I remember the story of the baby, Bou Bou. I really don't even know what to say to these police brutality/cruelty stories anymore. How? How in 2014 is this something that happens? And that a vocal portion of the public downright supports?! » 1/15/15 11:23pm 1/15/15 11:23pm

What is the humane society position? I have a friend who works at the humane society in our city and it's a really, really tough job. I respect the employees a lot because what they do is ultimately great for so many animals, but they have to witness a lot of horribly abused animals and many that they can't save and… » 1/14/15 11:04pm 1/14/15 11:04pm

I asked the mods if they were planning to issue a formal response or ruling, as they sometimes do in these sticky drama lama situations, and they said that the post was removed and the mods were discussing it further. But I am guessing they've decided to let it blow over? » 1/12/15 10:59pm 1/12/15 10:59pm

I have a lot of clothes in general, including a lot of loungewear and PJs. I usually wear a big t shirt on top, for 2 or 3 nights max. On the bottom I rotate between 4 pairs of pj pants over the course of 2 weeks (usually with 1 or 2 nights of sleeping in whatever leggings I wore with my outfit that day). So those… » 1/11/15 6:27pm 1/11/15 6:27pm

I don't think it will be abused by the wealthy. Honestly, while a community college associates degree will definitely help some people, it's significantly less valuable than a 4 year degree, particularly from an esteemed private college (an Ivy, or a University of Chicago, or an NYU, or a Georgetown, etc.). » 1/10/15 12:00pm 1/10/15 12:00pm

I think you should try it. It's not an amputation—any negative effects (which, if they occur at all, are 99.9% more likely to be of the 'mildly irritating' variety like acne or cramps and not actually dangerous) can be mitigated by stopping the pill. Try it. You don't like it? Stop taking it. » 1/08/15 11:50pm 1/08/15 11:50pm

I strongly recommend Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream for the patches. It's available at sephora but reasonably priced (like $15). It's from Japan, and it is wonderful. It's a little too thick to use on a full face as a moisturizer, but I apply a huge glob to my dry flaky red patches (so gross, the ones on my cheek get… » 1/07/15 1:24pm 1/07/15 1:24pm

if you have a bright light, check your tonsils for white spots. They're always a strong sign of strep. I used to get strep A LOT, 4-6 times a year, and I could sense it coming a day out. The worst! Hot tea with honey helps a bit, as do throat numbing sprays. » 1/04/15 12:38pm 1/04/15 12:38pm