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  • A Little Birdie Told Me

    FOMO, fo’ sho.’ Translated into plain English, that’s “fear of missing out, for sure.” As a Millennial, I admit to feeling this way at times—fearing that I’m missing out on something more exciting or fun than what I’m currently doing. Social media plays a major role in this, of course. When you post a Facebook status proudly announcing that you...
  • Hoop! (There It Is)

    I was a 5’7” forward playing against 6’1” girls during my days as a high school basketball player. Call me Mugsy Bogues. Except unlike Mugsy, I was also slow and unable to jump more than three inches off the ground. But what I lacked in height and hang time, I made up for with heart. I was that person who wore t-shirts with sayings like, “Basketball is life—...
  • All Hail Hipsters

      I’m a risk-taker. Fashion forward. Ahead of the times. For example, I wore oversized glasses in middle school, way before all the hipsters started doing it in Brooklyn. Sure, fellow classmates were probably making fun of me behind my back, but no matter—I was cool and I knew it. Now every hipster worth his organic salt is copying 12-year-old me. I also rocked skinny jeans...
  • Darwin Didn’t Do His Homework

    Sometimes I wonder just how much mankind has actually evolved.  Take men, for example. Thirty-thousand years ago, Neanderthal dudes were beating large pieces of meat against cave walls, grunting commands to their lady friends and sharpening tools against their thick skulls. I don’t know if you’ve looked around lately, but today’s male species isn’t doing much better...

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