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Have you been feeling lackluster lately? Are your friends disowning you because you're not on a diet? Did you miss out on the one-for-two never to be repeated Abs-o-glute-imizer offer? Do you have everyone-else-has-got-one-and-I-haven't-envy? Never fear, if you're a...

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Ciao and Ciao

Goodbye JK, so long EL. Farewell Mr Koontz and Mr King. Au revior Janet Evanovich. Ciao Sophie Kinsella. It was nice to know you all. Now, before you all think I'm going to jump of something big and tall, let me just say that I once knew these people. Well, knew might...

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We've just returned after spending two weeks with our family in the Appalachian mountains in Virginia. It was wonderful. We woke up to views every morning, swam at every opportunity, and ate like there was no tomorrow. We also met a whole variety of extended family...

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It’s Always the Quiet Ones

I'm pretty sure if you looked up the definition of "diverse," my writers group would get a mention. We range from high-school to retired, kids books to steamy romance, and loud-mouthed to always polite. And before anyone asks, yes I fit into one of those categories,...

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Parisian Breakfast

Every meal in France is an event. Big, small, fast, or slow, the French put flavor and presentation above everything else. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. And, being a vegetarian, breads are always a part of my breakfast. In the US, I like bagels and...

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Paris and Gallery Vivienne

One of the things I like to do when I travel is visit some of the more out of the way places. In Paris, one such place is Gallery Vivienne. Around 200 years old, it's one of many passageways built specifically for shops and cafes. These passageways were a forerunner...

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Crap Packaging And iOS 7

I used to run a website called because there are so many things out there that are stunningly badly packaged. I was all set to launch back into the horrors of blister packs and screw tops that are welded to the bottle, when I got a shock from a...

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Dog Sayings and the Elusive Double Bunny

As life with a dog progresses, I'm struck by more and more dog-owner inspired phrases. 1) Keep them on a short leash. This does help keep our Husky a little more in control. She's easily overexcited by the appearance of a rabbit on her daily walks. It's got such that...

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