Walmart Drug Pricing Tool

A pricing gun is a unique tool with a variety of uses that extend well past retail stores. A pricing gun is a light weight, gun shaped item that puts prices on stock products quickly and efficiently. A San Diego Pricing Gun is constructed to be fast and efficient because many stock employees need to run through thousands of inventory items. A pricing gun is also designed to be set to different prices quickly. This revolutionary tool is a time saver and a money saver.

The use of pricing guns goes without saying at large retail stores--it is a necessity. Since products often get misplaced or moved to other shelves, it's absolutely vital that each product retains its own code. Otherwise, finding out the prices of items can be very confusing. Most San Diego Monarch pricing guns have specially perforated stickers, so that prices cannot be removed from one item to another. This feature can save you countless hours of having to re-price items.

Pricing guns are useful at any place that needs inventory. Even small convenience stores, or stores that simply have a small product display out front, can benefit from pricing guns. Not only do pricing guns save time, they also cut down on confusion. Restaurants and food service companies can use pricing guns to track the expiration dates of their pre-packaged food items as well. The uses of a pricing gun is countless, it has endless potential.

Pricing guns aren't just for use in business though. Because Food Labels also stamp dates, they can be useful at home for tracking expiration dates. This can be useful especially if you have elderly individuals in the home, or if you have many people at home and thus many items of food. Most items have sell by dates on them already, but if you tend to repackage your bulk items, or have a lot of leftovers, you may need an alternate system to keep track of your food items and ensure that everything is used before it goes bad.

Seeing as some pricing guns can insert custom messages, they can be used as label makers. For stores, this custom message could be a nice slogan, a sale advertisement or a thank you for purchasing an item note. But for in home use, this custom message can be used to mark items such as which pills to take on which days.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Whats really good Mac Makeup/tools products? really need help please!?
    I really want to try new high brands make up tools so anyone with make up advice and recommendations would be great! (:
    if you could put it in a list that would be great ! (:

    • ANSWER:
      for make up brushes go two they have the best brushes on the market there better then mac they have separate ones you can by for 18 and 20$ and they have sets and brush belts and brush cups for 50 two 60 two 200$ when you think of it your getting more money out of the sigma ones because they last over 2 years all so for cheaper drug store price brushes tools that work even better are the real techniques brushes there at ulta beauty and walmart and some drug stores and on ebay and amazon there 13$ there made by a popular youtube make up artist online . i all so love the eco tool make up brushes

      for mac loves here are the stuff i have that i love or had re bought
      mac lip gloss in fashion scoop a baby milky pink and boy bait the perfect nude lip gloss mac pro long wear lip gloss ready or not there more money then the other plain ones but these one last 6 months . mac snob. mac creme cup. mac myth. mac creme da nude. mac candy yum yum. mac girl about town . mac shy girl lipsticks
      mac minerazlie skin finish face highlighter in soft and gentle best shimmer powder highlighter out gives the skin a beautiful glow
      mac minerazlie skin finish natural powder this is the best setting powder or you can wear it as a normal foundation it gives a natural finish two the face and no matter how much you put on the face it never gets cakey everybody has this
      mac paint pot the eye shadow primers
      mac eye shadows
      mac blushes

      most of my high end stuff is mac mix with sephora limecrime alot of other things

    Best belly fat burner at Walmart?
    I really need help!! What's a good belly fat burner at Walmart?? I looked up hydroxycut and read nothing but bad reviews so was wondering if anyone can help me!!! Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a belly fat least none that work. You're looking for junk that's sold as supplements and all US federal health agencies warn against using supplements without the recommendation of a health care professional because supplements are not approved by the FDA, are virtually unregulated, do not have the protections afforded foods and drugs, are not recommended by the US National Institute of Health, do not require any testing, are often contaminated, may not even be what the label says, usually contain cheap ingredients, are often over priced scams, have been known to be dangerous, and can have numerous adverse or unwanted side effects.

      Read my answer about supplements here -->;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV

      Read my answer about supplement scamming here -->;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4

      When you are in a fat loss mode and burning body fat, it is your body (based on your genetics) and only your body that determines where that fat loss will happen. You have absolutely no control over where your body loses fat first, last, and in between no matter what you do.

      It is not possible to lose fat only from a specific part of your body of your choosing. Where your body stores and removes fat is determined by your genetics and there is nothing you can do to change that short of radical procedures such as liposuction. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa versa. The world of health and fitness has an unfortunate abundance of myths and spot reduction is one of them. There is no exercise, no pill, no supplements, no spa treatment, and no natural way to spot reduce. Your only choice is to create a caloric deficit with diet and preferably some exercise, burn fat, and wait for it to leave the desired body parts.

