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Molly Fisk: Because August

By Molly Fisk
There's a joke that says in August people all over the midwest lock their car doors, while the rest of the time they don't bother. . . It's not about theft, it's about generosity. The doors are locked so your neighbors don't sneak in and leave you bags of enormous unsightly zucchini.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Naming Your Teeth

By Molly Fisk
A three-year-old I know just explained to his mom that he needed an umbrella because it was hot in the yard and “there isn't a shade structure.” Coffee almost flew out my nose when she told me this, I was laughing so hard.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Renting A Wife

By Molly Fisk
Long, long ago, I think it was the 1980s, a business appeared on the radar called Rent-a-Wife. For a reasonable sum per hour, they'd pick up your dry cleaning, wait for the plumber, return videos and library books, maybe do a little grocery shopping.
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Money & Careers

Career Networking for the Introverted

By Phyllis Cohen
Networking can be a struggle whether you’re a shrinking violet or the life of the party. But before you make that first networking step, it’s crucial to know the two most important rules about why people do or do not get hired in the first place.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Ferris Wheel

By Molly Fisk
When I was 14, I developed a short list of requirements for being a good girlfriend. Heaven knows where I got this idea, maybe from reading 'Seventeen Magazine.' You had to be able to gut a fish and cook it. You had to be brave enough to go skydiving (but only once per boyfriend).
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Gutter Girl*

By Molly Fisk
Despite not being an expert, I love bowling. When else do we get to play any more? So if someone offers you a million dollars to guess what I’m doing on a Wednesday night, now you know. After you’ve picked up the money, come join us: Bowling is good for the soul.
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Lifestyle

Molly Fisk: Nine Short Lives

By Molly Fisk
Maybe there’s a symbiotic reason we fall so hard for animals. Maybe it helps to rehearse a few entire life cycles before we’re faced with the end of our own. I don’t know. Today, I just want everything to stay the same forever, and all of it to be kind, and sweet, and easy.
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Food & Drink

RO’s Recipes: Picnics on the Fourth of July, Part 1

By Ro Howe
The French term 'pique-nique' originally described an occasion where each participant contributed a share of the food and wine. But picnic, as we use it today, really came into its own in post–revolutionary France, when newly enfranchised citizens used the recently liberated royal grounds for their own entertainment.
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