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Will a Fig Last in the Icebox?

Am I the only one with a wandering heart that makes it hard to be happy where I am? I can’t help imagining that it would be so much easier to eat organic if we lived abroad. Or, since it’s so much cheaper if you’re already overseas, that we’d travel more. Generally, that our quality …

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The Linguist (Scene 11)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside the lawyer’s office; RODGER, REESE, NELL, and WILL stand outside the closed door] RODGER:     Whatever you hear in there, we’ll work through this. Everything’s gonna be fine. REESE:     I know...now. [RODGER and REESE embrace] NELL:     You don’t have to wait for me. WILL:     I want to. I want to …

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The Linguist (Scene 10)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; NELL, WILL, REESE, RODGER, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA are playing a heated game of charades; RODGER is miming reeling in a huge fish] REESE:     Oh, that movie you love so much with Ewan McGregor… NORAH:     The one where he works at the circus? WILL:     BIG FISH! RODGER: …

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The Linguist (Scene 6)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside Abbott estate; NELL enters, fuming] NELL:     [muttering]     William Farris working here? As a gardener? The football player, the half-back, number 47, scored two touchdowns in the championship against the Barrow Bulldoggs during his senior year, scouted by representatives from Harvard and Yale? Six foot three with dark hair, tan …

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The Linguist (Scene 5)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [lawyer’s office; NELL, REESE, and CYNTHIA are all seated before the lawyer’s desk] LAWYER:     As I was saying, aside from the age stipulation, Mr. George Abbott’s will is rather straightforward. Now that Miss Nell has reached 35, I am able to reveal the amount that each of you will receive …

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The Linguist (Scene 4)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; REESE, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA enter] CYNTHIA:     [to NORAH]     Look how long your hair has gotten! And you, Eliza, you’re so tall! At the rate you’re growing, you could be a model! REESE:     Mother! Eliza is going to college, not— ELIZA:     You really think so? I mean, …

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13 Things Canada Does Better (Than America)

As a dual citizen of America and Canada, I can say with some confidence that Canada is not all that different from America (for the most part) -- it's basically just America, but north. However, in preparation for Canada Day (July 1), there are some things Canada does differently that I think America should adopt. …

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The Instagram Effect

How Instagram & Pinterest actually make it harder for you to be happy in your own life. A problem I've frequently encountered with social media is comparing my life to others', especially, in this case, on Pinterest and Instagram. Seeing professionally photographed photos of a designer's living room next to my now-seemingly-dingy living room (for …

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