• Is it okay to split the bill on a first date?

    Hi I'm a 24 year old guy, and I met this girl on an online dating site. We've been chatting online for nearly 1 and a half months and we're fixing a date. It's just a coffee date, not dinner. I don't plan to eat, I might just order a coffee or tea. It is kind of an expensive place though. Will she be expecting me to pay for... show more
    Hi I'm a 24 year old guy, and I met this girl on an online dating site. We've been chatting online for nearly 1 and a half months and we're fixing a date. It's just a coffee date, not dinner. I don't plan to eat, I might just order a coffee or tea. It is kind of an expensive place though. Will she be expecting me to pay for the entire bill? Is it rude if I expect her to split the bill? How do I bring it up? Lets say the waiter hands me the bill.......what do I do at that exact moment?
    11 answers · Singles & Dating · 4 weeks ago
  • Help please! I took Xanax, how long will it take to clear from my body?

    Hi. I'm a 24 year old guy. I have never taken Xanax ever before. I have social anxiety and OCD so I thought I'd take a dose of 0.25 Xanax to see how I feel. I just had it 20 minutes ago. Immediately after that I read that Xanax takes 3 to 4 days to fully clear from your body. This itself is making me anxious, because i don't like the... show more
    Hi. I'm a 24 year old guy. I have never taken Xanax ever before. I have social anxiety and OCD so I thought I'd take a dose of 0.25 Xanax to see how I feel. I just had it 20 minutes ago. Immediately after that I read that Xanax takes 3 to 4 days to fully clear from your body. This itself is making me anxious, because i don't like the idea of having a drug in my body for so long. I made a mistake by taking it, I don't want to take meds. Anyways how long will this dosage (0.25 mg) take to clear out of my body? Well it help if I drink water?
    5 answers · Medicine · 1 month ago
  • Question about Xanax?

    Hey. I'm a 24 year old guy and I suffer from anxiety, social anxiety and OCD. I don't have sudden anxiety attacks or panic attacks. My anxiety is just a constant drone of anxiety in the background that becomes worse in certain situations (like social gatherings) Anyways I know Xanax is very addictive, which is why I don't want to... show more
    Hey. I'm a 24 year old guy and I suffer from anxiety, social anxiety and OCD. I don't have sudden anxiety attacks or panic attacks. My anxiety is just a constant drone of anxiety in the background that becomes worse in certain situations (like social gatherings) Anyways I know Xanax is very addictive, which is why I don't want to make it a habit. I was thinking about using Xanax whenever I have really stressful social situations to deal with (eg: giving an interview, presentation, or going on a date). So maybe just once a month or so, and only one dose (which will have an effect for a few hours). I only want to use it for situations like this, and not become dependent on it. Is this an OK way to use Xanax? Just having one dose right before special events? I asked my doc and he gave me a general answer '' yeah you can take it if you want , but don't become dependent on it ''. So I'm asking Yahoo now for a 2nd opinion. Is this a good way to use Xanax? So
    5 answers · Mental Health · 1 month ago
  • Does Xanax have a permanent effect on the brain?

    I know Xanax works by stimulating some receptors in the brain, and the effect of it lasts for only a few hours, but my question is: If you were to take it for a few weeks, and then stop.....Would it have a permanent effect on your brain that would last your entire life? Would it cause some irreversible change? Or would your body flush it out and... show more
    I know Xanax works by stimulating some receptors in the brain, and the effect of it lasts for only a few hours, but my question is: If you were to take it for a few weeks, and then stop.....Would it have a permanent effect on your brain that would last your entire life? Would it cause some irreversible change? Or would your body flush it out and things revert back to how they were? If you're interested in the reason why I ask (not really important though): I'm a musician (guitarist). I've heard some say that anti-anxiety meds and antidepressants impact your ability to play music, because music is heavily dependent on emotional energy and if your brain is on meds that block that inherent flow of emotions, then your ability for music suffers.
    1 answer · Mental Health · 1 month ago
  • Does Xanax help with anxiety (social anxiety)?

