Grammar Police: Less or Fewer

“15 items or less.” We see them whenever we go to Walmart or Target, but these ubiquitous signs are actually grammatically incorrect. Why? “Less” is used to describe something that isn’t discrete, but “fewer” describes a countable object. Consider this simple question to determine which form to use: can you count it? If you can count it, use fewer. If you can’t count it, use … Continue reading Grammar Police: Less or Fewer

The Perfect Resume Bullet Point

Writing a resume is actually more fun than most people make it out to be. You basically just talk about yourself. Professionally, of course. The bulk of your resume should highlight your past work or volunteering experience. But how do you make your seemingly drab job sound more exciting and impressive to your prospective boss? Let’s say you work a part-time job at the on-campus … Continue reading The Perfect Resume Bullet Point

System.out.println(“There is No Free Lunch”);

What am I grateful for in my life right now? What about that makes me committed? How does that make me feel? My high school computer science teacher loved telling us, “There is no such thing as free lunch.” It didn’t make a lot of sense to me at first, especially when I literally walked into his class with free food after coming from a … Continue reading System.out.println(“There is No Free Lunch”);

Let’s Talk Pills: Medication that Talks Back

Your iPad isn’t the only tablet that can talk to you. Now, even the medications you ingest have the ability to communicate with you! On November 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever digitally trackable pill, Abilify MyCite. So how does it work? First, a doctor prescribes the pill. When the patient consumes the pill, the medicine sends a signal to … Continue reading Let’s Talk Pills: Medication that Talks Back