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    [–] LADIES: What insecurities do you often see in men that woman couldn’t care less about? artd_echo 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I'm really sorry that you felt embarrassed for expressing your sexuality. Don't ever stifle it! You should never have to feel shame or embarrassed about what you like. I hope that experience doesn't stifle your sexuality :)

    [–] What food from your ethnic group do you think everyone should try? artd_echo 1 points ago in AskReddit

    This is a tangent but has to do with something I think everyone should try: drinking enough water/day. I'm legit curious if everyone drank their recommended amount of water if we would treat each other with more kindness or more patience or have more energy for each other. Can we all try it?

    [–] How did you find out your SO was cheating on you? artd_echo 4 points ago in AskReddit

    Ooph. I'm not sure I want to reveal this whole story online, but I think the TLDR version (without typing it all out) is: when you're that close with someone, you know when something is off.

    [–] How the rest of the world sees USA artd_echo 5 points ago in funny

    Add in Iowa City, Okoboji, Maquoketa, and Cedar Rapids.

    Source: aunts and cousins live in Iowa.

    [–] French butchers issued plea for police protection against vegans, whom they blame for series of attacks designed to “spread terror” among meat-lovers. The butchers say they are coming under “physical, verbal and moral" attack from vegans and animal rights groups in land of “steak frites." artd_echo 4 points ago in worldnews

    This may not be a popular opinion, but I think I am going to try to explain it and hopefully I won't be clumsy or insensitive in doing so. That being said, you know how some people are upset over children being separated from their parents? Even reading the headline of "child separated from parent" pulls on the emotional strings for some people because a family is a unit and when it is forcefully divided that feels wrong and unnatural, so people extend their compassion to those going through that situation. We are teaching that some families born in one area are worthy of never having to contemplate being separated, whereas other families "must go through that" because they were born somewhere else. When you realize that someone's suffering is unnecessary and could be avoided but isn't due to politics and inaction, then that's when the compassion gets heated up and a protest starts. It's hard to control your emotions sometimes. I think that's how it is for some more vocal vegans because they are able to see the value in all life. As a culture, we teach that some animals are raised to be loved and others are raised to be eaten. For some vegans, that is a hard pill to swallow because if we value all life, then why are some animals treated so well, with personalized name tags, toys, and special beds for in the home, whereas others are basically a savory ingredient or staple in a dish and not given much thought because "that's the way it is"? That disparity can create a lot of "assholes" who are having a hard time channeling their emotions while trying to raise awareness of the big business of animal consumption, and the absolutely unnecessary suffering we cause to animals and those whose job is to slaughter them. (I'm not going to touch on the hunting debate or evolution debate or any other reason people use to not go vegan at this time as I must leave now).

    [–] The Progression of Alzheimer's Through My Mom's Crocheting artd_echo 1 points ago in pics

    Get enough sleep. Drink recommended water for your body height/weight. Eat a balanced diet. Cut out processed foods. Limit caffeine/alcohol/recreational drugs. Establish routines for recalling important information such as calendars, daily logs, to-do lists. Socialize. Keep your mind active with focused practices such as meditation, prayer, crosswords, sudoku.

    [–] Who's creepier women, or men? artd_echo 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Not that I disagree, but I'm curious. Certain behaviors have more of a creepy stereotype around them that are more often attributed to males, but do females do the same behaviors? I honestly haven't thought about this before.

    [–] What's your first memory of the internet? artd_echo 11 points ago in AskReddit

    My sister, neighbor, and I used to huddle around the monitor and keyboard, trying to think of something to say, and then help find the letters quickly enough to type it.

    [–] What's the closest you've came to dying? artd_echo 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Rolled a car. Landed passenger side face down. We were hanging from our seatbelts.

    [–] How would society be different if humans had tails? artd_echo 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Hole market* - for making holes in skirts, dresses, pants perhaps?

    [–] How are you different from the average Redditor? artd_echo 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Neither do I. If I don't feel like engaging, I'll just minimize the thread in question. Nice to meet you!

    [–] How are you different from the average Redditor? artd_echo 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I appreciate both reiki (and many other "woo woo" crafts) and the scientific method equally.

    [–] What are your views on the purpose of life? artd_echo 3 points ago in AskReddit

    My views are new agey and probably won't be thought of highly amongst redditors. But in short, I believe in soul agreements, and that whatever lessons or experiences I wanted to acquire as a human, I agreed to them prior to birth. With that, each person's "purpose" is different depending on which lessons that individual wanted.