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Tourists: San Francisco’s ‘Full House’ Homeowners Say It’s Time to Move on (Why They Have a Point)

After years of watching every single rerun on TV, I finally stood in front of the house from Full House and it was, as Bob Saget also put it, ‘creepy’ and uncomfortable. Truth be told, it looks like just another house on the block. The real curiosity behind this unusual tourist attraction was actually its celebrity appeal to pop culture enthusiasts. Like other Full House fans, the cheesy 90s sitcom has…

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How the Austin Toy Museum Is Bringing Forgotten Toys Back into the Spotlight

I’m convinced this is the closest I will get to time traveling. I’m talking about a place that stirs up so much nostalgia that it might as well be Austin’s secret black hole. The place that I’m talking about is The Austin Toy Museum, of course. What initially started out as a huge private toy collection has now developed into one of Austin’s quirkiest attractions. Not…

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What I Didn’t Expect After Bringing My Dog Home (Advice for New Dog Owners)

This is my dog, Winston. I adopted him a month ago, but this past month wasn’t filled with rainbows and sunshine to be completely honest. There were a lot of ups and downs that made me question if I was cut out to be a dog owner, given I had little to no experience. I didn’t want to break my commitment, so I took a…

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A Romantic Hideaway: La Pasion Hotel Boutique

The Mexican state of Quintana Roo is not only home to some of the most popular vacation hotspots in the world (most notably Cancún), but also some of the most underrated boutique hotels in the industry. For travel aficionados, boutique hotels are less about the grandeur, and more about the personalized service and eccentric characteristics related to design, or location even. This past April I had the…

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How I Dealt With FOMO & Apps I Recommend for Digital Detoxing

I started experiencing Fear of Missing Out (or FOMO) when I joined Facebook in high school, and from there it progressed further as I opened more social media accounts in college. This problem became more than just an urgency to check for social media updates, but for a period of time, I was even starting to compare myself to other people that I didn’t know…

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Why Writing Complicated Dialogue Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Not too long ago I came across the script for one of my all-time favorite sci-fi films Ex Machina. Reading the script was practically like re-watching the entire movie, but from a different perspective. It was almost like seeing the movie stripped down to its bare bones, and then I realized why I was so drawn to it in the first place: the dialogue. How…

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