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What do men benefit from a long distance relationship?

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My ex boyfriend- ( were in a long distance relationship) wants to work things out. In time I may have the opporunity to move to london where he resides..after my last semester of grad school.

This weekend he informed me that he misses me and wants to work things out. We have been broken up for about 2 months. I informed him that I started dating someone. This guy is very nice but to be honest Im not 100 percent over my ex…but right now I dont know where my ex is coming from, He was upset that I was dating someone else… but the reason we broke up because the fact he didnt know if he wanted to spend the holidays with him. Which hurt me greatly.

Now the holidays are over…he wants to do long distance again..it doesnt make since.

I ponder myself if there was someone else…but he and his sister ensure me there wasnt.

What to do?

To Men what can you really benefit from a long distance relationship??

Answer by Kathleen in Germany
Boys can have many long distance relationship and a girlfriend at home

Answer by Michael
You can sleep with other women while your girlfriend is far away and not on your back.. Unable to truly look into your actions.. Thats the biggest long distance benefit.

your opinion, any superstitions you dont believe in? ?

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anyone have any thoughts on supersitions or are they just guidance to not injuring yourself?
for example not walking under ladders, cos u might hurt yourself or the person on it??

Answer by crossstitchkelly
I won’t ever believe in superstitions, knock on wood. There were bases for some of them in the eyes of the people that created them, but I don’t believe in them. For example:

1. People say “Bless you” after someone sneezes because it was believed that the devil could enter your body during that brief instant after you sneezed, so they were trying to prevent it.

2. The Druids believed gods were in all things, especially trees. So knocking on wood was a way of appeasing the god that lived in it.

3. You’re supposed to throw salt over your left shoulder after you spill salt because the devil was supposed to live on your left shoulder, and you were throwing it into his eyes.

4. The wedding cake was originally a pile of bread, which the Romans used to symbolize fertility for the new couple.

Don’t ask me about stepping on a crack or some of the others, though.

Answer by skyblu
i dont personally believe in them. They mostly originate from times when people knew no better and were pretty primative

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Are There Any Good Elapsed Time Teaching Tools?

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My 9 year old is having a great deal of difficulty with elapsed time (i.e if it is 9:10 now what would it be 1 hour and 12 minutes from now etc)
does anyone know of freeware that i could download that would encourage her to learn by playing a game?

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How can i save up for a horse? And first time ownership?

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I have lots of experience with horses, caring and riding. Wont bore you with the details. Anyway im nearly 15 and allowed a horse at 16 so i have about a year to go. We are allowed to leave school 2 months earlier than everyone else when exams are over so i will be planning to get one then. I get £20 pocket money a week and my dad said he will help me as much as he can but i’d like to work for it myself, so do you have any tips on saving up? I dont have a job at the moment, what sort of jobs could i do? How much would you set as a budget for a first horse, an older cob type maybe? I wont get one until i am financially stable obviously. Do you have any tips about first time ownership? I would be keeping it with my sister so money shouldnt be an issue however my dad said he will help out.

Answer by Janian
Cob types are a bit more expensive at the moment, with people realising that they’re cheaper to keep and a lot more showing options being available for them. I think you will need around £2000 for a basic but safe cob.
There are plenty of young cobs available for less than £1000, but they wont be well broken/desensitised etc.

What are you doing after school? College? Job? etc… You will need to plan this, also, how will you get to the horse without a driving licence at 17?
When I was 16 I got my first job as a pot wash in a pub kitchen, due to the hours i.e. 4pm till 10pm, I found it very difficult to care for my horse and ended up putting her on loan for a couple of years.
I personally think that 16 is the hardest time to own a horse.
Have you thought about what you will do after that? What if you need to move out? Will you be able to afford the horse while paying rent?
These are all points to think about.

Open an ISA account or any good savings account to pay your money into and leave it there to save. At 16 you will really need to get a decent job to pay for a horse. I’m 27 and my horse costs most of my wage!

First time ownership? Well, it’s a minefield. Take someone VERY experienced with you when you view the horse, as many people will sell you something unsuitable or overpriced. Don’t think about the colour of the horse or the breed, just go for a horse with suitable ability and temperament.
Get a riding instructor when you get your horse. You may think that you don’t need more lessons, but you will… your instructor will always be a good source of non-ridden knowledge too.

Personally I think you might be better part loaning for a while until you’re 16. £20 a week may be enough to part loan and you will get a better idea of the costs and time involved.

Answer by ShortStuff
Have you ever full-time leased a horse? That will probably be cheaper, and give you more flexibility if you go to college in two years. The process is similar either way, so these tips apply to both.

