• How do I become a better presenter?

    I understand the theory of being a great presenter, but I have a hard time applying it because I get incredibly nervous. I imagine practice would be the best solution. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get a lot of practice? I imagine joining some sort of club at my college would be one route, but I am not sure what club to look... show more
    I understand the theory of being a great presenter, but I have a hard time applying it because I get incredibly nervous. I imagine practice would be the best solution. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get a lot of practice? I imagine joining some sort of club at my college would be one route, but I am not sure what club to look for, as I imagine there's not going to be a "Get Better at Presenting Club".
    1 answer · Mental Health · 8 years ago
  • How to deal with my roommate's difficult dog?

    My roommate lived by herself for two years before I moved in, and she has this tiny, fragile Pomeranian dog about the same age. This dog hates everyone, especially men, it seems. The dog still gets pissed when the other roommate is around (who is a male). When my boyfriend comes over, this dog literally starts barking up a storm, and actually... show more
    My roommate lived by herself for two years before I moved in, and she has this tiny, fragile Pomeranian dog about the same age. This dog hates everyone, especially men, it seems. The dog still gets pissed when the other roommate is around (who is a male). When my boyfriend comes over, this dog literally starts barking up a storm, and actually tries to bite his ankles. (If he was bigger, the dog would be aiming to hurt and bite hard. But as the dog is so small, his mouth isn't big enough to grab hold of anything.) My roommate does not really discipline the dog. She might say "bad" but with no real force or meaning. Then either my boyfriend and I will go into a different room to get away from this evil dog, or my roommate will pick him up. This morning my boyfriend yelled at the dog, and the dog went over to my roommate and sat down quietly. My roommate then snapped something at my boyfriend, saying that he scared the dog. How am I supposed to deal with this dog? Was yelling appropriate?
    5 answers · Dogs · 9 years ago
  • Career Advice- How can I make a Computer Science & Engineering degree more meaningful?

    I'm finishing up my third year at college for a BS in Computer Science & Engineering. I'm doing well, and I do like what I'm doing, but I find it to be a bit of a cold science. I thought that that was what I wanted, but I'm starting to reconsider that. Chances are, I'll be working at an office at a small company, where... show more
    I'm finishing up my third year at college for a BS in Computer Science & Engineering. I'm doing well, and I do like what I'm doing, but I find it to be a bit of a cold science. I thought that that was what I wanted, but I'm starting to reconsider that. Chances are, I'll be working at an office at a small company, where I'll have an office job and not really interact with people or make a difference in people's lives. I am rather shy, but I feel like I want to pursue a career where my actions are more meaningful and touch people's lives more personally and directly. I'm kind of attracted to the medical professions for that reason, but I'm really not a fan of chemistry. I also don't want a long program, since I still plan on finishing up this degree. I'm really conflicted about what to do because my strong points are math and logic, not being a natural people person.
    3 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 years ago
  • What are some fun attractions between Columbus, OH and Charleston, SC?

    There's a lot of fun things happening in Charleston, SC, but it's a 10 hour drive, and I was hoping to spice it up with some short stops on the way! Planning on a camping experience in SC, so would also like it to be something not related to camping or nature- more city activities!
    There's a lot of fun things happening in Charleston, SC, but it's a 10 hour drive, and I was hoping to spice it up with some short stops on the way! Planning on a camping experience in SC, so would also like it to be something not related to camping or nature- more city activities!
    1 answer · Other - United States · 9 years ago
  • Why do I find sex disappointing?

    I've recently just started having sex with the man I love and been with for 2 years. I feel the positions we've done are uncomfortable, and that after a while, it really just starts to hurt. I haven't been able to climax either, although he can go for a really long time (like an hour!).
    I've recently just started having sex with the man I love and been with for 2 years. I feel the positions we've done are uncomfortable, and that after a while, it really just starts to hurt. I haven't been able to climax either, although he can go for a really long time (like an hour!).
    8 answers · Singles & Dating · 9 years ago
  • Is it ok to use the toilet if it's clogged?

