When it comes to the big disagreements we see lately, on topics such as abortion or border control, people generally take “sides”. To pick a side often means that you don’t want to debate the nuances, which is where the truth often lies.

As Adam Grant said in his book…


About a year ago, I I met that offered every kind of possible insurance there was, which made me realize that he probably wasn’t an expert in any of them. Too many options can be a problem.

The same can be true of…


There are times when most everyone has needed to pull an all-nighter at one point or another. However, if you have to do it regularly it’s a sign of poor planning.

In , Ryan Holiday summed it up nicely:

Sleep is one of the most important parts of…


As I’m reading through Adam Grant’s excellent book , I keep being struck by one big thought — if Donald Trump had read this book, he might have been able to get reelected.

There are two big problems with that, of course: the book only recently came out, and…


Your website likely includes a wide variety of content types. You have some normal pages, some blog posts, maybe a custom feed for podcast, some category pages for your blog, things like that. Which does Google prefer? They don’t really care.

It’s not that every page will rank as well…


While I have my share of bad things to say about social media on here, I’m still fairly active on most networks and plan to be for the foreseeable future. I suspect some of you found this post via social media, and that’s great!

In the long run, though, email…


If you list some of the greatest composers of all time, people like Mozart and Bach are likely near the top.

If you list some of the most prolific composers of all time, they’re also near the top of that list. Bach wrote over 1100 pieces, and Mozart (despite only…


It’s kind of a weird title, no? To be able to think for yourself, you need certain friends around you? It might not be as weird as it seems.

George Mack recently that explains it more thoroughly. …


It can be hard to separate the two, particularly when it’s something big that happens to us personally, but anecdotes are not the same as real evidence.

We seem to be in the midst of that right now with COVID vaccines, but it’s hard to see while we’re still in…

Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.

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