This blog is not primarily financially driven. I created it as an educational and community hub for smart, interesting people like you who want to better themselves.

That said, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

For example, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify that. If I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents, I need to specify that. If someone gives me a nice t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, specify that too.

To keep things clean and less annoying – and to keep my lawyer happy – please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:



(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)