What in the word?

As most of us English-speaking individuals are well aware, English is a rather unique language in terms of its grammatical stipulations, spelling, and phonetical pronunciation of certain words. I would go so far as to say that a lot of elements of the English language don’t make much sense, and seeing as I studied English … More What in the word?

Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity, for anyone who perhaps hasn’t heard of it before, is a term used to describe social and cultural norms, often considered to be traditional, which have the ability to negatively impact all people. I think a lot of folks hear ‘toxic masculinity’ and assume that it is strictly affiliated with males, but this … More Here’s why we need to stop subconsciously perpetuating toxic masculinity

Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

Anyone who is relatively familiar with the English language could have probably guessed that a single post wouldn’t suffice to delve into the convoluted aspect of understanding how to properly use quotations in this particular language. I probably could have jammed all of the learnings affiliated with proper quotation use in English into one blog … More Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued

Profile: Tom Hardy

Mr. Tom Hardy is one of my favourite male actors for a variety of reasons. He is incredibly talented and versatile in the roles he takes on and portrays; he seems like a rather down-to-Earth, humble lad; interview clips of him suggest he has a great sense of humour; he is incredibly good-looking. Blaine and … More Profile: Tom Hardy

Here’s why caffeinated beverages might be good for your health

I am a coffee addict. I have been since I was a teenager, and while I have significantly reduced my coffee consumption in a given day (going from about eight cups to four), I still am often reminded that I drink too much coffee. In response to people advising me to drink less coffee, I … More Here’s why caffeinated beverages might be good for your health

Are you a procrastinator? If so, read this

Procrastination is something I would consider to be comparable to the concept of being silent yet deadly. Procrastination isn’t necessarily something that is always visible, and it can be hidden without too much effort; the deadly aspect of it remains the same, however, and over time, procrastination can prove to be a disastrous force in … More Are you a procrastinator? If so, read this

Read this to learn how to make the best homemade meatloaf

Believe it or not, meatloaf is something I have learned to appreciate within the past few years of my life. When I was younger, I absolutely despised it, and the thought of a giant loaf of meat wasn’t one that overly enticed me. I think part of the issue was that I hadn’t sampled any … More Read this to learn how to make the best homemade meatloaf

Read this to find out just how good garlic is for you

If you ask me, one simply cannot use too much garlic. It just isn’t possible. My love for garlic arguably stems from my Hungarian background, but I’m pretty sure I would love garlic even if I wasn’t Hungarian. Garlic is used in a multitude of Hungarian dishes and recipes, but also in a lot of … More Read this to find out just how good garlic is for you

Take a look at these cleaning hacks that will, in fact, make all the difference

Cleaning is something just about all of us do on a regular or semi-regular basis, though despite its popularity and, to a point, necessity, cleaning is something most of us don’t particularly enjoy. Personally, I really don’t mind cleaning as it is a form of physical work that tends to be rewarding, and I almost … More Take a look at these cleaning hacks that will, in fact, make all the difference

Read these life hacks to free up a lot of extra time for yourself

Life hacks are one of those things that I tend to gravitate towards in the context of reading whenever I see an article about them. I’ve collected a handful of life hacks over the years that have truly made a tremendous difference in the realm of whatever the hack is for, and I’m not exactly … More Read these life hacks to free up a lot of extra time for yourself

Fuelling batteries with … sugar?

Batteries, as most of us are aware, aren’t necessarily the best thing for our planet. They’re incredibly useful, and, often times, a must, but with the demand for these puppies comes scrutiny for properly disposing them, among other environmental concerns. As it turns out, though, there has been tremendous advancements in the context of developing … More Fuelling batteries with … sugar?

The reality of living with a chronic illness

Chronic illnesses are a real bitch. There isn’t much sense in sugar-coating the matter, because that would be a disservice to anyone who, like myself, lives with chronic illness(es); they’re frustrating, discouraging, and relentless, and they aren’t something I would wish on anyone. Chronic illness as a topic is a rather vast one, and by … More The reality of living with a chronic illness

How well do you know your pasta? (part two)

As promised, the following information will be a continuation of yesterday’s blog post detailing different types of pasta and their best uses. In my previous post, referencing jessicagavin.com, I listed a variety of long pasta types, so for today’s post, we shall be looking at short pasta types. “Campanelle: Campanelle pasta is one of the … More How well do you know your pasta? (part two)

Could this poisonous caterpillar save a life?

Typically, terms such as poisonous and life-saving don’t coincide with one another. If anything, these terms are anatomical, and normally speaking, we wouldn’t think of poison as being something that could save a life rather than take one. That being said, an article by Good News Network caught my eye as it discusses a specific … More Could this poisonous caterpillar save a life?