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Dealing with the Landlord from Hell

Sometimes it seems like there are two kinds of landlords: bad and worse. Actually, there are three: a real estate holding company (a large company that owns a lot of property, is hard to get on the phone, and that may have a management company handle...

By Josie Swindler on 9/27/07

New York: The Laziest City in the World

I’ve recently come to realize that New York City needs a new nickname. I propose that “The City that Never Sleeps” is a tired misnomer — as one of my friends observed recently, stores close in New York just as early as they do everywhere else. Sure, the lights in...

By Stephanie Berger on 9/27/07

The Dating Game

A few months ago, my roommate stumbled into the apartment, closely followed by a boy. I was sitting at the kitchen table, eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and reading Harry Potter. It was 3 am. They were wasted. I wasn’t wearing pants. It was awkward...

By Amanda Harrington on 9/27/07

Quadruple Threat

If you can read right now…The History of Super Mario Bros.

If you can watch right now…wild documentary on frat life (should make you glad to be out of college)...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/01/07

How to Get the News in 5 Minutes a Day

Q: How can I keep abreast of current affairs without spending too much time trying to keep up with the news? –Teddy B., Los Angeles, CA

A: I’m going to share with you a tried and true method for soaking in every bit of important world news each day...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 10/04/07

Do You Feel Like a Fraud? (You're Not Alone...)

There is an epidemic sweeping the nation, and recent grads are particularly susceptible. Hundreds of thousands of people live in denial and embarrassment, unwilling to admit that they are victims. Indeed, shame is its greatest weapon...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/04/07

Independent Volunteering Abroad

Sure, you could drop a couple of grand on a two-week AIDS camp/safari in Tanzania—but why pay to work when you can do it for free? Independent volunteering abroad—that is, making all your own arrangements without the support of a third party—is definitely cheaper and...

By Jenny Williams on 10/04/07

Traveling Smart

Between Thanksgiving, fall foliage getaways, and rivalry week in college football, November is often a busy travel month for recent grads. This means that every weekend, a vast array of logistical nightmares are playing out in the major transportation hubs of the country. One way to avoid such a nightmare is...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/05/07

The Curse of Moving Home

This is my first blog on the site, so I am gonna start with what I consider to be the most important life lesson any college senior can learn. If you are prone to mental instability like me, don't move back to your hometown after...

By Cheddar Ted on 10/05/07

Party Tricks

There is no better way to make up for being not that cool than knowing a few party tricks. Just ask David Blaine—rumor has it this guy was a complete DINGUS in college...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/08/07
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