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get into free sites without registering

This post is taken from an issue of PCWorld of 2009, probably March. I think its relevance, today, is more than ever. So here it is, to save you tons of hassles:
Are you tired of having to register on a free website just to read a news article or view some pictures of your relatives? Rather than registering on such sites (and risking a barrage of annoying spam), many people forget about the news item or put off seeing how their nieces and nephews are doing until their next holiday.

But I have an easy way to get members-only content without enduring the hassle of signing up for an account. Whenever family and friends send me links to registration-required sites, I turn to BugMeNot (bugmenot.com) to slip past most of these requirements. BugMeNot is a free site that stockpiles user-generated account log-ins and passwords so that users don’t have to provide their own personal info.
Go to the BugMeNot website and type in the URL of the site that you’d like to log in to. BugMeNot will return…

ode to the nice guys

This rant was originally written for the Wharton Undergraduate Journal.
This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining and bitching about what assholes guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those guys who always provide a shoulder to lean on but restrain themselves to tentative hugs, those guys who hold open doors and give reassuring pats on the back and sit patiently outside the changing room at department stores. This is in honor of the guys that obligingly reiterate how cute/beautiful/smart/funny/sexy their female friends are at the appropriate moment, because they know most girls need that litany of support. This is in honor of the guys with open minds, with laid-back attitudes, with honest concern. This is in honor of the guys who respect a girl’s every facet, from her privacy to her theology to her clothing style.
This is for the guys who escort their drunk, bewildere…