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When You’re Stressed, Satan Wins

Sleep. Just go to sleep. You’re tired. Why can’t you fall asleep? Is something wrong with you? These are just some of the one-liners I commonly hear from people who are close to me, when the subject of my sleep deprivation comes into conversation. If you hadn’t … Read More

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9 Reasons Why You’re Still Single

I know this is a tough subject for you to talk about, but everyone else is already talking about it behind your back so you really have nothing to lose. Hey, on the bright side, at least they don’t know how you’ve tried everything from Tinder to FarmersOnly.com and … Read More

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Life is Depressing But At Least You’re Not Dead

This morning, I woke up to a notification on my iPhone stating, “BREAKING NEWS: At least 10 dead in shooting at Paris magazine office.” Naturally, as any sane, empathetic human would, I shook my head in disgust and my heart suddenly sank. This ‘sudden sink’ feeling … Read More

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Your Monday Morning Mimosa Featuring Kim Kardashian

I have 45 minutes until I need to start getting ready for the day. Luckily, for me, I was proactive last night and showered, shaved and picked out what I was going to wear to work today. It's nothing fancy, so don't get too excited. Mondays are any interesting day, … Read More

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The Insignificant Opinions of Bullies and Internet Trolls

Earlier today, via the social media platform Twitter, I was informed - by a complete stranger - that the Ralph Lauren sweater I was wearing in my profile picture made me look like a "faggot." Additionally, the intellectually-gifted twitter user (who has no profile … Read More

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How to Have an Awesome Day Even If You’re a Recovering Crystal Meth Addict

In exactly one hour, my alarm is going to go off, announcing that I must wake up. Naturally, I'm sitting here at my computer already awake, but I wanted to start off the conversation by insinuating to you that I had a sleepless night last night. By the way, I had a … Read More



10 Reasons Why Texans Love Texas

Have y'all ever wondered what the big deal was about Texas? What are the reasons why people, who are from Texas, talk as … Read More

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5 Most Annoying Things in Life

It's 8:00 AM, you forgot your coffee on the kitchen counter, you're currently stuck in traffic and you had a meeting at … Read More


Breaking Under Pressure, But Winning in the End

From the moment I first popped into this world, I have never been able to deal very well with time-induced pressure, or … Read More

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Sold to the Highest Bidder

When I first started writing on shenkitup, I never imagined that it would grow as much as it has. I also never … Read More

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3 Differences Between Americans and Europeans

I'm walking a Shetland pony [in the picture to your right] on the multi-acre Dressage Horse Ranch of Adolf Dassler's … Read More

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Chantelle Paige: A California Dime

When you hear the word "celebrity," what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it that they're overpaid, … Read More


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Making a Budget and Taking Control of Your Stormy Finances

This is a guest post written by Amy Shenk, Nate's little sister. Amy is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin … Read More

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The Animated Guide to Polish Success

So I've been on vacation for the past week and decided not to check any work emails, or do any shenking, which has … Read More


5 Things You Should Never Say to Females

If you Googled "5 Things You Should Never Say to Females" you would be given around 25,000,000 results and it would take … Read More

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Without Health Insurance, I’d Be a Broke & Blind Cave Bat

I'm going to be perfectly honest with you about something; I haven't always been appreciative of having health … Read More

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The German Sheep Farm and the American

My original plan was to have at least 2 (maybe even 3) articles written before I left for Europe, but that didn't … Read More


Your Child is Fat

A few days ago, I was laying on a large beach towel, on the beach of the small, coastal town of Rockport, Texas when I … Read More


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