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Music

Pop Culture Commentary: Nelly’s “Tip Drill” Video

I am happy to say that I have finally gotten enough free time to be able to go through my iTunes and cut out all the old music I don’t listen to anymore. When I got to the Ns and started deleting Nelly songs, I was intrigued to remember that I had his old song […]

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Work

Precarious Labor: Traffic Control

This is a repost from my personal blog Only20something about the construction industry and the workers that are on the lower end of the food chain in most companies, in keeping with my theme of last week’s post on forgotten populations. Student jobs and seasonal work often go unnoticed because the labour is cheap and has […]

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World

What You’re Not Taught in History Class

This summer, I did something very unlike myself and worked away from home on a construction crew in Western Canada. We initially started out in Alberta (I flew from Toronto) and from there we drove—trucks, equipment and all—to Manitoba. We started out near Brandon, but as the summer wore on, we progressed further north and […]

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Crossposts

Don’t Overestimate What You Can Do Today

Monday motivation, or all over the place? I remember reading an article a little while back discussing what is known as the Planning Fallacy, or, in other words, mistakenly assuming that you can get way more work done than you are consistently capable of.

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Music

Why I Love Rap Music

I’m just your average looking white girl who refuses to listen to anything besides rap. It’s one of those things that in part, I kind of can’t explain”¦ like, why do I like the color orange? Why do I like broccoli but not Brussels sprouts? It’s just a certain taste that I’ve come to acquire. […]

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Technology

Twitter Is a Great Newspaper Substitute

I used to consider myself slightly old school for my generation in that up until recently, I never had any “new” technology that all my friends had, because I opted to be the cheap one. While quite a few of my friends pre-ordered the iPhone 5, I was happy with my little slide-out Samsung with […]

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Pop Culture

Commercials That Air During Maury

I’m (kind of) your typical home from college kid temporarily living back at my parents’ house. I don’t miss much about having to live under their roof and rules in the suburbs except for the free TV. Typical.