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2023.06.06 19:07 MMOPIXEL11 Star Citizen: Auec - The In-Game Currency Explained

Welcome to our blog, where we dive into the vast universe of Star Citizen aUEC and shed light on its in-game currency, aUEC (Alpha United Earth Credits). In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the importance of aUEC, how to earn it, and how to make the most of this currency to enhance your Star Citizen experience.

Understanding aUEC:
a. Currency in the Verse: aUEC serves as the primary in-game currency in Star Citizen, allowing players to purchase ships, equipment, commodities, and services within the persistent universe. It is a crucial resource for progressing and enjoying the game to its fullest.
b. Differentiating aUEC from UEC: It's important to note that aUEC is distinct from UEC (United Earth Credits), which is the final currency intended for the game's official release. During the alpha and beta phases of the game, aUEC is used as a temporary currency.

Earning aUEC:
a. Mission Accomplishments: Engage in a variety of missions available throughout the Star Citizen universe. Whether it's combat missions, delivery runs, or mining operations, successfully completing missions rewards you with aUEC. Choose missions that align with your interests and skills to maximize your earnings.
b. Trading and Cargo Runs: Utilize your ships to transport goods and commodities across different locations. Buy low and sell high by taking advantage of regional price differences to make profitable trade runs. Invest in cargo and navigate trade routes efficiently to generate a steady income.

c. Mining Operations: Equip your ship with mining equipment and venture into asteroid fields to extract valuable resources. Sell these resources in dedicated trade hubs to earn substantial amounts of aUEC. Mastering the art of mining can be a lucrative endeavor.

Optimizing aUEC Usage:
a. Ship Upgrades: Enhance your ship's capabilities by purchasing better weapons, shields, engines, and other upgrades. Upgrading your ship can improve its combat prowess, durability, and versatility, enabling you to take on more challenging missions and explorations.
b. Equipment and Gear: Invest in high-quality armor, weapons, and equipment to improve your combat effectiveness and survivability. Choose gear that suits your playstyle and the challenges you're likely to encounter in your adventures.

c. Trading and Investments: Expand your wealth by investing in commodities or rare items that are expected to appreciate in value over time. Stay informed about the in-game economy, trends, and changes that may impact the value of certain items. Be patient and strategic in your investment decisions.

Community Interactions:
a. Join Organizations: Participate in player organizations and associations to collaborate with like-minded players. Engage in joint operations, cooperative missions, and trading ventures to pool resources and maximize your aUEC earning potential.
b. Player-to-Player Transactions: Utilize in-game trading platforms and player-driven marketplaces to buy or sell goods, ships, or services directly with other players. Building relationships and networking within the Star Citizen community can provide valuable opportunities for profitable exchanges.

Conclusion:
aUEC is the lifeblood of the Star Citizen universe, opening up opportunities for exploration, combat, trading, and customization. By earning aUEC through missions, trading, and mining, and investing it wisely in ship upgrades, equipment, and trading ventures, you can amass wealth and unlock new horizons within the vast reaches of the verse. Remember to stay informed, adapt to the ever-changing economy, and embrace the collaborative spirit of the Star Citizen aUEC community as you embark on your thrilling journey through the stars.
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2023.06.06 19:06 Wise_Function8779 [Review] 30 or so fragrances reviews, for the archives! Some clones, some designer, some niche, cheapies, high end, low end.