      Some women may be disappointed to learn that they can't remove their unwanted belly fat without losing a cup size or two. And, some men may be disappointed to find out they can't get a ripped abdomen without cutting into their essential body fat.

      To find out how the best minds in nutrition in the world (at the US NIH) have recommended for decades we lose fat, read my answer about how to lose fat -->;_ylt=As615QJM4X_3ID9_05qmmlXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111028185603AAVcP4D

      Good luck and good health!!

      PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.

    Drug store makeup?? Deals?? HELP.?
    What drug store makeup would you guys suggest? Maybe some concealers, brushes, eyeshadows, blushes, mascaras, anything really. I'm jus trying to build a makeup kit. I want to start doing makeup for special occasions on my friends. Thanks a lot it you help :)

    • ANSWER:
      I never make decisions easily and when I decided to start wearing makeup, I spent hours looking for just the right products I'll list my staples and how much they cost and everything. I assure you that they all have good reviews.
      Revlon With Softflex Colorstay Makeup at Walmart and Target for (.98)
      Boots No7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation (.99) at Target
      Hard candy glamoflauge concealer at Walmart for
      Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette at Target (.49) (Brilliant)
      Makeup primer:
      Monistat anti chafing gel (it'll be in the women's health section, as it's not intended to be a primer, but trust me) at Walmart for about
      Ilumminators and such:
      Hard candy glamazon glow all the way at Walmart for (I mix this with my foundation and it gives you a delicious bronzed glow)
      Boots No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion (.99) at target. Mix with foundation or use as highlighter.
      Milani baked blush (.47) at Walmart. My favorite shades are corallina and luminoso (thought to be a dupe for nars orgasm () and rose d'oro
      Don't use it, but I considered Bonne Bell Glimmer bronze (gold n glitz) (.75) Walmart but its a bit glittery
      DefinitelyL'Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara (.84) from Walmart. I've heard that the falsies by Maybelline () is good as well.
      Eye shadow:
      revlon illuminance eyeshadow about at any drugstore
      Maybelline color tattoo (in funky shades and Impossible to fade) .97 walmart
      For tools my favorite brand is eco tools. They're reliable and cheap.

      If you want to do hair for your friends as well, I discovered that coconut oil is worth it's price (around for 16 ounces) it's a miracle worker. Egad.

    How do you comparsion shop for routine health care services?
    I have a high-deductible health plan and would like to make the most out of my health care dollars by comparison shopping for prices. What tools do other consumers use to look up prices and find the best value. My health plan does not provide very good price transparency tools so I need to rely on other sources.

    • ANSWER:
      We desperately NEED price transparency and the system is rigged against it.
      What I recommend is get a really good PCP and start with his recommendations. Also see if you pay him cash at the time of service if he'll give you a discount--quite a few docs take 30-50% off for that as insurance is low and slow pay usually and the paperwork costs are enormous.

      Consider looking for things like lab work via grocery stores, drug stores, and Walmart. Kid you not. In Arizona, we have two chains of groceries that do that--Bashas and Fry's. They both have independent labs that come through about once a month and will do testing for greatly reduced costs versus what you normally pay via the doc sending you to some place or drawing your blood and sending it in. I'd say savings of 30-50% on average--sometimes closer to 90% less than through a regular lab. They also do mammograms, allergy testing, and more in many cases and you do NOT need a doctor's orders for the tests. They mail the results to you--if they're abnormal, contact your doc to discuss them. If normal, just take them with you to the next appointment.
      Also for those who do flu shots--clinics come through the grocery store. Penumonia shots are also routinely offered. I believe SOME clinics for that also are offering other things as well--you can ask.
      There are also walk-in clinics at some grocery, drug stores, and Walmarts (not all, just some) for things from an upper respiratory infection to poison ivy and so forth. Typically well under 0 will get you seen and your medicine if you need it. They give you legit superbills so you can take off on taxes or submit to insurance, etc.
      Save also by using generic drugs whenver possible. Walmart just expanded the list and have quite a few for and many other places are price-matching, even beating them. Call around and you can get a good deal.

      Even if you don't get these clinic deals, call ANY place you'd need a service and see if they give a cash pay discount. Most probably do. And cash pay means you CAN use a credit card--just pay in full at the time of service.

      Good luck and please look this PDF over and maybe consider buying the book. Hands down most comprehensive, logical, free market plan to fix 90%+ of what is wrong with our system but NO UHC or other nonsense that does not work:

      See if you can talk it up--great plan but as there is no graft built in as there is in present system movers and shakers seem to dislike it.

    what is the different between wal-mart and kohls?
    any difference between target and kohls?

    • ANSWER:
      Target and Walmart are similar. They sell just about everything, from tools to clothes to dish soap. Kohls is like Mervyns. It's a low priced department store. Mostly clothes, linens, shoes, etc. No grocery or drug store items. Check out their website for details:

      Have fun shopping! :)

    Starting Polymer Clay?!?
    I am looking for prices for these items from Michael's because they don't display on the website. Here are the items:
    1. Clay Types: Femo, Premo, Craft Smart, Sculpy. 2. pack of eye pins. 3.candy melts (for fun) 4. candy melt molds. 5.roller tool. 6. blade tool (not xacto knife) 7. acrylic paint 8. pack of brushes. 9. glaze. 10. magnet for the fridge. 11. cell phone strap. Thanks!! I really need answers by Thursday.

    • ANSWER:
      Not all of your items seem to be related to polymer clay, but here's some info:

      1. Michaels carries some but not all brands and lines of polymer clay:
      FimoClassic, Premo, FimoSoft, Sculpey III, SuperSculpey (box-flesh), CraftSmart/BakeShop, original Sculpey (box-white/terracotta)
      Those are listed in order of their quality (best to worst), ability to do fine detail, and strength-if-thin.;_ylt=Ah3TmxMH1b9StHBwtkaivEIW53NG;_ylv=3?qid=20091225104704AAIDebT
      ...For info on prices, check out my answer from yesterday:;_ylt=Av2N0ighykQQIni7mG00ut_ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120612142225AA22Wiv

      2. Michaels carries eyepins in small packages, but in different colors, different lengths, and number of eye pins. The cheapest is probably or so?

      5. Michaels carries one acrylic roller I think...probably -5? Clayers may also use acrylic rollers in the form of brayers with handles--those will be a little more and may be in the art dept if Michaels even carries them.
      You can use various other kinds of rollers and brayers with polymer clay instead though: (click on *Brayers & Rollers*)

      6. Michaels probably has at least one "long blade" (there are various brands, stiffnesses, lengths)...I'm guessing about ?
      You can also use various other medium-length and long blades (as well as pointed ones like Xactos, disposable scalpels, etc) with polymer clay though: (look under *Blades*)

      7. Michaels carries several brands of craft acrylic paints and artists acrylic paints (usually more expensive and often better/thicker). The smallest bottles of craft paint probably run around -3?

      8. I'm sure Michaels carries packs of brushes, but the price would vary tremendously with the type and quality of brushes.

      9. By "glaze," I guess you mean clear finish. There are lots of them that can be used on polymer clay (and some that can't). Of course, no clear finish *needs* to be used on polymer clay at all since it's already permanent.
      There are two clear finishes preferred by polymer clayers for their toughness and hardness:
      the polyurethane called Varathane, and the floor polish called Future (now renamed Pledge with Future Shine), which are also a lot cheaper than ones put out by polymer clay companies:

      10. Michaels carries a few packages of magnets, but magnets come in various sizes and strengths. If you're using them for polymer clay, you might want to look here: (click on *Magnets* near bottom of list)


      3. + 4. Candy Melts and some molds for them are sold at Michaels, but don't remember how much they are...probably -4 per bag? and the molds -4?
      They'll be on the aisle with all the other cake supplies (mostly by Wilton).

      11. Cellphone straps would usually be found at places like Best Buy, computer stores, kiosks, and probably some at places like Walmart or drug stores, etc.

    Where to buy beauty supplies in Hungary.......?

    I am originally from the states ( lived there for 27 years) and has recently moved to Budapest. In the states all my girl friends and I do our own make up, tweeze our own eyebrows, we know how to put fake lashes on ...ect... ALL SELF TAUGHT!! lol The point is, I don't need to spend money on some salon to do these things for me when all I need are the right tools. Soooooo I wan t to find a beauty supply shop.....Can anyone pls help me :(

    for example - wax, wax strips
    nail equipment ( gels) ect.


