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    If you have a smart tv, you probably don't need a...

    If you have a smart tv, you probably don't need a Roku for it.

    You should be able to link various streaming services directly to the tv, once the tv is connected to the internet.

    The question...
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    Once, when I was teaching "A Room of One's Own"...

    Once, when I was teaching "A Room of One's Own" to college freshmen, I asked my classes, "Do either of your parents have their own space in your house, other than the master bedroom?" About 75% said...
  3. Here's the thing. It sounds, from everything...

    Here's the thing. It sounds, from everything you've posted, that you need more sleep. Getting more sleep would solve a lot of the problems you are having.

    There are 3 ways to get more sleep. Go...
  4. I think hair color is one thing that might make...

    I think hair color is one thing that might make someone look older.

    But there are other things.

    The hair style, for one. Some age people, some take away years.

    Clothing, for another. Not...
  5. Well, I'm thinking several things. One is...

    Well, I'm thinking several things.

    One is that you are so tired you can't make decisions right now. I know, I'm just coming off three months of split work days where I work 8 am to noon, and 5 pm...
  6. Yep. I've actually been expecting this, or...

    Yep. I've actually been expecting this, or something similar. My brother is stationed in Turkey, and I've been following events for the past several years--the elected president and prime minister...
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    I saw this when I was unemployed a few years...

    I saw this when I was unemployed a few years back--I'm single with no kids. I was working two jobs--temping more or less full-time and a part-time retail job. Working both just barely kept my head...
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    Love that book. The people who live on the moon...

    Love that book. The people who live on the moon don't even have a possessive pronoun. "You can share the pen/book/tool that I use." Not my pen, my book, my tool.

    Taught this book to college...
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    Hey, you tried the candy. If you really were a...

    Hey, you tried the candy. If you really were a racist bigot (her words, not mine), then you wouldn't have even tried it.

    You are allowed to not like specific food items. Whatever...
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    Shaker furniture is designed to either be flat on...

    Shaker furniture is designed to either be flat on the floor, so that nothing can get under it, or high enough off the floor so that it is easy to clean under it. Or light enough to move easily to...
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    Fellow service brat here. Yeah, the home town...

    Fellow service brat here. Yeah, the home town thing--it's a mystery. Toughest part of going off to college was getting asked constantly, "Where are you from?" Do you mean where the family is living...
  12. I think the aversion to "judging" stems from...

    I think the aversion to "judging" stems from people who make judgements without knowing the whole story.

    They see a kid throwing a temper tantrum in a store, and judge that the parents are not...
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    I've found that I have to make putting things...

    I've found that I have to make putting things back where they belong as easy as possible. This is especially true for things that get used a lot.

    For example, I only use certain serving dishes...
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    My father relentlessly recorded our childhoods....

    My father relentlessly recorded our childhoods. From snapshots to slides to the Super8 movies, we have it all.

    I enjoy watching the movies, at least most of them. Now, the movies are of me and my...
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    My brother was divorced several years ago in...

    My brother was divorced several years ago in Massachusetts. His ex-wife got the house, both cars, and everything in the house. And custody of the kids.

    My brother paid child support for each of...
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    You might also like the Vivienne Files. ...

    You might also like the Vivienne Files. http://www.theviviennefiles.com/

    She has a "common wardrobe" of 12 or so pieces that form the backbone of a wardrobe. Most of them are very similar to the...
  17. It is possible that these women who have a baby...

    It is possible that these women who have a baby or two and then become stay-at-home moms really just wanted to be stay-at-home moms all along. But given the push today for all women to have a career...
  18. You could make a modified version of the Turkish...

    You could make a modified version of the Turkish kofte--lentil "meatballs." Lentils, rice instead of the usual bulgur, oil, parsley, cumin. Not the same without onion and tomato paste, but still...
  19. I grew up knowing Muhammed Ali as a draft dodger.

    I grew up knowing Muhammed Ali as a draft dodger.
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    That's interesting. I've just realized I've spent...

    That's interesting. I've just realized I've spent my adult life getting away from men like my father.

    Now, Dad had a lot of good qualities. But he was also an alcoholic. And the family revolved...
  21. No experience with Zen at all, but way, way back,...

    No experience with Zen at all, but way, way back, on these forums, someone (I'm sorry I can't remember who) posted something that has stuck with me.

    "Living simple isn't easy."

    Her examples...
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    And she originally just asked McDonald's for...

    And she originally just asked McDonald's for about $20,000, to cover her medical costs for the 3rd degree burns. McDonald's countered with $800.
  23. I had very oily hair as a teen. In fact, even in...

    I had very oily hair as a teen. In fact, even in my 50s, it's still pretty oily. And I have sensitive skin. Mostly what I found was that the shampoos for oily hair didn't do any better at keeping my...
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    I live alone. My city requires trash to be put...

    I live alone. My city requires trash to be put out in special trash bags--15 gallons or 30 gallons. You pay for the trash bags--a 15 gallon one is $1.50--and curbside recycling is free.

    My...
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    That's scary. What was the outcome of the...

    That's scary.

    What was the outcome of the first incident? What info did the police get?

    1) I'd take pictures of them taking pictures of me. Also pictures of the vehicles, including the...
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