Catherine Baab Muguira

Catherine Baab Muguira

World's foremost expert on Dawson's Creek.

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Quartz

Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they're all we've ...

What happens when a generation raised with a “you can be whatever you want to be” ethos meets the worst job market in years?

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Quartz

My husband and I have nothing in common

Yesterday, my husband and I had the dumbest fight in the history of our relationship. Were the takeout Belgian waffles I’d brought home for breakfast too small, or just the right size?

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Quartz

Do you have to move to New York City to make it as a writer? I asked my literary idols to find out

A few weeks ago, I was visiting New York City, standing in the top floor of The Whitney, staring at the museum’s giant burning candle of Julian Schnabel, when God spoke to me.

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Quartz

Moving to a new country won't solve your problems–but you should do it anyway — Quartz

I moved to New Zealand from the US in the usual, time-honored fashion. First, I got rejected from every graduate school I’d applied to. Then I pulled out a calendar and contemplated spending another year in my soul-killing, $10-an-hour receptionist job. Then I started crying.

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Quartz

The most underrated workplace benefit? The low-key office hang ...

I was overjoyed when, several years ago, my colleague Scott instant-messaged me from across our open-plan office. “I just got asked if I have a best friend at work,” he’d written, “and I said yes because IT’S YOU.”

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Quartz

In praise of short engagements and cheap, modest weddings ...

I met my husband at a TGI Friday’s. You might not think that novelty license plates and mozzarella cheese sticks are the stuff romantic dreams are made of. But within a few days, I was wearing an engagement ring.

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Quartz

Don’t Do What You Love for a Career—Do What Makes You Money

The white-haired old guy who inspired me to rush home and write out a five-figure check was not an investment advisor or a lifestyle-design guru. I never even learned his name. We only met because I happened to be sitting in the café car of a Washington DC-bound Amtrak when he got on board. And started drinking.

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Quartz

You can make millions with your English degree - but it'll come at a cost

Life is all about disappointing yourself in manageable ways.