    • ANSWER:
      You sound just like me.
      I live 6 months per year in Budapest with my husband and only pay for haircuts. Do everything else myself since I am a cosmetologist in the states.
      I have gone into many beauty supply houses in Hungary and am sort of disappointed in their selection of products. I usually send all of my hair color and conditioners over from the states in a package. The US post office used to have a very cheap rate but the package would take up to 2 months to arrive. They have discontinued that service so nowadays, it is faster but very expensive.
      I can't seem to find all of the products I want in one store in Hungary, they may have a shampoo but not the conditioner that goes with it.
      i have checked out the prices of Bed Head products in the salons there and they are so over priced. You may be better off having someone send you the big must have's and then just winging it.
      I use Shiedio products but they are at least 3 times more in Hungary.
      i once dropped a bottle of face cream that cost . in the states and it was over 0. in Hungary to replace it.
      I do know that you can find good salons for facials and eyebrow waxing etc. in Hungary for around -35 dollars which is really a good deal.
      I used to go get my hair cut at Laszlo Hajos studio but this last summer the dollar was so weak and their prices went up. I didn't feel like paying plus for a haircut that wasn't even as good as the girlhere in Vegas does for only .
      I have had my share of bad haircuts in Hungary as well as some really good ones.
      I found a women that doesn't speak English to do my hair and so far so good. She is around . a cut.It is hard because I have to drag my Hungarian husband into the salons with me which is something he hates to do.
      All I can really recommend is send some stuff that you need and see if anyone will mail you things if you run out.
      I plan on retireing there in a couple of years and hope they get it together there before then.
      Edit: I do know that there are some Sally Beauty Supply houses in Europe, not in Hungary though.You may still be able to order on line and then have things shipped to you. It is so carzy to see the prices over there on products.Regular drug store brand masscara was around . a tube, stuff that is -6 bucks at walmart.
      Again, carry as much product with you. You will be glad you did.

    whats a good curler for long straight thick hair?
    i really want a curler for xmas but i have not a clue whats a good one! i want one that is a reasonable price, nothing about 120$ !!! my hair goes down to just below my ribcage, its naturally dead straight and its pretty thick. sooo whats a good curler? thanks soo much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      For todays modern hairstyles, the popular method for styling has been the return of roller setting. Get yourself some rollers to get yourself started . You can do wavy hair, pageboys, flips, updo's, scene styles, straight hair using jumbo rollers, ect. This is how celebrities and models style their hair.
      Heat tools are terrible for hair and cause damage that looks horrible. The big companies that manufacture their hair appliances want to convince you that their heat generating hair appliances are better, because they make lots of money from them. Rollers produce longer lasting curl, volume or straightness, gorgeous hair, don t damage your hair, and are actually faster to use!

      Take a look at my profile picture. It only took me 15 minutes to set my hair in rollers at night, then 20 minutes in the morning to remove the rollers and style it out. You can do the same thing for any hairstyle you would like. Have some fun experimenting and trying different styles!! Don t get discouraged. It takes some patience at first with putting the rollers in neatly and to get up to speed. You will be amazed with the results and the compliments!!

      The popular roller types are Velcro, plastic, and brush. You can also use sponge or other types of softer rollers for sleeping. For volume or straightening, use large to jumbo sized. For some curl, try using medium sized rollers. If you want volume on the top and curl below, use large rollers on the crown and medium sized rollers on the sides.

      You can get rollers at stores like Walmart, drug stores and grocery stores, but they sell out quickly because they are so popular now. You can also buy them online

      This popular yahoo group has tons of pictures for the latest 2010/2011 hairstyles . There are also illustrations and how to s with some links. The link is below.

    I need to shave but i have Acne HELP?
    i got a womans shaver even though im a guy figuring itd be more sensitive, any tips? i got womans cream to

    • ANSWER:
      First you need to solve the acne. This is done with adding Vitamin A to your diet. Add 8000 to 10000 IUs daily. The strongest and most dangerous acne drug, Accutane and the drug Retinol A are both made from....Vitamin A. Adding more to your diet will radically decrease your breakouts.
      Use a salicylic acid scrub to help clean your skin. St. Ives at walmart is cheap and works well.
      If you want, find Dr.'s Choice Teen Male Multivitamins, and take those. The have the right amount of A built in.

      For shaving, you need to be able to SEE the zits. Alpha Gel is best for that (CVS).
      Shaving is all about preparation, and the tools/materials you use.
      Prep.=tons of hot water,, a hot shower, or hot wash cloths.
      Most shave cream crap-in-a-can is soap based which dries and irritates your skin. You need a shave gel or cream that is moisturizer based and filled with lubricants.
      Try King of Shave Alpha Gel or Clinique Shaving Cream.
      You do not need or want those way over-priced 5 and 6 blade razors. A simple disposable two blade razor works great and saves $$$$.
      Do not shave a zit ever! It turns your razor into a bacteria spreader. The Alpha Gel is clear so you can easily miss those bumps.
      Always, Always shave with the grain or direction of beard growth. If you have a problem area, you at best should shave across the grain. NEVER against!
      Finish your shave by applying an oil-free moisturizer. This prevents your skin from cranking into overdrive to replace the skin oils removed by shaving.
      Shaving takes time, and should be enjoyed.

