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Polycentric and Decentralized Law Studies and Development

2023.06.09 10:05 dhirpurboy89 Need your guidance/tips/advice

Hello all, I am planning for a solo trip to Dubai from Mumbai to Dxb next month. It’s going to be my first ever solo trip. Pls suggest me which place should I book an Airbnb or Hotel which will be nearest to downtown Dubai or Dubai mall or a place which is near to all the happening touristy places.
  1. I am planning for skydiving also, please suggest some pointers so that I could do it well.
  2. Must try places for Emirati food/local food.
  3. What should I must avoid doing in Dubai.
  4. My passport and other documents have only single name, No sir name: am I going to get the visa easially?
  5. Which places I should visit to see the locals or may be the people from where I could get knowledge of local culture of UAE.
  6. I am vaccinated thrice in India, do I need to carry another document or something ?
Thanks for your time .. regards
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2023.06.09 10:05 Chemical-Dress-4852 The pill

Me again! So I've been on the pill for touching nearly 20 years 😳 apart from my 2 pregnancy's I've never had a break. I have never had any sort of tests to see if my hormone levels are okay and when I've said I've been on the pill for so long it's almost as if "well it can't be that that's caused the vulvodynia as she's been on it so long" so I've been testing if things get worse when I take my pill and I woke up the last 2 mornings and felt "OK" before taking my pill but after taking it feeling the burning sensation! Now I don't know if this is all in my head becusee I'm testing it out but should I push for some tests or give my body a break and see what happens? Any help would be appreciated
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2023.06.09 10:04 Reserved_Trout Dealing with my problem with overemphasizing women's looks/aesthetic

Before I go into my problem, I should tell you a little about myself. I am 20 years old and going to community college. I live in an exurban area near a mid-sized city. I live with my mother, with whom I have a complicated relationship. I've posted on this sub before but deleted it out of embarrassment. I've never been full-on incel if that makes any sense. I've never believed in the whole "chads rule the world" thing. But I did subscribe to a lot of problematic beliefs when I was younger. The most accurate descriptor would be that I was a full-on nice guy.
Now on to my problem. I have an issue when it comes to looking for a woman that I'm attracted to. I put too much stock in looks and aesthetics. When I become attracted to a woman. It's usually their looks I focus on. I tend to be attracted to women who essentially have a hipstemanic pixie dream girl vibe to them (idk if that makes any sense). Things like a pixie cut, vintage fashion, and a goofy demeanor are all winners for me. The problem here, I think, is pretty evident, I haven't thought of any personal qualities I'm attracted to and I think this has hurt my chances of dating. I've talked about this with my therapist who said that while it's normal to have visual preferences while looking for a partner, it's also important to consider personality qualities you like as well. I have failed miserably at the latter. I think this hurts me because it limits my dating pool to a very small amount of people who I might not vibe with. And, at the same time, I'm potentially passing on a whole bunch of awesome women who like me for me because they don't fit some visual quota.
Now that I realize my issue here I want to learn how to work on it. How can I go about deemphasizing my visual preferences and how can I work on finding what personal qualities I like so that I can build a healthy relationship?
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2023.06.09 10:03 waxzupp My cat has scabs + balding and won't stop grooming herself

My cat has had some skin scabbing problems since we found her, but they've been getting worse. She recently got fleas (I'm not sure how because she's a fully indoor cat although my roommate has a cat who may have spread them to her). I've noticed over the past month or so that she's grooming, licking, and biting herself much more than often. In fact, it's gotten to the point that the area above her tail is nearly bald. She has scabs all over her lower back and neck. I noticed fleas about a month ago and we did a full treatment (gave her a flea bath + medication) but nothing got better. After realizing that she still had fleas a few weeks ago, I gave her another treatment. I'm worried that due to the flea itching, she is over-grooming and scratching herself and it's leading to an endless cycle of itchy scabs that she keeps making worse. Her skin is becoming more and more ulcerated and she is losing hair all over her body. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that the fleas could be a primary issue for the itchiness (I hope they are gone now after these treatments), but I also feel like the scabs she has on her body (that she had prior to having fleas, but much less) could be some sort of skin allergy? I've been feeding her omega 3 oil for the past few months but haven't noticed a difference. If anyone has an opinion on whether her skin problems are mostly due to fleas or if it is a combination of flea itching + skin issues, or solely due to fleas, please let me know. I've been meaning to take her to the vet for this issue but to be completely honest vets are very expensive and I'm worried about how much it'll cost, so if anyone knows any topical solutions I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
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2023.06.09 10:03 jacqueifer Seventh Heaven - How I Finally Passed the Dubai RTA Test (Parking + Road) - A Few Tips, Tricks and Myths I Learned The Hard Way

