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A Young Snowbird’s Remote Experience

It had to be different this year; something had to change. Winter in Minnesota requires and demands both physical and mental resilience, even for people who’ve lived through it for many years. The cold and darkness takes a toll in so many different ways that even the hardiest of residents will complain about it at some point. February of 2014 for me was one of the lowest points I’ve experienced in my life and I wasn’t able to put a finger on exactly what pushed me there other than the brutal conditions. I haven’t really been able to enjoy or appreciate winter since I was a kid, especially the dark months of January and February, and I likely have seasonal affective disorder. With that in mind I decided to look into heading south for an extended period of time last winter and I was lucky enough to earn permission. While ...(Read More)

Why Are There Ads For Prescription Drugs?

If you have a sudden decrease or loss of vision or hearing, stop taking... not another one! I think most people are perturbed after viewing prescription drug advertisements but would be even more upset if they realized that this form of marketing is only legal in one other country.

The Downward Spiral of Facebook

While Facebook's user base has grown substantially over the years, I think the quality of the site has degraded just as quickly. I've had a Facebook account since the very early days and it was much better back then. I think the time is right for a more innovative social networking site and wouldn't be surprised to see another site gain in popularity within the next two years.

Classic Shaving Revival

I originally posted this on my work blog but figured it would also fit well here. I've been shaving with a single-bladed safety razor for a couple of years now and would never go back to the cheap plastic multi-bladed razors that most people use. It seems like many are unaware of the alternatives to modern Gillette and Schick products.