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An emery board. It’s used synonymously with nail file, though probably not by manicurists or sticklers, and you may have one in your purse or desk drawer right now. The friction and/or sound of it scraping across your claws may make you shudder. I never thought much about these and rarely use them though I …

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Magic. It’s all around us–we just need to recognize it as such. Examples? Spell for Happiness You’ve got the ingredients for this. You even know what they are. The magic comes in pausing and recognizing the result. Make a list of what makes you happy–no matter how trivial. Opening a new jar of peanut butter …

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I know this sounds super weird, but this shit is, as Jean-Ralfio said, De-LOY-shus. Peanut. Butter. Miso. Cookies. Boom. This recipe is from the New York Times, which typically likes to throw in some whacktastic ingredients that you will need to a: Google, and b: discover that your local Safeway doesn’t carry. The whackadoo substance …

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I think we all have come to terms with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and its inherent troubles. If you’re late to the party, let me summarize: Rudolph’s own parents are ashamed of him, Santa is a grouchy dick, Hermy is a fucking creep. Also, do you actually think the other reindeer kids LIKED the reviled …

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