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“They are having sex and noise is unbearable,” the resident wrote in a March 14, 2014, complaint to 311. "This is a chronic issue. I am a very sick senior that needs assistance with this matter.

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Lydia Davis is Smarter Than Me

I have a one-sided love affair with languages, in that I believe that I can better understand the world metaphorically if I could only understand it more literally. I studied French and Spanish in school, and have over the years attempted to teach myself Hindi, Russian, Dutch, German and Danish, with varying degrees of success, usually using some combination of free resources including grammar books from the library, podcasts, polyglot forums, apps (Duolingo I love you so much Duolingo), the "foreign movies" section on Netflix, whatever. Yet every time I start to feel comfortable with a language and try to communicate in it or turn the subtitles, I am immediately reminded that, haha, no, I don't actually know anything about anything, also I can't barely even do English good, who am I fooling. READ MORE

What is the Very Last Thing a Woman Wants to See in Bed?

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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Field Hockey

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Things I Want To Happen in Season 3 of "Orange is the New Black"

1. Backstories for Flaca and Maritza already.

2. A new inmate comes to Litchfield and she is quiet and mysterious about her past and at first nobody likes her but then they find out she is there because she killed Larry and the other inmates make her their queen, even the ones who didn't know Larry.

3. That's it, really.

4. Well, 800% more Poussey, but that one's obvious.

The show returns June 12 for a third season on Netflix.

Man Uses Internet

When asked why he was giving famous books such as Lord Jim low reviews on Goodreads, the Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie claimed he was "only fooling around": READ MORE

Spin the globe on the International Children's Digital Library's glossy, state of the art website and read public domain children's books from all over the world. Perfect for all those times you find yourself needing to read a bedtime story from your computer screen to your second cousin visiting from Chandigarh, doubly perfect if you are a grown-ass woman looking to practice the Dutch you learned from an iPhone app.

Excerpts from the April 2015 Vogue, Presented Without Commentary

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The Best Time I Went To E.R. Without Insurance While Attending A Conference Inspired By A Facebook Group I Started