"My brother is too kind. He was eminent when my eminence was only imminent." -Niles Crane
Question #25718 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Board Question #25527
Dear 100 Hour Board and Normal Feet,

The condition of having your second toe longer than your first toe is called "Morton's Toe," and it is caused because your first metatarsal (the toe bone in your foot) is too short. It's fairly common. It's not a big problem, as long as you buy shoes that fit your longest toe.

- Lady Doomfiyah

Question #25710 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Re: Board Question #25501 (for the cute girl in the library who's probably a psych major).

I personally wouldn't take Psych 301 from Dr. Pedersen. I've heard good things about Dr. Steffen for Psych 302, but I highly recommend Dr. Clayton for the class. Everyone who has it from her likes her teaching style, and she's REALLY good at explaining difficult concepts very clearly.

Finally, I don't recommend taking both 301 & 302 in the same semester. And don't take either of them at the same time as Psych 304. Each class is a very heavy load in and of itself, and only disaster (or huge truckloads of stress) result from having a semester with more than one of them at a time. Take them sequentially--that's how the series was designed.

- Psych major

Question #25705 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

in regards to Board Question #25501, I had Pedersen for psych 301 a few years ago, and yeah, he is boring, but his "curve" is amazing. I probably should have just about failed the class and I think I got a "B." He explains things well and is willing to help out, so I say go for it.
- psych grad

Question #25699 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Regarding Board Question #25535:

I often put commas outside of the quotation marks, not because I am trying to follow a whole 'nother style, but because I find it to be more logical. And, in most situations I will take the comma approach that seems more logical, rather than do what is prescribed.

So, you could expect to see me put commas outside of quotes, yet not follow other British style conventions. However, I do really like the idea of using a ' for the first set of quotes and " only for a subset; that also seems more logical to me. But if I were to pull that one in a formal paper I'd proably get in more trouble than if I did the comma-outside thing. I like reading The Lord of the Rings.

- daikon

Question #25695 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear "cute girl from the library,"
psych 301 and 302 are pretty difficult to take together. psych 302 is really demanding and requires a lot of extra hours.
but for psych 301 i recommend ross flom. he's pretty much the coolest teacher. not only is he highly entertaining, but he makes the subject interesting and easy to understand. so if there is room in his class, i'd recommend signing up for him.

Question #25693 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Re: Board Question #25501, I took Psych 301 from Dr. Pedersen last winter, and I loved it. He wrote the text we used, so if you missed class you just took notes from the book. Sometimes he could be a little dry, but I think that comes with the subject. I've also heard that Dr. Flom is really good, if you're looking for someone a bit younger.

Good luck!

-Junior Neurologist, Psychology Minor

Question #25672 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

On Board Question #25514:

I just wanted to say a couple of things that are related, though not necessarily directly, to the question Ready to protest! seems to be asking here.

First, if you (Ready, the Board, whoever) come up with an answer to the question of how to get more people to take the Prophets' words seriously, I'm sure the First Presidency and others would be very interested in hearing about it.

Second, I love the way Elder Oaks makes sure to point out that the office of the Twelve involves teaching true but general principles, and it is up to each individual to make personal applications in correct ways. Now, while I know that not every guy sitting around playing XboX has seriously pondered Elder Oaks's words and decided that he is applying them correctly, I think we ought to keep in mind that many (guys and girls) really are keeping the spirit of what Elder Oaks said in ways other than the ways that he suggested.

And finally, I wholeheartedly support Resilient's realistic and optimistic answer to the situation. I've found that conversion to an idea like this one really will come only according to individual's understanding of the need for the principle, which comes over time and in very individual ways.

- Idyho Spud

Question #25662 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In regards to Board Question #25526:

If you are talking about whistling with your mouth, yes, the air moves very fast.

I play trumpet, and in order to play higher notes, it isn't our lips getting tighter. Rather, it is the tounge that changes the velocity of air resulting in the lips vibrating faster. Some people think the lips just get tight so it plays higher. Well, the lips do compensate, but that is another thing.

Anyway, when we whistle, our tounge moves around in our mouth. Try it. Glisando up and down. Notice what your tounge is doing. The tounge is arched in our mouth when we whistle. The higher we whistle, the more the tounge moves closer to the roof of our mouth, thus resulting in less volume. Therefore, the air moves much faster, creating a faster vibration.

I hope this all makes sense and doesn't sound too smart, cause I ain't except for music stuff.

--- Bugle Boy

- Anonymous

Question #25659 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Regarding Board Question #25492, although this is not a "home remedy", Mr. Clean Magic Erasers actually work very well on walls. I used to work in BYU custodial and they had a huge supply of them. I would use those, they work great!

- Mr. Clean

Question #25653 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

With regard to Board Question #25499 and Board Question #19526, in internet explorer, if the board is in the favorites menu (and it should be!), placing the mouse over the link without clicking will create a text bubble which contains the full heading as well as the html address.

