• Editorials

    6 Passive-Aggressive Recipes to Serve to Family, Coworkers & Frenemies

    Revenge is a dish best served cold, or so the saying goes. As you prepare for the onslaught of forced social functions, consider adding these vintage recipes to your menu. They’re guaranteed to get the message across.  A “Head” of the Game You were so proud, the moment you became a vegetarian. Healthy, and energized, you excitedly shared the “good news of the Holy Banana” to everyone you met. Until your annoying co-worker who reeks of beef jerky and spam, had to ruin everything. He swears that your corrupting the values of Americans with your “hippie-dippie” trash. Geez, it’s like you want an electric car or something. How dare you!…

  • Bibliophile

    Unf*cking Myself, Casting Spells, & Chasing Rich Men.

    October Book Haul Rising Strong Stories, we all tell them, not just to our friends, but to ourselves. These “stories” stem from the unresolved hurts of our past, which eventually manifest in our adult lives. It’s a no-brainer how this happens. This book is about what “triggers” us, and how we respond both in the workplace, and at home. Academic, yet simple, Dr. Brown explains every typical “trigger” response in easy to understand language. I confess, I’m guilty of every response she mentions. What’s notable is her suggestion to use journaling as a self-introspective solution. I for one, do not like her journaling method, and prefer the use of my…

  • Bibliophile

    Litsy: A Mash-up of Instagram & Goodreads

    Goodreads.com sucks. From it’s hideous brown (tan?) layout, to a mobile app that lacks creativity, coupled with a community that can either be friendly or hostile,  it simply sucks. For years, I’ve struggled to update my list of books, and interact with friends there.  For the record, Goodreads is a behemoth in the book catalog industry. It’s backed by Amazon and sports one of the largest online communities of book readers. I’ve never been a fan, nor had a say-so in joining them. I’m one of the readers who came along after the acquisition of Shelfari, Amazon’s now defunct version of what Goodreads is today. Shelfari was a wonderful creation,…