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The Lounge What fresh hell is this? Mar 18 2015
18:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

If you want to talk poor engineering, we should be talking sinuses.

Why would you design a passage that narrow for a substance that sticky?  Dumb, dumb, dumb. I think more even than the duck-billed platypus or the star-nosed mole, sinuses are God's biggest regret, engineering-wise.

I've seen a star-nosed mole - we caught one while I was working on my thesis - it looked like a cartoon rocket launcher, where the ends split and flare out after shooting the rocket. Ridiculous creature.

Sinuses are narrow to prevent stuff from going in. And until people start dying of stuffed noses, natural selection will probably keep it that way.

But having just gotten over a cold, you aren't wrong. Sinuses suck.

Fitness Why do I gain weight after a long cardio workout? Mar 18 2015
18:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I clicked on this thread just after I finished reading this.

Hmmmm...

Perhaps worst of all, after 20 to 30 minutes, most classic, steady-state cardiovascular exercise begins to chew up your precious, calorie-burning muscle.

Really?

Something about that article just bugged me... it combined some info from studies with "well, it makes sense that running stresses you out, and therefore causes weight gain"-type logic. Not saying that the overall message is necessarily wrong, I just didn't trust that all of the information was fact-based.

The Lounge What fresh hell is this? Mar 18 2015
18:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

thonx, in case you were unaware, you're kind-of being a douche. and ag, you're helping him.

If nomo is at all bothered by me quoting Clueless on her thread, I have complete faith that she will tell me.

Motivation I just want my summer body Mar 18 2015
16:04 (UTC)
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Original Post by jaden_slocum:

I NEED THIGH GAPS!!! AND THAT'S ALL I WANT AND A FLAT STOMACH????

Homework for Jaden:

 

Define "need".

Define "all I want" if it is followed by "... and [something else]".

Do you think the Beatles were wrong when they said "All you need is love"?

The Lounge What fresh hell is this? Mar 18 2015
15:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Can someone please explain to me why women are not allowed to have hysterectomies when they experience extreme pain or bleeding with their periods? 

PLEASE?! 

I'd imagine it's because, despite how common a procedure it is, hysterectomies are not without their lasting negative effects, either.

But the breast/butt implants have those too.

[My mom] died when I was young. A freak accident during a routine liposuction.


I've got a .45 and shovel.  I doubt anybody would miss you.

Why should I listen to you anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive.


Woman, lend me five dollars.

Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman".

The Lounge What fresh hell is this? Mar 18 2015
15:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Can someone please explain to me why women are not allowed to have hysterectomies when they experience extreme pain or bleeding with their periods? 

PLEASE?! 

I'd imagine it's because, despite how common a procedure it is, hysterectomies are not without their lasting negative effects, either.

But the breast/butt implants have those too.

[My mom] died when I was young. A freak accident during a routine liposuction.


I've got a .45 and shovel.  I doubt anybody would miss you.

Why should I listen to you anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive.

The Lounge What fresh hell is this? Mar 18 2015
15:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Can someone please explain to me why women are not allowed to have hysterectomies when they experience extreme pain or bleeding with their periods? 

PLEASE?! 

I'd imagine it's because, despite how common a procedure it is, hysterectomies are not without their lasting negative effects, either.

But the breast/butt implants have those too.

[My mom] died when I was young. A freak accident during a routine liposuction.

Fitness Why do I gain weight after a long cardio workout? Mar 17 2015
19:55 (UTC)
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Water retention.

Might not necessarily be the cardio day - muscle soreness from heavy lifting can show up 2 days later, and that's generally accompanied by some water retention as well.

Foods Salad that will fill you up! Mar 17 2015
19:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by vegandaisydoll:

One cup of lettuce? Sorry, but that's not a salad.

Since when has the quantity of lettuce determine whether something is a salad?  There are chicken/egg/potato/tuna salads that have zero lettuce.

If you've set some arbitrary bar for how much lettuce is needed, double or triple the amount of lettuce. It's not going to measurable change the calories.

Health & Support help please Mar 16 2015
15:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by hereforhelp:

I also do not want to seek professional treatment as when getting a job when I'm older, I will have to explain that I received treatment for a mental illness which is a major turn off for an employee.

I've seen multiple therapists for a variety of issues over my life. I had to get security clearance for my first job. Yes, I was asked if I had ever received professional treatment, but it did not prevent me in any way from receiving the clearance I needed to do my job.

Do not use that as an excuse not to get better.  Seek professional help now.

Weight Loss calorie eat vs calorie burn through exercise question Mar 12 2015
12:47 (UTC)
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Your BMR is ~1300-1350, making your sedentary burn ~1600.

I'd suggest eating at least 1300, and if you are able to exercise to burn an extra 200 each day, you'll have a 500-cal deficit (total burn 1800, eat 1300). If you are exercising more than 200 calories off, you can bump up your intake to keep the deficit at 500.

