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2023.03.31 05:10 Top_Neighborhood1797 Future MIL (45 F) and I (22F) are at odds and it affecting me and my fiance (20 F)

Future MIL (45 F ) and I (22 F) are at odds and its affecting me and my Fiance
Future MIL is acting weird because of am argument we had, What should I do?
So I, (22 F)and my future MIL , (45 F) had a really explosive argument. Until a couple of months ago, everything was fine. This situation started about a year ago. My fiance (20 F) and I live 4 hours away from her mom, aka my future MIL. My fiance is a working college student and I am also am busy with work. We don't get to visit frequently , but when we do, we make our trips with them worthwhile. So we were having a good time hanging out with my fiance and her family that were visiting from a different country , and they started to talk about a possible trip to Greece this year. I was in the room and they were openly saying "We " this and "We" that about the trip. At this point I had already been on several family vacations with them, and they've always included me. With the way they were talking about trip , looking at me while talking about it and with me in the room, I was under the impression that I was coming with them. So after that point, we visited them like normal and I personally didn't hear anything else about the possible trip to Greece, that is until about 2 months ago. Literally after all the times we have seen them since, they haven't said a word to me about it.
So my fiance and I had a busy day with work and her classes and she tells me that there is some bad news that she needs to share with me. Her mom had called her earlier that day and told her that they are proceeding with the trip to Greece as of July (she told her in March). She told my fiance that all of her family will be coming and they could not afford my ticket, room , boarding, so forth. My fiance said that if her Great Grandmother that is 90 wasn't gonna be there( this is most likely her last chance to be with her, given that she is in her 90s and lives out of the country) then she wouldn't go. When she told me she was very upset that she would be gone 2 weeks without having me, her fiancé there. I truly understand the situation and am not upset at all with my fiance. I am furious at how her mom handled the situation.
Since the start of the topic last year, we have seen them about 1 or 2 times every month and they have had COUNTLESS opportunities to sit me down like an adult and tell me that they couldn't afford me so I can't go.
For a bit more context, since the beginning of our relationship, I have adored her family. I come from a broken, abused household with a mother that hasnt been a mother to me and p/do sperm donor. Since the start of our relationship, my fiances family has gotten to know me on a very deep personal level. In a way, I looked for parents or parental characteristics on other authority figures in my life, because I didn't have any to rely on. Every time we visit them 4 hours away, I have really connecting conversations with them any chance I get! It got to the point where about 6 months ago, my fiances mom called me her "foster kid"! Now I didn't intend for it to get that far emotionally, because I am closed off with most people, but it truly seemed like they put in a true effort to get to know me and love me.
After my fiance told me the news that I couldn't go on the trip with them, of course I was a little sad because I can't see my fiance for 2 weeks, but I was really happy that she had this opportunity to be with her family. I was asking my fiance questions about the trip, and apparently her mom had her mind made up about this for a while . She " didn't know how else to tell me " and thought it would be a good idea to go through my fiance instead of talking to me like an adult. There's a lot to this but I dug a bit deeper into the "why didn't she just tell me" and found out that she said she doesn't see me as her family until me and my fiancé get married on paper. MIND YOU, I have not only went to most of their family gatherings, beach trips and lived with them for 2 months ! I know that I'm not blood related to them, but I feel like they are my chosen family. Especially with my broken home that I come from, that really made me spiral. To be once again, let down by an authority figure that told me I'm their "foster child".
Its not even about the trip , its the communication and the lack, thereof that bothered me , and what she said about not seeing me as family. So after hearing all this, I took the night to cool off. The next day, I went to work and was in a better headspace, talked to my fiancé and we both agreed that I should call her mom. I called with the intent of hearing what she had to say, but also hoping she would see with how the way she handled it hurt me so much. Before I called her, my fiance called her and had a long conversation and said things are good and I can talk to her mom. While on the phone, I listened to what her mom had to say. I even agreed with some things. Then it was my turn to explain why what she said hurt me so much. She then turned the tables and was backtracking things that she said to my fiance, and telling me a different story! She also said that " this trip isn't about you " and its not the trip that's about me, its how she handled this and what she said that is. So I'm getting pretty heated and she wasn't hearing me at all, and I told her that I need to hop off of the phone and talk about things later before I have a split episode( I have a personality disorder). She ignored what I said and continued on, so I promptly hung up the phone. I agree that this wasn't my best choice of actions to handle it but sometimes with my mental illness, the best thing to do is to walk away for a minute and clear my head.
So after the argument, we both took some time to cool down and the next day I got an apologetic message from her.I responded and we talked and I thought things were better after that.
She used to occasionally text me a meme or send me an inspirational insta reel or just ask how we are and she stopped all of that. She literally has not contacted me at all but one message to me to get my fiancé to respond back to her message from her. I don't know what to do at this point. I didn't want things to be this way. My fiance is upset at the situation and wish things could be the way they were. Me too, but I'm afraid of another authority figure playing with my heart and me getting my heart broke again.
All of that to ask your opinions on what I should do at this point. Should I try to reach out and put more energy into something that might destroy me mentally, or should I just go on about my day to day life and be cordial ?
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2023.03.31 05:10 moonrivervoyages Boob sweat and fashion trends.

