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Don’t hide behind your principles

Ian Yakob

January 26, 2012

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We all have personal guidelines, and they play a large role in what we do. “I don’t drink soda.” “I don’t drink coffee.” “I don’t drink bacon fat.” We create these principles because we like to feel... Read more »

YAKOB: Take charge in the new year

Ian Yakob

January 19, 2012

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One day we’ll close our eyes, open them, and realize it’s 2013. We’ll wonder what happened to 2012. Our natural reaction to a new year is to feel that the old one slipped through our fingers. It’s just how our conception... Read more »

YAKOB: Cosmopolitan is ‘secretly’ evil

Ian Yakob

December 8, 2011

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So I was over at a friend’s place and there was not an issue of Cosmopolitan magazine on her kitchen table, but if there were, I would have been disgusted. That stuff is a bunch of bologna. Please, if you’re a girl – or... Read more »

YAKOB: Turbulence isn’t as bad as you think

Ian Yakob

December 1, 2011

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When I arrived at the terminal on Sunday, I immediately checked the departure board to make sure my flight was delayed. Notice I didn’t check to make sure it was on time. You see, before Sunday, my last three trips incurred... Read more »

YAKOB: Blimey, Mrs. President

Ian Yakob

November 17, 2011

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With less than a year until the 2012 presidential election, I’ve realized I won’t get away with avoiding politics entirely. But, as usual, I’ll weasel my way out of it by fudging an absurd yet somehow intriguing account.... Read more »

YAKOB: Putting the ‘pro’ in procrastination

Ian Yakob

November 10, 2011

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is, there is no good news. After all, they say no news is good news. I don’t know who “they” are, but they sure say a lot of things. They say you can’t be a hero without... Read more »

YAKOB: Don’t envy the animated

Ian Yakob

November 3, 2011

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Sometimes the serendipities in life make you think about just how uncontrollable and inconclusive our world really is. It’s not just imperfectly perfect, but it’s also perfectly imperfect. That’s a difficult dual-concept,... Read more »

YAKOB: Keep negative opinions about Tim Tebow to yourself

Ian Yakob

October 27, 2011

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I’m feeling meta again, so bear with me. I really dislike how writing columns forces me into having opinions about things. See, there’s another one, I’m doing it again. It’s off-putting. I feel like I’m yelling. I... Read more »

YAKOB: Finding that diamond in the rough may be easier than you think

Ian Yakob

October 13, 2011

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A diamond in the rough will never shine unless it escapes the rough. Imagine if Aladdin hadn’t won the race against that lava tsunami in the Cave of Wonders. Moreover, diamonds get mistaken as part of the rough too often... Read more »

YAKOB: Preserve the ‘dream’ in your dream job

Ian Yakob

October 6, 2011

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If you think you’re studying to become what you “dream” to be, you’re not. You’re actually preparing for what you currently “want” to be. There is a definite difference. So when someone asks you what your dream ... Read more »

YAKOB: Take a chance on 25 minutes

Ian Yakob

September 29, 2011

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Everybody wants to be a star, but I know a guy who is already a black hole. His stories draw you in like you would not believe, and he has enough of them to fill more books than I can read. That’s assuming I can read,... Read more »

YAKOB: Leaving your ‘Marq’ on campus

Ian Yakob

September 22, 2011

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I regret to admit that my efforts as a senior columnist have failed thus far. My ultimate narcissistic goal, of course, was to have a stranger stop me on the street and say,“Hey, you’re that guy from the Tribune.” I suspect... Read more »

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