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[ - ] What do you usually do on a Friday night with DC and husband? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Okay a game, watch TV, eat dinner, fall asleep early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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+1 Friday night is usually our early night in, so I can get everyone up on time on Saturday morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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OR. We are often all sleep by 9.00. Just exhausted after a full workweek. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Hewitt? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on collegiate? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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DS enjoys it. Any questions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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How hard to get in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:43 PM Flag
[ - ] My previously brainy girls is now ALL about her friends and flirting and I fear is turning into something she will later regret. WTH. She even tested as highly gifted - always was into science and math and avid reader and now its flirting and boys and friends. She is in 8th. How do I get her back on track???? So worried. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Single sex girls school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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send her to an All Girls School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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op-that's what i am thinking. but i can't decide which one? i would like it to have really smart girls and not all fashionista's and catty girls. any ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Brearley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:34 PM Flag
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Girls used to get married and start their family around age 16, which is in line with biology. They are now pressured to fight biology, get advanced degrees and wait until they are 35 to get married and a have a baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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oh please. at 16 i didn't even want to start a family of fish. i couldn't keep a plant alive until i was 32. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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Find ass with both hands? Forty, for me. Late developer. Sixteen? Not in this culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I know everyone is a helpless eternal adolescent today but until modern times, you'd have 8+ kids and be a grandmother at 32. Girls are starting to get their period earlier than ever now as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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She's talking about biology, not your rate of intellectual maturation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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op-i am a human and not a rodent - i evolved for a reason. my period does not define my destiny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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... Thanks for sharing what is obviously a pet viewpoint, but this helps the OP how? She should stop encouraging her DD to do well in school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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OP needs to acknowledge that the new hormones will have a huge impact. OP can still encourage her daughter to do well in school and suggest ways to not let boys stand in her way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Yup. She is old enough to breed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:39 PM Flag
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Girls school is great, but she can make it work where she is, too. If she's smart she'll eventually gravitate to smart boys. Encourage her academic interests, keep her social life in balance. Encourage school clubs and activities that give her a social outlet. She will calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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Fitting in is extremely important to a middle school girl. If she keeps her grades up and engages in school, she'll find her place and stay on track. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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If she can handle it (check for preconditions like coagulation tendencies, ect...), put her on birth control pills.I have no libido at all with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:43 PM Flag
[ - ] conspiracy theories? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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one world government [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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Huh?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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The 1% want to bury the MC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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The CEO of Total was killed because he advocated using currencies other than the US dollar for international oil contracts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Ebola was invented by Americans to keep the black man down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Spence? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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great school. can't go wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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op-are the kids very down to earth for most part? i am finding where we are that there are so many very rich and very spoiled kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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Summit or Great Neck? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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of - neither but close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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Wouldn't describe it as down to earth, imo. Lots of jr. fashionistas imitating their moms. All the pvt have some very rich, spoiled kids - like many of the good pvts too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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the academics are quite strong. the workload tends to keep them pretty busy. the girls i know who attend i know through sports. they are quite well rounded and put together. is there money? sure (how could there not be at a school costing $45K per year). but it's all about the values of the parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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Go for the specialized high schools. Very bright kids but few are rich and spoiled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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op-that is a good idea. she is very arty but also loves core academic. is laguardia a good choice or would you still go with stuy? any other recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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I would try several. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
[ - ] 3.5month dB is waking up every 2hrs! Killing me. He was close to sleeping thru the night a few weeks ago, but now waking up all the time. Ive got 2 older kids and this is just brutal... Thinking of offering him a bottle at night to see if that makes a diff but I think, if I want to keep EBF, this might do some damage for my milk supply... So unbelievably tired though... 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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My guess would be that you db is sleeping in your room next to you and you bf to shot him up because you are tired. The only thing that worked for me with #3 is to sleep on sofa without baby monitor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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OP. I put him in guest room from day 1 for this very reason... What did you do, ignore him? CIO from super early on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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No I didn't CIO but when he was in my room he was waking up more and with 3 dcs and being so tired I would BF just to get sleep. I guess in your case I would wait until 5 mo. I didn't see any improvement with formula feed. I found bf much easier than bottles. Maybe he is going through growth spurt? Is guest room very dark? How is he eating/sleeping during the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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The breastfeeding craze is making a martyrs out of so many…give the bottle of formula and enjoy the extra sleep. You are important too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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formula isn't a sleeping pill. It may not make any difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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Was for us. My breast milk wasn't enough as my large boy got larger. I thought he had colic. He was just starving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:36 PM Flag
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He's getting bigger and more hungry every day. If he is well fed, he will sleep longer and it's worth trying the formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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But will this negatively affect my milk supply? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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You can pump when you give the bottle to keep up your supply. Or you can plan to give a bottle each night and not pump since part of his nutrition will come from the bottle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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this too shall pass, don't take shortcuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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She doesn't need to kill herself for marginal, if any, benefits. The child may be crying out of hunger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:42 PM Flag
