Congratulations! Your Thanksgiving dinner was a success. You deftly ducked that pesky relative’s pointed questions regarding your marital / childbearing / Facebook status. You navigated the dinner spread with an eye on the gravy and didn’t waste too much time on mini-marshmellow-laden candied yams. And those wine / gravy / Manhattan stains are totally coming out. Judging by the strain on your belt (down to the last hole, natch), it was a little too successful. Instead of letting yourself glaze over before jerking awake in a guilt-filled January state, why not get the non-toxic ball rolling now?

Here are a few past Umbra columns to get you started:

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