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  1. Thread: The Roosevelts

    by Lainey
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    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing...

    I'm enjoying watching the series too. One thing that struck me was how hard all 3 of these Roosevelts worked in their daily lives despite physical pain, emotional issues, and everything else that...
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    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of...

    That's a big milestone. I hadn't heard of "golden birthdays" until a few years ago, and I think it's nice to make an extra celebration out of it.
    And isn't it nice to see your kids maturing and...
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    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm...

    I'm sorry this happened to you, rosarugosa. I'm not sure how they do it either, but suspicions are that there are insiders who facilitate some of it.

    This happened to my co-worker's wife, and he...
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    I think our country will be forced to adopt the...

    I think our country will be forced to adopt the more commonsense regs of other 1st world countries. For example, there's going to have to be some limits on things Medicaid and Medicare will cover. ...
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    I also think people underestimate the love of...

    I also think people underestimate the love of browsing and shopping in person - for many people this is a major hobby. There's the serendipity of seeing and purchasing that fun jewelry piece, or...
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    Gregg, very impressive, thanks for sharing. So...

    Gregg, very impressive, thanks for sharing. So if I read this correctly, you substitute the smoothie for one of your meals each day?
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    Ouch. I thought you were going to say flood. We...

    Ouch. I thought you were going to say flood. We had some neighborhoods in the metro Phoenix area that discovered to their surprise that their houses flooded during our historical rainfall last week.
  8. I admire your proactive thinking, GreenMama. So...

    I admire your proactive thinking, GreenMama. So many people just let life happen to them, and wait til things absolutely fall apart before making a change.
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    At the mega-corp. I work for the insurance...

    At the mega-corp. I work for the insurance incentives have changed this year. In fact, it's actually a stick: if you fall outside their norms of BMI, cholesterol or blood presssure, you must agree...
  10. Reinstate Glass-Stegall Act for starters. ...

    Reinstate Glass-Stegall Act for starters. Canadian banks did not collapse because they kept stricter regulations. Pretty simple. And break up some of the monopolies - the banks that were too big...
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    Interesting story, awakenedsoul. I once read an...

    Interesting story, awakenedsoul. I once read an article about different types of friends. It mentioned specifically about friends who are fantastic in crisis mode - helping you manage an illness or...
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    catherine, I agree, but if herbgeek is in the...

    catherine, I agree, but if herbgeek is in the same boat as I am with the employers only looking at your total cholesterol, your ratio may not be a defense.

    herbgeek, I'm wondering if your family...
  13. Thread: Hydration

    by Lainey
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    It is a good reminder, especially about drinking...

    It is a good reminder, especially about drinking something like PowerAde or Gatorade which contains electrolytes. Sometimes water alone is not enough.
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    Looks like a worthwhile read. I'm glad it...

    Looks like a worthwhile read. I'm glad it mentions contentment.
    I know we've mentioned this topic before, but I fall into the "satisfier" mindset, so for example, at a restaurant I'm happy to...
  15. ha ha Packy. I have to admit I lean in your...

    ha ha Packy. I have to admit I lean in your direction. People who are raw foodists and such are so much on the other end of my food spectrum. That said, I don't care to live to age 90 anyway, so...
  16. I too have the hippie left-leaning sensibility...

    I too have the hippie left-leaning sensibility and surprisingly wound up working for a mega-corp. for the past 20 years. It's pays well, has good benefits and my work contributes to transportation...
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    awakenedsoul - Sounds like you basically made it...

    awakenedsoul - Sounds like you basically made it out okay, which is good news although any falls as an adult are jarring. I'm also thinking you could get some good advice - legal and medical - from...
  19. Thread: Book reviews

    by Lainey
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    "The Desert Pilgrim" by Mary Swander. For anyone...

    "The Desert Pilgrim" by Mary Swander. For anyone who is suffering with a chronic illness/disability that's not really helped by modern medicine and who wants to find out the journey of someone who...
  20. Thread: Prius C

    by Lainey
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    That's excellent gas mileage. Glad to hear that...

    That's excellent gas mileage. Glad to hear that you're happy with it.
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    I think Rob specifically said, Loyalty "as far as...

    I think Rob specifically said, Loyalty "as far as access to health care goes."

    So I disagree with those saying Rob should leave the U.S. - it smacks pretty close to the dismissive "love it or...
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    Karma did it's job, again! I have a friend who...

    Karma did it's job, again!
    I have a friend who just handed in her resignation. She's been thinking about retirement anyway, but having a new supervisor this year who was a really bad boss was what...
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    I admired her for her charitable giving. And...

    I admired her for her charitable giving. And medically speaking, I've heard that any surgery after age 80 is especially risky, more so than for younger people, so I'm also wondering what this...
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    Teacher Terry: A closet question. I'm in the...

    Teacher Terry: A closet question.
    I'm in the same situation with a tiny bedroom attached to the master. I'm wanting to put a doorway in so I can make it the master bd room closet, but I...
  25. Thread: We're moving

    by Lainey
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    Good for you - making the decision is always...

    Good for you - making the decision is always tough, but once you're committed then it's just a matter of getting the logistics done. Enjoy your new place, let us know next year how it is after...
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