Humans 101

Your (over)use of a certain emoji may hint at your values and flaws

Illustration of two hands over a crystal ball with emoticons inside.
Illustration of two hands over a crystal ball with emoticons inside.
Illustration: Mark Starmach


It seems counterintuitive, but a pessimistic outlook may help.


With misconceptions rife, perhaps we need an alternative…


Preparing for death by making peace with it

Illustrations: Mark Starmach


A lesson in primates, passion projects, and perseverance


Our tendency to compare ourselves with others is genuinely terrifying


I had the unusual idea to hear the other side out — here’s what I found out.


A story of suffering, sinking, and swimming once more


How ‘adult chickenpox’ taught me to be kinder to myself and others. Life lessons pulled out of my ass.

Mark Starmach

Finding light on the dark side of life. Copywriter and Co-founder of Intangible Goods. www.markstarmach.com

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