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How do you set up a pre-paid funeral? I don't want my family to have to deal with this when I pass away. Who do I talk to to do this? I am afraid that if I did it with the local funeral home and then I passwed away on a trip it wouldn't count and they would still have to pay for my burial. How does this work? (link)

I've never heard of pre-paid funerals, but there are some more conventional steps you could take:

1. You could open a bank account, and put some money aside in there to help with the funeral. In your will, you can state that this is what you would like the money to be used for.

2. You could take a life insurance policy out. Google some insurers, and ask around. Be sure you're getting a good deal though. There is no point paying in $50 a month if you are very young at the moment, because the payout will probably be much less. This is how they make their money. Be sure to also check the terms and conditions. Many insurers don't pay out if the deceased has committed suicide (which I hope you are not planning on doing, because it is never the answer).

But googling "pre-paid funerals" has seemed to bring up a few results. I'm from the UK, and so if you're from another country, I'm not sure how much what I've found will be useful to you. You could always ring the funeral homes up and ask if you could pop round for a quick chat. Then discuss any issues or questions you have.

Good luck!

It's been a while sense I had sweaty hands but it only seems to happen when I feel this pain on my stomach it's like pressure I aways use gum and mints to calm me down and it works but it only lasts a little because I get sick of the chewing but its like a presure that I could sometimes control by puting less force on my musles or taking air.. Any advice is great thanks!(: (link)
This is a matter for your doctor. Stomach pains and sweaty hands (overly sweaty) are not good signs. It could be something serious!

Good luck!

Is it more bisexual to get your dick sucked and rubbed or suck a dick and rub them? I would want to expierament maybe once and see if I like it but I still wouldn't be bi or gay I I don't like it? That's what I think. I think I'm hit a curious teenager going through puberty (link)
Bisexuality is not something that is measurable. So you can't be more or less bisexual. That's like saying, "I'm more sleeping now than I was earlier".

Experimentation is completely normal. If you enjoy it, then it's okay. If you don't, then it's also fine. But during your age, your hormones are all over the place, and so you'll be confused.

But yes, bisexuality is not measurable.

So for the past couple of days I have been really stuffed up. I cant breathe through my nose and my throat hurts really bad. I dont have a fever and otherwise I feel okay. It's worse in the morning when I wake up. Then as the day goes on I take Sudafed and Ibuprofen and that seems to help a bit. Is it allergies or does it sound like I have a virus or cold? (link)
There is really no way to know to be honest!

Your best bet would be to see a doctor. Not only for a diagnosis, but also ensure that you don't take too much of the wrong medication (which can have negative side effects).

Hope I helped!

I am a twelve year old girl from NZ. I keep getting bullied by this girl in my class, and her guy friend (NOT boyfriend)One of them is african, and one is mexican. They always call me really mean things, and sometimes shove me and other stuff like that. They walk the same way home as me so I have to suffer it for 20 mintues everyday.Telling a teacher won't help, as the bullies will do it anyway (already tried) and I can't tell any other adults because they just make the problem worse. Please help me! (link)
You should tell your parents. If they speak to the school, they will take it more seriously, because the top rank of the school is much more afraid of what parents will do.

So tell your parents to speak to the school. The school will hopefully tell the bullies' parents. Every child will take their parents more seriously than a teacher. The chances are that the parents don't know that their children are bullies. So they will have a word with their kids and tell them to stop.

So definitely tell your parents! It may seem like a conversation you don't want to have, but it's really the only way to help it. Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing. It's really best to stop it as soon as possible before it gets worse, and before they start terrorising loads of other people, in childhood and adulthood.

Good luck!

hey everyone!
so i like this guy, and i think (not sure) if he likes me! i want to ask him out (yes, i am sure baout this)! so, i was thinking before asking him out i would say, "hey, if i asked you out, would you go out with me?" if positive, i'll ask him out.

however, if he says no, what are some good responses? also, cute ways to ask him out are good too, the more As the better!

thanks so much! xoxo hallagal

additional info: we're in middle school (i know its young, its a lighthearted relationship) (link)
There really isn't a good comeback to that, if you want to make it look like you're not interested.

My advice is to simply ask if he wants to do something out of school, e.g. go to get a bite to eat, watch a movie, etc. That way, if he says no, you can just make it look like you asked him as a friend. If he says yes, you can use that as a way to let him know you're interested.

But if you want to do the whole "if I asked you out..." thing, he's going to know that you're interested. Even if he says no, he will know. There are of course positives to that, because he know for sure that you like him. It can also make it awkward however, if he says no.

Hi everyone. I started junior high awhile ago and I just... I don't like my body! This guy (He has gone to school with me since 2nd grade; I was skinny, then fat, then now i'm a little heavy) always says immature things like "Miss Piggy" and all this crap. I'm getting tired of it!

