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Baby, it’s cold outside…and I have no coat

When I first announced my plans to move to New York after graduation to friends and family, I was met with the same response from all. Although concerns for my safety and sanity were expressed secondarily, the primary worry among them was that I would freeze to death...

By Stephanie Berger on 10/23/07

How to Watch Television without a TV

Q: I don’t have a television in my apartment but still want to watch network shows. How can I pull this off? –Ben G., Atlanta, GA

A: For the first time in my life, I decided to not have a television in my room...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 10/23/07

What Are the Most Depressing Jobs

If you’re suffering from a particularly bad case of the “Mondays,” you could be falling victim to America’s most subtle predator: Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD. When the weather changes suddenly, people get colds, but they also get depressed...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/24/07

Should You Hire a Maid?

No matter how lazy you are, you still have to clean your place anywhere from once a year (before your mom visits) to once a week (for the Gossip Girl viewing party you host). We've all fantasized about hiring a maid, but is it really worth it...

By Josie Swindler on 10/25/07

Music in Prison

For many recently employed grads, the politics of listening to music at work can present a difficult conundrum. In some offices, veterans have no qualms about blasting truly awful music out of their cubicles, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can. It’s an earned right that you can’t just claim willy nilly...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/25/07

Online Speed Dating

Part of being a grad is either A) working way too hard in the name of “getting ahead,” or B) hardly working at all and feeling depressed and reclusive as a result. Both these models of grad behavior can turn dating into a virtual impossibility. Thankfully, SpeedDate.com (as well as WooMe.com) turns dating into...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/25/07

Chicken Ranchero with 2-Minute Salsa

This recipe is an attempt to capture the flavors of a dish from a quality Mexican restaurant—conveniently called “Mexican Food”—in Kennett Square, PA. It’s quick and tasty, and it requires only one pan. What you will need...

By Nick Schonberger on 10/25/07

Top Chef Knife Skills

“Knife Skills” are pretty lacking at Chez Gritz. Imagine me butchering a chunk of Crack Barrel sharp cheddar with an ironically un-sharp plastic knife left over from my last delivery order. Congratulations, you’ve successfully imagined Tuesday nights...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/25/07

Bring the Coffee House Home

Just think: two dollars a day, at least five days a week, fifty-two weeks a year—you’re spending $520 a year at your local coffee shop, and that’s if you’re only drinking one cup per day! Not even Pierre de Fermat could reconcile those numbers, and you don’t have to either...

By Molly Martin on 10/26/07

From Rachel Ray to "ER": Cooking for One

I love to cook. Some of my earliest memories include me perched on a stepstool, sprinkling salt into a mix or nibbling a piece of apple as my mom prepared Thanksgiving dinner. Although I used to worry that I would never inherit my Italian mother’s cooking acumen...

By Stephanie Berger on 10/29/07
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