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2020.09.29 02:42 throwRAbfoHow do I (23f) stop going all in as soon someone‘s a bit interested in me
So I am quite a lonely person. In my family we never say ‚I love you‘ or really show love in any way, only occasionally a hug but that‘s it. On top of that I don‘t have many friends, only like 3 and all of them have better friends, I mean I‘m not their best friend. So I am often quite alone. Also I‘ve never had a long relationship, the longest was 6 months. And now for nearly a year I‘m single. So guess what I like to do to socialize: to go on dates. So I quite like going on dates, thinking about it, since I moved to a new city because of uni 4 years ago, I can only think of one bad date here. The other were always fun. But pretty much all of the guys didn‘t want a relationship but just some fun. I am okay with that if they say clearly what they want. But what destroys me are the ones who don‘t want a relationship but bring my hopes up by going on nice dates and saying how much they like me and how cool and easygoing I am, but it seems to never be enough. Then something like ‚you know anything can happen between us‘ or ,I think it would be nice not to see other people‘ is when I get my hopes up. I am totally for that if I like someone and I try my best to still make it fun but not be too clingy but most of the time it just dies down. And I get depressed that again something I’m not noticing went wrong and it didn’t work out. And the two relationship I did end up having were long distance and both of them broke up with me because they couldn’t handle a long distance relationship... How do I control my feelings as soon as someone seems to like me? Because it is obviously something I‘m not having in my life so I try to find it in strangers. And then so often on dates I get asked ‚how come that YOU are single, can‘t believe it‘ , like what is that for a stupid question. I don‘t know how to answer that? Because I‘m not loveable, I don‘t know, if I did I wouldn‘t be here... Any tips on how to handle the start of a new thing whitout being too hopeful?
2020.09.29 02:26 heythereionsEnded on great terms, now what??
Hello everyone! This is my very first post on Reddit so I will try my best to keep it short! TL;DR how do you move on and heal from a breakup that was mutual and you still deeply care about that person? Background: Me, 23 Female. Recent international student college grad (allowed to have 90 days of unemployment before I have to leave - I have a job right now but its a risky situation if I lose it) Him, 26 Male. American National. In the military. I met my ex-partner at the very start of quarantine and we started dating immediately after talking for a few weeks. I've spent a large chunk of my time with him the past few months as classes were online and I lost all of my internships! At the start of the relationship, we both knew that it wouldn't last long term because he was moving cross country (military) and I might have to leave the country if I don't land a job post-graduation. We decided to end things in September but as time passed, I guess we both fell way too deep into this relationship. It's also particularly hard because in that few months of being together we barely fought, agreed on every single topic (we also talked about kids, finances, location, parents - mainly because we were considering distance for a short period of time), lived together for about 3 weeks to a month, met each other's friends, and etc! We decided to end things mainly because we were both very rational and knew that if we pushed it any further, it will end on bad terms. The risk with me not being an American (I have a job now) and him having to move every couple of years is something we both considered deeply before making the decision. We considered all possible scenarios but knew ending it is truly the best option. We had our last weekend together and said our goodbyes. I guess I'm asking for help on how to deal with the pain. I have 0 hate or anger towards him and I am struggling to get over the fact that I will never see him or speak to him again. I know most people will say to pick up a hobby or spend time with close friends but that has been hard since everything I love to do is outdoors (everything is still closed or it's too smoky) and most of my friends moved away. Thank you in advance for all the advice & helpful tips! :)
2020.09.29 02:13 justalittlesnakeVent about my mom pushing me to a panic attack.
I pick my skin, to the point where in bad periods my face is covered in red spots, some of them inflamed (not naturally occurring acne), and scabs. I am trying to stop, but it's really hard. My mom deals with this by yelling at me. We went on vacation recently, and I had the worst experience about this to date. I had picked my skin and was trying to leave before she noticed. I'm trying to go to my room and she noticed. She starts yelling and I try to run away. I go to my bed but my mom follows me. I cover my face, something I do when scared because she hits me. She is on top of me, trying to peel my hands and arms from my face. At this point I'm in a panic attack. I keep trying to explain to her what I feel/ why I'm scared. It's obviously really hard as I am in the middle of a panic attack. I keep repeating, "You're trying to hit me!" She just yells that she isn't and continues to try and remove my hands, something she does when trying to hit me. I don't remember much from the rest but I remember cycling through trying to push her and just giving up. I don't know what she did, but she didn't hit me. This lasted for what seems like an hour, though my sense of time is messed up. After that thing, I was extremely tired and when that happens I use a strange tone of voice. It's almost robotic, with weird tones/pitches. I do this after something really traumatic. I kept repeating "Can you please go away, I'm very tired." My mom said that it really hurts her to see me like this, and she doesn't like this voice. I kept apologizing and trying to get her to leave me alone. Later on, I realized how annoying it was that she pushed me that far and got upset when I reacted, even in a non violent way. I just needed to let this off my chest. If any of you have tips for dealing with this, please comment. Thank you for reading.
2020.09.29 02:00 Myshamefulaccount55I’ve just been diagnosed and I am so upset and confused
I’ve just been diagnosed with HSV2 and I’m shattered. What does this mean for future dating? Is this a huge life change? I’d anybody has any tips or advice or word or encouragement or anything I should know, I would greatly appreciate it.
