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[ - ] 13 yo dd needs braces. I don't have insurance now so would be paying out of pocket for them. I will have Delta dental insurance next year. Should I wait or pay for it? Will it make a difference when she gets them? Does anyone have Delta dental? She has an overbite. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Waiting should not make that much of a difference [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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Waiting a year shouldn't make a difference. I have to warn you most plans don't contribute much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:43 PM Flag
[ - ] How crazy/sad am I that I fantasize about re-injuring myself so I can see my surgeon that I loved again? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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It is a positive sign that you recognize it's crazy/sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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At least you realize that it's a foolish and self-destructive thing to do. It would be like chipping my own tooth so I could see my hygienist crush? No thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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Bronx Science. No idea. Hope so. Ranked it above Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Developing a crush on your dr is not uncommon. It actually happens all the time with ob-gyns. Just recognize for yourself that this isn't an actual mature emotional state. It's just a crush. Don't make any contact with the dr. The crush will fade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Finance and RE moms, grateful for your insights. HHI is 600K (not counting bonus b/c you are not to count bonus, correct?) with 2 DCs in private. We have between $1-1.3 million to put towards an apartment. ISO 3 BR/den or $ BR on UES or UWS. How much mortgage can we afford? TIA! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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No, people count bonuses in HHI- what you have 2 people each with 300k base salaries? I'd say you can afford a $1m mortgage and a $2m place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Do you mean you have $1-1.3 to put DOWN on an apartment? You could buy a $2 -2.3MM apartment w/ a $1MM mortgage (roughly $5K/month). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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this 5K must not include maintenance which will be another 3K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Is the 1-1.3mm all your savings or in addition to your savings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Our HHI is 350 and kids go public. 600K + 2 kids in private is really same as our scenario. I would not go with higher mortgage than 700K thus I would look for a 2MM apartment which is doable since you don't need good school zone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Tarot Moms, are you on? Not looking for a reading, just have some questions about Tarot. Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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I have been studying it for a few weeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I have my book here, maybe I can look something up for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] RH of BH watchers, how did I miss the news that Kim's pit bull attacked Kyle's daughter Alexia and put an 80 year old woman in the hospital? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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She's getting sued [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Not surprising. She refused to train the dog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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I don't know. It was in the trashy gossip news. Maybe you don't read the trashy gossip news. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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OP. I don't, really. All those sites crash my old Ipad, they have too many graphics and colors and popups. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Gift ideas for DH for 5th wedding anniversary? (Wood) TIA!! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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It has to be made of wood? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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not necessarily made of wood entirely- it's just the traditional gift [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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modern is silverware [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Stadium seat cufflinks if he's a sports fan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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A piece of furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Just not from Pottery Barn!!!! LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Well, we know what kind of wood he'll be giving you... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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haha let's hope! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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HA HA HA HA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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A rare book [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Dog Question: what small breeds are good with kids and apartment living? Bonus points if there is a rescue for that breed in the NYC area. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Pugs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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They snore. I would avoid dogs like this because of breathing issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Boston Terriers are supposed to be great with kids. Also, if you're willing to consider a larger dog, rescue greyhounds are actually great apartment dogs and good with kids as their groomers often bring their kids with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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+1 on both those breeds. I grew up with Bostons they are great! And I seriously looked into a rescue Greyhound. Great dogs but the rescue people were nuts and I couldn't deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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whippets are great and so are king charles cav. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Pugs, for sure. [ Reply | More ]
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english bulldog [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone else feel this way? I am usually quite confident and comfortable with my looks and intellect, but every now and again I'll think that I'm delusional and just a stupid ugly troll. Am I nuts? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Happens to me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Feel lucky, I'm the opposite (I'm confident and comfortable every now and again). I really hate myself most of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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OP: I just wish I knew how others view me. I am tall (5'11), not super skinny esp by nyc standards, blond, blue eyed. I worry that I have an inflated sense of self. I've never had trouble getting/keeping boyfriends (married now) but then I always feel like I've settled. I am nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Where in NYC can I find a large selection of kid glasses? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 03.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Leather glasses? Weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Bad joke, but I still have a pair of eyeglasses with leather frames from the late 80s. They are actually really cool. The world is not yet ready for the large frames of the 80s, but maybe one day I'll break them out again. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone ever stop taking add meds here and have trouble? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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I would have serious issues if I came off my Adderall. I've found new doctors because old ones have tried to get me to come off of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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i am trying to come off of it but having issues. can i ask your dosage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] New Yorkers have access to the best, most unique clothing and furnishings in the country, yet all I seem to hear about are Ann Taylor Loft and Pottery Barn. Even here in "flyover," we know that shit sucks. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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and chipotle! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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They can't shut up about Chipotle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Please don't talk smack about Chipotle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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I'm talking smack about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Well at least we're not fat and pasty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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You might be fatter than you think - that size two Banana Republic sweater you're wearing is really a 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Shows what you know, I'm still in my PJs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Just like a Nyer to think it's 80 and sunny in tje beggining of March [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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One of the things that I miss about the "old" New York (late 20th century) was that you could walk out your door and find unique and wonderful stuff (and good prices for same). Much has changed since the mall-ification of Manhattan and now even Brooklyn. There are still great things out there, but harder to find. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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I agree with this completely. I grew up on the UWS and it's changed so much in 30 years, like not even the same place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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There's all types in this world, even in NY. And, the best still costs a lot of money. Not all New Yorkers are rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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I don't know anyone who shops at the places you've named and I haven't seen them discussed heavily here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Loft is great for cheap basics and PB furniture lasts forever. What is the issue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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PB is generic and has a chemical smell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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I prefer generic furniture. Never noticed a smell, I'm sitting on a PB chair right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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You're right!!!! Such a cheap, chemical smell! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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NP: I don't think it smells either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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op: Are you kidding me? Pottery Barn is AWFUL. Quality is right up there with Pier 1. Stickley lasts forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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I have a 10 year old PB couch and armchair that still look great. Also the TV console in our bedroom is about 7 years old, no problems. We actually do have a Stickley dining room set, but that's a different price level than PB - apples/oranges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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op: I'd rather search for a second-hand Stickley than spend money at Pottery Barn. It's like buying a $40 shirt at JCPenney that's worth $3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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I don't buy second-hand furniture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I do most of my shopping online. But there are brick and mortar clothing stores I frequent like Intermix and All Saints and Calyso I wouldn't find in flyover and for furniture I buy anywhere from DWR to One King's Lane to antique stores. Not a big Loft fan. Or a big PB fan for that matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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Judging people by their belongings is tacky. Even those who are wealthy might prefer to spend their money on things that are more important to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Not sure why people are flaming you. I agree both AT and PB are generic, boring, and mass-produced. Not saying I don't still have some stuff from PB I bought in my 20s, or AT basics, but they're certainly not brands I hold dear to my heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Because the rich cant be bothered to visit the myriad of bohemian chic clothing or salvation army places that have a ton of different types of clothing. Plus, the UB audience tends to be domionated mostly by SAHMs who live in their lululemons or WOHMs who live in their Armani power suits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Manhattan Mom here. Haven't been to an AT or PB in over a decade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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ps. but Chipotle, yes!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Most people are not very creative or adventurous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Our housing is expensive and we tend to travel more and to more exotic places. We frequently have second homes and are not as in to house "stuff." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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op: So you outfit yourself and your home in crap? Okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:38 PM Flag
[ - ] My 2nd grader at Success Academy is learning algebraic equation and my 6th grader at public school is learning the same subject. What a fun experience! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Do you like Success Academy? I toured one the other day and it was a bit odd how strict it was. Does your kid like that aspect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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My son always follows the rules. So he has no problem with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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The strict rules actually help maintain a calm and organized learning environment to make sure kids learn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Stop replying to yourself, EVA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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And it has nothing to do with schools and all to do with spiral curriculum. Same topics are re-introduced year after year after year, but they get a bit harder with each year. [ Reply | More ]
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This is the first time my 6th grader was introduced to algebraic equation concept. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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And yet none of those SA dcs wind up at SHS. Funny that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Admission to SHS depends on the genetic IQ a child is born with as well as that child's mastery of the subject matter. That is why no kids from Success Academy get in to SHS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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BxSci parent - where are you getting your information? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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This is based on the first group of SA graduates. It's not accurate. My son tested into the John Hopkins talented youth program and scored 99 (with only one error) for the G&T tests for three consecutive years. When he was a kindergartener at a well-regarded public school, the teacher told him that he was supposed to learn what he had learned at preschool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Muslims move to New York and London and go on welfare and then join isis .... Jihadi John family’s 20 years on benefits — How it’s cost taxpayers up to £400k to house fanatic and his relatives in upmarket areas – Mohammed Emwazi’s family granted asylum in 1996 after leaving Kuwait 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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This crap makes me boil with anger. I hope he dies a miserable death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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There's a lot of injustice. We can focus on this, which is definitely distressing but what about the rich who don't pay their fair share; the fact that you can work full-time and be poor; that WalMart uses the welfare system to bolster employees' wages; corporations that pollute and lie about it; the people who have destroyed the environment. There's a lot that needs to change. MAybe it feel better to pick on one sector but it all makes me boil with rage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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You forgot Brussels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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Liberal mom is delusional. Muslims in the USA are trying to blow stuff up right now. Even the hippie dippy moms in Portland were almost blown up when Muslims came close to setting off a huge bomb there. Yet millions of Muslims are still invited to move here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:29 PM Flag
[ - ] My 10-year old niece is upset because her skin is bumpy. Is there a good natural facial wash line that helps with that? I have lots of things for me but I they all have alpha hydroxy and such. I'm not sure about those for a kid. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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Neutrogena acne face wash. They have a bar soap that's natural. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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it's not so much acneish as just a bit rough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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if she were 19 i'd suggest microdermabrasion but i'm at a loss for her age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Oh, that's easy. Palmers coc butter lotion. It's almost organic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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are you in nyc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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Keep it very simple and as natural as possible. I'd stick to the paraben free, no animal testing stuff (because that tends to have more natural ingredients in it). The ALBA Antidote line is fantastic and gentle. If you live near a whole foods or health food store, you should have no problem finding it. Also Zen, but that's $$$ [ Reply | More ]
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She could try cleaning with jojoba oil, or Ponds cold cream (the original). Also, witch hazel as a toner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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How bad is it? If it's pretty bad, would you consider taking her to a dermatologist? I have a friend who had bad skin in her early teens and she has a lot of scarring now and is super bummed that it wasn't elevated when she was younger so she could have gotten better treatment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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it's not that bad. i will try to find something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.04.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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