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June 11, 2015

"This Medicare Mistake Could Cost You For the Rest of Your Life"

There is a potentially serious gotcha in getting your Medicare benefits.

"40 Extremely Expensive Things on the Shopping List of the Rich and Famous"

We're talking seriously rich here.

June 09, 2015

"Career Spotlight"

A quite nice series of posts--as I write, there are 25--written by people about what they do on their jobs.

There should be many more and they should be circulated to every high school guidance counselor in the country.

June 08, 2015

Pro tip: avoid this

"High school principal caught plagiarizing graduation speech from YouTube video that has been viewed millions of times."

June 05, 2015

"13 Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Hiccups"

I didn't know.

June 04, 2015

"This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About English Grammar"

"Whether you’re a grammar snob or a grammar slob, Elliot Morgan at the Mental Floss YouTube channel carefully explains the truth behind some popular grammar myths. Things like how it’s okay to start a sentence with a conjunction, paragraphs don’t need to have a certain number of sentences, apostrophe placement has to do with what writing style you’re using, and it’s okay to split infinitives every once in a while."

UPDATE: Link fixed now. Thanks, JorgXMcKie.

(Winston Churchill, finding one of his sentences edited so that it didn't end with a preposition, supposedly replied, "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.")

June 03, 2015

"6 things you shouldn't do in Los Angeles"

It's been a while since I lived there, but these sound right.

"The Oxford Comma Is Extremely Important And Everyone Should Be Using It"

"I don’t care if it’s 'technically' not required. USE THE COMMA."

Related: "Three Reasons We Need the Oxford Comma" and "These 3 sentences show why you should always use the Oxford comma".

UPDATE: Last link fixed now. Thanks to JorgXMcKie.

June 02, 2015

"Ten Obvious Engineering Disasters Inexplicably Put Into Production"

Sometimes stupidity wins.

May 31, 2015

"You’ve Been Feeding The Ducks Wrong Your Whole Life"

Cue Steve Martin: "Well, excuuuuuuuse me!'

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