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by jennypenny
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Off-grid water filtration
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Off-grid water filtration

Lifestraws are on sale for $9.99 during the Prime Day sale on Amazon.
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 pm
I wrote a lot of stuff on sexual-dichotomy theory on an old thread which is entitled something like "Are ERE men attractive?" I am having trouble relocating/linking it here.
This? How do ERE men attract women?

Sorry for the continued hijack Suo.
by jennypenny
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

BTW Suo, this conversation shouldn’t depress you, quite the opposite ... your problem seems so much more solvable than it did a couple of months ago.
by jennypenny
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Telling my wife I support any decision she decides to make w/r/t her career or her relationship status with me....is...not giving a shit about my wife? Man, I really do not get it. She's asking if she should get a job to solve the money issue. You're telling her you don't care (will support any dec...
by jennypenny
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

You've told her how concerned you are about spending money but then say you don't care at all whether she gets a job to bring in more of it. You also say you want to be equals but then say you'll support her, even if she leaves. Can you see how that kind of stuff might confuse her and give off the k...
by jennypenny
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

I should add that I'm not necessarily saying that your wife is correct in feeling that way (if she does), only hoping to give you a sense of how she might view it so you can understand her better.
by jennypenny
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 214
Views: 16368

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

@S--7W5 and I are very different, but I have to admit I was nodding along with her post. I understand that you don't quite get what she's saying, but stew on it a while. "No. We have openly discussed divorce. She has considered it. I have considered it. In each case, we have both decided that "what ...
by jennypenny
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Luka Modric
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Luka Modric

I read an article about the team (sorry, can't find it now) describing how the players are the 'children of wartime' and that's why they are so successful. I'm assuming Modric did it out of fear. He grew up in horrible conditions and saw many family members murdered during the war. I can see him rat...
by jennypenny
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Index Funds or Dividend Stocks?
Replies: 24
Views: 1550

Re: Dividend Index Funds or Dividend Stocks?

What about the idea of continuing to invest in a total market index fund as I have been and then switching over when I retire? OT ... As I get older and watch more and more people retire, I've found that thinking of retirement in terms of 'before' and 'after' sets one up for failure. With regard to...
by jennypenny
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: FIRE for the masses
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: FIRE for the masses

The reporter constantly referenced social groups, implying that millennials' affinity for social media made FIRE easier. That's not wrong.

I also liked the reporter's comment that it isn't a 'suffocating lifestyle' ... a good way to describe what people assume it is.
by jennypenny
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sleeping Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 650

Re: Sleeping Problems

Getting out in the waning afternoon sun helps to regulate your body clock. Maybe you don't need as much sleep as other people and are making yourself sick/stressed out by trying to get as much as you think you need? Try a modified polyphasic pattern with a nap or two every day to see if you feel bet...
by jennypenny
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 210
Views: 57818

Re: Resources and recommend watching

@bsog--That was very good. The channel also had some other interesting videos.
by jennypenny
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 209
Views: 22721

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Why don't you read the book or watch some of the linked videos in upthread? It's hard to explain the pieces out of context.

I watch my carbs so I don't eat much fruit but I do eat some. I guess I can still use the berries as a garnish on salads.
by jennypenny
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 209
Views: 22721

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

The fruit thing is going to kill me, even more than giving up cheese. It also rubs me the wrong way resilience-wise because it's so easy to plant, it's hardy, and it produces for years. My yard is overflowing with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, pears, peaches, and cher...
by jennypenny
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 209
Views: 22721

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

@jacob--Do you have coffee or tea in the morning (I assume black) or do you stick to water? @anyone--I'm still a little confused about his recommendation to choose foods that our ancestors would have eaten. I'm of Irish descent and the Irish aren't exactly known for their longevity, so why would I w...
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 209
Views: 22721

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

I should have asked ... has anyone read Longo's book? I'm particularly interested in the opinion of someone who is a proponent of a keto/paleo/low carb diet. I read it because I'm still on a quest to find a vegan-ish diet that provides enough nutrients for me.
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 209
Views: 22721

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

A new video with Drs. Valter Longo and Rhonda Patrick ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGFWRXEzz8
by jennypenny
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 132
Views: 29712

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

I love this one with a sliding roof and greenhouse enclosure ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZbOR4s2Jms

I've spent the last hour trying to figure out if we could do a rolling cover over the greenhouse part of our home.
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to raise a large family and be ERE?
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: How to raise a large family and be ERE?

@ThisDinosaur— I drive a high-top conversion van like the one pictured below. I’ve had it 15+ years and it has served as a camper as well as family transportation. After my last one moves out I intend to convert it a la C40 so DH and I can use it to visit the kids. https://images1.showmethead.com/nl...
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Happiest Guy In The World
Replies: 49
Views: 2793

Re: The Happiest Guy In The World

I don't see his situation as much different than someone who goes into assisted living or a planned retirement community. Yes, those people are being paid to be there but it's the social interaction that's most important for his well-being. I also didn't read much into his comment about stepping off...