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[ - ] Do you feel that your parents are only interested in you in order to have a connection with their grandchildren? My mother does not communicate with me unless it's about my children. She has zero knowledge of my life. She actually thinks I'm an attorney because I wanted to be one when I was in high school. It's really bizarre. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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that's funny. my mother would rather not know about anything negative/stressful/worrisome in her children's lives. [ Reply | More ]
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She might be more interested in children than careers. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know. They appear to be busy and sometimes I'll go for weeks without talking to them. I think they care but they've never been good at keeping in touch...even with my other relatives. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you know how to remove your old facebook post? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Specific post or deactivate whole account? [ Reply | More ]
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Only specific post. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you know anyone who got a spot at ps 199 but is NOT registering their dc? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We are not. [ Reply | More ]
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You are letting your spot go? Where is dc going? [ Reply | More ]
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No one will ever they you that. [ Reply | More ]
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
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there will be some. Relax... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I posted last week about how my brother did not name his daughter after our mother. I asked him about it and he said that his wife didn't want to do it because they already named their son after our father and she thought it would be too weird. So, they relegated it to a 3rd name. I am just hurt all over again because i'm reading this Charlotte Elizabeth Diana articles and I wonder if his family feels the same. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You need to get back on your meds. [ Reply | More ]
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so wait, they used your mom's name and you are upset? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but they used it as a middle name - one of two middle names. [ Reply | More ]
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I am sorry that you are still hurt by this. I do not think the Spencer family was under any delusion that the baby would be given Diana's name as a first name and are likely touched that her name was included at all. [ Reply | More ]
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It WOULD have been weird. I am sorry for your loss though. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Every time I get my MIL a gift, she either criticizes it or returns it back to me. I have tried several times to make mother's day plans, but she is always too "lazy" to come. Should I even try again this year? Or should I just call her to wish her happy mother's day? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Returns it?? So rude. Just give her flowers or something small. Let her be the smaller person. Kill her with kindness. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. She can't return flowers. [ Reply | More ]
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I've refused flowers/sent them back. (But there is a hospice near here, so if I like the sender but just don't want the delivered gift, I usually tip the delivery person to take it to the hospice.) [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. I like this...- kill her with kindness. [ Reply | More ]
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keep trying. you can't be blamed for trying. [ Reply | More ]
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Trying to make plans? Or trying to get her something? [ Reply | More ]
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Both. you know how she will respond so don't expect differently, but keep doing what you are doing because it is nice. [ Reply | More ]
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Let your husband handle it. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 It's Mother's Day. She is his mother. If they can't work it out between them, it's their problem. [ Reply | More ]
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He does not even call her. He does not like to talk to her, because she nags him. [ Reply | More ]
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His mother, his responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
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You are right. [ Reply | More ]
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send flowers and be done with it - your dh can make plans if he wants to [ Reply | More ]
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sounds good. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am asset rich and cash poor. What an awful feeling! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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that's us right now. it's scary. [ Reply | More ]
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I know. Never knew that it could feel this awful and scary! [ Reply | More ]
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Np why is it scary? We are in the same boat and it feels ok. [ Reply | More ]
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Because we are running out of cash and maxing out on credit cards. [ Reply | More ]
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Sell something? [ Reply | More ]
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Have been trying to sell an apartment. Market has apparently slowed. Can only last till the end of this year. After that, we need to get a loan from our parents- really don't want to ask. [ Reply | More ]
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It should be picking up now - lots of open houses through June. good luck. [ Reply | More ]
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that's not good [ Reply | More ]
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I know! [ Reply | More ]
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What are your assets? [ Reply | More ]
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About $15mm mainly in real estates and some collectables. [ Reply | More ]
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How much leverage on the real estate? [ Reply | More ]
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50%. But $15mm is all equity. [ Reply | More ]
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Good for you. Why not sell something if you need/want some cash? [ Reply | More ]
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ass ets? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My son or DIL have not called me to make plans for mother's day in spite of the fact that I told them that I was available that day. I am really disappointed. I don't know why they have started to pull away from me. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Because you're a pita. [ Reply | More ]
