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Fitness Full body workouts vs. working one region Jan 30 2009
17:13 (UTC)
Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by emilyd22222:

*hides behind overturned table to avoid flying objects*

Hey - you started this mess - come out and clean it up ;)

 *reaches around table with stick, pokes angry chained beast, ducks behind table giggling*

Fitness Full body workouts vs. working one region Jan 30 2009
16:42 (UTC)

*hides behind overturned table to avoid flying objects*

Fitness Full body workouts vs. working one region Jan 29 2009
20:14 (UTC)

I know you don't think that a PT is a researcher, I just think people give them way more credit than they're automatically due with a masters and the title "PT."

What I meant, for the record, was empirical, peer-reviewed research, not someone who has claimed to do their own.

Fitness Full body workouts vs. working one region Jan 29 2009
14:22 (UTC)

Wow, this thread has really devolved into a lot of misinformed nonsense.

PTs do not count as researchers, for the record.

Fitness Full body workouts vs. working one region Jan 28 2009
17:30 (UTC)

I think most beginners alternate between upper and lower so they can lift every day- this would be a mistake, correct? Even if you're alternating, you should rest between lifting days?

The Lounge I've got a moral dilemma. Jan 28 2009
17:01 (UTC)
Original Post by hkellick:


But if you involve yourself, you'll be known as the Snitch among friends of the fired coworkers (some of whom will be your coworkers)

 Or to your boss. It doesn't necessarily make you more trustworthy in your boss's eyes to tell.

The Lounge Um, kinda weird. But uhh, whats a yeast infection and how do you know you have one Jan 26 2009
20:25 (UTC)
Original Post by kae03:

some degree of discomfort??? want to take a crow bar and scratch with it and if you are not careful you will scratch yourself until you bleed!  it is horrible and all consuming!  catch it gets to that stage QUICKLY!


 Geez, you must have some bad yeast infections. I've never had one that's more than mildly uncomfortable.

The Lounge Um, kinda weird. But uhh, whats a yeast infection and how do you know you have one Jan 26 2009
20:10 (UTC)

A yeast infection is an imbalance of the natural flora and fauna in your vulva and vagina, caused by things like diet, sex, washing with soaps down there, etc. There's usually some degree of discomfort down there, and there may be odor or a change in discharge. If you think you have one, go to your doctor.

Calorie Count Deleting a recipe? Jan 26 2009
20:09 (UTC)

I've wondered this too. The only way I've found is to edit the old recipe with a new title, directions, and ingredients.

The Lounge Cards Jan 26 2009
20:01 (UTC)
Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

the hoops and yoyo ones crack me up, tho

 Aww, I love those. One of my grad student friends sent me one right before I had to go defend my thesis, it definitely made me feel good to know someone was pulling for me.

Health & Support Why do we binge????? Jan 26 2009
19:54 (UTC)

Why we binge (a partial list):

  • We don't enjoy our food when we eat it
  • We eat when we're distracted
  • We deny ourselves certain foods and label foods as good/bad
  • We don't eat enough and our body needs more
  • We use food in response to feelings
  • We use food to fill up the time
  • We have an eating disorder
  • We have poor self-image and feel like we don't deserve better
  • We eat because we are emotionally hungry, not because we're physically hungry- and while physical hunger goes away with food, emotional hunger does not
  • We beat ourselves up when we binge, which makes the bad feelings worse
The Lounge Cards Jan 26 2009
19:50 (UTC)

One kind of card I really love is handmade ones- my supervisor makes the most beautiful cards, and THAT really feels special to me.


The Lounge A new study Jan 26 2009
19:49 (UTC)
Original Post by qmwillcand:

none taken.

You gotta admit though, I bet he had a good time "researching"!


Yeah, how come no one told me this was an option when I signed up to be a researcher?

The Lounge A new study Jan 26 2009
19:43 (UTC)
Original Post by qmwillcand:

How do researchers present this kind of thing to potential financial backers?


