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Modern Mom 16/11/25(Fri)14:04 No. 2910 ID: 8e8ae5 [Reply]
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What do you guys think about dumpsterdiving?
I've been doing it for about 6 months now, and think it's great.

You might be thinking "is it safe to eat trashed food?" It is, if you just keep your wits about you.
Any grocery store in a country where they will get in trouble for selling bad food will regularly throw away food that hasn't actually gone bad.

For example, i once found a pack of 18 eggs, where two of them were broken. (to test if eggs are still safe, you can put them under water, if they float, don't eat them.)

There are many other types of foods, such as yogurt, ketchup, canned food and peanut butter are also safe, so long as it's still sealed.

And even meat could be fine, you just have to use your senses to judge if it's gone bad, but if you're in doubt, don't take unnecessary chances.


AND REMEMBER: If you do go dumpsterdiving, make sure you don't make a mess in the dumpster area, since the workers will probably put a lock on the dumpster


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Modern Mom 17/01/02(Mon)01:50 No. 2935 ID: d3d12c

It's worth doing if you want BULK food for free, you just have to get lucky/know when stores throw stuff out.

Used to keep the roommates at my old house fed from a nearby Weis. There's usually a few products that've expired and they're all thrown out. so you can walk away with towers of frozen pizza or grocery bags full of cheese. It's insane, this country wastes a ton just to look nice.

Lotsa free food out there.




MoneyMaking thread - with and without investment Modern Mom 14/07/15(Tue)02:40 No. 2182 ID: e22576 [Reply]
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Thread for making money during the summer time when we all have the most freetime.

Me personally I have about $5k cash I'm planning on using to make more and looking for some ideas on how to do so. Might be helpful for others aswell.


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Modern Mom 16/12/03(Sat)18:03 No. 2918 ID: e79728

>>2182
buy mdma on DNM and sell it on rave parties, easy money


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Modern Mom 16/12/06(Tue)05:53 No. 2919 ID: dc1119

Throw your money into a retirement account. Boom.


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Modern Mom 16/12/29(Thu)07:55 No. 2933 ID: e216b8

>>2918
once bought 400 dollars worth of MDMA to flip at a festival and only got 3 people to buy my drugs

fucking bullshit, nobody trusted me, it was good shit too




Modern Mom 16/11/10(Thu)20:14 No. 2904 ID: 45e53d [Reply]
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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)00:12 No. 2838 ID: bb3382 [Reply]
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Hey /jew/,

How the fuck do I get a new job? I'm underpaid ($13/hr for $15/hr work) by a company that doesn't allow vertical movement. I have to out up with a manager whose usual response is "I don't care". At this point, this job isn't worth it anymore.

How do I get a new job? Every time I check craigslist, I find ads like "MAKE $3000 A WEEK DRIVING FOR UBER" or ads looking for part-time.

So, how do I find a job where I make more and keep the same level of benefits?


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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)19:42 No. 2841 ID: 42690c

>>2839
>>2840

My local USPS is hiring, I didn't think they paid that well. I have a year or so of warehouse experience, too. I'll drop an application there.

Hopefully my being a 20 year old white male in good shape won't fuck me.


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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)23:19 No. 2842 ID: 179a63

>>2840
>Letter carriers for USPS require a test that is heavily bias towards women, minorities and former military.

There is a high-speed reading and memory test to separate the retards to carrier positions and the morons to clerks but that is about it. Lot of former military people though, but I think that's because pension savings and what-not carry over and they get a head start on retirement benefits.


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Modern Mom 16/10/06(Thu)00:44 No. 2886 ID: fea1f2

>>2838
Your young, companies are not going to give a fuck. A lot of people are looking for jobs. Make yourself stand out. Even if you work harder then others, you can still get fucked over by having the company putting you where they need a hardworker and have your pay set to other fuck offs that dont do shit.




Starting low. Modern Mom 14/11/17(Mon)03:38 No. 2449 ID: 9bec77 [Reply]
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I'm a student with an income of 540E/month.

I already work and would like no know what is the optimal use of, say, 500E / month with the intention of making more money.

I do not have expenses and politics (relations and influence trafficking) are another topic.

I can sell a lot of stuff I have and probably change my job to a more lucrative one, but since I now have a steady income I bet there's something I can do with it.

I'm not looking for something that requires constant, physical attention like buying/selling objects, but I guess I could try with silver.

SHould I invest? Should I save and study for something that will give me money?


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Modern Mom 14/11/18(Tue)02:26 No. 2452 ID: 980650

>I'm not looking for something that requires constant, physical attention

>something that will give me money

It sounds like you've got the entirely wrong mindset to at this point, but I might be reading too much into the way you phrased your post. Nothing will ever give you money, you have to put forth effort of some kind. Also the amount you get is equal to the amount of time, effort and skill you spend/put into it, but effort is far more important than time in most cases and skill trumps the other two by a fair sight. That applies to something as simple as selling an item as well.


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Modern Mom 14/11/18(Tue)20:33 No. 2455 ID: ce72c5

Just a bad choice of words.

By that I meant I have places to be at and would rather do it online.


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Modern Mom 16/09/24(Sat)03:54 No. 2884 ID: e93ae1

Amazon Turk / eLance / camwhoring.




Cheap 32GB digital audio player Modern Mom 16/09/21(Wed)22:38 No. 2880 ID: f55ac6 [Reply]
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Pro-tip. If you need a super cheap music player buy a used android tracfone on ebay.

The audio quality via headphones sucks, but if you link it up via bluetooth it'll sound good. (I do this in my car)

I'd also recommend using the app poweramp, but make sure you go into the settings and enable max audio thread priority.

I was about to waste $50 on a Fiio m3 until I discovered my old tracfone would work great.




