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I tried the coffee nap, and the coffee nap won

Last week, I read this article that said “Scientists Agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone.” At first I thought we’d again seen a new branch in the “two great tastes that should never, ever go together” vein, like … Continue reading

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Sadly, it’s true, I actually AM lovin’ it.

I know I’m supposed to hate McDonald’s.  It’s right up there with Wal-Mart on the List of Places Left-Thinking People should boycott.  But here’s my secret (I guess, not so much any more): I kind of like it.  Actually, I … Continue reading

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Why I love the bland

Today I had lunch at Applebee’s. Every time I pull into the parking lot, I feel a mix of emotions: hunger, usually, combined with shame, homesickness, and, well, usually more hunger. Let me talk about the shame: why do I … Continue reading

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