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Ten Great Reasons why I hate Frosty the Snowman

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Ten Great Reasons why I hate Frosty the Snowman!

It is the Christmas season and the wonderful time of holiday TV specials has begun.  I like most of the Christmas TV specials like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the Grinch who stole Christmas, etc.  However, the one Christmas Special I can’t stand is Frosty the Snowman.

  1. Really what is Frosty the Snowman?  He is a bad LSD trip of some whacked out meth head.  The only redeeming quality of Frosty the Snowman is Andy Griffith is the narrator of the cartoon.  The rest of it I hate.
  1. Frosty always says “Happy Birthday”.  Really?  What is he a homeless bum who thinks every day is his birthday?  Is he too drunk to remember it isn’t everyone’s birthday?  Does he need a reason to drink?  “Oh, it’s someone’s birthday!  Let’s go out to Appplebee’s and get…

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How to Survive Long Flights

Needed advice

Edibles and Travels

Guess what? Ok, you’ll never guess. It’s one week until I’m off to the UK, Europe and Vietnam! Are you as excited as I am!? Probably not, because all you’re thinking is “gosh darn I wish it were me!” That’s what I think whenever one of my friends jet sets off across the globe.

But before a trip, my excitement is always mixed with some serious nerves because despite having traveled quite a fair bit in my life I am still a nervous flyer. Always have been, always will be.

So, when one must be tortured to travel 24 grueling hours 35000 feet up in the air on a plane, one begrudgingly must learn to entertain one’s self and keep their anxious mind occupied by whatever means necessary.

This is how one traveler (me, duh) manages to survive 24 hours on a plane.

In-flight entertainment

When you’re so broke back…

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New York City Subway Breaks Ridership Records In September

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MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) ridership reached unprecedented milestones in September, breaking the previous single-day ridership record five times in a single month, agency officials announced yesterday.

Newly available figures show 6,106,694 riders took the subway on Sept. 23, making it the highest daily ridership ever since figures were first recorded in 1985. Four other September days also registered more than 6 million passengers, and the 149 million riders for the month were more than in any other September in more than 60 years, according to NYCT. The previous ridership record of 5,987,595 was set on Oct. 24, 2013.

“This is a phenomenal achievement for a system that carried 3.6 million daily customers just 20 years ago,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast in a press release. “As ridership increases, the MTA Capital Program is vital to fund new subway cars, higher-capacity signal…

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NY Botanical Garden Holiday Show: Look Who Is Sneaking In

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 The New York Botanical Garden
TheHoliday Train Show®: A 23-Year Tradition


A must-see New York tradition where enchanting model trains zip past popular landmarks under the twinkling glow of the magical Haupt Conservatory! Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings, all re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel at G-scale trains humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on a quarter-mile of track as they enliven this cherished holiday experience. The Artist’s Studio showcases how visionary artist Paul Busse and his team craft these amazing small wonders. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—only at NYBG!

Why It's UBER! Why It’s UBER!

Take Uber to the Holiday Train Show®

The Garden has partnered with Uber to provide new users a free ride (up to $25) to or from…

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The Importance of Celebrating Successes

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We recently saw an article on the importance of celebrating even small successes

“We had an awesome trade show,” the owner explained. “We didn’t reach our hard-and-fast dollar-amount goals, but that’s OK. All our neighbors were jealous of our attention. Our team was on point.”

The owner’s decision to celebrate a trade show in which his team didn’t meet its on-paper goals but still acquitted itself marvelously is consistent with the advice entrepreneur Frank Gruber provides in Startup Mixology, his recent book about turning ideas into action. In fact, Gruber, the co-founder of media company Tech Cocktail, devotes an entire chapter to the subject of proper celebration. One of his main points is that founders should use celebration as a “tool that can leverage big and small wins and keep you and your team focused and motivated during the not-so-good times.” 

Here are seven more reasons it pays…

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