2020.09.29 01:50 h4lfsunkNew to LDRs and leaving him on Wednesday [24F, 30M]
Hi everyone, I (24F) have been living/studying in Ireland for a little over a year now. I’ve had a short history of terrible relationships and certainly none that have been LD. I met and fell in love with my bf (30M) while living here and we’ve been dating for about as long as I’ve been here. He moved in when the pandemic started, and it’s honestly been like living in a dream. But now I have to move back to Washington DC and I’m beyond terrified. Our initial plan was for him to move with me and attend school on a student visa, but of course COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in that. He’ll need to wait until the spring semester now to attend grad school, IF he can get a visa at all in the current climate. So we have a tentative close-of-distance date, but everything is so up in the air right now I’m not truly sure when the next time I’ll be able to see him in person is. Can anyone give me any advice, tips, or even any anecdotes that’ll calm my nerves? Im kinda freaking out over here
2020.09.29 01:46 NC051093Need any auto transport broker tips on managing transport broker business
I'm looking for any tips from experienced auto transport brokers that will help guide me in the right path of managing an auto transport business for brokers. I have the business opened, its fully operational and up to date on licensing, insurance and FMCSA and DOT regulations. All I have right now is an opened auto transport broker business that I pretty much don't know how to work. This was kind of just brought to me and I took ownership of the business naively thinking that I could do it. Surely enough, its not as easy as I thought. Any information is greatly appreciated and worthy.
2020.09.29 01:32 AprilSunshine_Dating tips or anything related?
Hello! I was curious what tips or anything that could be helpful to dating as trans? I havent tried dating yet after coming out as trans, mostly because of some bad relationships before, but i want to get back into the dating pool. Its a little intimidating, so anything anyone has would be nice. Thank you! <3
2020.09.29 01:25 Existing_ImaginationTips on getting cheaper flights?
I'm planning to go to the Dominican Republic for Christmas but as expected it's super expensive to travel around that time, right now I'm looking at $900 at least for a flight that it's not going to be 10+ hours of layover for a 5 hour flight and fits my strict dates. Do you guys have tips to get a few tickets for cheaper?
2020.09.29 01:24 black_clouds_Passed on 3rd attempt in 130
I'm sorry this is so long but I hope it helps someone that is in a similar situation who feels like they're out of answers. I graduated in May of 2018. After failing twice and sinking into a really dark hole I decided a few months ago to buckle down and give it another try. The first thing I did was try and understand why I failed. I didn't bother with the NCSBN performance sheet. I knew the reason I wasn't doing well was due to a lack of knowledge in content and understanding NCLEX style questions so I decided to purchase Hurst. Tbh I believe this is the reason I passed. Along with things I had previously learned from taking the MK live lecture and also utilizing Uworld as an added study tool. Previously I had only used Uworld on my first attempt but didn't utilize it well. The second time around I just did MK's yellow book. I feel that MK is helpful for ppl who already have a solid foundation in content. His advice and tips are a good refresher but I wouldn't recommend it for someone who feels they don't know their stuff well. The reason I loved Hurst so much is because it was presented in such a clear, detailed and organized way. It made each topic easier to understand and each topic built on the previous one so it started to make even more sense as I worked through the book. I think it is vital that you understand your topics instead of trying to memorize it. I do realize it is a lot of money but they do offer your money back if you fail as long as you do what they recommend. If you pass then it was worth the money right? I decided to purchase the Uworld 30 day question bank without tests because I knew I was going to keep my date despite my scores and also I'm poor lol. I did so much better this time around because I actually understood the content beforehand so I was building on information I already knew instead of learning all sorts of random information. I did learn a good bit from the rationales that I hadn't covered, which are gold btw! Due to a time crunch I ended up not using about 800 questions. I downloaded the app and did 10-20 questions at a time because after awhile I can't focus. I recommend calculating how many questions to do a day until your exam day so you aren't cramming them all in at the end like I did. But be reasonable with yourself. The day before my exam I decided to test my knowledgeable with a CAT exam from NurseAchieve. I failed in 60 questions lol. I didn't care for their rationales or how their website was laid out but I think it's a good way to familiarize yourself with NCLEX style questions. Especially because their less detailed and more vague like the actual NCLEX. The exam itself was a beast. Even though I felt 100x better about content and answering NCLEX style questions I still felt as if I was guessing on every single question. I thought for sure my computer would shut off at 60 but it kept going! I had a good bit of everything. Only about 10-15 SATA. Good bit of priority questions. 3 math. 3/4 drag and drop. I definitely thought because I wasn't getting a lot of SATA and because my last question was a MC that it meant I failed, but I'm living proof it doesn't matter. If I could do it over again I would have buckled down sooner. I'm a big procrastinator and I felt I really only got about a month of studying in, which for some ppl is probably plenty of time but Im a slow learner and need to review information more than one time to get it. Ideally I would have liked to have 2/3 months to really focus and understand my Hurst content. I still would have purchased Uworld but I would rather have used it after I completed Hurst and felt comfortable with the content instead of using it along with it. I went by topic because it made sense to me and my study habits but I think you should try to randomize them towards the end because I found myself only getting questions right because I knew what topic it was about and not necessarily because I actually knew it. I also recommended writing things down and not relying on yourself to remember it. Towards the end I started to completely forget some topics which made me really stressed. Some advice: 1. Give yourself plenty of time to use the restroom beforehand if you stress poo like me and also made a mistake of having an ice coffee with 2 shots of espresso that moved right through your bowels.
If you're still getting questions that means you're still in the game, so don't give it up! Focus even harder! (This is advice from the MK lecture).
Make sure your ID isn't expired and has everything they ask for. Bring your passport as a back up if you have one. I had just renewed my license and was waiting for the card in the mail. I presented my paper copy and they wouldn't accept it. Thankfully I brought my passport!
Give yourself plenty of time to study. Make a schedule and stick to it. I wasted a lot of time and studied up until the last minute. I wouldn't recommend this as it just adds more stress. Be sure to give yourself extra time for unexpected things that may keep you from studying a few days or more.
Do as many NCLEX style questions as you can get your hands on. Eventually the question styles start to make sense the more you do them.
Don't burn yourself out. I tried to study from about 9/10am - 4/5pm and then if I felt like it I would do some questions on Uworld before bed. I still had my fun on the weekends and gave myself days off when I needed it.
Do NOT give up. You can do this! I was by no means a good student in nursing school. I barely passed my exams and never really figured out how to study well. Some ppl just aren't cut out for taking tests. It doesn't mean you're not going to be a good nurse.
Don't beat yourself up if you fail. It's an awful feeling but you have to move on, learn from your mistakes, and work harder and smarter. You'll be a much better nurse because of it.
Only you know when you're ready. Schedule your test as soon as you get your number but remember that you can always reschedule. It's good to have a date to work towards even if you don't keep it. Also remember that you're not supposed to know everything so don't try and learn everything. Most review courses give you exactly what you need to pass. They've studied the NCLEX for decades so they would know!
And lastly, good luck! Breathe and believe in yourself.
2020.09.29 01:11 PendingInsomniaTIPS: How I buy and profit off secondhand goods as a transient post-college grad
I'm in the middle of my fourth-ish move since finishing undergrad in 2018 and thought it might be useful to some of you if I shared a bit of what I've learned about saving, or even making, money during the process! At each place I've lived, I furnished the apartment with used goods (including kitchen stuff, bikes, etc) and then resold it all at a profit during moveout. Some of these tips might differ depending on your area, but this is what worked for me!
Buy from people moving out, refurbish, sell to people moving in. This especially applies if you live in a city (and bonus points if you live near colleges and can time your sales and purchases around students moving in and out). Right before the end of every month you can find renters who waited too long to get rid of their stuff and are desperate to get any money they can for it before their lease is up. You can often find something that's cheap but has promise, that you can then refurbish, use for a while, and resell when you yourself move. Coffee tables are easy to hit with a coat of wood polish, and tons of furniture can be repainted. I've even profited off stuff that looked awful but just needed to be cleaned and then became good as new--the most recent one was an indoor bike trainer that someone was giving away because it was extremely gross after being left in the garage. I picked it up for free, polished it off, used it for a year, and then sold for $150 during move-out.
Not sure if you want to sell it yet or not? Price it high. During a move, there are always things you aren't sure if you'd rather sell a month before your move or wait until the week before. A great solution is listing it early, but pricing it much higher than you were planning to. This way if someone bites, you just made a bunch of money, but if no on does, you get to keep using the item and can lower the price later down the line. I did this with a bike I wasn't sure if I wanted to sell yet or keep using until closer to my move date, and I ended up selling it for $150 more than I planned (which was $200 more than I paid for it).
Invest in quality secondhand kitchen equipment. Decent kitchen appliances and equipment make a huge difference in cooking, and their value also tends to stay pretty stable over time. A good food processor you got secondhand for $60 can probably be resold 2+ years later for $60. A shitty food processor you got new for $30 is going to not work, make you miserable, and only be re-sold for $15 if that.
Haggle, and list above your own "haggle-price." Always see if you can the price down a bit--most people just want to get rid of the item and won't mind lowering the cost a bit. Just don't be obnoxious and ultra-lowball unless you absolutely cannot afford the higher price, and even then be extra polite about it. Often you can use speed of pickup ("I can get it today!") as a haggle tool. On the flipside, assume everyone else with haggle with you when you're the seller and price your stuff accordingly--bump the price a bit above what you'd be happy selling it for. The exception is if it's a frequently listed item where you might have competition as a seller.
Don't hold/reserve goods without a deposit. People ghost during online purchases all the time, even if you have a time and date set up to meet. Don't hold, but if you absolutely have to, ask for a venmo deposit toward the purchase.
Buy in the 'burbs, sell in the city. This one's for if you have a car. When people live in the middle of nowhere, I've found they tend to price lower because of the low demand in their area. On the flipside, people in cities will pay more if they don't have to go far to get the stuff. If you're willing, driving longer to grab good deals and then reselling them later can be an easy way to make some money off your stuff.
Take excellent photos. Pretty standard advice, but I'm always shocked by how awful people's listing photos are. Way more people will want to but your stuff if you take a photo of it in a house that looks clean! If your photos and home are dressed up a bit in the photos to look put together and more high-end than your home actually is, people will assume your stuff is worth more money.
Like plants? Grab all the free pots you come across. There are a lot of indoor plants (pothos, succulents, etc) that are easy to grow a new plant from after taking a clipping. Most people sell bags of clippings for cheap, but pots add a lot of value and potted plants can go for $10-40 depending on the plant and the pot. If you grab free or very cheap pots when they pop up online, stick a clipping from your main plant in it each time, and then wait for them to grow, you can very well have a healthy little army to sell off by the time you move.
There's probably more, but that's all I could think of for now that isn't already pretty common knowledge. I hope this helps some of you come up with ideas on how to stay frugal!
2020.09.29 01:04 Vidanova13236270My last and new beginning (flatline issues)
I want to introduce myself first. I’m 27, and I’ve been struggling with porn since I was 14. Like mostly it all started with me having a PC only for myself in my room. I already did the Reboot/Rewire 2 times that I remember. The first time I discovered the damage of PMO was when I have ED in my first sexual relation. I’m married for 2 years, my wife discovered my addiction when we date, and I was able to deal with the addiction hidden it as much as I can. But she discovered a flash drive with porn videos and for her was the end. My world fell apart, I after 2-3 days convincing her not to leave she give me the ultimate chance. The night that she “forgive me” we have the best sex night from the last 2 years, I was able to have sex 4 times. And that week we also made sex more times and me not having PE not a single time. But now I’m facing the worst nightmare for who is doing Reboot: The Flatline I’m at the end of the first month of reboot, and not having a lot of sexual drive since last week. To be honest I think since I married I wasnt abusing anymore of PMO, so I’m able to have sex with my wife 2-3 times per week, but having PE and also my erection isnt so hard. And I have some morning woods, I dont remember having a lot of morning woods in my life but my testo is been always good. The problem is, to not end my married I lied to my wife (I know I should came up with the whole truth, but she dont accept the addiction) and she thinks that I was watching porn only the past month and a couple of times. Now I’m struggling with I want to satisfy my wife but I only have good erection with her masturbating me. I started today jogging, and meditating, but I don’t know if that’s enough. I decided to buy Tribulus terrestris and D vitamins, but this is me desperated. Anyone is married and have any tip for me to regain my whole libido? Since the flatline is terrifying and I don’t want my wife to think I’m back to the addiction. Thank you if you read all my mess since here. And sorry for my not so good english. Stay safe and strong guys.
2020.09.29 00:59 rhinoboi03How to cope with first break up while i live with my now ex
Ive been dating one man since last october, i have been living with him since last september. We broke up last week and he had already started sexting other people amd talking about their genetalia in front of me, im very much not handling the situation well and am hoping for advice in how to eother distract myself or get over it. Tips for dealing with depression would be appreciated too as im new to it and it is kicking my ass
2020.09.29 00:02 TheRealAnnaBananaHow to date if you're Asexual and not go crazy?
Does anyone have any tips on being asexual and dating? I've dated in the past, but the moment I bring up that I'm asexual its almost ALWAYS a dealbreaker for the other person. It's disappointing because it makes me feel like my worth is tied to whether or not I have sex with that person. People always seemed to be confused too, and start asking really personal questions. I don't mind talking about Asexuality. I feel like the more educated people are about it the better, but there have been times when I broke the news on a FIRST date and they started asking questions like "Have you EVER had sex? How far did you get? Does oral count?" It's even lead to people telling me that they didn't believe me and that I should keep my options open because "How do you know you're Asexual if you've never tried sex?" I feel like normal dating is tricky enough, Asexual dating is nearly impossible! I know there are dating apps for asexuals but I'm from a small rural town and get zero asexual matches out here.
2020.09.28 23:54 WilllNylanderFrom ~600 Cold to 770 (Q48 V51): A Debrief of My Summer Journey
Brief Overview: My final score line read: 770, 48Q, 51V, 8IR. It was a long and difficult road that involved 350+ hours of prep.
I'm a native english speaker but the child of immigrant parents and a first gen college student - that is to say, although I was native, there was no english spoken in my household and I honestly wasn't a particularly good english student as a result growing up. However, in high school, I started to read a lot just in my own time and my general verbal skills improved drastically. I was an engineering major and did very well in my courses, so I had solid quant foundations. Moreover, I graduated this past spring, so my GMAT preparation and test occurred while I was on break in between graduating school and starting full-time. Finally, this was the first standardized test I have ever taken.
Overview of Preparation
Starting Point I actually never did a true cold diagnostic. However, after flipping through the basic lessons in the Official Guide to get a sense for what is tested on the GMAT, I worked through the short diagnostic test that the OG provides. I completed this without time pressure, and really took my time, so if anything, my results here would be an overstatement of my actual capability at this point. Now, this cold diagnostic doesn't have a "true" score attached to it, but there are some references online that provide rough estimates for how your diagnostic score scales to an actual GMAT score. My diagnostic was estimated at approximately 600 (Q36 V35). That's based on the following diagnostic performance: 1) Problem Solving: 16/24 2) Data Sufficiency: 17/24 3) Reading Comprehension: 13/17 4) Critical Reasoning: 14/17 5) Sentence Correction: 12/18 Initial Preparation I started my preparation in May. I already had access to the old Manhattan guides as PDF's, so I started here by working through all of the quant books first, and then working through their SC and RC books as well. It took me about 80 hours or so to work through all of Manhattan in addition to slowly starting to work through some small OG problem sets (mostly easy questions). At this point, I decided to take the official mock test #1 to see where I was at. Unfortunately, although I scored really well, it was a very poor simulation of the actual test. I had to pause multiple times due to distractions in the house (which gave me extra time to think about questions) and even paused to consult my notes for one question (facapalm). In any case, I didn't feel god writing the test - for some questions, I ended up getting them right for the wrong reasons, I felt like I was scrambling the entire time, etc. I knew I needed a lot more preparation ahead of my late September test date. TTP + OG In mid July, I started TTP, and I planned to work through it over the course of the next 2 months leading up to my scheduled GMAT. I first went through the entire quant course (all lessons + examples) and about 30% of the chapter tests (mostly focusing on medium and hard). I was consistently above the target accuracy outside of a few hard tests on some topics (like combinatorics / probability). My medium tests were usually 90-100% while hard tests were 80-95%. Then, I went through the verbal content that was available (SC and CR) including all of the chapter tests (because there are very few of them currently available). I was certainly feeling more confident in my quant ability after all of this (and I mean....good grief, I BETTER be feeling confident after putting in all of this time!). In total, I estimate that I spent ~200 hours on TTP. In August, I started working through increasingly larger OG problem sets using the online tool. I started with a mix across easy / medium / hard, but once I saw that I was at ~95% accuracy on easy, I started to focus exclusively on medium / hard. As I was getting close to my practice test phase, I started to work on larger problem set sizes so as to better simulate the test taking experience (i.e. 30 timed problems for quant and ~40 timed problems for verbal as a stamina challenge).