Let's just jump right into it! Hopefully this helps some blind buying souls such as myself. Here are some reviews:
Afnan 9PM - JPG Ultra Male: Picked up a bottle at Amazon for $35USD at the suggestion of one of the users in one of my previous threads. Typical paper cardboard housing with Afnan branding. But we're here for the juice anyways. Basic design but... premium feeling. Nice weight, the atomizer cap is also premium. Good strong spray that outputs a cloud of mist, very good atomizer. First spray you're hit with a citrus and lavender scent, fairly fruity, but this almost immediately leaves and is replaced by a very warm scent which I would describe as a spicy amber. This sticks around but only as an undertone to the extreme vanilla. It's not overpowering, but it's identifiable. Very nice. The first time I sprayed it, I immediately identified the JPG heritage in it, I have owned Le Male and that vanilla is identifiable anywhere. Highly recommend. 8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Ana Abiyedh Rouge - Baccarat Rouge 540: If this is an accurate BR540 clone, I can confidently say the scent is very mid. Leans heavily on wood and amber, gives CK Obsession vibes oddly. I wear this because others are in love with it. Have gotten raving compliments. But I also rarely wear it alone, layering it with CDNIM. Great performance, lasting many hours projecting, and when it becomes a skin scent it's there until you wash your clothes I swear. Edit: I got a BR540 authentic decant, it's VERY similar. Like REALLY similar. The price difference on the two is nuts. 6/10. Would I wear it again: Reluctantly Would I want to smell it on someone else: Not really Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Armaf Odyssey Homme - Dior Homme Intense/Valentino Uomo Intense: Almost tobacco spicy like smell on first spray, then settles into a vanilla amber. Lots and lots of amber and vanilla with this one. Good winter fragrance. Affordable price. Average projection and performance of 4-5 hours max. Not really for me honestly, it doesn't stand out. 6/10. Would I wear it again: Meh Would I want to smell it on someone else: Not really Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Shades of Blue - D&G Light Blue: A fantastic fresh fragrance, and for the price it's amazing. Definitely the best smelling Belcam cologne yet in my opinion - other than the shit performance. It's so bad guys. Spray and it's become a skin scent within 20 minutes max. Over spray like crazy for a slight chance at this sticking around. Fantastic as just a pillow spray/room scenter imo. 6.5/10, major dings for performance. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Geau Black - ADG Profumo: Has a pepper musk added to the original Acqua Di Gio scent, and I'm not sure I like it. Mid performance, lasting perhaps an hour. Great price as always from Belcam. 5/10. Would I wear it again: Eh Would I want to smell it on someone else: Meh Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Geau Original - ADG: When I picked this one up I had a bottle of the original ADG on hand, and upon spraying both on both arms, I found Belcams perfume actually lasted longer than the OG. It is more linear than ADG, but after letting my dad (who's worn ADG for years) try to distinguish between the two after the dry down, he picked Belcams perfume as his choice for which more accurately represented what he thinks of when he sprays ADG! Very intriguing. Good price as always! 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Classic Match - Drakkar Noir: This is obviously intended to be a clone of Drakkar Noir. I have a bottle on hand, so I was able to compare the two. Personally I find the original Drakkar to be midtier at best in terms of performance and general smell, but I digress. Spraying both on me, the initial scent and the dry down both had Classic Match as a dead ringer for Drakkar! There was a bit of a pine undertone that perhaps was not quite right, but very easy to miss. Oddly, when I let my brother and father try out distinguishing the two in the initial spray, they both disagreed with me that one smelled vastly different from the other. It's possible their sniffers were off as we had been at new perfume testing for a while by that point. I have to disagree with them, it's a really good clone. 7/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Geau Blue - ADG Profondo: This one from Belcam takes all the notes of ADG that we love and gives it a...well...blue smell! It smells fresher, more vibrant than the original ADG. I have gotten many compliments on this one. Again though, it doesn't last for too long. Maybe an hour to an hour and a half max. Great price! A strong clone of ADG Profondo. 8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Belcam Volatile - Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb: This thing succeeds in being a spicebomb-esque clone. It is incredibly spicy, and called volatile for a reason. That being said, it's a lovely fragrance, for a super affordable price, you can't go wrong with this one. Lasting an hour or so before becoming skin scent, it's one of my favorites from this house. 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Club de Nuit Sillage - Creed Silver Mountain Water: So intriguing. I've never seen someone capture the smells of both metallic twang and freshwater nature green in the same scent. A good price, from a good house, and well worth a try. 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Creed Virgin Island water: Opens very tropical, lemony with a coconut oil background, it's not as straight coconut as I expected, and has a much appreciated twist of citrus. It quickly dies down into a lemony coconut. I can still faintly smell this on myself as a skin scent like 12 hours later. Not bad. Pretty good as a summer fragrance. Gives me "out of the shower" lotion vibes. 7/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Time will tell...
Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue: Didn't realize the original light blue wasn't unisex lol so I ended up trying the women's version. It opens with a ton of citrus, lemon, and then it gave me lemondrops, it kind of got more candy like. After a few minutes on it's settled into a solid lemon citrus where I expect it to remain. 6/10 Would I wear it again: No Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Not for me. Too linear and citrus sweet.
English Laundry's Tahitian Waters: Picked this up for $4 at Marshall's on discount, an absolute steal I could not pass up. It has a bottle that captivates me for some reason, chrome at some angles, nearly see through at others. It has a faint alcohol smell to it, but it's not a big deal. I definitely get citrus, and some have described the dry down as musk with baked cookies. Overall very tropical, and super refreshing! It's downfall is weak performance, gone within the hour almost. Fairly strong sillage, many people being able to smell it on me after application from a few feet away! Likeable, and a nice summer frag. 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it! If you can get it on the cheap, it's a nice addition to any lineup.
Guerlain Angelique Noir: On first spray you're hit with the most pleasant authentic vanilla bean you've ever smelled. There's a bit of a woody musk background, but this leaves in around an hour for me where only pure sweet vanilla remains. It's a very premium, rich, seductive scent of intense vanilla. 7.5/10 Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: No. It's way overpriced for what it is. It's good, but not THAT good. I don't think I'll look beyond my little sample for this one.
Hermes H24: A very woody/green fragrance, it's herbal at it's...almost finest? It smells like boiled peanuts up close to me, not in a bad way necessarily, but also not in a good way. This may be due to the floral notes similar to that of peanut oil or something. Either way, it's a decent pick for the price, projection is just ok, lasted on me for 4 hours before becoming skin scent.... nothing too special, but it smells different which is always nice. Just didn't wow me. 6.5/10. Would I wear it again: Eh. Yeah I guess. Would I want to smell it on someone else: Not really, it's not bad I just wouldn't seek it out. Would I buy the full bottle: Probably not. It's just not for me.
Kilian Angel's Share: I'm in love. This is what love is. I thought I loved cooking. I thought I loved puppies. I thought I loved my parents. No. I love Kilian Angel's Share. This is my top fall fragrance, #1 for clubbing, #1 for evocativeness, #1 for NOSTALGIA. This has personal meaning for me, but when I was younger, sometimes my parents would make desserts for us, and one of my favorites was apple pie. They made it with cinnamon and the most delicious syrupy sweet apples and perfectly crisp crust. This fragrance takes me back to those times. Some insist there is no apple note and that what I'm smelling is just the cinnamon, perhaps this is true, but I die on the hill that this fragrance smells exactly like vanilla, cognac, and homemade cinnamon apple pie :) Its expensive, but in my opinion, you can't put a price on memories and emotions, and that's what this fragrance brings to me. I recently got a good deal on a full bottle, thank you to the user that helped me go back to when I was 8 years old with just a single spray. 9/10, price is a hold up if you're looking at retail. Would I wear it again: Always Would I want to smell it on someone else: I would pass away or propose on the spot Would I buy the full bottle: Never discontinue this Kilian.
Lattafa Asad - Dior Sauvage Elixir: I hate the original sauvage. It offends my nose in so many ways, and I'm not a fan. This however, as a clone of elixir, with it's stronger emphasis on spice and "christmastime" succeeds in taking the little that is good from the original Sauvage and makes it delicious. A very good winter fragrance, at a very good price, with decent performance of 3-4 hours. 8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Lattafa Fakhar - YSL Y: I've never owned YSL Y, so I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but I love this one so much. It's such a good fresh scent to spray on, I've gotten many compliments on it, it's price is great, it has good projection, pretty sweet though so if that's not your thing...The performance is nothing to write home about, lasting 3.5 hours max. Blind buy safe for sure. Edit: Everyone claims this is a YSL Y clone, but I got a sample of Valentino Uomo Born in Roma and the two smell very similar. Please let me know if anyone else has experienced this. 7/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Lattafa Khamrah - Kilian Angels Share: My first boozy cologne, and a blind buy, I was a little worried. I've heard this takes ideas from Angel's Share but perhaps leans towards its own scent profile. Either way, I like Khamrah. It gives a lot of clubbing vibes, and it is a very thick scent, so I'm careful how I spray this one. Great performance, average pricing, interesting packaging. A good cologne to round out your scent profiles in your collection if you are yet to partake in a boozy one. Very sweet. Fragrantica describes it's notes as boozy/balsamic, and I agree. Edit: Got an Angel's Share sample, the two are not particularly alike. The boozy apple smell is very prominent in Angels Share, and I almost smell alcoholic apple pie. I prefer Angels Share in terms of just scent profile. 7/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Maison Alhambra Bright Peach - TF Bitter Peach: Assaults my nose. I used to hate this fragrance, after using it a couple times, I now just dislike it. Both parents and siblings disliked. Woman friend disliked. It's just too sickly thick in my opinion. Maybe I need more time. 4/10. Edit, I've now worn it a few more times, it's been a week, and I even voluntarily reached for it today. I still found it very cloying, but after about an hour it calmed down and even netted a compliment from a friend! 6/10. Second edit: I got an authentic sample of Bitter peach, the two are close (maybe 80% similar) but the Alhambra is much less light and much more cloying 6.5/10. Would I wear it again: It keeps getting better so yes. Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Maison Alhambra Kismet Angel: Starts off like 85% angels share, it lacks the boozy note that fills the air on first spray. However in the dry down it becomes more like 93% similarities, as the cinnamon intensifies just like AS. Projection is good, about equivalent performance with Angels Share. An hour later I'm amending that, worse performance than AS, it's not quite as potent. Can definitely over spray a bit on this one, I went for three sprays, two wrist one neck. For its lifetime on me it remained as an "Almost Angel's Share". I would buy this. 8.5/10 Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Yes
Maison Alhambra Rose Petals - TF Rose Prick: Bought this for mother. It's definitely rose, and definitely floral. It has powdery notes, and does have some amber going on. I think it's a good scent, just not for either of us when we tried it on. Would like it on an SO. 6/10, pretty linear. Would I wear it again: No Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Maison Alhambra Toscano Leather - TF Tuscan Leather: Disclosure I've never smelled the original. This is probably the most I've seen people split on a fragrance. Every guy I've spoken to loves this, it feels very masculine with notes of leather, oil, and tobacco/cigarettes. Every woman I've spoken to hated it. I'm big on this one, I love the smell of leather and this captures it perfectly. Performance is pretty good, lasting about 4-5 hours before fading to a lasting skin scent. 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break: I've so far owned two official samples and one traveler of this stuff, and it's one of my favorites from the Replica series. It has a vanilla latte thing going on. Definitely coffee in the opener, and becomes that vanilla latte maybe 50 minutes to an hour after the initial spray on. Very strong performer! 6 hours later I can still smell it easily as a skin scent, for around 3 hours I could easily smell it in the air around me. Garnered two compliments in the same day, truly a lovely scent. Fall leaning I would say, it's fairly sweet. 7.8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Yes...once I work my way through all that I have currently I probably will.
Maison Margiela Replica Matcha Meditation: Opening thoughts - This fragrance makes me feel something. It's not the best smelling ever, but man I feel good wearing it. It's floral, I get green tea, matcha, and mochi with chocolate or vanilla ice cream. It feels light to me, and airy upon first spray. I don't anticipate this as a scent that will garner lots of compliments, but I am happy wearing this. 30 minutes later thoughts - Scent has calmed down a bit, for a moment it was fairly strong, now it is much more linear, I'm getting mainly vanilla, with some very green herbal background. 1-2 hours - scent has begun fading to a skin scent, still vanilla and herbal. 7/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Maybe
Memo French Leather: Opens floral with a very subtle leather undertone. Immediately in the dry down I begin to get more of a premium leather smell. Leather and rose, but the rose is more dominant and primary than the leather in this one. Matures nicely, and last around 8 hours on me. 7.5/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Maybe
Nautica Voyage: No perfume has ever given me such instant gratification in the summertime as Voyage. It beats ADG Original and Profondo/Profumo soundly in my opinion. I get tons of melon in the opening, and it remains fairly linear. For a reliable, dependable, affordable (very) fragrance, this is a winner in my book, I've even used it as a pillow spray. It lasted a few hours before I had to reapply, but again it's so cheap it's no big deal. I get compliments every time I wear it. It's very versatile and my favorite application time is right out of a hot shower. 9/10. Best time to wear: Spring/Summer Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Already did. Yes. All day long.
PDM Layton: Feels like a cross between 85% JPG and 15% Spicebomb. Is a very nice warm vanilla with some woody spice going on in the background. I didn't feel it was worth the hype, but I wore it during the summer, so wintertime I may feel different. Had pretty good performance! I could smell it on me easily for a couple hours after I had applied just in the air, it only lasted about 5 hours before fading to a skin scent for me with around 3.5 sprays. 7/10, because it didn't stand out to me for the pricetag it's associated with. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Probably not. There's no shortage of good winter frags out there, I just don't think I would reach for this enough for the money.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry: Boozy cherries with...almond I think? Feels more feminine leaning, but also I don't care because this one ranks high for me on my list. It smells VERY intoxicating, and the cherry is unique, with the booziness adding a hint of seductiveness. Fairly linear scent that lasted maybe a few hours on me, nothing special there, but the notes are to die for. A very good one for layering as well! I'm a fan of this one from Mr. Ford, with points off for performance and price point issues - 8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: If my wallet permits, at least a partial.
Tom Ford Soleil Neige: Makes me feel warm and fresh. A little powder, a little floral. Dry down gives me tons of floral vanilla. Unisex but in my opinion leans more feminine. Has netted a few compliments. 8/10 Best time to wear: Spring/Summer Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Maybe
Qaed Al Fursan: Pineapple for sure, smells very appealing, synthetic and powdery when smelled very close for first few seconds after spray. Does not last long at all. Maybe like an hour max. Over spray for sure. Magnetic cap is a nice touch! Price is competitive to say the least. A very nice mixer to CDNIM EDP. 6/10. Update: I am bumping the rating of this cologne to 7. After letting it macerate, the performance improved about an hour, the scent became less synthetic in the dry down, and the powdery bit was less pronounced. People in my family have RAVED about the smell of this one. I went into this thinking it was somehow an Aventus clone or something, and I wasn't letting it just be its own thing. As a fruity pineapple that I find to be absolutely seductive, I can't recommend this one enough. However, it's scent profile is very linear, so keep that in mind, but you can always be confident in how consistent it is. 8/10. Would I wear it again: Yes Would I want to smell it on someone else: Yes Would I buy the full bottle: Have it
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2023.06.06 19:05 the_lamou We're going Florida Man on Reddit, June 12-14

