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2023.03.30 17:00 mintleaf_bergamot Does anyone else struggle with spending on themselves and for self care?

Yesterday I went for a hair appointment. A cut and color and my eyebrows. It's a basic appointment that lots of women do. I normally go to Great Clips and color my own hair. I struggled so much with spending the money! I felt deep shame and was on a downward spiral about all the things I could've spent the money on. I don't know if it was my critical parent or my upset inner children. I used meditation and affirmations of self worth to help me come through it, but I was definitely struggling. Does anyone relate?
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2023.03.30 17:00 _call-me-al_ [Thu, Mar 30 2023] TL;DR — This is the top investing content you missed in the last 24 hours on Reddit


Found a paper stock certificate while cleaning. Is it worth anything?
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Electronic Arts is cutting about 800 jobs, or 6% of workforce, and reducing office space
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Goldman Sachs: U.S. consumer sentiment is deteriorating rapidly
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$150 Billion Tax Fraud & Money Laundering Scheme
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This got me😂😂
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BREAKING: China & Brazil have agreed to trade in their own currencies, ditching the US dollar.
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Big fall in Spain's CPI for march.
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Where are T-Bills headed?
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Uncorrelated assets S&P500
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Interesting News: Acquisition Rights Obtained for Immuno-Oncology Treatments Using CAR T Technology, Cell Therapy for Cancers (NASDAQ: COEP)
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I’m embracing this opportunity and finding the positives , that right now I’m able to accumulate a lot of shares and reduce my average. Some day soon all the pain will be worth all the gain and I have faith and it cannot be broken !
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Element79: High-Grade Gold Project with Near-Term Cash Flow Potential (CSE : ELEM, OTC: ELMGF)
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Credit Suisse whistleblowers say Swiss bank has been helping wealthy Americans dodge U.S. taxes for years
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It’s been quiet, too quiet…
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JPow has a word for the bulls
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Let’s say for $25,000 you could buy a 10% interest in the income of any one of your classmates that you wanted to. Would you do it?
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Trading ATM puts on small cap tech stocks after a bull run from external catalysts?
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Has anyone following PYPL option closely?
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How is volatility calculated in Cox-Ross-Rubinstein model?
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You only have to be right once. That is all.
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$GMZP - The Hottest Merger Play Currently in OTC; Here's Why
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MULN starts delivery to Randy Marion (confirmed)
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Jim Chanos: A Short Thesis on Data Centers
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China grants billions in bailouts as Belt and Road Initiative falters…
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Valuation of Adobe + Figma
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VIR Biotechnology
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Alternative Brokers
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Collecting and cleaning data for Renko brick strategies
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TDA Time and Sales?
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March P/L
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If you don't sleep well, then something must be incredibly wrong with your risk management. Go fix it. Heart issues ain't a joke
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Trade 006 - Net Profits = 233.95 USD in 50 Minutes - GBPUSD with Trade Balancers
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Stock Market Recap for Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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SEC Chair Gary Gensler to Face Questions on Approach towards the Crypto Regulation
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CryptoCurrency on Reddit: China, Brazil strike deal to ditch dollar for trade
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Anyone feel like this XRP case is not going to go the way we think??
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2023.03.30 17:00 StripeyTiger1 58 [M4F] #Midlands, England, UK - seeking younger for serious breeding relationship 🍆💦🤰

Some people like their dating to be clean and romantic, others like it dirty. Click on which you prefer (or both)
Messaging links are here
Clean Version
I'm looking for a young woman who would like a relationship involving having children. I want someone who would like children soon because I'm not getting any younger, but its fine if you use birth control until you make your mind up. As far as I'm concerned, if I'm having sex with you, you have my permission to get pregnant or not as you choose. You can live with me or visit often before and after conception. I'd like a long term relationship and ideally would like at least two children
Dirty Version
I'm a much older man looking for a young woman/women who will let me fill her juicy fertile pussy as often as possible with my cum with the aim of knocking you up. I want to do this as soon as possible, so please stop birth control and remove any implants if you have them, so that when my cock pumps my seed into you, I know that whilst I'm playing with your cum filled pussy after sex, there's a good chance rest of my seed is heading into your womb to impregnate you. After a pregnancy test shows positive, I want to enjoy my cock inside you and exploring your ripening body for the next 8 months or so as I feel your belly growing and your breasts swell, finally getting to share your full milky tits after you've pushed the baby out, whilst making love to you again to breed you again.
I realise what I'm looking for may be hard to find, so I won't be surprised to be reposting this in 6 months, but its enjoyable talking to people whilst looking. 😀
Unlike many on here, I'm not just looking to talk about doing this (although that's fun) I'm looking to meet up with someone and actually do it. Ideally you will be in the UK or a short plane journey away. Willing to talk to people further away but will be upfront and say the closer you are the more likely this will happen.
I live in a large village but it has a railway station just 5 mins away on a direct line to London.
I believe that in a relationship I should help you achieve your goal in life, whether it's a career or being a stay at home parent, but I'm there to be a partner, not baby you 24/7. Similarly, although I want someone younger, you're not my slave (except in fun roleplay!).
I believe in spontaneity so after agreeing to have sex the first time, you don't have to ask to start things next time, however "Stop" and "Not Right Now" are valid!
Also valid is "OMG, This team meeting is so much better with you playing with my cock!" 😈
I'm not a great believer in sexual extremes, but have no objection to fun. I will mainly be turned on by the fact that someone beautiful is happy to be with me.

