Photic Sneeze Reflex

The photic sneeze reflex, or ‘sun sneeze’, is still not very well documented these days. My favorite explanation of it comes from ScienceAlert: “…these Sun-related sneezes might occur thanks to ‘parasympathetic generalisation’: a process that occurs when one part of the parasympathetic nervous system – such as the pupil of the eye – is excited […]

The Ultimate Sacrifice

If you’re a parent, you already know that parenting requires a lot of sacrifices. Usually, that means money, sleep, a clean house, gym time, whatever. Sometimes it means moving to a safer neighborhood, eating healthier, quitting your job and becoming a stay-at-home-parent. And sometimes, it requires the ultimate sacrifice — elimination diets. Ok, yes, I’m […]

Review: Seeker

SeekerArwen Elys Dayton; Delacorte Press 2015Amazon•Goodreads•Google Books  Disclaimer: I received an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review. This book had me hooked almost immediately. Magical powers, a love triangle, a secret ritual […]

Review: Dark Places

Dark PlacesGillian Flynn; Broadway Books 2010Amazon•Goodreads•Google Books  I’ve been wanting to read this book for some time, ever since reading Gone Girl and falling in love with this author’s writing style. It’s dark, and the characters are the kind of characters who are easy to both like and dislike at the same time. She reveals […]