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I have a unique first name that was made up by hippie parents. They literally made it up. They thought they were being original and new age but they only made my life unnecessarily complicated.
From the time I was old enough to say my name I got weird looks and was embarrassed and shy when people laughed at my name. There was no good explanation either, they just thought it sounded cool.
Every time I meet someone new I have to have the same conversation and it's exhausting. Yes it's a unique name, no i don't know what it means, I'm glad you like it but you only say that because you have a normal one. When I go to a restaurant or coffee shop I give a made up normal name to avoid the song and dance.
So before you pat yourself on the back for that cute name you invented, just remember little Chinchilla, Uniquaua, or Papillion will be an adult someday and have to live with it.
EDIT: Removed a fairly normal name from the example
EDIT2: Not giving my name because a Google image search... keep reading on reddit ➡
You are likely not going to find a "soulmate" in high school or even college, don't fret, just focus on your studies, they're more important than you believe right now.
Relationships are going to end, but that doesn't mean your life does. A boyfriend or girlfriend that doesn't work out is not the end of the world it's a learning experience. Even if it was a terrible breakup, and they cheated on you with your best friend or something (maybe even worse). Guess what, you just got the opportunity to cut TWO toxic fuckbags out of your life. FOR THE BETTER! Life goes on and I guarantee you that you will find someone that deserves your attention and effort and love.
Which brings me to my next point, don't try to please everyone, ESPECIALLY people in the same situation as you, ie. your peers. You don't need to be the most popular kid in your school, you don't need to impress anyone. As much as it may feel like everyone is watching you, they're worried about making the same mistakes as you.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Don’t get me wrong, I (21/f) support women loving their bodies and accepting flaws. But what about the men? Where is all this support for men that don’t fit the stereotypes of what a “real man” looks like? So many women I know support body positivity but will make fun of a man for his penis size openly and It makes my blood boil. The hypocrisy is so upsetting. Men are humans too, with emotions and insecurities and we should be validating their natural bodies as well.
Edit: essentially don’t be an ass about people’s bodies? Feel like it’s not that hard y’all.
Edit 2: if you haven’t encountered this in your friend groups, thats good! Keep in mind I am in my early 20s and as such, have many friends around the same age and have repeatedly witnessed a lot of crude and hurtful comments directed at previous sexual partners. I would hope that matured adults no longer talk like this. I really want the basis of body shaming to be addressed though and this idea that some bodies are less than ot... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I'm lap swimming, and we have 7 swim lanes. 7. That is a ridiculous number of lanes. And, as per usual at this time in the morning, they're all occupied. Now, usually, you share lanes under these circumstances. Not a problem.
Except this time I'm somehow the only woman swimming, in the crappy shallow lane.
Man comes in, and wants to swim. That's fine. He has to share a lane (which is risky due to COVID anyway), but he won't share with any of the men in the good lanes.
No, he absolutely has to share with the only woman in the pool. And of course, every time we pass he has to graze his hand across my ass.
Eventually, I told him if he couldn't keep his hands to himself, I'd either start hitting, or he could move to another lane. I was here first, and the only reason he came into this lane is that there's a woman here. Seriously, this is the worst lane.
(Yes, the lifeguard told him to get out after I yelled at him. Apparently he's way more obvious about the groping when you ca... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let me preface this by saying that child sex abuse and sex trafficking are both very real and very horrific and should be confronted wherever they may occur.
However, religious people don’t have the best history when it comes to holding abusers and pedophiles accountable.
Which is why I think it’s so hilarious that so many religious folks, primarily evangelicals, are hopping on the save the children bandwagon.
Where were they when the Catholic Church was covering up abuse and fighting mandatory reporting laws and statute of limitations laws? Silent.
Where were they when their youth pastor was diddling kids? Silent.
In fact, some denominations even glorify pedophiles... looking at you, Mormons!
Other religions consider a pedophile to be their prophet... what up, Islam?
I guess it’s better late than never. But don’t shout about how much you care about children if you’re glorifying a pedophile every Sunday at church.
Once you start doing so, you'll realise how important it is to be listened to. For some people, who may be shy or have been mistreated, this is a sign that they are worth hearing and that there is someone who cares what they have to say.
