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In Defense of Friendship

Before you read this post, I’m going to need you to do a couple things. First, if you haven’t already, read this article.** Second, find a library database or run a search on Amazon/iTunes for “the four loves” and just note all of the erotica hits you get. Now you may proceed. “Just friends,” “something

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The Importance of Obsession

Have you ever been obsessed with something? For me, it was always Harry Potter. Between the ages of 7 and 17, I was a veritable font of obscure Harry Potter trivia and lore. I went to the midnight book releases and re-read every volume until the hardcovers were falling apart, spines finally conceding to the

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They’re More Like Guidelines Anyway

True confessions: I never outlined a single one of my essays in high school or college before I wrote them. Okay, that’s not strictly factual, but when I was required to turn in an outline prior to the completion of the essay, I wrote only the bare bones and didn’t look at it again until

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Get On the Stupid Bike

So, the car I drive is almost 20 years old. In a few years, it could legally drink. But it doesn’t have a few years. I took it in this morning after a suspicious clanking noise roused my attention, and it turns out the alternator has a terminal prognosis: three to six months before it

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I Just Need Some Spaaace(s)

You’re scrolling down your Instagram feed, and you see a picture of your roommate with her new coworkers. She talks all the time about how great they are, and you’re so happy she’s found a group of people she really clicks with and a workplace environment that she can thrive in. The double-tap is a

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