Wine, margarine, & gluten allergies

Here are three cool experiments. They highlight one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from years of coaching people.1) Tricking people into being wine connoisseurs.In 2008, Antonio Rangel, a professor of economics at Caltech, and his team ran an&nb...

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Jun 05, 2023
My least favorite trait in a person

(Washington Square Park: getting slaughtered in speed chess—another one of my least favorite things, 2022.)The Big AppleI lived in New York City last year for two weeks. It was a trial run to see what life in the city was actually like.I’m no Republi...

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Jun 01, 2023
I asked my top readers these 4 questions

Earlier this year, I reached out to my top 10 readers (based on email open rate, clicks, and engagement). I asked these questions:Why haven’t you unsubscribed from this blog yet?What have been your favorite pieces and why?What should I improve?What w...

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May 30, 2023
My relationship with alcohol

(Salisbury, 2016.)Last year, friends and I stayed in Brooklyn for a February weekend.That Saturday night, we grabbed dinner in Manhattan, went to a show at the Comedy Cellar, then got drinks afterward. I got absolutely trashed and ended up face-down...

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May 25, 2023
The last 24 days

I typically write 2 blogs a week. Those of you who are good at math may have noticed I’ve only been pumping out one per week these last few.Here’s a timeline of my life starting from 24 days ago:24, Took a weekend trip with a good friend to Iguazú Fa...

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May 22, 2023
Tobias McCargo

In the last week, I’ve sat down at this laptop three times to start writing a new blog. Each attempt lastest 5-10 minutes before I closed my computer and walked away.I was planning on writing about leaving Buenos Aires and moving back to the United S...

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May 15, 2023
A season of Yes (in 3 questions)

(Iguazú Falls, 2023.)My buddy and I went to Brazil this weekend. It’ll be tough to encapsulate every experience and insight I gained in those 48 hours but I’ll do my best.We…Took an early flight on one-ish hour of sleep.Stood in silence gazing at the...

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May 02, 2023
I've been on some podcasts...

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,While I love shamelessly plugging my own content until you all unsubscribe and block my email...Today I'd like to share some of my favorite podcasts I've been a guest on. They each parse out a bit of my mind and pers...

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Apr 27, 2023
Permission to be silly

(El Ateneo Grand Splendid, “the world’s most beautiful bookstore.”)I used to be quite silly. I would yell, play different characters, and commit to jokes for far longer than necessary.I’ve always tried to maintain my sense of humor. I don’t...

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Apr 24, 2023
The Ultimate Guide to YouTube

This week on The YouTuber's Guide to the Galaxy, I sat down with Marcus from Grow Your Gaming Channel. He's one of the best "how to YouTube" creators on the internet. We dive into the most important skills and principles you need to know if you want...

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Apr 20, 2023