• Would you recommend working at a big 4 accounting firm or a smaller firm?

    I am a sophomore undergraduate student in accounting, and I have been applying for accounting externships and internships. I applied to each of the big 4 firms as well as several smaller firms, and I am torn as to what I should do. One of my career goals is to make it up to partner, but that's way too far out to make projections on now. A big 4... show more
    I am a sophomore undergraduate student in accounting, and I have been applying for accounting externships and internships. I applied to each of the big 4 firms as well as several smaller firms, and I am torn as to what I should do. One of my career goals is to make it up to partner, but that's way too far out to make projections on now. A big 4 firm would be great because of the money and the marketability (if I decide to leave and work somewhere else). However, I know that the work-life balance will be much better at a smaller firm, and I feel like I will enjoy the work more. What would you recommend? How does the pay compare between public accounting at a big 4 vs. a smaller firm? I know the pay will vary, but what is the general trend?
  • Would it be weird to ask a girl if she wants to become my cuddle buddy? How would I go about doing this?

    I met this girl in one of my classes who I have really clicked with. She's very shy, and definitely an academically focused student, but I've enjoyed getting to know her. I don't really have any romantic feelings for her; I think she's adorable, but I am not really interested in sex or a relationship with her. However, I really enjoy... show more
    I met this girl in one of my classes who I have really clicked with. She's very shy, and definitely an academically focused student, but I've enjoyed getting to know her. I don't really have any romantic feelings for her; I think she's adorable, but I am not really interested in sex or a relationship with her. However, I really enjoy cuddling—though I have not done it in a while—and I would honestly LOVE to cuddle with her. I am not looking for any sexual or romantic advances. Rather, I am just looking for someone to share the unique affection and the benefits that come with cuddling. Is there any way I could ask her to be my cuddle buddy without coming off as creepy or promiscuous? Aside from talking together before, during, and after class, we have not really hung out together, but I do have her phone number.
    2 answers · Singles & Dating · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to drink a little alcohol while on Accutane?

    I ve been taking Accutane for a couple months now, and I drank last night for the first time while on the medication. I only had two drinks, and I currently feel fine. Was this a bad idea? Should I be completely refraining from alcohol, or is it safe to have a drink or two here and there?
    I ve been taking Accutane for a couple months now, and I drank last night for the first time while on the medication. I only had two drinks, and I currently feel fine. Was this a bad idea? Should I be completely refraining from alcohol, or is it safe to have a drink or two here and there?
    1 answer · Skin Conditions · 3 weeks ago
  • Good indoor date ideas that do not involve grabbing food together?

    I am a college student, and I have been pursuing this girl who I recently met in one of my new classes. I took her out to a restaurant the other day, but now I'd rather do something else together because this is way too common. However, I go to school in the Midwest, and the winter weather sucks here right now so that rules out anything... show more
    I am a college student, and I have been pursuing this girl who I recently met in one of my new classes. I took her out to a restaurant the other day, but now I'd rather do something else together because this is way too common. However, I go to school in the Midwest, and the winter weather sucks here right now so that rules out anything outdoors. Also, she is not the type of girl who's into casual sex or "hooking up" (nor am I) so that's not the best idea at this point. Any suggestions? I lived in San Diego throughout my entire childhood before moving to college, so the weather has never really been an issue for me.
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 month ago
  • What is it like to be on Accutane? Does it actually work?

    I am almost 20, and I have dealt with acne since I was 15. I have tried a number of treatments, none of which have completely cleared me up. My acne worsened about 8 months ago, and despite trying several different things, it has not gone away. I have heard a lot of people rave about Accutane—well, the drug is technically called Isotretinoin. My... show more
    I am almost 20, and I have dealt with acne since I was 15. I have tried a number of treatments, none of which have completely cleared me up. My acne worsened about 8 months ago, and despite trying several different things, it has not gone away. I have heard a lot of people rave about Accutane—well, the drug is technically called Isotretinoin. My older brother, both of my parents, and many others in my extended family have used it before. I am a little scared about the side effects, though I imagine I will likely only have to deal with a couple of them. I realize that everyone’s experience with the drug will differ, but any insight on the following questions would be greatly appreciated! -Does it permanently cure acne after one 4-5 month round? -Are the common symptoms—especially the dry skin—unbearably severe? -How long did it take before you started to see results? -Does it clear up acne scars? -Overall, was it a worthwhile experience?
    1 answer · Skin Conditions · 4 months ago
  • Do mass gainers (creatine, whey, etc) promote acne breakouts?

