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Michael Restiano is a writer and young marketing professional currently living in Boston. He writes about art, entertainment, literature, LGBTQ issues, education, and personal finance, with middling to decent success. Find him on Twitter: @mikeyrest.

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Why We Shame Millennials Living at Home

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 4:00 PM

I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career.

And, I live at home with my parents--out of choice. I sleep in my...

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There Is a Student Loan Crisis, and It's Not Hard to Understand

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 6:55 PM

The Student Loan Crisis Is Real

A-not-so-surprising declaration: $1.2 trillion in outstanding education debt, with much of it in default, is a crisis. If a $945 billion loss of assets in the subprime mortgage crisis gets to be called a crisis, then student loan debt...

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'Looking' Being Canceled Is a Loss for the Gay Community

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 12:56 PM

I'm going to open this with a confession: I actually enjoyed watching HBO's Looking. THERE, I said it: shame me. I thought the subtlety, the aimlessness (it is called "Looking," people) the sheer "why-the-fuck-is-this-character-doing-that" moments and the moody, dusky cinematography were fantastic, though many others, it...

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Here's Why You're 20-Something and Single

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:37 PM

I've written before about the cultural implications, stigma, and challenges millennials face, from choosing colleges to choosing which battles to fight. So, in that vein, here's another issue plaguing the life of your average 20-something:

Dating. Let's be honest: it sucks.

Is your idea of a fun Friday night...

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How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:22 AM


Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community. These emails will likely address hot-button issues such as...

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10 Things I Wish Somebody Had Told Me About College Before It Was Over

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:11 AM

1). There are no critical periods

It's dangerously easy to divide your collegiate life into a set of critical periods. To say that if you don't achieve X, (love, a job, an A grade, sex) by Y point in time, (next week, next month, next year, tomorrow,...

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The Selfie is Never Going Away

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:00 PM

2013 has been dubbed the year of the selfie. The word was officially added to the Oxford English dictionary (touted as the "word of the year") and we've seen everybody from that Facebook friend you can't stand to Pope Francis take and upload one. With so...

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Prestigious Schools: Costly in the Short-Term, Valuable in the Long-Term?

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:34 PM

If you're a high-performing high school senior from a non-affluent background, I can guarantee you've got a big dilemma coming your way: do you choose a college because it's affordable, or because it's your dream school?

You'll quickly find that a lot of the literature on this topic tends to...

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Small Liberal Arts Campuses: Protest Less, Listen More

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 6:17 PM

Some advice one of my English professors gave my class this semester:

"The worst thing you can do when you encounter an ideology you do not agree with is to say it's wrong, and condemn it. The best thing you can do is try to understand where it comes...

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The Sleepless Generation

(6) Comments | Posted September 1, 2013 | 7:28 PM

I did not expect to find myself at HubSpot's annual INBOUND conference this year, but when I was offered the chance to attend as part of the interview process for an internship at the company, I happily accepted.

Arianna Huffington delivered her keynote speech on Wednesday, and...

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