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The Financial Aid Dorm: What it's like living with 6 people in our Futurama-themed, "halfway house for twenty-somethings"

At first glance, my house doesn't look particularly offbeat. Look a little closer, though, and you'll notice the comical number of computers hiding here and there. Seven or eight bikes in the garage, corralled by a bike rack made of two-by-fours. Five cars that come and go. The duplicate cookbooks and kitchen utensils, the camping equipment lining the walls in the garage. And, of course, the five bedrooms that are definitely occupied by six adults.

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5 really good things to do with $20

So you found some crumpled money in the pocket of an old coat, or your friend finally paid you back for that pizza from six months ago. You've just had a teeny windfall! Since it's feeling like BONUS MONEY, it may start to burn a hole in your pocket. But if you take a big, deep breath before you spend, you may think of a better way to put that $20 to good use…

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How my armpits inspired me to make conscious choices

I haven't shaved or waxed my armpits in five years. And, until recently, I hadn't given it all that much conscious thought, beyond the dull general awareness that I feel about my pit hair when I'm in certain settings. Today I'm going to talk about armpit hair, and plunge into the realm of conscious choices.

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Try a different country's food each month

Every month we pick a different country or region and make that type of food at home. We sometimes get excited and buy a bunch of unique spices and sometimes we are tame and just use what we have. We generally select one to two recipes a week from the location we picked. That seems to get us a sense of what the food is like. So far here's what we've done…

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Our hipster city trip to Berlin

Berlin is a city of hipsters: especially in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg, which was right around the corner from our hotel. You almost can't take a step without tripping over an artisan coffee bar, a craft beer pub or a vegan snack bar. It was amazing. We ate out every night, rarely spent more than € 40 for the two of us, and ate GREAT food. It was fabulous dahling.