As heard on TV

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Daenerys Targaryen courtesy of nerd.tanklikeagirl.com

What does Modern Family maiden Sofia Vergara mean by La Toti? Has the Duchess of Cambridge become a mononymous person? And what, exactly, is a Dothraki?

These unusual terms have become intertwined with our native tongue as part of pop culture language. For those of you who are on the up and up of the entertainment beat, here’s a list of this year’s top TV words (via Time.com).

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People for Good

If you’ve ever lost faith in humanity, this might just restore a small piece of it.

People for Good is a website and movement about average citizens doing good things for others. Why, exactly, are they committed to bringing smiles to people’s faces? Simply because they can.

It’s a crazy concept, I know. But the more surprising part is the sheer number of people who have joined the movement, contributed to the website and shared their stories online. By going to http://www.peopleforgood.ca/, you too can read and share your experience helping a friend, family member or stranger just because you could.

People for Good conducted “The Good Experiment” where they challenged five Canadians to do one good deed everyday. This experiment was meant to test the results concluded by a study stating that doing something good for someone gives you a natural high that can last for weeks, or even months. Needless to say, the challengers reported back with some positive results. Click here to check out their videos.

The campaign also has an app that randomly generates good deeds on the go. Whether it’s something as simple as saying hello to your neighbour, picking up a piece of litter or putting money an expired meter, these little deeds go a long way in brightening both yours and someone else’s day.

So why wait? Do something good, simply because you can.

I “Like” it

Photo courtesy of http://www.droold.com/i/348

This positive paperclip is an awesome addition to your everyday stationary set. Not only does it serve a practical purpose, but it also sets a bright and cheerful tone for all the work you do (just make sure it’s right side up)!

For those of you who can read and shop in Taiwanese, the “Like” clip is available online here.

Out with the old, in with the quirky and smirk worthy!

Well hello there!

It is my humble pleasure to introduce you to a brand, spankin’ new blog called Quirk & Smirk (Q&S for short).

Q&S is dedicated to providing its readers with a small spoonful of sugar to make their days just that much sweeter. By providing you with interesting anecdotes, heartwarming tales and adorable internet finds, my hopes are to have you walking away from your computer with a gigantic smile or, at the very least, a smirk on your face.

Enjoy your visit to Q&S, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@smirkandquirk) for more interesting clips on sweet slices of daily life.