning

Learning Italian: From Zero to Conversational in Six Weeks

I'm going to Italy next month. Wahoo! I'm planning on eating lots of pasta, drinking lots of wine, and speaking nothing but Italian. The only problem is I don't speak a lick of Italian, which is why I've decided to dedicate the next six weeks to learning it. I've already...

A Non-Boring Dive into Money, Investing & the Stock Market

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is getting to choose topics that interest me. It's fun to be a beginner, to go from novice to basic competence in a variety of areas, and I get a kick out of how random it all is. This month I'm taking a...

Can I Get a Discount? Learning the Art and Science of Negotiation

Is it possible to get a discount on every day items for no other reason than being a "good guy"? That's what This American Life host Ira Glass and producer Ben Calhoun wanted to find out in a 2014 podcast episode called "The Good Guys". In it, Calhoun recounts a...

The YouTube Generation: How People are Making Millions from Posting Videos Online

Check this out. There's a guy in Sweden named Felix Kjellberg who earned over $7 million in 2014. From making YouTube videos. That's right. Seven million dollars. His fans know him as ‘PewDiePie’ and his YouTube channel (where he plays video games and comments on them) has over 38 million subscribers and...