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    Liquid meals?

    I was looking at Soylent on amazon, and thought that it might have benefits to drink the occasional meal (not touching Soylent though). Besides taking protein powder, I was thinking I could throw in supplements, nootropics etc and maybe get better absorption of the ingredients, and maybe longer...
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    Any recommendations for moving to a new city?

    I'm moving for work and won't know anybody there outside of a couple at work. I'm keen to meet a new crowd of like-minded folk; how would you go about building a network, professional or social? My first thought was to join a Toastmasters branch and a fighting gym, couldn't think of much else to...
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    Are there any plastics which AREN'T harmful and endocrine-disruptive?

    Seriously, I recently took stock and was alarmed at how often I interact with something that potentially does me harm: medication storage medication dispersal food packaging (though I always store it in metal, ceramic or glass, wrapped food always arrives in shrink-wrap, especially meat)...
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    How can I take action politically IRL?

    I see numerous things to be concerned about in the UK, especially London; one-sided hate speech laws, pro-Islamic policy, trans madness, selective enforcement of laws, vitriol against Leave voters and anyone centre-right. There's plenty of criticism and push-back against the goverment and...
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    Do any apps/services exist for something like this?

    I'm a commuter and live outside London. If I want to go out on a weeknight, I have a lot of effort to go to to get home in time to get any sleep and go to work. Is there any service similar to Uber where I could rent someone's spare bedroom overnight? If I get lucky, I either have to drag the...
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    Aromatase inhibitors

    I have pretty low testosterone; might need medical intervention, although if there's an alternative to testosterone gel/shots I'd take that first, as I'm already on insulin shots and starting another permanent cause of medication is not that appetising a prospect. Aromatase inhibitors might be...
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    interpreting a blood test for testosterone

    I got a result of 3.9 nmol; the report didn't give any background except to say that this was "below the range" and "Levels do vary throughout the day and can also be affected by alcohol and some pain medications". (I'm 31) I will see my doc about it when I'm back home, but how does this...
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    What's a better living arrangement?

    If you had to choose between living in a studio flat and a shared house, what would you pick? I'm getting ready to move-landlord's selling up-and I found one of each that's both affordable and convenient. I like my privacy but the space, kitchen etc is limited in the studio, and living on my...
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    Growing better facial hair?

    I tried growing a beard, then sideburns to improve my look a bit, but the beard was too thin and the sideburns grew a bit lopsided with one side thinner than the other though they did make my face look stronger. Anything I can do to stimulate more hair follices on my face-diet, sunlight...
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    Smartphones and productivity

    I was in the market for a new phone since my current one isn't under warranty any more and sucks to use-I looked at a smartphone/iphone since I'm doing stuff with ebay and wanted to do more online dating, but I think I'm pretty scatterbrained as is-most of my monthly phone bill comes from...
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    Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary

    This book, old but still relevant and relatable, is a fake dictionary full of hilarious invective and satirical definitions that show Bierce's outlook on life and faddish ideas of his day. He invents a few words, but mostly just redefines existing ones for laughs. The format and his keen...
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    How to name a blog?

    How do you pick a name for your new site that's memorable, catchy/interesting or easy to remember/understand? I just spent nearly half an hour looking through Wordpress to find a domain name that wasn't registered or reserved which I liked, which had some relevance to my writing and didn't...
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    Writing blog posts and holding reader attention

    I started a site to discuss literature, life lessons and other fairly wordy topics. Looking around, I notice that the average blog post is never that long-1500 words is the mean. Do any experienced writers feel that the average reader's attention will be held long enough to read a post maybe...
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    Francis Bacon

    This guy was Attorney General to Queen Elizabeth I, and one of the first essayists in English. This book brings together all his essays on various day-to-day topics, and is one of the most interesting anthologies of the Renaissance, for the style of writing and the breadth of topic, as well as...
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    Filtering your water

    No doubt a lot of posters will know about BPAs, heavy metal, estrogen contamination in tap and shower water, etc, but has anyone any verifiable knowledge or experience of home filtration ideas to remove or reduce the harmful content? Silver or carbon filters are supposedly reliable for...
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    Do you have passion for what you do?

    I've had multiple jobs since graduating; I'm starting another this month. I've had two that excited me in terms of the industry, or what I did from one day to the next, or what I was working to achieve. I do get a measure of satisfaction from completing something, or from the company of...
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    A new and pretty unique dating site

    I caught this story on the Daily Mail, about a dating site which will charge men up to £100k for membership and sort women based solely on attractiveness. As condemnatory as the article and the comments are, the site's owner is blunt and refreshingly realistic. Anyone think this business model...
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    Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws

    This book is worth a look, and most forum members will find something to interest them. It's a dictionary of weird, libertarian, anti-establishment and occasionally illegal definitions. More a reference book than a manual, but interesting and red-pill enough The bibliography is also really...
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    Free lectures

    For anyone looking to learn new subjects, Gresham college gives public lectures which are free to attend, and watch/listen to the replay on their site and youtube. The range of subjects is pretty broad, from classical music and mathematics to economics and London history. The college is 400...
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    I just realised something...

    Why are CD and DVD cases different sizes, even though the discs are the same size? Surely it isn't just about plastering the actors names on the back cover below the blurb. I work in planning for a big retailer now, so stuff like this has me :huh:
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