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Shunning Plus-Size Shoppers Is Key To Lululemon's Strategy, Insiders Say

Shunning Plus-Size Shoppers Is Key To Lululemon's Strategy, Insiders Say

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 10:32:32 in Business

“There are a few women out there who are healthy above a size 16, they are few and far between, but they do exist. However, Lululemon doesn't carry clothes over a size 12. I've never tried their clothes, but if they run small, I at a modern size 12 would be unable to wear them. I admit I'm a bit overweight right now due to weight gain during a back injury, but for the most part I am very active walking several miles a day, lifting weights, and eating healthy non-processed foods. The kind of lifestyle that I think Lululemon promotes. My weight has not caused me any health problems, and in the 50s era clothing sizes I am definitely plus sized.”
Gallup's 'LGBT By State' Poll: Washington D.C. Has Highest Percentage Of Openly Gay Residents

Gallup's 'LGBT By State' Poll: Washington D.C. Has Highest Percentage Of Openly Gay Residents

Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 18:24:40 in Gay Voices

“I've also read that some of the genes that predispose men to being gay actually make women who receive them more attractive to the opposite gender and therefore more likely to reproduce.”

goodog on Feb 16, 2013 at 21:35:41

“That's the study that saw how the women in a gay man's family are more attractive than most.
"...studies have found that mothers and maternal aunts of gay men tend to have significantly more offspring than the maternal relatives of straight men...

http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2555-gay-men.html

The theory holds that the same genetic factors that induce gayness in males also promote fecundity (high reproductive success) in those males' female maternal relatives... Through this trade-off, the maternal relatives' 'gay man genes' (which aren't expressed as gayness in women), tend to get passed to future generations in spite of their tendency to make their male inheritors gay. If a daughter inherits that same X-linked gene, she herself may not be gay, but she can pass it on to her sons."
...but what makes these women so fecund, you ask?
"Previously, the Italian researchers suggested that the 'gay man gene' might simply increase androphilia, or attraction to men, thereby making the males who possess the gene homosexual and the females who possess it more promiscuous. But after investigating the characteristics of 161 female maternal relatives of homosexual and heterosexual men, the researchers have adjusted their hypothesis. Rather than making women more attracted to men, the 'gay man gene' appears to make these women more attractive to men.
 
"Turns out, the moms and aunts of gay men have an advantage over the moms and aunts of straight men for several reasons: They are more fertile, displaying fewer gynecological disorders or complications during pregnancy; they are more extroverted, as well as funnier, happier and more relaxed; and they have fewer family problems and social anxieties. 'In other words, compared to the others, [they are] perfect for a male,' Camperio Ciani said. Attracting and choosing from the best males enables these women to produce more offspring, he noted."
The idea that there's a more physically direct, genetic, gay-related characteristic that is explicitly selected at the time of mating is pretty intriguing.”
Depression In Girls Triples Between Ages 12 And 15

Depression In Girls Triples Between Ages 12 And 15

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 14:24:09 in Parents

“I was depressed when I was 14 and 15. It was like something in my brain just broke. I've read somewhere that different parts of the brain grow at different rates and mature at different times, and it seemed to me that my pieces didn't fit together right and it took a few years for everything to get on the same page so I could feel normal again.”
Pet Wedding: Woman Plans Insanely Expensive Dog Nuptials (PHOTOS)

Pet Wedding: Woman Plans Insanely Expensive Dog Nuptials (PHOTOS)

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 11:34:43 in Weddings

“um, it said all the services were being donated which means they're valued at 200,000 but she's not paying 200,000”

Kat Serene on Jun 28, 2012 at 18:05:55

“doesn't matter - it's still 200K worth of services which means there is a value attached to them and that value would be better served to those who need it rather than a publicity stunt on a frivolous excercise IMHO YMMV”
huffingtonpost entry

Health Care Reform Boosts Health Insurance For Young Adults, Gallup Poll Shows

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 18:57:35 in Money

“I graduated with honors with a BS in Biochemistry from one of the top research universities in the country. I cannot find a job that utilizes my degree. I even moved to an area that has a large number of medical technology companies to increase my chances of becoming employed, and yet I am still unemployed. A lot of my friends (who lived with me in the honor's dorm, we're an intelligent bunch) are in the same situation. I'm currently living off of a small amount of savings that I accumulated while in college; it is not enough to afford insurance. This law is meant to help people like me, do you really think someone like me is worthless and unworthy of support while I get on my feet in this challenging economic time?”
Money-Saving Supermarket Tips: 20 Ways You're Over-Spending

Money-Saving Supermarket Tips: 20 Ways You're Over-Spending

Commented May 23, 2012 at 12:52:41 in Taste

“I'm not diabetic, but I made the decision that I would eat more vegetables, and I've lost 16 pounds in the last two months without changing my exercise routine at all. Eating more vegetables means I have less room to eat food-like products and I find that I do not crave things. However, my parents came to visit a few weeks ago and we ate like I used to at home and the cravings came back. Now I'm back on my new diet and they are gone again. I really think that for people who are looking to lose a few pounds exercise isn't really that important. It's all about what you eat and how much you eat. The less processed food you eat the better off you'll be.”
World's Meat Consumption: Luxembourg Eats The Most Per Person, India The Least

