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Smart Security Systems

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March 29, 2018

One of my former neighbors from my hometown recently had her house broken into. My neighbor was home when it happened, and she hid. Luckily, she wasn’t harmed. I wasn’t anywhere near there when it happened, but hearing about it really freaked me out. The idea that someone could just break into my space when I’m home, or creep around it when I’m not, is really disturbing to me. It makes me want to take more security measur...

Deciding on Dental Work

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March 29, 2018

I got some bad news the other day from my dentist: he thinks that I need braces. My parents are willing to pay for it, but that’s not really the issue for me (I mean, it is--I don’t think I could afford this on my own--but there’s something that’s bigger that’s holding me back). The thing is, these are my prime years, and I don’t want to walk around looking like a goofy middle-schooler in braces. It’s up to me in th...

Can You Hear Me Now?

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March 29, 2018

I have a little nephew who I think is just adorable. I grew up not far from here, and my immediate family members are all in the area, so it’s easy for me to visit whenever I want. So, I spend a lot of time with this kid, and I think there’s something up with him: he can’t hear as well as I think he should. I haven’t brought this up to my sister and her family, because I don’t want to freak them out or anything, but it...

How to Buy a Car

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March 29, 2018

Graduation is coming up, and I feel ready--or, at least, as ready as I can be! I have a job lined up in a suburban area not too far from here, and I think it’s going to be a good fit. I’ll be sad to leave my school behind, but I’m ready for the next challenge. But, speaking of challenges, there’s something I’m not looking forward to: buying a car. My family was never big on haggling or dealing with salespeople, and I ne...

Demystifying Fraternal Organizations

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March 29, 2018

My older sister has started dating a guy whom the whole family really likes. But I found out something kind of weird about him: he’s a Freemason. You know: like the Illuminati or something! I’m no conspiracy theorist, but it seems super weird to me that anyone would be involved in a secret society. It’s not that I think that my sister’s new boyfriend is undermining the government in his free time, but it’s just kind of ...

How to Choose a Doctor

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March 29, 2018

As a college student, I feel like people my age are expected to be adults in many ways, but they aren’t always properly prepared for the tasks they need to tackle. For example, I’m graduating next year, and, if all goes according to plan and I end up moving to a new area, I’ll need to get a new doctor. However, I have no idea how to choose one for myself! Experts, how should I go about picking a doctor and making an appointm...

Chances of Cancer Recovery

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March 29, 2018

I need some help understanding some medical jargon. My grandpa was pretty recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The doctor’s caught his cancer at Stage II, which my parents were trying to explain to me in terms that I could understand. However, I still don’t really get it, and everything online seems pretty uncertain. That’s why I need help from someone more knowledgeable on the subject. What are the chances of surv...

Healthy at Home

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March 29, 2018

I grew up in a household that was not healthy, to say the least. I don’t mean that my family wasn’t great--my parents were (and still are) supportive and kind, and my siblings and I got along about as well as could reasonably be expected. However, when it came to food and lifestyle choices, my childhood home was a mess. Cookies and chips were always available, and rules against snacking were pretty much non-existent. I got fa...

Apps and Attractions

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March 29, 2018

I was on vacation recently, and I was struck by how many different attractions had their own apps. My hotel had an app, the local museum had an app, and even the town I was in had its own app! What’s with all of these apps, and can they really be helping these attractions and vacation spots this much? I can’t imagine that a whole lot of people keep these apps on their phones after their vacations are over. There’s no denyin...

My First Baby Shower

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March 29, 2018

I was recently at home for the holidays when one of my close cousins announced her baby shower. My dad had made a comment during our Christmas Eve dinner that triggered a lengthy controversy about whether or not men should attend baby showers. Almost everyone had an opinion on the matter.My own stance was pretty ambivalent. My dad and I are two of the few males in the family, aside from a few uncles and just two out of the eleven ...

SEO Suggestions For New Biz

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March 28, 2018

I need a second opinion. I’m an undergraduate student majoring in marketing and advertising. I’ve been truly enjoying the classes and professors in the program so far and learning a ton. I love that it blends compelling writing, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence. Unfortunately, I might have been raving too much about my coursework, because my parents recently asked me to help them with a business website. More accur...

Discretionary Devices for Discreet Dosing

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March 9, 2018

I need some guidance. My dad recently got a medicinal marijuana card to treat his chronic joint pain as a result of arthritis. He’s always lived an active lifestyle and loves the great outdoors. Unfortunately, for a while, he had to give up a lot of his favorite activities like jogging, hiking, and skiing, because the pain made them unbearable. The prescription painkillers were mostly useless because the side-effects hi...

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