The world of business isn’t as forgiving as the world of Mario–to ensure that your run through the world of Koopa Troopas goes smoothly, you should try a li’l something called fault tree analysis.
If Upwork fees have you feeling frustrated and confused, this simple guide will (hopefully) shine a light through the darkness.
Overconfidence bias is something that can strike at any time, even to the best of us.
On a good day, we call it conviction–an unshakeable belief that what we’re doing is right. On a bad day, it blinds us to the mistakes in our decisions and thought processes.
We probably wouldn’t be human without it.
One of the best ways to protect your relationship is to learn how to communicate properly. It’s easy to think that the best way to stay safe is to avoid all disagreements (if you never have an argument, you can never have a fight, right?), but research shows that happiness in relationships really depends more on enhancing intimacy and less on decreasing conflict.
This isn’t an essay against makeup and skincare. Far from it: each person can define what self-care looks like for themselves. But I hope that we’ll stop conflating new purchases or brand loyalty with self-care because we’re worth more than that.
A giant, chicken-shaped church, known as Gereja Ayam, is perched on a hill in a forest on the Indonesian island of Java. It’s less than a 20-minute drive from Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist monument. But who the heck built it?
"This is a very tumultuous journey of self-discovery, and I worry that once I finally arrive at the doorstep of myself, I will knock—and the door will open to reveal an empty house."
In the Hands of a Mischievous God is an intimate portrait of a young artist and her earliest memories."
I was a year old when my mother made her decision to move to the United States. She left me in the care of my Mak and Ngkong—my grandmother and grandfather, her parents—in Indonesia, and for the next two years, they became my de facto parents. They were the ones who prepared warm milk for me at bedtime, teaching me words like ‘kura-kura’ and ‘semangka’—‘turtles’ and ‘watermelon,’ respectively—as I played with other children in our tiny neighborhood in Pekalongan.
Among the crunchy set, essential oils have a reputation as catch-all solutions to major health problems. Have a fever? Rub peppermint oil on your feet. Suffering from shoddy memory? Put some rosemary oil in a diffuser. It doesn’t help that woo-woo bloggers are running around the internet touting the glory of essential oils in the same breath as some pretty paranoid fantasies ("This is what Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know!!!111").
So, what’s the truth behind essential oils?