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Canceling Brooklyn 99 Was A Terrible Idea, Fox

Fox announced yesterday that it was canceling Brooklyn 99 after five seasons, which is a huge mistake. I don't usually get obsessive over network sitcoms, but this is one that's both excellent and important. While I do have some issues with the way the ...

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My Favorite Instagrams for Yoga Inspo

There are a ton of yoga Instagrams out there, but so few meet my needs. I'm not inspired by people who look nothing like me. And there are so many accounts by thin yogis. Far fewer are from people who are fat and happy, who do yoga for the way it makes t ...

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Why I Don’t Take Commissions on My Knitting

It’s inevitable: as soon as word gets out amongst your friends and family, people are going to start asking you to knit things for them, either as gifts or commissions. Some people are perfectly reasonable about it, and ask politely while offering to p ...

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Why I Want to Teach Yoga

I decided recently that I want to get my 200 hour yoga teacher certification. This is a huge undertaking, with a lot of invested time and money, so you might wonder WHY on earth I would want to put myself through that? What makes me want to teach yoga? ...

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What is Bio-Synthetic Yarn?

In my brief foray into knitting store employment (don't ask), I often had to field questions about the fiber content of yarns. Most of the time, this was simple, as many of them were your standard fibers like wool, cotton, cashmere, or alpaca. But there w ...

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I Really, Really Hate the Word “Flattering”

To me, the word flattering should mean “what I personally feel looks best on me, based on my own personal standards for my appearance.” Unfortunately, in our thin-obsessed fashion world, it has become code for “smaller.” I hate -- like, really, really, R ...

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How to Crochet a DIY Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

(This post may contain affiliate links.) Have you heard of snuffle mats? I hadn't until recently, when Wesley started his obedience class. It's a mat that has strips of fabric coming out of it, like a long shag rug. You toss treats into it, and the ide ...

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Loving My Difficult Dog

I adore my little chihuahua, Wesley. But he is not an easy dog. He came to me in a way that let me know he wouldn't be simple. He was malnourished, unneutered (at an estimated 9 years old), had a skin problem and a heart condition, and he had been aban ...