“my mom got these and they were all breading. if that's what you want, just eat bread with some anchovy paste on it, just as oily and covered in obviously fake "seasoning". i ate two just to make sure it wasn't just the one, and they both tasted like they'd be in a tv dinner. eat up you nasty mcdonalds customers, but i'll be getting grilled tilapia from anywhere else.”
“I agree completely! The 70% Lindt would be my choice if I had to choose just one chocolate to be able to eat for the rest of my life - Ferrero wouldn't even be considered, and Ghirardelli would be laughed at.”
“I'll be honest: these images are referred to as gay fashion, while the exact same pictures of women - images seen in magazine and television advertisements constantly - are simply commonplace. Instead of calling this "gay photography" it seems to me to be a much better idea to call it "photography" and let it into the collective culture, so society can finally find a balance.”
“Am I missing something? The water is mixed in with everything else in the small bowl...
And I always hated it when recipes would have nutrition info with them. Each brand of, say, yogurt or chocolate or what have you will have somewhat different ingredients, so different nutrition information. It isn't difficult to track it myself as I add each item in a recipe, so whenever a food article states "100 calories per serving" I always see if the reality ends up being even close to that. More times than not, it isn't.”
“Wouldn't they have to be? Girls are subjected to WAAAY more reasons to feel inadequate than boys do from the moment they're old enough to look at any advertisements or media. Girls are forced to become emotionally strong right away - sort of needing to immediately "get over it" when it comes to genuine feelings of unfairness.”
“I completely agree. Suspension of disbelief goes right out the window when one of these images shows a word being autocorrected into something totally unlikely. I understand they're meant to be funny, but just like with any other comedy, trying too hard looks like trying too hard.”
katimasteph on Jul 28, 2012 at 15:29:46
“You can't be 100% sure they're faked, if their like me and use words that "Aren't in the dictionary" I add them to my phone dictionary, if they use them a lot in their texts, the phone will try and predict what they are typing and just insert that word inappropriate or not.”
AAHewetson on Jul 26, 2012 at 13:50:42
“And, of course, you can just plain test most of these.
And, what do you know, provided you 'typed' the word correctly the first time they don't happen.”
“But that's what this study was about. Saying it should also include this or that is like saying "anything should involve anything else, just 'cause." Many research studies are also being carried out about women's own feelings of inadequacy, in all forms. There are constantly all kinds of things being surveyed, and this one just happens to be about something not too many people are apt to draw lines between right away.”
“Same here! And I have to shave the same spot over and over just to make the hair less sharp after it's been shaved. Not to mention, my hair grows in more of a sideways pattern, as opposed to straight up-and-down, so I have to shave across my leg.
Gah, it'd be sooo much better (and far, far less wasteful) if our "progressive" culture could just accept that women have a lot of hair all over!! We all know it, so I don't know why we can't just be okay with it the way it is!”
I Ride My Own Harley on May 29, 2012 at 17:18:56
“Ain't having hairy legs a pisser! Lolol...... :-)”
“Seriously! I live about a half hour from Wadsworth, and I'm amazed at how aggressive drivers are whenever there's a school bus nearby. If you're running so late that a bus in front of you is going to make you lose your job, that means YOU are the one inherently at fault - just wake up and leave earlier so it won't be an issue. It bugs me when I see a bus/truck driver have to try to slam on airbrakes because they just got cut off by someone who thinks they're the most important person on the road. Blarg, I hate Illinois drivers...”
HopeforJohn on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:01:40
“I live in Colorado and feel the same way. People drive with the ALL ABOUT ME syndrome. They text, put on makeup, eat breakfast, and smoke all at the same time!
I agree! Leave a few minutes early and be responsible. Putting other peoples lives in danger over your own mismanagement of time is not only childish it's criminally negligent!”
“But! The leaves become a perfect little disposable handle when they're quickly twisted into one on the way to the mouth! Removing them - and part of the general strawberry - is such a waste of a natural convenience!”
Oct 12, 2012 at 11:19:11
“This isn't the Atkins diet at all, nor is it even really describing a diet. The article mentions that grain tends to be so processed that cellular aspects of it are essentially removed. In other words, eat grain, but don't eat it as flour. That's not a diet, that's just reality.
