When I was in college, I used to eat at least once a week at a restaurant that had blackened chicken pasta on the menu. I loved this dish so much that it was the only thing I ever ordered. I can’t even imagine eating this now. I don’t eat meat anymore, but even if…

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When I signed up for my first marathon, I didn’t train at all. I decided to do the whole thing without building up to the entire 26.2 miles. Instead, I bought all new gear — clothes, expensive running shoes, a fancy watch — and threw out all my old stuff. I set a goal of…

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You know that friend, the one who never has anything positive to say? The one who constantly criticizes other people and wants you to commiserate with her? The one you keep spending time with even though she makes you miserable? We all have that friend. You know when you hang out with her she’s going…

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Do you ever play the lottery? Me either. With the exception of the occasional ticket purchase at a gas station on the way to the beach, it doesn’t occur to me to play. Chances are, it doesn’t occur to you either — probably because you learned growing up that you have to work to make…

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