Breakfast for dinner is the best. Even if it's just a bowl of cereal. Especially if it's just a bowl of cereal.
@poodlepants Goya or go home.
@Beck I'd normally agree with you, but about two months ago my prescription Singulair went generic, and I was *so* excited because that stuff is expensive! I take it off-label for a histamine disorder, and it changed my life. After about 8 days, I was feeling progressively crappier, lots of my old symptoms coming back (it's mainly joint and nerve pain) and hadn't put two and two together until I sneezed three times in a row at work, and my co-worker said, "Bless you. Do you have allergies already? It's not even spring?" That made me realize that it had been about a week since I changed to the generic Singulair, and possibly that was the culprit. Called doctor, got new prescription for brand-name only, started taking it, and after about 10 days felt like myself again. Since it didn't occur to me that the generic might not work, I don't *think* it was a placebo effect like in the article you posted. I looked online too after to see if others had the problems, and there were plenty of folks whose kids were having renewed asthma symptoms after switching to the generic-- kids too young to understand the difference and be susceptible to placebo effect. I've heard epilepsy and other neurological drugs are really touchy in terms of brand vs. generic, too.
Maybe one of my favorite Billfold articles EVER! THIS QUOTE: "If I lost my money tomorrow I think I’d still be mature, just way more stressed and worried and anxious, all of which acts to keep you from acting maximumly mature." Money really, really makes life easier, and if life was easier and I was less worried/unsatisfied, I think I'd perform better at work. Better everywhere, really. Also, this is such great proof that a lot of very talented, successful people found their passion in high school and really worked at it. Which sucks, because in high school I liked John Cusack movies and bowling, and I didn't realize that I was fucking over my career by having the wrong hobbies.
Still waiting for that research paper "Being a hard worker and having a good resume really IS the best way to get a job!" But in the mean time, hearing tips from other people who struggle with networking is great.
@Trilby I'm going to have to chime in to be the voice of dissent here - for some of us, moving back with our parents would have been a gigantic psychological step backward. I come from a severely dysfunctional family, and living on my own just as soon as I could was the only way I could develop into a real person. To do that, I had to not pay off my debt, and take on more debt. It was totally worth it to me. I lived in hellholes to be able to do that, and it was worth it. It really depends on each individual's circumstances whether moving with one's parents is a good idea, it's not so simple as "suck it up to save money" for everyone.
@Reginal T. Squirge Can I get a witness?!?
"Here at Gaye, Green & Franklin, we practice the more soulful side of law."
@Megano! This is me with Star Trek TNG, exactly.
"This is Fullerton. Transfer to Brown and Purple Line Trains at Fullerton. This is a Red Line train to Howard." <3 Chicago