- the malapropist

Question #25651 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In reference to Board Question #25334 me and another who was involved would like to inform Branflakes that upon seeing his Board T-shirt, it was not in actuality supposed that he was in-fact a board writer. The accusations of him being a member of the board were simply teasing and shameless flirting tactics in order to entertain ourselves (as we were hopelessly bored) and to perhaps make him laugh as well! But we are glad that he got a kick out of it and that he even composed a question out of it! So I just wanted to clear that up! It is my belief that if I met Horatio there would be an instant click in my head that would allow me to realize it! ;)

- The Cheeky Chickie

Question #25646 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In reference to Board Question #25519, my husband and I were married in Provo and for our honeymoon we drove down and saw Zion's, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. Besides hotel reservations and seeing a play one evening at Tuacahn, we didn't really have any plans and were able to spend what time we needed with each other, and when we needed something less confrontational, we went into the parks. We stayed at bed and breakfast's, but if you need to save money, there are plenty of regular hotels too

- Amethyst, the purple llama . . . of doom!

Question #25635 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In regards to the person who asked about takng Physical Science through Independent Study (Board Question #25502): You can take the class and have it count on summer term, but only if you finish it by the posting deadline, which in this case is August 17. Here's a little hint about deadlines, however- if you have instructor-graded assignments (non Speedback), get them in ASAP. You can find out pretty much anything else about it by checking elearn.byu.edu or calling the number on the website. We Front Deskers are a pretty helpful bunch.

-Your Favorite Front Desker

Question #25632 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Board Question #25497

Dear Meow,

I've tried ProActive, and it didn't work for me, either. What have worked are two things in particular:
1)Minocin. It's a prescription antibiotic that you take twice a day, and it worked really well for me.
2)If you don't want to go to a doctor and get a prescription, go to a health food store and buy some Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Don't go to a regular grocery store, though; go somewhere where you can find the organic kind. Drink a tablespoon a day. I drink it with a cup of water. It tastes pretty gross, but it works.
Good luck!

- Comedy of Manners

Question #25621 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently saw New York Doll (highly recommended, by the way) and, having never been familiar with their music previously, loved listening to the clips they have on the menu screen and wanted to find those songs in their entirety. However, after researching it endlessly, I could only find one of the two songs from the menu screen in their discography: Trash. The other song would seem to be titled "Don't Try," but I couldn't find anything like it, even after searching through the lyrics for all their songs. Any idea what the other song is (it starts with, "It doesn't pay to try...")?

-Stumped

A: Dear Stumped,

It seems that the song you are referring to is "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" by Johnny Thunders, the lead guitarist for the New York Dolls. It does not seem like the song was released on either of the New York Dolls' albums, but it sounds like they played it on occasion. After his death in 1991, a compilation was released under the title, including the single. You can download the single from iTunes here.

Guns 'n' Roses did a notable cover of the piece (click here) as a tribute to Johnny Thunder.

So, the song was not necessarily a single from the New York Dolls... but it was written by a New York Doll.

I also agree... "New York Doll" was a great documentary about a very interesting guy. I personally liked the extra feature with David Johansen (AKA: Buster Poindexter) singing the last verse of "Come Come Ye Saints." That was a trip.

That is all.

Horatio the Musician
Question #25620 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What does the scripture "children are an heritage of the Lord" mean (Psalms 127:3)? The phrase "an heritage" has always seemed awkward to me?

- Just curious!

A: Dear Jc!,

Don't worry - you aren't the only one who has wondered what on earth that phrase means. A look at the footnotes proved mostly fruitless ("Marriage, Fatherhood"?), so I went to the Oxford English Dictionary to see what sort of archaic meanings the word "heritage" might have. Here's what I turned up:

3. Anything given or received to be a proper and legally held possession.

b. The people chosen by God as his peculiar possession; the ancient Israelites; the Church of God. (emphasis added)


So children are a peculiar possession of the Lord. That seems logical; after all, we are all children of God. We are entrusted with His children when we bring them into the world. They are his possessions, and He wants us to take care of them.

You could also interpret "heritage" to mean that we, as His children, will inherit all that He has one day, provided we live according to His commandments. Realizing that you're raising a future god is certainly a sobering thought. That makes a lot of sense in the context of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," I think.

Another question successfully dealt with by an appeal to the OED.

- Optimistic.
Question #25616 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Over the past year I'll admit I've fallen in love with my best friend. My best friend however does not show an interest in changing our relationship. I pretend to not feel what I do. How do I fall out of love?

I constantly date other people and I'm limiting my contact with her.

But whenever I'm on a date I think of her. When something happens, bad or good, I want to call her. When I see something funny while walking down the street, I want to call her and tell her about it.

I don't want to keep these unrequited feelings anymore.

How do I fall out of love?

