I had to give up half way through the first time I attempted it; even though I was enjoying it, it was just taking too long, and I wanted to read other things. Then I got the audio book and started listening to it on my commute. I found myself readily enraptured in that format; the reader is really good. Especially if… » 4/27/15 8:11pm Monday 8:11pm

I’ve seen commenters here on Gawker earnestly say that they can never again consider themselves a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch since they know his ancestors owned slaves. I’m sure that hasn’t affected his career much or anything, but there are people who care.
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I’d actually agree with him that it’s not necessary to call someone on the phone to ask them on a date. Who wants to talk on the phone? But you do need to actually invite them to a one-on-one activity, and then once there, make sure they are on the same page about it being a date.
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I'm so sorry to read your story. I think it's the saddest one here. If it makes you feel any better, you are not the first person I've heard of who had a strange, sexless honeymoon and yet stuck it out for over a decade in the strange, sexless marriage that followed. » 4/07/15 5:46pm 4/07/15 5:46pm

There has actually been a long-standing recommendation from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that if you see a turtle trying to cross the road, you should consider lifting it and moving it to the other side of the road in the direction it's going. I assume that's where people in Florida get the… » 4/07/15 1:00pm 4/07/15 1:00pm

I just had my Nexplanon taken out a week ago after having it in only 4 months. The first month had no side effects whatsoever, but after I started my first period with it in, I never stopped bleeding. I basically had a three-month long period. Then sex started being painful, and I was fed up. I switched straight to… » 4/06/15 5:47pm 4/06/15 5:47pm

Saying you love her is great, but it is not a replacement for praising her talents and accomplishments. The actual recommendation from those studies is that instead of praising a child’s abilities as if they are innate (“You are so smart to figure that out!”), you should praise their effort (“You must have worked so… » 4/03/15 12:26pm 4/03/15 12:26pm

Not really specifically about Wings, from the impressions I get. There just seems to be a general feeling that Paul's solo career sucked, that he declined after the break-up of the Beatles, while John continued to write amazing songs like "Imagine" and...well, surely there were some others. I think after John's… » 4/01/15 4:20pm 4/01/15 4:20pm