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Fiftyfifty.me Challenge: January Recap

I’ve completed Month 1 of the Fiftyfifty.me challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my January progress. Books Bitter in the Mouth How Did You Get This Number Crazy Sexy Diet Movies X-Men: First Class The Artist Beginners I Am Young Adult The Help…

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What Would You Grab in a Fire?

One day last summer, I had just finished my step aerobics class at the gym across the street and swung open the front door to our apartment complex when I smelled it. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was smelling until I had taken a few steps up the stairs. SMOKE! Holy crap! The staircase…

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Do You Make Do or Make Adjustments?

Here’s an interesting factoid: I used to be left-handed. I say “used to be” because when I was in kindergarten, the teachers made me and the other lefties use our right hands for tasks like writing, drawing, and using scissors. I was forced to be right-handed. Before you call the ACLU, let me say that…

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How to Make a Tough Decision Without Having Your Head Explode

How many decisions do you make in a day? A dozen? A hundred? A thousand? There are so many little things to consider: Should I get up now or hit the snooze button again? Should I pack a healthy lunch or grab something at the sandwich shop? Does the weather seem nice enough for a…

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Always Poop in the Sunshine

My dog, Skyla, has a lot of quirks, and I’m always learning from her. One of her habits, though, leaves me a bit baffled. There are lots of trails and ponds in our neighborhood with little shady spots and secluded pathways. When Skyla has to…um, do her doggie business…she avoids all the private enclaves and heads…

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When Was the Last Time You Read a Really Good Book?

On New Year’s Day 2012, I made a pretty vague resolution to “read more books this year.” I guess the universe noticed that I could use a push, so I stumbled upon the Fiftyfifty.me challenge. The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. That sounded like a resolution I could…

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