Innocence Lost: A Story of Friendship, Heartbreak, and a Toothbrush

Toothbrush Was I 15? Could have been 16 or pushing 17, I suppose. Regardless, this is a true story of the power of a toothbrush—or, perhaps more notably, the lack thereof. Miranda* was a year older and had a car she could use full time—a totally legitimate basis for high school friendship. She was also whip-smart, …

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How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Traditional I've added a few layers to this old cake metaphor: un-riddling this inconvenient, age-old, conundrum. So go ahead — have the best (but still, also, worst) of both worlds. Just follow these seven simple steps: Step 1.) See cake. Immediately start salivating like one of Pavlov's dogs. Marvel in its innate ability to simultaneously awaken …

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