Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day! A holiday founded in 2002, this is the last day of National Poetry Month and the perfect day to carry your favorite poem around with you so you can share it with friends and family. You can also use the hashtag #pocketpoem on Twitter to discover what […]
Around this time last year, I went to the gym two or three times a week. I had a routine: bop around on the elliptical for about 40 minutes, lift a five-pound weight for about 10 minutes, and then do a bunch of crunches in front of the mirror until I got bored. My gym […]
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With all the Hollywood movies getting the Broadway treatment these past few years—Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Newsies—it’s easy to overlook all the silver screen options. (Then there are the screen-to-stage adaptations we’d rather forget; Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, anyone?) Rumor has it that the 1987 action/comedy/drama/fantasy/romance (what genre does it not touch on?) […]
For Specks. Pets are people. In fact, most of the time, they are better than people. Pets will lay on your legs and stay up with you while you struggle with algebra. They will stay up with you while you whisper on the phone with boys. They will look concerned when they find you crying, […]
A RECENT HAPPENING (true story): I get on the bus to go to my internship. A man reeking of alcohol sits next to me and asks for a dollar. I say no, and he tells me he’s going to eat me. I take a new job. I am to dress like cartoon characters and go […]
This week a record number of people asked me for advice about dyeing their hair. I was at a conference about start-up technology yesterday, and a complete stranger-man asked me if he should try a lighter color. A few hours later, I was eating a sandwich at a bus stop and a homeless man asked […]
That project you have been eschewing? You can do it. Online dating? You can do it. Cooking healthy food for yourself? You can do it! You are the captain of the S.S. Your Life. You are literate (if you’ve gotten this far), and capable, and — let’s not forget — a person who passed 8th […]
Are you too poor? Too rich? Completely uncreative? Well, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day (and night) dates that can fit all any and all of your needs!