Student Loans at 8.5%: A Government Created Crisis

This past Friday, May 25, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an orthodontist who currently has over $1 million in student loan debt.  Dr. Mike Meru, the orthodontist, pays over $1,500 per month, but in about two decades, his balance is expected to balloon to $2 million.  His original principal balance was $601,506. …

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The Best Mama Hip-Hop Music

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there.  Although today may be one of those holidays arbitrarily set on a random Sunday in May (you should be thankful for your mother everyday), it is a good opportunity to take a step back and be grateful.  When I think of mothers generally (not necessarily…

Urban Male – Creams and Colognes

As an urban male, you have to look good.  If you are a guy who lives, works, and plays in a city, you need to take care of yourself.  Otherwise, nobody will take you seriously, whether that's at the office, at a bar or restaurant, or most importantly - at home with your significant other. …

My First Audiobook – Manhattan Beach

I have forever been a hard copy reader.  Most of the news I consume is from paper newspapers.  Rarely will I read an iBook or any other electronic novel.  I disdain reading documents on the computer at work and instead print out anything longer than a few paragraphs.  Many of these preferences are due to…

Baseball is Back Baby!

Yes, baseball is back.  Finally.  While we wait for the warm spring weather to thaw the frozen tundra still present across much of the northeastern United States, at least baseball is here to give us hope.  Summer will arrive.  Warm days are around the corner. PolisPandit wrote about the beauty of baseball back in 2015.  If…

Bulletproof (Butter) Coffee

Much hype has been made recently about bulletproof coffee.  If you have yet to hear of this relatively new phenomenon sweeping hipster locales near you, it is essentially coffee with butter.  The term "bulletproof" was actually coined by a company, Bulletproof Coffee.  As you will see from their website, their recipe is expressly defined and…

Let’s Dance – March Madness 2018

Break out your dancing shoes.  March Madness 2018 is here.  Beginning Thursday, the mania will commence.  America's productivity will falter.  Attention spans will lapse.  Water cooler talk will include analysis of Virginia's "Packline" defense, whether Kentucky is the most dangerous team in the tournament, Villanova's relatively easy path to the Final Four, and so much…