This is not a story about the actual discovery of sunscreen. I’m taking some artistic liberty when I say discovery , much like the great artist Christopher Columbus did when he discovered the Americas. In other words, this is the story of how I discovered sunscreen, even though it was there the whole time.

What I called sun protection before 2020 | Photo by Joel Mott on Unsplash

The Discovery

Much like everyone during the last year of pandemic-incited lockdowns, I got really, really into skincare. I went from spending 5 minutes on my face in a day in March to half an hour each day layering my face with serums, and purchasing a regrettable amount…


Earlier this month, I attended the Google I/O 2019. This is an annual developer conference that announces Google’s new innovations and products from the past year. They also have interesting talks by world experts on a variety of topics, from creativity to the future of humanity. Here are my top five takeaways:

1. Google is changing

It is changing on the inside: employees are demanding transparency, fair handling of sexual misconduct, and for Google to stop building a censored search engine for China. (Fortune’s article Inside Google’s Civil War delves into detail about this.) …

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