Today, Herschel Supply Company sent me an email inviting me to reflect on the past year. Though I imagine they wanted me to reflect on their lookbooks of wistful models strolling beaches and buy another satchel, it instead reminded me that I wanted to post something here on the blog.
Earlier this summer, I presented findings from a study about college students and exercise. In addition to having a fine excuse to visit Puerto Rico, it gave me a chance to talk about an issue that’s become important to me now I’m back in the college environment. The issue: that college seems to destroy people’s health.
If you’re curious, take a moment and Google the word “rebellion.” Perhaps even type the words “Why does rebellion…” and watch it auto-suggest* “…feel so good.”
When I was studying Russian at a university in Siberia, I’d heard of a book about Richard Feynman, the late Nobel prize winning physicist, called “Tuva or Bust.”
What could be more beautiful, irresistible or dangerous than our own name? Forget scents wafting from packages and promises of zen moments. Personalization might be the most powerful weapon food advertisers are using against us.