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[ - ] Why would someone become a D.O. instead of an M.D.? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I think its a great choice. I have one friend who is an MD and one who is a Dentist. Dentist has much more flexibility, much easier to start your own practice, they earn about the same. [ Reply | More ]
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np. D.O. - Osteopathic Doctor [ Reply | More ]
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a DO is a dr. of osteopathy. not a dentist. [ Reply | More ]
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D.O.'s shake your body. [ Reply | More ]
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One is a lot more difficult [ Reply | More ]
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I.Q. [ Reply | More ]
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Interested in a more natural/holistic approach [ Reply | More ]
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I am closely related to two D.O.s. They did it because they couldn't get into M.D. school, honestly. But once they're in their third year of medical school it really doesn't matter anyway. The best docs have little to do with where they went to school. [ Reply | More ]
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This. It has holistic approach ("the best way to feel better is to be less stressed, not by taking all these pills") but in practice attracts people who generally could not get into medical school for whatever reason. [ Reply | More ]
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med school is harder to get into than osteopath school. that being said, some folks like the philosophy (more holistic, less interventionist). you may be being treated by a DO and not even know it. [ Reply | More ]
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Dentist earning potential very high. Fees dont have to be limited by Insurance company reimbursement [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Please tell me where I can find a Halloween costume for my 11 year old who told me LAST night that he wants one. TIA 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ricky's [ Reply | More ]
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+1. be prepared to wait [ Reply | More ]
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Spirit [ Reply | More ]
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My local Gristede is selling them. [ Reply | More ]
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Tell him to make it. [ Reply | More ]
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"I'm going as a psychopath. They look just like everybody else." -- Wednesday Addams [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Was anyone at MS54/Delta tour today. What did you think? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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not as good as the American tour [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone know if there's a store on the UES with any pumpkins left? Terrible mom here who's left it until the last minute and the kids want to carve one! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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most deli's have them. think there are some on 84th and York at a produce place [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I think you're thinking of You Don't Know Nothin' Produce (dumbest name, I know) [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen tons. There's a bodega on 1st somewhere in the low 80s, high 70s that has plenty outside. (Sorry I can't give better directions. I pass it all the time, forget exactly where it is) [ Reply | More ]
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OP I've been walking down up Lexington and down third (70s and 80s and every place is sold out! [ Reply | More ]
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come on, Elis must have some, at a pretty price, but some. [ Reply | More ]
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I've got one to sell you. see you at 86 and lex 3pm [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm not THE Make-up Mom, but I'm a certified make up artist and skin care enthusiast. Drugstore to super high-end, I love answering questions! 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What good moisturizing cream would you recommend for dry skin (face, as well as eyes and legs)? Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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I'm a big advocate of Cerave in the big white tub. It's unscented (although I wouldn't use it on your eyes!) and dries down matte, so it wears well under make-up in the mornings. It's "no-frills" but it works better than anything else I've tried and is pretty cheap for how much you get ($10-$15) at any drugstore! [ Reply | More ]
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Really bad undereye circles- what to do about them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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1) keep area moisturized. Clinique all about eyes and the Origins Ginzing Eye cream are my favorite because they are light reflecting, so they illuminate the area. 2) make sure you're getting plenty of sleep and water (Duh!) 3) Ask your derm for a retinoid prescription. Retin-A can thicken the skin under your eyes, making the pigment less visible. 4) Look for a lightweight and light reflective concealer and apply it under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape. This will highlight the entire area and look like luminous skin, not like you're trying to "conceal". I'm a big fan of the YSL Touche Éclat for this purpose. [ Reply | More ]
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Also forgot to mention that a Vitamin C serum can make a huge difference in under-eye circles! I buy mine from Amazon (just search Vitamin C Serum) but you can get one from Sephora by Ole Henriksen called "trust serum" that is very nice, if you're looking to splurge. Apply twice a day (morning and night, under moisturizer) for best results! Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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Does the super expensive eye cream I bought from my dermatologist have any chance of working? It's meant to help with dark circles. [ Reply | More ]
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is there a significant difference between expensive eye cream and vitamin e oil? [ Reply | More ]
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Here's my theory: eye cream is just a super expensive, generic moisturizer for a more expensive price-per-ounce. I like to use one, still, though because I like a luminescence in my eye creams, and I don't want to apply that all over my face! But, I don't splurge for La Prarie or anything extreme. I replied above with my favorite recommendations, and a good retinoid should help! [ Reply | More ]
