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[16 Dec 2009 | by Karen Moore | 342 Comments]
[read] 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wichita Public Library

At least once a month, my daughters and I visit one or more of Wichita’s 9 library branches too stock up on fresh reading material for the upcoming weeks. With two voracious readers to keep satisfied and a budget so tight it makes a corset look roomy, I turned to the library a long time ago to help me avoid financial ruin. The kids look forward to our visits, and so do I, which is why I was more than a little shocked to hear a friend of mine …

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[30 Nov 2009 | by Karen Moore | 68 Comments]
[eat] Sustainability for Dummies

“Sustainable” and “Shop Local” are big buzz words among the food-savvy these days. But what exactly does it mean to shop and eat sustainably and locally, should we be doing more of it, and is it going to make my grocery bill higher than my rent check?
Let’s take a look at the concept of sustainability first. Everyone knows what a budget is, at least in theory. We budget because we have limited financial resources, and we need to balance spending with income in order to come out even or, …