Hi all! This place is super helpful so I wanted to ask this here. So I'm a relatively big chested lady (D cup) and I've lived in Florida for a little over a year now. I'm not sure I've adjusted to living in a swamp. I'm so sweaty all the time. I have ADHD and take Adderall so I think that adds to the problem but I've been sweaty my whole life.
Recently I've seen a shift in style that I like. A lot of things seem to have built in bras (exercise dresses), require boob tape, or look better braless. Yesterday I was cleaning my house in an Old Navy sundress without a bra and I had underboob sweat showing in 45 minutes. It's like I spend all this time getting ready to feel pretty and then the sweat comes and I feel like crap and think I look like it too.
I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone have any hacks? Suggestions for sweaty person boob tape? Suggestions for exercise dresses you can wear a regular bra with? Thanks in advance for your help!
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2023.03.31 05:10 curiousbean02 Profile review - Dropout looking to return to Ivy Leagues

(Canada) TLDR - 20 years old in enterprise tech making around $135k. Passed up university as I had a full-time offer after high school. Looking to switch into strategy/MBB/VC. Considering going back to school to achieve this - compliment my exp, network, and exit opps. But want to max opportunity cost here by going to a top school to ensure I have the highest likelihood of reaching my goals.
I started out in sales right before starting high school when I was 14. Coming from a family that struggled financially, I wanted to not only break the cycle of poverty but also find out what I was passionate about. Worked my way up around 4 years to sales partnerships. Interned in Big4 finance and then spent the past 2 or so in enterprise tech. Had a few of my own contracts before joining a firm and then plan on exiting to industry so I can think about my next move. Extracurriculars include starting a youth entrepreneurship mentorship program as a nonprofit.
Now I'm currently in tech consulting doing CRM implementations as a consultant. Although great money and career trajectory, I realized I was more interested in building and investing in businesses than information systems so I don't see myself in the field long term. If I did, I don't think I would pursue a degree as I have specialized experience both running my own practice and in consulting.
Goals for business school:
Most people have advised school wouldn't be necessary and that can be true depending on your goals. But I think I look at education differently now than I did before. I decided if I'm going to go to school at all, that at this point it's about ROI more than it helping me getting a job.
Despite knowing prestige in where you went to school isn't everything and that it's more about your willingness to put in effort - I still want to compliment my experience with a T15/25 business school for the reasons mentioned above.
Targets - Wharton, Princeton, Stanford, Brown for Econ
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2023.03.31 05:09 Additional_Baker Hot take: Chris is right about Ruthless being a better experience for new players.

Disclaimer: I always regret posting here because regardless of what side of a discussion I take it gets mass downvoted but what the hell, doesn't mean I shouldn't share an opinion right? So here it is.
One of my best friends is not a PoE guy, but we've tried playing the game together multiple times and he had some fun with it. When Ruthless came out I figured it was an excentric enough idea to share with him so I showed him the patch and explained how it's a game mode that drop 90% less items, has no movement skills, no bench crafts, no this, no that, much less of both this and that.
He looked at me and said: Oh, that sounds a lot easier, I think I'd probably like that a lot.
At first I was pretty shocked at his conclusion about a game mode that's so ridiculous and punishing but the more I thought about it the more it made sense. As long time PoE players we've learned through years of experience to make best use of the ginormous amount of mechanics and content in the game, but for a new player that's all just fodder that complicates everything. A new player is never gonna mix smoke bomb, flame dash and onslaugh to fly through act 1 at macht speeds, or think about how they're gonna "get this item from legion, this from a chayula breachstone then unlock this craft and find this base to do this thing". All of that is just a bunch of complicated mumbo jumbo that makes things more complex than a fresh experience can handle at once.
As much as Ruthless decreases player power by taking away a lot of the tools the normal game has, the simplicity that comes with that greatly reduces the amount of "brain malfunction" people tend to get when first trying out path of exile, and is bound to be way less overbearing than the base game.
Another way to look at it is, the ruthless playstyle actually resonates a lot more with the way new players approach the game - taking their time, clearing mobs, looting every item that drops and reading the stats on each item, then moving on to right clicking more monsters. To seasoned players that's a limitation of the things they can do, but to new players that's just what they were gonna be doing in the first place. It also makes it so that when they eventually move to the base game, they can appreciate all the cool things available and have a more full experience of the power fantasy in path of exile. Think of a kid with rich parents who gets a sports car with his driver license, just to crash it into a tree.
I know this is gonna be a very unpopular opinion but hopefully some people will be willing to discuss the topic and try to think about how different a new player's experience in PoE is compared to ours.
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2023.03.31 05:09 flavorofsound [PC/DOS] [early to mid 90's] educational first person game that taught how mobius strips are made and work among other things

