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Balzac's Omelette by Anka Muhlstein

“Parties always end in pandemonium in houses where the valets have more style than the masters.”

As a Balzac fan, I was really interested to read… 1,412 more words

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Treble Crochet Tutorial

To begin a treble crochet(tr),  yarn over(y/o) twice and insert hook into the next stitch:

Y/o, draw through stitch.  You now have 4 loops on your hook.   42 more words


Environmental causes of cancer: dispelling the "inheritance myth"

The Inheritance Myth Time to Talk Frankly About Cancer CounterPunch, by KRISTINE MATTIS SEPTEMBER 17, 2014  In a September 2014 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association… 888 more words


Depleted uranium munitions threaten anyone near to them for a long period

Radiation Being Emitted by Consolidated Quantities of Concentrated “Depleted” Uranium Ammunition Not Yet Used in Battle Affects:

1. Workers in ammunition manufacturing facilities, military and civilian. 1,705 more words


Anka Muhlstein on Food, Balzac and Flaubert

When he is invited to dinner at Arnoux’s house, Frédéric, the hero of A Sentimental Education, “had to choose between ten mustards. He ate daspachio, curry, ginger, blackbirds from Corsica, lasagna from Rome.” Arnoux, a porcelain manufacturer, is not in possession of a great fortune but prides himself on being a good host. 118 more words