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Pets

Completely Practical Dog Clothes 

It’s very common to scoff at the idea of clothes for dogs, but even the cutest outfit can sometimes be very practical. Even some vets will say that dogs should never wear clothes, but I’m all for what makes your dog most comfortable. 

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Ladyguides

Knit Like a Boss: Super Cozy Hooded Cowl Pattern

It’s frigging cold out there. Let’s whip something up to keep warm.

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Life

Winter 2014: Seriously? Four Things to Do Until You Feel Warm Again

Oh hey — let’s talk some more about this weather that has slammed the Midwest and east coast this year, shall we? 

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Life

Ten Memories of Snow and Ice

I’ve spent a childhood longing for snow and an adulthood running from it. Until I can move to Hawaii, snow, ice, slush, and cold will be a part of my life.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Sick of Snow Days

God, high school me cannot believe I just said that.

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News

Friday News Bites: Philip Seymour Hoffman Tributes, #SochiProblems + More

Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Prepping for Winter Storms

How do you prep for winter storms? Are you scrambling to the grocery store? Are you ordering delivery, making use of GrubHub/Seamless accounts and then tipping excessively because of the guilt?

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has the Yawns

I’m beginning to suspect I might, in fact, be a chipmunk that’s meant to hibernate.

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Just for Fun

Weekly Puzzle: Winter Wonderland Word Find

Thinking warm thoughts isn’t working anymore. (Stupid polar vortex or whatever they’re calling the current storm.) At least you can warm up your brain by trying to find all the winter-related words in the puzzle below!

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Snowbound

Snow captivity, day #4. Still cold, with wind chills up to -40° F & C, still covered in snow we can measure in feet instead of mere inches. 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Winter Games

Does sitting in a chair, reading Tumblr count as a game?

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News

Friday News Bites: Frosty Weather, Stranded Whales, Nigella + More

Make yourself a mug of hot cocoa, or maybe a hot toddy, and let’s jump right into some of this week’s news stories.

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Open Thread

The Open Thread of Snottiness

My first cold of the winter has hit.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: What’s Your Favorite Pumpkin Treat?

Living in Portland for the past three years has gotten me into the spirit of enjoying each of the four seasons, something that we native Southern Californians tend to miss out on.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Really, Really Cold

Is it spring yet?