Bicycle for Colege Jew Modern Mom 13/09/08(Sun)20:17 No. 1602 ID: e87c99 [Reply]
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Hey jew. I am a new broke college student. I have perfectly good feet but they don't move fast enough. What do you guys think is the best legal way someone like me could acquire a bicycle or longboard without breaking the bank.


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Modern Mom 15/10/26(Mon)05:03 No. 2762 ID: 717f10

>>2086
craigslist is not some magical place to get a good bike, maybe every once in a while, but most people are selling 88 dollar walmart bikes used and beaten for 50 dollars on craigslist. Its hardly worth selling this shit, and the bikes they sell are usually near-worthless in reality.

Also, I have some 600 dollar bike from years of yore, and the thing is just as shit as some cheapo bike to a casual biker like me.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)02:01 No. 2868 ID: ed6647

>>1602
Ayy bby can I lick them clean?


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jesus+fuckcrust 16/09/20(Tue)10:17 No. 2878 ID: 9a34a5

>>1602

here's the deal, you either pay for what a bike is worth (you do research it's new, and good) you get a stolen bike (fuck you), or you get a shit bike from walmart and kill yourself when the crank arm falls off your bike and you crash into a parked car because a retard asshole didn't put it together correctly.

you really cannot just decide that you want something cheap and expect quality. Compared to the price of a car, 1k is nothing for a quality bike and you will get a quality bike for that price. fucking save up you bitch. this is not an area where you can be #jew and think that it will end up all ok in the end, you'll either get something that isn't fit for you, it isn't built correctly, it is built with shit components and you'll end up spending the bikes cost in replacement parts, or you'll crash and never bike again.

fuck, these fucking people and their cheap bikes.




STUART 16/08/07(Sun)07:50 No. 2863 ID: 39f38e [Reply]
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Camping? Angela 16/09/16(Fri)15:56 No. 2876 ID: 6329e3
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This picture makes me want to camp again. I went last weekend camping next to a waterfall in deep northern woods of Maine...I had an incredible time hiking. I hope you brought beer and coffee!!!




Modern Mom 14/11/17(Mon)09:41 No. 2450 ID: 704dac [Reply]
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After seeing how cheap the blades for double edge razors are compared to the obscenely over-priced replacement blade cartridges, I'm interested in learning more about double edge razors.

It sounds like aside from being a fraction of the price, the blades even last longer since you can completely remove, clean and dry them, which is impossible with cartridges.

The problem: how difficult is it to shave with these things? Will a new user have a close shave at a fraction of the price, or a face full of blood-stained toilet paper squares? At this point, I'm forced to use the same dull blades that should have been trashed a long time ago, because I can't shell out the money for replacements.

tl;dr shaving for jews


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Modern Mom 16/08/10(Wed)04:33 No. 2865 ID: a58fb8

I switched to DE razors. I use Personna Lab Blues. Made in America and $12.30 for 100 blades. I use one blade a week. I have an Omega Boar brush 10066 and I use Arko shave sticks. I was gifted a Gillette Super Adjustable razor from an elderly uncle. I spent about 60 bucks for blades, a brush and case of arko sticks. I have enough shaving supplies for 2 years of shaving minimum.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)05:27 No. 2869 ID: a58fb8

>>2450

There is a learning curve with DE Safety razors. Its a minor skill. Initially you will deal with razor burns, nicks and cuts. It might take you a couple weeks to a couple months to learn to shave with a DE razor. Its very slow at first. After another few months or more and after developing some muscle memory you will get faster but probably not as fast as using a cartridge blade system(mach3 or similar). Aim for a socially acceptable shave and you'll get a very comfortable shave everyday. If you go for baby bottom smooth you'll be dealing with a lot of irritation and won't be able to shave every day.

There are some great resources available online though.

Badger and Blade forums

Sharpologist

On youtube look for "Mantic59" and "nickshaves" both have playlists for beginners. Many others post shave reviews on youtube for products.

I'll never go back to cartridge razors again. They tore up my neck and caused in grown hairs. Now that I know how to shave with a DE Safety Razor I don't have any of those problems and after the initial investment in a razor and brush I pay about 30 cents a week to shave(10 -15 cents per razor blade and the rest on shave soap and witchhazel)


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Modern Mom 16/09/03(Sat)15:37 No. 2872 ID: f3169f

Protip: wet your face, apply the stick of soap to your skin, then lather it up using the brush on your face. You'll use a fraction of the amount of soap compared to using a mug and transferring the lather to your face.




Modern Mom 13/07/09(Tue)07:49 No. 1469 ID: 50f3b5 [Reply]
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Does anybody use a Japanese style futon to save apartment space? I was thinking about doing this, but I know nothing about this foreign concept. How does one go about buying a Japanese futon, and how do you use the damn thing?


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Modern Mom 16/06/15(Wed)01:54 No. 2849 ID: 0bb1b4

>>1884
Well don't try to sleep in it like the guy in the pic. You have to go almost side ways to that so it actually is a flat line under you instead of fucking up your back.


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Modern Mom 16/06/16(Thu)06:05 No. 2850 ID: c22d13

just sleep on the floor man. get a mat if you don't have carpet. it's actually really comfy after the adjustment period, and they say it's better for your back


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Modern Mom 16/07/14(Thu)20:39 No. 2859 ID: d5484a

During high school our house got infested with bed bugs, which was disgusting. We think my sister's meth-addicted boyfriend infected our house, but anyway the infestation quickly eliminated wood furniture from our house. Our beds, our dressers, and some clothes. I was fine with the change. I slept on the ground on blankets and a single pillow. When we got beds again after fighting off the infestation, the mattress felt too soft and my back got twisted.

I don't like beds, but I use them. I'm thinking of going to buy a futon to save space.

How do you store futons?




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