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Being Yourself is “OK”Cupid

How do you get the exposure to an online dating profile in a sea of hundreds of thousands without sacrificing integrity and a sense of self? When my dad met his wife via online dating there was a much smaller pool of people who knew what online dating was. Now it is normal for a profile to start with “My friend made me make this profile” Or “I figured, since so many of my friends use this,  I woul...

Why the poor vote for the rich

If you ever wondered why the poor will vote for the rich. JuanPa on twitter summed it up perfectly. Poverty is “shameful”. Capitalism and America promise you “One day you will be rich, this is temporary.” Your cubicle is not a set back but a right of passage! Your debt is not a burden but a badge of honor! Your struggles are not forever, if you just work within the system! ...

It’s Just A Game…

In the early 90’s games were “just a game”.​ Anyone remember this: Or This: The games you could sink hours into on a long car ride or session sitting on a friends couch. Even though we seem to buck at the idea of repetitive actions in games these days, that was the same reason it kept us all entertain for hours on end. At the end of our play sessions we were no more or less engaged, but we will al...

THE “GIRL” GAMER: ON THE OTHER SIDE

Names, locations, and affiliations have been changed to keep it civil with those involved. All recaps are personal opinions of the author of this article. Any conversations are direct re-counts from documented interactions. Events occurred over a 15 day period including prep to last login. This experience is 100% authentic. Skype Convo ​ [8/10/2013 10:39:14 PM] John Doe: “sarah” was li...

THE “GAY”MER

Before World of Warcraft made gaming a worldwide cultural phenomenon and changed the way most people viewed gamers, i.e. not just something the “reclusive” and people without “social lives” participated in, I used to get a lot of slack from others for gaming.If I wanted to stay home and play a video game my friends would look at me cross eyed. Thus I even shunned myself from gaming and would go ou...

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