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Apple's accessibility page is a bit slick but it can give her a good idea of what options are available to her. The main things that I think will help her are - dictation. That little microphone icon means she can talk and it will do a passable... [more]
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[Folks maybe a little less armchair psychologizing and a little more answering the question? Thank you.] [more]
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The questions (in case you all have more suggestions) Does your foreskin retract? If yes, do you retract it to pee? Do you wipe after you pee? How/ are you cleaning it when you shower? These are not questions a grown-up should ask... [more]
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I find that running up and down stairs or going on a no-phone-no-camera walk out in nature can help me with this. Have a small amount of coffee and eat something that is basically good for you will give you a good footing. Otherwise remember that... [more]
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The part I'm least confident about is the choice to use "for the world" I sort of love SeptemberFTW for exactly this reason. [more]
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I would absolutely tell them. "My friend gave me some xanax once and it seemed to help, but I felt like I should speak with a professional and not just self-medicate" is a thing you could say. When I started talking to my doctor about... [more]
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Going to the doctor because "I feel sad all the time" seems so stupid. Should I start with a psychiatrist appointment? I found it was helpful to just call my insurance first to see what was covered. With some kinds of insurance... [more]
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Around here my partner and I are the only straight couple our age who don't have kids or who aren't both full time students. I don't find that getting to know people is weird, but there is definitely a feeling that us and the couples with kids don't... [more]
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Will this feeling of "I'm not an upright citizen because I don't want babies" go away? Not entirely, has been my experience, but you can sort of re-center your ideas about having kids in various ways. As a 42 year old woman... [more]
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isn't it verboten to use a sock to bypass the one week limit? It's fine in an emergency and you can trust the mods to determine if people are abusing this feature or not. It's much easier to have oversight into this sort of rare... [more]
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If I were proposing a feature change, it actually would be a once-a-year emergency second question There's a completely workable end-run for this. Get a sock puppet now. You can use it if it's an emergency at some point in the future if... [more]
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Sometimes it's good to get a warning that they're particularly bad. This is how I feel. I'm so happy that people here mostly don't quote the shitty comments on other sites that I can forgive the mentioning them. NB:I am wearing my... [more]
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Many of Robert Heinlen's works, especially his "middle period" stuff sets up caricatures of women and political systems and then creates pat solutions for them. I can barely read it anymore but a lot of it is really foundational for some... [more]
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"How does he not know Hodor? THe dude says his name every time he talks. He's like a 7 foot tall Pikachu." [more]
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Here. [more]
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It starts with a quasi pledge break! Bully pulpit! But yeah unlike Jessamyn East and Jessamyn South, Jessamyn North actually exists so she is my living nemesis.... [more]
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I was simply trying to point out that an initial membership fee (even if it can technically be waived) typically delineates an increased level of privileges: there is a difference between members and non-members. Just making sure you're... [more]
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What's wrong with people posting every single day? In theory, nothing. In practice, it doesn't scale. If you're a person who is good at posting, comfortable at posting and has things you want to post about, that's terrific. At the same... [more]
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Best. <3 Was so great to meet everyone. [more]
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My father, who was a bit of a misanthrope, used to say that you were in a relationship for companions and witnesses. That is, other than sex, it was important to have people to do things with and important to have people to be witness to your life.... [more]
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my boss gradually realized that it was probably a prank from one of the other people in the office. He emailed me not to sweat it and told me to make a joke with the junior executive about me supposedly getting fired. Oh my god I am so... [more]
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And pretty true. [more]
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#PostMoarGlobal I like this approach. It's available to and accessible to anyone who wants to use it. Other posts are not discouraged. More "good" stuff (as you define good in this instance) will increase the ratio of... [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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I don't want negative language in the tag Then I think you need to just "open it up" and not figure out what you don't want and start tossing up barriers. I understand that you have very real and valid objections to... [more]
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Saturday Drinks in London
