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How to have an epic Broke-Ass Valentine’s Day

They say that Valentine’s Day started to celebrate Saint Valentine of Rome, martyred in 269 AD, then became a sensation in 1797 when a British publisher issued romantic verses for young lovers…

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Zen and the Art of Greasy Hair Maintenance

I am the proud owner of a set of bangs.  Like bang ambassador Zooey Deschanel, I have sported face-eating fringe for my entire life-- try

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The Best Thing Ever: Snail Mail

The other day, I received a plain envelope in the mail.  I wasn’t expecting it, and was perplexed as to what it could possibly be.  The return

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How to Karaoke Like a Pro Amateur Singer

First things first: I have never been a “wild child.”  During my teen years, I was a dedicated captain of my high school’s Quiz Bowl team-- our

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Embarrassing Things That Psychics Have Told Me

When you’re trying to figure your life out and workin’ hard and struggling to Rise to the Top and all of that good stuff, things

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Broke-Ass Style: Become a Cult Leader

Recently, I plopped down onto my couch to watch the Martin Scorcese documentary about vintage babe George Harrison, titled George Harrison: Living in

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The Weird Girl’s Guide to the Working World

My friend and I have this ongoing joke in which he always tells me that he’ll “never hire me for anything.”  Let me explain a

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Broke-Ass Fun: Become an Astrology-Obsessed Nutcase

At an art show the other day, I met a princely man in a pea green windbreaker,  tribal print backwards baseball hat, and turquoise necklace.

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Coming to Terms with Your Daddy Issues

Okay, actually, I mean my daddy issues.  And I don’t mean all of that psychological hoo-ha about abandonment and male authority figures or whatever.  I’m

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Broke-Ass Rant: If You’re Not Oprah, Then You Have Time To Hang Out

Like a lot of people my age who are trying to Make It Happen, I’ve kind of got a lot of shit going on right