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  • K11.Single-Servings
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Just because you’re eating alone doesn’t mean you should be stuck with a sad salad. This essay will encourage you to whip up a decadent three-course meal for yourself.

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  • housemates[2]
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Try our room-by-room guide to living in a group house: keeping the space clean, the vibe easygoing and the toilet paper well stocked.

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  • K11.Notes-From-A-House-Sitter
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    What does your home say about you? A house sitter can tell from a five-minute snoop in your pantry, sprouting potatoes and all.

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  • wellwornhome
    Issue Eleven / Essay
    Dominique Browning has spent decades considering what goes into building a well-worn home: the best kind there is. Let fabric age, embrace the flaws and gather meaningful items, and
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  • K11.New-Lease-on-Life
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    After the birth of her first child, one writer discovers how her home became a living, breathing fourth member of the family.

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  • Kinfolk_City Guide Freemans Rest. NY-72
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Is your home filled with floor-to-ceiling bookcases or is your entire library contained on a hard drive? No matter your page-reading preference, here are a few ways you can prepare your bookshelf for the digital age.

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  • K11.A-Furry-Home-Companion
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Who is the head of the household? Sometimes it’s the humble house cat who watches over the place when you’re out. One feline owner discovers how his own cat helped him see his home in a whole new way.

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  • K11.Holiday-House
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    An essay about the vacation home, where memories are formed, nostalgia is nurtured and plenty of growing up happens.

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  • K11.The-Modern-Nomad
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    One nomad-at-large reflects on how he came to live his life while constantly on the move.

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  • K11.ForFew
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    The shared house experience can be filled with stolen snacks, unpaid bills and filthy bathrooms. But as our seasoned sharer explains, it can also mean finding a faux family who teaches you about something more than fridge politics.

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  • K11.The-International-Symbol-of-Home
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    One expat explains how wearing slippers around the house not only keeps your toes snug but also makes for a happier home.

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  • K11.ForTwo
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Homes can be full of all kinds of couples: twos that share friendships, beds, playdates and many more. Pairing up can cause complications, but it also comes with its rewards.

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  • K11.ForOne
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Sometimes nests are built for one. After living solitary for decades, one writer reflects on the happiness it has brought.

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  • juliemcraig-13
    Issue Ten / Essay

    A classic drink for old-timers, the Hot Toddy can contain all kinds of ingredients. Our spirits expert gives us a rundown on the history of these winter warmers and some recipes to go with it. Chin-chin!

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  • Richard_2013_38Q7818
    Issue Ten / Essay

    What happens when your hair is seasoned with more salt than pepper? Our writer considers becoming prematurely mature looking.

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  • KINFOLK-ISSUE-10-CUTTING-BOARDS_0259-for-print
    Issue Ten / Essay

    Like many other great things in life, cutting boards improve over time. Here, a chef looks back on her life using different boards in different kitchens and finds meaning in the marks left behind.

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  • Slow-Growth2
    Issue Ten / Essay

    There’s no reason to fear growing old, as long as you’re still growing. We reflect on the meaning of aging and what we have to look forward to in its wrinkled comfort.

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  • 75770001_v1
    Issue Ten / Essay

    In life, we often jump into things too early before our plans are ripe. It’s the same with fruit: We pick things too quickly because we can’t wait. Our writer explains why sometimes both fruit and friendships need to be found at the perfect moment.

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  • 2013_09_16_brittchudleigh_003
    Issue Ten / Essay

    Remember those Jane Austen stories where the entertainment revolved around dances, piano recitals and reading aloud? Our writer explains how she learned to experience literature in a fresh new way: as a listener.

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  • Kinfolk_Acquired Tastes _K10_01-1
    Issue Ten / Essay

    Pretending to like things you hate to make you feel like an adult? Sometimes it’s better to consider things a second or third time.

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