• Poll: Do you iron?

    21 answers · Polls & Surveys · 11 months ago
  • I don't know how to iron properly and am upset about this? :(?

    I'm a 23 year old female with a 15 month old son. Growing up I wasn't taught how to iron properly and so haven't done it very much at all growing up or during my adulthood. It's not like my son's need ironing with him crawling everywhere etc. I only just recently learned that the best way is to separate washing into piles... show more
    I'm a 23 year old female with a 15 month old son. Growing up I wasn't taught how to iron properly and so haven't done it very much at all growing up or during my adulthood. It's not like my son's need ironing with him crawling everywhere etc. I only just recently learned that the best way is to separate washing into piles according to their fabric and to iron the garments requiring the lowest temperature setting first and to work your way up in terms of increasing temperature. Also, should you always put water into the iron every time you need to iron? I was so scared hearing the iron roar and squeal as I tipped in the water whilst it was on... It must have taken me 45 mins just to iron a superking-size bed set. I have no logic to follow and found myself wrestling with the damn thing. I tried different things and then folded it into quarters after watching a video, but then found the inside fabric awfully creased after ironing just the outside. Also, it was difficult knowing how to angle the fitted sheets. Has anybody got any useful tips and logical steps to follow regarding ironing? I'm quite frustrated with the whole concept of it. Thanks :)
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 11 months ago
  • Are glass store-bought dessert ramekins ovensafe?

    I bought store-bought Creme Brulee that came in glass ramekins. Are they ovensafe?
    I bought store-bought Creme Brulee that came in glass ramekins. Are they ovensafe?
    8 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 11 months ago
  • Why is it okay to have dead animals in one's kitchen but not dead humans?

    I am a meat eater but it's hard not to analyse the moral code of consuming animals.. I was chopping meat the other day and tearing the bloody flesh from the bone and thought how weird it is to have dead carcasses of animals in the kitchen. If it was a human, we'd all think it was disgusting and unhygienic for someone's corpse to be... show more
    I am a meat eater but it's hard not to analyse the moral code of consuming animals.. I was chopping meat the other day and tearing the bloody flesh from the bone and thought how weird it is to have dead carcasses of animals in the kitchen. If it was a human, we'd all think it was disgusting and unhygienic for someone's corpse to be strewn amongst our kitchen work surfaces. So why the double standard?
    4 answers · Psychology · 11 months ago
  • Can finding everything in life difficult and faffy be a sign of a learning difficulty?

    23 year old female and mummy to a 1 year old. I struggle with alsorts of things in day to day life. I don't set myself small goals out of fear / lack of self discipline. I don't have the ability to follow through with tasks and chicken out before the tough gets going. I space out in my own world whilst a movie is on due to fear of having... show more
    23 year old female and mummy to a 1 year old. I struggle with alsorts of things in day to day life. I don't set myself small goals out of fear / lack of self discipline. I don't have the ability to follow through with tasks and chicken out before the tough gets going. I space out in my own world whilst a movie is on due to fear of having to concentrate. I don't seem to progress in my knowledge. In terms of knowing anything about history / politics, for example, I am in the same boat I was 3 years ago. I don't have worldy knowledge (Only about astrology) about anything. I am too scared to push myself to learn new things. I envy people whom have their lives together and seem to be able to climb one mountain after another and can speak so articulately about all that they know in whichever field. Everything requires effort, multiple steps, mental agility and physical dexeterity and I just lose myself in my own world and avoid completing things. I started to get back into cooking recently but it just seems a challenge to really get stuck in and motivate myself. I am also very, very clumsy and purposely do not have a direction in life due to fear. I think if I don't set goals or expectations, then I cannot disappoint myself or worry about they effort needed to put in.
    1 answer · Psychology · 1 year ago
  • Why don't some races use kiss symbols ("x")?

    My partner is Romanian and he didn't know what the crosses stand for whlist I was writing a text once. They don't use them in Romania. How come?
    My partner is Romanian and he didn't know what the crosses stand for whlist I was writing a text once. They don't use them in Romania. How come?
    2 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 year ago
  • Why does everything I touch gives me coldsores?

