Five Weird Science Facts for Blowing People’s Minds at Cocktail Parties

Not all of the best science stories are actually stories; sometimes, the most interesting, mind-bending science comes in the form of short facts. My professors would always frame these facts as cool tidbits to bust during cocktail parties to wow and amuse the other guests, which shows both how nerdy they were (not a negative […]


Ladyguide: How to Identify Rash-Inducing Plants

You want to know what’s worse than finding ragweed in your yard?   Finding poison ivy in your yard.  One of my boys got a horrible case of poison ivy last year in our back yard and I realized that I had no idea what the plant actually looked like. 

Pop Culture

Tim Gunn, National Treasure

Welcome to our first recap of my personal guilty pleasure, Project Runway.  Last night was a banner episode for our designers, filled with more drama than a room full of Bieber fans.   Snippy designers, eye-rolling and a few dozen yards of hideous gray sweatshirt fleece makes for great TV.