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I’m an award-winning science/business writer with a background in behavioral science that spans psychology, behavioral economics, and system dynamics. I’m currently working on a book about how to get things done while having a life: Unstoppable Momentum: The Art of Sustainable Productivity.

My specialty is translating Super Nerdy Gibberish to Something Helpful and Easy to Understand.

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