Even if this is not the case, it's a very good habit to get into. It shows manners and consideration of others in the conversation, and often they will be grateful for it as you would be if interrupted too.
Edit: thank you kind strangers for the awards! Apologies for those who find this too preachy (must admit I do agree reading it back), or think this belongs in a different sub more centred around social interaction.
I see so many posts about how dumb Americans are. How all of us treated Covid recklessly, our values are nationalistic, and we have no idea how the rest of the world operates. America, by definition, has a very diverse landscape. We are essentially several countries wrapped under one federal government. We are not a one size fits all society. To approach America with a mindset of we are all the same, is irresponsible, ignorant, and lazy. Our spectrum of human beings is wide, which makes it a unique country. It’s not perfect, will never be, and has so much room for improvement. The American experiment has worked and will continue to work, even through trying times that are well document today.
Edit: SORRY, I meant the United States of America. The USA. Didn’t mean to offend our neighbors to the South.
Edit 2: Name calling is mean.
Edit 3: CA NA DA
Final Edit: It’s sad how many people personally attacked me and the US for this post. Humanity has something thinking to do IMO. So much... keep reading on reddit ➡
"Recipe for: Ice
Back in the days where I didn't have any kids, I ate a lot of Ice. Ice always kept our large Texas family cool when we were suffering in the hot weather. Global warming, amirite? Anyways... My brother always stole my Ice and I'd always throw hour long temper tantrums. Ah... Good ol' days. Now, I grew up with divorced parents, people who have simply fallen out of love. OOF! That sucks. Anyways, when they were together, along with my brother who is now addicted to pills, we always bonded over this meal. Easy to make, but it tastes gourmet. This makes me miss Texas summers. I'm so tempted to move back there, but my family has fallen apart after my sister broke a precious family heirloom and got death threats. I also don't want to lose my job as Executive Manager of Bullshit Recipes! Oh lord, the nostalgia.... Anyways I'm gonna hide the recipe in a bunch of words and make it totally undescriptive. Hello (1 cup ice) All done good job!"
Like stfu man I just wanna cook. I'm... keep reading on reddit ➡
As a second gen Chinese American myself, I am really tired of people being a complete snob over authenticity to the point that they distort the history and culture behind Chinese cuisine.
I've had enough of people trashing American Chinese food as "not the real thing" or even worse, "Chinese food dumbed down for American people" (like WTF?!)
While I don't deny that Chinese food in America is different from Chinese food on the mainland, that doesn't make it any less worthy. Sure, it has been changed to some extent to suit local palates, but that's pretty much the same thing with Chinese food in the diaspora in general. There is also Indonesian Chinese, Filipino Chinese, Singaporean Chinese, and even Peruvian Chinese food-yet nobody calls these variants as "fake" or "inauthentic".
Moreover, people had to make adaptations to the cuisine anyways in the new land due to the lack of available ingredients that they usually had back home. No Chinese broccoli? Use western broccoli instead... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm not an "Intel fanboy". I'm not an "AMD fanboy". I'm a fanboy of my bank balance. People, none of these companies care about you; they care about their profits and their stakeholders.
Now on to the topic. YES, Ryzen is an EXCELLENT platform. It really is, and it really has brought the competition that benefits the end user. But this does NOT mean we should be saying "oh there's like no competition, Ryzen is better value hands down". This is NOT true.
The 3600 vs 10400 vs 10400F is an excellent mid-range example of this.
If I posted on this subreddit and asked for a mid-range build, most people would recommend a Ryzen 3600; and that's great! It really is an excellent value CPU. But what people fail to realise is that so is the i5 10400F. Both are 6/12 CPUs and both offer VERY similar gaming performance, indistinguishable to the to the end user if you played a few games using both CPUs.
The problem with recommending only a 3600, and not pointing out that the 10400F has ver... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let me put you an example: do you gamble fusings to 6 link your armour?
I do not. Ever. I absolutely hate losing my progress to end up in a worse position than I was before. So the game offers an alternate, clear path to upgrade my gear:
Map to farm tons of sulphite
Delve to 250+ depth to find the 6 link recipe
Farm 1500 fusings or equivalent currency.
