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"Real wealth, such as food, is perishable," wrote Alan Watts in his 1951 classic The Wisdom of Insecurity. Is that really so? Surely, the pyramids have immortalized the wealth of the Pharaohs. Students at Yale will dine at the Schwarzman Center for decades to come, courtesy of the Blackstone...

There are 50 unique words in the children's classic Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss (nĂ©e Ted Geisel) wrote the book after betting his publisher that he couldn't write an entire book with less than 50 unique words. (For context, The Cat and the Hat employs 236.) Constraints are powerful. They make...

When I worked on Wall Street, I did the unthinkable. I took vacation. Not just the 3 day weekend type. But two g**damn weeks. In a row. I took 3 weeks off for our wedding + honeymoon. I took 2 weeks off when my kids were born. Which may not...

Check out our Amazon search history to see how we're coping as a family during the pandemic. First, you'll find a Doug and Melissa Magic Responsibility Chart: Then there's a book on Scratch Jr, a kids' programming language: And finally (I promise, I'm not kidding), an iPhone Prison: I know what you're...

During my quarantine boredom my mind sometimes drifts back to Game of Thrones. In this daydream, I find myself flying a dragon (Khe from house Targaryen) or as a master swordsman (Khe from house Stark). Paul Graham is the co-founder of Y Combinator But Khe de Reddit? Nah...