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Balancing Chemical Equations
 
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The art of balancing equations in chemistry! More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=RnGu3xO2h74 About Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We believe learners of all ages should have unlimited access to free educational content they can master at their own pace. We use intelligent software, deep data analytics and intuitive user interfaces to help students and teachers around the world. Our resources cover preschool through early college education, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, finance, history, grammar and more. We offer free personalized SAT test prep in partnership with the test developer, the College Board. Khan Academy has been translated into dozens of languages, and 100 million people use our platform worldwide every year. For more information, visit www.khanacademy.org, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @khanacademy. And remember, you can learn anything.
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1,000 years missing in History?  part 2
 
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If you know anything about ancient history then you know there is not one primary source for anything earlier than 1100 AD or CE, are all of those stories about Ceasar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra, made up by academia? to have scholarship and careers? so first, we have to establish just what ancient is. Baalbek is not just some big slabs on the ground it is a Temple city made for and by giants, academia has not one clue as to who even built it, but, they don't even mention the place, I think because they know that whoever it was, was the real Rome. The age it is not known. Velikovsky was all over that. an event like the JFK assassination will happen that opens your eyes to see there is a problem, then eventually there comes a time where you think everything you thought you knew is wrong. Baalbek giants somebody cleaned the place up for nothing to be found there, who? what is or isn't true about anything on Rome or Greece. We are seen as ignorant eaters. Lol, how ancient is ancient history really? a few hundred years? Their formula is simple and straightforward, war-killing-disease = profit, peace-good health- longevity = no profit, too many people, Scaliger has been brought up so I thought to learn a bit about him from a different source etc.After looking at a few sources it looks like he was a real scholar but, standing in the way of those wishing to have their way through the usurping then control of the institutions they threw events much further in the past and succeeded. Scaliger appears to be the scapegoat here, Fair use: nonprofit video, contents are: Quick recap of Part 1 The Secret of Baalbek - Velikovsky http://www.varchive.org/ce/baalbek/baalbek.htm The Sceptics https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ahblog/heroes-9-the-sceptics/ Joseph Scaliger Giants in America -http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/ancient-race-white-giants-described-native-legends-many-tribes-005774 The Reformation the 30 years war The Inquisition - https://youtu.be/ok89WOdz1PI Femenko New chronology Ages in Chaos - Velikovsky Michael Tsarion - https://youtu.be/L0c9sedqzZ Fake Greek history - https://youtu.be/W6nFQtjb3NE Polymer pyramids - https://youtu.be/znQk_yBHre4 Ages in chaos Velikovsky https://www.velikovsky.info/Ages_in_Chaos Marcus Allen on Velikovsky's book - Zohar StarGate Ancient Discoveries https://youtu.be/BWXNzOtRUe4 A paraphrase synopsis of this video - Ceasar's Messiah - https://youtu.be/5-jDH3Sn9Pw ET origins - https://youtu.be/bqj4-DE1EIQ Gunnar's video - https://youtu.be/c876lPZ-UZU thunderbolts.info Planet amnesia yt channel JFK footage - mythsarehistory.com Songs: Rock Bottom - Audiobringer - https://soundcloud.com/audiobinger Jalandhar - Kevin MacLeod Greg's Symphony #8 - Jay Hunter - That;'s my pen name. https://soundcloud.com/jayhunterband Jalandhar by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100642 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ In Praise of Bacchus - Type O Negative
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Bebe Rexha - I Can't Stop Drinking About You [Official Music Video]
 
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Check out the official music video for Bebe Rexha's "I Can't Stop Drinking About You"! Bebe Rexha's "I Don't Wanna Grow Up" EP is available now on iTunes! Download it here: smarturl.it/IDontWannaGrowUpEP LISTEN Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1ouIvWw Available on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ICSDAYSpotify CONNECT WITH BEBE Offical Website: http://www.beberexha.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beberexha Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BEBEREXHA Instagram: http://instagram.com/beberexha Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/BEBEREXHA Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/beberexha LYRICS No ones gonna love you like I do. No ones gonna care like I do. And I can feel it in the way that you breathe. I know you dream of her while you sleep next to me. I can't stop drinking about you. I gotta numb the pain. I can't stop drinking about you. Without you I ain't the same. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! Darlin tell me what more can I do? Don't you know that I was meant for you? You say I feel like heaven on earth, But You'd never know what heaven was if it wasn't for... her. I can't stop drinking about you. I gotta numb the pain. I can't stop drinking about you. Without you I ain't the same. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! I can't stop drinking about you. I can't stop drinking about you. No ones gonna love you like I do. I can't stop drinking about you. I can't stop drinking about you. So pour a shot in my glass and I'll forget forever! So pour a shot in my glass cause it makes everything better! No ones gonna love you like I do.
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Yelawolf - Daddy's Lambo (Official Music Video)
 
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The Global Clean Energy Race
 
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The Global Clean Energy Race - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2010-09-22 - With international tensions over clean energy trade and competition increasing, there has never been a more pivotal time to assess America's place in the global clean energy race. Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing to examine the form and scale of investments in the clean energy sector, where these investments are occurring around the world, what is driving them, the broader economic and employment implications of these investments, and the challenges to growing an American clean energy sector. WITNESS LIST: Mark Fulton, Global Head of Climate Change Investment Research, Deutsche Bank; Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Ravi Viswanathan, General Partner, New Energy Associates; Tom Carbone, Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Windpower. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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New Economic and Political Model to Change the Global Profit Culture of Excessive Greed & Corruption
 
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Press CC button for the SUBTITLES (bottom right of the video). For convenience CLICK ON TIME STAMPS: LEAD-IN TO PILLAR ONE: The Resource Oriented Economy to Peg our Currencies with; and the Supply-Demand-Resupply Inventory Network as the Job Creator = (34:51) PILLAR TWO: The People’s Power over Money and Credit—using Public Banks along with the Universal Single Payer system to Compensate Us All = (1:23:20) PILLAR THREE: The Culture of Transparency and Sharing—Open Patents, Sources, Information…Open Everything…along with the Free Public Neutral Internet = (2:37:23) DESCRIPTION: Details to Change Our Global Economic and Political Corporatocracy Culture; so that we reasonably transition the power and the levers of control from the Establishment to the hands of the People! READ THIS ARTICLE: Ascending The Globe Series Part 1: A Revelation for Mankind By Edward D.R. James / http://ascendingtheglobe.com PLEASE TRANSLATE THIS VIDEO TO OTHER LANGUAGES; and Let's Ascend the Global Economic and Political Culture...Together!!! FOLLOW ME: Twitter: https://twitter.com/edwarddrjames Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdwardD.R.James Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edwarddrjames Google+: https://plus.google.com/102613747434654135198
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.@fordschool - James House: Beyond Obamacare: Life, death, and social policy
 
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In this Book Talks, James House about his book Beyond Obamacare. James then joins Helen Levy, Richard Lichtenstein on a panel to discuss health care and his book moderated by Paula Lantz.
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Gottfried Leibniz | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Gottfried Leibniz Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (; German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; French: Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz; 1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a prominent German polymath and philosopher in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. His most notable accomplishment was conceiving the ideas of differential and integral calculus, independently of Isaac Newton's contemporaneous developments. Mathematical works have always favored Leibniz's notation as the conventional expression of calculus, while Newton's notation became unused. It was only in the 20th century that Leibniz's law of continuity and transcendental law of homogeneity found mathematical implementation (by means of non-standard analysis). He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685 and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is the foundation of all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism, i.e. his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created, an idea that was often lampooned by others such as Voltaire. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th-century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or prior definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in philosophy, probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics, and computer science. He wrote works on philosophy, politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology. Leibniz also contributed to the field of library science. While serving as overseer of the Wolfenbüttel library in Germany, he devised a cataloging system that would serve as a guide for many of Europe's largest libraries. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, but primarily in Latin, French, and German. There is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz translated into English.
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (; German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; French: Godefroi Guillaume Leibnitz; 1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a prominent German polymath and philosopher in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. His most notable accomplishment was conceiving the ideas of differential and integral calculus, independently of Isaac Newton's contemporaneous developments. Mathematical works have always favored Leibniz's notation as the conventional expression of calculus, while Newton's notation became unused. It was only in the 20th century that Leibniz's law of continuity and transcendental law of homogeneity found mathematical implementation (by means of non-standard analysis). He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685 and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is the foundation of all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is most noted for his optimism, i.e. his conclusion that our universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created, an idea that was often lampooned by others such as Voltaire. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th-century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or prior definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in philosophy, probability theory, biology, medicine, geology, psychology, linguistics, and computer science. He wrote works on philosophy, politics, law, ethics, theology, history, and philology. Leibniz also contributed to the field of library science. While serving as overseer of the Wolfenbüttel library in Germany, he devised a cataloging system that would serve as a guide for many of Europe's largest libraries. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. He wrote in several languages, but primarily in Latin, French, and German. There is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz translated into English.
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College and university rankings | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: College and university rankings 00:01:35 1 Global rankings 00:04:44 1.1 A3 Top 500 Global Universities 00:05:40 1.2 Academic Ranking of World Universities 00:07:10 1.3 Center for World University Rankings 00:07:51 1.4 Eduniversal 00:08:12 1.5 G-factor 00:08:52 1.6 Global University Ranking 00:09:55 1.7 HEEACT—Ranking of Scientific Papers 00:11:51 1.8 Human Resources & Labor Review 00:13:13 1.9 High Impact Universities: Research Performance Index 00:14:22 1.10 Leiden Ranking 00:15:05 1.11 Nature Index 00:16:17 1.12 Newsweek 00:17:13 1.13 Professional Ranking of World Universities 00:17:52 1.14 QS World University Rankings 00:21:28 1.14.1 QS Asian University Rankings 00:22:31 1.14.2 QS Latin American University Rankings 00:23:20 1.15 Reuters World's Top 100 Innovative Universities 00:24:39 1.16 Round University Ranking 00:25:47 1.17 SCImago Institutions Rankings 00:26:34 1.18 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 00:28:30 1.18.1 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 00:29:34 1.19 U-Multirank 00:30:26 1.20 UniRanks "The Ranking of Rankings" 00:31:09 1.21 University Ranking by Academic Performance 00:32:13 1.22 U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings 00:35:07 1.23 Webometrics 00:36:50 1.24 Wuhan University 00:37:17 2 Regional and national rankings 00:37:35 2.1 Asia 00:38:01 2.1.1 China 00:38:36 2.1.2 India 00:39:07 2.1.3 Japan 00:40:01 2.1.4 Pakistan 00:40:15 2.1.5 Philippines 00:40:34 2.1.6 South Korea 00:40:50 2.2 Europe 00:40:58 2.2.1 European Union 00:43:01 2.2.2 Austria 00:43:18 2.2.3 Bulgaria 00:43:49 2.2.4 Denmark 00:44:12 2.2.5 France 00:44:39 2.2.6 Germany 00:45:41 2.2.7 Ireland 00:46:06 2.2.8 Italy 00:46:22 2.2.9 Macedonia 00:47:03 2.2.10 Netherlands 00:47:16 2.2.11 Poland 00:47:32 2.2.12 Romania 00:47:48 2.2.13 Russian Federation 00:49:34 2.2.14 Sweden 00:49:58 2.2.15 Switzerland 00:50:23 2.2.16 Ukraine 00:50:49 2.2.17 United Kingdom 00:53:42 2.3 North America 00:53:51 2.3.1 Canada 00:55:52 2.3.2 Mexico 00:56:00 2.3.2.1 Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas (ECUM) 00:58:39 2.3.3 United States 00:58:47 2.3.3.1 Council for Aid to Education 00:59:20 2.3.3.2 The Daily Beast's Guide to the Best Colleges 01:00:06 2.3.3.3 iThe Economist'/is "Best Colleges. The Value of University" 01:00:54 2.3.3.4 Forbes College rankings 01:02:13 2.3.3.5 The "Objective" College rankings 01:02:57 2.3.3.6 Money's Best Colleges 01:03:30 2.3.3.7 The Princeton Review Dream Colleges 01:04:03 2.3.3.8 Revealed preference rankings 01:05:06 2.3.3.9 Social Mobility Index (SMI) rankings 01:05:57 2.3.3.10 iU.S. News & World Report/i college and university rankings 01:07:56 2.3.3.11 United States National Research Council Rankings 01:08:19 2.3.3.12 Faculty Scholarly Productivity rankings 01:08:41 2.3.3.13 The Top American Research Universities 01:09:24 2.3.3.14 Washington Monthly College rankings 01:10:40 2.3.3.15 TrendTopper MediaBuzz College Guide 01:12:09 2.3.3.16 American Council of Trustees and Alumni 01:13:14 2.3.3.17 Niche College Rankings 01:14:25 2.3.3.18 Other 01:16:49 2.4 Oceania 01:16:57 2.4.1 Australia 01:17:13 2.5 South America 01:17:21 2.5.1 QS University Rankings: Latin America 01:17:51 2.5.2 Argentina 01:18:09 2.5.3 Brazil 01:18:35 2.5.4 Chile 01:19:26 3 Criticism 01:20:14 4 See also 01:20:27 5 Sources 01:21:03 6 Notes and references 01:21:13 7 External links Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education which have been ranked on the basis of various combinations of various factors. Rankings have most often been conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, governments, or academics. In addition to ranking entire institutions, organizations perform rankings of specific programs, departments, and schools. Various rankings consider combinations of measures of funding and endowment, research excellence and/or influence, specialization expertise, admissions, student options, award numbers, i ...
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Bold and Determined Victor Pride is like this video + Rollo Tomassi The Rational Male
 
