24 Oct 2021

The Most Coveted Office Perk

Q. Fresh fruit smoothies, foosball, lunchtime mixology, boardroom climbing wall, luggage party trip draws. Over the years, tech companies especially have gone over the top to attract in-demand employees with wild office perks. Which perk do employees appreciate most? . A. Well, Future Workplace surveyed 1614 North American employees about

09 Oct 2021

The Cities In Our Travel Dreams

Q. For months and months, even the most wanderlusty of us have only been able to dream – or reminisce (hola, Guanajuato!) – about the cities we’d like to be visiting. Which cities most commonly top our dream lists? . A. Well, Condé Naste Traveler just completed their 34th annual

21 Sep 2021

Thinking Of Loud

Q. The loudest voice ever. You might feel like you’ve heard it… hollering at a sloppy-legged goaltender, greeting a mild acquaintance two blocks back, making sure everyone in the bar knows that it’s time for shots, shots, shots, shots, shots. What constitutes a voice that most would agree is Loud?

17 Sep 2021

Fall Favourites

Q. Chapter 16 of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ doesn’t bring us to a blissful cozy place with its title: ‘Diana Is Invited To Tea With Tragic Results’. Soon, however, Anne is delighting in the glories of a Prince Edward Island Fall. 🍄 ‘October was a beautiful month

23 Aug 2021

When I Grow Up

Q. What was your dream job when you were a child? How does that compare to the dreams of your peers? . A. A well-tooled detective who could avoid violence and make it home for tea at two? Sign me up. In a recent survey of 2000 American adults, Zety

05 Aug 2021

Most Beloved Childhood Toys

Q. For all the random things we keep, there are those childhood toys we only wish we still had. Toys that you’d like to share with young children in your life now. Toys that you’d like to sneak a play with yourself. What are the most coveted childhood toys? .

13 Jul 2021

Tick Tock Grandfather Clock

Q. Why are they called grandfather clocks? And why do these stately time-keepers haunt so many mystery and horror stories? . A. First: what makes it a ‘grandfather clock?’ Most definitions include four key features: 1) a pendulum, 2) a wooden case, 3) tallness – generally more than 6 feet,

24 Jun 2021

Most Hated Chores

Q. Is there anything more tedious than wiping down groceries? Ok, yes. But..ugh. Lockdown life introduced us to new and perfectly awful household chores to add to the list. As a rule, what type of housework do people despise the most? . A. Earlier this year, YouGov surveyed 1775 US

14 Jun 2021

Dali Had An Ocelot

Q. Who are some well-known historic figures with unusual to alarming animal friends? . A. Audrey Hepburn’s Fawn In the 1959 film ‘Green Mansions’, Audrey Hepburn plays Rima, a ‘Bird Girl’ who lives in the forest. Green Mansions was less than a hit, but in the film – and in

22 May 2021

Barber Surgeons, Bodgers, And Funeral Clowns

Q. What are some striking jobs from days gone by? . A. Barber Surgeon Yes. They did both. A little snip here, a little snip there. Barber surgeons were particularly active with soldiers in the Middle Ages. Some believe that the red and white swirl of the barber’s pole symbolizes