Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs

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ScreenName: justjared07 Hello there! I'm Jared. I recently completed my Master of Science in Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. I also... [ More ]
City/State: PA
High School: Blacklick Valley Jr-Sr Hs
College: Saint Francis University
Indiana Univ of Pennsylvania
U of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Westmoreland County Comm Coll
 

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Subject: What's in a name?

Forum: What's in a name?
I've always found word origins to be quite fascinating. Every word that we use has some root or origin, which gives the word meaning. With that being said, do you happen to know the origin of your name? Not necessarily the specific reason why you were given your name, but rather that true meaning behind your name. This is something that I had looked up in the past, but I've forgotten over the years. I'm interested to see the variation in origins between names. Feel free to use an alias if you're not comfortable with sharing your real name on here.


Here's mine:

Jared = from the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning "descent". This is the name of a close descendant of Adam in the Old Testament. (Source: Behind the Name)

Subject: Re: Regular Checkups?

Forum: Regular Checkups?
Hi Morgan:

I find myself often forgetting to do regularly yearly check-ups with my general practitioner, although I do make sure to schedule regular check-ups with my ophthalmologist and dentist. I have pretty good dental health, so I like to try to maintain it with regular cleanings and checkups. Plus, I love the feel of my teeth after a good cleaning by the hygienist. I do wear contacts and glasses, so my eye health is also very important to me. I like to make sure I'm up to date with the right fittings and lenses for my eyes. Overall, I'm a reasonably healthy and active individual, so I only find myself venturing to my family doctor when necessary.

Subject: Re: Favorite band

Forum: Favorite band
Hi Max:

I listen to an extensive range of music, but one of my favorite musical eras would have to be the 90s through the early 2000s. I listened (and still listen to) to Nirvana, Sublime, Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins, and Shinedown...just to name a few. I also like bands like A Day to Remember, but some of their songs are hit and miss for me. I like more of their "acoustic" songs, but I'm not too much into the hardcore screamo songs. I spent a lot of my younger days at Vans Warped Tour, which came to the end of its run this year. I do find myself listening to pop now and then, too.

Subject: Re: Favorite Activity to do in spare time

Forum: Favorite Activity to do in spare time
Hi Jon:

I don't get much "free" time these days, but I always try to find at least some time to relax. I like to do simple things like spending time in the backyard with my parents. I'm a big family man, so I try to visit my family as much as possible. With graduate school and working, it often results in a lot of time away from family. I'm also an avid traveler, so when I can budget time and money (which isn't very often), I'll sometimes go on a random adventure...sometimes that might just be a nice walk through the woods near my house. I also enjoy swimming in the summer months.

Subject: Re: DNA testing- have you done it?

Forum: DNA testing- have you done it?
Kathy,

I've completed the 23&Me DNA testing with the "health" add-on. My kit ended up being free due to a promo 23&Me was running on Twitter. I was quite surprised by my genetic make-up! I had much more range in my DNA than I had initially thought. I want my parents to complete a test so that I can learn more about where each part of my DNA originates. I've also learned a bit more about my "health" as far as DNA goes. Plus, I've also discovered some of my DNA relatives through the site.