    I had a toilet overflow problem, and I decided that I need a better plunger and a toilet auger. My roommates and I don't have a car, and it's late where I am. Would it be ok to use the toilet, but not flush it, until I can get these things tomorrow? Or should we walk to the nearest store instead?
    I had a toilet overflow problem, and I decided that I need a better plunger and a toilet auger. My roommates and I don't have a car, and it's late where I am. Would it be ok to use the toilet, but not flush it, until I can get these things tomorrow? Or should we walk to the nearest store instead?
    10 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 9 years ago
  • Which is more likely the culprit? Hair or yarn and dye?

    I've been living with two girls at this place for the past 6 months, and this past week the bathroom sink has been clogged up! I approached one of my roommates tonight and found her washing her knitted stuff in the sink and saw that it was leaking all sorts of dyes as well, and probably all sorts of yarn fluff. This is stuff that she... show more
    I've been living with two girls at this place for the past 6 months, and this past week the bathroom sink has been clogged up! I approached one of my roommates tonight and found her washing her knitted stuff in the sink and saw that it was leaking all sorts of dyes as well, and probably all sorts of yarn fluff. This is stuff that she hand-knitted and hand-dyed. I told her that that was probably what was clogging the sink. She informed me that she didn't wash stuff that often. I asked her what it could be instead, and she said hair. I asked, why would there be hair in the sink, and she said she saw it all the time. I mean...I poured in maybe a bottle of draino this past week and it still seems iffy. Would either or neither or both be the cause of this?
    5 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 9 years ago
  • How long should an interview for a magazine last?

    I'm writing an article for an engineering magazine at my university. The article will be 1000 words long, and I'm interviewing the dean of engineering. I need to let his secretary know my times of availability, but I'm not sure how much space I need to reserve for the interview. Any suggestions?
    I'm writing an article for an engineering magazine at my university. The article will be 1000 words long, and I'm interviewing the dean of engineering. I need to let his secretary know my times of availability, but I'm not sure how much space I need to reserve for the interview. Any suggestions?
    2 answers · Magazines · 9 years ago
  • Does the original constitution ever explicitly say women or blacks can't vote?

    Does the original constitution ever explicitly say women or blacks can't vote? I'm having a debate with a friend. I'm currently perusing what I can find of the original constitution, but did not know if there was anyone with a more thorough knowledge of the constitution and can pinpoint it for me or correct me.
    Does the original constitution ever explicitly say women or blacks can't vote? I'm having a debate with a friend. I'm currently perusing what I can find of the original constitution, but did not know if there was anyone with a more thorough knowledge of the constitution and can pinpoint it for me or correct me.
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 9 years ago
  • How is this possible? My friend said he pees once a day.?

    How is this possible? My friend said he pees once a day.
    How is this possible? My friend said he pees once a day.
    2 answers · Other - Health · 10 years ago
  • What novel is the guy named "Christmas" from?

    I'm trying to remember the name of this novel. The protagonist was named Christmas. He was a half-black guy in a time when that was shocking, and he would pretend that he was foreign. The novel was lengthy and moved rather slow through plots. I feel like the author was named William Faust or something, but I'm not completely sure. I... show more
    I'm trying to remember the name of this novel. The protagonist was named Christmas. He was a half-black guy in a time when that was shocking, and he would pretend that he was foreign. The novel was lengthy and moved rather slow through plots. I feel like the author was named William Faust or something, but I'm not completely sure. I feel like the title referred to Autumn in some sort of way. Does anyone have any ideas on what this is?
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 10 years ago
  • For a 555 timer, determine the amplitude of oscillation for arbitrary Ra, Rb, and C.?

    For a 555 timer, determine the amplitude of oscillation for arbitrary Ra, Rb, and C. I know I learned about amplitude in math and physics classes last year, but I no longer have those books. I looked it up in my lab manual and on google, but I've had no such luck.
    For a 555 timer, determine the amplitude of oscillation for arbitrary Ra, Rb, and C. I know I learned about amplitude in math and physics classes last year, but I no longer have those books. I looked it up in my lab manual and on google, but I've had no such luck.
    1 answer · Engineering · 10 years ago
  • How do I get my boyfriend's mom to like me?

