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College loans and job-search groans

Where did all the good, high-paying jobs for B.A.ís in English Lit go all of a sudden? Four years of my life, wasted. Actually, the years werenít wasted; I was. Now Iím going... read more...


Buzzing is the sound of time flying

People naturally worry about their memory as they get older. ďOh, I canít remember where I put my reading glasses. It must be the beginning of the end.Ē Really? Follow a teena... read more...


Too much of anything can get annoying

Remember a few years ago when term limits were all the rage? The idea was that every few election cycles, politicians would have to run for a different office or go back home ... read more...


Five billionth in line for the throne

ďCount Lipschitz is on the phone,Ē Sue yelled. There was an unsaid ďagainĒ in her voice. He is becoming a pest, always calling just as Iím going out the door or just when dinn... read more...


Warning! This article may cause drowsiness

Most of the prescriptions I have ever gotten warn me not to drive, operate heavy equipment or use a chainsaw while taking the medicine ó which was never a big problem when I w... read more...


The male and email of the species

Every week, it seems, social scientists find another way in which we divide ourselves into groups. Thereís the Generation Gap, the Gender Gap, the Education Gap, people who sh... read more...


Jotting down the Un-Bucket List

There are so many things I DONíT want to do before I die that I have started a list of them that you can stick in my coffin when I pass. Oh, I forgot; Iím not having a coffin.... read more...


Bees deliver stinging fashion critique

The shirt is magnificent. Itís covered in huge red flowers that look so real you could pick them. The greens are green, the yellows are yellow, the reds are red. Iíve been tol... read more...


Tissue issue? Help is a phone call away

Back in the days when American dads were building fallout shelters in their basements and backyards, I always wondered where the garbage would go during thermonuclear war. I ... read more...


My guyís guys are better than your guyís guys

Itís not my job to get my guy elected president. Itís his job to get himself elected president. As much as I like my guy, Iím not on his payroll. Every time I see something o... read more...


Divorce, Facebook style

A recent report states that Facebook was mentioned in one-third of all divorce cases in 2011. Oddly, the story didnít say what was mentioned in the other two-thirds of divorce... read more...


Millionaires are a dime a dozen

A penthouse in Manhattan just sold for $90 million, which broke the record set last year when the 22-year-old daughter of a Russian billionaire spent $88 million on a Park Ave... read more...


What not to name the baby

Sophia was the No. 1 name for baby girls in 2011. It comes from the Greek word for ďwisdom.Ē Jacob, the No. 1 name for boys, has its roots in the Bible. Mason, the No. 2 name ... read more...


Technology is wonderful Ė when it works

My computer is blazing fast. They say it has several million times the computing power of the ones that scientists used to put a man on the moon, even though itís only a fract... read more...


Want fries with that pizza?

There are some things you canít buy in this country for love or money. One of them is pizza with hot dogs embedded in the crust from Pizza Hut. After all the publicity, it tur... read more...



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