- Just Another Cassio

A: Dear Just Another,

Are you in my brain right now? This is the exact same thing happening to me. I've been dealing with this situation for about a year and while I don't know how to completely dissolve my feelings I can tell you what has worked for me. I've opened myself, much like you, to the possibility of dating other people and getting to know others. What I have not done is change the amount of time I spend with the person who either doesn't know how I feel or doesn't care to let me know that they feel nothing. I am going to recommend you tell your friend how you feel. I haven't and I regret not having done so. While it's do as I say not as I preach, I think it's the only way to receive an answer. From other people's experiences with unrequited love, I've observed that being told that the other person doesn't share romantic feelings helps in stemming romance, or as you say, "falling out of love".

-I'm with ya
Question #25615 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Great, Powerful, and Almost Omnipotent 100 hour board,

Has any one of the 13 apostles or 1st presidency said anything about not having a boyfriend/girlfriend relation before turning 16? If so, could I please have references?


- Wruce Bayne (The original Batman)

A: Dear Wruce Bayne,

Well, the first such quote would be directly from a publication which was approved and released under the signature of the First Presidency with the LDS Church logo on the back (which is basically the definition of an authoritative text in the Church):

Do not date until you are at least 16 years old. Dating before then can lead to immorality, limit the number of other young people you meet, and deprive you of experiences that will help you choose an eternal partner.
(For the Strength of Youth, Dating, 24)


So... that is pretty much the doctrine of the church. It is a statement endorsed by all of the 12 Apostles and First Presidency (I'm not sure where you're getting 13... that is a little odd).

But, if that is not good enough for you... let's go for direct quotes:

Gordon B. Hinckley:
"The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. But this very attraction becomes as a powder keg unless it is kept under control. It is beautiful when handled in the right way. It is deadly if it gets out of hand.

"It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. This rule is not designed to hurt you in any way. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it.

"Steady dating at an early age leads so often to tragedy. Studies have shown that the longer a boy and girl date one another, the more likely they are to get into trouble.

"It is better, my friends, to date a variety of companions until you are ready to marry. Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. Keep your hands to yourself. It may not be easy, but it is possible."
("A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth," Liahona, April 2001, 38-39)


Boyd K. Packer:
Dating should not even begin until you are 16. And then, ideal dating is on a group basis. Stay in group activities; don't pair off. Avoid steady dating. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens."
("You're in the Driver's Seat," New Era, June 2004, 8.)


David B. Haight (former Apostle... maybe he was your 13th):
"Refrain from early dating or going steady. Avoid at all cost the familiarity trap. Instead of spending time in a lovers' lane, why not develop your minds and your personalities?" (Ensign, Nov. 1977, 58).


The policy of the church as laid out by the First Presidency is that we are not to date before we are 16. Dictionaries call a date "a romantic social engagement." So, don't sit around trying to convince yourself that all your time spent with that specially good looking "friend" isn't really dating.

Even after 16, we are encouraged to go on group dates until we are older and seriously looking for an eternal companion.

The policy and doctrine is pretty clear. If you're looking for excuses... for heaven's sake just WAIT. It isn't that long... and it won't seriously stunt your social development to wait a little longer to start dating. In fact, you will find that your maturity will make your relationships with members of the opposite sex to be much healthier. Of course, we can't guarantee healthy relationships... that is up to you.

That is all.

Horatio the Love Doctor
Question #25614 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I am a single parent living in the action-packed city of Las Vegas. My pre-school age son is an angel and I get compliments on his behavior all the time. However, I don't get dates. I attend a single's ward because my ex has visitation on the weekends. I attend FHE as often as possible. I attend the single's dances and activities as often as possible. I'm cute and funny and will usually have good conversations with guys. But I haven't been asked out once in the last 9 months. I go out and do things. I meet people. I'm willing to look foolish to have a fun time. If I'm interested in a guy, I'll put my hand on his arm for a moment when I say something. I'll smile in church. I joined the ward choir.

So, my question is: how much does the fact that I'm divorced and have a child factor into my date-ability? I don't broadcast the fact that I have a rugrat but he's my pride and joy so I naturally will mention him. But is the fact that he exsists the reason why I'm not dating? Do guys see me and think "instant responsibility"? I asked one guy out a few months ago and was totally turned down.


- Kid lottery winner

A: Dear Kid Lottery Winner,

Let me be the first to say this: no! No, you are not dating because of the simple fact that you are divorced and have a child. I'm living proof of that! 25 year-old in Provo, still working on a bachelors, and I'm divorced! Now, I don't have a child, but I still believe that does not count you out of the game. In fact, for me, it tells a lot about you.

You have experience in your life. You have had to deal with difficult situations and to remain worthy and faithful after them. That is huge! Also, I really don't think you can be a mother and not have some maturity. I am sure that you very concerned for your sons well being and outcome.

As you look at these great qualities and attributes, the question still remains: why am I not dating? Well, let's discuss several items. First, when do you mention your son? On the first date? During your first conversation with the guy? I am not saying that you remove the topic of your son from your conversations; however, I do suggest that you share it appropiately and timely. Most LDS men are not accustomed to the idea of divorce or single motherhood. They hear about it, and know about it, but most have not encountered it first hand. I have had several experiences of sharing about my divorce and the girl (or person) just did not know how to react to it. They didn't know what to say or do. They are not used to the idea. You need to allow a gradual period occur so that the guy can know YOU, not the idea that you are a divorced mother. My suggestion, allow at least a couple of dates to occur before you drop the big news. Although, that is my opinion; you can choose when and how to share it.

