The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped bring social activism to light and show that you can have fun and promote really great causes. If you’re looking for something more engaged than just dumping ice on your head here are some ideas for fun ways to help people. Helping people can’t always be fun and … More Five cool ways to make a difference and have fun doing it
I remember the lesson about passive voice from my first journalism class very clearly, and not just because my professor threw something at me to prove a point. Avoiding passive voice has been firmly cemented in my mind. At the Writing Center I worked at, I often found myself struggling with a future scientist trying … More Defending passive voice
Let’s be honest, superhero movies are not really in my nerdom. I watch them so I can be caught up, but they aren’t my thing. The highlight of the newest Superman movie was the journalism. My biggest beef with the reality of the movie isn’t the aliens or super powers, but rather Clark Kent’s qualifications … More Hire me instead of Clark Kent!
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Have you … More On excitedly meeting authors (but not stalking them because that is bad)
When you are flipping through Facebook, do you ever feel like you don’t belong? Amidst the poorly spelled posts and the “Like for Justin Bieber Share for Justin Timberlake” style posts, nerds can feel a little lost in the world of social networking, especially if your friends with a lot of people on the “normal” end … More English nerds on Facebook
I just can’t get over all the HILARIOUSLY nerdy valentines I’ve been seeing this year. Reader beware… I have a lot of different sides to my nerdom. Still I just had to share my top five favorites that I’ve seen so far. Share these with your Valentine whether that person is a family member, friend or significant other. … More Nerdy Valentines You Need to Read