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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I really don't believe in using Vitamin E Oil all over the face, in large quantitates it has been shown as a "pro-oxidant". I think it's good in small doses in your moisturizer, but not great if you're using it straight up. However, I think other plant/nut oils are wonderful for under the eye and all over the face. I use oils all the time! [ Reply | More ]
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thanks, I just use vitamin e oil around my eyes and on my neck, and i also put a dab on scars i'm trying to fade. at my dermatologist's recommendation i've been using a retinoid at night and a vitamin c serum in the morning and my skin has never looked better. again, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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best eye cream?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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See above! For dark circles: Clinique all about eyes or origins gin-zing. Origins makes a great de-puffing gel called "No puffery" that I really like if I've had too much salt or not enough sleep (oops). For straight moisturizing I like the Bobbi Brown Rich eye cream. It's not fancy ingredient wise, but feels very nice and "plumps up" fine lines. Again, look for a retinoid if you're looking to decrease crows feet/fine lines! [ Reply | More ]
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37 years old with oily skin/acne prone. What nighttime mosturizer should I use (need a pore refiner, too)? I can't use retinol - too harsh. [ Reply | More ]
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OK. I'm totally make-up free. About to turn 40. I hate the feel of make-up on my face. What tube of sunblock should I use to do the job of make-up? [ Reply | More ]
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Best neck cream? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you recommend a good daily facial wash for sensitive that breaks out very easily? Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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I purchased Jane Iredale BB cream with SPF and it's so thick. Is it normal? I apply it with fingertips, should I use a sponge? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What do you think dcs will end up doing when they grow up? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Dentist. Veterinary Assistant. CEO. College Football coach. [ Reply | More ]
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Soccer star; Bio physicist [ Reply | More ]
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run his own tech company like dad? I don't know! [ Reply | More ]
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trust fund kid [ Reply | More ]
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no absolutely not! He designs games and programs with dad right now at the age of 8. That's why I guessed this. [ Reply | More ]
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why do you thin your dc has what it takes to do this? [ Reply | More ]
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see above [ Reply | More ]
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run his own tech company like dad? I don't know! [ Reply | More ]
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oops sorry for double post [ Reply | More ]
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Older dc - may be veterinarian. Loves animals, would like to be able to help them. She's 10. Younger one - I have no idea! She is 5. [ Reply | More ]
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He says he wants to be a taxi driver. He's 3 [ Reply | More ]
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Not HYP material :( [ Reply | More ]
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I'm glad actually! Would rather him be an entrepreneur. [ Reply | More ]
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cute [ Reply | More ]
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reminds me about the time my 3yo found out about the NY marathon. i said, "can you believe they start running in the morning and many of them keep running all day without stopping?" he got big wide eyes and said "MOM. that is SOOOOO AWESOME!" [ Reply | More ]
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That has nothing to do with being a taxi driver. [ Reply | More ]
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doctor, engineer/architect, #3 too young to even venture a guess. [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, no idea! [ Reply | More ]
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one wants to be a soccer player but doubtful- but maybe something sport-related in a different way? Younger one wants to be something different every week so I have no idea [ Reply | More ]
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according to them they are going to be the shortstop for the NY Mets and the President. so... [ Reply | More ]
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He's 3 and says he wants to be a teacher. [ Reply | More ]
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I would love to have one be a licensed electrician and the other a licensed plumber -- corner the market on Martha's Vineyard and have a really nice life [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are your grammar/vocabulary pet peeves? 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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"another thing coming" [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+1 I did a proofread for a journalist once, and corrected this, and he wouldn't believe me. [ Reply | More ]
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you disrespected me [ Reply | More ]
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What's wrong with that? [ Reply | More ]
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I heard someone pronounce the word "faux" phonetically the other day - "fawks". Made my ears bleed. [ Reply | More ]
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Ouch [ Reply | More ]
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I hear someone pronounce awry as aw-ree [ Reply | More ]
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I work with a woman who orders the "sal-mon" at lunch. I've thought about correcting her so she doesn't embarrass herself in front of clients anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you sure it wasn't intentional/ironic? Like the way we all say Faux News? [ Reply | More ]
