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Is it appropriate to ask for cash at an engagement party?

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Question found in People & Relationships In General
I would steer clear of asking for cash at your engagement party.

Your guests will be interested in giving something personalised that means something to you. Money and even gift vouchers rarely convey that uniqueness. However, I'm a bloke. I'd rather rip a $50 note out of my wallet and hand it to you than shop around for hours trying to find something I think you might use. I'd probably settle on the muffin pans. Certainly no one else will buy you a muffin pan.

Some of the mystique behind offering an engagement gift is trying to find something that looks incredibly expensive, but that was dirt cheap in a bargain basement somewhere. You wouldn't want to rob anyone of giving you that lovely set of crystal napkin rings or imported Damask serviettes, or ancient Persian relic. Would you?

If you really dislike something that you get or if you get a half dozen of something that was obviously on sale, you can always return it.

In summary, I believe it is inappropriate to ask for cash at an engagement party. Giving you gifts is an expression of others friendship and many enjoy tracking down just the right present. Give them that opportunity.

Congratulations on your engagement!

~MyBizCoach

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Anal sex..what are its complications?

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Question found in Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual
Excellent question!

If we are to look at medical complications of anal sex per-se, there are a few. However, they can all be managed with reasonable hygiene.

There are risks very similar to vaginal sex. However, there is a substantial difference in that the anus does not lubricate with arousal, so it is important to use a lubricant. Without lubricant, the friction would be uncomfortable at at worst could cause a tear in the delicate rectal tissue. If this tissue is torn, E. coli bacteria can spread into abdominal tissue and cause a potentially life-threatening infection called peritonitis.

Before anal sex, it's a good idea to make sure you've had a bowel movement. Some advocate a full bowel cleansing or enema.

The most common problems arising from anal sex concern infections. Infections such as genital herpes and genital warts can occur at the anal opening or at the vaginal opening in the case of vaginal sex. Inflammation and infection can occur in the rectum.

The infections most commonly acquired include chlamydia and gonorrhea. It's less common to contract syphilis. HIV can also be transmitted through unprotected anal sex. The chance of these infections occurring is substantially reduced with the use of a condom.

If anal sex is followed by oral or vaginal sex, it is very important to change condoms and wash the genitals. Many bacteria are fine as long as they stay in your digestive system. Once they get into the vagina or the mouth, they can cause some severe problems such as hepatitis, typhoid, strep infections, dysentery, yeast infections and other nasties. For example, if the "E.coli O157:H7" bacteria gets in your mouth, it can prove fatal. The chance of this is very small and is more likely to happen by eating a hamburger at a fast food restaurant.

All in all, anal sex is safe if you use the same precautions you would take with vaginal or oral sex.

Cheers!

~MyBizCoach

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Hi! I am 27 years old and want to double my income each year for the next five years. Have you seen anyone do that before? What do I need to do to make it happen? I'm only earning $19000 approx. right now. Thank you!

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Hello Amy. What an excellent question!

If you want to do something as dramatic as this, you will need to be willing to learn quickly and do quickly.

This is the essence of being an entrepreneur. You are willing to take action on your ideas and take responsibility for your actions.

To get you going, I suggest you read this: Step 1
The first step is to get your head around your relationship with money.

You won't be 'earning' money anymore. Employees earn money. They get paid an exchange rate for their time. You'll hear them asking each other, "how much per hour are you earning?" Earning money is great for employees. it's not just employees who earn money. Even if you work in your own business and you are paid on an hourly basis, you still are earning money.

The next level is to learn how to "make" money. This is doing transactions at a profit. By that, I don't mean that you will be running an illegal printing operation. What I mean is that you will be discovering how to do business in a way that pays you per successful transaction. For example, I could locate a manufacturer in China and a buyer in the UK. By helping them sell and buy from each other, I make money on the deal. It could take two five minute phone calls to set it up. On the other hand it may take five years. No matter how long it takes, I make money on the transaction.

Once you are fluent in making money, you are ready to create wealth. Creating wealth requires that you set up ways of getting more returns for less and less inputs. As an example, you could have a successful idea that you could teach people. If you teach them one by one, face to face, it is 'earning' money. To turn that into creating wealth, write the ideas into a compelling book. You do the hard work by writing it once. Once written it can resell hundreds of thousands of times without any more time invested by you. Using this principle of creating more and more by using less and less is the key to successful wealth creation.

If you'd like to discuss particular plans and strategies I would be very interested in helping you clarify what steps to take next.

Cheers!

