When topicals just don’t work, many dermatologists will recommend antiobiotics to treat their patients’ acne. But if you take antibiotics and they cure your acne, do you have to then continue taking them forever? And how do you get the best improvement from antibiotics from acne? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers these questions. Connect with DermTV: www.facebook.com www.twitter.com [TRANSCRIPT] When topical products and treatments just don’t bring my patients’ acne under control, of the three most commonly used oral medications – antibiotics, birth control pills and Accutane – antibiotics are virtually always my go to first choice. Compared to the other two options, antibiotics have many fewer side effects, work faster – often in just a few weeks – and are easier to use. But when antibiotics actually do bring your acne under control, do you need to continue to take them forever? And if you do discontinue them, will your acne just rebound and breakout all over again? Fortunately, the answer to both is no. I like to explain this by saying that your skin has a memory. When it’s “used” to breaking out, it continues to, and when it’s used to not breaking out, it tends to stay clear for quite a while. For the scientists out there, you could call this the inertial theory of acne! So when your acne is controlled with antibiotics, and stays clear for a few weeks, you can gradually decrease the dose until you are no longer taking it and still maintain acne free skin …
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Question by : Are the younger Jehovah’s Witnesses in for a “shock”, when they get older?
Younger Jehovah’s Witnesses, between the ages of 12 and 25, are in a very unique position…they have energy, they are healthy, and motivated.
The WT Org. uses those positives to the full.
The elders, and parents encourage them, and provide for them while they expend their energies delivering the “magazine message” of the populace.
It is a proven fact that fully 33% of all JW children leave, and never return to the group.
The remainder come, and go with the ups and downs of their lives.
When these young ones finally get “settled” in their lives, married, or not, they will be faced with some stark realities.
1. Identity problems.
The works, and industrialized methods of the JW gospel, is directed at one objective, “getting new members”. Becoming “who” they are, as individuals, takes a back-seat to the witness work, and any developing of the inner self, beyond the scriptures, is nonexistent.
Once they slow-down their ministry work, they discover they are not as “encouraged” by the elder-body, and unless they keep those hours up, they are not a part of “God’s witnessing army”
These younger years are important for developing personalities that carry us all through to the ends of our lives..all too many of these kids are depressed, anxious, and worn-out before they hit their thirties.
2. As these members age, they see other children in the Halls, becoming ministerial servants, elders, and wives of the same, but it is very clear that the families of the greatest wealth, and generational history in the Org, have first choice in everything.
This is a wake-up call for many, when they realize that their hard works, door to door solicitations, and sacrifice of their youth was not going to have the reward they so hoped for.
3. The job market.
Again, the established, wealthy member’s children will fair better in this field, where their parents can give them a financial boost to put them through school, buy a small business for them, their cars, clothes and spending money while they are seeking employment, and a mate.
The wealthy JW families do much better that their poorer counterparts, and a true class-distinction is visible.
Depression is at the apex among youthful Jehovah’s Witness members, due to many factors, but primarily because of the “cliques” and obvious partiality that exists within the WTS congregational structure.
The wealth marry the wealthy, and the poor marry the poor, the education levels of the wealthy are an advantage, while the poor remain in a rut. This is a major cause of depression for JW young ones.
5. Realization of no “equalization” of resources.
The Bible tells Christian congregations to “equalize” their financial resources, or to make sure that all members have what they need, without showing favoritism to one over the other.
This does not occur in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, they have “money-class” distinctions just like the world.
6. Future confusion.
Where do I go from here, and what do I do now?
Once a younger poorer member realizes his dreams of a happy life are restricted by the choices he made, designed by the WTBTS to bring in new members, they look back at the sacrifices they made, and the reality of who was really helped along the way..it is a shock when they realize this late that they are not equipped for their futures, educationally, financially, and emotionally…they have been deprived a normal, life of abundance that was their hope and dream.
Unless they get up, and get into a school program as soon as possible, against the advise of the Watchtower, they will languish in their unproductive state for years, never having enough self-confidence to do so.
