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[ - ] State obtains court order to quarantine kaci. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She is such an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
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Hope this situation doesn't get ugly ... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Albania have great technology. Albania create the future. serb are stuck in past. what does greece have??? greece have turk. it is "technology" not "turknology". therefore, albania is the superior. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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its like a message from the twilight zone [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Albania border on the Adriatic and its chief export is coal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] So Kettia Ming sold Smarter Toddler to Bright Horizons leaving many families upset and betrayed. I understand that it's her business to sell, but to do it in October? She sent out an email to families last week with absolutely no advanced notice saying that their children now attend Bright Horizons. Talk about a bait and switch! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Isn't Bright Horizons supposed to be great? It was the back up care for my workplace and people loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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Yes, great for... back up care. Not for a preschool. If the families at Smarter Toddler wanted to send their children to a national chain preschool they would have chosen Bright Horizons in the first place. It's not like they are hard to find, there is a Bright Horizons on almost every corner in the city. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't see the problem. Seems like you'd get more uniformity with a high-quality chain, probably better benefits for employees, etc [ Reply | More ]
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Not really. BH doesn't seperate the "back up care" kids from the regular preschool. The student population is not stable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Seems par for the course for her. Remember the certificate of occupancy fiasco. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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Funny thing is, before the sale can actually go through, Bright Horizons has to get a COO in their corporate name. Their still waiting on that. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry, but "smarter toddler" is a terrible name for a preschool. [ Reply | More ]
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Admittedly it is, but it was a nice neighborhood preschool. Now it's just part of a corporate behemoth beholden to shareholders. [ Reply | More ]
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There are so, so, so many good preschools on the UWS. NBD. [ Reply | More ]
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NO. I worked for Bright Horizons at the Columbus Circle location as a sub. I was horrified and didn't go back after a week because I felt it was waaay understaffed and dangerous. Children were left unattended. I found one child under the table eating another child's snack. There was no structure with the older children and the staff is not treated well by the corporation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Your thoughts on the video of the girl walking silently through NYC for 10 hours? What do you think of the reaction it's getting? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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i wish it was getting a bigger reaction! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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I'm reading through comments about how she should be thankful for the compliments, how she should dress more appropriately-- some are filled with vitriol. Wow are some men getting so upset over this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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*Why [ Reply | More ]
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I love the comments about dressing more appropriately - she was wearing jeans and a normal tshirt. Do they want women to wear burkas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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*yawn* [ Reply | More ]
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Sad. People will make light of it because what happens to women ultimately doesn't matter to most people. But it's definitely liberties that men feel comfortable taking and being talked to like that, all day long, is frightening, no matter what anyone says. it's all about power and putting the woman in her place. All the men who talked to her are weak and needing to make themselves feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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I had the same thought. It's all about power. It doesn't matter what the woman is wearing or where she is on the "hotness scale", it makes these men feel in control. [ Reply | More ]
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The men in that video are so skeevy. I felt like I needed a shower after watching it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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They saw the camera and were trying to get attention. Big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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So you don't think this happens in real life? Are you a woman? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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This. Not accurate portrayal at all. [ Reply | More ]
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blah blah blah. Next watch them set up a hidden camera and record how many fat people go through the drive thru and listen to their orders. Story at 6: "Fat People Like Fast Food." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone with older DCs who had speech therapy (but no other delays). When did you start, how long did you do it and how is DC doing in school? Was there a correlation in intelligence/performance in school? TIA. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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At what age did they determine the therapy was needed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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OP: almost 4yo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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Yes. immediately and for as long as was needed. very well. no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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I took DS for one year when in second grade (now in fifth). He does extremely well in school, 99x3 ERBs. Honestly, it seemed like a waste of time and $. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:37 PM Flag
[ - ] GRACEPOINT fans: Who do you think killed Danny? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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Margot. Definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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No one. It was all a dream. [ Reply | More ]
