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Sleep Talking: 15 Funny Things People Have Said While Asleep

Sleep Talking: 15 Funny Things People Have Said While Asleep

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 22:37:29 in Healthy Living

“My sister and I slept in the same bed when we were kids and she used to talk in her sleep. The incident I remember most was when I went to bed one night when she was already asleep. When I sat on the bed, she sat up with her eyes closed and her arms spread wide. She had a huge smile on her face and she shouted, "Welcome to the jubilee!!!" and then collapsed back down on the pillow sound asleep.

I had my own embarrassing incident. When I was sixteen, I was lying on the couch one Sunday afternoon and drifted off to sleep. My dad, looking very disconcerted, woke me up and said I was "making sounds." I drifted off to sleep again and he woke me up again. This happened several times, and each time he looked more and more uncomfortable. After a while, I was starting to get quite irritated and snappish every time he woke me up. I caught sight of my sister, who was sitting at the end of the couch, stifling laughter. She later told me that the sounds I was making were moans -- apparently not moans of agony, but moans of intense ecstasy. Definitely not something a father wants to hear from his teenage daughter!!”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 7, 2012 at 13:46:18 in Comedy

“Your point is well taken that different people look at events differently and I agree that Chris Rock did indeed speak the truth; however, it sounds like you're saying no one should celebrate July 4th as Independence Day (which is specifically referring to America's independence from Britain). Every group of people have to "pretty up" their history or no one would ever be able to celebrate anything in their past because there were always horrible things going on at the time of any event in history.”
Television's Best Female Detectives of All Time (PHOTOS)

Television's Best Female Detectives of All Time (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 19, 2012 at 11:17:11 in Crime

“What?? No Gillian Anderson from X-files? Did aliens get to you? Mulder and Scully should investigate.”
Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say

Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say "Stop Sugarcoating" Childhood Obesity

Commented Jan 3, 2012 at 22:05:51 in Parents

“I hope you're joking because it's hard for me to believe that someone in this day and age doesn't realize that, although most obesity comes from overeating, there are metabolic disorders and certain medications that can cause significant weight gain.”

Christian Figueroa on Jan 3, 2012 at 22:07:52

“yes, and they are what... 1% of fat kids? they aren't all big boned. Why aren't there morbidly obese kids in poor countries then?”
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Donald Trump: Black Vote Would Propel Me To Third Party Victory (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 22, 2011 at 13:36:57 in Politics

“Dear Jesus - At this time of year as I celebrate your birth, could you please grant me one wish and compel Donald Trump to enter the race? I need a good laugh, as do many people in this country.”
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Gingrich Says He Would Arrest Judges With Capitol Police Or U.S. Marshals

Commented Dec 18, 2011 at 14:09:58 in Politics

“It's not true that students aren't allowed to pray in school, it's just that no teacher or administrator can initiate prayer because it would be seen as an endorsement of a particular religion.”
5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 09:32:34 in Healthy Living

“Martha, please don't give up. Your depth of sadness comes through and I think you may be depressed. Please go see your doctor. It can't hurt and you may find out about some options that will help raise your mood enough to see that life has much to offer. If you're depressed, that could get in the way of coming up with fun things to do. It's not your fault, but please make the decision to talk to someone about it.”
When You Fight a Food Craving... It's Already Too Late!

When You Fight a Food Craving... It's Already Too Late!

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 13:07:41 in Healthy Living

“Very interesting article - I hadn't thought of approaching my cravings like that. The affirmations sound like a great tool to use.

I've lost 130 pounds over the past year-and-a-half. I did it mostly by focusing on my diet, although I added exercise as time went on.

A very effective way I dealt with my cravings at the beginning was to eat the food I was craving and actually pay very close attention to how it really tasted instead of just mindlessly eating, as I had been doing before. It was amazing how the majority of the unhealthy food I was craving actually didn't taste as great as I thought it did; in fact, it was far inferior to healthy food in the taste department. I realized I was just liking the addictive shots of fat, salt and sugar that many of the unhealthy foods deliver.

For example, if you pay attention while you're eating a McDonald's cheeseburger, you may notice that the bun is on the dry side and has no flavor, the patty is very small and doesn't fill the bun, and the cheese is of noticeably poor quality.

