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What To Buy Now

It can be most frustrating time to shop. The sun’s ablazing but fall merchandise is already taking over the shelves. Who’s ready to go there yet? Not me!

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Accessorize This!

I love accessories. A hat, scarf, sunglasses, bangles, an ear cuff and I’m a sucker for a good belt – not all at the same time of course. When done well, accessories can cement your getup as solidly fashionable. The right bauble takes you from a plain Betty to a pulled together, sophisticated and maybe even a little glamorous Veronica. So I am currently loving the accessory for the ages: The iPhone case.

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Time to Get Beach Ready!

Sunshine, heat, ice cream and beach time – YAY! Shorts, skirts, bare legs and bathing suits – BOOH! Ladies (and some gents) may know what I’m talking about. I call it shed dread.

But when I saw that Jergens was coming out with a BB cream for the body, I literally stalked the local drugstore waiting for it to come out.

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Time to Kill … in NYC

I have just returned from four days in New York City and I am broke, bloated and hung over. But boy was it worth it. If you happen to be heading there and you happen to like food (if you don’t we can’t be friends), I encourage you to check out the following list. Some of these places have been around forever and continue to prove their worthiness. Others are new and fabulous and a couple are just new to me.

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Care For Some Gum?

You come home after an evening out and when you check the mirror, you see you have something stuck in your teeth. How long has it been there??? And why didn’t anyone say anything?!!

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In Season!

If you are anywhere in the Pacific Northwest area right now, stop everything and head to your nearest fish monger because I’ve got tonight’s dinner menu planned for you. Copper River Sockeye is in season for just a few weeks a year and if you haven’t tried it before, you’ll thank me. And if you have, then you know what I’m talking about and you’ve already had some. It’s the best fish in the world. Full stop.

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The Best of Gluten-Free

I’ve been eating (predominantly) gluten-free for over three years. In that time, the number of GF products on the market has exploded. And while the selection has improved, the taste of these products hasn’t always kept pace.

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Password: password

Forgot your password? Try “password”. And if that doesn’t work, give “123456″ a shot. Given those are the two most commonly used passwords, chances are you’ve used at least one of them. Shame on you. It seems every week another major story about hacking hits the news – this week it was eBay – yet our password laziness lives on.

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Sign Language

There are a 3,235,658* new drivers on the roads every year, which means more traffic, more headaches and ultimately, more idiots on the road.

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What Your Fridge Says About You

Whenever I’m in someone else’s kitchen I take the opportunity to snoop their refrigerator. It says a lot about the life they lead. Is it full of take-out containers of decaying chicken balls? That person doesn’t cook, entertain or have custody of children.

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A Dose of Inspiration

I love a good book recommendation, though my bailiwick is usually fiction. But a friend* recently suggested I pick up the New York Times best seller, “Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon.

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