Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Everyone Knows You’re From NYC

My job has given me the sometimes exhausting, but mostly just exciting, opportunity to travel around the continental United States quite a bit. I’ve been in the heart of big cities and to outlying suburbs; I’ve been on the East Coast and West Coast; down south and in the middle of America. I’ve been just about everywhere. The places I’ve been to in this country are so different from one another. And yet, no matter where I go, I always hear the same thing: You must be from New York, right? So how do they know? I’m not entirely sure, but I’ve come up with a few reasons people will always be able to spot a NY’er in their presence. Read the rest of this entry

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If Your Love Life was a Social Network

I am pretty much paid to make my heart beat social media. I know more about social networks than most people do and sometimes forget that the general population just thinks Facebook is cool and doesn’t care their ad platform will be changing soon or there are known issues with the roll-out of Timeline. I, however, have to know these things. And it’s made me look at most things in my life through the lens of social media. I’ve decided to examine some of the top social networks and compare them to the other thing I spend a lot of time thinking about: dating. Read the rest of this entry

Single or Taken: How to Rock Valentine’s Day (and not vom regardless of the situation)

Valentine’s Day is rarely thought of as a great holiday. If you’re single, it’s a day you sit around with your girlfriends and eat more chocolate than you’ll eat again at any other point of the year. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be forced to spend too much money on things like flowers and dinner reservations and be pressured to buy yet another gift (really, wasn’t Christmas like, less than 2 months ago?). It’s a greeting card holiday. Blah, blah, blah. We know all the standard complaints right? Well here I have for you a survival guide to help you get through the day whether or not you’re in a relationship. Read the rest of this entry

7 Reasons to Love NYC

Still don’t live in New York City? Seriously, what are you waiting for? It is arguably (well, if you argued with me) the best city in the entire world. And as the quote goes: the true New Yorker secretly believes people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding. It’s true. Here are the top 7 reasons to fall head over (high) heels with this glorious city. Read the rest of this entry