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  1. As I write this to you dockside from Northern Minnesota (a highly recommended spot for consuming the below beverage), I have come across something we must discuss. Though it will be a brief discussion, it is dire. I am shook. Why are kids “tubing” on floating chariots in the year of 2017? They are gliding along …

  2. Happy (early) National Ice Cream Day! For those of us with a sweet tooth, July 16th is arguably one of the best days of the year, especially since most of the country is in the midst of a 90-degree heatwave. So you better believe most of us at the studio will be whipping up, buying, and consuming …

  3. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    They say to keep an open mind when running a business, because as much as you can plan for the future, sometimes the future has different plans. A year ago today, I signed a lease on a 1,500 square foot space (far too much room for our team of two) and crossed my fingers the work …

  4. It’s full-on summer, and like any red-blooded American, I want to grill. A cold beverage, a contained flame, an excuse to stand outside and blast  Japandroids because they just get me. The “every day, a fresh new hell” landscape of 2017 has caused me to examine my entire life. Mostly: am I healthy? Is my wife healthy? I …

  5. This season of The Bachelorette is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Not only does Rachel consistently keep it both real and 100, but we’ve got a Pretty Boy Pitbull, a hunky gap tooth from WI (sigh) and now, a blissful absence of “whaaaboooms.” Why not make the next episode a party? Here are …

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  7. A visual, if you will: me dancing through all of the aisles at the farmer’s market a la Ellen dancing through the rows of The Ellen Show crowd. Only like, with less flexibility and worse shoes. You get the level I’m on for market season now? I wait alllllll those snowy months (like, 11 of our 12 in …

  8. Ask any Minnesotan. They know. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar is a cult classic. Come every August, over the course of two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people flock to St. Paul daily for the Minnesota State Fair to send off summer. (Only Texas can boast a bigger state fair, though Minnesota’s runs for a shorter timespan …

  9. The kitchen. Simply defined as a place where food is cooked or prepared. But for many of us, it’s so much more than that. Food is tied intricately to memory, linking us to previous versions of ourselves, to people we’ve held close, to moments we’ve shared. It’s in this space that I learned who my mom …

  10. I have never admitted this to anyone. Here it goes. I’m ready to get this off my chest. I’ve lied to everyone I love and myself for years. I’m a serial killer. Just kidding. *Nervous laughter* I love winter. Hate being COLD, but love winter. An excuse to do jack shit! Actually, good movies come out! …

  11. I was born wanting to do things precisely. A perfectionist, detail orientated, rule follower. These characteristics, as you probably know, are a double-edged sword. I never faltered from A marks throughout all of my schooling, went on to play Division 1 golf in college, secured an elusive pharmaceutical sales position at the age of 22, and …

  12. Ladies celebrating ladies. That’s what it’s all about on February 13th – Galentine’s Day! Showing your lady friends some love. We’re all for celebrating the women in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time, money and energy on putting together the perfect party. Keeping the focus on your friendships and spending …

  13. Man’s relationship with fire is about as old as language itself. Even with a multitude of wild, raw food available, primitive humans evolved to cook food– first for caloric reasons, then for taste preference, and eventually for efficiencies. Harvard biologist Richard Wrangham believes fire fueled the human brain to adapt and develop what are now considered …