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In Defense of the Blackberry

In Defense of the Blackberry

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past few months it has been made abundantly clear to me that I am the last person in the world who owns a Blackberry. On a regular basis, my friends rail on me at the bar whenever I put my phone on the table. The question “how does it feel to live in a world populated by better phones than the one you have” has been raised more than once. When a student of mine asked if I had an Instagram, she looked genuinely embarrassed for me when I told her A) I didn’t have Instagram because I had a Blackberry and B) Even if I did, I’d never let her follow me or whatever it is you do with Instagram. In fact, nothing hit home harder than having a Baby Boomer colleague of mine tell me to go back to the 90s as he pulled out his iPhone.

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The 25 Best (and Worst) Christmas Ornaments of All Time

The 25 Best (and Worst) Christmas Ornaments of All Time

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s crazy how many hours there are in the day when you aren’t sleeping. Currently it is 5 AM, and I haven’t slept a full night in over a week. The walls are starting to melt in my peripheral vision.  I finished my final final exam earlier today. Yesterday, I mean. Shit. Uh…what was this article supposed […]

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10 Cool Online College Courses You Can Take Thanks To Coursera

10 Cool Online College Courses You Can Take Thanks To Coursera

| September 24, 2012 | 186 Comments

Coursera, The beautiful brainchild of Stanford professors, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, allows anyone to take a comprehensive course taught by some of the most preeminent professors from top universities in the world. All of this for the price of $0.00. The participating schools are some of the best in the world.

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10 Classes of Awesomely Bad Movies To Watch Hungover

10 Classes of Awesomely Bad Movies To Watch Hungover

| September 19, 2012 | 85 Comments

It’s Saturday night, and you’re still too hung-over to move from the night before. All you want to do is wear pajamas and crawl into bed and die. Unfortunately, you woke up at three in the afternoon and there’s no way you’re going to bed anytime soon.

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5 Weird Hobbies You Might Acquire in College

5 Weird Hobbies You Might Acquire in College

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The most unexpected thing I discovered about college is the amount of free time I have. Of course, there are awful weeks around finals and midterms where I sequester myself in my room for 72 hours, and live entirely off Cheerios, carrots, and Arizona Green Tea, but for the most part, my days have large […]

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You’ve Got Mail: The Art of Letter Writing

You’ve Got Mail: The Art of Letter Writing

| March 3, 2012 | 206 Comments

In our increasingly digital age, the practice of letter writing is dying out. With the convenience, immediacy, and cheapness of sending email, text, or instant messages, there seems to be no point in sending snail mail. There’s the matter of buying stamps, envelopes, and if you’re feeling really fancy, stationary. There’s the concern that by the time you send the letter, the information will be outdated. However, letters do have their time and place, and knowing when and how to send them is an invaluable skill to have. Plus, writing letters is a great way to keep in touch with friends who have moved away to go to school.

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