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Who is Margot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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The priest. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Personally, I tend to blame the serial killer more than the girl who was drinking in college. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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This. The weakness of the victim is irrelevant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:21 PM Flag
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about three orders of magnitude less relevant anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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+1 Can you imagine someone saying, "Well, that woman was 85 years old, using a walker, and out in public; of course she got mugged. If she had stayed home, it wouldn't have happened!". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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she should have taken better care of herself so she wasn’t so vulnerable! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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Most these women who blame the victim have been extremely lucky in life and have never had anything bad happen to them. When bad things happen, I blame the person committing the crime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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The irony is that most of them either don't have daughters, or their daughters are out there doing the worst things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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it's a men's rights activist, it's not a woman. No woman would ever say that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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God. I would hope not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:33 PM Flag
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I have heard women say it, and IRL, not just on anonymous boards. And not in the "women need to be aware of their surroundings and are safer when they remain sober and in populated areas with friends they trust" way - in the "she was drunk, what did she expect?" way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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i just do not believe you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Truth. I attribute it partly to the attitude some lucky people have ("it has never happened to me, so clearly that person did something to bring it on herself") and partly to the bitter rule-follower attitude ("I follow all of the rules; people who don't deserve punishment"). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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No! It's always the girl's fault! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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But, you don't have access to the serial killer - you do have access to your dd and should take the time to teach her how to minimize her chances of being raped and killed by a stranger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Well, I would never say this in real life, but I blame the University. Everyone in town knew that there was a black man who kidnapped and murdered cute white college students. He had struck before, but due to racial sensitivity the University did not tell incoming students [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Nice try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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smh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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What does S M H stand for [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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Kate Middleton dressed just as inapporopriately at the "fashion show" where William noticed her. Not saying it's right or wrong. But young women do it for attention. Sad there are murders out there. I wanna know where is family is? "Oh not my son. He's a good boy." Hogwash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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^his [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thank you Rob Astorino. You can be a Republican and understand that it is wrong to bash public school teachers over and over again so you can get crazy right-wing Republican votes when you run for office. Only one candidate for NY Governor cares more about pleasing right wingers in this election, and it happens to be the Democrat. I love Astorino because he actually has principles. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:12 PM Flag
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^^The funny thing is that I don't agree with everything Astorino wants, but I would rather have an honest governor whom I disagree with than one whose only principles of governance are to promote his candidacy for Presidency. At least Astorino cares about doing what's right for NY State. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Yeah, from what I have taken the time to read about Cuomo, he is #1 #2 #3 and #4 a political schemer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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You guys are cute. Do you know why a total lightweight like Rob Astorino is the candidate for Governor? Because the Republicans know they're going to get creamed and no Republican of any consequence wants to take that beating. So in voting for a Republican governor of NY this year you're essentially voting for a guy who even his own party doesn't think is all that promising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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trying to understand which Republicans of consequence you imply exist in this state [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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This. Astorino has been elected, twice, as County Exec in a county where dems outnumber republicans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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That's what they said about George Pataki! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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Keep voting for democrats and ny will go the way of chicago [ Reply | More ]
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"To Our Esteemed Teachers: New York public school teachers deserve respect for their day-in-and-day-out dedication to our children. I know, I have three young children in public schools; I went to public schools, and I served as an elected public school board member. My wife Sheila is a special ed teacher. Mr. Cuomo’s adversarial stance toward teachers borders on disdain. I simply cannot understand it. All I can say is that, as governor, I will treat you, as teachers, with the respect you deserve as educational professionals, and with which I treat all public servants. We may not always agree on everything, but our goals will remain the same: Strengthening New York’s public school system to better prepare the children we love for the future. I am deeply committed to public schools in New York, as is my running mate Sheriff Chris Moss. Public schools are in my blood. I am also a card carrying union member, so I understand the need for and benefits of collective bargaining. I have heard your concerns over charter schools, and I agree that accountability within them is a must. I have supported charter schools in New York’s inner cities, but I recognize that better public schools must ultimately be the answer to New York’s education challenges. Governor Cuomo has taken millions of dollars from charter school backers and has no interest in accountability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:40 PM Flag
