The Women Who Change Honduras: My Trip with ONE

Last month I had the pleasure to serve as one of three delegates on a trip to Honduras hosted by ONE — the grassroots advocacy campaign cofounded by Bono. It was ONE’s first trip to Latin America (and first outside Africa). Alongside the other delegates, actresses America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel, I had a wonderful […]

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Podcast #9: How to Get Great Book Endorsements

If you’re writing a book, this may be the podcast for you. In it, I’ll talk about the importance of finding good endorsers for your next book, and how you can maximize their support for marketing gold. I share ten key tips on how to best approach endorsers, how to guide them to a good […]

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FIve Great New Twitter Profile Pages

The launch of the new Twitter profile page has taken the angst over choosing a profile image to new heights — now prompting you to choose an awesome, snazzy background image as well. Thanks to your help on my plea for help choosing a background image for my Twitter profile, I’m all set. If you’re […]

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How to Mitigate Disappointment

Recently, I had an (organic) experience that perfectly clarified to me why disappointment makes you feel bad, and what you can do to mitigate that bad feeling. Here’s what happened: I have been desperate for lazer eye surgery for years. In recent months, though, this desperation has grown to fever pitch as I finally neared […]

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Why I’m Now Writing More About Travel

  If you need to know anything about my history as a blogger, it’s this: I started as a travel blogger in 2006. A somewhat successful one, at that. Travel blogging is the art of moving, moving, moving, and sharing the absurdities that occur along the way. Travel blogging also includes useful information for readers, […]

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How to Consume More Articles (Without Reading Them)

  A friend who knows well how much content I consume sent me a great tip the other day. If you’re sick of actually reading all those articles you find throughout the day (or that other people send you), just forward the articles to your free account on Sound Gecko. It’ll turn those written words […]

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When I Find Time to Listen to Audiobooks

  Following my recent post on how audiobooks are changing my reading life, I received a few questions about when I find time to listen to audiobooks. As my best friend simply wrote: when do you listen to these? i can’t think of anytime except exercise when i wouldn’t just whip out a book/kindle instead? […]

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