@contentandwell

@fiesty76 Hmm, what is a "red-haired personality"? I was a redhead growing up, my husband and daughter still consider me to have red hair although now it is more of a light auburn, that which is not yet grey. I was the only red-head in my family and I had a family of 5 cousins, all red-heads, except one. I always felt like somehow there was a mixup there, although the brunette and I were years apart.
My red hair was pretty much like Nicole Kidman's, but I had freckles too. She may have them but cover them up.

I feel flattered that my daughter often puts a reddish tinge in her brown hair. She and her brother have coloring more like my husband's.
JK

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@contentandwell, Giggles! No idea lol. I think Elizabeth is the "party responsible" for suggesting a "red haired personality" and found the continuing discussions a delight! Thx, @ess77!

Neat that your daughter adds a reddish tinge in honor of her mom! While daughter and one grandson don't have freckles, sil and younger gs do and shades of red vary, too.

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@fiesty76

@ess77, @2011panc,@ginger, Wanted to add that I just found a slew of Mayo posts in my Spam folder…Again! Boo! Hiss!! Have sent them back to reg. e-mail so hoping firefox "gets the message that these are Important".. Time will tell.

Elizabeth, I agree! Our "hair shares" have been fun! So thankful to have a place to share and often come away with smiles and laughter. Best tonic ever for lightening whatever the load! Who would have predicted that an "off the wall" question about hair taming could lead to such good ideas!!! Luv these forums and members!!!!

@gingerw, Interesting comment about the water quality! Makes a lot of sense even though I'd never considered its effects on hair. I live in a very "hard water" community and used to comment to daughter on visits that her "soft water" made my skin almost feel "silky" and much improved hair management. I bought a large quantity of bottled water…just in case… and may give a few of those bottles a try at next shampoo. Also never looked for "leave-in conditioners" Ahh, we're never too olde to learn!

Another aside, Ginger, is that years ago, I discovered that when my hair was short, my spirits were brighter; longer locks drew down my "happy-go-lucky" attitude…weird I know but true for me. Our quirks are "what make us who we are", yes?

Wishing a very good day and smiles to all!

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fiesty 76, I found gobs of Mayo Connect posts in my spam! Just now! What's happening here….you think we're being sensored, like Twitter is doing? Really, I truly don't understand and don't know what to do to keep it from happening.

If you do or find out, please let me know. And, they don't show any Mayo identifying pics or logos. Same thing happened some with political emails and I have no idea what's going on. Frustration! A bit of concern.

I have 'Webroot'….Maybe I'll call the Geek Squad for advice? Or call Webroot or someone!!! Just ck'd – another 45 in spam. Wow! If you have ideas, I'm all ears.

Blessings and fun. Elizabeth

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@ess77

fiesty 76, I found gobs of Mayo Connect posts in my spam! Just now! What's happening here….you think we're being sensored, like Twitter is doing? Really, I truly don't understand and don't know what to do to keep it from happening.

If you do or find out, please let me know. And, they don't show any Mayo identifying pics or logos. Same thing happened some with political emails and I have no idea what's going on. Frustration! A bit of concern.

I have 'Webroot'….Maybe I'll call the Geek Squad for advice? Or call Webroot or someone!!! Just ck'd – another 45 in spam. Wow! If you have ideas, I'm all ears.

Blessings and fun. Elizabeth

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@johnbishop John – can you help her like you did me when I had this issue? I remember setting some filters?
Sue

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@sueinmn – Thanks for the tag Sue! @ess77 @fiesty76 and others having issues with Connect emails going into your spam or junk folders. Here are some discussions that hopefully will help you answer any questions and fix your emails from going into never never land.

– How to add Connect to your Safe Senders List: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/what-to-do-if-you-arent-getting-connect-email-notifications-anymore/
– [Tip] Filter your Connect emails into a folder: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-filter-your-connect-emails-into-a-folder-1/
– [TIP] Managing these posts in email – Setting notification preferences: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/managing-these-posts-in-email/

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@sueinmn

@johnbishop John – can you help her like you did me when I had this issue? I remember setting some filters?
Sue

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PLEASE, JOHN! It's continuing to happen now all day! what's up????? HELP…………………..Elizabeth

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Hello @ess77. I am wondering if you've had a chance to see the post above from @johnbishop to remedy your email situation with Connect emails? Please let John and I know if you have went through those steps and are still having issues.

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@amandajro

Hello @ess77. I am wondering if you've had a chance to see the post above from @johnbishop to remedy your email situation with Connect emails? Please let John and I know if you have went through those steps and are still having issues.

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Amanda, I just saw it and am beginning to try the links.

I use Xfinity email, so I googled 'whitelist xfinity emails'. Will see what they say as the other links are for normal email like Outlook or Gmail.

I'm really tired now and going to bed, fighting a bad infection. I'll pick it up in a bit. You're great for helping and I'll be back in touch is an hour or so. Must get a laptop!!! as soon as I feel better, I'm going to Best Buy and get something….anyone have suggestion as to the best for our needs? I want portability, be able to use it upstairs since I spend time up there when I'm having a problem. We'll see what available and not too costly.

Also, buying a Bit watch of some kind.

Again, thanks. You are wonderful….John is a treat! Blessings, Elizabeth

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@ess77

Amanda, I just saw it and am beginning to try the links.

I use Xfinity email, so I googled 'whitelist xfinity emails'. Will see what they say as the other links are for normal email like Outlook or Gmail.

I'm really tired now and going to bed, fighting a bad infection. I'll pick it up in a bit. You're great for helping and I'll be back in touch is an hour or so. Must get a laptop!!! as soon as I feel better, I'm going to Best Buy and get something….anyone have suggestion as to the best for our needs? I want portability, be able to use it upstairs since I spend time up there when I'm having a problem. We'll see what available and not too costly.

Also, buying a Bit watch of some kind.

Again, thanks. You are wonderful….John is a treat! Blessings, Elizabeth

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@ess77 I just found this post from several days ago. About 7 years ago I decided to get a lightweight laptop to free up where and when I can use my computer. My first choice was a Surface Pro. It worked well for about a year and they had to be replaced because the connector socket went bad. The second Surface was an upgrade and worked even better than the first, for about a year. Then it would neither charge nor work off direct current. The third Surface was another upgrade that again lasted about a year. At that point I was tired of having to reprogram a new computer every year and started searching for the best laptop for my use. After many comparisons I decided on a year-old Lenovo model because the newer model had things I didn't want and that were causing some problems for users. I have been using it for 2 years with no problem (except user error) and plan to use it for a good while yet. I encourage you to do some internet searches for: best 2021 laptops; laptop reviews, and specific functions you know you want. One of the sites I always check for big ticket items is consumer reports. Lenovo has been a trusted brand in the top 10 for many years, and I recommend them as one of your first checks. Good luck.

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@2011panc

@ess77 I just found this post from several days ago. About 7 years ago I decided to get a lightweight laptop to free up where and when I can use my computer. My first choice was a Surface Pro. It worked well for about a year and they had to be replaced because the connector socket went bad. The second Surface was an upgrade and worked even better than the first, for about a year. Then it would neither charge nor work off direct current. The third Surface was another upgrade that again lasted about a year. At that point I was tired of having to reprogram a new computer every year and started searching for the best laptop for my use. After many comparisons I decided on a year-old Lenovo model because the newer model had things I didn't want and that were causing some problems for users. I have been using it for 2 years with no problem (except user error) and plan to use it for a good while yet. I encourage you to do some internet searches for: best 2021 laptops; laptop reviews, and specific functions you know you want. One of the sites I always check for big ticket items is consumer reports. Lenovo has been a trusted brand in the top 10 for many years, and I recommend them as one of your first checks. Good luck.

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Thank you, 2011panic! What a nice and helpful message. I have a good friend who has a Lenovo she uses all day, mostly for bridge playing! but loves it, finds it easy and didn't pay a fortune. I've looked at HP , saw a couple I liked w/large screens that I think I need to help me use it more comfortably. I'm going to consumer reports now, for this and for the FitBit watch I want.
Big help, you are, panic.
Thanks! Blessings to you, Elizabeth.

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@ess77

Thank you, 2011panic! What a nice and helpful message. I have a good friend who has a Lenovo she uses all day, mostly for bridge playing! but loves it, finds it easy and didn't pay a fortune. I've looked at HP , saw a couple I liked w/large screens that I think I need to help me use it more comfortably. I'm going to consumer reports now, for this and for the FitBit watch I want.
Big help, you are, panic.
Thanks! Blessings to you, Elizabeth.

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Elizabeth – I had a Toshiba for years, and when it died in late 2019, I found they were no longer available. My husband talked me into an HP Pavilion because he has had one for years, but I couldn't find one locally that suited me. Then I looked on the HP website and found out I could specifically configure my own exactly as I wanted – 17" screen, large solid state hard drive for photos (and super fast), mid-range processor and memory – perfect! What we find in stores is either low-end for students, or high-end for gamers (and very expensive) – I ended up in between and am thrilled. Good battery life too – I can do 2-3 Zoom meetings back-to-back on one charge, so I can be outside, in the den, etc without dragging along a charger.

As for the watch, I have been very happy with the FitBit Charge 3, even moreso now that I replaced the ugly rubbery band with a nice rainbow fabric band for everyday and a gold-colored metal one for dress-up. Makes it look like a watch rather than a parolee-tracker bracelet! I was glad I purchased the extended warranty because the first one started to act up after 3 months, and FitBit replaced it immediately. This was a replacement for a 4 year old FitBit2 that quit synching and holding a charge. I see the Charge 4 is now less expensive, but I chose the Charge 3 because I try to never buy the newest tech – I let someone else suffer getting the bugs worked out. (By the way, my husband didn't like the price of my FitBit 2, so over the past 5 years, he has probably bought and discarded enough cheap trackers to pay for a Charge – I would keep that in mind and go from a specific recommendation if I was going that route.)

Have fun treating yourself! Last year, just before Covid, I bought a new sewing machine in my Texas home…boy was I glad – we made hundreds of masks and didn't have a bit of trouble. My friends with older machines spent as much time fiddling and adjusting as I did sewing. And it is light enough to stow easily in my tiny house there. So treating ourselves well can be yet another blessing.

Sue

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@johnbishop

@sueinmn – Thanks for the tag Sue! @ess77 @fiesty76 and others having issues with Connect emails going into your spam or junk folders. Here are some discussions that hopefully will help you answer any questions and fix your emails from going into never never land.

– How to add Connect to your Safe Senders List: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/what-to-do-if-you-arent-getting-connect-email-notifications-anymore/
– [Tip] Filter your Connect emails into a folder: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tip-filter-your-connect-emails-into-a-folder-1/
– [TIP] Managing these posts in email – Setting notification preferences: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/managing-these-posts-in-email/

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@johnbishop and @sueinmn, Thanks for the alert and help, you two! In addition to the links and valuable info you share, I appreciate what all you Mentors do to keep us up and running. John, I copied the links to a word doc to save on my desktop so maybe I can become more tech savvy over time.
Kudos and hugs to our mentors and director for your time and efforts in keeping these forums a safe and trusted place to learn and share.

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@sueinmn

Elizabeth – I had a Toshiba for years, and when it died in late 2019, I found they were no longer available. My husband talked me into an HP Pavilion because he has had one for years, but I couldn't find one locally that suited me. Then I looked on the HP website and found out I could specifically configure my own exactly as I wanted – 17" screen, large solid state hard drive for photos (and super fast), mid-range processor and memory – perfect! What we find in stores is either low-end for students, or high-end for gamers (and very expensive) – I ended up in between and am thrilled. Good battery life too – I can do 2-3 Zoom meetings back-to-back on one charge, so I can be outside, in the den, etc without dragging along a charger.

As for the watch, I have been very happy with the FitBit Charge 3, even moreso now that I replaced the ugly rubbery band with a nice rainbow fabric band for everyday and a gold-colored metal one for dress-up. Makes it look like a watch rather than a parolee-tracker bracelet! I was glad I purchased the extended warranty because the first one started to act up after 3 months, and FitBit replaced it immediately. This was a replacement for a 4 year old FitBit2 that quit synching and holding a charge. I see the Charge 4 is now less expensive, but I chose the Charge 3 because I try to never buy the newest tech – I let someone else suffer getting the bugs worked out. (By the way, my husband didn't like the price of my FitBit 2, so over the past 5 years, he has probably bought and discarded enough cheap trackers to pay for a Charge – I would keep that in mind and go from a specific recommendation if I was going that route.)

Have fun treating yourself! Last year, just before Covid, I bought a new sewing machine in my Texas home…boy was I glad – we made hundreds of masks and didn't have a bit of trouble. My friends with older machines spent as much time fiddling and adjusting as I did sewing. And it is light enough to stow easily in my tiny house there. So treating ourselves well can be yet another blessing.

Sue

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Wow! Sue, what great information. Thank you so much…..I purchased a Virmee VT3 Plus fit watch after the response from 2011 panic. It performs the actions I want and is waterproof, but doesn't overdo. I don't need nor want it to answer texts or phone calls or questions w/Alexi…so, hopefully it will do just what I need. If not, I'll go to the FitBit Charge 3! I ck'd it out just now and like it.

Funny thing, I spent some time looking for the right replacement bands!!!!! I'm not thrilled with the rubbery, plastic band, at all plus it will be extremely HOT in our weather. So, saw the rainbow which I love, a couple of nice but also hot leather, didn't find a nice metal one yet which I do want if it doens't make me break out with allergic reaction! NOT going for gold! Let you know….

I really like the HP laptops. Looking at 15" screen, mid-range storage/memory, as I use it more than I thought I would, but don't need top anything. I spent a long time last couple days online re these goodies….also got a new pillow, curved like 'v' shape for side sleeping, will add support for neck and head and back….and got a no-touch thermometer that will take temp of food and liquid – great if i had an infant!-, back pillow for my 2 relcliners to support my poor back! I'm on a roll…..laptop is next.

I bet you're loving that sewing machine! Hundreds of masks to donate? for friends? Good thing and think how much you'll keep on enjoying it! You know, it's so important for us to do good things for ourselves, isn't it. This is a lesson I began learning a few years ago, but it is a lesson well learned this last year.

You have and are helping many of us to be good to ourselves. Remember so many years ago when we were 'taught' by the mind leaders in our world that we must learn to love ourselves? That thought never occurred to us! We were busy loving and thinking of others! While I do know many took that to heart and some may have overdone the concept, it is something I'm acturally putting into practice these days.

And, my friend, that's a good thing. So, the watch, the laptop, the weighted quilt, the pillow……and Mayo Connect friends. Blessings to all. Elizabeth

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