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Learn about Bold and Determined by Victor Pride and Modanifil (like the pill NZT-48 from the movie Limitless) here https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1068424&c=ib&aff=251020&cl=205384 Find Rollo Tomassi "The Rational Male" www.sambotta.net http://wp.me/P3P5mL-2Q - - Rollo Tomassi The Rational Male & Modanifil - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - beta never sex make know been see could were want part really while themselves change oneitis people which before need after also those then take life personality enough value yourself real over every behavior understanding dynamic ltr very buffer others way hooker spinning fact isn lot through becomes often partner personal relationships based course makes ever another psychology upon find however myth something must confidence off intimacy having its girl behaviors degree come single fear less back set needs potential influence genetic here mindset read terms corey definition either rather feminine conventions new always imperative short behavioral mentality old exactly put mind buffers right now say order thinking help genuine where keep lives book too truth frame go etc probably made sense idea got spin interest healthy world us - comes usually concepts high community feel already breeding nothing children control manosphere few doubt believe effort means himself thing work perfect hypergamy mate perspective whether conditions such going use problem innate status rule least still doesn common pua years difficult belief might against idealization let result dating anxiety thus aren girls response am ourselves friends does simply psychological two past imagination away selection blog reason mental ability ones wife lack Presidents Cup Streaker: Nearly Naked Female Invaded Course, Was Rooting ... success wrong understand case afc manipulation conditioning music later since down level look personally genes respect moral forum lifetime average someone investment ideal efforts ask further root girlfriend beyond state love around important itself true matter example each process environment mean year gets possess positive scarcity denial security open learned attractive physical easy afcs possible Calvin Johnson 49ers amber alert principle experience sure bad certain doing though once human maybe covertly play individual without actually hard advantage com naturally name http position available marriage dynamics core imdb between particularly used fall reward place gender worth frustrated online ways end rules did start cardinal default looking committed married far kid school otherwise almost debate ensure schedules strong anything getting develop essence wasn great manifest www monogamy Cressida Bonas Prince Harry Wed give competition sometimes pursuing due reader question accept early teacher posts father opposite associated goal dad attraction perception familiarity tell general female generally above future emotional again buddha deductive boy source essentially qualities attempt unconscious motivations easier 41.146576 latitude, -73.975739 longitude oblivion behind behaviorism sexually tendency alpha-ness discussion done particular reasons call story class fuck energy came born kind WWE myself external decide method learning simple return sosuave commit constant times purpose primary wants relations religious young compromise intent decided kids literally opportunity non-exclusivity decisions meant mr porn believes drive works commitment provide family cheating felt methodology error fit contextual prior trying concept form reproduction benefit evidence perceived plays worthington fail abandon add developed necessarily vs element objective intersexual depending condition mating argue turn proven relies apply attract risk issues run recognize biological sets hands involved difference greater pursue aspect overtly things weren learn valuable required little despite saying second making asking rock criteria test degrees successful unplugging Miley Cyrus SNL SATAN is Focus on the Family, Mark Driscoll, Family Life and anything with SATAN worshipper Kirk Cameron
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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