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University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

'Thank You' for Reading This Column

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

When I thank someone for a favor or service rendered, what I've often noticed creeping into our daily conversation is the use -- make that the overuse -- of the response "No problem." Just when was the appropriate "You're welcome" put out to pasture by so many people?

Astoria Characters: The Out-of-the-Box Actor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Since July, the world has been watching with delicious delight as Michael Cyril Creighton stuffs his face with Bakeway cupcakes on Jack in a Box, the comedy series he created for YouTube.

The Daily Show Tackles Wall Street Pay, Proposes "Angry Mob" Credit Card (VIDEO)

Daily Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last night, The Daily Show's John Hodgman took on Wall Street pay in his "You're Welcome" segment. Though, Hodgman predicted that "no meaningful chang...