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[ - ] Please recommend your eye cream -- overwhelmed by the choices out there 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i never understood the difference btw eye cream and regular face cream. how are they different? [ Reply | More ]
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They really aren't. It's marketing hype. Pay twice as much for half the amount. Choose a rich (but not super rich) face cream without lots of fragrance and you are good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] My ds is an extremely intelligent young teen. I can no longer win in arguments - he has a mind like a steel trap. Dh is a very a very simple, yet deep, kind of guy - ds can never verbally outwit him. I'm no dummy but I'm feeling like I cannot talk to my ds b/c his has a genius level IQ and can be quite manipulative. How can I exert greater parental authority? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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Why do you want to win arguments? Role model might be a route to show your values etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:36 PM Flag
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stop giving him money. done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:37 PM Flag
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If there were an effective answer to that, I would have written any check you asked me to. Unfortunately, by the time you've lost them, you're in for an uphill climb. All they need to do is figure out that the power balance has started to shift, and it will ceaselessly and incrementally tip in their favor until they turn 18. If they have decided to go their own way, good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on this? www.howtofixjcrew.com 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:32 PM Flag
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I almost puked in the beginning but read to the end. Actually nicely put. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:36 PM Flag
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OP: right? I had the same reaction "ugh Millenial" to "huh, she makes a good point." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:37 PM Flag
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Self absorbed Millennial. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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She talks about herself WAAAAY too much. Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Has anyone here done boudoir shots? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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I have [ Reply | More ]
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Can you recommend who you used? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Eh. Not really. But I have friends who liked Jenerations [ Reply | More ]
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I want to use this photographer.http://www.jenerations.com [ Reply | More ]
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If you mean shots in order to get through sex, yes [ Reply | More ]
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Op-funny :) [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Where did you take your wedding photos? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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sing sing [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Need a venue in Manhattan for a 40th bday party. About 50/60 people, evening in early September. I am thinking heavy apps and drinks. TIA! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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Battery Gardens is lovely [ Reply | More ]
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Ritz Carlton rooftop. My uncle got married there last September, it was gorgeous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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Waldorf Astoria [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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Too stuffy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Find a restaurant with a party room . How about city crab? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I was at camp visiting day and all the parents said they were from Manhattan. I don't live in NY anymore but I thought this was strange. Don't people just say NY anymore? It's like they wanted to make sure that people didn't think they lived in Brooklyn. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:27 PM Flag
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i think when you're far from NYC, and you say you're from "new yrok" people think "state" not "city". we have a house in CT and the first few times i heard people say "when we lived in new york" i always assumed "NYC" but no, they just meant new york as opposed to CT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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OP: 80% of these people are from NY. The ones from Westchester said Larchmont or whatever. It just seemed so stupidly pretentious. We live on the West Coast so they were all talking about the Hamptons and my kid has no idea what they were talking about. I was hoping for a low key experience for her -- very disappointed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:32 PM Flag
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Change in the way people view things. Used to be that people from Brooklyn would say: I'm moving into the city. Old-timers still say that, but the idea of what constitutes the city has changed a little. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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They are pleased with themselves for escaping Marlboro, Syosset, Livingston, Jericho, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:32 PM Flag
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Manhattanites are assholes. And yes, I live in Manhattan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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Whenever I say, "NY," they ask, "where?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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There's this mom on our camp video from last year that yammers on and on about "this is my kids' first experience outside of Manhaaaattan, and they are loving it!" DH and I laugh and roll our eyes every single time we see it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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I used to say "the city" but people thought that was rude. It's not as easy as saying "Westchester". New York City" seems like a mouthful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:39 PM Flag
[ - ] How did you come across UB? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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Someone was complaining about how mean the woman are on here. I checked it out, now here I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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who remembers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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I was searching for 'crush on RE'. A thread landed me here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:26 PM Flag
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I remember those threads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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Someone found UB & was amazed at the privileged bubble NYC people of a certain bracket live in. Especially the school competition. Sent everyone over to check out the crazy show. Been in & out of here ever since because sometimes I learn interesting things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:27 PM Flag
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my DH told me about it when our DC was born [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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Researching kindergarten admissions. Got sucked in :/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:32 PM Flag
