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What does evolution have to say about love?

The purpose of love is to pass on our genes.

Now that we got that sobering and un-romantic fact out of the way, let’s take a step back.

Scientific revolutions have this annoying habit of constantly forcing us to reexamine everything we…

A guide to the art of the conversation

New York City’s Bryant Park is an oasis of green surrounded by a desert of grey concrete buildings. I sat on a dark green chair underneath a dark green umbrella overlooking a square of bright green grass.

“So how important is luck?” a voice inquired next to me.

I turned…

Some names are hot. Other names are named after U.S. Presidents.

I was supposed to be born on July 4th. Eager to fit into a country they just immigrated to, my parents named me after America’s first president. So I became a “George.”

Growing up, I liked my name. It’s recognizable without being overly common. I never had to compete with…

A semi-serious guide to modern dating

You met him on an app. Tumble or Hinder or Binge. One of them. All of them. You forget which. You swiped right based off a picture and a 25 word bio — he loves dogs and traveling.

Now you’re at a trendy coffee shop/restaurant/bar. He’s talking about his recent…

And why the “local” experience is overrated

If I polled a handful of friends about their favorite activities, “traveling” would fall somewhere between breathing and bottomless brunch. Judging by the number of articles, blogs, and Instagram accounts dedicated to traveling, my friends aren’t alone in their wanderlust. The “millennial” generation travels far more than any other previous…

And why you should never make decisions when hungry

I, like most red blooded Americans, love Costco. It’s like Disneyland for adults except instead of marveling at fantastical rides, you marvel at Costco’s ridiculously cheap prices — where else can you buy enough bulk-sized containers of peanut butter to last you for the next 3 years?

One of the…

Or at least reconsider asking someone to take our photo

After standing in line for 30 minutes at what felt like a ride to Disney World, the doors finally opened and my group was ushered into a cavernous room. Painted directly on the wall in front of me was the Da Vinci masterpiece, The Last Supper.

It’s a surreal experience…

A (semi) scientific answer

I’ve always wanted to be the type of person who has a tattoo. That person rides a Harley, plays drums in a band, and leads a more badass life than the one I have now.

However, I’ve always been too afraid to get a tattoo. I have a hard time…

A guide on what “fashionably late” actually means

Ugh….a party

If you dislike me you won’t talk to me. If you hate me you’ll invite me to your party.

Aside from needing to talk to people at a party, one of the other problems with parties is deciding when to show up. I’m a punctual person. …

And if they don’t, how should we live our lives?

Slavery is good.

Your instant reaction is to strongly disagree with that statement. Slavery was a historical atrocity we are still making amends for today. When we look back at history, we’re astonished that people could have been so cruel and backwards. …


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