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  1. https://www.mvfarmmarket.com/blogs/news/16861488-whats-the-difference-between-jams-jellies-preserves-spreads-and-butters We've been making jelly, jam and butter since as long as I can remember. Varies by year but this year alone we've made both apple and peach butter, wild grape jelly, and jams from strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, and probably some I cannot remember. The ONLY ingredients that ever go into jellies and jams when we make them is fruit, sugar, lemon juice and dairy butter. A batch will typically be 1 c. smashed fruit or juice, 1 c. sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 pat of butter. Boil until it is the right consistency (about 6-7 minutes but varies based on water content of fruit). That's it. Getting the right consistency is a matter of experience and a little bit of luck. If when cooled it turns out too thick we just add a little bit of apple juice, and if it is too thin we just boil again for a short while.
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  2. I think that is a big part of it. Fundamentally, we are utterly unprepared in dealing with social media. Or rather, our psychology is not well suited to deal with it. Fundamentally the issue at hand is one of trust. Few folks have the expertise and time to evaluate each claim they encounter and there is at best a superficial, intuitive evaluation of the facts. Moreover, we are prone to trust folks that we know or feel that we know more. In societies without with no mass media that makes a lot of sense. However, eventually mass media created celebrities. By seeing folks on a regular basis, even if one a screen, it creates the illusion of familiarity and this is why celebrities have a disproportionate influence on public opinion (see their role in promoting anti vaccination sentiments over the last decades). Now with social media, that effect further extends to random folks, youtubers and so on. Those folks are more trusted than individuals with actual expertise, in part because the latter are busy working in their field of expertise than using psychological tricks to make folks like (and subscribe) them. You can see that effect in classes now. College students increasingly cite random youtubers as sources of information, which I find rather worrying (and I used to be worried about wikipedia in the past). So the combination of a big network of trust without expertise and mistrust of gatekeepers seems to create a system where outrageous misinformation can speed happily along, leaving fact checking and similar slow measures in the dust. And I will also say that this is not an US-specific problem.
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  3. If I had the chance and technology to create a human being. -Athletic, fast metabolism, Won't get fat after High School and College -cheerleading since she was 8 -Member of both High School and competitive cheer squads -Became a cheerleader for fun not popularity -Plays other sports like Volleyball and Soccer -Determined -Nice -Social butterfly -Genetically programmed to be happy, Would not be jealous of other people's wealth or intelligence -Loves Bring It On and Disney movies -Funny -Fun to be around -Selfless -Mentally stable -Psychologically perfect/health, No greedy sociopathic psychiatrist would dare medicate her -Average intelligence, High IQ people suffer a high rate of mental illness
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  4. What do you think is a normal human? You psychiatrists and big pharma seemed to want half the U.S. population doped up. Also some of these meds cause weight gain. I would prefer to see less overweight females. I prefer cheerleaders not fat feminists!
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  5. I like the idea of a smart girl becoming a cheerleader. Break stereotypes! Do you think the cheerleaders force the one in the glasses to do their homework for them?
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  6. Some of these meds cause weight gain. Should the DSM be fixed?
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