Learning to drive - something perhaps I should have done at 18 (ample time but no car or money to learn) and at now at 36 you have the money to learn but no time. Like most working professionals in Dubai, our jobs are demanding so carving time out to learn needs to be well planned and fruitful.
If this post could do anything, I hope you can learn from my mistakes, so here goes:
  1. Picking Finance If you are a new driver (having never driven back home either) - take the unlimited/contract option with your driving school. It will cost nearly double the normal package but is worth it because you don't have the financial stress of paying more if you fail - I didn't think it would be this difficult to pass and I was wrong. In Dubai you need to complete 40 hours to take the test (split between parking and on road), for a new new driver this is simply not enough hours to build confidence (this is why you hear of so many stories of people repeating the test - in particular new drivers). To compare, in a Melbourne, Australia the minimum hours needed is 120.
  2. Picking a Driving Institution, pick wisely. Most people review the online comments to gauge how good a school is. The tip here is to talk to friends, family or colleagues that have passed out a particular branch/location. The opinion of the brands (EDI, DDC, Belhasa, Galadari) vary among people and I didn't find it an accurate measure but the branch is more important. I used Dubai Driving Institute in Al Quoz. Nice range of instructors but the location is a challenge. I will explain later in the post.
  3. Selecting a Driving Instructor in most cases you will be assigned a driving instructor. As a first time driver, you aren't going to know if your instructor is good or bad. What you should ask yourself after the four classes is - does this person spend a lot of time on their phone? Does this person stop my mistakes or does this person teach me how to do it correctly? The latter is more important. If you aren't learning, request for a change and don't be worried about what people will think - you are paying to be thought.
  4. Driving Institution Location - this is an important factor in where you learn to drive. Al Quoz is an industrial area filled with large trucks, commercial buses, vehicles and in general traffic at all times. To add to this you have drivers who aren't as courteous, will cut, will not signal, you have pedestrians crossing at undesignated areas, road cleaners and people moving on the wrong side of the road with their little scooters, cycles and mopeds. As a learning area, it reminds one a little of driving in India / Egypt. For a first time driver, perhaps there are easier routes to train in like the Dry Docks or DIP.
  5. Passing the Theory Test - really straight forward, complete the course and practice the mock exams theory + video scenario. There are a pool of about 300 odd questions, from which you get 40 (35 theory + 5 video scenarios) on your RTA exam. Only when you can consistently secure 90% plus on the mock exams, you should attempt the RTA Theory Test.
  6. Passing the Parking Test - the first tip is to practice this in the location you are doing the test. I practiced it at the Al Quoz Branch but did the test at the Al Khail branch - the reason behind this is the automated testing facility is here and you need to familiarize yourself with the automated vehicle. The second tip, which I learned from one of the senior trainers is - parking is mathematics, if you get the basics right you'll be able to park consistently. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTeIdxINoO8&t=524s it will greatly benefit you. I passed the hill park, emergency breaking, parallel parking and angle parking on the first go. Failing only garage because I have a problem with the method from the training school.
  7. Garage Parking - at the school, they train you to use the sticker indication on the rear passenger window which is bonkers (its apparently a trick to help students pass you can see this in 12:06 of the video shared above). The challenge with this method is depending on your height, seat location, backrest location or whether you wear glasses all affect the angle. For the longest time I couldn't crack this as I kept getting or failing by small margins. The easiest way to pass this is to angle the car in and readjust it in front of you (the RTA allows you to do this in the test) before parking. Again here only attempt the parking when you have cleared the internal mock tests.
  8. RTA Myth - they have a quota of people to fail everyday, this is not true - you can either drive or not it's that simple.
  9. RTA Instructors - have different temperaments, if you are nervous it will reflect when you drive and they can pick up on that. Test when only when confident.
  10. Mental Pressure - it took me seven attempts, I remember distinctly when I failed the third time, I wanted to give up. Instead I reframed my thinking to accept that failing the test simply meant the RTA was keeping me safe by telling me I didn't have sufficient knowledge to be on the road. The second change I made was to stop comparing myself and telling people about my test - failing stopped becoming a burden.
Driving Test Failures - all my failures where down to one key thing - situational awareness. I was thought what to do on the road but not how to think on the road. This his impacted my decision making/confidence. You can only gain situational awareness when you have been on the road long enough and hence why I would encourage new drivers to get at least 60 to 80 hours before they take the test. Most people won't talk about their failures, I will tell you about mine with the hope you can learn from it.
  1. Failure 1 - attempted to cross the T junction without sufficient gap (I couldn't assess distance vs speed). What I should have done is let the speeding car pass and then cross.
  2. Failure 2 - this is the only one I was unhappy with the judgement. I waited 'too long' to move into a lane to overtake, I was told during the test I was failing because I will cause a traffic jam. All I wanted was a clear road to be able to safely take the car. Debatable.
  3. Failure 3 - turned into the second lane instead of the third lane at the U-turn. Correct thing to have done would have been to turn into the third lane.
  4. Failure 4 - attempted to merge on to a road without sufficient gap. I was thought to take the gap, the correct thing for a driving school car to do is to wait for a clear road where there is not debate on the distance x speed.
  5. Failure 5 - there was a cleaner on the road at the before signal turn (this happened in the afternoon), I slowed down and moved to the left but the correct thing to have done was slow down, blow horn, indicate to move to the left (even though the line is being cut).
  6. Failure 6 - I made an assumption that a taxi to my left would wait/allow me to pass but he was in a hurry and entered the round about a second before I could. I should have just waited, allowed him to pass.
Through all my tests - vehicle control, lane changes and general observance of rules was good. The lack of situational awareness cost me, especially judging distance x speed.
Tips to Pass the Test
Besides the normal things, here's ten things I wish I knew before I started:
  1. You are likely to test in a Nissan Sunny, the steering wheel has a notch below it to adjust it. Adjust it to the top most position position, this will build familiarity in your mind and the position is always the same. An internal examiner showed me this - after five months.
  2. Build a routine when you get into the car - adjust seat, adjust mirrors, then seat belt, then check for passenger seat belts. This routine becomes habit and habit will give you confidence.
  3. When you drive, check your rear view mirror every 5-8 seconds. Improves situational awareness.
  4. If you turn anywhere, just indicate. Make it a habit.
  5. In Al Quoz, indicate about 10 meters before the turn as there are lots of little garages/shops and drivers behind might think you are going there instead.
  6. Assume everyone on the road is unpredictable, it will train you to be a better defensive driver.
  7. If you are testing in Al Quoz, I recommend to test in the morning.
  8. Examiners are there to test basics and observe your understanding of the road. They're never going to ask you to try a lane change when the situation doesn't permit - what they will check is your judgement of the situation.
  9. Don't compare yourself to others.
  10. The vehicle on the left has priority.
  11. If you finish your internal classes, test within three days.
  12. Know where your pedestrian crossings are. Pedestrians in Al Quoz take this space for granted.
  13. If you are in the left lane at a pedestrian crossing, you are expected to indicate and cross at the right - the examiner won't ask you but its expected (have seen people on the test fail for this).
  14. If you happen to fail, try and book classes to learn immediately - don't be dejected or give up, everyone goes through it. The quicker you learn, the quicker you are able to test again. The momentum of wanting to learn and taking the test is what will drive you.
  15. At a round about, learn to exit and enter from every direction. Have seen other test members in the car who are so used to doing one thing, they forget when the examiner takes them to a new route.
  16. Know your area you are testing in - you'll be able to anticipate the roads you are connecting and the environment before you get there.
  17. If testing Al Quoz, use your horn - trust me you'll need it.
  18. Learn to start the car (most cars are already started when you enter). Occasionally if you go first, you might be asked to start the car.
  19. If you're asked to lane change, don't forget to check your blind spot.
  20. On the day of the test, arrive a minimum 30 minutes early and say a small prayer - both of these will soothe you.
  21. Given how busy Al Quoz is, some of the Stop lines have faded or are covered with dust, don't let this fool you - know these spots, look for the boards and stop.
  22. If you don't have the confidence, don't test.
  23. Assuming you have practiced 80 hours thats a total of 4,800 minutes, your test is 10 minutes - you got this.
  24. Always remember, the RTA is out to keep you safe. If they fail you, they are saving you.
  25. Unlike the Parking Test where there are 5 things you are tested on, there's not menu of items you have for the Driving Test but here's the top 5 things you definitely need to know: Situational Awareness, Lane Change, U-Turns into 2 & 3 lanes, Merging, Entering/Exiting Roundabouts
Finally, seventh heaven - aced the test on this attempt. Unlike before I was confident and calm. I arrived early, said a small prayer, did the same routine I always do when I enter the car, drove confidently - on the day had to enteexit a round about, do a u-turn, a couple of t-junctions and lane change twice - entire thing lasted ten minutes.
If you have found this post it's probably either you have failed and you are looking for some hope and guidance, I hope the above is of some use to you. To conclude, you need two key things going into the test experience and confidence. Experience comes from repetition, repetition builds confidence.
All the best.