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The old fashioned way: other mom's at DS's Manhattan preschool. Back in 2010. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] How old are you? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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old enough to know better [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you know your dc's IQ? Do you tell them? Age? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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I know mine, and know they're smarter than me at their ages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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I do. Won't tell him. Ever. I want him to work hard and not slack off just because he is smart on paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:24 PM Flag
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this. but when they are older they insist - I give a percentile (range) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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as a parent i don't have to tell him anything i don't want to tell him. he can insist as much as he wants. i don't care. knowing my IQ backfired on me in HS. apparently my class was part of a longitudinal study and they had us take those tests every year. i had no idea what they were. then one day my mom told be about my score and bam! i started resting on my laurels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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I don't believe in giving specific numbers, but I am no comfortable withholding info from dc when they are old enough to know what's going on. IN my specific case, telling dc her range this June was a positive thing. We'll see how it plays out in school this fall, but withholding info she could have asked NO wouldn't have worked anyway. There's no secrets in medicine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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Yes. I give the their percentile, not a specific number. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:24 PM Flag
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how do you find out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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For me, dc has ADHD and IQ testing is a part of a battery of tests given by a neuropsychologist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Any tips on letting-go a long term nanny? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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Pay two weeks on a Friday, and tell her goodbye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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That seems harsh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:21 PM Flag
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long term? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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Do you have a good relationship with her, would you recommend her? If so you could give her a lot of notice and help her to find something else. I think it's expected that you give one week of severance for each year of service. I highly recommend having her sign a release stating that you do not owe her any more money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:29 PM Flag
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how long term? we've had our nanny over 10 years. my guess is that by this time next year, we will no longer need her. i think this fall, we will discuss with her what she'd like to do after she leaves our family - we know she will not nanny again, but i want to give her time to make a plan, take classes, whatever for her next phase of life. and we will probably mutually agree to the end date. at least that's my plan. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I've aged poorly. I'm only 30, but look really tired and worn compared to my peers. I wasn't a partier - I just have had a tough life and a chronic illness. Is anyone else in this situation? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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I'm 30. Without makeup I have huge bags under my eyes. A mix of having very fair skin, a FT job, and a 9mo who doesnt STTN. I also do have a chronic illness but dont think that plays a big role for me. I found a great concealer and it helps a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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^ dark circles more than bags actually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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What chronic illness you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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get on a high fat, low carb diet, lists of water, veggies, coconut oil and moroccan oil for your skin, retinol, meditate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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agree. And look into light cosmetic options. Botox and fillers aren't too expensive. But DO NOT go overboard. I am 30 as well and a lot of my friends have already overdone it with the botox and fillers. They look ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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or: i'd be concerned with botox migrating into other parts of the body. tons of reports on it with devastating outcomes for the patient. i am however somehow intrigued by creams containing bee venom. haven't died it yet but fro what i read, they work very well on fine lines and wrinkles and generally create a healthier looking skin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:26 PM Flag
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omg, tried it year NOT died it yet - it's the heat, i swear... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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are you in CA? 30 seems young for fillers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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I'm 36 and I also have a 9mo who doesn't sleep through the night. I look really bad. My skin is a mess. I'm just too tired to do anything about it right now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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See a derm, and ask about treatment options [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry. Remember it's what's on the inside that truly counts! No one talks about someone's appearance at funerals, they talk about the kind of person they were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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ilu! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] So ladies..who's who in Wendys book. Anyone in for a guess on the real characters? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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Since you ask you must be one of them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] How do you stop drifting apart from good friends? I want to keep them in my life and have lots of good memories/fun times, but I feel like we have nothing to talk about anymore. I feel this with several of my friends. Life has spread us out the tri-state so it isn't only about getting together for coffee or drinks once a week. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why can't you talk about their kids and their jobs? Do you only want to talk about the past? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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No. Several are single w/o dc and work is their life. One has become really flaky and I called her a few times throughout the year to talk but never got called back so I've basically given up on her. I don't like to talk about the past and like to talk about what's going on...socially, professionally...and it winds up feeling like I'm prying. I'm an open book and don't mind sharing the highs/lows, with close friends. I'm not feeling that close though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:14 PM Flag
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I wonder why they feel like it's prying? Most people can't resist someone who is genuinely interested in hearing them talk about themselves. If it's time to move on though, go ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Maybe she's not happy with where she is in life and feels insecure? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:18 PM Flag