Due to the prevalence of people who are just looking for fun {fine 👍} or fake 👎, I apologise to those who are seriously interested in that I will have to keep this post live until I am in a committed physical relationship with someone!
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2023.03.30 17:00 vthiker65 Species Assets

I've been working on adding Species assets to my Starforged game because I'm intersted in interacting with other species; something along the lines of Farscape and Star Wars. I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
The concept of my game is that we are in a pocket galaxy that resides in a conjuction of greater galaxies. It is a place where, similar to the plight of humans, other species have fled or migrated from thier home world's for one reason or another.
Currently, I am currently using Stargazer for this work and utilizing the three asset sections, as follows:
Section 1- First Look: provides a brief summary of what the species looks like, what makes them special, and thier home world.
Section 2 - Move: provides a mechanical benefit, related to a special ability.
Section 3- NPC Notes: provides information that can be used to portray the species as an NPC. This has the added benefit of providing more suggestions on how the species might be played as a PC.
The Process
1. Roll Creature Oracles, add Encounter Behavior and Revealed Aspect. Ignore any size above Large 2. Roll Planet Oracles to get Type and Name of home world 3. Generate a species name by rolling on the four Core oracles and combining the first three letters of 2-3 answers, manipulating as needed. 4. Use all of the above to inspire the First Look, Move, and NPC notes 
Some examples...
Example 1: Disrelian
The Disrelian are a winged humanoid species that originated from the Jungle planet of Acacia, a humid, rain-soaked planet that keeps its secrets under a thick canopy of vegetation. They are known for thier mastery in the arts of diplomacy and negotiation. The advantage stems from slight psychic ability to calm minds and emotions, which tends to convince other to thier cause, even those who know of the ability
When you would make the Compel move, envision an insight or advantage that you have in the situation and treat a weak hit as a strong hit and a miss as a weak hit.
As an NPC, the Disrelian appear as winged, bipedal creatures with an elongated neck and a flowing body. Thier wings are in constant motion, which makes it seem that they must fly everywhere they go. In fact, the movement of the wings, while also used for transportation, crucially facilitates thier respiratory system. Thier overall disposition is percieved as congenial and calm. They speak in an eloquent fashion that aids thier usual role as mediators and orators. been working on a process to incorporate alien species into my Starforged game.
Example 2: Shia
The Shia are a small reptilian people that originated from Capella, a rugged, rocky planet scarred by eons of destructive asteroid impacts. They have a dry, scaly flesh and a wide mouth, lined with small pointed teeth. By nature, Shia are foragers that subsist primarily on cactus growth and other succulent plants. As a natural defense, they have the ability to move through dirt and sand as fast as if running on the surface.
When you seek to Secure the Advantage by moving through less-than-solid matter, a weak hit becomes a strong hit and a miss becomes a weak hit.
As an NPC, the Shia are an energetic and carefree people. Unless confronted by an immediate threat, they are often preoccupied by searching for something to snack upon.
Example 3: Human
The Human species originated from the Vital planet of Earth. They are a bipedal people that is a relatively new and adaptable species. What they lack for in physical qualities, they more than make up for in a drive to survive and overcome whatever may challenge them. It is said that Humans may be the result of an experiment by an advanced species that went extinct during the last evolution of the Universe.
When you make the Gather Information move in a situation that includes an unknown element, if you can envision a relatable prior experience that provides some insight to the current situation, treat a weak hit as a strong hit and a miss as a weak hit.
As an NPC, Humans are generally identifiable as having a smooth skin, four limbs, two of which are used to hold thier torsos erect, and a bulbous head bearing sparse hair. They are also apparent in thier need for protective clothing for nearly any environment they enter. They prefer to communicate through audio and visual cues, though some rare specimens are capable of basic telepathic interaction. When encountered, Humans generally react according to the perceived threat, ranging from Kindness/Curiousity to FeaViolence.
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2023.03.30 16:59 dirtydozen6 My beard line naturally grows in high. Where should I cut my beard line in at? My barber for the life of him cannon do it straight and I constantly have to let it regrow. Side note. There isn’t any other option for a barber that will cut beards near me.

