The Sometimes Dangerous Power of Nostalgia

Spoiler alert: Your childhood probably wasn’t as great as you remember. Even if it was, that doesn’t make it better than the childhoods that today’s kids are enjoying. Disagree with me? That’s because the power of nostalgia is a funny little thing. Nostalgia lets you look back on your past and get a warm, fuzzy [ keep reading ]

Mom’s Viral Disney Rant as Hilarious as It Is Horrifying

Disney Parks are the places where magic and wonder spark with every step. Reality stops at the gates, and what’s beyond fulfills the dreams and fantasies of everyone from the smallest children to the oldest fans. That is, unless you’re the mom of a 3 year old and just kinda angry at, I don’t know, [ keep reading ]

Is the Bystander Effect Real?

You’re walking down the street. Or strolling along a river bank. Who knows, maybe you’re climbing the slide at your kid’s favorite playground. Suddenly, disaster strikes. You’re being mugged or tripped and fell into a river. A car is about to run you over and you are panicking and you can’t breath and no one [ keep reading ]

Why Do Women LOVE True Crime?

It all started, when I was a kid, with “Unsolved Mysteries”. If you aren’t familiar, it was a TV show in the eighties and nineties that profiled cold cases and paranormal stories. I was obsessed with all the frightening tales highlighted on the show. My brother and sister, to this day, still mock me for [ keep reading ]

Why 30 is Awesome

30 used to seem like some crazy, abstract age when I was younger. Not totally real but always there. That age almost seemed more imaginary than anything else. Old, but out of reach. Like most young people, I was a straight up idiot. If you’ve already hit this weirdly magical number, you know why 30 [ keep reading ]

Should We Release Posthumous Music?

The deaths of our favorite entertainers are inevitable, unfortunately. In the digital age, especially with singers, there is often a mad rush to procure copies of an artist’s greatest works when they die. It seems strange to see this surge in popularity upon someone’s death. But it’s understandable – their passing sometimes makes the rest [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

males compete as females, feet at starting line

The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

father's day gift ideas, wall decorations

Whether you’re reading this post as an adult daughter or as a wife, you’ll hopefully find it helpful as you prepare for Father’s Day. My own dad passed away eight years ago and I miss him every day. Thus, I’m writing this post from my perspective as a wife and mother. You might be reading [ keep reading ]

Why do We Cheer for Sports Teams?

Growing up in Canada, my favorite (ahem, favourite) sport was always baseball. I like to joke that the reason I don’t live in Canada anymore was because I don’t really care about hockey, so they kicked me out. We had precisely two major league baseball teams at that time, and since I lived closer to [ keep reading ]

What Servers Wish Diners Knew

As someone who is pursuing a creative career (acting and writing), I have had my fair share of “survival jobs.” For many years, that meant waiting tables. There were many aspects of it I enjoyed – bonding with coworkers, taking home cash every day, and flexible scheduling. As grateful as I am to my former [ keep reading ]

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