On My First Job, Or How Not to Deal With A Boss Who Masturbates at Work

@raptoresq "Jesus Christ" right back at you! It was her first job, and MANY MANY people don't know how to handle or report sexual harassment or other hostile work environments. And in this situation, it wasn't like she could just go to HR.

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm 1

On "Choosing THE RIGHT School": BS or Total BS?

The school I least wanted to attend, I ended up attending - because it was the big state school, it was both the most affordable and least desirable option. It was the polar opposite of everything I thought I would want in a college. BUT I absolutely loved it and am so happy with how it turned out. What you think you want at age 18 is not always right. (Also I really do believe that most people can be happy in most places.)

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm 1

On More Women Are Vegetarian But More Men Are Vegan

@avianbonesyndrome A lot of vegans mostly get their protein from beans? Not soy? Including processing and transportation, tofu (for one soy-based example) still has a much smaller footprint than dairy and ALL meats: http://static.ewg.org/reports/2011/meateaters/pdf/report_ewg_meat_eaters_guide_to_health_and_climate_2011.pdf And the soy and corn that is wrecking land is usually for animal feed, not humans.. so. Veganism is widely acknowledged as being good for the planet - the best diet for the planet - if you aren't eating a lot of processed foods. Which is a good strategy for all people, carnivores and vegans alike.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:33 am 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

Now I'm mad at the guy who ordered a bunch more bottles of wine when you said you'd pay! That is just not nice.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm 2

On Help, I'm Hooked on Battery-Operated Toothbrushes

@keithtalent Dental hygienists are powerful people. When she praised my flossing (for the first time ever), I was seriously giddy.

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:02 am 1

On Help, I'm Hooked on Battery-Operated Toothbrushes

My dentist told me to get an electric brush! Mine is rechargeable, like the ones mentioned above. I love it. I do not like how it collects toothepaste gunk and spit, but I haven't had a cavity yet!

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:01 am 1

On A $124,421 Student Debt Story

Only just started reading, but all this stuff at the beginning about going to a state school but always regretting the possibilities that might have been, or if he had trouble launching after Tufts it would be fine but trouble launching after state school would be failure. That's bullshit.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 am 2

On Crop Tops Cropped from College, Education = Reparations?, Academic Rejection vs Other Kinds

@viewfinder The point is that a STEM degree isn’t helping black students as much as it helps students who aren’t black. Aka you can be a STEM genius but the world is still racist.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm 3

On Health Insurance Isn't Supposed to Work Like This

@Trilby It is a system that is inherently unfair for people without time, resources, money to be persistent, or the education or literacy skills to navigate the system. The system is fucked and our response shouldn't be, "That's how it is!" Our response should be "How it is needs to change."

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm 5

On Job of the Day: Taco Bell Product Developer

This keeps the 40-person innovation team busy and well-fed. “We eat all day long,” says Elizabeth Matthews, Taco Bell’s chief food and beverage innovation officer. “Sometimes, before 10 a.m., I’m sure I’ve had 3,000 calories.” To counter the resulting so-called Taco Bell 12 (pounds), there’s a well-equipped gym on site that also hosts about 20 exercise classes weekly. This is SCARY. Going to the gym isn't going to help counter every health effect of eating Taco Bell all day long.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm 0