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Surprise! I Actually Like Twitter

When I first heard of Twitter I remember thinking “how can someone express themselves in only 140 characters”? It seemed so vapid and shallow. I couldn’t imagine myself joining. But as the saying goes,...

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Are You a Retirement Ant or Grasshopper?

Aesop’s Fable Do you know Aesop’s fable about The Ant and The Grasshopper? Basically the ants work hard during the beautiful summer months while the grasshopper fiddles all the while making fun of the...

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How I Overcame the Loss of My Paycheck

Disruption As my retirement date drew closer, I contemplated a future without my paycheck which not only provided financial means but also symbolized that I was valued, independent, productive, and “in the game”. My...

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What Facebook Knows About Me

With the dust not yet settled over the Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal, I decided it would be a good idea to look into what information Facebook has on me. Getting a copy of...