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Career, Uncategorized

Working 20s: Underwhelmed, Underpaid, Underestimated

Corporate America and generation X have a lot to say about millennials in the workforce. We’ve been classified as entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy by every business publication from Forbes to Fortune. Well, here’s what we have to say to Corporate Americas and the Baby boomers who run it: Every millennial I know feels professionally underwhelmed and discontent. That’s because we are fundamentally engineered to reject Corporate America. Millennials are pushers: we push boundaries and buttons. We’re anti-establishment. We inherently reject structure, routine, and institution.  We’re not subservient. We have opinions and we’re not afraid to voice them. We’re…

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Career, Humor, Lifestyle

Thou Shalt Not Commit ADULTING!

If I had a dollar for every time someone ever told me “being an adult is not fun,” I probably wouldn’t have to watch my paychecks disappear by 12:15am on the 15th and 30th of every month. Since I was seven-years-old and I made the unfortunate mistake of wishing that I was a grownup, I’ve been lectured and warned about the perils of adulthood by every coming-of-age television show, movie, novel, song, middle-aged person and senior citizen in the world. They told me again and again and again. They wrote it in birthday cards. They merched it on bumper stickers,…

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Love

The Morning After

So here we are. February 15th. One day after cuffing season’s Championship game. As always, it was an interesting season. I saw some surprising results: both devastating losses and epic comebacks. Congrats to all the players that came out on top, you played well. But for those of you who didn’t have such a great Valentine’s Day and still find yourselves unhappily single or in a messy ‘situationship,’ I’m not going to insult you with sports cliché’s like “everyone is a winner,” because that’s not true. Valentine’s Day, as cheesy and superficial as it may seem, can be a very…

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Career, Lifestyle

There Must Be Drugs In The Lemonade!

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you know by now that Beyoncé is pregnant with twins. As a matter of fact, even if you have been living under a rock you probably STILL know that Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is expecting twins. Not even SpongeBob Square pants and the citizens of Bikini Bottom could escape that news. Even if you managed to avoid all the blogs; radio stations and news outlet, it was the topic of literally EVERY other status, tweet and post across all the social media channels for like three days. I couldn’t make it…

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Health, Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

For Introverts Who Have Considered Social-Suicide When People Are Too Much

You know that girl at the party who drank just enough tequila shots to put her confidence level right under Beyoncé, so she’s boldly dancing around the party flirting, complimenting and inappropriately joking with everyone from the aspiring Instagram models to the socially awkward guys in the corner? Her comedic nature is exacerbated by liquid courage so the unsolicited commentary is undeniably hilarious and you can’t help but be at least slightly amused by her. She’s in the center of a small group of cute, well-dressed girls who spent the first 20 minutes observing the scene, but somewhere between Rihanna’s…

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Career, Humor

Networking or NOTworking?

The Merriam- Webster dictionary describes networking as ‘the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.”  Business consultants and authors describe networking as a science or an art that can be mastered by reading their books or attending their seminars.                                                                                             Clichés like ‘your network equals your…

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Humor, Love

Cuffing Season Returns!

We are approximately 27 days into Fall. The days are getting shorter, skirts are getting longer and the weather is getting colder. This debacle of a presidential race is leading into an election that personifies what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place. If you don’t get killed by a clown or relocate to Canada before Hilary or Trump runs this country into the ground, then you’re in for a particularly harsh winter. Meteorologists are predicting record low temperatures. But more important than any of those aforementioned notes is this … Cuffing Season is upon…

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Humor, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Talking 20s: Digitally Savvy, Socially Challenged …

I’m a cord-cutting, iPhone yielding, Snapchat-obsessed, multitasking, texting-and-driving twentysomething- year old. And I’m all for millennial rights; but I absolutely draw the line at the alarming decline of our communication and social skills. It’s very unsettling that I could have an in-depth conversation with someone, via Twitter, over the course of two weeks; where we discuss everything from political views to pop culture; but when we see each other in person … nothing …nada… radio silence …. crickets …  The irony of this generation is that the more technologically advanced and “social media-savvy” we get, the more interpersonally challenged and…

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Wise Words From A Decent Man

I’ve been getting a lot of positive feed back to my last post about losing/breaking up with friends; which is both rewarding and alarming. I’m happy that so many people could relate, but I’m also a little concerned that we need to put out an Amber Alert for all the lost friends out there.      I’d love to bask in the glory of being “wise beyond my years,” but I’d be lying if I said I reached this level of maturity all by myself. Sometimes you just need to hear – or in this case read – the right things. For…

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking Up With Friends

It’s been 335 days since I broke up with my high school best friend. I’d love to say that the breakup was amicable and we’re still regular friends, but that’s not the case. In fact, it had all the ingredients of a bad breakup: it happened via text message, tempers flared, harsh things were said out of anger, and there was an eruption of years of built up aggression and unspoken grievances.  Despite our explosive ending, however, I’m not upset with her. I would never talk bad about her or spill any of her secrets. I would most definitely be…

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