1. I'm in the March 2012 National Geographic magazine. So make sure to look for it on bookshelves pretty much anywhere. You can also download the issue here for the iPad (it's got some extra interactive features - pretty darn cool).

2. I just want to give a congrats out to a friend of mine, Ed Cooke, for raising $1,000,000 for his memrise.com project. This website is going to be huge. Go there and prepare to amaze yourself. You can literally start learning Mandarin in just a few minutes. The website makes it laughably easy. Read the article here.