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    Re: Children's Allowances Then and Now

    Never had an allowance. Remember getting 20p pocket money a week. Think it went up to 1 at somepoint, but never more than that. At 16 I was washing up in a restaurant to earn real pocket money...
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    Re: Change Last Letter

    yardstick
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    Re: What is Metabolism and Why is it Important?

    A more accurate definition of metabolism is that it is the process by which energy is utilised by the body. All functions require energy from metabolism. There is no such thing as "unhealthy...
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    Re: Suggestions for getting her to sleep alone?

    We did controlled crying with our first. I worked for a while, up until our 2nd came along.

    Hard, but it can work. Our nursery manager told us about it. Basically you leave them to cry in the cot...
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    Re: Those Invasive Tests When Having a Physical

    Silly really. I think I put my visit to the doc off for so long. We are all just humans, they are doctors. Should try to be all logical about it. But still does not feel right!
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    re: stupid things you've said or done while drunk

    I have probably said a lot of really dumb things over the years. For the opening question - how to deal with saying daft things when drunk - it all balances out really as you probably (not actually...
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    Re: What brought you joy today?

    it is 6.48am, the day has only just started, so so far, wondering in here and being reminded of my last trip the the docs....
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    Re: Those Invasive Tests When Having a Physical

    Oh yeah, I had my first prostate exam a few weeks ago. I went in because I thought I had piles (I didn't) but the doc decided that it was a good opportunity to check me out. Still cannot workout how...
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    Re: Hairstyle and Your Personality

    my tongue is stuck to my teeth now.
  10. Thread: Power Naps

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    Re: Power Naps

    I used to have power naps in my lunch hour when I worked in London. Coffee, then 15 minutes sleep. Always felt better afterwards.
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    Re: New here and needing a mentor

    hey, welcome. I am sort of new here. I keep coming back as the people are all so nice. Maybe think of this whole forum as your mentor, rather than have one person?
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    Re: The Big Bang Theory TV Show

    I pick it up a few times, never watch it out of habit, but always enjoy it when it is on. Quirky sort of comedy, I like to think that if I was a little more intelligent, I would have been with those...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, Canada

    That makes sense. Also maybe connections with the commonwealth. Most primary schools here in the UK have just finished the harvest festivals. I guess America has later harvests in the south and have...
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    Re: Hairstyle and Your Personality

    All my hair is falling out. What does that mean? Am I doomed?
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    Re: weekly menu cheaper to do?

    My wife and I were discussing this today too. We need to cut our supermarket bill, at the moment it accounts for about 36% of all of our costs and we are just not earning enough money at the moment...
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    Re: What are you up to?

    Rain is good, when you have waterproofs.

    What am I doing? Well, I think my mild panic attacks drew me back here. Just hanging out, trying not to worry too much about things.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, Canada

    How come Canada's thanksgiving is so much sooner than Americas?
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    Re: Study Claims Walking, Cycling Fights Obesity

    Most of these studies miss the point.

    Other studies in the last year have pointed out that obese children become less active as a result of their condition - not the other way around. So to...
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    Re: Probably Grumpy if Your Over 52

    I saw that headline but never bothered to read the report. I just thought - if life begins at 40, and by 52 we are all grumpy and miserable, that means life only lasts for 12 years.

    Although never...
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    Re: Weight Loss Strategies From Chinese Medicine

    Beware of people peddling pills in the name of Chinese medicine.

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    The only way to lose weight is to eat less calories than your daily needs.
    Accupuncture / accupressure has only...
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    Re: When to Stop or Not Stop a Sneeze

    Never hold back a sneeze. Let it out. I sneeze very loudly, cannot help it, but will never quieten down. My mum used to work with someone that held their sneezes and he managed to severely damage one...
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    Re: Babies smile 400 times a day

    I think my boy smiles more than that. He smiles at everyone. And I find myself smiling back. Not got much to smile about, so that really helps!
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    Re: Slashing Salt Intake

    Yep, easy to cut salt really, just prepare your own food. Salt is added to preserve stuff for longer, if you buy fresh you do not need it at all.
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    Re: What brought you joy today?

    I do actually work from home, so have to shut the door and keep my head down. Although I did obviously take a break to see them all, and they did invade the office once too!
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    Re: Seven Thoughts That Are Bad For You

    Positive thinking goes a long way. Of those 7 thoughts, stress and anxiety are 2, and they are not really thoughts but emotional/psychological conditions resulting from events.

