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Do you have a restaurant or bar? Wouldnt it be nice if you could get more people visiting each week spending more time and money on drinks and food while participating in your very own hosted Pub Quiz game? At Oz brain Teasers, we provide the most entertaining and friendly user bar and restaurant trivia game in Australia. In fact, well over 3.5 million people have already participated in our fun trivia games all across Australia. More than 200 bars and venues to be exact, located all over the country are financially benefitting from our Pub trivia game nights, and so can you!

Our pub quiz games are helping business owners like you to build their businesses up, by offering more than just food and drinks to their patrons. Our trivia games are the ultimate cost-effective way to boost your profits. You can do accomplish this by creating repeat customers who enjoy your establishments atmosphere, food and drink menus, and your hosted trivia quiz nights. Our easy to use quiz game program is guaranteed to increase your daily sales, and it is a great way to provide more night life entertainment to your customers.

If you have been searching for a way to increase your sales, without making a huge investment, then our Pub trivia games are the solution that youve been looking for. From the many success stories our bar trivia game has created over the years, we have learned how to create an easy to use entertainment program that provides the highest level of entertainment. Our games are geared to get your patrons involved in playing and having fun, and when customers are having a good time they are much more likely to spend more money ordering of your menu.

Why Should You Choose Our Pub Trivia Game?

Our trivia entertainment package has a lot to offer. It is packed full of brain teaser questions, which are categorized and include loads of pictures, TV clips, sound clips and other fun stuff to stimulate your customers. Before you realize it, youll notice more regular customers showing up on the nights you host our trivia quiz game. You will receive with your trivia game package all the marketing material you need to get the word out. Posters, coasters, flyers and table talkers will help stir up the interest in your customers and potential customers who see the advertisement displayed at your establishment.

At Quiz Brain Teaser, we provide ongoing advice and support every step of the way when you order our pub quiz game, and we make ourselves available whenever you need us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Drug detox?
    Last night I smoked marijuanna laced with coke. Today I was at Big Lots for my mother when I passed out. Earlier that morning I was vomiting and had diahrea, I also had nothing to eat. About two months ago I had been sick and later that day I passed out as well. The conditions had been the same, except I was not doing any drugs at all, so I think it had noting to do with the coke. The parimedics came and advised my mom t have my blood screened, she has her suspicions that Ihad been doing something, would that be something they would look for when screening my blood. At last which drug detoxes would you advise for me to take, where to get it from and a rough estimate of how much it would cost.

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT think you are going to mask Ur blood. U can on piss test but not blood....That is impossible. Save Ur money it is impossible to do. In a urine test you can hydrate Ur system as well as other methods to mask it. But I repeat THERE IS NO WAY TO keep anything in Ur system if blood is taken period. I know this is not what U want to hear but it is the truth. Sorry. So save Ur $ & U have to deal with it. I OD & blood was taken of course. I had smoked several weeks before ( I am 6'2" @ the time weighed 160 lbs, no body fat) I could have passes a wiz quiz but no way on blood. You danced now U got to pay the fiddler. Good Luck

  2. QUESTION:
    what is the best book for pharmacy tech study and review to pass certification test?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to buy a book. Just look at all the following free resources and also don't forget the library.

      Your state board of pharmacy will list all the pharmacy laws for you to study. For example, in Texas, here are the laws: http://www.tsbp.state.tx.us/rules/ . Here is a list of all the states with links to each state's board of pharmacy: http://www.newsveritas.com/license.html .

      Here are some free pharmacy math practice problems: http://www.alysion.org/dimensional/analysis.htm

      Here's some HIPAA ( Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ) information: http://www.pharmacistsletter.com/ce/ceCourse.aspx?pc=05-14&pm=6

      Here's some PLEDGE ( Preventing pregnancy for women taking isotretinoin, a birth defect causing drug ) information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPLEDGE

      List of drug names you can memorize: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bestselling_drugs

      If you still want a book, then I suggest that you get the best there is so that you'll be sure to pass the pharmacy tech test the first and only time that you take it. The test costs 9, you really can't afford to fail it. The http://www.quicktestprep.com/ book is the best because it comes with online computer interactive tutorials, computer interactive quizzes, and the author, a pharmacist, will answer all your questions. I have that book and it is very easy to understand.

  3. QUESTION:
    Should I call and ask if I got the job?
    I had an interview at this store called fresh and easy . I'm not sure if I got the job or not . I didn't get a job offer.The interviewer sent me to do a pre-employment drug test and background check . A lot of people claim that it means that I got the job, but I'm still freaking out. Should I call and ask? What should I say? I don't want to sound stupid

    • ANSWER:
      Sure does sound like you got the job. "wizz quizes" and Background checks cost money so the dont do them unless they are truely interested in you. CONGRATS!!!

  4. QUESTION:
    could i be pregnant and not remember having sex?
    i went campin and hooked up with some randoms but blacked out about an hour of the night and cant remember. could it be possible to have sex and not remember. i took an online quiz and it said there was a high chance i was.
    -{confused much?}-

    • ANSWER:
      There are two different questions here:

      1) Is it possible to have sex and not remember it? Yes. Unfortunately, the vagina works whether you are awake or passed out.

      2) Can you be pregnant? It is possible. If you had sex with someone, or I should rewrite that to say if someone had sex with you, given the circumstances, then you could be pregnant, but it doesn't mean that you are.

      I am not sure which online quiz you took or what makes you think you might be, but a pregnancy test is only , so you can easily pick one up. If there is a local planned parenthood facility near you, they may have a free test or a lower cost test.

      If someone was stupid enough to drug and have sex with a passed out woman, and especially if there was more than one of them, it is possible that one or more of them had a sexually transmitted disease. You need to be tested at least once a month over the next year for STDs, as some have an incubation period which would prevent them from showing up for a while.

      Lastly, I don't recommend you hook up with random people anymore, because crap like this happens when you do. If you ignore my advice and do it anyway, don't eat or drink anything they give you unless you see them eat it, or drink from your cup first.

  5. QUESTION:
    What does it take to become a pharmacist?
    How many years in college?

    Approx how much it will cost?

    Is it hard to get hired?

    any other useful information :]

    • ANSWER:
      haha, I see you got interested in that subject ;)

      Since I know that's what I'll do, I know how to answer this one

      You need 2 years of college in a "pre-university" program. You have to take the science path

      After theses 2 years, you try to apply in a pharmacy school (university) which will be 4 years

      It's really easy to obtain a job. Once you get your doctorate degree, you could apply at lots of different places and you'll have easily the choice

      But, there's a lot of competition in this domain. Some people work really hard and get in 1st try in pharmacy school while others waste years of their life before they get accepted.

      The pay starts great. It depends if you work in a hospital, retail, etc. and if you have a boss or are your own boss. But it starts as low as 40$/hr

      Basically the job, is you prescribe drugs. But, you have to help the clients understand how to take them, how it will help, etc. Also, sometimes they'll come in for advic about diets, stress, anxiety, etc. and again you give them advice on that. It's great if you love to listen to people and give them advice

      Here's a small test, it'll tell you if you have the qualities to do this job or not:

      http://careerplanning.about.com/library/quiz/career_quizzes/blpharmacist_quiz.htm

      GL!

  6. QUESTION:
    Bipolar Disorder?
    I am fairly sure that I am suffering from a bipolar disorder, and I would like to see someone about it, however I am currently in job limbo, and do not have health insurance. Are there any options for people without health insurance to get mental health care?

    • ANSWER:
      LOW COST/FREE COUNSELLING: Contact your county/local mental health agency, and find out what help they can offer. Psychological counselling, with a sliding scale, based on income, is available through many religious organisations, such as Catholic counselling, the Methodist church, and the Unitarian Universalists. You don't have to be a member. ~~~ My standard post follows: See bipolar disorder, at ezy build, below, in section 10, and take the quiz, if unsure, and if the results are positive, ensure you get an expert diagnosis from a mental health professional, not doctors, who are much better dealing with physical ailments, and don't diagnose complex disorders like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder often enough to develop any real expertise.

      Bipolar disorder usually involves major mood swings, which occur without apparent cause, and often over many months, or a matter of years, rather than days, as with most people (unless rapid cycling). I'd take 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements daily, replacing 2 of them with cod liver oil supplements in the winter months, (or, as probably a better alternative to the 2 cod liver oil supplements: 1 teaspoonful of cod liver oil, with a little butter, to ensure its use; I take mine on sourdough rye bread, or toast, covered with fishpaste, and pepper, to mask the strong taste). Those people who receive adequate exposure to sunlight, daily, won't need the vitamin D from cod liver oil, but many people, particularly those in latitudes far from the equator, find this difficult, to achieve.

