Why is The Great British Baking Show aka Bake Off — So Damn Soothing?

I have pretty moderate baking skills. I can follow a recipe. I can improvise a bit. And at the right time, I really enjoy it. I learned to bake before I learned to cook and it was something I was particularly drawn to when I was young. In the early days of the internet I …

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What to do When You Keep Making Mistakes

The past two weeks it has felt like I can't do a single thing right. Blunder after blunder. All little things that after awhile... start to feel like mighty big things. Traditionally, I have a personality type where I like to beat myself up over everything. Perfection has always been the name of the game. …

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48 Hours in Philadelphia: Where to Eat, Drink and Lose Your Credit Card 

For a person who not only plans to visit every major US city in this lifetime, but also prides herself in this endeavor, it was a little embarrassing that I had never been to Philadelphia. A historic city just an hour and 15 minutes away from New York on the train. Turns out, my boyfriend …

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