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  • A Friend Til the End

    My first apartment was in New York City. The walls were purple, the peephole had an empty gold frame around it and we could see an ugly naked guy from the window. There was a lot of laughter, a few tears, and, most importantly, friends. Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel may be fictional characters, and their purple apartment may have just been a set, but to me and millions of other...
  • 13 Worst States To Be A Burglar

    It might seem hard to burgle an apartment—after all, you definitely know your neighbors. You might be able to hear them through that one wall you share. You've probably chatted by the mailboxes or gone to the holiday party in the lobby. When you live that close, you really know your building, and it's easy to spot someone who's not supposed to be there. Right?While you might have a thousand eyes...
  • Don't Mess With These Gals

    After lone-wolfing it my first semester of college and frequently wandering by myself, I decided to take a self-defense class. My brother told me I had the weakest punch of anyone he’d ever met in his life, and while I disagreed with this wholeheartedly, I figured some technical instruction couldn’t hurt. For the next eight Thursdays, I walked to the student center and listened closely as a...
  • #WTHill: New Year, New Resolutions

    I’m going to just say it. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I never understood the need and always thought it should be a journey of self improvement. Then I read an article that stated every year deserves its own word. After my initial dismissal of the concept, I realized it’s one I can stand behind. It’s motivation to help put a focus on my challenges for the year. Thus, my 2014 word is Move...

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