Three Ways Military Service Changed My Life: A Brief Veterans Day Reflection


Though my own military service is winding down (I transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve earlier this year), I’m still a veteran. That’s a part of my identity now, and it will be for the rest of my life. Military service is becoming less common with each American generation. Consequently, not only do fewer Americans know what it’s like to serve, fewer Americans even know people who’ve served. So, on this Veteran’s Day, here’s a brief reflection on just a few ways service has changed my life. [Read more...]

How Winning the Lottery is Like Marrying Tom Cruise: Hilarious and Informative Video


John Oliver does another amazing take-down of the lottery. [Read more...]

Is This the Best and Most Adorable Christmas Commercial Ever? Probably.

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E! Online believes this is the best commercial of the year, and it’s hard to disagree:

It’s just barely November, but every other company who wishes to make a heartwarming Christmas commercial can just pack up and go on home. We already have a winner.

John Lewis, a British department store chain, has launched its Christmas campaign with an adorable, tear-jerking and just freaking precious commercial starring a little boy named Sam and his best friend Monty the Penguin.

Kid plus penguin is cute enough, but the commercial turns the feels up to 11 with the story of the one thing the penguin really wants, and Sam coming through for his animal buddy. The ending is so lovable we promise (and warn you) that you will probably die. But you will die happy and probably in the middle of saying: “awwwwww!”

What do you think?  Check it out here:


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If Your Kids Could Choose Their Parents, Would They Choose You?

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I found this commercial — made to combat the ever-growing population of parents who abuse alcohol — to be chilling and poignant. [Read more...]

I Thought Social Issues Only Favored Democrats

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In a purple state, the Democrats try to hold on to a Senate seat by talking about nothing but reproductive rights. They lose. [Read more...]