    I heard that the people who usually take Xanax are people who suffer from anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Where they get sudden bouts of anxiety and it makes them feel sick. However I don't have anxiety attacks. My anxiety does not work like that. I have a persistent anxiety that works in the background...and it becomes worse in certain... show more
    I heard that the people who usually take Xanax are people who suffer from anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Where they get sudden bouts of anxiety and it makes them feel sick. However I don't have anxiety attacks. My anxiety does not work like that. I have a persistent anxiety that works in the background...and it becomes worse in certain situations like social situations. I have social anxiety. I also have a severe speech impediment (stutter) that becomes worse in social situations. It becomes impossible to talk to people. So yeah my anxiety does not reach overwhelming breakdown levels, but it is still preventing me from living life. So I was wondering would Xanax help a guy like me? Do you think the Xanax would suppress my anxiety and that would in turn allow me to speak with ease? I know this would only be a temporary solution, not a permanent one. What do you think is more useful here? Xanax or anti-depressants? I don't have depression though. It's just social anxiety.
    4 answers · Mental Health · 1 month ago
  • What glasses do I need for my eye problem?

    Ok I'll keep it simple. I have a problem called convergence excess, which means that the alignment of my eyes is not perfect and so I experience headaches when I have to do close range work like reading or working on a computer, and even long range work like watching a movie at a theater. My vision itself appears normal, but I still get the... show more
    Ok I'll keep it simple. I have a problem called convergence excess, which means that the alignment of my eyes is not perfect and so I experience headaches when I have to do close range work like reading or working on a computer, and even long range work like watching a movie at a theater. My vision itself appears normal, but I still get the headaches. I use a pair of +1.25 reading glasses for doing close range work. These reading glasses correct the alignment of my eyes and I can work on a computer now without any headaches or eye strain. Now the problem is that I cannot use these glasses at the theater, because distant objects appear blurry to me with these glasses. These glasses only work for nearby objects like a book or a computer screen. So basically I just need a pair of glasses that will do what these +1.25 glasses are doing (which is correcting the alignment of my eyes), but will compensate for that distance between my eyes and a theater screen. Imagine wearing a pair of reading glasses, and then holding up a binoculars in front of those glasses. That would compensate for the distance and not blur it out. But I cannot do that because its impractical and looks silly. So are there glasses out there that would do this?? I tried a pair of +0.75 reading glasses but that still gave me headaches. So that clearly did not correct the alignment of my eyes.
    1 answer · Optical · 1 month ago
  • In India, why can't you return a purchased item?

    If you buy something in India (whether its a shirt, pair of shoes, or a camera), you cannot return it back for a refund, even if you want to return it literally 2 seconds after buying it! They tell you that you can only exchange it for another product of the same price. Even if there's something wrong with the product, they still tell you that... show more
    If you buy something in India (whether its a shirt, pair of shoes, or a camera), you cannot return it back for a refund, even if you want to return it literally 2 seconds after buying it! They tell you that you can only exchange it for another product of the same price. Even if there's something wrong with the product, they still tell you that you cannot get a refund...only an exchange. Why!? Why does this rule exist in India? In every other part of the world, you can return items immediately after having bought it.
    2 answers · Bangalore · 1 month ago
  • Can someone tell me what kind of a photo frame I need?

    Hey. I have one of those old PC video game boxes. The cardboard boxes that games used to come in in the early 2000s. I want to frame this game box in a thick photo frame like case so that the box is encased behind glass/plastic and protected. My question is, is there a name for a case like this? What exactly do I search for on Amazon if I want... show more
    Hey. I have one of those old PC video game boxes. The cardboard boxes that games used to come in in the early 2000s. I want to frame this game box in a thick photo frame like case so that the box is encased behind glass/plastic and protected. My question is, is there a name for a case like this? What exactly do I search for on Amazon if I want something like this? When I type photo frame, it just shows me a bunch of regular thin photo frames for regular photos. What's this kind of case called?
    2 answers · Painting · 1 month ago
  • How do I watch Alex Jones now?

    Now that they've banned him from Youtube, FB and iTunes, how do I watch his broadcasts? I know that his official site has audio podcasts but I was wondering if there was some place on the internet where I can watch his full HD video broadcasts?
    Now that they've banned him from Youtube, FB and iTunes, how do I watch his broadcasts? I know that his official site has audio podcasts but I was wondering if there was some place on the internet where I can watch his full HD video broadcasts?
    10 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • Is there a way to improve webcam speed?

    Sorry if this question sounds dumb. But I was just wondering, is there a way to improve your webcam's speed specifically, so that the person receiving your video feed does not experience a long delay? I know there will always be a slight delay, but is there any way to minimize this delay as much as possible? I know that improving the overall... show more
    Sorry if this question sounds dumb. But I was just wondering, is there a way to improve your webcam's speed specifically, so that the person receiving your video feed does not experience a long delay? I know there will always be a slight delay, but is there any way to minimize this delay as much as possible? I know that improving the overall speed of your connection will help with this, but apart from that, are there any other ways? Will getting an external webcam help with this? Is there any difference in speed if you're using your computer's inbuilt webcam or if you're using an external webcam? And is there any way I can go into my internet settings and max out my internet upload speed?
    1 answer · Computer Networking · 2 months ago
  • Music suggestions please? (Rock music)?

