Mary Pilon is the author for the bestselling book called “The Monopolist”. The book goes into details about the history of the board game and reveals secret things that might just surprise you. She used to be a sports reporter at The New York Times plus the Wall Street Journal. She also wrote articles about the financial crisis and a variety of aspects concerning the economic situation. She also made the list with the 30 under 30 list for the first-ever with Forbes Magazine.
Here’s a glance of my favorite Mary Pilon Articles
“Using Google Glass, Elementary Students Learn How Blind People Live” January 28th, 2015
I am sure that by now you’ve heard of Google Glass but do you know all of what it does? This article by Mary Pilon goes into details about it. Google Glass has a camera attached with it and designed in a way that it looks just like a pair of eyeglasses. What’s more incredible is that there’s a touchpad in the Google Glass that allows users to control it by simply swiping through the interfaced display that’s on the screen. Read how Elementary students learned how blind people live daily with just using this.
“How Mental Health Experts Are Secretly Rewriting Television” March 2nd, 2016
Have you noticed a change in the television recently? You’re not the only one. Mary Pilon does an amazing job covering all of what’s happening with television these days and how the mental health experts seem to be rewriting television. It’s a very scary fact when you stop and think about things. However, there’s a reason why they are doing it which you’ll understand things better after reading it.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting While Training For The Olympics” October 10th, 2015
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting While Training For The Olympics” by Mary Polin is an amazing article to read regardless of what year it might be. Mary goes over Sarah Brown’s story and what all happened with her when she was pregnant and what all she needed to be able to go to Rio and still have the baby. It’s a must read for women who might be training.
“Why Single Women Are Buying Homes at Twice The Rate of Single Men” January 31st 2017
In the words of Mary Pilon women these days seem to be “Skipping the spouse and buying the house!” A lot of women these days want to just own their own home. They would rather buy their house then have to be dependent of a man. What’s even more amazing is that it’s the single women who seem to be buying their homes faster than men. The article explains all about it.
“Is Paying $80,000 to Freeze Your Head Worth Seeing What the Future Will Be”? February 7, 2017
Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re even just curious about seeing your future then you should read this article. Would you pay $80,000 to see your future? Is it really worth it and what happens if even then, it’s not true? I guess if you want to see your future bad enough, go ahead and spend $80,000 on it.
“How the spotlight on Serena Williams could change sponsorship of women’s tennis” Sep 03, 2015
Serena Williams in the spotlight has changed sports in a way you might not even think. Mary Polin’s article is all about her spotlight and how it’s helped women’s tennis. Almost every tennis fan or tennis player automatically knows who she is because she’s been in the spotlight so many times.
“A Letter to Myself: Write About Who You Are, Not Who You Want to Become” January 31st, 2015
If you think that no one is writing letters these days, you might be right. Mary Polin does an amazing job with this article on how she started journaling more instead of letter writing. However, later on she was going through her hallway closet and encountered a horror that’s talked about in her article. I won’t give the secret away.
“The Last of the Typewriter Men” February 20, 2015
Did you know that just a dynasty of some repairmen seem to be keeping the world of typewriters from just disappearing off the market? If you’re a fan of the typewriter and miss it, you might not be the only one. This article should even spark interest in the generation that doesn’t use typewriters. It’s the typewriter that got us to where we are today.
Key Redfield Jamison, William Styron and The True Stories of Mental Illness” October 28th, 2015
If you want to learn more about the true stories of mental illness, this is a must read article. The article itself is a long one but it’s so worth it. You will learn a lot of things about mental illness plus see what people have to deal with daily when they have a mental illness.
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game
Who isn’t a fan of the board game Monopoly? Even if you might not consider yourself a fan, this book could interest you. It goes into great details behind the history of Monopoly and how the board game came to be about. This isn’t an article by Mary Polin but it’s one of her best selling books and a must read. You’ll be amazed at the history of this game and it might even inspire you.
It’s always a true pleasure to read one of Mary Polin’s articles and her book. If you’ve never read any of the info on her or looked at her articles before, then I highly encourage you to check her out.