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I think there are a couple of members here, including myself, who either currently or in the past have lived in countries other than the one in which they were born, grew up or have citizenship. So I thought it might be interesting to 'compare notes' and share experiences.
Some questions to get the discussion going - answer as many as you like
- How did you end up living in another country?
- Is the language an issue?
- How do you cope with living far away from your parents and other family? Do you often go back on vacation?
- Do you ever intentionally meet up with fellow countrymen while in your new country? Do you still keep up with the news and TV series etc. from your home country?
- What aspect of your home country do you miss the most?
- Do you miss living in your home country? Do you plan/hope to ever move back?
- Do you plan on getting citizenship in the country where you live?
I thought we had a thread for this, but I can’t find it. It might be on the “other” board.
Anyway, I’m currently wearing gray skinny pants, a cotton purple V-neck shirt with 3/4 length sleeves, a purple acrylic cardigan over that, and a black fleece vest over that. Now that we’re into transitional weather, I’m trying to get back to layering, as I wore heavy pullover sweaters almost exclusively all winter. Also, thick purple organic cotton crew socks from Maggie’s Organics (they call the socks Eggplant) and Dansko walking shoes (leather, sorry), black with purple trim. With black orthotics inside. Lavender undies and black bra, if you REALLY must know.
Also wearing cheapie silver-tone sparkly earrings from the drugstore and a moonstone pendant in a silver setting shaped like a leaf, on a silver snake chain. And my Fitbit.
It's Shrove Tuesday or pancake day.
''An apple a day keeps the doctor away.''
This must be one of the most healthiest and most versatile fruit, since the Roman times.
My favourite apple recipes are : apple pie, curry, savoury salads and crumble.
I have also picked up a habit of having sliced apple with PB as a snack, thanks to my VV friends.
Great Brtiish Apples - The Best
What to Bake, What to Eat Fresh: A Pocket Guide to Apples | Goop
Anyone discovered this woman and her magic of having a tidy home?
I did last week. After some funny memes about only having 30 books (like, on your nightstand?)
I found her book on Storytel (audio book app), and got hooked. She has so many good points. And those a bit over 4 houers changed my view on a lot of my things.
I had my first clean up after her methods today, and four platic bags of DVDs are picked up today.
I've been wanting to change my lifestyle for a long time. I think the time has come. I'm as heavy as I've ever been at 193. And I know my triglycerides and cholesterol are not good. Last blood work I had my liver enzymes showed signs of a fatty liver. I ate a lot of fast food the last 2 years going through a divorce. I was always skinny so I ate whatever I wanted. So January 16 I stopped fast food, soda and red meat. I bought 2 cookbooks. Forks and knives cookbook and the ultimate vegan cookbook. I spent probably 80 bucks on fruit and vegetables. Also got some cod and salmon as I transition. But meal prep was a pain and I think I needed some help. So I start Seattle sutton 1500 calorie vegetarian plan on Monday. I'm hoping this will show me what to eat so I can then plan my own meals.
I'm sure this won't be easy, but I need to get healthy. Any suggestions for books, magazines or information for people transitioning I appreciate
Announcement Making VV a vegan forum supportive of vegetarians and open to compatible and interested omnisFor a multitude of reasons there comes a time when an Internet community needs to re-invent itself. Change is unavoidable on the Internet, and VV is no exception. When we launched the forum in 2012 it was a rebellion of sorts against changes on VB that saw that community change from a place run by a charitable owner as a public service to an openly for-profit operation. VV has stayed true to its no-ads, not-for-profit policy, relying only on member contributions, the moderators' volunteering and my idealism. We've tried to be a 'safe haven' for vegans and vegetarians across the globe.
However, we are not immune to changes on the wider Internet. First of all, Internet forums are no longer the obvious answer to all the different use-cases they were once designed for: social groups, knowledge sharing, image sharing, online community, online discussions and so on. These days we also have several major social media sites, question & answer sites, and millions of blogs, all targeting...
Possibly related thread: Keeping the Forum Fun and Interesting
As soon as someone put a pro-Trump thread on one specific issue an excuse was immediately found to shut it down. The anti-Trump thread ran for over >200 pages. It’s a clear inconsistency.