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^^^OP: As a public school parent, I am voting for Astorino. There are some issues in which we disagree, but IMO, what happens with public education in this state is of vital importance. But if you oppose accountability for charter schools, you are free to vote for Cuomo, who also agrees that charter schools should be accountable to no one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Yup. Cuomo hates public workers. Which is so peculiar considering he has always made his living off the backs of the taxpayers. When do we break the monopoly of political office, of whatever that nonsense is he opposes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:44 PM Flag
[ - ] How much weight have you lost and how did you do it? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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I just lost 18 lbs since early August, going from 161 to 143. I still have another 7-10 to go so I don't feel skinny. Just can now wear comfortably all the clothes I wore before having my DCs. So it took 3 months to lose 18. 6 lbs a month? Not so fast but consistent, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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Congrats! How did you do it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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OR: meh, not to be a naysayer, but I actually didn't really cut carbs or any particular food group, per se, but have cut my calories down to 1200-1400 max. So some days, I eat 2 boiled potatoes and a full avocado and nuts (the fat! the carbs!) but I find that it satisfies me enough that I don't go over my calorie max of 1200-1400. I try to just eat only whole foods (nothing processed like chips or bread even) but I eat a boiled potato or 2 a day! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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I also run considerably--but I always did even at 161--20 miles a week--and the new thing has been a barre class 3-4 days a week (so I am now building muscle). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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And some days, when I do eat too much, I really skip dinner the day later so I'm around the 800-1000 mark. It really is about cutting out food. The week I skipped exercise because I was sick, I dropped 3 lbs! Not healthy to do that but just saying it is about the food reduction of no more than 1400 max if I exercise and 1200 if I don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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It CAN BE DONE! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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cut carbs significantly, exercise 6 days/week, count calories. it's not rocket science but it is so stinkin' hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Did you use any tools to count calories? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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read a lot of labels, google. still do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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livestrong’s “my plate” works well for this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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^ free online site plus they have an app [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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If I cut carbs how many lbs can I expect to lose a week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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1-2 lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:23 PM Flag
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If you cut carbs *without replacing them with other foods*, you will lose 1 pound for every 3500 calories you cut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:24 PM Flag
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I only eat carbs once a day (almost always) a croissant for ~350 calories. So that's only one pound every ten days! I want to lose 10 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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^not even because I would have to eat something let's say a Greek yogurt so that's only a 200 calories saving. Sigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:27 PM Flag
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If you want to lose 10 pounds, you would probably do well with one of the health.com slideshows. They have one that has ways to drop 500 calories/day with simple swaps, and another the is something like "16 ways to lose weight fast" and includes diet changes & new exercises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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It's hard because you cut carbs. Just cut calories and don't worry which foods you're eating as long as you don't go over 1400 calories. Then you won't feel deprived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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+1 plus eat bulky low-calorie foods to feel more full [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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120 lbs. Lapband [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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70 pounds over a year. Exercised, drank less and ate sensibly (good breakfast, healthy lunch and health dinner). There are no short cuts. You have to pick something that works in your lifestyle. Moderation over drastic measures. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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+1000 says the NP who just lost 18 lbs. Do whatever works! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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Just lost 6-7 pounds in the last 2.5 months. Used MyFitnessPal and increased my exercise from 2-3x/week to 3-4x/wk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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^^^MyFitnessPal helped me track my calories and distribution of calories. Essentially I cut back on carbs, which I realized I was eating a lot of. That said, I didn't need to lose much or any [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:36 PM Flag
