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futures

quantities of a specified product at a specified level of quality guaranteed for delivery at a specified future date, and as specified in a contract tradable in a futures market. By purchasing at today's prices it is possible to make big profits in the future if the estimate is correct. There is the equivalent danger that prices will fall. The attractiveness in futures trading is that only a small proportion of the original purchase price needs to be paid immediately.

Patient discussion about futures

Q. How can you detect future alcoholism? it runs in my family and I’m very aware of it. I’ve been drinking for under a year but lately its been every weekend and I’ve recently stopped because of finals i have for school and id rather not mess them up. but i catch myself thinking what am i going to do this weekend because I’m not drinking. I’m not getting like cravings for it, like I don’t need it, but i feel as if i have nothing to do besides get drunk with my friends and walk around. is that a sign of future alcoholism?

A. Alcoholism is in my family. I've got it too. I have been recovering from it for 17 years. If I were to drink again, it would be like stepping out in front of a fast moving train. It would certainly kill me. I have learned how to stay off the tracks in front of those trains. It is a real blessing from heaven to still be alive.

Q. I have fibromyalgia, too. Is that what is in store for me in the future? A woman in Massachusetts who had fibromyalgia recently committed suicide. I have fibromyalgia, too. Is that what is in store for me in the future?

A. Oh not at all. Her suicide is an indictment of that part of the health care system to which she had access-and I'm not talking about the doctor, who assisted her. This woman sought the help of many physicians, one of whom seems to have recognized fibromyalgia but apparently didn't suggest the proper course of treatment. The others took the "it's all in your head" approach so familiar to most people with fibromyalgia, particularly if they are women. Her doctors gave her drugs--apparently large quantities of antidepressants, painkillers, and narcotics--but apparently none talked to her about the importance of nutrition, or about how essential it is to keep moving when you have fibromyalgia. Some gave her sleeping pills, but none considered that almost all sleeping pills interfere with the deep, restorative sleep that is essential to managing fibromyalgia. No one seems to have taken her irritable bowel syndrome seriously enough to have helped her to overcome it.

Q. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently? I have a friend who is staying as a paying guest and is being taken care of by all our family members. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently?

A. I am very much moved by your deeds.

• Many people with autism do flourish and go on to hold responsible jobs and live independently. Others have the intellectual abilities to be employed but are held back by their inability to adapt socially to the stresses of everyday life.

• The focus of every intervention program for the person with autism should be to work on helping them adapt to living in society. Their quality of life and ability to function is far more important than how they do on an I.Q. test.

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References in classic literature ?
Norah gently checked her before she could say more; gently whispered, "Come with me into the garden -- come, and help Magdalen to look patiently to the future.
Non--non--non," murmured Adrienne, happy and grateful for the moment, but unwilling to defeat her own plans for the future.
Her sorrow as a maiden daughter was unmixed with any other thoughts than those of anxiety about funeral arrangements and her own future lot; and, after the manner of women, she mourned for the father who had made her life important, all the more because she had a secret sense that there was little mourning for him in other hearts.
We shall here close this brief explanation of the history and character of some of our personages leaving them in future to speak and act for themselves.
But the two lovers were so happy in heart, hope so adorned their future, that they chose to see nothing but what was charming in their hidden nest.
HIGGINS [yelling] Oh very well, very well: I'll wipe them in my hair in future.
To convince Carp of his mistake, so that he would have to eat his own words with a good deal of indigestion, would be an agreeable accident of triumphant authorship, which the prospect of living to future ages on earth and to all eternity in heaven could not exclude from contemplation.
She smiled to herself at vagrant impulses which arose from nowhere and suggested that she rumple his hair; while he desired greatly, when they tired of reading, to rest his head in her lap and dream with closed eyes about the future that was to be theirs.
She could hear her father say (as my father had said) that we were parted to meet no more, and could privately think of her happy dreams as the sufficient promise of another future than the future which Dermody contemplated.
I was able to breathe again freely, after the utter destruction of all my plans for the future, and of all the hopes that I had founded on them.
I will write often--I will think of you, my darling, night and day, till a happier future unites us again.
I owe it to you," the letter concluded, "that I am dying with my mind at ease about the future of my darling girl.