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Hey if you're a guy and know anything what so ever about style or watches and you're somewhere between 17 and 23 and think you could help me pick out a good gift for my boyfriend please please help me! (link)
I fit the criteria. Unfortunately, this is a near impossible question to answer.

Each person is different, so their style and taste will vary. Your boyfriend may like plastic, bright coloured watches. He may only like silver, or gold. Or he may be allergic to the chemicals used in leather. And your circumstances will be different - you may have $20 or $2,000 to spend.

My advice is to see what kind of style he likes. Is he a professional? Then a silver or leather watch would suit him, to go with his suit.

Does he play a lot of sport? Then think about something waterproof, and durable.

No point getting him a Rolex if all he does is swim all the time.

Check his existing collection of jewelry etc, and get an idea. Possibly even go "window shopping" and see what catches his eye. This really is the best option to go for.

If he were like me - a 20-something professional who spend most of their time in a suit, I would opt for something silver, or with a black or brown leather strap. I prefer chunkier faces, as opposed to small. But like I say, each person is different.

Good luck, and I hope I helped :)


I am a loving Christian girl and I have always wondered one question.....you know how the Bible says in heaven you can't cry simply because you have no reason to cry.....Well I've been wondering....Can you cry tears of joy in heaven? The book says you wont show sadness but what about happy tears? Please tell me what you think the answer is to this question, or give me a few verses to look at that might be helpful. I would REALLY appreciate it! God bless :) (link)
I'm not of your faith, so I'm not speaking as an expert.

But from a "Man on the street" perspective, I can't see why you wouldn't cry tears of joy. Crying is usually reserved as a term for crying out of sadness. And The reference is probably to sadness.

Tears of joy would be very possible I would think.


What can I make at home to make me go pooh? For example laxitives.
Like u know you can mix lemon juice and water? Stuff like that but to make u go to the bathroom if that makes sence
So like what home remidies can I make to drink that works like laxitives?
Thanks (link)
Drinks are difficult, because you usually need fiber, which is found in solid food. Stuff like wholewheat bread, rice, pasta. Apples contain fiber. As do pineapples. Prunes, and prune juice (albeit not to everyone's taste) are good for such a problem.

Search for high fiber foods, for a more exhaustive list.


I have a question for my homework
Does anybody know if the people in Germany trust their goverment or are they suspicious about it? Like, In general?
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no one will do your homework for you. That's the point of homework - it allows you to further your knowledge outside of the limits of the classroom.

What you ask is relatively easy to find. Try googling Germany opinion polls, and you will see some info.


Hey,
My dog is a Whippet and she is 10 years old. Last night she threw up 8 times for no apparent reason. After the 8th time she tried to throw up again but nothing came out anymore. Tonight she just threw up again. She just had a vet appointment last week and everything was fine he said but why is she throwing up all of a sudden? We havent changed her diet in any way that would cause this.. (link)
Only a Vet would know. Call them up, and ask if they think it's anything specific. If not, as to take her in, and get her checked out.

It's the only way you can make sure she is OK.

Good luck!


What does reentry offer in the. uk ? what is it? can u get qualifications from it? ~ UK WOLVERHAMPTON (link)
I've never heard of it, but I searched for it, and it looks like a charity that helps young people get back into the education system. It doesn't look like they teach, or give awards, but instead helps the young people by giving them someone to talk to, support, etc etc.

They do however provide some courses:
-ASDAN awards
-ALAN
-Art Award
-Sports leadership

Here's the website I found - you may wish to contact them directly.

http://www.re-entry.co.uk/ourservices.htm


I want a sesh with my friend it incolves alchol and drugs (legal in my countrie) and need some advice on how to make the night a good one we are staying in and just chillaxing but want some drinking games or drug games we can play any ideas i am 25.and responsible for my actions so don't argue with me about the drug thing i kno w things can go wrong but i have friends that will be there if anything goes wrong so yea and tips thanks (link)
First, saying you are a drug user, and wish to play games that involve you taking copious amounts of drugs and alcohol is responsible, makes no sense whatsoever.

Second, I don't really understand what you are saying. Therefore, I cannot help you.


Sometimes I sign up for monthly subscriptions such as Netflix. And occasionally I am charged before I get my next paycheck. Or itunes will charge me 10 days after I make a purchase and I won't have the money for a day or two.

Does this harm my credit?

Also, what's the best place to check your credit for free? (link)
I got a 30day free trial with "creditexpert".

Saying that, I'm from the UK, ant I don't know where you are writing from.


So, im super excited. I just ordered my first home brew kit today!! My boyfriend and I have been talking about brewing our own beer for a few months now and we decided to go ahead and make our first attempt.

