They don't. They reduce the amount of calories you consume from drinking soda (diet vs. regular), but they stimulate your appetite so you actually end up eating more food when you do eat.
Diet drinks stimulate your appetite more than regular? How? If they both stimulate your appetite through sugars or sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, etc, then you're still 150-300 calories better off.
The franchise has included prominent and strong female characters, like Princess Leia
And...? You make it sound like that's just the start of a long list, so let's hear the rest of it.
Padme, Mon Mothma, Asoka (cartoon but still part of the franchise-numerous lead women there like Duchess Satine of Mandalore) just to name a few off the top of my head.
J.J. Abrams On "Star Wars" Cast's Racial and Sexual Diversity
Rolls eyes. I'm sure that's just my privilege talking.
A website comes and makes some "social web application for sharing stuff", said web application has some very interesting discussions -> said web application gets popular -> said web application gets increasingly worse usually as a consequence of trying to monetize it or due to the sheer number of people using (drowning everyone else in noise) -> users start to migrate to alternatives -> only a shell remains -> death.
See: digg, facebook, myspace, orkut, slashdot...
I find it funny you put FB in there. Still one of the most popular sites on the internet, but to you it 'tis but a shell.
NVIDIA has decided to pull no punches and release a seriously tempting GTX 980 Ti at $649
Only the slimmest of demographics (pun intended) would this appeal to. Let me know in 6-12 months when this gets down to the $100-$150 range.
If he gets annual leave separate from his paid sick leave he's already ahead of the game.
Civilized countries already do that.
True. Most US companies, if you are salaried, you have as much sick leave as you need. Though with a government position you build up the number of sick leave hours you have with each payday.
Really? Probably the most influential person in the the biggest company in the US, and you only give him 3 weeks annual leave? What does he have to do to get 4 weeks?
This stuck out to me too. I work for a large int'l company in the US. What makes it somewhat difficult to look for another job is that I've had 5 weeks of vacation (27days) for over a decade and I'm not very old. It would be very tough to start over somewhere with only 2-3 weeks leave.
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky