I have to assume there's an algorithm that subs in items that are often purchased together (possibly then checked over by an employee giggling about the silliness). My tip off here is that fish sauce is SE Asian, and coconut milk is a staple in Thai cooking. (No clue on the octopus and walnut loaf, though.) That said,… » 9/15/14 7:57pm 9/15/14 7:57pm

So, here's the standard disclaimer: Go see your doctor and/or ophthamologist to rule out any serious underlying issues (because any number of bad things can cause this.) Maybe even an ER visit. Loss of peripheral vision can mean a detached retina (which can be fixed if caught early), stroke or brain tumor, among… » 9/06/14 12:18pm 9/06/14 12:18pm

I need to re-read this! As a side note, while it's been years since I read either, I recall reading this book and Netherland back to back and thinking that for two very different books, they complimented each other very well in my mind. I just wish I could remember specifics. Still, for anyone looking for a book after » 8/28/14 1:55pm 8/28/14 1:55pm

I made these too! And they were absolutely delicious, although I substituted a dollop of balsamic vinegar for the wine, since I didn't have any at the house. I can't remember if I used boucheron cheese, or another kind of goat cheese, but whatever it was, it definitely added the finishing touch to the dish. » 7/12/14 9:32pm 7/12/14 9:32pm

A couple things: The fish swimming on its side could have an issue with its swim bladder, which is not uncommon in goldfish, especially if they're "fancy" goldfish. Sometimes it's just caused by constipation and that does sound like a likely culprit with the massive overfeeding. Feed it thawed frozen peas with the… » 6/30/14 7:14am 6/30/14 7:14am

I did 13/15, but I'd really be interested to see a breakdown of how STEM people do vs. those of us in the arts, social sciences, etc. I suspect there might be a trend of sciencey people overthinking problems and getting them wrong. » 6/11/14 11:48am 6/11/14 11:48am

I agree with you about Felicia Day. I bet she's perfectly nice in person, and I feel like I should love her lots...but every time she makes an appearance in a show or voices a character in a game, whatever, I just cringe and have to grit my teeth to get through it. » 6/01/14 6:08pm 6/01/14 6:08pm

Definitely find a therapist. The psychiatrist may be able to refer you to one. There's also the APA website, which has a searchable list of therapists by geographical location and a few other criteria. There's often a therapist's personal statement, so you can get a sense of their background and style, as well as a… » 5/30/14 8:55pm 5/30/14 8:55pm

It's an unclear statement, so you're not off-base. However, reading the author's explanation in the original article (it's a good read), she explains that when looking at conversations, she and her partners counted conversations as passing the test even if they were held in front of men (usually the Doctor) as long as… » 5/30/14 11:39am 5/30/14 11:39am