Knowing How to Make Crepes Will Impress Everyone

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I know how to make crepes, like the real, authentic French kind; this is a fact that I reveal only to the trusted people in my close circle who won’t exploit me for this (welcome to my circle). I once made the mistake of volunteering to make crepes at a family holiday brunch years ago and ended up spending the … Read More

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Finding a Routine When You’ve Lost Yours: Help Wanted

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For the past three weeks, I’ve wandered aimlessly, making a vain effort to get everything done that I’m supposed to. I quit my job after being in a steady eight-to-five for three years and having nearly the same routine every week; as a type-A personality, this worked for me. Now, my days are largely my own; I have all the … Read More

CassandraFinding a Routine When You’ve Lost Yours: Help Wanted

Kavita Ramdas: An Extraordinary Leader

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It’s not every day that you get the chance to meet someone who is an inspiration to turn your life upside down and chase your dreams of making the world a better place. Several months ago, I did just that when I was virtually introduced to Kavita Ramdas by her cousin, who’s a close friend of mine. Kavita is a scholar, … Read More

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The Wonder That is an Egg Salad Sandwich



I’m a hungry lady on a budget; I’m also pretty stressed and busy, which can interfere with eating well. I am, in fact, so stressed and busy today that I didn’t notice I put my underwear on inside-out this morning while getting ready at warp speed. That’s just fucking great. A good lunch (and rightly worn underwear) can totally make or break my day (consider … Read More

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Ladybleeding on the Job

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When it comes to being a woman in the workplace, there’s no shortage of challenges and uphill battles to fight. In my office, which is small and run by a stereotype-governed executive director who thinks that all women always carry nail files, these battles are fought up a steeper hill than other places I’ve worked. Until recently, I’ve not given much … Read More

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Green Apple, Mushroom, Cheese, Onion Pastry Things

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I absolutely love appetizers, but I find them intimidating to make. Usually, I end up offering hummus and fancy crackers or something because I never know where to start. I went to a New Year’s party last weekend and, of course, was put in charge of bringing one of the hors d’oeuvres. Crackers weren’t going to be good enough for this affair, so I went to … Read More

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Declaring Myself “Free at Last”

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When I first sat down to write, I had every intention of covering the end of the year and all the beautiful and tragic things that have happened in the world. If you haven’t seen the year in pictures that’s been making the rounds on Facebook, I would recommend taking a peek. I still remember some of the images from 2010 and … Read More

CassandraDeclaring Myself “Free at Last”