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Living in a Voicemail World

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 2:02 PM

I live in a voicemail world.

"Hey friend, it's me! I was just thinking of this one time..."

"This is Dad. Just calling to see what you were up to."

"Hello, hello, happy Tuesday..."

That icon almost permanently sits at the top of my...

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The Trip That Changed Everything

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 3:40 PM

My friend Rachel and I had always talked about visiting Boston. So when I was surfing the web on a quiet day at the law firm where I worked, I perked up when a flashing red pop-up offered a cheap fare there. I made sure my boss wasn't looking as...

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The Power of Pinning

(2) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 2:44 PM

I was casually doing my daily creep session on Facebook, checking out which classmate had gotten engaged or who was popping out another kid, when something caught my eye on my news feed. There were a solid 25 entries from my best friend's sister. "Kim has pinned something new on...

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The Quarter Life Crisis Project: Living the Dream?

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 4:25 PM

It was a chilly day in December, the kind of blistery afternoons that make Ohio winters infamous. I was in a reflective mood as I thought about the first semester of my senior year of college drawing to a close during my walk across campus. I gingerly buttoned up one...

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The 1990s Are, Like, So 2012

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 7:45 PM

I think that everyone gets a little nostalgic when they think about the time period in which they grew up.

"Times were so much simpler then," baby boomers exclaim when reminiscing. Hippie children from the 60s feel a little misty eyed when they see a peace sign, and kids of...

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The Beauty of Bravo

(3) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 12:53 PM

Hello. My name is Amy, and I'm a Bravo TV addict (in unison now -- 'hi, Amy').

Like most great love affairs, I can't directly pinpoint when the relationship started. Was it watching Jo start her singing career during the beginning of The Real Housewives of Orange County? Maybe sparks...

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Do Class Systems Exist in the Dating World?

(337) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 10:20 PM

I recently spent a Saturday morning strolling around a downtown market with an old friend. The sun was shining, familiar jokes had left a smile etched on my face and I just couldn't get over the deals I was seeing (three green peppers for a dollar?! No way). Life couldn't...

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Don't Worry, the Real World Is Fun

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 4:48 PM

For many new college graduates, the past few weeks have been filled with highs and lows. Whether it was walking off of that graduation stage and directly back into your childhood bedroom at your parents' house, giving up your social life for the rigors of graduate school, or trading that...

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An Open Letter to the U.S. Government About Student Loan Debt

(65) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Dear President Obama and every Congressperson, Senator, and presidential candidate,

As I was indulging in my morning ritual of sipping a cup of coffee and reading the news, I came across an article that hit me with a wave of nausea faster than some of you swing a nine...

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Follow Your Rocks

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 9:00 PM

March doesn't just bring madness to basketball courts. In the crazy weeks that place a huge light on colleges across the country, there's a surplus of "feel good" human interest stories. A piece might pop up about a star player who started as the team's walk-on player, or paragraphs may...

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Missing Snow Days

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 4:43 PM

As winter draws to an official close this week, we're reminded of the ending of chilly seasons gone by. Our body cringes a bit when we think of trudging through brown snow, wringing out wet socks and bundling on the layers to stay warm.

However, this winter was one...

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A Defense of Greek Life

(29) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 2:02 PM

It seems that fraternities and sororities have been making headlines since the beginning of time, or at least since 1978, when the infamous Animal House was released.

The decades old Greek system made headlines yet again this week when a Dartmouth College fraternity member ran an expose in the...

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