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Budgeting for a Big Decision

I’ve been dating the same girl for years now, and I think I’m ready to take the plunge: I want to get married. The only thing I’m worried about is whether or not I can afford it! I’m not sure ...

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Investments and Edibles

I’m really excited about the legal marijuana industry. Everywhere I look, it seems like it’s flourishing. And I’ve seen in the news that new states are legalizing marijuana all of the time, so there are more and more customers for ...

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Handling Host Duties

My friends and I are just as broke as our fellow college students, but we enjoy trying to get “classy” once in a while. We’ve been trying to put together events every month or so that encourage us to get ...

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I’m having a lot of trouble losing weight. That’s not a unique problem, I know, but I think I’ve kind of come by it in a unique way. My major problem is that I don’t have enough time to exercise, ...

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Graduation And Beyond

I’m a college senior graduating this May with a degree in public health. I also have a minor concentration in anthropology. I’ve been spending the better part of my weekends job searching, which has been difficult, to say the least. ...

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Help Me Help You

Written by LISSETTE HARWOOD | FORMER CONTENT DIRECTOR AT DISTRICT CONFIDENTIAL   My family learned over the holidays that my brother might have a drug dependency problem. We don’t know for a fact, but everyone suspects that he’s abusing prescription ...

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Another Alarming Incident

I could use some advice concerning my sister, who lives in upstate New York. She had invasive surgery about 10 months ago and has been slowly recovering ever since. The doctor originally prescribed her Vicodin to help manage the pain ...

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Safe Partying

I’ve never been much of a partier here at college, but I’m about to graduate, and I have a lot of friends of drinking age, so I’m thinking about throwing one big party for my 22nd birthday (which happens pretty ...

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What’s The Real Deal?

I recently had a pretty interesting debate with my roommate about the legality of marijuana across the US. We’re both graduating seniors in our penultimate semester. I’ll be graduating with a degree in sociology, and he’s getting his degree in ...

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One Down, Eight to Go

This week has been one of the most difficult that I can remember. I learned on Monday that my childhood cat, Eggroll, passed away in his sleep. He was an energetic and mischievous tabby cat with uncharacteristically big ears and ...

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Tips for Temporary Troubles

While I was recently at home in Syracuse for the holidays, I overheard my dad discussing a lawsuit brought against him with two of my uncles. My dad was originally an engineer and then a manager for decades before he ...

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The Good and the Bad of Online Living

This may sound obvious, but it’s amazing to me how much we do online now. I have cousins, some of whom are ten years older than me, who remember life before the internet was everywhere–and certainly before it was in ...

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Crimes and Lawsuits

  I have a friend who recently got into quite a bit of trouble back home. It’s his story to tell, so I won’t rehash it here, but suffice it to say that he (allegedly) did some serious damage to ...

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Dental Careers

When I first got to school, I thought that I probably wanted to be a doctor someday. For whatever reason, I never really thought I’d want to be a dentist. Maybe I didn’t think it was glamorous enough, or something. ...

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Prototype First, Business Second

  I’m a graduate student in mechanical and aeronautical engineering getting ready to enter the industry for the first time. I’ve spent multiple years experimenting with unconventional ideas around airplane fuselage design but really haven’t been able to get much ...

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Fantasy Felonies

  I’m in a fantasy football league with a few of my friends from high school. We were always a straight-laced gang–maybe even a little nerdy, to tell the truth–and we really embraced fantasy football from a young age. To ...

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The Economics of Environmentalism

I’m a big believer in the free market. I also care a lot about the environment. I never thought of those two things as opposed: in my mind, it makes sense that the free market would reward “green” companies, because ...

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Second-Guessing Doctors

  I have a cousin who is a doctor, and he complains all of the time that his patients second-guess him. He says that in the age of WebMD and what he calls “excessive” TV advertisements for prescription medications, too ...

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