In most of America, veterinary practices have a lot of competition. They’re everywhere, and unless you’re dealing with exotics or living somewhere without roads, you have a lot of options. Yet when you ask most people why they go to their vet, it has more to do with convenience or habit than love for the outstanding care their pets receive. Continue reading You’re Allowed To Fire Your Vet
Today, I received an email from one of my students who was considering installing an electronic fence system in their backyard and wanted to know what I thought.
A decade or so ago, a kid would be crushed to be labeled a geek. Nowadays, some kids wear the term like a badge of honor. “Heck yeah I’m a geek! I like comic books and video games and science and tech stuff!” If you’ve got a geek kid in your life and you need some ideas for what to get them for a holiday gift, here are a few to get you started.
Ravishly’s Nikki Gloudeman went undercover in a PUA forum to see what kinds of awful things they say when they think they’re among friends. They were predictably terrible. TW misogyny. Continue reading What I Learned When I Infiltrated A Pick-up Artist Forum
There are many things I want to do as freely as men do them. This time I don’t ask for much. Just the freedom of an not-judged crotch-grab.
Last week, the British Prime Minister gave a long-awaited speech on immigration. As with most long-awaited speeches, the lead-up in the press caused much more upset than the speech itself. In reality, David Cameron hinted at stricter rules for benefit caps for immigrants, and kept quiet about his earlier plans of putting a temporary cap on EU migration, something that would directly violate the EU principle of free movement. Continue reading Expat Ramblings: Don’t Hide
I often struggle to reconcile my progressive values with my love of shopping. I don’t want to patronize companies whose policies are at odds with the environment, LGBTQ rights, fair treatment of workers, and so on, but I also love a good bargain. Continue reading Costco Vs. Walmart
Damnit. I think I have a cold, and the kiddo got sent home from school with a fever yesterday. Pretty sure this is karma biting me in the ass for being happy that school was closed on Wednesday because of the snow. Continue reading This Open Thread Can’t Stop Sneezing