      If you decide to use allopathy, (modern Western medicine) I recommend trying Lithium Carbonate, or Lithium Citrate. (regular tests are necessary, for these) before trying the other mood stabilisers, but if you aren't good at taking medications regularly, drinking adequate water, and keeping up your salt intake, something else, such as Lamictal, may suit you better. Check out "lithium" at http://www.drugs.com/, and http://crazymeds.us/ and always research medications first, (read, and keep the labels/information sheets) so you will be aware of the risks, and on the lookout for side effects. (Personally, if I wasn't bipolar type 1, and didn't experience hallucinations, or serious delusional states, I know I'd first try the orthomolecular, and Omega 3 fish oil supplements, vitamins, minerals; a herbal remedy, such as St. John's wort, and a mostly raw food diet, for several months. I'd aso eat in accordance with my "nutritional type". Enter that term in the searchbar at http://www.mercola.com/

      If not considerably improved, after several months, consult your primary mental health care provider: you may be one of those who need medications to prevent this progressive illness from getting even worse. If bipolar type 1, an antipsychotic medication may also be needed. Everyone should take the Omega 3 supplements, or preferably "krill oil" for its other health benefits: use the searchbar at http://www.mercola.com/ . Some people refuse medication, using supplements, and a selective, mostly raw food diet (I do not recommended trying this, if bipolar 1, unless you aren't troubled by hallucinations, or delusional states).

      Maintain the treatments for the depressive phase, in section 2, at: http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris Some topics in section 10 include: treating bipolar disorder with supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbal remedies. As with all medications, there are risks, and the possibility of side effects, which is why I inform people of the alternatives, to see if they can cope sufficiently well, without resorting to medications. Don't use medications and supplements together, without medical advice, except for Omega 3, which is safe, anytime. It is not unknown for those discontinuing medication, and trying the alternative treatments, (which are not quick to work) to lose their jobs, because of unacceptable behavio(u)r, so I'd start 1 week before vacation, and closely monitor the situation, and use medical advice.

  7. QUESTION:
    Any advice will help thank you?
    Going to school full time (college), working full time (graveyard), in National guard, husband deployed, taking care of my three year old who is naturally going through the terrible twos (threes). I have been dealing with depression just recently and I was on meds for it. Stopped the meds because of its side effects. Anyone have any advice besides going to the doc(expensive) and taking meds for this. Any natural ways I can cope or not feel so blue? Any advice will help.(please if your ignorant to depression do not say a thing.) Looking for advice not criticism. Thank you
    p.s tried counseling that's expensive as well
    oh no! Does this mean that since I stopped taking the meds Im more messed up?

    • ANSWER:
      Take the quiz, at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/hormonalhealth/b/default.aspx and check out their info on depression. Also see http://www.typeofdepression.org/Cause-Of-Depression.htm

      A number of books are shown *: I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - * SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM
      (largely about NATURAL HORMONES) provided the best overview of treatment for treatment of depression in females that I have encountered in decades. Books: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, & Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life (Paperback) by Joan Mathews Larson, & Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs (Paperback) by Gracelyn Guyols, from your bookstore, or Amazon.com.

      A sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Stabilise hormonal levels; consult a naturopath. Learn, and employ coping methods. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for up to 6 months, if you haven't had it, yet. If hormonal treatment is unavailable, or in the meantime, use the effective natural core treatments for depression at ** http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html If using a RECOMMENDED** brand of St. John's Wort (take with meals to avoid possible stomach upsets; check out the websites on St. John's Wort via page B and read the rest of that page), and if using UP TO 50mg of 5-htp daily in addition (or UP TO 200mg of 5-htp if NOT using the wort) take with a very low protein meal, to maximise the amount crossing the blood/brain barrier, with no, or extremely little protein 2 hrs before, to 2 hrs afterwards. Alternatively, take SAMe with the core treatments, but don't use anything else.

      View http://curetogether.com/depression/ig/treatment-effectiveness-vs-popularity Should the above prove insufficient, (unlikely) after 3 - 6 months, you may have to look deeper at your life, and upbringing; see http://sfhelp.org/gwc/wounds.htm What is your reason for living; your aims, ambitions; what drives you? It has been said that: "the unexamined life is not worth living".

      FOR THOSE TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS: I suggest that you check out www.drugs.com & www.rxlist.com and wean off, in accordance with http://www.itmonline.org/arts/ssri.htm & http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/taper.htm or http://www.theroadback.org/workbook.htm You could taper off as follows: first week 90% dosage; following weeks: 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 7.5, 5, & 2.5%. Use the core treatments at http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html & page B. If using a RECOMMENDED brand of St. John's Wort, when almost weaned off antidepressants (take with meals to avoid possible stomach upsets) view the websites about it on page B, and if using UP TO 50mg of 5-htp daily in addition (or UP TO 200mg of 5-htp if NOT using the wort) take with a very low protein meal, to maximise the amount crossing the blood/brain barrier, with no, or extremely little protein 2 hrs before, to 2 hrs afterwards. Alternatively, take SAMe with the core treatments, but don't use anything else. View http://adviceandresources.weebly.com/freelow-cost-mental-health-treatment.html

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anyone purchased Accutane online?
    from this website http://low-cost-rx.com/buy-accutane-usa.html?
    I'm going to buy 10mg x 180 but I want to make sure this site is legit and that there accutane works. If you've purchased accutane from that site let me know what your experience was.
    your scaring meeee
    okay, I'm going to a dermatologist instead even though there accutane cost twice as much!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would beware of this site and it's offer...

      I am currently on Amnesteem, which is a generic for Acutane. It is a derivative of vitamin A which will alter the oil production of your skin for about ten years. It is currently facing legal problems due to the side effects like *definite, guaranteed, this will happen if you are/get pregnant* birth defects and possible depression effects.

      Every month I have to get a new prescription, and I have to take a pregnancy test, take an online quiz, and show a special card at the pharmacy within the week to get it. It's a bitch. I also have to get three blood tests done to make sure it doesn't mess with my liver or kidneys (another side effect) and get it specifically from a dermatlogist, not a family doctor.

      But it works like nothing else. I have tried everything from Proactive to generic and nothing else has worked for my acne. I had what was called nodular acne, which is deeper in the skin, scars badly, and doesn't go away accept from time. I'm halfway through the six month time and my skin is perfectly clear.

      Don't get it from this site, there is no way it's safe. There are too many things that could go wrong, and the chances that it's even the real drug are nil. Go to a dermatologist instead. Please.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to remove flat moles on the face?
    I'm a fourteen year old, almost fifteen, I've got about eight flat moles on my face, the biggest one is about the size of the tip of a thumb. I want them removed. I've seen a doctor, he has told me that there is nothing the National Health Service can do for me unless they're cancerous. I want them removed hopefully in the space of two weeks, a small scar isn't a problem to me.

    What do I do? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole. Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?

      Do you know how many freckles, moles or age spots do you have?

      The next best solution is to avoid the sun. Those freckles, moles or age spots will only get larger and darker. One example from YA about tanning: "i used to go tanning A LOT, but then started to get more freckles so i stopped haha. "

      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen does not protect you from getting moles or freckles, they will only get darker & bumpier or larger from each exposure from the sun.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!

      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself. Bullous Pemphegoid is another skin disorder. Google that, too!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Moles:
      Ice T- and Cindy Crawford - famous Million-Dollar model, even Madonna has a good mole on their faces! Google:
      Celebrities with beauty marks 122,000,000 r results (0.17 seconds)

      Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons's DD of KISS, has one on her face, actually for her it's a huge birthmark. There are good moles and there are bad moles. Elizabeth Taylor has good mole, Before you do anything to your mole, make sure it's been seen by a doctor if it's a good mole or a bad mole.

      Someone on YA! mentioned she used Dermatend, and put holes on her face!

      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.

      Moles that are the same color as your skin, will become bumpier, not darker, & larger, but they will become as skin tags. Again, don't try to cut them yourself without having seen by a doctor. I've cut mom's skin tags, all 37 of them, and only 2 of them bled. But, I put a Band-aid, and it was fine several hours later. You can prevent getting skin tags, moles, freckles by avoiding the sun @ least 95% of the day. Wear a wide brim hat with no holes, do your errands in the shade, or bring an umbrella, they were invented to protect us from the elements!

      STARS WHO BEAT CANCER:
      Ewan McGregor: The Angels & Demons star had a cancerous mole below his right eye removed in 2008. "It was great fun having skin cancer," the now cancer-free actor joked at the time. "I really enjoyed it."