Platform(s): It was certainly on PC but there is a very real possibility that it was a DOS game
Genre: Educational
Estimated year of release: early to mid 90's
Graphics/art style: it either used digitized pictures or was rendered in a realistic way. The only image in my head was a room that had wood walls with fancy sconces and some displays of the same wood that had maroon cloth on their tops, and the whole room gave the feeling of being owned by someone very wealthy. I can't be sure the whole game used the theme of this room, but it's the only one I remember.
Notable characters: At the very most there was a narrator, but I recall it feeling distinctly lonely so perhaps all the explanations were text only. This is a detail I can't remember.
Notable gameplay mechanics: it was from the perspective of first person, but I can't be sure if it was fully point and click like Myst, or if you had the ability to move freely like in 3d Body Simulator. All I remember about it (or at least the room mentioned above) is you can click any of the objects on the displays to learn about, and explore, whatever they had to show you.
Other details: So going into as much detail about the room I mentioned above as I can, is that the perspective was the player at one end of the room looking towards the opposite and there were a few displays in the foreground and a wider one behind them that explored mobius strips. It illustrated how they can be made from a strip of paper, and I recall that it rendered what it would be like to be on a roller coaster that was a mobius strip. I keep bringing up 3D Body Adventure because it was also a game I played on my parents Gateway 2000 at that time and it felt so similar in look and feel that I confused it for being part of that game for a long time... until I rediscovered 3D Body Adventure on a ROM site and realized I was wrong.
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2023.03.31 05:09 Wait_dont_press_th Think I've missed something...

So, I'm doing a pretty basic run through. I'm not an expert. I'm not fancy at all. I made it through the first 7 badges no sweat. Quickly. And suddenly the game is shunting me down to those islands and some mountain to go beat Giovanni with his triple bird fusion monstrosity and I am NOWHERE near strong enough to beat him. He attacks 3 times in a row and I'm just done. It feels like I've missed something because the pacing has been pretty steady the entire game so far and I've had literally no trouble with anything until this. Am I supposed to have gone and gotten some special item or ability or something before doing this part? What obvious thing have I stupidly overlooked here? Or am I just supposed to go away and grind until I've got the brute force or strategy? Please help.
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2023.03.31 05:09 yesiknowyouremadatme I can’t wait for our dog to die

Oof yes I know I’m a dirtbag for this. My wife had a two year old golden when we started dating 12 years ago. Beautiful girl and we did all sorts of things with her when we had the time to do so. We have three kids ages 5-7. For years we have been in absolute survival mode. I walk by her as I’m scrambling to make breakfasts and put shoes on. She’s 14 now and still in good shape. Thankfully the kids give her lots of love and attention. Tonight after I got the kids bathed and in bed the poor old girl looked at me to make sure I was going to feed her and let her out. I had a knee jerk reaction like “Christ not another living creature that is demanding something from me”. Followed by the thought that it will be easier when she’s gone. What a commentary on what having children has done. The crushing responsibility experienced for so long I’m now wishing for relief at any cost. I’m not proud of this and our dog has been well cared for her entire life so please don’t take this as she’s in a bad place. I just thought it was a sick indication of what parenthood can do to your priorities after prolonged stress.
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2023.03.31 05:08 KingStoic [Advice] The Truth About Going From Rock Bottom To Disciplined Explained Through A Story (Powerful Realization)

Hey, it’s Isaac.
I heard an interesting story in Napoleon Hill’s ‘The Law of Success’.
A homeless man stepped into Hill’s office holding a copy of his book ‘Self-Confidence Formula’.
The man explained how he was on the verge of committing suicide.
Whilst begging he was handed a copy of Hill’s book which he read from start to finish.
Using the last ounce of hope he had, the man promised himself to meet the author before ending his life.
The man told Hill his story.
He explained how he had taken out loans for a business venture which collapsed due to the war.
He shared how the failure led him to leave his wife and children and become homeless.
The man explained in great detail about all of the forces which have been working against him.
Hill patiently listened, looking the man up and down.
Hill knew he couldn’t do anything for the man who he believed was too far gone.
The homeless man was shabby, unkempt and had a look of discouragement and defeat all over his face.
Finally, Hill decided to interject.
“I have listened to you with a great deal of interest, and I wish that there was something which I could do to help you, but there is absolutely nothing.”
The man looked heartbroken and ready to continue with his plan of self-annihilation.
“While there is nothing that I can do for you, there is a man in this building to whom I will introduce you, if you wish, who can help you regain your lost fortune and put you back on your feet again.” Hill said encouragingly.
The man’s demeanor changed and for the first time during the conversation a small smile appeared on his face.
Hill led him to what looked like a door covered with a tarp.
Perhaps this was a hidden entrance to the office of the homeless man’s saviour?
He pulled the tarp to reveal a full-length mirror.
The homeless man could see himself from head to toe.
“There stands the man to whom I promised to introduce you. There is the only man in this world who can put you back on your feet again, and unless you sit down and become acquainted with that man, as you never became acquainted with him before, you might just as well go on over and ‘punch a hole’ in Lake Michigan, because you will be of no value to yourself or to the world until you know this man better.” Hill explained.
The man fell to the floor and started weeping hysterically.
Hill showed him out of his office without holding on to hope that the message landed.
A few days later he ran into the man again.
The man was clean-shaven and wearing a nice suit.
He had a pep in his step and looked joyous.
He let Hill know their conversation changed him.
He got a new job and was back on his feet due to the realization.

