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Responsibility: The Double-Edged Sword that Won't Kill Anyone

Apparently, love isn’t the only thing that can be lost in translation—the word nuclear, which is difficult enough to pronounce in English, mistakenly snuck its way into a report from a UN interpreter this week, exacerbating tensions between Syria and Israel...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/17/07

The New Dating Paradigm

Paradigm Shift #1: The office is the new bar

There was a time when office romance was considered anathema to a successful career. “Business and pleasure don’t mix,” said the conventional wisdom...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/17/07

Talkin' Bout My Generation...

In a recent Newsweek article called “Narcissists in Neverland,” Emily Vencat takes us Gen-Yers to task for making financial sacrifices early in our adult lives while forcing our parents to postpone their retirement to keep us going. She speaks to sociologist Jean Twenge...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/12/07


On Saturday, the Division III Trinity Tigers found themselves on their own 39 yard line with two seconds left, needing a touchdown to defeat Milsaps College. For all intents and purposes, the game was done and dusted. But then...

By Christopher Schonberger on 11/28/07

The Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

New York still draws the biggest crowds on New Year’s Eve—and it's a great party if you don't mind getting frostbite and holding your bladder for hours on end. Here are ten alternatives to an East Coast New Year’s in the Big Apple: ...

By Jenny Williams on 12/17/07

Happy Holidays from Gradspot!

No matter what you get up to this holiday season, we hope you have a wonderful and relaxing time. And if you didn't get any good gifts, here's another from us: Handbell Hero. It's Guitar Hero for the Tiny Tims of the world...

By Christopher Schonberger on 12/25/07

Top Ten Facebook Faux Pas

After graduation, using Facebook is a whole new experience. When you haven’t seen people for over a calendar year, the impulse to know “what they’re up to” becomes increasingly odd. By the same token, it is easier for people to provide a misleading portrait of their new lives as the “checks and balances” of the college...

By Christopher Schonberger on 12/10/07

"Mouse Hunt" Isn't Just a Bad Nathan Lane Movie - It's the Story of My Life

Remember Mouse Trap, that board game you used to play as a little kid? You would spend hours setting up the Rube Goldberg-style board, with its intricate system of little choking-inducing parts. If assembled properly, turning a crank would set all the components...

By Stephanie Berger on 11/12/07

Cheddar Ted's Life Lessons

Ever since I joined the workforce, things literally ain’t the same for Gazo the Prankstas. What that means is I've started eating oatmeal regularly and actually writing out “hahahahahahaha” in e-mails and instant message conversations. I’ve also started behaving very appropriately in...

By Cheddar Ted on 11/28/07

Great Coats for Grads

Outerwear can be a shock to the bank account, but probably more so than any wardrobe staple, a quality coat is an investment with high returns. Depending on where you live, you might wear it on over half the days of the year, driving the cost-per-wear ratio down to a very reasonable level. Plus you won’t freeze to death...

By Lauren Levinson on 9/04/07
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