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Making the Most of a Long Weekend

While long weekends are supposed to be one of the small joys of working life, they also have “logistical nightmare” written all over them. If you’re like me, it’s tempting to settle for the personal challenge of watching seasons 1-4 of Scrubs in four days. And while I hate to diminish such an admirable commitment...

By Julia Bonnheim on 10/30/07

What Did You Like About College?

Anyone who watches Gossip Girl knows that college admissions have gotten totally out of hand. If the new CW drama (aka the O.C. of the Upper East Side) is to be believed, there are now only eight reasonable schools in the country (all Ivies—going “out West” is a joke), and you have to have a hyphenated last name...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/30/07

Cereal Quiz

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably become dependent on cereal as a staple of the post-grad diet. After all, it easily fulfills all the necessary criteria—it doesn’t require preparation, it doesn’t go bad, and it’s mad cheap. Recently, however, I started to wonder about myself when I realized I was buying a lot of Special K...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/31/07

How to Clean Your Bathroom

Q: What’s the best way to clean my bathroom? – Jessica Beck, New York City

A: Hire a maid. Then you won’t have to. I mean, who wants to clean a bathroom? Ok, fine – so maybe the maid route...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 11/01/07

Divide Your Costs with Fake Walls

The problem with finding a large, sunlit, beautiful one-bedroom apartment is that it costs two arms and two legs. Rather than sulk away from the opportunity, think about splitting the rent in half by converting it to a two-bedroom. How? It’s simple—add a wall...

By Josie Swindler on 11/01/07

First Date Etiquette: The Perfect First Date Spot

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and given the discussion of pre-date prep in our first column, picking the perfect first date spot is crucial to your plan. Remember, no state dinners; barbecues with your brothers and sisters can come later; and even though you may love dear old Mom and Dad...

By Mr. and Mrs. Smith on 11/02/07

Blazing Hot Blazers

Walk through any college campus during a crisp autumn day and it will be full of students in candy-colored fleeces. While these fuzzy, shapeless coats are ideal for the scruffy student, a fleece is less than desirable for us sophisticated post-grads. How to look polished and stay warm this fall? Add a bit of ...

By Lauren Levinson on 11/02/07

Without Sleep I Am Alarmed and Dangerous

Every morning, I wake up to a fiesta. No matter how many times I’ve reset my alarm clock, it somehow re-tunes itself to play a random, blaring Mexican music station each time it goes off. However, my a.m. amigos aren’t the biggest problem. I recently started a job as an editorial assistant...

By Stephanie Berger on 11/05/07

Hosting Your First Dinner Party

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to finally take advantage of having a real kitchen (so long dorm mini-fridge). You haven’t even cut the price tags off your new kitchen gear, but it’s time to take the plunge and throw a grown-up dinner party...

By Erin Hartigan on 11/05/07

It's 5:00:01PM. Time to Leave Work?

It’s 5:02 and 34 seconds. You’ve been watching your computer clock tick for the last half hour. You’re done with all your work. You’ve read the entire Internet, reorganized your inbox (sub folders for sub folders for sub folders style), and have sent emails with the subject...

By Jennifer Pollock on 11/05/07
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