"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." This modern metaphor for innovation is only part of the picture of entrepreneurship. Many people have great ideas, but only a few see their dreams move to reality. What sort of person becomes an entrepreneur?
Accusations that Chik-Fil-A has pursued an anti-gay agenda have dogged them for years, which company president Dan Cathy has steadfastly denied. But the issue is really about much more. Why the controversy foretells the fall of western civilization.
Anti-Intellectualism is rampant in America. Where did it come from and what does it mean? And what do Grammar Nazis have to do with it?
Creating company culture is a vital part of starting a business. Here is a look at company culture through the eyes of employees working at leading organizations.
Bottom line, sprucing up your home with a few minor and inexpensive improvements will help your house sell faster and even at a higher price. “Curb appeal” has never been more important, and the interior can be made to seem brighter and bigger...
The rules for administering CPR have changed. They've gotten simpler. Now, experts recommend going straight to chest compression and skip blowing into the victim. Learn how!
Julie, a protester at Occupy St. Louis. Reilly Creative - Reilly Creative "We are the 99%." So began the cry on Wall Street and soon was echoed by grass roots organizations across the country. I have not been to the mountaintop, but I have been to...
Top O' The morning. Growing up, I always clung to my Irish Heritage, more so than my parents. Still, there was always a reserved pride amongst the Reilly clan in the hardships their predecessors had encountered as immigrants to the United States. ...
Dr. Panessa pressed the timer button and leaned back in his leather desk chair, clutching a pen like a weapon, ready to unleash its fury with emotional bloody strokes on the paper clipped to the clipboard. The pen was his power and his power, the...
It may appear to the casual observer that animal hoarding is a relatively new development in the recognized psychosis of people, but the fact is, animal hoarding has been around for a long time. Officially considered an Obsessive Compulsive...
You're on the number 5 train from Flatbush to Grand Central, a long, loud ride you take a couple of hundred times a year. At least it's Saturday, so the train isn't too crowded with your face shoved in some dude's arm pit, but it's raining and your...
According to experts, the reading habits of children can greatly improve and enhance their lives both as kids and adults. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education recommends beginning to read to your baby when he or she is six months old. As...
The sun beat down on San Fran like a corrupt copper beats an innocent man, and heat rose from the baked avenues in visible wavy lines. Over on Hill street, a battered window AC, picked up from the Big Bill's Appliance Repair for two bits and a sad...
I like gravy. Oh sure, I like the kind that starts with a roux – equal parts butter and flour – slowly browned till golden, and then the milk or stock or wine or pan drippings or whatever added and reduced to a silky consistency, perhaps...
Art by Reillycreative.com (Hey! That's me!) It had been a pretty ordinary day, but then, too late and too tired, I decided to get just a little more work done at 3:00AM instead of going to bed like a normal lost soul. Nope, just one more thing. I...
(Disclaimer: Do not begin a low-sodium diet without consulting a physician. A general minor cutting down in sodium is probably okay, but any serious regimen? Consult a doctor for a level suitable to your needs. Never go on a diet completely...
That's not me. Okay, the title is somewhat misleading. I was not a stripper per se. I stripped exactly one time as a part of a theatrical troupe I belonged to at the time named Lagniappe, a Cajun word meaning “an unexpected surprise.” What...
Welcome to the world of Kosher Kat – The World's Greatest Kosher Cat Food. Now your cat can live kosher, just like the families they live with. Sure, there are other kosher cat foods on the market, but none take the care, selection,...
Like you, when I first read B.T. Evilpants I was blinded by the sheer, surreal humor prevalent in all his writings, but I slowly became aware of something deeper. Full of hidden symbolism and irony, metaphor and simile, his writings offer a rich...
The earliest record of a death penalty comes from King Hammaurabi of Babylon in the 18th century BC. The Romans, not to be outdone (the Romans were never to be outdone) implemented the death penalty as punishment “for all crimes.” According...
Sending greeting cards is a dying practice, yet they can mean so much to the recipient. For many they just seem like too much trouble. For others, they can't think of what to write. Here are hilarious examples of the cards you've always wanted to send.