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2023.06.09 10:02 SpecialIntelligent70 Jazz guy wears jazz clothes, has jazz instruments

The 19-year-old wears original antique clothes daily (the only exception frequently being reproduction pants faithful to the era), which he tailors himself using a Singer sewing machine from 1921. He even starches his own collars to get as authentic a look as possible. During a recent visit to his apartment near the Eastman School, Rice wore a vintage “day suit,” complete with a striped shirt and starched imperial collar, silver patterned cuffs, a square tie, a vest from 1899, pants with suspenders, a dark coat and a straw hat.
“I do a lot of things that represent the past. I record wax cylinders, I run a 1920s jazz band, I dress in all original clothes,” said Rice. “I don't want to say I'm stuck in the past because that’s a very closed mindset — but although I live in 2023, I'm doing everything I can to bring 1923 to now.”
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2023.06.09 10:02 Swimming_Evening_460 i can’t cry anymore + need a friend

please can someone be my friend i have no one to talk to, i’m going through the worst part of my life and my body has cried all the tears it can. i try to cry but i think i’ve used up all the my body has because i could only cry again after napping. so i’m literally crying until my body runs out of tears and then i have to wait until it replenishes them to cry again.
my head hurts, i have no appetite, my skin is dry from the salt in all the tears. i’m supposed to be sleeping right now and i can’t.
yk that feeling where your heart drops? i feel a constant state of that. i never ever beg for friends but please will someone be my friend i can’t be alone anymore.
i usually have way too much pride to do this but i’m just so exhausted from fighting alone.
please feel free to dm me or comment, i could really use some love and support.
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2023.06.09 10:02 Elegant-Pollution-85 Is there anyone here who lives near winnetka and wants to help me out for some money?

