Howard Rudnick

Earned a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University only because mindless pop culture wasn't available. Enjoys Netflix, his girlfriend, & his overweight Pomeranian/Pug. Musings are found here: http://rudnickrants.tumblr.com/

5 Ways You Can Invest In True Love Without Going On A Date

It seems like any question you ask, or task you have to complete, comes with the answer, “Oh, there's an app for that!” This mentality of using an app for essentially anything has been especially useful to Millennials looking for relationships, or ev…
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You're Unhappy In Your Job Because It's A Job, Not A Career

Let's be real: You need money in order to survive in the so called "real world." For some of us, we've landed amazing jobs after college that we scratched and clawed for. For the rest of us, we take any job we can get so we aren't so completely depen…
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Society Expects A Quarter-Life Crisis To Define My 20s, But I'm Not Having It

We've all heard about the "quarter-life crisis." It's when 20-somethings reach the middle of their 20s and have an overwhelming sense of "What is my life?" Then, a period of self-reflection and self-evaluation ensues. I'm no stranger to those feeling…
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A Long-Term Relationship Doesn't Have To Result In A Boring Life

There has been much speculation about individuals who enter in to relationships that then become long term. They put on weight, they become just like their partner, their interests become one and they're ultimately zombie corpses for the rest of eter…
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36 Thoughts You Have While Debating To Use A Sketchy AF Men's Bathroom

The thought of having to use public restrooms usually makes me cringe. There are so many factors that play into whether or not I use the facility, and sometimes I have to hold it in like a desert camel. I can't speak for the conditions of the women's…
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3 Kinds Of College Friendships That Are Put To The Test After Graduation

Have you ever woken up one day and realized that everything you did up until that point was inconsequential and of little to no importance? I've felt that every day of my life since I've graduated from college. I completed four years of studies at a …
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Why I’ll Be More Open About Sex Ed With My Kids Than My Parents Were With Me

Sex is a very touchy subject. It makes people uncomfortable, it turns them on and it grosses them out. Everyone reacts to sex differently. Sex is one of the most natural habits human beings partake in. Whether it's done frequently or sparsely, with a…
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The Power Of TV: How ‘The Big Bang Theory' Helps Me Bond With My Dad

The hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory" has been in our lives for the past nine years, and has made being a genius, nerd and geek popular. It's brought forth a whole new appreciation for pop culture references, and a litany of new catchphrases for our l…
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What It's Like When You're A Guy And You Freaking Love Valentine's Day

Disclaimer: I'm a super sensitive sap and I love "love." I wear my heart of my sleeve, and I'm proud of it. I may find romantic comedies to be clichéd and over-the-top, but that's because they're fiction and not realistic. The romanticism seen on scr…
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How The Portrayal Of Love On Reality TV Is Ruining Your Shot At Romance

I'm currently #funemployed, and so I have a lot of free time on my hands. I've had the time to binge-watch many different television shows. I'm a reality show junkie at heart, and I'll tune in to anything that is trashy and insane. Thankfully, MTV co…
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6 Times 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' Was Our Guide To Life

I'll never forget the first time I entered the halls of Degrassi Community School. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. Everything was bright, new and questionable. The students appeared both confident and afraid, suave and homely. "Degrassi,"…
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How My Girlfriend's Love For 'Friends' Made Me Realize She's My Lobster

"Friends" is one of the most iconic television shows of all time, as well as the sitcom that defined the 1990s. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe entered America's televisions and hearts for over two decades. Their ups, downs, triumphs,…
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Why Hollywood Needs To Leave Original Disney Classics Alone

I am a child of the '90s. I had every Disney VHS tape known to man. My parents took me to Disney World for the first time when I was 3 years old. I cried when Scar ran away from me at Disney. I can't help but get the feels whenever I watch a Disney m…
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Why 'Jessica Jones' Is Marvel's Darkest And Most Enticing Show

I'll admit it: Binge-watching is an addiction. I don't know when the addiction will take place, but when it does, I can't help it. Marvel and Netflix decided to drop the new series "Jessica Jones" this weekend, and it was ironically the same weekend …
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Justin Bieber's Evolution Compared To Justin Timberlake’s Rise To Fame

If only he could control his temper tantrums, 2015 would be the year Justin Bieber truly redeems himself. This past week has been #BieberWeek on "Ellen," and he's been nothing but charming, super talented, funny and well-received. He's not the little…
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Why IDGAF What Starbucks Does With Its Cups And You Shouldn't Either

As a Jewish-American, I can say I don't feel represented during the holiday season. Yes, we get an aisle or a few shelves in stores for Hannukah and other Jewish holidays during the year, but Judaism is not the major religion in America. I'm perfectl…
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Why Carly Fiorina Misses The Mark On The Feminist Discussion

We are a year away from the 2016 general election for president of the United States of America and I can't say I'm excited. The field of candidates is a giant stinking hot mess. Democrats and Republicans both are spending too much time criticizing o…
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5 Reasons Why It Has Become Impossible To Hate On Justin Bieber

The year 2015 has been an interesting one in the pop culture realm. Artists and musicians are becoming ever-so-vocal about their opinions, as well as about their opinions on others. They're stepping up their game in terms of sound and what they want …
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4 Reasons Why The Dramatic Antics Of The MTV VMAs Cheapen The Show

Don't get me wrong; I love drama. I live for it; it entertains me, and it keeps me on my toes. What I don't love is when I'm told which drama I should pay attention to, which drama is going to be foreshadowed throughout the program, and which drama i…
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Let's Take A Selfie: 4 Reasons Kim Kardashian's Book Flopped

It's no secret I absolutely despise the Kardashians and their empire built on sexual exploitation. They turned a sex tape into a multimillion-dollar industry, and they have garnered the attention of the entire world, for better or worse. Kim Kardashi…
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