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Your doctor sounds like they overreacted. That said, I agree with others who say that this story has a "grade my report card" feeling to it where you are working a little hard to justify the desired outcome that you are looking for… [more]
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I used to serve on my university library's fines appeals board. You work there, so they can't hold a lot over you. For people who were going to graduate, they cold hold up their diploma which could get ugly. If it were me and I were being tactical… [more]
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Seconding a few things that people have said. - I bought a TON of floss and put it everywhere in the house - I have a locker at the gym and my BEST toiletries are there to encourage me to shower there and not at home - I stack habits so that… [more]
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ricochet biscuit, not_on_display says to say hello! [more]
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And still sort of is ... next Saturday! [more]
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Do these have to be on the phone? Would it be possible to pre-screen some of this stuff in a non-personal way (email? website?) so that when you actually talk with people on the phone you knew they were "most of the way there" and then… [more]
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Oh right, I am 5' 2" which means most showers are hitting me directly in the face when I am in facing-showerhead mode. [more]
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My sister is the person who has to deal with this in her workplace and has had to deal with it multiple times in multiple workplaces. These are not colostomy bag issues, these are intentional smearing of feces (and in some cases menstrual blood) in… [more]
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I guess they're called Laundry sorters? Mine is this one which also gives me a little counter space thingie too which is helpful in my small bedroom. You can just unclip the bags and take them to the laundromat/laundry which is useful for me. [more]
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for those who are watching ahead and already know how it ends. Spoiler alert: everyone loses. [more]
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Here's MeFi's Own not_on_display rocking out on it. AAAAAAAAAAAAA [more]
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What? I have really long hair so there is some time doing both. - get in shower and face showerhead - face away from showerhead to get hair wet & wash hair - put on conditioner facing showerhead - wash most of self while facing… [more]
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I find describing people as "non-Jews" creepy I felt that way about cisgendered but I got over it. But then again I view the world as librarians and non-librarians so there is no accounting for taste. [more]
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I have some work to do today so I came to the library. On my way I went to the dump (transfer station) and I got a lovely text from ColdChef passing the love around and so I have been trying to do the same. The library has a huge BILL OF RIGHTS… [more]
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even the closest parts of Vermont are still too far from Portland. It's not even that far, you just can't get there quickly because the big highways don't go that way. I'm a lifelong New Englander (except for a half decade in Seattle) and… [more]
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Believe it or not, I will be in town. I will try to come to this. [more]
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Sure. A lot of it depends on what you are working on. Sometimes what works for people is having a few closer together at first to figure out what needs doing and working on and then more spaced out visits interspersed with "homework" or… [more]
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I had a friend who got a little plastic syringe thing from her doc that allowed her to sort of flush the things out with more frequency. Sounds like what you could do with a waterpik but might be different and worth trying. I get frequent tonsil… [more]
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Bah! Yeah I am in town Monday through Sunday more or less and done working on Wednesday, so let's think about doing a thing. [more]
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From the OP:My son and I chatted again yesterday and he was still feeling a bit down. I realized that it may have been my reaction that was causing it so I made sure to give him extra love, let him know I wasn't disappointed in him and that it was… [more]
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This is me to a certain extent. I was never suicidal but I've had my moments. What helped me was getting some perspective on my parents' perspective. It wasn't so much that they de-legitimized my pain as they were just totally out of touch with it… [more]
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So if I take the author's point, it's that the protest was functionally completely ineffective, but the United States Government was so badly shaken by the fact that huge numbers of its citizens disapproved strongly of its policies that it… [more]
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You might also, as you work this out, consider a NAMI support group for getting support about your husband's own untreated mental illness. There are many good groups for family members of people with mental illnesses (my partner goes to one) and they… [more]
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Cecily Strong was... I'll say "not on fire". She is usually my favorite and seemed to be having an off day for whatever reason. I did not get the ending, so clearly this was a movie I had not seen. Aziz's monologue killed,… [more]
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Wow, really worth a full read through. I can’t support a movement that tells me I can’t be a friend to whomever I wish or that other people’s races require me to think about them in a certain way or be suspicious at their advancements. One… [more]
