Book Review: Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the writer. In today’s consumeristic society, we have a lot of stuff. This stuff does not just include the physical materials that clutter our homes, but also the mental and spiritual “stuff” that clutters our minds and souls. In Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul, Ruth Soukup provides practical tips on rearranging your life in three specific areas for a happier you. But she has a whole other book dedicat

'Limitless' Recap: Finale: Part Two!!

Part One of Limitless‘ season finale ended with the FBI realizing they’re a pawn in Sands’ game. They arrived at the scene where Sands’ team had planted a bomb under a van carrying all of Senator Morra’s people. “Finale: Part Two!!” picks up right where we left off. Naz is clearly overwhelmed with Sands and his team of super villains, so she brings Brian back into the CJC out of desperation and gives him NZT. Brian proposes they try to figure out what the Legion of Whom wants. Understanding the

Joseph Sehwani, Founder of Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation, On Overcoming a Disability

In the first part of our interview, Joseph Sehwani talked to us about his Dreamscape Foundation, which raises awareness about and funds to support individuals with disabilities. Today, Sehwani explains how Dreamscape all started with his diagnosis of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. SHY: Can you talk about your experience of being diagnosed with LHON and how you adapted to losing your vision at age 16? Joseph

Joseph Sehwani on Starting the Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation at Age 18

Joseph Sehwani knows a thing or two about turning a bad situation around. At age 16, Sehwani was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a genetic disorder which causes central vision loss. He quickly saw the lack of awareness and support for people suffering from LHON and other rare disabilities, and decided to take the matter into his own hands. During his first year at Seton Hall University, Sehwani started the nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation in Flanders, New Jersey to educ

Pagan Kennedy, Author of Inventology, On Creativity

In part 1 of our interview, Pagan Kennedy talked to us about her book, Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World. Today, Kennedy addresses the importance of creativity and imagination and why we are all capable of being inventive. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. SuperheroYou: What is the difference between innovation and invention? You mentioned it briefly in Inventology, but can you explain it further? Pagan Kennedy: I really needed to make the disti

An Interview with Pagan Kennedy, Author of Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World

Pagan Kennedy is a journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. Kennedy is also an accomplished author who’s written 10 books. Her latest book is Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World. Kennedy invented the term “inventology” to describe the study of the process of invention. Kennedy filled us in on why and how she wrote the book, and why we can all benefit from reading Inventology. This interview h

'Limitless' Recap: Finale: Part One!

Last week’s episode of Limitless ended with Sands finally getting locked up. But, of course, that is only a small matter. Brian still needs to find Piper; the FBI needs to stop NZT from going back out on the streets, et cetera. But Brian is off the FBI officially, so there are two different investigations of the same case in “Finale: Part One!” Brian is looking for Piper on his own, without the FBI or NZT. Meanwhile, although his parents took him back, they’re making him pay rent. So Brian work

Book Review: Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the writer. At least that’s the idea Pagan Kennedy emphasizes in her book Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World. Even if you have never aspired to be an inventor, Kennedy explains the role that consumers of a product play in the process of inventing. However, she mainly explores the patterns she found in her research of over 100 inventors. Kennedy started her research writing for The New York Times‘

'Limitless' Recap: Hi, My Name is Rebecca Harris

Last week’s Limitless episode ended dramatically with Rebecca demanding answers from Brian. “Hi, My Name is Rebecca Harris” starts with Rebecca and Brian getting out of a trailer when a sniper almost shoots Rebecca. As the bullet is about to hit Rebecca, Brian screams her name and the scene pauses. Rebecca then starts to talk a bit about her childhood. She was raised surrounded by art and laughter. But everything changed when her father Conrad Harris (Murray Bartiett) became an addict. Rebecca

Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer and Author, On Microadventures

Alastair Humphreys lives an adventurous life. Humphreys is a renowned British adventurer who was named the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012 for his concept of microadventures. In his book Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes, Humphreys reveals how you can live an adventurous life even with a 9-to-5 job. Humphreys took a break from work to talk to us about microadventures and the importance of exploring the world around us. Editor’s Note: This interview has been

