Oct 212013
 

Question by Young grasshopper: How to not feel bad about getting rid of these clothes?
Hey guys, so my mom is a pretty big pack rat, to the point where I have begun to wonder if she has a very mild case of hoarding (I’m serious. I’m doing neuroscience and you can’t even like walk in her room because there are so many clothes). There are a lot of kids in the family so we have a lot of hand me downs and old clothes, but it has gotten to the point where there are bags and bags of clothes around the house that are literally from 20 years ago that no one fits into anymore or are just so outdated. It has caused a surmount of stress for everyone yet my mom never gets to the clothes. For example back in June we sorted out all these clothes and put them into piles to bring them to Plado’s closet and Once Upon a Child. However, she never just brought them to the places to get rid of them. They were stll sitting there. So today I just went out myself and brought them to the places but neither of them took any of the clothes because they were too worn and outdated. So I ended up donating them in a Salvation Army box and my mom ended up getting really pissed because she said she was going to donate them to another place and get a tax reduction.. I feel really bad about the tax reduction, but at the same time she was NEVER going to get to them. She NEVER does. What do I do? I feel bad we lost the money for the taxes because we don’t have a lot. Please help?? Thanks for answering.

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Answer by Mircat
Her anger is just because the clothes are missing period. Has nothing to do with the tax credit and believe me it wouldn’t have been all that much. If you’ve ever watched hoarding then you should recognize these behaviors and if you want it to get done you’re going to have to do it yourselves not wait for her to do it. Suggest she get counseling instead of going through clothes. Just do it for her because she is never going to. She’s a hoarder.

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Oct 152013
 

Question by Young grasshopper: How to not feel bad about getting rid of these clothes?
Hey guys, so my mom is a pretty big pack rat, to the point where I have begun to wonder if she has a very mild case of hoarding (I’m serious. I’m doing neuroscience and you can’t even like walk in her room because there are so many clothes). There are a lot of kids in the family so we have a lot of hand me downs and old clothes, but it has gotten to the point where there are bags and bags of clothes around the house that are literally from 20 years ago that no one fits into anymore or are just so outdated. It has caused a surmount of stress for everyone yet my mom never gets to the clothes. For example back in June we sorted out all these clothes and put them into piles to bring them to Plado’s closet and Once Upon a Child. However, she never just brought them to the places to get rid of them. They were stll sitting there. So today I just went out myself and brought them to the places but neither of them took any of the clothes because they were too worn and outdated. So I ended up donating them in a Salvation Army box and my mom ended up getting really pissed because she said she was going to donate them to another place and get a tax reduction.. I feel really bad about the tax reduction, but at the same time she was NEVER going to get to them. She NEVER does. What do I do? I feel bad we lost the money for the taxes because we don’t have a lot. Please help?? Thanks for answering.

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Answer by Athra
Don’t beat up youself. But never again do something to other people’s items (even if it was paid for by your mom). Also, talk to her and ask her how can you make up for it, but don’t let beat you down for long.. just see how it goes

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Sep 212013
 

Question by okiedokie898: What are the chances of getting into NYU dental school?
So I do not have a great GPA, 3.1 double majoring in Psychology and Biology (including 3 minors Neuroscience, Polish and Art History) I was wondering if anyone who had already applied to dental schools with a similar GPA can tell me about their experiences, if you got in? What extra curriculars did you have? Was this the easiest school to apply to? Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!

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Answer by kate
gpa 3.1 isnt too good for nyu dental…. but i would give it a try and get a interview w/ them…. ( if im so into nyu dental…otherwise, there’s always other dental school…no big deal)

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Sep 172013
 

Question by FashionLover: What are my chances of getting into Washington State University and the University of North Texas?
I have a 3.09 GPA, made a 21 on the ACT and 960 on SAT. I’m ranked in the third quartile, and have about maybe 35 hours of volunteer work. I’m in AP English, and taking an additional year of science and math ( physic and math independent studies). I live in Texas, but have family in Washington.

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Answer by allukcatsbaby
Just a quick thing- you still wont qualify with family in washington- you need more than an address to get in state tuition if that makes a difference (it goes by your legal parents/they check given your high school is in Texas more than likely).

In any case- probably not- with that sat score, thats simply too low at both schools unless your gpa was higher- which is also on the low end of admissions stats (mychances.net) You may have to go to a cc. I would apply, you may get in, but the chances are probably only near 10%.

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Jun 282013
 

Question by Deadsy: What Are The Chances Of Getting Colon Cancer If No One Else In My Family Has It?
I know this sounds a bit strange, but hear me out…
A few days ago I used a Mystic Eye (something like an oujii board) and I asked how I would die. It said of “Cancer Colon” and in my 70′s.
I’m a bit of a hypochondriac and this got me thinking. Since then I have had stomach pains (not from being worried) most of the time during the past 3 days. Today I had a pain in the lower part of my chest/upper part of my stomach that later moved to around my right kidney.
My body is achey which it has been for the past few months (the doctor said it was from over-using my muscles from playing bass) today it’s been a bit worse but I’ve been walking around town all day.
The only people in my family to have Cancer are my aunt on my mother’s side who had ovarian cancer and my grandma on my father’s side who had lung cancer (and smoked for many years.) I’m 15 years old.
What are the odds of me getting Colon Cancer?
I also have shortness of breath which I’ve had on and off since my muscles/joints started hurting in the beginning of the summer.
I’m a white male who doesn’t smoke, drink or do any drugs. I don’t eat much meat other than Mcdonalds hamburgers, and occasionally hamburgers off the grill at home.

