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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 10:11:05 in Business

“Finally clothes that fit the toned, athletic body. I struggle with finding clothes, especially pants, because most shops cater to larger sizes.”
Living Together Doesn't Necessarily Mean Long-Term Commitment, Says Study

Living Together Doesn't Necessarily Mean Long-Term Commitment, Says Study

Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 11:00:45 in Women

“Most marriages nowadays aren't permanent. My experience shows that couples often stay together longer because they don't consider their relationship permanent. They are less likely to take the other for granted.”
Golden Gate Bridge Tolls: Iconic Span To Ditch Human Toll Takers For All-Electronic System

Golden Gate Bridge Tolls: Iconic Span To Ditch Human Toll Takers For All-Electronic System

Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 23:08:07 in San Francisco

“"naturally" is the correct spelling.”
Facebook Condemns Practice Of Employers Demanding Employee Passwords

Facebook Condemns Practice Of Employers Demanding Employee Passwords

Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 17:34:34 in Technology

“My school (aka business) has a work around. They have a school FB site in which they ask all teachers and students to link to. Create acceptance of privacy invasion early! have a completely separate identity in which I use for this. In no way does it link to my real FB account. You think both teachers and students aren't being watched? They are. They look for key words that might indicate teachers or students are troubled or in trouble. I'm glad FB said this. It's not so much the fault of FB, but the companies and schools for which we work.”
Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 10:04:53 in Politics

“I had an experience with immigration at the border of Canada over something I thought was relatively minor. Its very intimidating. They're very scary. As a traveler myself there are a few things I've learned. Never cross the US border from Canada or fly into LAX. Both are horrible experiences.”

DougW333 on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:26:48

“Crossing into Canada can be just as intimidating. I have heard of people who had a DUI on their record from 20 years prior, and were turned away when coming to Canada to work, apply for a work permit, etc. Then in the next breath they look the other way when throngs from backward countries appear at the Immigration Office. Diversity will be their undoing before it is ours.”
Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 20:55:59 in Parents

“Who are you to say what I can and can't remember at some age I didn't even indicate? You bring up dogs. Well, ya know, I've seen dogs behave better than children when well trained and they can't even talk. Actions speak much louder than words at any stage of development, but since we're talking about people here, actions accompanied by language will get through at some point.”
Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 08:57:39 in Parents

“A screaming child in a store makes it everyone's business. Sorry you're wrong. When I was a kid, I was told in the car every single time that shopping with mom was a privledge, not a right. If I misbehaved or had a tantrum, we would leave the store. My mother only had to do that once with me. I made a fuss, and my mom picked me up, left her full cart of groceries in the isle, and took me home. She would remind me every time of the consequences if I misbehaved. I never did it it again.

Only once ever did I hear another parent in a shop quietly remind their kid of the "rules" just as the whining started. It stopped immediately. Yes, that's control. That's how it should be done. Establish the rules beforehand, notice the behavior before it starts, and gently remind. If it gets out of the control, leave with no questions asked and explain to your kid why.”

Loraine Lawson on Sep 19, 2013 at 23:41:53

“Wow. Way to rewrite history. You know, some toddlers aren't even very verbal yet? They might know anywhere from 50-150 words, about as much as a dog. So. No way you had a bunch of rules explained to you at two that you then remembered and carefully followed for the duration of a shopping trip.”
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How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (and Other Food and Diet Industry Secrets)

Commented Mar 11, 2013 at 12:22:17 in Healthy Living

“It takes time to digest whole grains and that takes up some calories. Though I agree such grains should be used in extreme moderation.”
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Sunday Roundup

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 12:06:29 in Politics

“It's not just one factor. Yes let's restrict gun sales/purchases, but also let's provide better mental health care, let's reassess video game themes and design, let's curb violent themed movies. I dont mean to imply that movies and video games cause violence, but they do send certain messages. It's time to look at changing our message about violence, and this requires looking at all the factors that might contribute to it.”
Friends or 'Menemies?'

