CliffieDuckie

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    Swimsuits that don't cause "wardrobe malfunctions"

    I made my own swimsuit from these patterns: Jalie Sewing Patterns - Sportswear Patterns They're comfortable and people keep asking where I got my swimsuit!
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    A marriage that never happened?

    I'm trying to find information about my grandmother's family. So far, all I've come up with is her death information-NOTHING about her being married to claude (her first husband). How can I find this information? Nothing I find shows her son Vincent's side of the family... and actually, it doesn't show MINE! Help!
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    Free Hug Day!

    That's exactly what we're going to do! One group of us is at the airport, another at the mall, and my group is downtown (by the hospital which is HUGE and has lots of people around)
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    Free Hug Day!

    You don't have to be from the 60s to love to hug. My whole group of friends is very "huggy" and I wouldn't have it any other way! It kind of catches the new boyfriend/girlfriends of my family members off guard. Well, I'm supposed to treat them like family and I hug my family! I feel bad for those that are embarrassed over hugs. Life must be so boring and lonely
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    Free Hug Day!

    We just make our own. Permanent markers and white t-shirts from the dollar store! (It's all college kids can usually afford... but I'll probably get some professional ones made next year)
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    Free Hug Day!

    AH! I googled why the date changed-It's the day before 9/11. Seems like a good date to me!
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    Free Hug Day!

    There's one in January and one on Wednesday. The one on Wednesday is a little "newer" (only about 3 years running) but still just as fun! I believe the first one ever was in June. I don't know why we didn't keep the original date... Oh well!
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    Free Hug Day!

    It's a new one.. It was sent around through Facebook and I guess is mostly college-age kids but I don't care! We've got about 50000 members throughout the country who are going to participate so I call it "National"
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    Free Hug Day!

    Who is participating in National Free Hug Day?! I'm so excited! I got t-shirts made for my friends and myself and we're going to have a huge sign and stand downtown giving out free hugs. Sounds silly, I know, but imagine getting a hug from a stranger when you're having a bad day. Hopefully it will make a lot of people happy!
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    Missionaries sent away

    Wait, I think I know you! I'll PM you and you can have them meet you at my house, if you like!
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    Missionaries sent away

    Yeah, Call them!
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    Long post but interesting facts.

    My uncle used to work for NASA so I gave him a call... THAT one is true!! One little fart wont do a ton of damage, but if the person has a real gas problem, it will hurt the suit.
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    Weight Loss plans?

    My best friend who lives in Boston and I have decided that we are sick of being flabby and we are now exercising together (over a webcam to make sure we're actually doing it). We both have exactly 15 pounds to lose but no exercise plans seem right... they all say things like "Lose the fat in 2 weeks" or dumb things like that which I don't believe is healthy. We want to lose the weight by January... Not in a huge hurry, but we want to do it safely and efficiently. For now we do the treadmill Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and weights Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. What worked for you? (Oh, and we don't believe that diets help... We just eat healthy and no more than one serving of junk food per day) Oh! And any advice for my mother who is about 60 pounds overweight but doesn't believe she has time to work out with us or has time to make healthy meals would be great!
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    ADHD -- Overdiagnosed in USA or what?

    Haha, 90/90... would have never guessed :) That is the exact preliminary test they have you fill out. What they did for me for diagnosis was they had ME fill out a form kind of like that for school activities, chores, leisure time, time with friends, and time with family so that it could show that these symptoms were in ALL areas of my life. I also had to provide at least 3 examples for each. Then, they gave the same forms to my parents for them to fill out, and then to each of my past and present teachers. Then, they had me see a few different psychs who all observed my speech, my restlessness, etc. Then they compared the results (which all showed a high probability of ADHD) and, because of the high level of consistency (they knew I wasn't just making it all up) they decided that I really did have it. The problem with the online test is that you're going to think of things in different areas of your life- like you may forget to do or become distracted during tasks at home, but not at work/school. That's NOT ADHD. It should be present in all areas of your life.
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    ADHD -- Overdiagnosed in USA or what?

    I have a couple responses here... Soda + ADHD = Most irritating child you've ever met. First of all, the stimulant doesn't actually stop the hyperactivity part-it helps with the inattentiveness. Once you can focus on things, you actually NOTICE when you're twitching, fiddling with things, etc. so you can stop. So, yeah, the hyperactivity might be lessened a tiny bit, but all that sugar is going to make them go haywire. Diet has a LOT to do with the ability to focus so when you drink a soda, the sugar evens out the caffeine and you don't get any benefit (though your dentist likes those checks he gets for filling the rotting teeth!) PLUS if it's a small child, they think that drinking soda causes you to get hyper and this thought alone is enough to make them bounce off the walls. Also, a soda isn't enough for a lot of people. There are different degrees of ADHD. My sister just needs exercise and she's good to go... I on the other hand need LOTS of different kinds of therapy. Classrooms are boring, BUT you don't get a choice on what you focus on. Even if it's interesting, I may not be able to pay attention, and the same goes with lessons. Also, any class that requires reading is out of the question. I couldn't read an entire book before medication because I would read a sentence, forget what that sentence said so I'd read it again...and again...and again... until I gave up and just went on. Parents shouldn't give their kids medication because they are annoying... This is nothing like giving babies alcohol to quiet them down. Yes, I do take my meds partially because I annoy everyone around me (I can't help it) but it's also for ME. Part of treating ADHD with medication is to make the person with the disorder feel better. Imagine being frustrated every single second of every single day for your entire life because you know that you can't do even the most basic tasks a two-year-old could do. That's why depression and anger disorders usually come along with ADHD. That baby isn't bothered by the fact that he/she's annoying someone, someone with ADHD is very bothered by the fact that they KNOW everyone is annoyed by them and that they can't do anything about it.