Good. for. you. Seriously, Etienne. I can certainly appreciate how hard it must have been to actually bring yourself to make that phone call. I know I'd have been close-to-trembling, so I'm doubly glad your husband backed you up on this, regarding his brother's wife. » 2/25/15 12:44pm Wednesday 12:44pm

I'm genuinely surprised by how many people seem to have only experienced sweet crêpes. Perhaps because I've always been more savoury than sweet, taste preferences-wise, I do what a lot of people do: regard the sweet ones as dessert crêpes and the savoury ones as breakfast crêpes, with very little overlap. » 2/22/15 4:30pm Sunday 4:30pm

Good for Emma. And I believe her, especially because the supposed "scoop" came from Woman's Day — not Women's Wear Daily Australia as you had indicated — an Australian women's magazine that's as tabloidy and trashy as its American counterparts and has been called out every so often for practising "garbage journalism". » 2/22/15 12:25pm Sunday 12:25pm

True, and I do agree, but it would have to be climate-specific. Driving on icy roads is no picnic sometimes: even on icy streets, it's damn scary what can happen as you're pulling up to a stop sign or a red light, however gently, and hit a patch of black ice. » 2/21/15 4:29pm 2/21/15 4:29pm

That was beautiful, Chritter, or perhaps I should say beautifully poignant. I think it's entirely fitting to group Oliver Sacks with Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson among the more gifted populist communicators anywhere, but particularly in medicine and science. (In fact, these three have a permanent place in a… » 2/20/15 12:33pm 2/20/15 12:33pm

MOD TALK: Okay, I see that you've been getting a lot of flak here and I know that's not easy to deal with. Here's the thing, though: even if I mentally remove that element and focus solely on your original response to Acorn, your comment definitely came across as minimizing what she's going through right now and with… » 2/19/15 7:20pm 2/19/15 7:20pm