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[Folks, I would encourage you to be mindful that there are several active threads about abuse and harassment and it might be worth picking the most suitable ones to drop links into?] [more]
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There are a few problems here that all seem like one big stuff problem. Depending which of these are larger, you may attack this in different ways. So, reading what you wrote it seems 1. you have a shopping problem 2. you have too many things 3… [more]
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[there will be a thread about the Brazile piece, maybe keep it out of this thread?] [more]
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I feel like I failed, since my partner reliably orgasms every time nthing what other people have said. Your lack of boner doesn't have to mean her lack of orgasm and that might be what you can readjust in your mind to make your next… [more]
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Work as if you were in the early days of a better nation. [more]
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I know why but fuck 'em anyhow; I get confused every year. I don't know why I don't have this issue with December. [more]
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Hey hey looks like Frauenfelder is really MeFi's own: "I freely admit I'm an idiot". [more]
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[been nixing some magnet derails folks, maybe reload the thread?] [more]
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Is it okay to have an "I'm safe" check-in thread on MetaTalk? It looks like if I am reading the article correctly it says eight people killed, out of ~8 million? I don't mean to be callous but I don't think that is necessary. [more]
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I do public speaking as a decent chunk of my annual income and it's all freelance (i.e. I don't have an agent or a larger organization that I am part of) and I think my work comes from a lot of places. I think social media helps quite a bit (I've… [more]
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I've got no patience for videos but I like her generally (she can sometimes be a bit flip for my tastes but that lady can write and explain like no one's business) so I'll pick up the book. Thank you. All the planets are named after the Roman… [more]
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Presumably the majority of people who can work as cleaners and are reasonably fluent in English soon find better-paid jobs. Maybe in a big city? Around here the cleaning people speak the same English as I do. Their jobs pay better than… [more]
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I said that I think she is pretty, and then I just casually asked my roommate what he thinks... and his response was that "she is not my type". I got insulted and angry by his comment If you asked a question where one out of a… [more]
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I keep a notecard my the computer for when I'm actually working and think of something offline that I'd like to do but can't at the moment. This drives my offline time. Here are some things on that list. Some of them have online components, but… [more]
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Do not visit Death Valley. If you're super risk-averse, this is good advice, but otherwise there are ways to at least see the place relatively safely if not go noodling around there. I've driven through there a few times and I've even… [more]
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I always last-minute mine. This year I had a sloth head and it's chilly outside. I dug around in my costume bin and found an old Time Technician jumpsuit I had. So I came up with this idea. I'm pretty okay with it. [more]
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My mom is ethnically Jewish, raised by atheist socialists. My dad is an atheist Scottish Protestant. This is my exact background and I think I might have benefited from knowing more about my Jewish heritage when I was younger. My dad was… [more]
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There are reusable Kcup "filters" so you can fill your own with the coffee of your choice. I don't know how satisfactory they are. I use them and I am really happy with them as a general quick one-cup maker. I have a summer… [more]
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I'd take the women's cut shirt as long as it's not teeny tiny! MeMailed ya! [more]
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Chow mein sandwiches are a thing in the Fall River area of Massachusetts. Coffee milk is also a thing in that same general area. Don't know if Apple Pie With Cheese counts as esoteric enough, but it's a thing on menus up here in Vermont and here's a… [more]
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Seconding Arm & Hammer Essentials. This is what keeps me presentable as well. [more]
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Your clarification still sounds like you basically told your co-worker to make sure he wasn't killed like a character in a movie was, which is a very weird statement to make, and his taking offense/being put off by it is completely normal… [more]
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I did not click the links yet (but I will) but this is relevant to my interests and I do suggest the book: The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers if it's your thing. [more]
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A few fiction examples. I really like the training montage/competition in Kingsman. Insurgent has a lot of fiddly selection stuff. Hunger Games. [more]
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Demco is the current seller of these (examples) and I would not be surprised if they were also the original ones but I'll dig around. They are so it's easier to identify and shelve various genres. There is some debate within the library world about… [more]
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Love the Library Thing app. Also there is Libib. Pro level gets you Dewey and LCCN if you really feel you need it. [more]
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Your question is two questions, to my mind 1. How do we do this by the book? 2. How do I do this, period? People have given you good answers for #1, I will lean a little towards #2. I would do as much of this as possible over email. With… [more]
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This is his preference, not a requirement of his job. It sounds like this is a relationship issue that you may be turning into a parenting issue? I mean, yes, explaining it to your child is part of this, but how do you explain it to… [more]
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I think the reason people thought it might not be a good idea is because certain people with specific expertise would be paged all the damned time (and/or ironic-paged) and it seemed like making the potential page-r go through the infinitesimal… [more]
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Start with something basic like smiling at strangers. This isn't flirting per se, but it's all about getting used to being seen by other people and trying to make a positive impression. Flirting differs from this in that you make a good impression… [more]
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[added a warning, carry on] [more]
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This sucks and I am sorry. When my alcoholic father died I went through a lot of the same feelings. The useful term for me was "complicated grief" where you are dealing with the absence of a person from your life but also just… [more]
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using they/them is still not generally grammatically acceptable as a singular gender-neutral pronoun in most academic styles Sure it is. Also MetaFilter is not an academic journal, thank jehu. I did not answer that question but read along… [more]
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Awww. Crying in your car as a coping strategy for terrible things with terrible people is not actually that bad. I am sorry this happened to you, but good on you for keeping it together. [more]
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This is normal. Cal the exterminator to ask about the gel. The stuff that i am familiar with is non-toxic to pets. They also have a line in their FAQ about exactly this. If you see the ants coming around places without little gel dots, you can get… [more]
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have trouble believing this is true. He either lied to his mom or lied to us for effect. It's not true. [more]
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I have very recently visited the FOREVERTRON and this is relevant to my interests. [more]
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I feel like there are two ways to go with articles like this. 1. highlight every disgusting thing the gross people have done to really make it clear what a totally predictable shitshow this was (and how, in this case, ESPN should seriously have… [more]
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I had this problem (still do a little bit but I'm improving) and the main thing which helped me was getting up in the morning and literally setting an alarm and no internet/phone/screens for 45 minutes. At all. So I make coffee and open my mail and… [more]
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[edited the post to include the right video] [more]
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[made what I hope is an appropriate edit to the post to fix the Ted/Theodore thing. Drop us an email if it didn't work right.] [more]
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Now I have to know where the heck the sculptor obtained that many survey markers, I was wondering the same thing entirely!! Will let you know if I find out. [more]
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Carla used bad judgment. Amy sounds like she handled the situation after the fact to her satisfaction. As far as you being more comfortable I guess it depends what was specifically uncomfortable for you? I'm not much of a drinker and my experience… [more]
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Since jerky rarely goes bad, we often pick it up at "dented can" type stores where it's more like two packs for a buck. [more]
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If I had all the money I’d be driving my old car and wearing my old clothes while I installed tall stuff. Same, only I am short. So for a 5' 2" person. No high cabinets, or some sort of steps built in to get to all of them… [more]
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Moss Man (who I swear also had a strange, piney scent). Yes! As a grown up moss enthusiast, my sister thought I should have one of these. I do and it definitely has a smell to it! My super young kid things I loved were: blocks, bigger… [more]
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I agree with others, that you don't yet have a dispute. However, this might be a great time to put together a policy! (this is what saves our ass in libraries all the time) It can be a friendly thing that would be useful for new members with info… [more]
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The folks I know at Twitter have their heart in the right place. That's the terrible thing: well meaning progressive people can also fail very hard at creating safe, reasonable spaces for discourse. This is my feeling. They are… [more]
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