Mary
meiran
3/12/17
8:15 AM
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I have heard of parents letting kids be around siblings who had chicken pox so that basically they could all get it at once, etc. but I don’t know if that was a thing that really happened or a story people told. By the time I got it, my siblings had already had dealt with it. But I was part of an outbreak that hit Read more

3/12/17
8:03 AM
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I believe there’s a shingles vaccine now. I haven’t researched it yet because it’s mostly marketed towards seniors where shingles is potentially fatal and not just “some of the worst pain I’ve felt in my life” as I’ve heard it described before, but it exists, might be worth looking into. I keep meaning to ask about Read more

3/5/17
8:34 AM
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Honestly I really wish Google+ would hit the numbers and participation it needs to have critical mass to stay afloat, but it seems there’s no magic sauce to what social media platform can do that.

I would have switched over to Google+ years ago, but the only reason I even started on FB was that so many people were Read more

3/5/17
8:34 AM
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Honestly I really wish Google+ would hit the numbers and participation it needs to have critical mass to stay afloat, but it seems there’s no magic sauce to what social media platform can do that.

I would have switched over to Google+ years ago, but the only reason I even started on FB was that so many people were Read more

3/5/17
8:27 AM
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Yeah, I clicked on this article specifically because I wanted to see what it had to say about Google Reader. I’ve actually vastly scaled back my RSS reading specifically because of it’s loss because nothing else made the experience quite the same. I use Feedly at the moment, though I tried Inoreader and I can’t Read more

3/5/17
8:21 AM
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You’re completely right, it’s totally a mental thing for me. Other than a slight sunk time cost of pouring it from one to another, and maybe a bit of storage issue if a full grocery store bottle doesn’t fit in my fancy bottle (storage in my bathroom is at a huge premium, it’s annoying) there’s not anything wasted Read more

2/21/17
3:57 PM
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Aah, yes, the noise really is my number one complaint about living here. When we moved in our upstairs neighbors had a small dog with separation anxiety that would whine half the day while they were gone. They moved out and a family with two pre-teens who liked to slam doors and practice musical instruments moved in. Read more

2/21/17
3:53 PM
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Oh man, cookbooks proliferate so quickly. I think they breed when we aren’t looking.

2/19/17
9:35 AM
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I hate the tiny house “movement” because it’s basically people who have the enormous luxury of deciding how big a house they want being smug and asking for kudos and gold stars for choosing what they need instead of just what they want. Meanwhile, thousands of people (if not millions) are living in spaces that small Read more

2/18/17
11:28 AM
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I have tried to talk so many people into using this, and they never listen but it really works wonders. Other tricks, putting a post-it note on the front of cookbooks and only take it off if you pull off that cookbook and use it. At the end of a year, look at what you didn’t use to make a decision.
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2/18/17
11:25 AM
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This is why I absolutely hate the whole “bring me joy” thing to the depths of my being. It’s the antithesis of long term usefulness with de-cluttering. You’re always going to have things that don’t bring you joy but are useful or needed.

It’s really more about learning about how to put things away and keep them Read more

2/18/17
11:20 AM
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It takes time to learn this lesson, so maybe me mentioning will help somebody else not do it the way I did. But now when I think about getting rid of something, one of the parts of the calculation is “how much will it cost/how difficult will it be to replace this if I change my mind?” Read more

2/17/17
9:19 AM
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Yup, and if you check this relatively regularly you don’t have too much weeding to do. Read more

2/10/17
8:48 AM
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Well, one of the great things about a lot of accessibility features in a city/building is that they actually come with added benefits that help people without disabilities. For example, curb cuts for wheelchairs make a city more navigable with a stroller or rolling suitcase. So if the chirping makes the drivers look Read more

2/10/17
8:45 AM
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I listened to a couple really fascinating podcasts talking to a guy who uses echolocation to navigate, and teaches it to others so I’ve always imagined that part of it really is better directional hearing (mine is miserable and always has been, but I have slight hearing loss anyway).

But near my university they Read more

2/5/17
4:31 PM
2

I was commenting the other day that I’m not sure if it’s good or bad that he’s so easy to to troll because he cares way too much what people think about him and he’s just too susceptible to almost nonsensical insults. Because if there is one thing the internet is fully, fully prepared for, it is flinging petty insults Read more

2/5/17
4:27 PM
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There’s studies that suggest that repeating lies, even to refute them in the same sentence, only works to make the lies more plausible. That’s part of why the current system of fact checking isn’t making the slightest dent.

Not to mention that allowing someone who advocates for the extermination of an entire subset of Read more

1/27/17
4:15 PM
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In DC, that amount is really not worth it. The cost of living in the entire area is really absurd, and transit costs alone run in the hundreds for every month depending on how you get to/from work, where you have to park, etc.

1/27/17
4:13 PM
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It’s always worth it to tell them that you think they’re doing a good job.

Imagine the next time push comes to shove, and they think “is this fight worth it? Do people care? Is it affecting my re-election?” and then they think “last time I stood up for this, my staff said I got a few hundred phone calls saying thank Read more