Photo by straybullet / flickr Drips drop from the ceiling, They hit the floor with feeling, Tapping out the tune to 'I love you.' Rivers cross my bedroom, Flooding out my headroom, Trying to keep my thoughts from swimming through. Roaches on my...
It had been a guy day. I don't have them often anymore. Just guys being guys, doing things that guys do, watching sports, fixing cars, drinking beers, cutting grass, and cooking ribs. And then came the fire. It was a guy thing.
You become aware of the thing by accident usually. With a casual brush of the hand, and then the realization that you have a pimple. The tale of one man's Homeric odyssey with the pimple from hell!
Mr. Sticky was the nicest guy in the world. One day he got lost and wandered into the hood where a terrible event took place. Mr. Sticky walked back out a hero!
The wedding day is a special day in every woman's life. One she dreams of from the time she is a little girl right up until the wedding itself. So why would she dress like this?
If you're going camping, there isn't any reason you can't take along all the essentials and comforts of home. Here are 10 cool, must have items for the well-equipped camper.
Victor could as easily choose a woman of high social rank from a cocktail party as a woman walking the streets. Or a débutante or a doctor or a social worker. It mattered not. If he had learned nothing else in his 400 years, it was to choose his victims carefully.
Victor stood outside her window, his silhouette barely visible in the muted starlight. He spied her sleeping on her bed, the duvet rising and falling with each gentle breath, a living, sensuous mound of temptation and sustenance. In an instant he...
Mr. Know-It-All is not a licensed Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Sex Therapist. Instead, he has studied heavily at the School of Life and Hard Knock-Ups. Since 1999, unencumbered by University degrees or Professional certification, he has offered...
Your e-mail account is a gold mine of personal and financial data and information. In PC World online magazine, one phisher claimed he could make thousands everyday by hacking into private e-mail accounts and reselling the information he found...
In one sense, a portmanteau (pronounced port-man-toh or port-man-too) is a large suitcase which opens into two hinged compartments, but we are concerned with its other definition, a word coined by blending two or more words. The word...
It was going to be a great night. My live-in girlfriend at the time was a beautiful Brazilian woman named Ana. I had a lot of Brazilian friends back then during those heady New York days, and I loved the Brazilian people and their culture....
A spoonerism is “the accidental transposition of initial sounds or syllables of two words, usually with humorous results, as roaring pain for pouring rain.” The word is derived from Dr. William Archebald Spooner (1844-1930), an apparently...
They forage in dumpsters for everything from electronics to food. They don't drive cars and the live in abandoned buildings. Are they moral leaders or just bums?
As children, when we saw Mr. Spacely chew out George jetson via video phone, it seemed like video phones were so far away from becoming a reality that we would never see them in our lifetimes. They're here and it's free. Meet George Jetson.
If you're like me, you're sick and tired of being invited to weddings. Those gifts cost a fortune! For the first time, here's my sure fire way to ensure you never get invited to a wedding again. Humorous How-To.
Fun information about Blarney Castle, the Blarney Stone, and the gift of blarney. History, myths, and quotes about the most famous stone in the world and the people who kiss it.
Everyone else had a psychological problem and I wanted one too. So I thought and thought. Finally, it came to me. I was a lesbian trapped in a man's body. Humor and truth.
Dr. Seuss made a great impression on me as a child, and I suppose that this is true for many children and their parents, as much today as then. He was the world's greatest poet. I've met his spirit.
I learned of a secret conspiracy to kill me. My investigation began and I uncovered the hard truth about Hubbers, HubPages, and my so-called friends. Here are the cold, hard facts. You be the judge.
He was only 5 years old. He had been told not to play with matches, of course, for his parents were good people. They made him eat his vegetables and limit his desserts. He wasn't a firebug. Not really. He just liked to play with matches. ...
We love our cars. We love to take road trips, go shopping, spend the day at the beach, and take in the sights, all from the comfort of our cars. It seems a safe, reliable and friendly way to get around, but cars are the biggest contributer of carbon emissions. What you can do.
