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High Fidelity: 5 reasons we love our record player

Really, find a turntable, a receiver, speakers and some wire and put it together yourself. Find a music snob, or someone over 50 to help you. It's worth it. After years of playing mp3s through my crummy computer speakers, I feel like I'm finally listening to music again.

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4 crucial steps for arranging the perfect au pair situation

Last spring I jetted off to Catalonia to work as an au pair and learn Spanish. In the end, my experience with my host family wasn’t the best. Now, months later, I look back and see it as a tremendous learning experience. I now have lots of worldly advice on what not to do before living with complete strangers. If I could do it over again, I would, without a doubt, take the following steps to prepare…