I accidentally bid on a shopgoodwill auction and didn't realize it was pick up only, if someone is willing to pick it up and then ship it to my address I'd pay them
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2023.06.09 10:01 shootingstar1117 Slowly feeling that I deserve to d-word

I don't know if it's wrong to ask someone to accompany you when they've been a close friend and like you've hang out/gala/kain multiple times. It's just that when I am the one to message our gc, it seems like the mood becomes dull/off and people get uninsterested with whatever the message is since it came from me. I don't know why, maybe because it is very, very strict in my fam that I am just allowed a handful of times to go out to hang/gala and even have spontaneous trips. I still need to ask permission even if I am near 25 years old. Also, the pandemic happened and it's really hard to go out a lot when each time a relative or someone I know gets covid. With this situation, I can't go, even if I wanted to, to spontaneous kain/road trip with my friends.
Is it because I was not able to bond with them more and join them sa gala/kainan that they don't think of me as a friend now? They're not even reacting on my posts now, I now this sound a bit immature.
Another maybe, maybe I am at grave fault for still being too shy even if we (with my friends) have been through lots of ganaps/occassions already that I am still timid to ask them how they are or what they are doing. I do not check up on them. But the thing is, no one checks up on me either. I really hate my situation so much. It feels like I am not worthy to live anymore. Like if I d-word, no one will f*ckin care. No one will shed a tear, maybe only my family. But yeah, thr point is the feeling of not wanting to live anymore slowly creeps in, inside my thoughts. Maybe if I try to s-word and eventually d-word, I won't have to suffer from the situation where I have no friends, I have no one to tell my secrets and frustrations to, I have no one to ask for advice with my problems, I have no one I can count on. I don't know if I'll get better or I'll get worse. I just want to stop feeling unwanted, boring, and worthless.
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2023.06.09 09:59 Competitive_Low_5970 Excalibur

