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(CNBC)   "The holidays are a stressful time and could have a negative impact on your health," claims CNBC health correspondent and graduate of the Ric Romero School of Journalism   (cnbc.com) divider line 37
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2013-12-07 07:04:16 PM
I like eggnog, which also has a negative impact on health.
 
2013-12-07 09:36:14 PM
have a negative impact on harm
 
2013-12-07 09:39:16 PM
CNBC....never heard of it.
 
2013-12-07 09:43:07 PM

itsaidwhat: CNBC....never heard of it.


The home of Rachel Madcow.
 
2013-12-07 09:43:49 PM
That's why during some stressful Christmastimes I enact: *clears throat*

Halloween 2 (not to be confused with the shiatty slasher sequel)

Yes, with Halloween 2, it's fun and it's not a time when you're expected to see family, with the added bonus of not having to answer the door!   All the spookity fun without the hassle and holiday heartbreak!
 
2013-12-07 09:51:24 PM
I'd say the two inches of solid ice outside present a greater hazard to my health. Even mentally, I'm stuck in here until Tuesday.
 
2013-12-07 09:53:35 PM
Can't wait for the fu*king holidays to be over with. Doubly sad 'cos I loved them when I was a kid and when my daughter was too.
 
2013-12-07 09:56:07 PM
I kick my surliness up a notch or two for the holiday season.
Stress is for rookies.
 
2013-12-07 09:58:03 PM

wildcardjack: I'd say the two inches of solid ice outside present a greater hazard to my health. Even mentally, I'm stuck in here until Tuesday.


Your stuck in Fark? Dude, just kill yourself.
 
2013-12-07 09:58:10 PM
No shiat Sherlock. We all got ObamaScare for Christmas. Those idiots are running the most brilliant and devious scam on the American people ever conceived. Just wait until they start forcefully aborting white, Christian babies.
 
2013-12-07 09:59:12 PM

Danger Avoid Death: itsaidwhat: CNBC....never heard of it.

The home of Rachel Madcow.


Not sure if serious, but she's on MSNBC.

And the Fox News crowd should love Larry Kudlow on CNBC.  He's derpier than Greta.
 
2013-12-07 10:02:28 PM
I've never found the holidays to be stressful, you must be doing it wrong if you're getting stressed out over it.
 
2013-12-07 10:13:00 PM
I ignore Christmas. No presents, no tree, no nothing. The Christmas spirit was dragged out of me and clubbed to death a long time ago. Just another day.
 
2013-12-07 10:18:47 PM
The damn music will make a deaf person go postal!!
 
2013-12-07 10:20:07 PM

ReapTheChaos: I've never found the holidays to be stressful, you must be doing it wrong if you're getting stressed out over it.


doing it wrong = black friday

doing it right = intertubes
 
2013-12-07 10:22:26 PM
You people need to lighten up. Have a drink or five before you go and deal with the shopping or your family, ffs
 
2013-12-07 10:29:14 PM
The idea of the holidays/family being stressful is a nearly 100% self fulfilling prophecy with a big heap of confirmation bias.
 
2013-12-07 10:49:59 PM
Remember to limber up before the feats of strength.
 
2013-12-07 10:52:38 PM

phrawgh: No shiat Sherlock. We all got ObamaScare for Christmas. Those idiots are running the most brilliant and devious scam on the American people ever conceived. Just wait until they start forcefully aborting white, Christian babies.


Except for that whole abortion thing having been started as a way to exterminate blacks and other undesirables (by their words).  A little education about Sanger's love of eugenics is in order here.
 
2013-12-07 10:53:33 PM

ReapTheChaos: I've never found the holidays to be stressful, you must be doing it wrong if you're getting stressed out over it.


You sound unmarried and/or motherless.

fark it, let's just make that familyless.
 
2013-12-07 10:55:18 PM
blogs.citypages.com

obligatory
 
2013-12-07 10:55:43 PM

phrawgh: No shiat Sherlock. We all got ObamaScare for Christmas. Those idiots are running the most brilliant and devious scam on the American people ever conceived. Just wait until they start forcefully aborting white, Christian babies.


We'll put one in your stocking.
 
2013-12-07 11:03:08 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Remember to limber up before the feats of strength.


Oh Lord, not the feats of strength.
 
2013-12-07 11:03:11 PM

Smeggy Smurf: phrawgh: No shiat Sherlock. We all got ObamaScare for Christmas. Those idiots are running the most brilliant and devious scam on the American people ever conceived. Just wait until they start forcefully aborting white, Christian babies.

