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  • Question for married women in their 40s, do you have a hobby?

    Would you say you have a hobby? If so what is it? Also, does your husband have a hobby?

    3 AnswersMarriage & Divorce1 month ago
  • Is there a TRULY 2 year degree that is marketable and makes decent money?

    Because of my age I am not interested in spending $50,000 on a 4 year degree. But I'd be interested in a 2 year degree. The problem is, all the 2 year degrees I look at have 1-2 years of prerequisites before you start the 2 year degree. HOW is that a 2 year degree?? And the 2 year degrees that don't have said prereqs make $13/hour upon completion. And don't anyone say Medical Sonographer, Rad Tech, Surgical Tech, etc because they all have 2 years of prereqs before starting the 2 year degree.

    9 AnswersHigher Education (University +)5 months ago
  • Question for business owners.?

    I'm employed part time at a smallish (15 employee) office. I've been here 3 years. The first year I worked 20 hours/week and the last two years I work 30/hours per week. I get no benefits. Considering what I do, I'm probably maxed out as far as a fair salary for the area I live. This is what I want to know, would you continue to give a "maxed out" employee small raises to show appreciation for loyalty? For cross training on other desks to cover for people when they're out. Or would you be willing to possibly offer something else as a token of appreciation like paid holidays, or limited PTO. I like my job, but there is no room to "advance" in my office. I'm wondering if I stay here forever if I should never expect another raise or any modified benefits.

    5 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment5 months ago
  • In your opinion, should long term part time employees get modified benefits?

    Should a part time employee who has been with a company several years get some benefits? Not a full package, but maybe paid holidays? A few paid sick days, a few paid vacation days. Not necessarily a full health/dental/401k package. But SOMETHING to let them know they're valued after several years of service.

    7 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment6 months ago
  • Do you have to bring a gift to an engagement party if the invitation mentions where they are registered?

    My husband's aunt invited us to an engagement party for her son (my husband's cousin). The invitation lists the two places they are registered. I'm up to date on etiquette enough to know you should't do that. But since she did do that does that mean we should bring a gift? I feel like if she wanted to make it a gift giving event she should have called it a shower.

    11 AnswersEtiquette7 months ago
  • Can you charge to tutor a class you're currently taking?

    My daughter is in a college chemistry class. She's made 100 on both exams so far and loves the class. Many of her classmates are struggling. Would it be appropriate to offer to tutor them for a fee even though she's enrolled in the class and hasn't finished it.

    5 AnswersTeaching7 months ago
  • How does AA work?

    Does AA actually teach tools to help you stop drinking, or just tell you to surrender to a higher power and "let go and let God"?

    4 AnswersPsychology7 months ago
  • Could I have handled this better?

    My husband and I are taking my son on a small weekend trip for his 21st birthday. My Mom came over the other day and put a check in my purse for me to find, it was a little contribution to the expenses of the trip that she wanted to surprise me with. The next day I cleaned out my purse and didn't see the check and I must have thrown it away. Today she asked me if I got the check (it's been several days and I hadn't acknowledged it). I told her no and we determined that I must have accidentally thrown it away. I apologized over and over, I feel like an idiot. She seems irked at me. "I guess that's what I get for trying to surprise you!" And has not offered to give me another check. I don't NEED the check, I booked the trip based on what I could afford, but is it odd that she's not offering to write another check? It's not like it was cash that I accidentally threw away.

    10 AnswersEtiquette7 months ago
  • What's up with all the trolls?

    This used to be such a good forum, but now the trolls have ruined it. What kind of a pathetic low life loser just sits around all day spewing hateful nonsense to people are are sincerely seeking out information/advice. It's a shame some panty waste douche bags ruin it for every one.

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 months ago
  • Why are good nurses leaving the profession?

    My daughter is a prenursing student. She's wanted to be a nurse as long as I can remember. She makes excellent grades, in fact people have suggested she consider med school instead of nursing, and she thought about it for a minute, but she said "Mom, I don't want to be a doctor, I want to be a nurse." So many nurse friends of mine are telling me she should reconsider, and many of them are leaving the field, but none of them are very specific about why. They just say "It's changed." "I don't want to do direct patient care anymore." Are they just burnt out? What do they mean "It's changed'?

    3 AnswersHealth Care8 months ago
  • Should I get my college aged daughter a Valentine's Day present?

    My daughter and her boyfriend are away at college together, I'm sending her a little Valentine's Day care package. His mom and I went in on a restaurant gift card for the two of them but I also saw a Kendra Scott heart shaped necklace I thought my daughter would like. I've always bought her a little something for Valentines Day but this is the first year she's had a boyfriend. I'm not trying to upstage anything he would do for her or buy her. Is it inappropriate for me to send her jewelry now that she has a boyfriend?

    4 AnswersValentine's Day8 months ago
  • What causes autism?

    The rate of autism is skyrocketing. I do attribute some (not all) of it to diagnosing some kids who are just "quirky" as autistic. But we can't deny that real autism is on the rise. In your opinion, what is the reason behind the crazy high number of kids who have it. Please, no mean or sarcastic comments like "they just need a good spanking"

    17 AnswersSpecial Education8 months ago
  • Is this parental interference?

    My daughter and her boyfriend are away at college together. Typical college students, money is tight. His mom and I are going to go in on a gift card to a restaurant and send it to them in a Valentines Day card from the two of us. (they went to high school together, his mom and I are friends). My friend told me I am "interfering with their relationship" by doing this. And she won't elaborate. Does anyone see anything wrong with this?

    3 AnswersSingles & Dating8 months ago
  • How much can a college student charge to tutor other college students?

    My daughter has been tutoring math since about 10th grade. She's now a second semester freshman in college. She took Honors Algebra, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, Pre AP Pre Calculus and AP Calculus in high school. She made a 750 on the math portion of the SAT, and made an A in Calculus 2 last semester. She absolutely loves math. She recently tutored someone in Cacl 1 for his final (one time thing) and his mom voluntarily paid her $35. She now wants to market herself for tutoring and is wondering if $35/hour is a fair price, or too much.

    6 AnswersHigher Education (University +)8 months ago
  • How do I handle second graduation?

    When my son, who was in special ed, finished high school he was awarded a Certificate of Achievement as opposed to a diploma. He participated in his high school's graduation, cap and gown, took senior pictures, we had a little party with cake after the ceremony, the whole 9 yards. People came and gave him very generous gifts, we treated it like it was his graduation because at the time we thought it was. He has since started doing GED (HiSet) classes and has taken 3 of the 5 tests required for a diploma. He's passed them and we're so excited. Assuming he passes the the other 2 tests and gets his actual high school diploma, I don't know how to handle a celebration. We are all SO EXCITED about this and honestly never thought it would happen, so we we want to celebrate. But I don't know what is appropriate considering everyone already gathered to celebrate (3 years ago) and gave him gifts. Suggestions?

    6 AnswersOther - Education10 months ago
  • Don't know how to feel about my daughter transferring to her boyfriend's college?

    My daughter is a freshman in college. She decided this summer (before even starting school) that she wanted to change her major and the school she was to attend didn't have that major. I'm totally fine with her changing majors, as it is actually something she's thought about doing for a long time. She extensively researched transfer requirements for several schools and the truth is, the school her boyfriend attends is the most transfer friendly school she found. So while it's an added bonus that he's there, it truly isn't the only reason she picked it. (she had actually applied to it in high school but chose a different school) It's a fabulous school, and we like the boyfriend a lot. And had they gone off to the same college from the get go I probably wouldn't have had a problem with it. But there is something about her transferring to his school that screams "she's following a boy" and people are of course giving me their opinions. I guess my question is: does anyone have advice for her as far as expectations and a smooth transition for their relationship. He's very excited that she's going there, but he's been there for a semester and has made friends and settled in. I want her to make friends too and not just consciously or subconsciously become a cocoon couple.

    7 AnswersHigher Education (University +)12 months ago
  • BSN or Ultrasound Tech?

    My daughter is a recent high school graduate studying biology at a very good school. She had a 3.8 and a 1400 SAT in high school. Loves math and science (particularly math). She's always said she wanted to be a nurse, but recently she's been talking about ultrasound tech. She's done research that says the salary is comparable and that the job is less stressful. I told her that is usually a two year degree and I'd really like to see her get a 4 year degree (there are a few bachelor degree sonography programs out there) Can anyone in either of these professions give me your input? She had thought about med school but says she wants to have a family not be "married" to her job. So that is a consideration.

  • Is there a 4 year bachelors degree in medical sonography?

    My daughter is a freshman in college. She wants to do something in the medical field and she isn't quite sure what yet, so she is majoring in biology for a year while she decides. She told me last night she's thinking about ultrasound tech. From what I know, that is an associates degree, and I would really rather see her get a bachelors degree. I did a little googling and did not find many 4 year degrees in medical sonography which surprised me. Is that not really a thing?

  • How do you deal with missing your kids at college?

    My youngest daughter moved 6 hours away to college last month. I did ok for the first few weeks but I'm really starting to miss her. My two older sons go to college about an hour away from home and I get to see them every other weekend or so. And if I REALLY want to see them I can get in the car and go to them. My life is great otherwise, happy marriage, good job, great friends. It's not that I don't have a life. I just miss my daughter. I swore I wouldn't be sad about this. There are such bigger problems to have than my daughter off at a great college (on scholarship) and doing exceedingly well there. But I can't help it, I miss her.

    5 AnswersFamily1 year ago