Christopher Connor

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What It’s Like To Get A Personal Brand Makeover By Personal Brand Consultants

Valuable lessons in putting your best foot forward.<p>“It’s like you’re an idiot savant.”<p>I’m on the phone with Karen Leland, a branding and marketing strategist, discussing the particulars of my quote-unquote “personal brand.” Admittedly, it’s a two-word concept I never paid much attention to, except …

The 21 Martyred Coptic Christians: “A Badge of Honor to Christianity”

When I spoke recently at Watermark Church in Dallas, after one of the services a man from a Muslim country came up and introduced himself and his …

Faith

Small Space Solutions: Storage Spots You May Be Ignoring (at Your Own Peril)

There is no more space in your apartment. Or at least, you think there is no more space in your apartment. But have you considered one of these …

Small Spaces

What It Takes to Go From Blogger to Author: Part 1 - Catherine Alford

When it comes to side hustling, there is one <b>ultimate</b> side hustle, the side hustle all writers dream of but very few accomplish. That, my friends, is …

Writing

How to Begin a Daily Meditation Practice

Ten simple tips for making meditation a part of your life — starting now.<p>Our Optimal Living 101 series features summaries of courses offered through …

Meditation

The Significance of Citizenfour's Win

When Laura Poitras received the Academy Award for best documentary, civil society was pushing back against the deep state.<p>"And the Oscar goes to ... <i>Citizenfour</i>."<p>With those words, filmmaker Laura Poitras took the stage Sunday at the Academy Awards, where her portrait of whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Surveillance

I Am Radar is a quantum leap that sparks and fizzes

There is a lot of quantum physics in Reif Larsen’s sprawling, epic <i>I Am Radar</i>, an invitingly large book that promises but only partially delivers a …

Books

The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage

A digital leak to Al Jazeera of hundreds of secret intelligence documents from the world's spy agencies has offered an unprecedented insight into operational dealings of the shadowy and highly politicised realm of global espionage.<p>Over the coming days, Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit is publishing …

Five Things You Need to Know About Taxes If You Work from Home

Working from home can be a blissful work arrangement, but around tax time, it can also raise some puzzling questions. Can you get a tax deduction for …

How "The Imitation Game" Screenwriter Graham Moore Made It In Hollywood

Graham Moore is the 31-year-old author of one best-selling novel, one screenplay in production with Benedict Cumberbatch, another novel in the works, and a just-finished screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City. He still thinks about quitting.<p>Graham Moore grew up on the north side of …

30 Thoughts To Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been …