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Zombiepocalypse Easter basket full of prepping supplies (and candy!)

Do you know how fun it is to prepare for the end of the world, zombie-style? It's my new favorite hobby! The best part is I never run out of gift ideas anymore (my husband is one of those impossible-to-buy-for guys). I'll use any holiday as an excuse to add to our collection. Here's what I put together to make Easter working with our prepping plans.

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How switching to a menstrual cup helped my home: A TMI adventure

So there are some people who are a little embarrassed to hear about, um, well…*ahem*, "feminine issues." This is not an article for them. This is an article for the other people who like to get all in other people's personal business, but understand that because of the constraints of polite society, they can't always ask all the questions they like.

There's this thing called a menstrual cup! You may have heard of it. It's a reusable alternative to pads and tampons in the form of a cup that fits comfortably up in your vagina and collects rather than absorbing menstrual blood.

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The shy person's guide to large parties

Large parties are rife with what I call "fringe friends" — strangers, distant family, or people you don't know intimately. You might get invited to (or asked to organize) a wedding, reunion, baby shower, barbecue, work function, or camping trip. If you're shy, this can be a source of anxiety instead of fun. Large parties prove difficult for those who are shy, and are a true challenge for the introverted host.

Here's what has worked for me when hosting and socially navigating large parties.