Anyways, I just dislike my body. Not because people call me heavy, but i'm just not happy.

The whole "diet" thing doesn't work well with me. But I don't eat like a chocolate bar everyday or anything. I actually probably eat one every month. I know I should be on a diet, but I just think excersizing would be easier(believe it or not).

So i've been doing about 40 or 50 sit ups everyday but I don't think it's enough! I think I should do something else but I don't know what to do. Please don't say for me to do less or anything. I just... I need an excersize plan!

Thank you so very much and take care. Sorry if this was long! (link)

Firstly, you should tell a teacher or your parents if you are being bullied at school. That fellow is clearly an immature idiot, and so that would be the best thing to do.

In regards to diet, it's very important. Weight loss depends on both diet and exercise. 80% diet, and 20% exercise. So although exercise is very important, diet is too.

Make sure you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Also have some protein (chicken, turkey, beef, fish, lamb, pork, eggs, tofu, beans, etc). Reach for wholegrain carbohydrates rather than white, processed stuff (pasta, rice, bread, etc). Keep fat to a minimum. When you do, stick to healthy fats such as fatty fish such as salmon, and olive oil. Avoid junk food, fizzy, sweetened drinks, etc. Drink water when you feel thirsty. If you crave a snack, then have a glass of water first. The brain doesn't really understand the difference between feeling peckish and thirst.

In regards to exercise, you want to do plenty of cardio. This is anything that involves sweating. Doing sit ups won't make a difference if you have a layer of fat covering your mid-section. You want to get rid of the fat first, then tone the muscles. Do around 30 minutes of exercise a day if you can. Stuff like jogging, walking, running, walking the dog, riding a bike, swimming, etc. Don't do weight training as your body is still growing. Your bones can become deformed if you do weight training whilst still growing.

Because you're so young, you're still growing. This means that you must not starve your body of nutrients, and you musn't work out TOO hard. Just use common sense. 30 minutes of exercise is the recommended amount for people. And eating a healthy diet is just common sense. Just try to be as healthy as you can. And don't starve your body, or work it too hard, as you still need to grow.

So just use common sense.

Good luck!

Is it stupid for me to be irritated with myself that i still haven't lost my virginity at 18? I've only had one boyfriend, 2 years ago..And I'm slightly ashamed of that..not about not having sex yet, but It's irritating to me because I want to lose my virginity. Not just to some random guy, I want to find a guy and be in a relationship with him and have sex with him..I know it's not something you're just suppose to give away, but I've been wanting to have sex for suchhh a long time. It's like i'm sexually frustrated even though i've never done it before. I feel like masturbation is definitely not cutting it, or not getting the job done i should say. thats probably tmi but yeah...idk what im asking really. just want some advice.
-18 female (link)
This is perfectly normal, and admirable! A lot people are like rabbits: doing it like crazy for the heck of it. It takes something very special to control yourself.

Now, if you are looking for a boyfriend with whom you can share your life, then there are a couple things you can do:

1. Go out and meet new people. Go out with friends, take up hobbies you enjoy, generally socialize etc, etc. You will find people you have something in common with, and that's a great basis to a relationship.

2. Ask friends if they know anyone that is single, and whether they'd be interested in going out.

Don't appear to be a sex starved maniac. You want to get to know the person as a human being first. Then, when you are both ready, you can take it to the next step.

Good luck!

I just adopted a year old cat from the humane society and took her to a free exam at a local vet.

She's completely healthy but the vet said I should bring in a fecal sample to test for internal parasites.

He really scared me with all the talk of how they can harm humans. But they're really expensive and with buying the cat and all her things I can't really afford that this month.

I would like some advice from experienced pet owners, please.

Do you have your cat tested for internal parasites even if they're completely healthy?

Are they THAT big of a threat to humans as long as you wash your hands after cleaning the litter box and before you eat?

I mean, people had house cats ALL THE TIME before things like internal parasite testing existed and I've never heard of the great blinding epidemic from house cats..

I'm worried... but I really can't afford it this month.


I'm going to address your question in points:

1. Of course you should test your pet for internal parasites, as although the animal may look healthy from the outside, you never know what is going on inside. Of course some pet owners will say that they've never had their pet tested and it's been alive for as long as they can remember. That's just irresponsible.

2. They are a threat. Some forms of media claim that some parasites can cause schizophrenia in humans. But of course different parasites have different effects. According to a study, cat parasites infect 350,000 people every year just in Britain!

3. Of course people have had house cats for many years before such technology became available to test for parasites. But people also only lived to 30 (if you were lucky) at one point.

And it's not only dangerous to humans. It can severely affect the cat, and parasites can kill them. That's more important than making sure it doesn't spread. Because if you can nip it in the bud by testing early, then you're okay.