Moral of the Story

Stop waiting for someone to save you.
Your partner can’t save you.
Your parents can’t save you.
Your government can’t save you.
Your favourite guru can’t save you.
I’m trying my best, but even I can’t save you.
If you want to see a real change in your life, it starts with taking 100% responsibility for your circumstances.
This lesson isn’t just for homeless people trying to get out of a rut.
The same principle reigns true for entrepreneurs stuck in 6 figures a year who are trying to scale to 7 and 8.
Doctors who are looking to leave their draining job and start their own practice.
Athletes who are trying to attain that next level of achievement.
Executives who are looking to create better systems for their departments and teams.
Change happens when you stop looking for someone else to save you.
This takes courage.
It’s the type of work most people will never do.
But it’s crucial for high-performers.
If you like my content and want to develop extreme Self-Mastery, you must read the MANIFESTO It will all make sense.
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2023.03.31 05:07 Tsiatk0 Fruitless lemon tree variety?

Is there a way to tell what type of lemon tree I have if it doesn’t produce fruit? I’m wondering if it might be usable for root stock. About 10 years ago I planted a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon, in a container. It’s lived inside / outside for years, and has grown pretty well. I held out hope for fruit for years but it’s never produced, it’s actually never even flowered, and I think it’s time to accept that it’s sterile? It’s also very thorny; most branches besides the main stalk, have thorns. I don’t really have the heart to kill it if it’s usable for something, mostly wondering if I can use it for root stock and graft a meyer or similar variety onto it or clones of it. If anyone can provide insight, I’d be thankful for your time 😃🌱
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2023.03.31 05:07 ThrowRAanxiety23 relationship anxiety NB22 NB23

idk if that's the correct term but I feel like it best describes it.
this will be a ramble btw!
my partner and I (early 20s) have been together for almost 2yrs (our anniversary is actually next week things are going well. we're actually planning on moving in with each other soon. we argue MAYBE once a month but our last argument kinda left me even more anxious that I usually am. a couple months ago, I liked a post online talking about the FOMO of being in a relationship at a young age. my partner saw me commenting on it (literally just an emoji) and texted me asking if I wanted to break up. I of course said no but we ended up going back and forth because it was obvious that it hurt their feelings. I felt bad because I don't want them to feel insecure. I genuinely care for them and we kinda just click.
my anxiety always creates these weird scenarios. "what if im wasting my time?" "ppl break up all the time, what's so different about us?" it's even more anxiety-inducing because we're planning on moving in together soon. I guess you can say it's kinda of me being a bit uncomfortable of putting all of my eggs in one basket.
it just sucks because everything's going so well. they make sure I feel loved everyday/all day.
whenever I think of their laugh or them kissing my forehead, I feel this warmth. kinda I'd like the warm of the sun landing on your skin after stepping outside.
I just don't want my anxiety to ruin this for me but it's so hard. I remember describing how I felt to a (temporary) therapist and she acted confused on why I felt this way about a 2yr old relationship (I guess she thought it was like a new type thing). her reaction kinda out things in perspective for me.
my anxiety really is an annoying roommate that won't leave me alone and I just want to be happy. they're like the one (joyful) consistent thing I have right now.
thanks for any advice/thoughts!!
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2023.03.31 05:07 tropicalgoose I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all...

I honestly did not expect to get into 2 Ivies and another T20 school after being rejected from UCs, Tufts, etc. I guess the takeaway here is that all that hard work really leads to something, and it APPLIES TO EVERYONE (even those who didn't receive good news from Ivy day, YES) because you gain something valuable at the end. And that thing is understanding that what you earn from hard work doesn't necessarily have to be external rewards, it can also be something you've learned or a better YOU since the time you started high school. You've grown as a person and you should be proud of that. Just like a prestigious school (for those of you who also got in), a character trait you get to keep is equally as valuable and influential to have the potential to positively shape your life.🧡
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2023.03.31 05:07 headacheglore I don't like people