Friends or 'Menemies?'

Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 23:38:31 in Women

“"single, heterosexual men aren't actively looking for an exclusively platonic relationship with a woman they find sexually attractive". Yeah, well, apparently neither are married ones, or those with a girlfriend.”
The Science of Cesar Millan's Dog Training: Good Timing and Hard Kicks in the Stomach

The Science of Cesar Millan's Dog Training: Good Timing and Hard Kicks in the Stomach

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 10:40:26 in Green

“I used to love Cesear. He inspired me to me less fearful of dogs. As a child, I wasa always chased or attacked by dogs, and was even bitten. There is something to be said for energy, even if just presenting yourself in a more confident way. As a martial artist, I could relate to this. Then I met some positive reinforcement trainers. They tried hard to convince me Cesear was more of an animal abuser than a trainer. I just couldn't see it (because the show is often edited to eliminate the abuse). Then the PR trainer directed me to an unedited video that showed Cesear using an electric collar on a dog. Yet, I still wasn't convinced until I saw how Positive Reinforcement worked. I was a convert. I started training my cat. I've amazed myself and my friends with the tricks my cat can do.

I appreciate your article, and the video highlights his abuse in a way I've never really noticed before. I think it would be way more convincing to offer a side by side comparison of the two methods. Like I said, I wasn't convinced until I saw Positive Reinforcement in action. I think it's great to question Cesear's methods, but it's also really important to show how PR works with a dog that exhibits similar behavior patterns as the ones he uses on his show.

http://sheddingandsharing.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/my-introduction-to-clickertraining/
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Foods That Are Good For Your Smile

Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 00:31:17 in Healthy Living

“Raisins are the worst! Never had a cavity until I started eating raisins. Stopped eating raisins after that and never got another one. Unless you plan to brush and floss immediately after eating them, think twice about it. That goes for dried cranberries and other really sweet, sticky dried fruit.”
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Beyond The Battlefield... Into The Bedroom

Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 00:27:22 in Healthy Living

“Wow great article.”
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Beyond The Battlefield... Into The Bedroom

Commented Mar 22, 2012 at 00:06:16 in Healthy Living

“Wow! Interesting subject that never really occurred to me before. But adapting to it and creative problem solving makes sense. Thank you for being willing to talk about it.”
Whales Surprise Surfer Near Santa Cruz, California Beach (VIDEO)

Whales Surprise Surfer Near Santa Cruz, California Beach (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 6, 2011 at 11:25:03 in Green

“Based off the last comment of the "filmmaker", it seems like they were out there in order to "kayak/surf" with the whales. While I'm sure it was thrilling and the stories will last a lifetime, putting yourself in a fishing ground with the hopes of seeing sea life is dangerous and requires a bit more forethought. As far as I'm concerned, it's pretty careless. What if someone (or some whale) had been injured? The ocean isn't Disneyland.”

Meja Sananyon on Nov 6, 2011 at 16:51:23

“Actually what I saw was.. magnificent mammals breaching..

Walt had no clue.”
Don't Fear the Science

Don't Fear the Science

Commented Oct 30, 2011 at 11:26:54 in Education

“I think people aren't as afraid of science as they are of math. If math could be taught in a more realistic and practical way, then many more people would have gone into science. I would have. I was in love with biology as a kid, but math was my nemesis. However, now that I'm older and have volunteered in some science fields, I can see the practical uses of math and my desire to shift gears and go into a science career is overwhelming. The math though is still scary.”

dsws on Oct 31, 2011 at 08:17:30

“Do the arts have to be taught in a practical way too? If math is merely what you use as a means to some practical end, then painting is merely how you keep the woodwork in good condition. If math is merely what you use as a means to some practical end, then music is merely what you use to keep armies marching in step. If math is merely what you use as a means to some practical end, then sculpture is merely chiseling dates in headstones and shaping molds for peanut-butter jars.