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Positive. If the word after it had been "news", I would have gotten it. I also would have been delighted if she had tried to make a faux fur/fox fur pun. But she was talking about a faux hawk and missed the point that it's supposed to rhyme with "mohawk". Minus 10 points for Gryffindor! [ Reply | More ]
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Using 'begs the question' to mean 'raises the question'. [ Reply | More ]
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Same here. [ Reply | More ]
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"Less" when you mean "fewer"! [ Reply | More ]
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Same. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. also not using the subjunctive [ Reply | More ]
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Lie lay [ Reply | More ]
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"no one" has one word. [ Reply | More ]
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it's one word? really? noone? [ Reply | More ]
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You wouldn't believe the number of people who think this, yes. [ Reply | More ]
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"Could care less" ... Could you?! [ Reply | More ]
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Totally this [ Reply | More ]
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Hate this [ Reply | More ]
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Weird emphasis on certain syllables: dry CLEAN ing, ice CREAM [ Reply | More ]
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Like I said, [ Reply | More ]
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Everything my sister says. She moved to the south with her southern dh and since then she can't speak properly. [ Reply | More ]
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"like" in every single sentence. [ Reply | More ]
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"You don't know me, I'm the type of person that..." [ Reply | More ]
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The complete lack of adverbs in today's language. Newscasters, public figures, etc..Something isn't "real nice", it's "really nice." "I did fantastic!" Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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I've noticed it more in the U.S. In the UK, they stick to adverbs. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the change has taken place in the US over the past 10 years or so. I don't remember people (other than some southerners or Texans) saying "real nice" or "real xxx" before that. It's irksome. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! I thought I was the only one! [ Reply | More ]
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Using "that" instead of "who" when talking about people. [ Reply | More ]
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wala - for voila - by people who have no idea that it is a foreign word. loose for lose - recently saw it ona weight loss blog and it particularly bothered me there. where are you at instead of where are you. [ Reply | More ]
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split inifinitives. cannot stand them [ Reply | More ]
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Literally. It is literally always used wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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OMG, same here! [ Reply | More ]
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Feeling badly. No, you feel bad. Unless you're incapable of feeling. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I have nerve damage on one side, so I got to use it to teach DCs that they feel bad, and I feel badly. :-D [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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"Could of" or "Should of" instead of "Could/Should have", drives me crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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Give it to John or myself. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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hate it when people say "at the end of the day" [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it necessary to send thank you notes for school tours (private/8th grade)? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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private school or private tour? [ Reply | More ]
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both [ Reply | More ]
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We didn't. IMO schools want the top students. Thank you notes are for kids who are admitted based on who their parents are and how they "fit" (whatever that means). [ Reply | More ]
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^^I mean middle/high schools want the top students. And thank you notes are what parents write for 4 and 5 year olds. [ Reply | More ]
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That is how I feel. It's reeks of being a little too excited, no? [ Reply | More ]
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I think it is fine to write one, and I doubt it matters either way. They care about the kid and a nice, brilliant kid is going to get accepted whether he or she writes a thank you note or not. [ Reply | More ]
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No, but others are. [ Reply | More ]
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Does not hurt. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My husband, 2 kids, and I will go to the Bar Mitzvah of a close friend of mine's son in a few weeks. We will attend the service and luncheon, but not the evening party. I want to give a generous monetary gift. What do you think is appropriate? (We are in NYC) 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Multiples of 18- considered lucky, so $180, or similar....I usually do a check or savings bond for $180 and then also a cool small gift if child is a close friend of my DCs, like a video game or something. [ Reply | More ]
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Goyim here - Why multiples of 18? [ Reply | More ]
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jgia [ Reply | More ]
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$180 [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I don't know if $180 will read as "generous" for two people. That's the amount we would give if we had to fly somewhere for the event. [ Reply | More ]
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OP here: It's actually 4 of us -- me, dh and our 2 tween kids. So I think should be more than $180. We give $54 as a standard gift when my son is going to one alone (without us adults) for not even a good friend. [ Reply | More ]
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So... $216? Or if you really feel close to the family and want to help fund his summer abroad, $1800? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are the students at LaG no longer all that talented? Do people think the talent level is mediocre because they no longer base admission primarily on how dc performs on the talent exam and many of the most talented students are rejected in favor of less talented students who have good grades? 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^I happen to believe the school is still an excellent school and excellent in the arts. But I think there are people on UB who believe if the score on the talent exam isn't the only factor in admission, then the school will be full of semi-talented students who don't really belong there. [ Reply | More ]
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My DS graduated last year and all of the students were talented. Academics have traditionally been very important to the administrators at Lag. Quite a few students are counseled out in the Freshman year and are transferred to their Zone School. [ Reply | More ]
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There is no zoned high school [ Reply | More ]
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Yes there are. [ Reply | More ]
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Exception NOT the rule. [ Reply | More ]
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• Some Zoned programs offer priority while others offer a guaranteed offer. Not everyone in NYC has a Zoned high school. To find your Zoned school check schools.nyc.gov/schoolsearch. If you would like to attend your Zoned program, you must include it on application. Zoned Programs… [ Reply | More ]
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I don't have one [ Reply | More ]
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No one I know has one! [ Reply | More ]
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I know people in the outer boroughs that do. Midwood HS is a zoned school. [ Reply | More ]
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not everyone lives in an area where there are zoned HS but there are some Zoned HS [ Reply | More ]
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Most students do not have zoned HS access [ Reply | More ]
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You can't find thousands of "talented" kids every year and where do you send them after HS? Most of them are just normal kids. [ Reply | More ]
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In a city like NY you can. Thousands of children are not admitted every year to the HS that are talent based hence the difficulty to get in to certain schools. [ Reply | More ]
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Right, but some of those students not admitted to LaG are far more talented than the ones who are. So they have to dig down the talent pool to find kids who have some talent and also good grades. That makes the academics better, but the talent is then so-so. [ Reply | More ]
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This may be the case now with students doing so poorly on recent Commom Core exams but for the most part what I saw as a parent of an LAG alum, the talent level was quite high. [ Reply | More ]
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There are plenty of audition HS in NYC and they do accept thousands every year, so it's rather difficult to fill the seats with only "talented" kids, because a lot of the truely talented students may not even apply to audition schools if they have good academics that qualify them for tt privates or specialized HS. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: But why aren't people complaining that the talent is getting watered down now because the most talented students are not the ones they accept. Instead, they accept the students with the best grades who are somewhat talented, but not necessarily the most talented. [ Reply | More ]
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Because it is a NYC public high school not a conservatory [ Reply | More ]
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Grades have always been a factor but since the implentaion of the Common Core and the low test scores, some students who are talented who would have been admitted before the new test, are not making the cut. [ Reply | More ]
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Because one of the main criteria for college admission is based on academics. [ Reply | More ]
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What do you mean, "where do you send them"? They go to college--just like high school graduates everywhere else. (Some continue work on their talent, others don't). Is it more complicated than that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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And what do students need to gain college admission? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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can you send them to college without good academics? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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The academics are fine: AP and honors track classes for those who want them. [ Reply | More ]
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There is a college for every type of student [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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Lag has excellent college admissions. [ Reply | More ]
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don't you need good academics to gain good college admission? thus explaining how they select students! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. And they've always had students who do very well academically. (As well as students who are more average academically.) Lag applicants are unique because of their talent--and that often makes them stand apart when applying to colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Great question! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I just don't get why people get so up in arms about a kid who scores lower on the SHSAT but has excellent grades ruining all the specialized high schools, but somehow if a kid has a lower score on the talent exam, but gets in because they have good grades, that doesn't ruin LaGuardia. It just seems hypocritical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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excellent point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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because the LaG audition was not a real audition. The SHSAT exam was 2.5hour long, but the LaG auition is no more than 2-5 minutes, so you can't really rely on the audition to find talents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Yes. Perhaps the emphasis on academics is new or greater than it used to be, but Lag has long had a reputation for poor academics. The school is working hard to change that now. In the past, some extremely talented kids chose schools other than Lag--because of the reputation for poor academics. Now, kids like that are more likely to choose Lag. So maybe it's true that some talented kids with bad grades/test scores are not being admitted. But there are other kids--just as talented, but who also want good academics--taking their places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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No, not just as talented. They get in with lower talent scores. That is the point of my question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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But how many are getting in with lower talent scores? Is there a change and is it statistically significant? (I read the articles about the dance applicants, but that was only a couple of kids.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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I don't understand why any parent would want to send dc to a school that does not focus on academics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I'm guessing you have a talented kid with bad grades. Was there nothing you could have done in 7th grade to get the grades up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Anyone who went to LaG audition knows that the audition process is a JOKE. DC was admitted to all 3 studios and none of the auditions took more than 5 mins. We spent all day simply waiting for the 2-5 mins audition with books and computer games to kill time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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You may get into Lag with low scores and talent but the chances of getting into a college with the same is slim to none. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] FYI, FWIW, The conversation i had yesterday with dh was, contrary to popular opinion here on UB, quite useful. He not only apologized for not doing what was asked of him and was up at 6:30am doing exactly what I originally outlined. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Good, but the next challenge is keeping him doing it instead of him reverting back to norm in a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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OP - i know but it is a start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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A huge one, and glad it worked out. That's nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:23 PM Flag
[ - ] All I can say is little kids, little problems: big kids, big problems. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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If you're lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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Wow. Ain't that the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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Ditto the if you're lucky -- my neighbor's child got leukemia at age 3. Unimaginably hard stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:28 PM Flag
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That's awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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My dd spent 4 months in the NICU, little kid, big problems [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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This expression has always annoyed me. It minimizes the hard work and stress of parents w little kids. Why even bother comparing it? Just say your older kid is having problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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I've seen this used to justify why you still need to SAH even though your kids are middle-school or older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Did something happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Garden House School Mom here? There are two directors - do you know which one handles the admission process? Is it both? I think I've seen one of them at my ds's playdate(she didn't formally introduced herself as one so I'm not 100% sure) but not the other one. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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I remember last year the playmate was very short. Ten minutes? Most of the others are longer. Are they still short this year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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It was about fifteen minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Our playdate is in January. How old is DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny- I work for a family of high achievers, and their f family are high achievers too. When ever the grandparents come to visit, they ask me a bunch of questions about me going back to school. They also told me that I can not be a Nanny forever. Now, these same people are fascinated that I know how to make homemade play doh. I really don't understand adults nowadays. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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They want you to be a polymath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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I think their questions are fine and actually thoughtful. A lot of well-educated people can barely change a light bulb, though. Which is actually pretty hilarious - they view themselves as being above those who are less educated, but yet cannot do the simplest things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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I actually find the questions insulting. I'm 36,and I finished school a long time ago. I love my job, in sorry if they do not think that childcare is a reputable career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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Defend yourself then! Tell them exactly what you feel about childcare. I think that's wonderful! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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I am from a family who expects achievement and I expect same from my kids. I also cook very well, can knit a sweater, speak 3 languages fluently, and can re-paint a room. I don't get what your play doh comment is all about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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