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Gina Ciliberto
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Gina Ciliberto has traveled to twenty-one countries and lived in three. She now writes about her bucket lists and studies at Juilliard in New York.

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The 1 Question You Must Ask About Your New Job

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 10:18 AM

The first days of my first job were littered with questions. Queries of all kinds swarmed my mind, including but not limited to: Can I wear jeans to work if I dress them up? Will I get a company phone number/email address/computer/phone? and, of course, Will there be a water...

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Paying Someone to Do Your Homework? You Might Not Like the Results

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:34 AM

This morning, a friend confided in me that he likes "every part of being in college except for the work part." Although I remember procrastinating in college, I was shocked. Isn't college exactly when you're supposed to be interested in assignments? College is where students have complete control over not...

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Looking Terrorism in the Eye: What the 9/11 Museum Can Teach Us About the James Foley Video

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 4:31 PM

James Foley was dead for mere hours before the internet started circulating his execution video; only hours after that, sites warned that viewing the video could be considered criminal activity.

No doubt, there is a long and worthy debate to be had about...

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A Lesson in Travel: Make Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 5:57 PM

I exhaled deeply as I sat in the hotel lobby at 5 am in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Just twelve hours previously life was grand; Emily, an American friend who had come to visit, and I were in Singapore eating crabs and doing a rain forest walk above tree canopies....

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Former Yankee Tino Martinez, Dominican Nun Get Honorary Degrees Side by Side

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:29 AM

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Sister Mary Alice Hannan of Part of the Solution shares a smile with Taina Rodriguez, who says the program got her life on track. Photo: Xanthos/News

It's the best news since the last Yankees' win, bar nun.

Former Yankees player Tino...

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Hate Your Job? You're Not Alone

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Mornings are generally tough, but they're worse when you're dreading going to work. New research released this April on behalf of Rasmussen College suggests that more people than we might think dislike their jobs. Almost a fifth (19 percent) of Americans said they were unhappy with their job...

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A Letter to Early Graduates

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 7:32 PM

"I hate to break it you, but school is the best thing you'll ever have." "Honestly, the only people I ever hear say that are people who don't make any money." -Girls, Season 3 Episode 2


My brother has decided to graduate (from undergrad) a year early. I...

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I Don't Know What to Do With My Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:59 AM

"I feel like I'm stuck in terms of not having a career, not having a path," said a friend via Skype. "I'm having a hard time figuring out what I want."

It wasn't the first time I'd heard that qualm that evening. Earlier, a different friend had expressed an identical...

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5 Questions to Ask About a Friend's Experience Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 12:18 PM

"So, what are people's reactions to your living-abroad stories?" a friend asked, waiting for hilarity to ensue. After spending the past few years living in a hotel in rural Italy, teaching English in a Malaysian fishing village, and interviewing strangers around London, I had more-than-a-few adventure tales up my sleeve....

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An Open Letter to the Woman Who Shushed Me on the Commuter Rail

(9) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 7:40 PM

Dear Fellow Commuter:

At first, I didn't recognize the noise. I was on the train paying attention to my phone conversation when I turned and saw that the loud hiss was coming from you. At me. Of course people who talk loudly on their phones on public transportation...

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7 Summits to Hike This Spring

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 6:02 PM

With spring just around the corner, we're lusting for time outdoors. Lots of it. That's why we've rounded up the best hikes across the U.S. and shared them with you, along with some of the best images from the trails.

It's kind of like saying, "Happy spring!" Or, more...

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10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 7:39 PM

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. No doubt, history, art, cuisine, cultural immersion are appealing and valid reasons to visit a place. But there's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. It's refreshing. It's humbling. It is, at least...

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