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Articles by Anastasia Savvina

Anastasia Savvina is a Los Angeles based twenty-something writer, novice cook, foreign film aficionado, and cat lover. Her favorite city in the U.S. is San Francisco and in the world, Barcelona.

Missed Connections
January 9, 2011 – 3:07 am | Comments
Missed Connections

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In an age of social networking and online connections, it’s sad to see people freeze when given the chance to relate to someone in …

Why a Yoga Studio Is a Better Pick-Up Joint than a Bar
November 29, 2010 – 7:46 pm | Comments
Why a Yoga Studio Is a Better Pick-Up Joint than a Bar

After a six-month hiatus from practicing beginner yoga, I decided to finally start using the countless number of online coupons I had accumulated, especially because they were about to expire. I had a few nearby studios …

Two Things Not to Do When Looking for a Job
August 3, 2010 – 5:56 am | Comments
Two Things Not to Do When Looking for a Job

After losing my first job out of college to the toppling stock market, all I wanted was my resume in the hands of an HR professional, rather than a computerized, key-word tracking, algorithmic gate-keeper. What …

The Misadventures of a College Snoot
July 12, 2010 – 5:16 pm | Comments
The Misadventures of a College Snoot

It’s the last day of UnOlympics, UC San Diego’s annual freshman competition, and Revelle reigned over the 2nd- and 3rd-place colleges (it’s a 6-college system) with the much anticipated Golden Shoe — the trophy …

The (Online) Buffalo Exchange of Romance
June 29, 2010 – 9:29 pm | Comments
The (Online) Buffalo Exchange of Romance

Online dating – it’s got a bad rap, even still. Sure, it’s impersonal, a little tacky, and potentially creepy, but think of it as a Virtual Outlet Mall (VOM). In a recession everyone wants the …

My Lust Affair with Joe…Trader Joe
June 15, 2010 – 8:13 pm | Comments
My Lust Affair with Joe…Trader Joe

I never thought a relationship could be fulfilling and destructive at the same time until I stumbled across an addiction for which there seems to be no cure. We met on the busy Santa Monica …

Love in Foreign Places
May 25, 2010 – 6:07 pm | Comments
Love in Foreign Places

What is it about traveling that makes you susceptible for falling flat-on-your-face in love with a stranger? Is it the fact that you can be anyone you want, with little or no repercussion? (Like in …