"Come on, please, it has to be somewhere around here!"
Cogwyn was at her wit's end, and apparantly desperate enough to be begging the rotten wooden floor of the abandoned saloon she was in.
"Pst. Magical weapon?" One hand clutching the faded map, Cogwyn opened the faded parchment to check where she was again. Following the long-lost roads on the maps, her finger once again arrived in the town of Foghorn on the map, the town built on the lake-bed of the legendary Lake.
The Lake that held a legendary weapon called Excalibur.
Cogwyn needed that weapon, right about now. It would honestly be very good timing right about now. Cogwyn had lost and given up too much to be here in the ghost town of Foghorn, knee-deep in the barren territories of the long-fallen Human civilization.
Goddamn it, Cogwyn was sure the spot she was in was at the center of the long-dried lakebed. Digging her claws into the plank, Cogwyn pulled as hard she could, trying to at least dislodge it a bit. The Crownhunters will be here soon, and then she'll be screwed. There was nowhere else to run anymore.
Digging her claws deeper into the rotten wood at that thought, Cogwyn pulled harder. Her muscles strained as she grunted in effort before she lost her grip on the wood and was flung backwards from the force used to tug at the wood.
Cogwyn punched the wooden board, then immediately regretted it as she registered the pain from her punch. Nursing her fist, Cogwyn turned towards the doorframe of the building, heart dropping in her chest as she saw the blurry figures in the distance, riding towards the saloon.
Immediately standing up from her crawling position, Cogwyn reached towards the pair of daggers stashed in her pant legs and found... nothing. Right, she lost them by throwing them at the Crownhunters where they promptly flew off into the cliff the Crownhunters were standing by.
Whatever, she still had her claws.
Jumping on the table, Cogwyn screeched on the table as the Crownhunters entered the room.
"Goblin! Do not resist your death, the crimes of your kind will be paid in full!" The Crownhunters drew their swords at their leader's statement, the swish of the sword causing a pleasant metallic sound as they were unsheathed.
"Crimes of what, fucking existing?"
Stupid xenophobic Empire bullshit. Cogwyn bared her teeth and prepared to rake her claws all over the Crownhunters face. But before either side could make a move, a loud crack resonated in the room.
A pale, ghostly hand punched out of the floorboard Cogwyn was trying to ply open, their hand holding a bizarre L-shaped contraption.
Cogwyn stared at the pale hand. "What"
What are you waiting for? Take the gun and shoot! The voice echoed in Cogwyn's head, and sorry, a voice is speaking in her voice telling her to take—a gun? What the hell even is a gun?
I am the Lady of the Lake, the Keeper of Excalibur. The Mistress of Justice. Take the revolver and enact your justice, little Goblin.
Wait so, you're telling me Excalibur is that weirdly shaped piece of wood and metal you're holding?
Yes. The voice sounded impatient. The hand in the floor, on the other hand, rose further, revealing an arm now. For centuries I have waited for another worthy of Excalibur. Humanity has fallen, but its spirit remains in it.
Rudely, the Crownhunters attacked at that precise moment, apparently having gotten over the ghostly body slowly rising out of the ground. Flashing her attention back to the Crownhunters, Cogwyn barely managed to tip the table over and scramble out of the way before the sword cut her head clean off her shoulders.
"Asshole! I was having an in-my-head conversation there!" Cogwyn spit at the Crownhunters attacking her as she dodged out of the way of another strike, the sword burying itself into a dusty table.
By now, the Lady of the Lake's form had appeared fully. She was transparent, but her form revealed her to be a bipedal women with long hair, wearing a simple dress. Her eyes facing forwards, like a predator's. Cracking her knuckles, she rolled her arm before sending a devastating punch, knocking out one of the Crownhunters cold.
The Lady's voice crackled to life in her mind. Eat shit.
Wow, was that really what the Humans looked like? Turns out everyone needs to do some serious updating to their drawings of Humans. They had just assumed they were more prey-like, considering how peaceful their civilization was truly rumoured to be.
Cogwyn eyed the laughing Lady of the Lake with a curious side-eye. So the Humans did have a dark side. Grinning, Cogwyn caught the... gun-thing as it was thrown at her by the Lady. Holding the wooden handle, Cogwyn rushed up to one Crownhunter and bashed it on their head.
Expecting some serious magical stuff to occur, Cogwyn was disappointed when they merely fainted from the blunt force trauma. "Hey, I thought this weapon was magical!"
It is. You're just using it wrong. Grip the handle and pull the trigger—that spring near the handle—while aiming it.
Taking the Lady's advice, Cogwyn aimed as one Crownhunter rushed her and pulled the trigger. A bloom of smoke rose from the tip of the weapon as a loud boom filled the room. The gun, like a particularly violent horse, kicked back, almost forcing Cogwyn to drop the magical artefact on the ground.
The person in front of Cogwyn stopped and dropped, a hole in the middle of their chest.
"Holy shit."
Standing in the ruins of the room, the Lady and Cogwyn stood in the center of a whirlwind of bodies and broken furniture. Cogwyn laughed out loud in joy as she stared at the weapon in her hand.
"You know, most artifacts only allow their own species to wield them." Most ancient artifacts were too prissy to allow anyone but them to wield their precious weapons, which meant that the Elder races held all the cards when it came to power, leaving newer races to lick boots in order to get scrap.
It doesn't help that artifacts take time to materialize for any civilization.
Excalibur is not most artifacts. The voice of the Lady was calm, but an edge still held in her voice. Humanity was not most races. Back then, anyone could be a Human.
Anyone. Being Human was less being a member of a race at that point, but an idea. The weapon you hold is but a fragment of that idea, crystalized into the form we see now: justice.
"If Excalibur represents justice... What are you, then?"
The Lady paused, a devious smile on her face. Another ancient Human philosophy. One passed on from the earliest days, before even the seedling of Excalibur was even planted.
It was called... Fuck Around And Find Out. The Lady giggled before sighing. Justice doesn't serve itself, y'know.
The Lady of the Lake stretched, bones cracking as she readied up for a long journey ahead of her. Come on now, we have a government to overthrow.
Cogwyn huffed as she followed the Lady out into the desert.
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2023.06.09 09:59 gdjc I feel like I can't join society

LONG post ahead.
Female, early 20s. I grew up in a rural area with very few people. My group of friends consisted of one (1) other girl because there were no other kids our age. I came to to city to school and didn't know... anything. It was an adventure for me to go to the supermarket alone and pay at those "fancy" cash registers. Going out for coffee or pubs or clubs or wherever my classmates went was out of the question because I had very little money, not enough to buy drinks or fast food etc or any clothes to wear to parties. That and also the fact that I was very reserved because of the new city, school, classmates, teachers, everything that came with it.... it was overwhelming. I think I was depressed. Every morning, the first thing I did was list good things (no test today, I can make some fries to day, they're my fav food, nothing bad happened at work today, I ate twice) to have reasons to live. I even had a little notebook at some point for it, but gave up on it cause it felt like I was too desperately clinging to life and the physical reminder made it harsher.
I tried to improve. I wasn't exactly outgoing but for me there were improvements. I signed up for extracurriculars, I started convos with classmates, I made 3 close friends in my class that I talked to a lot and hung out with. By the end of high school I think I wasn't seen as that much of a recluse... people would note how I get along with everyone in class (not close to anyone besides those 3), how I was so smart, the pretty girls even complimented my clothes (smth I had been been insecure about cause they were mostly hand-me-downs or from a cheap store that I had heard them ridicule). They would ask me why I'm at that school and not at X or Y (biggest/best in the city).
I got a job straight out of high school so that I wouldn't financially burden my parents so much. It requires talking to people of basically all ages and from all walks of life and so I think I'm not THAT bad at socializing anymore. I can also afford better clothes and skincare. I don't know how to be objective about looks but I think I'm ok?? Not outstandingly beautiful but not repulsive either. I don't get compliments from people for my looks a lot (actually I do but coming from a single person, my friend lol) so there's that. Because of the type of job I have and the fact I like to read, people think I'm smart. So, again trying to be objective, I get the feeling that people generally see me as nice, smart/educated and quiet which gets me labeled as either boring or intimidating. My apparently "dry" and "sarcastic" sense of humor adds to the latter. It kinda hurts cause people say "I can't imagine you crying" or "I didn't know you could smile/laugh like that" which hurts cause I have feelings?? I'm not a shadow on this earth.
But, that's the thing, I feel like there's a glass wall between me and the world, like I'm in a showcase in a store. People see me, they might like me, but no one goes into the shop. I made new friends at uni and at work, and kind of lost those I made in high school (simply fell out of touch because I had an epiphany one day scrolling through the group chat that 90% all the convos were started by me.) I'm no one's "best friend", more like work-friend or classmate. I'm there, barely noticed. One of my fantasies it someone getting asked to do smth with their friends/someone else but they refuse cause they had plans with or prefer to spend time with me. But I know I can't cry about feeling lonely while only waiting for others to make the first step, so I constantly make the first step and end up cry for being rejected (not always, but my brain dramatizes) or feeling like a bother.
The final push to post this was that today I was walking down the street and a guy?? Asked me for my number??? I was floored, I had thought he wanted to ask for directions or smth. Again, I don't want to cry about being alone while pushing ppl away so I gave it to him but bruhhhh fuck if I know what to say if he does text me. I was very awkward anyway, maybe he won't.
So I don't know, this just sort of broke a straw in me cause someone saw me and yeah. Idk.
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2023.06.09 09:58 Several_Pop_6289 Florida Bluegrass Events and Festivals by EMS

