Recipe for gingerbread cookies

This is the recipe for the absolute most delicious gingerbread cookies I have ever encountered. They have a great texture, and a mild spicy taste. I got this recipe from my grand aunt Mary, and following these instructions does reproduce the wonderful flavor. I recommend making the cookies a little thicker so they're a bit fluffy to eat and a great texture. But if you want something closer to a ginger "snap", roll the dough thinner and bake them on the longer side. Tools and Ingredients I...

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I support Universal Basic Income

I see a time where there aren't enough jobs for everyone. This will drive down wages and drive down quality of life. In fact, we may already be in this situation, but we can't see it clearly because it has been such a gradual decline -- much like a frog in a pot that was brought up to a boil. With universal basic income, I see a culture of arts, and innovation, and much much more people investing their time helping others. I see this culture, and I see how innovation and quality of life will...

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Kathleen's Eggplant Tomato Sauce Recipe

This is my famous hodge podge sauce. It started as a combination of chicken cacciatore and pasta alla norma, but has since taken on a life of its own. I basically lived on this sauce as my primary diet for a few years. The biggest take-away is to try making an eggplant and tomato sauce. If you sauté eggplant slices and add it to a tomato sauce, the eggplant will completely dissolve and blend into the tomato sauce. It creates a very thick sauce that tastes great. Cook time: 4 hours of active c...

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How Living with an Overly Judgmental Person Can Cause Suicidal Ideation

From my understanding, suicidal ideation comes from two paths: 1) extreme pain, and 2) depleted self worth. When pain becomes so extreme, suicide can seem like the only way to make the pain stop. I think this is the type of suicidal ideation that most people are familiar with. Suicide is more understandable for a person in a physically injuring situation who is fearing of future injuries. It makes more sense for that person to consider suicide as they are attempting to escape actual physical ...

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Why is it inappropriate for men to watch My Little Pony?

The latest version of the My Little Pony TV show actually isn't half bad. It's basically the Golden Girls with a dash of loony toons. It just takes looking past the fact that its My Little Pony in order to see that it's actually a decent show. It somehow ended up with a good idea with great writers. So, if you didn't know, there is a huge adult community that loves the show, dominated by men. And there is a backlash by general society saying its fundamentally wrong for anyone who's gone throu...

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Failure is like a little boy

I was feeling terribly anxious and needed to do something about it. I decided to attempt to embrace the anxiety and feel it all, completely, without fear. This is based on my theory that emotions need to be felt in order for them to dissipate.I meditated. I explored the different anxieties I have and felt them. I shifted from one to the next letting it fill me, feeling all the pain with it. Then I came to the anxiety about failure. I was tentative. I tried to embrace it, but I kept res...

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Even as adults, we have comfort objects

Anna Walters wrote a fantastic article, "Did you have a 'Blankie' as a kid? Here's what that says about you." It is an exploration into transitional objects while growing up, and admitting that even as adults we likely have comfort objects! Me as a child, cuddling with both my blankie and my cat, Sunshine I had a blankie. It kept getting lost and we'd buy a new one. I don't have any memory of the final separation, but it's probably mixed in with my memories of all the other separation event...

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Advanced theming for Postach.io

I have gone through all of the themes offered by Postach.io and pulled out all of their theme elements and significant syntax. The goal is for this to serve as reference and make it easier to add and modify aspects of a theme when modifying the source code. HTML provided is for context only to make it easier to understand where a code snippet is intended to be used. Overall page elements These are the primary elements that would appear on each page of the blog. html prefix="og: http://ogp....

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Draft carting with your dog

A fun and useful activity for you and your dog Peter McCormick’s dog, Odin, helps to bring home a freshly-cut Christmas tree [Photo by Martha McCormick] My dog, Taedyn, and I have a symbiotic relationship. We go everywhere together, work together, play together and help each other out whenever we can. We have a doggie backpack so that we can both share the load of carrying the things we need once we reach our destination. When my back went out -- preventing me from even being able to c...

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My dog's bloat survival story

Taedyn was diagnosed with cancer in the beginning of March, 2011. She’s had surgery to remove the tumor, and chemo to eradicate what is left. It has been a week and a half since her second dose of chemo, and I noticed she was feeling slightly restless yesterday. This has not been unusual. She has been having diarrhoea on and off and so has been feeling somewhat upset. Her stomach has been grumbly and she’s had gas (both burping and farting) for weeks. I thought yesterday’s minor discomfort wa...

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