@Stina Thank you!!
Foam earplugs at CVS/WalGreens/etc: $3-$5 Even though I have a slightly unrealistic fear that the earplug is going to work it's way through my ear canal and into my brain, I still use these little bastards daily. Not as neat as noise cancelling headphones but they work!
my first estimate!! Tonight I'm going out for some drinks, and possibly dinner, with a few friends to a new restaurant in my town. Soooo... $50? Tomorrow I'm braving a relatively large wine tasting at a farm down the street. I say braving as my 1.5 year old son will be in tow. Sooo.. probably $15-30 since I will have to pay for the bottle(s) he inevitably smashes (jk, we leave before one of us starts smashing things..usually) Dinner tomorrow night will be leftovers or stuff that we already have, so $0 there Sunday my husband is helping my dad cut down a tree, so I'll buy them lunch. $25 And finally, we have to do a big grocery run Sunday afternoon, including purchasing diapers, so probably $165 there. Total: $270 yikes!
How disheartening. I cheered when the ACA was passed, even though I knew it would require LOTS of adjustments and amendments. Still, ugh. Glad they're keeping you on board through the birth though! I didn't love my GP either and also consider switching to a midwife (I never did)
I could've sworn I saw this infographic here on the Billfold but no matter: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/ It is a nice visual representation of how effective health supplements are, based on real studies [I clicked on the sources and a bunch are from pubmed and I am too lazy to read them so believe at your own risk].
@Stina Thanks for the book recommend! Looks super interesting albeit intimidating in light of my 5 hens + measly garden. And yes, I can see the cost reduction being a big draw, especially for restaurants as they normally have tiny margins. But blander tasting? Blah.
If anyone is concerned with factory farmed eggs - and fake eggs from China - I highly recommend getting your own chickens, (provided you have enough space, which, you actually don't need a ton). I own 5 small hens who now produce plenty of real eggs for my fam. It wasn't entirely due to fear of factory farmed chicken/eggs; I also love their silly personalities. And they eat most food scraps as well as fertilize the garden. 4 of the 5 are as sweet as can be. The 5th may soon become a soup if she doesn't cut the shit. Belgium actually gives some residents hens with the aim of cutting down on waste. Thus far it's been quite successful! They're truly great little pets.
@Meaghano ah good point. Startups seem to be able to manage it, but ya, big corps get in their own way. Partly a generational issue, as you touched on.
@Meaghano I should've prefaced my comment with "not a criticism" :] I've been on that techy-marketing side before and specifically worked on an identical project so I probably have a biased viewpoint.
The article is an interesting story, but not because of the millennial angle. It's more like an insider view of generational wealth. The writer tries to ground Abraham, ("They bought desks from IKEA and crashed on Aerobeds"), but it's wholly unconvincing (1%ers - they're just like us!). Additionally his innovative idea was anything but: it's the same thing Amazon's been doing for years and many companies mimic it. Suggested new headline: "Project Manager gets Investors and Peers Trip to Australia".