      Regis Philbin: The daytime host has endured two skin cancer scares. After having a lump removed from his hand via Mohs surgery, he had a more serious lump removed from his face in 1993.
      Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body...

      Steve Perry, ex Journey singer: Perry had a mole removed from his face that turned out to be cancerous. "I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get rid of big freckles/moles?
    I've had it since I was about 8/9 and I'm self conscious about it, it's on my face and it's just bigger than a freckle but could be a mole please is there any cheap easy ways for it to go

    • ANSWER:
      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      "I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?"

      Do you know how many freckles, moles or age spots do you have?

      The next best solution is to avoid the sun. Those freckles, moles or age spots will only get larger and darker. One example from YA about tanning: "i used to go tanning a A LOT, but then started to get more freckles so i stopped haha. "
      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen does not protect you from getting moles or freckles, they will only get darker & bumpier or larger from each exposure from the sun.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens discolor your skin - for ever!

      Sunscreen blocks Vitamin D.

      Sunscreen also is flammable after it is on your skin. A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen aerosol spray on parts of his body.
      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself. Bullous Pemphegoid is another skin disorder. Google that, too!

      I'm the kind of person who has families with moles as large as raisin-size. I don't want moles on my body, so I always have been concern about that. But, how I got lupus? I don't know! I got it period.

      The sun is more powerful than most people think.
      Morgan Freeman, does he look pretty with his freckles? He's older now, and those on his face, are no longer freckles. In the beginning of the Titanic, you'll see the introduction of Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet. Her face had a lot of freckles, covered with foundation, but you can see right through them.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Ice T- and Cindy Crawford - famous Million-Dollar model, even Madonna has a good mole on their faces! Google:
      Celebrities with beauty marks 122,000,000 r results (0.17 seconds)

      Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons's DD of KISS, has one on her face, actually for her it's a huge birthmark. There are good moles and there are bad moles. Elizabeth Taylor has good mole, Before you do anything to your mole, make sure it's been seen by a doctor if it's a good mole or a bad mole.

      Someone on YA! mentioned she used Dermatend, and put holes on her face!

      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.

      Moles that are the same color as your skin, will become bumpier, not darker, & larger, but they will become as skin tags. Again, don't try to cut them yourself without having seen by a doctor. I've cut mom's skin tags, all 37 of them, and only 2 of them bled. But, I put a Band-aid, and it was fine several hours later. You can prevent getting skin tags, moles, freckles by avoiding the sun @ least 95% of the day. Wear a wide brim hat with no holes, do your errands in the shade, or bring an umbrella, they were invented to protect us from the elements!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      STARS WHO BEAT CANCER:
      Ewan McGregor: The Angels & Demons star had a cancerous mole below his right eye removed in 2008. "It was great fun having skin cancer," the now cancer-free actor joked at the time. "I really enjoyed it."

      Regis Philbin: The daytime host has endured two skin cancer scares. After having a lump removed from his hand via Mohs surgery, he had a more serious lump removed from his face in 1993.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to remove small freckles/moles on my face?
    I have 3 small flat freckles on my face above my mouth and to the side of my mouth. I didn't mind them for a long time but one of my managers always points them out and it bothers me quite a lot. They are really small but dark and cannot be covered with makeup because they show through. Is there any way I can get them removed?

    • ANSWER:
      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole. Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?

      Do you know how many freckles, moles or age spots do you have?

      The next best solution is to avoid the sun. Those freckles, moles or age spots will only get larger and darker. One example from YA about tanning: "i used to go tanning A LOT, but then started to get more freckles so i stopped haha. "

      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen does not protect you from getting moles or freckles, they will only get darker & bumpier or larger from each exposure from the sun.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!

      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself. Bullous Pemphegoid is another skin disorder. Google that, too!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Moles:
      Ice T- and Cindy Crawford - famous Million-Dollar model, even Madonna has a good mole on their faces! Google:
      Celebrities with beauty marks 122,000,000 r results (0.17 seconds)

      Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons's DD of KISS, has one on her face, actually for her it's a huge birthmark. There are good moles and there are bad moles. Elizabeth Taylor has good mole, Before you do anything to your mole, make sure it's been seen by a doctor if it's a good mole or a bad mole.

      Someone on YA! mentioned she used Dermatend, and put holes on her face!

      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.

      Moles that are the same color as your skin, will become bumpier, not darker, & larger, but they will become as skin tags. Again, don't try to cut them yourself without having seen by a doctor. I've cut mom's skin tags, all 37 of them, and only 2 of them bled. But, I put a Band-aid, and it was fine several hours later. You can prevent getting skin tags, moles, freckles by avoiding the sun @ least 95% of the day. Wear a wide brim hat with no holes, do your errands in the shade, or bring an umbrella, they were invented to protect us from the elements!

      STARS WHO BEAT CANCER:
      Ewan McGregor: The Angels & Demons star had a cancerous mole below his right eye removed in 2008. "It was great fun having skin cancer," the now cancer-free actor joked at the time. "I really enjoyed it."

      Regis Philbin: The daytime host has endured two skin cancer scares. After having a lump removed from his hand via Mohs surgery, he had a more serious lump removed from his face in 1993.
      Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/pictures/stars-who-beat-cancer-20101110/10598#ixzz1xw5SORwR

      Steve Perry, ex Journey singer: Perry had a mole removed from his face that turned out to be cancerous. "I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to remove moles without big scars?
    Moles around anywhere can be easily removed, but they leave a scar. I don't really care about the scars, as long as their not very big and red. A little white scar is is fine for me, it actually looks cool, right? Well, I've got lots of moles on my back (probably 30) and I want to move at least 20 of them. However, the doctor in the hospital says there will be a high risk to leave big scars and it's impossible to make them smaller. I don't believe this. Everyone removes moles all around their body without getting big scars back. Please tell me what kind of scars I will get. Thank you.

    One extra question:

    On the mirrors at my home, I look pretty good. Also in school. But in the hospital and at the doctor, every little spot GETS BIG AS HELL! I'm so incredibly ugly there. Which one is right?

    • ANSWER:
      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      "I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?"

      Ice T- and Cindy Crawford - famous Million-Dollar model, even Madonna has a good mole on their faces! Google:
      Celebrities with beauty marks 122,000,000 r results (0.17 seconds)

      Sophie Simmons, Gene Simmons's DD of KISS, has one on her face, actually for her it's a huge birthmark. There are good moles and there are bad moles. Elizabeth Taylor has good mole, Before you do anything to your mole, make sure it's been seen by a doctor if it's a good mole or a bad mole.
      I had a pimple that never went away, it was in the same area where Liz' mole was, I felt blessed! But, it got infected because I picked on it & picked on it when it got bumpy, it had been on my face for 4 years. One year it didn't get bumpy, so it was flat for one year after that. I picked on it again, and now it's flat and it's almost faded - like any acne on our faces!!!! But usually, I even try to darken it with eyebrow pencil. I've always have clear complexion, but I noticed when it gets cloudy (summer) I couldn't protect myself from the heat, so that's why it got bumpy again. It's been a year, and they're now flat and lighter.
      Someone on YA! mentioned she used Dermatend, and put holes on her face!
      My aunts, my mom and two of mom's in-laws have the same chin moles, since they were teenagers. When they have photos together, you could say they could have been separated from birth! I'm not making this up.

      I had a mole on my thigh that was throbbing. It was the size of a pencil eraser. Dermatologist told me it wasn't cancer, but I had it removed (3 stitches) but it got infected. I couldn't keep water from it when I take a shower and it left me a 1 1/2" scar, but it was still throbbing. My other dermatologist injected something around it, and it got flatter, but the throbbing stopped. That was 6 years ago, but the throbbing starts again, but the scar is almost gone. I should have left it alone, but the throbbing was annoying me!

      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.

      Moles that are the same color as your skin, will become bumpier, not darker, & larger, but they will become as skin tags. Again, don't try to cut them yourself without having seen by a doctor. I've cut mom's skin tags, all 37 of them, and only 2 of them bled. But, I put a Band-aid, and it was fine several hours later. You can prevent getting skin tags, moles, freckles by avoiding the sun @ least 95% of the day. Wear a wide brim hat with no holes, do your errands in the shade, or bring an umbrella, they were invented to protect us from the elements!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      STARS WHO BEAT CANCER:
      Ewan McGregor: The Angels & Demons star had a cancerous mole below his right eye removed in 2008. "It was great fun having skin cancer," the now cancer-free actor joked at the time. "I really enjoyed it."

