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[ - ] Casual family but not liberal/progressive and child excels in math. Would you choose Riverdale or Fieldston for 6th grade? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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so, regressive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:28 AM Flag
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What does this even mean? Casual conservative non liberal non progressive - don’t know what that translates to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:30 AM Flag
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You will not like Fieldstone, judging from your sef-description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:38 AM Flag
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^^^^Fieldston. Autocorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:39 AM Flag
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Apply to both and see which one accepts you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:50 AM Flag
[ - ] OTM, are you on ? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
[ - ] HHI close to 500k and 1 m in investment. First of 3 dc going to college and on fafsa calculator I got EFC of 259 k (per year). Does this sound right? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:49 PM Flag
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What is EFC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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Expected family contribution [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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Yes, you can pay full boat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:17 AM Flag
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Of course I understnd that I was just curious. My point is how can they say 259? Theoretically supposed to pay more than full after tax income, selling 25 percent investments per year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:30 AM Flag
[ - ] Which one is the least specialized of the specialized high schools in ny? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:17 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:33 PM Flag
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you are talking semantics, they are normal high schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:39 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:10 AM Flag
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Stuy and maybe Bklyn Latin. Even though the others have their themes and specialties, they all have the same NYS requirements, so kids get a liberal arts education even and an engineering-focused school like Tech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:41 AM Flag
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Went to the open house for hsmse and there the students are to pick a stream in the sophomore year - math, science or engineering. Humanities subjects though available are as minors. How can this just be semantics? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
[ - ] The kids watched mary poppins today which I watched over and over as a kid and I realized these days I relate most of all to the dad. Anyone else? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:00 PM Flag
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I was empathic to the father when I was a child too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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the poor dude is just trying to make a buck and his kids are laying waste to his home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:11 AM Flag
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I don’t really “relate” to the characters. Just appreciate the musical for what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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I rewatched Malcom in the Middle recently and omg Lois - I relate to Lois now so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:02 AM Flag
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Have you watched Saving Mr. Banks? The whole Mary Poppins story is actually about the dad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:24 AM Flag
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i have not! i feel like i AM mr banks - so i for sure should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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It’s 6:03 and their heirs to my dominion are scrubbed and tubbed, and adequately fed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] I am 51. I have started having some symptoms of peri menopause. Occasional night sweats, breast pain, heavy or light periods. But this is weird. I had a normal period 8/20-8/23. Then didn’t get my period at all in September. Got it 10/7-10/11. Thought, okay, it was just late. But then I got it again today! Is that in the range of normal? Anything to be concerned about? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:27 PM Flag
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Sounds normal in my world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:30 PM Flag
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Thanks. Why doesn’t anyone tell us more about all this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:36 PM Flag
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You’re fortunate if you’re just experiencing symptoms now. I had it for a good six years before hitting menopause at 52. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:38 PM Flag
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Did you get periods really close together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:14 AM Flag
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Yep, and far apart too. No consistency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:31 AM Flag
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Totally normal. And worse than close together is when they stretch father apart and you every hormone you have is on edge and you WISH it would just come already. Post menopause is way better than peri for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:26 AM Flag
[ - ] What's going on? I created a number of private boards on Pinterest. I put a lot of comments on my pins - phone numbers, etc. that I need. Came back to boards after about a year and I can't find my comments! How do you access your comments now?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:22 PM Flag
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^^Not comments, I meant descriptions. All I get are photos but can't see any of my descriptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:41 PM Flag
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Is there a button that says “restore?” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:11 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:22 PM Flag
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I’m sure that Pinterest has a “contact” or “help” function. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Argh. Anyone deal with chronic back pain? I try to stay active taking fun classes. I have tried spin, row, pilates, bar. Yoga back in the day. I always give them up after a few months b/c my back never gets better and in fact always seems to get worse after classes so I move on to next exercise. I am wondering if the best action now is to hire a very good PT/sports trainer to come to my apartment's gym and give me exercise regiment and make sure I am doing it properly. I know I will hate this -- I like having music and being with others in a class--but I am tired of back pain. It has been going on for years. Good plan? Can anyone recommend someone who can train me? Am thinking I could start 3 days a week and slowly wean off if I get better. I am open to other suggestions as well. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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Swimming. This will be best for your back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:16 PM Flag
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Interesting, b/c physical therapist I trust doesn't think swimming would be great for my back. She said it would feel good but wouldn't develop my core enough and weight bearing is better. But I also have horrible swimming technique so might need to take lessons anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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You can separately work on your core but try even just walking in water [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:43 PM Flag
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And what you have been doing (what the PT recommends) makes your back worse? You might want to rethink your trust [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:45 PM Flag
