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If you're like us, you hit the grocery store with good intentions: reasonably healthy foods (that you'll still want to eat). But thanks to everything from marketing to plain old misconceptions, what we think is healthy often isn't.
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A simple rinse of the mug may not be enough to keep germs at bay.
What's a Tall Fashionista to Do?
Finding clothes that fit when you're a tall woman is a hassle — but it's better than it used to be.
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We've all had a boss who didn't act very boss-like. While you're busy hustling, he's busy breaking every etiquette rule in the book. Wouldn't it be nice if your boss got some office savoir faire? Here's a start.
How Feral Children Work
The life of a feral child isn't all swashbuckling Tarzan-and-Jane, but for some children, it's a better alternative than the lives they left behind.
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