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Grad School: Worth the Price Tag?

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 12:05 PM

When I graduated with a bachelor's degree, I did what many of my peers did -- laid on my parents' couch for a couple months and felt completely directionless. OK, some of my peers probably had it more together than I did. Then again, I watched four whole seasons of...

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Maintain the 'Peace': Get Ron Artest Off the Court

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 5:59 PM

Dear Mr. World Peace, Let me put this delicately: you're out of control and you don't belong in the NBA.

OK but seriously. If any of you missed the cheap elbow-to-the-head maneuver the player-formerly-known-as-Ron-Artest pulled this week, let's just say... he's out of control and doesn't belong in...

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 12:22 PM

One minute you're a kid in a garage making up imaginary games, and the next minute you're a worldwide Internet sensation.

What, that's not how your life story went?

Well, OK, me neither. I at least got the imaginary part down -- I used to follow my brother and his...

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Dumb and Dumber 2: Where Will They Be Now?

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 3:40 PM

It's difficult to argue with the impact of a movie that you're still quoting nearly 20 years after its release. It's a little easier to argue against two grown men in powdered blue and neon orange suits, if it wasn't undeniably endearing in this case. What would a high school...

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The Avengers in the Hunger Games Arena: Who Would Survive?

(14) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 12:05 PM

The biggest buzz in the cinematic world these days is all about Katniss, Peeta, and the Hunger Games arena. But a couple of months down the road, Comic Con goers will no doubt put hair-braided, mocking jay-pinned fangirls to shame when they descend on local theaters in all their costumed...

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If Hunger Games Tributes Owned iPhones

(5) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 1:32 PM

They've changed the way the average person lives daily life, so it's worth wondering -- what would happen if popular fictional characters had access to iPhones? It certainly would have a legitimate effect on The Lord of the Rings (I imagine Frodo would have killed for a solid...

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6 Famous Movies That Wouldn't Cut It as Silent Films

(35) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 3:04 PM

Some of the biggest films at the box office in the last year weren't on their first go-round on the silver screen. The advent of 3D films initiated a growing trend: second servings of old movies. Seen The Lion King a thousand times? Yes? Want to pay $15 to see...

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Life Lessons Learned From (Not) Watching The Bachelor

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 9:24 AM

We better get the confessional out of the way: I've actually never watched a single episode of The Bachelor. I know -- I'm not sure how I've avoided it either. But considering that I've lived with my fair share of female roommates, it's inevitable that I've overhead a few tidbits...

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Feminine Ideal: Class vs. Crass

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 12:24 AM

The other night, I caught an earful of sexual commentary, crass humor and rampant profanity.

Was I watching an intense movie? Was I moonlighting with a local biker gang? Was I watching an episode of "Cops"? No, actually -- this torrent of vile verbiage was flowing from the lips of...

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LDS Church Ad Campaign: Why Mormons Are on Your Billboards

(408) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 12:23 PM

Experience tells me that religion is a touchy subject. The title of my blog alone may have already ignited fiery opposition in the hearts of some readers and sent them straight to the comment box, opinions blazing and fingers flying in a mad frenzy across keyboards and touch screens.

For...

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It's Not You, It's Me: When Mothers Quit

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 1:31 PM

Women of the world, please stand up if you plan to ever give birth to a child.

Now, everyone who plans to be exceptionally selfish, please sit down and cross your legs or take some birth control.

I know it sounds harsh, But after reading the article "The...

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Drive-Thru Woes: Would You Like a Side of Kooky with That?

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2011 | 3:59 PM

There's something peculiar happening between me and drive-thru windows. No really, something weird happens almost every time I drive through a fast food establishment. Maybe a certain level of oddity is to be expected when you're heeding the call of an 11 p.m. taco or French fry craving.

Firstly, I...

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Facebook Slacktivism: Charitable Opiate for the Masses

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 2:38 PM

You know you're starting to become predictable when you receive the following comment on your Facebook status: "Like Like Like! I hope there's a Huffington Post article about this soon."

Your wish is my command, friend-who-apparently-knows-me-too-well.

The status in question:

"ATTENTION ONE AND ALL: Remember that life phase between like...

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Smart Phone Phobia: One Millennial's Aversion to Creepy Technology

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 8:44 PM

For someone who works in the communication industry, I have a rather uncharacteristic aversion to technology. I'm serious, smart phones weird me out and I've only recently learned how to consistently work a DVD player. (I mean really, must there be so many remotes and buttons?)

First let's point out:...

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The Burqa Ban: Another Misguided Step Toward So-Called Equality

(1504) Comments | Posted October 10, 2010 | 8:45 AM

Oppression is in the eye of the beholder, you know. Having spent my undergrad years up to my elbows in literature on marriage and families, this is a topic that's graced my intellect on more than one occasion.

With the dawn of the feminism age in the mid-1900s, droves of...

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How Britney Spears Prepared Me for Grown-Up Life

(4) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 1:16 PM

His name was Adam and I had a major crush on him. I was 11 years old, and I thought the epitome of coolness meant wearing a plaid skort and white knee socks. (It would take me a further two years to grow out of this delusion. I had a...

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An Overactive Subconscious Meets the Dream Dictionary, Round One

(5) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 8:02 PM

This all started with Rupert Grint and Walmart. No, I take that back -- it started much longer ago. Here's the deal: as long as I can remember, I've had some pretty peculiar dreams. And I almost always remember them. In fact, I was genuinely surprised when I found out...

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