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11 Nov 2019

Famous Blue Hoodie: An SF Version of a Classic Leonard Cohen Song

Over the weekend I got to read at the SF Leonard Cohen Festival. I recited a few different things including my poem Italian Girl in Dublin. But I also put together something new for it! If you’re a Leonard Cohen fan, then you know the song “Famous Blue Raincoat” but

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11 Nov 2019

Why DNA Tests Might be a Terrible Idea

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08 Nov 2019

How to Grow Your Social Media Brand While Dying Inside

by Laurie Riihimaki Having Instagram is a necessity if you want to have any sort of influence on the world. That’s because our average audience is just like us: easily impressionable, loves instant gratification, and they’re suffering from sore thumbs from frequent scrolling. Seriously, if you’re not on Insta then

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07 Nov 2019

5 Fun Date Ideas to Distract You From Your Crippling Student Debt

by Ben Mangelsdorf In case you were wondering, college has been going amazing. I definitely spent the first two years of the best four years of my life contemplating whether life was truly worth living, but I’ve gotten past that and have developed a strong sense of apathy and disregard

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07 Nov 2019

I came. I saw. I got the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich.

After countless months of unquantifiable turmoil, incomprehensible existential dread, and a level of abandonment I have never felt before (I am a child of divorce), the Popeyes original and spicy chicken sandwich was back. “You bastards,” I whispered when I saw the Twitter post announcing the sandwich would be back

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04 Nov 2019

Nearly Half of American Renters Are Cost-Burdened by Rent

This article comes from the folks at Apartment List Let’s take a look back on 2018: a year of record-low unemployment and increasing wages. Yet according to a new study by Apartment List, virtually half of American renter households are still struggling with their housing costs. Apartment List’s 2019 Cost

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04 Nov 2019

5 Meals Your Broke A** Can Make For Under $5

by Kate Brunotts Listen, I love the holidays as much as anyone else, but there’s no denying that with them comes the “season’s greetings” of a lighter wallet. Those artisan cat socks you got for your great Aunt Jackie are expensive, and I totally understand being fed up with ramen. 

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