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    One good thing is that starting May 2018, I...

    One good thing is that starting May 2018, I believe, all new cars are required to be equipped with rear view cameras. That should cut down on some of the driveway/pedestrian or bicyclist accidents.
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    That's fantastic news that it went so...

    That's fantastic news that it went so wonderfully, rodeosweetheart. It's also extra meaningful that people in your audience "got" what you were saying and expressed their appreciation. Well done!
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    mtnlaurel, I've used meetup.com and would...

    mtnlaurel,
    I've used meetup.com and would definitely recommend it. I've been friends now with 2 women from our original group for at least 3 years. That's typical, I think - you don't have to...
  4. Thread: Civility

    by Lainey
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    I also agree something has been lost. This year...

    I also agree something has been lost. This year we had the experience of inviting a professional to use a local company's conference space. He showed up and his behavior to the staff was so rude...
  5. Thread: Book reviews

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    "Can't we talk about something more pleasant?" a...

    "Can't we talk about something more pleasant?" a memoir by Roz Chast, who is a longtime contributor of New Yorker cartoons.

    I borrowed the book from the library because, as a cartoonist, you...
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    If I could be a philanthropist my charity of...

    If I could be a philanthropist my charity of choice would be housing, especially as you point out for these older singles. I agree there's a lot of people right on the edge money-wise, but having...
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    The Homeless Shelter

    Volunteered to do a dinner service at a homeless shelter this past week. They serve a population of small families and single women (single men are at another shelter), about 180 total people. Food...
  8. Nice to hear. One advantage of middle age is...

    Nice to hear. One advantage of middle age is seeing things in perspective that seemed such a big deal when you're younger.
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    All good points so far. I'd add don't use...

    All good points so far.

    I'd add don't use acronyms unless you're sure your audience understands. I work in an industry that loves its acronyms and it's beyond distracting when they assume we...
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    One of my friend's go-to baby shower gift was a...

    One of my friend's go-to baby shower gift was a basket with medical and safety-related items: a baby thermometer, tiny nail clippers, electric outlet covers, diaper rash cream, etc. I also think a...
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    I carry a set of these in my purse for work...

    I carry a set of these in my purse for work cafeteria lunches:
    http://www.worldmarket.com/category/kitchen-entertaining/flatware.do?c=6.100163&material=Plastic&pp=47&sortby=ourPicksAscend&cx=0
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    I think you're doing the right thing by going to...

    I think you're doing the right thing by going to a recommended broker. Go in with some guidelines like what your max budget is, what coverage you absolutely need, etc. and that will help the broker...
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    "Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut...

    "Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut Nearly $600 Million since 2010" -
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/ebola-cdc-budget_n_5913844.html

    Remember the pure libertarians don't...
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    Wonderful, long overdue. Heard an interview on...

    Wonderful, long overdue. Heard an interview on the radio with the first gay couple to take advantage of this and they got married at 12 noon today. They had been together for 16 years. Very moving.
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    I'm surprised they're lowering the walls to waist...

    I'm surprised they're lowering the walls to waist height. I know that's another office trend, but with the amount of time you have to be on the phone I'd think it would be a noise and privacy issue....
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    One legal professor commented that the U.S....

    One legal professor commented that the U.S. Supreme Ct. has "waved the white flag" by declining to hear challenges to gay marriage laws.
    Rob, you're right, the dominos are falling and it's only a...
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    I enjoyed Halloween as a kid, it was/is a major...

    I enjoyed Halloween as a kid, it was/is a major holiday second to Christmas for them. So I've been fulfilling my end of the bargain as an adult and giving out candy every year. It only takes about...
  18. Thread: Greetings

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    Hi, lessisbest. My supervisor is retiring next...

    Hi, lessisbest. My supervisor is retiring next year, and actually has a "retirement countdown" clock on his computer at work - pretty funny! I'm sure your hubby is counting down the time too ..
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    Working at the Post Office - 2014

    http://www.themorningnews.org/article/blues-on-wheels

    Interesting article on what it's like to work for the P.O. The new normal is to be hired as a contract worker, so that's what the author...
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    If you google Worst Boss in the World, there's...

    If you google Worst Boss in the World, there's actually some contests out there. People have won prizes, anonymously of course, for their entries.
    I can't tell if these are still current...
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    I've been conscious of that distinction for quite a while, so when new people ask me "What do you do?" I say "I work as a ...." instead of "I am a ..."
    I hope they catch my meaning that my...
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    Very good news, rosarugosa. Just read an article...

    Very good news, rosarugosa. Just read an article in AARP magazine about identity theft, and how the 2013 statistics were even worse than 2012. And apparently thieves cruise neighborhoods and looks...
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    He's lucky to have you - have fun!

    He's lucky to have you - have fun!
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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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