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A Real Life Commencement Speech to 2017’s College Graduates

In Questionable Advice by Ryco Newton-Block

I remember my 2011 college graduation commencement speaker’s speech like it was yesterday. And yesterday I was black out drunk. But seriously, I don’t remember who gave it, what they said or if I even listened. Actually, on my graduation day I remember being brutally hung over after a night of Four Lokos, getting drunk with my friends that morning, and then driving to the ceremony together in a minivan. Oh to be young.

What I’m trying to say is that commencement Read More

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The Imposter’s Guide to Navigating Politics

In Questionable Advice by Joe Powell

A firm understanding of the political environment is more critical now than ever. Every human you cross paths with attempts to bestow their new-found political knowledge onto you. They attack you with a blizzard of facts they diligently “researched” from a Buzzfeed video on Facebook. The only thing you’re aware of is that the mother of all bombs just dropped faster than your Read More

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A Day in the Life: Corporate America Part 1: The Morning (two part series)

In Questionable Advice by Ryco Newton-Block

Part 1: The Morning

It’s Monday morning and you stroll in late. “Becky” springs up from her seat to great you with her signature, annoying, high-pitched “Happy Monday!” You nod your head while covering your bloodshot eyes, and for a brief fleeting moment, you envision the oversized ceiling tiles collapsing on top of “Becky’s” sprightly head. Every office has a Becky. The weird lady who actually enjoys what she does. She’s the one who constantly Read More

Podcast Episode 1: Mentors

In Questionable Advice by Ryco Newton-Block


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Mark Tuchabelli, a local Boston man desperate to change his degenerate ways, seeks out the guidance of world-renowned life coach, Tony Robbins and world famous novelist and author of “The Alchemist”, Paulo Coehlo. In the midst of Mark’s journey, a third mentor shows up. Tim Ferris makes an appearance as he hosts his live podcast, The Tim Ferris Show.

Mark is now surrounded by mentors and on the road to redemption. But not everything is Read More

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Fuck your Dog’s Instagram

In Questionable Advice by Ryco Newton-Block

You’re an asshole.

Yes you, person whose dog recently followed me on Instagram in the hopes of receiving a follow back. The fucking balls you have. The balls of a Great Dane. Isn’t it enough that I already follow you on Instagram, and that your dog is in every picture you post? Isn’t it enough that I already “like” those pictures?

Between your personal Instagram and your Snapchat story I know more about your dog then my parent’s childhoods. Your dog Read More

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The Imposters Guide to Talking Finance

In Questionable Advice by Ryco Newton-Block

At age 28, I find it imperative that I know how to discuss finance with my friends and peers. Please note: I did not say that I find it imperative to actually know about finance. I don’t. I know nothing about finance. I can barely calculate the net effective rent on a 12-month lease without my mind twisting into a pretzel. Someone once asked me to define amortization so I faked a seizure to keep from embarrassing myself. After that day, I swore I Read More