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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

In Kinja's older version, I had a mental image of her as a frazzled and absent minded filing clerk. Sometimes she'd misplace incoming comments, maybe spill some coffee on others and delay the posting until she could shake off the excess liquid...Old Kinja seemed incompetent, but benign. This latest incarnation seems… » 5/28/14 11:44pm 5/28/14 11:44pm

Caffeine is bad for most animals (including humans in excessive doses!). However, some species of wild parrots will eat coffee beans as part of their natural diet. I can't believe that it's spectacularly good for them, but I assume this is why the vet gave the okay. On the other hand, I can't imagine living with a… » 5/28/14 2:10pm 5/28/14 2:10pm

My grandfather on my father's side was a paratrooper in WWII and was involved in the invasion of Sicily and Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands. His battalion was originally slated to be used in Normandy, but was instead put on rest in England, since they'd seen so much action. While there, my grandfather… » 5/27/14 7:26pm 5/27/14 7:26pm

The problem with Half-Price Books is that the more popular a book is, the lower their offer price. I knew someone who had worked for them and she said they donate/recycle an enormous amount of what they buy. A lot of times they make token offers on things they know they can't sell. Ironically, they're more likely to… » 5/26/14 12:21am 5/26/14 12:21am