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2023.06.09 09:57 iszzieanna Recent Discoveries

After feeling like I’ve seen and smelt it all, I ordered a ton of samples of fragrances that have caught my eye. These are my recent discoveries and loves:
  1. Royal Tobacco by Amouage:
It’s a mix of caramelized licorice, birch tar, fenugreek and intense. Lots of dry frankincense and very little tobacco. I get some ambery vanilla here and there.
  1. Reflection by Amouage:
The perfect everyday scent. Soapy, clean and a little floral. I hate white flowers but they work so well in this scent. This fragrance is perfect for business, being put together and class.
  1. Amber Desire by Carolina Herrera:
An amber dream. Sticky, sweet and an almost gourmand amber. There are many facets to this fragrance. There’s a scorched, dry and incense-leaning side to this, paired with sticky and sugary dates. There’s an animalic undertone that might be the date note. The cinnamon is subtle but just enough that it doesn’t take over the fragrance. Love this!
  1. Glossier You:
A waxy, lipsticky and powdery musk that I thought I hated. I didn’t try You until recently. I must say I fell in love almost instantly. A subtle, clean and musky smelling scent trail.
  1. Blanche Bete by Liquides Imaginaires:
Steamed, hot coconut milk with corn flakes. Sprinkled with almond and cocoa powder.
  1. Ambre Platine by Lorga Parfums:
Pink peppers, drizzled caramel and lots of amber and incense. The strangest combination of notes I’ve seen in yet a fragrance. But manages to be one of my favourites.
  1. Soleil de Feu by Tom Ford:
Sticky benzoin, spicy cinnamon and chai, and lots of woods. Surprisingly I enjoyed this new Tom Ford fragrance after trying it out for a few times. My nose was very very confused after initially smelling it and I wrote it off as being overrated, until I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Now I own a 50ml!
  1. African Leather by Memo Paris:
Wow. This one was a wow fragrance for me. Animalic, metallic, leathery, oud and lots of cardamom and saffron. This one is so unique and until any spicy fragrance I’ve smelt. It manages to smell like scorched earth, the blood of a hunt and a beautiful cardamom-saffron blend. Amazing!
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2023.06.09 09:57 sylrousar94 I pissed in my dates car

