25 Jul 2017

5 Hilarious Novels Worth Owning, Or At Least Reading

I’d first like to preface this list of 5 hilarious novels worth owning by warning you that, a) These books are not suitable for children, and, b) Many of these books may not be suitable to those with delicate sensibilities, firmly-held and polarizing beliefs, or the squeamish.  That being said, these are some of the…

20 Jul 2017

Chester Bennington’s Suicide: A Reminder of The Importance of Mental Health

My heart broke a little when I heard Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died. After all, Linkin Park was huge to me in my teenage years. Then my heart broke wide open when I learned it was a suicide. Chester’s suicide is another reminder of the importance of mental health and the horrors of addiction.…

15 May 2017

Indonesian Slum Transforms Into Rainbow Village

Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia, has transformed into something out of a fairytale. Previously a state of squalor, but now an amazing display of colors and rad, whimsical designs. The Central Java community, located in a southern district of Semarang, spent more than $22k on the makeover in a bid to shake off its status…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




16 Jan 2017

Powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement whose words acted as motivation and fire starters for change. This article takes a look at a few of his powerful quotes. Response to…

02 Jan 2017

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Entry to Art Institute of Chicago

This rules! Thanks to a University of Chicago alumnus and his wife, Chicago teens can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago FOR FREE for at least the next 25 years. The gift comes courtesy of Glenn and Claire Swogger of the Redbud Foundation, a Topeka-based nonprofit, who wanted to open the Art Institute’s doors…

05 Dec 2016

Help Those Affected by Tragic ‘Ghost Ship’ Warehouse Fire in Oakland

Sometimes I think I left bits and pieces of my heart in San Francisco, and of course this includes Oakland. The warehouse fire is an absolute tragedy, and my heart breaks for all affected. So far there have been 33 confirmed deaths in the ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse that also served as an artists collective. The…

07 Nov 2016

Reasons Why Not Voting Sort of Makes You a Dick

If you’re a legal resident, 18 years-of-age+, and not incarcerated or on parole, there’s no excuse for not being a registered voter … who actually votes. Voting is not only the kind thing to do, sometimes not voting actually makes you sort of a dick, here’s why: People fought and died for the right to…