By lemonadefish on Let's Talk About Birth Control

I tried the pill a couple times, a couple different version each time. They were all horrible, and left me just crying and never wanting sex, so I've mostly always just used condoms. I got an IUD shortly after I started seeing my now-husband, and it was glorious! I had it out to get pregnant, and now we mostly rely on being too tired to have sex. It's very effective, but my periods are heavier than on the IUD, so.

(Also I always made my boyfriends take the placebo pills. I never had any with iron in them.)

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm 1

By talie on What's the Best Time Your Family Has Ever Trolled You?

@talie On the other hand, they also sometimes hide a completely naked -- except for a loop of colorful ribbon around his waist -- Ken doll (as in Barbie's penis-less boyfriend).

Once I was going through customs and the officer was like "what's this plastic thing in your bag" and I was like "I don't have anything plastic in my bag" and then he pulled out the naked Ken doll and just stared at me while holding it.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:03 am 3

By hungaryforchile on How Do You Get Shit Done?

Ooo! Ooo! Me! Me! Me!

I have productivity tips! (And I am marginally more productive than most people, I've noticed!)

- The "StayFocusd" extension for Chrome is amazing (it might also be available for other browsers). Set the amount of time you want to assign for you to look at time-wasting websites each day (for me, it's 10 minutes total, for FB/Imgur/HuffPost), then once your time is up, you can't mindlessly slog through those sites anymore--they're blocked for the rest of the day!

- The 5-Minute technique is awesome, and I have finished many much-hated laundry duties that way.

- Along those^ lines, there's also Parkinson's Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." In other words, if you allot 2 hours for what should be a 30 minute task, you WILL fill up the 2 hours with agonizing, unproductive busywork for that task. So instead, recognize how long a task should take, then chop off like 15% of the time you think you need, and work with that (for example, you think it's a 1 hour task, so you give yourself only 45 minutes to complete it). It's kind of fun to race yourself, and you feel so accomplished--you might even feel like you have EXTRA time in the day to do other things you really want to do.

- And I really like this post from Tim Ferriss, so imma just leave it here: "'Productivity' Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)" - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2013/11/03/productivity-hacks/

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm 2

By LilyB on

I'm divorced, remarried, and not into this. In fact, my spouse and I kind of make a point that we want to stay together because we WANT to stay together, not because it would be a pain in the rear to split.

The covenant requires a two-year waiting period for a divorce. How about a two-year waiting period for marriage? How about a reasonable minimum age like 25? Or you have to convince a judge or panel that you REALLY deserve to get married. Not that I actually think those should be laws, but it's marriage that is too easy to rush into (I should know!), not divorce.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm 2

By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on What to Wear at Fancy Halloween Parties

*throws out pack of stick-on mustaches from the dollar store*

*dresses up as Canada instead*

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm 2

By Jazmine Hughes on "I Want You Back" Is Back

@Sa Ra@facebook I know you are spam but I will make an example out of you because YOU SOUND LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD ("ROLLING STONES WERE THE GREATEST!" "DYLAN WAS THE GREATEST!"), BUT NO, YOU ARE WRONG


Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:39 am 9

By eliz_s on Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

Would watch a marathon of John Cho Standing Around Being Really Attractive.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm 5

By sony_b on Ask a Fancy Person: Occasionless Gifts, Chemo Baldness at the Office, The "Thanks For the Birthday Wishes" Anomie

I went through chemo last summer and chose to stay bald the entire time - including at the office and at corporate conferences I attended. Going in I knew I wouldn't do a wig, I didn't even bother buying one. I did try scarves but I was always fussing with them and was never comfortable. Big lipstick, big earrings. I never had a stranger make a comment in 7 months. Be comfortable! I noticed that people were much more comfortable around me when I was bald than when I was futzing with the stupid scarves - they could tell it bugged me, and it bugged them in turn.

Also, for more casual occasions where I wanted to keep my head warmer I really liked Buffs (planetbuff dot com).

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm 3

By Tiktaalik on Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

When Husband and I first heard this song we both thought it was hilariously similar to the "Ras Trent" bit by Lonely Island. Picturing Andy Samberg yelling "Rastafarianism!" really makes "Rude" more tolerable. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcK0MYgnHjo

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm 2

By Jia Tolentino on Why I Have To Be So "Rude"

@ejcsanfran i thought "rude" was ok

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm 2