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  1. Not necessarily urgent care, but your regular doctor first. They will likely refer you to PT and hopefully, that will help. Good luck.
  2. Our doctor recommends a few days of Afrin. Three max to prevent dependency.
  3. When our theater went to this, they installed kiosks for printing out the tickets without going to the counter. We just scan a qr code and they print.
  4. I agree that you need to try to use these threats to get him evaluated ASAP. Sending you so many hugs and praying that the boy you knew will come back out as the man you know he can be. He’s in there somewhere crying out to be found and brought into the light.
  5. Were they offering an extended warranty for an additional fee?
  6. While I am grateful that the two young men in the most recent shootings acted to save lives, it sickens and saddens me to realize that we are asking our children to sacrifice their lives so we don’t have to fix the very obvious problems in our society.
  7. This!! Re-engagement with our families and local communities is where most of our energy should go.
  8. Glad you went in. I hope you get answers and there's a simple and easily treated explanation.
  9. I agree! I don't understand YA as a genre really. I went straight to adult fiction as well. I don't really recall YA as a large share of the market when I was young and dinosaurs roamed the earth. I'm dating myself but the only specifically targeted YA stuff I remember was Judy Blume. I thoroughly enjoyed reading adult fiction in my English classes as a high school student. I guess I'm just an old fuddy duddy.
  10. I think that speaks to our times. In times where things feel bleak, the literature tends to reflect that. There has always been dystopian fiction around, but I remember wondering about it becoming such a popular YA genre a few years ago. I kept thinking that either the young people were terrified and prepping themselves for the future, or their lives were so cushy as to not feel threatened by the possibility that the books they were reading could be prophetic.
  11. I agree that there have always been books with this in it. There just used to be more that were quality reads without it. I think that's what we're noticing.
  12. There was a TedX talk by James O'Keefe called "Run for your life. At a comfortable pace and not too far." It addresses overuse of the heart (he's a cardiologist.) It was really interesting. I think the same can be applied to overuse of muscles, bones and joints, as well. Personally, everything I've read and watched has caused me to conclude that moderate cardio every day, stretching of some kind every day and strength training a few times per week are the key ingredients to physical well-being. That and a diet that is based on real, whole foods, mostly plants. It seems our culture never ceases to create new idols for itself and right now, one of the ones I see is worship of the body and being "in shape", regardless of whether what one is doing to stay in shape is part of a balanced life or not.
  13. I've noticed the same trend. Every year when I look at the Newbery Award list these days, it's either tragedy or coming of age with some major life problems. A few years ago our library cleaned out many good and great titles to make room for books like this, fantasy series or animal series. I have purchased many titles that my older kids read from the library that I can no longer get there.
  14. This. Especially the fine print. And I totally think that should be a word.
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