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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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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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    Macy's raised its $8/hour lowest pay to $9/hour...

    Macy's raised its $8/hour lowest pay to $9/hour this January. The explanation was that minimum wage was rising, so the pay increase was to meet that. They did this, as far as I know, across the...
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    I'd go with the salt water taffy or maple sugar...

    I'd go with the salt water taffy or maple sugar candy. In my experience in Turkey, no one knew what to do with maple syrup, because they don't necessarily eat pancakes and waffles.

    Candy, on the...
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    This is what I'd suggest to try first. In...

    This is what I'd suggest to try first. In Windows, I think it is in the Control Panel, then Hardware. (But I might be wrong there.) You can set the mouse to move faster or slower. Depending on the...
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    I research and plan as much as possible. Then...

    I research and plan as much as possible. Then overthink things to the point where every possible decision seems great, or equally horrible.

    When I finally make a decision, no matter how much...
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    More layers, but thin ones. And consider your...

    More layers, but thin ones. And consider your choice of fabrics, as well. I suspect a lot of what you are wearing is cotton or a cotton blend. Instead look for wool, fleece and silk.

    For...
  21. Well, that's how I've justified buying Apple...

    Well, that's how I've justified buying Apple computers since 1989.

    Cathy, I've been given an "upgraded" Windows computer at work. About the icon that lets you know if you have new email:
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    No. No. No. Stop eating my beets! Or at least...

    No. No. No. Stop eating my beets! Or at least don't publicize their deliciousness to the world in this flagrant manner.

    The beets are mine; all mine, I tell you.

    Even as a small child, I ate...
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    The various organizations involved with Walden...

    The various organizations involved with Walden Woods and Walden Pond have done a pretty good job, IMO, in keeping things pretty non-touristy.

    Now, Lexington and Concord are big tourist towns,...
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    If you are going to be *in* the woods, bring...

    If you are going to be *in* the woods, bring waterproof boots. Could be mud season. And since we seem to be getting a bit of snow this year, it could take until May to melt.
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    Netflix claims that they keep "refreshing" their...

    Netflix claims that they keep "refreshing" their streaming options, pulling out some titles and putting new ones in, based on what people are watching. There's a video explaining their theory here:...
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