Category: Culture

popular meeting times

The Three Most Popular Meeting Times

My startup Meeting Planner has helped identify the most popular meeting times people prefer. The results are surprising, there are three that stand way above all other selections. Now that Meeting Planner and Simple Planner have been live for more than six months, I...

/ February 28, 2017
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How to Successfully Tweet at Donald Trump

This tweet generated 446,256 impressions: @realdonaldtrump did you ever read The Lorax to Ivanka? It taught me about the #environment & #sustainability. pic.twitter.com/24iO6Uju9P — RISE UP RISE UP (@reifman) December 4, 2016 I’ve been working hard since the election to...

/ January 21, 2017

Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...

/ October 26, 2016

Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join...

/ September 27, 2016

Operating with Fear

Even in the moments I feel confident and relaxed, there's a voice in my head telling me I'm supposed to be afraid.

/ May 12, 2015

Peepless in Seattle: Dating, Friendship, and the Seattle Freeze After Forty

Why 20 thousand additional men in a city might make finding meaningful romance more difficult — for everyone.

/ March 22, 2015

Healing from Difficult Breakups

My latest essay describes simple ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system to support the process of healing from a breakup: “Studies of fMRI scans show that breakups affect the same areas of the brain associated with drug addiction and withdrawal....

/ October 17, 2014