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Question #91512 posted on 08/06/2018 10:15 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Does anyone know where the LSAT test location is at BYU? I'd like to practice my tests on a similar desk that I'll be taking the real one on and if I could get an idea in advance of where the test is typically held I could study in a similar environment and perhaps even on the same desk. I'll take it in November of this year.




Dear You,

I looked and was unable to find out where the LSAT test is given at BYU. If any readers know the test location feel free to leave a correction.



posted on 08/07/2018 10:43 a.m.
My roommate just took the LSAT a few months ago. He said that he took the test in a classroom in the BYU law building, but that apparently sometimes it's in the BYU testing center and that it might even be somewhere different, it changes a lot. But he also says that when you sign up to take it you should get a ticket with the location.

If you can't find out exactly where it will be for a while though, I would suggest trying to take the practice test in multiple places, like empty classrooms or library study rooms or maybe even the Provo library. That way, even if you can't get used to the exact room you'll at least be used to always being somewhere new.

Good luck!

The Lawyers Roommate
posted on 08/07/2018 5:08 p.m.
Chad, Tipperrary, and TLR,

The Lawyer's Roommate is correct - it changes from time to time - in fact, when I took the LSAT at BYU, they changed the location the morning of the LSAT (we all showed up in one location, only to be told they had decided at the last minute to move it to another). It makes sense to take it in multiple spots and to be flexible.

- lady d
Question #91431 posted on 08/06/2018 7:02 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

From how high up could you conceivably parachute without

(A) supplementary oxygen?
(B) a pressurized space suit?
(C) burning up upon reentry?

-Just hypothetically, I promise


Dear hypothetical,

I am so sorry you've had to wait so long. I've kind of gone AWOL for the entire summer, and the number of hours this question has gone overdue is one of the results from that...

(A) The highest altitude a human can survive in, referred to as the death zone, is 8,000 meters, or 26,246 feet above sea level. However, for parachuting, you would be passing through this zone pretty quickly, and so could survive a jump from higher up. In fact, someone has actually jumped without supplementary oxygen from around 42,000 feet, so considerably above the death zone. Depending on how long you can hold your breath, you could parachute from a bit higher than 42,000 feet.

(B) In the same article that references the highest jump without supplementary oxygen, it mentions the highest jump ever made: 135,890 feet (which you can read more about here). If the guy who made this jump had not been wearing a special pressurized suit, apparently his blood would have boiled. In fact, it turns out that human bodily fluids begin to boil at an altitude of 63,000 feet above sea level. So 63,000 feet is probably around the upper limit without a special pressurized suit.

(C) According to this Quora answer, it depends on your velocity and mass; mostly likely you could go to the very edge of Earth's atmosphere.


posted on 08/07/2018 10:43 a.m.
This is your friendly neighborhood reminder that the Earth's atmosphere doesn't have an edge. It just gets thinner and thinner forever. The international space station has to routinely fire rockets to get it up higher in orbit because it is slowing down as it flies through the atmosphere ... at an altitude of 254 miles (1.34 million feet). But yes, you could parachute in from a million miles away without burning up so long as you went slow enough, and had really, really good aim.
Question #91543 posted on 08/06/2018 3:26 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are all the High Priest group leaders, Scoutmasters, and Visiting Teaching supervisors going to do, now that they have been (or are soon to be) released en masse?

But seriously, is the church distancing itself from part two of President Hinkley's injunction that every member needs a friend, a responsibility, and to be taught the gospel? Or is it just eliminating the scaffolding that supports us while we grow?

I feel like my calling could be part of the next wave. If I'd been released and not reassigned, I think I'd be struggling with feelings of uselessness and not belonging. How can I get self reliant enough to weather the storms without the structure I feel dependent on.

-Sweet Pea


Dear Moonlight Sonata,

I don't think the church is distancing itself from President Hinckley's counsel. 

In order to explain my thought processes, allow me to make a digression into mathematics: In math, we have things called isomorphisms. Essentially when two things are isomorphic, it means although they look different, they behave in the exact same way. I'm inclined to think of the changes the church is making as isomorphic. Yeah, it looks different, but serves the same purpose. 

We always were supposed--and are continuing--to be genuine friends to the other people in the church. Though old callings will be dissolved, new, just as important ones will take their place.

Change can be scary, but perhaps things aren't changing as much as you think they are.


posted on 08/07/2018 10:43 a.m.
The church has asked that there be two adults with primary and youth classes. For my Ward's primary this involved alot of new callings.
posted on 08/08/2018 8:45 p.m.
A lot of family wards struggle to even fill all the callings in the current structure. Lots of people end up having two or more callings just to keep things going. Re-structuring the scaffolding actually would allow more flexibility as well as some relief to many people.
Question #91536 posted on 08/06/2018 2:24 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I feel awful about this, but lately I have been having a hard time with the focus on the youth of the church. Don't get me wrong - I totally recognize how important it is for the youth to recognize how important THEY are. But as a non-youth, I have concerns. I heard the same messages in my youth, and felt empowered and inspired by them. Now that I have left that time in my life behind me, I feel like I am not as useful or something. Obviously I know I have responsibilities to strengthen the youth in my ward and my family, but even that doesn't seem like a big deal. On top of that is the worry that I didn't live up to MY potential when I was at that point in my life. I was part of the "hope of Israel," saved for these last days, etc etc., with great work to do, and then all of a sudden....I wasn't. So did I accomplish whatever my mission was as a youth, or did I fail in that vital life stage and now that there's a new generation, do I just live out my adulthood wondering what more I should have done? I sure hope at least some of that made sense!

