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"My hope is that going forward we can have a Pennsatucky Test for rape scenes much like the Bechdel Test. Is the victim’s point-of-view shown? Does the scene have a purpose for existing for character, rather than plot, advancement? Is the emotional aftermath explored? As long as sexual assault continues to be a scourge of our society, TV shows ought to mine the subject; it’s important we keep the conversation going. Just take care of your characters. Don’t rape 'em and leave 'em. They deserve to have their trauma acknowledged. They deserve to have their stories told."
I’ve spent a week dragging my feet on writing about Pennsatucky’s two (two!) heartbreaking rape scenes on Orange Is the New Black. They certainly deserve attention, as does Taryn Manning’s performance. But as I’ve learned while procrastinating a ton in this writing process—wow, do I dislike having to think about...
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Hoops sensation brings daughter to post-game media session. Sports writers hate it. Sports writers are loathsome
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Stories like this are what make me believe 3rd Rock From the Sun was a documentary
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Is it ever really over? How do you know when to move forward?
When there are no waffles, apparently.
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How waffle.
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I want to watch this a thousand times on YT confident that the ad revenue will pay for top notch education for this little fireball, freeing her parents to invest in protecting her sense of self worth so she will grow up retaining the right to be the boss, to take up all the stage and be all the things she already knows she can be. 
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"Earlier this week the federal government clarified that insurers can't charge people for anesthesia administered during a free colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer."
Most people are anesthetized during colonoscopy. Federal law mandates that the cancer test itself must be fully covered by insurers, but quite a few of them didn't pay for anesthesia.
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Am I an equal parent? Do Moms truly give more? 
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Yes Sweetie.  It is true, more than half does come from you. 
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BRB - making these immediately as this was the best thing at Mindy's Hot Chocolate in Bucktown like eva.

via:http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/food/ct-food-0415-mindy-segal-cookbook-20150413-column.html?utm_content=14228839&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook#page=2

Dream bars

Prep: 60 minutes, plus chilling time

Bake: 23-25 minutes

Makes: 30 bars

These bars from "Cookie Love" (Ten Speed Press, $24.99) by Mindy Segal have a cakelike base and crunchy meringue topping. The bars can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (64 percent to 66 percent cacao), melted

1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 extra-large eggs, separated, at room temperature

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 Invert a baking sheet; spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Line the top with parchment paper. With an offset spatula, spread the melted chocolate evenly across the parchment. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

2 Meanwhile, lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch rimmed baking pan (a quarter sheet pan) or glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; line with parchment paper, leaving 1 inch of overhang on the long sides.

3 In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter on medium speed, 5-10 seconds. Add the granulated sugar; beat until mixture is aerated, 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to bring the batter together.


4 Add the water and vanilla to the egg yolks. On medium speed, add the yolks, one at a time, mixing briefly until the batter resembles cottage cheese, about 5 seconds per yolk. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to bring the batter together. Mix on medium speed to make nearly homogeneous, 20-30 seconds.

5 In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

6 Add the flour mixture all at once; mix on low speed until the dough just comes together but still looks shaggy, about 30 seconds. Do not overmix. With a plastic bench scraper, bring the dough completely together by hand.

7 Transfer the dough to the prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula and then your fingertips, press the dough into the corners of the pan and smooth the surface.

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8 Remove the chocolate from the freezer; break it up into shards. Scatter the chocolate shards across the surface of the dough; press into the dough. Cover the top with plastic wrap, pressing down through the plastic to smooth the top. Refrigerate until the dough is set, at least 20 minutes or overnight. (If refrigerating the dough overnight, refrigerate the egg whites as well, letting them come to room temperature before proceeding with the meringue.)

9 Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

10 In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites and a pinch of kosher salt on medium speed until frothy, about 45 seconds. Add the brown sugar; whip on medium-high speed until shiny peaks form and the meringue holds its shape, 2-3 minutes. Spread the meringue evenly over the chilled dough.

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11 Bake, rotating the pan halfway through the baking process, until the meringue resembles a lightly toasted marshmallow, 23-25 minutes. It will start to crack on the sides but should still be slightly soft in the center, and the bottom layer should be cooked through but still pale, not golden brown. (Do not overbake or the shortbread will be too crumbly to cut.) Cool completely in the pan. Once cool, refrigerate until chilled.

12 Lift the bars out of the pan using the parchment handles; transfer to a cutting board. Cut the bars lengthwise into 3 strips. Cut the bars crosswise into 10 strips to make small, rectangular bars. Serve the bars at room temperature.

Nutrition information per bar: 151 calories, 8 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 31 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 133 mg sodium, 1 g fiber
Mindy Segal has this great look she gives you, a look that says "What are you, a *#%$ idiot?" It is her default look, and pretty adaptable: She can deliver it with a smile, or a frown, with an air of puzzlement, or a hint of generosity. It is a reassuring look for the author of a just-released cookie cookbook, because it says, even to someone as inexperienced with baking as myself: Look, if you can dress yourself, you can, with a smidge of patie...
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To +Jon Thomas ... here's to 9 years on the positive side of the equation :). Thanks to you, our two dependent variables continue to produce interesting results. 
August 5, 2011. Oh man, Octopus Pie is so good. (current comic sliiightly nsfw!) Discuss this comic in the forum. August 4, 2011. Whee! I feel like I'm finally getting the hang of drawing cats... Discuss this comic in the forum. August 3, 2011. WOOB WOOB WOOB, NEW VIDEO DAY ...
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  • Northwestern University
    Master of Science, Communications, 2002 - 2004
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
    Psychology, 1993 - 1997
  • Lutheran High School South
    1989 - 1993
  • Hope Lutheran School
    1980 - 1989
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Working hard every day to kill my dreams by turning them into my reality.
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  • Google
    Exec Comms Manager, 2011 - present
  • University of Chicago
    Speechwriter, 2009 - 2011
  • McDonald's Corporation
    Exec Comms Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • CDW
    1997 - 2005
  • Harris Private Bank
    Sr. Manager, Corp Comms, 2006 - 2009
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Delicious baked goods, very generously sized. Conchas had great flavor, Pan de Muerto was perfect. The empanada de calabeza was perfectly spiced and the crust was awesome: not too sweet, but not bland, very tender but still sturdy enough for a generous helping of filling - and even after a day in the pantry wasn't dry at all. Yum! I think they're cash only and no problems with language - speak Spanish or English and you'll get exactly what you want! Will definitely return to try the tamales as they're getting raves from other customers. Next time!
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We were looking for classes in hand building ceramic art for our young daughters. Clayground is great because there are small classes with personal attention from a great teacher. There were older students who got great instruction from her AND she was very patient with our young ones. Best of all: you can buy a series of classes and use them as you want - so instead of my kids getting bored with 6 weeks in a row of ceramics, we can do 2 or 3 weeks to complete a big project and then take a week off to do something else fun.
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In the course of repairing a different issue, we discovered that what little insulation we had between our garage and house was installed incorrectly. Andrei was the only one of the contractors who bid that went through the pros and cons of all different types of insulation. He assessed what would be the most effective - even telling us that insulating one wall would only provide soundproofing, no energy savings. His bid came in lower than almost everyone else, and he was really fast, even though the job was more complicated than we anticipated. They did a great job cleaning up, too. Final bonus: Andrei knew all about the People's gas energy credit and was able to give us $750 off the cost of the insulation as an instant rebate!
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