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    Yeah, I just looked them up and they stopped...

    Yeah, I just looked them up and they stopped publishing in 1997. But I was reading the ones that came out late 50s, early 60s.
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    As a sidebar, dry cleaning is definitely a bone...

    As a sidebar, dry cleaning is definitely a bone of contention between me and DH. He'll go around the house and scoop up anything and then he'll say,

    "Oh, by the way, I brought your sweater to the...
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    I don't know why you would need to dry clean...

    I don't know why you would need to dry clean business casual clothes. If you get 100% cotton shirts, you will have to spend time ironing, but you can definitely wash them (just not in hot water). ...
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    (I think Alan is kidding--I think he's the...

    (I think Alan is kidding--I think he's the "friend")

    That's my strategy with self-help books. This site has over 500 book summaries available by 2-page pdf, 10 minute video or 20-minute podcast. I...
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    I live by my yoga pants--I find the ones that...

    I live by my yoga pants--I find the ones that aren't skin tight all the way to the ankles. Something like this:
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    Soups: Lentil soup and bone broth are my...

    Soups: Lentil soup and bone broth are my standards.
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    Nice video! I have been given the...

    Nice video!

    I have been given the opportunity to practice comfortable minimalism in my house in VT. I'll go from being an "intern" to a "pro" as soon as I can purge the contents of the house in...
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    I feel putting pictures on a thumb drive is a...

    I feel putting pictures on a thumb drive is a fail-safe but should not be the main thing. How many people have floppy drives these days? Or VHS tapes? Once the technology is obsolete, the pictures...
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    I did something like that a few nights ago: oil,...

    I did something like that a few nights ago: oil, my own fresh-picked basil and garlic formed the basis of the sauce, but I added fresh diced tomatoes from my garden. I did toast and add pine nuts, as...
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    Oh, boy, that is so tough. Having a son who...

    Oh, boy, that is so tough. Having a son who dropped out of high school, I can identify with the frustrations of being a completely capable human being but having to dance to these types of rules.
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    Great farm boy story! That's what I'm learning...

    Great farm boy story!

    That's what I'm learning from my experience with my rural Vermont neighbors. My DH says that if you gave my next-door neighbor two pipe cleaners and a bulb he could build a...
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    I love the idea of terracing the hill!! That...

    I love the idea of terracing the hill!! That seems like so much work! Are you guys doing it yourself or getting hardscapers?


    What is the orientation of your view? (N/S/E/W)? Those iris beds...
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    I'm with you on that. I do my best to find fair...

    I'm with you on that. I do my best to find fair trade, shade-grown, Rainforest Alliance, bird-friendly coffee. And each of those attributes tacks a couple of bucks a pound to the cost. But I can't...
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    The bloody versions were Communist in nature and...

    The bloody versions were Communist in nature and completely different than Democratic socialism. I haven't seen any bolshevik takeovers in Scandinavia or other countries where healthcare is provided...
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    Thanks for sharing the nice-a-thon! So good to...

    Thanks for sharing the nice-a-thon! So good to hear!
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    I often think that way when I see ads for...

    I often think that way when I see ads for high-end pocketbooks. In this case, bae has a point: it's almost a museum collection of a type of craftsmanship of days gone by. While I agree that it's...
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. Linda,...

    Thanks for all the encouragement.

    Linda, thanks so much for the support--I am so glad things have worked out for you health wise. I'm sorry you were forced to downsize.. but it sounds like it is...
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    Tammy, I couldn't agree more. We spend more for...

    Tammy, I couldn't agree more. We spend more for healthcare than any other developed nation, yet our health outcomes don't indicate that we are getting more value--in fact we get less. I also agree...
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    I guess everything's relative. Here is an...

    I guess everything's relative.

    Here is an assessment of the market in Rob's zip code: https://www.realtor.com/local/85006
    And mine in my town in NJ: https://www.realtor.com/local/08824
    And mine...
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    I did. It still simply says that people with the...

    I did. It still simply says that people with the "dark triad" will gravitate toward success. It doesn't say that mentally healthy people don't also gravitate toward success. In fact, the article...
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    I'm in agreement with LDAHL. There's no way you...

    I'm in agreement with LDAHL. There's no way you can make that kind of a sweeping generalization. First of all, what is "success"? What is "a decent job"? Second, so all the good people you know are...
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    If UL has a true food addiction, reasoning might...

    If UL has a true food addiction, reasoning might help but it's generally not that effective in fighting cravings. It's like telling a cigarette smoker that they'll get lung cancer in 30...
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    Catholic Charities consistently gets very high...

    Catholic Charities consistently gets very high ratings for their social programs and how they administer their funds.
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    White-knuckling is not fun. And will power alone...

    White-knuckling is not fun. And will power alone has not been shown to be a sustainable strategy when it comes to addictions and cravings.

    I'm sure there has to be an online support...
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    My forever crush is Paul McCartney, but back-up...

    My forever crush is Paul McCartney, but back-up crush is Hugh Jackman. In college I had a huge crush on Ian Richardson, the British actor. One time I traveled 3 hours to Brooklyn in a blizzard to...
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