 They don't, because Men's Health writers are not scientific researchers, and this is certainly not a study. No offense to the OP- I realize the word "research" is in the title of the article- but it is almost laughable that this would be considered an empirical study.

Foods Chili's -- NEW Guiltless Grill Items Jan 26 2009
19:29 (UTC)

Keep in mind that one serving may be different from the portion they put down in front of you (I've seen frozen yogurt shops that use that trick- 1 serving is 100 calories or something, but they give you 2.5 servings in a small), although this seems unlikely based on the link.

Foods "Clean" seasoning for stir fry? Jan 26 2009
19:10 (UTC)

Congrats on switching away from store-bought marinades! They're way more expensive than marinating meat in things you have around the house, and you have way more options with making your own.

I have a chicken breast marinating at this very moment in 1/4 cup soy sauce (don't know if you count this as clean), about 2 tbsp lime juice, 6 cloves garlic, 1.5 tsp olive oil, 1.5 tsp chili powder, 1.5 tsp coriander, 1.5 tsp cumin, 1.5 tsp honey.

Generally, a basic marinade would include:

  • Oil (e.g., olive, canola, sesame)
  • Wine (e.g., sherry, rice,  basic red/white cooking wine), vinegar (e.g., balsamic, cider), or soy sauce
  • Sweetener (e.g., brown sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup)
  • Flavorings (e.g., fruit juice, spices)

If you want to make the spare marinade into sauce, mix a bit of cornstarch with a bit of cold water, and slowly add it into the marinade over a medium/low heat until it thickens.

The Lounge Probably paranoid...but Jan 26 2009
19:01 (UTC)

Keep in mind that the effectiveness rate in the high 90s for BCP is only if you take them perfectly- that is, at the exact same time every day. I'm talking down to the hour. You can skip the placebos because they don't have any active ingredients in them, but it's best to keep taking them so you make it a habit.

The other points about STDs are valid- some have months or years of dormancy (HIV doesn't show up on tests for months), doctors don't routinely test for others unless you show symptoms, and people lie about their test results. I had a boyfriend (who I loved, trusted, adored, wanted to marry) who told me he was tested twice and it turned out that he never went.

Health & Support know of any self-help books?? Jan 26 2009
17:14 (UTC)

Seconding the Geneen Roth recc. Breaking Free from Emotional Eating is really good.

The Lounge Should men never marry? Jan 26 2009
17:08 (UTC)
Original Post by susiecue:

Original Post by kae03:

living together first does not make marriage easier...I don't have them with me so I won't say it's a fact, but heard that people who lived together first have a higher divorce rate...

This would not surprise me - but I think it has more to do with the fact that people who are raised to believe that living-together-before-marriage-is-wrong are also usually the same people who are raised to believe that divorce-is-wrong.  So, they do neither - even if they're miserable in the marriage.  (Which is not to say that all, or even most, of these people are unhappily married - just that if they are, they don't see divorce as an option.  And that skews the statistics.)

 I've seen those stats- and you make a good point. Correlation does not equal causation. Just because people who live together first are more likely to get divorced than those who do not, does not by any stretch mean that the living together CAUSES the divorce.

re: feminism. Agreed that many people misunderstand it. But remember, coffincritter, that equality feminism (as you describe it) is just one type of feminism, there is also difference feminism. The best way I've found to encapsulate feminism is, if you believe women should have access to the same choices and rewards as men, then you are a feminist. I don't think that people who don't believe that are necessarily misogynist (although many are), I think they're just underinformed. At the end of the day, it's just a label, and those who choose to take it have been associated with the misandrists, unfortunately.

Fitness Female Gym Survey - could u help me out?! :) Jan 26 2009
17:00 (UTC)

I prefer mixed gym. It motivates me to lift weights, knowing that I will be showing up a room full of guys (all with a front-row view in their line for the bench press). It makes me feel feminine AND powerful.

A lot of body-comparison goes on between women, also...I'd much prefer to be the only woman in the gym than have to look at some and say, "I wish I had her body," and look at others and say, "I hope she's not looking at me and wishing she had my body and getting discouraged."