On Chores, Then and Now

@Lily Rowan My friend had a girlfriend who never helped around the house (despite practically living there) and once, he asked her to take out the garbage to help out, and she threw out the entire inner plastic can along with the bag, and came back with only the outer metal can. She was 25 and her defense was, "Well, I've never taken garbage out before."

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm 0

On Women At Work, At Home, & At Rest -- JK, At Work Again

@guenna77 I totally defer to you on law school rankings-- I'm in Canada, where there are like 15. I just was thinking of an American friend who said that in comparison there are so many more law schools in the US so you have to consider rankings more carefully.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm 0

On Women At Work, At Home, & At Rest -- JK, At Work Again

@ronswansonluva Ahhhhh I want to hear so much more about your feelings on your boyfriend only doing 10% of the cleaning.

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm 0

On Women At Work, At Home, & At Rest -- JK, At Work Again

@guenna77 One factor that I didn't notice on first read but that a few commenters mentioned is that she got a full scholarship to law school in Washington. That's a big factor in deciding where to go! The quality of the law school makes a huge difference in career prospects later because there's so many programs churning out graduates-- so if she got a full ride to somewhere like Georgetown, that's not something that's on par with paying tuition to go to a lower-tier school in VA. Plus her husband sounds like a wank. Who would want to drop their career to spend their days doing 90% of the housework?

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm 5

On Spring Shopping

@NoName Could be-- I don't buy my shirts very fitted and I like everything to drape, but I still end up with gaping. Probably button placement is a culprit too. Anyway, double-sided tape has solved all my problems. Long live tape!

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm 1

On Spring Shopping

@NoName Could be-- I don't buy my shirts very fitted and I like everything to drape, but I still end up with gaping. Probably button placement is a culprit too. Anyway, double-sided tape has solved all my problems. Long live tape!

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0

On Spring Shopping

@JaneA BUY DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE! It's the greatest. Button-down shirts gape on like 99% of women regardless of bust size, but most of the time it can be remedied by putting a little strip of tape along the placket between buttons. A cheap solution to improve all your button-down items: http://www.amazon.com/Braza-Clothing-Double-Sided-Flash/dp/B0027ZCXRO

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:39 pm 1

On Soon Asian Americans Will Be The Richest In All The Land

As a research professional, I'm pretty sure that research is not about "As a drawing conclusions, useful or not"-- it's definitely about ending all your manuscripts with "more research needed to determine significance of [x]." JK's aside, if you want more nuanced research, you need more nuanced categories for ethnicity in demographic population surveys. Data collection is important! In Canada there's no way to cross-reference ethnicity data with disease incidence or mortality data, and let me tell you that as a health researcher it SUCKS.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm 1

On How an Entry-level Investment Banker Does Money

@BATS! Worth adding that there are likely queer folks in the industry who aren't out at work because banking, compared to a lot of other industries, seems to be pretty conservative and old-boys-clubby.

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0

On The Cost of Things: Museums

I just bought a household membership for the Vancouver Art Gallery ($120/year, so $60/each for me and my partner). I used to have one and let it lapse for a few years, but it feels like a great use of money because museums are something I enjoy more in small doses, when I can just go for an hour or so instead of trying to "get my money's worth" by lingering for a whole afternoon and getting serious Art Fatigue. With a membership it's nice to be able to drop in for half an hour, re-visit just one part of an exhibit, kill time while waiting to meet someone, etc. The VAG is great because it's (currently) right in the middle of downtown and so it's really accessible and easy to drop in. And even if I don't maximize the value of my membership I still feel good about the fact that I'm helping to sustain the arts in my city.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm 1