    I have been taking my weightlifting more seriously, and I have been using protein supplements alongside my weightlifting routine. I drink a whey protein shake every morning and a mass gainer during each workout—half of it before and half of it after the workout. The mass gainer has creatine, whey, and some other stuff in it (it’s Bulk 1340 from... show more
    I have been taking my weightlifting more seriously, and I have been using protein supplements alongside my weightlifting routine. I drink a whey protein shake every morning and a mass gainer during each workout—half of it before and half of it after the workout. The mass gainer has creatine, whey, and some other stuff in it (it’s Bulk 1340 from GNC). However, I have also been struggling with acne for several years, and I am trying my best to get rid of it. I stopped consuming dairy for a few months a while ago, but I eventually started having dairy again because it didn’t seem to have much of an effect on my complexion. Could these protein shakes potentially trigger acne? I started using them a few weeks ago, and I haven’t noticed too much of a difference at this point, but who knows if this ill-effect is just waiting to happen
    1 answer · Diet & Fitness · 4 months ago
  • Is it safe for a 14 year old to take creatine supplements?

    Recently, I decided to start lifting weights for the first time. My workouts have not been particularly intense yet, mainly because I am new to weightlifting, so I wanted to familiarize myself with strength training a little more before getting too serious about it. Occasionally, I drink a shake with whey protein powder for recovery after my... show more
    Recently, I decided to start lifting weights for the first time. My workouts have not been particularly intense yet, mainly because I am new to weightlifting, so I wanted to familiarize myself with strength training a little more before getting too serious about it. Occasionally, I drink a shake with whey protein powder for recovery after my workouts. However, I have heard about some hype surrounding creatine because it’s apparently one of the best supplements out there for people trying to gain muscle mass. I feel like I have a pretty solid handle on weight lifting now, so I feel comfortable increasing the intensity of my workouts. I have been a long distance runner since I was 10, but I recently decided to stop, so now I am attempting to bulk up. Are creatine supplements a safe option for me? I saw the label on the back of a supplement I have been eying—Bulk 1340 by GNC—and the label said something like “consult a physician if you are under 18 years of age.” I just turned 14 a month ago, so I am a bit far outside this age restriction. What would be the potential dangers of taking a supplement like this at my age?
    5 answers · Diet & Fitness · 5 months ago
  • What should I do if she wants to pay on the first date?

    It seems like the majority of first dates that I’ve been on, the girl wants to pay for her food, despite me offering to pay. What do I do in these situations? Is it bad if this happens? I usually just let her pay, but I’m not sure if I should be more adamant about paying
    It seems like the majority of first dates that I’ve been on, the girl wants to pay for her food, despite me offering to pay. What do I do in these situations? Is it bad if this happens? I usually just let her pay, but I’m not sure if I should be more adamant about paying
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 6 months ago
  • I want to ask her out on a date but I don’t see her around enough. Should I just send her a text?

    Over the past few months, I have developed a crush on this girl who goes to my college. We met last year because we both lived in the same dorm building. We’re not particularly close, but we hung out a couple times last school year. However, this school year, we live in different parts of campus and we have completely different majors, so I do not... show more
    Over the past few months, I have developed a crush on this girl who goes to my college. We met last year because we both lived in the same dorm building. We’re not particularly close, but we hung out a couple times last school year. However, this school year, we live in different parts of campus and we have completely different majors, so I do not run into her very much. In the week that we’ve both been down here back at school, I’ve only run into her once, and we were only able to very briefly catch up. I really want to ask her out on a real date to spark something more with her. Before returning to school, I had been hoping and planning to ask her out in person, but that just hasn’t worked out. I have her number, so I could send her a text, but would that convey a lack of courage to just ask in person? The first couple times we hung out, it was initiated by me shooting her a text, so I worry about doing that again. I wanna ask her sooner rather than later so that we don’t continue to drift apart, so it’s questionable to simply wait until I happen to run into her next (which could be several weeks). Should I just ask her on a date via text? Would this come off as timid and lacking in confidence? Any other tips are appreciated
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 6 months ago
  • Does the Tiége Hanley acne system work?

    I struggle with pretty severe acne, and I have tried many different products over the years. Some things have worked better than others, but nothing has seemed to do the trick. I discovered Tiége Hanley, which has products geared toward both mild/moderate acne and more severe cases. I would definitely get the one for more severe acne. How well does... show more
    I struggle with pretty severe acne, and I have tried many different products over the years. Some things have worked better than others, but nothing has seemed to do the trick. I discovered Tiége Hanley, which has products geared toward both mild/moderate acne and more severe cases. I would definitely get the one for more severe acne. How well does this stuff work for acne? Aaron Marino (the founder) says it’s amazing, and a couple others have endorsed that, but obviously Marino is a very biased source.
    Skin Conditions · 6 months ago
  • Facebook Question: If I decide to share my religious beliefs with only certain friends, will they be notified when I update my basic info?

    I want to change my religious beliefs on the ‘basic info’ portion of my bio, but I only want certain friends to see this aspect of my basic info. However, I would rather not have these people notified when I do so. Does Facebook send out a notification to people if they’re part of a select few people who can see an aspect of your basic info?... show more
    I want to change my religious beliefs on the ‘basic info’ portion of my bio, but I only want certain friends to see this aspect of my basic info. However, I would rather not have these people notified when I do so. Does Facebook send out a notification to people if they’re part of a select few people who can see an aspect of your basic info? Please no religious rhetoric—that’s not the point of this question
    3 answers · Facebook · 7 months ago
  • Is Costco a good job for college students?

    I’m going into my sophomore year of college, and I was just looking to make some extra money while in school and perhaps boost my resume a bit. I saved up a decent amount of money from a job I’ve had this summer and throughout high school, so I’m not necessarily trying to get a ton of hours. Ideally, I’d like to work once or twice a week, preferably... show more
    I’m going into my sophomore year of college, and I was just looking to make some extra money while in school and perhaps boost my resume a bit. I saved up a decent amount of money from a job I’ve had this summer and throughout high school, so I’m not necessarily trying to get a ton of hours. Ideally, I’d like to work once or twice a week, preferably on weekends, because I want to stay academically focused and keep my social life active. Is Costco a good option? How flexible are they with hours?
  • How do I make my intentions clear with girls I am pursuing?

    This has been one of the biggest shortcomings in my dating life. As a result, I have dated many girls who have ultimately become just friends with me despite my desire to pursue a relationship. I am realizing more and more that this is likely a result of my failure to clearly convey my intentions and desires with girls. What is the best way to do... show more
    This has been one of the biggest shortcomings in my dating life. As a result, I have dated many girls who have ultimately become just friends with me despite my desire to pursue a relationship. I am realizing more and more that this is likely a result of my failure to clearly convey my intentions and desires with girls. What is the best way to do this as early as possible? I feel like a lot of my dates with girls could really be considered ‘just hanging out/spending time together’ because there doesn’t seem to be a mutual understanding that it’s a potential relationship—a lot of people refer to this phenomenon as ‘non-dating’. Optional: With one girl in particular, I have hung out with her a couple times, but I haven’t expressed any sort of inclination to pursue her in a relationship. However, I have recently developed more and more of an interest in her. I met her by simply introducing myself to her, and eventually after passing by her and saying hi periodically, we hung out a couple times. Is it too late to try pursuing a relationship with her? I’m not in the friend zone with her, but I’m worried that she will be wary about my sudden change in attitude. I won’t see her again until the fall though because we live in different areas, but go to college together. Should I reach out to her via text at some point this summer just to catch up?
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 9 months ago
  • Is it acceptable for a Hindu and a Christian to be in a relationship?

    Lately I have been getting very close with a girl who goes to my college, and I am pretty sure she likes me back. I have spent a decent amount of time with her over the past several weeks, and I have considered asking her to be my girlfriend. However, I am a Christian, and she is a Hindu. I am very open to being in a relationship with a Hindu girl,... show more
    Lately I have been getting very close with a girl who goes to my college, and I am pretty sure she likes me back. I have spent a decent amount of time with her over the past several weeks, and I have considered asking her to be my girlfriend. However, I am a Christian, and she is a Hindu. I am very open to being in a relationship with a Hindu girl, as I believe that religious differences in a relationship, if dealt with correctly, could work out well and turn out to be very favorable. However, I have never been in an interfaith relationship, so this is merely speculative. In general, how open would a Hindu be to dating outside of the faith? Are there any Hindu laws that restrict this? I would find it very interesting to date outside of my faith, and I feel like interfaith relationships are too much of a taboo in our culture. These are just my preliminary thoughts though, and I would like to hear from others. One of my big concerns regarding this is approval from my family, particularly my parents. They certainly wouldn't hate me for this relationship, but they would likely disapprove of it to an extent, at least initially. While I am an adult, and, thus, I can ultimately date whoever I want, I would much prefer to have the approval of my parents and my family. How should I deal with this aspect?
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Is it acceptable for a Hindu and a Christian to be in a relationship?

    Lately I have been getting very close with a girl who goes to my college, and I am pretty sure she likes me back. I have spent a decent amount of time with her over the past several weeks, and I have considered asking her to be my girlfriend. However, I am a Christian, and she is a Hindu. I am very open to being in a relationship with a Hindu girl,... show more
    Lately I have been getting very close with a girl who goes to my college, and I am pretty sure she likes me back. I have spent a decent amount of time with her over the past several weeks, and I have considered asking her to be my girlfriend. However, I am a Christian, and she is a Hindu. I am very open to being in a relationship with a Hindu girl, as I believe that religious differences in a relationship, if dealt with correctly, could work out well and turn out to be very favorable. However, I have never been in an interfaith relationship, so this is merely speculative. In general, how open would a Hindu be to dating outside of the faith? Are there any Hindu laws that restrict this? I would find it very interesting to date outside of my faith, and I feel like interfaith relationships are too much of a taboo in our culture. These are just my preliminary thoughts though, and I would like to hear from others. One of my big concerns regarding this is approval from my family, particularly my parents. They certainly wouldn't hate me for this relationship, but they would likely disapprove of it to an extent, at least initially. While I am an adult, and, thus, I can ultimately date whoever I want, I would much prefer to have the approval of my parents and my family. How should I deal with this aspect?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Can a 19 year old college student get a part time job as a trucker?

    Right now, I am a college student, and I have considered getting a part time job during college. I really enjoy driving, and have always wanted to drive a semi-truck, though I realize training programs entail daily meetings for multiple weeks. If I were to get a part-time job as a trucker, I would be willing to go through the training process... show more
    Right now, I am a college student, and I have considered getting a part time job during college. I really enjoy driving, and have always wanted to drive a semi-truck, though I realize training programs entail daily meetings for multiple weeks. If I were to get a part-time job as a trucker, I would be willing to go through the training process because I am enthusiastic about trying it, though I definitely would not want to make it a career. I live in Oregon and go to school in California, so if I get my CDL in Oregon as an individual who is under 21, is it valid in California?
    3 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 year ago
  • Do you think the US will fall into a recession in the near future (within the next year or two)? Why or why not?

    I have reasons to believe that the US is gonna fall into a recession soon, which is concerning for me because I am a college student who will soon be searching for a job. The DJIA is at an all time high, the unemployment rate is at one of it’s lowest rates, and we have are currently experiencing the third longest economic expansion in US history. I... show more
    I have reasons to believe that the US is gonna fall into a recession soon, which is concerning for me because I am a college student who will soon be searching for a job. The DJIA is at an all time high, the unemployment rate is at one of it’s lowest rates, and we have are currently experiencing the third longest economic expansion in US history. I feel like it’s all bound to fall apart soon, likely by 2020. Furthermore, our current GDP recently exceeded the projected potential GDP, which has historically been a sign of an imminent recession.
    3 answers · Economics · 1 year ago
  • Is 20-22 credit hours too much?

    I’m a freshman who’s planning to major in accounting, and I’m trying to take as many credit hours now in order to alleviate my junior and senior years of college, which will likely consist of much harder classes. At my school, 20 credit hours is considered “overloading.” Fall quarter, I took 18 credit hours, and it wasn’t too particularly difficult.... show more
    I’m a freshman who’s planning to major in accounting, and I’m trying to take as many credit hours now in order to alleviate my junior and senior years of college, which will likely consist of much harder classes. At my school, 20 credit hours is considered “overloading.” Fall quarter, I took 18 credit hours, and it wasn’t too particularly difficult. I finished that quarter with a 3.9 GPA. Most of my classes this quarter will be intro level classes that fulfill core university and core business school requirements, so I anticipate that they won’t be too difficult.
    6 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 1 year ago
  • How can I quickly get rid of a big canker sore under my lip?

    Over the past couple weeks, I have developed a big canker sore under my lower lip by accidentally biting the same part of my lip multiple times. However, I am coming back to college from winter break this weekend, in which I will see many people again for the first time in a while, including my girlfriend. It’s basically certain that we will end up... show more
    Over the past couple weeks, I have developed a big canker sore under my lower lip by accidentally biting the same part of my lip multiple times. However, I am coming back to college from winter break this weekend, in which I will see many people again for the first time in a while, including my girlfriend. It’s basically certain that we will end up kissing/making out when we see each other again, but my canker sore is positioned such that her lips would touch the sore when we kiss. How can I get rid of this sore within the next five days? It’s pretty big, so I don’t think it will just heal on its own in that time
    1 answer · Skin Conditions · 1 year ago
  • Is LA a nice place to live? What about Palm Springs?

    I am currently a freshman at a college in the Bay Area majoring in accounting and information systems. I am from the Portland, OR area, and through all the times I have been to California, I have concluded that it is WAY better than Oregon, really just holistically. I have been told that I am basically guaranteed a job in accounting out of college,... show more
    I am currently a freshman at a college in the Bay Area majoring in accounting and information systems. I am from the Portland, OR area, and through all the times I have been to California, I have concluded that it is WAY better than Oregon, really just holistically. I have been told that I am basically guaranteed a job in accounting out of college, especially in the Bay Area, but really in many different areas. However, the Bay Area is crazy expensive, and I have heard that even with a high salary, it’s still barely affordable. LA, as expensive as it is, seems much more affordable than the Bay Area and just as nice. Also, Palm Springs seems like a great place to live, and unlike most of California, I don’t think the cost of living there is very high. How are each of these areas in terms of overall living? Note: I really like sun and the heat, so I wouldn’t mind the 115 degree summer heat of Palm Springs.
    4 answers · Los Angeles · 1 year ago