    Thinking bad...
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    Re: What brought you joy today?

    My son's friends came over, so there were three 3 year olds plus 3 babies under 1 year, all screaming and shouting for a few hours. I was working upstairs, but nice to hear them all having fun.
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    Re: What's Your Weather Like Right NOW?

    Chucking it down in Essex. Had a really clear night last night though (until about 12.30am) and I stayed out watching for meteors. Saw many, stopped counting after about 6. But been a miserable day,...
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    Re: How far should my toothbrush be from the toilet?

    Why not just put the toilet seat down before flushing?
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    Re: What brought you joy today?

    Hi yeah, what has been happening? Well, no longer a banker (office was relocated to another country to save money). Um, put on weight. Stressing over stuff really. Baby 2 due any day now (was...
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    Re: Recession Making Us Sick

    I think it has mine. I was made redundant from my banking job in August - 11 years, I thought it was a job for life. Now stressing over money, sleeping habits gone out the window, put on weight,...
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    Re: What brought you joy today?

    Playing with my son and his Bob the Builder toys. When he first got them he did not want to share, now he insists that I play with him! He's 2 1/2.
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    Re: How Eggs are Good For Health

    Eggs are healthy. Lots of good cholesterol, plus proteins. They have bad press due to risks of salmonella in the past, but these risks are minimal now (no greater than food poisoning from eating...
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    Re: Baby P

    The saddest thing is that this will not be the last such case. The parents knew how to cover up the injuries. If social workers / doctors insisted that a child was naked and washed when being...
  34. Thread: I've missed out

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    Re: I've missed out

    The thing is, once you get over the irrational fear of looking into someones eyes, you will soon not even notice that you do it. It is sooooo normal.
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    Re: How do you keep the weight off?

    Some UK restaurants pile the food on. Last week I met some friends at a pub in London, and we all ordered an "ultimate burger". I was good, but man, it was big too! One of my friends left half of it....
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    Re: How do you keep the weight off?

    Food is my problem too. Well, it is everyone's really! I must have a turtle's metabolism too. No matter how much I try to lose weight, I just stay stuck at 95kg. A few years ago I did manage to get...
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    Re: I've missed out

    Making the right friends is never easy. I know many people that often complain about their friends. So many relationships seem very superficial. In time you will meet people that you get on with. If...
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    Re: Weight Issues and Support

    THe weights themselves are not so expensive, just get a bar and a few dics, that should keep you going for a while. Then buy more weights as you get stronger!
  39. Thread: Paternity Fraud

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    Re: Paternity Fraud

    Hmmm, reading on the legal side, he was probably a bit naive, or stupid, to do what he did.

    The CSA said that, unless a child was legally adopted, both biological parents were financially...
  40. Thread: Paternity Fraud

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    Re: Paternity Fraud

    I recently heard about a case whereby two lesbians decided to start a family (my facts are vague, heard it at work) and asked a friend of a friend for some sperm. All done without any legal...
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    Re: The Job Satisfaction Test

    I got MEDIUM, which was a shocker, as it should be LOW!! Scored 58. Not happy with my work at the moment, been messed around way too much in the last year. But the work is easy, I can get out at 5pm,...
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    Re: Word Association part V

    black tie
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    Re: How do you keep the weight off?

    I am sure it will all come flooding back in no time. Those 7 years of dancing experience will not be lost, not if dancing is like martial arts. You will feel rusty to start with, but within a few...
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    Re: Weight Issues and Support

    Hmmm, I guess she may be in the wrong job!
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    Re: Weight Issues and Support

    Hey, maybe I should become one of those expert motivational speakers - that could get me out of my mundane desk job....
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    Re: How do you keep the weight off?

    Go for it! We had a professional dancer in our kung-fu club a few years back - he made the rest of us look like unfit coach potatoes! Dancing is an excellent way to get fit, and you can dance at home...
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    Re: Making Windows XP Run Smoother

    Good post. I also use AVG, ZoneAlarm, and also run Adaware and Spybot every now and then too. And Firefox helps keep those nasty bugs at bay too. One other simple way (sorry, I did not read the...
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    Re: Weight Issues and Support

    Hi, this thread is a bit heavy, but that just makes it the more real. My weight has been up and down for years. I am just starting to get back into regular exercise again. It is always difficult...
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