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Pfeffernüsse Spice Cookies

Years ago, I used to host an annual holiday cookie swap at a local nonprofit community center in San Francisco. Friends and members of the community would gather together, bearing large batches of homemade cookies. Everyone would walk around, sampling cookies and taking a few of the ones we loved. Each person left with a tin of assorted cookies, along with a slight sugar buzz. It was a marvelous way to meet new people in the neighborhood, as well as learn about new cookies that I wasn’t familiar with. And…

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7 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning

We spend so much time planning Thanksgiving dinner that breakfast is often neglected. A good breakfast, though, is part of a winning strategy. Starving yourself for turkey won’t help—especially if you’re charged with all the cooking. No one want to pass out face first in their gravy. Continue reading “7 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning” » … Read the referenced recipe here: 7 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Thanksgiving Morning

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Why Simple Wins in This Complicated World

There are two kinds of people in the world: simplifiers, and complicators. Complicators, they seem blind or fearful of simple solutions. Everything they do, they do it in the most difficult and complex manner. From a distance, this looks like they thrive on challenges. Simplifiers, on the other hand, are the opposite. They avoid complications of any kind. They can be mistaken for people who only do the minimum amount of work needed to get by. The difference between these two kinds of people becomes obvious when they are required…

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If I Am Living a Good Life, Why Should I Bother Learning New Stuff?

A person might have a great job, a nice house, and a great group of friends. They might feel they have everything they need, and so, they just settle, stop moving and pushing themselves. After all, their life seems to be going fine. You might have seen this with friends or acquaintances. This is fine for a time; but the problem is, while a person stops moving or stops pushing themselves, the world keeps spinning. Time moves forward. Staying in the same place and not seeking self-improvement has the exact…

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