This Week on Xbox: July 20, 2018

July 23, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back…

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Spotlight on green news & views: Trump regime out to butcher Endangered Species Act; rockhounds

July 23, 2018

This is the 566th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the July 14 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES Skellig Michael, Ireland cardinal writes—Dawn Chorus: Skellig Islands (Ireland): “My wife and I spent 16 days in Ireland in June, driving all the way…

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gluten free vegan strawberry lemonade cupcakes

July 23, 2018

Say “hello!” to summer with these gluten free vegan strawberry lemonade cupcakes. Fluffy lemon cupcakes with a fresh strawberry buttercream. A beautiful summery treat! Summer is here, guys. At least it’s here in Northern California. We’ve officially hit those 90-degree days and I’m already complaining about the heat. I could live in the 70’s {temperature, not the decade} and be totally content. Can I just move to a place where the summer…

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Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Body Wash Review

July 22, 2018

Hello everyone! This is a new body wash from Dove and is micellar-based. I am a big fan of anything micellar as it’s very effective in removing dirt and makeup out. Price: €2.5 for 200 ml Product Description: • Micellar water cleanser that gently cleanses sensitive skin • Soothes the skin against environmental stressors • Light, hydrating feel and refreshing formula that nourishes skin • Purifies and cleanses to reveal…

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Goodbye, Candyland! This Is the Best List of Board Games for Preschoolers (And Parents)

July 22, 2018

Inside: Get those boring preschool board games out of your house and play these kid-approved (and parent-approved!) board games for preschoolers instead. Endless fun! My preschooler’s favorite time of day isn’t a mealtime or going to the park on nice days. It’s not even when I let her watch an old rerun of Mister Rogers during her little sister’s naptime so I can get some work done. Her absolute favorite…

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How To Say ‘Thank you’ in Thai

July 22, 2018

In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect…

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Real Time Economics: The U.S. Economy Is Absolutely Roaring—At Least For Now

July 21, 2018

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning! Today we look at the torrid pace of U.S. economic growth and why that might not last, new lows for the yuan and the rupee, the latest developments in President Trump’s trade policy, and the paltry personal saving rate of American consumers.  TAKE FIVE The U.S. economy is roaring, at…

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Summer Reads: An Inside Look into Chapters 1-3 of Crystal Muse

July 21, 2018

Kick off your summer reading list with Crystal Muse! Most of us have a book that we’ve been meaning to read, but never get to. If Crystal Muse is that book for you, motivate yourself to dive in by joining our crystal book club. We’re taking the book section by section, so that we can read and discuss it together. Let’s start with chapters 1-3 of Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals…

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Amazing 1/4 Acre Small Scale Temperate Climate Permaculture Food Forest

July 21, 2018

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you an amazing temperate climate permaculture food forest near Salt Lake City Utah that comes back to life every spring season! In this episode, you will learn how to plan and plant out a permaculture food forest in your front yard so that it comes back every year without you having to do that much work. You will learn about some of the design elements…

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Artificial, Hen and Chickens Theatre – Review

July 20, 2018

Pros: Some witty and perceptive writing, with a strong supporting cast Cons: A lacklustre central performance from the writer/director Artificial, Hen and Chickens Theatre – Review Pros: Some witty and perceptive writing, with a strong supporting cast Cons: A lacklustre central performance from the writer/director Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s HomePod have become a regular feature in our lives, ordering our Ubers, playing our music and reminding us to buy…

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