    I have run out of music to listen to, and I am desperate to listen to something new! Here are the bands that I currently listen to: Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Doobie Brothers, U2, Guns N Roses, Megadeth, Pink Floyd, UFO, ZZ Top, KISS, I need some new stuff to listen to but I have no idea what! I don't like the Beatles,... show more
    I have run out of music to listen to, and I am desperate to listen to something new! Here are the bands that I currently listen to: Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Doobie Brothers, U2, Guns N Roses, Megadeth, Pink Floyd, UFO, ZZ Top, KISS, I need some new stuff to listen to but I have no idea what! I don't like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, John Mayer, or Def Leppard. Any suggestions?
    8 answers · Rock and Pop · 3 months ago
  • If someone blocked me on Facebook, can I see their profile after logging out?

    I sent a friend request to someone and I have a strange feeling that he blocked me. Or he could have just deactivated his account I'm not sure. When I type his name on Facebook (while I'm logged in) I don't see him. If I log out of my Facebook account, is it still possible for me to search for his profile? Because if I can view his... show more
    I sent a friend request to someone and I have a strange feeling that he blocked me. Or he could have just deactivated his account I'm not sure. When I type his name on Facebook (while I'm logged in) I don't see him. If I log out of my Facebook account, is it still possible for me to search for his profile? Because if I can view his profile while I am logged out, then that is proof that he's blocked me.
    4 answers · Facebook · 3 months ago
  • Is it safe to put an oven next to a LPG gas pipe?

    Hey I've got a LPG gas hose pipe attached to a small valve in the kitchen. It connects to a stove. I've put a toaster oven next to this valve. I really have no other place in the kitchen to put it. The LPG pipe is not a metal one, it is a flexible rubbery one. Is this safe? Will the heat from the toaster oven do anything to this hose pipe?... show more
    Hey I've got a LPG gas hose pipe attached to a small valve in the kitchen. It connects to a stove. I've put a toaster oven next to this valve. I really have no other place in the kitchen to put it. The LPG pipe is not a metal one, it is a flexible rubbery one. Is this safe? Will the heat from the toaster oven do anything to this hose pipe? Can it cause an explosion in any way? (sorry if this question sounds dumb)
    3 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 3 months ago
  • Is it logical to hate dogs who kill cats?

    I see all these dog lovers saying that you can't hold dogs responsible for their actions because dogs are animals governed by instinct and so they can't control themselves. Because after all, only human beings are flawed right? Nature is '' perfect '' That's why whenever there's a pitbull attack, all these people say... show more
    I see all these dog lovers saying that you can't hold dogs responsible for their actions because dogs are animals governed by instinct and so they can't control themselves. Because after all, only human beings are flawed right? Nature is '' perfect '' That's why whenever there's a pitbull attack, all these people say '' It's the owners fault '', and its never the dog's fault. I'm sorry but dogs have personalities too, just like people. They are not mindless zombies who can't control themselves. If a dog kills a cat for no reason, then that dog is bad. Not all dogs kill cats. They have a hunt instinct, and that's why some dogs kill cats. But human beings also have a sex instinct that makes human males want to fornicate with every female they see. I think a dog who kills a cat, is just as bad as a human male who rapes a woman. Both of them are acting on instinct, and not acting on compassion. Dogs are capable of compassion too, in case you didn't know. So am I wrong to hate dogs who kill cats?
    Dogs · 3 months ago
  • Why do Pitbulls only attack smaller dogs and babies?

    I've heard of so many cases where pitbull dogs attack infants and smaller dogs (like chihuahuas). This is just proof that pitbulls are cowards who love to bully and kill smaller creatures. That's why they never attack bigger dogs or bigger people. Because they know they'll lose. And yet all those dog lovers justify it by saying... show more
    I've heard of so many cases where pitbull dogs attack infants and smaller dogs (like chihuahuas). This is just proof that pitbulls are cowards who love to bully and kill smaller creatures. That's why they never attack bigger dogs or bigger people. Because they know they'll lose. And yet all those dog lovers justify it by saying '' Oh its just an animal and its behaving on instinct. '' Really? Because dogs are zombies who are not in control of themselves? Dogs have a conscience too, they are not out of control. They are killing dogs and babies just for sport. That's all that it is. They're not eating the dogs like carnivores, they are doing it for sport! Pitbulls are disgusting monsters. I'm sick of all these dog lovers who think dogs should not be held accountable for their actions.
    Dogs · 3 months ago
  • Is OkCupid a good dating website?

