Unable to Repay My Debt, I Turned to the Mole People for Support
Feb19

Unable to Repay My Debt, I Turned to the Mole People for Support

I had been struggling to make ends meet for a while after college. At 26, I was working three part-time jobs to afford my meager apartment, keep gas in the car, and get some food in my belly each night. Add having to dodge an array of calls from debtors almost hourly, I felt isolated and became convinced I was drowning, that I would never find stability or happiness again. Then, I began to dig myself deeper – literally –...

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Four Adventurous Winter Date Ideas I Shouldn’t Even Think About Until I Have Health Insurance
Feb16

Four Adventurous Winter Date Ideas I Shouldn’t Even Think About Until I Have Health Insurance

This winter season would be the perfect time to get outside with my new crush for a date both charming and extremely dangerous – if I had health insurance. But because I could only pay, in the event of an emergency, the $54.22 to my name towards medical treatment, I should really just forget about these cute cold-weather activities for two from which a myriad of tragedies could arise! Ice Skating Ah, the classic wintertime...

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I Walked Around in a Scruff McGruff Costume and I Now Know What It’s Like to Be a Woman
Feb15

I Walked Around in a Scruff McGruff Costume and I Now Know What It’s Like to Be a Woman

As a man, I’ve tried my hardest to be the best ally possible to my female friends. However, as hard as I would try to empathize with their concerns and hardships, I found myself coming up short in fully understanding what it is like to be a woman in today’s misogynistic world. That all changed when I walked around Downtown Los Angeles wearing a Scruff McGruff costume. My attempt to bring a little bit of joy into people’s lives by...

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My Valentine’s Day Memory of a Forbidden Love
Feb14

My Valentine’s Day Memory of a Forbidden Love

It was Valentine’s Day of my nineteenth year. I had admired her from afar for most of my life. I had fantasized long enough. Now was the time to act. Having taken a year off from school to clear my head, I knew that next Valentine’s Day I would be away at college—away from her. This was my one opportunity to show her how I truly felt. Her husband was away at work. His job took him a couple of towns over, and he never got home before...

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6 Cheap Valentine’s Day Dates That Will Cram the Romance Back in Your Marriage
Feb09

6 Cheap Valentine’s Day Dates That Will Cram the Romance Back in Your Marriage

1. Go to the Gym Together Breaking a sweat in the gym is a great prelude to breaking a sweat in the bedroom! After your workout, take a break at the juice bar to people watch. Find the biggest, strongest person and punch him or her in the face to show your partner that you’re not afraid of anything — except a comfortable yet boring marriage. 2. Spice Up Game Night Instead of the usual board games and takeout, surprise your...

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100 Words or Less: On Groundhog Day
Feb02

100 Words or Less: On Groundhog Day

“Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow!” I read on my phone, a miniature super computer capable of presenting data from all over the world, and I am thankful we have this rodent to tell us what the weather will be. “What a time to be alive,” I write on Twitter, where I am connected to millions of people all over the globe simultaneously. “Truly we are blessed.”     More jokes, at no extra...

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