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Author: Melyssa Williams

I Hate Reading Books: 10 Books for Book Haters

“I hate reading books.”

While us bibliophiles don’t quite understand them, there are people out there on our big, green planet that don’t *GASP* read books.

It’s true. I feel like a public service announcement, or a Very Special Episode of a Back-to-School Movie *the more you knowwwwww*, but here’s a fact to make you sob a little:

33% of people NEVER read another book after high school.

Never.

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18 Vegan Gifts for the Herbivore in Your Life

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Once a trendy way to jump start a diet, and now a lifestyle for so many, we know that there’s at least one vegan in your social circle. What to get someone who – let’s face it – can be a liiiiitle choosy and particular?

I’ve only “gone vegan” a couple of times, for a month or two here and there, and when I have, I’ve been so grateful to live in the here and now.

There are so many options … which is great. But, there are so many options … which is overwhelming.

I kid you not, I decided to eat vegan right after I had already grocery shopped for my carnivorous family. Thank goodness for freezer space.

Then back to the store I went, where I wandered around the nut milks and cashew cheeses and bok choy like I knew what I was doing (I did not). It was a fun adventure, and while most of the family went back to regular meals after a few weeks, there’s always at least one vegan in my house at any given time.

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13 Gifts for a 13 Year Old Girl

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Perfect for the tween going into the teen years, these sweet ideas are sure to please!

We don’t know about you, but 13 year old girls are as eclectic as ever these days – ranging from athletic to musical to Broadway bound to animal lovers to mathematicians – and sparkling nail polish or makeup kits just aren’t what they’re looking for. Our girls aren’t shallow!

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21 Lovely Ballet Teacher Gifts that are On Pointe

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Looking for ballet teacher gifts that are srsly on pointe? Welcome to All Gifts Considered, ballet edition!

Ballet teachers teach their art anywhere from a couple classes per week to the rough equivalent of a full time job (or more). Add in those rehearsals with sweaty children and teenagers, and they deserve a great gift, whether it’s National Teacher Day, Nutcracker audition day, or recital night.

Here are 21 ballet teacher gift ideas over which we think any ballet teacher would pas de chat for joy.

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