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The Know-It-All: A Book Review

The Know-It-All was so good! It’s the quirky-but-true story of A.J. Jacobs,  a 35ish New York City magazine editor who undertakes a one-year odyssey to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica so he can become the “smartest person in the world.”

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Kindness Counts: Make the World a Better Place

Kindness counts.

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How to Get a 5 Percent Discount Every Day at 3 Popular Stores

Many stores have occasional sales, but these three stores are unique because they give you  5 percent off the purchase price of everything you buy every day.

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South America Cruise: A Day in the Falkland Islands

Before my South America cruise, I’d never heard of the Falkland Islands — a remote group of 700+ islands off the tip of South America — but a day exploring Stanley, the capital on the largest island, was really fun.

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South American Cruise: Penguin Rookery at Punta Tombo National Reserve, Argentina

Visiting a penguin rookery is an amazing adventure!

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South America Cruise: Adventures in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Punta Del Este, Uruguay. (It’s very close to Buenos Aires, Argentina.) I went there on a cruise around South America, and discovered it’s a very cool place. Here’s my story:

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Fun New Fitness Activity: Disc Golfing with Frisbees

If you can walk and throw a frisbee, you can take part in one of the latest fitness activities — disc (frisbee) golfing! There’s probably a course or two in your area — and this type of golf doesn’t require … Continue reading

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I Am the Woman I Am Today Because My Mother…

Always made me return the shopping cart to the store. She said only lazy people left them in the parking lot (horrors).

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South America Cruise Buenos Aires Shore Excursion

When we arrived in South America, we took a bus from the airport to the cruise ship docked in the terminal in Buenos Aires to begin our adventure.

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Crown Princess Review: South America Cruise

Took a once-in-a-lifetime 14-night cruise around South America on the Crown Princess — and it was fabulous! Here’s a review of the ship:

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