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  1. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I've read that statins might buy you a week or...

    I've read that statins might buy you a week or two--probably a week with dementia, rhabdomyolysis, diabetes, depression...
    Oops--overly optimistic:...
  2. Thread: Cholesterol

    by JaneV2.0
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    A ketogenic diet can cause a temporary uptick in...

    A ketogenic diet can cause a temporary uptick in Cholesterol levels. If you're concerned, or want to game the system, try the Feldman approach:...
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    Got three out of four done; bone broth today. Got...

    Got three out of four done; bone broth today. Got some major grocery shopping done.
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    I don't need to say this, if I'm reading your...

    I don't need to say this, if I'm reading your post correctly, but follow your instincts on this. They're rarely (if ever) wrong.
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    I can't imagine a scenario wherein you'll regret...

    I can't imagine a scenario wherein you'll regret bailing out now.
    Retirement is a sweet, sweet event--the sooner, the better, IMO.
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    It's time again for the annual madrona berry...

    It's time again for the annual madrona berry fly-in, wherein birds come to my yard from hither and yon and get drunk on fermented fruit. This year it seems to be mostly robins; one year it was a huge...
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    Finding Your Roots is back on PBS. I always find...

    Finding Your Roots is back on PBS. I always find genealogy shows fascinating, and this is one of the best.
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    This--prayer beads, whatever the configuration,...

    This--prayer beads, whatever the configuration, are a tool. I would say buy some or make some, and see if they help you focus.

    I have a couple of pretty crosses that i wear occasionally--I...
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    Continue packing books, pay bills, pick up Amazon...

    Continue packing books, pay bills, pick up Amazon Locker package, make bone broth...
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    Me too--"Finding my tribe" is a rare and precious...

    Me too--"Finding my tribe" is a rare and precious phenomenon for those of us who aren't flaming extroverts.

    On those rare occasions when I find myself enthusiastically talking to someone (instead...
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    I learned to drive a stick shift coming home from...

    I learned to drive a stick shift coming home from the VW dealership in rush hour traffic. Drove the whole way in second gear.
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    Likewise; I'd gladly sacrifice the convenience of...

    Likewise; I'd gladly sacrifice the convenience of city life for personal safety. I can find convenience--even walkability, if not architecture--in a well-chosen suburb.
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    All my pleasures are simple--good friends, good...

    All my pleasures are simple--good friends, good food, an engaging book, plenty of free time...
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    This is a tough question to answer, as I'm...

    This is a tough question to answer, as I'm grateful for a lot. I guess I'm thankful it finally rained here.
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    It's telling that an officer was (rightfully)...

    It's telling that an officer was (rightfully) fired for roughing up a white nurse, while at least two persons of color have been shot in the back recently by police who are presumably enjoying the...
  16. I would say "creepy cult," but maybe because a...

    I would say "creepy cult," but maybe because a relative was turned away because he was allowed to watch TV. :0!
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    I'm familiar with that. In his defense, he didn't...

    I'm familiar with that. In his defense, he didn't actually do anything to her...No accounting for what contentious divorces bring out in the principals. It's telling that he has custody of their...
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    That criterion certainly cuts down on the noise,...

    That criterion certainly cuts down on the noise, doesn't it?
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    I'm an unabashed Eminem fan, but I haven't...

    I'm an unabashed Eminem fan, but I haven't watched it yet. (As I type this, it came on the radio. Serendipity.)

    If Trump were just a decent fellow, bumbling along, overwhelmed by his job, I might...
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    Yes--it's hard to beat thrift store clothes for...

    Yes--it's hard to beat thrift store clothes for value. I used to hit the discounters when I was feeling flush. I don't think I'll ever get to the point where I will willingly pay full retail for...
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    I have a friend whose company called him up one...

    I have a friend whose company called him up one day a few weeks ago and announced that his services were no longer necessary--surprise! 40 years, no sheet cake, no gold watch, nothing. Fortunately,...
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    Erm--does this mean you won't be carrying the...

    Erm--does this mean you won't be carrying the rest of us anymore? I'll have to shuffle my resources. :0!
    I love retirement; I bet you will too.
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    I've never had trouble spending money--even when...

    I've never had trouble spending money--even when money was short--but I can be frugal when it suits me. I have enough now.

    I'm fully in the YOLO camp at this point--though I wouldn't spend $5 on...
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    Right about now, i'd be happy to--but I'm pretty...

    Right about now, i'd be happy to--but I'm pretty sure it's not going to welcome a gimpy pensioner with only a few years left on her warranty.
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    That seems to be a trend; I'm fine with it. ...

    That seems to be a trend; I'm fine with it.
    There's a theory that Columbus was a crypto-Jew, eager to remove himself from the Inquisition. That interests me.

    ETA: There have been scores of...
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