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Probably bc DIL is an ahole. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
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:-) trick on how to get them back: be their biggest cheerleader. never fails. [ Reply | More ]
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your stepson? Overbearing MIL is this you? [ Reply | More ]
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Because he is cleaving to his wife? [ Reply | More ]
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What does this mean> It sounds violent. [ Reply | More ]
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Sticking with [ Reply | More ]
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thats too bad, they probably just want a day to chill by themselves, you know it is mothers day and dil is a mother [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Diana is not aspirational in any sense. Why name your dd after her? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Classic name. Roman goddess. No one cares what you think, especially the royals. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course they don't care what I think but this is a discussion board. [ Reply | More ]
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bad omen [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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lady die [ Reply | More ]
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you don't get to name other people's children. it is a classical name. It is a family name. It is his dead mother's name. [ Reply | More ]
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That is obvious but I can post on a message board if I like. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't say you couldn't. You asked an obvious question; I gave you the obvious answer. [ Reply | More ]
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You are adding nothing. Why don't you collapse? [ Reply | More ]
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She's answering your question [ Reply | More ]
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She opened a lot of hearts, had a special touch and was a wonderful mother. I think it's nice to remember her. [ Reply | More ]
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A wonderful mother who was too busy running around with play boys and using the press to raise her dc? [ Reply | More ]
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She wouldn't have seen other men if Charles had not committed fraud in marrying her and left her alone to be with Camilla. [ Reply | More ]
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Lady Di was a vapid floozy. Not someone I would want my dd to become. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think so. She was genuinely crushed to find out she was alone in her marriage while her husband was sneaking into the next property for sex with Camilla. She touched millions with her grace and manner. Few people are as charming and lovely. [ Reply | More ]
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Because she's his mother. Really you needed to ask? The reason is obvious. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's a terrible name. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Seriously, republican candidates field now is like a clown car, how many of them? 20 or 30? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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go carly go carly go carly [ Reply | More ]
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No way. She is all about soundbite politics, with no depth. [ Reply | More ]
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And only one conceivable President among them. [ Reply | More ]
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No different than in 2008 for Dems; half of these are really running for Vice President, just as Biden successfully did in 2008 [ Reply | More ]
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Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Ben Carson for VP!!!! Yay! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] who would name their dd after a pig? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lol. I think Charlotte was the spider. [ Reply | More ]
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Wilbur was the pig. What is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Spider is worse [ Reply | More ]
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Do I need to explain spiders' usefulness to you like you're a young stupid pig? [ Reply | More ]
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ok Charlotte's mom [ Reply | More ]
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LOL have you ever read the book? [ Reply | More ]
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spider [ Reply | More ]
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Someone who knows Charlotte was the spider? [ Reply | More ]
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Perhaps the Royals don't share UB's grasp of great literature? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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or perhaps they far exceed it. Charlotte Bronte anyone? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 (my immediate thought was Charlotte Rampling, but your guess is better). [ Reply | More ]
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As the PPs have pointed out, Charlotte was the spider. But lets not forget Peppa Pig's little brother George..... [ Reply | More ]
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LOL - trying to be witty and you don't even know the names of the characters.... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Best birthday gift for a 3 year old boy? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Magnatiles [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I've asked months ago here and no one could answer. Perhaps now? WTF does her phrase "lean in" even mean? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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1) Get Larry Summers as your mentor 2) Get Google stock options 3) Get the world's most pro-feminist husband 4) Get Facebook stock options 5) Lecture everybody else they're doing it wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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6) kill your fatso [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does Viagra make it more difficult for a man to climax? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It can. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Not sure what's best for DS. Got 158 on the Hunter test but didn't make R2 cut. And - sob - only 98% on G&T. So no citywide or PS 166 most likely. WWYD? I am afraid he will be bored in gen-ed. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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166 [ Reply | More ]
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Do you really think 166 will go to 98% this year? I doubt it. Apparently a lot of sibs qualified and every 99% I know is listing it. [ Reply | More ]
