Any specifics on books and comics for kids who can't read well yet? I'm already the "boring" (read: don't give toys often) aunt, so some easy comics and books would definitely be good for my nephew! He loves the movies, but I personally think he needs no more superhero worship in his life, so I'm loathe to get him… » 12/11/13 11:09pm 12/11/13 11:09pm

I mainlined this series on Netflix - as in, neglected my boyfriend, friends, parents and all texts - for almost two days (and the only time I've done that for another series is Downton Abbey) - and I think the most positive thing one could say about it is it makes you uncomfortable. » 12/06/13 6:03am 12/06/13 6:03am

Well, this isn't personal experience, really (unless we're counting me being in my momma's belly), but my parents had an inexpensive, and from what I hear, REALLY fun wedding. They got married in a church in Chicago and had the reception in my mom's parents' backyard on the edge of town. There was maybe a half acre of… » 12/03/13 9:54pm 12/03/13 9:54pm

I don't know, I went on a "Find the Loch Ness Monster" boat trip once and I totally made out with someone, but a necklace has never gotten me anywhere. What's that saying that I just made up? "Romance is on the monster-hunting boat you find it"? » 12/02/13 3:18am 12/02/13 3:18am

I can't believe you were suspended for telling a custy that ordering tuna well-done was murdering a good piece of fish. We serve lightly seared ahi tuna at the place I serve at (most popular menu item, at that) and Friday someone told me they didn't care for it much because it was "too fishy." My response? "It's tuna.… » 12/01/13 9:57pm 12/01/13 9:57pm

"Red Wednesday" is because they issued the order to shut down the sriracha factory in Cali today (Wednesday) due to environmental and health concerns...so there may be a shortage of sriracha soon. Maybe. Most everyone else knows the day before thanksgiving as "Blackout Wednesday." Biggest bar day of the year. » 11/28/13 2:45am 11/28/13 2:45am

How would we as a society properly address this, though? This is an attitude we have as a country, not something easily fixed with laws, and not specific to football or even sports in general. Youth football enrollment is down (granted, due more to fear of concussions and CTE than the problematic culture), multiple… » 11/25/13 5:02pm 11/25/13 5:02pm

The worst part is, I think a lot of us consciously self-police, too, no matter how "good" or "enlightened" of feminists we may be. I play fantasy football with some of my girlfriends, and if we're talking about it while watching a game at a bar, and an unknown man sits next to us, we have learned to stop. We don't… » 11/25/13 4:39pm 11/25/13 4:39pm

Only the heathens I know eat green bean casserole or 'dessert disguised as side dish' (aka sweet potato casserole), but don't indiscriminately knock the beautiful simplicity of a canned soup poured over other gross food stuffs. Chicken + stove top + bag o' frozen vegetables + cream of mushroom soup = Delicious Chicken… » 11/18/13 6:27am 11/18/13 6:27am

You really missed out on the greatest part of "stealing cable": just ask a buddy for their Netflix and HBO Go logins - they never deny you. It's no detriment to them, and they feel like you owe them one (that you'll never pay back). One shall never go entertainment-less again. » 11/01/13 1:57am 11/01/13 1:57am

Why do guys think it's super cute to terrorize their girlfriends before proposing? My friends husband did that - on her birthday! A crappy date, no present, was super detached the entire time, and then they went home early and he picked a fight until she CRIED. And then he pulled out a ring. I don't get it. » 10/01/13 12:56pm 10/01/13 12:56pm