Malapropisms

I was just playing my nightly live game show, HQ (which you should totally check out–and use my share code “nikkiebutt” when you download it so I get an extra life ūüėČ ), and one of the questions was about the origin of the world “malapropisms”.¬† I couldn’t quite remember the high school English lesson…

Interesting Language Stats

I found this great info-graphic on world languages that I thought I’d share from Stephen Liddell’s Blog. Photo credit:¬†Australian Business Traveller

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The classic duet Baby, It’s Cold Outside¬†has always been one of my most favorite holiday songs–but unfortunately it perpetuates the stereotype of men conniving women to spend the night¬†with them even after they’ve repeatedly said “no”. ¬†Nothing screams Christmas cheer like sexual coercion, right? ¬†But I grew up listening to this song with the scent…

My Graduation Day

One might think that a Master’s graduation would be the best day of someone’s life (aside from marriage, having children, etc. but it’s up there). ¬†It’s certainly the loftiest accomplishment of mine thus far,¬†especially¬†from such a fine Ivy League institution in the Greatest City in the World (yes, I’m talking about Columbia University). ¬†And the…

Ways to Make Extra Cash

Now that school is winding down and I’m about to have an expensive Master’s degree with¬†no job in sight, I decided to be proactive instead of worrying myself to death. ¬†After scouring the internet, I found some extra ways to make money. ¬†I can’t say they’re all appealing, but if your situation is desperate enough,…

Help Eliminate Food Waste

Here’s a really awesome infographic on America’s food waste problem. ¬†Knowledge is power, now you’re armed to fight it. ūüôā I found that on UpWorthy, check it out here.

This Year I’m Thankful for Technology and Honesty

Today is recycle day in my town and as I was going to my car to go to school I threw something in the bin at the curb. ¬†I was just in time because the recycle truck came before I even turned on my ignition. ¬†So once in my car, I checked my purse (as…

Beard Hats are a FAIL?! Really Cosmo?

So I was skimming through¬†Cosmopolitan Magazine, and they have a page called “Fun Fearless… Fail!” — they basically pick categories such as “Acts of Kindness” or “Pricey Bras” (examples from this issue) and make a quick little comment about 3 current stories that apply to the categories + one is “Fun” one “Fearless” and one…