My name is Riley.

I have a curious mind, a creative spirit, and a love for adventure.

Picture of Riley in the Scottish Highlands

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Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome)


Photos from my time in Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Using smart lighting to help maintain a healthy sleep schedule


I recently implemented a smart lighting system in my apartment in order to help maintain a consistent and healthy sleep schedule. From what I’ve read, light has a significant impact on our bodies’ circadian rhythms. Exposure to light (especially blue light) suppresses the release of the sleep hormone melatonin, and consequently, keeps you awake. Here is an excerpt from […]

Implementing a Productive Habit


Have you ever had a long-standing intention of getting good at something, of putting the required hours in to practicing and getting better at it, only to find that you never end up putting the hours in, and never make any headway with it? Months pass by, years pass by, and that perfectly admirable intention […]