On Building a Better Pancake

I make them from scratch ever since I learned that it's actually really easy (this was a revelation to me, as the daughter of a cooking hater). I forget where I found the recipe but it's super easy to remember: 3/4 cup flour 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 tsp baking powder 1 or 2 tsp sugar (pro-sugar here) 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 to 1 cup milk (pro-thick pancakes here, so closer to 3/4 cup of milk) butter for cooking Makes about 4 medium pancakes; multiply accordingly

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm 0

On American Workers Want to Know When Their Workday Ends

Not having a defined time when your workday ends sounds terrible; with that said, I think we should distinguish between people who work unpredictable shifts and/or are on-call from people who answer work emails at midnight out of some kind of vague sense of obligation. Otherwise I think we stray into the 'Busy-ness/Misery Poker' territory.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm 1

On Are You What You Wanted To Be When You Grew Up?

God not even close. I don't remember wanting to be anything specific when I was little but I'm not what I wanted to be in high school (architect), college (engineer), or even law school-to-present (civil rights attorney). I just want a job I don't hate, and I think that job is out there but so far I have not been hired for it. @CeeEm I hereby join the club of Wondering Where Things Went Wrong

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

@dromeda Yup, this was my reaction. He's not awful, he's demonstrably non-awful and yet those books are So Bad.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

@Allison Maybe, but it seems like more than that? Like they are terrible in such a specific way...

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0

On Money Tips From John Green

I still cannot reconcile how mental_floss John Green who seems so smart and fun is the same author-of-terrible-books John Green.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm 1

On Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

Awful toothpaste user here. The way the math works in my head is that to get a replacement toothpaste I'd have to spend another $5 which would be in addition to the $5 I already spent, meaning the toothpaste would effectively cost $10. And $10 toothpaste I cannot abide.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:47 am 0

On It's National Singles Day in China, Buy Something!

Sign me up for a sandwich as well.

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm 0

On The Value of 'Company Culture'

@Derbel McDillet I have this one too; it's great!

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm 1

On Experts Maybe Not So Expert-y After All

As a person with a frugal/DIY streak and a possibly inflated conception of my abilities, I feel very validated by this. Thanks!

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0