Ghirardelli brownies from scratch

The beginning of the holiday season is the best excuse to begin feverishly baking desserts at home. Whether you’re eagerly waiting to watch the Gilmore Girls revival, wanting to cozy up in a blanket with a good book to read, or trying to get in some studying while everyone else is relaxing, it’s an
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Rory Gilmore was a sham

After my first year of college, I snickered at the nice little bow wrapped around the pristine Rory Gilmore. She was a lie. I was blinded by her sheen, her crystal-like stature that made her so much more than human. She was perfect in every sense. Top of the class,
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Broke and bored in Berkeley

Being a poor college student can be a struggle in the Bay Area. After Friday classes are done, your heart tells you to go and explore — have fun! Then, you look into your wallet. The hollow hole where money should reside tells you that this will be another weekend
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Beauty, a bit on the nose

Cutting Room Floor

When I was 11, I would’ve sold my soul for a nose job. There isn’t anything particularly hideous about my nose. Its bridge rises higher than most Asian noses, forming a little bump before declining into a bulbous, downward-sloping tip. Its round shape even allows me to move the cartilage
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I am a Gilmore, hear me roar

In the summer of 2005, I was looking for heroes. I was a nerdy kid with red glasses and plaid skirts who loved to read and listen to music everyone else thought was a little weird. With uneven bangs to hide the tiny shell mounds of acne congregating on my
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