So. I (F28) met a guy at work (M38) and told him I had never been asked out on a proper date. Like an actual go out to dinner and really be treated to a nice night. I usually just get invited to hang out at someone's place or treat them to a meal or activity etc.
Anyway, we had hung out a few times prior at his place and such which is perfectly fine since my life is a cartoon and nothing ever happens "typically" to me lol. So, I had spent the night at his and when we woke up, he tells me what he has planned for the day. We're gonna get up, get ready, drive over the pass to the "big city" (we live like 64 miles east of a big touristy town for the area over a mountain pass) and spend the day over there, eat, see a movie, shop, really whatever fits the bill. I'm like cool, sounds like a day, fucking pumped for it, love it.
We head over, having a great time, lots of laughs, good conversation etc. It's like an hour drive so great time to chat lol. We dick around for a while and decide to go eat at a local pub style resturant in town that we don't really get to enjoy unless we're in the area so why not? Well, we're talking and eating and get some drinks. Specifically, Irish Death. I had about 4 or 5 20oz glasses and I think he had like 2 lol. Bill comes, he paid, and he goes yknow I think we should hit the restrooms before we leave and I was like nah I'm good (foreshadowing, I was not). He goes to the restroom, I don't. I have never liked using public restrooms, my mom was a bit of a germaphobe when I was younger so I just got good at holding it lol. Anyway, he comes back, I stand up and in that moment, I transitioned from stone cold sober, to fucking loaded in a blink of an eye. But I got my shit handled and we walked out to the car and head home.
As we are driving, I'm noticing the pressure in my bladder begins to build. Okay, whatever, I got this. We make it over the pass. Fabulous, only like 30 miles to go. The pressure is becoming painful. Still got this. Make it into the first bigger town in the valley. Tell dude we should stop at my place because " I gotta race like a piss horse", he's like cool, not a problem we should grab some extra clothes and shit while we're there too. I'm like hell yeah, 30miles just went to like 15, I got this but GOD do I have to pee.
Keep on driving. We get 1 (one) mile away from my house and I am begging this man to pull over because I AM going to piss myself. I'm doing the potty dance, wiggling, anything to distract from the agony that I am in. This man says we are less than a mile away and as he says this, I uncontrollably piss myself.
Do you know what it's like as an adult, to look into the eyes of another adult and tell them you just pissed yourself? because I didn't until that moment. This man is howling. He's like "ONE MILE!!!! WE ARE ONE MILE AWAY!!!! I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE!!!!" which I am apologizing like a mad woman in between my own laughs because of course I would do this on my first real date.
We pull into my place, I immediately grab a towel and cleaner (THANK GOD for leather seats) and clean his car up, go inside, say thank you for the date and apologized again. Told him he can leave (because even though I'm tanked and laughing, I am mortified) and I'm sorry for any trouble and I totally understand if he doesn't want to see me again, no hard feelings because I would also like to never see me again too. He reassures me because now I'm starting to break down. I strip and get in the shower and ugly cry and when I got out he was just chilling on my couch. I told him I was ok and he really doesn't have to wait for me and I'll be ok. I go to my room and throw on the most depressing and comfy clothes I have because, clearly, I will never see him again because I'm a nightmare. I plop on my bed and curl up to cry and have my drunk pitty party, and he comes in and curls up right behind me on my bed and just held me.
After like 2 mins of my pitty party he gently shakes me and goes "so, are you done? Ready to get up now? We have plans still and I still wanna hang out with you." I spun around so fast because, like, really??? Were you not there for this whole traumatic experience??? And he just said, next time I suggest we use the restroom, you should probably do that lmaooo.
Anyway, we're engaged now and I have never been more happy or loved in my entire life and this is definitely one of the most embarrassing stories that has ever happened to me. But, hey, now it's at least on the internet for forever.
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2023.06.09 09:57 WillWorkforWhisky What is happening with my (35m) friend (27f)? Her messages seem to be shorter than ever...

I'm (35m) going to America later this year to see a friend (27f) who I've known for nearly 7 years. We've always been great friends since we met (when I lived over there), and she has even visited me in London when she was passing through Europe. We met at college in a shared class.
Recently, her messages have become very short, usually one word answers. I've called her when I can, to check things are OK, and it's always fine on the call. We laugh and joke, and she says she appreciates how easy it is to talk with me. She says work sucks... I did ask bluntly if she still wanted me to visit (if it was a good time to do so), or if I'd done anything to upset her, and she said that my visit is going to be excellent and to definitely still come. She also randomly messaged me the other day saying that she appreciates she can always be honest with me.
Yesterday, I finally got the flight tickets and sent the screenshot. She put "WooooOO", and when I wrote that I was excited to see her and explore a new part of America, she put "SAME". I figured she was at work at the time, but there's been nothing else. She's always been very communicative, but the past few months have made me concerned about these short answers.
Can anyone help me to understand if there's anything I'm missing, or if I'm just being para? Or perhaps what I can do to be more supportive of her?
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2023.06.09 09:56 Disshidia Suddenly cannot talk mid-sentence and begin choking

Does anyone know of a condition where you are suddenly not able to talk without coughing/choking/burping? This happens rarely, but on average happens to me 2-3 times per year, and it's scary but can also be awkward.
What happens is I will suddenly not be able to talk/breathe well. Any attempts to talk will cause me to cough/burp/feel like I'm going to puke. It can also be difficult to breathe. It can last for 1-3 minutes and talking normally again needs to be eased into or else it'll come back. I have had panic attacks in the past and this does not feel like one in the traditional sense, but afterwards my hands might be shaking and have an I have an increased heart rate.
I'll describe the instance that recently happened to me:
  1. Talking to a friend, completely normal conversation for about 45 minutes. Suddenly, I could not get out a word/could not even explain what was happening to my friend. I just start choking and gagging, pointing to my neck and making drinking water gestures to get the point across that I'm okay but don't know what is going on. I recovered in a few minutes and had to wrap up our conversation because it was difficult to continue speaking. I checked my SPO2 and it was at 98. I was not eating/drinking anything. I have had a dry cough for a couple months that tends to hit in the evenings/nights (of which it is midday now), but this has happened in the past when I didn't have a dry cough, too.
Looking it up, I can only find "Laryngospasm" which is classified as "rare". I feel like it would not be that in this case, but if anyone knows what it could be or what I can do, some direction appreciated.
Thank you.
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2023.06.09 09:56 ikurumba $12 surge

Is it worth it to run out the door, turn my Uber app online for a surge especially if it's $12 and right near me
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2023.06.09 09:54 eviegc1245 Please help me find a Hunger Games episode for nostalgia purposes xx

