Category: Nonfiction

Essays, articles and other works of nonfiction

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The Formulaic Comforts of HGTV

I grew up on a steady diet of This Old House, but since that’s only on every so often, I settle instead on HGTV. I watch it on the treadmill at the gym, and...

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The Gamification of Dating Apps

Dating sucks. While being in a relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, the dating game can be frustrating and heartbreaking. Just finding a prospective date can be a major...

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Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers

I don’t like hand dryers in public restrooms. They’re loud; they’re slow; and they make me feel like my just-cleaned hands are dirty all over again. Supposedly hand dryers are better for the environment,...

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Getting in Shape with Pokémon Go

“That’s so last summer,” said one of my friends when I mentioned Pokémon Go. “I can’t believe you’re still playing that.” That seems to be a lot of people’s reaction, in fact. When the...

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The Matrix Rebooted

Back at the turn of the century, The Matrix was the coolest thing in sci-fi. I was a fan of the movie, like so many others. But 16 years later, the movie and its...

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More Interesting YouTube Channels

I watched a lot of YouTube during my unemployment, and I discovered a lot of cool YouTube channels. I love YouTube channels that are educational but entertaining, channels that fill the role abandoned by...

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The Olympic Costs of Hosting the Olympics

Hosting the Olympic Games is one of the biggest honors a city (and country) can have. The World Cup is just as prestigious, especially in soccer-obsessed countries. But hosting the Olympics or World Cup...

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The Plants of Jurassic Park

I love Jurassic Park (especially the first one), and I’ve watched it more times than I care to remember. But up until recently, I didn’t notice a major plot hole in the series. Plants....

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The Benevolent Borg Collective

The greatest enemy on Star Trek: The Next Generation is the Borg. For those of you who aren’t into Star Trek, the Borg are a hive mind made up of species from around the...