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Once upon a time, little girls like myself grew up hearing stories about love. We were tucked into bed, and we’d fall asleep listening to stories about these princesses being swept away by their charming princes. But then we woke up, and eventually we grew up. And as we matured, so did the concept of love and chivalry.
As a millennial woman, I can personally say that those bedtime stories should remain categorized under fiction, because that concept of chivalry still puts me to sleep. I’m not saying chivalry is and/or should be dead. I just think that the ideology of love and chivalry that I was taught when I was younger is a concept that should be →
You submitted your resume and got the interview, now what? At Literally, Darling, we’ve got your back. Here are eight things you should keep in mind before, during, and after your big interview.
1. Do your research. Make sure you fully understand the position you are interviewing for. It’s a good idea to be familiar with the company mission statement and a few key facts about their industry of expertise. Even if you are not asked directly about the company, it’s handy to have a few baseline facts in your back pocket to drop into your conversation. You also want to be ready to ask intelligent questions at the end of your interview, e.g.: “What do I need to →
While Manfriend was house-elfing last night, I switched on the TV so he could listen to the dulcet tones of the news anchors as he cooked us dinner.
And you know what the second news item for the nation was?
Nigella Lawson’s court case. Or at least you’d think it was her court case by the news anchor’s gleeful, “And now we go to the Saatchi-Lawson case, in which Nigella Lawson today talked about her drug use problem. Let’s find out whether she used cocaine, shall we?”
Now, before we address Nigella Lawson and her supposed drug problem, let’s introduce Nigella to those of you who don’t know her. You are in for a treat. Literally.
Nigella Lawson is the mother of all →
By Sarah Shermyen
When the Darwinian desire to continue on my genetic line results in kids 10-15 years from now, I know already that I’ll be indoctrinating them with 1960s rock, British television, and Calvin and Hobbes. I want them to be able to cook well, be healthy, and grow a small garden should I once again be living somewhere with a backyard. They will read and read often, and if everyone thinks they’re weird in middle school, it’ll just build character. They will also, almost certainly, be raised as Episcopalians.
I’m an atheist. I should mention that now. When my Sunday school class taught the story of Abraham and his son, I failed to take away the →
Cons, short for Conventions, are a staple in the anime/video game/comic/general geekery world in the 21st century. I can honestly say that many of the Cons that I’ve been to have been some of the most fun experiences I’ve had, it’s great to be surrounded by people who you know already have some sort of shared interest with you. The atmosphere at a Con is fantastic and I’ve seen some of the hands down, most creative costumes and artwork ever, done by fans. However, Cons, like most places in the world with lots of people, have some unspoken rules and some rules that probably should be spoken more often because following them helps everyone have a more pleasant experience. Here’s a few of those:
If you clicked on this article bracing yourself for an antsy vegan rant, then fear not. I don’t want to be “that” girl who sits here and preaches to all of you about why you should go vegan, complete with charts ripped from The China Study and illustrations of tortured farm animals (that’s what my Tumblr account is currently being used for). As a recently re-converted vegan, my aim is to reach out to anyone who’s curious, and to make the concept of veganism more palatable to everyone, whether you’re into chicken tenders or tofu. So let’s get on with this thing: This is “Intro to Veganism,” not an advanced seminar. I’ll leave that to my boys Campbell and Esselstyn.
A few weeks ago, after a lot of →
Ever been prescribed antibiotics for the flu? Given vitamins when you don’t have a vitamin deficiency? Then you, my friend, have been prescribed a placebo.
What is the placebo effect?
The medical field has long been aware that when people are given a treatment with no medical value, often people will get better. This phenomenon is called the placebo effect. The number of people who respond to placebos tends to vary depending on what study or medical condition you’re looking at, but the most recent estimates are that between 30 to 40 percent of people respond to placebos—an effect that is equivalent to many drugs.
Placebo effects have been demonstrated for a wide range of conditions. In the literature, you can find placebo effects with →