When life gives you fabric softener

It was a go to the store for laundry detergent come home with fabric softener kind of day.
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English language and its discrepancies

The English language is a formidable beast, even for those of us who learned it as our first language. Language is all about meaning — communication.
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Life goes on, as usual

I used to worry. About a lot of things.
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Bacon goes way beyond mealtime

There’s a saying: “Everything’s better with bacon.” And it’s true. Bacon is greasy and crunchy. It’s chewy and salty. It’s delectable and balanced. Bacon is akin to nature’s perfect food.
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What’s in a smile?

By Jill Pertler Slices of Life It depends on whom you ask. As for Mona Lisa and the reason behind her mysterious smile, we’ll never know. But there is one thing I do know about smiles; they wield power — in a good way. If you offer a genuine smile it is guaranteed to make the recipient feel better. It’s a fact. In fact, there are a number of fun facts about smiling that most of us probably...
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Eyes on the floor: Removing that pesky stain

It was a simple spot on the carpet. Well, if we are being honest it was three spots on the carpet, but who’s counting?
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Give yourself a gift of the here and now

We are all living just 10 years away from a world we can hardly imagine.
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Evolution of the telephone

When I was a kid, the telephone was important stuff. Like most families, we had one phone number. Can you imagine an entire family sharing one phone number? Yet we lived through it.
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The upside of snoring

In our culture we don’t usually brag about snoring. It isn’t a skill we covet. It isn’t seen as a skill at all, but an embarrassing behavior beyond our control. Sort of like stinky feet or public flatulence.
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When life isn’t a bummer — not really

It's such a bummer when on a normal day when you have nothing else planned you get a phone call from your daughter asking if you can babysit your granddaughter for an hour or two.
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