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  1. Comment on Just wanna talk about drinking less in ~talk

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    We’re a big fan of Athletic Brewing Co NA beer and Lagunitas IPNA. Heineken NA is great as well. I love enjoying a beer without worrying about some of the side effects (high calories, reflux,...

    We’re a big fan of Athletic Brewing Co NA beer and Lagunitas IPNA. Heineken NA is great as well. I love enjoying a beer without worrying about some of the side effects (high calories, reflux, intoxication, etc).

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Does anyone have experience or advice on cutting sugar consumption? in ~health

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    Pro tip. You can trade in the empty soda stream gas canisters for new ones at the target guest services desk (pretty sure other stores offer it as well), it saves you a few bucks. Just make sure...

    Pro tip. You can trade in the empty soda stream gas canisters for new ones at the target guest services desk (pretty sure other stores offer it as well), it saves you a few bucks. Just make sure you get the right bottles, there’s 2 types and they aren’t interchangeable.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Does anyone have experience or advice on cutting sugar consumption? in ~health

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    I quit sugary soda about 7 years ago and honestly don’t miss it, sometimes I get a craving for one and even just a sip is too sweet! I think your taste buds can get desensitized in both directions...

    I quit sugary soda about 7 years ago and honestly don’t miss it, sometimes I get a craving for one and even just a sip is too sweet! I think your taste buds can get desensitized in both directions if that makes sense.

    Some alternatives:

    • get a soda stream if you want the carbonation, there are non sugar flavors available or you can just add some lemon juice to give it some taste.
    • unsweetened iced tea is great if you also want some caffeine
    • adding chia seeds to cold water or lemon water adds some texture and makes it fun. Kinda feels like boba once they plump up.
    • black coffee (I usually drink it iced, cold brews are good too).

    It may also be worth looking into WHY you get a craving at 230 pm, did you have enough healthy food for breakfast / lunch? You could consider introducing healthy snacks like nuts to bridge you to dinner.

    Things don’t stick because they are too far from your routine, try for smaller incremental changes, just change 1 small thing at a time. It kinda goes without saying, but the decision is usually made at the market, don’t buy it if you don’t want to eat it.

    23 votes
  4. Comment on If you had up to US$250 to get one person into a hobby you're interested in, what would you do to get them started? in ~hobbies

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    You’re right it’s not necessary, but personally, I love running with a water backpack even for short runs. Water bottles get in the way. Sometimes I leave the house in the morning while I’m still...

    You’re right it’s not necessary, but personally, I love running with a water backpack even for short runs. Water bottles get in the way. Sometimes I leave the house in the morning while I’m still kinda dehydrated, sometimes the weather is hot. The storage is also clutch, it keeps my phone, ID, cash and a granola bar without getting in the way. It’s so convenient!

    I also have a running belt and it just doesn’t get the same amount of use.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on If you had up to US$250 to get one person into a hobby you're interested in, what would you do to get them started? in ~hobbies

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    Running has relatively low entry point, if buy: good quality shoes, I like Hoka (may be worth getting a “fitted” to see if you need a stability shoe). $150 usd good quality running socks $15-20...

    Running has relatively low entry point, if buy:

    • good quality shoes, I like Hoka (may be worth getting a “fitted” to see if you need a stability shoe). $150 usd
    • good quality running socks $15-20 usd
    • water backpack, I prefer Osprey to camelback $50 ; the smaller 1L ones are sufficient, also helpful for carrying your cell phone, ID and some cash.
    • synthetic running shorts and shirt $50
    • hat, sunglasses and sunscreen optional but recommended if you running later in the day.
    4 votes
  6. Comment on Florida man worries about his ruined reputation after pulling gun on Uber driver dropping the man's daughter off at their house in ~transport

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    I just changed “whines” to “worries” and added the subtitle for context. I didn’t mean to start a gender discussion, lol

    I just changed “whines” to “worries” and added the subtitle for context.

    I didn’t mean to start a gender discussion, lol

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Florida man worries about his ruined reputation after pulling gun on Uber driver dropping the man's daughter off at their house in ~transport

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    Tweaked the title a bit to make it more neutral. Other outlets’ titles come across as brushing off the man’s actions, calling him “overprotective”, which seems too far in the other direction.

    Tweaked the title a bit to make it more neutral. Other outlets’ titles come across as brushing off the man’s actions, calling him “overprotective”, which seems too far in the other direction.

    19 votes
  8. Comment on The California man who hid for six months in a secret room inside Circuit City in ~life

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    This was an unexpectedly fun read. What an odd person. Am already looking forward to the movie.

    This was an unexpectedly fun read. What an odd person. Am already looking forward to the movie.

    22 votes
  9. Comment on "We never really thought anyone was going to make a Playdate game" in ~games

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    I bought one and got to play it for a couple of weeks before it tried to update itself, failed and got stuck in a loop. Now I can’t do anything with it. What bothers me is just how terrible...

