• 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?
    6 answers · Diet & Fitness · 3 weeks 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 3 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 · 5 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 · 7 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?
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 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?
    4 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 9 months 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 · 10 months 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 +) · 11 months 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
    2 answers · Skin Conditions · 11 months 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
  • Should I start a relationship with her this early in college?

    So I started my freshman year of college about a month ago, and recently I met a girl who I'm really into. I can tell that she is into me, and we have been connecting very well. I've only been on one short, casual date with her, and we've had one-on-one cafeteria meals together a few times. I definitely want to start a relationship with... show more
    So I started my freshman year of college about a month ago, and recently I met a girl who I'm really into. I can tell that she is into me, and we have been connecting very well. I've only been on one short, casual date with her, and we've had one-on-one cafeteria meals together a few times. I definitely want to start a relationship with her, but I'm not sure if the timing is right. Some people advise against starting relationships so early in college, but this girl just seems right for me. I realize I should probably go on a couple more dates, perhaps more formal ones, before asking her to be my girlfriend, but what do you guys think?
    2 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 year ago
  • How much do girls care about acne on guys?

    I'm going to be in college next year, and I'm a guy who still struggles with facial acne. I have had it since my sophomore year of high school, but it has very slowly improved over the past couple years. I would call it moderate acne, i.e. I don't have any huge cysts/pimples/etc, but I have some small red spots throughout my face.... show more
    I'm going to be in college next year, and I'm a guy who still struggles with facial acne. I have had it since my sophomore year of high school, but it has very slowly improved over the past couple years. I would call it moderate acne, i.e. I don't have any huge cysts/pimples/etc, but I have some small red spots throughout my face. Anyway, do girls care that much about acne on guys? I keep up on face washing, so it's a hormonal problem, not a hygiene problem.
    Skin Conditions · 1 year ago
  • Is it illegal if an adult receives an unwanted and unrequested nude picture from a minor?

    I'm an 18 year old male, and I have been getting really close with this 17 year old girl who I've known for a while. We have made it clear that we are into one another, and we have recently been flirting over text/Snapchat virtually every night. Last night, we were flirting over Snapchat, and her Snapchats were slowly getting more revealing,... show more
    I'm an 18 year old male, and I have been getting really close with this 17 year old girl who I've known for a while. We have made it clear that we are into one another, and we have recently been flirting over text/Snapchat virtually every night. Last night, we were flirting over Snapchat, and her Snapchats were slowly getting more revealing, showing cleavage, all of her legs, etc. Personally, I am a guy who is not a fan of nudes, as I've never sent one, and I seriously do not enjoy receiving them. She sent me a picture reveling entire frontal nudity (with her face cut out), and I immediately let the Snapchat disappear. I politely but assertively told her that I'd rather not see nude pictures over Snapchat, and the conversation kinda died at that point. She apologized and I forgave her, and she seems to be understanding, but I'm not sure if this is technically illegal. I know it's not that big of a deal, but I'm genuinely unsure. I feel like the girl in this situation. Bonus: If you read this, what should I do about this girl and the situation in general?
    2 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 year ago
  • How should guys respond if a girl sends cleavage pics on Snapchat?

    I met this girl a while ago, and we haven't know each other too well until we started Snapchatting more the other day. At one point, she kept sending me revealing pictures of her cleavage, and in a couple I could see that she just had a bra and panties on. We were talking about random stuff, and I never made any comments about her bra, her... show more
    I met this girl a while ago, and we haven't know each other too well until we started Snapchatting more the other day. At one point, she kept sending me revealing pictures of her cleavage, and in a couple I could see that she just had a bra and panties on. We were talking about random stuff, and I never made any comments about her bra, her breasts, etc. Should I have said something? Is this a sign that she is probably into me?
    2 answers · Singles & Dating · 1 year ago
  • Poll: Should we discriminate against transgenders?

    Note: I am not an internet troll, but this is my actual opinion. I am posing this question largely because I want to hear the other side, or some supporting arguments for my side. I do not mean to offend anyone. If I'm being honest, I don't think it's bad to discriminate against transgenders. The individual has chosen to deviate from... show more
    Note: I am not an internet troll, but this is my actual opinion. I am posing this question largely because I want to hear the other side, or some supporting arguments for my side. I do not mean to offend anyone. If I'm being honest, I don't think it's bad to discriminate against transgenders. The individual has chosen to deviate from their biological/factual gender, and therefore they don't deserve sympathy for this extreme ignorance. It would be like saying the sun is green, and this is simply not the case (unless you get plastic surgery, which I think should be illegal). I think lesbians, gays, and bisexuals don't deserve discrimination because they were born this way (while we're at it, sexuality is not chosen either), kinda like those with disabilities. Basically, I think we should respect the LGB community, but transgenders should be looked down upon by society. Sorry for the rant, but it's just my personal gripe with the whole gender identity issue. I want to hear other standpoints though.
    9 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 2 years ago
  • Is accounting at risk of automation?

    I'm a senior in high school, and next year I'm going to be attending a 4 year university as a major in accounting, as I'm really interested in the field of business. However, I'm concerned that accounting will be automated in the near future, and many accounting jobs will become obsolete. Is this likely to happen?
    I'm a senior in high school, and next year I'm going to be attending a 4 year university as a major in accounting, as I'm really interested in the field of business. However, I'm concerned that accounting will be automated in the near future, and many accounting jobs will become obsolete. Is this likely to happen?
    1 answer · Other - Business & Finance · 2 years ago