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Don’t Call It an ‘Ethnic’ Grocery Store: As Asian groceries like H Mart, Patel Brothers and 99 Ranch expand, they are reshaping American eating habits, and the American grocery market
  • I love H Mart, but fair warning, anything you can find at Target or a regular grocery store is probably overpriced at H Mart. One of the hot sauces I like was 50% more there, my mom got apples and they were like 3x the price of the same ones at Target, and so on. I only buy the specialty stuff I can't get anywhere else now.

  • Those were the days
  • Man, I was great at tests and history was my favorite subject. I'd love for a history quiz to be the thing I was worried about instead of like, the election and global warming and shit. Don't get me wrong, you couldn't pay me to go back to high school, but at least I could affect the outcome of a quiz, you know?

  • Conservative Immigrants
  • Maybe not by population, but Idaho has a huge problem with white supremacists. The Aryan Nation was founded there, and there's a reason all the bigots in eastern Oregon want to secede and join Idaho.

  • Two arrested, including 71-year-old man, for allegedly stealing almost 3,000 boxes of LEGOs
  • It doesn't have to be justified to you, but it's clearly worth it to some people. My most expensive sets are <$300, but having built a fan design, I can tell you the official ones are so much better that there's not even a comparison. The construction is miles better and I've never had a missing brick in the dozens I've built. People are allowed to spend their money the way they want.

  • 3rd year in university and getting nowhere. What should I do?
  • It's really dependent on the field. I started a job as a temp and then proved that I was smart enough to do other things, so I got hired permanently, but it wasn't in the field I was studying, just something I ended up enjoying. There are some jobs where that won't cut it. Whatever your dream job is might be one of those, but I don't really believe in dream jobs, so I was open to stuff that seemed kind of weird on the surface. I learned a lot about what mattered to me in a job doing that.

  • 3rd year in university and getting nowhere. What should I do?
  • I'll second what another commenter said about talking to a doctor, because it does sound like this might be more than just disinterest. That said, drop out. Get a job and work for a while. Try different things. The path we think we want in our late teens and early 20s is often very different from where we end up, and that can be a good thing. I finally quit trying to force myself to finish my degree when I was 22 and I wish I'd done it much sooner. I did eventually go back and get a different degree in my 30s, but in the meantime, I worked at jobs I never expected to find interesting and learned a ton while building a solid resume. College is great, but it's not for everyone, and it's definitely not for everyone at "college age."

  • Spotify has raised prices for the second time in a year, with no new benefits, after its CEO sparked outrage by claiming the cost of creating 'content' is 'close to zero'
  • Depends on if you care about making set playlists. That's the feature that generally costs more - Pandora is like $5 a month without that option, and $11 with it. I only listen in the car and don't care about picking exactly what songs are on my stations, so I have the cheaper one, but for other people, that wouldn't cut it.

  • Feds Claim Epoch Times Is a Giant Money Laundering Operation
  • It's part of the media wing of a cult. Shen Yun is another part of it that a lot of people are familiar with - they perform all over the place doing "ancient Chinese dance" (which was invented in the 1950s). Epoch Times is the "news" piece. It's all propaganda.

  • Really popular ones too.
  • Yeah but we can do that without the distraction of a movie or show on in the background. Plus, a lot of people really, really want you to love the thing as much as they do, so if you're not into it, they take it kind of personally, and I'm rarely into it. I don't show people movies I really love anymore (unsolicited) after realizing that I'd spend the whole time worrying about what they think of it instead of just enjoying it.

  • Now taking suggestions on what to do with soy curls

    Finally sprung for the 12lb bag because we love these things. I usually make buffalo soy curls and throw them on a salad or mac and cheese, or make lemon "chicken" orzo with them, but I'm open to other suggestions from anyone else who likes them since I have enough for about the next decade.

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    On a post about goats clearing an open space of weeds

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    Local "politician"/crazy person brags about his medals while also calling military service slavery

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    I looked up the ones he shows in the video and basically all of them are the equivalent of 30 year old participation trophies. He's posted the video on every city fb post for days, and he calls volunteering slavery every chance he gets. There's a reason his own political party disavowed him a couple of years ago.

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    This is somehow one of his saner posts

    This guy has been running for local office and losing every election cycle for years. His latest thing is that he is a victim the same way George Floyd was because DEI has made it hard to be a white man, I guess?

    For the record, his "wife" literally left the country over a decade ago and I think his son has also moved to her country. The last picture he has with them is easily 15 years ago, so I don't think they really give a shit if anyone votes for him. Oh, also, they're Asian so he regularly refers to himself as a "person/father of color."

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    How to choose a model?

    I don't do much handheld gaming, but I'm going to have some overseas flights and long-ish train rides later this year, and may also be having surgery that will keep me fairly bedbound for about a month. I'm just not sure how much money it's worth spending on a deck that I likely won't use much outside of those specific cases - I bought a switch when I got covid in 2020 and used it a ton at the time but I've only used it a few times since, though I miiight use a deck a bit more just because I already have a pretty extensive steam library.

    Is it better to stick to the cheapest model or is there enough of a difference that it might be worth spending a little more for a nicer one?

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    Getting wild on NYE

    This is one of the first kits I got really excited about and I finally grabbed it on Black Friday. I've never done buttonhole stitch and it's a lot of fun now that I have the hang of it. It's a party at my house, as you can see.

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    www.theguardian.com Hard-up this holiday? Amazon flyer tells workers to ask company mascot for help

    Workers making $17 an hour not impressed by holiday offer from company that just tripled profits to $9.9bn

    Hard-up this holiday? Amazon flyer tells workers to ask company mascot for help

    Yeah, definitely don't put any of those profits toward a living wage though. Make your employees trauma dump for the chance at a few extra bucks! Probably comes as an Amazon gift card, too.

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    Considering calling this one finished

    I don't know how to cross stitch (and did absolutely zero research before starting this kit), but this is a mood, especially after I realized I miscounted and put the s one space off and now have to pull it back out.

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    I finally finished these two!

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    Well...mostly. I need to fill in a couple of gaps on the bear, but I lost my mind and decided to try to finish a whole new pattern by 10/1 so I'll have to worry about that later. I'm overall really happy with how both came out. I can see mistakes up close, but I think from a distance, they're both nice. Also, this was before ironing both, please disregard any wonky satin stitch - the thread moves when I wash off the pattern.

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