• Poor appetite or mental issue?

    I have a certain issue that I think might be related to a mental health problem. The issue is that I lose my appetite very easily because of things that other people seem not to care about. For example, if someone leaves a mug or plate that she has used in the room that I am going to eat, I have to ask them to remove it before I eat. Also, I... show more
    I have a certain issue that I think might be related to a mental health problem. The issue is that I lose my appetite very easily because of things that other people seem not to care about. For example, if someone leaves a mug or plate that she has used in the room that I am going to eat, I have to ask them to remove it before I eat. Also, I can’t eat while someone is in the bathroom (or within five minutes after they’ve used it), even though the bathroom is on a different level of the house. I can’t eat if there are people with bare feet around me either. I can’t eat if there are other people around me, so I have to eat in a separate room. I can’t eat anything that anyone else has touched. I can’t eat if someone is asleep in the same house. I can’t use dinnerware that other people have used, so I use paper plates and have my own cups and utensils that I use. I can’t eat if the television is on, because I will almost certainly see something that will make me lose my appetite. Today, in the laundry room, I found a personal item belonging to my mother that made me completely lose my appetite. Even though it’s in a completely different part of the house, I just haven’t been able to eat anything because of it. Unlike cups and things, I can’t ask my mother to remove it, because it’s the sort of thing that would be very embarrassing if she knew I saw it. So, I’ve been pretending I hadn’t seen it, and waiting for my mother to realise she has left this item out in the open and remove it. So far, she hasn’t been in the laundry room, so she hasn’t noticed. I have therefore gone all day without eating or drinking anything (it’s 9:45pm now), and I’m beginning to get very hungry. I can’t concentrate on any of the things I need to do (because I’m so hungry), so I’ve basically lost a day due to this. So, I have two questions. First, do you think this is a mental health issue, or is my appetite just more fragile than most? Second, how do I deal with the current situation so I can eat something and get on with my life?
    1 answer · Mental Health · 8 years ago
  • Should there be a better system to resolve undecided questions?

    Why is it that undecided questions seem to never get resolved? For example, these two questions have been undecided for quite a while: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Any thoughts on how the system could be improved?
    Why is it that undecided questions seem to never get resolved? For example, these two questions have been undecided for quite a while: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Any thoughts on how the system could be improved?
    3 answers · Yahoo Answers · 8 years ago
  • Logic derivation questions?

    I need help with the following categorical derivation: (P = ~Q) = ~(P = Q) I can do the first half, although there might be a faster way to do it: 1.....P = ~Q................A. 2........P = Q...............A. 3...........Q..................A. 4...........P = Q...........R: 2 5...........P..................= E: 3, 4 6...........P =... show more
    I need help with the following categorical derivation: (P = ~Q) = ~(P = Q) I can do the first half, although there might be a faster way to do it: 1.....P = ~Q................A. 2........P = Q...............A. 3...........Q..................A. 4...........P = Q...........R: 2 5...........P..................= E: 3, 4 6...........P = ~Q.........R: 1 7...........~Q...............= E: 5,6 8........~Q..................~I: 3, 7 9........P = ~Q............R: 1 10......P.....................= E: 8, 9 11......Q.....................= E: 2, 10 12...~(P=Q)...............~I: 2, 8, 11 I also have another question: Can someone help me derive H from the following premise? ~(H > G) I would appreciate help with either of these questions. They may be very simple, but for some reason I'm having trouble with them. Thanks in advance
    1 answer · Philosophy · 9 years ago
  • Do you believe in the "soul?" If so, what is its function?

    Personally, I do not believe there is such a thing as a soul, possibly because I do not fully understand what is meant by the word "soul." I am an atheist, but I have met other atheists who do claim to believe in a soul. Whether you are religious or not, I would like to know if you believe in a soul and, if so, what it is and what... show more
    Personally, I do not believe there is such a thing as a soul, possibly because I do not fully understand what is meant by the word "soul." I am an atheist, but I have met other atheists who do claim to believe in a soul. Whether you are religious or not, I would like to know if you believe in a soul and, if so, what it is and what purpose it serves. Your answers are appreciated. Thank you. AM
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Why is part of the image cut off in CAD programs?

