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    Mexico may be the new Florida for baby boomers....

    Mexico may be the new Florida for baby boomers. Two of my friends and their partners have retired to Mexico and are very happy.

    MONTHLY EXPENSES COST (USD$)
    Rent & Internet $375
    Electricity &...
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    Wow, I am so impressed by your interest and...

    Wow, I am so impressed by your interest and research into this topic! Thanks for informing the rest of us as well! Kudos for making this change. Information can be empowering.
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    Thanks for the encouraging word. I'm hoping...

    Thanks for the encouraging word. I'm hoping that's all it will be.

    Steve, I do think she's a little uncomfortable, but to your point, I would much rather have our vet see her. Tomorrow will be...
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    Great explanation. I agree with you, really. And...

    Great explanation. I agree with you, really. And the movies today are SO violent, gratuitously so. I hate Mel Gibson movies, including the movie that the rest of the family has declared our family...
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    That's why I do. Before we had a filter on our...

    That's why I do. Before we had a filter on our refrigerator I used a Brita. You can also install a filtration system on your tap.
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    Thanks, Cathy! No, they did urinalysis but not a...

    Thanks, Cathy! No, they did urinalysis but not a full blood lab. So I suspect they'll do that tomorrow morning.
  7. I agree with nswef! You look great! So great to...

    I agree with nswef! You look great! So great to have a passion to sustain you! It also shows how sometimes hobbies and passions find YOU rather than the other way around.
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    Thanks, IL. That's my instinct, too. She's...

    Thanks, IL. That's my instinct, too. She's sleeping peacefully right now.
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    Really? A blanket policy, not to see war movies?...

    Really? A blanket policy, not to see war movies? How come?
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    We saw Dunkirk last night. My DH was dying to see...

    We saw Dunkirk last night. My DH was dying to see it because his dad was at Dunkirk.

    I thought it was pretty good, but he hated it. He felt it was too choppy/hard to follow, and there was no...
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    Help: What would you do?

    January hasn't been good to my 9 year old lab/border collie/terrier.

    On December 31, she became very listless, lost her appetite, vomited her food right after she ate it and just seemed very down...
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    I just think anyone should be able to have a...

    I just think anyone should be able to have a privy in their back yard. It didn't take anything but a few decades of "progress" to render simple ways to manage natural functions as not only obsolete,...
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    My daughter got a ticket for jaywalking in DC....

    My daughter got a ticket for jaywalking in DC. How do you define jaywalking? Was she crossing the street in the middle of the block?
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    My numbers: Total: 211 HDL: 78 LDL 115...

    My numbers:

    Total: 211
    HDL: 78
    LDL 115
    LDL/HDL Ratio: 1.47
    Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 2.7

    I'm 65, take no meds.
    I eat everything in moderation. I'm not on any special dietary bandwagon,...
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    Check out the Framingham study if you want to...

    Check out the Framingham study if you want to look at double-blind studies. https://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/about-fhs/history.php

    Smoking is definitely a risk factor for heart disease, but...
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    I always hate to be an apologist for the pharma...

    I always hate to be an apologist for the pharma companies, but I found it very interesting that over the 20 years I have
    asked doctors the same question: "What has changed over the past decade?" ...
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    +1

    +1
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    Let me just say that it's not a good idea to...

    Let me just say that it's not a good idea to clean out your refrigerator on the same day you take a recycling class and toggle back and forth on a simple living board on the topic of recycling.
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    A little inspiration for y'all. Y'all including...

    A little inspiration for y'all. Y'all including me.

    https://www.treehugger.com/green-home/10-zero-waste-bloggers-you-should-know.html
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    OK, yes, my taxes pay for it. True.

    OK, yes, my taxes pay for it. True.
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    Move to Middlesex County where disposal of all...

    Move to Middlesex County where disposal of all those things you mentioned are absolutely free. And they don't wind up in the landfill.
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    One of my other classmates (known for annoying...

    One of my other classmates (known for annoying and time-consuming anecdotes about how the subject matter relates to her) talked at length about how the snacks that she brought in today were from...
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    Here's another thing I learned, which interested...

    Here's another thing I learned, which interested me because it's a cause of weekly fights with DH, who throws plastic bags in with the bottles and cans. Apparently, at least in my county, throwing...
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    This is scary, but they said that they do...

    This is scary, but they said that they do archeological digs from time to time in the landfills to see the rate of decomposition and have found perfectly preserved hot dogs. Scary.. if you're a hot...
  25. One of the people on my neighborhood FB group was...

    One of the people on my neighborhood FB group was just asking about Power of Attorney, and apparently there is a difference between Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney. According to one...
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