I work two jobs both in retail. I've worked in retail for ten years and I'm done. I don't care about your day or whats going on in your life. I've tried caring but its a struggle. I also study full-time and so I'm constantly surrounded by people. I'm working on it but I only have one day away from everyone. I have a small group of people I am comfortable with but sometimes my social battery is too low even for them. I don't have time to myself and if I'm out and about I always run into people I know. Yes I'm an introvert and I'm in therapy but I wish there was a way that people would leave me alone without coming off rude.
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2023.03.31 05:06 milesbeats Well shit does any one recognize this problem (system runs then suddenly goes static//blurry out of no where)

Well shit does any one recognize this problem (system runs then suddenly goes static//blurry out of no where)
My phone has a hard time trying to focus on what the screen is doing and keeping focused on the back round
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2023.03.31 05:06 Sanctuaryofzitah help with playing on lan

So I was able to get a server up and running but for some reason I am having the hardest time connecting to it via lan. My wife is using ashita to load in and it connects to the server fine, lets her select her character but times out when loading into the world and gives error 3001. I changed all of the zone ip to my ip but im not sure if I am missing anything any help would be really appreciated.
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2023.03.31 05:06 whothisthough Mom called the police on me??

The audacity. I haven't been in contact with my Nmom for way over a year, and yesterday was my birthday. Leading up to my birthday, she'd call and email me a lot. She also texted my old roommate to get information from her. I can still see the call history and emails in my spam unfortunately, so I'm not able to stay away from her completely. Anywho, in her latest email, she said she had a bad dream that I was in danger and then she had a feeling that something bad happened to me. Ironic because many bad things happened to me when I was still living with her but that doesn't matter to her.
So tonight my doorbell rang and I got really scared because I thought she found me and was going come knocking at my door. But lo and behold it was the POLICE. They told me they got a call asking to check if I was still alive, because apparently I hadn't posted on my cat Instagram in a while and my parents panicked. I couldn't stop myself from crying in front of the policemen and I told them that my parents won't stop bothering me and it's getting too much. Unfortunately they couldn't do much but they said they'd relay the message that my parents should leave me alone.
Now I am absolutely furious for multiple reasons. Firstly, my mom never and still doesn't care about me and my wishes. If she wants to contact me when she feels like it, or send the police, she'll do it. Only cares about what she wants. Again. Thank God this didn't happen on my birthday but still. Secondly, how in the world was I found?? I really hope the police checked my governmental files, and not my parents somehow knowing where I live.
It's honestly terrifying and disgusting at the same time. The lack of respect is flagrant. I've decided to reach out to a lawyer to get a restraining order in place. Far too long have I been scared that my mom would come looking for me, or to open my email, or even worse, calling me from a different number. Every time I pick up the phone, I'm scared to hear her voice. And I now had to delete most of my social media. It's really not a way to live, so a restraining order seems like the most viable option.
Any help, advice or encouraging words would be much appreciated, I feel that my whole existence has been voided.
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2023.03.31 05:06 erickaa06 Ex-Christian, but for some reason feeling very unsettled by Trump’s similarity to the antichrist of Revelation

(to preface: I now believe the author of Revelation was experiencing intense hallucinations and paranoia as a result of being exiled to an island alone. I do not believe the information in Revelation, I see it as an interesting literary/mythical work similar to so many other apocalyptic books.)
I grew up watching intense Christian apocalyptic sermons as nightly entertainment and was fully immersed in end times theology and the-world-is-ending-panic. I didn’t fully believe that i was going to die, because everyone was so sure that the Rapture would happen soon. I regularly worried about whether i’d get to have a family and kids before being taken up to heaven in the rapture. All that to say, I spent lots of time reading Revelation and I’m pretty familiar with the prophecies about the “antichrist.”
I no longer believe any of this as fact, however, I’ve been getting really eerie feelings about Trump’s cult like following who say things like “Jesus is my savior, Trump is my president” and refer to Trump as being sent by God and seem more and more to be literally worshipping Trump. There’s that horribly creepy book titled something about Trump being “the Son of Man,” a name Jesus called himself. Trump’s followers have started singing “hymns” about “justice” for Trump and Jan 6 insurrectionists at MAGA rallies. When Trump is in legal trouble for being a lying pervert, his followers cry out to God to deliver him from “persecution.””
There are also some geopolitical issues regarding Trump’s presidency that align with apocalyptic prophecies in Revelation. It’s just weird.
A huge amount of Christians abandoned the principles that Jesus taught — humility, meekness, giving to the poor, uplifting women, etc. — to follow Trump’s pseudo-religion of arrogance, power, and horrifying disrespect for women and immigrants. And they call Trump a man sent from God.
Although I do not believe in any kind of antichrist figure, I still find this all really unsettling and eerie. Does anyone else understand what I mean? Do you feel similarly? Is it strange to still find this really creepy when I don’t believe Revelation?
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2023.03.31 05:06 Massive_Level_7127 Do Bone Conduction Headphones Damage Your Hearing and Best safety and Health Headphones in 2023

Do Bone Conduction Headphones Damage Your Hearing and Best safety and Health Headphones in 2023
Did you know that a new type of headphones is popular among young people now? They are bone conduction headphones. They’re pretty cool, and a different type of headphone than all the ones that came before it. If you haven’t know it, follow my article to find out.