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65 lbs on Dukan (well, lost 75 but gained back 10). Basically just cut carbs other than vegetables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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I'm not sure how much weight I've lost because I don't weigh myself but I've gone from a size 6 to a size 4 in about 6 weeks doing something really unhealthy. I skip breakfast, don't snack and don't eat anything after 7. This is only weekdays. On weekends I eat what I want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone on with 4 in NYC. Kinda freaking here. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I know a couple of families with 2 natural, 2 adopted. You just go in knowing the $$ will be tight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:17 PM Flag
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I know families with 5. Its all about the $$. We have 3 and it is tight in NYC but we "only" make 300 (dual income) which is low by NYC standards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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The median HHI in NYC is $55K. Over $165K and you're in the top TEN percent. Over $250K and you're in the top FIVE percent. $300K is by no rational measure "low", even by NYC standards. Get a fucking grip, princess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Both of my sons are going to be really short, I know I shouldn't but I feel badly for them. One of them might only get to 5'4", other possibly an inch taller. Obviously, both me and dh are short (5'2'' and barely 5'5"). Just can't help but feel bad - thinking of how they will be made fun of, etc. Think life is just harder for really short men. Boo hoo. 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Feel bad, not badly. [ Reply | More ]
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^ You got it right the second time you said it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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op - definitely always get mixed up w/ this one. never mind being corrected so, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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+1 Also, "DH and I are short". [ Reply | More ]
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np: I am jealous of you women who received a better grammar education. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Pick up a book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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growth hormones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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You don't live in NY do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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op - no, but I used to...how could you tell? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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lol -- all the men are short here. OP, bring them to NYC and they'll be fine! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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Or Guatemala! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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how do you know? How old are your kids now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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op - 6 and 8 yo. i know, still young but they both have been trending the same for years. 3rd and 5th percentile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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Well, their dad's doing alright. They'll be fine. [ Reply | More ]
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if you and dh are short how the hell did you think they'd be tall? Some of the things people feel bad [ Reply | More ]
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op - never said I thought they would be tall. am still allowed to feel bad. it's like if you and your dh had gigantic noses or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Fortunately, your dh can set a great example for them. And clearly, you thought a short guy was the one for you! But yeah, it might be easier in a city like NY, where there are so many people whose genetic pool guarantees that they will be short. (I'm 5'2", and all the men on my side of the family are short.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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op - so interesting about NYC. I live in a MC/UMC suburb where there are a lot of very successful, very well educated people - all the men are on the tall side. have even heard other people comment on it. must move to Central America or something [ Reply | More ]
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Get your dcs reading/watching Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe is only 5'5" or something and seems to do pretty well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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it's not really that bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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the richest guy in n NYC is only 5'5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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true that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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Who? Bloomberg? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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What has your husband said about his experience as a short man? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:14 PM Flag
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op - he said he got made fun of some but, he's super bright and a successful MD so, that def helped. i'm sure he leaned on that as a kid. like...."I know I'm smart so I'm special" kind of thing. he does feel bad for them though and we've talked about hormones. don't really want to go that route though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:18 PM Flag
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I wouldn't do the hormones. They will do fine in life. Maybe less romantic options but still plenty, especially if they have great personalities! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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Try not to even think that, they'll pick up on it. Try to think they're going to be awesome. They will pick up on that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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op - have never, ever mentioned anything to them negatively about their height. we try to tell them they can really do anything they want but we do steer them away from basketball :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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I know how you feel, OP. Except my DS is 4 and obsessed w/getting tall and big, and he keeps asking me why he is so short. Sigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Being short for a man is like the kiss of death. At least a fat woman can always lose weight. You can't will yourself to be taller. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:16 PM Flag
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hmmmm - way to make me feel better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:20 PM Flag
