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  1. Thanks, but I'm hardly qualified. Give me a bunch...

    Thanks, but I'm hardly qualified. Give me a bunch of money and I'll go out and research and let you know what I find out. There's definitely no one answer. Any speculation I would give would be...
  2. The market researcher in me wants to quantify...

    The market researcher in me wants to quantify these segments of men who are attracted to that site. Is this a cult? A trend? Outliers? A significant majority?

    It also makes me question the...
  3. I think I have two opposing forces when it comes...

    I think I have two opposing forces when it comes to these issues: I am totally fine with anyone doing their own thing. I'm fine with my daughter never marrying, or ever having children. I align with...
  4. Wow. I don't know what to think about that video....

    Wow. I don't know what to think about that video. So no one has been able to address the barriers to marriage with drivers that resonate--like companionship, intimacy, shared values, a...
  5. Yes, my son had a similar experience. He was at a...

    Yes, my son had a similar experience. He was at a backyard party and had to go to the bathroom. He saw a door, which opened out, rather than in, so he leaned in to the door expecting it to be a...
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    One of the big reasons I quit my corporate job...

    One of the big reasons I quit my corporate job was because my boss made me fire one of my project managers whose main "shortcoming" was her introversion and social awkwardness. We had put her on a...
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    One of the big reasons I quit my corporate job...

    One of the big reasons I quit my corporate job was because my boss made me fire one of my project managers whose main "shortcoming" was her introversion and social awkwardness. We had put her on a...
  8. Nice executive summary!

    Nice executive summary!
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    OMG, just saw Fences last night after my son said...

    OMG, just saw Fences last night after my son said it was his favorite out of all the Oscar nominated movies.. Genius. That script was pure genius. I was so moved, and Williamsmith, you are right--so...
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    If he is someone you've been waiting for your...

    If he is someone you've been waiting for your whole life, you will learn to be his partner "in sickness and in health." Health issues are challenging and I'm not going to minimize their impact on a...
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    When my DH quit smoking (he started up again 4...

    When my DH quit smoking (he started up again 4 years later, unfortunately) he found a lot of support online at someplace like the American Lung Association discussion boards. And he's NOT the...
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    That's great, rosa! (Love a little black humor to...

    That's great, rosa! (Love a little black humor to start the weekend off right!)

    Jane/Tybee, I went to 12 years of Catholic school and never heard of burying St. Joseph! After reading Jane's post,...
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    I have tons of frequent flier miles I could give...

    I have tons of frequent flier miles I could give you--and I'll throw in a hotel room in New York.

    :help:

    Thanks for the support, all. I guess it's weird, because BIL was so thrilled and...
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    Oh, well. That honeymoon period is over. The...

    Oh, well. That honeymoon period is over. The offer still stands and it is moving into Attorney Review. We got a very good offer--they came very close to meeting the price we hoped for, and they want...
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    I hate meetings. One of the reasons I quit my...

    I hate meetings. One of the reasons I quit my corporate job was to escape all that time-wasting stuff, and it's also one of the reasons I never took a job "client-side." My clients spend ALL DAY in...
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    The article is kind of about "golden handcuffs."...

    The article is kind of about "golden handcuffs." No matter what color you are, the system is set up to basically enslave the worker for the benefit of the owners. When you have to partake in...
  17. Terrible! We are watching it on CNN right now,...

    Terrible! We are watching it on CNN right now, and thinking how just two weeks ago DH and I were outside Westminster Abbey, marveling at the architecture of the Palace of Westminster.

    What a...
  18. Your post makes me think that an interesting...

    Your post makes me think that an interesting thread is what factors plotted us where we are on the continuum from bleeding heart to conservative?

    My mother used to say "if you're young and...
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    So, if you can't take them on as a project,...

    So, if you can't take them on as a project, they're worthless to you? You're either on a mission to change them or they're "dead to you" (a TV show saying--Kevin O'Leary says it: If he offers an...
  20. Shoot, bae, as usual, you drive me to the very...

    Shoot, bae, as usual, you drive me to the very site Ishbel is talking about to figure out what the h*ll you're talking about.
  21. Absolutely. Good for them. Profit should not be...

    Absolutely. Good for them. Profit should not be the sole arbiter.
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    I noticed that my DIL was RUTHLESS when they...

    I noticed that my DIL was RUTHLESS when they moved from one home to another. She gave away everything to charity thrift shops. She has no attachment to things.

    With regard to my GS, she gets...
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    They're not villains..they're just rascals. :)

    They're not villains..they're just rascals. :)
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    Exception: James Bond MUST have a British accent....

    Exception: James Bond MUST have a British accent.

    Can you imagine Bond saying "Howdy, Ma'am! Name's Bond. Nice t'meet y'all."
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    No, the ending of that fairy tale would be...

    No, the ending of that fairy tale would be Handsome escaping and making money off of a tell-all book of his years with a witch while the hag's palace gets condemned and she becomes homeless. Nothing...
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