Once I finished TTP, there was nothing left to do but actually work on OG problems and, of course, the actual OG tests. I tried to simulate these as realistically as possible, including:
Taking these practice tests with a mask on (because I was taking an in-person exam)
Using an erasable notepad (used the Manhattan simulation notepad & marker)
Absolutely no pauses
Taking the exam at the same time as my afternoon actual exam (also, going through the same breakfast and morning routine as I planned to do for my actual exam)
Here were my practice test results on official mocks (tests 2 - 6). Note that these were pretty close to one another in time - the largest gap between two tests was 1 week:
Some quick observations / notes on my practice tests:
It was clear to me that at the upper end, verbal has a remarkably tight margin of error. Getting 2 vs. 5 verbal wrong is a pretty big difference in score. In comparison, I had as many as 7 wrong in quant and still got Q50...and I had as few as 1 wrong on quant and...still got a Q50!
I also took one Manhattan practice test (the free one that is offered) and scored only a 720 (this was right before doing official mock #3, in which I got a 770). Manhattan is definitely tough, so don't get discouraged my lower Manhattan scores. I also did two GMAT Club CATs (when they were free on Labour Day). Suffice to say, these are TOUGH. I did them at 11pm back to back (I remembered the free giveaway at the last second). I got Q49 on my first one and then Q48 on the second one.
At the end of it all, all of your preparation means nothing if you don't execute on test day. At this point, I had put in ~350 hours into test prep. I was conflicted internally between the two following thoughts: 1) Wow, I've done so much prep. How can I not do great here? 2) Wow, I've done so much prep...what if despite hundreds of hours, I mess this up?? Ultimately, test taking psychology is so important and underrated. It's easy to tell people "just be confident" and whatnot. The best thing you can do mitigate that anxiety is just prepping as much as possible. Aside from that, simulating test day is a good idea. I had more confidence knowing that I had used the erasable notepad and used my mask. In general, you want to limit surprises on test day. In the week leading up to my exam, I tried to visualize taking the test at night time. I would imaging walking into the test centre and feeling confident through the exam. I would imagine seeing a 770 flash on my screen at the end. When I was driving there, I felt INCREDIBLY nervous. I wanted to barf! However, as soon as I walked into the Pearson test centre and sat in the lobby, I was amazed: I felt incredibly calm. I had looked up what the test centres looked like and had done these visualization exercises - perhaps that was the trick? I went with verbal - quant - IR - AWA as my order. Verbal felt pretty good overall. It was in line with the difficulty of the official mocks, IMO. At most, some of the RC questions were more vague than what I was accustomed to. After the break, I moved onto quant - this had always been my stronger section and my performance here in practice was remarkably steady. However...I failed to execute on quant. There were 2 questions where I spent ~4 minutes on them before giving up and guessing. As some of you know, this is a recipe for disaster. This prompted me to move quickly through the other questions, causing me to lose precision and miss on some medium level questions for sure. Going into the final stretch, I told myself at this point that what's done was done. IMO, with IR and AWA, you just want to avoid having a blemish on your score. From my prep, IR was honestly a wild card. There are some IR questions in general where I was just confused at what it was asking. However, the test IR's ended up feeling alright. And then...right after submitting the AWA, the final score immediately appeared. In summary: 770, 48Q, 51V, 8IR I immediately did two massive fist pumps at my desk before calming myself before catching the ire of the test proctors. I couldn't care less about my splits at this point - I saw the 770 and knew I was done. Interestingly, at this point, I didn't even feel happiness or enjoyment per se. It was more so a feeling of...relief. Obviously, the quant / verbal split was unexpected. I'm still a bit disappointed in dropping to Q48 as I feel that that's definitely below my actual talent level...but I was thrilled with the V51, obviously. In the end, I was able to tighten up my focus on verbal for test day. During my mock tests, even on the ones where I had gotten 2-3 wrong, they were usually careless mistakes on second glance. I felt I could put it together to throw a perfect game on verbal on test day...and thankfully that materialized!
List of Resources Used:
Happy to expand on any of this in the comments:
Manhattan Guide - ultimately, these gave me a strong foundation. I actually do think I could have potentially gotten to a 770 with just Manhattan + the full Official Guide
TTP Quant and Verbal. It's truly an excellent program and great at building strong fundamentals. There are tons of positive reviews on this sub so I'll leave it there for quant but ask any follow up q's. Additionally, I was a fan of TTP verbal. Was it completely responsible for my V51? Impossible of course, since there isn't even an RC section. However, I will say that it helped me the most IMO in SC. It's pretty comprehensive and the tests do a good job at improving your ability to spot specific errors. The best aspect about TTP SC IMO is that it does a good job at getting you used to spotting meaning errors. However, the TTP questions focus on different aspects of sentences than the OG, so you can't use TTP in isolation.