    On my laptop, in both Vectorworks and Autodesk Maya, the right-hand portion of the image is cut off when I try to view my work in 3D. It's fine in wireframe, and even for rendering, but when I use "Open GL" mode in VW or perspective mode in Maya, part of the image just doesn't show up. It's irritating. If anyone has any idea... show more
    On my laptop, in both Vectorworks and Autodesk Maya, the right-hand portion of the image is cut off when I try to view my work in 3D. It's fine in wireframe, and even for rendering, but when I use "Open GL" mode in VW or perspective mode in Maya, part of the image just doesn't show up. It's irritating. If anyone has any idea why this would happen, their input would be appreciated. Thanks, A.M.
    1 answer · Other - Computers · 1 decade ago
  • What are some important environmental considerations to take into account when buying a home?

    My partner and I are currently looking to buy a new home. We are both environmentalists in some capacity, so we would like it to be as green as possible. We live near a large city, and we have a fairly standard buget. I would like to ask the following questions: What sort of home for two adults would be the most environmentally sound? What... show more
    My partner and I are currently looking to buy a new home. We are both environmentalists in some capacity, so we would like it to be as green as possible. We live near a large city, and we have a fairly standard buget. I would like to ask the following questions: What sort of home for two adults would be the most environmentally sound? What environmentally-friendly features should we be looking for in a new home? What can we do to improve the environmental performance of our home after we have moved in? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.
    8 answers · Green Living · 1 decade ago
  • How can I get rid of margin area markers in each corner of my Word 2003 documents?

    Yesterday, I enabled typing in Chinese characters on my computer. All of a sudden, these lines defining the corners of the margins in Word 2003 appeared in print layout mode, and I can't seem to get rid of them. They're really irritating me. Can anyone help me out? Thank you :)
    Yesterday, I enabled typing in Chinese characters on my computer. All of a sudden, these lines defining the corners of the margins in Word 2003 appeared in print layout mode, and I can't seem to get rid of them. They're really irritating me. Can anyone help me out? Thank you :)
    2 answers · Software · 1 decade ago
  • What are the origins of the "gay voice"?

    For one reason or another, a certain accent that some men have has come to be associated with homosexuality (if you live in North America, you know the one I mean). Many people assume that men who speak with that accent are gay, and it has been my experience that although they are not always correct, they often are. Where did this “gay voice” come... show more
    For one reason or another, a certain accent that some men have has come to be associated with homosexuality (if you live in North America, you know the one I mean). Many people assume that men who speak with that accent are gay, and it has been my experience that although they are not always correct, they often are. Where did this “gay voice” come from? Is it appropriate to say that men with the accent are more likely to be gay? If so, how or why do some gay men develop a “gay voice”? I hope I’m not offending anyone, but I think it’s a legitimate question that few people ask or think about. Thank you for your answers :)
    8 answers · Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered · 1 decade ago
  • What opportunities for public speaking are available in university?

    Ask an ancient Greek what the most shocking aspect of our school system is, and he will tell you it is the fact that public speaking is not a mandatory course. In fact, he would argue that we should spend as much time in public speaking class as we do studying mathematics or history. Next year, when I enter my first year of university, I would... show more
    Ask an ancient Greek what the most shocking aspect of our school system is, and he will tell you it is the fact that public speaking is not a mandatory course. In fact, he would argue that we should spend as much time in public speaking class as we do studying mathematics or history. Next year, when I enter my first year of university, I would like to have the chance to speak in public. Not only will I be able to impress any Greek time-travellers, but I will also gain a skill that I believe is still one of the most vital today. My question is this: what opportunities are available in university, either inside or outside the regular timetable, that would enhance one’s public speaking ability? Thank you, A.M.
    3 answers · Higher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago
  • Is it wrong to love one's career more than one's spouse or significant other?

