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How to Not Get Sick
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When germs are around the corner, keep them at bay with a few simple tips. Some of which are more enjoyable than others. Avoid getting sick with the following: Drinking Emergen-C It’s tasty, and it’s effective. Killing as Many Germs As Possible Lysol anyone? Anti-bacterial soap? Check and check. Keeping it Cold Did you know germs need serious heat to thrive? That’s why doctors offices are kept to chilly. Turn down the thermostat and you’ll also turn down the germs. Thieves’ Essential Oil And pretty much every other essential oil too. Sleep It’s good for you, so get some sleep.  

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Find a New Home, Wind
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It’s spring in the Midwest, which means you have absolutely no idea what the weather is going to do. And actually, it’s Kansas, so you have no idea what it’s going to do on any day ever. But after our second mild winter in a row, spring has come early – and it’s come in with gusto. As in gusting winds. At least a few days a week, Mother Nature is out there billowing and blowing the day away, sending allergies rampant through the air. Because of her antics, each of my outdoor rugs is weighted with a rock, and unless the trashcan is at least half full, it sits on its side. There is no point in constantly pulling it upright. Unfortunately, it’s not this glamorous IRL. She won’t stop this spring. Maybe for a day or two she’ll rest, but only to be zooming leaves through the air […]

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Favorite Ways to Keep Warm
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It’s chilly, there’s no doubt about it. Paired with my general nature for being freezing in tall seasons, it sometimes means staying warm through creativity. Out of all of the methods there are of staying warm — without being a blanket-hoarding hermit — here are some of my favorites. Flannel Sheets Whoever invented these things must be a millionaire, or at least I hope they are. Versions that come in cheesy prints are just icing on the cake. Tea … and a Mug Warmer This handy little surface might be made for candle wax, but it’s keeping my drinks nice and toasty all the same. Slippers So cozy. So comfy. Oversized Clothes Three sizes bigger and this mannequin will be set for longterm warmth. Soup Warm, tasty, winning.

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Someone Spit Gum on My Car Five Months Ago And it’s Still There
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It was July. A hot summer day in which one was carefully about how quickly they adjusted the radio. So as to not get burned. It was also a day I worked from a fairly questionable McDonald’s. I was new to town and branching out with the locals seemed like the neighborly thing to do. Even if it meant drinking day-old iced tea and listening to the manager talk about her manicures a little too loudly. My judgments aside, however, it’s a work session that turned out pretty well. The Internet did its job by connecting me to websites, deadlines were met, and all-in-all, my to-do list got checked through. Success any way you look at it. Then I walked outside. And saw someone had spit chewed gum on my car. Orange. Which is probably some fruity computer-made flavor (I didn’t smell it to find out). Like any normal would […]

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Thanks, Intense Wind
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Lately, it’s been extremely windy. Like, front porch décor in the backyard, trash barrels flipped over, and window howling windy. It drones on at all hours of the day; the wind simply cannot be stopped. Whishhhhh, squeal, whirr, falluhhhh – for hours, and days, upon end. It’s also one of the worst parts about Midwestern weather. A solid gust of wind can decrease the temperature by like, 40 degrees, and that’s the least of its issues. Other wind-induced annoyances: Hair in Lip Gloss In fact, hair in the wind, period. It’s everywhere it’s not supposed to be. At all times. Crap Everywhere There’s trash in the yard. Décor that’s been tossed into new areas. Pieces of the neighbor’s wreath are found throughout the neighborhood. Mail has to be held on to with a death grip. Anything can get blown anywhere at any time. Wardrobe-Defying Abilities Any lady who regularly wears […]

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Reasons Fall is My Homegirl
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The term “basic bitch” may be so 2014, but for today, we’re bringing it back. Why? Because it’s fall, and hearing “basic” reminds me, almost exclusive, of everything fall. Seeing as some Internet someone decided to associate the term with everything awesome, it stuck. In my head. Where I’m reminded of every fall awesome thing. Like: Leggings Yes and yes some more. They are comfortable like a vacation for the legs. And you can wear them with baggy shirts … without feeling guilty about it. Whoever talks crap on leggings has never worn them. Or hates being great at life. Pumpkin Flavored Anything Guys, pumpkin tastes delicious. And it’s seasonal, just like every vegetable in the summer or peppermint in the winter. (All of which have a great reputation, BTW.) Let’s all stop talking crap already and leave pumpkin spice alone. Just like Britney. Scarves They’re warm. They’re comfortable. They’re […]

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6 Reasons Halloween is the Best Holiday of All Time
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I know what you’re thinking … it’s a bit early to be talking about Halloween. But seeing as how department stores have been flashing its décor for weeks now, it’s actually fair game. Or so the clerks tell me. As is Christmas in September, apparently. That doesn’t mean I’m pinning my costume or pre-purchasing my candy (which would obviously get eaten). But it does mean I’m ready to start getting pumped about this glorious holiday. For all of the best, and therefore right, reasons like: 6. The Costumes Some are pretty stupid, but some are pretty great. Meaning Halloween costumes are like anything in life, really. But for the great sport who’s willing to wear a full wig at work, or dress up with their kids’ costumes and match in order to take them around the neighborhood, I’ve got my eye on you. And I think you’re embracing the holiday […]

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