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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

Who else says this? 

The truth is, I say it all year long. Though, it doesn't really make much sense in, say, May or September. But on New Year's Eve night, if we're not going out again, I have been known to come through the door at home and…

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New Year's Eve in The Slice (1998)

Here's an outline for the first half of a children's story. Your challenge is to come up with the second half. Good luck. A dwindling band of squirrels in the Palouse believe their small cluster of trees is the only island in an endless, rolling…

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New Year's Eve in The Slice (1996)

The fact that they weren't invited anywhere isn't the only reason a lot of people don't go to New Year's Eve parties. No, more than a few folks stay home because they are afraid they won't have anything to say to strangers. This is called…

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New Year's Eve in The Slice (1994)

Today's Slice question: What will be the hottest Inland Northwest lifestyle trend of 1995? (Readers took that question about as seriously as it deserved. One respondent suggested the hot trend would be scraping mud off boots before coming inside.)

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SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

Email privacy and fake-out tactics

I was discussing email privacy with a friend when I remembered something a classmate had said back in junior high. Our algebra teacher, Mr. Powers, wanted all his students to keep a notebook. Occasionally he would ask that we hand these in for evaluation. One…

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This date in Slice history (2001)

The problem with New Year's resolutions is that they call for change. And change can be hard. So today, The Slice suggests resolutions that are a bit more realistic. Unlike the usual "quit smoking" or "lose weight" vows, these demand flexible behavior reforms most of…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012

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