Movie Review | 21

Once again, I wrangled the husband and convinced him to watch 21 with me. I was intrigued by this story when I first heard about students at MIT playing Blackjack on the History Channel’s documentary entitled Breaking Vegas: The True Story of the MIT Blackjack Team. 21 revolves around greed, …

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Music Review | Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree

I have always been the sort of person who should like Goldfrapp. I love bands with female vocalists, and I really groove in the place where indie, pop, and electronica meet. But for some reason, I could never quite latch on to Goldfrapp’s sound. Something about their albums just didn’t …

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Feeling the Pressure to Procreate

“Don’t worry too much about it right now,” my friend told me. “Later it’ll become obvious whether or not you want to have kids. The right answer will just come to you.” This is the same thing I’ve been telling myself since my early twenties. Later. Wait until later. Everything …

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The Role Sleep Plays

We’ve all seen them — the advertisements on TV, in magazines, and even on posters at bus-stops and pharmacies — advertisements talking about depression symptoms and the medications you can take to alleviate them. While I do not disagree with the fact that chemical imbalances do exist and medication can …

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Bake for Now and Later

Do you ever wish that you could have homemade baked goods ready on a moment’s notice? Wouldn’t it be nice to always be prepared for unexpected guests? Baking now and freezing for later is the solution. You’d be amazed how many baked goods, when properly packaged and frozen, can taste …

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The Well-Stocked Holiday Bar

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Mind Your P’s and Q’s,” but you probably never knew that its origin is rooted in alcohol consumption. In English pubs, drinks are served in pints and quarts. Back in the old days when patrons were feeling the effects of lifting one too many, the …

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Gadgets You Can Use

As women, we are often pigeon-holed into absurd double standards — just because we’re interested in our beauty, what we cook in the kitchen, and where our kids go to school, doesn’t mean our intellect is limited and inflexible. If we enhance our bodies, rely on make-up and fashion to …

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Watches That Won’t Break Your Budget, Really!

A watch, like any piece of jewelry, can enhance your look and can say a lot about you and your style. Unfortunately, watches like Blancpain’s 1735 watch, said to be $1,000,000 by Forbes, are so over-the-top expensive that the common person cannot even dream of affording them. I thought I …

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