Math is useful. It's good that math is useful, just as it's good that people can sculpt prototypes and paint houses, and military drummers and buglers serve their countries just as honorably as those whose hands hold the spear and shield. But if being for something else were all there was, that would leave nothing for anything to be for. And if math were never done for the joy and beauty of it, it would never have been done at all.

Teach math as something children can love, and the practical use will follow.”

Chris Chiller on Oct 30, 2011 at 19:37:58

“three years ago I was a contractor specializing in historic renovations. Now I am a graduate student in Physics and loving every minute of all that scary old math. I had no predisposition toward math, was a C student way back in High School. But Math is the Wand and magic words of Harry Potter and Green Lanterns ring rolled into one. Math gives the power to alter reality where it can be altered and the power to know when your are in over your head. Unhappily, the biology says it is triple hard to learn if you feel fear.
The legacy of shunting college student who don't like math into the Education majors has left us with three generations who learned that Math is terrifying and to be avoided. How sad for us all. How many of you reading this were taught Algebra by a Coach? How many of you were taught to dislike math by an impatient teacher early in your schooling? Or a parent who said," I could never do math" After their own bad experience with their Coach?
If I didn't know better I would think it was by intelligent design....”

Saijanai on Oct 30, 2011 at 11:31:56

“Khan Academy is a great way to review math and many claim its a great way to learn math also. Of course, I advocate high-queality anime as a way of teaching/inspiring interest in any subject, Hikaru no Go being the best example of how this can work.”
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J.C. Penney Commercial: Sexist? (VIDEO, POLL)

Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 09:28:29 in Style

“In this case she didn't. It's a film clip, according to the article.”

Larry Schaibley on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:30:54

“But she still had to give her permission to use the film clip. Regardless, I think people are just over-reacting as they do with almost everything anymore.”
Minor Hates

Minor Hates

Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 09:19:43 in Comedy

“Being in line? Angers you? OK, I get it. I do. However, it's pretty ironic you put a picture of a line to see the Dalai Lama! (I know that because I've been there and stood in that line and I recognize it). If there's any line to get annoyed by, that one shouldn't be it.”

hp blogger Valerie Frankel on Sep 15, 2011 at 20:17:12

“It is ironic. My bad. In the chapter on impatience, I describe a visit to the Zen Center of NY in Brooklyn, and learning how to breathe, etc. Sadly, didn't work for me. I'm too Jewish to be Buddhist.”
Tom Sellner, Owner Of Cricket Hollow Zoo, Attacked By Tiger During Feeding

Tom Sellner, Owner Of Cricket Hollow Zoo, Attacked By Tiger During Feeding

Commented Jul 18, 2011 at 08:52:36 in Green

“My domestic house cat gets aggressive when I limit his food intake so he'll lose weight. Maybe the tiger was on a diet and the keepers weren't feeding him enough. Hence the aggression during feeding.”

Keith House on Jul 18, 2011 at 10:59:36

“According to people here you deserve to get mauled.”
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On Second Thought, Don't Get Married

Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 23:55:55 in Divorce

“Marriage becoming obsolete is a dangerous conclusion? How so? What's so wrong with not being married. I have way more fun being single, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people. I even like dating, and I'm over 40. But then again, I've never wanted kids....”
Michele Bachmann 2012: Congresswoman Running For President (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann 2012: Congresswoman Running For President (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 02:37:29 in Politics

“SNL skits are going to be a hoot.”

6079 Smith W on Jun 14, 2011 at 02:38:51

“don'cha know!”
Anthony Weiner Ethics Investigation Called For By Nancy Pelosi Over Photo Scandal (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Anthony Weiner Ethics Investigation Called For By Nancy Pelosi Over Photo Scandal (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 21:58:16 in Politics

“I too really admired him and thought he had presidential potential. I really am disappointed in him.”
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Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Admits Sending Racy Pictures, Refuses To Resign

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 21:50:59 in Politics

“Hey at least as far as we know he didn't pull a Schwarzenegger.”
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