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[ - ] How old is too old for a kid to still be too anxious/afraid to do a sleepover? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Every kid is different. It your DC anxious about all sleepovers or one house in particular? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Helen Gurley Brown considered a feminist? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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She was. She's dead [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] martin shkreli is not attractive. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+1 both inside and out [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help settle a debate - How cold is too cold to go skiing? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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Below 0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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Fahrenheit? That's coooooold!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Out west? Even below zero is sometimes ok, especially if it's sunny. East? Very different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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Quebec [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Below zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:03 PM Flag
[ - ] MD moms or perimenopause/menopause moms: Am having daily almost-constant nausea plus headache and wondering if this could be a perimenopausal thing. 50 y.o. Thanks. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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I have never experienced that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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I had constant headache due to high blood pressure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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I'm not a med mom, but fwiw, I had migraines in my teens/twenties, stopped at about age 28, and started again at about 42 (now 45). I think it has to do with the increase in estrogen in your 40s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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I though perimenopause was a decrease in estrogen, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:02 PM Flag
[ - ] When is the best time to buy airfare for summer travel? Airfare is so cheap right now for late winter and spring travel, I can't believe it. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Now is the best time. I saw flights to Caribbean for like $250 recently. Flights to Europe this summer for less than $1K on Delta/Air France/KLM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:51 PM Flag
[ - ] UBers look down on ESL because.... 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:46 PM Flag
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I don't unless they're trying to start a volatile OP here and fumble it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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I thought she meant uber like the taxi service. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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It's true, I've caught that ... saying UBer and thinking "uber." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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I have heard there's a car out there called the Zica that is having a few troubles because of the Zika virus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Madeleine Albright tries to help Clinton by saying there's a special place in hell for women who don't support Clinton: 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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Screw Albright! I'm a woman and I wouldn't vote for Hillary if my life depended on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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Because you like men to make decisions over how to legislate your body? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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I thought Madeleine Albright was dead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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Nope. She appeared on Madame Secretary about a month ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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Yes, it's called a Trump presidency [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:47 PM Flag
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and Gloria Steinem said last night on Bill Maher young women support Sanders because they are following the boys who support him: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gloria-steinem-bernie-sanders_us_56b63c95e4b04f9b57d9d69a [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:47 PM Flag
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I thought Gloria Steinem was dead, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:51 PM Flag
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You might be thinking of Helen Gurley Brown. And w/re to Madeline Albright you might be thinking of Helen Thomas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:56 PM Flag
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So sexist to think women can't make up their own minds about whether or not they like Hillary and if they don't then they must be following men because god forbid women actually vote for a candidate based on merits and not not anatomy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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Gross. This makes me even more pro-Bernie. Bernie Sanders all the way. Hillary Clinton is a sham and a war hawk and in the pockets of wall street. Bernie is the only authentic candidate with a history progress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a house which looks a bit dark, even though inside it is all light colors and modern. I received an estimate to replace old windows with impact windows and while doing that, add additional windows and enlarge existing ones. The estimate for everything (architect, permits, materials and labor) is $50k. Sounds like it's worth it, wdyt? Would it increase the value of my house if I sell it? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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No. You're doing it for you which is fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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You can't really go wrong with replacement windows, particularly if your home is a little older. The energy savings from extra insulation plus added light is a huge bottom line in terms of enjoying your home and continuing to live there. I would do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:39 PM Flag
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Are you in Florida? $50K sounds low for all of that. Prepare for the true cost to be double that amount. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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How can I ensure that it wouldn't be twice the amount? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:06 PM Flag
[ - ] If you use the word "retarded" you automatically disqualify yourself from being taken seriously. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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oh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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This post is RETARDED [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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It's a word. Get over it. and I'm sure you've done the best you can with what you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:40 PM Flag
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So sad. My sister with Down's winces every time you utter that word. May your DCs be more enlightened [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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OP, yes, I have, and I've done well enough not to use embarrassing slurs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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What about retARD? With the accent on the second syllable? Is that cool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:41 PM Flag
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True, but this is only temporary. Moron, Idiot, etc. all came back into common usage after "retarded" was supposed to be the newer, more politically correct term. In a few decades "retarded" will be in common use and "special needs" will be the new offensive insult of choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:41 PM Flag
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DH and I go back and forth about this. He thinks the R word is off limits. I say it's not because no one uses retarded to refer to SN people anymore. Also retard literally means to slow or be inhibited. In Europe when a train is late it says "retard 5 min" or whatever. It's an actual word, it just became a negative thing due to pejorative usage of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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Why don't you ask the folks @ special olympics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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I have SN people in my family, so I don't refer to people that actually SN as retarded. But if I was hanging out with friends and someone said "Hey lets get drunk and go streaking through the village!" I would say that's retarded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:59 PM Flag
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Of course it is an actual. But it offends a lot of people and there are many, many other words you can use instead. So why would you ever argue in favor of it? (unless you just enjoy offending people and/or are too stupid to think of an alternative word to use) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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I get what you're saying, and Im not arguing in favor of it. It's not a part of my daily lexicon or anything. I just don't think people should get all up in arms about it unless you're using it in a pejorative way to refer to someone that's actually SN. ITA that's totally insensitive and wrong. But if you're using it in a general or colloquial sense, I don't think it's that serious and the PC police have to intervene. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Different language, different meaning. In French the phrase "en retard" means late. That has nothing to do with the meaning in English. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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People who use it use it as this definition: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. The same as calling someone stupid. Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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I understand the definition. I wouldn't think much better of someone who called people "stupid" either. If you have to resort to name calling, I just don't imagine you have much to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:04 PM Flag
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So you never say - that is so stupid... ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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I agree, not because I think it's defenders are wrong, but they must be socially clueless if they think they can use that word without offending someone. Just use another word, it's not some tentpole of the English language/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:50 PM Flag
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this is definitely part of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 11:04 PM Flag
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I don't really use the word, but here's some food for thought. I have a child with major intellectual delays (that's the most PC way to say it now, btw). What drove me crazy for a while is that even the professionals and teachers were so concerned with using the wrong word and offending us that it took almost forever to be able to get out of them anything we could relate to. We would ask, "so is she basically mentally retarded?" And they would get this look of horror on their face and say "well, we don't use that word ... we say she has special needs and challenges." OK but can you put that into some common vernacular that would bring this whole thing down to something we can incorporate into our experience? It was really annoying. People were acting like we, the parents of a mentally retarded child, could not handle that phrase even when it applied. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.06.16, 10:54 PM Flag
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