      Regis Philbin: The daytime host has endured two skin cancer scares. After having a lump removed from his hand via Mohs surgery, he had a more serious lump removed from his face in 1993.
      Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/pictures/stars-who-beat-cancer-20101110/10598#ixzz1xw5SORwR

      Steve Perry, ex Journey singer: Perry had a mole removed from his face that turned out to be cancerous. "I've had two surgeries in two weeks to remove all the cancer cells and I've been told they think they got it all and no other treatments are required.

  13. QUESTION:
    My parents know im depressed by ignore it what can i do PLEASE HELP!?
    I told my mom i'd say a year ago that i was depressed. At first she was like no your not. (because i always fake it, as many i know do) i'm the girl who 'appears' to have everything brains beauty etc. so thats what she kept saying but theres so much more, and in reality i have nothing. Then i gave her a few pages of my journal, she minored in therapy like- in college and took it super seriously just for a week. I told her that it took me so much courage to tell her, and that i didn't know that i'd continually been able to talk to her because i hate to admit my weaknesses
    I told her about how i thought about killing myself (but never would) how i hated myself etc. for a week she asked me if i was okay pretty much i tried opening up i had hope things would get better. but then she ignored it, pretended like i'd never told her and she asked my six months later when i asked to talk to her if I d thought about killing myself, i told her yes (she'd asked me that day i told her about my depression to tell her when i felt that way, and i told her i couldnt) because she just doesn't do anything and looks down on my when i do. I WON T KILL MYSELF but I do hate myself.
    I'm okay some days but then one thing happens and it makes me remember how much i HATE WHO I AM. i know as a 16 year old girl it's normal to be sad, but thoughts of death, crying all the time, lack of concentration, lack of enjoying favorite activites etc. seem too much.
    since this began my grades have dropped from staight a's to straight b's. it's horrible i try my hardest but i can no longer concentrate. i'm a disappointment to my parents and to myself. i know i need help, but i have the slightest idea what to do. No one knows but her, and i just can't tell a friend or trusted adult (don't have a trusted adult to turn to) and i have no other options i can think of. any help would be very much appreciated, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that it may well be hormonally related. View http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html (except male depression) and page b about depression. A number of books are shown: I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - *SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM (largely about NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENT) provided the best overview of treatment for treatment of depression in females that I have encountered in decades. Enter her name in the searchbar at amazon; I recommend her latest book, or audio course: Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being by Hyla Cass MD and Kathleen Barnes. Read: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, & Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life (Paperback) by Joan Mathews Larson, & Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs (Paperback) by Gracelyn Guyol. from your bookstore, or Amazon.com. Girls could benefit by maintaining a daily journal, and mood chart, (rating out of 10) and seeing if they can correlate it with their menstrual cycle. If so, take the quiz on page R, at 8m.com about PMS/PMDD. Take the quiz at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/hormonalhealth/b/default.aspx then view their information on depression, and consider signing up for their free newsletter, and check out http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/cl Use http://www.patientslikeme.com/mood/commu - MOOD CONDITIONS FORUM. Many other teenage girls experience similar problems, but women advise that, as they mature, get more used to their changing bodies, their raging hormonal fluctuations, and their brains reach full development in early adulthood, and they find their way in the world, then things get better.

      There may be no single answer to your problems, but the sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Dr. J. Cannell, at http://vitaminDcouncil.org is now recommending 10,000 iu of vitamin D3, ( NOT VITAMIN D2! ) daily, for depressed people. The Vitamin D Newsletter, April 21, 2010. More letters "Vitamin D deficiency is but one cause of major depression; there are lots of others. However, I now recommend that anyone struggling with depression should take at least 10,000 IU /day with frequent 25(OH)D blood tests to assure levels of at least 100 ng/ml and to monitor for toxicity". Dr. J. Cannell advises that the co-factors necessary to optimise its absorption, and utilisation are magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2. I recommend using either health food/vitamin stores, or Googling: " ... ; supplies" rather than risking any old, or substandard products at supermarkets, or even on pharmacy shelves. The best dietary source of vitamin K2 is natto. ~~~ Grassrootshealth D action www.grassrootshealth.net/daction offer cost price postal 25(OH)D testing. A deficiency in calcium can also cause depression; vitamin D3 is needed so it is utilised, and good levels of magnesium ensures it is deposited on bones, (preferably with some weight bearing exercise) where it belongs, rather than in blood vessels. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! Similarly with vitamin B; ensure good levels of folate are maintained. Females may benefit by balancing the DHA, & EPA versions of Omega 3 in fish, or krill oil with ALA flaxseed oil Omega 3, or at least one heaped tablespoonful of ground flaxseed, daily. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" Stabilise hormonal levels with bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy; consult a naturopath.

  14. QUESTION:
    Uncontrollable mood swings?
    Somedays i am extremely happy.. more than average.. i am overly confident and i feel as if i can accomplish anything. I need little sleep in this time and i am bursting with ideas.. my mind speeds up at this time and one thought leads up to many and struggle too keep track. i get the most creative ideas and my work gets done. i do stupid things like spend all the money i have on stuff i don't need. i talk super fast and people say i need to slow down when i talk.. i am very social then and i enjoy being around my friends. i tend to do stuff thats daring and i don't care bout the consequences. then my mood shifts. it may be on the same day. then i get so depressed, i can't cope and i feel like my life has no meaning and i want to die. my self confidence hits rock bottom and i hate myself. i think about death and the meaning for my life and i can't seem to find any answers. i get angry and irritated for no reason. i would cry for no reason, or laugh.. i really cant deal with these depressive stages.. the happy i am fine with. but when i am depressed i don't enjoy doing my work and being around my friends. i feel as if i don't wanna be friends it them anymore. I lose my friends and i do bad in school.. it feels like i am two people with different personalities wrapped in one. i don't know how i am anymore.. whats wrong with me? why do i get these moods swings? please help

    • ANSWER:
      It may well be hormonally related. View: http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/hormonalhealth/b/default.aspx I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - *SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM (largely about NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENT) provided the best overview of hormonal imbalances in females that I have encountered in decades. Enter her name in the searchbar at amazon; I also recommend her latest book, or audio course: Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being by Hyla Cass MD and Kathleen Barnes (view http://alternative-complementary-health. ).

      Read: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, from your bookstore, or Amazon.com. Girls could benefit by maintaining a daily journal, and mood chart, (rating out of 10) and seeing if they can correlate it with their menstrual cycle. If so, take the quiz on page R, at 8m.com about PMS/PMDD. Take the quiz at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/ and consider signing up for their free newsletter, and check out http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/cl Use http://www.patientslikeme.com/mood/commu - MOOD CONDITIONS FORUM. Many other teenage girls experience similar problems, but women advise that, as they mature, get more used to their changing bodies, their raging hormonal fluctuations, and their brains reach full development in early adulthood, and they find their way in the world, then things get better.

      There may be no single answer to your problems, but the sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Dr. J. Cannell advises that the co-factors necessary to optimise its absorption, and utilisation are magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2. I recommend using either health food/vitamin stores, or Googling: " ... ; supplies" rather than risking any old, or substandard products at supermarkets, or even on pharmacy shelves. The best dietary source of vitamin K2 is natto. View http://drbenkim.com/vitamin-d-facts.htm

      Grassrootshealth D action www.grassrootshealth.net/daction offer cost price postal 25(OH)D testing. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! Similarly with vitamin B; ensure good levels of folate are maintained. Females may benefit by balancing the DHA, & EPA versions of Omega 3 in fish, or krill oil with ALA flaxseed oil Omega 3, or at least one heaped tablespoonful of ground flaxseed, daily. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" Check out "krill oil" via the searchbar at www.mercola.com which is far less easily oxidised, so more is absorbed; from health food, or vitamin stores. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" and use it with flaxseed. Stabilise hormonal levels with bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy; consult a naturopath.

      In the meantime, or if hormone treatment is not an option; use the effective natural core treatments for depression at * http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html If using a RECOMMENDED* brand of St. John's Wort, (take with meals to avoid possible stomach upsets; check out the websites on St. John's Wort via page B) and if using UP TO 50mg of 5-htp daily in addition (or UP TO 200mg of 5-htp if NOT using the wort) take with a very low protein meal, to maximise the amount crossing the blood/brain barrier, with no, or extremely little protein 2 hrs before, to 2 hrs afterwards. You could also use SAMe with the core treatments, but not with anything else.

