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by jennypenny
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Mass evacuations
Replies: 21
Views: 2290

Re: Mass evacuations

I can't believe those videos have been demonetized. Is any criticism of government now grounds for being labeled 'not suitable for advertisers'? Sheesh. I thought he did a great job of explaining how the dam system worked. ----- I was impressed at how many people in Hawaii had a plan for where to go...
by jennypenny
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1039

Re: How much do you value location independence?

Did wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:11 am
It couldn't. Quit on first day.
Is that a good thing? (not sure whether to say 'I'm sorry' or 'congratulations') At least you know how you feel now.

I could never go back to an office setting now (quit in dec '11). Too many other ways to make a buck if needed without being penned in.
by jennypenny
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "He'll get used to it" - Parenting
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: "He'll get used to it" - Parenting

I wasn't a helicopter parent, I leaned more towards being a cruel parent ;) , but my kids all ended up as good sleepers by 6 months so if you go by my experience, tough love works. That said, recent studies show that the babies who get the most skin to skin contact (24/7) during the first three year...
by jennypenny
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 202
Views: 47775

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

I'm so sorry EK!! You're handling it really well. I think I would lose it. Thank goodness the pups are ok (since normally they aren't) ... that's by far the most important thing.

You're having a tough time of late between the break-in and your dog passing. :(
by jennypenny
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 111
Views: 22955

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

*Love* this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxTdiFreIms People seem more inclined to be creative in tiny houses than they do in traditional ones. Is it a sample issue, with creative people more likely to try a tiny house? Or is it that the lower cost and smaller size feels less constraining? The...
by jennypenny
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: More on Microbiome
Replies: 84
Views: 13621

Re: More on Microbiome

theBMJ: The role of the gut microbiome in systemic inflammatory disease

Discusses autoimmune diseases, different forms of IBD, and Includes a little info on fecal transplants.
by jennypenny
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Nationalism on the Rise: Us vs Them
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Nationalism on the Rise: Us vs Them

Someone applying to LMT would probably need a rigorous clearance that includes interviewing several friends and family members.

Given the current political environment, I think omitting the names of any Russian friends is prudent, assuming it’s not discovered.

Not saying it’s right, only prudent.
by jennypenny
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Ethics and Viruses
Replies: 27
Views: 1009

Re: Ethics and Viruses

@phil -- We've always gone by the rule that if we have something that might require someone else to go to the doctor (like strep, flu, roto/noro virus) then we stay home. If it's a simple cold, sinus infection or mild stomach bug, we don't worry about it and go when we feel up to it. Just take extra...
by jennypenny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Positive psychology

Infographic from the Mayo Clinic about flipping a switch to make ourselves happier. Interesting that they imply that focusing makes us happy, as compared to the discussion in the meditation thread.

I did like the idea of wishing someone well before judging them.
by jennypenny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The world of ideas versus the world of the senses
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: The world of ideas versus the world of the senses

As communication intensifies, the self may need to filter or block some communicated ideas. This one is so hard for me. My instinct is to absorb as much as possible, but the sheer breadth of information we're bombarded with is overwhelming. I know that I process more if I take in less. Still, I str...
by jennypenny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deep Time Winter Jackets
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

Re: Deep Time Winter Jackets

My Self Reliance did a video recently where he (Shawn) talked about what he wears in really cold temps and why. Pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVMzVU4CMQ
by jennypenny
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Differences in Eastern/Western computer game preferences, if any?!
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Differences in Eastern/Western computer game preferences, if any?!

This is DD, not JP ... East Asia tends to favor RPGs more, while the US tends to favor FPSs more. Aside from that, one of the main differences I've noticed though with video games is that eastern games tend to be a lot more straightforward: you are the hero, they are the villain, defeat them, end .....
by jennypenny
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meditation and Metacognition
Replies: 34
Views: 1349

Re: Meditation and Metacognition

For me, it's not like 'mind emptying' ... more like erasing my mental blackboard. I look at what's there and then let it go. I've also discovered the voices in my head are mostly just crying out for attention, so if I acknowledge them during meditation with a pat on the head as it were, they go away...
by jennypenny
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 340
Views: 34924

Re: brute journal

I would use the word 'rewire' instead of 'reprogram'. It's not changing your mind, but helping it function better.
by jennypenny
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Frugality and Happiness, video
Replies: 13
Views: 728

Re: Frugality and Happiness, video

That was good.

I wonder if abstinence is easier than moderation though. Limiting spending to some minimal amount is probably harder (difficult choices) as opposed to never buying anything that isn't required. Kind of like how dieting is so hard ... abstinence isn't possible.
by jennypenny
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Nickels?
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Nickels?

In large parts of the world gold is a more useful currency, so it depends what you're ERE/exit strategy is. I personally prefer jewelry as a way to hold gold, even with the markup.
by jennypenny
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Microgreens and Health
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Microgreens and Health

I ran across this study today. It says that eating an average of 1.3 servings per day of leafy green vegetables slows cognitive decline at a rate equivalent to being 11 years younger than non-leafy-green-eating counterparts. I assume microgreens would count? They specifically cited phylloquinone, lu...
by jennypenny
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: US Politicking
Replies: 79
Views: 7009

Re: US Politicking

Since the book has been discussed a few times, I thought some might find this article from Politico interesting ... 'Hillbilly Elegy' author Vance urged to run for Senate
by jennypenny
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mainstream RV living
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Mainstream RV living

In my experience, when people see others living in an RV or van or similar, they think it's cool and want to check it out. When they only read about it, they think it's pathetic/creepy. Odd.
by jennypenny
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Positive psychology

Harvard Med School article on the secret to happiness ... https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-secret-to-happiness-heres-some-advice-from-the-longest-running-study-on-happiness-2017100512543 . Basically says that you should learn to let things go and stay socially connected. Has anyone ever seen ...
by jennypenny
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cash or Credit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1193

Re: Cash or Credit?

The better question today might be actually choosing to transact (and being aware of the transaction) vs. automatic spending. Subscriptions are one budget leak. Those Orwellian shopping pods and buttons are another ...

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by jennypenny
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Trump Problem (the real one)
Replies: 221
Views: 24112

Re: The Trump Problem (the real one)

Meh, Seveneves is a guy's version of how women would act. It's very good, but the women are kinda 'type'. I liked the women in Reamde better. And maybe D.O.D.O., although the story wasn't as good. edit: There was actually a character in D.O.D.O. that reminded me of you @7. She used her brain and sex...
by jennypenny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Nickels?
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Nickels?

If SHTF because of some type of economic crisis/collapse, I wonder if people will be turned off of anything resembling money regardless of its value as a metal. I'd look to prison currency more than commodity currency.
by jennypenny
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Nickels?
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Nickels?

I've pondered a few times on how the next crisis will result in "real world" prices of commodities being much higher than "market" prices (moreso than previous crises). Could you why you think that? A lot of people would argue the other way. Is it dependent on the particulars of the crisis or what ...