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I think Pine was a good talented enjoyable host and this show was solidly good. A few bits I loved--opening monologue, Vanessa's weather forecaster, and the House Seattle--and a few a little less. Overall though it seemed like a good average episode… [more]
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FanFare comment - 12 days ago


Can I get over my ex while still retaining hope that we might get back together someday? Not really. On the other hand, you can move on. When I've been through really sad breakups where we both still cared about each other but just… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Part of the concern about paying hourly for stuff is you're never sure how long it takes other people to do things. This is particularly true as communication moves to email from the phone (when you both know how long a phone call took). Depending on… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago

I write for a magazine and occasionally include pull quotes. They are usually thought of in my non-fancy trade magazine world as a graphic element that can be moved around a little bit relative to the text so that the PAGE looks right. So while I… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 12 days ago


Mine was from 1999, was by mathowie and had zero comments. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

FLESH I not only recorded the podcast yesterday I also listened to the podcast yesterday and I am not sure what that is doing there. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

I name my cars and try to give them names that could stand for a few things. My current car which is a boring black CRV that makes me feel like a tool driving it is called Prince. And if people ask I tell them - you know like Prince Fielder, a… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 13 days ago

Adding an obvious trademark to an idea that's been around for decades, claiming you're a non-profit activist organization, and then demanding nothing but a check for $40 to use your trademark is shady as hell. This was part of the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Sweethome actually changed their pick a few weeks ago (without changing the article for some SEO reason) and this is their new one.... We’re changing our picks. We’ve found compelling evidence that dual-hose portable ACs are much more efficient… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I have been thinking about this all weekend and I have no idea what sort of animal I would be. Something with fur. Sand cat? Golden mole? Solenodon, venomous and nocturnal? Plant is easy: moss! I am part moss already. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I don't even know where to begin with the idea that public libraries confer some kind of cachet on LFLs, that just seems bizarre. I work in the profession. People regularly come up to me and ask what I think about Little Free Libraries,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

We first presented this together at a conference that jessamyn keynoted And I am sorry I missed your talk because then it would have been four! I do strongly suggest people read the original article. CityLab makes it sound a bunch more… [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Depending how old your friend is and how much they know about the internet, it might be good to make a sort of metaphor to something like the POTS system (plain old telephone) or the highway system. I teach older people how to use computers and some… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Thanks, as always, cortex. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

I. Need. To. Relax.
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Ask MeFi post - 2 weeks ago

If you feel like just being mad about this (and I am in your corner if you choose to go that way - everyone deals with grief in different ways) you can report these companies and these letters to the Post Office. It's a hassle but they WILL stop… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

I wonder if there is a way to have a discussion website that is welcoming to women, trans people and people of color, and still feels welcoming to people on the right. I've always wondered about this issue and I feel like the answer is… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

If you can co-give flowers with your sister, that's even better, since it dilutes the effect. I do this. I am your age and I have a mother like yours, though she rarely hangs up on me anymore because we basically don't talk on the phone… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

this seems so bizarre I'm wondering if people actually believed it or if it was an artificial assumption to provide plot motivation. The example that I have about this from my reading is by (the other) Jessamyn West. She has a book of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Habits, generally. Specifically - 45 min of "no screen" time in the am - flossing/brushing daily - meditation daily - reading 30+ minutes before bed (and no other screens) [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Reader, I married them. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

It might be helpful to draw a distinction between "I'm an asshole" and "I behave badly and don't seem to be getting a handle on it" It's easier to look at this as a behavior you have to change than an immutable part of your… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

When stuff isn't clear, why over-moderate rather than under-moderate? We try to make our best guesses. Last week, after we'd specifically dialed things back a little, there were quite a few "Why didn't you delete this??" MeTa… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 2 weeks ago

Yeah your question has a few parts to it - Does Smallville find out Bob has died? Almost certainly yes. If Bob owns a house, there is paperwork saying Bob owns that house and in most places (in the US) he'd be paying taxes on it. Metropolis police… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

This is small and goofy but the Dragon Tax Return Simulator is an amusing little one-off amusing thing to play. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Knowing that I can just grab a healthy meal or snack any time I want and not have to cook or wash a dish makes her blood boil. There are ways she can have this too, it's just expensive. And if it's a thing she wants, you can both work… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Howard Frank Mosher writes some amazing books about rural northern Vermont. Some have been made into movies. None of them are exactly creepy but they're pretty interesting. - Stranger in the Kingdom deals with issues of rurality and race. Great… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

What advice would you give her for navigating this situation? - They will probably not ask about her tax forms unless this job has security aspects. It's possible but not probable. - If, for some reason, that is a dealbreaker at this job,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Which additional platforms I should familiarize myself with and learn to use? Find a project you maybe feel is worth while in GitHub and you can learn that platform (it's a site that is a nice web front end to some back end stuff, you… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

ReluctantViking has a great starter list. When I have a little chunk of time and am sick of my house, I do some sort of "Go see all the X-es" where that can be a set of libraries, all the historical markers in a town, all the covered… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Oh man I need to work on this. ETA: that's so great! [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

It's an older book, but Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams might interest you. It's a first person non-fiction account of a woman talking about her challenges having adult relationships as a person with autism. The author is an interesting writer but… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 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 - 3 weeks ago

I might look up some famous nurses, and then (if you can use visual aids) maybe use the name but something about themselves OR their picture. So like we all know who Florence Nightingale was but if you look at a photo of her, she always looks half… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Uh, dude was not entitled to invite his GF along in the first place, especially to a "long-distance friends get-together" kind of special event. You didn't do anything wrong. Agreed. You did your best and please try not to beat… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Awesome! \( ゚ヮ゚)/ [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Get yourself a Brother P-Touch label maker and a few extra label cartridges. And then, LABEL EVERYTHING Truth. The important thing for me when I moved from a big house with a ton of space to a smaller apartment where I really did have to… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I assume you are looking for something you can put in your pocket and go? I still have my old Canon SureShotDigital ELPH whatever the hell it is pocket camera (basically something like this). If you get the ones with image stabilization they are… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Sorry if you felt like I have an issue with RPG,. I really don't. Please don't take this as a personal attack and like I don't love or respect my boyfriend. It's just a new world to me and new and unknown stuff can make people uncomfortable… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Socializing/taking a break The most difficult thing for me when I get really frugal with my money is what I call "social spending" situations in which I am comfortable spending zero dollars (maybe) but where there is an… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anon:I'm the author of the thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/234403/HPV-Do-I-stay-or-go) about female/female HPV. I ended up continuing to see this person, and two months later we're still doing fine. We're… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I'm at the bottom of the whole thing and most days I get between 1-3 out of six right. It's a good day if I get four and it's a bad day if I get zero. In the upper "rundles" people get most of them right most of the time. and it's a lot… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Facebook allows you to have very light contact with a lot of people and businesses. It's the one social network that "most people" are on (i.e. even people who aren't that tech savvy, or who only use the internet via their phone). I do a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Somehow I totally forgot that over the summer when I am at my fathers old house we'll name all the animals in the yard. So there is a heron named Helen, a groundhog named Rupert and a nuthatch named Johnny Cash (he had a little feather that sticks up… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

Are you holding on to your water? If your salt intake is waaay too low or you use things that can work as diuretics (beer, caffeine), you may be taking in a lot of water but just peeing it out again. Anxiety or these things can cause you to pee more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 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 - 3 weeks ago

Just in case you don't know about this resource, YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) has a pretty good website with a blog about current YA lit as well as a Book Finder that allows you to see what has been winning awards or what's popular… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Or I suppose you can email them right to Greg Nog. I'm going to close this up. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 3 weeks ago

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