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Subject: How Much Makeup is Too Much?

Forum: How Much Makeup is Too Much?
It seems like young girls are starting to wear more make-up earlier. Society in general seems to expect people to wear a lot of make-up. Some people will not leave their house without make-up on, and have zero self confidence unless they are wearing some.
Paying someone a compliment when they are wearing makeup vs. not wearing any is difficult. Makeup, when used in a good way, can be very flattering. But how do you tell someone that they look really nice without implying that they look better that way?

Do you need make-up to feel good about yourself?

Are there people that you know that need to tone it down on the make-up use?

Do you think that there is a way to tell them what you think in a kind way?

Subject: Over-Dosed Society?

Forum: Over-Dosed Society?
It seems that these days there are constantly new drugs that are becoming available, and that drugs are becoming more common and accessible. I'm talking about prescription drugs. When you go into the doctor's office and describe your pains, the answer mostly seems to be a prescription. I realize that there are a lot of justified illnesses that require medication, but I think that there are a lot of drugs that people are taking when a change of lifestyle would be much more beneficial. I think that we should focus on healing our whole selves instead of just treating the symptoms.

Do you think that the over exposure to medication will have negative consequences down the road?

Do you think that the quick fix that is given by some medications can mask a deeper problem in our systems?

Have you noticed this trend?
Do you think that it will continue to grow?

I appreciate your experiences and opinions! :) Thank you!

Subject: Re: First thing in your mind this morning?

Forum: First thing in your mind this morning?
Welcome back! :)

The first thing that popped into my mind this morning was my phone, and checking my phone. I set my alarm on my phone, and so when it goes off I grab my phone and shut it off. Because I have my phone in my hand I want to check my Instagram or Facebook. I have to resist this, and I try to give the first moments of my day to my Heavenly Father and pray and read the scriptures. This isn't always how it goes, but that's what I keep trying to do. I think that what you first do in the morning is very important to how the rest of your day will go.

Subject: Re: Real or fake tree this year?

Forum: Real or fake tree this year?
My family has had both, and as the kid I would rather have a real tree simply because there are more memories involved. The way that it smells, the pine needles (despite the messiness), making sure it had water, and just different things like that were exciting for me as a kid. But as an older person, a fake tree is so much easier! No mess, and it looks very nice. My family currently has a fake tree, but we have had live trees before as well. For a few years we would buy a live tree in a bucket, and then after Christmas we would plant it in our yard! That was so exciting as a child! I actually miss that whole ordeal. It might have been more stressful for my parents, but I really did love everything that went with getting a real tree.

Subject: Re: Addiction

Forum: Addiction
That's very interesting that you've noticed that about yourself. I think that it's a great thing to be aware of; that way it's easier to stay safe. I know that I have an addictive gene in my family as well.

I think that I am addicted to my phone, and food. When I first got my phone I never imagined that I would become so attached to it. It's gotten to the point that it's hard for me to set it down for extended periods of time. I know that it's bad sleep hygiene to look at your phone right before you go to sleep, but it's very hard for me not to. I also think that I'm addicted to food because I always eat too much, and I eat when I'm bored, and I eat my feelings. Luckily my metabolism isn't too shabby so I can get away with it, but I worry about when I begin to get older. I know what is going to be on my New Year's Resolutions list this year! ;)

Subject: Re: Dapper

Forum: Dapper
The most recent time that I have gotten all dressed up for a formal occasion was for a formal dance. These are the only times that I see myself getting dressed up to that extent. I do enjoy dressing up so fancily, but I am glad that it is kept at a minimum. :) It is exciting though, for the girls at least, do be able to do our hair and makeup in such fancy ways. I think that the most exciting part of the night is the preparation! ;)

I enjoy dressing down the most. Dressing up just seems complicated to me, and I am not very much into trends or fashion. They just don't make very much sense to me; I don't really understand them. I love fashion on other people! It is just hard for me to pick things out for myself to wear. Dressing down is much easier and less stressful for me. I'm a jeans, basic tee, and vans kind of person.

Subject: Re: When is your birthday?

Forum: When is your birthday?
This is a fun forum; to see how old everyone is! :)

My birthday is the May 3rd, I'm a Taurus, and I am 17!

Subject: Re: Plan It, Planet

Forum: Plan It, Planet
Reducing, reusing, and recycling are things that I enjoy doing because it is just logical to me! We live here, so why wouldn't we take care of our planet? We won't be able to keep piling things up in the landfills forever, especially at the rate that we are going. I see trash around my community quite a bit. It seems as if people are just too lazy to find a trash can. Or they just don't care. This is really frustrating to me because it is simply common sense to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as you can. Why waste things for no real reason?
Ways that I try to help out have been by making one of the National Honors Society's group service projects this year to recycle cardboard boxes in our school district. Another thing is that I take my household recycling to our local recycling center. It helps me to feel pride for my community and my world when I pick up trash or recycle. I also think that what goes around comes around.

Subject: High School Bball Shot Clock?

Forum: High School Bball Shot Clock?
I'm on my high school's varsity basketball team, and we just had a tournament this weekend. Something that was super frustrating was that more than one team would just stand and hold the ball to run time off of the clock. I get that it is smart of them to do- to run off time since they can't be penalized unless we put defensive pressure on them- but it's just bad sportsmanship! I think that they should have a rule against this. Even just for tournament play. We're all there to get as much basketball played as we can in a weekend, not waste everyone's time!

Has anyone had an experience of frustration like this with another team's bad sportsmanship?

Do you think that high school basketball should have a shot clock?

Looking forward to hearing your experiences and opinions! :) Thanks!

Subject: Re: Do you volunteer in your community or at college?

Forum: Do you volunteer in your community or at college?
What a great organization to volunteer for! :) I don't volunteer with a specific organization regularly, but I do volunteer in my clubs at school and with my church group. We do a lot of community service projects, and it's mostly for our school or just different things in the community that are in need of time and attention. I love to help others out and it's really rewarding to give back to the community. :)

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