8 Refreshing Reasons To Drink Beer


I don’t need 8 reasons to drink beer, but in case you do, here are 8 refreshing reasons to throw one back with a pal. — — Source: 30dB.com – Lagers vs Ales Photo credit: Flickr/Matthew Peoples

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National Beer Day Heads Up!


There are some days I don’t understand, and some days that I didn’t know existed. Then there is National Beer Day. — I’ve seen several of this guy’s videos and he’s always got an interesting take on things. I only hope that we can give you much more of a proper warning than he got […]

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Every Dude Has A Secret, Some Are Just More Arbitrary


Some secrets warrant hiding from everyone, others are worth sharing. Which I guess makes them not secrets at all. Prom is a weird thing. — The first time I tried to tie a tie I ended up with a big ball of silk that was wrinkled and worthless. It took me about three years, but […]

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Guys vs. Girls: Prom Night!


It’s National Prom Day! That means it’s time for the yearly challenge that I’ve never heard of, Guys vs. Girls! — When I was getting ready for prom night all I could think about was how my girlfriend and I had broken up a few months before. We’d been together for almost two years and […]

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National Prom Day Is Here!


It’s National Prom Day! That time of year that brings back memories of high school girlfriends and boyfriends. Prom day is a huge day for many folks. Especially this young man. — There are prom proposals where the guy is knee-knocking nervous, and then there are proposals where a guy just lays it all out […]

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The Best Beer Whiskey Chocolate Covered Raisin Cocktail Ever!

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What’s better than a chocolate covered raisin? A beer-whiskey-chocolate-covered-raisin cocktail, that’s what. — I’m not much of a chocolate covered raisin guy, but you put beer, whiskey, and chocolate covered raisins into a cocktail and I’ll drink it until I go into a beer-whiskey-chocolate-covered-raisin coma. (Oh, and that bit about not liking chocolate covered raisins, […]

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St Patrick’s Day Flashmob in Sydney by Tourism Ireland


I love parties as much as the next guy, but I’ve never been a part of a flash mob. I think I should add it to my bucket list. Maybe I could be a YouTube star! — Flash mob’s got a bad rap a few years ago because, like everything else, people were taking them […]

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Las Vegas by Way of Waco: A Lonely Christmas Mini-Memoir

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Surviving a solo Christmas in the City of Sin during one of the worst years of my life: May my past misery bring the lonely reader camaraderie, and maybe even joy.

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3 Ways to Reduce Spending for the Holidays


I love to give the gift of time rather than an item for birthdays or holidays. The holidays are a stressful time of year. There are parties to attend and throw, gifts to buy and wrap (and put on a credit card), decorations to buy and put up. There are cookies to bake, candy to […]

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Rudolph’s Dad Is a Jerk: What My Daughter Taught Me About Modern Christmas


Jim Gray watches his all-time favorite Christmas Special with his daughter, and is taken aback by her insightfulness. When did things change?

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5 Worst Christmas Songs Ever


Tor Constantino is not a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas cheer, but to these songs he says, “Bah humbug!”

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7 Steps to Surviving Dysfunctional Holiday Gatherings

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You’ll thank Thomas Fiffer for this helpful guide to surviving hellish holiday dysfunction.

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Patriotism Is Perplexing

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  Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that patriotism isn’t just red, white and blue or merely black and white, either. This Independence Day holiday has been unique for me. For the first time in a while, I’ve considered how perplexing patriotism can be. For the past few years I sat along the Charles River on the Cambridge […]

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I Don’t Celebrate Christmas

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Michael L. Stoller would like to wish everyone a very happy holidays. Shouldn’t that suffice?

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A Mother, A Son, A Metal Christmas Tree

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It’s not the tree that matters. It’s the memories.

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What Happens When Santa Doesn’t Deliver

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Craig Playstead is humbled—once again—by his son and a simple truth about Santa.

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