The secrets to hotness, getting rich and whether people care about your gluten-free diet are all revealed in today's top five reader comments.
5. Edgar Cayce had a disappointing morning after he clicked on this story about Ford teasing with a new Falcon pic:
"Anyone else click on this thinking it may have been Harrison Ford and the new Millennium Falcon pictures?"
4. The gluten-free backlash has begun, but should we all just live and let eat?
Dylan713: "I think if people want to eat gluten free they should. If they don't, they shouldn't."
To which Ladyofscales replied: "How dare you throw rationality in our faces like that!"
3. We thought our Friday was off to a great start with this story revealing seven frugal habits of the self-made rich, and we were ready to start trawling Trade Me for executive holiday homes, when stenaolavi had to bring us crashing back down to reality:
"The article forgot about the 8th, and MOST important habit: self-made rich people do not spend time on reading books or articles on how to make themselves rich."
"I remember a joke a foreigner once told me about NZ when I was in Europe. "What's the difference between NZ and a pottle of yoghurt?" he asked. "Dunno," i said. "The yoghurt's a living culture," he answered. I resented it at the time, but I've come to see that he had a point (he'd spent time in NZ). NZ still hasn't discovered its identity, pays lip service to Maoritanga but that's all, and hit an alltime low when it dubbed a newsreader 'the mother of the nation'. Have a good time overseas and soak up culture because you'll need something to reminisce about when you come back to NZ and all they have is Shortland Street and rugby quiz programmes."
1. We loved this feel good comment from WillofWellington and if we ever do a follow up for the 10 differences 'hot' and 'beautiful' story, we think "attractiveness is timeless' would be a great headline:
"I'm of the opinion that 'attractive' trumps beautiful or hot. Although 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' the above list (and yes the added element of sarcasm is duly noted) seems to describe qualities 'you think' make someone beautiful. Even if it's trying to focus more on personality it is still making that judgement of what is beautiful. Attractiveness is a lot more to do with the person inside, and the energy they put out there. Attractiveness is raw, intangible, and subliminal - attractive women are masters of the subliminal. Beauty - in its modern day generic form - fades, hotness most definitely fades (sometimes as soon as the make-up comes off, no offence) but attractiveness is timeless."
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