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  • Anyone else have trouble with MRIs? (Vanity)

    05/30/2017 4:20:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 132 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/30/17 | Me
    Anyone have trouble with MRIs being too confining? I couldn't get through my first one....but, today, used Klonopin and a lavender washcloth to cover my eyes and breathed in the aroma. Worked great. No panic. Have upper back pain I needed diagnosed. What are your tips and tricks?
  • Some Lawyer Is Posting Hilarious "Tips" On Facebook

    01/03/2017 9:06:30 AM PST · by virgil283 · 24 replies
    college humor ^ | Ross Snow
    "Drinking ice water just before your drug test does not explain why your urine sample is cold"...The life of a lawyer is an insane one. Or at least that's the case for this West Virginian lawyer who has been posting hilarious advice drawn from his actual life experience on Facebook for years now. Check out some of his posts...for all future "legal advice."
  • Red Kettle plea: Salvation Army donations way down in Northeast Ohio

    12/23/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    FOX8 ^ | 12/21/2016 | Darren Sweeney
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Salvation Army said donations for its Red Kettle campaign are way down from last year. On Tuesday, The Salavation Army said donations were down by nearly $2 million dollars in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the agency collected nearly $4.8 million over the holiday season. "Thousands of people in our community are hurting and we are committed to doing all we can to raise the necessary funds to support those needs," Major Evan Hickman, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Northeast Ohio Division said in a news release. Video at source
  • Feds offer Thanksgiving tips to fight climate change

    11/21/2016 4:02:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The federal government is worried that America is too stressed out to deal with Thanksgiving dinner safely so at least two departments have entered to help everybody live through the uniquely American holiday while also curbing global warming. "This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness," warned the Agriculture Department. As a result,...
  • The restaurant owner who’s ditching tips says she’s already lost servers over new policy

    10/28/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by wbill · 112 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | October 27, 2016 | Kathleen Pierce
    Cara Stadler says she just wants to do the right thing. On Tuesday, the owner of Portland’s Bao Bao Dumpling House and Tao Yuan in Brunswick announced her plan to jettison tips, pay all servers $15 an hour and tack on an 18 percent surcharge on checks. “Tips is such an arcane system. It just doesn’t make sense,” she said. Her motive, she says, is to “create stability in the workplace, because there is a disparity in pay.” Though servers make a paltry $3.75 an hour, with gratuity a waiter/waitress at Tao Yuan can easily pull down “$30 to 40...
  • Full text of "Unusual uses of Ivory soap"

    08/23/2016 5:21:22 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 62 replies
    Archive.org ^ | Multiple | Multiple
    Ivory Soap It Floats Cornell University Library The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library. There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924089502037 ^^OME time ago we conducted a prize contest to k-' which users of Ivory Soap contributed about 50,000 recipes. These recipes tell bow to use Ivory Soap, either by itself or with other materials, for things rarely attempted with soap. From these recipes we have selected more than one hundred which are exceptionally helpful and, in many cases, most unusual. We have tested each one...
  • Waiter's "Tip" Was Actually a Religious Text

    01/14/2016 8:26:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    fox29.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | wtxf
    (WTXF) - A waiter in Kansas named Garret was excited late last month when a customer left a $20 bill, rolled up under a ketchup bottle. But when he got a closer look, the “$20 bill” was actually an admonition to read the Bible: IMAGE OF TRACT ON LINK
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • What Ever Happened to Las Vegas? (Vanity)

    09/17/2015 10:15:38 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 92 replies
    Scribd.com ^ | 17 September 2015 | Me
    Don't get me wrong, there is STILL a lot I like about Las Vegas: cheap flights, lot of choices, inexpensive rental cars and relative proximity (six hour drive) to three of the four most important people in our lives: our grandchildren. But this time, we agreed to a three night stay at a brand name hotel along the strip in return for listening to a time share spiel, which we politely declined. It is a LOT different from the Las Vegas I knew as a pup when I was single and working in the LA area and my kid brother...
  • As Minimum Wages Rise, Restaurants Say No to Tips, Yes to Higher Prices

    08/25/2015 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | Patricia Cohen
    Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit.Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum wage proposals in major cities, an expanding number of restaurateurs are experimenting with no-tipping policies as a way to manage rising labor costs.Here in Seattle, where the first stage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law took effect in April, Ivar’s seafood restaurants switched to an all-inclusive menu. By raising prices 21 percent and ending tipping, Bob C. Donegan, the president and co-owner, calculated he could increase everyone’s...
  • The 16 Smartest Things I Ever Bought For Less Than $10

