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Anna Sims Correspondent

Anna Sims is a lifestyle and pop culture writer for New York Family and Crushable.com and a web producer for Banker & Tradesman. Born and raised in Des Moines — as in Iowa, not Idaho or Ohio — she currently lives in Brighton.

Stories by Anna Sims

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How Student Groups Are Working to Change Harvard’s Old-School Sexual Abuse Policy
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The longstanding issue of sexual assaults on college campuses has recently entered the national spotlight. And right in the middle of the discussion is Harvard, which last week underwent investigation by the federal government for its second Title IX violation. While the school might not be pleased to be the face of failing sexual assault policies, its status as a top university puts it in a unique position to help change college policies across the country. More

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4 steps to understand YouTube copyright from ‘The Office’ Time Machine creator
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Joe Sabia spent the past year and a half of his life watching “The Office.” Late last month, the Boston College alum debuted the fruits of his labor, The Office Time Machine. The website features supercut videos that include every cultural reference ever made on show—more than 1,300 in total—and organizes them by year. While “Office” fans may rejoice at the opportunity to revisit their favorite TV show, Sabia wants his project to do more than celebrate the best of Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute. He wants to raise awareness about fair use and the need for copyright reform. More

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Will we ever see another show that promotes female friendship like ‘Sex and the City’?
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Though it may seem like just yesterday that the romantic musings of Carrie Bradshaw graced your TV (and if you were watching E! around 2 p.m., then it probably was), the series finale of “Sex and the City” aired on HBO 10 years ago this Saturday. Looking back at the show that once transfixed television with its designer duds and dirty bedroom details, I can’t help but wonder, in true Carrie fashion, is “Sex and the City” still relevant in 2014? More

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Why are we wasting our time trying to deport Justin Bieber?
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I don’t suffer from Bieber Fever, at least, not as far as I know. So, rest assured that I’m not speaking as an obsessive fan girl when I say that the fact that a petition to deport Justin Bieber has reached 150,000 signatures and counting is a sad waste of everyone’s time and an embarrassment to our First Amendment right to petition the government. More

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LOL My Thesis: Trivializing the most important thing you’ll ever write
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Remember that one time you spent, like, nine million hours laboring over your brilliant college thesis? But then, when you tried to explain your brilliant idea to your friends, the whole thing sounded kind of … stupid. Yeah, we’ve been there. Enter LOLMyThesis.com, the Tumblr account that lets you summarize your super-important thesis with one hilariously unimportant sentence. More

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15 years of Britney Spears: Dominance, meltdowns, more dominance
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This week marks the 15th anniversary of “…Baby One More Time” dropping, creating a megastar of the plaid schoolgirl outfit-wearing Britney Spears. Since then, Spears has transcended the music world to become a cultural icon. Love her or hate her, you know every word to “Oops!… I Did It Again” and you will never forget when Britney and Justin Timberlake wore matching Canadian tuxedos to the 2001 American Music Awards (OK, maybe that’s just me). Now that we’re getting nostalgic, let’s reminisce on the highs and lows of her unforgettable career. More

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Couples therapy on Twitter? @WeFoughtAbout airs dirty laundry
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The worst thing you can do after a fight with your significant other is take to social media and post about it — unless you’re Alan Linic and Claire Meyer, creators of the Twitter account @WeFoughtAbout. The Chicago-based couple that tweets about the catalyst of their most recent argument has not only taken the Twitterverse by storm, they’ve somehow managed to improve their relationship while doing it. More

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Is Kim Kardashian keeping the American Dream alive?
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Kim Kardashian is one of the most polarizing “celebrities” in Hollywood. She’s the ringleader of a special brand of superstar: Someone who’s found fame despite having no obvious talent or, as the expression has come to be, someone who’s famous for being famous. But by pigeonholing Kardashian as a talentless sexpot, we overlook her most significant role: savior of the increasingly elusive American Dream.   More