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[ - ] What do you take when you're constipated? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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A dump [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Coffee and a cigarette will move things right along [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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I drink a lot of water, eat prunes, drink prune juice, eat lots of other fruits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Quinoa, or a laxative [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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probiotics. take them daily and you will never have this problem again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Smooth move tea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] House got broken into recently and kids are a bit shaken up. Are there any children's books available that deal with this topic? Thanks in advance. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. I would have them see a psych for a little while, and sleep in your bed if they want. What area? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:07 AM Flag
[ - ] One of my best friends has spent the last 4 years teaching abroad in different countries, ever since he graduated from college. I am afraid that the older he gets the more difficult it will be for him to transition to a career in the US. Though previously he intended to return at the end of his current program, now he intends to go to another country. He grew up poor in a small town with an awful family (his mother was repeatedly institutionalized), and I think the lack of a support system at home is what makes these clearly-defined programs abroad so attractive to him. How valid do you think my concerns are? How strongly should I express my opinions to him? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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why do you want to be so involved in his life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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is there a reason why you don’t think he should be able to make his own life decisions? sounds like he’s doing what he wants to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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Let's just say you concerns are valid (which I don't think is the case). Why must he transition to a career in the US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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Your concerns are not valid; a lot of people make a living teaching English and other subjects abroad, and they get to see parts of the world and meet people they never would have, had they stayed in the US. You should not express your opinions; you should ask him about his experiences and listen to his stories and learn some things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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My girlfriend is doing this. She found a job in the NYC area. She hated it and went back for more. He could always become an ESL teacher in the us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Columbia Grammar? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Entry exam for Catholic schools (TACHS) - particularly difficult? On the easier side? For high school admission. TIA. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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It rewards speed and it's very old school: analogies, spelling and vocabulary, straight-ahead math problems. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Indian food is so bad for the diet but so yum to order on a chilly thursday night. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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csb. no it's not depends on what you order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] What is the most annoying thing that your nanny does? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Baby talk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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Sometimes eats smelly greasy food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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this and chews too loudly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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Ate all my Fuji apples [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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Drank all my Fiji water [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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Was born in Fiji. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Exists. Then it's a 3-way tie between breathes my TT air supply, looks in my direction, and speaks to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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Breaks dishes all the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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Isn't anyone going to say "drinks my Fiji"??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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Or wears my loro piana? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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Or uses my toilet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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My DH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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talk on the phone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Tells DS to keep quiet while she watches TV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Is the Halloween parade in the village worth going? Three DCs, 10,8 and 5. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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Dont gay men do shit at that parade meant to shock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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NOT for DCs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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There's a separate kid parade, earlier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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I'm ok with my kids seeing balls and assess chaps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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The parade itself is great. Wonderful costumes but the streets are jam packed so it is difficult to get out if you are stuck in a crowd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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NFW. If you were not claustrophobic before, you will be. HORRIBLE. And completely inappropriate for dcs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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do you hate your kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone ever tried nutri ninja, thinking of getting one. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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Have one, love it. [ Reply | More ]
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TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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How is it different from Vitamix? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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breaks after a year. owned both. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you know any true child prodigies? I don't mean "Well my son Jackson has been playing the piano and chess since age 3, and my daughter Ava is able to read chapter books in K". I mean children who are doing things at or above adult-level at a young age. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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I did growing up. He is now as centrist at Argonne Labs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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A scientist [ Reply | More ]
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Not really a "prodigy" but I knew a girl who was an inventor, had a bunch of patents and would go on Oprah, letterman etc as a "child prodigy inventor" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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And how did that actually work out? Curious because I knew someone like this. She just ended up a professor. Which is all well and good of course. But she didn't create Yahoo or anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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Destroyed the family- money fights, the dad ended up blowing through everything. She's a sahm, happy with a successful dh. She "retired" when she graduated from college. Not sure how the cards actually landed as far as finances but clearly worked out for her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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Bernie Worrel - he's not a child anymore - but was a prodigy and I know him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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Maybe. Ivy grad friends of ours had an only who was a pretty freaking weird kid tbh. When we visited them our kids didn't know what to do with him. Their whole living room was set up as an homage to him and his tastes. There was no real place to sit down except in the middle of the kid's playroom. On the other hand we now understand he's at a TT boarding (one of the P's) and he was taking senior math as a freshman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Yes, I'm raising one, and it's no picnic on many days. Academically he's able to tackle college material in several subjects (took and did well in his first college course at age 10), but his emotional maturity is very out-of-sync with his academic ability. The gap closes every day, which I am extremely thankful for. It was honestly hell from about age 4 to age 9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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My friend is a musical prodigy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:11 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here with kids at either Churchill or Mary McDowell? Any feedback that might be helpful? Thanks 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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I know someone that works at churchill, they say its excellent. I know some celeb kids go there too. I think its supposed to be a great program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone want to discuss the beacon school? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:15 PM Flag
