arafatkazi

I dropped out of college, almost died of typhoid, and now I'm back in school. I play drums and read detective novels. Twitter: @arafatkazi

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RECIPES: Every Hot Dog Has Its Day

Forget about ingredients like intestine or rat flesh. Instead, close your eyes and savor each wonderful, mysterious bite of a good hot dog with these grown-up recipes.

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Confessions of a Non-Threatening Muslim

Muslims might seem to be different now, but watch out. In 2020 you’ll see a sitcom about Arif Abdullah, the guy who flosses too much.

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Gift Ideas for your Favorite Prof

Professors are the perfect combination — they’re our social superiors, and they’re educators. So what should you get them for Christmas? It’s more complex than you think.

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OkCupid and how we define ourselves, in numbers and nuance

Internet dating site OKCupid posted one of their super-informative blog posts the other day, and it’s about the statistical differences between gays and straights. It’s a great read, and the main takeout is that the sexual habits of gays and straights aren’t that different from each other (big surprise there).

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What we talk about when we talk about loving brands

If you want to sell me something, give me an experience, tell me a story, or be my friend. Simple recognition, which once worked so well, suddenly isn’t good enough anymore. Instead, we now look to have a slick user interface, or just a warm smile. I’m a human being. Give me a great experience, I’ll come back. And I’ll bring my friends.