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Start the New Year Off Right!

Happy New Year! This is a time when many of us form resolutions, but often struggle to keep them. I personally limit myself to just one resolution so I don’t feel overwhelmed by the things I wish to accomplish. I also think it’s great to focus on making positive, task-oriented resolutions. For example, if you want a raise, instead of making a resolution [...]

By Angela Haas|2019-01-03T12:52:40-05:00January 3rd, 2019|

Destination Literature: Venice, Italy

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino is a book that defies description: it consists of 55 vignettes, each of which describes a different fictional city. Yet each of these cities is in fact Venice, seen from one perspective or another, as told by a fictional version of Venetian traveler Marco Polo to the emperor Kublai Khan. By describing cities that are at once exquisite and [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-27T10:07:38-05:00December 27th, 2018|

Harvard Museum Musts

Ever since I moved to Cambridge, I’ve been astonished by the amount of fun things available around me. One of the many things to do is to visit the Harvard Museums, but these museums are so varied that deciding which to visit can be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favorite options. The Fogg Art Museum has art ranging from the sixth [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-20T09:52:56-05:00December 20th, 2018|

Sitcoms to Stream This Winter

Winter means a hiatus not only from the warm weather, but also from our favorite television shows. Luckily, if you have access to streaming services, you don’t have to worry. Here are some recommendations for some great sitcoms—new titles and old favorites—that you can stream while you wait for your other shows to return. If you have Netflix, I recommend One Day at [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-12-18T10:32:11-05:00December 18th, 2018|

Adventures in E-Publishing

Whenever I see someone coding on a computer, I get a sense of excitement as I wonder what they’re creating and how they’re creating it. I first tried coding ebooks during my freshman year of college. I participated in an intro workshop run by a club at my school and was intimidated at first. The characters on the screen hurt my eyes and [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-12-13T09:55:01-05:00December 13th, 2018|

PSG Favorites: Candy

Here at PSG, we have a bit of a collective sweet tooth. Personally, I like chocolate—the darker the better—especially with add-ins like candied ginger or salted almonds. Here are some other favorite candies around the office: Angie loves Kit Kats, but Twix are a close second. Annette likes Cadbury Creme Eggs so much that for her ninth wedding anniversary her husband got her [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-11T11:35:27-05:00December 11th, 2018|

Winter Activities for All Climates

Winter is coming. Whether you’ll be spending the season in the sun or piled under blankets, winter is still a great time to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities—don’t let the season hold you back! Ice-skating is the perfect activity for the winter, whether its inside or outside! If ice-skating isn’t your strong suit, then head to a local rink for a hockey [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-12-06T09:39:24-05:00December 6th, 2018|

Destination Literature: Takamatsu, Japan

Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel Kafka on the Shore begins in bustling Tokyo, Japan, but takes us on a literary road trip that follows the protagonist, Kafka Tamura, as he runs away from home. He ends up on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. He finds refuge in the Komura Memorial Library and explores the mysteries of the library and the people [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-04T10:39:44-05:00December 4th, 2018|

Sweeten the Season with These December Delicacies

December can be filled with stress—the holiday season is approaching, the weather is getting colder and work is piling up. Baking is the perfect way to combat this overwhelming season, because it helps you focus on something sweet. If you’re feeling stressed this winter, you could try these yummy dessert recipes: Classic Favorites Apple pie: Save some time by buying a pre-made pie [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-11-29T08:38:04-05:00November 29th, 2018|

A Rainy Afternoon in London

It’s often rainy in London, so when traveling to the iconic city it’s a good idea to have an indoor backup plan just in case the weather suddenly gets testy. When I was in London in 2015, I managed to have an afternoon that was pretty much perfect, despite all-day rain. Take a peek at these suggestions for wet weather adventures in jolly [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-11-26T16:41:33-05:00November 27th, 2018|