Official Guide - Indispensable. TTP questions are good but nothing can match the OG. I felt that although TTP quant questions were often harder, the OG had more..."weird" questions out of left field
All 6 official GMAT tests. It's the only source of official questions with the actual GMAT algorithm. Worth investment, IMO. Use them wisely and ALWAYS use them under realistic testing conditions
Manhattan + GMAT Club tests - these were pretty okay, especially if you want to use them for timing practice / additional problems. But don't read too much into their scores and their explanations (especially for verbal)
Section Tips / Commentary:
I'll keep this brief here because, but please do follow up with any questions you may have. Quant in General Don't take quant lightly, even if you're a quant major. I was an engineering major at a top school who got an A+ in university level probability and statistics. Guess what? I scored a 66% on my first TTP hard probability test and to this day, will still get some stats questions wrong. Maintaining precision on quant questions is key. Verbal in General
RC: I don't think gimmicks work. When I was doing my practice tests, RC was my strongest area on verbal (only got one RC wrong through tests 2 -6). I would actually read the entire passage (every word) AND take some brief notes throughout. I rarely referred back to my notes - they were just there to keep my mind engaged with the passage. One of the keys to RC is really sticking to the passage. On harder questions, there may be 3 to 4 options where your reaction is "well...that does kind of make sense, right?". But then one word or two will change the true meaning so you have to be precise.
CR: Likewise, precision is king. The most important skill I picked up was truly isolating what the EXACT conclusion was. This is tougher than it seems! A common wrong answer type is one that is relevant to the argument...but not truly addressing the core conclusion. Moreover, it's essential to really put yourself in the author's shoes and understand the logic they're using.
SC: I started thinking I could get away with picking answers based on "sound". If you're aiming high on SC, this simply isn't viable. You need to know the basic grammar rules and understand proper sentence correction. Moreover, getting beyond the basic rules and towards interpreting the meaning of sentences is the true differentiator that takes you from an A- to an A+. Reading will help you a lot here. Throughout the summer, when I'd read publications like The Economist or the New York Times, I would actually note their sentence structures. I'd ask myself "what is this modifying?" or "cool, there's a present participle! Let's see how this is working in this sentence". If I ever noticed sentences that I thought were wrong or awkward, I'd read it again to understand what it was actually a good sentence.
Ultimately, the most important thing I can say is that verbal is learnable, even for international students. You can improve your verbal capacity as far as this test goes. I hope I stand as evidence of this fact! Fire away with any questions you have! Also feel free to DM me as well :)
2020.09.28 23:40 directproductionsukBroaden Your Horizons
By Julian Dismore: TV Series Producer and Media Skills Trainer It’s been quite a journey since my broadcasting career began as a Cambridge University Radio Presenter back in 1986. I know for a fact that my broadcasts used to get zero listeners - sometimes I’d offer £100 prizes for competitions like “Name the capital of England” and get no calls! Since then I’ve worked on many TV series that have got millions of viewers. The reach of my programmes never ceases to amaze me. For example I was in a drugs den in Edinburgh surrounded by users and struggling to create small talk to break the ice when I happened to mention the last show I worked on and they revealed they were big fans! Problem solved. My latest series which has just gone out on Five will have got around a million viewers per episode by the time catch up is added in. But the remarkable thing, and a real sign of the times, is that a web video I made a few years back about Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan (sat behind me in the pic) has accumulated nearly 1.5 million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOkLMgmFBl8&list=PLlXkfw89WpLwKmk93JHgEDpOiNnDUtGBS&index=10 And there’s a lesson there for anyone who wants to work in the creative industries. Don’t just think about TV and Radio. Making videos for websites, YouTube, Insta etc can also be a fulfilling and rewarding career. Take my son Adam for example. He flies around the world producing motorsports videos and has little interest in mainstream broadcast platforms. Adam wisely spent his time at Loughborough Uni making videos for the various sports teams, initially free of charge and then paid. He taught himself how to shoot and edit and then started investing in kit (as well as borrowing mine!) By the time he graduated he’d made valuable contacts and had a kick ass CV. He had numerous job offers and chose the exciting globe trotting fast car option – surprise surprise! You students need to do the same – use your time at Uni effectively. Join video making societies, do student journalism to boost your story telling skills and make lots of contacts. That way you will be well placed to explode onto the jobs market when the time comes! For more tips on how to forge a media career, book a place on my upcoming online zoom course by e mailing me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Wednesday October 7th: 9.30am to 1.30pm Zoom Workshop: 'How To Get Into The Media Industries' The course covers the following: generating media contacts, what to say in your introductory e mail, CV finessing for jobs in the media, job interview skills, TV runner skills, TV researcher skills, insider's tips and career strategy. It also gives an overview of the different roles in TV and we run through the do's and don'ts of job hunting. It is interactive and fun – and will save you months, if not years, going down blind alleys as you look to embark on your career. The course fee is £50 – a wise investment! If you’d really like to do the course but can’t make this date, please let me know. For testimonials please go to https://www.directproductions.co.uk/training-courses Good luck! Julian TV Series Producer and Media Trainer Direct Productions UK Mob+44 (0) 77177 44321 www.directproductions.co.uk For blogs, tips and work ex opportunities, follow us on social media! Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, Tumblr: DirectProductionsUK Twitter: DirectProdUK
Include the following as part of your evaluation prior to posting (if, for instance your watch does not have a bezel, put N/A):N/A
Index alignment - are the hour markers aligned? Call out specific ones if they bother you - like '6 o clock looks crooked'. This also includes logo alignment as well - I loaded it up on a grid and it looks good for the most part. nothing looks super off
Date Wheel alignment - do the dates sit to one side or the other? Perfectly centered? Tip: some dates sit perfectly, and some don't on the same date disc sometimes.- Could be more centered on the numbers that show but maybe I am being extra?
Bezel - is the pip centered? Any of the engravings look improperly filled? ?
