I have to confess something about myself: I enjoy being angry. I like watching and listening to viewpoints that are outrageously different from my own, simply because I take great pleasure in formulating rebuttals and proving how much wittier I am than the person in question (only joking…sort of). I also do like to stay up-to-date on different viewpoints, even if I don’t at all agree with them. Read More
There are very few things in this world that irritate me as much as the following scenario:
You’ve been on a few dates with a great guy and it feels like you’ve finally found the perfect match after the sea of losers you dated in the past. You text back and forth constantly when you’re not physically together and you laugh at each other’s stupid jokes. You both even have the same weird obsession with Bob’s Burgers. Then one day he stops replying to your texts.
And just like a ghost, he’s gone into thin air.
*This article references both technology and social media as related entities as they are often used together.
We’ve all heard someone utter the sentiment that Millennials’ dependence on technology is wrecking society. In fact, just the other day I had an older gentleman lean over while I was sending a text and say to me in a somewhat-patronizing tone, “your generation is just all about your phones, isn’t it?” It certainly does seem that way at times, I’ll admit. My grandmother’s favorite thing to say regarding my generation is, “I’m sure glad I’m not growing up in today’s world!” I mean, we’re losing our social skills after all!
Or are we…?
I’m in my mid-twenties now and I’m starting to see a lot of smitten couples around me get engaged. Naturally, in my own coming of age it’s gotten me wondering about whether marriage, or more specifically having one partner for life, is still a practical custom in the era of Generation Y.
Being the twenty-something going through a career change that I am, I’ve found myself working in a Mexican restaurant to scrape by for the time being. I’m in a regular state of desperately holding onto every penny I receive in cash tips at the end of each shift. Every coin and every dollar bill gets deposited into my bank account for safe keeping in hopes that one day I’ll have enough saved to live in an apartment where there isn’t a large clunky control panel over my bed and a hole in the kitchen ceiling.
David Daleiden, the 26-year-old founder of the Center for Medical Progress, has received a lot of press recently for his undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of “baby body parts,” as he puts it. The video sparked widespread pitchfork reactions amongst conservatives.
I’m just going to come out and say it: I will never understand people who actively try to resist social progression. Admittedly this may be in part because I’m a liberal-ass hippie born and raised in Seattle. Regardless of where I grew up, the idea of hating someone or a group of people simply because they associate themselves with a concept you don’t understand or aren’t comfortable with, which literally doesn’t affect you at all, is mind-boggling to me.
Freelee the Banana Girl isn’t exactly news at this point, but if you haven’t heard of her, she’s arguably YouTube’s most assertive face of the vegan lifestyle. The 35-year-old Australian aggressively pushes the Raw Til 4 diet, in which those partaking are encouraged to eat raw vegan foods until 4pm, and then high-carb cooked vegan foods for the remainder of the day.
It’s the year 2015 and I think (read: hope) that by now it is largely accepted that calling a woman a bitch is misogynistic. Even if not everyone abides by this assumed status quo, most have probably at least considered the thought (whether or not they care about it is a different topic).
Before I jump into the actual list, I’ll start out by giving the disclaimer that it is fairly unorthodox. I try to steer clear from the typical responses of “the Eiffel Tower” or “the Great Wall of China.” Now don’t get me wrong, both of those would be stunning to see in-person and hopefully one day I will make those trips, but they do not make my all-time bucket list of places I need to see in my lifetime. My interest is in the little-known of the world; places few are knowledgeable about. So without further ado: