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  1. Fortunately I don't think they are that sensitive, I have been told it's okay as long as everything has been washed.
  2. Confession: I'm 52 years old and have never made a roast. 😳 We're not big red meat eaters and the idea of a roast, although I think I might enjoy it, has always intimidated me. I like casseroles and casserole type dishes. Does shredded cheese have gluten? We have a really good zucchini enchilada dish although we would have to double. Check these ingredients: cooking spray 1 tsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 2 medium green onions, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 medium zucchinis, grated Salt and pepper 1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat mexican blend cheese Corn tortillas chopped scallions (optional) chopped cilantro (optional) Enchilada sauce: 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce (optional for more heat) 1 cups tomato sauce 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste) 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/2 cup fat free vegetable broth Salt and pepper
  3. I thought you had to have a smart TV for any of those to work? We have YouTubeTV and a Roku. DH wanted sports, and that was better for sports. But I love all the channels, there are quite a bit. Locals, plus BBC, TNT, FX, NatGEO... etc. We love it.
  4. I need something pretty easy to make for a family who lost a loved one recently. All my recipes are heavily glutenated! 🙂 Please help! And a side if you can think of one to go with the entree?
  5. The difference is that most people don't view that as a problem for society to fix, or that society owes them a fix somehow. And then get crazily angry that the fix has not been delivered.
  6. I am totally lost here. How does that argument compare to the incel argument? Forced celibacy because of an unrelated party's religious beliefs is not the same as forced celibacy because you can't keep from hurting another human being or violating them without consent. Hurting another human or ignoring consent is prohibited by the Constitution. Life, liberty, etc. These arguments don't seem comparable to me, or even based on the same principles.
  7. One of the comments I read was roughly "Society tells you that if you don't have a sexual partner it's because of you, that you are the problem. But I'm here to tell you that you are not the problem." The point seems to be "I shouldn't have to do anything x, y, or z to make myself more appealing if I want to have a partner. It's society's fault (or women's fault) that I don't." Part of the attitude is that women are so demanding or entitled themselves now that they refuse doing their job, which is apparently to "service" any man that wants it. So it's involuntary in the sense they don't think *they* should have to do anything to get or deserve a partner.
  8. I'm aware of that. It does not have that application now, as others have noted. Janeway was saying the author meant for us to think it was only men but that wasn't true. In the current sense of the word, and in relation to the discussion about the dangers of that thinking, the author was not misleading anyone.
  9. That part (others getting feelings hurt) is not something you can control. At that point, you are detaching for your own personal health and well-being. And as others have said, that is totally separate from forgiving (or letting go) of the anger against that person.
  10. Lastpass, used it for years
  11. For those interested, I found this article an interesting exploration of how white supremacy and misogyny overlap in many case and why they do so.
  12. You are very wrong about this. Take some time to educate yourself. The article quoted in this topic is not the first about this in recent years. Incels are SELF-IDENTIFIED as men who believe women owe them and are depriving them of what they rightfully deserve. I don't need this article to convince me of that, the group themselves don't hide it at all and are quite open about it. The only bad feelings being generated are for the men who hold those values. OBVIOUSLY not all white men are incels or misogynists....? No one is implying that, not the author or anyone else that I have heard. Are you suggesting that by talking about incels the author is inciting hate against all white men? Incels do actually deserve their bad reputation and disgust for their philosophy.
  13. So a discussion about incels who despise women yet simultaneously feel entitled to their bodies... turns into a "look how mean women are to white men"? How in the heck does that happen??? 😳
  14. Following, still on the bed search myself! DH just went skiing for the weekend and returned home to say the murphy bed he slept on was more comfortable than our bed. 😕 Our pillowtop mattress is about 3-4 years old and has craters. I don't think I'd want pillowtop again, but what else is there even? Seems like they all have it.
  15. If I ordered something from a child, I would take food out of my own mouth before I did not pay what I owed to a child. Even if I screwed up, who would screw over an order from a little kid and family member? I'm so sorry, that's just wrong. Did they know in the back of their minds that you would cover it so it would get paid anyway? I would be tempted to tell them you won't cover it.
  16. Quoting for truth! And the man you mentioned, most don't recognize that category until they have one, or someone close to them does. I also have reached the realization that "they are who they are". You can guide, and mitigate, as much as you can. But that's all. DD is polar opposite from me. Stella I think mentioned sharing books, etc. I often read two books a week. I LOVE books, and words. All kinds. From the time DD was small and I would read to her, she would push the book from my hand and get mad. Yep, I continued exposing, but she still hates reading to this day. MY child? My child hates reading? *sigh* Apparently so. OP, another thing I noticed is that consistency and determination, even over the course of years, sometimes pays off. Certain things I thought DD would never come around to, she eventually did. Over years. Not weeks, not months...but years. Does that suck? Yes indeed. But at least it happened, so there's that. Hang in there.
  17. Agree, the choice of words OP used made me feel sad. So much judgement in those words.
  18. DD was a toddler and was walking around the living area (fully carpeted) holding a snow globe. She headed past DH toward the kitchen. "Don't let her go in the kitchen!" "Why?" Crash. Snow globe explosion. And yes, they do explode. When DD was about 10, she wanted to help carry groceries out of Walmart. She took a bag that had eggs in it. I see her walking rather carelessly, and say, "Be careful that bag has - " Bag hits the ground. Sometimes you're just half a second behind.... It's so hard to stay ahead of them!
  19. I think that's important. When I was present, DH would often look to me or defer to me for things that I KNEW he could figure out for himself. I purposely did the grocery-shopping thing on a regular basis so he was home alone with her often enough as an infant. It would be easy for some women to "enable" that behavior by always responding how to do something, etc. But then again, I trusted him that he was an adult, competent person who could figure it out and would not do anything that would harm her. Maybe some women don't feel that way? Dunno... I had no younger siblings, never babysat, never even held other people's kids. If I could figure it out, so could he.
  20. When we were looking at helping DD establish credit, a lot of sites said to add the young person as an authorized user on your account. We wanted to get her an American Express card for emergencies/doctor visits/etc., so we did that. (We already had an account.) But now, on her credit report, it doesn't really say that's not all her account, but it does say the maximum balance, like one month we had a trip and charged $2500. You pay Amex off each month, it was just for convenience. BUT, that looks bad on her report as a debt for a student with low income to have a maximum amount charged of $2500. She only has that American Express account and an account for her student loans that she has made no payments on yet. She has no negative account activity. Her rating varies between 680 and 700. Should we remove her from the American Express account, so that our debt doesn't show up for her? But then how does that fit in with the advice to add them as an authorized user as a good way for them to build credit?
  21. DH says yes. He loves that movie.
  22. Hmm. I've only ever returned clothing and shoes also. It didn't occur to me it might be the type of item involved.
  23. Here's one of the articles
  24. I read an article that said Amazon is terminating some accounts for excessive returns. But some people said they had 2 or 3 returns in 6 months, which does not seem that excessive. Other people said they always gave reasons for their returns, and then got a somewhat threatening email asking why do you have so many returns? When you order clothes or shoes online, why would it be unusual to have a few returns? Doesn't that just go along with ordering shoes or clothes online? For example, I recently bought some lounge sets for my mom. Sometimes she is a small, sometimes an XS. So I bought both so I could see them and then return one. Seems ridiculous they would expect differently in an online environment.
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