Life Unrolled

Celebrate America, and Americans, This July Fourth

For as long as I can remember, July 4th was a time to gather and celebrate. It didn’t matter what your political affiliations were, or what clothes you wore, or even what your views on the state of things were. All that mattered was that you were an American who was excited to celebrate…

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Fridays

It used to be thought that the more you work, the better. Now, however, it seems like people are wising up to the fact that working too much may not only be bad for your health, but it could also negatively affect the quality of your work, and maybe even your happiness. Well, unfortunately, it…

Give Dad the Gift of Time For Father's Day

It comes every year like clockwork, and every year, like clockwork, children all over the country struggle to come up with gift ideas for their dads. Do they get him a tie (again) or some classic dad gift like grill accessories? Do they steal a page from Mother’s Day and send flowers? Maybe you…

Maximizing Your Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Guide

Taking care of our bodies and feeling great is something we all strive for, but it’s also something we take for granted. We wake up, we eat, we move, we do whatever it is we like to do, we go to sleep, and we do it all over again the next day. That is,…

Save the Drama, Channel the Lama

In a day and age when we are surrounded by the constant cacophony of text tones and email swooshes, it’s hard to find a moment of solace. Even carving out 15 minutes of structured free-time from our jam-packed schedules seems impossible, or even something that will jeopardize our productivity and leave us feeling more…

How to Continue Learning, Even as an Adult

For most of my adolescence I was told that if I wasn’t constantly learning and moving forward, I was moving backwards. At 17 this didn’t really mean anything to me, but as I’ve gotten “older” I’ve grown to understand the sentiment. One of the most intriguing aspects of life is that…

Your Data, Our Promise

The last few weeks have been tough and we’ve learned we need to come up with better ways to be transparent. There is nothing more important to us than our customers. So I’m working through this with our user community, our people internally and our business partners to find ways to be more…

We Can Do Better

Our users are the heart of our company and service. So it was heartbreaking to see that some of our users were upset to learn about how we monetize our free service. And while we try our best to be open about our business model, recent customer feedback tells me we weren’t explicit enough.…

Be Better To Earth This Earth Day

Every year on April 22nd, most of the world joins together in celebrating the giant, spherical, floating space rock that we call home. Some make it a point to get outside and enjoy this wonder of nature, some take it as an opportunity to volunteer their time and clean up the environment around them. Each…

Why April Showers Are Good For More Than Just May Flowers

The goodness of April is undeniable: the weather improves, the trees come back to life after a prolonged dormancy, and the sun bathes us in a warmth we haven’t felt in ages. But not everything is all hunky-dory, and I say that with the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” in mind. It’s…