  15. QUESTION:
    i have no self-esteem..?
    spoken factually, i'm not very pretty, and i'm not skinny, at all. i have nearly no friends. my family..has fallen apart quite a few years ago. whatever. i also have a hormone disorder, i'm on medicine, but when i have to take daily medicine, and i'm out of state for 2 weeks on vacation and forget it, i have to wait till the the end of the month to start it again. so, my hormones are everywhere on top of my normal mess.
    i cry so much. my thoughts are scattered. all i say to people is "i'm sorry. this is awkward. i'm so sorry i'm awkward. don't hate me" like, what is that.
    i'm really sick of this. i'm only a teenage girl, so, i know for the most part "low self esteem is somewhat normal" .. but not to this level. everything about my life is so messed up.
    how do i just .. get .. better?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a cheap medicine organiser and always ensure sufficient supplies! In the meantime try evening primrose oil. A previous answer follows: I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - *SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM (largely about NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENT) provided the best overview of hormonal imbalances in females that I have encountered in decades. Enter her name in the searchbar at amazon; I also recommend her latest book, or audio course: Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being by Hyla Cass MD and Kathleen Barnes (view http://alternative-complementary-health. ).

      Read: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, from your bookstore, or Amazon.com. Girls could benefit by maintaining a daily journal, and mood chart, (rating out of 10) and seeing if they can correlate it with their menstrual cycle. If so, take the quiz on page R, at 8m.com about PMS/PMDD. Take the quiz at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/ and consider signing up for their free newsletter, and check out http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/cl Use http://www.patientslikeme.com/mood/commu - MOOD CONDITIONS FORUM. Many other teenage girls experience similar problems, but women advise that, as they mature, get more used to their changing bodies, their raging hormonal fluctuations, and their brains reach full development in early adulthood, and they find their way in the world, then things get better.

      There may be no single answer to your problems, but the sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Dr. J. Cannell advises that the co-factors necessary to optimise its absorption, and utilisation are magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2. I recommend using either health food/vitamin stores, or Googling: " ... ; supplies" rather than risking any old, or substandard products at supermarkets, or even on pharmacy shelves. The best dietary source of vitamin K2 is natto. View http://drbenkim.com/vitamin-d-facts.htm

      Grassrootshealth D action www.grassrootshealth.net/daction offer cost price postal 25(OH)D testing. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! Similarly with vitamin B; ensure good levels of folate are maintained. Females may benefit by balancing the DHA, & EPA versions of Omega 3 in fish, or krill oil with ALA flaxseed oil Omega 3, or at least one heaped tablespoonful of ground flaxseed, daily. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" Check out "krill oil" via the searchbar at www.mercola.com which is far less easily oxidised, so more is absorbed; from health food, or vitamin stores. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" and use it with flaxseed. Stabilise hormonal levels with bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy; consult a naturopath. In the meantime, or if hormone treatment is not an option; use the effective natural core treatments for depression at * http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html

  16. QUESTION:
    I am so glad that I find this web side...so many time you feel the only one with this feeling of sadness.?
    my sadness is getting worse at the time passed by. I am a 58 years old female and feeling like I fail in my journey in this life. I don't know any more what is to have joy in my heart. I just go day by day and do what I have to do, I just survive...nothing feels me anymore....

    • ANSWER:
      It may well be hormonally related. View http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html (except male depression) and page b about depression. A number of books are shown: I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - *SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM (largely about NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENT) provided the best overview of treatment for treatment of depression in females that I have encountered in decades. Enter her name in the searchbar at amazon; I recommend her latest book, or audio course: Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being by Hyla Cass MD and Kathleen Barnes. Read: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, & Depression-Free, Naturally: 7 Weeks to Eliminating Anxiety, Despair, Fatigue, and Anger from Your Life (Paperback) by Joan Mathews Larson, & Healing Depression & Bipolar Disorder Without Drugs (Paperback) by Gracelyn Guyol. from your bookstore, or Amazon.com. Women could benefit by maintaining a daily journal, and mood chart, (rating out of 10) and seeing if they can correlate it with their menstrual cycle. If so, take the quiz on page R, at 8m.com about PMS/PMDD. Take the quiz at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/hormonalhealth/b/default.aspx then view their information on depression, and consider signing up for their free newsletter, and check out http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/cl How has menopause affected you? Use http://www.patientslikeme.com/mood/commu - MOOD CONDITIONS FORUM.

      There may be no single answer to your problems, but the sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Dr. J. Cannell, at http://vitaminDcouncil.org is now recommending 10,000 iu of vitamin D3, ( NOT VITAMIN D2! ) daily, for depressed people. The Vitamin D Newsletter, April 21, 2010. More letters "Vitamin D deficiency is but one cause of major depression; there are lots of others. However, I now recommend that anyone struggling with depression should take at least 10,000 IU /day with frequent 25(OH)D blood tests to assure levels of at least 100 ng/ml and to monitor for toxicity". Dr. J. Cannell advises that the co-factors necessary to optimise its absorption, and utilisation are magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2. I recommend using either health food/vitamin stores, or Googling: " ... ; supplies" rather than risking any old, or substandard products at supermarkets, or even on pharmacy shelves. The best dietary source of vitamin K2 is natto. ~~~ Grassrootshealth D action www.grassrootshealth.net/daction offer cost price postal 25(OH)D testing. A deficiency in calcium can also cause depression; vitamin D3 is needed so it is utilised, and good levels of magnesium ensures it is deposited on bones, (preferably with some weight bearing exercise) where it belongs, rather than in blood vessels. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! Similarly with vitamin B; ensure good levels of folate are maintained. Females may benefit by balancing the DHA, & EPA versions of Omega 3 in fish, or krill oil with ALA flaxseed oil Omega 3, or at least one heaped tablespoonful of ground flaxseed, daily. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies"

  17. QUESTION:
    Am i bipolar? Serious question?
    So iv been like this sense i can remember. Sometimes little things would make me upset, like if somethin happened id be pretty down, then after like an hour id be okay again? I dont get it
    Iv been depressed before and was put on Lexipro and now im off it. So is it my depression coming back (runs in the family)? Or am i just bipolar?

    • ANSWER:
      Bipolar disorder is unlikely; much more serious symptoms apply. It may be an emotional dysregulation disorder, and/or hormonal imbalance. A previous answer follows: View: http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/hormonalhealth/b/default.aspx I recommend the chapter by Dr. Hyla Cass - See: "NATURAL HEALING FOR DEPRESSION" - Stroehecker - *SEARCHBAR- WWW.AMAZON.COM (largely about NATURAL HORMONE TREATMENT) provided the best overview of hormonal imbalances in females that I have encountered in decades. Enter her name in the searchbar at amazon; I also recommend her latest book, or audio course: Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women to Correct Imbalances, Reclaim Energy and Restore Well-Being by Hyla Cass MD and Kathleen Barnes. Read: Natural Prescriptions for Women: What to Do-- And When to Do It-- To Solve More Than 100 Female Health Problems-- Without Drugs by Susan Berg and The Editors of Prevention Health Books, from your bookstore, or Amazon.com. Girls could benefit by maintaining a daily journal, and mood chart, (rating out of 10) and seeing if they can correlate it with their menstrual cycle. If so, take the quiz on page R, at 8m.com about PMS/PMDD. Take the quiz at http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/ and consider signing up for their free newsletter, and check out http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com/cl Use http://www.patientslikeme.com/mood/commu - MOOD CONDITIONS FORUM. Many other teenage girls experience similar problems, but women advise that, as they mature, get more used to their changing bodies, their raging hormonal fluctuations, and their brains reach full development in early adulthood, and they find their way in the world, then things get better. There may be no single answer to your problems, but the sensible approach is to test for vitamin (optimising vitamin D3) and mineral deficiencies; correct, and ensure good levels of Omega 3 fatty acids.

