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Cutting the cable

My experience with cable, why I canceled and what I use now instead When I moved into my apartment in 2006, I signed up for high-speed internet and digital cable with Comcast. In Atlanta, the only other cost-effective alternative is DSL through AT&T bundled with satellite through (I believe) DirecTV, and it really wasn’t as good of a deal. Not to mention, because of the location of my apartment, mounting a satellite dish would have been a problem. So in short, Comcast was really my only option. Over the four years that I was a Comcast subscriber, the problems I...

Drop your blowdryer and step away from the salon chair!

Secrets about haircare that the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know If you have a long face you shouldn’t have hair longer than your shoulders. You must have a style to fit your face. If you’re over 40, you shouldn’t have long hair. Long hair looks old-fashioned. Really long hair is unhygienic. You should wash your hair every day. Layering and piecey-ness are the solution to all hair problems. If your hair is curly, it must be straightened. If your hair is straight, it must be curled. Never go to bed with wet hair. For hair to grow it...

Confessions of a self-professed slob

I’ve never been what you’d call an organized person. I’m most certainly not a neat freak. If my room wasn’t a total mess when I was growing up, it was still cluttered, with a “residue” of mess around the edges of the room, stacks of books and papers, a messy desk and a layer of dust so thick in some places that an archaeologist might have a little fun excavating my trinkets. And don’t get me started on the hairballs that could be scraped up off of my carpet or pulled out of the vacuum cleaner. (Of course, with waist-length...