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What I want to know is what makes that statement ("I don't want to hang out with white straight cis men") different from "I don't want to hang out with gay people" or "I don't want to hang out with black people" or… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I have a small scar on my upper lip from a duck bite when I was three or four years old. Geese and chickens hate me! I got attacked by a rooster when I was maybe three years old. There was so much blood that my mom was sure it had… [more]
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Oh hi -- the libraries I work in RIGHT NOW do this. And they all do it in a slightly different way. The basic routine though is that when you go to check out a book, you write your name on the card in the back of the book which is then date-stamped… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

I think you buried the lede which is that you're under contract to buy a house now. Which means that the period for hammering this stuff out really truly should have happened before this point. Which, to me, points out that the two of you have some… [more]
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More importantly, how do I describe the "something stuck somewhere in my nose" feeling to my doctor? Why does it sometimes feel like it's in my mouth and some times up my nose? Why do I have no discharge if it's sinus infection?… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Birds are great! And yeah if you don't mind the cost black oil sunflower will get a wide variety (you can also get some mixes that have mostly that and peanuts and whatnot, birds flip out). I would concur that a shepherd's crook type with a squirrel… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

Nuts are a great idea. I find most bar type foods a bit too sugary. I like these hummus one-hitters. Six grams of protein, 60-ish calories. You can keep a box of triscuits or something in your office to eat with them. If you want something more… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 weeks ago

"Done the work" just reads to me like a creepy buzzword, nothing more. Me too, mostly. At the same time, when you're a woman looking for men in the online dating world, trying to figure out if people are single and online dating… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I like this recipe because it is tasty, healthy and delicious. Seriously I would eat it basically every day in the winter. It's good because it's a nice base and you can basically season it to whatever your tastes are and add a bunch of stuff to it,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about this topic from reading The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, An Englishman's World. It does sort of a month by month look at the life of a peasant around this time. Did they use any other… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Ad impressions? Seriously? We'd allow suicide questions too if that were the case. And chatfilter. And torches. And pitchforks. And the IMG tag. And we'd never ban anyone. And we'd try even harder to cultivate people's anxiety and… [more]
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in response to someone else. I get "don't start a stupid gun argument." I think it's good advice. We should all not start stupid gun arguments. I have many strong opinions about guns. Not tossing them in to a ton of places… [more]
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My uncle was heavily involved in the counterculture movement, was one of the founders of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Diggers and toured the country in his live-aboard vehicle spreading the word about communitarian living. He is now… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

Warms. [more]
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I know a lot of people who have some level of concern/paranoia about being photographed in public. I am not one of those people but I know enough people who care about this sort of thing (as well as a few who REALLY care) that I usually try to make a… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

2-factor auth actually gives you less privacy since it tells Google your real phone number Doesn't have to, does it? There are apps you can run on your phone or desktop computer that can generate time-based passwords. Google acts like… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 weeks ago