      Dr. J. Cannell advises that the co-factors necessary to optimise its absorption, and utilisation are magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2. I recommend using either health food/vitamin stores, or Googling: " ... ; supplies" rather than risking any old, or substandard products at supermarkets, or even on pharmacy shelves. The best dietary source of vitamin K2 is natto. View http://drbenkim.com/vitamin-d-facts.htm Grassrootshealth D action www.grassrootshealth.net/daction offer cost price postal 25(OH)D testing. Take at least 4 Omega 3 fish oil supplements, daily: (certified free of mercury) it is best if consumed with an antioxidant, such as an orange, or its FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice. If vitamin E is added, it should be certified as being 100% from natural sources, or it may be synthetic: avoid it! Similarly with vitamin B; ensure good levels of folate are maintained. Females may benefit by balancing the DHA, & EPA versions of Omega 3 in fish, or krill oil with ALA flaxseed oil Omega 3, or at least one heaped tablespoonful of ground flaxseed, daily. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" Check out "krill oil" via the searchbar at www.mercola.com which is far less easily oxidised, so more is absorbed; from health food, or vitamin stores. Vegetarians: Google: "Omega 3; algae; supplies" and use it with flaxseed. Stabilise hormonal levels with bioidentical hormones from a compounding pharmacy; consult a naturopath. In the meantime, or if hormone treatment is not an option; use the effective natural core treatments for depression at * http://your-mental-health.8m.com/blank_27.html (also see the posts about BPD - less likely - on pages G & X). If using a RECOMMENDED* brand of St. John's Wort, (take with meals to avoid possible stomach upsets; check out the websites on St. John's Wort via page B) and if using UP TO 50mg of 5-htp daily in addition (or UP TO 200mg of 5-htp if NOT using the wort) take with a very low protein meal, to maximise the amount crossing the blood/brain barrier, with no, or extremely little protein 2 hrs before, to 2 hrs afterwards. You could also use SAMe with the core treatments, but not with anything else.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you're suffering from depression?
    Hi all! I just wanted to ask a question. How do you know if you're suffering from depression? I have lost some interest in things that I have liked to do in the past and have felt fatigued recently. I recently got out of an abusive relationship which I believe peaked out what may have been already there. I also feel quite out of control in my life sometimes, although I feel in control at other times. All I want to do is sit on my couch and watch tv. Drinks and dinner with friends and other things I used to love to do seem to take a back burner to sitting and watching TV anymore. I took a depression quiz online and it said that I tested "Very High" for Depression. I had some, but not all of the symptoms. I really don't know what to do because I am dependent on my parents and they don't believe that I could possibly be going through depression. My university offers free counseling (psychology and psychiatry) to students in need. I really want to go, but I'm so scared about my parents finding out. I also don't know what to do if they write me a prescription for some reason. I couldn't put that on my insurance because my parents could never find out. I could pay out of pocket for the medication, however, if it wasn't too expensive (like say less than /month). I would rather not get treatment and just deal with how I'm feeling than have them find out. Does anyone have any advice for me? Anything is appreciated. Blessings, Angelina <3

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you are suffering from depression. Fatigue, loss of interest in doing things that you once enjoyed doing, and the desire to do nothing more than sit and stare at the TV all sound like depression. I'm sure you found other symptoms in the online quiz. You don't have to have all the symptoms to be depressed.
      I think you should avail yourself of the free services offered by your university. You just got out of an abusive relationship, and that can do a number on your emotions. Counseling can help this tremendously. I think a visit to a psychiatrist for some medication is in order, too. The way insurance works, you would pay the co-pay, but your parents would not be notified that you are getting prescriptions filled. When you go to the doctor, a statement is received showing how much was paid to the provider, but it doesn't work that way for prescriptions. No statements of any kind are ever sent to the house. You probably have a prescription deductible, probably 0, after which your prescriptions would be -/month. This means that you would have to pay the first 0 of your prescriptions' cost for the year, then each one would cost only -, or however much generic prescriptions cost on your plan. Brand name drugs cost more. If you decide to pay out-of-pocket for your prescriptions, the cheapest place to get them filled is Wal-Mart.
      Do call for an appointment and get treatment for this. It's a treatable illness. Don't suffer when you don't have to. All the best to you.

  19. QUESTION:
    online pharmacy tech certification?
    which schools actually offer a 6 month or less certification

    not an associates degree...

    preferrably an online school...

    it's dificult to look it up and tedious and frustrating, because when you type in "online pharmacy tech certification" every online school shows up even when they DON'T have it! LOL :( they'll have an associates or something similar but I NEED A JOB SOON or else i'm gonna be living on the streets (i'm 18 an my mom will kick me out in 3 months if i don't get a job) i've been turned down by sooo many employers. i'm drowning in failure... I don't know how this turned into a rant...OH WAIT I KNOW.. I'M FRICKEN SAD :(

    THXVRYMCHLOVE,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to be a certified pharmacy technician in order to get a job in a pharmacy. Enroll in a pharmacy technician program and then apply for pharmacy jobs. Tell them that you're in a pharmacy technician program. This will let them know that you're serious about pharmacy as a career and that you're not playing them. Then, while you are out applying for paid pharmacy jobs and studying for the pharmacy tech certification exam, also get an unpaid volunteer job at a nonprofit hospital or an independent pharmacy (look in your yellow pages). This will allow you to get experience, which employers look for.

      Associates degrees sux because they take forever and are too expensive. I'm attending the online school at http://www.quicktestprep.com/ . They have computer interactive tutorials, practice quizzes, practice tests, a drug name pronunciation guide you can listen to, live classes taught by a pharmacist online, and it's a very easy to understand 8 week program.

      Be careful of other pharmacy tech programs because they will use non-pharmacists to teach the classes in order to save money. I was taking a trade school course and signed a contract to pay thousands of dollars, to be paid in installments. The "teachers" were a "professor" who wasn't a pharmacist who just lectured and never answered questions. The other "assistant professor" tried to answer questions, but was a pharmacy tech who knew less than me! Oh, a pharmacist who "coordinated" the class showed up only on the first day! Good thing my dad is a lawyer or I would've never gotten my money back and broken free of the contract!

      The pharm tech program at http://www.quicktestprep.com/ costs less than a steak dinner for two. It is very reasonably priced and the teacher is great at explaining stuff I don't understand. He has a knack for making everything easy. I invite you to go to http://www.quicktestprep.com/ . You'll be glad you did!

  20. QUESTION:
    How to tan without getting freckles?
    I looooove tanning, but hate the multiple freckles that appear on my face. Is there a way to tan without getting them, or at least remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      No way to avoid that. Freckles only get darker and larger.

      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?

      Do you know how many freckles, moles or age spots do you have?

      The next best solution is to avoid the sun. Those freckles, moles or age spots will only get larger and darker.
      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!

      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself.

      I'm the kind of person who has families with moles as large as raisin-size. I don't want moles on my body, so I always have been concern about that. But, how I got lupus? I don't know! I got it period.

      The sun is more powerful than most people think.

      HOW OLD DO YOU LOOK . . . REALLY?
      Blame genetics all you want, but it's really about how you've treated your skin. Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D. internist & author of the RealAge books, to quantify the effect your habits have had. The quiz is designed with a 28yrs. old in mind. Damage is cumulative, so if you're older or younger than 28, the number on the right would be slightly higher or lower.

      Take your age and add the number of years listed on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Have you had more than 10 bad sunburns in your life? + 25 years
      2. Do you have red, itchy eyes from allergies: + 25 years
      3. Are you a regular smoker? + 2 years
      4. Do you live in a highly polluted city? + 25 years

      Now subtract the number of years on the right for every 'yes' answer.
      1. Do you cleanse your skin every day? - 1.5 years
      2. Do you get seven to nine hours of sleep each night - 1.5 years
      3. Do you wear sunscreen regularly? - 1 year
      4. Do you have dark brown skin tone? - 1 year
      5. Do you regularly wear moisturizer? - 1 year

      Sources:
      I took the test, I'm 7 years younger, but people thought I look more like I'm in my 30's, but I'm 30 years older than that.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does dermablend really work?
    I have 3 flat moles on my face. Kind of dark brown. Would dermablend cover them without looking like I tried to put makeup over them? Would it like cover it completely? Also, if I take a picture would it show up a different shade than my skin tone. I mean of course it's makeup but I want it to look natural in person and in pictures. So please help! I really want my moles to be covered up and I don't want it too look unnatural and I want it to look like they were never there!

    • ANSWER:
      Do try attempt to remove the moles or freckles yourself WITHOUT FIRST seen by a dermatologist, referred to by your regular doctor.

      Laser will zap it right out. Cost 0 per session for each large freckle or mole Risk: blistering or sunburn, which can be prevented with the use of sunblock and Aquaphor.
      Example from one who had laser surgery to remove freckles:
      I had laser surgery to remove my freckles yesterday . . .?
      she said it will be sore the first day and boy was it and she said i may have some swelling, well i woke up this morning and the skin under my eyes is swollen so bad that my eyes are almost closed. i took a goodies headache medicine because it says it contains an anti-inflammatory drug, i also have an ice pack on my eyes. What else should i do? Should what i'm already doing help?

      Do you know how many freckles, moles or age spots do you have?

      The next best solution is to avoid the sun. Those freckles, moles or age spots will only get larger and darker. One example from YA about tanning: "i used to go tanning a A LOT, but then started to get more freckles so i stopped haha. "
      Sunscreen will not protect you from getting burned.

      Sunscreen does not protect you from getting moles or freckles, they will only get darker & bumpier or larger from each exposure from the sun.

      Sunscreen will not protect you from skin cancer.

      Sunscreen will not protect you if you have allergies, I never thought I had allergies!