And this awesome, because I have to farm and grind and actually put effort into accomplishing a clear, attainable goal that I check off my list and continue working towards the next objective. This is proper ARPG progression and feels rewarding.
You want to take a shortcut and try your luck? You absolutely can! Maybe you 6 link like a streamer in a couple of fusings and make me look like an idiot. And you know what? Good for you! As far as I'm concerned, the more power to you, the better.
The game is designed well enough to accomodate both our preferences in regards to socket and linking management.
Harvest has opened cr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve had 2 children and it changed my vagina permanently. From looking at some official health websites this seems fairly common and normal. Of course some women go back to how they were before. But not everyone does.
But that’s OK! The changes in my body hasn’t affected my sex life and my husband still acts the same towards me and says it doesn’t matter.
I just think we should acknowledge this and not pretend that women’s bodies aren’t sometimes changed by childbirth. Every time I read a post or comment on here saying women go back to the same as before it makes me feel a bit sad and ashamed that mine hasn’t and that doesn’t seem right.
I pushed 2 babies out of my vagina and I’m very proud of that. Childbirth of any kind Including caesarean is hard and I think all women should feel proud of this achievement. It’s ok if our vaginas don’t go back to normal because we made a new person in the world and that’s fucking amazing! Who cares if our vaginas change. It was worth it.
I vir... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (29f) am three years into my PhD. I have published many papers and been a co author of even more. I've done field studies and teach at a uni. Basically, I know my field.
I speak a few langues and teach a group of people outside of work. We meet up once a week and talk in that language. We are all friends and it's very casual. Last week one person of the group asked if they could bring a mate (K) from work who's interested in the language too. She said that her mate is on the spectrum and that he might not know when to stop talking. I said bring him along and we'll see how he fits in.
The actual lesson went well and I think we were all happy. Usually some people stick around for a bit after and we just have a few drinks. This is when it started. As it turns out K is interested in my field of study. He asked me some questions and I was happy to answer. But then it started getting weird. He kept arguing with me and "correcting" me, telling me what I apparently misunderstood and so on.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I would like more discussion about how writing and presenting modules/campaigns can be improved. There's SO MUCH that could be done better to help DMs, if the authors started taking cues from modern user-tested manuals and textbooks. In fact, I'd claim the way Wizards write modules in 2020, seems to me essentially unchanged from the 1980s!
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So for some brief context, when I (19f) was 9 and my 18, then 8, year old sister came out as trans (mtf) I copied my parents behaviors, which was to treat her like she was below us, and my parents even told me to get other kids at school to bully her. I did all this, and so much more, and I am so embarrassed by who I used be be, but by the time I was 13, I realized she was human and my sister, and I couldn't change what I did to hurt her in the past, so I tried to be the most supportive older sister that I could. Starting when I was 13, I started using her correct pronouns and name, and I used my own money to buy her clothes and a wig for school in secret. When she turned 18, my parents kicked her out and said they wouldn't help pay for her college. My girlfriend and I live in an apartment not too far from her high school, so we took her in.
at first things were fine, but then she started telling people about her story and I caused most of her trauma. I didn't mind at first, I often... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've seen this happen in class and I've experienced it. A student will do something that DOESN'T disrupt the class, but annoys the teacher, so the teacher will stop class for a good 5+ minutes to embarrass the student.
It's so counterproductive. It doesn't do anything but ACTUALLY disrupt class, it doesn't teach the students any life lesson, and it makes the student being embarrassed dislike the teacher more than they probably already had.
It makes it clear to any adult that the teacher has self-esteem/maturity issues outside of class and bullies their students to make themselves feel good. It's not right, and it deserves some kind of reprimand or punishment.
EDIT: I'm not saying punishment is a bad thing, I'm saying embarrassment can ruin a student's motivation to do well, and it should NOT be used as a form of punishment. If a student is doing something wrong, it's okay to tell them to stop. What's NOT okay is dragging it on long enough to disrupt class for a good chunk of time,... keep reading on reddit ➡