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Feb 17, 2015 vavavarooooom commented on The Morning News: The Space Needle Tells Workers to “Live on Less”; Earthquake Warning System Goes Live Today.
I have to agree with @1, that powerpoint gives pretty standard financial advice - which included advice on not totally depriving yourself. It is pretty shitty to give your employees a financial seminar on budgeting when they are asking for a raise, but the seminar itself was not objectionable.
Feb 4, 2015 vavavarooooom commented on What Do You Think of the Magic Mike XXL Trailer?.
The scene in MM1 when Matthew McConaughey was teaching the young bro how to dance was incredible. Two men talking about their bodies and about sexuality and touching each other in a way that you normally would never see straight men doing. I say bring on Magic Mike XXL!…
Dec 17, 2014 vavavarooooom commented on "Rape Exceptionalism" and Protecting Law Students from "Triggers".
Sorry, I read the New Yorker piece, and it reads like a Stephen Glass article. The author is using anecdotal evidence - how about we name the professors who refuse to teach law at Harvard law school? The whole article is meant to smear feminists - to spur conversations just like this one where everyone rolls their eyes at how ridiculous people can be - and contains no real information.
Jan 28, 2014 vavavarooooom commented on Free, Open Culture.
Just as an addition - the Seattle Public Library offers thousands of e-books, audio books, music, movies through the Overdrive App (can use on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc). All you need is a library card.
Oct 11, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on Conlin's Inept Smear Campaign Is as Stupid as It Is Dishonest.
Just a note that Seattle community college adjuncts receive full benefits. 401K, sick time, health insurance. The pay is shit, of course, because they are only part-time, but the job does come with benefits here.
Sep 26, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on What Do You Think of Mayday?.
Seriously, all I can imagine is that poor woman on the screen. So many lonely people. So many trolls. What a horrible job.
Jan 10, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on Today in Russians Do the Ca-raziest Things!.
Wow that is a super funny story about someone who died. What the fuck is wrong with you guys?
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
@37 - since you 'know for a fact' and we have 50 years of data - why not cite your own sources as you have urged @29 to do? You have here a study saying fat /= death, but you are convinced that fat=death. Citation, please. Your opinion not a citation.

Please name your life-long chronic diseases 'caused' by obesity. I will need a citation showing that it was the fat that did it. Not diet, not environment, not smoking, not lack of exercise. If thin people also get the condition, you will have a hard time convincing me that it was the fat that did it.

The criticism of the study is that they included smokers and ill people -- which does not seem entirely wrong to me. The whole point of the study is looking at our reliance on body size to classify a person as healthy or not. They included sick fat and sick thin people, thin and fat smokers -- you can't just decide that smokers don't count because you don't want them to. I might not have included people already sick - but again, if your issue is that thin people do not get sick, you are skewing your numbers by not including sick thin people.
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
@23 - Ha! I see your point. Yes, I suppose I must allow for the possibility that every single high-BMI person in all studies have been body-builders.
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
Here is another article which studied nearly 12000 Americans, and looked at mortality correlated with BMI and number of 'healthy habits.' They focused on smoking, alcohol, exercise, and intake of fruits and vegetables. >2000 people in the group died in the 6 years they followed them.

The high (>30) BMI people with zero healthy habits died at 7X the rate of people with high BMI and all 4 habits, and 3X the rate of people with low BMI and no habits. People with only one 'healthy habit' all died at roughly the same rate, regardless of BMI, and at 2X the rate of people with 4 habits.

This is a link to the text but you can get the pdf for free, which I find easier to read.