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 guess… » 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 to… » 3/03/14 3:35pm 3/03/14 3:35pm

I had a job that ended up being all sorts of a bad fit for me on top of being really boring work in a really sterile environment. Over the course of just over a year, it slowly crushed my spirits and it was the most depressed I have ever been. I was just starting out my career and thought that if this is how the rest… » 2/13/14 12:26pm 2/13/14 12:26pm

THIS ^. I often find that I completely disagree with Rob on almost every review he does, but I really see this episode different than he does, basically in its entirety. I thought this was a fantastic episode. It isn't about survival. We just saw in the previous episode how awful people are in the zombie apocalypse and … » 2/10/14 9:11am 2/10/14 9:11am

No joke, I totally have Skyrim thoughts go through my head during winter snow storms. I played a lot of Skyrim, and still do, and a nice snow puts me right back in the mood to play. I also like to cook food from or inspired by Skyrim sometimes in the winter. Oh god I am a huge nerd... » 2/07/14 11:38am 2/07/14 11:38am

During the late Fall/ Winter I have a few soups and stews that I regularly make on Sundays and eat the leftovers throughout the week. They are all each pretty distinct but have many similar core ingredients, including yellow onions in all of them. Yellow onions in soups/stews are just plain amazing and smell wonderful… » 1/29/14 3:07pm 1/29/14 3:07pm

Yes this exactly! I have seen scientific studies done on productivity, and if I am remembering correctly, they often show that knowledge workers only really have 4-6 hours worth of productive thinking ability a day. After that, your critical and creative thinking ability takes a nosedive. Also, workers who have less… » 1/21/14 11:38am 1/21/14 11:38am

I also just send myself emails for note taking. It's fast, easy, something I see all day long, and already lends itself to a "complete or not" tracking system (I leave all uncompleted tasks marked as unread, and my inbox is otherwise tidy). I definitely don't like the open workspace setup though, I get distracted enough… » 1/15/14 12:18pm 1/15/14 12:18pm