In the words of your illogical version of an informed opinion, "like duh!"”
davedave on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:45:16
“pre-technology, pre-agricultural, hunter (mostly) gatherer (as it existed pre agricultural) diet. little words are better, harder. duh. oh, google tooth decay in pre-aggy skulls.”
Oct 12, 2012 at 11:14:52
“What a really helpful comment - I never even considered this!”
Rowsdower on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:44:54
“It came as a surprise to me too. But wait an hour or so after your next meal, and see if you can feel how full you are. Then see if you can feel how hungry you are. You can do both! It's two separate internal sensations. And if you're like I was and you're dwelling on the "hungry" side of the equation, you'll note even tiny flickers of hunger with concern, but you won't even be paying attention to the "full" gauge that's telling you you'll be fine for, what, at least a couple hours.”
“I'm amazed by some of the negative comments here. I don't know exactly how to say it, but I feel it should be known that I received no sense of jealousy, envy, cattiness, or anything aside from honesty about the past and what it's become for these two women. I have similar stories I can tell, as we all do. Honesty is difficult, but it will soon become impossible if commenters continue to be so harsh.”
Jul 28, 2012 at 15:43:45
“Nothingchanges, your comment just made me light up. I appreciate this article, but was having trouble relating it to myself and my own "grudges". My problems with society aren't just trivial shoulder-chips; they're tangible difficulties that have been placed on some of us just for being women. My oldest sister has worked hard in a corporate office downtown, and she delights in bragging to me about her higher-than-average statistics and consistent messages from clients to her supervisors about her efforts going beyond what they'd expected. She's efficient and blunt, but she works in what she reluctantly describes as a "corporate frat house" - she's advanced as far as they'll let her, and even now, she's making much less than she should.
My mom has similar stories that I'd love to be able to say are a thing of the past, but clearly can't. Being the youngest and most cynical, I can't help but see all the makeup ads (did you see the Hello Kitty line that suggests appearance is more important than education?) and magazine covers encouraging essentially nothing more than sex, diets and consumerism. I DO hold grudges, but those are what fuels me to be vocal, take action, and build collectives that can change what I see wrong.
A Miracle Angle does nothing for me, as I already know the "silver lining" to my rage: I'm changing the way things are, for the betterment of others like my sisters, AND the enlightenment of everyone else.”
Rod Stryker on Aug 1, 2012 at 02:54:05
“That's precisely the point. A Miracle Angle is not necessarily a way to feel better; it can be, but that is not its primary intention. Instead, it is the very way we transform feelings or negative experiences into leverage for a more effective and meaningful future. It simply asks us to dig deep enough to discover the way we can do this and thus transform even the most negative experiences into a better you and life.”
“Nah, I don't think you'll be getting much grief from us about not having kids. If anything, that was an awesome and impressive choice to have made twenty-one years ago! Even today, there's still a gasping sliver of that tired old "you must have a family to be a real person" ideal. Kudos to you, and to all who are disregarding the baseless cultural expectations!”
Jul 6, 2012 at 15:20:47
“Bottled water plants aren't any better, though - you don't think their pipes and waterways aren't just disgusting in the foreign countries they're pulling water from? I don't know why people think bottled water is so clean, especially after seeing the other nastines the FDA approves of. In most cases - of course exceptions are exceptions - but in most cases, bottled water is probably going to be worse than tap water filtered through any maintained water filtration method.”
Jul 6, 2012 at 15:17:13
“Agreement on this - I have a couple sports bottles I keep filling with water and putting in the fridge, swapping them out with the already-cold ones I'd put there previously! So much easier, cheaper, and economically responsible!
And JuLM, there's no need to be that way, especially when directed at someone being vocal about a problem so easy to remedy...”
Jul 6, 2012 at 15:12:22
“This was great - seriously, this article's just good and simple, and all it essentially is involves adjusting mindfulness and being focused on health instead of living destructively. I'm going to show this to everyone!”
“Yes - it's all part of humanity, and it's something to be talked about. Pretending ANYTHING in place of reality is the only cowardly part of living, and I give credit to Jen and anyone else who's willing to confront and vocalize their own realities.”