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It just seems so... Cult-y, Y'know?
It's just such a difficult thing, no matter how much I try I just don't get how I should drive in traffic, maybe it's a good thing because I won't kill anyone.
The rules are just way too complex and difficult for me, I'm probably just very very dumb though.
I really wanna start biking more to reduce my own personal carbon footprint, but I live in FL and if I biked to work, it’d take around 30-40 mins, it would be scorching hot, and I would get there a mess of ‘outside smell’.
I just don’t understand how people bike to school, work, etc., because even if you’re super fit and don’t sweat, you’ll still stink from the outside. I feel dumb asking this so I guess it’s the right sub lol. How do you people do it??
edit: TIL that ‘outside smell’ is a predominantly floridian thing. yay. To anyone wondering what it is, it is literally just outside smell. If u walk out for five minutes in the evening and come back inside, there’s an outside smell that sticks to ur clothes for like a good ten minutes. I literally do no know any other way to describe it. It smells like bad grass and humid air. It doesn’t smell good. Everyone I know here understands what I mean when I say outside smell, I feel so robbed knowing that it’s not a universal thing lol
Beyond a sneeze, are there other things we do without thinking much of that a person in a coma does or doesn't do which we don't even really think about as we go about our lives?
A big thing that made Uber popular is that they were cheaper and quicker than taxis. I just saw the pricing for a taxi yesterday while I was in an uber did the math and realized the trip was now the same price as my Uber.
I really want to start going to the gym, I already have a membership but I'm super self conscious and I don't know how all the equipment works so I've never been. Besides those treadmills and those bike trainer things Im absolutely clueless and unfortunately i dont have friends that could help me. Is there an easy answer for this?
So I've 3 major back operations, and my wife is currently about to be released after a c section from having a baby (yay baby)
Please note I am not asking medical advice, I'm asking medical-employees for their input on the opiote prescribing teachings/behind the scenes experience
I've had this issue on all 3 of my surgeries aswell as my wife now, she is asking for a small amount of oral dilaudid for pain management once we get home for a "just in case" standpoint . We explained our apartment's elevator is broken and she will have to go up 3 flights of stairs anytime she needs to enter/leave the apartment, yet we are told if she can't do it without medications other than tylenol and a NSAID suppository she will not be released from the hospital. She's been given 1mg oral throughout her stay in the hospital.
I understand given the public opiote issues/epidemic medical staff need to be careful and minimize substance use, but at what point is the well being of the patient considered? Are you being told flat out that opiote prescription is now being "frowned upon?" Or is it more the staff concerned about liability type issues?
This is in Alberta Canada for context.
I know most people will assume I'm being a downer and grumpy but I think people are starting to lack respect for people's time and needs. I'm not rude or disrespectful to anyone in fact I'm one of the easiest going people to get along with. But I'm quiet and am an introvert and social events make me tired. On top of that, I believe in work being about work and leaving it at that. I do not take my breaks at my desk nor do I ever want to participate in any office birthday related events. I keep to myself and find peace with it, but somehow this has upset my other coworkers and now they feel like I've let the morale down in the office. I'm a mom of 3 young kids, they exhaust me and it's loud at home. Work really is one of my places where I can be quiet and get some amount of alone time.
Why can't this be respected??
I've been talking to her for the last few months and now I have a crush on her, but I'm not sure what to say to tell her.
My vocab is very limited. I don't understand political concepts at all - if someone were to use socialism or jurisdiction, etc. in a sentence, I would have to look it up and read examples to understand. It's difficult for me to retain facts. Something as simple as a deductible would take days for me to get a grasp of. The list goes on
I feel dumb most of the time; I don't seem to have much going on in this head of mine.
I've read that fevers are the body utilizing heat to fight off an infection. If that's the case, wouldn't it be kind of counter-productive to take a medication that squashes that fever? It may be more uncomfortable to just sit there, burning up, but isn't that heat important to efficiently killing off the infection and recovering?
I love song mashups but how the heck do people separate the vocals from the instruments or whatever? I understand that different parts of songs have “tracks” that you can move around, but I doubt Kendrick released the RAW audio file with all the info on how it was mixed. So how do they do it?
Or sometimes dislexic? Or is an all or nothing type of thing?
In my dream last night I was trying to shout for help but lost my voice whenever I tried. Online it says that this means that "you feel that you don't have control over your life, you feel ignored, or you're afraid to stand up for yourself" however I don't think this is true. Are dreams meaningless or am I lying to myself?
My friends are currently in Spain, and they have already taken pics of their pool from their POV with their knees in tbe pics and cocktail on the side. I havnt seen them post pics or videos of them exploring the the area outside of their hotel yet. It’s just food at the hotel, pool, and their hotel balcony.
Do people really holiday like this or are they actually exploring but happens to not film it for whatever reason?
I know people enjoy different things, they can do whatever they want but surely it’s cheaper to go to your local hotel with a pool
Ok my title is a little dramatic but when you go on like news article comments, even ones about local news, there are some absolutely deranged commenters. I feel like I've met some pretty "crazy" people irl in that they're way different than my views, but this is on a whole other level. These people aren't rational in any way.
I know it's the internet, and I know it's partially selection bias because only people who care enough would comment, but I mean come on? Do these people really exist? Are they bots?
How can we ever hope to reach an agreement with "the other side", regardless of where you fall, if these people are like this? Where do they meet up? Are they really just people around me who keep it all bottled in???