    I get coldsores a lot and as I was just flossing my teeth it brought me out in a coldsore. Why is this? My hands were clean. I used to get them after I smoked the odd ***, but get them regardless. It just seems like some sort of "contact allergy"..
    I get coldsores a lot and as I was just flossing my teeth it brought me out in a coldsore. Why is this? My hands were clean. I used to get them after I smoked the odd ***, but get them regardless. It just seems like some sort of "contact allergy"..
    4 answers · Infectious Diseases · 1 year ago
  • When they say a room "feels cold", do they mean it literally?

    When certain furniture and the wall colour in interior design is "cold" does that literally mean cold as in the temperature. Or "cold" as in it gives off negative emotion, figuratively "leaving you cold"? I.e. Are "hot" and "cold" colours to be taken literally or not?
    When certain furniture and the wall colour in interior design is "cold" does that literally mean cold as in the temperature. Or "cold" as in it gives off negative emotion, figuratively "leaving you cold"? I.e. Are "hot" and "cold" colours to be taken literally or not?
    4 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 1 year ago
  • How do you find an animated TV series when you don't know the name / background information?

    At school (UK) we used to watch something and I think inbetween there were animated (not cartoon) snippets involving a family of rodents (Maybe chipmunks) that wore Arab-like clothing. I remember they wore white long dresses and head scarves. They also had accents. I cannot find the animation anywhere on the internet and wondered if anybody knows... show more
    At school (UK) we used to watch something and I think inbetween there were animated (not cartoon) snippets involving a family of rodents (Maybe chipmunks) that wore Arab-like clothing. I remember they wore white long dresses and head scarves. They also had accents. I cannot find the animation anywhere on the internet and wondered if anybody knows what I mean? I am 23 and remember watching it when I was 6 years +. Is there a way of finding out on the internet without knowing the name of the show?
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 1 year ago
  • Product-naming competitions UK?

    Are there any online competitions in the UK whereby you can do something fun like think up a name for a product or, say, a nail varnish colour? I wish there were Oreo flavour or Walkers Crisps flavour competitions, whereby you invent a flavour etc for a chance to win a big cash prize. Is there anything fun like this out there at all? Thanks.
    Are there any online competitions in the UK whereby you can do something fun like think up a name for a product or, say, a nail varnish colour? I wish there were Oreo flavour or Walkers Crisps flavour competitions, whereby you invent a flavour etc for a chance to win a big cash prize. Is there anything fun like this out there at all? Thanks.
    2 answers · Other - Advertising & Marketing · 1 year ago
  • My vegetable fries never turn out like fries - just roasted vegetables. Where am I going wrong?

    This evening I decided to make some carrot fries. I peeled and chopped them; and tossed them in oil and seasonings before putting them into the oven. I did the same with sweet potatoes before. However, on both occasions they didn't turn out like fries, but ordinary roasted veggies instead. Where am I going wrong? Is it better to leave the... show more
    This evening I decided to make some carrot fries. I peeled and chopped them; and tossed them in oil and seasonings before putting them into the oven. I did the same with sweet potatoes before. However, on both occasions they didn't turn out like fries, but ordinary roasted veggies instead. Where am I going wrong? Is it better to leave the skins on to give that crispy coating? But then, not all recipes say to do that and they still turn out looking like fries on the pictures. In stark contrast with mine.
    12 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 1 year ago
  • Is Astrology Satanic? If so, how?

    Astrology has nothing to do with worshipping the devil, so how does that make Astrology satanic?
    Astrology has nothing to do with worshipping the devil, so how does that make Astrology satanic?
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Is it weird to consume the breast milk of a cow?

    How come we would turn our noses up of human breast milk being sold in shops? Who makes the rules up of a cow being fit for feeding us milk while a pig is not?
    How come we would turn our noses up of human breast milk being sold in shops? Who makes the rules up of a cow being fit for feeding us milk while a pig is not?
    2 answers · Psychology · 1 year ago
  • Which extensive career quizzes/tests are reliable for testing possible career paths?

    I am a 22 year old stay at home mother and do not know what to do career-wise in the future. What are some reliable sources on the web to rule out my ideal career path to match my attributes etc? Thanks.
    I am a 22 year old stay at home mother and do not know what to do career-wise in the future. What are some reliable sources on the web to rule out my ideal career path to match my attributes etc? Thanks.
    1 answer · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 year ago