    It seems to me that much of society would frown upon a person putting his or her career ahead of their spouse or partner. However, I think there may be many cases where that is acceptable, or even morally correct. For example, a doctor might put her patients' needs ahead or her husband's, while a teacher might put his students ahead of his... show more
    It seems to me that much of society would frown upon a person putting his or her career ahead of their spouse or partner. However, I think there may be many cases where that is acceptable, or even morally correct. For example, a doctor might put her patients' needs ahead or her husband's, while a teacher might put his students ahead of his fiancé. In my case, I cannot imagine putting any person ahead of architecture. Does that mean I should plan on remaining single, or is it in some cases acceptable to put the importance of one's career ahead of one's significant other?
    10 answers · Other - Family & Relationships · 1 decade ago
  • What are some disadvantages to city living?

    As an aspiring architect, I believe that society would function much better if the vast majority of people lived in the city as opposed to suburban areas. However, there are obviously many obstacles that cities must overcome in order to accommodate the various needs and lifestyles of individuals and families. The reality is that today's urban... show more
    As an aspiring architect, I believe that society would function much better if the vast majority of people lived in the city as opposed to suburban areas. However, there are obviously many obstacles that cities must overcome in order to accommodate the various needs and lifestyles of individuals and families. The reality is that today's urban areas are simply not built to accommodate large and diverse populations, and thus, many people resort to suburbs. Here is my question: what current obstacles and disadvantages exist that keep people from living in cities?
    5 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago
  • Where can I find a high quality recording of John Adams' Grand Pianola Music?

    I'm looking for a high quality recording of John Adams' Grand Pianola Music, which I discovered in the computer game, Civilisation IV. The problem is, the music in the game cuts out parts of the score and does not include the third movement. I downloaded the second movement off of iTunes, but I didn't like the quality. Is there some... show more
    I'm looking for a high quality recording of John Adams' Grand Pianola Music, which I discovered in the computer game, Civilisation IV. The problem is, the music in the game cuts out parts of the score and does not include the third movement. I downloaded the second movement off of iTunes, but I didn't like the quality. Is there some other recording (perhaps the one used in Civilisation IV) that is of a higher quality, either available for download or for ordering online? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you :)
    2 answers · Music · 1 decade ago
  • Where can I find an interesting book written outside of Western civilisation?

    I have a project for Comparative Civilisation class for which I need a piece of literature written by someone from another civilisation—that is to say, an author who lives and works outside of Western civilisation. I would like it to be a novel, and would prefer it to be a modern one. I am also very interested in Asia and Buddhism. However, I... show more
    I have a project for Comparative Civilisation class for which I need a piece of literature written by someone from another civilisation—that is to say, an author who lives and works outside of Western civilisation. I would like it to be a novel, and would prefer it to be a modern one. I am also very interested in Asia and Buddhism. However, I would appreciate all recommendations, even if they don’t fit these specifications. Thank you :)
    5 answers · Books & Authors · 1 decade ago
  • What does heaven look like?

    Although I do not believe that Heaven exists, I nevertheless have always had an idea of what it might look like. I have always thought of Heaven as having and infiite blanket of white clouds for terrain and a clear azure sky overhead. Suddenly, a few moments ago, I realised how preposterous and narrow-minded this idea was. Therefore, I decided to... show more
    Although I do not believe that Heaven exists, I nevertheless have always had an idea of what it might look like. I have always thought of Heaven as having and infiite blanket of white clouds for terrain and a clear azure sky overhead. Suddenly, a few moments ago, I realised how preposterous and narrow-minded this idea was. Therefore, I decided to find out the truth about Heaven's image: Is there a specific depiction of Heaven that all Christians can agree upon? Can we know what Heaven looks like? Does Heaven look like anything at all? Thank you for your answers to this somewhat trival question :)
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • How can I achieve malleable, healthy-looking hair after using a relaxer?