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OP: That might be it. But we go way back and have seen the best & worst together. Not sure why she would feel like she can't share with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:27 PM Flag
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OP: Right? With one friend in particular I can hear that everything isn't ok in her voice. I respect peoples' privacy but how can you carry on a friendship when one person is troubled & clammed up with nothing to talk about? I don't like to go on & on about myself, it winds up seeming so one-sided. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:26 PM Flag
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once people have kids it get harder, especially if juggling kid sports, work and house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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OP: I know. But I'm feeling lonely or sad about it. Like does it bother them at all? I miss my friends! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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I had some friends like that. We'd been really important to each other but when we no longer worked together and life got busy we lost touch. We started taking turns cooking dinner once a month. It was a catalyst for restarting everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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OP: That sounds nice but I can barely get anyone to commit to a date. Some are single & workaholics, so weekends are out b/c they are dh-hunting and week days are out b/c they are working ( I work too but need a life!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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I maintain a group text with two separate groups of friends. It sounds cheesy but we actually talk fairly often (at least twice a week). It helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Lets all agree - unless your house is beachfront or on the beach block, you do not have a beach house. I know too many people talking about their "beach house" that turns out to be just a ten minute drive to the beach, and then another 15 minutes trying to find a parking spot. Or whose "beach house" is a 15 minute walk to the beach across two four lane roads. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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Yeah, I know someone who has a beach house...inside a gated golf course community with a common pool area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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I live across the street from houses that have (private) beach in their backyards, can see the ocean from my window, but it's a 15 min drive to a public access point to the beach. I do not consider myself as having a beach house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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Then what do you call it?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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My house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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Is that your primary residence? Are you on Long Island? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:12 PM Flag
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yes and yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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I can't imagine that this is on either of the forks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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Nassau or Suffolk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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Nassau. I personally dont consider something a beach house unless you can walk to the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:19 PM Flag
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I completely agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:23 PM Flag
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Are you on the Gold Coast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:15 PM Flag
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Let 'em dream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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We are one block away from a private beach, so yes I have a beach house [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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I have a beach house here and in the Mediterranean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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With that said, in my family it's very common to buy or build a beach house(on family land) knowing that likely this is the place that you will retire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Let's all agree: "The Last Wave" was a great movie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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Did you even see it? How is this about a beach? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:33 PM Flag
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Yes, and the main character is sitting on the beach when he sees a tsunami approaching the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:38 PM Flag
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eh, i think it really depends. a lot of people consider it a beach house if it's in a beach town - say Bay Head - and not their FT home. but that doesn't mean it's that close to the beach - but their house does come w beach passes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:22 PM Flag
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There is a pretty big gray area between beachfront/beach block and a ten minute drive away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] We are taking an overnight flight to London with 2 DCs, 7 and 5 - what is the best way to deal with jetlag? flight leaves NYC around 10pm and lands around 10:30am. Do we try to stay up through dinner? Nap for an hour or 2 when get there? The kids will have a short night of sleep on the plane and then there is the time change. Expert travelers what is your advice? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:05 PM Flag
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Great flight time. Eat dinner before flight. Settle in and sleep as much on plane as possible. Try to keep them up as much as possible the day you arrive. Bed time 7:30 - 8 pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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Stay up when you get there, get as much sunlight as you can and then darken the hotel room and go to bed at 6 or 7pm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:13 PM Flag
[ - ] How often does your dog need to be walked? Trying to plan out a schedule for the dogwalker. We're out of the house 830-630. Seems like two walks per day will cost about the same as full day daycare. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't think you should have a time-intensive pet like a dog if nobody is there most of the day. I'm not saying you should rehome your dog, just that when he/she passes away you should not get another. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.28.15, 05:16 PM Flag
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Two walks is great! [ Reply | More ]
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Only SAHMs should have dogs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:24 PM Flag
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really depends on your dog. ours got one long walk in the middle of the day and was fine but he wasn't a retriever or anything that needed a ton of exercise, nor was he a puppy. and we were childless when we had him so he got another walk and playtime in the evenings. [ Reply | More ]
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I walk mine in the am before work so she only needs one walk before I get home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 05:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Hi. I'm pretty normal and am willing to chat about anything for 15 min. (Same poster who was on last night) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What's your dumbest purchase in recent history that you regret? [ Reply | More ]
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