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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week

It’s back to normal work today after the Christmas holiday, and this week is going to be busy. Here are ten songs that are keeping me sane today.

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Health

Nightmares

Most nights, I am visited by nightmares. They range from “being chased by a crazed murderer” to “being swallowed by a tsunami” to “I’m late for a test in a class I didn’t know I have” to “It’s been a mistake, my mom/dad/cat didn’t actually die.” I wake up feeling sad, depressed, scared, and unrested. […]

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Humor

Rejected McSweeney’s Lists

Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is a literary website founded by Dave Eggers; the pieces are usually humorous or absurd. Since 2006, I’ve tried, in vain, to have my lists accepted by the site. In grad school, we competed against each other to have pieces accepted. (If memory serves, the “winner” was someone who’d had a […]

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Books

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013 – A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

This was the one book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist that I wasn’t particularly excited about. But then it was right there in front of me in the library, so it moved up on my reading list. Afterwards, I still wasn’t particularly excited about it. So here I am, trying to put my feelings […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Feeling Ambitious

When I was a child, I wanted to be a painter. After a while I realized I had zero talent.

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Sex

Wet and Wild: Cumming in Dreamland

Q. Is it possible for women to have wet dreams? I think I may have orgasmed in my sleep before because of a sexy dream I was having.

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Op Ed

It’s Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams (Unless You Want To Be An Olympic Gymnast)

I aspire to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list. If this is your dream when you’re nine years old, you’re adorable. Go girl! If it’s your dream when you’re twenty-five, well, OK, good for you. If you’re 44 and still dreaming about it, some people are going to think you’re pathetic.

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Pop Culture

(Celebrities) In Your Dreams

I try not to watch anything too disturbing or scary before going to bed, because often, I dream about things that were on television just before I fall asleep. That means I avoid the 11 o’clock news, and anything involving murders or ghosts or unsolved disappearances. Those are the things that freak me out, and […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Truth or Dare Dreams

It’s the last day of May! The year’s almost half-over. Let’s play some truth or dare.

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Books

Do You Have More Time Than You Think?

Laura Vanderkam thinks you do. She’s convinced me that I am dicking around way too much and that I could be significantly more amazing if I changed that.

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The Frisky Feminist

Orgasms In My Sleep: How, and Why Now?

Q: So I’m in my mid-twenties and I’ve started waking up mid orgasm every week for the past month or so. And I don’t get it. I’ve never had this (I don’t want to say issue ’cause it’s kind of fun”¦) happen before. Not during puberty when that sort of thing is more common, so […]

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Perspectives

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost.”

I am writing this in the last hour of my life as a 28-year-old. In 45 minutes, I’ll turn 29 and enter my 30th year of life*. It’s funny how nothing has turned out the way I envisioned when I was younger.

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Perspectives

On Dreams (As Opposed to Reality)

Recently, my dude and I had to make a challenging decision not to move into a new apartment. It sucked: the new apartment was more spacious, better kept, newly renovated, and more attractive than our current one. It had screens on the double-paned windows. It was energy efficient. Its kitchen had many cupboards, and a refrigerator […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 5/3/11

Why, hello there. Today I thought I’d ask a question about childhood dreams. It’s a two-parter, because I think the first part gets asked a lot and I wanted to mix things up. I hope this is fun and interesting and not sad.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP 4/28: Sweet Dreams

Good afternoon, Persephoneers, and welcome to the beginning of another fun day at the Internet Ranch. I hope everyone weathered last night’s storms (we have staffers in the Midwest and the South, and it was a wild night). Last night, a friend mentioned that a movie star made an appearance in her dreams.