World's Meat Consumption: Luxembourg Eats The Most Per Person, India The Least

Commented May 3, 2012 at 22:49:16 in Home

“It's my impression that a majority of Indians are Hindu, and part of being Hindu is being vegetarian”

doctorjay48 on May 4, 2012 at 07:58:44

“They have the lowest cholesterol and highest stroke rate.”

xstevejx on May 3, 2012 at 23:28:45

“Hinduism doesn't require vegetarianism...though most seem to be vegetarians (most of the time).”
One Quarter Of Millennials Can't Cover Cost Of Basic Needs: Survey

One Quarter Of Millennials Can't Cover Cost Of Basic Needs: Survey

Commented May 2, 2012 at 08:47:04 in Business

“That's not true. 50 to 60 years ago having a college degree just about guaranteed you a job when you graduated. My generation ( I graduate next week) was told if you go to college there will be a job waiting for you when you get out. There is no job waiting. Thanks to reckless investors crashing the economy we have to compete with all of the laid off boomers who have decades of experience over us. I actually have two years of relevant job experience with my degree, but that won't stop me from losing my job next week and becoming unemployed. My point is that the job market right now is very different and far more difficult for a new college grad now than it was 50-60 years ago. Saying I did it in the 1960s so you should be able to do it today is just naive.”
College-Educated Women And Marriage: No Longer Risk Being

College-Educated Women And Marriage: No Longer Risk Being "Old Maids"

Commented Apr 13, 2012 at 08:39:58 in Weddings

“Not everyone graduates up to their ears in debt. I graduate next month and have zero debt, in fact I have savings. And no, Mommy and Daddy didn't pay for everything, I got scholarships and I work.”

icanhasbailout on Apr 15, 2012 at 03:09:31

“That's all well and good, but very few of your peers are similarly situated.”
Ants Vaccinate One Another To Prevent Epidemics, Colony Study Suggests

Ants Vaccinate One Another To Prevent Epidemics, Colony Study Suggests

Commented Apr 5, 2012 at 09:13:54 in Science

“Because the majority of ants never reproduce, just the Queens. They never said that the Queens partook in this behavior just the workers who then confer herd immunity on the Queen without her reproductive ability being compromised.”
Stem Cells In Women's Ovaries Shown To Make New Eggs, Overturning Fertility 'Dogma'

Stem Cells In Women's Ovaries Shown To Make New Eggs, Overturning Fertility 'Dogma'

Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 19:01:48 in Science

“A telomere is a repetitive sequence of DNA found on the end of a chromosome, it is not a protein. Also cells have the ability to repair and extend their telomeres via telomerase, a protein that adds the repetitive DNA sequence to the ends of the chromosomes using an RNA template.”
Birth Control-Centered Gender War Boosts Democratic Campaigns

Birth Control-Centered Gender War Boosts Democratic Campaigns

Commented Feb 20, 2012 at 18:29:35 in Politics

“The thing that people don't seem to understand is that birth control is not just used for contraception, its used to treat a whole host of other women's health problems. Money is tight for me and i'm in a committed relationship with someone who is 400 miles away. If I just used birth control for contraception it wouldn't make much sense for be to be on it. The reason I do use it however is a quality of life issue. Without birth control I experience debilitating cramps that keep me curled in a ball for days and have such severe mood swings that I am not fit to be in society. These things keep me from being able to do what I need to. When I am on birth control these are non issues. It's kind of like anti depressants. Would you say that an insurance company should not provide these things, and if people want to not be debilitatingly depressed they better pony up the cash?”
Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 23:11:59 in Business

“I don't plan to count on the layoff list, my last lab was just a uniquely bad situation. I literally had no coworkers except for my boss who could go weeks without speaking to me. Since I ran the entire lab and project myself I didn't have time to go to meetings or conferences. We were in dire need for funding the whole time I was there and I eventually got laid off because the latest grant didn't go through and the money ran out. I know I've got at least 4 coworkers at my new job and I'm super pumped not to work alone all day every day.”

hp blogger Susan P. Joyce on Mar 25, 2014 at 14:35:51

“Sounds like a much better situation, Emily! Enjoy!”
Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 08:05:10 in Business

“I actually start my new job next Monday. I'm going from fungus to bacteria from pigs. Basically keeping the world in bacon ;)”
Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Beware! A Majority of Job References Don't Say Good Things

Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 05:27:18 in Business

“Ten or twelve references would be impossible for me. After working two different jobs in my professional field over the last four years I have had exactly 7 coworkers. And since my field is laboratory research we don't exactly have customers or suppliers that we actually meet. I doubt the fungus I've been working with would give me a good review, after all I did kill a whole lot of it in the name of science. I guess it's a good thing I was on the Lay-off/Priority Hire list and they didn't even check my references for my new job.”

hp blogger Susan P. Joyce on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:13:38

“Too bad about the fungus - I bet the survivors do hold a grudge. Do you know or see anyone else in your field: training, meetings, conferences? If not, try connecting with people professionally outside of work to build up your network - they will help you both in a job search and in building your professional references. Don't count on the Layoff/Priority Hire list coming through for you every time.”

notamused1001 on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:08:17

“I was once a hiring manager. We often looked at length of employment over number of references any day. When someone held a job for 5 years, it looked a lot better than 4 jobs over 5 years, with glowing references from each.”

