Without a Smart Phone in 2015

Phones have become larger than life. Not literally, of course. They're typically very small and can be easily crushed with almost anything you'd find lying around the house. But what they can DO is remarkable. Anyone from 2 to 99 years-of-age can pick up an iPhone, press that friendly home button and instantly communicate with the world [...]

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Badminton—Another word for “Jedi Training”

Me vs. Badminton—An Origin Story I was never a huge fan of P.E. in high school. Always with the softball, ultimate frisbee and 10-mile runs—never about the Smash Bros., Halo or Modern Warfare. There were Xbox games to play, girls to hide from, colourful new herbs to smoke, difficult classes to kill my confidence. I was always too [...]

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

As far as I know, I've never been addicted to anything. The closest thing would probably be food and water, which I'm told are basic human needs and don't count. I'm not against weed—by any stretch of the imagination—and I try to keep my distance from pills, tablets and basically anything else the pharmaceutical industry throws at [...]

Allergy Pills Not Working? My Story

Every year brings the same twisted fate for me and other allergy sufferers. As the winter draws to a close and Spring starts to bloom the prospect of entering the outside world (cue Vampiric hiss) becomes less and less endurable. For twenty-four years I've waged a war with this unnecessary genetic phenomenon and have come [...]

Mornings—who invented them, and for what vengeful purpose?

The beginning of any day has presented a creative brand of hell for people like me. Whether I have to wake up for work, school, or any other energy-draining activity, I've yet to find the fun in getting out of bed. Maybe my bed's too comfy, or maybe someone snuck one of those Memory Foam mattresses on top [...]