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by Smashter
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Hi!

You can definitely make money off your Creative Writing degree if you want to. PM me for more details if you're interested. Whoa! Why bury this in a PM? I'm sure a ton of people could benefit from your actionable advice. As someone currently working in content marketing, I would agree that you can ...
by Smashter
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: UAPs .. This changes everything?
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: UAPs .. This changes everything?

@C-40 that's interesting. I've heard arguments which say that the only thing that could get nations to set aside their differences is an alien invasion threat. But I figure the less optimistic reaction depicted in The Three Body Problem is more likely.
by Smashter
Fri May 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 782
Views: 115072

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Sorry to hear that. I'd move west and try out a different kind of job.
by Smashter
Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: BlueNote's Journal
Replies: 227
Views: 60632

Re: BlueNote's Journal

Congrats! I've gone from a declining company to a thriving one before, and the transition is pretty great. I bet you love it.
by Smashter
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE housing approaches in Chicago?
Replies: 14
Views: 2428

Re: ERE housing approaches in Chicago?

Hmm, for some reason I can't track down all the great info Jacob provided to me. I guess I deleted the PM's. I'm so sorry! But the advice you've already received is solid. For what it's worth, I disregarded all of Jacob's advice, rented an expensive place in Streeterville, hated it, switched to a fu...
by Smashter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 463
Views: 57909

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Dang, that was so well said.

I remember a while back you saying something akin to 'some people, such as myself, are not meant for fatherhood.'

As you go through this transformation, do you still have those feelings?
by Smashter
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 26
Views: 5084

Re: What is your favorite legume?

Canned, unsalted black beans.

I've tried different preparations of dried beans (pre-soaking, slow cooking, pressure cooking) and for whatever reason they always give me GI troubles. But canned beans do not.
by Smashter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Hungry Brain - Stephan J. Guyenet
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: The Hungry Brain - Stephan J. Guyenet

+1, awesome book. For those who just want a taste, Scott Alexander at Slate Star Codex reviewed it .  He also wrote a post about how the book helped him sort through willpower and motivation issues more broadly. A snippet from the SSC motivation blog post: All of this is standard neuroscience, but p...
by Smashter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 10395

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

I've also played around with caffeine leading into my sessions. I found an uptick in performance, but it lets me dig too deep, when I haven't put it in the appropriate recovery. My body didn't like that. As someone who puts a ton of value on digging deep, whether in physical or mental workouts, thi...
by Smashter
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 159051

Re: cmonkey's journal

Glad to hear all the hard work on those home improvements paid off. And such good news about BMonkey!

How hard is it to take all those plants? How did you decide what to take? I love the idea of you selling stuff you don't need anymore but keeping a bunch of plants, such an ERE move :D
by Smashter
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 2408

Re: Alcohol

I've been at a 2 since I started that thread unemployable linked to above.
by Smashter
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 36
Views: 6694

Re: RFS' Journal

That decision on where to live sounds tough. I would trust your instincts to stay close to family. I faced a similar-ish situation once, though it was by no means as severe as a parent dying. My parents went through a horrendous divorce that rocked our whole family a few years ago. It was as bitter ...
by Smashter
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Commune/Intentional Community
Replies: 44
Views: 5258

Re: Commune/Intentional Community

The Israeli ones started in 1909 and seem to be thriving, not just muddling through. Thriving in some ways, but also moving away from their socialist ideals. They have a really hard time getting the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations to stay in the system. There was a really good econ talk podcast about...
by Smashter
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 782
Views: 115072

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

I have moved a lot over the last few years, and I agree with theanimal in that place can have a huge impact on well being. You're young enough to be able to try a bunch of new places, so I say pick the city that seems most interesting on your trip and go for it. If you're looking for more good optio...
by Smashter
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Student Loan Delinquencies - Next Recession Trigger?
Replies: 54
Views: 7677

Re: Student Loan Delinquencies - Next Recession Trigger?

This woman also gave, early on, the implicit ultimatum that if she were not pregnant within 2 years, she would opt for artificial insemination and single motherhood. We are no longer dating. The attitude of this woman is fairly typical of my millennial “peers.” Whoa. Not to derail too much, but I a...
by Smashter
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deep Time Winter Jackets
Replies: 54
Views: 9019

Re: Deep Time Winter Jackets

I am going through my first Chicago winter. I'm using this exact down jacket , which cost me around $150. That jacket plus a sweater underneath gets me through the coldest days just fine. I went on a walk during the day when it was -60 with windchill. I layered up and had no issues. (This of course ...
by Smashter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 643
Views: 124310

Re: m741's ERE Journal

I think this type of realization, ie I probably wont change the world, or be the next [insert hero here], is a normal transition in late 20's. Same. It definitely hasn't been easy for me, as anyone who read the dark ramblings in my journal can attest. I'm slowly doing better with it all, though. Al...
by Smashter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 182
Views: 24387

Re: Seppia's journal

Nice work on the spending! That is impressive. I'm loving the mini city reviews, having never been to that part of the world. I disliked the 2018 movie "Crazy Rich Asians" (set in Singapore) despite all the good press it got. For some reason your lukewarm Singapore review makes my opinion feel valid...
by Smashter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: A Man for All Markets Book Review
Replies: 4
Views: 907

A Man for All Markets Book Review

Dragline recommended "A Man for All Markets" by Edward O. Thorp a long time ago, and I finally got around to reading it. It's the life story of a math genius who invented black jack card counting and then went on to make a gazillion dollars running a hedge fund. Here are my thoughts: His early and m...
by Smashter
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 240
Views: 81935

Re: Resources and recommend watching

@Jacob -- that's a good point. It's also similar to the challenges facing pro athletes in fringe leagues.