    So, my boyfriend and I are both in college, and we've been dating for a year and a half now. We had some issues in the beginning of our relationship and had split up at one point, but it's been resolved for quite some time now, and it's been progressively more serious. Now, I met his parents for the first time this past summer, and... show more
    So, my boyfriend and I are both in college, and we've been dating for a year and a half now. We had some issues in the beginning of our relationship and had split up at one point, but it's been resolved for quite some time now, and it's been progressively more serious. Now, I met his parents for the first time this past summer, and since then have seen them a few times. He went home this weekend, he goes home every other weekend consistently, and he lives really close to the campus. My family lives two hours away, but they are visiting me today, and had told me to invite my boyfriend to dinner with them. I did, but he said he can't go because his mom got really peeved that I had asked, because I get to see him all the time, and this was her time to have him or something. I had also recently asked him to Thanksgiving, I got the OK for that, but she was really reluctant about it. He said she also seems very concerned about us spending so much time together under the pretense it might "hurt our grades". He said she thinks she's worried we might get married soon or something. He's in Biochemistry and I'm in Computer Science and Engineering, so obviously we care a lot about our schoolwork and careers, prioritizing that over our personal lives. Much of our time together is spent studying. I know these are just small issues, but I'm afraid that it will get worst as the relationship gets more serious. I know better than to badmouth his mom and just ignore her altogether, he's really close to his family. So not only do I just want to be the ideal girlfriend, I know I'd lose the battle if he had to pick one of us. I want them to be able to like me and to be ok with me dating their son (and possibly marry him down the road--like post-college). So one of my options was to see them more and get them used to the idea, but I'm afraid that might make matters worst because then I'm always around and intruding into family time or something. He said his family does like me, and I like them too, so I think it's more of an issue of "I'm stealing their son". So, any suggestions on how to get his mom to like me?
    3 answers · Family · 10 years ago
  • How do I make this if-else block accept the enum types in Java?

    public class Undergrad{ ...... public enum LetterGrade { EPURE, DPURE, DPLUS, CMINUS, CPURE, CPLUS, BMINUS, BPURE, BPLUS, AMINUS, APURE } ..... public float getGPA(){ int totalCredit = getTotalCredits(); LetterGrade gradeValue; float totalGradeValue; float creditAmount; float totalGrades; int counter; while (counter... show more
    public class Undergrad{ ...... public enum LetterGrade { EPURE, DPURE, DPLUS, CMINUS, CPURE, CPLUS, BMINUS, BPURE, BPLUS, AMINUS, APURE } ..... public float getGPA(){ int totalCredit = getTotalCredits(); LetterGrade gradeValue; float totalGradeValue; float creditAmount; float totalGrades; int counter; while (counter < credits.size()){ gradeValue = (LetterGrade)grades.get(counter); creditAmount = ((Integer)credits.get(counter)).floatVal... if((LetterGrade)gradeValue == EPURE){ totalGradeValue = 0; } .......else.....} This isn't my whole code, I put "...." where I left out stuff. An example of a compiler complaint is: Undergrad.java:72: cannot find symbol symbol : variable EPURE location: class Undergrad if((LetterGrade)gradeValue == EPURE){ (pointing to EPURE)
    1 answer · Programming & Design · 10 years ago
  • Confusing enum type in java!?

    I keep getting errors revolving around enum and it's inability to be converted. Does anyone know how I should go about doing this? Here's a snippet of my code: public enum LetterGrade { EPURE, DPURE, DPLUS, CMINUS, CPURE, CPLUS, BMINUS, BPURE, BPLUS, AMINUS, APURE } public float getGPA(){ int totalCredit =... show more
    I keep getting errors revolving around enum and it's inability to be converted. Does anyone know how I should go about doing this? Here's a snippet of my code: public enum LetterGrade { EPURE, DPURE, DPLUS, CMINUS, CPURE, CPLUS, BMINUS, BPURE, BPLUS, AMINUS, APURE } public float getGPA(){ int totalCredit = getTotalCredits(); LetterGrade gradeValue; float creditAmount; float totalGrades; int counter; while (counter < credits.size()){ gradeValue = (LetterGrade)grades.get(counter); creditAmount = ((Integer)credits.get(counter)).floatVal... if((LetterGrade)gradeValue.equals((Le... (float)gradeValue = 0; }
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 10 years ago
  • "int cannot be dereferenced" when int.toString() is performed.?

