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?
In lieu of the blog posts I wrote a little while ago regarding using quotation marks in the English language, I thought it might be beneficial to offer some tips and tricks in terms of how to go about writing a strong essay. I realize essay writing isn’t exactly an essential life skill to possess, … More Here’s how to write a great essay
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
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
English is a damn difficult language to learn. For those of us who were brought up speaking this language, we recognize its intricacies, but they don’t really baffle us all that much because we were taught the language from such a young age. For folks who are not fluent in English and were brought up … More Navigating the use of quotation marks
When I said a few days ago that I wanted to dedicate a few posts to the subject of the supernatural and paranormal, I wasn’t kidding. I plan to deliver on this statement, and I think I have been thus far. I don’t want to overwhelm you or freak anybody out, so I’m trying to … More Understanding different types of ghosts
I was struggling to come up with a topic for today’s post, yet again, and asked my sister for some inspiration. I told her I was considering doing a ‘profile’ post, in which I write about a specific celebrity and share details of their personal lives with all of you eager readers. My sister recommended … More Get to know Jake Gyllenhaal
A little while back, I wrote a post regarding cats and some quirky things about them that aren’t exactly common knowledge. They’re mysterious and majestic creatures, and I happen to friggen love cats, hence the awareness post. I also happen to friggen love dogs, and because I don’t want to discriminate, I figured it is … More How well do you know your pup?
Pizza, to the best of my knowledge, is one of those foods that just about everyone likes. Come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever met someone who is not a fan of pizza, and for good reason; it’s delicious, versatile, affordable, and it has the potential to incorporate all of the … More Here’s how to make some killer homemade calzones
Eating disorder awareness, education and advocacy are all causes that are of tremendous importance to me. I struggled with a combination of different eating disorders when I was 16 and wasn’t able to really get a handle on my condition until I was just about 18 – I’m in a significantly better place now, mentally … More Are you familiar with NEDA?
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
I’m pretty sure I have mentioned my odd and slightly bizarre liking for absolutely random facts here on my blog before, but in case I haven’t, now you know. I’ve always enjoyed reading up on and hearing spontaneous truths pertaining to all sorts of subject matter, and I like to consider it both an educational … More Are you familiar with these random facts?
For about six months now, I’ve been having some rather significant pain in my left knee. I hurt this same knee playing rugby several years ago, and while it’s been good in terms of not bothering me too terribly, I may or may not have been rather intoxicated at a wedding of good friends of … More Not sure what a Baker’s Cyst is? Read this
There is a probable chance that some of you will read the title of this post and, understandably, chuckle. To be entirely honest, I would likely have the same reaction if I wasn’t aware that candle maintenance even exists. I watched a video via Instagram not that long ago which featured a woman blowing my … More How well do you know your candle maintenance?
I would wager that just about all of us, at one point or another, have experienced a situation we have been left out from. Whether it be a conversation, an event, an activity or something else, feeling left out, and further acknowledging when we have been left out from something is a shitty comprehension, and … More Being mindful of inclusivity
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
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
I had a conversation with a friend not too long ago regarding gift-giving and gift-receiving. She and I agreed that we both prefer giving gifts to receiving them in terms of the act enabling us to feel happiness, and I’ve chatted with quite a few folks who feel the same way. I think it’s quite … More Yes, giving back really does make you feel good
I recently started watching the series Vikings once again. I think this is my fourth time rewatching the series, and as mundane as that may sound, I find the show to be bloody brilliant, and I’m pretty sure I could watch it on repeat for the remainder of my life without growing tired of it. … More Read this to learn about Norse mythology
For anyone who read the title of this post and thought to themselves, ‘What in the hell is colloidal silver?’, don’t fret. I wouldn’t think colloidal silver is something the majority of us are familiar with. “A colloid is a mixture of two substances. One part of the blend is split into tiny pieces and … More Should you be using colloidal silver?
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
Anyone who knows me relatively well is fully aware of the fact that I consume a lot of bananas on a daily basis. I often get asked if the reason I eat as many as I do is a result of my love for the taste of them, but I can assure you it isn’t. … More Here’s why you should eat more bananas
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
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
Lymes disease, for anyone who knows anything about it, isn’t a condition I would wish on anyone. In simple terms, it absolutely fucking sucks, speaking from experience. And, allow me to add that I believe I have a milder version of the disease than some, and it still positively kicked the living shit out of … More Making progress in treating Lymes disease
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
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?
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
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)
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?