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I agree that the best thing about JulyByWomen was that it was about the posters not the posts. This is my feeling as well. There are a few generalized problems that are different - lack of general diversity of posters - lack of... [more]
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From a MeFite who would prefer to remain anon:Hi, self published author here. I sell ebooks only. Createspace is a huge waste of my time. I'd get into audiobooks but there are limited avenues for non-US citizens to get their work into audio without... [more]
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And the somewhat annoying thing, is the people of use this to take advantage of front page posting in foreign languages in the past to make axe-grindy posts that wouldn't normally be allowed. I don't think it's a bad idea, but would have to be... [more]
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Oh I forgot one other thing that I think is important. You need to figure out who is driving the divorce train that he is on and what the determining elements are. Because if he's saying they're getting a divorce at X point but he's only parroting... [more]
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Is this where I link to the lighthouse traveling library? I think it is. I am also in a rental so no backyard book burying for me, but I find that there is a really short list of books that I want to keep around for re-reading. The older I get it... [more]
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Part of the solution to this problem to my mind involves making takeout less appealing than whatever your other options are. With that in mind a few things that are helpful to the newer cook are 1. inviting a friend/date over for a meal 2.... [more]
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Let me open up another thread so we can confirm Saturday also. There we are. And this one is now for Friday dinner at the Old Red Cow, do I have that right? Slept 14 hours last night after my red eye the night before. Feeling all ready to be the best press room liasion Wikimedia has ever seen. [more]
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Wikimania/London meetup
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I'd mention it and mention that it's usually something you're private about early in in a relationship (to avoid the "Why didn't you tell me!" potential) and give her time for questions. What are your concerns about telling her? That by... [more]
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Didn't someone make a website that was all frequently recommended AskMe books? And I assume you've all seen this. [more]
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"Be The Clean Kitchen That You Want To See In The World" "I Cook, You Clean" or some meme-ish variant (meme1, meme2, New Yorker, trendy towels)... [more]
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"I can keep it on my bookshelf without worry of remote recall."
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I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
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looking like they were shot on video It's like the look people give me when I tell them I can hear the TV being on, even when the sound is all the way down. The TV is responsible for many weird looks I get.... [more]
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People can choose to change their behavior; a period of problem drinking doesn't equate with lifelong addiction. Sure. But 45 days sober from a sketchy bout of "Bad situations drove me to drink and be a sort of bad partner"... [more]
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I've been thinking lately of offering a monthly token reward (like a $10 Amazon gift card) for the mod-chosen best post of the month I might change this up a little and just choose a user who can choose their favorite post. Or rotate... [more]
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I'm a huge sandalwood nut. I tried getting the sandawood bark back when that was easier to do but didn't get much of it. What works for me was putting a few drops of the essential oils on a dryer sheet with sheets/towels etc. Not overpowering, but... [more]
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Toad baked some cookies. “These cookies smell very good,” said Toad. He ate one. “And they taste even better,” he said. Toad ran to Frog’s house. “Frog, Frog,” cried Toad, “taste these cookies that I have made.” Frog ate one of the cookies, “These... [more]
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I can almost not stand seeing you having to play boring grownup. just yesterday he was all "lol butts" ... *sniff* [more]
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Before Google maps: Six hundred miles of highways
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Tell him you and your partner decided you're just not comfortable with him staying with you. Make sure this doesn't somehow turn into "My partner doesn't want you here." You two have to act as a team on this one. You don't owe... [more]
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It's not at all fancy but I spent my birthday in Morgan Vermont at the Seymour Lake Lodge. The place looks like it's for sale right now (so not an option) but you might try a place like this depending on when you are traveling. That said, it's a... [more]
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There can be personal value, perhaps, in being discriminating and discerning. You can make better choices for yourself, you can use extra data to assess risk, make plans, set goals. However, being a constantly judgey person makes you tiresome to be... [more]
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Unless you like counting calories (I am a nitpicky bean counter and I enjoy this, most people do not) I'd suggest something a little more lax. I'd also rethink this a little. I pay attention to my nutrition/weight with MyFitnessPal and one of the... [more]
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