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Perspectives

Ingenuity 101: DIY and the World of Tomorrow

I am interested in the upswing in enthusiasm for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects and initiatives. From bee-keeping to urban farming to bicycle repair, people across the country are taking on a wealth of independent projects with nothing but a heap of ingenuity and their local Home Depot to help them. Just across the street from me, […]

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Bodies

Big Fat STARES And How To Deal With Them

When it comes to being stared at, I consider myself lucky. I don’t find people staring at me very much. Maybe it’s because I’ve retained a bit of what my college friends called “The Golda Walk,” where you basically walk around NYC looking like a badass when you’re really just a total nerd who happens […]

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Generation XX

All I Want for Christmas Is To Be Gen. X

Are you old enough to remember and appreciate the renaissance of Kurt and Courtney and zines and Cabbage Patch Dolls and Daria and Sassy and My So-Called Life? If so, I envy you as only a Gen. Y-er, part of the generation that is defined by disenfranchisement and raging discontent, can.

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Style

An Ode to Sneakers

I’ve never been into fashion. It’s not that I don’t appreciate its aesthetic or cultural value; I just have never been good at picking out clothes and putting an outfit together. I blame an incredibly easy 80s childhood. I liked bright colors and anything with animals on it, and my mom picked out my clothes […]