I really like your ambition to pay for your horse. I think buying things with your own money makes them feel more valuable. Unfortunately, at your age, the types of jobs you can get are pretty limited. Fast food restaurants, dog walker, babysitter, lawn care, etc. Basic minimum wage stuff. If you are an experienced horse person, you could offer to exercise horses for a fee, or become a stable hand.

To keep a horse in the states, it costs around $ 8000 (5200 pounds) a year (board, feet, worming, vaccines) to keep a boarded horse. If you need to buy all new equipment for your horse (tack, grooming tools, buckets, blankets, etc.) that should cost you $ 1000-2000 (700-1400 pounds)This figure doesn’t include any, lessons or training, so be sure to factor that in. I always keep $ 500 – 1000 (350-700 lbs) handy for vet stuff, there are ways to cut down the cost. Find a stable that offers self care, buy an easy keeper (cobs are great and even if the cost a bit more you will easily make it up in grain and hey that you don’t need), half or quarter lease your horse to someone else to cut down the costs and if you go out of town you will know he’s still getting exercised. Also, most boarding stables will offer to lower your cost if you do barn chores, so that’s always good.

The two biggest mistakes a new horse owner can make are impulse buying (buying for color or because they are pretty), and buying a horse with too little training. It is almost always cheeper to buy a horse that is already trained to do your desired discipline than having to get a green horse trained. Also, keep in mind that buying a horse is often the cheapest part of owning a horse. It sounds to me like you are taking your time and making sure you have all your ducks in a row, so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Before you buy a horse, you need to figure out what you want to do with it. An endurance horse is very different than a dressage horse. Once you have that figured out, look around online for horses for sale with the training you need, and a price that’s inside your budget. Do some googling on the owner and the horse’s blood lines to make sure everything looks squared away. Ask the owner a LOT of questions to get a good sense of the horse’s background.

Next is the test ride. Go out and meet the horse. If you have a trainer or highly experienced horse friend, ask them to come along. Two sets of eyes are better than one. Ask the owner NOT to get it out and ready for you, because it is good to see if they are an easy catch when turned out, and that they get along with other horses. Always have the owner ride the horse first, before you get on. If you can, don’t tell the owner exactly when you are planning to visit, so that they can’t drug the horse to make a really spirited animal look docile. This might seem a little paranoid, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. When you ride, check all three gaits (or more for gaited horses!), and do some of the stuff you plan to do with the horse (pop over a cross rail, open a gate while mounted, ask for leg yields, etc.) If you really like the horse, you need to get a vet check. Do NOT use the vet that the owner usually uses, as they are often not objective, and the owner could be paying the vet to give a clear bill of health when something is very wrong.

Once you have found “the one,” draw up a contract. Sometimes owners will offer a “trial period” where you get to use the horse for a week or so to make sure you are a good match. Now you need to find a place to board your horse. The best thing, at least to start, is to keep it at the barn where you take lessons, so your trainer can help out with getting the horse settled in. Next you need to find a vet farrier, and once again ask your trainer and horsey friends for recommendations.

Remember to take things slow. Changing barns and people is very stressful on a horse. Buy yourself a book or two about horse ownership and make sure you read up.

Good luck!

Answer by Corina
Well maybe your dad can pay the initial purchase price and when you are 16 you can get a job and pay him back. When you are 16 write a cv and hand it into places like cafes, small food stores, clothing shops and supermarkets, surely you’ll get something at weekends and in summer. You must realise how big a commitment having a horse is and you’re only at a young age, you might have to go to a university that is further away, you may have to move for a job when you are older, you might get ill, what about when you go on holidays? You must consider all these things. It may be better to take a horse on full loan as there is no initial fee, you do not own the horse on paper and you have a safety net, you can return him to his owners if you are ever in trouble financially or have to move. But it will still be like he is your horse, you pay for all his upkeep and keep him where you like. My dad said I could have a horse when I’m 16, I am 16 but there is no way we can afford a horse and to be honest it is too big a commitment and I don’t know what my future will bring. I currently share a pony as it is all I can afford, all I have time for and doesn’t have the life long commitment.

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Improve Child Safety and Home Safety With This Basic Childproofing Checklist

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When your baby starts walking, the number of dangers multiplies and parents must pay even more attention. Bookshelves become hazardous and table knick knacks become the object of unquenchable curiosity. Even table cloths can become dangerous. Yes, a simple tablecloth can create unintended havoc when a toddler is involved. Here are is a checklist for parents to follow and implement before your baby becomes a walking toddler:

1. Use bolts or screws to fasten bookshelves to the wall. If a toddler likes to climb, this is one of the many types of furniture they’re very likely to climb on, pull down or fall off of. There are also straps, anti-tip kits and anti-tip devices that secure your bookshelves to walls keeping your toddler safe. Falling bookshelves, bookcases, dressers and in general, falling furniture happens more often than people think and it can be fatal.