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what about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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Do you have a child there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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My dd has several friends there. Seems like a great school for the right kind of kid -- creative, a little outside the box, not all that happy in traditional structure but smart and willing to work hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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Ok, it's the smart part - and willing to work hard. In my circle, people think I'm crazy to send a smart hardworking child to Beacon (instead of Stuy/BronxSci) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Very different kinds of schools. Stuy for sure is all about the traditional path forward in terms of tests, grades, traditional academic focus. Beacon evaluates differently -- projects rather than Regents exams, for example. So if you've got a kid who watches his GPA like a day trader and thrives in a traditional academic structure, Stuy is your pick. If your child hates that whole system and wants to think outside the box, Beacon may be a better fit. But no way is Beacon EASIER. That's a myth. The workload is demanding, just not the same way it is at more traditional schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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Beacon is easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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^And that's partly because the peer group isn't as good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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I've heard good and bad. GF's ds, who is an incredibly great dc, goes there and loves it. But there are issues. As there are with every school, I'm sure. You have to be willing to buy into the whole PBA thing. And someone here was describing the dcs as "hipster Brooklyn" and that is true. My honest opinion? Somewhat overrated but great for the right dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Day 2 of 1200 calorie diet. I am carving for french fries. I am breastfeeding also .. I am so hungry. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:11 PM Flag
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BFing and dieting? Selfish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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Why ? Right now., i am making enough for baby . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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No, you're not. Breastfeeding requires at least 1,000 calories per day above what you use for your own body. I suspect you are lying. If not, worst parent ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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You sound pleasant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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Are you trying to be flamed? 1. 1200 calories too low 2. your body will go into starvation mode making you fatter 3. esp while breast feeding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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you will lose milk supply [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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I am already losing it. I can not help. I am overweight and saggy. I need to start somewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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then you should eat something but not french fries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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2 out of 5 stars for troll. Would have been three except for the spelling and the last minute impulse to throw in breastfeeding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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Oops.. I just noticed 'carving' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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true. haha. don't feed the trolls, even if they don't feed themselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Eh. How old is db? Mine is almost 2 and I'd love to lose my milk supply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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If your kid is 2, you don't need milk supply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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This is unsafe for you. Bfing takes 500 cal a day. Please be gentle with yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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I am going to assume this isn't fake. I am 7 months pp and breastfeeding. I am also below my pre-pregnancy weight. You need to eat and drink plenty of water. Try to eat healthy food but a handful of fries is fine. How many months pp are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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I am 5 months PP. I have not lost a single pound after delivery. Still 20 pounds above my pre pregnancy weight. I have PCOS so i can not get rid of it easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Please work with a nutritionist or IBCLC to get some good nutrition advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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you can’t bf and eat 1200 calories a day. this has to be fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Are your dd into American girl dolls? How many times a year do you go and how much do you spend? Do they treasure their dolls? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:02 PM Flag
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Thankfully, no, because there is no way I would spend that much money on toys for little girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:05 PM Flag
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No. She has one bc she asked for it for Xmas a couple of years ago (I think just bc her friends have them), but that's it. Changes it's outfit 3 times a year maybe and that's it. No interest in getting anything else AG or going to the AG store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:09 PM Flag
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''its [ Reply | More ]
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My niece just turned 10. Age 7 -9 she was obsessed with AG dolls and all of the accessories. She had her 8th b'day party at the store. This past summer she walked into the beach house with 2 huge shopping bags filled with her entire AG doll collection and gave it all to the little girl next door...who is 6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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aww sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Whenever I pass by the store on Madison Ave I always seen tons of mothers and dd coming out full of bags. I passed by a few months ago and saw a couple and some of the staff were bringing 10+ large bags to the car. The girl who was with them looked to be about 6. Very popular store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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No. We wasted so much time on that shiz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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I still have mine (Samantha), saving her for a future dd, or ds if he were to be interested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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Me too :) I had several (one of them being Samantha). I have great memories of reading the stories. I loved those dolls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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^ I also have a hundred or so Beanie Babies. But I plan to liquidate those assets to fund my future DCs' college education, being the sound investments that they were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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I still have my Samantha too! In the back of the closet collecting dust, but I have her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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Mine are all saved at my parents house too! i had so many accessories and furniture, clothes, all sorts of stuff. Seems great as an heirloom, I'm so happy it all held up! Knowing that I will add to the collection if dd wants [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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Each DD has one doll. Neither is obsesses. We have never been to the store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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DD received the Rebecca doll four years ago at age four. She still plays with it a lot. She gets a few outfits a year. It's the only toy she's played with over the long term. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Medical moms: Is it true that in advanced alcoholism, one's metabolism processes calories differently/ Such as *not* processing/absorbing some at all? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:01 PM Flag
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So the more you drink, the skinnier you'll become? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:07 PM Flag
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Well it is true that ETOH is metabolized in a different pathway than regular food or drinks. Its a catabolic reaction that makes it actually 7 calories per gram. The only thing we consume that's different than protein and carbs (4kcal per gram) and fat (9 kcals/per gram). For it to change the way you process food, not so sure. But perhaps this is what you 're thinking of? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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OP THX very interesting. Curious b/c my alcoholic aunt eats NO food. I have spent entire weekends with her where she only consumes alcohol (straight vodka or wine). She is v skinny/boney. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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In fact, when you're not supposed to mix alcohol with prescriptions, it's not always because the combo could make you loopy. rather, alcohol metabolism takes priority in body processes over other intakes so you actually may not absorb the prescription fully if you down it with booze because the booze metabolism goes first in your cells and then by the time the prescription starts to get processed, it may've degraded, etc. not get its full dosage in you. But I think this sort of explanation explains why people get beer bellies a bit, not skinniness...but maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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I have heard of some stuff like this. I think of Judy Garland; Dean Martin and Sandra Dee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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In advanced alcoholism, you can be severly malnourished, no matter how much you weigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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Yes, some are "slow" and some are "fast" metabolizers . Also Asian men sometimes have problems with alcohol metabolism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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I knew a guy (half Asian) who was allergic to alcohol and fish. Not fish. Not alcohol. Just the two together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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