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  • Compression Stockings and Discounted Rent: All in a Day’s Shopping

    The other day I saw a Groupon for two varicose-vein treatments and compression stockings. If it didn’t have an expiration date, I would have considered buying it. I know my family’s history with those unsightly things and it’s safe to say the future of my calves isn’t looking pretty. Then there’s the Lasik deal I stayed up until 1 a.m. mulling over last month. While I ultimately decided that if...
  • 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 transparency and connectivity, and as I...
  • 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 problems working in a group setting...
  • 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—and without...

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