The Language Exchange Community: An Ode to Livemocha

What is one thing that unites the human species — aside from the internet? It’s language. As human beings, we use words to express thoughts and evoke emotion. And when you have a language learning platform that breaks down physical borders and has the...

Avoid These Publishing Rip-Offs

Publishing is a risky business. Whether you opt for self-publishing or score a deal with a Big Five publisher, there is no guarantee that you will win lots of sales in the end. In an industry where going it all alone can be overwhelming and yet finding a publisher can...

My Personal “Reverse Resume” of Failures

I read an article a couple of days ago about a Princeton psychology professor named Johannes Haushofer who created a “reverse resume,” complete with programs he did not get into, scholarships he did not get, and academic journals that have rejected him. Professor...