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  • Circe’s Apothecary: Floral Garden
    September 29, 2020 Sara Long

    Circe’s Apothecary: Floral Garden

    We have dated the existence of apothecaries back to 4500 BCE, at least. This is consistent with human condition: we have always needed healthcare, and the best of us have always sought knowledge to better help us take care of each other.

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  • Mystery of the Magic SATOR Square
    September 22, 2020 Sara Long

    Mystery of the Magic SATOR Square

    There is something so profoundly satisfying about the SATOR square. It makes sense on almost every level. It’s a palindrome backwards, forwards, up and down; it’s made of words, which hold so much power; it is a perfect 5x5 square. It is flawless symmetry.

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  • why-ethical-jewelry-costs-more
    September 2, 2020 Torie Tilley

    How We Price Our Ethical Jewelry

    People are always curious about how jewelry companies price their pieces - how can that tiny little piece be worth $800? I was one of those skeptical people until I founded Common Era, and learned so very much about all the various factors come together to help us decide the retail price of our pieces.

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  • Athena: The Unrivaled
    August 12, 2020 Sara Long

    Athena: The Unrivaled

    Athena is the goddess of war, but leaving it at that would be doing her a great disservice. A patron of heroes, bright-eyed Athena is known for her wisdom, her crafts, and her strategic prowess. The great Greek city Athens named themselves after the goddess with the sparkling eyes, and in her honor, dedicated themselves to the pursuit of wisdom.

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  • Aphrodite: The Dreamer
    July 27, 2020 Sara Long

    Aphrodite: The Dreamer

    Have you ever been in love? Have you ever fallen asleep next to someone you trust with your heart? Have you had a small animal curl up in your lap, caught a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and felt your breath catch in your throat? Here, in this fluttering feeling, is Aphrodite, dreaming.

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