Submitted by Melissa on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:35
I caught myself. I was doing it. It was minor, but it was exactly the kind of thing that rankled me when others did it.
He had simply said "no" when offered coffee. And I had rudely asked "Oh, you don't drink coffee?"
He launched into a defense of the simple choice not to drink coffee at that time.
Submitted by Melissa on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:32
Submitted by Melissa on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:32
It's just too perfect. Facebook and Apple are offering its female employees free egg freezing. What a totally great way to get women interested in tech careers!
Submitted by Melissa on Sat, 09/20/2014 - 16:28
I admit, I was going to write about how the latest NYtimes article on the "paleo" diet is much nicer to the people it features than the NYtimes article I was in four years ago. And I suspect it's because of the astonishing number of products the new article it features, signs that "paleo" is now an economic entity worthy of respect.
Submitted by Melissa on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 13:11
Yesterday marked the first day in Chicago of cold autumn rain. And certainly not the last. Being an avid walker in all types of weather, that means I have to have footwear that can handle
wet weather -- any kind of wet weather from hot rain to snow. Of course you can get rainboots anywhere, but traditional rainboots have some serious issues.
Submitted by Melissa on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:23
I had a choice to make: to buy new clothes or to lose the weight.
Submitted by Melissa on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:03
Submitted by Melissa on Sat, 07/19/2014 - 16:36
A couple of years ago there was a study that posited that a genetic variant was responsible for the fact that for some people cilantro (known as coriander leaves in some countries) is delicious and for others it tastes extremely bad. Many of the people in the latter group characterize the bad flavor as something like "soap." The study has been making the rounds again lately with this article.
Submitted by Melissa on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:01
When I lived in NYC I was a member of a food swap group. The mission of the group was "To build community by sharing and trading homemade foods, recipes and tips." It involved bringing your homemade pickles or cookies or whatever you made and swapping it for someone else's homemade goodies. One of the people who runs it, Meg Paska, now runs a small farm.
Submitted by Melissa on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:19
Me shoveling seaweed in Scotland on the Isle of Mull, where it is used as a soil fertilizer and conditioner