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  • Honey Boo Boo Child Goes Broke In England

    England and the United States, in the scheme of all things international, don’t appear to be that different from one another. We all speak English, after all. And yet, upon arriving in Bath during my junior year of college to study abroad for the semester, it was obvious I was outside of my cultural comfort zone. Consider, for example, the first time I ate at a British McDonalds and went to...
  • Tis’ the Season to Be Inappropriate

    A holiday party is a hot mess. Whether it’s a gathering with friends or family, such celebrations seem to involve more beer than cheer; more inappropriate passes than clinked glasses. The single guys and gals become painfully aware of just how alone they truly are—and, if you’re me, search the premises for a sprig of mistletoe, the likes of which apparently only exists in Sandra Bullock movies...
  • Ms. Frizzle—Unsung Hero to Right-Brainers Nationwide

    When my brain was being assembled, a lot of attention was paid to my right side. Someone decided to take a snooze, however, when it came to the left. Now, that’s not to say that part of my noggin is completely hollow. I’d like to think I have a talent for words, for example. Otherwise, I’m not sure why I’m getting paid for this job. I am still getting paid, right? Science and math, on the other...
  • Breathe In, Breathe Out, Buy Bubble Wrap

    My last job was very stressful. During my 13-month stint at this previous company, I was asked to move cubicles three times. I had approximately 950 post cards, figurines and pieces of memorabilia displayed in my work space, so this was a logistical nightmare. The amount of boxes and bubble wrap required would make your head spin. After the first move, I constantly felt on edge, never knowing...

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