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  2. winuxchrosh

    The Purpose of Life

    All of us have asked this question one way or another. There is no right or wrong answer unless we hurt others, which will be absolutely wrong. To me, the purpose of life is to enjoy it and share that enjoyment to others around.
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  5. Morgan Keys

    Can you really be addicted to sugar?

    I feel pretty certain that sugar is addictive and that extends to more than just satisfying that sweet tooth. Although I have not done any real research on the topic, I believe that sugar releases some kind of "feel good" chemical in the brain that is highly desirable. Normally, I am not a big sweet eater and can go for long stretches of time without any soda, candy, cookies, etc. However, I recently found some ginger ale at Whole Foods that I really liked and before I knew it, I had a habit of buying a six pack of ginger ale every time I visited Whole Foods. Before I knew it, I had gained close to 15 pounds by simply adding soda to my regular diet without any other changes. To sum, I gathered that drinking ginger ale over a few months gave me a nice, feel good type of satisfaction that I really did not get from anything else in my normal diet. Furthermore, I can see a person becoming physically addicted to that feel good place that sugar seems to give you.
  6. SableC.

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    You are missed!  Posting on Farm Girl just isn't the same without you.  I hope you're doing well! :)

  7. Migi

    Your skin care regimen

    @JewelsCat22 I'm using Cetaphil for Oily Skin, and I like it so far. I can use it twice a day without making my skin dry and patchy. Other than being sensitive, what other problems does your skin have? I think we all can benefit from more moisturizers and sunblock, but the rest of them depend on the issues you want to tackle.
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  9. SableC.

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    Love your cover photo!

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      Migi

      Haha, thank you! You're probably the one who looks at it other than myself since I place these pics here to boost my mood whenever I'm down. :lol:

  10. IrisFlower

    Early Bird or Night Owl?

    I've always been a night owl. When I was a teenager, I would often stay up until 5 a.m. and have my mother desperately trying to wake me up for school at 7 a.m.! Looking back, I'm not sure how I functioned on so little sleep. No matter how early I woke up in the morning, I just couldn't get to sleep at a "reasonable" time. Now that I'm older and have two small children, I have no choice but to rise in the morning. Even though I get up early with two small children every day, I still go to bed quite late, as it's the only time I have to get anything done! I guess my habits have stayed the same after all these years.
  11. Nickel

    Out to Eat!

    Another vote for Asian food here. It's hard to pick one specific favorite, though. If I'm in the mood for something spicy, I enjoy Korean stews, Indian curries, and Taiwanese beef noodle soup. If I want to get away from spiciness, I love Japanese classics like udon, ramen, and tempura.
  12. Lynn

    Food Delivery Services

    I haven't tried any of them because I'm so rural that they don't operate near me. As a matter of fact, I checked when I saw your post and both the Grub Hub and Door Dash sites said no dice. That said, my husband and I travel quite a bit for work and the next time we're stuck in a hotel in a more metropolitan area, I'll definitely be ordering our takeout through them.
  13. jessaondok

    Work/Job

    What do you do? How long have you worked there? Do you like it? How are your coworkers? What’s the best / worst thing about being a their job?
  14. JewelsCat22

    Food Delivery Services

    I was thinking about trying one of the food delivery services like Grub Hub or Door Dash. I don't know anything about them. It's rare that I order in, but I love the idea of being able to get Panera Bread, Subway, etc. delivered. Have any of you tried one of these food delivery services? Do different services deliver from different places? What was your experience like? Is there one, in particular, you would recommend?
  15. Lynn

    Hit My 7th

  16. KiraB

    Hit My 7th

    I have completed an additional three posts due to some errors in my first posts. I appreciate the opportunity to try again. I look forward to hearing the response, and thank you for your consideration.
  17. KiraB

    Can you really be addicted to sugar?

    As someone who does not have any expertise in this subject matter, I can only share my own experience with sugar. About a year ago, I went on a diet that prevented me from consuming unnatural sugars. I ended my diet sooner that I had planned because I was showing signs of "withdrawal." I experienced headaches. I was tired and moody. Foods I normally enjoyed were unsatisfactory due to their lack of sugar content. When I was no longer eating sugar, that was all I could think about. My body was functioning abnormally. That dieting experience made me very aware of the high levels of sugar many Americans–including myself–consume. I've never researched this, but it's not unreasonable to believe people can be addicted to sugar.
  18. KiraB

    What is Your Favorite Quote?