Of course, some of the unhealthy food I crave actually tasted good after a careful taste test. Indulging once in a while on these foods is fine, but sometimes the cravings are pretty strong and last for days or weeks. The technique described in the article about the affirmations could help me in that department.”
12 Very Important Questions I'd Love Answered

12 Very Important Questions I'd Love Answered

Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 13:09:38 in Parents

“I work with toddlers and #8 just made me laugh and laugh. At least the pause before the scream gives me time to prepare myself.”

ginadeoliveira2008 on Aug 13, 2012 at 20:17:58

“I find the pause scary, when it seems too long I fear the scream won't come!”
I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 22:07:33 in Healthy Living

“Good for you, Allison!!

I know what you mean about small changes making a big difference. A few years ago, I decided to give up red meat for Lent. I didn't think of it in health terms, I just wanted to give up something that would require a little sacrifice. It was a lot easier to go without it than I thought it would be, and I found that by not eating red meat I stayed out of fast food restaurants where I used to go for burgers. I started feeling a lot better and when I happened to go to the doctor's office for a routine check up at the end of Lent, I was shocked to see that I had lost 15 lbs. during that 40 days!”

SocialWorkItOut on Aug 1, 2012 at 23:01:46

“Wow! That is fascinating! I typically don't eat red meat, but I think stories like these are so interesting! Did you stick with the diet after lent was over?”
I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 21:58:01 in Healthy Living

“It's not "relatively easy" to lose weight, although I agree that keeping it off is the real challenge. Sounds like Allison has kept it off for years. I'm so happy for you, Allison!”
How Emotional Eating Can Save Your Life

How Emotional Eating Can Save Your Life

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 20:20:56 in Healthy Living

“Thanks for responding. I wrote my original post because I get frustrated when I see articles that make sweeping generalizations about psychiatric medications, such as that they're just an ineffective "easy fix." That shows a lack of understanding of how the medications are used with some patients.

There does seem to be a lot of concern out there about the over-prescription of some psychiatric medications, particularly antidepressants. I know that several studies have shown that proper diet and exercise are as effective, and sometimes more effective, than antidepressants for mild to moderate depression - and it comes without the side effects. That's great! But I'm not talking about mild to moderate depression, I'm talking about severe depression.

Someone who is severely depressed feels thoroughly hopeless, helpless, and worthless. Would you try something that requires as much effort as a new diet and exercise regimen if you thought there was no chance you could do it, no chance it would work, and that you wouldn't deserve any positive results anyway? Psychiatric medications can decrease the intensity of those hopeless, helpless, and worthless feelings and help a person get into a state of mind where they can try to help themselves.

Maybe the problem is the miscommunication, or complete lack of communication, between experts in the psychiatric and nutrition community. It seems to me that neither side truly appreciates the benefits of the other side. Communication, education, coordination - I think that's what's needed. Both sides would benefit enormously.”
How Emotional Eating Can Save Your Life

How Emotional Eating Can Save Your Life

Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 23:38:06 in Healthy Living

“I often see articles like this that bash psychiatric drugs because they don't address the core issue. These articles do a disservice to their readers and could prevent someone who desperately needs help from exploring an avenue that has been proven to be effective for many people. I don't think anyone can judge what kind of help another person needs.

Plenty of people who emotionally overeat have severe depression. I've never met a person with Major Depressive Disorder who would "come around" just by being told to eat right and exercise.

Psychiatric drugs can help take the edge off of the overwhelming symptoms that keep a person from doing or understanding anything at all. A person has to be in a certain state of mind to be able to comprehend and initiate a diet and exercise program, and medication can help a person do that. The medications don't have to be used forever, but they are certainly useful - and even necessary - for some people.”

hp blogger Gina Ryder on Aug 1, 2012 at 17:37:34

“Hi there. Interesting reply. Thanks for commenting. I do think that eating healthy and being active help decrease symptoms of depressions but some of the deeper issues are overlooked in some of the more general articles. There's also the issue of over-prescription. Are there any ways you would like to see Healthy Living approach the issue of medication?”
So, He Likes You Because You're Asian

So, He Likes You Because You're Asian

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 11:22:45 in Women

“This is an interesting article. Why is attraction to a specific look a bad thing? Men are attracted to a specific type of woman all the time - brunettes, blonds, blue eyes, big or hooded eyes, size and build, etc. My brother is very attracted to Asian women because he likes Asian features. He married a Korean-American woman, partly because she had physical attributes he was attracted to. By the way, she is anything but submissive. She has a very strong, dominant personality - my brother is attracted to that characteristic as well. I never saw him as being "creepy" because he's attracted to Asian features.”