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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

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Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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Why so SAD?

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For many, the season of snow, ice and freezing cold is a welcome treat. A winter wonderland full of snowmen, icicles, and hand-knit scarves. For others, it is a months-long battle with fatigue, irritability and depression.It’s kind of like the difference between this…and this…Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as the Winter Blues, is a kind of depression that occurs at certain times of the year, usually during winter. (Go figure.)SAD often affects people who live in climates with long [Read More...]

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DIY Holiday Decorations

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The presents are wrapped, the holiday cards are in the mail and the fruitcake from your boss is safely hidden in the freezer. The holiday season has a lot of DIY and crafty projects to offer, and here are a few more you might like to try. Don’t worry, none of them involve fruitcake! Film Canister Holiday LightsThis craft comes to us from our peeps at Photojojo. The upcycled film-canister lights make great Christmas decorations, but would also look great around a patio or porch banister any time [Read More...]

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The End of Daylight Savings

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Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, November 6th. Most U.S. residents set their clocks one hour forward in spring and one hour back in fall. However, residents of Arizona and Hawaii—along with the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, among others—don’t observe Daylight Savings Time (DST).Why do we observe DST? And what exactly is it? The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin. In 1784 good ole Ben wrote “An Economical Project,” a little whimsy on the [Read More...]

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A life with many interests: running

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Running lowers your cholesterol, increases cardiovascular health, and reduces body fat. But I run for exactly none of these reasons. I run because I stink at meditating.Allow me this quick demonstration:The entire class sits comfortably in Lotus position. Except me, because apparently I’m about as flexible as Han Solo frozen in carbonite. In front of each of us is a tea candle in a pretty glass candleholder. Concentrate on the flame, our instructor says. Clear your mind of everything but it’s [Read More...]

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A life with many interests: reading

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I am that annoying person who can, and does, read just about anywhere. I carry a book in my purse and keep one on my bedside table. I listen to audiobooks in my car and when I’m on the treadmill. When people ask me if I've seen such-and-such TV show or movie I almost always shake my head. If there’s a choice between reading and just about anything else—I’m reading.The first novel I ever read was Bunnicula. A slim volume, only 128 pages, but it was the first book I had ever picked out and bought [Read More...]

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