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  1. For those that were pursing medical school, PA school, vet school, dentistry, etc. what was the difficulty level of organic chemistry compared to the other upper level classes for those undergraduate degree? My daughter would like to go to PA school; her major is biomedical sciences. She just took organic chemistry I this summer. She said she understood all the information, studied really hard, and did well. Still, she feels a little discouraged as she is thinking all her classes going forward are going to be this difficult and require this much effort. She says she *can* do it, but she'
  2. I do not wish for this thread to debate specifics such as whether or not masks are helpful stopping the spread of Covid-19. I'm just using masks as an example of a much larger problem regarding the contradictory information we are receiving. The purpose of this thread is to discuss the confusion of articles and videos and interviews saying opposite viewpoints. Actually, viewpoints is likely the wrong word. People are making scientific statements which should either be proven true or false, correct? For example, "scientifically, masks prevent the spread of Covid-19" and then another articl
  3. Thank you for that dog-walking tip. Yes, I made the leash shorter and encouraged a faster walk with less sniffing. This worked quite well. He did get quite a bit more exercise this way.
  4. I hid the 1/2 Benadryl tablet in cheese and it worked! Thanks for the tip.
  5. I have never had a dog before. DH has allergies to dogs, and that was the biggest reason we never had one. We are at home A LOT now, and youngest DD is home from college. So, there are 3 adults in the house with lots of time. I signed up with a fostering agency and told them I had the time to help, but I would need a hypoallergenic breed. A yorker came available, and we picked him up on Tuesday. He was given up by a woman who adopted him from a shelter two months ago. His age is unknown, but they estimated he is 5 or 6 years old. This woman also gave up a 6 month old cat who had kit
  6. I have never had a dog before. DH has allergies to dogs, and that was the biggest reason we never had one. We are at home A LOT now, and youngest DD is home from college. So, there are 3 adults in the house with lots of time. I signed up with a fostering agency and told them I had the time to help, but I would need a hypoallergenic breed. A yorker came available, and we picked him up on Tuesday. He was given up by a woman who adopted him from a shelter two months ago. His age is unknown, but they estimated he is 5 or 6 years old. This woman also gave up a 6 month old cat who had kit
  7. Women now have the luxury of doing what they want and wearing what they want. No make up, no hair color, no tailed clothing? Fine. I prefer to fight it. I found that once I hit my 40s, it took more effort to maintain the way I wanted to look. Clothing needed to be more fitted, make up adjusted, hair color touched up and touched up more often. Exercise and diet become more critical as metabolism changed. For anyone wanted to fight middle aged frump (and, again, it’s fine if you don’t!), I suggest: -trip to Sephora. Ask one of the staff to help update makeup to current style and c
  8. Wait. What? I thought money from any job you get would be set aside to give you a safety net. Why would you offer this or even the possibility of this?
  9. Exactly this. My youngest just left for college and my circle is filled with people my age with college-aged kids. Some moms are really struggling. The ones that aren’t are the those that cultivated a live outside their kids. They are great moms—involved and attentive—but they have a solid friend group and regular volunteering or part time/full time job. I maintain its good for our kids, particularly our daughters, to see us having balance in our lives. Balance gets easier to achieve, I believe, as our kids get older. We need to work at it and plan ahead for it. A part
  10. How do you score the food? Points for presentation and taste? I was thinking of bonus points if the dish was homemade. (I think a couple participants might purchase a favorite treat or dish.) In our competitive group, bonus points would encourage homemade items while allowing prepare food also helps everyone participate.
  11. I do love the idea about the food contest. I think I might do this at Christmas. This works for me in two different ways: 1) it’s a fun Christmas game 2) it’s a great way to have a potluck dinner and share food preparation time for me. It also accomplishes one of my goals to get everyone to participate and not just want me plan and execute everything.
  12. We have adult children and aging parents at our Christmas gathering. Most of us purchase items we need and want throughout the year, so no one has a long Christmas list. Any fun or memorable ideas instead of buying Christmas presents for everyone? In the past we've: -drawn names and adults purchase items up for an agreed upon amount for the name drawn. We've done this with wish-lists provided and without. -gone on a vacation over Christmas break and made it clear that the vacation was the present. This is my favorite idea, but we won't be doing it this year. -I had a
  13. I would discuss this “subtle” approach with an attorney. I’m not sure if this is needed. Maybe even get a second opinion on it.
  14. Heart, you are trying so hard. We can all feel this. You have limited time and energy and you’ve received so much advice here. I would limit your energies to a few areas: 1) get some free legal advice 2) set aside some money in a separate, private bank account 3) get a job 4) continue to take care of your children Please do no spend energy on: 1) justifying with him any decision you make whether it is regarding child rearing or finances or getting a job for anything else. You are an adult and can make these decisions and no discussion is needed. 2) helping dh with any task he is capable
  15. We’d like to do a New England color tour mid October. In what city would you start? Any suggestions are welcome. We have about 7 days.
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