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The worst three dollars I ever saved

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Part of my work requires me to buy and sell websites. When you buy a website, you have to register it with your name and contact information. You can’t buy a website anonymously. …


If a gym teacher can do it, so can you.

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Maybe you’re like me and you’re sick of all the guru writers selling “Six Weeks to Six-Figures, Writing Stuff You Love!” advertisements you see online.

I can’t teach you how to be a six-figure writer.

But I did just pass my two-year anniversary of full-time freelancing, so I thought it…


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My genitals did not agree

funny running story
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My career as a runner lasted only three years, starting at the end of high school when my PE teacher let me borrow his copy of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. I devoured that book in two days and was hooked from that point on.

Born to Run is…


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The time HIV/AIDS marked the spot

I wasn’t worried about getting my STD results — at least, not any more than the average person. My decision to get tested wasn’t a panicked response, and I had no lesions or sores to speak of. But I got tested anyway because it’s the right thing to do. As…


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Spoiler: choose hers

I don’t have a strong opinion about gun ownership, other than the fact that people who do have strong opinions about it tend to be a little too intense for my liking. I think if you want to own a gun you should own a gun. I also think if…


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The time we joined a wine club for 3 days

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Readers please note: this humorous story references alcholism, which is a serious medical issue. If you need help, contact the National Helpline.

Three years into a relationship is never a good time to learn something new about your partner. That, at least, is the logic I was living by when…


Why men shouldn’t treat dating like baseball

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Cliche as it sounds, there’s some truth to the adage that men treat dating like baseball. You know, that whole thing about how a player can fail two out of three times for the duration of his career but still retire a hall of famer. Most men would be so…


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The time my aunt defended my make-believe OCD

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There have been some notable Thanksgiving dinners in my family. Like the year Aunt Carol hired a catered meal service, misread the directions, and reduced balsamic dressing on the stove thinking it was gravy. My dad, drunk by the time dinner rolled around, said he couldn’t taste a difference.

There…


4 amusing truths we forget too easily

There’s an old story about Pablo Picasso that’ll help you find your purpose. While sketching a picture at the park, a woman approaches him and begs for a portrait. He agrees. Less than a minute later, he turns the portrait to show her. …

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