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  1. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    You should look to consume at least ~.7g of protein per lb of bodyweight (or ~1.5g/kg). Some people overshoot to .8 or 1g/lb (or 1.8-2g/kg) to be "safe" but the literature doesn't support any...

    You should look to consume at least ~.7g of protein per lb of bodyweight (or ~1.5g/kg). Some people overshoot to .8 or 1g/lb (or 1.8-2g/kg) to be "safe" but the literature doesn't support any additional benefits from going that high.

  2. Comment on Oslo Municipality's Water and Sewage Administration has offered a useful tip to reduce water waste – it’s OK to pee in the shower in ~enviro

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    Hey nothing wrong with peeing on someone else in the shower so long as they consent!

    I never saw peeing in the shower as gross or particularly unusual unless you were showering with someone else.

    Hey nothing wrong with peeing on someone else in the shower so long as they consent!

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  3. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Tonight I'm headed to a gfs house to do some hallucinogens. Apparently she's set up some kind of a cave? I dunno but it sounds exciting. We're probably just going to end up spending the majority...

    Tonight I'm headed to a gfs house to do some hallucinogens. Apparently she's set up some kind of a cave? I dunno but it sounds exciting. We're probably just going to end up spending the majority of the trip playing with each other, as usual, but I'm excited to see her again.

    The next day I'm driving that gf to go see her gf, then dropping by another gfs place to get ready for a halloween party. Oh, and I have a birthday present to give her! At some point her gf will be showing up and we'll drive around an hour up to the halloween party. I'll be spending the night up there.

    Sunday we'll be heading back. Might spend some more time with the 2nd gf but I'm not entirely certain at this point whether I want to take some time for myself. I haven't had a chance to play my switch in over a week lol.

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  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    If your PT thinks it's too tight, you absolutely should spend a good amount of time stretching the IT band. I have a friend who has an extra tight IT band that went un-diagnosed most of his life....

    If your PT thinks it's too tight, you absolutely should spend a good amount of time stretching the IT band. I have a friend who has an extra tight IT band that went un-diagnosed most of his life. It wasn't until he had significant knee pain that he got it diagnosed and imaged. The IT band was so tight that it caused a degradation of cartilage in the knee (the pulling force was strong enough to cause minor separation at the joint, which caused cartilage to degrade, which allowed it to pull even further causing even more degradation) so now he's on regularly scheduled injections and has to pretty much stay away from anything that might damage the joint.

    Long story short: stretch that IT band, a lot as an extra tight IT band can cause some serious long term issues.

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    Creatine can be taken at any time of the day (and should be taken daily), FYI. Timing your protein is also not necessary either (and whey shakes aren't necessary if you're getting adequate dietary...

    Creatine can be taken at any time of the day (and should be taken daily), FYI. Timing your protein is also not necessary either (and whey shakes aren't necessary if you're getting adequate dietary protein) unless you're lifting in a fasted state in which case any sort of energy, protein or otherwise, right before training will help performance.

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  6. Comment on What the Health Care Debate Still Gets Wrong in ~finance

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    To be clear, there's two distinct kinds of over utilization: Unnecessary ordering of labs, tests, and other diagnostics. This is what has primarily been talked about in this thread. Insurance...

    I'm sure overutilization happens, at least occasionally

    To be clear, there's two distinct kinds of over utilization:

    1. Unnecessary ordering of labs, tests, and other diagnostics. This is what has primarily been talked about in this thread. Insurance companies set arbitrary rules on these kinds of things to try and discourage excessive use of health care at the request of the patient, but the unfortunate outcome is that for patients that actually do need these in order to manage their conditions, we send them through billing hell.

    2. Over-utilization of health care in general. A good example of this gets floated around every so often when hospitals look into "frequent flyers" - people who show up in the ED, a lot. At one hospital I worked at, there was an individual who was in the ED over 400 times in the course of a single year. That means they were in the ED more than once in the same day!. These individuals are over-utilizing precisely because they aren't getting the preventative care and appropriate follow-up that we should be giving these patients and it wasn't until we had a report to tell us that they showed up >400 times in a year that we realized we needed to talk with this person to find out why they were showing up so often. I would argue this is a failure of how the incentives are set up in the health care world more than anything else.

