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I'm pretty trigger-happy when it comes to the dismiss button. I don't use it when I believe the other person is genuinely trying to engage, but sometimes when it's an obviously baiting or snippy reply I just decide it's easier to dismiss. I find I get a lot less stressed that way! » 8/16/14 9:29pm Saturday 9:29pm

I think job skills are important, but equally important is teaching kids what jobs are out there. We tend to talk in terms of "doctor", "lawyer", "teacher", etc - but really the variety of jobs in the modern workplace is astonishing. There are so many jobs that exist that I had no idea were out there until I was in my… » 8/16/14 9:34am Saturday 9:34am

All the gin (except Gordon's) plus posh tonic water for G&Ts and sweet lime juice for gimlets. All the rum. Kahlua. Campari for a nice Negroni and Aperol to go with prosecco. Lillet for the original Bond cocktail. (Can you tell I like bitter-trending drinks?) » 8/15/14 10:03pm Friday 10:03pm

I love this idea! I used to keep my phone by my bed until I realised I was spending too much time on the phone in the mornings (trying to avoid getting my day started by browsing the internet, checking mail and reading my RSS feeds). I now use a plain old alarm clock, but this would be a great mix of features for me… » 8/15/14 6:02pm Friday 6:02pm

A close friend of mine has produced and directed three short documentary films (each under 20 minutes) in the past year while working full time. They've shown at prestigious film festivals - plus he won an audience award for one and sold another into distribution. He probably works 15-20 hours a week on his films, so… » 8/15/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

I guess the question we should be asking is this 28-year-old mother, should she be left unattended. Doesn't look like she's mature enough to be a parent. She's being supervised today in the county jail. Hopefully she learns her lesson.

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