Wait can they answer a question that has been haunting me my whole life? WHY DID ALL THE GIRLS CHANGE THEIR LAST NAMES? Was it seriously protocol in the 70s to take your stepdad's last name, even if you were like, a teenager who had already been living with your previous name? Because that is fucked up.

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm 1

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

"some man"


Posted on November 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm 1

On How to Have a Dinner Party

All food has unfinished business

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 11:58 am 1

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) That is tough. I know a lot of people say this is a bad idea, and I know it's not perfect, but I'm actually a fan of the friend fadeout when it has to do with things like this. Like, when no one did anything wrong, you're just not feeling it as much anymore. If you're naturally feeling like you want to spend less time with a person, spend less time with them!

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:14 am 0


@Jazmine Hughes It's almost naptime but I see it and I appreciate you

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Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm 0

On Sick Days. PTO. Egg-Freezing?

This is what makes me so nervous about this. Like yes, greater access to more reproductive choices is good. But then, when are you actually allowed to have a kid? Does the woman who wants a baby at 30 get fewer opportunities than the one who waits until 35? How are you treated when you do have that baby? Why is this only available to the women lucky enough to work at places that have benefits like this? And yes, why does the question of work/life balance always seem to tip toward people doing more work?

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm 0

On Not That Kind of Death: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty

@Jaya Related question!! In the spirit of not burdening your family with the costs of burial, what are the laws about where you can bury someone/scatter ashes? I'm assuming my loved ones can't just dig a hole in my favorite park and dump me there, right?

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm 0

On Not That Kind of Death: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty

I think one of the main fears of zombies (and possibly of dead bodies) is that separation between body and self. That this could be the body of your sister or your husband or your child, and yet not them, because they are lifeless or lunging toward you to eat your brains. Either way it's familiar and unfamiliar.

And I definitely want either natural burial, sky burial, or that thing where you're left in a field and scientists get to study how the body decomposes.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:24 pm 2

On Ask a (Terrifyingly) Clean Person: Oozing Gourds, Glue Mishaps and Food Coloring Woes

@Jolie Kerr I always have such a time doing that stuff, because our bathroom is so cramped! Also, other question, but our plastic garbage can stinks to high heaven, and my usual method of "spray it down with lysol and then put a bag in it and hope it works" does not seem to work well. Had I a yard, I figure I could throw some bleach in there and hose it down, but that is much harder to do with no yard and a cramped bathtub. Ideas?

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0