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The Answer Is Maeby: Concerned Over Christmas

The Answer is Maeby is an advice column run by a street smart, ham-loving pooch with a positive outlook on life and a desire to help humans.

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Microneedles Are My Prickly New Best Friends!

This tool is not for torture, or for sad Emo listeners who “just need to feel something.” It was originally intended to open up your skin allowing it to better […]

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My Mom Bought Me A Cock Ring & Other Non-Lessons

What you are about to read is not a fever dream. “The lady said those ones are thirty-two dollars,” she explains, pointing at a wall of rubbery cock rings, all […]

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Are There Other Ways To End An Email Besides “Thanks!”?

Maybe it’s just me, but I always seem to end every one of my emails with “Thanks!” – including that exclamation point. I wonder if that affects how people perceive […]

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The Answer Is Maeby: Claustrophobic in Colorado

“The Answer is Maeby” is an advice column run by a street smart, ham-loving pooch with a positive outlook on life and a desire to help humans. Claustrophobic in Colorado […]

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The Answer Is Maeby!

“The Answer is Maeby” is weekly advice column run by a street smart, ham-loving pooch with a positive outlook on life and a desire to help humans. If you have […]

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As I Recover: Tips For A Fun Bachelorette Party

Today is a day of recovery. So was yesterday. And no, I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving. I came out of that food coma long ago. In fact, I had […]

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Terrifying Turkey Tales

Okay. So this post is misleadingly named. Nothing about it is terrifying. What it is is Thanksgiving mishaps. Things that went awry and days that perhaps weren’t so traditional. The […]

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I Can’t Believe She’s Making MY Mashed Potatoes

I make great mashed potatoes. No, let me rephrase that. I make the BEST mashed potatoes. Now, I’m not talking some truffle oil infused, made with hydroponically grown heirloom potatoes […]

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The Cover Letter, or An Act In Passive Aggression

In a few weeks, Jamie Loftus will graduate from Emerson College and dive into the world of rejection and constant anxiety. Jk! Not constant anxiety. Jamie is a writer/comedian who […]

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The Rainbow Loom Connection

Remember friendship bracelets? Those nifty little circles of string or lanyard that kids would make for one another? They were all too common at summer camp, and on the playground […]

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Reasons To Clean Your Fridge On National Clean Your Fridge Day

Tomorrow (November 15th) is National Clean Your Fridge Day! Yup. That’s a thing. So of course we figured we have to give you 9 reasons to do it tomorrow (or […]

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Ron Swanson Understands Me

Those of you that know me, understand my hatred of bananas. I’ve certainly written about it before. (Check out “Why Bananas Suck” on Rebellious Magazine.) For #tbt, I’d like to say […]

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Danielle Cook & Mark Bisi Scare Us With ‘Sick Days’

How’s that Halloween hangover? Hopefully you’ve got a little spooky left in you! We’ve got your hangover cure and spooky fill with the ”Sick Days” pilot episode, brought to you by writer/creator […]