Category Archives: something awesome

fat jiggling machines in asia

The first time I went to the gym in China, I made a beeline for one of these fat jiggling (vibrating belt?) machines. While The Husband lifted weights and ran on the treadmill, I just stood around with this band … Continue reading

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i don’t understand it…

but I like it. I like it a lot. FYI: you can buy your own set of carlashes here. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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pets that keep giving

The husband and I recently decided that we want to raise chickens. We never even talked about it, but we somehow agreed on it. I think a couple factors contributed to our decision. For him, it was hearing Alice Walker … Continue reading

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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … Continue reading

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put your back into it

I spent most of my 20s feeling smug about my (relatively) strong, healthy body. And now, in my 30s, I’m starting to pay the price for not taking good care of myself during the past decade. Two of my biggest … Continue reading

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toilets in korea

toilets in korea are awesome. most public bathrooms are clean and beautiful and many even have bidets. i confess i have never actually used a bidet myself, but the most amazing thing about these bidets is that the seats are … Continue reading

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first world problems

my friend at Sweet + Condensed sent me the link to this hilarious quick meme page, and i’ve been cracking up the past half hour. the sad fact is that i have actually complained loudly about 99% of the first … Continue reading

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smart city: seoul

seoul is the smartest city i have ever been in. and by smart, i don’t mean that its people are intelligent (although, let’s be honest: korean peeps are pretty darn smart) — i mean that the city seems to make … Continue reading

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magic, magic, magic

Every time I go to a korean hair salon, I learn that they’ve invented some new, super techy-sounding perm. There’s regular perm, digital perm, magic perm, straight perm, roll-straight perm, air wave perm, thermal wave perm, blah blah blah. seriously, who can … Continue reading

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’twas a few days after Christmas

i feel like i’ve really let down my readers (yes, all four of you) by not writing anything about christmas. i mean, this is, like, the most commercial, consumer-driven time of the year, isn’t it? shouldn’t this be my time … Continue reading

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