Solid End Links (SEL) - is there a gap between the bracelet's first link and the case lugs? How big is the gap? Snug as a bug in a rug
Hand alignment - do the hands look reasonably aligned? Chrono hands point to 12?-Looks good
Dial Printing - any defects? Crooked? Looks good
Timegrapher numbers - Acceptable Rate: +/- 1 – 20 s/d; Acceptable Amplitude: 250 - 310; Acceptable Beat Error: 0.0 ms – 1.0 ms: Perfect for me
Anything else you see - big scratches on the case, movement jewels missing, etc. - Looks good to me
2020.09.28 23:32 actualprashannaGonna have sex for the second time
Hello guys I am 23M I have a date on sunday I am cooking for her and I think I might get to have sex, she hinted it. This is my second time having sex and honestly i don't think i know how to do it. First time I feel like i did bad but my ex-girlfriend said I did okay but also I have heard that girls do that to boost ego of the virgin guys. So IDK what to expect and porn doesn't help at all. So please let me Know what should i do or any tips to satisfy her. P.S. Sorry for my bad english
2020.09.28 23:26 coochtootMy ancestors came through after I called on them for assistance!
This is long and my first post ever on reddit so there’s a tl;dr at the bottom. If there’s a more fitting place to post this I will happily move it. So I’ll begin by saying I’ve always felt my family had the ability to channel spirit energy in some manner or another. In my 28 years I’ve encountered many energies without visuals and have many stories from my own experience as well as other women in my family to justify the feelings. We also have a strong Polish heritage and my parents met in the U.S.A. after immigrating from the same area in southern Poland. My mother’s family can be traced about 600 years back in the same mountain village. Many women in my family have premonitions as well as dreams involving relatives telling them something. My maternal grandmother enjoys dream interpretation and my paternal grandmother was fond of tarot and witchcraft for a long time. I typically get visions/glimpses a year into my future and lately it’s been very reassuring and comforting. Anyways! Last night I was visiting my aunt, uncle, & cousins at their home and eventually we began speaking about spirit activity. We shared many stories about personal encounters and upon leaving I was changing my sons diaper alone in the living room and decided it was a good time to call on our ancestors to help protect my aunt because she was having some vivid dreams with unfriendly entities visiting her. I thanked our ancestors for their wisdom and asked them to watch over her as well as our entire family. Back track to last week, my father and I argued about equality and I attempted to calm him down saying everyone’s opinion is valid and he just wasn’t having it. Eventually he said something along the lines of me being a failure. Very hurt by this, I decided to change my flight home to an earlier date. Eventually he apologized. Forward to his birthday-I was baking a cake for him most of the morning and misplaced my glasses after only seeing them once that day. They’re slightly broken so they’re uncomfortable to wear all day. Days into not having my glasses and tearing up my parents house and all of our luggage I had zero luck. My parents and brother also assisted in the search. I gave up on finding them and decided I had to change my flight to a later date so I could visit my grandparents because I had to cancel on them. (I didn’t want to drive on busy highways without glasses & my younger brother drove us to my aunt’s but wasn’t available the day prior) Today was supposed to be the date of the flight I booked out of a depressed rage. I was doing our usual routine with my one year old casually going about our day. I started my mom’s robot vacuum and proceeded to move the kitchen chairs off the rug so the vacuum could do a more thorough cleaning. My son was playing in the living room and I walked over to the kitchen to fill his bottle of milk for nap time. I looked over at him and he was playing behind one of the chairs I pulled out. As I’m pulling the milk out he’s walking up to me holding my glasses. I was literally in shock. One second he was in the living room and the next he was holding my glasses walking over to me. I picked him up in awe and brought him over to where I saw him last. I asked him how he got the glasses and he pointed to a picture of my deceased paternal grandfather. I am absolutely positive my ancestors literally came through for me and wanted us to bond with family for longer. In short, I’m just honestly so grateful for finding all of these reddit forums and how they’ve encouraged me to explore my spirituality and have faith in my gut feelings. Knowing I wasn’t crazy and everything I’ve experienced was valid has helped my sanity and inner peace. I’ve also been diving into finding my spirit guides, doing past life regressions, Neville Goddard’s work on manifesting as well as Napoleon Hill’s The Laws of Success thanks to my husbands interest in those two fellows. So perhaps this had to do with it, but really it justified my inclinations towards mediums and the spirit realm. Thanks for reading, I was excited to share this! Any tips on building towards a better experience living as a medium/clairvoyant/empath would be very helpful. TL;DR I lost my glasses for a week, searched every where for them, called on my ancestors to help out my family, and the next day they brought my glasses back to me via my one year old son.
2020.09.28 23:06 zetacod3CORRIDOR DIGITAL 2D ADVENTURE/RPG GAME - COMING SOON! NEED HELP!
Hello all, All of the Employee's or Corridor Digital have changed my life. Sam and Niko did exactly what they kinda set out to do, INSPIRE others to CREATE! I am reaching out to the Corridor Community to make it happen. HOPE THE GUYS ARE ON BOARD! I know the game will be a hit, Imagine Wren attacking an enemy with a One-Wheel, or Niko using a long range weapon like a bow & arrow, or his short range Katana, to Sam casting "Spells" from the Book: Top 10 games You can Play in Your Head, By Yourself: Second Edition. He remembers spells as you find them, Nat could set traps, I want special appearances from The Landlord, Carmichael and more. Here is what I need now and I will update the list as we go. Corridor Digital - The Game - By: Egg Shell Mediahttp://www.eggshellmedia.com
Corridor Digital - The Game Title Screen
Name's and Pictures of all current employees. (Characters that will appear in game/Special Guest) [THESE CHARACTERS ARE PLAYABLE]
Story Line: So far I want it to start with Wren on a One-Wheel, you can get on and off the One-Wheel in Game and on World Map it's going to very efficient. Wren rides into the Shop where all of the guys are working on their latest projects & Sam comes running in asking if anyone has seen some of the pages to his Manuscript for the new book, Top 10 games You can Play in Your Head, By Yourself: Second Edition.
