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    Our local utilities were offering $99 energy...

    Our local utilities were offering $99 energy audits of your home, provided by a 3rd party vendor. They were not there to sell you anything, but just to take some measurements and let you know...
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    I think sometimes the stress level can creep up. ...

    I think sometimes the stress level can creep up. You don't hear so much about bosses who are screamers, but on the other hand, there are plenty of bosses who expect salaried employees to work 50-60...
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    Okay, Blackdog Lin, now you have to tell us what...

    Okay, Blackdog Lin, now you have to tell us what the Pinterest method is for washing windows!
  4. Thread: Book reviews

    by Lainey
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    "The Age of Miracles" A fictional account of a...

    "The Age of Miracles" A fictional account of a near future time when the rotation of the earth just begins slowing. Fascinating speculation on what happens to crops and food supply, the effect of...
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    Interesting, larknm. I'm watching some of my...

    Interesting, larknm. I'm watching some of my co-workers teach their middle school and high school children this same lesson. One of them actually forbids the word "can't" in his house when they're...
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    I have talked to older people (age 70+) and many...

    I have talked to older people (age 70+) and many times it's home maintenance chores that push them into these types of senior apartments vs. any physical ailments.
    After 50 some years of home...
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    +1, Catherine.

    +1, Catherine.
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    Netiquette: Please change the subject line of...

    Netiquette: Please change the subject line of your emails. Do not be lazy and just pull up the last email to the same group of people and type in a different topic.

    Confusion this week came...
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    Excellent job, GreenMama. It's true that being...

    Excellent job, GreenMama. It's true that being able to make the money from your sale and clearing out the space will allow you get something you really want and will use - a real motivator to do...
  10. Thread: pet peeve!!!

    by Lainey
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    I first heard "do you want to come with" many...

    I first heard "do you want to come with" many years ago, and I remember waiting for the speaker to say the last word .."me" but she never did.
    I think it's the crazy lazy way that our language is...
  11. Thread: The Roosevelts

    by Lainey
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    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing...

    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing that struck me was how hard all 3 of these Roosevelts worked in their daily lives despite physical pain, emotional issues, and everything else that...
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    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of...

    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of "golden birthdays" until a few years ago, and I think it's nice to make an extra celebration out of it.
    And isn't it nice to see your kids maturing and...
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    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm...

    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm not sure how they do it either, but suspicions are that there are insiders who facilitate some of it.

    This happened to my co-worker's wife, and he...
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    I think our country will be forced to adopt the...

    I think our country will be forced to adopt the more commonsense regs of other 1st world countries. For example, there's going to have to be some limits on things Medicaid and Medicare will cover. ...
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    I also think people underestimate the love of...

    I also think people underestimate the love of browsing and shopping in person - for many people this is a major hobby. There's the serendipity of seeing and purchasing that fun jewelry piece, or...
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    Gregg, very impressive, thanks for sharing. So...

    Gregg, very impressive, thanks for sharing. So if I read this correctly, you substitute the smoothie for one of your meals each day?
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    Ouch. I thought you were going to say flood. We...

    Ouch. I thought you were going to say flood. We had some neighborhoods in the metro Phoenix area that discovered to their surprise that their houses flooded during our historical rainfall last week.
  18. I admire your proactive thinking, GreenMama. So...

    I admire your proactive thinking, GreenMama. So many people just let life happen to them, and wait til things absolutely fall apart before making a change.
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    At the mega-corp. I work for the insurance...

    At the mega-corp. I work for the insurance incentives have changed this year. In fact, it's actually a stick: if you fall outside their norms of BMI, cholesterol or blood presssure, you must agree...
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    Reinstate Glass-Stegall Act for starters. Canadian banks did not collapse because they kept stricter regulations. Pretty simple. And break up some of the monopolies - the banks that were too big...
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    Interesting story, awakenedsoul. I once read an...

    Interesting story, awakenedsoul. I once read an article about different types of friends. It mentioned specifically about friends who are fantastic in crisis mode - helping you manage an illness or...
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    catherine, I agree, but if herbgeek is in the...

    catherine, I agree, but if herbgeek is in the same boat as I am with the employers only looking at your total cholesterol, your ratio may not be a defense.

    herbgeek, I'm wondering if your family...
  23. Thread: Hydration

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    It is a good reminder, especially about drinking...

    It is a good reminder, especially about drinking something like PowerAde or Gatorade which contains electrolytes. Sometimes water alone is not enough.
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    Looks like a worthwhile read. I'm glad it...

    Looks like a worthwhile read. I'm glad it mentions contentment.
    I know we've mentioned this topic before, but I fall into the "satisfier" mindset, so for example, at a restaurant I'm happy to...
  25. ha ha Packy. I have to admit I lean in your...

    ha ha Packy. I have to admit I lean in your direction. People who are raw foodists and such are so much on the other end of my food spectrum. That said, I don't care to live to age 90 anyway, so...
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