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Pet Peeves (14 Stories)

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Pet peeves are small annoyances that bother you every time they occur — in fact, they drive you crazy. While some are not important enough to say or do anything about, others prompt action. Examples might include loud chewing, talking during movies, or misusing apostrophes, but there are countless others. Think back … what were your pet peeves when you were young? What are they now? Share your pet peeves stories forward.
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Haircuts (14 Stories)

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Pixie, bob, blunt, shag; mohawk, crew cut, buzz cut, fade. Haircuts can be routine, or they can signal a change, even a new lease on life. In any event, having your hair cut puts you in a vulnerable situation. Each of us has probably, at some point in our life, walked into a salon or barber shop for a trim and walked out feeling butchered. Think back…what was your most memorable haircut experience? Share your haircuts stories forward.
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One Year of the Pandemic (16 Stories)

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The year 2020 upended our lives in ways no one could have predicted. From virtual connection (Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime), to face masks (cloth, surgical, and N95), to vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), we have adjusted and coped in many ways. Think back … on the pandemic anniversary and about this unforgettable year. What has changed? What has frustrated you or made you anxious? What has given you gratitude and hope? Share your One Year of the Pandemic stories forward.
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Advertising Jingles and Slogans (17 Stories)

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We grew up with catchy advertising jingles and slogans, from wondering where the yellow went, to asking does she or doesn't she. Whether or not they affected our buying choices, they were a part of our lives. Think back … what jingles or slogans from your youth were most memorable to you, and why? Has the golden age of advertising passed, or have recent years brought equally significant jingles or slogans? Share your advertising jingles and slogans stories forward.
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First Memory (16 Stories)

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Freud called our earliest memories screen memories. Even if these first memories actually happened, the way we recall them may be dream-like, as if obscured by a screen that distorts them. They may be influenced by stories others have told us or reflective of unconscious wishes we had at the time. Think back … what is one of your first memories? Do you think this early memory really happened the way you recall it? Share your first memory stories forward.
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