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Micah Dettweiler
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Meal Deals
McDonalds is my go-to restaurant for small celebrations. Tricky experiment in lab worked out? Spent all day working? Did well on an exam? The answer is just a bit more food than I can eat at one time for the price of a large drink at Starbucks. My staple or...

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Fun With Calculus
I recently had my first calculus quiz of the semester and it reminded me that even as the years go by, some things stay the same. The last time I took calculus was in high school, so I was a bit worried about this semester's class. After the first few lectu...

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Garlic Munchers
Ingredients 6 hamburger bun halves (or however many will fit on your baking tray) Butter 2 medium garlic cloves (or use garlic powder) 1 medium tomato Cheese Lay out the hamburger bun halves face up on a baking tray. Butter them and top them with crushed or...

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Fun with Experiment Setup
I began work this week in the medicinal plants lab I'm a part of. To get back into the swing of things after a year away, I started simple with an MIC-- a test that determines how much of a chemical it takes to kill 50% of a population of organisms (in this...

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Over-the-top Advertising
I was looking to buy a can opener on Amazon and I found an $8 model that looked like what I wanted. There was, however, something off-putting about the product description. Instead of a simple "It opens cans," which was really all I wanted, it advertised: "...

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Laundry in a Bucket
My apartment for this year has many amenities, but laundry hookups are not among them. A nearby laundromat offers wash and fold services at $1.40 per pound, but I remembered vaguely from history books and from childhood in the village that it is theoretical...

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IRS Transcript Sonnet
How do I get an IRS transcript? Let me count the ways, for this one task Most baffling yet remains by Em'ry's ask Else all financial offers will be stripped To use the FAFSA widget would be nice But errors ever plague the address field On all online attempt...

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Fun With Customer Service
Over the past couple weeks, I've been in contact with several companies to set things up for my last year of college. There's been a lot of phoning and emailing and some meeting in person, and while customer service politeness has been pretty even across th...

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Purchasing Incentives
I've just moved into an unfurnished apartment and am now going about the business of filling it with necessary apartment things, prioritized by level of necessity. I got paper towels and such yesterday evening, and was looking into buying a mattress and som...

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Deluxe Crackers
Ingredients Peanut butter crackers Grape jelly More peanut butter Nacho cheese Make deluxe crackers by spreading jelly, peanut butter, or nacho cheese onto already peanut-buttered crackers. Each mouthful is an explosion of flavor, except for the peanut butt...
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