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As a kid growing up in Colorado, I spent my winters in the backyard on a pair of K-Tel Fun Skis. We wore bread bags inside our boots to keep our feet dry and slightly less numb; if they didn’t totally “kill,” we were happy. Nowadays winter is more complicated. There’s a driveway to clear before the commute, there’s a house to keep slightly less filthy, and for some inexcusable reason, no one makes anything like a Fun Ski any more. But the fact is, if you focus on the many inconveniences of winter , you’ll miss all the fun of it. So here are a few lessons I’ve learned about how to make the grownup side of cold weather more tolerable. Embrace the Inevitable I spent five winters as an adult in Minneapolis, which makes a Denver winter feel like a nippy day in Palm Springs. Yet Minnesotans don’t grouse much about the cold, and you get the feeling it’s even considered a little u...

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