Author Archive | Alexa Hansen

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The Calming Effect of Cookie Decorating Videos

In this day and age, anything that can promote calm and tranquility is a plus to have in your life. I’ve tried meditation, but my butt falls asleep quicker than I do during it. I try mindfulness as much as I can, especially with eating, but there’s something nice about eating lunch and watching Chandler, […]

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Spooky Crafts with Creativebug

It’s almost Halloween! I don’t know about you, but 2020 seems to be an endless Halloween full of more tricks than treats. Luckily, the Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creativebug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug also gives you a […]

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An Ode to John Cusack Movies

There’s something about John Cusack that makes everything feel right in the world. Maybe it’s because he was born in Evanston, IL and still has hometown pride for the city of Chicago. Maybe it’s because the characters he plays in movies all speak to my angsty soul in a need to write sappy poetry because […]

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