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[ - ] My wealthy friend says she would never take a long haul flight vacation for less than 2 weeks because it's balld for the environment. Am I missing something here? The plane flies with out without her, and only uses slightly less fuel when she's on board. And she'll board 2 weeks later anyway, so what's the great environmental benefit? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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People are stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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She should be more concerned with total annual flight time. But if she's talking about flying once a year for a two-week vacation, instead of twice a year for two one-week vacations, she is lowering the total footprint per vacation day. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you noticed that 3qt container of olive oil, 2.5 lb jar of cashews, 3 jars of expensive jam etc where being used up in 2 weeks would you suspect your nanny? She does cook lunch for the kids daily but the good doesn't seem smothered in oil 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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Maybe she's siphoning it off and selling it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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I am sure she isn't selling it. I am just mystified as we are going through some basics really fast. I thought I was paranoid until my dh mentioned that his favorite jam seems to be disappearing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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Maybe you need a jammy cam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Some spilled ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Unopened jars of jam spilled? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Sounds like a side business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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your dog grew thumbs maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Does she try with the oil that would use it up quick and if sh me makes cashew butter tha USA up the nuts. Not sure about the jam. Here's and idea ask her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Omg I hate my phone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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No she does not make cashew butter. I don't like kids eating deep fried food and she doesn't seem to make it. 3 qrts of oil in 2 weeks! It's a huge jug [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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You are gong to have to ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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Maybe she's bringing some food home with her to flesh out her budget. I used to do this when we were really having a hard time making ends meet. I would go "shopping" in my in-laws' and parents pantries and grab some soup and a box of pasta or make a few sandwiches and slip them into my bag to eat later. We were too ashamed to admit how tight our budget was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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I think families come to expect this in some cases. Employers rarely do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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That's my concern. I am not interested in a nanny who "shops" in my pantry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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Would gladly give you food if you asked. Would be upset if you took it and did not say anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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You can't afford domestic employees if you are giving thought to this. Change to a daycare someplace between home and your husband's workplace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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This doesn't really seem to be about money though. I don't think anyone would be happy to have good taken from their home. The most wealthy people would likely feel the same way. Who wants to be taken advantage of by their staff? It can begin with food and move to more personal/private things as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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goods* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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OP: exactly. I think it usually progresses and I just feel this isn't ok no matter how minor. She is welcome to eat anything she wants but she can't be drinking olive oil KWIM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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How much theft can you afford and find acceptable? Is there a line you draw at jelery vs food or do you allow anything to be taken? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Do mothers/people like this really exist? It's like they're perfect in every way and so is their life and motherhood. Seriously. http://www.mamawatters.blogspot.com/?m=1 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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Of course there are. Everyone is good at something. Some people are really good at life and parenthood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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This makes me feel great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Some people are really good at life?! Did you read that on a fortune cookie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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I smell SPAM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Nope. This is a real life mommy blogger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Some people are. They make good decisions and are well organized and prepared, and life always works out for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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+1... This is wrong on so many levels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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?!? I'm dying laughing here, but I'm not sure if I should be. Why is it wrong to be good at living a good life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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"And our next award, the annual Harrison Ford-Clint Eastwood Honorary Enemy Of Fun Trophy, goes to..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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Everything except spelling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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What did she spell wrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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What is it that you are impressed with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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Her instagram photos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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So start running an ad campaign of your life/family if this is what presses you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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But it's not an ad. I'm curious to know why these mothers photograph the perfect moments aand won't admit that sometimes they have shitty days, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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There's a photo of her having a picnic with her 2 small DCs. She's wearing a pretty lace dress and the kids are wearing white. It looks like an impressionist painting. I wish. But can't we see images of real life for once! https://instagram.com/mamawatters/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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It's all very staged. She's good at it but still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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But why stage this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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To get attention and hopefully a blog that starts to generate revenue? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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Well she has 100K followers so I'm guessing it's working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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You realize the whole purpose of these mommy blogs is to present an idealized version of your life, right? I mean, I COULD write something that sounds like this if I wanted to. I mean, the kids are very cute and she's good at photography, but why would you read this and assume this is an accurate representation of what her life is like every day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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Because I'm feeling like a failure right now. I see this and I think, holy moly... I really am screwing it all up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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I know. I keep reading these mommy blogs and my friend's follow these peoples so I see them in my feed and I think, wow they must be doing something right, but how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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Some are fake. Others just put in more effort than you. Get off UB and go do something more productive and you'll feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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I will. Thanks. I got my period this morning. Feeling glum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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People like this are way too self absorbed with nothing else to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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Apparently she home schools, has no help and can make her life appear flawless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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She must teach a photography class where the subject is always mommy. Sorry, "mama". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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And she's pregnant and due any day with another! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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I guarantee there will be a blog entry about her painless natural birth. No photos of the birth though. She's a bit too refined for that. Just photos of her and the sleeping baby, all cleaned and dressed in white, because we know how practical it is for a newborn and a postpartum woman to wear white. Oh, and also of her kids gently caressing the newborn and absolutely thrilled to have another sibling, as are all preschoolers who've been raised properly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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Hahahaha.. So true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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her blog is so monotone and affected. #puke [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:35 PM Flag
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It seams overly dramatic, like she's making an indie movie about her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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lol, in off-white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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And lace. And skeepskin rugs with white walls and hand knitted blankets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:42 PM Flag
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#RIPsheep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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It reminds me of winter in siberia or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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This. The whole thing is affected as hell. She clearly knows what she's doing, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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Affected as hell? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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It's pretentious and staged. "Welcome to our family journal about everything we find to be inspiring and lovely." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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hell yeah! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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Sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Why sad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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+1 i feel sorry for her. She's so desperate for attention and approval. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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But isn't everyone on social media like this? They all want their own reality show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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No everyone on social media is not like this. This is a special sort of obsession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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FB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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How is this any different from all of the other marketing we see every minute of every day, telling us how perfect life would be if we bought the product or service of the moment? It's certainly no different from all of the women's magazines and advertising that we spend millions on every year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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But they are actually selling a product. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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So is every blog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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Not really. I could create a blog and not sell anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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You're selling your blog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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Not every blog makes money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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She is selling a product. [ Reply | More ]
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What exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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"If you get the content for free, you aren't the consumer; you're the product." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:55 PM Flag
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There are so many of these mothers. But why are they doing this? They take perfect photos, write sweet little paragraphs about their beautiful day with their beautiful children... To prove what though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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Attention whores, and they want to make $$$ off of the blogs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
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They make money? [ Reply | More ]
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This is like something you'd see on "It's Like They Know Us." [ Reply | More ]
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What's that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Can dating a coworker ever work out? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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I'd date a coworker before I'd date someone from my favorite bar or coffee shop. I can get a new job if it doesn't work out, but I really like my bar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Did for my parents [ Reply | More ]
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My best friend married someone in her residency program, even though they weren't really supposed to be together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Yes, I met my now DH at work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Of course especially if one of you can switch jobs eventually. 1/2 of the couples at my job met there but 1 of the 2 eventually left when they couldn't keep it discreet any longer. There are cases when it ended poorly of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I know money doesn't but happiness, but it can sure help resolve a lot of problems in life. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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Sure it can. Better to be miserable with a full stomach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Werd. Can't be happy if you're desperately poor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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+1, being poor sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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O think money can buy happiness. We all deal with illness, loss etc Andover doesn't protect us from that but it helps with all else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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I do hear good things about Andover. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] scarlett johanson looks like a bobblehead. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I've seen her in three different films in the last two weeks. Such a good actress. I really like her. [ Reply | More ]
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I was struck by how bad she was in SNL. I like her but she looked odd and wasnt funny. [ Reply | More ]
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She's surely good at something. But acting definitely isn't it. Wooden, uninspired. A joke. Just my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen her in three different films in the last two weeks. Such a good actress. I really like her. [ Reply | More ]
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^^sorry [ Reply | More ]