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  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    Pros: Very high levels of satiety Easy to understand and stick to Gets you in the habit of actually reading nutrition labels Difficult to eat excessive calories Cons: Difficult to stay in a state...

    Pros:

    • Very high levels of satiety
    • Easy to understand and stick to
    • Gets you in the habit of actually reading nutrition labels
    • Difficult to eat excessive calories

    Cons:

    • Difficult to stay in a state of ketosis for some individuals
    • Very limiting diet
    • Athletic performance suffers

    Most diets are not truly "good" or "bad". The goal of most diets is to either get you to eat less, or eat you to eat more healthily. What makes a diet truly good or bad, is whether it works for you. If you're looking for a diet, and this diet seems reasonable to you, then give it a shot. If you can't find yourself sticking to the diet or you just feel bad while following it, then drop it and search for another.

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  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    2 MRIs and a few doctors later and they're still stumped. Apparently, I'm so good at injuring myself that the doctors are having trouble finding out what I even did. 😂 Good luck with the knee! As...

    2 MRIs and a few doctors later and they're still stumped. Apparently, I'm so good at injuring myself that the doctors are having trouble finding out what I even did. 😂

    Good luck with the knee! As someone who has shitty joints in general, knee sleeves have been a blessing when it comes to squatting. If you don't already have a pair you might want to look into it.

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  9. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    I've started to cautiously reincorporate chest press with dumbbells at a reasonable, yet lower weight and cutting myself off at sets of 10. I can definitely feel it in my shoulder, but the...

    I've started to cautiously reincorporate chest press with dumbbells at a reasonable, yet lower weight and cutting myself off at sets of 10. I can definitely feel it in my shoulder, but the persistent pain on the following day is not really there, at least yet.

    The pain clinic which is going to take a look at the nerve structure and my spine wasn't able to fit me until December, so I've got even more time to kill with a shoulder that's just, well, bothersome. 😩

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  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    A few potential solutions to missing small incremental weights: Many barbell clips are 1-1.25 lbs each. The pair I have from amazon are 2.5lbs as a set. I have two sets of this which I will...

    A few potential solutions to missing small incremental weights:

    • Many barbell clips are 1-1.25 lbs each. The pair I have from amazon are 2.5lbs as a set. I have two sets of this which I will occasionally use to add on anywhere from 1.25 to 5lbs to various lifts.
    • I also have a set of wrist/ankle weights that are 5lbs each. I've brought them with me to the gym and attached them to the weight stack before.
    • If you go to a local hardware store, they may know the weight per length of each kind of chain. I happen to have a length of chain that's about 10lbs in weight, which I typically use to attach weights to my backup belt for weighted pulls, but I've heard of people getting lengths cut to specific weights like 45lbs as an easy way to do weighted pulls. You could get lengths of chain cut to 2.5, 5, 10 or any other weight.
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  11. Comment on Domino's Pizza will pull out of three Nordic countries and Switzerland after sustaining significant losses in ~finance

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    is it weird that on first pass this read to me like a headline about the state of affairs of a war?

    is it weird that on first pass this read to me like a headline about the state of affairs of a war?

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  12. Fitness Weekly Discussion #2

    What have you been doing lately for your own fitness? Try out any new programs or exercises? Have any questions for others about your training? Want to vent about poor behavior in the gym? Started...

    What have you been doing lately for your own fitness? Try out any new programs or exercises? Have any questions for others about your training? Want to vent about poor behavior in the gym? Started a new diet or have a new recipe you want to share? Anything else health and wellness related?

    8 votes
  13. Comment on What Teaching Ethics in Appalachia Taught Me About Bridging America’s Partisan Divide in ~humanities

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    While certainly some people would answer with this, the prevalence of helping others being a near universal virtue makes me think that this would not be the most common answer. Besides, even if it...

    While certainly some people would answer with this, the prevalence of helping others being a near universal virtue makes me think that this would not be the most common answer.