Some parasites can also travel between any warm blooded animals.

So, you should ask your vet if they have some sort of payment plan. Get it tested as soon as possible, because it's the responsible thing to do.

Animals are very expensive things, and if you find yourself struggling, it may be the best option to re-home the cat so that it can live comfortably.

But of course, speak to your vet as soon as possible, and ask their advice. Going an extra few days won't be a huge problem. Just ask them if it would be okay to wait, and if not, whether they have a payment scheme whereby you pay a little amount every so often. I'm sure they will understand, because everyone finds them selves short of a few pennies before payday.

I always get cracks on my thumb nails. LIke on the outside about a forth of the way from the tip of my nail, there are horizontal cracks that go through my entire nail. This is constantly happening and if they break, they are really short and really hurt. So I was wondering if there's any way to patch these up so it can grow out without breaking. I've tried putting cheap drugstore fake nails over them to protect them, but I have really long nail beds so drugstore fake nails are too short. I've also tried super glue and a tiny bit of toilet paper as a makeshift patch but this is unsightly and doesn't hold very well. I'm looking for an actual product that was meant for this purpose. I tried searching "nail patches" on google but just found nail art patches which is not really what I'm looking for. Thanks (link)
What you need to do is to have plenty of protein. I know this isn't going to help your nails straight away, but of your nails are brittle, it could be because of a lack of protein in your diet.

A trip to the doctors will confirm this. But protein is found in beef, chicken, pork, lamb, turkey, eggs, fish, tofu, imitation meat, beans, yogurt, etc.

Hair and nails are made of protein, and so making sure you have plenty of the stuff in your diet will help.

You can also buy hair and nail strengthening supplements in your local health food store.

Hello, I'm studying in England and doing Psychology and Criminology. I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life but I knew I loved Psychology and I thought Criminology would be interesting and good to add to it.

Anyway, in the first year we had a counselling class and I rather enjoyed it, but now I don't do any counselling classes, just basic Psychology and the foundations to Criminology. I was planning on being a therapist, getting a Masters in Psychology etc etc, but now I see I don't have a counselling class any more, is that going to cause me a problem?

I think I can swap over easily enough because the first year didn't count for anything apprently, and since Psychology is my core subject they don't mind (unlike Criminology where I wouldn't have any common knowledge) Somebody who maybe is in the field, or understands how jobs work could you please help?

Thank you x (link)

Adviceman49 has hit the nail on the head really. I can't add much to it. But here are a couple things you can do:

- I'm from England too. Try popping in to your local connexions centre if you have one. Either that, or see your careers adviser. 'Next step' is the name of the service for 19+. It's just like connexions, and I have to say, they have been SO useful and friendly towards me. Even when you're down, they're willing to spend hours with you to help you, and make a plan.

- Check . It's a great website about university study, careers, etc.

Good luck!

Male/17. I have never had sex and have never done illegal drugs. I went to urinate a little while ago and it had a slight burning sensation, after that I took a look at the hole, and pulled out a small sample of white goo. It's a little thicker than semen. I usually would mastrabate once or twice a day. But I stopped for a few days then mastrabated about 7 times yesterday. I did not mastrabate today at all. I'm worried that there might be some infection or rare STD being transmitted without sex or drugs. The ONLY sexual activity I have done is mastrabation. What is this goo? And what should I do? I don't wanna tell my mom, and I'm scared to pee now. This has never happened to me before. I shower daily, all I've had to drink today was one can of ginger ale and a lot of water. I don't want any problems with my area down there. (link)
"I'm worried that there might be some infection or rare STD being transmitted without sex or drugs"

- By definition, it is no longer a sexually transmitted disease. The "S" in STD stands for "sexually", and so if you haven't been having sex, it's probably not an STD or STI.

It sounds like an infection. But the only way to tell is by visiting a doctor. It may seem embarrassing, but it's the only way to know what it is, and to be sure. For all you know, it could be something VERY serious. Only a doctor knows.

Doctors are medically trained professionals. They don't judge you. They have spent a lot of time and money learning how to help people. They've seen MUCH worse, and they've probably seen more penises than you can imagine. So call your family doctor as soon as possible to get it treated!

Good luck.

I am a 14 year old girl born in may and i am a freshman. i am about "5.2 or "5.3 and i am probably 115 lbs. i am all muscle and im lean. i have A32 breasts and i started my period when i was 12 in February of 7th grade. my dad is "6 ft. and my mom is about "5.2 i was wondering when i will most likely stop growing according to all of that info? and how tall will i most likely be?? my feet have stopped growing and i am a 7.5 shoe size.thanks! (link)
Unfortunately, there is no way to tell really. You just have to wait for your body to stop growing when it does. I stopped growing when I was 16, but even then I was 6ft 1.

Your body usually stops growing around 18-21.

