14 Jul 2015

The Sharing Economy is a Lie

Lets Just Call It What It Is I used to drink the altruistic Kool-Aid that the omnipotent “sharing” economy is taking over the world. The harsh reality is that there has been a lot less sharing going on than advertised. Since sharing is a social exchange that does not involve profit, by definition,

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03 Jul 2015

Oh My Stars and Stripes: A Southern Guide to 4th in the North

As a displaced Southerner (Proud Charlestonian) living in the North, patriotic holidays are always a bit of a conundrum. With many of our staples not being available above the Mason-Dixon it can be a bit of a bummer. But in 5 easy steps you Yankees can have a Southern style 4th

Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling 0
18 Jun 2015

5 Pieces of Advice from Rum Raconteur, Zane Lamprey

I had the pleasure of running into Zane Lamprey in my neighborhood last week. He was currently on a mini-tour promoting Monkey Rum. I attended his  launch party last summer and it did not disappoint. Amazing smooth rum cocktails and even better stories from the Syracuse native. He’s hosted more than

Sheilah Villari - Dollar Bin Darling 0
15 Jun 2015

Profile of a Modern-Day Adventurer: Train Hopping & Hitchhiking in America

Ever wanted to just drop everything and go? Ever wanted to run away and join the circus, live a life on the high seas, train hop, hitch hike, explore abandoned buildings and have the greatest adventure of all? Adventure, along with a problematic lack of patience, is what entices me

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10 Jun 2015

The Guide To Avoiding Unnecessary Funeral Costs

At one point of the whole process, I found myself telling my family, “Funerals aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living.” — David Fisher (played by Michael C. Hall) From the ages of 1 to 14, I spent four days a week with my nana. She was my second

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29 May 2015

Eighteen Tunes to Screw To

    I used to have an iTunes playlist called Music To Fuck To, a curated aural orgy of thumping bass and wah-wah guitar glory.  All the obvious songs were there—”Whole Lotta Love,” “Come Together,” “Lebanese Blonde.” Naturally, I played it one night when I was giving a platonic massage to

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28 May 2015

Can You Go Without Shopping For 30 Days?

This post is sponsored by the fine folks at Yerdle. Wanna sponsor a post or advertise on the site? Email us: Let’s face it, we probably all shop a little too much and it can cause all kinds of problems. It fills up our landfills, creates a huge carbon footprint,

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