Dreams about discovering something valuable by accident are common, and sometimes it happens. It happened to Washington and Columbus. It happened to this man. And then it happened to me. Find out what I accidentally found.
Now you can write just like a scientist. Learn how to obfuscate, engage in pedagogy, and generally come off as a know-it-all. 6 simple rules to help you get it just right!
Mr. Simpson, the state bar forbids me from promising you a big cash settlement. But just between you and me, I promise you a biiiig cash settlement. -Lionel Hutz, "Bart Gets Hit by a Car", the Simpsons (1991) When I was a kid, a nearby...
On a cool may day in 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, Yogi Berra was born on “The Hill”. He grew up to become a baseball legend and America's Funniest Philosopher. It ain't over til it's over.
You have just been voted Santa this year so you better check your list and warm up the reindeer. You're going to save Christmas for some kids and maybe, just maybe, you'll save Christmas for yourself as well.
Most people, I think, have at some time contemplated their tombstone and attempted to write an epitaph. Now, have fun doing it for yourself, your friends, and your enemies.
"Don't put that money in your mouth! You never know where it's been!" Your mother said so, just like countless mothers for countless generations said before her. But is money really dirty and how dirty is it?
There are thousands of gift basket suppliers on the Internet. How do you choose the best one? Relax. We've done the work for you with our Guide to the Best baskets available, with descriptions, links, and prices.
Did you ever wonder what the heck those wise old sayings really meant? Especially the ones that are stupid in the first place? Join me as I rip apart 5 sayings in a laugh riot frenzy of irascibility!
As Fall nears its end and Old Man Winter lurks in the inevitable cold shadows of tomorrow, your mind drifts to thoughts of preparing your yard for the next season of growth. What can you do? Kill it!
When humans emerged from the evolutionary process, they were greeted with a wag of the tail and a lick on the face. It seems that way sometimes. The truth behind man's best friend.
Some funny things were said about my avatar so I'm asking for your help in choosing a new one. It's also a study in what makes a good avatar, what they mean and how they work. Includes examples from other hubbers. A funny and serious look at picking the right avatar for you.
Almost everyone who goes into show business has been "bitten by the Acting Bug." Here's a brand new way to achieve success and stardom as an actor, and it's easy!
Halloween parties for adults are increasing every year, and a successful party starts with the invitations. Might I suggest you give your friends the finger? Here are directions plus printable Halloween party invitations and cards.
A humorous and knowledgeable look into the history and lore of America's greatest invention...The Classic Martini. Here are the facts and legends that help make the martini a cocktail icon and THE recipe for your homage to the King of Cocktails.
Some people are cat people and some people are dog people. I'm a dog people. I had a dog. I had two dogs, in fact. Now I have a cat. The cat is trying to kill me.
A guide to growing your own penicillin. Treat illness, save lives, and make oodles and boodles of money. No more running to the doctor's office every time someone gets sick. A spoonful of penicillin works miracles!
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. Here's an amusing look at the myths, legends, and a photo gallery of famous redheads with insightful quotes about the head of red!
Do you have the "I feel pretty" gene? Now you can find out if you are a metrosexual. Complete the questionaire to see how your metrosexuality stacks up against others, and then use our handy guide to replace your metrosexual grooming products with manly man stuff. A hysterical look at today's...
Are you a true believer or a skeptic? Regardless, everyone agrees there are a great many psychic con artists. A sometimes funny, sometimes tragic look at psychic scammers and their bag of tricks. Hold on to your wallets for a wild ride into the ether!
The discovery of the human hobbit was hailed as the find of the century and seemingly altered history as we know it. But 4 years later, the jury is still out.
The new top secret Apple breast implant - called the iBoob - could have you whistling a happy new iTune. Will their customer base expand? Will their market share double in size? What will the mad Apple scientists think of next?
We're not talking about sweet treats here. We're talking about the truffle that grows in the ground and is revered by gourmets and chefs throughout the world. A humorous and fact-filled trek into the woodsy world of truffles!