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First aid for broken vinyl toys

Finn got a little adventurous in my studio the other day — one minute he stood proudly on the supply rack, and then he woke up on the carpet, kitty standing over him, his leg snapped. So now I need to fix him. Here's the non-collector method of fixing broken vinyl toys.

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Non-sucky Christmas songs to take back your ears

Scenario: I'm having a holiday party and need party-music-that-sounds-cool-but-also-wintry.

Scenario: My cube-mate's been playing Christmas tunes since Dec. 1. If I hear Mariah Carey sing All I Want for Christmas is You once more I will snap. I'd like to take over the airwaves with my own mix for a day — what's a good list to work from?

Scenario: I JUST LOVE CHRISTMAS SONGSSS!

Offbeat Home has solutions to all the scenarios — songs to stream and songs to buy that are full of jinglebells.

Choosing a charity to support this December

Every year our family chooses a charity to donate to instead of giving each other more "stuff."

This year it is my turn to choose, and I am having a hard time finding a useful legitimate charity to donate to. I am interested in a group that is involved on local fronts as well as global, I want the money to go towards what they say it will and I would love for it to be less widely known (not Salvation Army or Toys for Tots — while they are great I would love to donate towards a smaller charity).

Do you have any ideas or a good place to start looking?