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You sound like you look like a rabbit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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NP: where is "you sound dumb" poster when you need him! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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"You seem dumb." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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Thanks faker! [ Reply | More ]
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^^oy [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks faker! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I am that poster too lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] What does nokd stand for? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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Not our kind, dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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and it is the sort of comment made bym others to their daughters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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No, kid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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not our kind dear..(translation: I am a stuch up snobby b*tch and need to make you feel inferior somehow) [ Reply | More ]
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Don't say "bitch", dear. Say "designated striver". [ Reply | More ]
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not our kind dear..(translation: I am a stuch up snobby b*tch and need to make you feel inferior somehow) [ Reply | More ]
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You [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Any FMLA experts here? I had major surgery about a month ago. My job allows for short term disability which extended to May 11th (meaning I am due back at work on 5/11). The glitch is that FMLA will be exhausted as of May 6th. I still dont feel ready to go back to work but if I have to go back on May 7th then I will find a way to make it there. My question is- since there is gap between 5/6 and 5/11, I know FMLA just provides job protection but will my boss force me to use vacation days to make up the difference if I were to go back May 11th? Anyone ever been in this situation? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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Fuck My Life Assistance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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np: Family and Medical Leave Act [ Reply | More ]
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OP: LOL!! Thats a good acronym!! Technically Family Med Leave Act. But might as well be called that because my health has been crazy lately..l [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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Why does fmla run out 5/6? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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I had surgery last year in December and used up 6 weeks (different comdition, I has an accident and was on crutches for 2.5 months). So I dont get those 6 weeks back until Dec 2015 and only had 6 weeks this time which runs out 5/6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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Sorry not been in that situation. But if you are expecting I be paid then yes I would assume your vacation time would be used. You'll have to call them and find out [ Reply | More ]
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FWIW, we have Bill Clinton to thank for FMLA. Once of his signature achievements as president. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:51 PM Flag
[ - ] On the last day of a vacation, do you like to get out early and get home in the afternoon, or do you like to spend your last day at your destination and fly out in the evening? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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Fly out early. You have to check out of the hotel in the am anyways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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OP me, too. I don't want to spend the whole day looking forward to the drudgery of getting home at night. I want to get home earlier. But we are here with DH's family who likes to do the opposite. We aren't flying home until 8pm. Worst part of the week but I SILs like their kids to sleep on the way home. [ Reply | More ]
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When are hotels going to move to online check-in and rotating check-outs? I don't understand why, with all of the tech and tools we have available, we need to check in at a front desk and all of the room turnover needs to happen in three hours. [ Reply | More ]
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Just me, but I like to get home as early as possible on the last day. Don't like arriving home late with limited time to re-organize. [ Reply | More ]
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I could never be friends with or married to anyone who wants to linger on the last day. But I know people like that. I'm like everyone else who responded. Get home, do laundry, get organized. And I hate arriving home on a Sunday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Heres an idea-if you spend five or six hours each day of the weekend "working" and running errands for yourself you dont get to walk in the house at 2pm and complain that the kids arent doing what you think they should be doing. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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is this a vent? Aimed at someone? Some critical part is missing. [ Reply | More ]
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She meant to post on fb. [ Reply | More ]
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csb [ Reply | More ]
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaah [ Reply | More ]
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This is your husband right? Men are such dolts. I've said that often on UB. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this the dh of a doctor again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:32 PM Flag
[ - ] 11 month old dd has been teething heavily the past few weeks, with multiple teeth coming in. We have been giving her infant Tylenol several nights a week, and occasionally before naps. I always give her less than the recommended dose, and I know you can do it 5x/24h, but does anyone know how many days in a row you can use it? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I would never admit this irl but when dd was getting her molars- every night for weeks. I always gave her a half dose and felt guilty and sometimes skipped it and she'd wake up screaming... Not the same thing but I remember getting my braces and dosing myself up every 4 hours like clockwork, can't imagine if someone had been like- no, just deal with the pain even thought I have this magic elixir right here to make it go away... [ Reply | More ]
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Np same! Too embarrassed to ever ask ped, I figured a little bit of Tylenol and a full nights sleep was better than no Tylenol and tossing/turning/screaming all night for weeks on end. Db has a crowded mouth and would get eruption cysts ahead of each tooth. Like a giant blood blister bubble on her gums. It was so brutal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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Your poor child. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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Why are you embarrassed to give a legitimate medicine for pain? Tylenol or Advil are safe to use in children that age. That study about asthma and Tylenol was 1- flawed and 2- not on children this age. [ Reply | More ]
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You could also try motrin--sometimes more effective, we found. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My friend is a doctor, and her new bf is a pharmacist. Does anyone else find this odd? 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, sounds like they have a lot on common [ Reply | More ]
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as compared to ??? [ Reply | More ]
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A doctor-doctor or doctor-lawyer couple [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you find it odd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:53 PM Flag
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She's much more successful than him. [ Reply | More ]
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How so? [ Reply | More ]
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She has a really sweet nonjudgmental friend for starters ... np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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Seriously. "Oh, we're all great egalitarians." [ Reply | More ]
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Eyeroll. [ Reply | More ]
