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3/11/17
2:24 AM
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I just wanted to pop back in and reiterate how thankful I am you mentioned EDS to me. This November, I finally got confirmation from a specialized geneticist that I have EDS. I know it sounds dramatic to say you saved me, but in many ways you did. I was so frustrated at being in pain and having no answers that I was Read more

4/26/16
4:20 PM
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Yes, I get this so much. My more masculine self is more aggressive, stronger, and even violent. I wish I could shape-shift.

3/24/16
1:32 PM
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Also, something that these people seem to forget is that there are NUMEROUS examples of animals that can change biological sex, soooo....argument invalid!

10/24/15
8:11 PM
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Want evidence? Google Geoff Marcy. Read the statistics that show 73% of women in science face sexual harassment. I started out in the humanities and never faced a single issue of being judged for my gender. One year into grad school for astrophysics and I had to bring a title 9 case against a co-worker for sexually Read more

10/20/15
9:09 AM
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Wesleyan graduate student here. I think the issue wasn’t so much *what* the op-ed said but rather the fact The Argus published a poorly written article with numerous factual errors. I think slashing the budget was extreme, but clearly The Argus needs better editing and oversight. No, you can’t just publish anything. Read more

8/3/15
4:50 AM
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I am pansexual, so my attraction doesn’t really change. However, it’s pretty reliably 70% women, 30% men regardless of my own gender.

7/9/15
7:03 PM
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I struggle with wrist pain during push-ups not because my wrists aren’t flexible enough but because they are actually hyper mobile and can subluxate. Any recommendations for stabilizing wrists?

7/9/15
6:52 PM
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I used to get horrible motion sickness in cars until I figured out the one thing that prevents it: listening to music with earbuds. I actually don’t even need to have music on, but the pressure of the earbuds in my ears really helps. The music also can distract me.

6/28/15
6:09 PM
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I would love to learn yoga because it is low impact on the joints. However, I have a rare genetic condition that causes hypermobility in my joints and I'm always concerned I'll push too far and have my joints slide out of place. I need to find a yoga teacher with knowledge of my condition but given less than 20 Read more

6/13/15
11:34 PM
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I love dressing femme with skirts and stuff when I’m a woman. When I’m a man, it makes my anxiety horrible as well. There are no rules to being genderfluid! Of course you can love feminine things. Genderfluid folks move along the entire gender spectrum so there are countless ways to present yourself and your gender. Read more

6/7/15
10:18 PM
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Fellow EDSer here. You can also have crossover of symptoms between types, etc, like I have fragile veins but I'm type 3 most likely.

6/7/15
10:17 PM
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I have EDS. It’s not a bleeding disorder but rather a genetic defect in collagen that causes tissue fragility amongst other things. Vascular births are very high risk because of the chance of organ rupture, tissue tearing, and poor wound healing. :(

6/6/15
5:21 PM
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L’Oreal voluminizing mascara is like $7.99 and amazing. I’ve never ever found mascara that boosts my lashes like that.

5/24/15
10:27 PM
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You’re absolutely 100% correct and usually that’s an amazing motivator. Unfortunately, I almost feel dissociated from the consequences. They feel not real, not actual. I keep telling myself how important and urgent this and my body/brain just stare and stare.

5/24/15
3:17 PM
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You are wonderful. Thank you so, so much. Actually writing now :)

5/24/15
2:58 PM
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Totally not the point of your post, but have you tried t-shirt sheets? BEST INVENTION EVER. I don’t care if they’re not “adult”. They’re the most comfortable sheets I’ve ever had.

5/24/15
2:51 PM
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Basically, pre-1990s, astronomers were investigating a series of high energy objects, e.g. quasars, Seyfert galaxies, etc. They knew that some of them were powered by supermassive black holes, but they thought that each object was a different type of SMBH because their observational characteristics were different. Read more

5/24/15
2:42 PM
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Good idea! Sometimes I use a pomodoro timer, but I’m so distracted that today might be better for a 15-5 instead of my usual 40-5 breakdown. :)

5/24/15
2:41 PM
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It’s a paper on AGN unification theory and it needs to be 8pg single spaced, but in this weird LaTeX format so probably closer to 5-6 pages single spaced. I’d like to have 4 primary sections: an introduction defining basic concepts/motivating the research, a section discussing observational evidence for the theory, a Read more