[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ure, getting things is great. But shopping for the adventurous spirit can be a special challenge because most of the time more things is the last thing she wants. What she always wants is to travel, so, give her what she wants. The following are the top five trips we would want to receive, and …

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…as told by a former semi-professional baby-catcher* 1. Don’t freak out. Seriously, don’t be the kid that faints when we actually need you. Breathe. Get calm. Breathe again. And wash your hands. You can do this. Get blankets, towels, or cloth of some kind. 2. Call for help if you are on your own. Call …

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SUNDAY, 8:49 A.M. [dropcap]F[/dropcap]eelings that traditionally fall under the umbrella of “The Christmas Spirit,” include “warmth,” “cheer,” and “urge to participate in rampant media-complicit consumerism.” It’s December 11, and I feel none of these seasonally-induced emotions. I feel cold, sad, and frugal. The most obvious way for me to combat the coldness and sadness, while making …

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We’ve all had a roach problem. Or a drinking problem. Turns out, those cancel each other out. Drunken Roaches Makes 1/2 cup Excerpted from Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living by Annie Berthold-Bond Preparation Time: None Shelf Life: Replace every week Storage: Discard [divider]The Ingredients[/divider] Up to 1/2 cup beer Bay leaves Cucumber peels [divider]The …

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he bowline is a knot that doesn’t get tighter as its pulled, so it’s great for attaching things that are affected by gravity, tides, or free will. Uses tying boats to docks tying stakes to tents tying hot air balloons to earth tying shoelaces to chair legs (for the mischievous — use caution)  

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