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Flavour Guy: Why buying you a gift is good for me!
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Flavour Guy: Why buying you a gift is good for me!

We were at King Arthur Flour recently. This is a baking emporium, a fantasyland for cooks.

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The Word Nerd: The death of some words and the half-lives of others

According to biologists, most species that have ever existed are extinct. Likewise, words are organic; they are born, have lives and often disappear, albeit not at the catastrophic level of species. They don’t actually die, but many become obsolete and the OED records tens of thousands of these words with […]

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Flavour Guy: Another morsel for the master?

The master of second helpings was waiting for me in the kitchen. He is always there.

The Word Nerd: Acronyms — new in English but ancient in Hebrew
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The Word Nerd: Acronyms — new in English but ancient in Hebrew

Want to save time and space? Try acronyms and initialisms.

Financial Fitness: Well-chosen charitable gifts are a win-win
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Financial Fitness: Well-chosen charitable gifts are a win-win

As we approach the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways to put your money where your heart is.

Financial Fitness: Consider modest withdrawals in early retirement
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Financial Fitness: Consider modest withdrawals in early retirement

Some are up and some are down – and some can fluctuate dramatically.

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Flavour Guy: Nothing else to talk about? There’s always food!

Plus a pesto primer …

Word Nerd: What’s an ‘at’ symbol? Hard to pronounce, mostly
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Word Nerd: What’s an ‘at’ symbol? Hard to pronounce, mostly

I asked him for his email address to which he replied, “It’s umuellerklammeraffegmail.com.”

Word Nerd: The co-opting of the word “elite”
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Word Nerd: The co-opting of the word “elite”

Surely billionaire Donald Trump, who was born into a rich family, is also an elite?

Let’s Talk About It: Helping ease the transition
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Let’s Talk About It: Helping ease the transition

Moving, in the best of times, is ranked as one of the top stressful events in life.