We've come up with a few ideas, including (but not limited to) Ginger, sriracha, bacon and maple...and we wanna incorporate alot of different herbs and fruits as well. But after our initial mind explosion of ideas we've hit a bit of a wall.

I dont know if anyone on this site is a beer enthusiast, but if you were going to try an interesting and unusual beer what flavor would you be interested in trying? Any different ideas? (link)
Any fruit will work well, although it's not terribly unusual. Berries will be good.

The you have chocolate, and possible chocolate combo's, e.g. pepper and chocolate, chocolate and mint, chocolate and ginger, etc etc.

One of my favourite beers is flavoured with coriander - the seeds are added during brewing. But I feel the flavour is never strong enough. A real coriander kick would be good!

Saying all of this, I'm not much of a beer drinker. But just think of tasty food combo's - something really simple that you eat everyday may be the key, because as a beer, it would be different.

Good luck!


17/m

First off please do not tell me about how it's unhealthy and stuff. I already know this, please answer my question. Thank You :)




I have had an Ecig for about 2 weeks or 3 weeks. At first I would hit it and be fine and stuff. This last week I have been waking up with an upset stomach. I have missed 3 days of school and done 2 half days. I have been on antibiotics for a week or two.

I know the medicine can cause it but normally I do not get upset stomachs from them, i have had these antibiotics before it is to stop a cut on my mouth that the doctors aren't sure why i have but they seem to work so i take them when needed.

Before taking these antibiotics I did not have stomach aches and diarrhea. I have been off the antibiotics for a day now and I still have an upset stomach this morning but have not needed to go to the bathroom yet... just lots of gas.

I also read nicotine overdoses have the symptoms of up upset stomachs so i was wondering if that is what it is too?

Any info is helpful! What can I do?


Also I am going to take a break from the ecig to see what happens to my stomach. (link)
Hi. Firstly on the antibiotics note, only stop if you have finished the course. If you still have some left, contact your doctor. The reason for this, is because there may be some remnants of the illness left, even after you feel OK. So people usually stop taking their antibiotics. The last few pills/doses are enough to fully kill the bacteria that causes the illness. If you don't finish, then it provides an opportunity for growth, and it will be even worse than the first time because it has gained an immunity to the antibiotics you were once taking. So then you will need stronger ones. If you carry on, you could possibly, eventually get a very bad illness that there are no antibiotics for.

Now, onto the ecig! A stomach ache from a nicotine overdose is usually temporary, and fades within an hour, max in my opinion. It's also a sharp, cramp like feeling you usually get. And ecigs (at least the good ones) automatically cut out after a long hit, to stop it from over heating, but also to stop nicotine overdoses.

If you have an upset stomach, accompanied by wind, it may be something else. A bug possibly, something bad you ate, etc. But the best thing would be to go to your doctor again, and tell them that you've got the pains and the gas, but also that you're on the e-cig.

My friend told their doctor that he was on the ecig, and they were surprisingly OK about it - the doctor told him to continue as it's so much better for you than smoking (although it's not completely healthy, of course).

Anyway, once again, as per usual with this type of question, I recommend that you see a doctor as they are a professional that can fully inspect your body to see the problem.

Good luck!


I like text books and doing the questions/exercises in them. Where would I get some free ones? New text books cost a lot of money. (link)
You could check classified sections of newspapers/websites. Ebay may have a whole lot for really cheap.

Also, ask around campus/school, put an advert up if you can, ask friends and family, and check garage/junk sales too.


I fell in love with PSY's pink suit he wears... does anyone know where you can buy it?? (link)
I don't think Psy or many people in that position will wear off the shelf suits, i.e. they don't come already made. He probably has them made for him, in that style which is instantly recognizably with Psy.

You could approach a tailor, although this may be expensive. Alternatively, check ebay, where there are many Korean sellers who may sell something similar, or close.


I have Windows 7 and I wanna check my computer specs to see if my computer can handle Skyrim, how can I do that? (link)
I'm not sure how useful my answer is, as you don't say what specs you wish to find out. But click the windows icon, then right click computer, then click properties.

A window with your computer spec will pop up.



how long is orentation at mcdonalds and is it boring because ive heard its boring as hell !!! (link)
I can't answer how long it will be, but it may well be boring. But that's the price you have to pay sometimes, when it comes to employment!



