Hello

Millennials, or those born between 1982 and 2000, are the largest generation in the US, making up over a quarter of the population. So, I think it’s reasonable to assume that, even those of us that are not millennials, either love a millennial or are at least influenced by the millennials around us. And, as … More Hello

Tell Siri Goodnight

In the recently released Tell the Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams, a machine can provide each character the key to their individual happiness, often in the form of a simple, seemingly inconsequential suggestion, like “eat more honey,” or “move your desk next to a window.” This central premise allows the novel to discuss our relationships … More Tell Siri Goodnight

Hulk Smash: Why we keep seeing the Avengers movies

Superhero movies have taken over. Avengers Infinity War was recently released making it the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is, this is the 19th movie in the last 10 years focusing on the same characters. There have been three Spider man reboots in the last 14 years as well.  So what is … More Hulk Smash: Why we keep seeing the Avengers movies

I’ve got 99 problems and they are all made up in my head.

Jay-z rapped the OG 99 problems lyric, but in 2013 Bill Murray perhaps made it more relatable to all of us. I say the above statement at least once a day to myself. This is because everyday, like everyone else, I am thrust out into the world and have to deal with the tedious efforts … More I’ve got 99 problems and they are all made up in my head.

3 reasons we can’t seem to agree and what to do about it

The 3 reasons: We get our information from completely different sources. No matter where you get your news from, if the person to your immediate right gets theirs from a different source, chances are you are not going to agree on the hot topic issues currently being discussed in the news. Vanessa Otero created the … More 3 reasons we can’t seem to agree and what to do about it

Snapchat explained everything wrong with social media in 25 seconds

Snapchat released the above video in November to explain new updates to their app that are geared towards making it easier to use and separating your relationships (your social) from influencers, celebrities, and paid-for content (the media). While like any other app, Snapchat’s main objective is to get more people using the app more often, … More Snapchat explained everything wrong with social media in 25 seconds

Broken Perceptions: A picture is worth a thousand words

Recently I was very excited to find a Christmas picture from my childhood. I was so excited about this picture that I shared it with my father. He was, however, less pleased with the photo. While for me, this picture brought back fabulous memories of a happy childhood and celebrating my favorite holiday, for my … More Broken Perceptions: A picture is worth a thousand words

‘Tis the Season: Bereavement and the Holidays

During my time working in an emergency room providing crisis counseling to patients and families, I found one day to be harder than any other all year. This day was Christmas Eve. One particular year, there seemed to be more than the average death on this holiday. As a social worker providing crisis counseling in … More ‘Tis the Season: Bereavement and the Holidays