    @livi031197 The quote you shared is valuable to me as well. It's natural to create our own problems by overthinking. When I find myself going through a hard time, I remind myself of this quote by actor Tom Hiddleston: "You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain." This quote reminds me to keep going. Things may not be working out for me in this moment. Maybe, right now, life feels impossible. Those things don't mean I'm not making progress. They mean I'm trudging through a rough patch. Things will get better. One day I will reach my goals.
  19. KiraB

    Do like writing? How did you fall into it?

    @MelanthaKrasos Your story is beautifully spoken. I agree with you that writing is difficult. To make sense of the human experience on a page is challenging to say the least. For me, writing has always been instinctual. Whenever I went through anything in my life, I felt the need to put it down on paper. The thoughts racing around in my head fueled a need to create. I value writing as an extension of my mind, and I use it as my platform for self-expression.
  20. Viorem

    Health or Financial Wellness? What’s your bet?

    There is a correlation between poverty and poor health. The main argument in this line of thinking is that someone who has enough money to purchase preventive medicine can avoid certain ailments entirely. Another major point is that people who are struggling to afford things like food are constantly worrying about when they will eat next. Imagine yourself with a fever and needing to choose between tomorrow's meals or medicine to reduce the fever. Which would you choose? Living with high amounts of stress will cause anyone's health to deteriorate.
  21. Viorem

    The ever changing world of Cyberspace

    Every system created by mankind yields both positive and negative results. There are those among us who value only their own advancement and are willing to hurt others to further their own goals. Your example of the internet is simply the latest proof of this concept. While it unites the world by providing a way to communicate instantly, we must protect ourselves from harmful messages that can steal personal information. For every well-written website displaying the results of true research, there is another website displaying false information.
  22. Viorem

    Friends

    I've always believed that friendships require effort from both people. Several times in my life, one of my friends would complain that we do not talk as often as they would prefer. I get frustrated by their comment and I quickly remind my friend that communication is a two-way street. I point out that I seem to initiate every conversation and urge them to reach out to me if they want to talk. Usually, we can come to a mutual understanding.
  23. Lynn

    Hit My 7th

  24. Viorem

    Hit My 7th

    I have finished my 7th post. Thank you very much for the opportunity to apply, I am looking forward to working with you! I will keep an eye out for your PM.
  25. Does anyone use shared office space? It is sometimes referred to as "Co-Working Space" instead. I am considering it to help keep me more focused on my work than the environment of a home office affords. I will admit that the expense, even for the smallest package I've found in my city, seems exorbitant. However, I can only imagine that my productivity would be incredibly higher which could lead to more profit and pay for the office space--or at least that's what the office space owners would have you believe Has anyone tried it before and found that it does actually increase productivity? Did it end up yielding more profit and pay for itself? Or is the cost of the shared office space just too high to see a return?
  26. Any of the Star Trek series. While I would likely be cycling through them on repeat anyways, it has become a bedtime routine for my 2 daughters. They know when they hear the theme music and see the starship warp off the screen that it's time to climb into bed. Most children shows are more colorful and energetic than star trek, so I think the contrast helped to form the routine and associate it with going to sleep. And, most importantly, it has been effective! Getting the kids to sleep is always a challenge, so anything to make the process easier is a godsend.
  27. The Soulcalibur series has always been my favorite. I like that they include pop-culture characters from other video games as well as a robust skill customization system. Although I must admit I'm not very good at the game
  28. You've hit the nail on the head. Some children are going to respond well to some time away from socializing and focusing on their studies, while other children will find that to be a punishment. If the child is not enjoying their time (at least enjoying it for the most part) they will lose interest and ultimately miss out on potential progress that could have been made. I was homeschooled for junior and senior kindergarten and went to a regular elementary school starting in grade 1. I always felt that the focus I was able to achieve at home during those two years put me far ahead of my classmates in almost all academic pursuits. I was already reading and doing basic math long before any of the other children were even introduced to those concepts. The challenging part was that the other children had built friendships during those two years and I had not. My mother did scout out the school ahead of my enrollment, and the teacher allowed me to visit the classroom twice during the senior kindergarten year. This helped bridge the gap between me and the other children.
  29. Viorem

    Penthouse in the city or cabin in the woods?

    Tough question to answer! A penthouse in the city would have amenities that a cabin in the woods just couldn't provide, such as schools and shopping malls nearby. However, a cabin in the woods would be a nice break from the noise and commotion of the "city life." I suppose the deciding factor for me would be if the cabin in the woods had an internet connection or cell reception. As long as I wasn't completely disconnected from the world online I would prefer the cabin in the woods.
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