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It would be odd if it were my grumpy old man pharmacist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:54 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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Imagine the conversations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:58 PM Flag
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Considering that probably more than 95% of eligible men are going to be less professionally successful than she is, not really. It would be more remarkable to find a man from the 5%. She will probably do well to have a spouse with a less demanding profession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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You need more time-consuming hobbies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:00 PM Flag
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Sister's doctor friend married some knucklehead a bit older man without much career prospect who had massivee debt and who also broke up with her for a while cuz be wasn't sure he wanted to commit. [ Reply | More ]
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why must people use "cuz?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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Np: Why didn't you capitalize "Why"? Why is the question mark inside the quote? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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My bad on the "W" but punctuation marks are supposed to be inside the end quotes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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^^^ Actually, I see the use of "cuz" doesn't even hit the tip of the iceberg with regards to that response. I still don't like "cuz." It makes me think of oozing pus. Ok? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Or: nope. Just the period and the comma. Stop being a grammar Nazi if you're a dumbass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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I was not a grammar Nazi. I just implied I don't like the slang expression for the word "because" since it sounds ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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So? I probably find some of your vernacular idiotic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Ok, that's great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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There is no such word as "dumbass." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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When the question mark is part of the quote, yes. When it is not part of the quote, it goes outside the marks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Thanks! I'm old and had forgotten this. I appreciate the reminder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:48 PM Flag
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Cuz unedumacated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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But richer than you are so consoled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Yikes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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Why would that be odd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Is this a 50's throwback post? Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Why are girls so mean.. A "friend" of dd's. Just called her and invited her to come over but... Only for an hour because then she and some other girls were going out to do something really fun. She would not tell what or who... Dd is in tears. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:37 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:39 PM Flag
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Mean? or just self-centered? Ill-bred? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:39 PM Flag
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Op here I would usually think self centered but withholding the names if the other girls was just mean. Dd will get over it.... (I think I might take longer:)) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:44 PM Flag
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At that age maybe she was just hiding the fact that she had to do something else in a hour, perhaps something she doesn't want to talk about, like being tutored, and just isn't skilled at excuses. Don't read so much into it. (Yet) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Tell her to get better friends. There have to be other girls in her grade she can do things with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:39 PM Flag
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This. Sounds like she's trying too hard to be in a group of friends who aren't interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:58 PM Flag
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The girl called her.... Agree that she needs nicer friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:00 PM Flag
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5th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:42 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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Aw :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:42 PM Flag
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That's weird. Tell Dd's friend no thanks. As my son asked me the other day, "why are girls such hyenas with each other" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:44 PM Flag
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vba [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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your DS is GIFTED!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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You and dd must just take the high road. I assume this is middle school and at this age they are self centered and have little empathy. If this dd's parent's know what she's done they would likely get upset. If she's a repeat offender your dd will just have to move away from being friends with her. Why did dd even ask with who or what? Perhaps you can help her to be prepared with responses such as " oh I wish I could come over but I'm just walking out the door to see/go/ do something even better. Maybe another day if you call well in advance." That's exactly taking the high road but if that doesn't work she'll have to give them a taste of their own medicine. In any event, this will pass. Sorry dd is upset. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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^^^ meant "NOT exactly taking the high road! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:56 PM Flag
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It's always a good thing to have more than one group of friends, especially in middle school. Is there something else she does, a sport, a group that is not related to school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:59 PM Flag
[ - ] In your opinion, would it make sense to start a funded PhD program in the humanities at age 28? The program will take at least five years to complete-- knowing me, it may stretch to six or seven. I already have a master's degree and getting a PhD will not really increase my salary. It will allow me to get jobs that would be more enjoyable for me though. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:36 PM Flag
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:39 PM Flag
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Funded as in free? Go for it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:44 PM Flag
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Yes, free as in no tuition payments and a small stipend (around $30,000 per year) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:46 PM Flag
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Can you live on 30k? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:49 PM Flag
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I would have to manage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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Np: do it and tutor on the side, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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Are you married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:45 PM Flag
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No. I have a very nice boyfriend, but no ring yet. Don't know whether he is planning to propose or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:48 PM Flag
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A PhD in what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:49 PM Flag
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(crickets...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Do you want children? When will you have them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:49 PM Flag
