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02 Feb 2018

I was Kidnapped and Held for Ransom in Peru, Part 1

Guest Post by Robert Louthan. All photos by the author. Ecuador proved to be a very special country. The beautiful landscapes and friendly culture made it a hard place to walk away from, which is why I may have overstayed my three-month visa by just a little bit. I did

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30 Jan 2018

Great Podcasts For Boring Tasks

By Kelly O’Grady Thank God for Podcasts. How else would we handle menial tasks like riding the bus or sad attempts at working out. The other great thing about podcasts is that there’s no limit on what they can be about, there’s at least fifty podcasts all about the television

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30 Jan 2018

How to Tell A Killer Open Mic Story

A former producer of The Moth gives advice on how to get up on stage and tell a great story

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29 Jan 2018

Winter Hiking in the East Bay

GUEST WRITER: AMANDA MCDOWELL Of course, it’s impossible to not yearn for the sunny patios and sandy beaches of summer, but one of the beautiful things about Northern California’s winter months is how well they lend themselves to hiking. A trek might start off a bit chilly, but considering other

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23 Jan 2018

Your Work is Worth Something, Get Paid for your Side Hustle

By Rachel Fogletto  In the world of art and entertainment many of us find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of constantly getting asked to work for free. Most of my experience with this is in comedy, which unless you’re nationally famous, people still think is not “real” work, even when

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23 Jan 2018

Trump’s Foreign Relation Blunders Lower America’s Standing Abroad

By Kate Haverston Robert De Niro has played a lot of hard-asses in his time, but lately, his best role is that of himself critiquing President Donald Trump. De Niro seems to be the only one unafraid to use the type of language Trump reserves for remarks about foreign countries

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22 Jan 2018

The Conversation We Should Be Having About the Aziz Ansari Incident

Guest post by Jillian York In the past week, we’ve seen a new round of Feminists vs. Feminists. In one corner, we have young feminists, righteously angry at comedian Aziz Ansari and supportive of his pseudonymous accuser “Grace” and Babe, the publication that told her story. In the other corner,

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