    Cruelty-free Products?
    I've tried to do the research myself but ended up becoming very confused due to all the controversy and debate as what products are truely 100% Cruelty-Free. What's a good website that shows a list of Brands that make Cruelty-Free products (cosmetics, household cleansers i.e. laundry detergent, dishwasher bleach stuff, lotions ect) that updates their website regularly (like once every week or so). Price is also of slight concern. I wouldn't mind having to order products but I'd preferr if I could just purchase stuff at my local drugstore. Also what are some good well-known stores that sell specifically cruelty-free products? Thank you for your time!:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, it can be overwhelming until you get used to it. Sometimes we suffer from information overload. Products that don't test on animals will be clearly marked in writing or by a symbol, usually a leaping bunny. There is, in fact, a website named that will have the kind of info you are looking for. Other sites to consider are,, and

      More and more regular grocery, discount (Walmart & Target), and drug stores are are carrying cruelty free products. Plus you can request products from your favorite stores. Whole Foods markets carry cruelty free products. I haven't been to a Kmart in so long that I don't know if they do or not.

      Some products that I use or have used that are cruelty free are:) Seventh Generation, Method, Kiss My Face, Hard Candy, White Rain, St Ives, e.l.f., Aubrey Organics, Borghese, Burt's Bees, Eco Tools, Tom's of Maine, J/A/S/O/N. There are more and you can find them and others quite easily in the stores I've listed above. Or by going to their websites. can direct you to them. I should add Ecco Bella, too. Their store locator isn't working yet, but you can find them at

      For cleaning you can use baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. I love using baking soda as a scrub for sinks and my bathtub. For more tips about using natural ingredients go to

    WHAT FOUNDANTION is right FOR ME????????????!!!!!!?


    • ANSWER:
      I love Clinique. It is also cheaper than most other dept. store brands. I use the Natural color foundation #5. It's oil free (I don't remember if it is SPF15 or 20 or none at all) and it's fragrance free. The oil free will not clog your pores and the fragrance free part will not dry out your skin (hence making it look flaky). Fragrances usually have some types of alcohols (esters) in them and they are drying (think rubbing alcohol family).

      To find out that Clinique works the best for me, I went to almost every makeup counter (those that are reasonably priced) in my dept store on different days asking them to do my makeup and seeing how my skin reacts to it after wearing it for a day. I also have very oil skin and especially in my t-zone. I broke out from Lancome, Elizabeth Arden felt very heavy and I couldn't seem to find the right color (the lady at the counter that is). Other brands had similar concerns, but my main one was that I was breaking out from the foundation. I think probably Lancome has one of the best qualities since it has an SPF and is oil and fragrance free, but it tends to run pricey and my skin doesn't like it (although I LOVE their eye shadows, makeup tools and mascara!).

      So far I have used Clinique for 7 years and I love it. I don't use any other products by Clinique though. Their eye shadow seems to crack easily, their powder is too light for me (I can't seem to find the right color) and their skin care stuuff didn't come across to me as good of a quality as Lancome or other brands.

      A tip I have for you that might help you with foundation application is 1) using moisturizer. If you put some oil free, fragrance free moisturizer BEFORE you apply foundation, it will help you smooth out the layer of the foundation. The moisturizer also norishes your skin under the makeup. This is something I noticed almost all makeup counter ladies did when they did my make up.

      2) Use a foundation application brush. I use one from Lancome () and I know it's a lot of money, BUT it's so awesome. It's made with camel hairs and I have NEVER ever had streaks with it. I wash it off with soap and water after each use and it has served me well for 2 years already and is in great shape if you take care of it. Totally worth every penny.

      3) Buy Clean and Clear oil blotting sheets (almost any drug store/Walmart, Target) has them. They are very handy and do not wipe off your makeup unlike anything else (ie: your hand, Klenex, toilet paper, etc).

      I listed some links below about the stuff I mentioned. Hope this helps! :)

    Anyone heard of Amerisourcebergen company?
    I guess I'm "employed by this Amerisourcebergen company. I just received a check from them today to handle assignments. The check was in the amount of 2,150. Has anyone heard of them? Is the check real or fake? It came today by express mail. Here's the email I got....

    Instructions :

    AS soon as you receive the package and payment, Take it to your bank and have it deposited into your account. Funds will be available in your account under 24hrs if not instantly. As soon as you have the funds later, proceed with the followings:

    1. Deduct 5 for your first week payment and Keep the remaining funds in your account for further assignments.

    2. Take cash to any Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Meijer store in your location and buy two MoneyPak cards

    Walmart will deduct .9 which is the MoneyPak card purchase fee for the two cards. of the MoneyPak card. Scratch the MoneyPak cards and email me the two codes. Also a Scanned copy or photo shot of the receipts for my records.