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just ask Mahatma Gandhi, there's no point in doing anything at all if you're short [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:26 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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The thing is, EVERYONE gets made fun of. EVERYONE has some thing that makes them different, and the key is to know that when people are making fun of you, it doesn't mean they hate you it just means they're trying to come to grips with your differences. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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What makes short men unattractive is not the fact that they're short, but the fact that they're self conscious and insecure due to their height. I know a couple of really attractive, sexy guys who are crazy smart, successful, have a great sense of humor and are around my height (5'4"). The thing is neither of them is insecure, at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
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one of my ds’s friends is short and has always been shortest in the class, etc., and he has a great attitude, is smart, upbeat, attractive, funny — he will do great in life. he’s already happy and productive with plenty of friends and a girlfriend. being short is only one attribute! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Hoda and Kathiee as Waynes World is kinda funny. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Loved all the Today Show SNL costumes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms thinner NOW than before being pregnant? How much less and how did you do it? How long did it take! Any tips!!? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Fatty mom here too - all ears. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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I'm not so thin anymore, but I EBF for 6 months and weighed less than I did before getting pregnant. I ate a lot and drank lots of milk and water. Exercise was mostly walking with the stroller. I SAH then so that definitely helped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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The nice older couple next door mixes me a daily drink with herbs and tannis root. [ Reply | More ]
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have fun storming the castle! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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I'm under my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm 9 mos pp. I BF and run 2-3x/week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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Yes. Lost about 60 pounds when I was pregnant. Mine was all booze weight. The biggest key was to not return to old habits. Pregnancy also made me eat healthier. I didn't really have cravings and ate sensibly throughout my pregnancy. The doctor use to tease me that the scale either went down or never changed because I was replacing fat with baby. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I am, probably by about 10 lbs. I didn't do anything in particular, but had my kids really, really young so that may have had something to do with it. I also really struggled to gain weight while pregnant, so I actually ended up leaving the hospital weighing less than pre-pregnancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:26 PM Flag
[ - ] This is the only time of year I will drink Starbucks because of the holiday drinks. The salted caramel mocha is addictive. I will only allow myself one a week and that's IF I go to the gym 3 times a week. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's the holy trinity of salt+sugar+caffeine. That's all there is in life! [ Reply | More ]
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right? it's just the worst. but so good. [ Reply | More ]
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don't forget the fat from the whipped cream. [ Reply | More ]
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Awesomely good!!! Nothing wrong with one a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:20 PM Flag
[ - ] I am interviewing nannies and one left a message and when I dialed her number it came up as someone I interviewed 2 years ago when I needed a back up. I don't remember her at all it is just saved in my phone as (nanny-like-summer-2012). She must have answered my advertisement then and is answering it now. Are there nannies who are always looking for a better gig or is this likely a coincidence? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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2 years seems normal for nanny turnover, lots of people have a 2nd kid and move to the burbs, decide to SAH etc or decide to do preschool/daycare when they are older. [ Reply | More ]
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I only posted these two times so what are the odds of the same nanny looking at the exact same time unless she is always looking or rotating through jobs. KWIM [ Reply | More ]
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i tend to consider that a red flag- have fallen for it at work a few times when hiring staff and have always regretted it! [ Reply | More ]
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really? Do you think these people are just always looking? what is going on? (I somewhat remember her and I remember that I liked her and I am pretty picky) [ Reply | More ]
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hiring staff at work and hiring nanny for baby>toddler/preschooler stage are two different things in my book. [ Reply | More ]
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It means they can't keep a job. Red flag! [ Reply | More ]
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thanks. I will not call her back then [ Reply | More ]
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Because of what some poster on an anon board says? If you liked her before, call her now. And,btw,I'm always on the look out for my next job. Why shouldn't a nanny be too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:25 PM Flag
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I don't want someone like that. It means she will always want more $$, more benefits, more something...its not what I want in a nanny. [ Reply | More ]
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in my experience best nannies rarely look for jobs through ads and are usually hired by friends or neighbors so if she is constantly on looking through ads for the last two years its a red flag. what are the chances she and op are looking at the exact same time 2 years later. most likely she is always on a look out for the next short term gig. [ Reply | More ]
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2 yrs later? I agree with the above poster who said that's a natural turn-over time. And if she kept a nanny job for 2 yrs, that does not,imo, indicate a prob keeping a job. OP - call her and ck it out. [ Reply | More ]
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op: my concern is that she is just always looking. I looked 2 x in 2 years and she answered my ad both times. odd... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:43 PM Flag
