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Veggie Burger Taste Test: The Best Choices For Grilling

Veggie Burger Taste Test: The Best Choices For Grilling

Commented May 27, 2011 at 14:27:23 in Home

“Really? Boca came in first? Their products are pure ick. I can't speak for the rest but the Sunshine Burgers are pretty good if you're in a pinch. We generally make our own veggie burgers...very easy to do and tasty to eat.”

hemiram on May 28, 2011 at 00:53:30

“I just tried a box of Boca, just to see if they were as awful as they were the last time I had them, about 7 years ago. They haven't changed much. IMO, the only ones worth anything, taste wise, are the Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime. No, they don't really taste like meat, but they are pretty good, taken for what they are. I don't want hunks of stuff in my veggie burger, I just want a plain patty, so I haven't tried the other "loaded" types.”
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Attack of the Rental Wedding Tuxedo

Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 15:49:27 in Weddings

“Black suits work for anything...work...other weddings...any formal event even if you just use the pants.”

Steven Kippel on Oct 7, 2011 at 16:09:55

“Black is much too severe to wear to work. Especially if you have a light complexion or light hair.

And it's a faux pas to wear white or black to a wedding that isn't black tie.

You could wear a black suit in lieu of a tuxedo, but it will look awkward without satin lapels.”
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Attack of the Rental Wedding Tuxedo

Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 10:49:03 in Weddings

“As a bride getting married in t-minus two weeks and one day, I can say I totally agree with you. We told our groomsmen that we would like them in black suits. That way they can wear what they have or put what would be $100+ for a rental towards a new suit they can keep and most likely use again.

People focus too much on the inane wedding details and forget it's the marriage that is the most important part of the whole thing.”

Steven Kippel on Oct 7, 2011 at 13:21:00

“You can't really use black suits for anything except for funerals.

Ask for a group discount as a made-to-measure company like Indochino or Suit Supply and get charcoal suits.”
Gen X Women Succeed at Work, Have Fewer Kids: Study

Gen X Women Succeed at Work, Have Fewer Kids: Study

Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 12:41:01 in Women

“It's not that hard to understand, just like you want children, some of us just don't. Everyone is different.

My spouse and I both have careers and hobbies and like our "us" time. We enjoy traveling and choose to spend our time and hard earned money on that. Couple that with the economy and the status of the educational system...kids are not for us.”
Gen X Women Succeed at Work, Have Fewer Kids: Study

Gen X Women Succeed at Work, Have Fewer Kids: Study

Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 11:20:46 in Women

“"You don’t wake up one day and say, 'I'm not going to have kids."

Oh yeah? I beg to differ.”

myviewsofnow on Sep 14, 2011 at 00:30:40

“I have known since i was 25 that I was not going to have children. It is perfectly fine with me”

Dede Eagleburger on Sep 13, 2011 at 13:31:32

“the problem is-some people wake up and say that, and they already have kids. :(”

spitspat on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:48:31

“Yeah, I'm really getting tired of this need for people to figure out what it is about us that makes us not want to have children. I just don't. That's all. I had a fine childhood, I have a great relationship with my parents. I like my friends' kids. I just do not want to be a mom. There's nothing wrong with that.”

OriginalLilMiss on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:35:15

“There are a lot of us out there. Thanks for speaking up.”
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Vegan Babies: A New Trend?

Commented Sep 9, 2011 at 09:10:16 in Parents

“I have learned one thing for sure reading this article/comments, there are a few posters that have way too much time on their hands. No matter what you eat, that kind of obsession is just unhealthy.”
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Vegan Babies: A New Trend?

Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 09:07:21 in Parents

“I have had the same experience. It seems like there are 3 general reactions I get:

(1) People who are genuinely interested in why I choose to live this way (health reasons for me). While they may never totally change the way they eat, they don't hold it against me.
(2) People who think it's crazy but don't dwell on it.
(3) People who take personal offense, and this is the majority in my experience.

The bottom line is that eating a plant based diet, or bringing up your child on one, is doing more of a service than a disservice as far as health is concerned for most people. Sure, if you have great genes, you may be able to thrive off of eating beef and drinking butter. When heart disease, type II diabetes, cancer and being prone to obesity run in your family (like mine) and seeing friends and family starting to develop these problems as early as their 20's it's a different story. It was a no brainer to switch to a plant based lifestyle, and it was very easy to stick to as it was nearly immediately rewarding. More now than ever, it is coming to light that this way of living is one of (if not) the best way to prevent and reverse disease, the majority of people just don't want to hear it because it's breaking tradition and not as easy as popping pills.”

Z trufflesniffer on Sep 8, 2011 at 16:19:45

“Bravo! As far as I know, for now anyway, this is still a free country.”
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Vegan Babies: A New Trend?

Commented Sep 6, 2011 at 16:03:36 in Parents

“Glad you're not my doctor.”

elcerritan on Sep 9, 2011 at 16:53:31

“He's probably glad you're not his patient.”
No Fancy Gym Required

No Fancy Gym Required

Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 15:20:14 in Healthy Living

“I was a gym member for years and years before I decided that it was not worth the money. I now workout at home with P90X/30 Day Shred/Yoga/spinning and outside walking, running, rollerblading, hiking etc.

For a small investment, you can get some necessities like dumbbells, a pull up bar, yoga mat, and I also got an indoor bike trainer I hook my bike into to ride inside in the winter. There are a lot of good exercise videos out there to buy that aren't too costly and a lot of freebies online too.

For me this was a great decision and I have been in better shape than I was when I was at a gym. I enjoy working out a lot more now as it is really convenient, there are no waits for anything...and it's much cleaner too!”

zatoichiblack on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:19:08

“PH, what fitness level can you use P90X cause I live in Columbia, MD and im extremely overweight. I tried to join a running club here in Columbia and was told by one of the head people in the group that i should not use P90x cause its for more advanced people. On the other hand i have been told by others is just do what you can and modify some of the moves and you will still get something out of it. Keep doing this until the weight starts to drop.

If anyone else has an answer let me know.”

singermuse on Aug 31, 2011 at 19:13:07

“So many great fitness DVD's out there!”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 08:59:59 in Healthy Living

“My dad experienced the reversing effects of Esselstyn's diet on heart disease and that was enough for me and the rest of my family to get on board, and we all ate what would be considered healthy before we switched too. Changing the way we eat seems a lot less dramatic than having a heart attack/surgery and being on prescription meds the rest of our lives. To each their own though, at least it's getting out that there is a safe alternative.”
Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Commented Aug 27, 2011 at 11:36:46 in Healthy Living

“Thank you thank you thank you! The way I see it if you eat moderately, you will still be moderately sick in the long run.”
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Why Is It So Hard To Exercise?

Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 14:17:42 in Healthy Living

“Have you thought about working out at home? I do that, I am not much a fan of gyms myself. I really like the P90X program and found it to be very effective!”
Orthorexia: Too Much Of A Healthy Thing?

Orthorexia: Too Much Of A Healthy Thing?

Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 11:41:56 in Healthy Living

“According to this I would be considered orthorexic. I am also active, fit, I rarely get sick, and I am quite happy. As far as "disorders" go, I think I have a pretty good one :)”

hkidher1 on Aug 27, 2011 at 09:57:07

“This goes way over the line of normal healthy eating. My sister is so obsessed, she doesn't eat enough, hence she looks anorexic. People with this disorder, will find fault eventually even with the things the rest of us consider healthy. Now she won't eat anything with soy, wheat, etc., This is not a normal desire to want to eat healthy.”

PootiePoot on Aug 26, 2011 at 19:09:56

“I am with you on this one.”

Kacie Danielle Riley on Aug 26, 2011 at 16:55:18

“I know; I am a vegetarian, avoid GMOs, eat organic food and will only eat sugar on rare occasions (honey, pure maple syrup or agave nectar a little more frequently). While I am sure that some people take this too far, as people are apt to do regarding absolutely anything, I am pretty sure my "disorder" is what has made me feel better and healthier than ever.”

Lark817 on Aug 26, 2011 at 14:02:24

“Me, too. LOL Poor us. ;)”
<i>True Blood</i> Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 9

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 9

Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 10:48:21 in Entertainment

“This episode was really disappointing in an otherwise really promising season. I was disappointed with the Mavis/Lala/creepy babydoll storyline. I thought it was going to be much more interesting/exciting/creepy, and other than being a contrast to Martonia it was a royal letdown for me. I started out with this being my favorite season, and now I'm not so sure..the story-lines seem to have a hint of emptiness to them once they are wrapped up.”
Why Bill Clinton Went Vegan (VIDEO)

Why Bill Clinton Went Vegan (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 14:32:50 in Healthy Living

“Personally I have never not felt satisfied since I gave up meat, dairy, and cut back significantly on oils, but that's just me. I bit the bullet and did it overnight a few years ago. I feel better in general, my workouts are more productive and I recover faster, I have no problem maintaining my weight (always struggled with that), and getting sick has been a thing of the past...all of that really makes me look forward to each time I eat. I have new favorite meals and snacks, experiment a lot in the kitchen...it has been a good change in my life.

