According to Doctor Google, DEET, or diethyltoluamide, was developed in 1944 by Samuel Gertler of the United States Department of Agriculture. It was tested as a pesticide on farm fields, but its true intent was for use by the United States Army following its experience of jungle warfare during World War II. I use it […]

The Gig Economy

From the Oxford English Dictionary: “Gig Economy: noun A labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. ‘working in the gig economy means constantly being subjected to last-minute scheduling’ Origin Early 21st century: from gig in the sense ‘a job’ + economy.” Funny, isn’t it? Fancy […]