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Posts Tagged ‘Traditional’

Drinking to Good Health and Other Ancient Customs

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It’s a little-known fact, but we here at Chelsea Green Publishing love a good piece of trivia. (Did you know beavers have a second set of lips behind their teeth?) When we found out that the saying “to the last drop” comes from an ancient Danish drinking custom, you know we were thrilled. Who doesn’t…

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The Internet vs. Books: Survival of the Fittest, or Peaceful Coexistence?

The following is an excerpt from an article originally published in the LA Times. It was written by Beau Friedlander, editor-in-chief of AirAmerica.com and former Marketing Director for Chelsea Green Publishing. “On or about December, 1910,” Virginia Woolf once wrote, “the world changed.” Sometime during the early aughts of this century, it changed again. The…

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