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The Power of Lasers

We live in the future, my mom always says. Tiny smartphones, the internet everywhere, little speakers that talk to you, answer questions, etc. That’s all pretty cool, but, as my dad always asks, “Where’s my jetpack?”   My version of ...

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Motorcycle Dangers and Safety

I’m getting very close to graduation, and I’m very excited about heading out into the real world. I’ll have my first job and start off my new career, I’ll have my own place to live and my own money, and ...

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Minimalist Living

I have too much stuff in my off-campus apartment, and it’s driving me nuts. I don’t know how I ended up with so many possessions — I mean, I’m still young! Imagine how crammed my space is going to be ...

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Balancing Student Schedules

I’ve enjoyed my time as a student so far, but it hasn’t been without its stress! I’ve been very busy all the time, and while it’s been fun and rewarding, it has also been exhausting. I look forward to graduating, ...

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When Relationships Stall

I dated my ex-boyfriend for three years, and, for a long time, I let him down. I ignored things he wanted, and I let my life get out of control. Now, I’m paying for it, because he’s done with me. ...

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Personal Injury Law Abroad

Is it just me, or do Americans love to sue each other? It seems like I can’t turn on the TV without seeing an ad for a personal injury lawyer, can’t go for a drive without seeing a personal injury ...

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Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Value

I’m going to graduate soon, and I’m most likely going to move to a small city or to the suburbs. I’m planning to rent an apartment and work somewhere within commuting distance. But, for most of the jobs and cities ...

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Analyzing Data

What does it take to know what people actually think? What I mean is: with all of the surveys and polls out there, what do we really know?   I understand that, in theory, polls and surveys tell us what ...

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SQL Success Stories

I could use some career guidance. I’m a recent college graduate with a degree in computer science. I’ve been searching for jobs for a few weeks now and even have a few offers, but I haven’t found anything that’s compelling ...

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No Soccer, More Weight!

My college years have not been kind to my waist size. When I was in high school, I was a jock, and played varsity soccer. However, I did not make the cut in college and my soccer career is over. ...

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Risks of Renting

There’s a house that my family owns that nobody lives in, and we’re not sure what to do with it. Right now, we all share a stake in it–even the younger generations, including my siblings and me. So whatever we ...

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Moving With My Maserati

I could use some advice. I just graduated from college, and I plan to move across the country to Los Angeles for my new job. Having my bachelor’s degree feels great. Better still was having my uncle give me his ...

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Parsing the Particulars of Producing a Podcast

I love crime. Let me try that again. I love true crime. I’m addicted to true crime podcasts, like ”Criminal,” “Sword and Scale,” “Serial” (the first season), “S-Town,” and “My Favorite Murder.” I listen to them in the shower, when ...

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Disabled and in Need of Assistance

While I was in my second semester of college, I was in a severe car accident and ended up being disabled. The injuries caused a lot of pain, and I was having trouble sleeping. Doctors prescribed medication to help manage ...

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Dorm Room Decor

I live in a dorm, and I love most things about it. I like my roommate, who is a great friend. I like how dorm life is so vibrant and puts me into contact with so many interesting people. A ...

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Could I Consider the Canadian Academy?

I’m a junior, and I’ve started researching grad programs. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago who is earning her master’s in Canada. I reached out to her, and she said I should look into it. I ...

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A Legal Play

I love sports. I love the excitement of the game, cheering for my team, and predicting what might happen. I love all kinds of contests, especially ones in which I’m involved. I love risk and surprises, and the joy of ...

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The Power of Nature

I’ve been studying history lately, and one thing that I’ve been struck by is the way in which humans harnessed the power of nature through things like farming and water power. Obviously, mankind has made a lot of mistakes in ...

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