[ - ] What are the best streets to Trick or Treat on in Greenwhich Village/ West or East Village? Thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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bleecker and Christopher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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I wouldn't want my kids trick or treating in those neighborhoods. It's too crazy down there tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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OMG not today - you should have come over last weekend. Go to Brooklyn Heights or Boerum Hill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:39 PM Flag
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Please stay out of Brooklyn Heights unless you live here. Not fair to the residents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Hey I live in the West Village...my neighborhood is already ruined for kids on Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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The West Village was never intended for kids anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Kids who are 18 - 22ish are still adolescents and prone to making bad choices when in the company of their peers. College kids need to reside in supervised housing, otherwise they may very well drink themselves stupid on a regular basis and get into some serious trouble. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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my dorm roommate was an alcoholic and drank peppermint schnapps every morning for breakfast. “supervised” housing doesn’t prevent alcohol abuse. [ Reply | More ]
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did not say it did however someone so irresponsible needs an adult looking out for them, clearly [ Reply | More ]
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clearly. But dorm supervision goes only so far. I had a good friend in college who got drunk on a regular basis, was unfortunately raped after a fraternity party. While living in a dorm. [ Reply | More ]
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I do agree. And many kids start college before they're 18... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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yes and that is why so many of them drink themselves to death or do other stupid things [ Reply | More ]
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Darwinism [ Reply | More ]
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Would hardly call a dorm supervised. The RAs are a year older sometimes. The advantage is group living. And peers often, but not always, help each other out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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IMHO, your best bet is so see if your kid will sign up for a substance fee dorm room, many colleges have them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Well, I'd be a hypocrite to try that. My freshman year drinking buddies are now the godparents of my children. [ Reply | More ]
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guess i am lucky i survived off campus housing since my school ran out of dorms rooms the year i started [ Reply | More ]
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This, but the vast majority of them get it together by junior year. The first 2 years are pretty scary tho. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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Are you fucking kidding me? 18 is old enough to vote, go off to war and die for your country, etc, etc. parents like you make me sick. Stop coddling your children and teach them personal responsibility and they'll ,are better choices. [ Reply | More ]
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*make [ Reply | More ]
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Have you read ANYTHING about brain development? The part responsible for impulse control and decision making does not fully develop by 18. Biological fact. [ Reply | More ]
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"does not *fully* develop" -- 18 is developed enough to make reasonable every-day decisions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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Um, they go off to war BECAUSE their brains aren't fully developed. You can't get mature men to engage in the crazy that an 18 yo would-soldiers specifically included. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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So I assume you are campaigning to move the draft back to age 21, along with the minimum age for entering the military. [ Reply | More ]
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Where the heck do you get that?? I am simply pointing out that youth is a requirement to be a boots on the ground soldier. I am sure the military higher ups would totally agree. They do what you tell them & they believe in their missions the way more mature men are not likely to. And BTW I am grateful that we have such people willing to fight & protect this country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:35 PM Flag
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+1 18 is a legal adult and responsible for consequences, so an 18yo *should* have been taught by her parents how to make good decisions. [ Reply | More ]
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You're back again? FFS, your daughter has made her decision. She is staying at UVA, she is living with her friends, and she has not got into any trouble yet, so just breathe already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:13 PM Flag
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Seriously. Back the F off mom or she will cut you out of her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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Those who drink themselves stupid deserve what they get. They are also a minority of kids in college. Not everyone does this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:19 PM Flag
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DHs who are 38-42ish are still adolescents and prone to making bad choices in the company of their peers.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:22 PM Flag
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My DH is 49 and only just recently became a grown up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:29 PM Flag
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I was on my own at 18 - and responsible. Thanks mom and dad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:38 PM Flag
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This only applies to veal children of helicopter parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:42 PM Flag
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It always seems like the RAs should be older since they seemed so old to me when I was a college freshman. When I met my dd's RA I had to remind myself that they are barely adults themselves. As for the college life - what I hear scares me. Despite the "nothing up the nose or in the arm" speech dd said the RAs gave her … she tells me cocaine is rampant and kids do it regularly. I was just getting used to the fact that pot is everywhere. Scares me to death. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you a born-again Christian? [ Reply | More ]
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