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There aren't that many total 99s in D3 this year - only 70. I would say your odds are good. [ Reply | More ]
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probably [ Reply | More ]
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My kid had scores like that and has done great in Gen Ed. I don't know 166, but can tell you that for us, the community aspect, ease of being involved in school, and no commute have all been worth it! No regrets. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you in one of the lower D3 schools? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 talk to the teacher and enrich at home. I know everyone rolls their eyes when someone types "enrich at home," but it's not that hard. Takes minutes a day. Also, a good teacher will be very good at teaching multiple levels. We've done very well at our zoned upper manhattan gen ed, and I love the community feel. My DC's scores very similar to your DS's scores (is there anything as frustrating as a 98?). You'll be fine. Keep applying to G&T if it bugs you. [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't worry. There will be plenty of 98%'s and 158's there with him. [ Reply | More ]
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In gen-ed?? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. That's where everyone ends up who doesn't make it into the programs they want. [ Reply | More ]
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more than a few, including some 99s who didn't get placed or whose parents decided against the long commute. [ Reply | More ]
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If it's a good zoned school, you'll be fine. Many bright kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Everything depends on teacher. If teacher is willing to recognize and encourage smart kids, your kid will be fine. If not, he'll be bored. Whereas in G&t, there is more of a general expectation that kid is smart, and an interest in keeping him appropriately addressed. That's been my experience, at least. [ Reply | More ]
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oh oh, no hyp for him [ Reply | More ]
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This is pretty much exactly my dc. Going to UWSA. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Class act from Ludacris and his thug friends, after the Mayweather fight. Somehow, this demographic never fails to disappoint.... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Animals. [ Reply | More ]
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You'll notice that a black guy never, ever gets into a one on one fight. Every one of these fights is five against one. [ Reply | More ]
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Cannot function as a group. [ Reply | More ]
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Thugs. Can I use that word here? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Need a great mother's day present for my mom and for my MIL. Budget $300-500. Desperately need some old lady ideas! Please help! They are both early 70s, hate travel, don't really go out too much and are relatively relaxed. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^^and books would be the go-to gift, but I want something more in the $300-500 range... [ Reply | More ]
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Why so much? [ Reply | More ]
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What do they like? Met or another museum membership, tickets to something, a class? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Smith College changes policy to accept transgender women 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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good for them. they are probably also suffering. women's colleges are closing shop around the country. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like fun [ Reply | More ]
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yuck [ Reply | More ]
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Will they go to the same bathroom? [ Reply | More ]
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what will you do if you get assigned one as a roommate? [ Reply | More ]
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that would put a spin in lic [ Reply | More ]
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as with any other roommate you change out if you do not wnat to live with them [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Unemployed and at the lowest point in my life. Maxed out unemployment benefits. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm sorry. Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been there and it will get better, I promise. I know it seems scary, but you will get through it. Are you looking at doing any freelance work? What field are you in? Also, for any bills and creditors, call them and let them know your situation. Almost all of them will arrange something. [ Reply | More ]
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The unemployed can take civil service tests for free. I took a ton of them (local and federal) during my unemployment. [ Reply | More ]
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What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I am in IT. I used to be able to find a job easily but its much harder as I get older. I am 50 but my skills are fairly current. Looking for anything - full-time, contract.. [ Reply | More ]
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Time to hack in to previous ungrateful employers. [ Reply | More ]
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Been contacting them all, no response. [ Reply | More ]
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Offer your services to SMEs on contract basis. [ Reply | More ]
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"IT" is very broad. What do you do? [ Reply | More ]
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Financial application developer. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Medical test question: Is it possible to prove a blood-relationship between purported half-siblings (offspring) if both take a DNA test/or the like when the parents are unable? The offspring have different mothers (first marriage vs. second,) & it's probable they have different fathers also (first wife had multiple partners during the time her child was conceived.) TIA. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If you think one of the children is not yours, have the DNA test done. But the courts all base paternal obligation on history, rather than DNA, after the first 6-12 months, so it is highly unlikely a court would rule that you don't have to pay child support for your first child. [ Reply | More ]
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you could figure this out with one of the genealogical testing companies, ancestry, ftdna, or 23&me. is this just to know or is it for legal purposes? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it's possible to tell whether two people share one parent, both parents, or no parents. [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely. There are mail order tests all over the internet. [ Reply | More ]
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