      Sunscreens also discolor your skin - for ever!
      Sunscreen also is flammable after it is on your skin. A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen aerosol spray on parts of his body.
      But I had Discoid Lupus caused from the sun. Google it. Took 12 years for mine to almost 'fade'. I don't want any more lupus appearing on my skin, so now I'm more & more into protecting myself. Bullous Pemphegoid is another skin disorder. Google that, too!

      Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor's prescription.
      Skin Creams, Soaps and Lotions Marketed as Skin Lighteners and Anti-aging Treatments: May Contain the Toxic Metal, Mercury. BB creams, as well. Read ingredients, it may contain TITANIUM.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.

      Moles that are the same color as your skin, will become bumpier, not darker, & larger, but they will become as skin tags. Again, don't try to cut them yourself without having seen by a doctor. I've cut mom's skin tags, all 37 of them, and only 2 of them bled. But, I put a Band-aid, and it was fine several hours later. You can prevent getting skin tags, moles, freckles by avoiding the sun @ least 95% of the day.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      STARS WHO BEAT CANCER:
      Ewan McGregor: The Angels & Demons star had a cancerous mole below his right eye removed in 2008. "It was great fun having skin cancer," the now cancer-free actor joked at the time. "I really enjoyed it."

      Regis Philbin: The daytime host has endured two skin cancer scares. After having a lump removed from his hand via Mohs surgery, he had a more serious lump removed from his face in 1993.
      Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/pictures/stars-who-beat-cancer-20101110/10598#ixzz1xw5SORwR

  22. QUESTION:
    Obama: plans, notes, outline, voting record regarding welfare and assistance programs.?
    Do you have any information on this? (please DO NOT POST the two bit line on his website i've read it, theres no info there. ) I agree with alot of what Obama represents, but my only concern in supporting him is not knowing where he stands on welfare and assistance program issues. I'm from Flint michigan, where a large chunk of my "neighbors" are black drug addicts on welfare because they are too lazy to work, and their kids are too busy with their court dates to get a job - not that they need one, momma's welfare is good enough. Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not racist by any means, I just refuse to act blind and sugarcoat my surroundings. I'm concerned that being black and democrat could create some terrifying sympathies for this parasitic community. Does anyone have any information on where Obama stands on this issue?
    thanks!
    DannyBoy: see first sentance of Q.

    Spacean: thanks for the article :)

    Kenneth: I'm actually satisfied with your suggestion, not the oposite. If he's concerned with losing the black vote over his views on welfare, then chances are I agree with those views.

    Nastu: you can be offended all you want. you've never been to my neighborhood so im not sure how your can have an opinion on it. you just attacked the justice system my mother works for and represents, so i suppose now i should feel offended by you. you CREATE racism by demanding sympathy where it is no longer needed. you call yourself African American.. is it not good enough for you to be just an American? Do you feel the need to wave your race in everyones face like a flag that should be saluted? get over yourself. you're not AA, your black. you weren't born in africa. do i call myself Norwegian American because my great grandmother was from norway? no. Join the rest of society and stop feeding stereotypes.
    foxxy_blu: emailed you. response was way to long. please read a little more to understand what things mean before you try posting. it makes you look bad. but please.. continue calling me a racist b*tch while i vote for obama. it makes you look Smrt.

    • ANSWER:
      Whose Stimulus Makes the Grade?
      By Ruth Marcus
      Wednesday, January 23, 2008; A19

      One of the benefits of an extended presidential campaign is that it presents real-world tests for candidates. Some take the form of pop quizzes assessing contenders' instincts in a crisis. Others are more like take-home exams -- the latest, and perhaps most revealing, being competing plans for an economic stimulus.

      In practical terms, this is irrelevant: The moment for stimulus will be long past by Inauguration Day. But as a way of judging how candidates view government's role, how they balance politics and policy, and how sound their thinking is on economic policy, the proposals offer a revealing report card.

      My grading starts with President Bush, because he sets the curve.

      George W. Bush: B-minus. The president gets extra credit for signaling flexibility on his roughly 5 billion package and for not insisting on extending his tax cuts, which made no sense as stimulus and would have doomed its chance of passing.

      A tax rebate -- the White House has floated 0 per individual -- is a good approach. Bush loses points, however, for excluding those without income tax liability, even if they pay hefty payroll taxes. Points off, also, for failing to extend unemployment benefits. In efficiency and fairness, both are exactly backward. As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke explained, "If you're somebody who lives paycheck to paycheck, you're more likely to spend that extra dollar."

      Bush says tax incentives for business investment must be a significant part of the package. But such breaks didn't have nearly the positive effect anticipated after they were adopted from 2001 to 2003; the Congressional Budget Office found the impact of those provisions to be "relatively modest"; Moody's Economy.com put it at 27 cents for every dollar spent.

      Barack Obama: A-minus. I criticized his previous tax plan, but Obama is at the head of the class with an intelligently designed, 0 billion stimulus plan. He would speed a 0 tax credit to most workers, followed by another 0, triggered automatically, if the economy continues on its sour path. Obama would direct a similar rebate to low- and middle-income seniors, who are also apt to spend and could get checks quickly. One demerit: Obama omits any increase in food stamp benefits, which Moody's estimates would have the greatest bang for the buck, .73 for every dollar spent.

      John Edwards: B-minus. Edwards gets points for handing in his paper early -- in December, he issued a billion stimulus proposal (plus billion more if needed), including important help to states to avoid cutting Medicaid rolls. But like Hillary Clinton (see below), he would spend too much money on programs -- investing in "green collar" jobs, for instance -- with too long a lag time to make them an effective stimulus. Edwards's grade goes down because he also hasn't explained how the billion would be spent.

      Hillary Clinton: C-plus. Clinton, too, raised the issue early, then turned in a faulty first draft with a billion stimulus plan that didn't provide much immediate stimulation. It included a billion increase in the program to help low-income Americans with heating costs -- an excessive amount (the current program is under billion) that probably wouldn't kick in until next winter. Even worse was her housing plan, including a five-year freeze on subprime mortgage rates that could produce higher interest rates and reduce liquidity.

      Four days later, Clinton said she would immediately implement a billion tax rebate plan she had put in reserve in her first draft. Fine, but overall, the Obama plan devotes a far greater percentage to spending that is more likely to jump-start the economy.

      John McCain: D-plus. The senator should have his plan sent back with "Did you read this assignment?" scrawled in red ink. There's a respectable argument that stimulus isn't needed, wouldn't be effective and could be counterproductive. But the normally straight-talking McCain doesn't make it. Instead, he proposes permanent tax cuts -- cutting corporate rates, increasing investment breaks, eliminating the alternative minimum tax -- masquerading as a stimulus plan.

      Mitt Romney: D. Romney's plan is way too big (3 billion) and badly constructed (most of the stimulus goes to business breaks, his individual tax credits don't go to those who need them most, and his huge, long-term tax cuts would harm growth if not paid for). You don't have to be a Harvard Business School grad to understand that encouraging savings is not stimulative.

      Mike Huckabee: D-minus. Huckabee understands economic anxiety better than economic principles. The only way his sketchy proposal could stimulate the economy is by scaring Americans into consuming now, before his Fair Tax takes effect.

      Rudy Giuliani: Incomplete. His position is too internally contradictory to grade. The former New York mayor told ABC's George Stephanopolous that "permanent reductions have a bigger impact in stimulating an economy," then said of the Bush plan, which has no permanent cuts, "If it stays where it is, it's a good idea."

  23. QUESTION:
    I'm working much harder than I used to, but my grades still aren't to my liking. What do I have to do?
    I'm Thomas. I spend half the school day in special ed, and I'm in 10th grade. Here is my schedule and grades right now:

    Special Ed English: B-
    Concert Band: A, Jazz Lab: A, Wellness: Starts on Jan 20
    Geometry: C-, Practical Biology: Starts on Jan 20
    Special ed Social Skills (not to be confused with regular ed Social Studies): A

    I've always wanted to be on high honor roll (3.6 or better in my school district) ever since 7th grade, when my GPA was first reported. But my GPA has been getting lower every year ever since. In 7th grade, it was a 3.5. Now it's down to a borderline 3.0.

    I never cared about my grades, until now. Back in July 2011, my Uncle Drew was able to get himself a custom built 8,000 sq ft (5,000 if the basement is not included) house in Avon, NJ. It has a bar, 100" home theatre, basketball court, elevator, library, a private dock, balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors, a built in sound system on all floors, a fireplace in both the family room and master bedroom, a wall safe, and let me tell you, my family was euphoric when they first laid eyes on this house!

    Immediately when I evaluated the cost of the house in my mind using mathematics and comparisons of other houses in the area (looks to be about mil, property taxes K-K), I immediately thought "Get a house like this considering the work I'm giving my teachers? What do I think? I'm on drugs!?"

    Uncle Drew claims I am just as capable as him to build a house no less than his as long as I work like he did. I WILL NOT settle for less than what I am capable of.

    I was well aware that goal took Uncle Drew about 20 years to accomplish, so I set a shorter goal. To get into an AP class in my junior year. I talked to my guidance counselor about that, but she has reason to believe I'd fail that class if I was involved in that degree of academic rigor. In that kind of environment, you either do college level work or you fail. Showing the college admissions guys what I am capable of is only one of the reasons why it would mean a lot to me if I was challenged to that extent.

    The reason why I get less than phenomenal grades in Geometry and Special Ed English is because until recently, I did not spend any time outside the school building studying. I thought I could remember all the important stuff without sacrificing my time listening to my favorite songs like "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra for example. Before the Summer of 2011, when the teacher said my homework was to study, I considered that equivalent to no homework whatsoever. That was true in elementary school, but not high school. Additionally, when I got a test or quiz, I just smiled pretty and hoped for the best. Hard workers NEVER have an attitude like that.

    Two of my classes are special ed, English, because in 9th grade reading, I fought the teacher daily and was very resistant to directions, and Social Skills because I have autism. Additionally, I do not participate in any extracurricular activities. While the regular students only have to take English for 18 weeks, I have to take it the whole year. I would have loved to take a couple 9 week courses this year, for example, Business Administration and Desktop Publishing. I could have earned more credits in my sophomore year had I wasn't put in English for the whole year instead of half the year.

    I started playing the trombone in 4th grade, and never got a grade lower than an A- in Concert Band ever since the year that started it all. It's the only class I show positive attitude in, and it's the only class that I take the work I'm assigned very seriously.

    Up until this year as a sophomore, when I got a D or even an F on a quiz or test, I'm like "If I fail the quiz, I failed the quiz." The straight A students almost never get grades like that on their quizzes, but when they do, they get heartbroken. I never cared about my grades until now. My mom believes I'm wasting my free education. She also said to me that if I do not significantly improve my grades, the best career she recommends for me is a tour guide. A career like that won't likely bring any excitement throughout my family and friends, if they're even still interested in being mine. By any measure, a job with a selective applicant pool is under all circumstances more captivating than a job where the employer can hire just anybody who has to depend on a low paying job just to live like everybody else.

    I'm thinking about going to a nationally recognized selective college, like NYU. A job I'd love to get is one that involves innovation at Facebook's new engineering office in NYC. I am very creative, and I always enjoy designing stuff. I know my grades need to be better to have a life of that caliber.

    What do you think about everything I just said? Please be as detailed as possible.
    I know everybody has to work harder to satisfy themselves. Everyone should think of your report card as reflecting what your future will be like. A person who gets only D's or close to that on his/her report card will probably be unemployed for most of his/her life, living off social assistance, or worse. A person who gets average marks like C's on his/her report card will most likely have an average job and income, and not be able to afford most luxuries like a fancy car, or boat. But a person who works hard in school and gets all A's, and B's will probably also work hard at his/her job as an adult, and will have a better than average success level and income, and probably an earlier retirement.
    I believe I am capable of straight As. The only grades that are to my liking is straight As. The teachers have low expectations for me and don't expect me to do much work since I didn't in the past, but now I have an unyielding commitment to do any work I'm assigned for any reason without exception. Uncle Drew had that commitment, so what's preventing me from having it as well?

    • ANSWER:
      TJS: It has been said that A graduates make a lot of money on leaving college by working for B graduates. You write very well and seem to have above average intelligence. Do you have the two most important things that makes one a success: Effort and Attitude example: If you are going to have a test tomorrow, do you put yourself alone in a room with no radio, DVT or TV noise. Do you force yourself to concentrate on what you must cover, taking notes etc? Do you go to bed early, get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast? Do you make having good grade a higher priority than going with the gang to the mall. You have a few more years before college; however you prepare for your success now; work hard, put forth lots of effort and keep a good attitude.
      Success and happiness come from within and is not measured by physical things. I have known people who had all the worldly things they could wish for and are some of the most unhappy people in the world. It seems they are always wanting something more in life which only they themselves
      don't know why they can't have it and turn to drugs and suicide when the simple answer is we make our own happiness by being the best we can be and helping others every chance we get. We don't think about ourselves as much as we think about others. Good Luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why did my Yahoo account get suspended for no reason?
    This happens like every time i make a new one, one day later it's suspended.

    PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I can assure you it was not "for no reason." Yahoo does not randomly suspend accounts. Honest. Chances are strongest that you are violating the Community Guidelines or the Terms of Service in some serious way. Have you even read them?

      Are you under age 13? Are you asking about illegal activity -- like underage drinking, cheating on a test, using drugs, etc? Are you treating this like a chat room or social site? Are you insulting others or asking deliberately inflammatory questions?

      This is an information exchange site -- not a chat room or social contact site or discussion forum. Questions here must be seeking knowledge or advice of general interest to the community. Answers must attempt to answer the question.

      When you signed up to use this site, you agreed to follow the Community Guidelines here. Please read them. They are short and only take a real minute to read through. Then you'll see exactly what kind of site this is and isn't. The Guidelines are found under the ABOUT tab at the top of the page.

      Once you've read them, there is even a short quiz you can take that can get you 20 extra points. It also lets you know if you have understood the Guidelines as well as you think you have. Violations cost 10 points each. Be sure you know how to avoid them.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do some of my questions get deleted and some of them get sent to voting?

    • ANSWER:
      Without more details it is impossible to know as to why your questions get deleted, however this may be of some help it is long but covers most everything.

      Questions without answers are removed by Yahoo after 4 days 8 if you extended it or no best answer" won the vote. You don't lose any points.
      If you received a violation notice and sometimes you don't : All it takes is 2 "trusted" members. in rare cases only one to report you and the bots remove it. If you are very sure you have been wronged appeal it, the link is below. Some suggestions, If you haven't done so, edit you info so your questions and answers are hidden that way it makes it harder for trolls who enjoy reporting violations or presumed violations to stalk you. Also, avoid pages with controversial subjects such as religion, homosexuality, racism, pornography, any hatred, downloading movies or music, questions about drugs even soft drugs, etc. Even the polls section. Avoid anything that may be remotely considered illegal, talking suicide or threatening others. Don't give smart, flip or sarcastic answers nor use any profanity. Do not use language you wouldn't use when talking to your grandmother and that should keep you safe in that regard. Referring to others as a moron, stupid idiot Nazi, retard or anything in that vein is derogatory and insulting to other members and clearly against the guidelines. Ensure that your links aren't interpreted as spam that's against the guidelines. Pay attention to the definitions of "chatting and solicitation , and what constitutes a question" Never insult another member, threaten, harass deliberately mislead or post anything in questionable taste. If you admit you are under the minimum age of 13 chances are you will be reported.
      Should you have axe to grind, agenda or cause to promote be it political religious social or anything similar, no matter how well intentioned you may be, this is the wrong place to promote it. Check the links below for more info.

      Here are the guidelines and terms of service.

      http://answers.yahoo.com/info/community_guidelines

      http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html
      There are however trolls out there who often report what they disagree with, if you feel you have been wronged you should appeal it.

      Here are some links regarding common violations and the appeal link, they may help in the future.

      Solicitation:
      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/abuse/guidelines-11.html

      Chatting:

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/abuse/guidelines-14.html
      Question and Answer format

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/abuse/guidelines-04.html

      Point Gaming.
      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/abuse/guidelines-12.html

      You might take the test to determine if something is reportable.
      http://yanswersblog.com/index.php/archives/2010/05/05/new-community-guidelines-quiz/

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/moderation/moderation-488415.html
      To appeal
      Just follow the prompts.

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/first_appeal.html;_ylt=AqSixcLqgNB6qjbOqvw87AVs5SN4?from_url=http%3A%2F%2Fuk.answers.yahoo.com%2Fquestion%2Findex%3Fqid%3D20090927213232AAg7HxB

      Re voting.Return to your question after a minimum of one hour and at least one answer, click the best answer button below the answer you choose then follow the prompts to rate and comment.It's always a good idea to do that because asking the question cost you 5 points and you will get 3 points back for choosing the best answer which makes the question resolved. After four days if you haven't chosen best answer it goes to voting and the community chooses. The voting period is two days after that the answer having the most number of votes wins and the question is considered resolved.

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/answers/ratings/ratings-55802.html


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