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I really must insist that people continue to argue about politics. [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Am I selfish to expect a friction-free life? Is the ball completely in her court? Do I just suck it up? Is it completely unacceptable to attempt to talk with Ann again after her stated wish that I not do so? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Others can weigh in on this, but I don't think they're looking for more pictures of your face, I think they're looking for some fun sexting time. Fair or not, a lot of people use apps to mess around, not earnestly search for dates. If you're not… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

When this happened to me my doctor basically said "Wait til next month and see if it comes around, as long as you are confident that you are not pregnant" and then by the next month, they ran some hormone tests to see if there was an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

- A really good mattress with heated mattress pad. - really good snow tires for my car - paying more money for a trip I was already taking in order to travel at a time that was more convenient for me but cost more money [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I'd like to have her back and for us all to reconcile, but I don't know if it's possible. If it happens, it should - come from your sister and be at her pace - not be tied in to the wedding at all - be a fully revocable thing if it… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I can only assume they have never tried snow tires. I have snow tires. They are not appropriate in every single winter driving situation. One of the downsides to snow tires for people who are not necessarily experienced drivers is the… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I know, right? [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago



I just started the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. She's a 20's era detective in Melbourne Australia in the 1920s. The settings and the fashion are really fun to look at though it's not Hollywood. You can read the books or just watch the series. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I don't understand why you can't block him on social media? You're not telling other people to not interact with him, you're just taking a vacation from him until after the election season because he is being a jerk to you. Another alternative is… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Generally speaking you do not need to attach these forms so you could file without them. You can check the documents online (If I am reading this page right) starting Feb 1st. If it were me, I'd do it. If it were not-me, I'd suggest calling the IRS… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

One of our partners has just emerged from one of these exchanges saying that they no longer want to be in the house when he visits, which is hurting the other enormously. This is a completely reasonable response on their part. If your dad… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Nothing at all could make today better for me. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 14 days ago

I love the idea of nursery trees (surprisingly hard to google), that even in death trees have a role to play in the forest. [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

The sequoia that fell over the weekend was apparently the last living sequoia tunnel tree, which seems like burying the lede a bit. Honestly I wasn't clear on the redwood/sequoia distinction either (or the scope of what the article was… [more]
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MeFi comment - 14 days ago

I just found this thread from the other ear thread. My tinnitus just got so bad that I went to the doc with it a month or two ago. I travel a lot for work and I think that one marathon set of trips in an airplane with no hearing protection did me in… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Thank you all very much. I've downloaded buddhify, Smiling Mind, and Insight Timer and the guided meditations from Audiodharma and Meditation Oasis. Headspace looks terrific but it's the subscription/IAP model that I'm trying to avoid, though if I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Is there a particular show you like that may do its own annual appeal? I've donated in the past to (MeFi's own!) Mo Nickels' Way With Words program. You can read their blog post about how they pay for it. You might want to dig a little and see if any… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Final update from the OP:Hey it's a year later and I meditated nearly every day of 2016. It was a big game changer for me. I changed it up a bit from time to time but here's the year in review - someone gifted me a Headspace membership for three… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

My dad's house has a bunch of these. His house was all wired with an X10 system (about 15 years ago) so the switches would actually send a signal to some sort of controller which would then make the light go on and off. Total pain in the ass. If it's… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Poems: Good Bones by Maggie Smith & Poem 64 George Gray by Edgar Lee Masters. Also, SillyShepard is listed but her message is missing? Also mandolin conspiracy and ellie vortex called in but they're not listed. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

You lied about editing that stuff out! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Every contact I can think of that I have known that long has had a new email over this lengthy period, so I can't just ask a friend, "hey, when did I first send you an email from my gmail address?" The earliest email I have from… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Tripping 6-7 days a week for months on end isn't good for one's perspective, it's important to ground yourself a bit. You understand the concept of microdosing, right? This is the equivalent of saying "Being drunk every night isn't… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Advocating taking drugs on an experimental basis in an uncontrolled environment is never going to convince me that that person is anything but a moron. I'm super okay if you think I am a moron. I get that people come at these topics with… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Seriously, that was a lovely poem and I think a lot of us feel very very similar. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago


Here's to kindness. Agreed. Cortex, you taught me this and I am forever grateful. o/*\o High fives everyone. Help is here if you need it. This AskMe changed my life last year, no lie. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Working to understand the problem rather than just answering immediate questions has helped give me a great reputation at work. In library school we learned that people often try to solve their information needs in the places that they… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I went to Hampshire College which was sort of a four year boot camp in unlearning and fighting against institutional and structural privilege (and dealing with various peoples' pushback against that). I didn't have a sophisticated critique of any of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

It was hard for me at the time because my parents basically neglected me for their parents while I was growing up With respect, is it possible you're bringing some of this kid-feeling into your current situation? This is, quite simply,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I got to this really slowly but now I usually meditate in the 10-15 minutes per day thing. I usually do it either right when I wake up or right before I go to bed. What was helpful for me was just starting by building space. That is, as part of my… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I can't speak to the decision she will have to make about this but this page at MassLegalHelp outlines a lot of the specifics and they have numbers to call on the right hand side depending on what exactly is going on. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

How much stuff is it? How fast are your broadband connection and hers? Is she local? MP3s are already pretty small so you don't gain a lot by zipping/compressing. There isn't a way to upload it to iTunes unless you get her credentials and use iTunes… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I think this mindset makes a lot of things easier for the individual who embodies it. Well, of course you do. However (and I am saying this as someone who is LIKE YOU, fyi) you are not right. You are also not wrong. You have an approach… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

"Laugh-a while you can, monkeyboy!" [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

unless we never see each other, ever. which means we're already doing great This is nearly how me and my MeFite sweetheart manage our thing and it is perfect. I love the personal ad idea, mostly because I wouldn't have to manage it. These… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I still think that fuckwad doesn't deserve to have a goddam dog. I don't think you're wrong. I think there are a lot of hyperbolic answers that I give in my head with great glee but then don't post to the site. - Your party is going to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I came across this affront unto all that is good and right. I hope you mailed that to Nestlé with a strongly worded letter so they can send you a bunch of free KitKats in the mail. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Hep B and C and HIV are the obvious ones. Then there are microorganisms that might be in the blood such as babesiosis, leptospirosis, arboviral infections (mosquitos and ticks), relapsing fever, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, adult T-cell… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I grew up in a town of about 2000 people, moved to Seattle after college and then moved back east to Vermont and a town of 150 and finally settled in a town of 4500 where I have been living for about eight years (and seven more years in the town next… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

We'll drive traffic to the bad guys. You're being super weird about this. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

We had a neighbor who handed out hot cider (it's really cold here on Halloween) which was great except for the fact that kids would toss their cider cups nearly anywhere (it's a rural neighborhood, no trash cans) and it was worse than a thorough… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Mine is the same Democrat he was before and he had a really nice video he put on facebook about the civil rights he'll be fighting for if he has to. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

That sounds like boilerplate information for a grant-funded position. If the position is cut, you treat it like a layoff. Unemployment insurance varies a lot by state. In VT if you got a new job which ended relatively quickly, you would still be… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Flame Glo is another name that I haven't seen come up yet. I grew up in the same area as you at about the same time and my sister and I are going nuts trying to figure this out. Mary Quant doesn't fit some of your criteria but it was mail order… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago


How's your media consumption? I've found I have an easier time with some of this when I am not watching TV or reading glossy magazines that have BUY MOAR as one of their primary purposes. What's your peer group like? Is this a thing they share? If… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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