What are bone conduction headphones?

Bone conduction headphones are headphones in which the sound generating unit is attached to temples. Their vocal units convert sound into mechanical vibrations, which cause bone vibrations, and transmit the sound to the auditory nerve.

They are vastly different from common headphones. Ordinary headphones are air conduction, while the sound unit of them is a horn. When you play music, their horns convert the sound into sound waves, which travel through the air in your ear to your eardrum, causing the eardrum to vibrate and then send the sound to the auditory nerve, where it is finally heard by your ear. Bone conduction headphones convert sound into mechanical vibration when making sound, and directly transmit the vibration to the auditory nerve of the inner ear through the bone without passing through the air and tympanic membrane.
Because of this difference, the way bone conduction headphones are worn is also different. They don’t need to be plugged into the ear, but hang on the pinna so that the sound unit is pressed against the temple. Of course, there is another type of clip-on bone conduction headphones, which are clipped to the ear when worn, and then the sound unit will stick to your auricle. But the vocalization and delivery of the sound is the same for both.
The unique wearing method of bone conduction headphones also brings many advantages. The most important thing is that they are very safe,the protect your hearing well.

Do bone conduction headphones damage your hearing?

Bone conduction headphones do not damage hearing, in fact, they are the headphones that cause the least damage to hearing, and are very healthy and safe for the ears.
Bone conduction headphones do a good job of protecting the eardrum. Because the eardrum is not required to produce sound and transmit sound, it avoids possible damage to the eardrum caused by sound wave vibration. When they transmit sound, they don’t need to use the ear canal, and they don’t need to be plugged into the ear canal or wrap the ear canal when they are used, so they can keep the ear canal clean and hygienic, thereby minimizing ear diseases such as otitis media.

Bone conduction headphones do less damage to the cochlea. Because the vibration waves of bone conduction are relatively gentle and stable, they cause little damage to the cochlea.
In addition, bone conduction headphones have very little damage to the auditory nerve, because their electromagnetic waves are very weak, which is the same intensity as the electromagnetic waves existing in nature, so they will not cause damage to the human brain and hearing nerves.

Therefore, bone conduction headphones not only do not damage hearing but also protect hearing well. Compared with traditional in-ear headphones, they are healthier and safer for the ears.
In addition to health and safety, bone conduction headphones have many advantages, such as they are more comfortable to wear, have a high waterproof level, and can be suitable for more sports scenes, etc.These advantages are determined by their working principles

What is the working principle of bone conduction headphones?

First of all, let us understand the working principle of bone conduction technology. Bone conduction is a method of sound conduction, that is, by converting sound into mechanical vibrations of different frequencies. It transmits the sound to the cochlea through the human skull, bony labyrinth, and inner ear lymph fluid. After the auditory signal is sensed by the spiral organ in the cochlea, the auditory signal is converted into a nerve impulse. The auditory nerve continues to transmit the nerve impulse to the auditory center, and finally to the auditory cortex, where sound is perceived.Compared with the classic sound conduction method of generating sound waves through the diaphragm, bone conduction saves many steps of sound wave transmission, and can achieve clear sound reproduction in a noisy environment, and the sound waves will not affect others due to diffusion in the air.

Bone conduction technology is a mature technology, and its practicability and safety have long been proved. As early as the 18th century, Beethoven, who was deaf in both ears, could continue to create music by biting a wooden stick connected to the piano and hearing the sound of the piano. This is probably the earliest example of the application of bone conduction.
Bone conduction headphones are a new type of earphones based on bone conduction technology. You only need to put the sound unit close to your ears to hear music. Because of this, they do not need to be plugged into or wrapped around the ear, so they will not cover the ear canal, making the ear canal more hygienic and the eardrum healthier.
Next, I would like to recommend some bone conduction headphones with the least hearing impaired , hoping to help you select the right headphones.

Best safety and health bone conduction headphones in 2023

1. Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones

Recommended reason:
Wissonly is one of the few bone conduction headphone brands that have mastered bone conduction vibrator technology, and one of the few brands in the industry that have sustained experience in using bone conduction technology to protect hearing. Wissonly Hi Runner advocate a healthy way to listen. They perfectly combine the principles of healthy hearing and bone conduction sound transmission, to create a non-in-ear and non-ear-damaging bone conduction headphone which can effectively protect hearing.
Due to the particularity of the technical principle, sound quality of bone conduction headphones is more difficult to be improved . To this end, Wissonly Hi Runner subverts the traditional sound quality scheme, makes a breakthrough to use the large-size bone conduction vibrator. Through structural optimization, the effective vibration area of the vibrator is increased by 35%, thereby improving the vibrator sound efficiency, making the sound more powerful.It also optimizing the direction of sound transmission, reducing sound loss during sound transmission, and making the sound more concentrated.
The skin-friendly silicone material of the wissonly hi runner body is a product that can be in contact with the skin for a long time. It is naturally a better choice and feels good to the touch. Because the entire headphone is made of skin-friendly material, it is very comfortable to wear. Even if you wear glasses, you can still hang it firmly on your ears. The headphone frame uses memory titanium, which has the advantage of being stretchable and lightweight.

