About half a year ago, I moved into a new apartment downtown. Itโ€™s hands-down the most upscale place Iโ€™ve lived inโ€”rooftop access, a fitness center, a pool, huge windows with beautiful views of the cityโ€ฆ this place had it all. My leasing agent said apartments...

When I got the first one, I was literally seconds away from stepping onto the plane when a call from โ€œUNKNOWNโ€ blared from my cell phone. It was a ringtone I hadnโ€™t heard before, one I was pretty sure hadnโ€™t come with the phone. Normally, I...

I grew up in a tiny town in Vermont. Tiny in terms of population, not sizeโ€”there were huge sprawling farms and wooded areas, but almost no people. More cows than people, which is standard for a lot of small towns in Vermont. So, clearly, not...