2. Electrical and pull cords can strangle a baby or toddler. Tape down all electrical cords and put cords on blinds and curtains up, out of reach of a child as they may be dangerous. Even the cord on the treadmill should be removed so a baby or toddler doesn’t strangle herself. As most of us know, a celebrity just tragically lost a small child because of a loose treadmill cord. Cord shorteners are available for curtain and blind cords. It only takes a moment to walk into a room and take precautions that will dramatically enhance child safety.

3. Put covers on electrical sockets so that a baby or toddler doesn’t get shocked, or electrocuted by putting his fingers or a metallic object in the socket. This does happen in real life, it is not an urban myth.

4. Medications and household cleaners can be dangerous. Items as mundane as bath oil or nail polish remover are toxic when ingested by a child. Put them up in a locked cabinet. Remember, a baby or toddler cannot tell you what they swallowed. Assume the worst. If you suspect that your child has swallowed something toxic, call your local poison control center. In fact, always make sure you have a legible list of emergency numbers next to every phone in the house. Take the time to program those numbers into your mobile phone.

5. Beware of small objects on the countertops like coins and paperclips. A toddler can reach these items and there is a high probability that they will at the very least put them in their mouth and at the worst, swallow them. Obviously, there is also a high probability that these item will cause the child to choke. It only takes a minute to look at your countertops and to remove those small, dangerous objects.

6. Keep electrical appliances, knives and glass objects high up and far away from your toddler. A small child will grab at anything that looks bright and shiny. These objects need to be locked up in cabinets and those cabinets should be up very high and they absolutely need to be locked. When a baby becomes a toddler latched doors and drawers in lower cabinets are no longer safe. A small child will try and open that lower cabinet if given the opportunity. All cleaning supplies should be kept high and locked up to ensure that the toddler can’t reach them. Never leave cleaning supplies out and absolutely never, never leave them open. That is just asking for trouble.

7. Cover any and all sharp edges on furniture. Toddlers aren’t all that agile or coordinated plus they wobble when they walk. It is not abnormal for a small child to bump their head or other body part on the corners of coffee tables, other tables, cabinets, table legs and just a countless list of furniture parts and pieces.

8. If you don’t have a garbage disposal and have a garbage can, secure it, hide it or keep it secured outside. Babies and toddlers are insatiably curious and the child can reach in and remove, examine and possibly swallow small objects or toxic objects. I am not exaggerating. Remember, whether you keep a garbage can inside or outside child proof it by securing it.

9. Put safety gates at both the top and bottom of stairs. Use baby safety gates that require a hardware installation as pressure gates are insufficient. Stairways are dangerous for babies and toddlers at both the bottom and top of the stairs. Make sure the railings of the gate are less than 2 3/8 inches apart. The last thing you want is to give a small child an opening between rails. Small children love to explore and will simply look at this as another adventure and the last thing you need is that type of adventure.

Please follow this checklist to ensure the safety of your children. Remember, child safety and home safety should always be priority number one.

Robb Auspitz writes articles on child safety and furniture safety. Robb works closely with the Katie Elise Lambert Foundation and Hangman Products to help inform the public about furniture safety issues and solutions. Visit the Hangman Store to learn more about furniture safety.

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Moving into a house with a horribly gross bathroom, in need of a major cleaning, any tips and tricks?

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The toilet is nasty, the mirrors are filthy, the bath tub has so much hard water damage, any tips and tricks to get this is top shape, with out spending too much money? as we are only renting, we don’t mind putting a little money in though, and dont mind the time at all :)


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Dream meaning?! I knw it has meaning!?

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I slept during 3-7pm

Somehwehere in between or sth.

I dreamt that i was going somewhere. Walking on juicy green grass in a beautiful environment with trees and flowers etc. on the sides were houses left and right. Than there were two parts divided one to the left one to the right. The left one felt closer. I realized a beautiful tree appel tree i guess. Which was a bit far and on the left side. But i didn go there. That place was nice too. Now i was on the left side. Walking up a road. The footpath was a little narrow. And houses were on the left side. British local houses in nice colors and a bit tall. DRk pink, yello-lime, cream in color. White.

