airplane etiquette
15 Dec 2016

15 Ways to Not Be an Asshole on an Airplane

We are literally zooming through the air at a million miles an hour (or something like that), so actually complaining about anything while on board such a magical convenience is absurd. With that being said, I will throw a complaint out there: some people are assholes when it comes to flying and do things that slowly…

chicago vegan
14 Dec 2016

Chicago’s Best Vegetarian and Vegan Eateries

Chicago is famously known for its Italian beef, Polish sausages, Chicago-style hot dogs, and deep dish pizzas. Chicago is a carnivore’s paradise. But, not everyone is a meat eater, so if you are okay with “missing out” on these Chicagoan delicacies. Or if you are someone who wants to take a break from beef or…

cheerleading is a sport
09 Dec 2016

The Olympics Just Made It Official: Cheerleading Is a Sport!

Remember all those times you said cheerleading wasn’t a sport? Well in your face because the International Olympic Committee’s executive board just voted to recognize cheerleading as a sport. According to the New York Times, cheerleading and the combat sport muay thai were given provisional olympic status. Unfortunately this doesn’t necessarily mean you can expect to see cheerleaders at the…

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.

phoebe brown
01 Dec 2016

Girl Finds Discarded Winning Lotto Ticket and Uses Money to Feed Homeless

What would you do if you found a winning lottery ticket on the floor of a supermarket? Unless you immediately said ‘feed the homeless’, there’s a decent chance 7-year-old Phoebe Brown is a better person than you. The girl and her mom were shopping at Hy-Vee store in Independence, Missouri when she found a lotto…

29 Nov 2016’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia

According to’s editors, this was a year that continually brought us back to fears about the “other.” The outlet has a unique position, as it’s a direct line to the public consciousness. Tons of data about the words people look up is at its disposal. And in 2016, one word used frequently reflected an unfortunate theme…

good news
28 Nov 2016

Good News from Last Week: November 21 – November 27

So much good stuff happened, so forget all that bad stuff. Here’s good news form last week! Learn more about the stories here! Two Elephants Finally FreeWWII Vet Reunited with Stolen Pup Tiger Rescued from “World’s Worst Zoo” 86-Year-Old Man Knits Hats for Babies Woman Paralyzed from Waist Down Hikes Appalachian Trail Submit a post…

25 Nov 2016

10 Selfish Reasons to Shop Small Business Saturday

Thanksgiving – the day for gratitude and spending time with your people. Black Friday – the day to put that gratitude on ice and buy as much shit as possible. Small Business Saturday – a sort of middle ground between these two extremes. You get to buy stuff (perhaps for others) and help the local economy.…