Second, and this may be the hardest thing, but be willing to accept the fact that a lot of guys do not want to marry into your situation. I am not saying that you are bad or that your situation is hopeless. I am saying, though, that we all have our free agency, and some may not choose to be in a relationship with you. And guess what, that is okay! In fact, it is better that you don't have men like that in your life. You are better off waiting and re-marrying a man that will love, respect, and care for you into the eternities.

It's hard, isn't it? Being alone after having someone so close to you? There are times that I drive myself crazy thinking about my situation and how I think it is hopeless sometimes. I really hate being divorced! All things aside, though, my life is better now. I am making improvements and hoping, once again, for a great future. I am sure you are doing the same. Keep going and don't give up! Your son will always look to you for encouragement and hope, just as long as you remain that symbol in his life. God bless you! I hope you find what you are looking for.

Resilient
Question #25611 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Are you all constantly amazed by the stupidity of the human race? At my place of employment I actually find myself depressed at times because of how ignorant someone is acting, from not being able to find something that is plainly marked and right in front of their face, to literally yelling at me for things that they must logically know are not my fault. At my work place we have actually started a "quote" book where we write down the idiotic things that people say to us...but does it bother anyone else how dim witted people can be?

So, with that question-I was wondering: what are some of the stupidest things that you have witnessed?

- The Cheeky Chickie

A: Dear Cheeky Chickie,

The stupidest? Wow, there are so many to choose from! For quite a long time, I worked in a computer support department at BYU. I can remember one time talking with a young lady on phone who said that her computer was not working. I had her check several things, including the power. "Is the computer plugged in" is what I would ask. She responded,"Of course it is. Do you think I would miss that?" I believed her and continued to try to help her with her problem. Small period of time passed away and then she said, "Oops, how did that fall out?" It was the power cord that had fallen out of the slot on the back of the computer. She plugged that in and BAM, it worked! Come to find out, she never really did check the power cord, she just thought he did. What can we learn from this? Don't do dumb things! Thank you.

Resilient
A: dear cheeky chickie,

people who change lanes in the middle of an intersection.

ignorant.
A: Dear CC,

Along the PC techie lines, the people who think that computers come with cupholders and then ask where their CD/DVD Rom drive is... ugh.

The following is a true conceptual-story:
A woman (why must it always be girls? How sad.) called in to a PC tech place asking why her computer wouldn't work. After a number of possibilities, the computer tech asked her to check the power supply, finally. She said she had to go get a flashlight to crawl underneath the desk to check it. He asked her why she needed the flashlight. She replied that the power for apt was out. He proceeded to tell her that she needed to pack up the computer in the original box and return it to the store where she bought it. She did so, and then asked Why? Because she was too dumb to operate it. True story, and yes, he was probably fired thereafter for poor customer service.

Other examples of idiocy: Me, personally, and yes, it's true. At Ben and Jerry's one night with a gal friend and noticed that the guy at the counter had on something that looked to me like a lava lava. I asked if he was wearing a lava lava, and he explained that "No, it was an apron." My friend proceeded to burst out laughing hysterically. I deserved it.

Yes, intelligence doesn't always come with the "street smarts" optional feature.;)

Expensive idiocy, true story: When working in government tech support, a man called nearly every day asking for help on a particular EPA form. When he was finally done and double-checked the entire form with me over the phone, he asked if it was all really done. I assured him that it was. He then relief-stricken told me, "Good, cause last year we were off by a decimal place, [on x part,] and got fined $10 million dollars!" I told him to have a great vacation and a nice day, then went for a drink (of water.) WHEW!

The most common complaint I hear is of idiocy while dealing with lines and traffic in Utah.

The End,
The Last Line
A: Dear Cheeky Chickie,

Yeah, sometimes today's politics make me feel like everyone is drowning and no one is smart enough to look around, put their feet down, and stand up in the 8 inches of water they are in.

-Rafe
Question #25610 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've always thought of that familiar term "free agency" as peculiar to Latter-Day Saints, but I recently saw it in the book Ivanhoe, which was written in the early 1800's. What's the real story on its origin?
- Veerapan

A: Dear Veerapan,

It's hard to find much about this term since it is peculiar and since nowadays, it is mostly used to refer to professional athletes who are free agents, who no longer have a contract with a team. In philosophy, however, free agent has referred to someone who has free will. The earliest use of the term "free agency" that I found was by Jean Jacques Rousseau in his "Dissertation on the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind," written in 1755.
It is not, therefore, so much the understanding that constitutes the specific difference between the man and the brute, as the human quality of free-agency.
It only appears once in Rousseau's discussion about free will. He also uses the term free agent.

Other works of literature before Ivanhoe in which I found this phrase were "Expedition of Humphry Clinker," written by Tobias Smollett in 1771 and Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man" in 1791.