7. Lack of support.
Verbal encouragement is the extent of the “assistance” these young ones get, if they are born into poverty, or are not as “connected” as other JW youth.
Becoming friends with the wealthier JW youth is a way of attaching themselves to financial hope. Some of the wealthy parents do assist these less fortunate ones, at the bequest of their own children…but the faucet of finances stops when their own children start school, or start-up a new company, paid for by mom and dad.
This is where the true divisions start…
There are many more trends of abnormal youth experiences with groups such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, but knowledge is what Jesus says will “Mean everlasting life”.
If these children are allowed a childhood first, and ALL given direction by the wealthier member at a young age, and are allowed to truly “have a fair start”, there would be less disassociations, and disfellowships, because of a deep satisfaction with the monetary structure of the WTBTS.
Do you think many young JW’s are “in for a shock”?
Beverly, thank you for your comment…but the only reason you “like ” the ministry, is because you are taught it is the only thing you know, and are “allowed to like”…gotta like something!
Are you aware of the members who have “disassociated” Beverly?
They are much different than “disfellowshipped” members…
They just believe differently, even if they were born a JW, they have a right to be clean, moral, and kind people who just have a different way of understanding things…why should anyone “Hate them” with a complete hatred?
So, do you have wealthy, or average parents, how many generations of your family are members, and do you help the poorer friends you age in the Hall?
What will happen to those poor friends Beverly, if they don’t have the same advantages as you?
Or maybe you are one of the poorer ones?
Answer by 狐忠
Question by dalilsoccagrl: I’m slightly confused about college stuff…help anyone?
Okay so here it goes. . .
I’m currently a junior, but school is coming to an end. It kind of freaks me out that soon enough I’ll be off trying to make my dreams happen. I’m in hopes of attending NCSU (NC State) and majoring in zoology. I am trying to get a head start on stuff, so I applied for this summer program at NCSU with one of their ungraduate schools, College of Natural Resources. I found out today that I was accepted and now I’m starting to think about even more serious stuff. For example, when is the best time to start sending out applications? And b/c I have my mind set on one school, should I simply send in an early application and wait to see if I get in or not? Some other questions I have are more for later on in life, but I am the kind of person who likes to know things ahead of time. The thing is, I do want to major in zoology, but I also want to work specifically with wolves. So do I have to go back to school for that? Like are there places for that kind of thing?
Answer by TR
OK, first things first:
You want to apply for colleges early in senior year. That puts you in line for early admissions and for more financial aid (some scholarships have early deadlines).
You should plan to apply to 3-5 different colleges–NCSU is your first choice. Add another solid, but selective, school to that, and then one school that accepts everybody (like a community college) which is your “safety net” school.
Now, if you want to work with wolves, zoology might be a good start–or maybe not. Forestry might be the right program, or you might need to finish zoology and then aim for a grad. degree in veterinary science. Or ecology.
When you get to the university, ASAP, go to their student services office and ask for career counseling. Their professionals will know how to help you clarify your career goals and to guide you to the right academic programs–and later they can help with resumes, interviews, employer contacts, or even graduate school admissions.
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Question by : How to start a photography business?
Hear me out. Obviously, this is not the best economy. However, in my local area, photography is still doing well. I know quite a few photographers that are booked up to their ears in appointments, all over the area I’m in. This isn’t my first choice either. I tried to go into art school 2 years ago when I graduated high school, I couldnt afford it. I took a break from school all together for a year, I got it in my head that I would go for Medical Office Administration…it was an easy way to get out of the restaurant business. Last semester went ok, but as soon as I was in the Medical Terminology class this past semester, I could not do it. It wasnt something that would stick…I’m not a science inclined person. The whole semester went to crap because I was so overwhelmed now that i didnt know what to do. I’ve been avoiding the art field for some time now, because I was convincing myself that as long as I was “good” at my job, and it paid ok, I would be happy. All I have wanted was to have kids, the only thing I have ever been sure about, but kids dont remain kids forever…I do not want to look back and think I wasted my life away on a stupid job that I don’t like at all. I have looked at EVERY option out there. I had my engagement photos done last week, I have known the photographer for almost a year now before we have even had her do work for us…and just watching her do her thing was so overwhelmingly amazing…I couldnt help but to think I want to be HER. I want to be SOMEONE, not a random receptionist that no one knows. I was heavy into the art classes all through high school, it was the only subject I ever cared about as far as grades. My uncle is a calligrapher, there’s no doubt in my mind he can help me as well as possibly get me hooked up to some local people to learn more…he’s always wanted me to use my talent as he says. I’m scared, worried, but I’ve been such a miserable person for the past year trying to do something that is not me. I cannot say i havent tried…I still want to go to the community college for some kind of associates in business or something related, so I at least have the resources to start my own business. I am getting married in August, so it’s not like I am alone as far as finances…I can work elsewhere until I can get things going, even if it takes years. I’m trying to land a job in a photography studio that offers on the job training for photography…anything to help learn. Art is who I am, it’s what I believe in…I need advice from anyone that has done this before and made it. Also I do have a camera, a Canon Rebel, and a lot of experience editing photos.
