@muggles I KNOW!!! Every time I see Love Actually, I spend the next week desperately thinking of how Sarah and Karl really could have ended up together after the movie ends. Stupid Karl.
@RubeksCube How about cut-resistant spanx (so, I guess with metal mesh sewn in) held up with kevlar suspenders, surrounded by chicken wire shorts?
Also, these are dumb. I can see them being psychologically reassuring, the same way shoes I can run in or that have a nice sharp-edged heel are, but not at all useful in preventing sexual assault.
As I've mentioned here before, I take Evening Primrose Oil to combat acne, especially the hormonal kind. It's impossible to be 100% sure if it's chance, other factors, or the EPO, but I've been taking it for about 6 months now and I have way fewer/less intense breakouts than I did before. I did research before starting it, and some studies showed that it was effective for certain conditions. Since I've been on all kinds of "proven" prescription drugs for acne that did nothing for me, that was enough to get me to try it.
I buy mine at Whole Foods, partly because I figure that as supplements are such a big part of their business, they wouldn't risk iffy suppliers. I hope that's the case! The rows and rows of supplements at CVS/Rite Aid kind of give me the creeps.
In general, I think a lot of supplements are a waste of money, and I find it ethically iffy that Whole Foods sells some that have absolutely no evidence of efficacy. I guess if they don't have harmful ingredients and they give people a nice placebo effect, there's no harm done, but I've also seen people delay getting real diagnoses because they thought they could solve their problems with supplements/crazy diets.
I get sleep paralysis sometimes, though not as much as I did in high school, and I love reading other people's experiences with it. Luckily, I've never had any hallucinations that I can remember. I sometimes have trouble breathing, though, which is terrifying. I try to remember that my body isn't actually just going to let me suffocate and relax enough to either wake up or fall back to sleep. Focusing on wiggling one finger also helps me stop panicking and move, sort of like "Move your big toe" in Kill Bill.
Sleeping on my back tends to trigger it and nightmares, too. I'm not sure why--maybe because it's easier for everything to relax in that position? Though I get it on long bus trips, too, so who knows.
On "The cost for each attendee: $4000. And that was after Tracy’s fiancé paid one night for everyone at the W hotel"
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Yeah, I imagined striped suits, fedoras, and very shiny shoes. And maybe very mysterious briefcases. (My image of gangsters comes mostly from hazy memories of Some Like It Hot)
@nevergiveaninch I generally hate pants, so YMMV, but I am kind of obsessed with gray sweater/wool dresses. I think I own 6. Two of those are pure merino wool from Lands End Canvas, and I got them on sale for about $30 each. They're incredibly comfortable, drape well, and can be dressed up or down. Those + Hue sweater tights = as comfortable as pajamas. I wear a low-cut t-shirt under them so I don't have to wash them as much, but they can also be machine-washed and dried flat, unlike tailored wool stuff. Two of my other ones are from TJMaxx, but they tend to carry acrylic or acrylic blends, which aren't as warm or durable.
I also own a million wool straight/pencil skirts (I had a lucky streak in my thrifting), but I have a harder time finding ones that fit well, and they wrinkle more easily than knits.
@bnna That's a brilliant idea! I'm a light sleeper, and when I tried the smart alarm, it would wake me up as soon as it started making noise and then I'd immediately turn it off and fall asleep. I'll have to try setting a few painful later alarms.
@KJH My friend's OKC profile was in that style, and I thought it was hilarious. I think she did pretty well, but she didn't stick with the site for too long.
@LaLoba Even sometimes when it's used correctly, it's still stupid! Wasn't Fiji water the first to brag about artesian? You can have artesian water in a cow patch (in fact, you often do), but that doesn't mean you want to drink it.
@j-i-a I totally curate my lunch, though! Every portion is carefully preserved at different temperatures and in different packaging until I am ready to consume it.
One day, IntoTheToss will write an article about me and my salads...