What Would’ve Happened If Brittany Maynard Didn’t End Her Life

November 7, 2014
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Last week, Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old face of the controversial right-to-death movement, ended her life. She captivated millions via social media with this bold decision to die in light of her terminal brain cancer diagnosis. Doctors diagnosed her with Grade 4 glioblastoma, the exact same and rare cancer that my dad died of two years […]

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10 Ways To Take Your Coffee To The Next Level

September 25, 2014

Oh look, yet another internet list. But this one is acceptable because it involves coffee and coffee keeps some of us from committing heinous crimes in the morning. Here’s some things you can do to your coffee to take it to whole other level 1) Add Sea Salt I actually add sea salt to a […]

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10 Things I Want You To Know About My Breasts

September 9, 2014

In April, I began my journey to take action about my diagnosis of the breast cancer gene (BRCA 1) and had a preventative double mastectomy. As I explained here, my first surgery (in April) consisted of removal of all my breast tissue (and reduced my breast cancer risk from 87% to about 3%) and tissue […]

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5 Things You Can Do To Help Someone Who’s “Sick”

August 26, 2014

When we know someone who’s sick, it’s natural to tell them “let me know if I can help”. Having undergone a few serious medical procedures this year and taking care of my parents who were terminally ill in the past, I present to you five things you can do that might actually help your friend. […]

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10 Delicious Things You Can Make Out Of Melted Ice Cream

August 5, 2014

Ice cream is pretty amazing and comes in so many forms these days, that even your “Oh, I don’t eat dairy/gluten/sugar/happiness” excuses won’t cut it. But whether your ice cream is made out of coconut milk or chemicals, the one thing all ice creams have in common is that they’re frozen. So when tragedy strikes […]

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How To Make Money While Watching Game of Thrones

June 17, 2014

Money isn’t everything. But it can buy a lot of really cool things like Nutella, 3D printers, and an HBO Go account so you can watch Game of Thrones!   And everyone, even rich people, won’t mind having more of it. When I lost my last surviving parent two years ago, I knew very little […]

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5 Movies My Dad Forced Me To Watch (And Glad He Did)

June 15, 2014

Instead of a list of “10 gifts to get your dad” or “10 memories I have of my father”, I decided that in light of father’s day, I’d simply share with you a few amazing films my dad forced me to watch and I’m really glad he did. I have fond memories of watching these […]

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5 New Fast Food Items That Totally Suck (And 2 That Don’t)

June 3, 2014

As a former culinary student and restaurant critic, I’m surprisingly not very picky when it comes to fast food. However, in recent months, I’ve been beyond peeved by the new offerings at these establishments. Let’s examine: 1) Panda Express’ new “Shiitake Kale Chicken” I’m not of Chinese decent, so maybe I have no right to […]

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10 Ways To Make Your Selfie Less Obnoxious

May 27, 2014

Selfies are basically modern self-portraits. With the internet making sharing pictures so accessible, posting all these self portraits for others to visually consume can seem vain, narcissistic, and self indulgent (dare I say, “selfie indulgent”, and yes, I realize that’s a terrible joke). Hence it’s really easy for just about any selfie to become really […]

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When You Don’t Have A Mom on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014

I haven’t had a mother for mother’s day since I was 13. Even though its been over decade since I lost her, Mother’s Day stings now just like it did back then. Whether or not you lost a mother, one day you will. Hence I thought I’d prep you for when the “mother-less Mother’s Day” […]

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