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On Ask a Jeweler: Shady Platinum, Sizing Up Your Rings, and the Case For Sapphires

@iceberg My engagement ring is an antique emerald and I'm a chef so I'm constantly working with and washing my hands, so I don't wear that ring every day. I do, however, have my grandmother's engagement ring that looks almost identical but is made with diamonds instead. I wear that one on my right hand every day. I break out the emerald when we're going out fancy or I've got a free day. Somehow I went from a girl who never wore jewelry except for an occasional necklace or bracelet to wearing sparkley things every day.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Whatever you end up grilling, I love grilling a lemon cut in half and squeezing it on all the things. It brings out the juices, caramelizes the sugar, and gives off just the teensiest bit of bitterness from the pith. I especially recommend this with fish.

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 12:48 am 1

On 'Game of Thrones' Men, by Hotness

@meetapossum Eh. I love a good beard. But it has to be a GOOD beard. Sparse fuzzies, no thanks.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm 1

On What Is Amaranth

@Science vs. Dinosaurs You can make the puffed stuff into breakfast food by treating it like granola! I mix mine with yogurt, cinnamon, honey, ground flax, vanilla, and bee pollen for my allergies. I actually usually eat it for lunch at work because it packs so well and all that is surprisingly filling.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm 1

On Knocked Up, Knocking Back

@Absurd Bird Kale is high in oxalates, which can contribute to kidney stones. BOOM.

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm 4

On Friday Open Thread

@Danzig! I am incredibly jealous you got into the 6th floor! I saw SNM just once. I live in CA, but my husband and I try to get to NYC once a year to visit friends and get our theater fix. I only got one 1 on 1, but I did get most of the highlights of the show. We'll probably go back again this fall, and if its running we'll go again. It felt like an adult play house, and while I get people not enjoying it, the whole experience is just so much fun!

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Emmanuelle Cunt If you want to try some stuff at home, there's a free app (and I think you can use it on the web, too) called Nike Training Club. I don't belong to a gym, and only just got some 6lb weights. Lots of of the sequences require no weighs at all, and sometimes they're so hard I do with out and still get that ass kicked feeling after. You can do 15-60 minute workouts. It is the best work out app I've encountered

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@stringbean

Oof. Fume away. I'm fuming with you.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm 1

On Boston News

@par_parenthese Your extreme right friends are more reasonable than mine. After seeing four or five memes about a lack of Christianity or the presence of Islam as a factor for the bombings, I caved and responded. These are people who know that my brother, a Conservative, as engaged to a Muslim! They've met and like her!

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm 2

On Boston Pinners and Non-Pinners, Be Safe

@camanda So glad your friends are okay. That everyone's friends who are okay are okay! I just found out that one of my friends came down from Canada to run the marathon. He was about 150 ft away when it happened. It's just so awful.

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm 0