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Yes, I want children. I would probably wait until my mid-thirties to start trying for kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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You need to review the UB theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPkrf15Ia4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:00 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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If it's funded, sure. But make sure you don't run out of funding and your PI doesn't cut you off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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5 years full tine? No way. Must be other things u like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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Don't do it unless it is a top ten program; otherwise, no good job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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Why are you even hesitating? The time commitment? You could go for a three year phd in England, since you already have an MA. Not sure if that would be an option for you though (you would have to leave behind the boyfriend, for one) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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You're back again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone done How Old Do I Look? Were your results accurate? I tried a very flattering photo and it said I look 27. With an unflattering photo, it said I look 47. I'm 39. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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It said it could not recognize anything as a face in my photos :-/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:34 PM Flag
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This made me laugh !! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:43 PM Flag
[ - ] 3.5 year old dd was just diagnosed with language processing disorder. Would love to hear suggestions/advice/insights from anyone who has experience with this. TIA! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:30 PM Flag
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Don't get too freaked out about "what it all means" too soon. Your daughter has a lot of growing and development ahead of her yet for you to get hung up on something defining her so early. GL mom of 13 yo SN dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:38 PM Flag
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Hi we have a 5 year old with the same disorder- and are in a school focused on these issues now- where are you located? I will watch this and check in later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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My ds was diagnosed with expressive and receptive language disorder as a preschooler. Speech therapy and a CTT class (now called ICT, I think) were both very helpful. Ds is now in college. These things all work out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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Cynic here. They would have worked out without all that silliness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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Where did he get into college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:53 PM Flag
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dc was diagnose with something like this. Speech, OT were very helpful. The disability hasn't gone away, but it's manageable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Portland ME or Providence? Want to move to a smaller city from NYC. We like the larger population in Providence and maybe more of an academic vibe (true?), but Portland seems surprisingly diverse and we have a lake cabin outside around Augusta so it would be great to be able to use it more. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:27 PM Flag
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I lived in Providence for a while. I found it to be extremely insular in terms of breaking in socially. Could be different these days, though, I lived there before the major downtown revitalization with the mall and everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:32 PM Flag
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We considered Portland but have heard mixed reviews. Most people do not actually live in the city, big drug/crime problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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Yep we would probably live in Cape Elizabeth for the schools. Schools in Providence are not good either but for some reason can't imagine living in a suburb of providence, maybe I just don't know enough about them. Would have to do private otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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There's a nice suburb, Falmoth Me, I think literally just outside the city. The city itself reminds me a bit of say Williamsburg in its looks. There are supposedly some great restaurants. Providence is a big sailing spot although so is Portland. You're going to get winters very similar to eastern Long Island. With providence you're in proximity to NYC ( by train, for a weekend) and Boston. With Portland you're not far from Boston. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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If you have lots of money you will do fine in Providence. Excellent private schools, plenty of recreational opportunities nearby, good restaurants, artsy. Many people on the East Side are associated with Brown or RISD. Cons: can be provincial compared to Boston, entrenched public corruption is depressing, taxes very high. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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Thanks. Providence schools concern me. We can certainly afford private, but the providence schools strike me as very expensive (for outside NYC)- 30K+. We have 3 dcs, so would prefer to save that 1M and be secure for college, some retirement, etc. Would be really nice to be close to Brown/Risd though, I imagine they bring interesting events to the city that may not be available in Portland.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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+1 I agree with all of this but definitely still don't discount the closed ranks of the social scene. All the families know each other and everyone is someone's cousin or niece or nephew. I still shudder when I remember the Lincoln alumnae mafia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Winter will be a very different experience in those two places. Providence is Southern New England -- the weather will be similar (maybe a bit more intense) than what you are used to in NYC. Portland, on the other hand, is Norther New England and you can expect it be colder and with more snow than your used to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it true you shouldn't do more than 30 min of cardio a day because it's a stress response? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:23 PM Flag
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That sounds like an excuse someone came up with so he wouldn't have to run a 10K for charity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:25 PM Flag
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No, some research last year said running more than 12 miles (not sure) is as bad as not running at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Ugh. It's always wrong. No matter what it is. Can't win. I remember the 80s when it was all about no fat and you were supposed to eat bagels with no fat cream cheese etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:35 PM Flag
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hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:37 PM Flag
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Stress response how? Like cortisol or what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:36 PM Flag
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The idea is to do varied intensity and varied exercises. Like if you run, make sure there's hills and flat, go fast and then slow, etc. Swim one day, TRX another, run another, cardio sculpt another, etc. Etc. Don't let your body habituate to one type of exercise. And yet - High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) is more effective than an hour of consistent cardio. Forces body to develop stamina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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I meant And Yes. 3O min of HIIT burns more than an hour of treadmill - consistent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 05:58 PM Flag
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Agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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That sounds like fat acceptance malarkey. I hate how our cultural is now demonizing a healthy lifestyle and physical activity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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culture* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.15, 06:56 PM Flag
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