-Wilhelmina Wafflewitz
Question #25609 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it purely coincidence that many lovely single girls work at the bookstore? Do they get hit on often and is it in good form to ask them out? There is not one, but two amazing girls that work there, and whether or not I risk it and take the chance depends upon the all knowing board.
Help Me

- One more Shy Single BYZOO guy

A: Dear BYZOO,

Go for it. Mr. Nike's and my relationship began at the BYU Bookstore. I highly advocate being brave and giving it a shot.

Nike
Question #25606 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If I want to start getting to know my boyfriend's mom a little better, ( because she has been bugging me and him about it, and always asking why I almost never talk to her, etc. ) do you think that my relationship with him might get a bit worse... It is sort of a "stereotype"/ rule that I have heard.. Since he doesnt exactly like her unconditionally ( meaning of course he loves her, but he is not thrilled with her per say..you know what I mean - guys?) and he avoids spending time with her if he can.
But I kind of like her and since I spend a ton of time at his house, she wants me to be around her too and get to know her. Anyway, do you think it is wise to become friendly with her / develop a relationship between us, or keep things as they are and just care about her son and his opinion aka my relationship with him.

- Jess

A: Dear Jess,

The tricky thing about being friends with people who don't exactly get along with each other is that it's hard to avoid gossiping, backbiting and taking sides. But if you can avoid these things, I think it's perfectly possible to be good friends with two people who aren't such good friends with each other. (And a non-gossipy relationship is a more mature one, anyway.)

Also, it sounds like you're in high school, and a Mom of a teenager kind of has a responsibility to know who her son is hanging out with or dating. Plus, if you can be friends with both of them, it may do something to ease their relationship. (Not that it's your responsibility to make them get along better, but having a somewhat neutral third party around can lower the tension in a relationship.)

You don't have to go hugely out of your way to get to know her, but you've already mentioned that you're at their house pretty often, so it shouldn't be inconvenient to get to know her a bit, too.

- Katya
Question #25605 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Being one who is always looking at expiration dates I need to know (to win a debate with my husband) do expirations date notify when you should stop using or eating from an item or merely the date that stores must sell the product?

- One appreciative of expiration dates

A: Dear Appreciative:

Well, Girl, it really just depends on the product. Since there are a lot of different products out there, I'll give you a simple rule of thumb. When you're out purchasing, notice if the food item has "Sell By . . ." or "Best By. . ." on it. The first I would classify as when the store should sell the product (such as eggs, dairy, etc.). The "Best By. . ." is leaning more towards an exact expiration date.

Some even spell out "expiration date" for you. How quaint.

I hope you won!


Mojoschmoe
A: Dear One,

I'll side with you regardless of any facts presented. Latro and I actually discussed this just this morning in regards to English muffins.

- Lavish
Question #25604 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a lot of time on my hands this summer and figure a good way to fill that time is by doing some service. I am looking for a long-term service opportunity, something that I can do throughout the entire summer (once or twice a week) and perhaps even beyond that. What should I do?

- looking to serve

A: Dear looking to serve,

Apply to be a Board writer?

- Katya
A: Dear Looking,

Ooh ooh! I've been hearing a lot of those commercials on the radio lately for volunteerutah.com . Check it out.

- Lavish
A: Dear looking to serve,
You can also try the Jacobsen Center at BYU, 422-8686. They're in 2010 WSC.
-ABC 123
Question #25603 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

The link to one of your articles does not work, I would be interested in reading the article if it is still available.
ID#: 906
Area: Archive
Submitted: 2003-10-07 22:59:27
Posted: 2003-10-11 04:02:04
Categories: LDS: Culture, Relationships: Long Distance

- One of the 3% who did wait!

A: Dear waited,

A couple of things inhibt our ability to recover this link:

1) It's old, posted in 2003 (almost 3 years old)
2) The writer has retired; yes, we have her email, but it's in poor form to keep pestering the alumni
and 3) The link is not hosted on our website; if it was, we could do something about it

There you go. So, the first two are really excuses, but the third one really is true. This is why we've tried to pull what we can on to the Board's website, but we don't have intellectual rights to the internet. If it's down (which it is), there's not much we can do from here.

Thanks for the good eye, though!

-Fractile
A: Dear I know three others,

"Can't find an old article" : Librarian

is as

Red Cape : Bull


In short, we see it as a challenge. The fact that FCSM got the year wrong in her citation slowed me down by maybe 5 minutes, but I still found it in under a half hour. The article "Can she wait for him?" was published in the March 16, 2002 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. You can also read it at Beliefnet.com.

- Katya the librarian
Question #25602 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where can I find statistics for the number of drug treatment or rehab facilities in the U.S. from around the 1970's to today? I am trying to make a chart with the total of treatment facilities each year to show the incline or decline over time.