Answer by Nakkiel
To do professional photography the most important thing is you need to actually be good at it and capable of consistently taking good photos at events.
Aside from that you really should have professional camera equipment, which is not cheap. Both specific equipment for whatever you are doing and professional camera body, good lens, etc. (Specific equipment such as lighting for portraits, etc.)
You also need to know how much printing the photos will cost you in total and assess what the competition is charging so you can price at an amount that is competitive but profitable.
There are plenty of places you can advertise, but usually word of mouth or being featured anywhere relevant that customers will see is most effective in businesses like this.
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Question by : Best Survival Locations in the US?
With all the crap that is happening in the world right now, fear of an economic collapse is greater than ever. Because of this, I wanted to research where would be the best place to survive after a national catastrophe. I know that if there was an economic collapse, the United States would be chaotic. People will be stealing, killing, raping, and pillaging. I will have to defend myself, land, and family. I understand the chances of surviving are slim, but I would want to at least be prepared for long term survival if I make it through the first few months of chaos. Anyways, these are the most important conditions for survival to me:
1. Plentiful fresh water (either by a lake or river, and good yearly rainfall).
2. Fertile farming land and availability of grass for livestock to graze on
3. Availability of wild game or fish
4. Near a forest so I can use timber for heat and to boil water
5. Isolation (Away from any city with a population of 25,000)
6. Away from fault lines, volcanoes, or underground volcanoes
Now which areas of the United States would the best place to survive that contains most or all of these factors? The best places I have narrowed it down to are Colorado, Idaho, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Montana, and the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. I would prefer somewhere that isn’t too cold (like the Ozark Mountains), but I will ultimately make my decision on where ever has the best resources and is away from any large city.
Also, if there are any other good survival locations outside United States, please share
Any links would be helpful
Answer by Portia
My first choice (with your criteria in mind) is not in the US, but Canada, the Yukon. If it had to be in US I would go with areas in Alaska, Montanna, and Idaho, possibly Wyoming.
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Question by Dr. Brisbane: Flash or not to flash?
I am developing a site that is NOT primarily a video site, but we wish to give users the option of uploading videos. These videos will ideally be around the same maximum length as a YouTube video…perhaps a bit longer.
I have a few options for tackling this problem…
1. Host on our server, and transcode videos to flash.
2. Host on our sever with whatever format video the user chooses to upload (convering .flv, .wmv, .mov, .avi, maybe a few others).
3. Contact a major video hosting site and let them take all the uploaded content and convert to flash for us. (This is the option I want to consider last, for obvious rea$ ons.)
My first choice would be, you guessed it, number 1! So, is this an extremely resource intensive process that should be reserved to only those sites who deal with video hosting as their main service? If not, what would be the best (free if possible?) conversion program for any format to .flv?
Any other concerns or suggestions welcomed!
Okay, but DivX requires more people do download a plugin, Flash is more universal at this point in time. Plugin downloads would be annoying to users.
Answer by Dull Jon
As stage6 has shown the divx web player is much more friendly than flash players.
In case you didn’t notice, Flash also requires a plugin download.
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