I walked till the -i have i reached ‘almost’ the top of the street. It was llike i was going up a hill. The road had no ends. The end of the road was bright. Not much sunny. I couls see the sky behind a big light yellowish house. Of british architechture. White designed window frames.
I stopped on the road that house made me scared. I didn see the front door of the house or sth. Coz i wasnt still on top of the street. The street was sunny, covered with the shadow of a big huge tree which was on the left side. But i wasnt walking on complete shadow. Right side was a bid darker.
As i was scared i decided to walk back. I walked town the street, still on the left side.
I realized that the street was divided by a grave. A beautiful smAll grave with green grass a head stone with beautiful leaves and flowers on it and 1-2 pink floers on the grass. I realized that when i went up that time, that i have stepped the grave and ignored it: i didn see the grVe.
I think i flt a little bad. I passed the grave. Walked the street down passi g that grass i was walking on that time. Walked to the end of street the dead end was a big road with cars and 1-2 ppl i guess. I entered a hiuse which was on my left side on a corner of a road turn.
I entered knowing it my sisters school. She is 7 but looked like 4-5. My dad was wearing a costume. Goofy or mickey or a bird or sth. He didn answer or talk to ke. He took it off. My sis was there too. There were toys around like a nursery.
I left the room. Went to reception: to get admitted for higher educTion. I was on fear they wouldn take me coz i failed my o levels – true i failed- the principle, an elegant woman spoke to a man and my parents i guess. I stood behind her worrying.

She later sayed i was aproved. I washappy. I went to a diff. Room with a dining table. It had silver wrk a bit classy and old fashion. Table was dark brown. There were baloons. My friend was sitting opposit to me: facing me, i was sitting at the head of the table n she at the other.

Colors: juicy green, lime/yellow/creamish yellow, white, dark, skyblue but most things were always yellow and similiar shades to yellow. Rooms were bright excelt for the reception.
It was little dark. Dream was bright and beautiful weather. I’v seen a tree medium hight. Appke tree look alike.

Apologise for grammer mistakes: i spk germn better

Answer by JAK
1 thing is that u’ve have a bright future. if u make a wrong turn afraid to make right choices, u’ll end up in a grave.
2nd thing is that these r unfulfilled wishes in u’r subconscious mind. these sometimes reflect u’r thoughts, that spontaneously popup when look at something u want or need. so analyze what u want or need & find a definition to u’r dream.

Answer by buffalo soldier
it means you were sleeping and you have a good imagination…

Answer by Raider
To see a house in your dream represents your own soul and self.

To see lush green trees in your dream symbolize new hopes, growth, desires, knowledge, and life. It also implies strength, protection and stability. You are concentrating on your own self-development and individuation. To see colorful flowers in your dream signify kindness, compassion, gentleness, pleasure, beauty, and gain. It is also symbolic of perfection and spirituality. Your dream may be an expression of love, joy and happiness. Alternatively, flowers in dream, especially if they are blooming, represent your hidden potential and latent talents. Flowers can also denote a particular time or season. If the flowers are white, then it symbolizes sadness. Consider the color of the flower and the type of flower for additional analysis. To see an apple tree in your dream symbolizes grandeur and magnificence. You are feeling larger than life.

To see a road in your dream refers to your sense of direction and how you are pursuing your goals. If the road is winding, curvy, or bumpy in your dream, then it suggests that you will encounter many obstacles and setbacks toward achieving your goals. You may be met with unexpected difficulties. If the road is dark, then it reflects the controversial or more frightening choices which you have made or are making.

If the road is smooth and bordered by trees or flowers, then it denotes a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going as planned.

To dream that you are at a grave indicates that you need to delve into your own subconscious in search of an issue that you thought had been put to rest. You need to stand up for yourself for no one else can do it for you.

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How can social events build positive relationships within a team?

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Social events -going out for a meal, get-together and parties with staff outside work? How would it build positive relationships with staff? what could go wrong?

I’m trying to argue about the importance of social events for staff but i’m certain people will come up with disadvantages which i can’t think of right now.
Any help will be appreciated

Answer by captbullshot
The British social ethic that one class of person is inherently superior to another, e.g. managers and secretaries, white collars and blue collars etc. would be the greatest hazard to arranging any given social event. It’s what Asiatics call “loss of face”. A ridiculous attitude adoptred by Westerners.

Answer by rwb
I always found these events a right pain.

I attended 1 out of 3 when I could get away with it so as not appearing too anti social. I don’t mind working with people in a professional manner but I choose my own friends. I don’t like being pushed into things or being made to feel obliged to attend work functions in my own time.

If you need to arrange team building events I would suggest the wrong staff have been employed to begin with.

Answer by red
I think the importance of positive relationships within a team are obvious. You get to know someone ( or many people) on a more intimate basis. The drawback is, we may find out something about someone we really don’t like.(They cheat on their taxes, hate their neighbors..whatever).

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Money Tips?

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What are some godd money making tips for a 13 year old and his friends we need 100$ in a week and a half

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How Family Relationships Affect One’s Approach To Other Relationships?

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That’s the topic that I have to do my research on. I can also choose a similar topic – “How family relationships affect one’s sense of self”. So basically, I’d like to learn about the psychology of relationships between parents and their children and between siblings.
At any rate, can you guys suggest any reading material like website, magazine, journal, or book that I can use to conduct my research? I would greatly appreciate it.

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