- Statistically Stumped

A: Dear Statistically Stumped,
This sounds like a task for the professionals in the HBLL, probably Social Sciences or Business Management/Economics to be exact. Check out both of their reference desks on the first floor. If you aren't in Provo, Social Sciences can be reached at 422-6228 and ManEc at 422-2802.
-ABC 123
Question #25601 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How long after I get a TB test do I have to wait to give plasma? I know it's like 2 weeks for immunizations, but is that different? It was just a test.

- Tab Buehler

A: My Dearest Key Right Under the Tilde,

It depends. Not knowing where you donate plasma, and the restrictions they impose, makes this question impossible for me to answer. But don't worry, you can pick up the phone and call the Plasma Donation Center and ask someone that works there.

-The Right Reverend Rusky Roo
Question #25599 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

So I just finished a delicious apple, which I of course washed before I began eating. But it got me to thinking: why is washing a piece of fruit with just water acceptable? It seems like it wouldn't wash off very many germs. Why not use soap?

- I love the granny smiths

A: Dear I love the Granny Smiths,

One of the main purposes of washing your hands with soap is to wash off some of the oils on your skin that bacteria can stick to. (See this article from the Straight Dope.) Apples don't secrete oils, so that reason for washing with soap doesn't apply to them. Also, not washing all the soap off an apple means you're going to get a soapy mouthful, which isn't a side effect of washing your hands with soap. (Unless you suck your thumb or something.)

On the other hand, grocers often coat apples with a light layer of wax because it improves their shine, and water won't wash that off very well. So you may want to wash your apples with soap just to get rid of the wax.

- Katya
Question #25598 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I really would like to take a dance class with my wife, but she has already graduated. Is it possible for her to take a dance class with me at BYU? Is UVSC our only option for learning how to dance together?

- Mr. Happy Feet

A: Dear Mr. Happy Feet,

Your wife can take evening classes through BYU's continuing education division. She'll have to pay graduate student tuition, but she'll also be able to register as early as the grad students. Evening classes are generally defined as any class that starts after 4pm. This fall there will be three evening sections of Dance 180 (Social Dance), including a Friday night section for couples. You can find more information about the Division of Continuing Education, and a current list of evening classes here.

Happy Dancing!

- Katya
Question #25597 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is the difference between hard wheat, whole wheat, wheat, and white flour?

-Confused

A: Dear Confused:

Basically, it's how much the wheat has been ground. If you were to compare hard wheat to white flour, you will notice that hard wheat flour appears to have bits and pieces of wheat looking items. This is because it hasn't been ground to pieces and bleached like white flour has. Hard wheat will have the most pieces, followed by whole wheat, then wheat and white. The more bits and pieces in the flour, the more healthy the flour is. Wheat contains fiber and all sorts of other good stuff in the covering of the kernel--and this part is often stripped off during grinding. This is why whole wheat is so emphasized in nutrition to eat whole-wheat rather than white when you can. I hate to burst some bubbles here, but "wheat" flour most often isn't wheat at all (unless you're grounding it yourself). It's just white flour dyed brown. So, if you're in the market for healthy flour and breads, I'd recommend looking for the term "whole wheat" in the ingredients listed on the label.

Hooray for wheat! It's my favorite ingredient!


Mojoschmoe
Question #25596 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Has someone ever spent the night in the library-like hid somewhere after it closed and stayed there all night? Honestly, I always wanted to do that, is there a way to ask for permission to sleep in the library for a night? I know it sounds odd but it's always been one of my fantasies. Oh, do the securtiy guards check every floor to make sure everyone is out of the library?

- book worm

A: Dear book worm,

No. Don't even try it. First of all, if you're in the library after hours you "are trespassing and may be subject to university sanction and criminal prosecution" (as said in the closing announcement).

Secondly, there are motion sensors all over the library and the slightest move could set them off after hours. If this is while the library is empty, dispatch will send over the BYU police and you'll have to deal with them.

Thirdly, library security patrol each floor to make sure it's empty at the end of the night while the night custodians do a pretty thorough cleaning. Then the morning custodians come in very early to clean up some more, so there is a very small amount of time that the library is uninhabited. I'm sorry to kill "one of [your] fantasies", but that's just the way it is.

Take it from me, I actually had to stay in the library all through the night one time to monitor some alarms that were being fixed and the HBLL is not that comfortable of a place to spend the night. Try the RB. ;)

-Long-time Blue Blazer Boy
Question #25595 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I came across a news article last night (via a link on Wikipedia) that really surprised me (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_objectid=17105921&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=killer-bug-air-scare--name_page.html). It claims that about two weeks ago (May 19), a woman on a flight from Africa to London died after exhibiting ebola-like symptoms. However, I can't find any other news outlets reporting the story. Is the article a hoax? (Is "The Mirror" a reputable source or just an online tabloid?) ... Or could there be an ebola case in London?

- queenlucy

A: Dear queenlucy,
I don't believe there to be any outbreak of ebola in the United Kingdom. I ran a search on bbc.co.uk to see if there were any articles written, but the most recent articles that mention anything about the ebola virus were from December 2005.