    I bought one and got to play it for a couple of weeks before it tried to update itself, failed and got stuck in a loop. Now I can’t do anything with it. What bothers me is just how terrible support has been. It literally takes 3-4 week for them to reply to an email. And I had to email them, theres no chat function and no phone number listed. After the initial wait, I got a message with instructions and a couple of files to fix the issue, but it didn’t work; so I had to reply to the email with error code and now it’s been 2 weeks… I want to like this device but come on! Hire a couple of more people to man the support lines for gosh sake!

    15 votes
  10. Comment on What did you do to "prepare" for your marriage? in ~life

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    Thanks for the thoughtful reply!

    Thanks for the thoughtful reply!

  11. Comment on I grew up in Michigan but currently live in Georgia. My GF and I are looking at buying a house, and both states have first time home buyer incentives, but they're income based. in ~finance

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    You are 100% entitled to do that and should strongly consider it. My long term partner and I are not legally married and have found ourselves in similar situations. For example, there’s an EV car...

    You are 100% entitled to do that and should strongly consider it. My long term partner and I are not legally married and have found ourselves in similar situations. For example, there’s an EV car rebate that phases out if your income is “too high” which is honestly kind of offensive given how high cost of living is in our city. For this reason, the car was bought and registered under her name. We both pay for it, but on paper it’s hers.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What did you do to "prepare" for your marriage? in ~life

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    Yeah, I’ve heard of that, but we ran the numbers by our accountant and there was still a marriage penalty somehow. Maybe it’s the head of household status?

    Yeah, I’ve heard of that, but we ran the numbers by our accountant and there was still a marriage penalty somehow. Maybe it’s the head of household status?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What did you do to "prepare" for your marriage? in ~life

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    I’ll admit that I don’t know everything on the issue, but when we looked into it, it sounded like the big ones are: estate issues, advanced directive and power of attorney, which can be worked out...

    I’ll admit that I don’t know everything on the issue, but when we looked into it, it sounded like the big ones are:

    • estate issues, advanced directive and power of attorney, which can be worked out with legal documents regardless of marriage.
    • We are able to join each others health plans without marriage. That would have been a biggie as well.
    • Our home and mortgage is under both our names
    • Tax wise we’re actually better off filling single then jointly.

    Am I missing anything significant? Would you mind sharing your experience?

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do to "prepare" for your marriage? in ~life

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    We’re in the same boat. Been with my partner for 10+ years and we call each other husband and wife but don’t actually have a certificate. We aren’t religious and never felt the need to have a...

    We’re in the same boat. Been with my partner for 10+ years and we call each other husband and wife but don’t actually have a certificate. We aren’t religious and never felt the need to have a wedding, it also felt like it would be stressful and more for others’ benefit than ours. My view on it is that it’s more special that we are together because we want to and not because we feel like we have to. In that spirit, I echo what you said about separate finances. Money can be the source of so much stress in a relationship; but by keeping things separate it just isn’t a source of conflict for us. We both work, make our money and spend as we see fit. We have joint expenses that we divide based on what we can afford to contribute. My partner had higher income while I was finishing school and paid a larger share, now my income is higher so I pay the larger share and I’m happy to do it. If we have a large purchase (like a car) we both contribute.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on I’ve been at NPR for twenty-five years. Here’s how we lost America’s trust. in ~news

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    It’s funny. I lost trust in NPR but not for the reasons mentioned. What I’ve noticed over the years has been a tilt toward corporate friendly coverage. There was an “interview” with Charles Koch...

    It’s funny. I lost trust in NPR but not for the reasons mentioned. What I’ve noticed over the years has been a tilt toward corporate friendly coverage. There was an “interview” with Charles Koch by Kai Rissdal which felt like a gush fest with softball after softball. Granted this was during the “marketplace” show, but you could have been forgiven for thinking this was CNBC and not NPR. Along these times, Bernie Sanders was picking up steam in his presidential bid, and I noticed frequent attempts to dampen, distort or just ignore his successes. Something that may have been expected on right leaning outlets, but not supposedly granola eating tree hugging “NPR”. Over time, the socially conscientious coverage weakened and was replaced by cookie cutter stories covering “both sides” (especially maddening with Trump, climate change deniers, vaccine skeptics and other fringe groups). There were also too many “feel good / human interest” pieces that further diluted and cheapened the experience .

    Edit: formatting

    40 votes
  16. Comment on If we can't block users can we at least filter out topics posted by those users? in ~tildes

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    Could you explain what the reasoning for blocking users or their posts is? The only time I made use of that option on Reddit was when “r/thedonald” was taking over the main page and cluttering...

    Could you explain what the reasoning for blocking users or their posts is? The only time I made use of that option on Reddit was when “r/thedonald” was taking over the main page and cluttering everything with their inflammatory rhetoric. The community and moderation on tildes have felt completely different. Is there a toxic group of users on here that I’m unaware of?

    9 votes
  17. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I’m watching Monster (2004-2005) anime. It’s been on my list of things to watch for a long time and I’m not sure why I waited on it for so long. It’s basically a thriller / mystery but the the...

    I’m watching Monster (2004-2005) anime.

    It’s been on my list of things to watch for a long time and I’m not sure why I waited on it for so long. It’s basically a thriller / mystery but the the character development is outstanding. Even standalone “one off” episodes are very memorable. I’m 14 episodes in and am hopeful it’ll stick the landing.

    2 votes