My beard line naturally grows in high. Where should I cut my beard line in at? My barber for the life of him cannon do it straight and I constantly have to let it regrow. Side note. There isn’t any other option for a barber that will cut beards near me. submitted by dirtydozen6 to BeardAdvice [link] [comments]

2023.03.30 16:59 PeacockPassion Sorry if this doesn't fit but it made me laugh so hard

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2023.03.30 16:59 shrimpmain Are hats a bad choice for photos?

I’m back to Tinder after going through a breakup and I’m quickly realizing that I don’t have a lot of good photos that aren’t pre-relationship and a couple years old. One of my better photos is a closeup of me in the snow wearing a beanie. You can see my whole face and everything, just not my hair.
Is it a bad idea to make this one my main photo? It’s probably the best out of the ones I have, but all of my other photos are hat-free. I know sometimes people suggest avoiding sunglasses/hats, but I wasn’t sure. I want to make the best impression!
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2023.03.30 16:58 nutzrnutz Why am I so stuck

Hi, I am struggling to lose weight. The scale isn't changing. And I know it's not in the scale, I NEVER use to weigh myself, but im so not myself post partum. I'm 10 months post partum now and it's just hard, it's all so hard. It's hard accepting this is my body, I feel okay with working out and moving, but I am struggling with healthy foods ☹️. I know it's not horrible, I'm not here for pity me or attention. But it's so hard, it's so hard in this new body you know? Not just weight but boobs, pelvic floor, hair lose, like what the fuck? I'm ranting now, but does anyone have any easy meal ideas or preps? Any advice to lose the last 15lb? I'm trying to love it all, I made a human, I made my perfect little girl. But I don't want to buy all new clothes, I don't want to learn how to dress differently. I'm grateful for all I have and for bringing my healthy baby girl I to this world, Mayne I'm trying to hold on to something that's gone, I don't know, I feel so out of body. Any advice for losing the last 15lb, I'm not trying to obsess over it, I just feel like this is something I'm in control of and want to be in control of and change. Sorry for ranting, it's fucking hard being a mom.
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2023.03.30 16:58 faenerysdorkborn Health Hazard Floors; Help! [Goal: $8000]

I'm "Fae" and I took ownership of a home in 2011 that needed a lot of repairs, including replacing the flooring throughout. Due to family illness, the floors were never finished. It has been nearly twelve years, and the floors are still not complete. I would like to start a family with my husband, but we feel it's irresponsible to raise children in a home where they cannot safely crawl on the floor. The house is on a concrete slab, which was never sealed. Concrete is porous, so there are over a decade of spills, pet accidents, grime, dust, etc., are soaked deep into the slab. The health factor is the pet urine that cannot be cleaned by traditional methods.
After consulting with professionals, we determined that the floor would need to be:
1) Treated with an enzyme cleaner, possibly more than once
2) Extracted with large equipment, which we will need to rent
3) Sealed by a professional to prevent any future damage to the slab
4) New flooring laid so it can be sanitized effectively at regular intervals.
I own my home outright, but neither my husband nor I have any credit. We have spoken with banks and lenders, but we do not qualify for any loans based on credit and do not have a co-signer that we could ask to sign with us. I have applied for grant funding through my city, but it's unlikely that we will be approved; I started a higher-paying job in June, and now my income is just above the threshold to qualify. I am working with their organization to see if we qualify for any other programs, but I have been unable to reach their director for 5 months.
On a personal note, the hardship of living in a home that cannot be cleaned has taken a significant toll on my husband and my mental health, is a perpetual financial strain, and we have not been able to have anyone visit our home. It has meant delaying all our life plans indefinitely, which is also difficult to process emotionally. Our physical health is affected due to the inability to maintain a sanitary environment. Our society puts so much emphasis on the individual to address their problems personally when for hundreds of years it was unheard of for one family to succeed without community help. I am embarrassed to say that my shame and my pride have prevented me from asking for help. Being denied assistance through financial institutions and grant programs has been disheartening. Feeling trapped by things out of my control with no other direction to pursue is gut-wrenching. I cannot see a path to success that doesn't include support from my community, so I am humbly asking for help. Thank you for helping as you can.
Other Payment Methods: paypal, venmo
Item help: Cleaning supplies, extraction chemicals, slab sealant, flooring
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2023.03.30 16:57 AshleighBSB [A Weekend at Munson Manor] - Episode 3: The Woman

