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    That's correct. The album sold 700,000 copies in...

    That's correct. The album sold 700,000 copies in the first month after release.

    In the episode I watched on TV, they played one cut from that album, which was I Can't Stop Loving You. Ray...
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    In last night's episode, it was repeated how...

    In last night's episode, it was repeated how recordings and radio made it possible for either race to privately listen to the music of the other. And specifically, when Ray Charles won enhanced...
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    A brewery in Fort Collins uses peaches to make...

    A brewery in Fort Collins uses peaches to make beer... but I do not know how it is done.
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    I watched the segment on "The Sons of the...

    I watched the segment on "The Sons of the Pioneers"


    See them tumblin' down,
    Pledgin' their love to the ground!
    Lonely, but free, I'll be found,
    Driftin' along with the tumblin' tumble-weeds....
  5. Thread: Love

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    Like SteveinMN said, I agree. "Love is a...

    Like SteveinMN said, I agree.

    "Love is a many-splendored thing". Love can be, if necessary, changing wound dressings on a daily basis.
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    Audiobook of David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One...

    Audiobook of David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day,

    I do not know much about the author, but I gather he has made a career out of reading from his diaries for the BBC, etc. I enjoy his sense of...
  7. A second side was cherry Jell-o gelled around...

    A second side was cherry Jell-o gelled around some cherry pie filling. And there also was a separate tossed salad with French dressing.

    It isn't much to look at, but the flavors were extremely...
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    Outside our town fire hall, the firefighters...

    Outside our town fire hall, the firefighters parked a large engine, with a banner that says: WE SHALL NEVER FORGET.

    Among the cars passing by (in a 30 MPH zone) about half tooted their car horns....
  9. Tonight it is going into the oven in a little...

    Tonight it is going into the oven in a little loaf pan. When it's done I will cut it longitudinally in half and spread the insides with ghee, and sprinkle a little salt on each half. It will be a...
  10. Delicata Squash ... 4.5 inches of delight

    I bought this delicata squash at the farmers' market this afternoon. There was only one there!

    I like them for the small size ( for 1 or 2 diners) and the edible soft skin that is the basis...
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    Social Darwinism had its hey-day in the late 19th...

    Social Darwinism had its hey-day in the late 19th Century, but I gather it still carries on in certain family conversations. Jumping off from Darwin's theory of natural selection, the Social...
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    As I recall, the JAMA article associated...

    As I recall, the JAMA article associated engagement in community with lesser increases in the suicide rates.
  13. Yes, Tybee, I believe that the Dementia Café...

    Yes, Tybee, I believe that the Dementia Café participants may have access to specialized transportation or may have a caregiver living with them who are able to drive. And the socializing/café...
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    Suicide Rates Up in Rural America

    Suicide rates in the US among residents aged 25 to 64 increased from 1999 to 2016, with the greatest increases in rural counties, particularly in western states, Appalachia and the Ozarks. ...
  15. Another idea: get involved to destigmatize...

    Another idea: get involved to destigmatize dementia in your town. Is there a Dementia Café ongoing?

    The time commitment would be about 90 minutes per month of socializing in the Dementia Cafe.
    ...
  16. Thread: Rainbows

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    @catherine Amazing pictures.

    @catherine

    Amazing pictures.
  17. Thread: Rainbows

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    Rainbows

    Do you all sometimes see a rainbow and feel something about it?

    I was on the south shore of Lake Superior recently. The clouds were dark, nearly black, and the "surf" was up. Way out across the...
  18. True, Loma Linda, California, has a high...

    True, Loma Linda, California, has a high concentration of 7th Day Adventists, and it is the US "Blue Zone" for longevity. Adventist practice is no smoking, no meat, no alcohol. And the life...
  19. The United States Census asks about race (and...

    The United States Census asks about race (and maybe it is a dumb, dumb question). The Census Bureau explains that the question is based on self-identification, and reflective of "a social definition...
  20. The Livestrong.com website has articles on...

    The Livestrong.com website has articles on "anti-estrogenic" and "anti-androgenic" diets. As I understand, if a person wanted a diet that would raise testosterone (T) and lower estradiol (E2) … ...
  21. One other thought on I Bonds... the US Treasury...

    One other thought on I Bonds...
    the US Treasury sets the fixed rate portion (at their sole discretion, they do not disclose how they decide.) They use a publicly disclosed method of calculating...
  22. @Rogar, For a longer-term holding period, I...

    @Rogar,

    For a longer-term holding period, I buy my limit of I Bonds at Treasury Direct annually. I believe Molly was asking about "short-term" savings, and I Bonds do not allow redemption within...
  23. I am getting an APY of 2% at "Marcus" (Goldman...

    I am getting an APY of 2% at "Marcus" (Goldman Sachs Bank).

    Assuming a 25% marginal tax rate, the after-tax APY is 1.5%.

    As of July 2019, compared with one year ago:
    Headline CPI is up 1.8%....
  24. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment...

    The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is pointing in the direction of diminished spending by consumers.

    July 98.4
    August 89.8 (the lowest value since October 2016)

    Richard...
  25. Sept 1 New 15% tariff on listed Chinese goods

    As President Trump warned in a tweet, it is now official (published in the Federal Register) on 9/1/2019 there will be an additional 15% tariff paid by the US importers of Chinese
    smart watches,...
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