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18 Sep 2019

How I Live in NYC and Spend Only $25/week on Groceries

I live in New York City and stuff is expensive. Moving here and starting with a stream of minimum wage jobs has forced me to learn how to cut costs and stick to it. Luckily, my income has since increased, but I haven’t felt the need to expand my grocery budget.

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16 Sep 2019

The Body Positivity Movement Doesn’t Include My Body

by Dee Dee Thompson This morning, I made my first purchase at Adore Me, a subscription-based online retailer for sleepwear, lingerie, and activewear. After a few months of disappointment with the plus-size options at Savage x Fenty (Rihanna’s lingerie subscription site) I decided to try something new, and admittedly a

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12 Sep 2019

Voodoo as a Means of Political Resistance

by Willem Frankfort I’ve been an activist for a long time, since my mother led me by the hand to Free Mandela rallies. I’m pretty sure that my first words were probably condemning Ronald Reagan. I marched repeatedly; against two wars, against the one percent with Occupy Wall Street at

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12 Sep 2019

Playing Card Meanings in Cartomancy

Playing cards have been used to tell fortunes ever since they originated back in Europe in the 14th century. In a way, they were the first form of tarot cards. The practice of cartomancy is among the oldest forms of fortune-telling and is still used to this day.

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11 Sep 2019

10 Things You Should Talk About Before Moving In Together

by Kate Brunotts Living alone in a city is hard- it’s smelly, expensive, and exhausting to play “How Do I Avoid My Roommates” night after night.  Finally, you’ve found the one. They’re cute, they take you out for free pizza, and most importantly, they have the potential to cut your

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10 Sep 2019

How to Talk to Your Centrist Parents

By Ryan Dennis I ring home once a week. The structure of these calls follows a predictable pattern: starting with family gossip, then whatever they did that week, then sports, then weather, then politics. My parents are Democrats in an upstate county that registers two-to-one Republican. Complaining about Trump on

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09 Sep 2019

Why You Should Break Up with Your S.O. via Social Media

by Amelia Palmer Relationships are hard, and sometimes it’s time to call it quits. Maybe your partner leaves their dirty clothes everywhere, or stopped showering weeks ago, or maybe they’re just an asshole! Whatever your reason for giving them the boot, don’t bother with an antiquated private breakup! Opt for

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06 Sep 2019

Comparing the Italian and NYC Mafias

by Ryan Dennis Earlier this year Frank Cali, leader of the Gambino crime syndicate, was shot down outside his home in Staten Island. It marked the first mafia killing in New York City since 1985. As a nice poetic touch, the murder happened only a few minutes from where The

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