    Besides, even if it was uncommon for someone to want the most people to have the most amount of freedom, I'd argue that changing some minds is better than declaring the ability to change any minds impossible and giving up on the concept.

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  14. Comment on Trump ambushed parents of teenage crash victim, family spokesman says in ~news

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    The absolute lack of class or any consideration for the grieving family's emotional state would be shocking from anyone but Trump. Sadly I feel like there are a lot of people who will think that...

    The absolute lack of class or any consideration for the grieving family's emotional state would be shocking from anyone but Trump.

    Sadly I feel like there are a lot of people who will think that this publicity stunt was an attempt at 'justice' and should be lauded. 😩

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  15. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    Oh there's no question there'd be a lot of turmoil, instability, and issues caused by such a secession but frankly at this point I'm fed up with following the status quo because it's easy. I'm fed...

    Oh there's no question there'd be a lot of turmoil, instability, and issues caused by such a secession but frankly at this point I'm fed up with following the status quo because it's easy. I'm fed up with the US government rolling back civil rights, hopping into wars we don't need, doing generally embarrassing things, fucking up trade, rolling back environmental protection, and many other generally poor ideas. I don't want to give them my money anymore, but I'd be more than happy to give that same money to the Californian government because at least they have some goddamn common sense.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on My Thoughts and Ideas For Tildes in ~tildes

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    For what it's worth I've included a good deal of irony and sarcasm in my replies and never had them moderated for that reason. I believe the key is to ensure they are quite obviously irony or...

    For what it's worth I've included a good deal of irony and sarcasm in my replies and never had them moderated for that reason. I believe the key is to ensure they are quite obviously irony or sarcasm - if there's doubt as to whether it was meant to be ironic or sarcastic, someone will more easily find it reasonable to remove.

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  17. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    Eh, I think the real reason the US wouldn't let it happen is because both states are incredibly important to the economic health of the united states. I secretly wish California would secede,...

    it's as if Texas or California wanted to cede from the union. We probably wouldn't let that happen, because last time a state tried to cede from the US it was kind of a disaster, and Texas in particular is "under dispute" as an American State in your fringier circles

    Eh, I think the real reason the US wouldn't let it happen is because both states are incredibly important to the economic health of the united states.

    I secretly wish California would secede, however, as I don't feel guilty about giving them my tax dollars, but I do feel guilty about giving money to the US government since they repeatedly choose to spend it in all the wrong places. That is of course, nothing to say about the policies our current president has been following or the mess that is our current national governmental system (a false pretense of checks and balances, the existence of the electoral college, a justice system which is political in nature, etc.)

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  18. Comment on Group suggestion: tech support in ~tildes

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    Top level ~help makes the most sense to me as it can be flexible for help with anything and is pretty obvious what it's for.

    Top level ~help makes the most sense to me as it can be flexible for help with anything and is pretty obvious what it's for.

  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    Pretty much anything you can do with a dumbbell you can do with a kettlebell as well. The recommendations on the Reddit /r/fitness FAQ are actually quite good. I'd start with that and also check...

    Pretty much anything you can do with a dumbbell you can do with a kettlebell as well.

    The recommendations on the Reddit /r/fitness FAQ are actually quite good. I'd start with that and also check out /r/bodyweightfitness as well. Sub out for bodyweight or kettlebell wherever barbell exercises are in the program.

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  20. Comment on Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan - What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us in ~finance

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    Those last 4 words are the important part. It honestly pisses me off that he drew so much of his inspiration from star trek because in the world of star trek, the whole principle is that we have...

    I didn’t realise that they had increased minimum wages to $15 in response to criticism.

    Those last 4 words are the important part.

    It honestly pisses me off that he drew so much of his inspiration from star trek because in the world of star trek, the whole principle is that we have moved past a point in which we needed money as a resource - everyone has what they need to live comfortably and resources are split much more evenly among individuals.

    Meanwhile this asshole is sitting in his fucking golden mansion and rather than doing a shit ton of good by improving how much he pays his employees, he's focusing on increasing the profitability of his company at the expense of the workers.

    It's like his only real inspiration from star trek was "lol space is cool".

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