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Dark Roasts, Light Roasts and Life’s Roasts

Feb 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Coffee is, quite literally and pathetically, the reason I get out of bed in the morning. I kid you not. The last time I was in Florida, I could not pull myself out of bed at 8 a.m. on the first day of vacation, despite having sunshine and the beach outside my window. Then I […]



4 Things You’ll Learn When You Take a Vacation

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

At the end of an exceptionally busy spring, I made a promise to myself: I would take the summer off. As someone who’s worked two or more jobs since teenage-hood, summer vacation was the stuff of elementary school, not self-employment. “But there must be something to that two month break,” I thought. Remember how much […]



5 Defenses for Going on a Television Bender

Jan 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you’ve ever felt like a loser for opting to stay planted on your couch even though the sun is shining, don’t – the best of us get addicted to great TV shows. In my life, it’s added to my experience of the world. Here’s why: 1. In an age when you have to Tweet […]



A Love Affair with TV and How Hitchcock Contributed to the Binge-Watching Trend

Jan 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Mid-afternoon on New Year’s Eve, I said to my boyfriend, “Maybe next year we’ll be at the top of some mountain, a few days into an incredible hiking trip. But this year, we’re having pizza and champagne, watching ‘Shameless’ until we can’t keep our eyes open.” We made it through 11 episodes – 11 hours […]



5 Things I’m Over Now That I’m In My 30s

Dec 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over a late-night margarita session (two, not ten) last week, my nurse friend made an interesting prediction: “We’re all going to be old, in the hospital or nursing home or playing with our grandchildren, with these awful, distorted tattoos.” I imagined faded, melting ink that looks more like a poor Dali knockoff than crisp artwork. […]



4 Things Nobody Tells You About Working From Home

Dec 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Since the winter of 2009, I’ve worked from home. At first, my office was my bed at my parents’ house – I’d prop myself up against the wall and sit sideways, my feet dangling off the side. After 10 minutes, my back would ache and I’d have to take a break (that first year of […]



Why I’m Not Thankful for the Little Things

Dec 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

During my teenage years (and a few blue days in my 20s and 30s), I would think to myself, “I’d love to be somewhere else…someone else…around different people…with a different view from my window…” and on and on. Then I’d have one of those great days where you fall back in love with everyone around […]



5 Ways to Stop Missing Work Deadlines

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When I worked at The Culinary Institute of America, I’d roll into the parking lot every morning at 8:35 and whisk by my manager’s desk, coffee and buttered roll in hand, hoping she didn’t see me. I was late every day – sometimes I was five minutes behind, sometimes ten, more if I was stopped […]



How to Say No in 3 Steps or Less

Oct 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Ahhh, guilt. Isn’t it great? Thanks mom, thanks Roman Catholic household, thanks never-ending feeling that I’m doing something wrong and should repent. As was pointed out to me in an infamous comment on a Facebook post that should have never been, I’m a bit of a guilt-tripper myself. The good news is that I make […]



7 Words You’re Using the Wrong Way

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Yesterday morning, every news outlet I flipped through reported the piece of metal – aluminum, to be exact – that fell off a building and onto a busy sidewalk. On one of those channels, the word “medal” flashed on the bottom of the screen. “Wow, was it really some type of metal medal?” I thought. […]