Sep 9

September 9, 2014

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The Best Things in Life are Outside

A friend of mine recently got a job offer out of state and a two week notice to move everything that she owns to a whole new city. This would seem terrifying if she wasn’t such an optimistic person. Instead of frantically packing and tying lose ends together she wants to enjoy the two weeks while spending as little money as possible. We are only two days in, but we have only spent three dollars apiece and gas. Day One…

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Aug 11

August 11, 2014

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Where Did All the Socks Go?

Running a household may seem like a fun way to wear an apron and host dinner parties, but what never gets reported is the daily phenomenon that happens in our own homes. The same items always go missing, there is an abundance of what we don’t need, and it’s so predictable that we know it’s going to happen before it ever does. Let’s talk about a few of these occurrences. In my house there are always missing socks. The smaller…

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Jun 27

June 27, 2014

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Why You Should Know the Truth About Chargebacks

I recently received a phone call from my credit card company, notifying me of fraudulent activity. I was flabbergasted and frustrated. After all, only 6 months prior a similar incident occurred with the same credit card. The bank’s representative asked me to review a series of recent charges. While the first two were clearly not mine, the last charge was from two weeks prior. I didn’t recognize the company name or transaction immediately, but I wasn’t certain that it wasn’t…

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Jun 17

June 17, 2014

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The 3 Things I Really Learned from College

Going to college is all about getting an education. Whether you’re in science, public administration, English, or art, there’s something for everyone at the collegiate level. Walking across the stage to collect your diploma means that you’ve accomplished something– something tangible. It’s one of the proudest days of your life, and as it happens it has very little to do with what’s written on the “college of ___” line on your diploma. The following are the three things I learned…

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Jun 12

June 12, 2014

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Making Money as a Tattoo Artist without Tattooing

Being a tattoo artist would be fantastic, because your art would be a permanent feature on another person’s body. If anyone loves your artwork enough to have it on their skin for the rest of their lives you can certainly take some pride in what you do. However, it isn’t for everyone. Learning to tattoo takes years of dedication and practice, you might have to work in a shop as an apprentice for years, receiving little (if any) money for…

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Jun 4

June 4, 2014

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Real-Life Friends Vs Internet Friends: 4 FAQs

We’ve all heard the punchline at some point in our lives how “internet friends” aren’t the same as “real friends,” and to some point I think we can all agree. The medium of friendship is an important aspect of that friendship, so it’s certainly part of the consideration. But can online friends be “real” friends? There’s been some amount of debate for a long time about this very topic, and I’m here to answer some questions about online friends based…

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May 30

May 30, 2014

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My Newest Obsession: Cornhole

I was at the beach last weekend when I happened upon a very strange sight. There were two parallel rows of wooden platforms and people tossing bean bags back and forth. I wandered over to see what the deal was. I found out I was watching a cornhole tournament. I’d never heard of cornhole before, but it looked like fun. After watching for a while, one of the contestants talked me into joining. Apparently, it was a charity event—so the…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2014

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How Giving The Nod to a Stranger Can Backfire Unexpectedly

Gentleman out there, you know what I mean by giving the nod, don’t you? Of course you do. It’s the thing we do when we see something we approve of but know that saying something would only make it more awkward than necessary. Giving the nod is also a great time-saver, because why waste words when you can say everything you need to say without saying anything at all? So you may be wondering how exactly this signal can backfire…

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Apr 6

April 6, 2014

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Public Transportation: Why I (Sometimes) Hate Something So Useful

If you’ve never had to use public transportation then lucky you! You’re probably well-enough off to afford your own car or you have a friend who’s awesome enough to drive you everywhere. So long as you don’t make him wear a chauffeur hat then you’ll probably always be friends, so good for you! In any case for the rest of us who have had to at one time or another had to use city buses there are a few things…

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Mar 30

March 30, 2014

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Why I Don’t Want to Hear about Your Book

Although any published author will tell you that writing is a difficult profession that takes years and years to get going in your life, I still find no shortage of people in the day-to-day who are convinced they’re going to write the next novel-fad. I understand, you’re excited- but I don’t want to hear about your book. There’s certainly nothing wrong with this mentality (as I’m sure that same mentality is how some authors get going), but it always elicits…

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