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    That's an excellent list, lessisbest. Makes me...

    That's an excellent list, lessisbest. Makes me wish we had our own reference/wiki type page as part of this Forum because I know this is something I'd want to refer to sometime in the future..
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    I stopped by a fast food place to get a hot...

    I stopped by a fast food place to get a hot chocolate and spied a woman's wallet on the floor in the corner. I retrieved it and gave it to the manager for safekeeping. I felt glad I was able to...
  3. Thread: Retirement day!

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    I'm sure you have mixed emotions but it's...

    I'm sure you have mixed emotions but it's exciting to move to the next phase of your life. The rest of us near-retirees will live in jealousy ... :)
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    I didn't see the special but I caught the...

    I didn't see the special but I caught the headline. And I also happened to catch a few minutes of one of the Entertainment Tonight type shows - even the younger hosts on that show were surprised,...
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    Tradd - my hair is the same. It's fine and thin...

    Tradd - my hair is the same. It's fine and thin but has a natural wave in it that several hair stylists have complimented, and more than once have been envious that it's basically wash and wear. An...
  6. Reminds me of what Roz Chast (New Yorker...

    Reminds me of what Roz Chast (New Yorker cartoonist) had to do when her elderly parents needed assisted living - she basically bribed by them saying if they left their Brooklyn apartment to "try it...
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    Interesting, and by coincidence, I'm in the...

    Interesting, and by coincidence, I'm in the middle of reading one of the books the article mentions, "Stuff - Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things." Highly recommended even though I'm not...
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    For an up-close look at this I'd recommend the...

    For an up-close look at this I'd recommend the book "Unbroken" true story of an American POW in WWII. Also made into a movie coming out this month.
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    +1 Sure, interview everyone. But the report...

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    Sure, interview everyone. But the report is derived from millions of official records including emails that were all contemporaneous.
    So if the interviewee denies it, they were either lying...
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    I'll share a frugal gift idea. It was for...

    I'll share a frugal gift idea. It was for several friends/former co-workers. We only see each 3-4x/year, but we've made it a simple holiday tradition to meet up for Happy hour in December and trade...
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    I agree you're in a tough spot in just seeing...

    I agree you're in a tough spot in just seeing this environment makes you "itch" but you're not in a position to change anything. Maybe as time goes on and you become more of a "regular" there might...
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    You are middle-aged - please don't turn to me in...

    You are middle-aged - please don't turn to me in the restaurant and ask me how much to tip on your check. It's 3rd grade math.
    (Many years ago I had a blind date at a restaurant turn to me and...
  13. Reminds me of this guy who came to work but had...

    Reminds me of this guy who came to work but had secretly outsourced his job to China - maybe that's what's going on?
    ...
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    "Enough is as good as a feast." attributed to...

    "Enough is as good as a feast."

    attributed to Joshua Sylvester, English poet, 1500s.
  15. In the last 18 months I've had two major home...

    In the last 18 months I've had two major home repair items: new roof, and gutted/remodeled original 1978 hallway bath. It was expected and planned for but I'm still glad that's behind me.
    That's...
  16. On a related note, has anyone seen that there's a...

    On a related note, has anyone seen that there's a new twitter feed about white people who commited minor crimes and got caught but did not get prosecuted:
    #crimingwhilewhite

    The point being that...
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    Emotional I.Q. - very important. I actually...

    Emotional I.Q. - very important.

    I actually feel sorry for the socially awkward - seems like there should be a "charm school" for lack of a better word for someone to give them pointers on how...
  19. Ernest Callenbach's "Living Cheaply with Style"...

    Ernest Callenbach's "Living Cheaply with Style" (original title Living Poor with Style)

    Ralph Warner's "Get a Life - You don't Need a Million to retire well"
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    +1 Golden parachutes - it happened so often they...

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    Golden parachutes - it happened so often they had to come up with a term for it. Good example: google Angelo Mozilo, formerly of Countrywide which blew up so spectacularly in the Great...
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    +1 although I think Tradd posted it as an...

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    although I think Tradd posted it as an extreme example of too much empathy and not enough punishment/consequences ...
  22. Interesting: NY had known chokeholds were a...

    Interesting: NY had known chokeholds were a problem when they were originally banned in 1993:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/24/nyregion/kelly-bans-choke-holds-by-officers.html
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    I think we're getting that Calif. rain here in...

    I think we're getting that Calif. rain here in Phx by tomorrow night. We're in need of rain too, so it's very welcome.
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    Oddball, this is how I like to eat on the...

    Oddball, this is how I like to eat on the weekends. I'm still working f-t in an office setting so those hours for meals just won't work during the week. I haven't lost any weight but I haven't...
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    CathyA, I've heard the same from my older sib...

    CathyA,
    I've heard the same from my older sib who has a master's degree from an Ivy League university and a life-long career in health care, so you're not alone. I second the idea to go to a broker...
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