Matthew Oh on the Power of Youth in Starting a Non-Profit Organization

Yesterday, Matthew Oh introduced us to his nonprofit Forefront and explained it’s holistic approach to building self-sustainable communities in third world countries. In the second half of our interview, Oh shares how his youth has benefited his non-profit and why everyone should go after their dreams sooner rather than later. SHY: Forefront is fairly new since it started last year. What is some of the progress you’ve made thus far? MO: We have completed phase one where we built several water

A Real-Life Superhero: Matthew Oh, Founder of Non-Profit Forefront

There is no one more inspiring than someone who lives to help others. Matthew Oh, founder of the nonprofit organization Forefront, does just that while still working as a chemical engineer for Unilever. The 27-year-old Oh founded Forefront last year after visiting India and seeing the urgent need for foreign aid. He and his team came up with a four-step program to help third world countries and have implemented the first step, building water wells, in India. In the long run, he hopes to help the

'Limitless' Recap: A Dog's Breakfast

Last night’s episode of Limitless, “A Dog’s Breakfast,” starts with Naz punishing Brian for randomly fleeing to Russia in last week’s episode. She gives him 10 new rules, which basically take away all his freedom: no office, proper FBI dress code, random drug testing, etc. Also, they’re going to keep a really close eye on him through spontaneous apartment searches, monitoring all his communication activities and a 10:00PM curfew. Worst of all, Naz assigns Brian two babysitters who will follow hi

Barbara Mistick, Author of Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace, On Starting Your Career

If I could pick one person to advise me on how to start my career or steer it towards the right direction, it would be Barbara Mistick. Mistick is the co-author of Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace and the president of Wilson College with over 20 years of experience in the workplace. In our interview, Mistick imparted some of her wisdom on the best ways to get started at any entry-level position and how to grow as a professional. Disclaimer: This interview has been

Interview with Barbara Mistick, Author of Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace

Barbara Mistick is currently the president of Wilson College with over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurialism and education. She’s also the coauthor, with Karie Willyerd, of Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace. This book argues that while everyone has a date at which they stop being relevant in the workplace, we all have the ability to extend that date as long as possible. In Part 1 of our interview, Barbara shares why she thinks we should strive to “stretch” in

Book Review: The Sound of Gravel

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the writer. Had a tough week? Are you struggling to find things to be thankful for? If that’s the case, check out The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir. No matter where you are in life or how difficult your situation, The Sound of Gravel will remind you to be thankful. In this memoir, Ruth Wariner shares her unique story of growing up in a fundamentalist Mormon community in Colonia LeBaron, Mexico. There, her father and self-p

'Limitless' Recap: Bezgranichnyy

I’ve been dying to watch this week’s episode of Limitless after last week’s dramatic ending. “Bezgranichnyy” picks up right where we left off. Brian is now in a club in St. Petersburg, Russia looking for Piper Baird. She’s been hiding from Morra under the name Frances Houseman. Brian pays Vladi (Sergey Anikeev), a guy who apparently knows things, to find Piper. (Remember Piper? She’s the sniper who tried to assassinate Senator Morra and escaped thanks to Brian, who helped her fake her death). W

'Limitless' Recap: Close Encounters

Last week on Limitless, we learned a lot about Sands, including the fact that he killed Rebecca’s father. In this week’s episode, “Close Encounters,” Brian is totally bothered by this new information. He roams around New York, taking NZT and interfering with random NYPD cases to make up for his guilt. He avoids Rebecca so she comes to find him in the city. While she’s scolding him for interrupting the NYPD, all the lights suddenly go out in the city that’s supposed to never sleep. This massive

Book Review: Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the writer. We live in an extremely demanding world. Companies come up with new products every year to stay relevant and our bachelor’s degrees aren’t enough for many employers anymore. In Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick address this ever-changing workplace and its requirements. Willyerd and Mistick are uniquely qualified to address these concerns. Will

Ruth Wariner, Author of The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir, On The Power of Healing and Faith

Ruth Wariner knows a thing or two about the importance of healing and faith. She grew up in a fundamentalist Mormon community with an abusive stepfather, which she talks about in her book, The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir, and in the first half our interview. After leaving the church and starting a new life in the United States, she found healing from her past by writing and sharing her story. Today, she talks to us about this process of healing, how far she has come since leaving the community, an
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