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how much fruit or vegetable is in a serving of fruit or vegetable?
i've been feeding myself successfully for long enough that i rarely give much thought to things like "food pyramids" and whatnot, but recently i revisited this middle school health class favorite after a friend of mine began talking about...

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marjane satrapi's persepolis
during the achaemenid dynasty, persepolis was (as you may recall from high school world history class) the ancient riverside site first chosen by cyrus the great and then built up by darius the great to stand as the center of the persian empire. fastforward...

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i just got an email from my brother that was intended for our mom (backstory: my mom is organizing and hosting an all-family birthday party for my grandpa the week of thanksgiving. and between all the grandkids scattered around, there are thousands of...

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good reading choice
i recently finished poet mary karr's memoir the liar's club and i'm writing to let you know that i liked it. this is exactly the kind of book you need if you want something literary but not plodding, non-fiction but narrative based, and fast...

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speed scrabble
once a week me and my friends get together to play scrabble, but sometimes we have to postpone our games till the weekend because scrabble after dinner makes us stay up too late. but we finally figured out a possible solution, which we tested out this...

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like a book by faulkner, only human
i guess it's been awhile since i've done an online quiz for the sake of this blog, but that's just because the ones i usually run across seem boring. but you know what i love more than almost anything else? of course you do--books! so when...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item 10)
cheap thrills has finally reached its tenth anniversary! we will celebrate with chocolate cupcakes! this is probably my favorite free thing to do: make up an occasion that calls for celebrating! the truth is, once you get yourself in the mindset of a...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item nine)
this is a good time of year to start thinking of cheap thrills that involve air conditioning. everyone knows about hanging out at the movie theater to beat the heat, but did you know you can go to the movies on the cheap? you can, with the dollar theater...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item eight)
before i start, let me say that this item is not as achievable to as wide an array of people as some of the previous cheap thrills suggestions. this item requires access to a musical instrument. however, even if you don't have one and don't plan...

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it's time for first friday at railroad square art park
with the end of the academic year, tonight's attendees at the art park might start missing big bend contemporary's recent role as a nexus for railroad square festivities, but on the upside, as we move into summertime, daylight and twilight stretch...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item seven)
it's spring time! flowers bloom, birds crank up the volume, and the sun isn't quite deadly yet. and so, for the seventh idea for thrifty fun... combine a nature walk with a picnic! whether you make a day of it and explore a trail system in your...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item six)
maybe you're looking for something to do that doesn't involve going somewhere or having people over? then this installment of cheap thrills is for you! with that, i present you: write a letter! when i was a little kid my mom would make me and...

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cheap thrills: things to do for under $10 (item five)
so far, cheap thrills has reported on the tallahassee rock gym, playing with the dog, reading a book, and holding a dessert+games night. today, i suggest another personal favorite: visit the municipal pool tallahassee parks and recreation has a number...

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this sunday at railroad square: streets of service and more
this showed up in my inbox today: Good morning, Just a reminder that the Street of Service event sponsored by Volunteer Leon and the Directors of Volunteers Association is this Sunday, April 13 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Railroad Square. The event is...

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"i have one word for you. plastics."
i have four words for you. " the graduate was wrong." anyway, writer lady commented on my plastic diet! that's because she likes to be green, just like i like to be green. here, i will share a specific strategy i use in the doing the no...

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