My niece is 5 years old and she is mixed with hispanic and black. Her hair is very thick, curly,frizzy and no one knows what to do. It won't stay in a hairstyle. We've tried braids and everything. Her hair just curls up and gets frizzy right after it's done. Is a texturizer good or anything else? (link)
She's just a little child. Let it be frizzy - my hair now (21) is different to my hair at 5. It's something that changes with age. So leave the poor child alone, don't pump her with chemicals, and let her be her, instead of giving the impression that the way she looks is more important than how intelligent she is.


I am currently using a Samsung galaxy s2 on the THREE network and as part of my plan i have unlimited data, I was thinking of buying an unlocked Blackberry 9900 and using my THREE sim with it. My question is can i use all of my phones features (web browsing, facebook, twitter) without any data charges? (i am somewhat confused about weather i need blackberry data or indeed fully understand what it is.)

Thank You

Hyde (link)
Hyde,

You will need a BB data plan to get things to work. Without the data plan, it doesn't matter if you have unlimited data. Saying that, it's only £5 a month on THREE (3). It's really worth it, because the BB Data plan means you are able to use BBM and Push Email - the two best things about a BB smartphone. If you don't mind so much about email or BBM, then it's probably best to go for another phone.

So in short, a BB data plan is needed to access the internet (even if it is just twitter, etc).

Hope I helped!


My boyfriend currently has a smooth black leather bifold wallet. I'd like to buy him a new wallet but I'm not sure if I have to buy one identical to his old one. What do you think? He will also be going for important job interviews. Is a brown leather wallet too casual?

Thanks! (link)
A brown wallet seems like an excellent idea. That means he has one wallet of each colour. The brown goes well with a navy, or gray suit. The black with blacks, gray, and navy. But if he was wearing brow shoes with his blue suit, then the brown wallet will be the obvious choice.

It also depends on the condition of his wallet now. Is it worn and time to throw it away? If so, then maybe another black wallet is best, as it's more versatile. But if his current wallet is fine, then getting him a brown one will give him the option of which to use.

My everyday wallet is brown. It's amazing, and versatile, and I work in a professional environment. So a brown wallet is generally okay for any type of atmosphere.

P.s. Bi Fold is usually always the best option, so try to stick to that.


18/f
So Valentines Day is coming up. I'm starting to think of some ideas of what to do for my boyfriend. I was thinking the usual kind of thing like candy and a card, and some other little things a long with it. Then I saw the cute idea of the 52 reasons why I love you on a deck of cards.
I'm not sure what else or if there is anything better to do for him. I googled a little but not much was that great.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
We've been together for over a year if that helps. (link)
I always feel these types of occasions call for something personal and from the heart. So why not get a shoe box, or something similar. Decorate it how you will.

Fill it with all sorts of personal stuff. Things like:

- The 52 reasons I love you thing
- His favourite music on a CD
- Your songs, e.g. the music on your first date/dance, etc.
- His favourite candy bar/drink/etc
- A sample of his favourite Eau de toilette
- Cheap DVD of what you two enjoy watching
- A little time-map of where you both began and where you are now, e.g. at 4 months you said I love you, at 7 months we did this, etc.
- Photo's of the two of you, made into a little book, or in a frame.
- Things referring to personal jokes you have going on
- Home baked cookies/brownies/etc
- A home made card/or a shop bought one (I usually spend a bit of extra money on a nice shop bought card, especially as the whole gift is already home made

As you can see, the list is endless. Just think about it, and fill it with tissue paper, and little things that'll remind him just how amazing you are!

Good luck :)


Hi there, my friend said you gave them good advice so I wondered if you could help me?

Basically, there is the guy I really like, we get on really well - I consider him to be my best friend - but I'm afraid to tell him how I really feel as I dont want to ruin our friendship. Yet, I feel he might like me back. But then again, he might just see me as a friend. I'm not sure what to do, should I risk it and tell him how I feel, or just leave it so I dont make things awkward?
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This is risky. Obviously, the problem is whether he does, or doesn't like you. Do you have a general idea, as to whether he likes you? Any clues? Any hints?

And how close friends are you? If you occasionally see each other, it's won't be as bad as if you see each other every day.

Saying that, I think the best option is to say how you feel. And then, if he doesn't want to take things forward, stress that you still want to be friends. But don't just say it. Still be sure, and make sure you remain friendly.

But brace yourself. You may not (or may, even) hear what you want. Not because he does not like you, but maybe he feels the same as you - maybe he doesn't want to ruin a good friendship. That can be just as risky.

Good luck, and hope I helped :)


anyone post here or link me to the lyrics of do it better by philthy rich ?
thank youu (: (link)
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=do+it+better+philthy+rich+lyrics&aq=1&oq=do+it+better+philt&sugexp=chrome,mod=4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8




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