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    I like to believe I own my thoughts and actions,...

    I like to believe I own my thoughts and actions, but even those are a product of the society in which we are born.
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    Fawn, your new hair looks beautiful. I love it....

    Fawn, your new hair looks beautiful. I love it.
    I cut my own hair, and like Float On, minimalized the maintenance by letting it grow out. When it becomes too bothersome then either I trim it or...
  3. Thread: Ginger

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    I use ginger frequently and always peel it. I...

    I use ginger frequently and always peel it. I use the edge of a spoon (any teaspoon will do) to peel and if you give this a try you, too, will always peel your ginger. It makes the task...
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    Spartana, that is quite a lifestyle challenge you...

    Spartana, that is quite a lifestyle challenge you set up for yourself. What led you to give it a try? I think it is a good exercise to learn to live with our selves and within our selves. I am...
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    Simple living in Scotland

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075301/For-sale-house-best-view-Britain-Meet-family-reluctantly-giving-idyllic-life-countrys-remotest-home.html

    Interesting lifestyle. Simple and...
  6. Thread: Up

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    I loved this movie! I didn't expect much out of...

    I loved this movie! I didn't expect much out of it and didn't know anything about it when I saw it, but it ended up being my favorite animated movie. So touching, I ended up crying.
  7. Thread: Vacation

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    Catherine, we took a 14 day Mediterranean cruise...

    Catherine, we took a 14 day Mediterranean cruise to celebrate my parents anniversary. It included our extended family and I was dubious about the whole event, having never been on a cruise...
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    I don't think anyone is making a moral stance...

    I don't think anyone is making a moral stance regarding watching or not watching television. I do find it interesting that many on this forum have limited tv watching habits compared to the...
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    Boasting about any thing would put me off. I...

    Boasting about any thing would put me off.

    I think TV advertisers must be getting their money's worth or the medium would have been unsustainable. Well, aside from non commercial television...
  10. Thread: NO Pills?!

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    Thank you very much for the link and info Jemima....

    Thank you very much for the link and info Jemima. I always have "white coat" elevated blood pressure and agree, the medical staff doesn't always know the best methods to measure blood pressure. In...
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    Gardenarian, it sounds like you have a lovely...

    Gardenarian, it sounds like you have a lovely evening planned. I love the solstice and the turning back towards the sun, but I also like the summer solstice too.

    Simplemind, lucky you! Happy...
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    Lol Mamalatte - 1%! Wow. Thanks for sharing...

    Lol Mamalatte - 1%! Wow. Thanks for sharing those stats, very interesting.

    The way the conversation about not owning televisions started was a friend and I were talking about social signals...
  13. I put potato chips on all my sandwiches. It's a...

    I put potato chips on all my sandwiches. It's a texture thing.

    Lhamo, do they still sell the roasted bugs on sticks at the street markets in Beijing? That is pretty scary food as I recall.
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    Ha, I just read this quote in the NYT (article...

    Ha, I just read this quote in the NYT (article about opting out of FB) - "Ms. Lenhart noted that about 16 percent of Americans don’t have cellphones. “There will always be holdouts,” she said."
    So...
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    Originally Posted by pony mom "I...

    Originally Posted by pony mom
    "I wonder---those of us who grew up in a simple home and are frugal ourselves, did we feel deprived of anything growing up? And those who grew up the same way and...
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    Congrats, that is very impressive growth. You...

    Congrats, that is very impressive growth. You must be offering terrific instruction to have had such steady success. Well done!
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    Lizii, I keep up with the news via the internet...

    Lizii, I keep up with the news via the internet as well, mostly just reading newspapers. But as Loosechickens noted, I find news can have a negative effect on how I perceive the world. So much of...
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    Well, it seems even among us simple living folks,...

    Well, it seems even among us simple living folks, not owning a tv is far from the norm. It certainly is a convenient way to receive entertainment and information and I have nothing against it. I...
  19. Thread: Extreme Oatmeal

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    I made homemade cranberry relish with splenda and...

    I made homemade cranberry relish with splenda and used it as an oatmeal topping and it was really tasty. Thanks for the extreme oatmeal recipe, I'll definitely be giving it a try.
    I eat oats for...
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    Many thanks for sharing the links and...

    Many thanks for sharing the links and information. As someone who is working towards a lower carb diet it is all very helpful. I'm not cutting out all grains, but leaning heavily on oats and barley....
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    "I have been an advocate for my MIL for years."...

    "I have been an advocate for my MIL for years."
    Flowerseverywhere, you have a generous heart. How kind of you to watch out for your MIL.

    Rosarugosa I'm envious of your ability to work so...
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    Do you own a television?

    I was having a conversation the other day and we were trying to figure out the percentage of the population (first world) that voluntarily does without television. It was funny because we ended up...
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    Pony Mom, my brother and I are much the same. ...

    Pony Mom, my brother and I are much the same. Our parents were fiscally responsible and tried to impart those values in us. In the end, it turns out I am more frugal and careful than even our...
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    You are a sweetie MrsM! Never one to turn down a...

    You are a sweetie MrsM! Never one to turn down a warm hug. :)
  25. Thread: Roast

    by Acorn
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    An inexpensive, but tasty roast is an eye round. ...

    An inexpensive, but tasty roast is an eye round. I roast it for 5 minutes per pound at 475 and then turn off the oven and leave it there for 2-3 hours (no opening oven at all). It comes out...
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