What Your Local Library Workers Want You to Know

In ancient times, libraries were created to archive collections of writing, such as clay tablets or papyrus scrolls. Over time, libraries shifted to collecting and sometimes making copies of important manuscripts. As the printing press took off and Europe discovered an appreciation for scholarship, private and university libraries were established. Eventually, the public library emerged and libraries as we know them today became pillars of … Continue reading What Your Local Library Workers Want You to Know

What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

If you’ve been anywhere on Instagram in the past few years, you’ve probably seen someone post an aesthetically pleasing photo of a book, maybe with a cup of coffee or tea, a perfectly positioned candle, or more bookmarks than any one person would ever need. Welcome to #bookstagram. Whether you’re considering becoming part of this book-loving community or you’ve been posting about books for years—or … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Bookstagram

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The Only New Years Resolutions You’ll Ever Need

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve made a New Years resolution. Maybe you kept it, maybe as of mid-January you gave up and figured life was more about being happy than thin. We’re not here to judge. A new year is a time of new beginnings. It’s a socially contrived chance to fundamentally change something about yourself. After all, as they say … Continue reading The Only New Years Resolutions You’ll Ever Need

Your Enjoyment of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Can Determine Your Outlook on Life

There are two types of millennials in the world: those who love The Little Mermaid and those who think Ariel is the entitled embodiment of bad decision making. Whether or not you’ve actually seen the movie is irrelevant. Even if you just have a passing knowledge of the story and have heard Jodi Benson crooning “Part of Your World,” you probably have an opinion on … Continue reading Your Enjoyment of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Can Determine Your Outlook on Life

Antisocial and Proud: Branding Yourself on Instagram

I don’t have a cat, I hate taking selfies, and inspirational quotes tend to make me gag. I don’t go out to fancy restaurants often enough to truly merit food photos, and I never remember to take #squadgoals pics until long after I’ve said goodbye and changed into my pajamas. But somewhere deep in my soul I knew that if I ever wanted to publish … Continue reading Antisocial and Proud: Branding Yourself on Instagram

The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Awkward Family Get-Togethers

When are you getting married? When are you having kids? What are you going to do with that degree? Is your life everything you hoped for and more? Why don’t you call more often? I’m just making conversation! People are notoriously annoying when it comes to sticking their noses in your business. Throw in the word “family” and suddenly all boundaries are gone. What do … Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Awkward Family Get-Togethers