[ - ] How many cases of Ebola would NYC have to see before there is a genuine panic? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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There are 10 million people in NYC. At least 0.1% of that, so at least 10,000 cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there any school in New York area that focuses on high level learning and creating great thinkers and not just assessments? Looking for interesting progressive school for super bright kids that is "out of the box" 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:04 PM Flag
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Yet another future leader [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:06 PM Flag
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ICE. People on this list denigrate it, but the curriculum is well thought out and they are all about creating thinkers. They are regents exempt, as is Beacon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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op-i/m sorry but what is ICE? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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Institute of Collaborative Education. It is a 6 -12 public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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ECFS, Dalton, Calhoun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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Saint Ann's? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:11 PM Flag
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op- i think my dc would really fit into Saint Ann's in so many ways. But who do you think is the kid they look for? Who is their best fit in their view? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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np: Go on tours and see these places! You will have a much better sense yourself if it is a fit for your child and family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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op-planning on it. but you are right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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Yes, this is Saint Ann's to a T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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What do you mean high level learning? Opportunity for advanced classes? Inventing your own mathematical system rather than learning the natural progression of algebra through calculus? A school for scientific inventions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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op-all of the above - or any of the above. My dc is already in a private (not in NYC) and I just find the method of teaching to be very uninspiring and just keeps kids drilled and exhausted. I see the spark of curiosity slowly dying in my kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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But the drills must be pretty easy for a super bright kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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Not if mom can't tell that OR was sarcastic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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Sort of…but if she is interested in the progressive schools I definitely encourage her to tour them. It is quite sad to see a child's curiosity dying! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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op-they are, but it prevents real learning and allowance for deep thinking and problem solving [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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How old is the child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:26 PM Flag
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op-12 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:27 PM Flag
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So you are looking for 7th grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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op-8th or 9th - move next year or following year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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aw. you're so clueless it's almost cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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School of future leaders and billionaires [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:18 PM Flag
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i think your kid is just so special that he will honestly need to be home schooled. there is really no traditional school environment that could possibly be good enough for him, now is there? i mean, let's just be honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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op-well compared to yours for sure...let us know when you bust him out of juvenile detention will ya [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:23 PM Flag
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honestly...you are raising the child you deserve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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op-in that case i am pretty awesome :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
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Drills and assessments are to bring up the lower part of the class. If your child is in a school of super smart kids, I think it would be better no matter the philosophy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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New York area as in the suburbs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:29 PM Flag
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op-in the city or surrounding areas. we are willing to relocated if need be [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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Dalton. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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op-why would you suggest Dalton? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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Is this child talented in math/science or english/arts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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op-loves science but math is definitely weakest subject - although is taking algebra in 7th (but getting B to B+ at best). English is off the charts, amazing writer, loves model UN and debate and model congress...very talented singer (perfect NYSSMA scores, does Opera, in selective choir program), plays piano and flute and does theater all the time. very articulate and very mature girl. that's the snapshot - where would you send her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Considering all girls school for DD. What are your thoughts on Brearly and who is a good fit for that school? Also any other suggestions. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:59 AM Flag
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Brainboxes of all shapes and sizes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:02 PM Flag
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Don't forget the "e" in Brearley when you write your thank you note! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't take the subway and I can't uber anymore. How am I supposed to get around? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:58 AM Flag
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Buy your own car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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Private driver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:03 PM Flag
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Why can't you take uber? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:08 PM Flag
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Presumably because someone being tested for Ebola took it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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Ah. She's a paranoid moron mom. Explains it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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They have tested + [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:37 PM Flag
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Walk. Bicycle. Skateboard. Rollerblades. Segway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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If you rode every subway car and every uber car in an effort to get a disease, you'd fail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
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So every Uber car is affected? Every subway? Get informed. Stay calm.....etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I am not an alarmist but I've been wearing scarve around my mouth and nose for the last month to avoid getting sick. Not even ebola, just generally. Adults don't cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. You'd be surprised (or not) just how careless people are. They will walk by you and cough right in your FACE!!! People have been looking at me funny with my scarf, but now? I'm avoiding people as much as I can. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:27 AM Flag
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Are you sure you're not an alarmist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:31 AM Flag
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No. I have a terrible health plan and I just don't want to get sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:35 AM Flag
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Adults rarely get an illness requiring a doctor although many trounce off to the doctor's office seeking an antibiotic for the common cold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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Yes you are an alarmist, a cold won't kill you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 11:59 AM Flag
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:25 PM Flag
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You're just capturing the germs on your scarf. So when you wear it next time and flip it around, you're pinning the germs on to your mouth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:13 PM Flag
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Get a flu shot. Wash your hands. Everything else is ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.24.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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