So how do you think this will work on an international level? Do you think that countries where anonymity is still respected will refuse US posters? I doubt it. How will US legislation forbid US citizens to post on foreign sites? I doubt there are enough resources to go after them - there are more important fish to fry, like catching internet pedophiles for a start.View Thread
I'd be interested in seeing how that would pan out. IMO, people who want their anonymity respected would simply move to sites based in places where it would be thus depriving (in this case) New York based sites of a source of revenue. Economically, it could be crippling.View Thread
Given the vast array of potential genetic disorders, I really don't see how it would be possible to ensure that a sperm donor would not be a carrier of any of them. Any additional testing is also likely to inflate the cost of using donor sperm to a level that might make it prohibitive, too.View Thread
"I also think all the fad diets are too blame. Again, go back 25 years ago and there was simply aerobics"
Seriously? Then you have a very short memory. Don 't you remember the banana diet? The "mayo diet" (that had nothing to do with the Mayo clinics)? The fruit diet? The diets where you only ate 800 calories max? Fad diets have been around for MUCH longer than aerobics... And aerobics were far from being the only type of exercise that could be found.View Thread
I've never worked in a cube farm - they're not so common here as they are elsewhere. I've always had my own office or shared with someone (not often). I once turned down a job offer where they wanted to pay me a lot more than I was earning but ... the job was less interesting, was further away and, the last straw, it was in a cube farm. Money isn't everything ...View Thread
"both the man and the woman in the home now have to work long hours"
Then perhaps we need to work more efficiently so that we can work shorter hours? Think of all the time wasted surfing on the Internet at work ...
On another note, how can people afford to eat fast food every day? It's cheaper to eat at home and a meal can be served pretty quickly. Perhaps all children should have home economics added to their curriculum so that they learn how to prepare fast and nutritious food at school?
Just a few random thoughts off the top of my head ...View Thread
I wonder if it doesn't also have to do with how meals are considered. My friends from the US tend to treat family meals like fuel pitstops - eating because they need to eat but eating FAST. The trouble is it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to feel the effects of food and if you eat fast you cram so much more in before feeling full. Bring the pleasure back to mealtimes and you might see a difference. Rather than eating in 10 minutes, take half an hour. Chat to others at the table. Sip a glass of water. Put your fork down between bites. Just generally relax at mealtime. You might also find that when you go back to work after lunch (for instance) that you work better in the afternoon and feel better ...View Thread