Where you go to college can be pretty important, powerful alumni can help open up a wider world of opportunity. Now, if you don't get into one of the best colleges on the East Coast, that doesn't mean your life is over. But trust me, college is better than high school.
Many of us graduate from high school, toss our caps into the air, and never pick up another book again. This is bad. I don't know exactly when it happened, but somewhere along the way American society has turned increasingly anti-intellectual — look no further than our president.
Gene Wolfe is widely considered to be one of the best living science fiction writers, and many consider him to be the best writer period. Award winning author Michael Swanwick certainly thinks so: "Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today. Let me repeat that: Gene Wolfe is the greatest writer in the English language alive today."
Having a great resume doesn't mean you'll get the job, especially if you tank the interview. No matter how great of a job you do filling out the application, no matter how much interest in the position you express, it's all for nothing if you show up and have the personality of a cadaver. Now, you don't have to be Richard Pryor, but it would go a long way toward landing the job if you came across as somebody other people would want to be around.
Shopping for a pickup truck can be expensive, so you decide to save a few dollars and get a used one. In theory, this should work out fine, as long as you don't accidentally buy one of the used pickup trucks you should avoid at all costs.
Boston is one of America's premier drinking cities — everybody knows that. With a bar or a pub in every corner, you might ask yourself, how do I choose? If you aren't one to just wing it and like to come prepared, you're going to want to do a little research on where to get a beer, a cocktail, and some food.