My Life: Decluttered

I started writing partly because I was dissatisfied with some points that self-improvement books pointed out and instead wanted something that could fit my lifestyle. However, I'm still willing to accept challenges that others, like The Minimalists, have come up with. I went a step further with theirs, and tossed it up a little bit as …

Sixty-Six Days

Apparently, that’s the amount of time the University College London found it takes to form a habit. However, that number can range anywhere from a mere 18 days to as long as 254. According to their study, each individual selected a "self chosen-health promoting dietary or activity behaviour in response to a once-daily cue ...". Once …

Hollow Shells

The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds; in North America, the average human weighs around 180 pounds. Take a moment to consider that an organ that makes up less than 2% of your body's mass has control over absolutely everything. Those trillions of neural connections communicating with each other that allows the human mind …

Start Here: The Longer Introduction

I am the son of Shunfu Hu and Ning Yong, two Chinese immigrants that escaped the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution to the United States in the late 90's. Before my brain became capable of making memories, my family relocated south from my birthplace in Oshkosh to Edwardsville, Illinois, where my father had landed a new …

The Shorter Introduction

Nice to meet you, my name is Lawrence Hu. Not a lot of people realize it, but I'm someone that's rather obsessed with documenting things and keeping them orderly. It's ironic because you'll see my side of the room looking like someone put it through the dryer. Personally, I had been writing on and off, keeping …