Grown Up


Dear Adult,

Yeah, there's definitely a weird paradigm shift in the church, where everything is about you as a kid and a youth, and then you grow up and have kids of your own, and suddenly your life is about helping others. It can be a little abrupt to go from one to the other, but the thing is, you never lose your worth or your purpose as a person, whatever stage of life you're in. You matter no matter what! The youthsss matter partially because of what they can do as youth, but also because of the adults they grow up to be. You don't suddenly cease being "the hope of Israel" just because you're a few years older. You get to continue being the hope of Israel. You get to continue making a difference and being a cool person. You're now an adult who probably has even more ability/resources to do good things, and not just in terms of "strengthening the youth in your ward and family," but in every aspect of your life. 

Probably one of the reasons they talk so much about the youth in the Church is because they're at a stage of life where they have more self esteem issues than other age groups, but also to help prepare them to go on to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.



Dear you,

I think the focus on the children and the youth of the church is more about teaching and developing righteous habits while people are still in the stage of life where they're establishing daily habits. The youth of the Church are perhaps going to be the most zealous in spreading the gospel because of their youthful enthusiasm, but I don't think one particular group or generation is any more important than the next. The rhetoric surrounding the importance of the youth is about teaching people while they're most susceptible to such teachings, and should in no way diminish your sense of purpose in adulthood.




Dear Adult,

I agree with Luciana that a large part of the focus on youth is because they're still in such a formative stage of life. The way I see it, is that as youth we were told all about our potential for building up the church. Now it's time for us to realize that potential. Personally, I never interpreted the focus on young women and young men as a sign that they're going to do great things as youth (though I suppose that's possible), but that they're going to do great things as adults thanks to the foundation laid at this time.

Don't worry about whether or not you fulfilled your mission as a youth, and concentrate on fulfilling your mission now, whatever it may be.


Question #91529 posted on 08/06/2018 2:24 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Someone in our ward has 7 kids who all got married in the temple. Obviously people make their own choices so you can’t for somebody to do something. But, what can I do to make it more likely my children will stay faithful in Christ? I mean, those parents must have been doing something right! Looking for specific things I can do.



Dear Trying,

I'm not a parent, but I do have parents! So far they're going pretty strong in having all their kids stay faithful in Christ, and for me, one of the most important things they've done is just instilling Christ-like values in us. I grew up watching my parents serving others every chance they got, speaking kindly and respectfully about others even if they didn't necessarily agree with everything those people did, praying every single night (as a family and individually), and magnifying their Church callings. They also took advantage of bringing gospel principles up in normal conversations all the time, and even though as a teenager I sometimes thought that was annoying, it really showed me how much my parents valued the gospel, and helped me value it more, too. Ultimately, just the people they were and the way they lived their lives helped shape me into a good person who cares about serving others and being kind and respectful.

That said, though, ultimately it's up to the children what they choose to do. Parents can be the most stalwart, faithful people ever, and their kids can totally reject their teachings. That's a reflection on the children's agency, not the parents, so no matter what choices they make, make sure your kids know that you'll be in their corner come what may.



Dear Tryna,

I'm in the same boat as Alta in that I'm not a parent, but I do happen to have quite fantastic parents (in fact, I share these parents with Alta).

I think my parents were able to have the greatest impact on building my faith in Christ is through simply being good. They aren't judgmental, support me through everything, and talk about Christ and the gospel frequently.

They have shown, and continue to show me the worth of living as active members of the Church.


Question #91518 posted on 08/06/2018 2:24 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Did any of you attend the Forum today (17 July 18) by Ben Bikman? Pretty interesting stuff.

My question is, though, do any of you have good, easy recipes that are high in proteins and fats and low in carbs? He mentioned in his address that avoiding "college staples" is a good place to start, but I feel like those are staples for a reason. College food is cheap and easy (pasta, bread, sugary stuffs). Bonus points for recipes that are easy to scale and prepare in bulk.



Dear Greg,

I saw that forum! I will specify, though, that he didn't just say to avoid all carbs, but to avoid simple carbs. He advocated pretty strongly for complex carbs like fruits and vegetables, but complex carbs also include things like oatmeal, brown rice, and sweet potatoes. Those can be some pretty good replacements for traditional college student staples, because they're cheap and easy to make, and that way you still get some good starchy foods. 

Most gluten-free dinner recipes fit the mold for high protein and high fat foods without a lot of carbs, so I would definitely recommend looking into gluten-free recipes. The internet is rife with them, and some Board writers also shared our favorite gluten-free recipes here. But because you asked for something new, I would also recommend this chicken marrakesh. Serve it over some brown rice, and it's awesome. 


posted on 08/06/2018 3:28 p.m.
Paleo foods are generally high in protein and fat, but low in carbs.

Here are a couple of my favorite Paleo bloggers: