This is a pretty common myth. First, you can't just sell one type of meat as another, that is illegal. Sometimes substitutes exist, like imitation crab meat, which is just cheap white fish shaped like "crab" but it is clearly labeled as such. I have never seen any actual evidence that backs these statements up, it… » 6/19/14 9:33am 6/19/14 9:33am

There are service monkeys, called "Helper monkeys", often for quadriplegics. I think you don't see them as much because A) there are not that many quadriplegics , B) They are expensive and take a long time to train. I have no idea but I imagine its harder to fully train a monkey to be as helpful and docile as a dog… » 6/11/14 2:57pm 6/11/14 2:57pm

On a flight to Seattle a few year ago, the Dragonball:evolution was the in flight movie..and I watched it out of boredom. Halfway through, they announce that they made a mistake, and they were actually supposed to be showing some other movie..which they then put on....and we only made it halfway through that before… » 6/06/14 2:10pm 6/06/14 2:10pm

Same here. My dad starting reading the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to me at a very young age. I started to read them myself once I was able, which was still pretty young. I remember always carrying one of them with me, in addition to my original GameBoy of course. » 6/02/14 2:47pm 6/02/14 2:47pm

Because tech workers in San Francisco aren't part of the 'real world'? I also live in the midwest AND I bike to work and the grocery store. If it is cold, I wear more clothes. If it is hot and humid, I wear less. It really isn't hard. Also, you aren't "adding a huge chunk of unpaid time" to your work day. You… » 5/09/14 12:48pm 5/09/14 12:48pm

Seriously, this dismissal of graduate degrees is frankly a bit sickening. If you have no idea what you want from life and you are using grad school to put off that internal discussion AND you are actually paying for it, then no you shouldn't go to grad school. However many people get paid to go to grad school (well,… » 5/09/14 2:42pm 5/09/14 2:42pm

I went to a catholic school as a kid, and from my experience there were a lot of mean, hateful teachers and staff including some of the nuns. People like to defend them saying that there will always be mean people in any sort of sample population (same argument comes up saying that of course there are pedophile… » 3/25/14 4:33pm 3/25/14 4:33pm

Frankly I don't see anything here to suggest he is "a dick". As you said, he has a $36 billion foundation where he saves millions of lives with his own fortune, and he is advocating for higher tax rates even up to 50%. His comments on Snowden are even pretty level headed, which is something you don't see often. I… » 3/14/14 3:28pm 3/14/14 3:28pm

I haven't read the article, but as an ex pharmacy tech, I can tell you anecdotally that I saw a LOT of people who were clearly addicted coming in with legitimate prescriptions (though we were located a few floors below an old Dr notorious for giving out painkillers like candy, so all the addicts knew to go to him). … » 3/07/14 11:39am 3/07/14 11:39am

But they DO need to be told and reminded. Eating too much and not exercising are the main factors behind the number one cause of death in the world, let alone a whole lot of other complications. If you went to the doctor for a sore throat and they noticed you had a swollen lymph node or even something more obvious… » 3/03/14 3:35pm 3/03/14 3:35pm