[A Weekend at Munson Manor] - Episode 3: The Woman
A Weekend at Munson Manor is an interactive Choose Your Own Path Mystery. Each episode, readers vote for the path they would like to take. Together, we will follow the path with the most votes.
To read the story so far, please start here.
Obviously neither of these guests wish to speak with each other. Maybe you should break the uncomfortable silence. But to whom should you talk first?
- The man
- The woman
You move to the chair facing the woman, clearing your throat gently as you sit. She glares at you, but immediately relaxes her face and sends you a weak smile.
“Oh, hello. I didn’t realize anyone else was here.”
“Hi. I’m Dr. Poole.” You extend a hand.
She shakes it briefly. “Professor Mills.”
“Ooh. Professor. That sounds interesting. What do you teach?”
She bites her lip. “English. Oh, no, wait. History. That’s right. Medieval history.” She shakes her head. “I’m sorry. I haven’t had a chance to really absorb my character yet.”
You give a small laugh. “That’s okay. That’s part of the fun of this weekend, isn’t it?”
“Have you done a weekend like this before?”
You shake your head. “No. This is my first time. But I love reading cozy mysteries. This sounded like a lot of fun.”
The woman’s smile finally meets her eyes. “I love cozies, too. What’s your favorite?”
Before you can answer, the man approaches with the glass in his hand. When he speaks, you can hear the disdain mixed with the alcohol. “Excuse me, but we are supposed to be in character.”
Puzzled, you turn to him. “We are.”
“No, you’re not.”
The woman rolls her eyes. “Here we go again.”
Ignoring her, he sends you a pointed look. “Cozy mysteries as a genre did not come about until the end of the twentieth century. As our characters are meant to be in the 1940s, we would have no knowledge of such books.”
Smirking to yourself, you turn back to the woman. “Have you read The Time Machine by H. G. Wells? I think that would be so cool. I would go to the future to see what kinds of books people like to read.”
The woman smiles. “I bet they get so frustrated with these new noir books that they try to get back to the golden age of Agatha Christie. I would call books like that cozy mysteries.”
“You know what might be fun to read? Books that have dogs in them.”
“Or maybe recipes!”
With a hurrumph and a scowl, the man returns to beverage table. Professor Mills leans a little closer, lowering her voice. “Thank you. That man can be so insufferable.”
“Do you know him?”
She shakes her head. “Not really. We met upstairs. He calls himself Mr. Rollings. I think that’s his character name because when I tried to introduce myself, he went on this rant about staying in character. Thankfully, that butler guy. What’s his name?”
She nods. “Yeah, him. He interrupted Rollings and sent us in here.” She gestured to you. “What about you? Are you a doctor in real life?”
“Ugh. Seriously?” The man stomps back to you and the professor. “What part of stay in character is so difficult for you to understand? If you’re going to do this all weekend—”
Professor Mills turns in her seat, but not before you catch the angry glare in her eyes. “Some of us want to know about the people we are living with this weekend. Not the make believe characters.”
“But that defeats the point. Why bother being in character in the first place? If I wanted to tell you my personal life—”
“Like anyone would want to know your personal life.” Letting out a huffy breath, Professor Mills turns around to face you. “So, you’re a doctor?”
You nod. “A physicist at the university.” You look behind her. “What about you, Mr. Rollins. What do you do?”
He frowns. “I’m a detective. Private investigator.”
Professor Mills turns around just enough to see him out of the corner of her ye. “Oh. Are you going to investigate the crime tonight?”
Tossing his hands in exasperation, he nearly spills his drink. “Insufferable.”
The professor looks offended, but you want to laugh. Is she trying to irritate him? Or is she naturally this antagonistic? Since you can cut the tension in the air with a knife, you try for a neutral topic. “What did you think of your rooms?”
Professor Mills brings her arms to her chest with a sound of excitement. “Ooh! Mine is so sweet! It has an adorable little fireplace. And all the pictures on the wall! I’m pretty sure its the local beach and it looks so inviting. That may be my next vacation.”
Mr. Rollings grunts. “My room is full of portraits. It feels like I’m being watched.”
“Maybe you are.”
Thankfully, before another fight can erupt, a couple enters the room. Arms linked, they are obviously here together and, if their bright smiles are any indication, thoroughly enjoying themselves. As they stand in the doorway, you consider your options.
Should you greet the newcomers, leaving the professor and detective to start snapping at each other again? Or should you wave politely and invite them to join your tense little circle?
  • Go to the newcomers
  • Wave politely
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2023.03.30 16:57 Winter-Ask-1681 Ice bath for noFap

