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Briana Rognlin

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Is Pepper Spray Dangerous To Health?

(160) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 5:04 PM

By Briana Rognlin, for

Over the weekend, Lieutenant John Pike was photographed casually pepper spraying peaceful Occupy Wall Street protesters at UC Davis, turning himself into a full-blown meme and symbol of police brutality. Thanks to artist James Alex, the subjects in paintings have probably become his...

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'30 Rock's' Katrina Bowden On Her Get-Fit Routine

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 8:52 AM

By Briana Rognlin for

Katrina Bowden‘s character on "30 Rock" isn’t known for being the world’s best employee, and she’s certainly not known for her work-appropriate attire, but she fits the bill as Tina Fey‘s hot, blonde assistant, Cerie. But looking the part doesn’t come 100 percent...

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Charitable Giving: Are We Holiday Do-Gooders Just Selfishly Easing Our Guilt?

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 1:11 PM

Last year on the day before Thanksgiving, I spent about 20 minutes researching food banks in New York where my small donation could be put to good use. I settled on one that seemed particularly effective, submitted my Mastercard details, then grabbed my suitcase full of wine and sweaters and...

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Life Coaching for Skeptics: 18 Areas of Life (But No Parachutes or Color Therapy)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 1:21 PM

I once bought the book What Color Is Your Parachute at a Relay shop in San Francisco International airport. I was returning from a business trip, feeling unsatisfied with life and unsure of what would make me happier. I slid the book, along...

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Never Bake On a First Date

(18) Comments | Posted June 15, 2010 | 2:15 PM

I love baking. I bake because I enjoy it, but I won't lie: I also bake because it really impresses people. Want co-workers to worship you? Bring in cookies. Want your friends to drag themselves across town to hang out at your place? Stock your cupboards with chocolate chips and...

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I Love Your Smile - Or, Discrimination In The Workplace

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 11:22 AM

My teeth aren't perfect. I drink coffee, I prefer stain-inducing red wine to white, and I didn't wear my retainers as a teenager. But thanks to a mother obsessed with keeping me pearly and cavity-free, I got braces to reel back my buck teeth, received bi-annual fluoride treatments to keep...

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