That is:

Sedentary 1600 + Exercise 0 = 1600 - 300 deficit = Eat 1300 (lose .6lb/week)
Sedentary 1600 + Exercise 200 = 1800 - 500 deficit = Eat 1300 (lose 1lb/week)
Sedentary 1600 + Exercise 300 = 1900 - 500 deficit = Eat 1400 (lose 1lb/week)
Sedentary 1600 + Exercise 400 = 2000 - 500 deficit = Eat 1500 (lose 1lb/week)

Etc.

Weight Loss calorie eat vs calorie burn through exercise question Mar 12 2015
12:04 (UTC)
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Don't separate exercise calories from the calories you burn the rest of the day.

Figure out how many calories you are burning in a given day. Eat less than that to lose weight. Use an online calculator to figure out your BMR and generally aim to eat at least that amount.

Say your BMR is 1500, which means you burn 1800 while sedentary (BMR * 1.2). If you exercise and burn an additional 300 calories, your total burn is 2100 (1800 + 300).

1lb = 3500 calories, divided over 7 days, means you want a 500cal/day deficit to lose a pound a week.  Therefore, to lose a pound/week, you'd eat 1600 (2100-500). 

But if you didn't exercise, and were just sedentary, you'd only be burning 1800. You don't want to eat less than 1500 (BMR), which leaves you with a deficit of 300 (1800-1500). This allows you to lose a pound every 11 days or so. Are you ok with that rate of weight loss? If not, exercise, to get your deficit higher.

A couple extra points:  1) Most people shouldn't be eating as little as 1200, even if the calorie target tool says you should. 2) Exercise doesn't "uneat" food. It increases your burn for the day.

 

The Lounge Google maps Mar 11 2015
19:53 (UTC)
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Everyone knows Paradise is in Pennsylvania.

But did you know that to get from Virginville to Paradise, you have to go through Intercourse? It takes about an hour.

ETA:If you take a wrong turn, you could end up in Blue Ball, PA.

ETA2: Oddly, you don't get anywhere near Desire PA or Climax PA on that trip, but those are both really close to Panic, PA, so be careful if you head west.

The Lounge Pi day Mar 11 2015
18:50 (UTC)
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Shepherds Pie - try it with ground lamb and beef combined.

The Lounge Google maps Mar 11 2015
13:38 (UTC)
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I love when Google Maps has Easter eggs. Like this one (doesn't work anymore, but it did).

Fitness Help!-Very confused about nutrition profile and target end points - amounts don't make sense?! Mar 10 2015
15:40 (UTC)
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I haven't logged in ages, so I don't remember how many grams of protein I get, but I never had a problem getting 20% of my calories from protein, regardless of what my calorie target was.  I didn't eat anything in particular to reach macro goals - my macros generally lined up with the recommended amounts without adjusting my diet.

95 g of protein is nowhere near the amount that it would take to be harmful for your body. Protein toxicity is something that gets bandied about in veg*n circles as a reason to eat less meat*, but in the real world, assuming fully functioning liver/kidneys, you'd have to work very very hard to eat that much protein.

 

*I'm not saying there aren't legitimate reasons to eat less meat. This just isn't one of them.

The Lounge That cute girl at the gym... Mar 09 2015
12:53 (UTC)
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How to Hit on a Girl at the Gym

Fitness Help!-Very confused about nutrition profile and target end points - amounts don't make sense?! Mar 09 2015
12:04 (UTC)
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It's 20% of your total calories should come from protein.  In your case, that's apparently 95 grams.

95 g protein = 380 calories (4cal/g).

If you are aiming to eat 1900cal, then 380cal is 20% of 1900.

 

Short version: you are supposed to eat 95g of protein, not 20% of 95.

The Lounge Upskirt vs Dressing Room photography Mar 05 2015
13:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

What I want to know is how anyone ever knows that an unauthorized photo or video of themselves has been posted online? Is there some kind of search function of which I'm unaware? Is it only when one goes viral that there is any chance of catching it?

Imagine taking a picture of, and uploading, your own upskirt photo, to run it through an image recognition search (CSI has it, I'm sure) to see if it's already online. Then scrolling through potential matches... "no, that's not mine... that's not mine...."

The Lounge Upskirt vs Dressing Room photography Mar 05 2015
13:04 (UTC)
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Original Post by scrapper78:

I used to provide security for exotic dancers (don't ask) and many stupid frat bros were surprised to find out that taking a picture of a naked stripper is sexual assault if the picture was not solicited or approved.

I know of one (normally) intelligent gay guy who was also surprised to learn that wasn't allowed.

To him, he was just taking pictures of his buddy at the bachelor party. The semi-nude women in the picture were not the focus. The bouncer didn't agree.

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