You can have a test done with the doctor. They do x-rays (I think) and measure how much space there is in between your bones. But you will be exposed to rays and it can be very costly, especially considering that it's quite unnecessary as all you need is a bit of patience.

Everybody is different, and different parts develop and grow at different rates.

So just wait and see! The surprise and wait is all a part of growing up.

so im a virgin and my boyfriend is a virgin but we have fooled around. we have been together for almost two years and i just found a bump on my vagina. is there something wrong. do i have something. i have polysystic ovarion syndrome but i dont know if its from that. should i be worried. should i go to the doctor. if so what doctor? (link)
It really depends on what kind of lump, where, size, etc.

But of course, going to the doctor is the best option.

You should book an appointment with your gynaecologist or with your family doctor as soon as possible. Your family doctor may be able to refer you.

Good luck

can you get pregnant by fingering your self & making out a lot?!?!?!? (link)
No, of course you can't.

You only become pregnant by sperm entering your vagina. Sperm is released by a penis, both during and after sex.

Fingering yourself and making out do not increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant.

Like a narrator?

Is this a compliment? Does this mean my voice turns him on or something? Or it's nothing? Apparently it's something to do with my accent, cause I've lived in various places around the world and he's only lived in the midwest. cause I was joking around and pretended to narrate something IRL
Don't read too much into it.

It just means your voice is soothing.

Soothing - present participle of soothe (Verb)
Gently calm (a person or their feelings).
Reduce pain or discomfort in (a part of the body).

i did'nt had intercourse with my love but i just touched my penis near her vagina & some fluid came out from her vaginal part which touched to my there is any chance to get pregnant??it happened after last day of her much % chance of getting her pregnant..plz tell me how should i stop this contraceptive pills...within how many days..should start giving her pills..
does pills have any side effect.. plz tell me.. (link)
I think you've asked a similar question.

What pills are you thinking? Birth control? You shouldn't give her any old pills. You need to check with the certain specific pills. And I'm not sure what country you are from, and so it depends on what contraceptives (brands) are available to you.

The best thing you can do is to ask her to take a couple pregnancy tests, two weeks after the incident. She may not even be pregnant, so you seriously need to calm down.

It's improbable that she is, but there's no harm in being sure.

So calm down. See a doctor if you must, for relevant contraception. Side effects depend on the pill.

That's all the help I can be.

Hi i had sex with my gf for the first time about a month ago we weren't protected but i pulled out extra earl so wouldent get her preggo she took a test about 2 weeks later to she if she was preggo and it came back negative we had sex after that but protected this time this was about to weeks ago. she was taking BCP, she was complaining of head aches like 2 weeks ago and today she said she didnt feel good, and that she was late on her period, is it possible that she got pregnant even though she was taking the pills and i pulled out early. i also read that after being on birth control for a while can screw up your period is that true? and maybe she just didnt feel good or nerves from missing her period. if she pregnant her parents will kill me, whats the best thing to do? (link)
The best thing to do? Firstly, educate yourself.

The pulling out method doesn't work. The penis releases pre-cum, which is a natural lubricant. This lubricant contains sperm. And so she can still become pregnant, even if you pull out.

So now, the symptoms. She could just be getting these because of the birth control, and also because of stress.

The best thing she can do is to do a few pregnancy tests. So if one isn't working properly, she has a few. And don't buy $1 pregnancy tests. Buy the best you can afford.

But if she is still worried, she should see a doctor. It's illegal for the doctor to tell her parents, or anyone else for that matter. And so she shouldn't be worried.

So yes. For next time, please use protection - for your sake.

Good luck!

How to tell someone you want to have sex with them? (link)
It depends. Is this a girlfriend/boyfriend? Or a complete stranger?

Girlfriend/Boyfriend:- You speak to them. Tell them that you are ready, and just wanted to put that out there. Explain that of course you will wait until they are ready. Just discuss it. DO NOT force them if they are not ready, or if they don't want to. That's rape, and you can be sent to prison.

Stranger:- You don't just walk up to a stranger and tell them you want to have sex with them. If you like them, ask them out. Get to know them. Build a relationship of some sort, and then go ahead with the above.

i did'nt had intercourse with my love but i just touched my penis near her vagina & some fluid came out from her vaginal part which touched to my there is any chance to get pregnant??it happened after last day of her much % chance of getting her pregnant..plz tell me how should i stop this contraceptive pills...within how many days..should start giving her pills..
does pills have any side effect.. plz tell me.. (link)
Yes there is. The penis releases 'pre-cum', a natural lubricant that contains sperm. And only 1 sperm cell is needed to become pregnant. So if 1 got in, she could in theory become pregnant.

Ask her to take a couple pregnancy test 2 weeks afte rthe incident.

Next time, wear a condom, or leave your clothes on.

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