Fellas, let me share a tool that has helped me on my journey: Deliberate Cold Exposure. (DCE)
DCE is a potent stimulus to our brain and body and is relevant to nofap in several ways.
  1. Massive increase in dopamine. A short ice bath can increase dopamine by 250% for many hours afterward. Unlike other sources of dopamine, there is no drop below baseline levels later. In fact, DCE has been used successfully to defeat addictions to cocaine. Fapping, like all addictions, is compulsive due primarily to dopamine. DCE is a reliable (and much longer lasting) source of dopamine and can help to break addictions.
  2. Increase in top-down control ie. "grit". Getting in the ice bath, and staying in, requires a massive amount of grit. Adrenaline and noradrenaline levels spike by 350% which means we are under incredible stress. DCE trains our ability to remain calm under stress in other areas of life, and use our pre-frontal cortex (top-down control) rather than succumb to our limbic system, which is screaming at us to exit ASAP. This translates to a greater ability to say no when every fiber of our being wants to fap.
  3. The general health benefits of DCE lead to a greater sense of well-being. There are a plethora of health benefits that come with this practice. Strong mental and physical health is a huge part of becoming a better man and defeating our vices. DCE helps with this.
So, how to get started? while you can just fill your bathtub with ice, this can get expensive if you are doing this every day. What I did is I modified a chest freezer into a cold plunge for under $200 total. This cold plunge is as good as most cold plunges which sell for $10,000 to $20,000, though it does not look as good. I will answer questions below, if anyone's interested in the details of how to build it. If $200 is a barrier to entry, just take cold showers. While not nearly as good as an actual cold plunge, cold showers still give the same benefits to a lesser degree.
I use my cold plunge every morning, first thing. Getting in 35-degreee water within minutes of waking up is the hardest thing I do each day. I dread it. But as soon it's done, I am 110% percent awake, and in a great mood for the rest of the day. Hard physical tasks, difficult or boring cognitive work, and resisting unhealthy temptations are much easier to conquer. And the good news is, the more you dread it, the bigger the benefits.
See the Huberman Lab episode on Deliberate Cold Exposure for a fascinating scientific breakdown.
Anyhow, I just had to share this incredible routine I recently discovered. It has been a massive help to me, and I hope it can be for you guys too. Stay strong fellas, much love.
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2023.03.30 16:57 IustinianusBasileus Como carajo lo encuentran siempre?

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2023.03.30 16:57 thisisdeyear SEO genius marketing

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2023.03.30 16:57 wack_daddy Hair Loss and Plateau.

I am a 23 y/o F. Starting Weight: 255 Current Weight: 186 Height; 5’2
I had my surgery, a gastric bypass, in October of 2022. In April, I will be 6 months post op. Since 3 months post op, I have been rapidly losing hair. My hair is short as I choose to keep it that way, but it used to be so thick and full of volume. Now it is less than half as full. My texture isn’t the same and my hair feels dead.
Can someone please enlighten me as to when my hair may grow back and get back to its wonderful shape? It comes out in clumps when I am in the shower, I feel overwhelmed.
I am also taking hair, skin and nails vitamins; I know those won’t speed up the hair growth process, but I am hoping to make my hair stronger. I have switched to silk pillowcases and scrunchies as well. I am so distraught by my hair loss.
I have also hit a wall with my weight loss. I am trying to hit protein goals and make good meal choices, but I haven’t lost anymore weight and I feel so upset by this. I do bike riding and a lot of walking. What else can I do to restart the weight loss process?
This is what I look like now. I still feel chonky.
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2023.03.30 16:56 AshleighBSB A Weekend at Munson Manor