    Here's a snippet of code that would be where my integer conversion problem occurs: int dotNumber = 2; lastName = lastName.concat(".1"); while (lastNames.contains(lastName)){ lastName = lastName.substring(0, length); String dotNumberString = dotNumber.toString(); lastName =... show more
    Here's a snippet of code that would be where my integer conversion problem occurs: int dotNumber = 2; lastName = lastName.concat(".1"); while (lastNames.contains(lastName)){ lastName = lastName.substring(0, length); String dotNumberString = dotNumber.toString(); lastName = lastName.concat(dotNumberString); dotNumber++; } The error message reads: "int cannot be dereferenced", pointing towards the "toString()" operation. It appears on the API that "toString()" is a valid operation for integer, so I'm not really sure what the issue is. Does anyone know what I'm missing?
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 10 years ago
  • What would be an interesting match for Indiana Jones for Halloween?

    My boyfriend is going to be Indiana Jones. I don't want to be something from that movie, but I still want to be something that will bring a smile to people's face if they saw us together. I can't think of that right balance. Any suggestions?
    My boyfriend is going to be Indiana Jones. I don't want to be something from that movie, but I still want to be something that will bring a smile to people's face if they saw us together. I can't think of that right balance. Any suggestions?
    1 answer · Halloween · 10 years ago
  • Why are my methods in Java not being performed on this test program?

    public class BigNatural { private String n; BigNatural(String n){ this.n = n; } BigNatural(int n) { this.n = Integer.toString(n); } BigNatural(BigNatural n){ this.n =n.n; } BigNatural(){ this.n = "0"; } public void increment(){ //lots of calculations... show more
    public class BigNatural { private String n; BigNatural(String n){ this.n = n; } BigNatural(int n) { this.n = Integer.toString(n); } BigNatural(BigNatural n){ this.n =n.n; } BigNatural(){ this.n = "0"; } public void increment(){ //lots of calculations in here } public void decrement(){ //lots more calculations in here } public String toString() { return n; } Ok, so when I run this on a test program, in which different objects are created, decremented, and incremented, all I get back are the initial values that the constructor created. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 10 years ago
  • An example of languages where L1* is not a subset of L2*, L2* is not a subset of L1*, and L1* U L2*=(L1 U L2)*?

    If L1* is a subset of L2*, then (L1 U L2)*=L2*=L1* U L2*. Similarly if L2* is a subset of L1*. Give an example of languages L1 and L2 for which L1* is not a subset of L2*, L2* is not a subset of L1=*, and L1* U L2*=(L1 U L2)*. I'm baffled by this question, I feel like I am always going to have an issue with L1 containing something that L2... show more
    If L1* is a subset of L2*, then (L1 U L2)*=L2*=L1* U L2*. Similarly if L2* is a subset of L1*. Give an example of languages L1 and L2 for which L1* is not a subset of L2*, L2* is not a subset of L1=*, and L1* U L2*=(L1 U L2)*. I'm baffled by this question, I feel like I am always going to have an issue with L1 containing something that L2 does not, so therefore the beginning of the second half of the equation is always possible to be different than the first half of the equation. I don't understand how all of these rules can apply!
    1 answer · Mathematics · 10 years ago
  • Where can I find cheap tickets?

    My boyfriend of a year is turning 21 soon. I was looking for something special to do, and stumbled across a musical that was playing a few days before his birthday, showing his favorite ever, Mama Mia. (Yeah it's a little strange, but he really likes musicals and he really likes Mama Mia.) I was thinking of getting tickets to this show, but I... show more
    My boyfriend of a year is turning 21 soon. I was looking for something special to do, and stumbled across a musical that was playing a few days before his birthday, showing his favorite ever, Mama Mia. (Yeah it's a little strange, but he really likes musicals and he really likes Mama Mia.) I was thinking of getting tickets to this show, but I was wondering where would be my best bet in looking for cheaper tickets? I'm not familiar with these things. Would you still be able to see the show and appreciate it if balcony tickets were purchased? It's through "Broadway Across America". Here's the website I found: http://columbusoh.about.com/gi/dynamic/o...
    1 answer · Performing Arts · 10 years ago