    3. I need you to get me a quote on 1 laptop (250gb HDD and 4Gb ram) and any good printer and scanner. If you have any these items let me know.

    4. I need a quote for toys we can purchase for 15 kids. 7 boys and 8 girls ages between 8-10. Educational toys preferably, 1 toy per child. No price range.

    5. I also need an idea of gifts we can purchase for 10 teachers (7 female and 3 male) in an orphanage.

    Please note that this assignment must be treated with accuracy and efficiency.

    I will let you know what will needed to be done afterwards as soon as possible .
    After this you will be meeting board of directors for formal introduction and also you will be receiving your work tools such as Ipad,phone, ledger books , rules and regulations of the company.

    I look forward to reading from you.


    • ANSWER:
      This is a scam and the check is fake, I'm certain. The objective is almost for you to wire or send moneypack info as quick as they can get you to do it before the fake check is returned to your bank. You will have to make up the missing funds.

      Edited: Amerisourcebergen is a legit company but it's a drug company. I bet the people you are dealing with have no involvement with the real company other than they are using their names.

    Best makeup routine for my face?
    I can't seem to find the right makeup routine that doesn't take forever to put on, that actually covers, yet looks very natural like I don't have makeup on ... please give me suggestions! Here's the skin issues- gets shiny through the day, but can also be flaky and dry in places at times, have some pimples, but have even more redish marks left from pimples, dark under the eyes, red on chin, cheeks, and nose. I wish I didn't need any makeup at all, but I won't go out of the house without covering everything. I don't want to use things that I have to order online or anything, and theres not a sephora or anything near. I just want to stick with not-too-expensive products I can get from somewhere like Target or a drug store. Thanks!
    My skin is more yellow-ish, so a lot of makeups don't seem to match my skin.
    I just switched from ProActive to Clean & Clear's Advantage Acne Kit. The biggest problem now is all these red marks leftover and the general redness around my nose, on my nose, a little bit on my forehead and on my chin and cheeks.

    • ANSWER:
      What I'd recommend, that you can find at a drugstore...

      #1 - a gentle cleanser. JASON, Kiss My Face & Burt's Bees have nice can find these at most Walgreens & some CVS stores.

      #2 - microfiber cloth. If you have a discount ALCO store, go there and check their dollar bins ...they have microfiber cloths in plastic packaging & in yellow, pink & blue colors. These are labeled for "cleaning", but they are super soft and just as good, but better than Jane Iredale's Magic Mit & better than Aquis's like a cross between Jane Iredale & Aquis...all the good of both brands and only .00. You can also check WalMart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and dollar stores...just make sure it's a thin and soft microfiber cloth...the thick ones will be too harsh.

      The microfiber cloth will help even out your skin, removing excess oils, deep cleaning pores, removing dry skin flakies and leaving skin very soft.

      #3 - get a good moisturizer! Try to get as natural as possible, but for your combo skin type. Natural products will have less ingredients & most are less likely to cause breakouts or sensitivities to skin. There are some brands that are pretty good and better than using Oil of Olay or Nutragena, like Juice Organics (a lot of ROSS store will have Juice Organics products; Juice Organics is made by Juice Beauty), JASON, Kiss My Face, Beauty w/o Cruelty, California Baby & Burt's Bees. Target has some of these brands, or at least some brands that are closer to natural/organic than OoO and Nutragena. Walgreens & CVS will also have a small selection.

      #4 - I agree with Mineral Makeup!!!! This will seriously feel lighter than traditional cosmetics and will help even everything out and it's way more forgiving than traditional powders and liquids. Physician's Phormula and Milani Minerals (both easily found at Walgreens & CVS) appear to have the least harmful ingredients compared to the other mineral cosmetics available. If you're concerned about shine, look over the ingredients and skip the one that has bismuth oxychloride.

      #5 - cosmetic face brushes, get at either CVS or Walgreens...feel them first. The prices are pretty good, but the brushes are much softer at these places & less likely to cause irritation. CVS carries Essence of Beauty and these are pretty good. The brushes at Walgreens that are good quality have the tan handles...they should be on display so you can feel them first.