Benjamin J Kane on Mar 24, 2014 at 06:51:38

“Well I'll vouch for your sense of humor. loved the fungus killing gig. good luck out there.”
Is Cheating Contagious?

Is Cheating Contagious?

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 17:34:47 in Women

“Have you tried sitting her down and having a heart to heart about how her jealousy is making you feel? I'm sure she feels insecure because one of the trusted men in her life turned out to be lying. Try to remind her why you two love/trust each other, and remind her not to take out her feelings for her father on you.”
Miley Cyrus Engaged: Liam Hemsworth, Actress To Wed

Miley Cyrus Engaged: Liam Hemsworth, Actress To Wed

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 17:07:37 in Celebrity

“Liam Hemsworth is one of the main characters in the Hunger Games movie of which I'm sure there will be sequels (the next two books). He may not be a huge star yet, but his star is definitely rising.”
Keep Your Wedding Party Small

Keep Your Wedding Party Small

Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 21:52:17 in Weddings

“My best friend is a guy too. He's going to be my 'gentleman of honor'”
In Defense of Fat: 7 Surprising Facts

In Defense of Fat: 7 Surprising Facts

Commented Apr 22, 2012 at 23:29:44 in Healthy Living

“If you want to eat almonds you could try buying them and then portioning them out into a reasonable portion size. Then when your bag is done, so are you. This works especially well if you pack a lunch for work because it is physically impossible to go get more. Then you just have to stick to the rule that you can only have them in your lunch.”
Emperor Penguin Census Taken Via Satellite Mapping Shows Big Rise In Bird Population

Emperor Penguin Census Taken Via Satellite Mapping Shows Big Rise In Bird Population

Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 18:02:26 in Science

“Polar bears probably would like to eat penguins... if only they didn't live around the North pole while the Penguins live around the South pole.”
An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 17:35:13 in Healthy Living

“To your first point, enzymes are proteins. The majority of protein become denatured (aka 'destroyed') when they come into contact with a low pH environment ie. your stomach. By the time the enzymes get to where your body can absorb them they are no longer active.

To your second point the majority of the population of your gut flora are bacteria (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(03)12489-0/fulltext). Yeast are fungi which is much closer to plants and animals than bacteria. The idea that you can have an overgrowth of gut fauna is only plausible in the light of a deficient immune system.
The best way the end cravings is to meet all of your nutritional requirements.”
huffingtonpost entry

Spearing Another Sacred Cow

Commented Apr 1, 2012 at 13:27:53 in Media

“As someone who lives in Mr. Ellison's district I would like to point out that a large portion of my neighbors are Muslim. By being friendly to and a member of the Islam church Mr. Ellison accurately represents this district, hence why he was elected. You need to remember that being American does not equate to being Christian.”
7 Shocking Discoveries About Pregnancy

7 Shocking Discoveries About Pregnancy

Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 23:26:46 in Parents

“The female body can recognize a male fetus as foreign and attack it. More male fetuses are conceived, but many are miscarried early on making birth ratios about even. When a woman is underweight it stresses the fetus and with the added burden of the mother's body's immune system the male fetus is more likely to miscarry early in the pregnancy leading to underweight women giving birth/ carrying to term to more females.”

joannevlavender on Feb 22, 2012 at 15:44:22

“Yes, and more male babies are still born than female babies...more male babies die during the first year of life than female. In the animal world, females are needed to keep the species going, but one male can father offspring with many females. So, too, with man.

ANY skinny woman is likely to have birthing issues, as her body has no fat stores to rely on. Nature knows what it's doing with pregnancy weight gain and WHERE you gain the weight during a pregnancy.”
Obama Contraception Flare-Up Underscores Edge In 2012 Race

Obama Contraception Flare-Up Underscores Edge In 2012 Race

Commented Feb 12, 2012 at 23:52:11 in Politics

“Scott Brown is a senator from Massachusetts who is being opposed in his reelection bid by Elizabeth Warren. Scott WALKER is the governor of Wisconsin currently facing recall.”

sabrinalilypup on Feb 13, 2012 at 00:08:27

“Eckle - I stand corrected...LOL.....definitely not Scott Brown opps! I must be missing Boston. (smile) What I meant was Scott Walker.....my apology.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention.”