However there is a document put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispages/ebola/Ebola_airline.pdf that talks about what airline personnel should do in the case of ebola virus.

The Mirror's About Us page states the following:
Mirror.co.uk is the online edition of The Daily Mirror, Britain's brightest tabloid newspaper.

As well as exclusive news, showbiz and sport from the paper, we'll be bringing you breaking stories as they happen and incisive analysis from The Daily Mirror's brilliant team of columnists.
As an example of this, I did find this article on the Mirror but also found it on the Boston Globe at this link. However, the Mirror's article was much more elaborate to the point of view of the soccer player than the Boston Globe. I think the Mirror obviously takes its liberties on what it writes. Of course the Globe is reputable since it is part of the New York Times company.

In short, I think that if there were an outbreak of ebola, we'd know about it.

-Zantedeschia
Question #25593 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If a certain strain of bacteria mates with melons and the resulting offspring believe in a free market society, how many apples does Johnny have?

- not smart enough to get an ADS scholarship at Michigan State, but dated someone who is

A: Dear nsetgaADSsaMS,bdswi,

Two. In hexadecimal.

- Why?
Question #25589 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In Board Question #25331, you talked about milk. What about yogurt?

- Still alive after November expiration date

A: Dear Alive:

Yogurt is different because most of it contains live cultures. Yogurt is simply milk that has been supplemented with a couple of friendly bacteria (more specifically, actobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus), then been left alone to ferment. The bacteria convert the milk's sugar, or lactose, into lactic acid. The lactic acid accounts for yogurt's tangy taste, as well as its texture. So when you buy a container of yogurt, you are effectively purchasing an ongoing chemical process. Allowing this process to continue unchecked (i.e., leaving the yogurt alone for three weeks) will result in a lot of dead bacteria and lactic acid. The yogurt will taste sour. Feel free to try it if you dare.

I personally wouldn't eat yogurt if it was more than five days past the expiration date. If you get Yoplait Yogurt or some other kind with the foil on top, I wouldn't eat it if it were bulging too much either.

Wahoo!


Mojoschmoe

Question #25583 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Dr. 100 Hour Board,

Okay, I know y'all arn't doctors or anything, but maybe you can help me out with a slight mality. I have detached earlobes, and once in a while I get this lump INSIDE it. There is no external signs (so I doubt it's a zit or anything), and when I roll my finger over it, it causes discomfort. Once I heard it was a fat deposit... but I don't trust that source at all. Any ideas, or am I just an anatomical abnormality?

- The Economizer

A: Dear Econ,

The following is a response that a friend who is a medical transcriptionist (so they listen to problems and then write up the problem and solution that the doctors decided) for a living:
"Sounds like a sebaceous cyst. Totally harmless. I've gotten them, too. Has nothing to do with zits, just a fatty deposit in your earlobe that will go away sooner or later."

That's the best I could come up with unless someone has a better reply.

Sincerely,
The Last Line, Not a Dr, yet!
Question #25581 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who drew the fun cartoon map that's in this month's BYU magazine? And how much would it cost to frame it?

- Questioning

A: Dear Questioning,

The illustrations in that article and the map were done by Steve Gray. He has a website you can visit for more information about him.

And how much would it cost to get the map framed? It depends on where you go, what materials you use, and if you have it matted. If you framed it at minimal cost, no fancy stuff, it would be around $20-$30. It would need to be custom framed since 16x21 isn't a ready-made frame size.

- de novo -
Question #25562 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a good friend whom I work with whose husband is battling a pornography addiction. She knows about the addiction but her husband still won't admit to having a problem. He is a BYU student and has aspirations of going to medical school. Her theory is that he won't admit to it because it is a violation of the honor code and he is scared of getting kicked out of BYU. I'm curious as to what the consequences are for a BYU student with this type of problem. Would he really get kicked out or just be put through counseling or something? Their marriage is on the rocks and any information regarding this matter would be very helpful!

- Concerned

A: Dear Concerned,

I am aware of more than one person in this situation. It is certainly not uncommon. In fact, the prevalence of it has lead more than one religion professor to comment that BYU should have an "amnesty week" or something of the like where students can go confess things to their bishops and take care of sins they have committed without fear that their student status will be affected.

To be bluntly honest with you, there is no way for me to be able to say what any one bishop will do. Their decision will depend on how long he has had the problem, the types of pornography viewed, the frequency of it, his attitude towards his mistakes, and on inspiration from the Lord. Some bishops may simply ask them to work with them to stop and leave it at that. Others may choose to convene a bishop's council. Some will instantly pull his endorsement while others may not even think to do so.

I know this probably isn't the answer you were looking for or that his wife wants, but it is the truth. There are no X=Y's when it comes to repentance. There are too many variables.

My suggestion to your friend is to be understanding with her husband. His concerns over being expelled from the university are a real fear of his, regardless of whether she agrees with it or not. I think one of the most helpful things she can do is, at an appropriate time, address the issue in a non-confrontational way. She can bring up what she has seen that has made her believe he has a problem. She can reassure him that she isn't going to go to the bishop behind his back and that, more than anything, she wants to let him know that she still loves him despite his sins and weaknesses. Helping him to feel loved, safe, and secure in his marriage would be, in my opinion, one of the best things she can do.