2. Philips A6606 bone conduction headphones

Recommended reason:
The A6606 has a skin-friendly material on its surface, which greatly increases its wearing comfort. It adopts a 15mm size sound unit, which produces better sound and is more suitable for noisy environments. Its bass effect has also been improved. The waterproof level of A6606 reaches IP67 level, not to mention rain, even direct rinse is no problem at all. But after all, it is not professional-grade waterproof, it cannot be used in swimming or diving.

3.AfterShokz OpenSwim bone conduction headphones

Recommended reason:
This OpenSwim bone conduction headphones, the whole body is made of titanium alloy, which is tough, durable, and can be firmly worn to fit the ears. The whole body has an integrated design, no opening design, and the waterproof performance of the body reaches IP68 grade, so it is suitable for swimming. Its sound source part adopts a long strip structure design, so that the loudspeaker has a larger surface area and higher sound transmission efficiency. With its own 4G memory, it can store thousands of songs, and its battery life can last up to 8 hours, which can meet the daily exercise demand. However, this headphone does not support Bluetooth and calling functions.

4.Earsopen peace tw-1 bone conduction headphones

Recommended reason:
PEACE TW-1 bone conduction headphones have a small and exquisite appearance. The surface is made of high-grade soft silicone material, and the weight is only 9g. You only need to hang them on the ear like earrings, they are more comfortable to wear and will not cause allergies. At the same time, they also have IP67 waterproof grade, and direct rinsing after exercise is not a problem, but they are not suitable for swimming. The sound quality and anti-sound-leakage performance are not bad, and the daily sports use can be satisfied.
The disadvantage is the clip-on wearing method, and wearing it for a long time may cause discomfort.

5.Moing bone conduction headphones

Recommended reason:
It weighs only 30g, so it can be worn for a long time without burden. Streamlined sinking design is adopted, which fits the ear shape when wearing. Its body is made of memory alloy material, so you don’t have to worry about deformation after bending for many times. The overall configuration of Moing is good, Bluetooth 5.0. Titanium alloy frame, built-in power capacity of 200mAh, and it supports 6 hours of battery life.
Among the above five bone conduction headphones, Wissonly and Philips are the most worthy of purchase. Because they have the strongest technical accumulation in this field, the sound quality, reducing leakage and comfort of their products are very good. If you consider cost performance, we recommend you to choose wissonly.
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2023.03.31 05:06 rooster5639 the best way to make that alone time even better... let's raise the stakes. ideas please

Sex is good but there's something about the real thing that nobody gets right. What have you done to really push that time alone, what do you do to yourself that really raises the stakes or what do you to take yourself or the pleasure to a new level?
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2023.03.31 05:05 fender1878 How much does a hangar lower your insurance?

After some time on the waiting list, we’re finally up for a t-hangar. It’s significantly more than our tie down — so now we’re faced with choices.
My understanding is that a hangar lowers your insurance a little. Anyone have an idea of what that little bit looks like?
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2023.03.31 05:05 PeachiBanana Men with Aspergers, How do you show you are interested in someone?

**Just a note I'm a highly anxious person.
I F(23) just joined a job a few months ago , and this guys I thought was interesting, tells me he has a mild case of aspergers. We have a few similar hobbies which is how we started talking but, I keep getting mixed signals.
I'm not sure if he's just friendly or interested in more, cause some moments he completely avoids eye contact, others he stares a lot.
I'm also shy which is why I don't ask but also a little bad at reading social queues myself.
Many times I walk past he would try to shock me, grab my attention, or pat my head or highfive me.. or.. absolutely nothing at all.
He sometimes changed his work break so it lands with mine and talks a lot about his interests or what he likes to do, but doesn't ask much about me?
He told me I'm cute more than once and smell good. Tries to calm my worries since I have started working. I apologise a lot and worry I'm a burden, he always reassuring me I'm not, and hes happy to help. If something isn't right, he always calms me it isn't my fault not to worry. Or when I misunderstood a joke that he's just joking.
He has mentioned a lot people misunderstand him a lot and he struggles talking to girls or even making friends but said he is very comfortable with me.
If I am in a certian isle, he leans in and asks if I'm okay, but suddenly he feels so overly confident that I don't know how socially awkward he actually is? As he feels so confident.
But then, I leave work and online he would like random pictures I share but not pictures of myself. Or would start a conversation then say, "ok i go sleep goodnight" abruptly and goes?
So I feel so confused as it feels very hot and cold? So it feels likes me or interested but I'm just worried I'm misunderstanding it?
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2023.03.31 05:04 Beanaire Need advice on a delicate financial situation with my MIL

