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  1. Thread: Book reviews

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    "Flight 232" - a non-fiction account of the Sioux...

    "Flight 232" - a non-fiction account of the Sioux City, Iowa crash in 1989. (I think many of us here recall the crash which was one of the first major commercial jet crashes ever caught on...
  2. Thread: July Frugals

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    Same here, but I don't understand how the City is...

    Same here, but I don't understand how the City is actually saving money. They still have to send out the truck and driver every week. But in the meantime I'll enjoy my discounted bill!
  3. RoseFI, not sure if this is related to how you...

    RoseFI,
    not sure if this is related to how you felt differently when you were no longer a debtor and became FI, but I read an interesting article in More magazine a few months ago. It profiled a...
  4. Thread: July Frugals

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    Something new being offered by the city of...

    Something new being offered by the city of Phoenix: if you agree to downsize and swap out your regular trash can for a medium-sized one, they will reduce your trash bill by $3/month. A medium is...
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    Interesting stats. Well, I had the talk with...

    Interesting stats.

    Well, I had the talk with one of the two about joining WW together, and we've agreed to move ahead with it. The goal is overall better physical health, although the...
  6. Thread: The Daily Peeve

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    Me too, SiouzQ. Who would have thought you...

    Me too, SiouzQ. Who would have thought you could get a cold/cough in 110 degree weather?? ugh. I'm going into week two with this so I'm hoping this clears up for both of us soon.
  7. Thread: Work update

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    I've seen this trend for quite a while, too,...

    I've seen this trend for quite a while, too, Tradd, where managers delay hiring another person even when it's obvious it's needed. I'm sure it's because of some bonus system where they get extra...
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    CathyA - great to hear things went so well. I'm...

    CathyA - great to hear things went so well. I'm another one who had a laproscopic appendectomy. Thanks goodness for modern medicine. And I agree you don't realize how poorly you felt until get...
  9. Thread: Surgery

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    Glo, Years ago, a family member who was almost...

    Glo,
    Years ago, a family member who was almost bedridden finally had back surgery. It was very successful and made his back almost as good as new. He said it was the best thing he'd did. So I'm...
  10. Fascinating article - dining differences 2004 vs. 2014

    http://dineability.com/busy-nyc-restaurant-solves-major-mystery-reviewing-old-surveillance/

    Restaurant reviewed its surveillance tapes from 2004 compared to 2014 with some interesting results.
  11. Very powerful, thanks for posting. I've also...

    Very powerful, thanks for posting. I've also been more conscious of my password choices for the past few years - they are always upbeat, but I didn't think to tie them to a specific goal. Fun!
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    "Inside Llewyn Davis" - a week in the life of a...

    "Inside Llewyn Davis" - a week in the life of a Greenwich Village folksinger in 1961. Excellent performance by the lead actor Oscar Isaac - he is one to watch.
  13. Here in Phoenix the front lawn is most likely...

    Here in Phoenix the front lawn is most likely some kind of small colored rock with a few desert trees or bushes. People still favor grass for their back lawns, mainly for pets and/or kids to play. ...
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. I should...

    Thanks for all of the feedback. I should clarify that I don't live with either of these people, they are not even in my neighborhood, and I don't see them except a few times a month at most.
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    How to help someone lose weight

    I have 2 adults in my inner circle who are about 40 lbs. overweight. No underlying physical cause, just over-eating. Both are unhappy but have only made half-hearted attempts in the past year or so...
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    "Labor Day" is at the Redbox kiosk for

    "Labor Day" is at the Redbox kiosk for <$2/day, so I watched it this weekend. Loved Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet as the main characters. Based on the book by Joyce Maynard. Cinematography was also...
  17. Thread: The Daily Peeve

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    Drivers: a shopping center parking lot is not a...

    Drivers: a shopping center parking lot is not a freeway
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    Medicare paying $38M a year for penis pumps: ...

    Medicare paying $38M a year for penis pumps:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/medicare-paid-excessive-172m-for-penis-pumps-over-five-year-span-report/

    What a ridiculous world we live in.
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    Get well soon, Peggy.

    Get well soon, Peggy.
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    Very good article. Looks like no time was wasted...

    Very good article. Looks like no time was wasted sliding down this very slippery slope..
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    JC Penney is next: ...

    JC Penney is next:

    http://www.moonmontchronicle.com/supreme-court-rules-jcpenney-allowed-to-sacrifice-employees-to-appease-cthulhu.html
  22. Don't worry, Rob, there won't be any mention of...

    Don't worry, Rob, there won't be any mention of such a thing as too much presidential power if the Republicans every re-take that office.
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    meri, thanks for posting the article. I've...

    meri,
    thanks for posting the article.

    I've thought about a similar idea for hotels with a lot of acreage, or even restaurants with basement space. Couldn't they find a small space for workers or...
  24. Thread: More good news!

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    That's fantastic, Rob. This is turning out to be...

    That's fantastic, Rob. This is turning out to be a great year for you.

    On a related note, one of my co-workers healed quickly from a wrist fracture, and she credits part of that to an aural...
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    Rob, I know exactly what you mean about access...

    Rob,

    I know exactly what you mean about access to health care and the consequences.

    My co-worker just buried his sister whose breast cancer was discovered before her Obamacare health...
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