Except for that whole abortion thing having been started as a way to exterminate blacks and other undesirables (by their words).  A little education about Sanger's love of eugenics is in order here.


Abortion and infanticide are much older than Sanger.  It's in the texts of the Ancient World, mammals all around the world are doing it every day.
 
2013-12-07 11:03:22 PM
It's only stressful because I have to pretend to be something that I'm not, and because I have to filter every story I tell through the glass of heterosexuality that is the norm.  If I could just be me, talk the way I normally do, and just be me, there'd be no stress and no problem.
 
2013-12-07 11:05:01 PM
If you're getting stressed out about a tree, buying some cheap baubles, and seeing your family, then clearly you aren't drinking nearly enough.

I put on a tie (and, if the kids are lucky, pants too) and the Santa hat, hand out the Xmas crap to the little ones, drink plenty of whiskey, and eat turkey until I pass out.

The run-up to Christmas is the worst time of the year--which makes the aftermath awesome in my book. All those parents whose ingrate kids didn't like a doll the parent braved Black Friday, three fist fights, and one arrest to buy now must brave the day after Xmas to return the thing. Grab some coffee, it's fun to watch.
 
2013-12-07 11:06:41 PM
stressful on my belly!
 
2013-12-07 11:08:16 PM

MrHappyRotter: It's only stressful because I have to pretend to be something that I'm not, and because I have to filter every story I tell through the glass of heterosexuality that is the norm.  If I could just be me, talk the way I normally do, and just be me, there'd be no stress and no problem.


Worst thing about this Christmas season so far: My brother telling me "don't ever bring your boyfriend to any holiday dinner becauseI ddon't want to have to explain that to my kids." Because I guess it's better that they learn it from his porn collection or someone who doesn't give a shiat that two people of the same sex can love each other.

/Need more liquor
 
2013-12-07 11:27:54 PM

maram500: MrHappyRotter: It's only stressful because I have to pretend to be something that I'm not, and because I have to filter every story I tell through the glass of heterosexuality that is the norm.  If I could just be me, talk the way I normally do, and just be me, there'd be no stress and no problem.

Worst thing about this Christmas season so far: My brother telling me "don't ever bring your boyfriend to any holiday dinner becauseI ddon't want to have to explain that to my kids." Because I guess it's better that they learn it from his porn collection or someone who doesn't give a shiat that two people of the same sex can love each other.

/Need more liquor


I'm an only child, though I do have brothers and sisters in law now.  Still, as an only child, there are a lot of situations where I'm the center of attention.  I challenge anybody to several days of having to filter their stories and discussions to remove genders and any hint of sexual orientation from them.  See if that's even possible, and if it is, see if it doesn't make for a stressful situation where literally any and every sentence could be a point of contention.  It's definitely bizarre that everyone in my family is aware that I'm gay, but nobody, including myself can really ever make mention of it without things becoming very, very awkward.  Even the few "cool" family members end up making things awkward when they ask if I've got a significant other or even worse, "lover", after pulling me aside for a private conversation.
 
2013-12-07 11:58:15 PM
I hate gifts.

I am not a child nor close enough to anyone to know wtf they want. That includes brothers and parents.

The whole operation is an uncomfortable waste of time and money.
 
2013-12-08 12:44:46 AM

MrHappyRotter: maram500: MrHappyRotter: It's only stressful because I have to pretend to be something that I'm not, and because I have to filter every story I tell through the glass of heterosexuality that is the norm.  If I could just be me, talk the way I normally do, and just be me, there'd be no stress and no problem.

Worst thing about this Christmas season so far: My brother telling me "don't ever bring your boyfriend to any holiday dinner becauseI ddon't want to have to explain that to my kids." Because I guess it's better that they learn it from his porn collection or someone who doesn't give a shiat that two people of the same sex can love each other.

/Need more liquor

I'm an only child, though I do have brothers and sisters in law now.  Still, as an only child, there are a lot of situations where I'm the center of attention.  I challenge anybody to several days of having to filter their stories and discussions to remove genders and any hint of sexual orientation from them.  See if that's even possible, and if it is, see if it doesn't make for a stressful situation where literally any and every sentence could be a point of contention.  It's definitely bizarre that everyone in my family is aware that I'm gay, but nobody, including myself can really ever make mention of it without things becoming very, very awkward.  Even the few "cool" family members end up making things awkward when they ask if I've got a significant other or even worse, "lover", after pulling me aside for a private conversation.


