memories

Monopoly Is Getting Rid Of Cash And Bankers But Keeping The Economic Dread

In a move to modernize the game of Monopoly, Hasbro is exchanging its iconic Monopoly money for fake payment cards that players will use, much like debit or credit cards. Although this new contactless form of payment might more accurately portray the way we buy and sell property now, it completely drains the game of… More »


Why The World Needed The Facebook Memories Opt-Out Feature

Apparently, on June 10, 2011 I was madly in love. I had a boyfriend named Mark, whom I spent every waking hour talking to, when late-night phone calls were still cool. To commemorate this joyous, teenage union, we snapped a picture from our anniversary, captioned with a heartfelt love letter. Cute, right?

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The Things I’ve Shredded

I’m moving to Texas next week, and I’m not bringing the contents of my filing cabinet with me. Nor am I leaving them in the ALDI bag that’s been sitting in the corner of the bedroom of me and my husband’s Chicago apartment, waiting for me to decide whether to take them to a Kinko’sMore »


10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

I was listening to Pandora yesterday and randomly–so, so randomly–Garth Brooks’ song “Friends In Low Places” came on. From the first few notes, I was instantly transported back to my rural high school gym, line dancing in a PE uniform and hating my life. But you know what? In that moment I also felt a… More »


September 11: Tragically Inspiring

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others.

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Our Recollections From 9/11: Kate

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national… More »


Our Recollections From 9/11: Julie

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of nationalMore »


Mind Of Man: My Plan On 9/11

I had a plan on September 10th, 2001. It was a rough plan, just broad strokes, really. But it was a plan. Because men make plans. You can’t build a bridge or pull off a bank heist or rescue a hostage without a plan. So I had a plan to get my life in order. More »


Our Recollections From 9/11: Jessica

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of nationalMore »


Our Recollections From 9/11: Ami

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of nationalMore »


Our Recollections From 9/11: Amelia

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change — how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our senseMore »


Poll: Would You Erase Painful Memories If You Could?

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Who Is Your Flashback Ex?

Clutch mag introduced me to the phrase “flashback ex” with just a headline, and I was immediately brought back to the makeup sex an ex and I once had. But as I read the Clutch article, hoping for juicy tidbits on someone else’s sex memories, I quickly realized the writer was recounting all the miserable… More »


The Best Memories Of Our Exes

Your ex is your ex for a reason (or many reasons), but there was something redeeming and attractive about this person at one time. After the jump, some women reminisce and share their favorite moments with their exes. Whether from a mountaintop hike, a tropical island getaway or a local romantic occasion, these memories deserve… More »


Poll: If You Could Wipe The Memory Of Someone From Your Brain, Would You?

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What Do You Remember About Your Worst Breakup?

Sept. 14 marks the year anniversary of my ex deciding to take a break from our relationship. (Which means it’s also the one year anniversary of his relationship with his subordinate! Congrats, you two!) Can you believe I’ve been writing about this s**t for a year? Even though it feels like it went by in… More »


Widow’s Voice Lives On

Oh, the wonderful world of telecommunications! Verizon dug up an old phone message left by 80-year old Charles Whiting’s wife, Catherine, recorded before her death in 2005. After she passed, Whiting would listen to his wife’s voice on their voicemail for comfort — but when Verizon upgraded the system, the message was erased. The company… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Drunk Driving, Unisex Undies, and Remembering

Sweden plans to introduce a new style of unisex underwear for hospital patients in an effort to save time and money. Currently, there are two styles of underwear for men and two for women. These boxer-style underwear, which are sure to flatter every bum, will most likely be introduced before summer. [Star Tribune]
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