Do Lobsters Really Have to Be Cooked Alive?

What kind of sick puppies are we anyway to cook our food alive? Most carnivores have the decency to put their kills out of their misery first.

Seafood Talk
Why Do Lobsters Have to Be Boiled Alive?

Beer Report
Searching for a Good Flavored Beer

Chocolate Report
Take Dad to the Melting Pot

Cooking Badly
Raw Onions as a Snack

The Thinner Me
Reclaiming the F Word

Latte Talk
Iced Coffee Makers! Squee!

Good Drinking
Armadillo Punch

Champagne Report
Attend a Champagne Tasting

Cookiejar Talk
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


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Sacramento PD to Lay Off CSIs

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Work in the City of San Antonio

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San Jose Job Market
Unemployment in San Jose Drops 10 Percent

St. Louis Job Market
Eureka Seems to Be Where the Jobs Are

Transportation Job Market
Go Ahead, Get That Class E License

Seattle Job Market
Seattle is the Place for Green IT Jobs

Tucson Job Market
Searching for Jobs in Tucson

Tulsa Job Market
Tulsa Sees an Increase in Construction Jobs

Job News

Oklahoma City Job Market
Oklahoma Unemployment Falls Below Six Percent

Omaha Job Market
Nebraskans Unprepared for Future Jobs

Phoenix Job Market
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Retail Job Market
I’ve Seen Hell; I Work in Retail

Portland Job Market
Portland Kelly More Paints Close

Jennifer Lawrence Says No Salad for Me!

It’s refreshing to see an actress opt for something other than what her stylist (and the status quo) demands of her.

Model Talk
Jennifer Lawrence Proves That Models Can Eat

Jewelry Report
Sell Handcrafted Jewelry for Your Cause

Arcade Games
Sizing Up Pinball Machines

Morpheme Addict
Speak (American) English or Get Out

Barbie Fest
What to Do with Unwanted Barbie Dolls

Terrorism Talk
Obama Extends PATRIOT Act Another 4 Years

Minneapolis Job Market
100 New Jobs in Minneapolis

Nashville Job Market
New Graduate Programs at the Institute for Humane Education

New Orleans Job Market
Job Gains in New Orleans

Things I Love Thursday

Aside from the mental stress I’m still experiencing, things are looking better this week. I wish I could say the same for Joplin and other areas affected by tornadoes. If you can, please give to their relief funds here.

As for things I’m loving this week…

how Missourians are coming together to help the people of Joplin; I saw that they are running out of room for donated goods on the news last night!      my daughter’s new mouse, Blue (okay, I don’t love her yet, but she is growing on me)      Kurt and Rachel singing Wicked-ly together on the Glee finale (perhaps the only good thing about the last episode?)      WordPress getting more user-friendly       post-fight makeups with my husband, which were SO needed after months of tension in this house      an upcoming date day this weekend! The first in months!      most of the cast of The Hunger Games; I’m hoping Lenny Kravitz will prove me wrong and give my third favorite character justice       finding orange flavored Airheads!      paying a bunch of bills, including crossing off a credit card and a loan for good      surviving all of these storms with very minimal house damage       Wood Sprite asking for play dates with her cousins (need to set those up…)      working at Monkey Joe’s, which was actually quite productive       visiting with my sister and father earlier this week, although it was all too brief      watching the cats freak out over said sister’s tiny dog; I could just see their faces all confused, like “Um, what is that thing?”       The Sisters Grimm, a pretty awesome book series       babysitting my brother-in-law’s cute cat while he and his wife are on their honeymoon       Cam and Mitchell adopting another baby in the fall on Modern Family! Squee!      Listening to my body when it tells me it’s tired and sleeping a bit more this week      sweet end-of-the year, seriously cheap book fairs       reading Catching Fire out loud with my husband (and getting my sister onto the series)  

Bees Make a Comeback

Science Report
Bees Are Making a Comeback

Gossip Info
Another Day, Another Facebook Scandal

New York Job Market
Search Metro New York Jobs For Your New Career

Nursing Job Market
Interview with Nursing Student at Maryville University

Oakland Job Market
614 New Jobs in Oakland Area

Characteristics of a Gemini

Astrology Report
Characters of a Gemini

Philadelphia Job Market
Philly Law to Mandate Sick Days

San Francisco Job Market
Paypal Cofounder Pays Students to Quit School

Restaurant Job Market
Tips for Surviving the Restaurant Industry

Sports Job Market
Tips for Sports Writers

School Fest
Keep Those Kids Glued to Their Seats

Today’s Special
Fun May Activities for Everyone

Need a New View? Try a Bounce House

Oddly enough, I’m not kidding. Writing at a bounce house was actually pretty productive and comfortable.

Writer’s Remorse
Writer Workspace: Bounce House

There’s Nothing Natural About Mini Beauty Queens

Is Summer Sun Tea Safe?

Net Culture Talk
Sick of Facebook? Bring It to the Real World

Female Talk
Women in Saudi Arabia Fight for the Right to Drive

Los Angeles Job Market
Searching for Jobs in Los Angeles?

Manufacturing Job Market
Manufacturing is a Pretty Accessible Career Choice

Medical Job Market
Overseas Medical Jobs Return to America

Memphis Job Market
TN Suffers Heavy Job Losses

Miami Job Market
100 New Possible Jobs in Miami

Milwaukee Job Market
160 Jobs Come to Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Job Market
Coal Miners in Unions Experience Less Injuries

Lisa Lampanelli Pulls One Over the WBC

And I couldn’t be more pleased. Let’s take a page from Lisa’s book and start using their tastelessness for our own gain, why don’t we?

Air Force Talk
The Joke is on You, Westboro Baptist Church

Car Show
Watch What You Say on the Back of Your Car

Las Vegas Job Market
Search for Jobs at Las Vegas Jobs

Law Enforcement Job Market
Train for Your Criminal Justice Career at Everest

Sales Job Market
Make a Career Change: Go Into Nonprofit Sales

Legal Job Market
Search for Legal Jobs at Law Jobs

Long Beach Job Market
1,000 New Jobs Due to Landfill Project

“ONE Man and ONE Woman”

If I hear this phrase or see it on someone’s beat up pickup truck one more time, I’m going to become a polygamist.

Q Posts
“One Man and One Woman,” Really?

Engineering Job Market
Xerox to Outsource Jobs

Fresno Job Market
Fresno Unemployment Still High, But Dropping

Government Job Market
Government Job Losses are Mostly at the Community Level

Fort Worth Job Market
Hundreds of Jobs in Fort Worth Through GE Transportation

Honolulu Job Market
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Falls to 6 Percent

Healthcare Job Market
Healthcare Jobs are Hottest Careers

Houston Job Market
Job Growth Slows in Houston

Indianapolis Job Market
Best Buy Lays Off Workers in Indiana

Information Technology Job Market
Hundreds of Jobs Through IBM

Internet Job Market
Working From Home Perks and Pitfalls

Insurance Job Market
Is It Worth It?

Great News Blog
The Joys of Being Old and Married… With Children

Blissful Vows
OK, MIL, I Get It

Jacksonville Job Market
Jacksonville Jobless Rate Under Ten Percent

Kansas City Job Market
Search Kansas City Career Builder for Jobs