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  1. I think it is fairly typical of US weddings for...

    I think it is fairly typical of US weddings for the wedding party to buy or rent matching clothes. Usually the guys rent tuxes; don't know why this groom went with buying a suit. But it is so common...
  2. My skin is dry, drier in some parts than others....

    My skin is dry, drier in some parts than others. I'm constantly using hand lotion, because washing my hands dries them out to the point where it is uncomfortable and my skin cracks. I put lotion on...
  3. Viewing porn at the public library is a protected...

    Viewing porn at the public library is a protected right in some states. It has been decided that the libraries cannot censor what patrons do on the computers. I know in the university library I...
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    If it were a secret military operation to take...

    If it were a secret military operation to take over Texas, why would it be publicized so freely?

    The scope of this operation is large, but other than that it is very little different from the...
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    It's free if you change your address at the post...

    It's free if you change your address at the post office or get a change of address card at the post office. The $1.05 online fee has something to do with proving you are who you say you are....
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    You can always go to the bank and get a cashier's...

    You can always go to the bank and get a cashier's check, which will not have your name on it. Then send the check to the charity.
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    I was referring to the "Below the Line"...

    I was referring to the "Below the Line" Challenge, not the SNAP challenge.

    Below the Line allots $1.50 per day for five days. Compared to that, the SNAP budget is luxurious.
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    Paltrow took the food stamp challenge. The "live...

    Paltrow took the food stamp challenge. The "live below the poverty line challenge" has been discussed here in early posts. I think that one is especially challenging here in the US, because you can't...
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    The flip side is that you can have a job, and...

    The flip side is that you can have a job, and work hard at it, and still not be able to support yourself, let alone a family.

    When I was laid off and on unemployment, the state considered me...
  10. Thread: Cursing

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    My mom always said, "If you use bad words all the...

    My mom always said, "If you use bad words all the time, for every little thing, what are you going to say when something really bad happens? You'll have used all the bad words up."

    Like so much of...
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    I recently found the "Ask a Manager" website....

    I recently found the "Ask a Manager" website. There's ton of really good info on writing your resume and cover letter there. It might be worth a look.
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    One thing to watch out for in buying thrift store...

    One thing to watch out for in buying thrift store luggage is the size. If you are planning on air travel, the airlines keep reducing the size of allowed carry ons. So some luggage may be in the...
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    Eighty dollars is actually not a bad price for a...

    Eighty dollars is actually not a bad price for a new suitcase.

    Samsonite carry ons can cost up to $150.
    Travelpro carry ons cost about $180.
    Briggs carry ons can cost up to $380.
    Tumi carry...
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    I think what the realtors are saying is that the...

    I think what the realtors are saying is that the average house buyer wants the list of things they mentioned. Houses that have all those things are easy for the realtors to sell. Houses which don't...
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    In 2011, more than 625 children under the age of...

    In 2011, more than 625 children under the age of 12 were killed in car accidents. The most recent child abduction facts I can find are from 2002, when 115 children were abducted by strangers. (And...
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    Something similar happened to my brother. A few...

    Something similar happened to my brother. A few years back, he quit his job when he got a grant to go to grad school. So he had free time during the day. One April vacation, he took his two younger...
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    Here's a link to a Washington Post editorial on...

    Here's a link to a Washington Post editorial on the issue. The interesting thing is that at the end, they quote from a 1970s guide to telling if your 6 year old is ready for school.

    Some of the...
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    Coming back to add--when I was getting SNAP, I...

    Coming back to add--when I was getting SNAP, I was able to buy a lot of things in bulk, or buy large quantities when things went on sale. That was, in fact, one of the best things about the program...
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    I walked the 3/4 mile to school when I was in...

    I walked the 3/4 mile to school when I was in kindergarten. Technically, I was walking with my two older brothers, but they didn't want to be seen with a girl and a kindergartener at that, so I had...
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    First, I'd like to point out that SNAP stands for...

    First, I'd like to point out that SNAP stands for *Supplemental* Nutrition Assistance Program--it has never been intended to provide the entire food budget for an individual or family. There's a lot...
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    I've stopped shopping the thrift stores around...

    I've stopped shopping the thrift stores around me, because all the clothing seems to be from Walmart, Target or Kohls, and it is not in good shape.

    Instead, I buy a few things every season from...
  22. I'm lucky that I don't have health problems where...

    I'm lucky that I don't have health problems where I really have to watch my diet. The one thing I do have to do is include a little meat weekly, in order not to be anemic. Two long-term attempts at...
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    Have her check any medications she might be on. I...

    Have her check any medications she might be on. I know RLS is a side effect of antihistamines, and it might be of other drugs, as well. (Doctors do not always check side effects of medications--my...
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    About 5 months ago, I purchased two Cree LED...

    About 5 months ago, I purchased two Cree LED light bulbs at Home Depot. Both 60 watt, one "daylight" and one "soft white." Each one cost just under $10. These were my first LED bulbs, so I was...
  25. We get people moving up from Massachusetts,...

    We get people moving up from Massachusetts, because we have no sales tax or state income tax. Southern NH is becoming a "bedroom" community for the greater Boston area because of this.

    But then...
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