A Weekend at Munson Manor
A Weekend at Munson Manor is an interactive Choose Your Own Path Mystery. Each episode, readers vote for the path they would like to take. Together, we will follow the path with the most votes.
“Welcome to Munson Manor. May I take your coat?”
Nodding, you remove your windbreaker. As you pass it to the butler, you can't help but feel underdressed in your jeans and sweater. The man before you is wearing a three-piece black suit with a matching tie. Unlike you, he looks like he stepped out of the 1940s.
The butler drapes your jacket over his arm and gestures you inside. “Please come in. What is your name?”
Out of habit, you almost respond with your real name. But just in time, you remember the information packet you received when you registered for this weekend. “Dr. Poole.”
The butler nods. “Welcome, Doctor. My name is Charles. If you have any issues this weekend, do not hesitate to let me know. If you please, allow me to show you to your room.”
But Charles isn’t really looking for your permission. He grabs your suitcase, extending the telescopic handle and dragging it into the hall.
As you follow, you can’t help but admire your new surroundings. Late afternoon light shines through the stained glass windows on either side of the main entrance. The wooden floors are in a diagonal parquet style you only recognize because you saw it mentioned on a television show once. To your right is a heavy bench made of a dark wood. The back contains an intricate carving, but in your rush to keep up with the butler, you do not have time to discern the pattern.
Paintings hang on burgundy walls with ornate walnut wainscotting. They look to be oil paintings, but you are no art connoisseur. All you know is that they are a mixture of landscapes and portraits.
Doorways lead to several rooms, but the butler gives you no time to explore. You have just enough time to notice a grandfather clock on each side of the room before realizing the butler is already halfway up the stairs with velvet carpet the color of a fine merlot.
You hurry to catch up, passing another grandfather clock on the landing. How many clocks does one mansion need?
At the top of the stairs, the butler turns right into a hallway with white marble floors and three white doors. The one on your right is ajar. The butler pushes it open and gestures inside.
“Your room, Dr. Poole.”
Compared to the rest of the house, the room is small. A four-poster bed sits to the right and an oversized armchair to the left. Between them is a white door with frosted glass. Black and white photographs—again, a mixture of landscapes and portraits—cover the white walls.
The wall to your right, facing the bed, contains a fireplace so small, you hardly noticed it. The wooden mantle and sides are painted the exact shade of the wall and the heart is so small, you wonder whether you will even be able to have a fire. Since there is no nearby woodpile, you assume not.
On your left is a small wooden desk. The seat of the matching chair is a white fabric with a forest scene embroidered in red thread. The desk is bare except for a blue folder.
The butler wheels your suitcase in front of an armoire behind you in the opposite corner of the room, gesturing to the closed doors. “You best get dressed. Dinner will be served at seven.”
With a nod, he leaves, closing the door behind him. But you’re not ready to get dressed. You want to examine that folder on the desk. This is not a period piece. This folder is very modern. You use them all the time at work.
The label on the front reads Dr. Poole. Curious, you take it to the bed. Inside are two pockets, but the sheet between them is loose. You read that first, but quickly realize it is the same letter you received in your registration email. A summary of the weekend and a reminder to remain in character at all times.
The rest of the pages, you quickly realize, are more information about your character. You quickly learn that Dr. Poole is a physicist researching uses for x-rays beyond medical imaging. You work at a nearby university, but you have reached a stumbling block in your research. A weekend at the manor sounded like the perfect change of scene to clear your head.
Now that you fully understand your character, it is time to get dressed. Moving aside your suitcase, you open the armoire to find several outfits. According to what you have just read, tonight’s supper is a formal affair, so you need to pick one of the fancy outfits.
Which should you put on?
  • The floor-length gown
  • The double-breasted suit
The taffeta gown is a gorgeous light blue with puffy short sleeves. The flattering brocade neckline is adorned with small flowers in the center. As you remove the dress from the closet, you are surprised at how lightweight it feels. And, you quickly realize, it fits you perfectly. At least now you understand why the registration had asked for all your measurements.
The silver dress shoes have a small heel, just within your comfort level. Frowning, you examine yourself in the mirror on the inside of the armoire door. Not bad. You definitely look like you belong in the 1940s.
Time to see what your host has in store for you this weekend.
You have no problem finding your way to the main hall, where the butler is standing idly. What was his name again?
He bobs his head—somewhere between a nod and a bow—when he sees you. “Dr. Poole. You are all settled in?”
“Yes. Thank you.”
“Excellent. The others are in their rooms. Would you like to wait in the parlor?” He gestures to a room on your left.
With a shrug, you turn into the room. Gold-framed portraits adorned rose walls with dark-red flowers adorning them. You aren’t positive, but it looks as if the walls may be covered in fabric instead of paper. Either way, they nearly match the drapes, all of which are open. White sheers filter in the last vestiges of daylight, adding to the light from the sconces on every wall and the glowing fireplace to your right.
On the far wall a cherry wood table sits between two windows. Upon it rests an assortment of glass bottles in various shapes and sizes, each filled with a different color liquid. To your right, nestled between two more windows is a hutch of the same wood. A matching chair sits beside it, its embroidered seat containing the same pattern as the walls and drapes. To your left is a large wooden panel you assume is some type of sliding pocket door. On your right, two overstuffed powder-blue couches sit on an ornate Persian rug with two matching armchairs, all facing the fire.
Without realizing it, you find yourself drifting into the room, drawn to the warmth of the fire. Unlike home, there are no electronics. No computer. No television. Not even a phone. Combined with your outfit, you truly feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Hearing voices, you turn to the doorway. You cannot see anyone, but you can definitely hear two men talking. And one of them just uttered your name. Curious, you inch closer to the door, standing against the wall so no one will see you.
“Yes, sir.” You recognize that voice. Isn’t that the butler whose name you keep forgetting? “Dr. Poole has arrived, changed, and is waiting in the parlor. Miss Lewis has yet to arrive. Everyone else is in their rooms.”
“Very well. Let’s—”
A buzzing sound interrupts the second man. Wordlessly, footsteps retreat—one set running, the other walking calmly. A moment later, you hear the front door open and a new exchange, this time between the butler and a woman. You hear him giving her much the same speech you received as he leads her up the stairs.
As you return to the fireplace, you wonder who that second man in the hall was. If he was another guest, shouldn’t he have joined you in the parlor? And how did he know everyone’s name?
Loud voices break your concentration. Two new voices, a man and a woman. You cannot hear the words. Are they arguing or just speaking in raised tones?
The butler’s voice interrupts them. “Mr. Rollins. Professor Mills. Dinner will be served shortly. If you would be so kind, the rest of the guests are gathering in the parlor.”
The man grunts something unintelligible, but the woman speaks. “Thank you, Charles.”
A moment later, the pair enter the room. The middle-aged man is tall, but seems to be having trouble fitting into his gray tweed blazer and green herringbone trousers. His maroon tie has a navy zigzag running from his neck to where it disappears behind his jacket buttons. His scuffed shoes are the same dull brown as his unkempt hair.
The slender woman behind him looks about the same age as the man. Her floor-length rose gown has a gathered bodice with thin shoulder straps and pleats beneath her waistline. Her short black hair curls tightly against her scowling face.
Neither seem to notice you. The woman huffs to the nearest armchair, sitting with her arms and legs crossed and glaring at the floor.
The man, meanwhile, goes straight to the table and examines the liquids. He lifts one, removes the top, and sniffs. With a shrug, he reaches for a rounded drinking glasses and pours three fingers of the amber liquid. After returning the bottle to the table, he steps to the nearby window.
Obviously neither of these guests wish to speak with each other. Maybe you should break the uncomfortable silence. But to whom should you talk first?
  • The man
  • The woman
Continue the adventure
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2023.03.30 16:55 Consistent_Draft6927 Shriekers