I would suggest a couple things. 1) Totally eliminate junk food from the equation. Don't buy it, don't keep anything in the house. If you like to snack or you get hungry between meals, stock up on healthy snacks instead...veggies in hummus is a favorite of mine. 2) Don't try to recreate meat/dairy based meals because it won't be the same, try completely new recipes with ingredients you may never have had before. 3) Just stick to it and make sure you give it a fair try. If you dance around giving certain things up, or allow yourself certain things, I think it's harder to stick to what you're trying to do.

Good luck!”
Why Bill Clinton Went Vegan (VIDEO)

Why Bill Clinton Went Vegan (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 10:05:51 in Healthy Living

“Love it!”
Obese And Healthy: Not All Overweight People Need To Worry

Obese And Healthy: Not All Overweight People Need To Worry

Commented Aug 17, 2011 at 10:55:16 in Healthy Living

“My thoughts exactly.”
Brian Lost 128 Pounds Through At-Home Workouts

Brian Lost 128 Pounds Through At-Home Workouts

Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 11:24:08 in Healthy Living

“Way to go Brian, that is awesome!”

Brian Utter on Aug 9, 2011 at 13:00:03

“Ty for the kind words, it has been an awesome journey”
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The Vegan Chronicles: Could I Survive Without Dairy?

Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 11:50:59 in Healthy Living

“"I'd rather have a small risk of a reversable and easily managed deficiency­, than a huge risk of cancer or a heart attack."

Bingo!”
I Haven't Said No To Babies -- I Just Haven't Said Yes Yet

I Haven't Said No To Babies -- I Just Haven't Said Yes Yet

Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 16:35:41 in Women

“This topic is a home hitter. My fiancee and I are 27 & 29 respectively, are getting married in October, and have no intentions of having a child soon, if ever. I never had that want to have kids and I always thought the older I got, the more comfortable I would be with the idea of it, but it's been quite the opposite especially as I see more people I know go through it. Selfish as it may be my fiancee and I have enjoyable demanding careers, love to travel, are very active, and like to be able to put our feet up after a long day. I leave room for a change in mind in 5+ years, but am dubious. I actually have nightmares about it sometimes :P

I feel once we are married, this is going to be something that comes up a lot more, and dealing with it is going to be frustrating to say the least. Many of our friends are eagerly jumping on the parent wagon we have already begun to get some raised eyebrows. It makes things awkward sometimes, because it's a topic we try not to discuss with most people because of such different viewpoints, but it inevitably comes up since we are at "that age" and will be married soon. At least my parents are of the mind that if we are not 100% on board with the idea, we are better off not having any so that is one saving”

yroarrah900 on Aug 4, 2011 at 15:13:26

“I agree- my kids both went through college, have good jobs, homes, travel- they don't want children. That is fine by me! I see a lot of questionable people being parents, and you can see they are frustrated and in some ways unhappy with a feeling of being trapped by having children- especially women, because let's face it- someone has to be there 24/7 until they are in school, unless you are rich enough to hire a nanny. I see no reason my daughter should have to interrupt her career trajectory for children, and for that matter I have friends whose sons have married, had kids, and divorced, and now oftentimes the grandparents no longer can see the grandchildren, maybe even not their own sons can see their children, but the boys have to pay chld support. I hear these nightmare scenarios from friends (one tell me "my daughter-in-law is from another country, she wants a divorce and is taking the 2 grandchildren back home- we will never see them, the Dad will never see them"). Awful.”
Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 23:01:34 in Home

“I refer to it that way because I don't do it for animal rights reasons, that's just a bonus.”
Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 10:04:59 in Home

“@Chad Merritt - Congrats on your success, that is awesome!! My dad switched over to a whole foods plant based diet for health reasons and had the same success. After seeing his results, my fiancee and I decided that we should follow suit and haven't looked back. We all (dad included) ate as "healthfully" as the meat proponents here are touting their diets are before we switched as well. Plant strong baby! Keep sharing your experience, you may save someones life.”

jumbotron16 on Jul 7, 2011 at 14:06:10

“Why not call it a vegan diet? Is vegan a dirty word? "Plant strong" seems almost deliberately vague. I mean, I eat a "plant strong" diet too, but it includes animal products.”
Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Vegan America Is Closer Than You Think

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 09:39:00 in Home

“Chad, good for you!! My dad switched to a plant based diet for health reasons like you and had the same results. After seeing how effective it was, my fiancee and I switched our diets to plant based too and haven't looked back. We also ate as "healthfully" as these meat eaters are touting that they themselves eat before we all switched, my dad included. Plant strong baby! Keep sharing your experience, it might save someones life.”

jumbotron16 on Jul 7, 2011 at 14:10:16

“Again, "plant based," "plant strong"--why not just say "vegan"?”
Vegan: Great For Kids!

Vegan: Great For Kids!

Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 09:45:05 in Healthy Living

“Wonderful article!!”
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