I think almost every has a moral obligation to donate something to charity whether it's money or time. Even when I could barely afford groceries I always found a way to make small donations of money and big donations of time. Now I prioritize my personal time so I donate more money. If you have your basic needs met (housing/clothing/food) then IMO you have a moral obligation to assist others in need. To what percent I wouldn't deign to say. I think until every person has all their basic needs must, we must all help when we can.
@charmcity thank god for big sisters
@Anon Writer Thanks so much!!
@Allison @charmcity been there! last gf before i got married started dating a good friend of mine while we still lived together. i finally borrowed money from my sister to move out after 3 months.
@Pistol Franny Aww, good luck!
What are these books?!? Asking for a friend. No, really.
@emmycantbemeeko It doesn't seem about early testing according to this line: "For the study, Cole and his colleagues measured the amount of hCG in the urine of 25 pregnant women on the first days of their first missed periods and tested 18 brands of home pregnancy tests to determine how well they detect those levels of hCG." According to all of the research I've done, the first day of your missed period is no longer early. Maybe you have some info that I don't though! I'm aware of the doubling thing as well, and for this reason I actually don't test before the first day my period is due since it can be so inaccurate. However I have lots of medical professional friends so I understand your annoyance! For me I am 1) a lesbian and 2) actively trying to get pregnant so I'm definitely not in a 'didn't know for 12 weeks' situation. I have literally 3 friends right now who are accidently pregnant, so as someone who spends thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant, this can be really frustrating. (Not that I'm not happy for them if they're happy). I totally agree that it's lame how First Response and others makes it seem like their tests are the only ones that work. I swear though the Target test really did say less than 87% even on the first day of the missed period, so in that case, when I got a negative I was like well, there's still a small chance I might be....because I was hoping for it so much.
@emmycantbemeeko I would totally agree in general, and I have done my research, but in this case Target tests ARE less accurate even when not testing early. "The Target brand, which promises "unsurpassed accuracy" for $3.89, is among the least accurate" http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-04-25/news/0404230458_1_pregnancy-tests-home-pregnancy-pregnancy-kit
I'm with @milena on this one. I try to buy as much generic stuff as I can except in cases of a strong personal preference for a name brand or an actual big difference in the label vs generic (like OxyClean). The one thing I have to disagree with @Meaghano about is that the lower priced pregnancy tests actually are less accurate! Target pregnancy tests were only like 84% accurate vs 99% for the pricer ones. Worth it to me!
@shannowhamo My wife makes me buy real advil because of the taste! It's one of the few brand names we stock in the house.