Tagged: new york

tipper

Dear, “Less-Than-Generous” Tipper

This is a letter to the world of customers from a voice of the service industry. To the people who were less than pleased, blissfully unaware of their poor skills with a tip calculator, and to the people that just didn’t understand how much these little gratuity offerings mean to...

How College Students Aren’t Quite Real Adults Yet

We college kids sometimes get tossed into the category of adulthood. Heck, we sometimes throw ourselves into the mix, but this is not the best description for ourselves. College kids may be out there on our own in a new city, but I wouldn’t qualify our 18-20 something year-old selves...

uber

When It’s a Good Time to Call an Uber

  You’ve heard of Uber, right? Of course you have. It’s only one of the most popular smartphone apps/driving services in the country. Since 2010, black cars have swarmed our streets with all sorts of pedestrians praising the car’s existence while sitting in the backseat. The effort of having to stand...

Munchies

Think Before You Drink: How To Defeat The Munchies

So you’re out with your friend’s on Friday night, and you’ve made a plan to stick to one drink for the night to keep your calories down. You’ve been doing well all week, and you’re keeping the mixers light and the shots straight. Unfortunately for you, after a couple drinks,...

dad bod

Is the Dad Bod really a thing?

Recently, well about two months ago to be more accurate, an article on The Odyssey that glorified “Dad Bod” went viral, brewing controversy all over the web. This even spouted response articles that accused this piece of being objectifying and sexist to both parties. What is a “Dad Bod”? USA...

curatorial challenges

On The Curatorial Challenges in Exhibitions

  EVOCATIVE There are few places that are able to generate a medley of emotions all in one visit. Museums are perhaps one of the few institutions that are able to tout such an ability. A Jackson Pollock exhibit will grip our attention with its abstract expressionism while a Renoir will captivate because...

Wellness Month

Maria Chimes In: Episode 9 – Wellness Month

  This week on Maria Chimes In, we discuss Wellness Month — an opportunity to become rejuvenated and feel your absolute best. Spring is in the air, and it’s not only the 10 degree temperature increase that reminds us; every inhale is a refreshing decongestant.   Last week, we mused about how draining this...

summertime

Maria Chimes In: Episode 8 – Summertime Fine

  From the tight corridors of a Chinese tour bus to fleeting day dreams by the beach, summer evokes the best in all of us. “The Endless Summer” is often a time for nostalgia while simultaneously being a reminder of the necessity for living in the moment. This week’s segment of Maria...

joan didion

Musings on Joan Didion

  It is perhaps inherent to the human condition to be unable to accept reality, to confront it with all of its flaws and fallacies, mishaps and injustices. We are frightened by truth and often prefer to see life as an illusion, a mirage that attempts to negate all that we...