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The naturalistic fallacy in action. I love health food stores, but what I buy there is, you know, food.
I worked in health food stores for two years. In many ways, it was good job. As someone who to this day adores healthy food and green living, my employee discount was by far the biggest perk. I was also good at what I did. I'...
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+Brandon Howell CANCER HAS INVISIBLE ROOTS
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Awww, I want one.
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"PLEASE STOP JUDGING ME, First-National-Bank-of-Canceling-My-Shit."
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Mine didn't work at the phone store and I had to fork over cash (grrr--now I don't have much cash).  But I think that was just them--I had no trouble at Boots, and after messing about, they made it work like credit at Primark.  We still don't have chip and pin in the US.

This morning, Google told me "We blocked a suspicious attempt to log in!! Was it you!?"  Yes, it was me--no, I'm not in my normal geographical location now.  
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Why, that looks like +Mary Beth Quirk on the televisions. 
Sometimes, customer service can feel more like a disservice.Recently, a Comcast customer experienced what some people are calling "the customer service call from hell." The customer spent nearly 20 minutes on the phone trying to cancel his service. A recording of the call went viral.
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HWMNBN told Dish he was cancelling her service because he was putting his mother in a home.  He failed to mention she was moving into the home next door.
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Poor wee "All Natural", "Herbal" dietary supplements -- 'safe and effective' alternative medical modalities so beloved of the pseudoscience aficionados and woom
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There's always at least one of these in the recall roundups. 
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This is brilliant. Not my style, but brilliant.
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Oh, I originally read it as BitCoin....

I was thinking that was a bit daring.
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My dog is an exceptionally picky eater, and really only likes things that closely resemble human food. I haven't really been able to break her of this - the one time I had a standoff with her where she got dry kibble or no food at all, she broke into the pantry and ate an onion, which is really bad for dogs. 

Her current favorites are Dave's Turkey, Cranberry and Sweet Potato canned food and Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie. The latter looks pretty good to me; sometimes I wonder how it would be heated up on a buttermilk biscuit. 

I tried raw with her but raw food really isn't compatible with her not-eating snits. I don't eat meat at home and I'm not super comfortable with cross-contamination issues, so I really liked the Bravo burgers. They have one that's a complete meal with bones, vegetables, and everything.
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New from the Container Store: stackable hamsters to reduce your ham-clutter.
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Squeeeee!
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Fear is the best bioweapon. Fear and surprise. No, wait, that's the Spanish Inquisition. Just fear, then.
Stop it. Just stop it. Ebola isn’t a potential weapon for terrorists. It isn’t, as reported by Forbes and the Daily Mail, a low-tech weapon of bioterror for ISIS. It isn’t the final refuge of a lone wolf on a suicide mission, in the words of Fox News. It isn’t...
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Spanish flu is a better one.  
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This picture is begging for a caption contest.
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Does it seem like a bad idea to have a car stereo that uses a record player? It was.
The history of consumer goods is littered with brilliant ideas that weren't quite ready for public consumption yet. In the '50s, if you wanted to listen to some music in your vehicle, your choices ...
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I'm pretty fond of my car's two SD slots.  No tape tangles there.

And FTR, early car CD players had skipping issues too.  We've come a long way, babies.
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