I stared out into the gray of another bleak winter morning and found myself lacking once again. Slamming the door closed, I reluctantly resigned one more day to the coward's ash pile of which I was a regular contributor. All those fleeting moments, minutes, hours… years… All wasted under the perpetual fear of an unknown evil, all the while knowing that the weight of responsibility fell squarely on my head alone.
The very last one…
I hadn't left my house in weeks. Months, possibly. The passage of time had slowed to an agonizing crawl, giving the impression of far longer. The isolation had near driven me mad, my hands giving into shakes whenever I'd hear noise from outside. The only comfort I found was within my own reflection, the remaining evidence I had that I was still a human being.
"There's nothing left for me out there..." I affirmed in the mirror, my daily mantra, as if trying to convince someone other than myself.
"Nothing at all."
I peeked through the blinds and watched a former neighbor shuffle down the street in a monstrous, shambling gait. The mangled stump of its foot dragged listlessly behind as it sluggishly made its way round the bend into the next street and out of sight. They were everywhere, waiting and ready in the shadows where I couldn't see. Shrieking. Every night was the same. Their bizarre mating calls blared out into the otherwise dead twilight, rending me from any peaceful sleep I might have possibly enjoyed. It was blood-curdling, like they were being flayed alive… and yet still with something joyous and terrible simmering underneath. Their crying wails are one of ecstatic, starved hunger.
They called me mad when I began fortifying my home, all the locks and shutters. Well, who's mad now? The shriekers, that's who. Utterly insane, driven only by their base instincts and a desire to destroy and assimilate. They wish to take me as well. I was so afraid, but I knew what needed to be done from the very start. I had to go back outside.
I had to burn them in their nest.
Summoning up all the spine I could muster, I silently slipped out through the front door and over to the one across the street on that freezing dark night. I could hear them moving around inside, yelping and shrieking as always. A thick sliver of disgust overpowered the terror as my jittering hands fumbled with the lid on the petrol canister. I regained my composure as I focused on my mission, allowing the revulsion to drive me. It spun off, clanking against the cold metal body of its host noisily, I swallowed a lump in my throat, reassuring myself that I was still as of yet unseen.
I attached the plastic hose and the pungent liquid flowed freely through the thin metal letterbox. I made sure to be quick about it, one slip up and it'd all be over. They'd be on me like a pack of wild dogs to a feast. The canister ran dry, and so I pulled out the lighter. I flicked its ignition repeatedly before finally striking flame, and after one last frantic look around, in it went.
The house immediately erupted in flames and I retreated back to safety, desperate to get inside before the swarm arrived to salvage its sickening brood. I observed half in glee and half in a growing dread as the nest was engulfed. Then just as expected, they arrived. Their awful wailing tearing through the night. I shuddered as I closed the blinds, hoping this would at the very least thin out their numbers, if not force them to move on from the area entirely. How I longed for the day when I could venture out without fear of an attack… to rebuild, and to restock my ever dwindling supplies. The start of a whole new world, a better world… like the old one. My eyes began to close as I fell into a deep sleep, the shrieking outside now just a familiar white noise of sorts, lulling me.
I awoke to a loud banging on the front door. They'd found me. I loaded the cartridges into my revolver, rounds spilling to the floor from their box as I panicked. More banging, I couldn't ignore it this time. They were never going to move on. Not until they had me. I knew it in that moment, I wasn't going down without a fight.
Through the shuddering sight I stared down the barrel of the revolver as I descended the stairs, growing closer and closer. The rattling pounded its way throughout the house, each knock making me flinch and throwing off my aim. I fired three shots through the door. The knocking stopped, but they weren't done.
A while later, they returned. I could hear an immense growling emanating from the street outside and I took position, gun trained shakily on the entryway. But it was no use.
A blinding flash filled the room and I dropped my weapon after only one misguided discharge. I was rushed by the horde and was sent tumbling to the floor, screaming 'till the very last. I felt something sharp prick my neck, and all went dark.
That was some time ago. A long time ago. Many years in fact. I'm still in their cage, but they'll never get me. I won't fall for their tricks. They've taken the form of human beings, a sick mockery of their former lives as normal people, in their never ceasing attempts to assimilate me along with the pills and potions fuelling their petty illusions.
They tell me that I'm a murderer, that I'm 'very unwell'. That I'm in a hospital and that the 'doctors' are here to help me. They even dressed up one of their own as my brother, my fucking brother, who perished in the initial outbreak. Lies, all lies. They know that when I, the last one, am assimilated that they'll finally be able to cover the planet entirely.
They underestimate me though. My resolve is strong. And when I escape this place, I'll burn them as I find them until they are no more. Until not a single shrieking demon remains.
I'm not scared anymore...
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2023.03.30 16:55 Pegginghottie666 (Female)