It may take him a while to clear things up. It may not be until after he is done at BYU. She needs to be supportive and realize that forcing/pushing/nagging someone into repentance does not help them heal. Showing loving concern and loyal support will do 50 times more.

As for their marriage being on the rocks, them drawing together to help him overcome his addiction to pornography may do wonders for their relationship. However, it may not. I would suggest they seek professional counseling. Confidentiality would keep any issues addressed their from making their way back to BYU. Counseling may be difficult and cost them some money, but I would hope they see their marriage as worth more than the costs.

As always, I'm not a professional, but this is the best advice I have to offer. I wish them the best of luck.

-Pa Grape
Question #25550 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I work in NYC in a building that overlooks a lot of broadway theaters. Most of the broadway theaters are only a few stories high, and look like they could be dated back to the early 20th century. Anyways, on top of many of the buildings, there are water-shed looking things. They are cylinders with cone-shape tops. I was wondering what these were used for or what purpose they serve now, if any? Like I said, just looking out my window I found at least a dozen of them, and I am sure there are plenty more. Thanks!

- City Slickerr

A: Dear City Slickerr,

I've searched my architecture dictionary, my flip dictionary and the internet, to no avail. This is one of those situations where I could probably find information quite easily . . . if only I knew the name of the structure you're talking about. All I can guess is that they're some type of chimney with a roof to protect them from the elements.

- Katya
Question #25540 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have any of you ever been to Puerto Vallarta? I will be there on my honeymoon at the end of summer and am looking for some free-to-inexpensive things to do while there.

A: Dear ?,

It looks like none of us have been to Puerto Vallarta, so really our googling research is as good as yours. Here's some sites I found that have helpful tourist information and things to do.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g150793-Activities-Puerto_Vallarta_Pacific_Coast.html
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Mexico/Estado_de_Jalisco/Puerto_Vallarta-935573/Things_To_Do-Puerto_Vallarta-TG-C-1.html
http://www.banderasnews.com/vallarta-living/101hottest.htm
http://www.puertovallarta.net/what_to_do/index.php
http://www.allaboutpuertovallarta.com/
http://www.vallartaonline.com/

Have a great honeymoon...

- de novo -
Question #25536 posted on 06/08/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

A little while ago I went to the store to buy half and half for a recipe I was trying. Now, I always understood half and half to be half milk fat, but to my surprise, they were marketing fat free half and half. Do I have a misconception as to what half and half is? Or are they pushing the boundaries in the name of low-fat marketing?

- Trying to watch my cholesterol

A: Dear Trying,

Half and half is a dairy product that is 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 cream. The fat content is typically about 12% so I guess technically you could have... less than 12% for low fat half and half? As for fat free... I'm not entirely sure how you could have fat FREE half and half.

- Lavish
A: Dear Trying:

I did some research on fat-free half and half. . .and here's some facts from the best website I found:

Q: What is the Darigold Fat Free Half & Half?
A: Darigold Fat Free Half & Half is a real dairy product. It's 100% oil free and the main ingredient is milk. It's a new product from Darigold made especially for people who want to cut fat and calories from their diet without sacrificing taste.

Q: Can Darigold Fat Free Half & Half be substituted for traditional Half & Half?
A: Yes, Darigold Fat Free Half & Half tastes rich and creamy like traditional Half & Half, and can be used in your coffee or on your cereal.

Q: What about cooking and baking?
A: Darigold Fat Free Half & Half will perform well in most of your favorite recipes. In case you're looking for something new, we've created some quick and easy-to-prepare dishes just for this product.

Q: What is Ultra-pasteurization?
A: Ultra-pasteurization is a production process that heats milk at a higher temperature than traditional pasteurization methods. In using the UP process, milk is heated to 280 degrees Fahrenheit or above for 2-3 seconds. In traditional high temperature short time (HTST) pasteurization, milk is heated to 172 degrees for 20-25 seconds.

Q: Is Darigold Fat Free Half & Half kosher approved?
A. Yes.

Q: Is Darigold Fat Free Half & Half recloseable?
A: Yes, our fitment cap is tamper-proof. Consumers like the easy-to-pour spout with the recloseable cap.

Q: Can you freeze Darigold Fat Free Half & Half?
A: No. Darigold Fat Free Half & Half does not freeze well. The ice crystals tend to shatter the protein in the product. This causes the product to separate, giving it a watery and flecky appearance.


Interesting stuff. I went to the store and looked at a fat-free half and half container, and it contained a lot of fat substitutes. My guess is that rather than fat, they used fat substitutes to keep the consistency, mouthfeel and taste there but the fat out. I really think it's smart because there are a lot of health concious people out there, and a lot of them are suckers for the "fat-free" marketing.

Hooray!


Mojoschmoe