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Old 01-18-2021, 11:10 AM
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How is it that a California girl didn't know that avocados can go in the refrigerator?

Thank you to my Pt friends for this money saving tip.

What have you learned form our friends here?


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Old 01-18-2021, 11:23 AM
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Iíve learned so much here!
*put my Kindle in airplane mode to finish reading a library book thatís due
*fabulous products I use often
  • Dawn spray
  • Swedish dishcloths
  • Clorox bleach pen (actually, I only used this once, but it solved the problem)
  • Oxi-clean max force gel stain remover
*recipes (salsa chicken is my favorite)
*good books & TV (Broadchurch!)

Iíve also learned that so many of you are kind and caring and helpful. Youíre real to me and I appreciate you.
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I agree with Amiga.
Old 01-18-2021, 11:34 AM
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I have learned many useful & practical ideas from members here. I have tried many a recipe someone suggested. I have gotten helpful technology advice a few times when I was baffled. Someone nearly always has a great website when I am trying to find information on a topic or a household item. I have learned quite a bit about clothing/fashion, home decoration and repair, real estate sales/buying, and travel. I also agree that the members are always kind and caring, especially if one's family member has become gravely ill and one is trying to choose medical/residential care for them.
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A lot of things!
Old 01-18-2021, 11:41 AM
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I've learned about so many things and most of them involve food, books, and TV, my three favorite hobbies (I love to cook).

Fruit dip - marshmallow fluff, cream cheese, and toffee bits. I had to "unlearn" this one because I was eating it by the boatload when I was pregnant.

Caramel tea at night as a dessert replacement (see above)

Blue cheese dip from Trader Joe's

Quite a few books-- Educated, Hillbilly Elegy, The Silent Patient, and another really good memoir about a young woman in a care facility for unwed mothers (I'll think of the name later).

I was one of "I don't wanna learn another new thing" whiners when Google Classroom was brand new. It took about a dozen PT posts and I dove in. I'm so glad I got on the train early.

I'm not well-versed but I'm far more aware of working conditions in other states and union matters. I learned a lot about maternity leave from PTers.

I really appreciate the perspective of PT parents/family members with atypically developing children and adult children. I believe it has made me a better advocate for students. PTers in the special ed field have been very generous and supportive with their knowledge, too.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:54 AM
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about a young woman in a care facility for unwed mothers (I'll think of the name later).
The Home for Unwed Mothers? I read and loved it.


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Old 01-18-2021, 12:47 PM
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I learned only to bring banana croquettes when I want to burn bridges and not be invited back. It's helpful information.
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:49 PM
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I have learned so much from PT.
* recipes-chicken salsa is one of my favorites
*books to read
*household tips
*healthy tips
*gift ideas
*crafts

PT really is a very caring, kind, and helpful place.
Thanks so much for all of your sharing experiences, helpful hints, and ideas.
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:53 PM
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Lots of things, but right off the top of my head:
-The kindle/airplane mode trick that was mentioned above

-Putting dry shampoo in your hair at night (when you washed it that morning) rather than waiting until the next morning when your hair is already oily. Seriously, life changing tip here! I've been so much happier with my "second day" hair ever since.

-Budgeting/money saving tips like the envelope system. That one didn't actually work out for me, but it was a great springboard for figuring out what DOES work for me, and now I am quite a good saver!
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:09 PM
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I've learned when you are pouring out the fat after cooking ground beef, line the "collection bowl" with foil so you can just toss it once it hardens without making a harder to clean mess.
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:30 PM
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How could I forget? You know what else I learned about at PT?
BOMBAS
&
ROTHYS


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Old 01-18-2021, 02:15 PM
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Iíve gotten so many great book suggestions, especially during this pandemic.
Iíve tried different recipes and cleaning tips. But my very favorite, pre COVID, were all the great tips for places I was traveling. I always knew I could count on PT for great restaurant suggestions and attractions to see.

I have also learned so much about schools and living in different parts of the country that are so different from my personal experience.
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PT is educational!
Old 01-18-2021, 02:39 PM
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I've learned:
  • recipes
  • DIY/home repair
  • good books, shows, or movies to try
  • to never eat banana croquettes
  • that I REALLY want to adopt a rescue greyhound
  • about all kinds of family dynamics- so much diverse families on here!
  • I'll never afford some dream houses posted on here and that's OK
  • that there's much of the US I need to see
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:17 PM
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I started here learning about school stuff, but then I found that the Lounge was more fun! That being said, I've learned about:

working conditions all over North America;
teaching with technology;

and;
excellent book recommendations every month;
cleaning hacks;
tv shows;
organization hacks;
travel tips;

how caring teachers are as a whole!!
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:07 PM
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Travel tips,recipes,new shows on Netflix,shocking work conditions,book recommendations,hair care,love of cats,beauty of the areas people live in,helper outlook of most teachers
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:11 PM
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The Home for Unwed Mothers? I read and loved it.
I looked it up. Look at You Now by Liz Pryor
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:02 PM
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I have gotten a lot of awesome recipes, book suggestions and gadget referrals.

Amiga13 has helped me find Bombas and Swedish dish clothes.

Cozy Mystery series, I can't remember who recommended them.

Way too many great recipes to list.

I also just enjoy coming on to hear how other people are dealing with life in their part of the world, good and bad.

Photo Friday is a favorite post too.
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:41 PM
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I learned only to bring banana croquettes when I want to burn bridges and not be invited back. It's helpful information.
Thanks for that

Seriously, I love PT. I learn something new everyday
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Thanks to PT
Old 01-18-2021, 05:52 PM
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I have learned so much here. Like another poster, I especially enjoy Photo Friday along with Three Word Thursday and Whisper It Wednesday. Through PT I am able to appreciate the diversity and beauty of our magnificent country.
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:52 PM
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Word Fountain taught me I CAN make bread!
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Books and Recipes
Old 01-19-2021, 07:27 AM
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I love PT! You all helped me through my very painful divorce!

My favorite thing is the book recommendations!
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:31 AM
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I learned a few things on PT but the one that comes to mind right now is that Salsa Chicken is not only easy to make but a lot of people like it.
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Salsa Chicken
Old 01-19-2021, 10:35 AM
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Someone please re-post the recipe.
Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2021, 06:42 PM
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Can I admit I initially stole the Photo Friday idea from a FB group that I ended up leaving? I love seeing everyoneís pictures .
I like the feedback. PT is entertaining.
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