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Kitchen LARPing for Game of Thrones

I’m a huge nerd when it comes to theme parties, especially ones based on my favorite books, TV shows, and movies. When you really get into the spirit with “live action role play” (LARP) through costumes, decor, or cuisine, it just adds another whole level of enjoyment to favorite stories and characters.

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Why I Wish Shailene Woodley Was a Columnist

Yes, I’m one of those people: the thirtysomethings who devoured the Divergent books and couldn’t get enough. But this isn’t the part where I critique the series. It *is* where I share my love for Shailene Woodley as a human being and as a beacon of hope for her generation.

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The 2013 Oscar Nominated Films Worth Watching

Sunday marks the 85th telecast of the Academy Awards, and over 50 films are nominated across the 24 categories. No matter which end up bringing home the iconic Oscar, we scoped the list and came up with 8 movies worth watching, even after award season is over.

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5 Food Documentaries That’ll Save Your Health

Last summer ended with hospital visits, lots of them, back to back. For two weeks straight, I flew back and forth between North and South, first with one parent in the hospital, then another — as soon as one was released, another was admitted. Thankfully, they’re both in the clear, but it was scary, exhausting, eye opening.