    11/21/2014 7:52:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2014 | ASHLEY MARCIN, WISEBREAD
    I spend a lot of my time mulling over the large purchases in my life. And for good reason. Still, I tend to forget about the small, everyday things that matter most and have the power to make life a whole lot easier. The following household items are extremely useful and — better yet — each costs less than $10. 1. Chip clips I don't know why it took me so long to purchase a set of inexpensive chip clips for our kitchen. We end up using them for far more than just sealing bags for freshness. Use magnetic clips...
  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • IRS Offers Affordable Care Act Tips (Husseincare's Individual Shared Responsibility Payment)

    02/26/2014 5:18:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    KCSG ^ | 2/26/14
    (PHOENIX, Ariz) - The Internal Revenue Service is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes. **SNIP** • The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment – An Overview ─ Provides information about types of qualifying coverage, exemptions from having coverage, and making a payment if you do not have qualifying coverage or an exemption. • Three Timely Tips about Taxes and the Health Care Law ─ Provides tips that help with filing the 2013 tax return, including information about employment status, tax favored health plans and itemized deductions. • Four Tax...
  • White House offers cybersecurity tips (not satire)

    02/13/2014 4:51:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/14 | Kate Tummarello
    The Obama administration on Wednesday released a long-awaited framework for cybersecurity that is intended to nudge businesses toward strengthening their networks against attacks. The voluntary guidance, established by President Obama via executive order and developed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, gives critical infrastructure companies a guidebook for ways to prevent and respond to the growing threat of cyberattacks. The framework includes a “core” that outlines standards that companies can implement to identify, detect, respond to and recover from cyber threats. “The goal is not to expand regulation,” one administration official said. “Our goal is to...
  • Mercy and Confession: 10 Tips on How to Confess Well [Catholic Caucus]

    11/02/2013 10:24:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 23, 2013 • | Fr. Ed Broom
     Mercy and Confession: 10 Tips on How to Confess Well by Fr. Ed Broom on July 23, 2013 ·  In the context of an Ignatian retreat it is always beneficial to prepare oneself to make an excellent Confession. To make a good confession demands prior preparation!  The better the prior preparation, the more abundant the graces and the more overflowing the river of peace in your soul! Following are ten short helps to make the best confession in your life!1.    IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING THE RECEPTION.  As Catholics two of the most important actions we can accomplish are to go to Confession and to receive...
  • 97 New Ways to Save Money

    10/26/2013 4:17:18 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 94 replies
    Dough Roller ^ | March 23, 2012 | Rob Berger
    One year ago I wrote an article about 51 painless money saving tips. It was a simple enough article with a bunch of ideas on how to save some money without making huge sacrifices. The response was stupendous. There have been countless comments to the article, and the article has been viewed more than 65,000 times. But the best part of the article has been the money saving tips submitted by readers. Through comments and e-mail, readers have offered dozens of ways to save some money. So I thought I’d collect all those ideas and republish here. So in no...
  • DOJ solicits email tips in Zimmerman civil rights probe

    07/16/2013 2:00:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 112 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/16/2013 | Scott Powers
    The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said. The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation. Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – who earlier in the day joined calls for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, said that later in the afternoon, she joined...
  • Restaurant bans tips; pays servers salary, benefits

    06/11/2013 8:52:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    upi ^ | June 11, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    Sushi Yasuda in New York City has maintained an excellent reputation for more than a decade, and now the restaurant is making headlines for banning tips. All the restaurant's servers are now on salary with paid vacation and sick leave. The high-end restaurant only seats 45 guests and the chef’s menu can cost more than $100, so the owners aren't worried about raising prices to make up for lack of tips. But customers have been confused since the policy went into effect earlier this year. Managers put a note in both the menu and receipt explaining the no-tipping policy, but...
  • Measure N: Voters Approve $13 Wage And Benefits For Long Beach Hotel Workers

    11/19/2012 10:07:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Long Beach Business Journal ^ | November 20, 2012 | Joshua H. Silavent
    Long Beach voters took to the polls on Election Day and overwhelmingly cast their support for a living wage (or minimum wage, depending on choice of terminology) of $13 per hour for workers in the city’s largest hotels. The earliest the law would likely take effect is December 21. “In terms of what message voters sent . . . it affirms that the City of Long Beach was ready to really look at how quality of life issues matter, regardless of what level of employment or which sector you work in,” Councilmember Suja Lowenthal told the Business Journal. As of...
  • Trending on Twitter: #ObamaDebateTips

    10/16/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/12 | Nachum
    Some of the comments to help the President in tonight's debate: #ObamaDebateTips Have Hillary speak prior to debate saying that if tonight is a flop, it's her fault! Expand Think about this..Obama has been practicing with John Kerry on how to interact with normal people. #ObamaDebateTips #ObamaDebateTips Just do everything you did last time and you will do fine. This time, Mr. President, #SayNope2Dope before the debate begins!! #ObamaDebateTips #ObamaDebateTips avoid Benghazi, just like you did when they asked for more security. Borrow Hillary's balls. #ObamaDebateTips #ObamaDebateTips If it gets really bad just stick an empty chair in your spot....