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Can there be a more popular spice than cinnamon? It’s found in everything from toothpaste to French toast, and especially this time of the year it is one of the most frequently used spices. Sweet potato casserole wouldn’t be right without cinnamon. If it’s missing from apple or pumpkin pie…

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The Devil We Know Best

As with many traditions, dressing up in costumes for Halloween has a history that blends pagan rituals with the celebration of Catholic feasts. In medieval times, the Celts would celebrate Samhain — the end of summer — on October 31st with costumes and animal sacrifices. The next day, Catholics celebrate…

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We are all Peter

Imagine for a moment that you are a young and ambitious entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley, one with a vision of becoming the next Apple, Google, Microsoft, or Amazon. And while we’re daydreaming, let’s also say you have a rich and successful father who will spend as much of his…

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Room

Throughout history, every culture has come up with annual feasts and celebrations that draws people together to celebrate traditions of food, music, events, and entertainment. Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Oktoberfest in Munich, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, the Day of the Dead in Mexico… each…

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100%

Over the past century, there has been an explosion in the amount of statistics that are gathered on just about every topic. We collect unimaginable amounts of data points about an overwhelming number of subjects, then slice and dice that information into digestible bits for news stories on TV, in…

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Training Camp

Champion athletes are always asked, minutes after winning, “Can you do it again next year?” Vegas lays odds almost immediately on a repeat victory. But there are so many variables. So many things change between the end of one season and even the beginning of the next, let alone another…

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