TGIM! In Defense of Mondays

Has there ever been a more slandered, maligned, or loathed day than Monday? Nearly everybody universally hates this day of the week. “The weekend is here, but Monday will come soon enough,” people say with a hint of dread. It’s as though Monday were the Grim Reaper, here to rob all of the fun and…

4 Extinct Words: “I Can’t Afford It”

Have you ever noticed how rarely it is that people actually admit they can’t afford things? In a world of scarcity, where our desires continually outpace our means, we all act like we can afford everything. It’s somehow seen as being shameful or dirty to not be able to afford something. Or, at a minimum,…

5 Things Trump Won’t Fix for You

On Friday, America will inaugurate its 45th president. With the dawning of a new presidency, the country is responding predictably. Half of the country is outraged and believes the election was rigged (“rigged system,” anyone?). The other half of the country is optimistic and believes that prosperity is back and a new era of American…

Stop Trying to Find Yourself

“I went backpacking across Europe to go find myself.” Few self-help maxims have been more oft-repeated than the idea that you need to go “find yourself.” It’s as if half the world somehow lost themselves, much as you might lose a set of keys or misplace your phone. With all of these people losing themselves,…