On Lovers, Scientists, And Other Animals: An Interview With Mari Ruti

Great interview! My alma mater subscribed to that same sexist evolutionary psychology approach in every department. I was angry then, and I'm angry now. :)

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:28 pm 0

On How To Write An Email

There really are no rules about emails. If you want to create rules to behave like you have manners online, I'd say don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn from the reactions you get from emails. The only style guide is find the style that suits your personality and professionalism best.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0

On Dress Your Family In Your Lover's Shoes

@Stacy Worst I agree. $65k is nothing for a family, and it's refreshing that Ireland wouldn't discount that from the dole... unlike welfare in the US, which I could go on a rant about as being inaccessible to many families in need... Besides that fact, this piece was very beautifully written and any creative nonfiction piece is bound to have some inaccuracies.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm 1

On The Pushy Pie

less than 1% : The Door That Says "Pull"

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 10:34 am 5

On Other Types of Showers

@OwlOfDerision I love KITTENMOON. So cute and sometimes so needed... like when you're out of work or out of a boyfriend, and you just want to borrow a cat!

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm 2

On Ask a Dietitian: Wine Time, Fruit Soup, Our Forbidden Lover (Diet Coke)

@Beaker The whole "probiotic craze" is mainly supported by people with digestive problems who find relief with probiotic foods, myself included. Probiotic bacteria can help with diarrhea, IBS, UTIs, bacteria vaginosis, and maybe even colds. If you have adverse reactions to taking antibiotics, you should increase consumption of probiotics to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut. Say, a person with an autoimmune disorder may have to take antibiotics to treat an attack but if they suffer from stomach problems they should add more probiotics to their diet while they're taking antibiotics.

For me personally, I used to have very frequent UTIs... but as soon as I started drinking kombucha, even though I only drank kombucha regularly for like a month, I stopped having UTIs. Amazing! Everyone reacts to probiotics differently though.

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 12:20 am 0

On Like, Literally.

Literally you should be aware of multiple definitions and connotations of a word anyways. Literally.

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm 3

On In One Second on the Internet...

It means fasten your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye.

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm 4

On Would You Rather, Have You Ever? An Education in Three Summer Jobs

Towards the end of the summer I would make three-way phone calls.

This takes me wayyy back... Who here used to make three-way calls? Ever had every new person on the line make a call to another person until there was five friends speaking on one phone call?

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm 1

On Erotic Photo Hunt Photoshopper Advises, "Don't Go for the Breasts First"


Posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm 3