Search found 3873 matches

by Ego
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Myers-Briggs Pseudoscience?
Replies: 38
Views: 6562

Re: Myers-Briggs Pseudoscience?

↑ Read that article ↑

I was initially hesitant to start this thread. The article made me glad I did.
by Ego
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: To Don't Lists
Replies: 20
Views: 4147

Re: To Don't Lists

Another take on these... anti-goals.
http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/201709 ... to-do-list
by Ego
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 69
Views: 4054

Re: Marriage Trends

He told me that my ex-husband, his father, had recently been institutionalized (again) due to suicidal depression. .... feeling lucky to no longer be significantly yoked in functioning with somebody you once loved. That's a good point. WHO I yoke myself to is as important as HOW I yoke myself to th...
by Ego
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 69
Views: 4054

Re: Marriage Trends

Hat tip to both Tyler Cowen and David Brooks , The All-or-Nothing Marriage, How the Best Marriages Work. https://www.amazon.com/All-Nothing-Marriage-Best-Marriages/dp/052595516X Brooks's column is excellent, contrasting the two models of human development. The book was just released so I have not ye...
by Ego
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: How much trouble can I get in renting a spare room out on Airbnb?
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: How much trouble can I get in renting a spare room out on Airbnb?

I agree with Eureka. One of the key skills of a successful property managers is to not notice petty violations of the lease that are not causing problems. A nice tenant who pays rent on time and who does not cause problems is a valuable asset. So, don't cause problems and you'll probably be left alo...
by Ego
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Can one control one's thoughts?
Replies: 50
Views: 2893

Re: Can one control one's thoughts?

In the interest of maximizing mental well being, can one guide or control the constant stream of thoughts in one's mind? no yes :lol: It depends. What do you mean by: - guide or control? - thoughts? - in one's mind? I think the different definitions may be at the heart of the different responses of...
by Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 280
Views: 33942

Re: Something From Nothing Log

I found two Continental Gatorskin tires for the Sannino today at the swap meet. $3 each. One tire shows a little light wear. The other looks new.

Image
by Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Which Brands & Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Which Brands & Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic?

What size do you buy? How often do you use and how long does your supply last? In early June I ordered two pounds and just finished it. I put a heaping spoonful (maybe 2-3 teaspoons) in my tea infuser kettle which makes two liters of tea. I drink about five liters of this tea per day, maybe more if...
by Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Which Brands & Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Which Brands & Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic?

I don't have a good answer for the rice question. According to Consumer Reports, most of the arsenic is in the bran, so white rice has less than brown, but I don't eat white rice. They also say that rice from California is better than rice from other areas of the country. Since you are a fan of Dr. ...
by Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smashter's Great Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 1762

Re: Smashter's Great Adventure

Smashter wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am
I made my last payment today. My dad will finish off the final bit with his contribution this week. Feels so good to have it gone.
Smashter wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:11 pm
I got married!
Smashter is on a roll. Great adventure indeed! Congratulations!
by Ego
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 280
Views: 33942

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Trash day. A foreign exchange student is moving back home and is slowly tossing EVERYTHING. Stainless Japanese electric kettle. Another Hamilton Beach Brewstation Coffee maker (I've stopped picking these). A $40 bottle of mezcal and a bottle of wine. A bag full of astronomically expensive cosmetics ...
by Ego
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Extrovert Expense
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: The Extrovert Expense

I see the ability to be extroverted as a skill. Like any other skill, it can be used in a wide variety of ways to save and earn money. If someone lacks the ability to be outgoing or struggles to direct their attention to things other than themselves, they may struggle to get things done with others....
by Ego
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mail forwarding service? Changing addresses?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Mail forwarding service? Changing addresses?

We had a USPS PO Box, then we shifted to a UPS Store PO Box because we couldn't receive UPS packages, then we shifted again to an online PO Box where our mail is scanned and emailed to us. Now we can have any mail forwarded anywhere in the world if necessary. It sounds like a regular USPS PO Box wil...
by Ego
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 280
Views: 33942

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@wheatstate, thanks for the tips on the shifters. So far they are doing okay. @FBeyer, Angel's Landing was a blast, though Mrs. Ego had a peculiar tendency to wind up on the wrong side of the chains. I had to get her to step across before snapping this photo. I am amazed that they allow just about a...
by Ego
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 280
Views: 33942

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Two weeks ago I was digging through piles of used shoes at the swap meet when I spotted ultra-expensive cycling shoes. I grabbed the two shoes and found that they were identical, but both were left foots. As I was looking for the rights, another guy noticed I was digging with intent and began lookin...
by Ego
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Moving
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: Moving

Moving is a good way to practice changing. For me, moving every so often is a good way to induce the changes I know need to happen but are sticky because of routine. It is the perfect time to introduce new, positive habits and eliminate old, negative ones. Upending the comfortable continuity of "hom...
by Ego
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to compute shipping costs when selling clothes on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: How to compute shipping costs when selling clothes on eBay

+1 bluepearl. Note: Ebay was having problems with people selling stuff for 1 cent then charging $25 for shipping to avoid paying final value fees, so they began charging final value fees on shipping fees as well. So you might as well just offer free shipping and figure it into the cost of the item. ...
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology

I was discussing this with a friend who owns a small garage and is a Grease Monkey Philosopher. His take is that manufacturers began computer-controlling individual components to achieve infinitesimally small benefits at the expense of exponential complexity for the exact reasons chenda mentions. He...
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Libraries and Gardens
Replies: 34
Views: 1356

Re: Libraries and Gardens

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Therefore, I am at this very moment attempting to figure out how to best convert my e-library from Swindle format.
Calibre. Free.

Shift your selling over to abebooks or ebay? There are some companies that do fulfillment for ebay just like Amazon. I imagine they can fulfill orders for both.
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Martin
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: Martin

Of course, technology may have already rendered this moot, given that sometimes I don't even know where I am when I request a Lyft ride, but my location is known on the grid. IOW, delivery to latitude/longitude may soon negate the need for addresses. You're gonna love what3words. It was made for yo...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Libraries and Gardens
Replies: 34
Views: 1356

Re: Libraries and Gardens

There is a homeless guy who carts himself back and forth between one of the large grassy areas in the park and a parking lot down the street where he sleeps. He spends his days stretched out under a large beach umbrella with his nose in a book. In the evenings he wheels past our window, carefully us...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Martin
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: Martin

Hah. I am trying to be a "promoter" too. I just sold a zero-degree sleeping bag to a girl who is relocating to the mountains of central Oregon this winter to be homeless while doing some sort of forest restoration work. Not quite sure if I'm promoting forest restoration or the transfer of Southern C...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 37
Views: 1340

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

Wow. This is certainly one of those areas where I learn a little and it reveals the staggering amount that I don't know. Thanks!
by Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 37
Views: 1340

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

@Ego Excellent question and to be fair I'm going to dedicate an entire post to just your question because it encapsulates so many factors. I don't have time at the moment but hopefully tonight I will. That's kind of a neat problem to solve actually. I realize it may be jumping ahead. If so, I can w...
by Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Unexpectedly high utility bills on a rental?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Unexpectedly high utility bills on a rental?

Are you watering landscaping? If so, you might hold that as your second bargaining chip if the landlord says no to a discount. Check to see how often the sprinklers are set to water. Agree (ideally in writing or through email) to decrease the frequency of watering. You might start with a suggestion ...