“Not every college student wants to go to graduate school. A more relevant measure would be the percentage of students who wanted to go grad school who are now in grad school. Also, the caliber and type of graduate program is very relevant and very not present in this listicle.”
“Bees do in fact bite (and they hurt). It's less potent than the stinger but it also won't kill the bee like stinging will. Stinging is basically mutually assured destruction from the bee's perspective.”
jel3800 on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:46:27
“Bumble bees and Honey bees do bite small prey but can not break the skin of humans - when they attack or defend they sting www.bumblebee.org”
Mar 2, 2013 at 14:59:35
“I do find it rather interesting that you're so vehement about exercising rather than dieting. Why is that?
I like my life pretty much exactly as is (work 50+ hours, the hour at the gym 5 times a week, the 10-15 miles per week, AND the weekly meetups with my friends) enough to cut out the starbucks and eating out. But thanks for your derision. Have a nice day.”
Imma Okay on Mar 2, 2013 at 19:23:05
“Do what you want. I don't see the point in limiting what you can eat when you can have double the fun by exercising and consequently eating pretty much as much as you want.”
Mar 1, 2013 at 13:25:33
“I really hope that's sarcasm.
If not: Maybe you have time to run 6 miles a day to burn your 500 calories (3500 calories = 1 pound, btw and 1 mile running is approx 60-100 calories depending on body type) but I don't. I have a job and a life outside the gym. ”
Imma Okay on Mar 2, 2013 at 00:50:36
“Oh please, don't give me the "I don't have time" excuse. You don't have half an hour to spare for a run? (Or even just 20 minutes of HIIT)
Or is it that you'd rather go shopping with your girlfriends?”
Mar 1, 2013 at 05:35:23
“The reality is that exercise is only about 20% of weight loss. The *vast* majority of weight loss comes from what you eat (as the saying goes, abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym). Weight lifting is 15% and cardio is 5%.
You're focusing on one part of the (poorly written) article while ignore the fact that the author states that you need a very low body fat percentage (sub 20%) to be in the situation where your muscles are defined but additional fat would add bulk because the person is so thin in the first place”
Imma Okay on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:47:52
“That's just ridiculous. It's much easier to burn 500 calories by exercising than eating 500 fewer calories, simply because in the former case you won't feel as hungry.
Or better yet, burn 1000 calories by exercising and you don't have to diet too hard.”
Feb 28, 2013 at 12:26:04
“To add to Russellmoore's comment, 90% of women can't build muscles big enough to be considered 'large' by his definition so his point for most women is moot. FFS, the average purse weighs 5-8 pounds, a loaded grocery bag can weigh 20 lbs, and your kids can weigh a whole lot more before they stop wanting to be carried around.
I've worked my way up to bench pressing 70lbs (goal is 100 lbs) and squatting 100lbs (goal is my body weight) and I've LOST inches around my body in the process. The only thing that's changed is that my legs, arms, and back have that toned (ish, my diet isn't perfect :P) sleek look that you see on commercials for 'diet' supplements that do zilch. This total misconception that a woman who lifts more than a 5lb weight will immediately look like a body builder ticks me off like nothing else.
passingthought on Mar 2, 2013 at 06:01:17
“learn to cycle your training! Sounds like you are doing part powerlifting which uses compound exercises,squats,benches and deadlifts. Which is good,but the body peaks about four times a year,then it needs to recharge with liter weights to peak again,that's where a more bodybuilding routine can help.”
Michelle Erb on Feb 28, 2013 at 21:11:23
“I do not disagree with any of you.. My point is that the author says that it is a myth that lifting weights will make you appear bulky and then seems to contradict herself by stating that if you have fat over muscle you may have a bulky appearance.
So the question is in the short term, if you are already overweight, will you look slimmer if you stick to aerobic exercise until you see some inspiring results?”
KJLSanDiego on Feb 28, 2013 at 19:29:34
“It's because your muscles are now conditioned from strength training, so you have a developed physique and you are burning calories more efficiently! Especially when you do endurance training!”
“I agree with everything you say except for the first sentence. Its not the applicant with 10 activities that he/she dabbles in who gets admitted, its the the guy/girl who is passionate about a few things but shows a differentiation. For example, a kid from my high school with a perfect SAT was rejected from the same Ivy I went to because academics was the *only* thing he did where I was highly dedicated to 3 other (widely different) things outside of school. So yes, Ivies look for 'well rounded' students, they just use a different definition than most people do.”
sftblljblvr75 on Jan 24, 2013 at 21:13:55
“I agree with you they DO look for well rounded students, but not haphazard well-rounded students- they want students that actually succeed in different areas”
“Totally unfair to generalize D-I athletes. 99% of ALL D-I athletes work just as hard or harder as the their fellow students as they try to keep up with a demanding athletic schedule and difficult school work.”
lynnj on Jan 8, 2013 at 14:10:10
“lec318--I agree with you there! My son is a D1 student-athlete and with the twice a day practice schedule and then travel for competitions, it is a tough schedule but if they want it that's the price of it. And as for what some perceive as academic "exception"--not at his school, their required GPA to compete is actually higher than the NCAA requirement.”
“Individual conferences such as the Ivy League (yes, its an athletic conference) and the Patriot League also have rules banning financial incentives such as grant-in-aid and scholarships for student athletes...and these conferences are Div-I. So Div-3 is not the only bastion of the true student athlete.”
hp blogger Lenny Reich on Aug 20, 2012 at 21:31:30
“No one claimed that Division III was the only "bastion" of true student-athletes. There are many fantastic student-athletes at all three levels. I encourage you to go to http://capitaloneacademicallamerica.com/ and you will find out about some of the best from all divisions of college athletics”
Jun 14, 2012 at 07:40:06
“I find your take on the comments so far very interesting. What I take from them is that most people here are happy (in principle) with anyone being any size they choose, but are not ok with the people who choose to be overweight not accepting the consequences of their choices and leaving the burden of increased health insurance costs for the rest of us. As the man said, no man is an island, and part of being in a community is accepting that how you live your life can (but not necessarily does) impact the life of others unfairly.”
Jun 13, 2012 at 12:49:39
“A person can be any size they want to be, but the second their obesity related health problems start driving up my insurance costs because they didn't have health insurance, we've got a problem. Another post on HP a couple of days ago pointed out the fact that the health of the nation is a national security issue. The whole point of the Federal Free Lunch Program was to make sure that kids had enough to eat so that they would grow up healthy enough to be able to serve in the military/national defense effort should there be a war (oh wait...we're in 2+ right now and record numbers of military applicants are being turned away because of weight issues). Democracy isn't just a contract between a citizen and his/her government, its also a contract between the citizens themselves and those who are *by their own choices* hurting the progress of the country have a serious problem with me.”
“Angry Birds is just simple Newtonian physics so I get frustrated when people complain that they don't know physics yet the get high scores on AB. AB-Space is a lot more interesting (to me, anyway) because gravity is no longer constant.”
“its just as terrible shopping for large sizes (possibly worse since I don't have the kid's section to check out). I wear a women's 11 and haven't bought women's sneakers since I was 14 or so. I pretty much have to stick to rack room/dsw if I want to actually try on shoes for fit”
pttibg on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:35:52
“Now here is a problem I can relate to...my feet are not as large...no offense...but tiny tootsies don't rate in my book as a problem...the shoes are adorable in smaller sizes. Soon as you put a bow on anything over an 8, you don't have a cute shoe any longer...you have a boat with a bow on it. Take heart, tho, even darlin' Clementine wore a shoe size number 9.”