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Let Confederate Monuments Go to Seed

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to remove his state’s most prominent statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which has presided regally over Richmond since 1924. On the subject of whether to topple a statue of Lee, my opinion is predictable. I grew up partly in the American South, but in a mixed-race Canadian-immigrant family to whom racist white southerners knew better than to proselytize. I therefore grew up baffled and bemused by the existence of Lee veneration, which made about as much sense as Ireland building a shrine to honor the mold that destroyed all of its potatoes. Was I missing something? Lee was a bastard. Of course the statues should come down.Once they are down, must...

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A Dozen Cool Ways To Repurpose Old Wooden Chairs Into Something Else

There’s plenty you can do with an old chair, even one that looks totally outdated compared to the rest of your home. In fact, those are the best kinds of chairs to recycle and repurpose because the transformation is always unexpected and interesting. To give you an idea of what we have in mind, we’ve put together a selection of projects that we think are going to inspire you. Check out below 12 cool ways to recycle old wooden chairs. One of the first things you can do with a chair that looks out of place inside your home is take it outside. Bring it out on your porch or your patio and give it a new purpose. One idea...

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My favorite quarantine recipes Part X

Shrimp Cocktail 70 dishes in 70 days. As the lock-down persists so does my challenge to never cook the same recipe twice. So far – so delicious. Why stop now?   SUNDAY Just like certain songs that remind me of summer, the Heart of Palm and Peach salad is one of my own creations that conjures up the same sentiments of long, hot days that drag on for weeks. The contrast of sweet, pungent, soft and crunchy are as mesmerizingly seductive as floating around a pool on an inflatable lounger for 3 hours. Hearts of Palm and Peach Salad HEARTS OF PALM AND PEACH SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 tin hearts of palm sliced into short thin sections 1 large fresh yellow...

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How to Learn Cooking by Yourself

Ordering takeout or tossing a premade frozen dinner in the oven may be quick and convenient, but there’s something special about being able to cook your own meal. Plus, foods you make yourself are almost always healthier and more wholesome than processed or prepackaged foods. If learning to cook seems intimidating, don’t worry! You don’t need fancy equipment or lots of experience to make good food. Once you master a few simple techniques, you’ll be able to create all kinds of tasty dishes.[1] [Edit]Steps [Edit]Trying Basic Cooking Techniques Toss chopped veggies in olive oil and roast them at . Roasting is an easy, healthy, and delicious way to cook just about any vegetable. Use a sharp kitchen knife to cut...

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Best Thermos Insulated Bottle out of top 15

  MUOOUM Vacuum Flask Stainless Steel 17 Oz Red Panda Cute Animal Insulated Travel Water Bottle ThermosMUOOUM Vacuum Flask Stainless Steel 17 Oz Red Panda Cute Animal Insulated Travel Water Bottle Thermos - 【easy carry, leak proof, no spill】 carry drinks you trust with you our coffee vacuum bottle slides easily into car cup holder, bike rack or hiking backpack holds just the right amount of fluid perfect size mouth opening makes it comfortable to drink from. 【Fashion and smart bottle】 attractive, unique, kinds of design, genuine leather cover, slim-line, lightweight flask holds 169 ounces (500ml) of beverage and fits in most car cup holders. 【Double-walled & vacuum insulated】 double wall insulation makes this insulated water bottle sweat-free vacuum insulated to...

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