On June 12th, this subreddit will be going dark for at least 48 hours to join the growing protest against the unreasonable manner in which Reddit is changing the fundamentals of how this website operates and how developers, moderators, and users alike experience this platform. These changes will make it prohibitively expensive to use the Reddit API: the service that lets devices directly access Reddit's content and features, and allows things like apps, bots, and tools to work.
For users, this means that their favorite mobile apps will simply shut down, unable to afford the new costs. For the roughly 80% of you that access Reddit on your phones, this means no more Apollo, no more RIF, no more Narwhal, no more BaconReader, etc. You'll be stuck with the official Reddit mobile app 🤮 , which frankly isn't worth the electrons it's written on.
This change will also remove API access to NSFW subreddits, which means no more porn on any third-party app that manages to stay in business, but ALSO a lot more porn bots spreading to the SFW subs as it becomes more difficult to moderate, and poorer moderation and quality in NSFW subs.
For moderators, these changes are even worse. Most of us are not independently wealthy, and don't have the luxury of being able to moderate all day from our desktops. For most of us, this is a part-time volunteer gig we do because we're passionate about the communities we mod. Most of our moderation happens from cell phones in our spare time. The official app makes this almost impossibly difficult.
Even if the official app wasn't a garbage fire, most mod teams rely on tools and bots to help them sort through the overwhelming pile of content to keep the community safe and healthy. In the last 30 days, the Florida subreddit had 838 posts published, and an additional 1,100 posts that were removed. We've also had 30,000 comments published, and 9,600 removed. That's not counting how many reports we've dealt with, how many comments required manual approval, how many modmails have been responded to. This should give you some scope for how much work it is to moderate even a relatively small subreddit like ours. Without the tools we currently rely on, moderating this community as effectively as we currently do would be impossible, which means you the user would have to deal with all the bullshit we currently filter. Our experience gets worse, which means your experience gets worse.
So what are we trying to accomplish? The goal for these blackouts and associated actions is to get Reddit to reconsider their stance on API access and cost. We aren't trying to get access for free, and we aren't against Reddit making money. They're a business, not a charity, and we get that. But there needs to be a reasonable balance between their desire to boost revenues before an eventual IPO and the needs of the users and moderators who make an IPO possible in the first place.
Reddit is built entirely on the backs of their users and mods. Their company only exists and has value because we all create it for them. We hope that through these blackouts, we can remind them of this and get them to bring the cost for their API access to more reasonable levels in line with similar services. If they don't, the entire Reddit experiment risks going the way of Digg, MySpace, and more recently Facebook and Twitter. No one wants that, least of all us. Help support this cause by leaving a comment here, or on [this post}(https://www.reddit.com/ModCoord/comments/13xh1e7/an_open_letter_on_the_state_of_affairs_regarding/), or by messaging u/reddit or messaging the mods of Reddit, who are actual paid employees of Reddit. Make your support known, and take the 12th through 14th of June off! Go spend some time in Florida's amazing parks, check out a theme park, meet your neighbor, poke a gator in your local drainage pond, or just do some bath salts under a highway overpass! Let's Florida-man the crap out of this, guys.
Best,
Your friendly neighborhood Florida mods
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2023.06.06 19:03 Healthinspiration How a 35 lbs Weight Loss Can Transform Your Life

How a 35 lbs Weight Loss Can Transform Your Life
Weight loss success story
Losing weight can be a life-changing journey. It not only improves your physical health but also boosts your confidence and overall well-being. The goal of shedding 35 lbs may seem daunting, but with the right strategies and mindset, it can be achieved. In this article, we will explore the concept of weight loss, the relationship between weight and calories, and provide practical tips to help you lose 35 lbs and experience a transformative change in your life.
Understanding Weight Loss
Before diving into the specifics of losing 35 lbs, let's first understand what weight loss entails. Weight loss refers to the reduction in body weight, typically as a result of burning more calories than you consume. It is influenced by various factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and underlying medical conditions. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for overall well-being, as it reduces the risk of chronic diseases and promotes optimal physical and mental functioning.
The Concept of Calories
Calories play a crucial role in the weight loss journey. They are units of energy derived from the food and beverages we consume. Weight loss occurs when you create a calorie deficit, which means you burn more calories than you consume. The key components of the calorie equation are caloric intake and expenditure.
Your caloric intake is determined by the foods and drinks you consume. It is important to make nutritious choices and avoid excessive consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. On the other hand, caloric expenditure refers to the energy your body burns through various activities, including exercise, daily activities, and bodily functions.
The Relationship Between Weight and Calories
To lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. A calorie deficit occurs when you consume fewer calories than your body needs for daily activities and maintenance. This deficit forces your body to tap into stored fat for energy, leading to weight loss.
On average, a pound of body weight is estimated to be equivalent to approximately 3,500 calories. Therefore, to lose 35 lbs, you would need to create a calorie deficit of 122,500 calories over a period of time. It is important to note that weight loss should be approached gradually and sustainably for long-term success.
The 35 lbs Weight Loss Milestone
Setting a realistic weight loss goal is essential to stay motivated and track progress effectively. Losing 35 lbs is a significant milestone that can have a profound impact on your health and well-being. However, it is important to remember that weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all journey. The time required to lose 35 lbs may vary depending on factors such as metabolism, starting weight, and individual circumstances.
On average, a healthy rate of weight loss is considered to be 1-2 pounds per week. Based on this estimate, losing 35 lbs could take approximately 17-35 weeks, or 4-8 months. It is crucial to approach weight loss with patience and focus on sustainable lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes.
Strategies for Losing 35 lbs
Losing 35 lbs may seem overwhelming, but with the right strategies, it is achievable. Here are some effective approaches to help you on your weight loss journey:
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Healthy Eating Habits
Adopting healthy eating habits is essential for weight loss. Focus on incorporating a variety of nutrient-dense foods into your diet, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Aim for portion control and mindful eating, paying attention to hunger and fullness cues. Consider consulting a registered dietitian for personalized guidance and meal planning.
Regular Physical Activity
Engaging in regular physical activity is crucial for weight loss and overall well-being. Aim for a combination of cardiovascular exercises, such as brisk walking, running, or cycling, and strength training exercises to build lean muscle mass. Find activities that you enjoy to make exercise a sustainable part of your routine.
Lifestyle Changes
Weight loss is not just about diet and exercise; it often requires making broader lifestyle changes. Prioritize quality sleep, manage stress levels, and reduce sedentary behaviors. Small changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or incorporating short activity breaks throughout the day, can add up and contribute to your weight loss goals.
Seeking Professional Guidance
If you are struggling to achieve your weight loss goals or have underlying health conditions, consider seeking professional guidance. A healthcare provider, registered dietitian, or certified personal trainer can provide personalized recommendations and support tailored to your needs.
Staying Motivated Throughout the Journey
Maintaining motivation throughout your weight loss journey is crucial for long-term success. Here are some strategies to help you stay motivated:
Setting Short-Term Goals
Break your weight loss journey into smaller, achievable goals. Celebrate each milestone along the way, whether it's losing 5 pounds or fitting into a smaller clothing size. These short-term goals will keep you motivated and provide a sense of accomplishment.
Celebrating Milestones
Reward yourself for your achievements. Treat yourself to non-food rewards, such as a spa day, a new workout outfit, or a weekend getaway. Celebrating milestones reinforces positive behaviors and helps maintain motivation.
Creating a Support System
Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, or a weight loss support group. Share your goals and progress with them, seek their encouragement, and lean on them during challenging times. Having a support system can make your weight loss journey more enjoyable and sustainable.
The Benefits of Losing 35 lbs
Losing 35 lbs can have a multitude of benefits beyond just the number on the scale. Here are some advantages of achieving this weight loss milestone:
Health Improvements
Losing excess weight can improve various aspects of your health. It can reduce the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Weight loss also improves blood pressure levels, cholesterol levels, and overall cardiovascular health. Additionally, it can alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like joint pain and sleep apnea.
Increased Energy Levels
Carrying excess weight can leave you feeling lethargic and fatigued. By shedding 35 lbs, you can experience a significant boost in energy levels. With increased energy, you'll find it easier to engage in physical activities, accomplish daily tasks, and enjoy a more active lifestyle.
Enhanced Self-Confidence
Weight loss can greatly improve self-confidence and body image. As you work towards your goal of losing 35 lbs, you'll notice positive changes in your appearance, fitness, and overall well-being. This transformation can boost your self-esteem and enhance your confidence in various aspects of life.
Potential Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Embarking on a weight loss journey is not without its challenges. Here are some common obstacles you may encounter and strategies to overcome them:
Plateaus and Weight Fluctuations
It is normal to experience weight plateaus or fluctuations during your journey. These periods can be frustrating and may lead to discouragement. However, it's essential to remember that weight loss is not always linear. Stay consistent with your healthy habits, reassess your eating and exercise routine, and consider consulting a professional for guidance.
Dealing with Cravings
Cravings for unhealthy foods can be a stumbling block in your weight loss journey. Find healthier alternatives to satisfy your cravings, such as opting for fruit instead of sugary snacks or enjoying a square of dark chocolate instead of a candy bar. Practice mindful eating and address the underlying causes of cravings, such as emotional triggers or boredom.
Overcoming Self-Doubt
At times, self-doubt and negative self-talk may creep in during your weight loss journey. Remember that setbacks are a natural part of the process, and it's essential to be kind to yourself. Focus on your progress, celebrate your achievements, and surround yourself with positive influences that uplift and motivate you.
Conclusion
Losing 35 lbs is a significant achievement that can have a transformative impact on your life. By adopting healthy eating habits, engaging in regular physical activity, and making sustainable lifestyle changes, you can embark on a successful weight loss journey. Stay motivated, set realistic goals, and seek support when needed. Remember, weight loss is a personal journey, and every step you take towards a healthier lifestyle is a step towards a happier and more fulfilling life.
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FAQs
FAQ 1: Can I lose 35 lbs without exercise?
While exercise is beneficial for weight loss, it is possible to lose weight through dietary changes alone. However, incorporating physical activity into your routine offers numerous health benefits and can accelerate weight loss.
FAQ 2: What are some healthy food choices for weight loss?
Include plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats in your diet. Avoid processed foods, sugary snacks, and excessive consumption of high-calorie foods.
FAQ 3: Should I follow a specific diet plan to lose 35 lbs?
There is no one-size-fits-all diet plan for weight loss. It's important to find an eating pattern that suits your preferences, lifestyle, and health needs. Consult a registered dietitian to create a personalized meal plan based on your goals.
FAQ 4: Is it possible to lose weight too quickly?
Losing weight too quickly can be unhealthy and unsustainable. Aim for a gradual weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week for long-term success.
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2023.06.06 19:02 EkaterinaBerezikova "Gaps in Female Charisma: Challenges and Opportunities"

Introduction: Charisma is one of the key aspects of personality that can attract, inspire, and influence others. In the context of women, charisma can play a particularly significant role in their personal and professional lives. However, just like men, women may have "gaps" in their charisma - characteristics and weaknesses that can present challenges. In this article, we will explore the topic of "gaps" in female charisma, identify potential challenges, and discuss ways to overcome these barriers.

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Paragraph 1: Societal Standards and Expectations One of the challenges women face in relation to charisma is societal standards and expectations. Cultural and social norms may dictate how a charismatic woman should look and behave. Some women may feel limited or face criticism if they do not meet these standards. Such expectations can create "gaps" in female charisma. However, it is important to remember that every woman is unique and can develop her own form of charisma.
Displaying Confidence Confidence is a key aspect of charisma, but it can be a challenge for some women. Sociocultural factors and internal doubts may hinder the expression of full self-confidence. In such cases, it is important to work on developing self-esteem and self-assurance, overcoming fears and doubts, and recognizing one's achievements and abilities.
Communication Skills Effective communication skills play a crucial role in charisma. However, some women may encounter challenges in communication, such as being overly selective, fearing being misunderstood, or lacking confidence in expressing their thoughts and ideas. Reading literature on communication, engaging in training and practice can help overcome these "gaps" and develop more effective communication skills.

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Developing Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one's emotions and the emotions of others. It is an important aspect of charisma that can be challenging for some women. Developing emotional intelligence through self-reflection, practicing emotional awareness, and honing social interaction skills can help overcome these "gaps" and enhance charisma.
Conclusion: Gaps in female charisma may present challenges, but they also open opportunities for growth and development. It is important to remember that charisma is flexible and individual, and every woman can develop her own unique style of charisma. Developing self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, and emotional intelligence are key factors that will help overcome the "gaps" and unleash the full potential of female charisma.
Conclusion:
As a woman who has been accused of having "gaps" in charisma, I undoubtedly felt a sense of unease and self-doubt. However, as a Virgo zodiac sign representative, I am aware that the characteristics and traits associated with my sign can play an important role in my charisma.
As a Virgo, I am known for my analytical abilities, organization, and practicality. These qualities allow me to make well-informed decisions and demonstrate resilience in challenging situations. My natural skills enable me to be a caring and practical support for others.
However, at times, I can become overly self-critical and demanding of myself. This trait can hinder the expression of my charisma, as I tend to analyze every word and action before taking a step forward. But I realize that this trait is part of my uniqueness and can be overcome through self-awareness and the development of emotional intelligence.
The key to developing my charisma as a Virgo lies in balance. The balance between analytical thinking and spontaneity, between self-criticism and self-acceptance. I understand that my charisma manifests in my ability to be tolerant, understanding, and dedicated to my goals.
It is also important to note that each person has their own perceptions of charisma, and they can vary depending on personal experiences and viewpoints. I must remember that I cannot always please everyone, and it is precisely this that makes me unique.
In the end, as a Virgo woman, I take pride in my distinctive traits and believe that they are treasures within my charisma. I am ready to embrace the challenge of developing my charisma, work on overcoming my own self-criticism, and continue to unfold my uniqueness, turning it into a strength that inspires and influences those around me.


und me. #дыркивхаризме
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2023.06.06 19:02 MMOPIXEL11 Star Citizen: Auec - The In-Game Currency Explained

Welcome to our blog, where we dive into the vast universe of Star Citizen Auec and shed light on its in-game currency, aUEC (Alpha United Earth Credits). In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the importance of aUEC, how to earn it, and how to make the most of this currency to enhance your Star Citizen experience.

Understanding aUEC:
a. Currency in the Verse: aUEC serves as the primary in-game currency in Star Citizen, allowing players to purchase ships, equipment, commodities, and services within the persistent universe. It is a crucial resource for progressing and enjoying the game to its fullest.
b. Differentiating aUEC from UEC: It's important to note that aUEC is distinct from UEC (United Earth Credits), which is the final currency intended for the game's official release. During the alpha and beta phases of the game, aUEC is used as a temporary currency.
Optimizing aUEC Usage:
a. Ship Upgrades: Enhance your ship's capabilities by purchasing better weapons, shields, engines, and other upgrades. Upgrading your ship can improve its combat prowess, durability, and versatility, enabling you to take on more challenging missions and explorations.
b. Equipment and Gear: Invest in high-quality armor, weapons, and equipment to improve your combat effectiveness and survivability. Choose gear that suits your playstyle and the challenges you're likely to encounter in your adventures.

c. Trading and Investments: Expand your wealth by investing in commodities or rare items that are expected to appreciate in value over time. Stay informed about the in-game economy, trends, and changes that may impact the value of certain items. Be patient and strategic in your investment decisions.

Community Interactions:
a. Join Organizations: Participate in player organizations and associations to collaborate with like-minded players. Engage in joint operations, cooperative missions, and trading ventures to pool resources and maximize your aUEC earning potential.
b. Player-to-Player Transactions: Utilize in-game trading platforms and player-driven marketplaces to buy or sell goods, ships, or services directly with other players. Building relationships and networking within the Star Citizen Auec community can provide valuable opportunities for profitable exchanges.
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2023.06.06 19:02 Ok_Bluebird_1032 Discover the Rich History of Mecca: Must-Visit Places in the Sacred City

Mecca, the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the holiest city in Islam, is a treasure trove of historical and cultural landmarks. As millions of Muslims flock to this sacred city every year for pilgrimage, it offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and significance of Islamic civilization. Whether you are a devout Muslim seeking spiritual enlightenment or a history enthusiast intrigued by the ancient tales, Mecca has something exceptional to offer. Here are the must-visit places that provide a glimpse into Mecca's illustrious past:

1. Masjid-Al Haram (Kaaba): Standing at the heart of Mecca, Masjid-Al Haram is the most sacred site in Islam. This grand mosque houses the Kaaba, a cube-shaped structure towards which Muslims around the world direct their prayers. Millions of pilgrims gather here each year during Hajj and Umrah, seeking spiritual purification and divine blessings. It is also the very place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received his first revelation, making it a site of immense historical and religious significance¹⁵.

2. Jannat Al Mualla (Al Muallaa Cemetery): Pay your respects to the family and companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at Jannat Al Mualla. This cemetery holds the graves of prominent figures from Islamic history, including Prophet Muhammad's ﷺ first wife, Khadija, and his son, Qasim¹⁶. It serves as a reminder of the profound legacy left by these noble individuals.

3. Mount Arafat: Ascend Mount Arafat, the mountain where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ delivered his farewell sermon to the Muslim community during his last pilgrimage. This mountain holds great significance as pilgrims spend a day of prayer and supplication here during Hajj¹⁵. Stand in the same place where the Prophet ﷺ imparted his final teachings and reflect on the profound messages of unity, compassion, and righteousness.

4. Masjid Al-Taneem (Masjid e Aisha): Located just outside the boundaries of Mecca, Masjid Al-Taneem is where pilgrims residing in Mecca assume the state of Ihram before performing Umrah. This mosque holds historical importance as it is where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ met his wife, Aisha, after returning from the Treaty of Hudaibiyah¹⁶. Take a moment to appreciate the connection between personal stories and the larger historical events that unfolded in this holy city.

5. Maktaba Makkah-al-Mukarramah (Birthplace of Muhammad): Visit the Maktaba Makkah-al-Mukarramah, a library that marks the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born on the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal. This historical site is within walking distance from Masjid al-Haram, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the early life of the Prophet ﷺ¹⁶.

6. Masjid Al Nimrah: Situated in the plain of Arafat, Masjid Al Nimrah holds great significance as it is the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed during his last pilgrimage. Pilgrims also gather here to combine the Dhuhr and Asr prayers on the day of Arafat¹. Stand in this sacred mosque and partake in the spiritual atmosphere that reverberates with devotion and humility.

7. Masjid Al-Hudaibiyah: Visit Masjid Al-Hudaibiyah, a mosque commemorating the site of the Treaty of Hudaibiyah—a peace agreement between Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and the Quraysh tribe of Mecca. It was at this very place that the Prophet ﷺ received the revelation of Surah al-Fath (The Victory)¹. Reflect on the importance of diplomacy and peaceful resolutions in Islam as you explore this historically significant site.

8. The Cave of Hira (Jabal Al-Hira): Venture to the Cave of Hira, situated on Mount Nur, where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to retreat for solitude and contemplation. It was within this cave that he received his first revelation from the Angel Jibreel. Take a moment to absorb the serenity of the surroundings and reflect on the profound impact of those early encounters with divine guidance¹⁵⁶.

9. The Cave of Thaur (Jabal Al-Thawr): Explore the Cave of Thaur, located on Mount Thawr, which provided refuge to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his companion Abu Bakr during their migration to Medina. It was within this cave that a spider's web and a pigeon's nest concealed their presence, ensuring their safety from the Quraysh. Reflect on the sacrifices made by the early Muslims and the resilience that allowed Islam to flourish¹⁶.

10. Zubaida Canal: Appreciate the engineering marvel of the Zubaida Canal, constructed by Queen Zubaida, wife of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. This canal served as a vital water source for both pilgrims and residents of Mecca for an impressive duration of 1,000 years⁶. Witness the ingenuity of past civilizations and their dedication to facilitating the spiritual journey of millions.

11. Makkah Museum: Enhance your understanding of Mecca's history, culture, and art by visiting the Makkah Museum. This captivating museum showcases a range of exhibits, galleries, and models that depict the life of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the development of Masjid al-Haram, the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, and the broader Islamic civilization³. Immerse yourself in the immersive displays that provide deeper insights into the significance of Mecca.

12. Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture: Engage with the architectural wonders of Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi at the Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture. Explore interactive screens, models, photos, and videos that shed light on the history, design, and significance of these two sacred mosques³. Gain a profound appreciation for the intricate details and spiritual atmosphere of these remarkable structures.

13. Jabal-e-Rehmat: Make your way to Jabal-e-Rehmat, the hill where Prophet Adam and Eve reunited after being expelled from Paradise. This site holds historical and spiritual significance as it is also where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ supplicated during his farewell pilgrimage and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims³². Reflect on the timeless teachings and guidance imparted in this sacred location.

14. Masjid Jinn: Visit Masjid Jinn, the mosque where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ recited Surah al-Jinn (The Jinn), leading to a group of jinn embracing Islam after hearing its powerful message. Witness the transformative power of the Quran and the influence it has had throughout history.

15. Bilal bin Rabah Mosque: Honor Bilal bin Rabah, one of the earliest converts to Islam and the first muezzin (caller to prayer) in Islam, at the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque. This mosque pays tribute to the noble contributions of Bilal and serves as a reminder of the diverse individuals who played a pivotal role in the early spread of Islam.

16. Mount Abu Qubais: Explore Mount Abu Qubais, believed to be the first mountain created by Allah. This sacred location is associated with various miracles performed by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, including the splitting of the moon and bringing forth water from a rock. Marvel at the signs of divine intervention and contemplate the power and majesty of Allah.

17. Masjid Al Khayf: Located in Mina, Masjid Al Khayf is a mosque where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and many other prophets prayed. This mosque holds historical and spiritual significance, particularly during the three days of Tashreeq in Hajj. Experience the collective devotion and unity as pilgrims gather in this sacred space.

Mecca, with its profound religious and historical heritage, offers an extraordinary journey through time and faith. From the iconic Masjid-Al Haram to the serene caves that once provided sanctuary, each site tells a unique story of devotion, sacrifice, and spiritual enlightenment. As you explore these sacred places, allow yourself to be immersed in the profound spirituality and the rich tapestry of Mecca's history.

Plan your visit to Mecca and embark on a soul-stirring pilgrimage that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, timeless traditions, and spiritual significance that make Mecca a truly extraordinary destination.
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2023.06.06 19:02 SpecialistNo1435 Once a church gets big enough it should stop being exempt from tax. ⬇️

You don’t have to debate the economics part of the argument if you don’t want too, instead just give me reasons they shouldn’t be taxed.
• Financial prosperity: Mega-churches and religious organizations that accumulate significant wealth and assets over time raise questions about the necessity of their tax-exempt status. For example, certain televangelists have been associated with extravagant lifestyles and personal wealth, which leads to debates about the fairness of tax exemptions for such organizations.
• Commercial ventures: Some large churches engage in commercial activities, such as running businesses, bookstores, educational institutions, or broadcasting networks. These ventures generate substantial revenue and may compete with taxable entities in the commercial sector. If churches are operating as commercial enterprises, the argument can be made that they should be subject to the same tax obligations as other businesses to ensure a level playing field.
• Inequality and social impact: When mega-churches accumulate significant wealth while enjoying tax-exempt status, it can contribute to wealth inequality within society. Critics argue that the tax revenue foregone by exempting these churches could be used to fund public services and programs that benefit the wider community. This perspective questions whether the tax benefits provided to large churches align with the principles of fairness and social responsibility.
• Transparency and accountability: Removing tax exemptions for large churches can help ensure greater transparency and accountability regarding their financial practices. By subjecting them to taxation, churches would be required to disclose their financial information, similar to other taxable entities. This increased transparency can help address concerns about potential misuse of funds or unethical practices within religious organizations.

• Joel Osteen: As the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Joel Osteen has amassed significant wealth through his books, television ministry, and speaking engagements. His net worth is estimated to be $100 million to $60 million.
• Kenneth Copeland: Kenneth Copeland is a prominent televangelist and the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. He owns a private jet, multiple mansions, and a fleet of luxury cars. His ministry's wealth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. His estimated net worth is reported to be around $300 million.
• Creflo Dollar: Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International, based in Georgia, USA. He has acquired substantial wealth through his ministry, owning expensive properties, luxury cars, and a private jet. His estimated net worth is believed to be around $27 million.
• Benny Hinn: Benny Hinn is a well-known televangelist and speaker who gained fame through his faith-healing crusades. He has been associated with a lavish lifestyle, owning multiple properties, luxury cars, and traveling in private jets. His estimated net worth is reportedly between $40 million and $60 million.
• Joyce Meyer: Joyce Meyer is a popular author and speaker who leads Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written numerous best-selling books and hosts a television show. Her ministry's revenue is substantial, and she enjoys personal wealth from book sales, speaking fees, and merchandise. Her estimated net worth is around $8 million.
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2023.06.06 19:01 realdeandrareynolds I was severely underweight my whole life and nobody did anything about it

I'm honestly just coming to terms with a lot of realities. After gaining 40 pounds i feel better than ever, and smarter than ever, its not fun being smart enough its noticeable and you can look back at a million things and see what you did wrong, but did everyone else do something wrong?
I can count on one hand the amount of times I heard my scawnyness mentioned in a concerning non joking way, by people who wernt close friends or family. My family had their own heads up their dumbass, my dad thought I was gay and would just end up a twink so he check out, my mother was stupid and never couldve helped me even though she claimed to try, which I also have my doubts on bc everyone in my family including my sibling was either overweight or obese while my bmi never cracked 15.
Now I'm thinking if I have a lawsuit I can hand out, seriously. All the doctors, teachers, extended family members, I really needed food, all I had was chips, water, and mandarin oranges. I didnt have a normal life, im not homosexual my hormones just went from non existent to normal after I turned 21. The doctors told me to stop being a picky eater when im not my parents didn't wash their rice let alone season, the counselors said im fine when I was telling them I was crying and my dad wasn't involved, I even know some of the teachers were smart enough to know I was some lame kid with no dad or food but nobody gave me food, probably bc I grew up upper middle class in a well off public school.
This fact just ruins my trust issues, even my friends and siblings, I understand they're too young to even understand but shit, nobody gave me anything but jokes and put downs.
I'm a solid adult now, if anything im going to prevent this in the youth of my family and maybe other families, as for the people that couldve prevented this ill just stay distant from them.
But sometimes when I'm not happy to be feeling awake, active, and confident ill just be so torn apart by the fact that so many of my childhood problems would have gone away with i had food, im probably one of 5 people in my county, and out of those 5 im the only one who grew up around money.
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2023.06.06 19:00 mynamesafad Late night mini gold at columbia sports park this Friday

Columbia Association does late night mini golf every second Friday of the summer. Food and alcohol will be available to buy. Tickets are available at the link below. There will be a bunch of younger Columbia folks getting together there, so if you want to hang out with some 20s & 30s columbia peeps, just reach out!
https://columbiaassociation.org/series/midnight-mini-golf-2023/
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2023.06.06 18:59 ThrowRAtheawesome I don't know how to support my partner's financial struggles

F(21) and M(21). For context we've been partners since high school. I graduated with an associates this semester but have been unemployed for 4 months. My partner on the other hand never completed college and has been working a minimum wage "dead end" job for 2 years. He tried college in high school but didn't enjoy it.
We both live with our parents but are very unfortunate such as living in section 8, food stamps and just withstanding horrid conditions. We are hardly privileged. Recently I've been staying over at his house more often because we don't like being alone.
The other day I wanted to use his restroom in the middle of the night. There's one bathroom in his family of 5 and it's only accessible through his siblings room. It was locked and when he couldn't open it he started breaking down crying.
When I asked him what's wrong he just said he's felt stuck at his home and that he's hasn't accomplished anything such as getting his drivers license or finishing college. He says whenever an opportunity sparks up he loses it. For example he has a huge passion for graphic design and would do free work for his job just to put himself out there, only to never set off.
I didn't give any unsolicited advice or solutions because when I asked he didn't want it. I knew I just needed to listen to him. He tends to shut off and not communicate when he feels upset.
Our support systems (family) is very poor, his especially. Our parents were very neglectful growing up. I don't know how to better improve our situation or give him confidence, it tends to backfire whenever I try (him shutting down).
The only possible solution I could think of is moving us out but at the moment I'm very undecided on whether to get my bachelors (would require me to be unemployed) or work full time. The idea of moving out for me is very new and if I happen to become independent a lot of government help I get would dissipate. I'm trying to take advantage of every service I have so there's a better outcome in my future, but it pains me to see my partner struggling.
What do I do.
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2023.06.06 18:58 AC26656 42 [M4F] #California (Monterey/Santa Cruz) - Looking for an Anal Princess or Brat for something between FWB to LTR

I am a 42, 5'11, 265, and Mexican. Looking for a female who loves Anal or at least is curious about Anal. Big plus if your a brat or a princess who acts bratty at times. Ideal female would be between the age of 24-35 ( +/- 3 years), whos looking for a FWB, STR or STR. If your more interested in a NSA Hookup, im open to the idea. The ideal femal would live in Monterey or Santa Cruz County, but i'm open to driving out to the Bay Area if things work that way..
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2023.06.06 18:58 Dawgiedreams95 My time is up…..

I started as an Area Manager L4. Promoted to L5 during Covid. This was over a span of 4 years. Was burnt out after 2 years. Said fuck it and coasted the rest of the way. Got put on a performance plan. They gave me a severance package when they fired me for a good amount. Can never work at Amazon again. Didn’t really plan on it.
I was mentally and physically drained but the job did teach me how to work like hell. Would I recommend it to anyone else. Fuck no. Did it pay good? Yea. Was I happy? Fuck no. I couldn’t get to the point where I was an asshole to associates like the other AMs.
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2023.06.06 18:56 Malinda-263 what is the average cost of solar panels for a 2000 sq ft home?


The average cost of solar panels for 2000 sq ft home can vary based on several factors, including the type and quality of the panels, installation costs, and local market conditions. However, I can provide you with a rough estimate.
The cost of solar panels is typically measured in dollars per watt ($/W). As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the average cost of solar panels in the United States ranged from $2.50 to $4.00 per watt, including both the panels and associated equipment.
To calculate the average cost, we need to estimate the system size in kilowatts (kW) based on your energy consumption. On average, a 2000-square-foot home might require a solar system between 5 kW and 8 kW.
Let's assume a mid-range cost of $3.50 per watt:
System Size: Assuming a 6 kW solar system (6000 watts). Cost per Watt: $3.50/watt.
Total Cost = System Size (kW) x Cost per Watt Total Cost = 6 kW x $3.50/watt Total Cost = $21,000
Please note that this is a rough estimate, and prices can vary based on location, system specifications, and other factors. It's always a good idea to obtain quotes from local solar installers who can provide more accurate pricing based on your specific circumstances.
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2023.06.06 18:56 lallantop_number4 [IWantOut] 27M India -> Europe/Aus/Singapore/Japan

Hi, I am an Indian citizen with a degree in chemical engineering from India and a masters degree in management(finance) from the US.
I have worked as a process engineer, research analyst, and data engineer. Total exp of about 20 months. Part time jobs include venture associate and consultant. I had to move back to India this year due to market conditions in the US and now it is imperative for me to recover the money I spent on my masters degree.
I need your help in narrowing down the best country to work in for the next 3-4 years for recovering money and the best way to go about securing a job and visa there. I do not mind culture shock or learning the language and infact am looking forward to it.
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2023.06.06 18:55 ComalYoungDems Former city council candidate runs for county commissioner.

Former city council candidate runs for county commissioner.
I hereby declare my candidacy for the position of Comal County Commissioner Pct 3. It is my firm belief that our community has not received the adequate representation it deserves, and hence, I am running for this position.
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2023.06.06 18:55 SourcerBot Ukraine brands Russia 'terrorist state' to open hearings in case against Russia at top UN court

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Ukraine told the United Nations’ top court Tuesday that Russia bankrolled a “campaign of intimidation and terror” by rebels in eastern Ukraine starting in 2014 and sought to replace Crimea’s multiethnic community with “discriminatory Russian nationalism” after its occupation and annexation of the region. The claims came at hearings at the International Court of Justice in a case brought by Kyiv against Russia linked to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the arming of rebels in eastern Ukraine in the years before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022. In a separate case brought by Ukraine in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s illegal invasion, the world court issued a preliminary order calling on Russia to stop hostilities — a legally binding ruling that Moscow ignored. Ukraine also has another case against Russia at the International Court of Justice over its invasion, and the Netherlands and Ukraine are suing Moscow at the European Court of Human Rights over MH17.
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2023.06.06 18:53 Limp_Star_1295 Shop for me (Alien week)

Alien week is right around the corner and I have no experience with any of the ships that are associated with it. I’ll definitely buy something(s) to add to my collection but need a little help in picking. I’m hoping it can complement my current fleet in some way as I want to get some use out of it. Money is not an issue.
Another note; I won’t be able to test fly anything because I’ll be out of the country working all summer. Really counting on you guys.
Current fleet: (Can’t use fleet viewer, I’m on vacation and it’s not supported on mobile devices) -Carrack -Corsair -MSR -Gladius Valiant -Redeemer -Dragonfly -Cyclone -Pisces -Arrow (loaner) -Aurora (loaner) -Buccaneer (loaner)
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2023.06.06 18:52 SpecialistNo1435 Once a church gets big enough it should stop being exempt from tax. ⬇️

I don’t know if this is allowed here but it is about the economics.
• Financial prosperity: Mega-churches and religious organizations that accumulate significant wealth and assets over time raise questions about the necessity of their tax-exempt status. For example, certain televangelists have been associated with extravagant lifestyles and personal wealth, which leads to debates about the fairness of tax exemptions for such organizations.
• Commercial ventures: Some large churches engage in commercial activities, such as running businesses, bookstores, educational institutions, or broadcasting networks. These ventures generate substantial revenue and may compete with taxable entities in the commercial sector. If churches are operating as commercial enterprises, the argument can be made that they should be subject to the same tax obligations as other businesses to ensure a level playing field.
• Inequality and social impact: When mega-churches accumulate significant wealth while enjoying tax-exempt status, it can contribute to wealth inequality within society. Critics argue that the tax revenue foregone by exempting these churches could be used to fund public services and programs that benefit the wider community. This perspective questions whether the tax benefits provided to large churches align with the principles of fairness and social responsibility.
• Transparency and accountability: Removing tax exemptions for large churches can help ensure greater transparency and accountability regarding their financial practices. By subjecting them to taxation, churches would be required to disclose their financial information, similar to other taxable entities. This increased transparency can help address concerns about potential misuse of funds or unethical practices within religious organizations.

• Joel Osteen: As the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Joel Osteen has amassed significant wealth through his books, television ministry, and speaking engagements. His net worth is estimated to be $100 million to $60 million.
• Kenneth Copeland: Kenneth Copeland is a prominent televangelist and the founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. He owns a private jet, multiple mansions, and a fleet of luxury cars. His ministry's wealth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. His estimated net worth is reported to be around $300 million.
• Creflo Dollar: Creflo Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International, based in Georgia, USA. He has acquired substantial wealth through his ministry, owning expensive properties, luxury cars, and a private jet. His estimated net worth is believed to be around $27 million.
• Benny Hinn: Benny Hinn is a well-known televangelist and speaker who gained fame through his faith-healing crusades. He has been associated with a lavish lifestyle, owning multiple properties, luxury cars, and traveling in private jets. His estimated net worth is reportedly between $40 million and $60 million.
• Joyce Meyer: Joyce Meyer is a popular author and speaker who leads Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written numerous best-selling books and hosts a television show. Her ministry's revenue is substantial, and she enjoys personal wealth from book sales, speaking fees, and merchandise. Her estimated net worth is around $8 million.
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