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Usually the place to start (and forgive me please if you are already all over this) is with the State Library system who can suggest people who are familiar with your area and the very unique issues with funding libraries which is state by state in… [more]
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a man who garnered 46% of the vote? ... of the 55% of the voting age population. Which is 70% of the US population. I won't say his name. I don't actually feel that it's appropriate for me to suggest what other people do, this is a… [more]
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Is there anything else that won't be mean or upsetting or give the wrong message? It might be more helpful if you framed this as them trying to make a connection, not forcing an unwanted task on you. So you can let them know that you… [more]
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Partisans of Vilna about the Jewish resistance in the Vilnius ghetto. There is a very good book about this that came out somewhat recently called The Avengers by Rich Cohen. Noteworth because the author had a lot of access to the original… [more]
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NYCStreetMedics@gmail.com is the email address you want. [more]
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1. The rest of the Dan Brown books 2. The Magicians series (first one is best, they get worse, a little dumb romance though) 3. Justin Cronin's Passage (and sequel, first is good, second is semi-garbage) 4. Everything from this thread. Not garbage… [more]
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How do you feel about heirloom jewelry? Sometimes you can pick up stuff with really classic designs for lower than new prices. Here's one example, there are others you can find from that website. [more]
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Obama was the first black president. He was elected on a platform of, among other things, hope. This was a hugely historic occasion and for many people, people of color especially but also anyone who had been supporting civil rights and the decades… [more]
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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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You are definitely not going to use less energy by keeping the thermostat higher. This is one of those holy wars of how to deal with an empty house. If your house has running water, 40 is already a little dicey depending on how the plumbing is… [more]
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Not a direct answer to your question but when I was working with Open Library we were having discussions about this with Outernet who aspires to do something like this, toss it all on to a satellite. I don't know what ever happened with them, we… [more]
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It's not quite "coverage" as much as just images but I like watching the National Mall in DC filling up. [more]
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There's a speech pathology diagnostic tool called the Fisher-Logemann Test of Articulation which has sets of sentences that fit this description for the purpose of detecting speech abnormalities, but I can't find sample sentences with a quick search. [more]
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This is an expansion of a quote frequently attributed to Gandhi but actually from union leader Nicholas Klein. [more]
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"I don't know. Small?" Seriously. Guy forgets he's a doctor? There's some sort of thing writers like to do which is dedicate whole episodes to "Person with unidentifiable mental illness and brilliant mind toys with people… [more]
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I'd say it's more just that there's no need to show her removing both lenses for the viewer to infer that she's wearing contacts as part of her disguise. Efficiency in the editing. There's definitely a full on scene of her face where she… [more]
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No shame. Things happen. I might ask colleagues who I know would be sympathetic and/or useful if there would be a way to potentially arrange child care at the meeting (possibly a work colleague who could stay late in exchange for something nice… [more]
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Depending on how long it is, a series of screenshots would be the absolutely easiest way to do this, and then copy/paste the text into the ALT tags for accessibility. [more]
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He also doesn't think there's anything I can do to make it up to him. He sounds like he's someone managing his stress poorly. You guys had a miscommunication (both of you, not just you, both of you). You shouldn't have to cancel going to… [more]
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Today I cleaned off that Dusty Shelf With Far Too Many Nooks and found a deck of playing cards from 1929 and learned all about playing card tax stamps. [more]
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not_on_display and I went to the raptor center and got to watch them feed the owls and the falcons and the buzzards. And then tonight I went to my local music hall and got to see REDACTED and REDACTED talk about REDACTED and it was really nice to get… [more]
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I just brought my car in for serving at my dealer and I (stupidly) agreed to $1500 worth of "repairs" that I "needed." Like, whatever, I can afford the repairs, I'll survive, but I don't want to agree to something so stupid… [more]
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Nobody drives stick anymore. No one who drives a new car drives stick (for the most part, since about 4% of cars in the US sold nowadays are stick) but if you're in a 1984 they absolutely would. Also another fail mode that I was going to… [more]
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