A little bit about my Mother in Law:
She's a very difficult personality to get along with. Control issues, self esteem issues, mental health issues that she's aware of but hasn't gotten on with getting fully diagnosed. She's the type of person that always has to be right. She's the type of person that comes to your workplace and tells you how to do your job because one time she worked in a similar setting and therefore knows all - definitely more than you - about what you do. When things go wrong, and they often do for her, she's always the victim and it's always someone else's fault. If you can stay away from situations that enable any kind of these behaviours, then she's tolerable. She's 56 and collects a small pension (about $865/month) from her previous employer. She retired to care for her father until his passing, and did not want to return to full time work. Because of this she would not be able afford a place on her own.
Now before this all started me and my wife were having some health issues of our own and were in a pretty bad financial state. The MIL suggested we buy a house together, and she'll be our Child care provider. She wanted a place specifically with a suite for her so we could all have some separation.
The housing market took off and we sold our small townhouse for something like 75% more than we paid for it, and because of this we were able to pay off all our debt and put a substantial amount down on a new house. The MIL insisted on contributing and put in $25,000, then decided her kitchen in her suite wasn't to her liking and paid another $25,000 to remodel it. In her words she said this was on her, and that the $25k she paid directly on the house was for her moving fees and the rest was ours since we weren't charging her rent.
To me it's important to note that we moved cities where housing was cheaper and we could have bought a similar small townhouse outright and would have been mortgage free, but instead we bought a much larger house so the MIL could live in some comfort having a completely separated suite. We pay the mortgage plus all the regular house bills. Electricity, heat, water, city services, property taxes, internet, everything. Despite this she still demands to be paid for her child care services, despite multiple conversations in the past about us saving on that cost. I don't feel like this is fair since we basically bought a house for her. She also changed her terms on the money she gave us and wants us to pay her back her $total $50,000 (house contribution and kitchen renos) WITH INTEREST. WTF? She didn't make that clear at all.
So she's basically trying to rig the game so that she doesn't have to pay anything at all to contribute living here. In fact gets paid to do so, and then paid again for 'services rendered.' Am I crazy for thinking this is bullshit?
Anyways, we're in a bad spot again, partially due to this and some other personal issues. We are insolvent and need to lower our expenses or lose the house. I'd rather keep this house than sell it, but she'll have to give up her $500/month child care payment if she wants everyone to stay here.
So the advice I'm looking for come in two parts: Am I right in feeling like she shouldn't be paid her $500/month ESPECIALLY since she decided she wants her "investment" (re: $50,000) back? And if so then I need advice on how to approach this and get her to accept not being paid that $500 per month. I'm hoping I can get her to agree civilly that she shouldn't have been taking it in the first place, and not become an insufferable sack of shit claiming she's getting ripped off or something.

TL;DR: I don't think my MIL should be charging us for child care if she's living with us for free. She is a walking "Karen" meme and definitely won't agree to that, so I'm looking for advice on how to stop paying her.
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2023.03.31 05:04 OKahunaSea Avoiding mom as much as possible because I resent her (M22) (F57)

My mom has been a hoarder my whole life, this affected my brother and I socially since we could rarely have our friends over and there have been year long gaps between friends visiting. I would either hang out with them or at their place.
It is stressful to always having a cluttered environment, seeing her stuff all around. I have tried on my own or with my father’s help, its not an organization issue its a space issue. I cleaned, organized, got rid of as much as I could. I got yelled at and things reverted shortly after.
I have talked to my mom several times, sometimes in tears about how this negativity affects our family and she admitted its up to her to fix it. She knows that, we all do, its her stuff after all.
She runs off to work and makes herself busy, during covid she was out of work for 3 months, nothing changed besides small cosmetics like the handrails to the stairs being cleaned or the cabinets being dusted. She isn’t the bread winner, spent 80k on a new car, she could make the time in the past 20 years we lived here.
She said she “gave up her career,” to take care of my brother and I. I was hurt by this, as if we were a burden.
She knows its an issue, my whole childhood we couldn’t talk to her since she can’t handle criticism. She would yell at us.
Last year she said she would rather get in a car accident than be home with us. It was after I threw away some of her food in the fridge that wasn’t expired yet (I have a history of doing this since its full of crap that is rotten) That was the last straw, I immediately cried and told her she cannot say that to her son/family. She apologized.
She has caused so much stress and hurt I don’t want to be around her as much as possible. Even normal days like today, she made dinner and is normal acting, but I still don’t want to be around her. I believe family is number 1 but at what point do I love from afar?
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