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There's no need to be hungry or bored on your birthday, even if you're broke.
Some businesses let you order groceries online and then pick them up at former gas stations or delivery trucks the next day.
Those remodeling shows and kitchen ads would have you think that you need a small kitchen appliance for every task.
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