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Nov 9
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I have to thank my partner for being the voice of reason with smart home purchases. Every time I bring up getting a device that’s the newer/cheaper/faster version of something, his first question is if it’s made by one of the 2 companies we’ve already bought tech from. If it’s not, he instantly says no and reminds me Read more

Oct 28
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Is this one of those things where we’re inappropriately placing the burden on individuals? Can we leave my gas stove alone if we instead do something more substantial like electrify all cars or convert power grids to renewables? Read more

Oct 27
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I would push back and say it’s not hard to get your academic information from your alma mater. Just email the Registrar’s Office for assistance, or better yet just google “school name + transcript” and you’ll find ordering instructions quickly. Read more

Oct 27
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Same outcome, but different path. As a small child I was an idiot that would lie about the stupidest things (like saying I didn’t eat a piece of cake while being covered in icing). Consequently I had a reputation as a bad liar and eventually stopped trying. So when I figured out the key to lying as a teenager, I was Read more

Oct 21
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My main issue with getting an air fryer is that I live in a tiny city apartment with limited kitchen storage. My counters already have a microwave, coffee pot, coffee grinder, electric kettle and a stand mixer, so I don’t really have the space for yet another appliance. I rarely use the microwave though and really Read more

Oct 20
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I was introduced to Indomie noodles by the Asian students at my boarding school who would receive boxes of noodles from their parents and then sell them overnight as study snacks to the kids pulling all-nighters. Would easily make 60 quid on a $10 box of noodles and it was more ethical (and healthier) than the Russian Read more

Sep 24
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What if you’ve gone full hipster and are using a 1950's soda syphon to make your own seltzer? This entire time I’ve been worried about the syphon catastrophically exploding, but apparently I need to be more worried about it slowly poisoning me?

Sep 24
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I took ALCAR for a few months while going through some major imposter syndrome in grad school. I found it to be somewhat helpful at first, but once I started cognitive behavioral therapy the effects started being less pronounced. I’m now of the opinion that it was all a placebo effect due to my mental health at the Read more

Sep 23
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Thank you for correctly identifying the difference between Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie. I once walked out of an English pub-style restaurant because they mislabeled their cottage pie as shepherd’s pie.

Sep 18
3

That’s been part of my logic, too. I also figure that if Google wants to develop products that make my life easier, might as well give them access to as much random data so I can take full advantage of their offerings. I’m just waiting for an app that can look ahead at my schedule and pre-order a pizza for the day I’m  Read more

Sep 11
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Thanks for clarifying the science behind mustard! The powdered form has been one of those spices that I rely on in a pinch if whatever I’m cooking is lacking that special *something*, but I’ll definitely be incorporating this info into my recipe development toolkit.

Sep 10
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I also grew up in the burbs and totally get that it’s a matter of finding a balance between competing interests. I think in our situation we just realized that we really love where we live and that we significantly value location over space. When/if we have kids (emphasis on the “if” as we’re both cis-male, so having Read more

Sep 10
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The problem with this plan is that we have no family nearby and where our families live, job prospects in our fields are bleak or non-existent. We’re also both wildly happy with our jobs and have a great life all things considered. We just can’t afford the $150-200k down payment required for homes in our neighborhood.

Sep 9
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My partner and I did a test-run of the suburban life this past weekend and quickly realized it was not for us. There’s no point in moving into a larger space if you’re going to spend 2-3 hours less at home each day because of the commute. I’ll keep my tiny apartment if it means we don’t need to own a car and can both Read more

Sep 8
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I use to switch it up between that phrase and “just another day in paradise” when asked.

Sep 4
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This stuff was the most important seasoning of my childhood and it wasn’t until I left Miami that I realized how uncommon it was. 

Aug 25
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Minced mushrooms are my secret for making fake meat meatier. Heck, they also make real meat meatier! I sauté the mushrooms first until reduced by about half and then add the protein and proceed as normal.

Aug 11
6

I was about to complain that this seemed like a waste of good milk and butter, but the cooking liquid would be great in a bread dough and all you’d need to add is flour. I’m thinking a 2:1 white flour to corn flour mixture would make tender and sweet flatbreads.

Jun 26
2

College students reading this: When in doubt, go talk to your Registrar’s Office. This applies during the age of COVID or in regular times. Read more

May 28
1

If you’re waking up consistently at around the same time I would guess there’s an external cause. Could be anything from your freezer’s auto-defrost cycle to a newspaper being thrown at your front step (do people still get papers?). If you’re alert enough when you wake up, listen for any weird sounds in the Read more