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Cardigan Mark’s Thriller Workout

Note from Cardigan Mark: I am the MTV generation. Before reality television, MTV used to actually show music videos. And these video’s defined my generation. Songs I sang, love notes I wrote, and dance moves I copied can all be traced back to channel 29, MTV. I was in the first grade when I first […]

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Action Over Angst

I am most of my friends’ and clients’ least favorite person to complain to, because I have a near-zero tolerance for it. In the vast majority of cases, I believe action wins out over angst, and so the first question out of my mouth is usually, “So what are you going to do about it?” […]

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Fit But Flatulent? Food Sensitivities Might Be Holding You Back

When it comes to food sensitivities, I have been there, done that with dairy. My symptoms were belly bloating, a severe, acne-like rash all over my forehead and chin, general lethargy, and intense, hourslong bouts of pain in the middle of my back (this turned out to be related to gallstones, and resulted in a […]

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How to Lose

Last weekend, I lost. I am not a good loser. This is not an apology. I tend to agree with author Tim Krabbé when he writes, “Being a good loser is a despicable evasion, an insult to the sporting spirit.” Let me be clear, however: I did not throw a tantrum. I did not kick anything […]

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Hit the Hole That’s Right In Front of You

Most of the Tuesdays and Thursday evenings this summer, I’ve been attending co-ed touch rugby practice, which doubles as practice for a competitive women’s sevens side in Minneapolis called the Youngbloodz. This weekend, they’re heading to Seattle to play in the club sevens national championships, and I’m excited to see how they fare. The team […]

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How to Cut a Grapefruit (to Make It Extra Delish)

If there is such a thing, the grapefruit qualifies as a thoroughly adult fruit. Its tart, slightly bitter taste wards off children and those with an unprepared palate, and I myself resided among the haters until just last year. (That I finally like is how I know I’m finally a grown-up.) High in vitamin C, […]

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