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Carl Pettit is a columnist, editor and writer working for an array of colorful publications. He specializes in cultural and social issues, as well as East Asia, politics and satire.
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Scooters, Boards & Wheels — The Best Alternative Ways to Zip Around the City Without a Car

Having a car in a city can be a help, sure, but it also brings along a slew of problems. Parking, gas, parking, maintenance, parking, tickets -- have we mentioned parking? For a lot of us urbanites, an non-automotive way of getting around town isn't just a convenience, it's a necessity. But which alternative mode of mechanical transport suits your commute best?

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Category: Around Albany
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10 Best Dog Breeds For Single Guys

When you're a single dude -- no matter how popular you are with the ladies -- there will always be downtime.  When your female companions are busy with work, need to head home, do some wash, or are just sick of being referred to as “friends with benefits,” you may find yourself a little lonely. If you won’t “put a ring on it” as Beyonce advises, you might want to consider adopting one of man’s truest of friends—a dog.

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5 Fun Facts About Turkeys — Yes, They Can Fly (and Change Color)

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means we start seeing turkeys everywhere—on TV, in our children's school drawings, running through our dreams every single night while we sleep ... you get the idea. And eventually these poor turkeys will be inside many of our overstuffed stomachs as well.

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