so you want to be a dog mom

My siblings and I did not have dogs growing up – a direct result of my dad’s allergy (only now better classified as an “allergy”). Because of this, I often consider only the idealized facets of becoming a pet owner: being welcomed lovingly after a long day; taking walks in picturesque weather; experiencing a unique kind of unconditional love.

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rip vine

Maybe you’ve heard and maybe you’ve haven’t*, but this week, it was announced that video-sharing service Vine will discontinue their mobile app.  Users will be able to access their accounts to download their videos, and vines can still be watched on the company’s website, as to not completely obliterate all that users had cultivated when using the micro-video application.

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positively app-etizing 

As I’ve mentioned before and will no doubt continue to mention, I’ve been doing a lot of research about technology and security for my internship. Along with the realization that I should’ve gone into a different career field, this work has led me to poke around corners of the Internet I wouldn’t normally go (no, get your mind out of the gutter).

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find a good horse and ride it

In my last corporate job, where I worked for 3.5 years, my boss and I were the dynamic duo of a two-person department. We really kicked ass, if I do say so myself. We earned no commission because we weren’t sales people, but we added great value to the products the sales people were selling, in addition to creating new products for them to sell. Management was so pleased with us that they kept piling on more and more things they wanted us to do.

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begin your cooking journey now

Learning to cook is crucial to personal finance. I’m passing along this info because I wish I’d realized at a much younger age that the effects of learning how to cook are much farther-reaching than keeping your body fueled. Adults will give you all sorts of advice about jobs, saving money, finding an apartment, avoiding credit card debt but also developing good credit, yada yada yada.

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