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2023.03.30 16:54 PaperGuidance I just want a doctor to believe me that BC makes it worse

I'm now on my third gynaecologist in a couple years. I feel like they all went to the same "birth control cannot possibly cause negative side effects and if your patient says it is then they're crazy" conference.
I can't take estrogen and the mini pill caused cystic breakouts EVERYWHERE - we're talking arm, neck and leg acne. They switched me to Mirena because it has "local hormones" (which if you take a second to think about it makes absolutely no sense) and my symptoms deteriorated for over a year.
But no, Mirena doesn't cause hair growth. It doesn't cause acne. It doesn't cause weight gain. It doesn't cause anxiety. It must be something I'm doing. Have I tried eating less and moving more?
I finally had it removed after arguing with the doctor (was I SURE it could be linked to the IUD?), many symptoms improved but not the constant bleeding. The new gyno prescribed...drumroll please...a 10 day course of progestin to "reset" my cycle. The same hormone in the mini pill and Mirena that made everything go sideways. Then was surprised when I didn't want to take it and asked what I wanted if not hormones.
I don't know, tests to confirm my diagnosis? To see if I'm insulin resistant? To see if my testosterone is elevated? To understand WHY I'm having these symptoms? Shouldn't you as the doctor want to find out why all these symptoms are happening and help me find the source??
I feel like ripping my hair out.
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2023.03.30 16:54 KrinnReaper Advice On Pricing Originals

I need some advice on how much to sell original artworks as I have my first real buyer. I have sold art before but it was a long time ago and I didn't spend nearly as much time on them. I was told that typically you add the price of materials + hrs + 30% and you'll get the right price. The two works that they are interested in came up to $70 for a 9x9 poster board painting, and $290 for a 24x36 oil on canvas painting. The prices are in Canadian dollars but it seems like a lot to me. Are these reasonable prices for originals that don't have any other copies of them made?
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2023.03.30 16:54 aynntoh Stefan Salvatore: A Manipulator?

Stefan Salvatore: A Manipulator?
You’ve probably heard it before all the vampires in the show were bad people * or *Stefan was a manipulative creep. There are scores of viewers who take away different things from the show. Variety is what makes the viewing experience entertaining! However, critical viewership can sometimes be something of a lost art when we either disapprove of or validate a character’s actions and internal drives.
At the beginning season one, we meet Stefan Salvatore and he’s hero hair1 deep in an ocean of shame2. In fact, shame is his most significant character flaw. It is the birthplace of his people pleasing3 , his dishonesty, and his desire to control everything around him. Shame is decidedly the intense feeling that you are unworthy of love and belonging; it is the fear of disconnection. If people know this about me, that I want this, that I feel this way, I will NO LONGER be worthy of love and belonging. It’s why he hides his vampirism, pretends to have his bloodlust under control, withholds information etc. Researcher-Storyteller Brene Brown describes people pleasing as “the bright side of manipulation” because it requires us to be dishonest as a method of retaining connection.
Stefan is absolutely a manipulator in the early stages of the series (in particular) but he is not a sinister person. He is afraid, insecure, and thinks he has everything under control. This DOES NOT mean that he is innocent, but it does mean that a different lens should be applied to his actions.
I urge you to consider your shame and places where you people-please. Think about something that you are afraid to share with others. It can be something “small” like telling a friend that you don’t like what they said to you or that you don’t like when they are late and you need them to be on time in the future. It can be something big like your sexuality, something difficult and traumatic that happened to you and beyond. We all have shame and it has one natural antidote: empathy.
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2023.03.30 16:53 Longjumping-Jelly-14 I’m thinking about what games I want to do over spring break

I have about 10 days on my break so I’ll have a little more time to play some games. I can’t figure out what games to do though. Part of me is gearing towards finishing the DLC for dragon age origins since I’ve never done those and then buying dragon age 2 at a flea market near me. Part of me is debating god of war 2018 and ragnarok or last of us 1 and 2. Are there any suggestions y’all have? I want to make sure I choose the right game
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