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On the Lighter Side

5 Reasons Why Your Age Doesn’t Matter

I’m celebrating a milestone birthday this year. I won’t tell you which one, but it rhymes with “nerdy”, if you’d like to take a guess. A friend of mine is also celebrating a milestone birthday around the same time I am. I won’t tell you what hers rhymes with. She’d kill me. She is convinced that this magic number means she is now “old”, a thought that puts her in an absolutely panicked state of mind. Whether her age makes her old or not  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

How Not to Be Weird

Sorry, I can’t actually give you a comprehensive guide on the subject. This is something each person has to figure out for themselves, through the exercise of poor judgment and the resultant embarrassing moment(s). I can, however, give you one guaranteed way not to be weird, from my own experience. If you ever hear the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and you think that “measure a year in cups of coffee” sounds like a great idea, well, it probably  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Things People Say: Introvert Edition

Despite all that’s been written on the subject, introverts remain a pretty misunderstood bunch. Alas, the world is made for extroverts. What follows are some of the questions and comments we quieter folks are often on the receiving end of, and what we’re most likely thinking, but too polite (or too indifferent to bother) to say out loud: 1. “Why are you so quiet?” Am I really all that quiet? or are you just a chatterbox? Maybe I should ask you why you’re  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

For the Love of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are great. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables get all the hype. If you ask me, the best thing nature’s got going right now are its fungi. I’ve been on vacation in Connecticut the past few days (it seems strange to admit I’m vacationing at a place that is basically home, but there you have it). Our weather so far hasn’t exactly been what you’d call fair: pouring rain for days on end, and a river that’s flooding its banks. Unlike  ...

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