As a chronic pain person myself, I am very interested in this subject. One of the recommendations for pain management is playing casual games, and especially those of the match-3 genre. Supposedly, it occupies your mind enough to take it off of the pain, but does not require too much concentration. They suggest… » 3/04/15 8:58am Yesterday 8:58am

I think that what happens sometimes is that "Joke" pictures get shared, but the text that accompanied the photo got stripped out in the share. So a photo with original comments clearly indicating it is a joke gets forwarded out of context. I know I often see the photos in a vacuum on my timeline, and when I respond… » 3/03/15 4:26pm Tuesday 4:26pm

In firefox, you can click on the symbol to the LEFT of the URL, then click on "more information" then on permissions. This is good for setting allow/deny/ask on an individual site or page basis. There was a SHORT period when flashblock updates did not keep up with firefox updates, and flashblock wasn't compatible. … » 3/03/15 2:38pm Tuesday 2:38pm

Oh! Great idea. Mind if I steal it? One of the things I do is teach seniors to use computers, and teaching them how to avoid phishing is something I spend A LOT of time on. I tell folks to forward any e-mail of which they're unsure to me, and then I reply with how I could tell it was (or wasn't). This could be a… » 3/02/15 8:04pm Monday 8:04pm

This thread is making me laugh. I am a former educator, and I do have a M.A.Ed., but I don't hire a professional to fix my toilet. I've actually become very adept at that. I DO hire a professional to change my oil, only b/c it's messy and a pain to haul someplace for recycling. And I do not have kids, but if I did… » 3/02/15 7:56pm Monday 7:56pm

In the early 90s, I had a friend who lived out in Reston and commuted to DC. Wanting to use the HOV lanes without a passenger, he got by with a bow up doll for the longest time. After the 2nd ticket in a week, he decided to use a different strategy. Now Danny worked as a Disability Advocate and was a wheelchair… » 3/01/15 1:49am Sunday 1:49am

This is the BEST lip balm, hands down. And DO NOT believe the urban legend that it molds. I live on a Gulf Coast Barrier Island where EVERYTHING molds, and I have NEVER had a mold issue with Eos. (I have with Burts Bees, but never Eos.) The tangerine-medicated and the strawberry are my favorites. And you do not… » 2/26/15 2:51pm 2/26/15 2:51pm

I've tried this, except I've cooked the pasta in a combo of milk + water, then add the cheese in the end, stir it, and let it sit on warm for a few minutes. No, you do not get as creamy a sauce as you would by making a white sauce then adding cheese, but if you want something quick, it'ss do in a pinch. » 2/25/15 9:42am 2/25/15 9:42am

The first house my family lived in had a similar feature in the basement. About 2/3 of the "room" was a gigantic boulder. Supposedly, the builder had tried to blast it, decided it was too much work, and just went ahead and built the (finished) basement around the boulder. Part of it had a natural "shelf" for… » 2/25/15 1:28am 2/25/15 1:28am

Yes I do, for many reasons. First and foremost, I hate all those he0urp (static static) today and (static) urp beblo... messages I get on the voicemail from folks using their cells on the go. I live on a 7 mile island that currently has only one tower (which I live close enough to get reliable service,) and when you… » 2/24/15 5:35pm 2/24/15 5:35pm