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The 7 girls you’ll meet online

The 7 girls you’ll meet online

1) THE SWEETHEART AKA PRINCESS PEACH The only reason this girl isn’t married is because we, men, are assholes. No, in all seriousness, this girl is a catch: she’s pretty, smart, has a good job, goes on hikes, loves IPA and whiskey, except for… something. Something that keeps guys from swiping right, buying in, settling down. […]

The careful curation of our cautious lives

The careful curation of our cautious lives

So I’m fresh off a meeting with my counselor—yes, I meet with a shrink—and we ended up talking about my anxiety as a writer attempting to confront… Let me stop there, because I struggle with what to call it. Comfort? Conformity? Full context: we were talking about why I feel pressure to please my parents (keep […]

Is this Good?

Is this Good?

We’ve all seen it happen before. The teacher drawn into an arguing with a student. The assistant coach questioning another coach’s instructions while working with players. The real estate agent pushing a house they can’t sell on impressionable clients. The doctor who receives samples from a pharmaceutical company and finds herself prescribing their products. The mortgage […]

Tinder (and Bumble)… a Female Perspective

Tinder (and Bumble)… a Female Perspective

The following is a guest post by my cousin… enjoy! While there are many, many reasons why men fail when it comes to online dating, here are the top three offenders I’ve come across since joining the wide and shallow world of swiping: 1) Guys are ridiculously full of themselves. 2) … or have no […]

Why people fail on Tinder (and Bumble)

Why people fail on Tinder (and Bumble)

Here’s what I don’t get about Tinder. And Bumble (I’m recently divorced—that’s a long story I’ll tell another time). Yes: it’s amazing and convenient and smart to be able to easily view all the single people around you, read a little blurb about who they are (which is sometimes pretty fucking weird), and then if […]

The King and the Count: A Political Allegory

The King and the Count: A Political Allegory

There was once a King who’s lands were rich, luscious, and green. His people were happy, life was good. The King was rich. In fact, his lands were so productive, the King had excess grain and produce his people didn’t need. What they did need, however, was salt–so the King sent the excess food to […]

The 5 Don’ts of Social Media

The 5 Don’ts of Social Media

Rule #1: Don’t be a scroll-whore. Oh, I know—I do it too. Sitting in bed, on the couch, on the shitter, scrolling endlessly through my Twitter feed, face vapid and expressionless as a cow chewing its cud. But really, is that the point of social media? No—hence the word “social.” Yes, we want to see […]