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The surprising benefit of public transportation ?>

The surprising benefit of public transportation

I don’t talk about it much here but I have a form of muscular dystrophy called Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CMS). It’s a rare disorder that weakens my muscles, making prolonged physical activity difficult. I won’t explain it here but if you’d like to know more, you can visit my blog Kelly’s One Mile Challenge.  The other day I had a miserable commute home on the bus. The window ahead of me was open, blowing cold air on my already freezing face, somebody…

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Want Not, Buy Not ?>

Want Not, Buy Not

I recently wrote about the success of our garden this year and how my intentions to track our crops ROI never really happened. I mentioned that part of the reason was that our goal to start a garden wasn’t just to save money. Personal finance is a taboo subject among friends. Josh and I never discuss my salary, spending or savings goals with my friends or family, and I don’t think many other people do either. But Josh and I…

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Ten ways to reduce food waste ?>

Ten ways to reduce food waste

In my family, the holidays seem to be synonymous with eating. Not only is there a large meal that our Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings are centered around, but there are also the parties with lots of food and alcohol and the gifts of sweet treats and baked goods from friends, neighbors and families that seem to arrive every day during December. The consumption of all that food means one thing (well, except for the stomach aches and weight gain): a…

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