Alex R. Hernandez Jr. - December 2019

TAKE A BREAK

DON’T OVERCOMPENSATE

While some people get angry after a crash, others may go in the opposite direction. You may feel the need to deeply apologize to the other driver, or make them feel like they aren’t the one to blame. While this can seem like a way to de-escalate the situation, you’re also hurting yourself in the long term. These actions could be construed as admitting fault for the accident, something even a skilled personal injury lawyer will have a hard time correcting in court.

GINGERBREAD DOGS

So, if you do find yourself in an accident, remain calm, cool, and professional. It’s the best thing you can do moving forward.

Inspired by GoneToTheSnowDogs.com

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! Share some cheer with your four-legged friends with these special holiday dog treats.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup molasses

6 cups all-purpose flour

4 tbsp honey

2 tsp baking soda

1 cup water

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp dried powder ginger

DIRECTIONS

CHARGES WORTH FIGHTING AGAINST

1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. In a medium bowl, combine molasses, honey, water, and oil, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing well until dough forms. 3. Separate dough into four equal balls. Wrap dough balls in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3–5 hours. 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out chilled dough to 1/4-inch thick. Use dog- shaped cookie cutters to cut out treats. 5. Bake for 20–25 minutes on baking sheet until cookies start to brown. Carefully remove treats from the oven and let them cool completely before serving to your dog.

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