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Saturday, January 25

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Ramadan began tonight, which means Muslims must fast from sunup to sundown and abstain from anything impure for the next month. This includes anger. Which is why Olivia Kompier, homeschooling parent of three, created, a website to help Muslims cope with the crabbiness that comes easily while fasting.

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