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Just 10 Underrated Things

We've all seen, or heard of, or used, or eaten, or read them; but have we really appreciated them?

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1. Fresca

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This delicious fizzy drink was first introduced in 1966 and has been underappreciated since. How could this happen to something that's calorie free! Yes, you read that right CALORIE FREE!

Even Ted Knight knew it deserved attention in this classic "Caddyshack" moment.

2. The All-of-a-Kind Family Books

These books, by Sydney Taylor, about a family on New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century have everything: hope, sibling adventures, aprons, the search for buttons, appreciating the simple things, celebrations, and surprises. If you read one book and think "I must know what happens next" fear not, there are FIVE books in the series! Buy the first from Amazon here:
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These books, by Sydney Taylor, about a family on New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century have everything: hope, sibling adventures, aprons, the search for buttons, appreciating the simple things, celebrations, and surprises. If you read one book and think "I must know what happens next" fear not, there are FIVE books in the series!

Buy the first from Amazon here:

3. Socks With Pom Poms

Why did we stop wearing these? Just why?
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Why did we stop wearing these? Just why?

4. Mad Libs

A noun, a verb, and an adjective walk into a bar...Mad Libs are fun anywhere and anytime: the beach, the bus, the bar (especially after a few sips)And if you think they're just for kids, check out the "Adult" Mad Libs here
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A noun, a verb, and an adjective walk into a bar...

Mad Libs are fun anywhere and anytime: the beach, the bus, the bar (especially after a few sips)

And if you think they're just for kids, check out the "Adult" Mad Libs here

5. Lauren Bacall's Acting Career

While known for her beauty, style, and sultry voice, Lauren Bacall's acting prowess has often been overlooked. Well, not anymore!Watch her slay the Tony Awards in "Applause" back in 1970. (She won the Tony, no surprise here)If you want to watch her deliver everything a person can deliver on screen and still be robbed by The Academy watch this scene from "The Mirror Has Two Faces" Dig into her entire filmography on IMDB
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While known for her beauty, style, and sultry voice, Lauren Bacall's acting prowess has often been overlooked.

Well, not anymore!

Watch her slay the Tony Awards in "Applause" back in 1970. (She won the Tony, no surprise here)

If you want to watch her deliver everything a person can deliver on screen and still be robbed by The Academy watch this scene from "The Mirror Has Two Faces"

Dig into her entire filmography on IMDB

6. Pita Pizza

We know they're the best; but, why don't we eat them more?Check out this recipe from domestic goddess Martha Stewart (peep the whole wheat pita bread if you're into that sort of thing). If that's too complicated or too healthy for you (raises hand high) start with the basics:* Preheat oven to 400°* Spread a little olive oil on the pita* Spread sauce on the pita* Sprinkle shredded cheese on the pita* Add any herbs or seasonings if you're fancy that way* Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese has melted* EAT!!!!!!
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We know they're the best; but, why don't we eat them more?

Check out this recipe from domestic goddess Martha Stewart (peep the whole wheat pita bread if you're into that sort of thing).

If that's too complicated or too healthy for you (raises hand high) start with the basics:

* Preheat oven to 400°

* Spread a little olive oil on the pita

* Spread sauce on the pita

* Sprinkle shredded cheese on the pita

* Add any herbs or seasonings if you're fancy that way

* Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese has melted

* EAT!!!!!!

7. Pencil Grips

Admit it: your pencil looked cooler, and so did your handwriting with these squishy accessories.
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Admit it: your pencil looked cooler, and so did your handwriting with these squishy accessories.

8. Turtlenecks

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What other piece of apparel functions as a neck warmer AND a secret hideaway?

9. Gil Chesterton from "Frasier"

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While every character on "Frasier" captured out hearts, restaurant critic at Seattle's KACL radio station, Gil Chesterton has carved out a special but underappreciated place. His tangy personality and zesty one-liners make him the main course for snark and food puns alike.

10. Risk

This classic board game first hit stores in 1957 and has been a potential fill for our rainy, snowy, and sweaty days every since. Many of us have a the box up on a high shelf gather dust. But, why don't we play it more often? It take hours, sometimes day to complete a game. It makes you form alliances. It makes you think about what's going on in Western Australia these days (unless you live in Western Australia, in which case G'day!). In other words, it's everything a board game can be! Next time there's inclement weather or you just don't feel like putting on pants, dusk off the old Risk and engage in some global domination (for fun only, don't take it too far).
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This classic board game first hit stores in 1957 and has been a potential fill for our rainy, snowy, and sweaty days every since. Many of us have a the box up on a high shelf gather dust. But, why don't we play it more often? It take hours, sometimes day to complete a game. It makes you form alliances. It makes you think about what's going on in Western Australia these days (unless you live in Western Australia, in which case G'day!). In other words, it's everything a board game can be! Next time there's inclement weather or you just don't feel like putting on pants, dusk off the old Risk and engage in some global domination (for fun only, don't take it too far).

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