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If you’re not ready to plunge into the traditional New Year’s “get in shape” resolution, I’ve got an idea for how to wade into it (or any big project you’ve been dreading.) Put one of your closets on a diet. 

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Repeat something enough times and it becomes a habit, according to behavioral scientists.

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As the mother of two Scouts, I have seen my sons puzzling over knot tying. Each was issued a green cotton cord about 1/2 inch in diameter and 5 feet in length to practice on, and I’ve watched my older son moved from square knot through bowline hitch through constrictor knot, whipping knot, d…

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If I could type this column while wearing fur-lined gloves, I’d do it. I’m guessing the result would be so riddled with typos that my editors would think I’d suffered a stroke. Instead, I type with what feels like chunks of ice attached to my wrists.

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My husband, Mike, teaches creative writing at the university level, and he has taken to ending each semester with a gathering at our home that we call a salon.

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It’s the thing everyone was talking about last year, so naturally, I’m just getting around to it: hygge.

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It was back to handicrafts this week for me as I took up a recycled craft project that sounded rather nifty.

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I got hit on at the gas station last week. But it didn’t boost my middle-aged, mother-of-three ego because this particular pass didn’t come from a hot guy. It came from a fuel pump. 

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I’ve got good news and bad news. In March, an international team of scientists conducted an experiment showing that time reversal is possible. But before you jump in your DeLorean for a joyride, I should tell you the rest of the story.

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From the unscientific research I’ve done, I believe every family probably has one — the turtle, the snail, the slowpoke. Do you have one? Or maybe you are one?

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I read the last page of a book last night, which is good because maybe now I’ll catch up on the sleep I’ve missed while reading “just one more chapter” for the past several nights. Like many bookworms, I often have trouble backing away from a good book, and lately it’s creating an internal c…