I know everyone is going to vote for the very-low cost carriers (Ryaniar, Spirit, Frontier, etc.) based on the recent trend in fare and fee structures. Yes, it's annoying if you're unprepared. But honestly, I don't know why people complain about this when you can still get somewhere on Frontier for cheaper than… » 10/23/14 7:36am 10/23/14 7:36am

Depending on how much you enjoy relaxation vs. busy night-life, I recommend staying in Oia for the former. The cruise ships dock in Fera and you'll be overrun from 8am-8pm with people rushing around town to see as much as possible. But on the plus side the town does stay open later and has some clubs and more young… » 10/20/14 2:16pm 10/20/14 2:16pm

I don't think you made a case against libertarianism, you just proved that water prices do not reflect reality. If water really is scarce it should be priced accordingly and people will react [semi-]rationally. But water prices barely budge in a drought and we rely on police and neighbor tattle-tales to restrict use… » 9/03/14 1:04pm 9/03/14 1:04pm

One thing I never see mentioned in the "you can deduct your mortgage interest" debate is the fact that the benefit of itemized deductions only kicks in once your deductible expenses go over the standard deduction. So yes, if I'm in the 25% bracket and I pay $20K in interest I can deduct $5K from my tax bill. But, if I… » 7/24/14 10:18am 7/24/14 10:18am

This might be more difficult for the layman to decipher but you should add "poor experimental design" (somewhat related to #8 and #9). I saw a study about high fructose corn syrup that had a "control" group, and then 5 other groups where they manipulated multiple variables between each group. There was no way to… » 4/25/14 1:08pm 4/25/14 1:08pm

Maybe I'm too cynical, but I'm a little bored of the over-dramatizations of training for and running a marathon. I'm glad you found existential truth, overcame genetics, and faced your biggest fears, but get over yourself. And this is coming from a runner. Just keep it to yourself. This whole thing reeks of… » 4/08/14 8:06pm 4/08/14 8:06pm