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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in The power of negative thinking?   
    I have some books on psychology e.g. tips from happiness research, I like the wellbeing and psychology section in a bookshop. Also read Psychology Today, yes. Some interesting articles but some subjects do crop up on there over and over - like how to deal with narcissists (surely there can't be that many narcissists in the world!)
    There is a writer on there called Marty Nemko - I like his writing style and practical advice. He writes about careers but also life tips/observations from years helping clients.
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in The power of negative thinking?   
    Do you just search on the internet or subscribe to psychology today or something similar? 
    I find psychology interesting and followed psychology today on FB but dropped after too many male bashing articles.  
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    jazz got a reaction from LaLa in The power of negative thinking?   
    I quite like reading the latest research in positive psychology. Balance seems key to me - a lot of what gets worried about never happens.  Also doing stuff that is enjoyable can be v helpful rather than 'just' saying lots of cheerful mantras.
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    jazz reacted to YOTH in My Friend Tom   
    Thanks, man
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Hi All MSC pals :)   
    I had to google bedsit. Interesting. Good luck w it.  
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    jazz got a reaction from IrmaJean in Planning. I'm not good at it.   
    Reminds of learning piano as a child - my teacher would say "don't worry about any mistakes when performing, just keep going."
    Life is often like that, keep going and hope for the best.
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Planning. I'm not good at it.   
    Harry Truman said "if you are going through Hell keep going"
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Planning. I'm not good at it.   
    Reminds of learning piano as a child - my teacher would say "don't worry about any mistakes when performing, just keep going."
    Life is often like that, keep going and hope for the best.
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Hmmm...so long as the potatoes aren't too mushy I like any potato salad so I'll have to say nothing! 
    As for individual taste I like black pepper, onion, grated cheese on mine. Not a big celery guy but I can deal. Not a bacon bits guy.  
    What seasonings do you like? 🤔
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Dear uncle Vic   
    Dear uncle vic 
    What can I improve on in my potato salad ?
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Yes it does, more than it should, but what I have seen is that people that have other skills, carry themselves w confidence and do what they can to look their best can overcome it.  
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Planning. I'm not good at it.   
    Ok so the problem I had w the house was that back in February i suddenly had water on my floor. My house has no basement so the floor is a concrete slab. A water pipe in that slab burst.  It was as much fun as it sounds and costly too.  
    Here is what I learned:  get a second opinion always. The 1st plumber was an idiot who completely misdiagnosed the problem.  I paid the price in time (vacation time), money and misery.  The other thing I learned: keep a clear & open mind when things go wrong.  I defaulted into catastrophic thinking and that didn't help.  
    Lastly what I learned is that everyday there is some fuck up problem.  It might be your body, you job, your house, your car, your phone, people in your life etc.. If you let that ruin your life you might as well give up now - go drink, declare bankruptcy, go on welfare etc because that's just how it is.  You have to live you life and enjoy your life in spite of it, in defiance of it. 
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Dear Uncle Vic,
    Does appearance matter?
    Regards,
    Boris
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in My attempt at homemade potato salad   
    Behold my 3rd attempt 

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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    With family we tend to agree overall, probably because we have the same background and experiences. With friends it is different - I do tread a bit more carefully - because their views are shaped by different circumstances and I want to try to keep an open mind. Yes, it is possible I could be wrong...I have one friend who I thought was not in the least bit interested, but even she sent me a political retweet she liked today - that's the climate we are in here I think, people are taking more notice of what is going on.
    Sometimes a good debate with a friend is enjoyable even if there is no chance of agreement too.  Followed by a change of subject...😁
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Dear uncle Vic   
    There a joke with that 
    Q. What do you get if you get houmous with a side of veg ?
    A. Houmouside
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Dear uncle Vic   
    I have not done the 3rd attempt yet might need smaller potatoes
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Dear uncle Vic   
    Okay change the subject
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in My attempt at homemade potato salad   
    I am going to attempt a 3rd try hmmmmm 
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in My attempt at homemade potato salad   
    Me too.  I just buy it from the store and add chopped onion.  I love potatoes period.  I even add them to chili!  So Dee-rish-ous 
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Yeah I get on a roll sometimes 😀
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    jazz reacted to Daveuk in Dear uncle Vic   
    That was a really big answer take 5 uncle Vic 
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    jazz reacted to Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Good question.  The problem I run into is that even w people that I largely agree with we will eventually run across an issue where we disagree and it stirs anger.  So on balance I would say it's not a good idea but at the same time acknowledging that it's going to happen.  At the very least one needs to know when to bail if things get heated.  
    What do you think?  Do you discuss politics w friends/family and if so how does it turn out?
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in My attempt at homemade potato salad   
    I do like potato salad 🥔
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    jazz got a reaction from Victimorthecrime in Dear uncle Vic   
    Dear Uncle Vic,
    Is it a good idea to talk politics with friends or not?
    Thanks,
    Mrs May
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