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Answer by succubus
for starters you shouldn’t believe in that mystic eye crap, you’ll be much happier if your life isn’t ruled by superstitions

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May 112013
 

Question by Jakob: How good are my chances of getting into the Naval Academy?
I have a 3.9 GPA, I’m in the top 5 percent of my senior class of almost 700 students, I’m the captain of both my school’s cross country and track teams and lettered twice my sophomore year. I’m in orchestra, took 3 years of German, on the principals student advisory committee, am a peer mediator, a peer tutor, member of NHS, and have taken a heavy load of AP math and science classes including physics 2, chem2, and calculus. I wouldn’t have a doubt in my mind had my SATs been better. My combined math and reading score was 1160. I already received a nomination last month from my congressman which I understand is where the biggest amount of applicants are chopped off, there is something like 4000 left now and I want to know my chances despite crappy SATs
I clearly never said there were 4000 candidates left in my district. I’m not retarded. That is the national pool. Each congressman (435) can nominate 10 per district and an additional 10 for vacancies of students in the academies. I knew a guy who got admitted last year but turned it down so now 20 candidates received a nomination from my district. I am competing with those kids now. If I don’t get in from there I go into the national pool. As for a grammar mistake, get over it I didn’t know I would be critiqued for that on here. If you’re not going to help answer my question you can leave. And to the guy who thinks I’m lying, what is the matter bro? All I did was list my credentials. If I was lying I would have put a higher SAT score because that one is embarrassing. My extracurricular activities are my greatest assets. If someone (an academy graduate) could put this into a better perspective for me please help.

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Answer by Johnathon
I think you’re overqualified for the Navy.

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Mar 292013
 

Question by chloe: if I avoid taking Physics in highschool, would my changes of getting into a good college be limited?
I’m not the best at math, and I heard physics is mostly based on math. My plan is to take all other science classes except for physics; anatomy forensic..etc . I was wondering if that would affect my chances of getting into a competitive college?

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Answer by Frank
No. You don’t have to take physics. Take an advanced course, but it doesn’t have to be physics.

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Mar 122013
 

Question by B: What are the chances of getting into the University of Pittsburgh with a GED and SAT score?
I have a total score of 3500 on my GED and a 2100 on my SAT, no extra-curricular activities in America, but I was a Cadet and part of my debating society, and no advanced classes or college credits. I am not a High school dropout as I have finished High School in my country; however, I choose to do the GED thinking that my grades would get better. I want to do Neuroscience or Philosophy. So I’m just asking what would be my chances of getting into Pitt with these grades?

Also, is it very hard to get into Pitt?

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Answer by Batgirl
your sat scores will be fine for them. however, you did not mention your grades from high school. UPitt has a very high gpa expectation – most admitted students are 3.75 or higher

you may also need to take the TOEFL depending on your exact status

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Feb 172013
 

Question by faithless: Is it getting increasingly difficult to tell what is reality and what is not?
You turn on the the TV and there is a program about ghost hunters or mediums all edited to look real.
At the bookshop there is a row of New Age books.
The Mystic Crap shop is full of crystals and stuff.
Everywhere there is dial-a-psychic, horoscopes, lucky charms, ghost tours, every sort of woo for sale.

Given that we base our reality on what we see around us and what our peers believe is it any wonder that people are mistakenly believing that the paranormal is real?

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Answer by Gazoo
Only if you aren’t sane or are really gullible.

I base reality on reality, not what suckers believe.

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Dec 102012
 

Question by Young grasshopper: How to not feel bad about getting rid of these clothes?
Hey guys, so my mom is a pretty big pack rat, to the point where I have begun to wonder if she has a very mild case of hoarding (I’m serious. I’m doing neuroscience and you can’t even like walk in her room because there are so many clothes). There are a lot of kids in the family so we have a lot of hand me downs and old clothes, but it has gotten to the point where there are bags and bags of clothes around the house that are literally from 20 years ago that no one fits into anymore or are just so outdated. It has caused a surmount of stress for everyone yet my mom never gets to the clothes. For example back in June we sorted out all these clothes and put them into piles to bring them to Plado’s closet and Once Upon a Child. However, she never just brought them to the places to get rid of them. They were stll sitting there. So today I just went out myself and brought them to the places but neither of them took any of the clothes because they were too worn and outdated. So I ended up donating them in a Salvation Army box and my mom ended up getting really pissed because she said she was going to donate them to another place and get a tax reduction.. I feel really bad about the tax reduction, but at the same time she was NEVER going to get to them. She NEVER does. What do I do? I feel bad we lost the money for the taxes because we don’t have a lot. Please help?? Thanks for answering.

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Answer by ホ̿ ㋦̲ヽ̲ガ̲ク̲ ㋦̲ム̲ヱ̲ホ̲ム̲ イんモ ㋦̳ヽ̳ガ̳ク̳ ロテ ㋦̳ヽ̳ガ̳ク̳ヱ̳
This is very normal. Clothes are a part of your history. It’s no different than a mom saving her baby’s clothes for decades until that baby is grown and has one of her own. They may not be your style anymore but they were an investment and may even have some memories for you in them.

You have a few options actually.

1. You could have a yard sale and sell them, along with other items you no longer want or need and actually see them going to people who will love them as much as you used to. If you don’t have enough stuff of your own to do this with, get with a bunch of friends and have a huge one. Then either split all the collective money or use it to have a big party or go out to an expensive restaurant together.

2. You could donate them to a charity (Goodwill, Salvatian Army, any specified clothing drop-off place, a halfway house, etc) and know that they will be used to clothe people who can’t necessarily afford the newest fashions and will appreciate your donation.

3. You could cut them up into reasonably sized squares and turn them into a big blanket. I have had several friends who have done this with old college shirts and things they hadn’t worn in a decade or more. Then you have an extra snuggle blanket and more room in your closet for your new fashions! All you do is cut them up, pin and sew them together and then sew a regular sheet onto the back of it so you don’t see all your sew lines and extra stuff.

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