I bring bag lunches to work 2-3 times a week. A few things that I have tried that seem to work well: - Lots of little bags of food. I got a few boxes of those mini-sized ziploc bags and fill them up with pretzels, peanuts, chopped vegetables,… [more]
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Ello is a lesson in how not to launch a project. They're also like Cook's Illustrated in that they trade off of their Vermontiness without having any noticeable actual connection to Vermont except that the guy who started it lives here… [more]
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It's also possible the motorcyclist was just having a rough day, etc.? Yeah as you can see by the responses above, people have strong opinions about what people are supposed to do both legally and etiquette-wise in terms of things like… [more]
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Or does the restriction just apply to self-published books that authors create and put up for sale directly on Amazon? This was going to be my question too. Amazon is picky about their direct sales, less so about other stuff from big… [more]
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Yeah gift cards are more "Here this is for YOU" than flowers, unless you know she's the flower-liking type. Even a nice card with a $20 inside it would probably be not unappreciated. [more]
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I am so excited for you Matt. [more]
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Is the estate still open? Who is the person who is legally handling the estate? If the estate is closed then there is no "your dad" anymore (sorry for your loss) and the house is yours. The house can't be nobody's. It's your dad's, the… [more]
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He's grouchier than jessamyn. Oh that's a good one. He's occasionally more curt with people actually on the site than I am, but I assure you I am the grouchy one. If you have messed with the site in some serious fashion and are not banned,… [more]
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I like this sort of song. I'm not sure if the songs have to be positive but these are some that I liked. They can be a bit ... spare. - Weightless Again - Handsome Family. - Naked as We Came - Iron & Wine - Pocketful of Money - Jens… [more]
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I am not religious but I have gotten a lot of really good wisdom for my life from some of the liberation theology people. William Sloane Coffin in particular is very good at talking about social justice issues through a specifically Christian lens… [more]
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My dad was a terrible alcoholic and one of the best things about his funeral was that the pastor talked at length about his problems in the eulogy This sort of thing was helpful for me when my father died earlier this year. He was a… [more]
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Then again, just because August is considered 'the dog days of summer' we could do, #AugustByDogs (let me RE-EMPHASIZE that I do not wish to denigrate the achievements of #JulyByWomen, just having some fun with monthly designations) Then… [more]
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Oh god when my dad died suddenly I alternated between sleepwalking through my responsibilities and lying in bed bingewatching... I don't even remember. It wasn't even "staying busy" it was just finding ways to make the time pass without… [more]
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[Folks, please direct answers towards the OP and don't get into "everyone should have kids" debates. Thank you.] [more]
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Yes, something is going on with Google and punctuation because a search for ( turns up a different number of results than a search for ). I assume that there is some sort of "We took all the punctuation out and then we added back in the stuff we… [more]
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I come from a family of problem drinkers and for me this is over the line. Not just the showing up late drunk and babbling (what? not okay!) but if he's a regular heavy drinker then it seems like it's a bad fit for you. Nothing necessarily wrong… [more]
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I lived through this. In many ways, I remain inexorably bound to the process of living through it -- the constant wheedling and bargaining, the claims of quitting followed by the slow (or fast) ratcheting right back up, the endless accusations… [more]
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I just call those people, I am one, someone in a non-traditional relationship, since there are many ways to be on a path but tons and tons of ways to be off of the path. [more]
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I'm not sure where you are reading that, but my read of the FCC requirements of the Public Inspection File is that it seems to exempt non-profit stations. Emphasis mine. Letters and E-Mails from the Public. Commercial stations must keep in their… [more]
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I'm on board for YAYPRIL even if no one else is. [more]
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I think it's totally appropriate to find some decent distractions as you work your way through all of this. Your mind is going to do what it's going to do anyhow. When I went through an "it's about time" breakup, I threw myself into a few… [more]
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these numbing creams (which worked really well when I was married I must say) aren't really a go If you use condoms for birth control you have the option of condoms that have some of this numbing cream built into them. Maybe not what you… [more]
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Wow that was a really interesting article. Thanks for posting it. [more]
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Leaving envelopes with jewels and feathers inside books isn't really great for the bindings. I hate that this is one of the first things I thought of too. [more]
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Both sisters are divorced, so there are no spouses. If either sister dies intestate, who inherits their half? Varies state to state. Also depends how they hold the house. There are two major ways: tenants in common and joint tenancy. In… [more]
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Which leads me to this incredibly active sub-reddit. AAAAAAAAA. I read Reddit sometimes. I am dismissive about it sometimes. I am never sneery about it. However, to me it's sort of like broccoli. I don't much care for it and it's… [more]
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If they are going to sell it, they'll need to track down the title. It sounds like you have a number of issues that need to be wrapped up. I'm asking what happens if there is no will so I can explain why wills are needed. Here is a… [more]
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I hesitate to say this, because I suspect it will be taken as insulting, but "The Peter Principle" -- everyone rises to their level of incompetence -- comes to mind. I think you're thinking of something more along the lines of… [more]
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I had a neighbor (in the US) who got taken in for something (old DUIs I think, not like he tried to kill someone) and immediately locked up for several months. I got a call from him, from jail, asking if I could lock up his house, toss out all his… [more]
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Those Bazooka Joe comics are so funny. [more]
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Ocean City, NJ too. Was just coming here to say Ocean Grove NJ. I had a magical beach walky time with my guy there one weekend before high season started. [more]
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It's hard to move from mj to something else for managing anxiety because a lot of the positive self-talk surrounding marijuana (and I have used it occasionally, I am not an anti-mj person) is all about how it's a natural way to relax. Moving to… [more]
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huh. I was interested in the little tagline at the end of the article "Another problem with girls’ rooms is that they in some cases fall outside the information flow." So whether it's by design or just a weird side effect the "girls… [more]
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The Magicians is miserable. It might be a bit too young for her but Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars is a great version of this. [more]
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