Not that I want to duke it out for who has it worse, but my close family knows about me being gay, but nobody just outright talks about it unless it's part of a threat or a joke at my expense. Extended family doesn't know, which makes questions like "Well, do you have an eye for any of the girls at your school?" especially awkward. (A great-aunt asked that after the funeral of her husband. My mother snapped "He's too busy with schoolwork for that.")

Believe me, I know how talking about it can be awkward. Even talking about it with a therapist I get this weird feeling.

I still want to bring a nice Asian twink to Christmas dinner, just to make everyone as uncomfortable as I am. Then my four nieces could all learn that being gay isn't weird or sick. And learning that at a young age is the best idea, I think.
 
2013-12-08 01:27:12 AM

maram500: MrHappyRotter: maram500: MrHappyRotter: It's only stressful because I have to pretend to be something that I'm not, and because I have to filter every story I tell through the glass of heterosexuality that is the norm.  If I could just be me, talk the way I normally do, and just be me, there'd be no stress and no problem.

Worst thing about this Christmas season so far: My brother telling me "don't ever bring your boyfriend to any holiday dinner becauseI ddon't want to have to explain that to my kids." Because I guess it's better that they learn it from his porn collection or someone who doesn't give a shiat that two people of the same sex can love each other.

/Need more liquor

I'm an only child, though I do have brothers and sisters in law now.  Still, as an only child, there are a lot of situations where I'm the center of attention.  I challenge anybody to several days of having to filter their stories and discussions to remove genders and any hint of sexual orientation from them.  See if that's even possible, and if it is, see if it doesn't make for a stressful situation where literally any and every sentence could be a point of contention.  It's definitely bizarre that everyone in my family is aware that I'm gay, but nobody, including myself can really ever make mention of it without things becoming very, very awkward.  Even the few "cool" family members end up making things awkward when they ask if I've got a significant other or even worse, "lover", after pulling me aside for a private conversation.

Not that I want to duke it out for who has it worse, but my close family knows about me being gay, but nobody just outright talks about it unless it's part of a threat or a joke at my expense. Extended family doesn't know, which makes questions like "Well, do you have an eye for any of the girls at your school?" especially awkward. (A great-aunt asked that after the funeral of her husband. My mother snapped "He's too busy with schoolwork for that.")

Believe me, I know how talking about it can be awkward. Even talking about it with a therapist I get this weird feeling.

I still want to bring a nice Asian twink to Christmas dinner, just to make everyone as uncomfortable as I am. Then my four nieces could all learn that being gay isn't weird or sick. And learning that at a young age is the best idea, I think.


No one talks about being straight either fwiw, and when they do try it is uncomfortable garbage like 'when are you going to marry' and 'why didn't you bring someone?'

These from an aunt whose children average 1.3 divorces each.
 
2013-12-08 04:13:48 AM

Smackledorfer: No one talks about being straight either fwiw, and when they do try it is uncomfortable garbage like 'when are you going to marry' and 'why didn't you bring someone?'

These from an aunt whose children average 1.3 divorces each.


Thank you for surprising me and not using talking about sexuality as "why don't you gays just shut up." It is much appreciated and quite refreshing.

Let us continue the drinking!
 
2013-12-08 04:31:16 AM

maram500: Smackledorfer: No one talks about being straight either fwiw, and when they do try it is uncomfortable garbage like 'when are you going to marry' and 'why didn't you bring someone?'

These from an aunt whose children average 1.3 divorces each.

Thank you for surprising me and not using talking about sexuality as "why don't you gays just shut up." It is much appreciated and quite refreshing.

Let us continue the drinking!


:)
 
2013-12-08 07:17:32 AM

doloresonthedottedline: ReapTheChaos: I've never found the holidays to be stressful, you must be doing it wrong if you're getting stressed out over it.

You sound unmarried and/or motherless.

fark it, let's just make that familyless.


Well, I'm no longer married but I have four kids who are all grown and my mother is still alive. I still don't see why people find this time of year stressful.
 
2013-12-08 08:31:10 AM
I don't understand why people bother with Christmas.

It's just stress. That's all it is. Why do it then?
 
2013-12-08 07:54:21 PM
Nope. My mom has gone directly to my voicemail since October. So far, this holiday season has been surprisingly stress-free and works so much better than last year's strategy-- which was Jim Beam.
 
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