MyBizCoach
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NOBLE EIGHTFOLD PATH!!! Is this a saying in some religion? If so what is the religion?

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Question found in Religion & Spirituality In General
The noble eightfold path is part of Buddhist beliefs and practice.
They are:

1. Right Understanding
2. Right Thoughts
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration

"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism."

Albert Einstein

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Who sang the title music to the film Born Free?

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Question found in Pop Music Trivia
Indeed, it was Matt Monro who sang the theme song in "Born Free".

Roger Williams indeed sang "Born Free" and popularised it. His version of it soared to top the charts as indicated in the quote referenced above. However, it was not Roger Williams who actually sang on the soundtrack of the film. That was Matt Monro as indicated in the film credits and in his biographical links.

Over 600 artists have created their renditions of John Barry's theme. Of all of these, it is probably Roger Williams' rendition that most recognise as original.

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~MyBizCoach

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What does rastersize mean?

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Question found in Software
Hello Chris.

"Rasterize" is the process of converting a vector graphic to a pixelated or bitmap image.

Vector Graphics are drawings made up of mathematical equations. They can be resized to look the same in any size because the computer can recalculate the mathematical formula for each line or curve and make the lines and curves just as smooth in a big image as in a small one.

Images are rasterized to convert them to a specific size for printing or display.

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~MyBizCoach

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My husband is 45, obese and has hemorrhoids really bad. He had surgery a few years ago but they are back. We don't have insurance, so can you tell me what we can do as far as self-help goes? The swelling is inside and outside, with it being very bad inside. Is it alright to give him a warm emma and if so, how often can we do this? Thanks So Much

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Question found in Alternative Medicine
The objective here is to soften the stools and promote more frequent evacuation. You mention enemas as one of these methods. These will do little to resolve the situation in any long-term way. However, they may provide some relief in the short term.

I highly suggest increasing both fluids and fiber intake. Decrease red meat in the diet. Ensure your husband gets some physical activity every day. Exercise and proper diet are essential to long-term management of constipation and the resulting hemorrhoids.

Enemas or more comprehensive colon hydrotherapy may be necessary every day at the beginning of treatment. Colon hydrotherapy may suspend the need to defecate for from one to 3 days. This gives needed time for the hemorrhoids to heal. Warm water enemas may be repeated when one feels it is necessary. I suggest using them in moderation.

Even if you don't have insurance, I suggest you talk with a pharmacist to see if they will make a cream for you. They may also suggest creams that reduce the inflammation and pain.

Cheers!

~MyBizCoach




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How many people does it take to be classed as an army?

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Question found in Alternative In General
Two or more corps under the command of a general are considered an army. This number varies between 50,000 to 250,000 men.

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~MyBizCoach

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What is interdependence?

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Question found in Cultures In General
This is a higher level of development than independence.

When one is independent, one is capable of fulfilling one's own needs.

When you are interdependent, you are not only capable of fulfilling your own needs but you are also capable of fulfilling another's needs, at the same time allowing the other to fulfill your needs in a mutually satisfying relationship.

Independence = I can scratch my own back.

Interdependence = I can scratch your back and I will let you scratch mine.

Interdependence is a relationship built on satisfying needs mutually.

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~MyBizCoach


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Okay I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period which was march 11th and then I did it again on April 2nd and now I'm suppose to get my period this 11th so what are the odds of me getting pregnant? oh and he pulled out both times is just that the 1st time we did it under water and then out of water.

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Question found in Intimate Relationships
Right.

There is a window of fertility from 10 to 19 days prior to your period starting. So to figure that out, count backwards from the date that your period should START. Circle the 10th day prior to the start of your period. Continue counting until you count 19 days. Circle this date. Now shade in all the days in between. These are the days you are most likely to fall pregnant.

In your case, April 2nd was the last day of the fertility window. If you want to get pregnant, that was a good choice of days.

On March 11th, this fell well outside the fertility window.

Let's talk about pulling out. Although pulling out does keep most of the semen from entering your vagina, there still is some that leaks from the penis during intercourse even before he ejaculates fully. For this reason, you can still get pregnant even if he does pull out every time you have sex.

In water or out of water won't make any difference in your becoming pregnant.

Be really careful about your sex partner not wearing a condom. Sexually transmitted diseases are all over the place and it would be sad if you caught one. AIDS is pretty big now and you really can't tell who is infected with it for quite a while before they start showing any symptoms. I really encourage you to use condoms unless you are with your life partner and want to become pregnant.

Cheers!

~MyBizCoach

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