List of In-Game items, Weapons, Potions, and more. (BE CREATIVE IE: Wrens Drone Can be a summon or ect.)
List of NPC's (IE: Jake, Christian, Steve the Landlord, and list more).
MISSIONS OR OBJECTIVES: As part of the Storyline, Create more ideas for missions, IE: Wren has to go find the drone in a tree, or Find Pages to Sam's Manuscript, Help Clint find his pc mouse to finish his live stream on saturday.
BOSSES: This part is challenging but we could have some fun here for IE: Have a NERF raid on the shop by random Youtube viewers or even YouTubers themselves, Like Linus Tech Tips, or SlowMoGuys, or even old employees...[I think this is were we need to be most creative.]
UI - If someone wants to help customize a UI for the game that would help I can do it but I need more people to get it done at a reasonable pace.
FOUNDERS EDITION: I want to include a FOUNDERS EDITION of the game for $10 more but it will include: Phone and PC Wallpapers, Put Yourself in the Game (We will customize by hand a Character based on the portrait they send us [3 to 5 Business Day Turnaround], The Ability to Play as Jake, Niko or Sam.
Additional Notes: 1280x768 or better DisplayMAC: MINIMUM:
OS: Mac OS 10.13 or better
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Compatible OpenGL / VRAM 1GB or better
Storage: 4 GB available space
Additional Notes: 1280x768 or better Display
MOBILE: Android OS - Android OS Build 8.0 or Higher.
iOS - iOS 12.1.1 or Higher.
Below I will list all of the ideas I randomly come up with for the game. I Will be checking this and my email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) daily for all submissions. Listen I can do all of this myself but wouldn't have the game out by the end of 2020. I am planning a December 24th 2020 release date.
2020.09.28 22:55 kkyk1234My (23 F) boyfriend (30 M) is growing distant. Not sure what to do.
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and two months now. He's a great guy, very kind and smart, and I really love him. In the first several months of our relationship, probably up until COVID happened, he was extremely into me and always wanting to hang out and do things and was always very excited in his texts and calls. However, I've noticed that over the past six months or so, he has become increasingly more distant. He's gained a lot of weight, won't get a haircut, and his sex drive is dwindling a bit too. We don't live together yet. He has his own condo and I've been living with my parents (I stay with him 2-3 times a week). Up until about a month and a half ago he would ask me all the time to just move in. I would tell him I need to get a job first and then would do so (I was taking a big exam at the time, and was studying for it full time and didn't want to move in with him and live off him). I now have a job and am able to move in with him, but he now doesn't seem as eager for me to move in. He even told me I should save as much of my money as I can. I appreciate that, but it makes me sad that he doesn't seem to be super excited that I'm able to move in with him now. I'm kind of in this weird limbo now because I don't know if he even wants me there. Last week, he facetimed me and told me he's going to commit to working out 4 times a week for one hour every morning (cardio and weights). He told me he feels himself slipping into a depression because he's gaining weight. I told him I 100% support him and even said I would do the same (I work out regularly, so I said I'd wake up at the same time every morning and work out so we could hold each other accountable). When I go over there and it's my turn to provide food, I bring us salads and a protein. I've stopped bringing over unhealthy snacks. Etc etc. However, he just doesn't follow through with anything. We went to the grocery store the other day and he kept putting super unhealthy things in the cart. I'm not one to say you're fat stop eating that, but I kept taking stuff out of the cart and saying "babe, you're working so hard. You don't need this thing." I noticed he has opened bags of chips and other bad things in his pantry too. He's really let himself go and refuses to even get a haircut. His sister has offered to do it for him (I am horrible with hair and would fuck it up haha), but he's just become so "lazy" and doesn't seem to care at all. His sex drive is not where it used to be. Sometimes I feel like sex is a chore for him and I feel bad and kind of just don't initiate it. I'm attractive and I take very good care of myself so I think he's just very stressed. He's in education and they're doing everything remotely. That's another thing he said he's depressed about. I feel like this is really impacting our relationship. I have mental health issues as well (anxiety and high functioning depression), but I do my absolute best to manage it through therapy, exercise, healthy eating, and talking to my support systems. I have told him that if there's anything I can do on my end to please let me know. If there's anything he wants out of our relationship to please let me know. That I'll be there for him and that I love him and want him to be at his happiest and healthiest. He just tells me that I'm the best thing in his life and that I'm his rock and that there's nothing I need to change. I really feel helpless in all of this. Sometimes I just want to block off a day to spend together and go on a date and do fun things (within reason with COVID). But he'll plan so many things on the day we have together that it only ends up being an hour that we have together. The other day we went to this rose garden and walked around for about 20 minutes before he got bored and said he wanted to go home. Idk I love him so much, but I'm starting to feel like he's pulling away and I don't know how to help him. I'm not that excited to hang out with him anymore. I know the honeymoon phase has now ended, but I wish there was a little more romance still there. :( Any tips? How can I help him? I try asking him how he's doing and talking to him about his feelings, but he's not at all one to open up and just says he's fine. But from how he's acting, I can tell something is off. TL;DR My boyfriend has been acting distant and told me he feels himself slipping into a depression. I'm not sure how to help him...
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