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  • Sit Back, Relax and Watch Me Huff and Puff

    When I’m working out in my community gym, I don’t want residents in the clubhouse and pool watching me through floor-to-ceiling windows as I sweat like a pig in a bacon factory. There’s a reason I’m on a treadmill and not laying out in a bikini by the water. Nothin’ to see here, folks! But I’m the exception. Most Gen Y renters are looking for visual...
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You: Dealing with Different Personality Types in the Workplace

    According to the Myers-Briggs personality assessment—or, to be more accurate, a free version I found on a questionable website—I am an INFP, or Idealist. Among other things, INFP’s are laid-back, non-confrontational, highly intuitive, focused on making the world a better place and talented writers. Hey, I didn’t make this up—it’s science. They may also have...
  • Show Me the Bandwidth—And Some American Idol Lovin’

    When I got up early this morning to watch YouTube montages that suggest American Idol’s Lauren and Scotty are dating (please be true), I didn’t have the time or patience for slow Internet service. I had a bus to catch and a limited amount of time to live vicariously through these two teenagers. While some would argue that I could still function day-to-day with poor Internet speed...
  • Leasing From a Pub: Differences in the Global Housing Market

    A few days into my trip to Ireland—a five-month period of “self reflection” otherwise known as a vacation—my friends and I needed a place to rent. The hostel we were staying in served free breakfast, but we also had to wear flip-flops in the shower to avoid contracting Athlete’s foot. After making a few phone calls, we agreed to tour a home for rent on the...

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