Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist

02 May 2010

Free Einstein’s Bagel: You Know You Are Eating One Anyway

I don’t know about the apple, but NYC is home of the bagel. How did that happen? What is our obsession? The answer is we like it because the bagel is fulfilling, dependable, versatile, and a part of our culture. Here’s a short history of the bagel. The bagel originated

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 2
02 May 2010

Ten Reasons I Am More Russian Than You

I have always wandered that strange space between eastern and western culture. Experiencing manic highs of optimism and awful lows of cynicism at a much faster turnover rate than, say, a manic-depressive, my disorder is untreatable: First-Generation Russian American-ism. Indeed, a full blooded Russian will look at my relatively strong ethics,

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 4
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
25 Apr 2010

The Inescapable Thoughts of an Urban Dweller

I stepped outside my place yesterday in need of some inspiration, something to break up the drudgery of thoughts which collect in the time it takes for me to get dressed, stand in the elevator, pick what song I want to listen to on my mp3, etc. Because I happen

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 0
24 Apr 2010

NY Tech Meetup: A Cheap Way to Gain Insight into the Social Media Revolution

Some of you may have already heard of the phenomenon of Meetups where people go online to find groups of people with shared interests, plan meetings, and form whatever offline ventures in their own communities. Its not surprising that New York’” where a ride on the subway or a trip

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 0
18 Apr 2010

Ode to the Entrepreneurial Struggle (aka The Hustle)

Of the many thoughts churning my stomach these days, I wonder one quite often: Is it best to get a conventional job or a cut of your own? The sentiment of the entrepreneurial struggle, a.k.a. the hustle, is everywhere these days. We see it in the popular HBO special, How

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 0
17 Apr 2010

Spa Weekend – Because Being Broke is More Fun Beautiful

Spa may be a word that may sound like fancy spit-up to the usual suspects lurking around these parts, but we at BA can all appreciate the healing art of a deep facial tissue cleanse, especially one that is provided at a discount. After all, we are broke but beautiful.

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 1
11 Apr 2010

Water is Cheap… For Now

Yesterday, I showed up to a water conference to supplement my knowledge of energy issues, mind you as the only non-engineer for whom the molecule drawings instead look more like adorable Mickey Mouse figurines. Clearly, I am addicted to the high of being somewhere where I don’t belong. I suppose

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 2
10 Apr 2010

Free Talks & Stuff for Dangerous Minds

You have to keep learning to enrich your life. When all crap hits the fan (and I don’t know whether I have a lot of it or just a tiny fan, but it seems to hit quite often), you only have one thing to rely on, and that’s a dynamic

Rebecca E. - The Centimentalist 1