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Best Blankets

Settling in for a night on the couch with your favorite shows and movies (or hey, a book is great too!) is the perfect fall and winter activity. Key to making every moment of this experience as cozy and enjoyable as possible is having a plush blanket to snuggle up in. Whether you need a

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Best Dystopian Novels

Dystopian novels help us to critically evaluate our world all while creating a rich fable—doing these two things at once is no easy task and over time has created some of the most exhilarating and challenging fiction to date. From individuals who are the (un)lucky sole survivors of an apocalypse to a small group of

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Reading Statistics: How We Read Now

Many reading studies have investigated how much money readers spend a year on books, where they buy them, the format of the selected tomes, and how much time we are—or are not—dedicating to the important activity of reading. All of these have been interesting in their own right, but what I'm quite interested in is

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Pumpkin Candles

One of the best things about this time of year is fall candles, which of course must include pumpkin candles. Especially great about these candles are all the perfect wax hues: most come in a spectrum of rich apple reds or burnt saffron that really celebrates all that is wonderful and earthy about the Fall

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Fall Candles

If you are looking for Fall candles this time of year, you are not alone. The crisp air, sweaters, and abundance of flannel basically demands it. And wouldn’t it be great if you could find all of those things in a candle? Well dear reader, that is exactly the adventure we set out on. It

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Fall Activities

Fall is easily my absolute favorite time of the year (it was even eulogized by the great poet John Keats). It brings with it many wonderful things to do from having a quiet cozy day inside to getting out and exploring the seasonal attractions that you can only do during this time of the year.

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Man Candles

With so many different brands making candles these days, I’m always shocked at how difficult it is to find anything good. It’s actually nearly overwhelming. Everyone has a scent you want to try. This is doubly true when looking for man candles. So in order to find the best we’ll go on a tour of

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Best Poetry Books

Since its Poetry Month I thought it would be an apt time to share some of the best poetry books I’ve ever read. If you are looking for indelible imagery, clever word play, and pathos all delivered in a musical compactness that novels never seem to achieve, then poetry is your genre. I’ve gathered here

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Fun Things to Do at Home

If there is one thing on planet Earth I’m good at, it’s being at home. While you are in your favorite abode, you aren’t necessarily locked inside, but if you are, there are still a lot of great things to do. While there are plenty of perfunctory things to do like clean your room, do

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9 Best Lap Desks for 2020

If you have found yourself recently doing more work in bed or on the couch and at least one thing you really wish you had more of was some sort of stable support for your laptop you’re not alone. Enter the lap desk. With a lot of them available there are a few popular features

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