Justin Brown

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I'm the CEO and co-founder of Ideapod, a digital media platform providing commentary on the ideas shaping our lives. To connect with me, check out my Ideapod profile where I share my ideas on our social network. You can also follow me on Facebook.
The “inner child” is one of those concepts that is used regularly yet is a little confusing to think about. It’s referred to in different ways, ranging from “the child archetype”, to “the child within”, to “the wonder child” to...
As wonderful as it is being in a long-term and committed relationship, it presents its fair share of challenges. In fact, 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. That’s why it’s productive to...
If you listen to what most people say, you’ll start to believe your life is defined by your successes or what you’ve accumulated. It’s nice to achieve and have nice things, but this is a poor way of living life. There’s...
People often ask me what the single most important factor is for living a happy and fulfilled life. Five years ago, when I was starting to embrace new age fads like the law of attraction, I would have told you...
I remember when I had the "big idea" for Ideapod. I was doing a PhD in international politics, and Ideapod was a small side project gradually consuming more of my time and energy. It was an extraordinarily lonely time. I felt...
Have you ever been told to just “think positive” and your problems will go away? Or that to achieve your goals in life, all you have to do is visualize it with positive intent? It’s a philosophy that’s been popular for...
A few weeks ago I shared a confession with the Ideapod community: I’m an overthinker, and I’ve struggled with this my entire life. In the article I shared three powerful hacks I’ve developed to turn my overthinking from a...
One of the consequences of being single and new to a city is regular Tinder dates. You’d think this would be fun, but quite frankly it stresses me out. You see, going on dates bring forth a series of rather...