    I'm trying the free version of OkCupid. I've messaged a couple of girls, got a few replies and likes backs out of those. However nothing happens beyond the replies. If I reply back to their reply, nothing happens. Should I upgrade to the paid version of it (A-list)? Does it make a big difference? It says that when you upgrade, your profile... show more
    I'm trying the free version of OkCupid. I've messaged a couple of girls, got a few replies and likes backs out of those. However nothing happens beyond the replies. If I reply back to their reply, nothing happens. Should I upgrade to the paid version of it (A-list)? Does it make a big difference? It says that when you upgrade, your profile and messages gain a priority status and are more likely to be seen. Is the free version good enough or should I upgrade?
    Singles & Dating · 4 months ago
  • Is OkCupid a good dating site?

    I'm trying the free version of OkCupid. I've messaged a couple of girls, got a few replies and likes backs out of those. However nothing happens beyond the replies. If I reply back to their reply, nothing happens. Should I upgrade to the paid version of it (A-list)? Does it make a big difference? It says that when you upgrade, your profile... show more
    I'm trying the free version of OkCupid. I've messaged a couple of girls, got a few replies and likes backs out of those. However nothing happens beyond the replies. If I reply back to their reply, nothing happens. Should I upgrade to the paid version of it (A-list)? Does it make a big difference? It says that when you upgrade, your profile and messages gain a priority status and are more likely to be seen. Is the free version good enough or should I upgrade?
    Singles & Dating · 4 months ago
  • Why does my voice sound bad on a SM57 mic?

    Hey. I'm a guitarist and singer. Not a great singer, just average. I've noticed a very strange thing. When I record myself singing along to the guitar on my phone, it sounds pretty good. My voice sounds good and rich. However when I record it through an SM57 mic (connected to an audio interface), my voice sounds really thin, weak and... show more
    Hey. I'm a guitarist and singer. Not a great singer, just average. I've noticed a very strange thing. When I record myself singing along to the guitar on my phone, it sounds pretty good. My voice sounds good and rich. However when I record it through an SM57 mic (connected to an audio interface), my voice sounds really thin, weak and crappy. And yes I've made sure the gain was at the appropriate amount. I have a high pitched, squeaky type voice (like Axl Rose...Not saying I'm as great as him, I'm just saying my voice is similar to him). Why is this happening? No matter how much I mess with the EQ of my singing track, my voice always sounds bad when recording through the Shure Sm57 mic. Should I get a different mic for my voice? Is the SM57 good for all types of voices or is it bad for my voice type? Why does it sound good when recorded on the phone mic?
    Other - Music · 4 months ago
  • Are men becoming more effeminate?

    There are a lot of people who claim that men are becoming more and more effeminate as the years go by. People like Jordan Peterson as well as the Red Pill group. And some are saying that the reason this is happening is because men are conforming to an ever rising matriarchy. I also think this is true. However I cannot precisely explain how or... show more
    There are a lot of people who claim that men are becoming more and more effeminate as the years go by. People like Jordan Peterson as well as the Red Pill group. And some are saying that the reason this is happening is because men are conforming to an ever rising matriarchy. I also think this is true. However I cannot precisely explain how or give any examples, if anyone were to ask me. If you think this is true, can you please elaborate and give examples of how they are becoming more effeminate? And I'm not referring to homosexuality in any way here. I have nothing against gay people. I'm talking about straight men who are becoming more effeminate.
    2 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 4 months ago
  • Was this a rude thing to do?

    I was walking on the street today, and a bike was coming from behind me. It stopped a few inches right behind me on the sidewalk and then the driver honked its horn for 5 seconds. My ears hurt and I looked behind. He had parked and was honking his horn to signal his friend from the nearby building to come down. I got super angry, and I wanted to... show more
    I was walking on the street today, and a bike was coming from behind me. It stopped a few inches right behind me on the sidewalk and then the driver honked its horn for 5 seconds. My ears hurt and I looked behind. He had parked and was honking his horn to signal his friend from the nearby building to come down. I got super angry, and I wanted to turn around and shout at this guy. But I thought I was out of line, so I just walked away. Do you think this was a rude thing to do? Should I have shouted back?
    18 answers · Polls & Surveys · 4 months ago