Hiya, just found this subreddit out of desperation. I was obsessed with mitch and jerome growing up and recently remembered that they existed. I've been rewatching bajan's hunger games series and have been loving re-experiencing my favourite moments. But for some reason I have this specific moment in a hunger game that I can't for the life of me find. I've begun to think that it doesn't exist but maybe someone can help me. The only thing I can remember is one of the guys is riding in a boat near a pirate ship or something and jerome is dramatically singing the pirates of the carribbean theme song in a stupid voice. I remember dying laughing to this as a kid and just wanna watch it again but i JUST CANNOT FIND IT!!!! someone help pls tysm <3
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2023.06.09 09:54 Letsbegin8 Biting/snapping when finds food on walks

3 year old sprocker male. Recently noticed he's been getting aggressive (snapping) when he finds some discarded food out on walks, and we come near him to take it off him. He will snap or bite at our hands. Its different behaviour from when he has a toy/object that we try to take from him, then he just runs off and wont snap even if we grab it and take it out. He also has no problems with aggression when eating his dog food, if we come near him he doesn't mind, i actually put my hand near his bowl to test and he happily let me take the bowl and place it back down.
Ive been on the receiving end, and its a similar pressure to when he was a pup who kept the nibbling phase longer than he should have, and when he was excited he'd bite at my hand in a playful/overexcited way. I describe them as half bites, because hes accidentally 'fully' bitten me before during a game of tug when he tried to get a better hold on the toy and accidentally got my hand, and it was very strong with a lot of force compared to these small 'munches', so I know its not as strong as he could do if he really wanted. Despite this though, he once caused a small wound on my mums hand with even a halfassed bite, as he happened to catch the floppy skin in between fingers. Im also worried if it gets worse or he does it around someone else. I also don't want to get bitten if I need to take something off him, especially if its something that could make him ill. A few times hes also had a go at another dog, even his 'friends' that hes comfortable and plays really well with, if they approach him when he's found food.
Something important to note is it seems to mainly happen when my mum is around - she's his favourite person on earth and very attached to her, so not sure if this is a factor, jealousy or something? Its weird because shes the one who feeds him and gives treats, i wouldve thought he'd see me as a threat to his found food if anything. Ive been at university for the last few years so havent been able to train him as much as I'd like, with the care being left to my mum. He has a bit of a 'little prince' complex and is definitely spoiled which doesn't help. Its also the first dog we've raised without using more dominance based training as a pup.
I've had a google but I can't find anything that isnt about aggression specifically when eating dog food, which he doesn't have a problem with, or giving toys back.
Obviously if it gets worse or carries on I will take him to a professional, but money is tight so i want to avoid that, and just wanted to have a preliminary search here to see if anyone had suggestions or could direct me to material that helps. Ive checked the wiki recommended material but not found anything that relevant.
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2023.06.09 09:54 Masa67 Bathing dog weekly?

Hi! I have a maltese-mini schnauzer boy, 4.6 kg. He is small and has a lot of hair (naturally long, but currently sporting a shorter summer haircut). He is in the phase where he marks all the time, loves to sniff out and even lick any pee from other dogs obsesively, like burries his whole head in it, rub his side on peed on tree trunks, rummage through tall grass, etc. Its a whole thing. Also, he has trouble aiming (boys🤣), so he soaks his front legs and belly in urine frequently.
I wash him every 3weeks and brush him every other day. He isnt dirty per se, but everytime after a walk he reeks of pee.
I used to use just puppy wipes to clean his paws and hair on penis tip a bit after a walk. But since the marking started, i resorted to actually washing his legs after every walk with water and a bit of either johnsons baby shampoo, or Arava puppy shampoo for sensitive skin (bio). Cause no amount of wiping could get through all of that pee soaked hair.
I have been washing his lover half daily for about 5months now. We had no skin or hair issues so far. I l use wipes for the rest of him after every walk.
I love him and he is a big cuddler, no furniture or room is off limits to him, and he presses against me with his whole body and loves to be near my face. And although im a bit of a germophobe i have been fine with all of his germs so far, i jsut love him so much.
But the thought of some OTHER dogs’ pee all over him and, consequently, all over my couch and me, just grosses me out soso much.
I was thinking, at least for the time being, to start bathing him weekly. Using water and just a splash of gentle puppy shampoo (u can recomment the best one!), hair drying him and then combing out the rest of the filth.
Would it rly be so bad?
Thaks for the help!
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2023.06.09 09:53 Kosmoskill Forerunner 245 music, Music drops out during activity

Anyone who has this watch please confirm me this:
For 3 months now i have issues with my music during a run with GPS + Galileo enabled. (Worked just fine the 3 months prior to that). Music plays fine on both ear pieces outside of an activity, but once i start the activity the music drops out constantly.
When i pull my earpiece out of the right ear (left hand watch), and place it near the watch it is fine again.
Its like the bluetooth quality drops once an activity starts, or the watch cant handle the processing and music isn't as high of a priority.
It is really bothering me since i dropped a bit more money just for this feature...
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