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More Than Vintage: Wives With Beehives Promotes Out-of-Date Ideals

(15) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 4:15 PM

I was flipping through channels last night when I stumbled upon TLC's new special, Wives With Beehives. The special, which originally aired Dec. 29, follows four women in Los Angeles as they embrace the 1950s lifestyle.

I was initially intrigued -- I too love 1950s style, and I have...

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An Avid Viewer's Guide to this Season's Hallmark Holiday Movies

(8) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 6:04 PM

Coming home from school for the holidays, it is obvious that there is something in the air. Is it my family's excitement at having me home? The love from all our family togetherness? The delicious smells from my mom's Thanksgiving dinner? No! It's the beginning of Hallmark's endless Christmas-themed holiday...

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Dear President Obama

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 1:23 PM

Dear President Obama,

I wanted to mail this letter to you directly, but I decided not to. I was afraid that it would get lost in the sea of mail on your secretary's desk, and you'd never see it. So while I realize that you may sill never see it,...

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How The Bachelorette Made Me Believe in Love Again

(6) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 5:10 PM

I'm no fool; I know that all the "love" found on The Bachelor and its female companion, The Bachelorette is -- at most -- skin deep. I know that the contestants' "journeys" are entirely staged and unnatural so when they finally find "love" at the end of the show, it...

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You Don't Know Everything When You're 16

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 4:53 PM

It's a weird feeling for a 19-year-old realizing what you thought was right when you were 16, is not actually correct at all. I found this out the hard way this past week studying for my history midterm. Back when I was 16 I took my very first intensive history...

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