Mar 8th 2007 10:05AM In livestock the only way to get a female to start ovulating to be bred is to make sure she has hit a certain age and weight, ie. 8 months and 800 pounds. For all we know the human "age" is around 9 or 10 but some girls don't reach the optimal weight until later.
I don't think hormones are the cause of puberty starting earlier. I think we are seeing something related to genetics happening to our young girls. Until solid scientific (NON BIASED) research has been done, there is no reason to continually blame hormones in milk since they have always been there to some degree.
Dec 1st 2006 1:04AM Wow thanks Ron for putting ALL American women into one big pot. Men like you deserve to be bashed.
I'm 21, I have no STDs, have never been pregnant and I have had sex with one partner in my college career. Oh, and I don't go out and party and play mind games. I spend my own money and I pride myself in knowing that when I graduate from college I'll be able to make my own money and I won't have to depend on a man like YOU to buy the big SUV and house that I supposedly want because I'm an American Woman.
Have you forgotten that men gain weight and let themselves go? At least women have an excuse, it's called childbirth, why don't you try it sometime.
Nov 26th 2006 7:50PM I think the reason we don't eat horse in America is because they are raised as pets. They are considered a tasty treat in other countries. I have horses of my own and I in no way condone horse slaughter but when in Rome do what the Romans do. Most of America's unwanted horses go to slaughter in Canada to be eaten in Europe, all the others die of starvation because their owners don't feed them anymore and that makes slaughter and feedlots look 100% humane.
Aug 22nd 2006 3:39PM 1. Don't feel pressured to go greek. It costs a lot and it takes up precious time. You can meet lots of fun people and make some close friends but you can do that without the commitment to a Greek House.
2. Meet people in your dorm, apartment complex or even classes. I stayed friends with someone from my freshman English class for years after we finished the class. Make friends with people in your specific college (Engineering, Science, Agriculture, etc). If they are older (and wiser..maybe), those are the best people to get advice from. Old tests and which classes to take with which professors are pretty valuable things.
3. Stay away from dorm cafeteria food. Get yourself on the lowest meal plan possible and save money for some real food thats healthy.
4. Save partying for the weekend. It really sucks to be hung over the day before a test.
5. Study and do any out of class assignments as soon as possible so you don't have to rush. Write that essay paragraph by paragraph and when you stop jot down any ideas you may still have so you don't forget next time you open up the essay.
6. The dorms are fun but when you sit down to do your studying CLOSE THE DOOR AND PUT ON SOME HEADPHONES. Don't answer your phone unless its mom or dad and definitely don't answer the door.
7. Get to know if you and your roommate are compatible right away. If the roomie doesn't work, you will be miserable! I went 2 months without saying more than "hi" to my first roommate. I moved out and I was happy....imagine that.
8. Stay in touch with your parents. As stupid as this may sound, they will have some good advice and they might even keep you sane. Plus, parents always have a way of making things better (they might even send money!)
9. Be outgoing and introduce yourself to your professors and/or TAs. These people decide your grade, let them know you care about that.
10. Have fun! If your school offers intramural sports, play a sport. If your school has competitive sports teams, go watch the game. You'll only have college once.
Aug 22nd 2006 3:28PM I know that my vegetarian roommate was very limited in the dorm cafeteria and she went from a healthy 145 to a very unhealthy 225. Now that we live in the same apartment with our own kitchen and food stock she still eats close to the same way and hasn't managed to lose any of the weight.
I lost weight my first semester but then had a knee injury that laid me up for the second semester. Believe me, I spent lots of time trying to lose all that weight. My advice to students is to have fun but don't over do it. Have some money saved every month to go out and buy cheap but healthy snacks to bring to class or eat in your dorm as replacements for cafeteria and off campus food. As for beer and other alcohol, save it for the weekend... lol maybe every other weekend.