      #6 - blotting papers. Since your skin type isn't super oily, I'd suggest getting e.l.f. blotting papers. These you should be able to find at Target, KMart and either Walgreens or CVS. They are only .00 for 50 sheets and they are made of hemp, green tea and bamboo...pretty good! Whenever you feel oilies or sweat on the face, just gently press/pat (not wipe!) these on those great & doesn't wear off your makeup or add any noticeable powder spots to your face.

      e.l.f. makes decent lip glosses (squeeze tube kind) and clear brow/lash mascara...this works great for setting brow color/shape.

      For ideas on mineral cosmetics, some help on how to apply, tips, tricks and even just to see type of brushes to use with what, check out these websites (they are MMU companies, but some of the info is very useful, even for those not using *their* products)... -my favorite brand (I recommend widely), but this is also great place to learn about brushes you may need (check under "Tools"), some color advice and some application tips. -great application advice & tips, look under their Alima 101 section. - scroll down to right bottom corner, click on both their "Application Technique" & "Video How-To" links. These are very good & I find to be a lot better than the Bare Escentials tips/guide. -check out their "How-To" section. -check out their "beauty 411" and "community" pages. - click on their "makeup tips" - click on "Jane's Guide" and then click on "Application Techniques" & "Application Problems" --very helpful!

      I hope this helps some! =D

    I was never abused so I don't qualify for most scholarships?
    Almost all the scholarships I've looked at look at the applicants' struggles in life. They're always looking for children who have been abused, homeless, etc. I have never gone through anything like that, but that doesn't mean I don't deserve a scholarship.

    My mother has been a single mother all her life, and has been unemployed for almost 2 years. This means that I can't go to an elite school without aide. I have worked my butt off my whole life maintaining nothing lower than an A. I've been involved in 3 sports at the varsity level since sophomore year. I'm only a junior and have already taken 6 AP courses, 5 of those I am taking this year alone. I'm taking AP Calculus at school as well taking college calculus at the local community college. This means that on certain days I can't get home until 10PM because I have to walk 3 miles home after my college class. I'm involved in 2 service clubs, one of which I am president of. I've volunteered over 300 hours in the past 2 years. I'm also part of a group that advocates against drug and alcohol abuse. We are actually passing an ordinance in the city revolving around the topic.

    My point is that I feel I should have a shot at these ,000 scholarships even though I was never physically abused. I still work my A** off everyday, more than anyone I know. But the reality is that I won't get these scholarships, simply because I've been lucky enough to have a good mother, even though she can't support us at the moment.

    So what should I do? Should I still try my luck at these scholarships? Or just give up?

    By the way, I am a female of the hispanic origin going into a field involving mathematics, which tends to appeal to many scholarships. I live in Los Angeles and attend a terrible school, which again appeals to many scholarships.

    • ANSWER:
      Google children of single parents scholarships or something. There are tons of scholarships out there. Just make sure they are legitimate before handing over any personal information. They have them for anything and everything. Sometimes there are companies that offer them for things like essays like, "how I have benefited from big oil company" or "why I like walmart's affordable prices" I am not even kidding, there are tons out there. Plus there are community service ones and other ones where you can apply for based on being super tall, super short, of having a certain ethnic background, you name it. And of course there are merit-based scholarships, so no matter how silver-spoon-fed you may or may not have been, those are open to everyone based on ones' merits. I never had any "hardships" as you defined either, but I worked my butt off and I am smart, so that's how I got scholarships. Good luck. Sometimes it's not your history, but the drive that you can show them you have that will get you a scholarship. In fact, more often than not, the most successful people in the world are not the smartest people, or those who were given handouts, but the ones who wanted it so bad, they did everything they had to, to get where they wanted to be. So if you want it bad enough, and show that, and make real efforts, you will get where you want to be.

      By the way, you are NOT looking hard enough. I just saw some extra details and noticed you not only are a hard worker, a committed volunteer, and are of a minority heritage, but you are also someone with passion who works for a cause to get people off of drugs and alcohol in a less than desirable area and that right there should be enough to blast school admissions with a passionate essay to get you both merit-based and need-based scholarships. Keep up your good work and just be diligent. I think you have outstanding credentials just based on what you've said. But don't sound entitled. Sound humble but willing to do whatever you can, if presented with the tools an education provides to help society in a bigger better way than you can right now. If I were an admissions counselor, I would stamp your application "ACCEPTED" and be sending you a scholarship right now! So stay positive and keep looking, and keep being an upstanding person.

    Does U.S. outsourcing of manufacturing make America vulnerable?
    Does America's outsourcing of so much manufacturing today make us vulnerable?

    I'm not just talking about importing oil and other raw materials. But also steel, electronics, medicine, precision tools and a host of other items are now almost entirely made in other countries overseas.

    Doesn't this make us dangerously vulnerable to supply disruptions caused by wars, natural disasters, or international politics?

    For example: I was reading an article about the dangers of a "super" solar storm, which has happened in the past and will inevitably happen again. In the event of such a storm, it would burn out almost all the electric power grid transformers in the country. However I have read that there is NO manufacturer of power transformers left in the U.S. They all are made now in China and India.

    I understand that most of our drugs are now being made in India. But people need to remember that India and Pakistan are bitter enemies, and they both have nukes. They have come to the brink of "going nuclear" on several occasions. What happens if Pakistan lobs a few nukes at Delhi and wipes out the pharmaceutical plants there? Suddenly blood pressure meds, antibiotics, and a host of other drugs are no longer available at your local pharmacy?

    And while people love it that that imported flat screen tv or ipad at Walmart is so cheap because of low cost production in China, what happens if there is a confrontation between us and China over Taiwan? And the Chinese decide to put the squeeze on us to flex their muscle? Don't people realize that there is almost no semi-conductor or consumer electronics manufacturing anymore in this country?

    And what about a host of other critical products: steel, textiles, machine tools, parts for almost everything....the list goes on.

    Why are our politicians and pundits (of both the left and the right) so silent on this? The mostly ho-hum attitude by the media about this?

    • ANSWER:
      While a weather disaster would disrupt the global economy, and trade wars between countries do happen, it doesn't mean that we are approaching some sort of an Armageddon. After all, while certain products are made abroad, it is the US, the number one consumer in the world, that buys them. If China stops selling to the US, who else is going to buy their products? Certainly not their citizens, since the products are priced for the US middle class. Also, judging by the whole slew of varieties of products that are made for the US middle class and are largely useless for a Chinese peasant, certain products would not even be bought in the first place. Who needs Christmas lights if some Chinese don't celebrate Christmas? (I'm sure there are better examples, but you get the point).

      Moreover, global trade actually facilitates peace despite the obvious risk. Governments work very hard to maintain these good economic links.Reading about "democratic peace theory" better captures this dynamic: essentially wealthy countries will avoid war because they have more to lose.

      Also, though a bulk of medicine may be made in India or Pakistan, I would highly doubt that all medicine in the world is made in those two countries. There most definitely are back-ups in other countries and additional manufacturing facilities. The war between the two, again, would disrupt the economy, but it wouldn't kill it.

    My cat is peeing in the litter box, but waits a few minutes after he eliminates to get out?
    Now, I'm pretty sure that it's the early signs of a UTI because he's also licking his genitals, even though he's neutered. However, there is no blood, he is not growling or meowing in pain, he has the same energy level (with sometimes a great spike in energy), he has not lost weight nor appetite, he urinates regularly and it's always a decent volume, and I've taken extra precautionary steps since noticing this behavior to provide fresh water. I have started him on a wet diet and I add water on top of his wet food to make him drink more. I have also bought cranberry capsules (300 mg) and have just begun crushing them up and putting them in his wet food. I only plan to do this once a day. I have also bought distilled water, to eliminate the minerals that is found in tap water.

    Has anyone else found success with this kind of treatment, and if so, how quickly did it take effect? I plan to take him to the vet Sunday if this does not go according to plan. I took him to the E.R. two days ago when I first noticed it, but couldn't afford the urinalysis at that time. I will be able to afford it on Sunday, since the new vet is lower priced.

    I'm not afraid of the cost of antibiotics, but when I took him to the E.R. they gave him an OPIOID painkiller called buprenorphine, which had him totally tripping out for a whole night. The effects of that drug, upon research, have a half life of seventy-two hours. My cat has been consistently jumpy since the vet experience. If you've undergone a similar ordeal with your own male cat, please respond. Have I caught this early enough that he won't need to go back to some chemical-subscribing quack?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd have my doubts about the vet that gave him a pain killer. Unless he knew for a fact what the problem was, he could have done more harm than good. I'd suggest you not return to him.

      As for your other questions, yes, it could be a urinary tract infection. Yes, you need to keep him consuming higher amounts of water (canned food helps).

      Personally, IDK if the dry, crushed cranberry pills will help. Cranberry JUICE is recommended, maybe even jell caps, but for a cat, dry, crushed tablets........I don't think so. For a human that can drink a glass of water with the tablet, okay, but a cat won't drink enough water.

      If you had a regular vet that you had a long term relation with, you probably could have made arrangements to pay him later. You can buy "dip sticks" to keep check on whether your cat gets cistitis again. They are a handy tool and will last you a LONG time. You should be able to find a bottle of them at your local CVS, Walgreens, WalMart pharmacy, Target pharmacy or online.

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