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4:53 PM yesterday JenV commented on The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am.
Let's remember that correlation is not causation. If you adjust for socioeconomic status, the benefits of breastfeeding are not quite as exaggerated. It turns out that many of the same privileges which allow mothers to breastfeed in the first place (time and money) are also beneficial to babies. While it seems likely that breastfeeding is at least marginally better than formula, the most important factor is not being poor. As usual.
Mar 21 JenV commented on The NCAA Tournament Is In Seattle: A Day-One Rundown.
Wouldn't it be hideously ironic if Clay Bennett stole the Sonics just when things were looking so optimistic (getting Kevin Durant, etc) and then we got them back as an empty husk just after he'd squandered it all due to his shitty ownership. I don't even like basketball but god, I fucking hate that guy.
Feb 24 JenV commented on Morning News: Citing Safety Concerns, Local Judge Gives Seattle a Reprieve from Surge in Exploding Oil Trains.
Welp, you can add me to the chorus of folks who are dismayed at the departure of Paul Constant. I used to read Slog religiously, but with the mystifying changes of late I've found it increasingly less appealing. Paul was the heart of Slog and this is a huge loss. To the Stranger/Slog of yore: I miss you, old friend.
Feb 13 JenV commented on The Morning News: Seattle’s New Plan to End Traffic Deaths; Anti-Vaxxers Could Be Hurting Local Economy.
"Eradicating measles" you mean like we ALREADY DID in 2000? *rage*
Feb 12 JenV commented on Breaking News! You Can Now Read The Stranger on Your Cell Phone.
My only complaint is that the header text is unnecessarily enormous compared to the article text. A longish article title can take up like half the screen on my phone which is irritating. Everything else I can probably get used to, but man I really, really hate the giant headers.
Feb 10 JenV commented on Jon Stewart Says He's Leaving The Daily Show.
@5, or she's just on maternity leave, dude.

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…
Jan 26 JenV commented on Yoga Is Not the Thing for Thieves.
That last sentence dangling on there cracked me up. A+, Charles.
Jan 24 JenV commented on How to Make It Through a Weekend Devoid of Seahawks Football, Plus a Team Update.
@6, I would much rather watch what you described.
Jan 23 JenV commented on How to Make It Through a Weekend Devoid of Seahawks Football, Plus a Team Update.
My two favorite things from this week:

1. When asked about his elbow injury, Richard Sherman said, “If I had to slap my brother, I’d be able to do it."

2. Michael Bennett's brother, Martellus Bennett, who plays for the Bears, is also self-nicknamed, and that nickname is Black Unicorn. I love the Bennetts.
Jan 22 JenV commented on I Couldn’t Be Happier About the Patriots' Illegally Deflated Balls.
Spike, I will really miss your posts once the season is over. I look forward to them every week. I hope The Stranger keeps this feature next season!
 

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