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Shining Light on Internet Rage

Today, I published Shining Light on Internet Rage: Shaming People Online is Easy; Making Change in the Real World is Not about the controversy that erupted over my earlier essay, Shining Light on Cutoff Culture. The outrage against me began when a feminist advice blogger wrote a critique of my piece, labeling me “entitled” and distorting an anecdote I shared. For a week, my …

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When First Impressions Are Wrong: Miki Agrawal’s Thinx

Sometimes first impressions are wrong. While waiting for lecturer Miki Agrawal to begin her speakeasy talk at the Wanderlust Yoga festival in Whistler, she flashed her underwear quickly at a couple friends in the front row. It was over in a second – but it made my friend and I do a double take … it seemed a bit overly casual …

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Seattle’s WTF? Parking Tickets

I’m kind of straight edge and when it comes to parking I always try to park legally. One time a couple of years ago, I parked on a quiet side street in Ballard partially blocking a sidewalk. I thought it was okay, but I received a ticket and paid it with only a quiet hmmph. I’m sure you’ve had a …

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The Five Ways Health Insurers Define Deductible

If Merriam-Webster had anything to do with it, the concept of a deductible would be simple — the “amount of money that you have to pay for something (such as having your car fixed after an accident) before an insurance company pays for the remainder of the cost”. With Washington state health insurers though, it turns out things are a …

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Google Can’t Verify Email Sent From Google

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Case Converter Converts All Caps Headlines to Sentence Case

If you’re trying to cite a source on your blog which annoyingly uses all caps, e.g. “MASTER DISTILLERS AT WILD TURKEY ON THE RECIPE FOR MIXING BUSINESS WITH FAMILY”, I’m looking at you Fast Company, Case Converter offers case conversion to proper case, sentence case or lower case. p.s. I know you can do this in Word, but I’m just …

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Rolling with Beyonce and Jay-Z

Apparently, SeattleMet included me in their July Perfect Party for having written the popular article on Amazon’s impact on Seattle dating. I’m sure Beyonce and Jay-Z were just as psyched as I was. Postscript: A really wonderful outcome from this was finally meeting Princess Merida. We’re planning to marry as soon as she’s of age. (I told you dating in Seattle …

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