I have learned a lot from this forum, but political/controversial topic threads on the forum are very pro liberal. If I found a story that went against the expected liberal narrative (e.g. someone used a gun to save someone’s life), I wouldn’t feel comfortable posting it on this forum incase it led to people questioning my motives or getting into an argument with me. I suspect that other people have also hesitated and not posted opinions/articles here that they knew wouldn’t be popular, and have posted instead other opinions at other times that they knew would fit the expectation. I feel this is a problem.
I like intellectual debate where...
So, I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. I loved English when I was in school and was a super speller, writer, etc. That has declined, however, as I aged, lol. I’m, continually, second guessing myself when it comes to commas, spelling, and other punctuation. For instance, do I need a comma after the word “myself” in the preceding sentence? I find I want to over-comma my sentences, hahahaha.
My goal with this thread is to post random sentences and see what everyone thinks as far as where punctuation should go. It could be fun. I could get boring real fast. Oh well. We will see, I guess.
Now I have to think of a sentence that I was recently struggling with...feel free to critique what I just wrote...be right back.
Please move to another forum if appropriate. I didn’t know where to put it.
IME, people who have never suffered from depression have a hard time really understanding it. At the same time, as someone who has been living with clinical depression for over four decades, I have found it helpful to keep learning as much as possible about it.
So, I thought it would be good to start a thread in which we can contribute information about depression, about new treatments, or simply things that have been helpful for you, if you suffer from depression or related illnesses.
I also hope that this can be a place where those of you who have never experienced depression can ask questions and learn.
I know there's a depression support thread, and this thread isn't meant to infringe on that. I hope that this thread can be an information/knowledge thread.
An interesting study has been published this week (Monday) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The work was led by Prof Ron Milo, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and the other authors were Yinon M. Bar-On and Rob Phillips.
The study can be found here: The biomass distribution on Earth and it is reasonably easy to read as scientific studies go: at least the abstract and results are worth a look. The Guardian has a more reader friendly write up of it with graphics: Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study I also borrowed their headline.
60% of all mammals on Earth are said to be livestock, mostly cattle and pigs, 36% are human and just 4% are wild animals.
The following is...
This is sort of a general, all-inclusive protest/march thread, to avoid any confusing cross-over. I figured today was as good a day as any to start it....
Jer & I were watching live.... There must be at least three million marching... and there's only three million NRA members.
Was very glad to see this young lady's speech... Wow!
11-year-old Naomi Wadler sends powerful message at March for Our Lives: Honor African-American victims
I recently got a crêpes maker for our family, and have been experimenting since with it, with great success
So I thought I would post some vegan recipes here I found to work well ...
Vida crossed the rainbow bridge Thursday 5. October in south-eastern Norway after a short battle with cancer. Vida was a German Shepherd dog born on 22. March 2004.
Vida is survived by her younger adopted sister, Noomi (also a German Shepherd), and human companion, Mikkel, together with whom she shared a wonderful life filled with forest walks, shopping trips to Sweden, massage sessions, dog treats and everything else a dog might desire.
Vida (22. March 2004 - 5. October 2017)
A POEM FOR THE GRIEVING ...
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die......
Thread for discussing how we manage getting older. The title of the thread was inspired by a book of photographs of senior athletes. These are the two most famous photos:
I also came across this magazine article from a few months ago that turned up in my Facebook feed. Whatever you think of Cher’s music, you have to admit she’s extraordinarily vibrant and energetic at 71. And she’s a vegetarian.
What Cher Actually Eats in a Day to Stay So Unbelievably Fit
I admit that wanting to be as fit in our golden years as these people can be a little intimidating, but we already have a head start because we’re part of a community that cares about what we eat.
I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. When I became vegetarian as a teenager, that sense of adventure was shifted to new and diverse vegetarian fare from different cultures. What I am interested to know are the foods unique to the state, country or region where you live, food you might take for granted that the rest of us might not have tried. And if they are not inherently veg*n, what are recipes or alternatives have found to make them so?
In New Hampshire, where I live, I only recently learned that the very popular black raspberry ice cream is not common outside my region. The same is true of Fluffernutter sandwiches, which consist of bread, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff (marshmallow creme). There is a company that makes vegan ricemallow creme, so I am able to re-live this childhood treat as a veg*n adult, if I so choose. I have yet to see a vegan black raspberry ice cream locally, although I am sure some independent vegan scoop shops in other...
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