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The Worst-Case Scenario

Flickr Creative Commons: Paxon Woelber This past fall, I went backpacking for four days in the Canadian wilderness with a good friend.  It will be an adventure, I told myself as we planned the trip, when I read online about the “rugged,” “challenging,” “demanding” trail. It’s good to get outside …

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The Best Way to Bake with Peppermint Bark

“Everyone goes crazy for Peppermint Bark over the holidays,” says Tieghan Gerard, the voice behind the beloved food site Half Baked Harvest and the stunning new cookbook Super Simple. The only treat that competes this time of year? Cookies, of course! Here, Tieghan has combined the best of both worlds—a classic chocolate crinkle cookie that …

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The Story Beyond the Story

A commercial airline pilot recently described how his job gave him a sense of how large the world really is. He would leave his home in London and drive to the airport among hundreds of other motorists and pedestrians going about their daily business.  At the end of the day, …

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The Hygge Writer

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Outside my office window as I write this, it’s not even dinnertime but it’s already getting dark. The temperature is plunging, the skies are gunship gray, there’s fluffy snow floating down, and through leaf-bare trees Christmas lights wink in the distance. But …

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Kranskake Cookies – Passion For Baking :::GET INSPIRED:::

Kranskake cookies it is my all-time favorite cookies to enjoy, especially around the holidays. These cookies are on most dessert tables in Norway around the holiday seasons or at weddings. These cookies are made from whole raw almonds ( with skin on) and an equal amount of powdered sugar, and …

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