    I was more than slightly worried when my director informed me that she wanted my character to have straight hair (which, needless to say, would also require me to have straight hair). However, I was actually quite pleased with the results when I went to a salon and had it professionally relaxed. It didn't even burn, for which I am tremendously... show more
    I was more than slightly worried when my director informed me that she wanted my character to have straight hair (which, needless to say, would also require me to have straight hair). However, I was actually quite pleased with the results when I went to a salon and had it professionally relaxed. It didn't even burn, for which I am tremendously thankful. The only problem, I found, is that the relaxer treatment left my hair quite weak and dull-looking. As such, it is difficult to work with (having tried both waxes and gels), and thus, I cannot fully achieve the gelled, formed, shiny look my director was after. How can I achieve that look? Here are the specifics of my hair, if it helps: -fairly short, men's hair (perhaps 2" in length) -1/2 african, 1/2 caucasian -a bit of dry-feeling right now By the way, if anyone comes up with an answer that works, I may consider keeping my hair straight, however homosexual some of my friends claim that would make me. Thank you :)
    1 answer · Hair · 1 decade ago
  • Why do people dislike minimalist design?

    I must admit that I am always captivated by the modernity and simplicity of a well-designed minimalist space. In fact, I believe that the emergence of minimalism reflects a certain mindset of those who adhere to the minimalist religion: a sense of the “less is more” theory, and the reliance on the imagination for perceived beauty (as in modern art,... show more
    I must admit that I am always captivated by the modernity and simplicity of a well-designed minimalist space. In fact, I believe that the emergence of minimalism reflects a certain mindset of those who adhere to the minimalist religion: a sense of the “less is more” theory, and the reliance on the imagination for perceived beauty (as in modern art, which I also adore). So why is it that when I am downtown with friends, and I point into a shop window saying “That’s interesting,” they’ll reply with, “No, it’s boring.” Not only that, but then they’ll point to some ornate, carved thing, made of only the finest mahogany and say, “That’s beautiful!” (I, of course, will reply with, “No, it’s excessive, and probably ugly too.”) So, what I want to know is, Why is there all this hatred and prejudice against minimalism in today’s modern society?
    4 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 1 decade ago
  • Any recommendations for books on minimalist architecture or design?

    I am looking for a well-written, well-photographed, preferably recent book on minimalist architecture or design that includes both information about the minimalist concept as well as several relevant case studies. I'm not actually expecting an informed answer, so if I receive one, I'll be ecstatic (and I'm sure the answerer will get a... show more
    I am looking for a well-written, well-photographed, preferably recent book on minimalist architecture or design that includes both information about the minimalist concept as well as several relevant case studies. I'm not actually expecting an informed answer, so if I receive one, I'll be ecstatic (and I'm sure the answerer will get a few points, as well).
    1 answer · Other - Arts & Humanities · 1 decade ago
  • Do all atheists go to Hell? If so, why?

    Imagine a person who is moral, and who puts others before themselves, and who is kind-hearted, loving, etc, etc. A good example, I think, is a typical Buddhist, as Buddhism is essentially an atheist religion, and promotes many of the same virtues that Christianity promotes (and argueably with even more success). Would this person go to Hell? Why... show more
    Imagine a person who is moral, and who puts others before themselves, and who is kind-hearted, loving, etc, etc. A good example, I think, is a typical Buddhist, as Buddhism is essentially an atheist religion, and promotes many of the same virtues that Christianity promotes (and argueably with even more success). Would this person go to Hell? Why or why not?
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • How old is the universe?

    26 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • What is the best version of the Bible for study and general use?

    I am an atheist, and I want to gain a better understanding of Christianity, and theistic religion in general. I thought I might start with the Bible. I have read a bit of the King James Version, but that was for literary purposes. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
    I am an atheist, and I want to gain a better understanding of Christianity, and theistic religion in general. I thought I might start with the Bible. I have read a bit of the King James Version, but that was for literary purposes. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
    25 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago