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Published by zacerickson on May 4, 2015

Totally Mental #002: “How Should We Talk About Mental Health?”

In this episode, I’ll be talking about how to talk about mental health. Starting a podcast on mental illness has been a daunting idea, so I did a little research this week to help me figure out what the tone should be with this show. I came across a great article on titled “How…

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Published by zacerickson on April 30, 2015

Inspirational Social Media Pics from Avengers: Age of Ultron

Heading out to see Avengers: Age of Ultron this weekend?! Here’s a little something to spread the hype: some inspirational social media pictures! You know, just for fun. Like this:Like Loading…


Published by zacerickson on April 29, 2015

How the Right (or Wrong) Questions Can Unleash Your Brain’s Potential

With Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out this week, I want to talk about one of the coolest things that every human being has without even knowing it: their own personal JARVIS. For those of you who haven’t seen Iron Man or The Avengers, JARVIS is Iron Man’s computerized assistant. Whenever Iron Man needs a question…

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Published by zacerickson on April 27, 2015

Totally Mental #001: “You Can’t Do It All, So Just Stop Trying”

One this pilot episode of Totally Mental, I run through my hopes for this new show, why it is the way it is, and how you can be a part of it! I also quickly tackle this week’s topic, and encourage you to check out an awesome podcast episode of This is Your Life with Michael…

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Published by zacerickson on April 24, 2015

I Need Your Input! 2015 Audience Survey

Could you do me a huge favor? Do you have 3-5 minutes to spare? In an effort to bring you more content that you enjoy, I’ve created a quick survey to get some guidance on how to better serve you wonderful people who follow what I do online. It will only take a few minutes of your…

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Published by zacerickson on March 26, 2015

Have You Checked Out NINTENDO DADS Yet?

Alright, I admit it. I have neglected this blog. However, if you follow me on Twitter you no doubt know that I have been hard at work on Nintendo Dads, a weekly podcast about all things Nintendo. We hit episode 20 this week, and I’m really proud of how the show has been turning out….

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Published by zacerickson on September 17, 2014

Interpretive Predictive Typing Poetry, Courtesy of iOS 8

The following was written by only selecting words from iOS’s predictive keyboard. It is oddly provocative. Enjoy. It was the best of the day before I get a follow back. The fact I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks. I’m at a time when you are so much for a…

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Published by zacerickson on September 2, 2014

Did I Really Just Finish My Master’s Degree on Time?!

Around this time last year, I was neck deep in some serious confusion, fear, and self-doubt. I was one year into a MSc degree in Neuroscience, and had a ton of work left to do. I seriously doubted if I would ever finish what I started, and I was even less convinced that I would…

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Published by zacerickson on August 31, 2014

Just Something I Wanted to Share

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and the one I listened to tonight hit me surprisingly hard. I’ll admit it; a manly tear was shed. I don’t want to give away the ending of this episode of This American Life, but I really think this is an important story for everyone to hear. Check…

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Published by zacerickson on June 4, 2014

Sharing is Hard, but Super Important [Geek Dad Life Lessons]

Being a “Geek Dad” is a lot of fun, but it also has its fair share of challenges. My oldest son (aka “The Boy”) is three and a half, and beginning to reach the age where he enjoys a lot of the things that I find fun (although in a different way, of course). He…

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