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Life

Things Women of an Arbitrary Age Should and Should Not Do

I keep seeing clickbait posts from various sources (that I won’t give the satisfaction of linking to) outlining all the things women (it’s always women) should and shouldn’t do, wear, and have after certain milestone ages like 25 or 30. It would seem one of the things we shouldn’t have is joy.

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Humor

Lists We’re Not on This Week

As one of the best kept secrets on the Internet, Persephone doesn’t tend to make it on a lot of lists. We’ve decided to embrace this. 

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Crossposts

The UfYH Guide to Moving

So, you’re moving. Fun! No, wait. The opposite of that. Moving sucks, but there are things you can do to make it suck maybe a little less.

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Humor

Expat Ramblings: I Make Lists

I love lists. They keep things in order, they’re neat, and they make me more efficient (sense a theme there?). But most of them merely serve to illustrate the state of my mind at any given time.

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Books

Five Favorite Books: 2012

This year alone, I’ve read 77 books and so far reviewed 68 of them. More so than in years’ past, I’ve come across work that I want to shove into the hands of every reading adult I know. In Sara-praise, “I want to hug its face off” ranks highest. Here, then, are my most face-huggable […]

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Crossposts

Crosspost: 10 Most Ridiculous Christmas Decorations Ever

We’ve all seen them: Christmas decorations, ornaments, sweaters, odds and bobs that are so ugly, misplaced, or ill-conceived that you just shake your head in amazement, snap a picture on your cellphone, and then laugh hysterically with your friends about them later.

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Politics

The Problem with The Hill’s Top 50

Earlier this week, The Hill posted its list of the 50 Most Beautiful People for 2011. The Hill is a newspaper and website that keeps track of the goings on in Washington, including Congressional session, lobbying, campaigning, and DC-specific items of interest. This is their eighth annual list of the most attractive Congressional staffers, journalists, […]

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Just for Fun

Versus

This is a fun game I like to play where I compare two things that are somewhat similar and determine which one is better. And by determine, I mean arbitrarily and capriciously declare based on my subjective preferences. Let’s begin”¦

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Perspectives

Pros and Cons of Being an Adult

This post is inspired by the grocery shopping that I just did.  As is typical these days, I was stressing out about credit card debt, and bills, and rent and my future and on and on.  And I was like, Jesus Christ, being an adult BLOWS! Remember when you were little and you’re all “when […]

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Pop Culture

The Best Christmas-y Movies that Aren’t Primarily About Christmas

At this time of year, we all have our traditions. From how you decorate the tree, to just how much Bailey’s to put in your hot chocolate when your family goes out to gawk at Christmas lights, there are the little rituals that let you know it’s really Christmastime. Christmas movies are a big part […]

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Pop Culture

Classic Movies you should watch (or re-watch)

I just finished watching Tootsie, which I had never seen before, partially because I thought it might be boring.  I often avoid movies that I think will be boring, especially if they’re a little bit older.  I don’t know why, and it looks like I’m doing myself a disservice, because this movie is hilarious! I […]