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The 11 best places in Charlotte to cry in public

When’s the last time you had a good cry? Mine was in the parking lot of urgent care when I got yelled at by a parking attendant for using the wrong lot. It...

The 5 wedding trends Charlotte couples need to abandon

I cringe every time I think about how many weddings I’ve got coming up. It’s not that I don’t like weddings. I actually kind of enjoy getting dressed up,...

The 6 stages of Charlotte restaurant closing grief

Charlotte is feeling the restaurant churn lately. Hi Tide, Owen’s Bagels (plans new location), Siggy’s, The Liberty, Loft and Cellar, Duckworth’s...

7 pieces of wedding planning advice no one gave me that I wish they had

When you get engaged, people with various years of marital experience under their belts are quick to flood you with advice alongside their well wishes....

I’m tired of being judged for being flexitarian

I’m going on seven months of having a flexitarian diet, and I’ve never felt healthier or happier. A flexitarian is someone who primarily maintains a...

Living in a transplant city is hard because people keep leaving

It’s hard living in a city where people keep disappearing. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of alien abductions. It started at nine years old,...

Grade yourself: How Charlotte Millennial are you?

Just how big of a Charlotte millennial are you? Follow the instructions below and tally up your score. Instructions: Give yourself 1 point for each of the...

12 quick episode ideas if Seinfeld took place in Charlotte

“Seinfeld” is my favorite TV show of all time. The antics of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine not only revolutionized television, but it also...

7 things that extroverted introverts like myself wish you understood

Extroverted introverts are a frequently misunderstood and misidentified group. We’re chatty enough that we can pass for full-on extroverts when we want...

10 people you’ll meet at your apartment pool this summer

It’s pool season in Charlotte. That means it’s time to meet these 10 stalwarts of the apartment complex pool community. (1) The group who brought their own...

Holding Out Hope: A Few Words on the UNC Charlotte Shooting

When Charlotte College moved to a nearly 300-acre stretch of farmland in north Charlotte in 1961, construction crews finished the first two buildings ahead of...

Why I’m leaving Plaza Midwood for an Uptown high-rise

Plaza Midwood was the first place I fell in love with when I moved to Charlotte 11 years ago. It was my first week of college. I’d met a local who took me to...