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How old is your mattress? That can make a big difference... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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Do you know why you have chronic back pain? Have you seen a spine surgeon, had an MRI? Physical therapy can help in some cases and not in others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:38 PM Flag
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Meet with PT. Also try accupuncture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:39 PM Flag
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“Chronic back pain” is vague be more specific? Example? I’ve had 3 slipped discs all in c. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:47 PM Flag
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I don't have any disc problems my back. I have some herniated discs in my neck. It feels like it is muscle related, so I just assumed i need to strengthen my core. And the pain is a little vague too -- a dull ache and sometimes a pulling on my left side. I know I am hyppermobile/flexible, so it could be my posture is a little off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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For neck (that’s c): good bye high heels and anything that has your neck looking up (like volleyball) and headstands in yoga. Posture. Sleep on your back. Great mattress. Stress relief (my muscles tighten and pull my neck of alignment). Reading when the body says no and body mind connection by sarno. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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I’m also hyper mobile. Yoga can be bad unless you strengthen your joints and then it’s great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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And hwp. If you’re overweight that can also lead to body mechanic issues and posture problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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I got rid of back pain/spasms with PT. Years later I still do exercises the PT taught me using stability ball [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:20 PM Flag
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Yes. Dh and I both. We have tried everything, have the right kind of bed, PT, every type of exercise, he has even had 3 surgeries. Yoga is what helps us the most. It took me 3 years of practicing consistently to make a “breakthrough” with my back pain but now I’m completely cured and dh is on his way, he’s only been doing it for about a year and a half. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Trying to decide on HS choices for ds. We live in District 2. I know the general wisdom is to send your dc to a school that isn't super hard so dc will stand out -- can get straight As and take a few AP classes etc. BUT my ds seems to be perfectly fine with being a B student. He is happy with As, and does work but isn't inspired by school and is not motivated by challenge. For a kid like that, isn't it better to find something a bit more competitive? I know he is young and he might mature, but he might just want to coast through HS (My DH and brothers were both like this). He tests well, so I think he has a shot at Brooklyn Tech. Is that a better option than a place like . . . actually I don't even know what people consider to be easier schools! They all sound competitive with lots of HW! Anyone have a similar dc? How are you handling/did you handle HS process? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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a kid like that will graduate at the bottom 25% at BT. You don't want that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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Ds is at a really competitive MS right now though, and he is not bottom 25%. He works just hard enough to get high Bs and a couple low As. And he is surrounded by very motivated students. I fear going to an easier school will still mean he will get mostly Bs, but that he won't be as prepared for college, wherever he ends up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:18 PM Flag
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reread your post, you laid out the type of kid he is, he sounds like someone who wants to coast (like your dh and brothers). He will be at the bottom 25% of BT with Bs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:20 PM Flag
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He is sort of coasting now, and is getting mostly Bs and a couple As and he is at a screened competitive MS. I guess I assumed BT would be similar but at HS level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:28 PM Flag
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not really. You will see, it amps up in HS and there are a lot of outer borough kids who are very competitive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:33 PM Flag
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so what are some good D2 HS options? we aren't looking at anything where we know he won't meet the screen -- so ELRO, Millennium are out--and I heard HW is pretty crazy at those schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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I would actually go to the one with the least amount of competition and graduate #1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:00 PM Flag
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what school would this be? I want my dc to go to a school that is safe, attendance of at least 90% and has a graduation rate of 90% or above. I think these are all good metrics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:24 PM Flag
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they really have nothing to do with your son's learning or potential though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:32 PM Flag
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Bad advice. She said he needs a strong peer group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:14 AM Flag
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You aren’t concerned about his college readiness. Just be honest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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Strongly disagree. BT has a whole range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:28 PM Flag
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This craziness is crazy, ha ha. I had high B's in HS and got into an Ivy years ago. Now the competition is out there. I did have to work hard my first semester at Ivy and almost failed a lot of classes, but pulled myself up and graduated cum laude. Maybe tell him the writings on the wall. He may end up at Baruch or someplace. A city college too. But that's not the end of the world either. Some go there for 2 years and transfer into a private school. B's are OK in my book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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OP here and I actually feel the same way. I feel like every school for this generation is merely a stepping stone to the next school!, and that kids can't just enjoy where they are right NOW! I want him to find a decent HS where he can try out some new things and be bottom of the class, but I don't need him at a place like Stuy. I don't have an issue with a state school, btw and we are also considering Canadian universities (my DH is Canadian) which give us some more options when we are ready to consider college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:33 PM Flag
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My son did not work hard in middle school and got good grades. Not perfect, but very good. He got into a very competitive high school and has really risen to the occasion. Where does your son say he wants to go? Not everyone at Tech is a brainiac. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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He really liked BT. He loved all the bells & whistles -- the architecture room, the plane engine and flight simulator, the forensics lab and mock court room, etc. Plus he is friends with 2 older boys and they liked it. He thinks he will know tons of kids who will go there-- but I have heard that the freshman class is so big you may never see your MS friends at all. Btw: I have heard that this happens to some boys. They just start trying harder in HS. But he won't do this if he is surrounded by kids who don't care about school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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NP. I completely follow your logic. He should go if he gets in. He likes it so that’s important. If he is going to coast a little he will be better doing it there than somewhere “less competitive.” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:52 PM Flag
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^btw a lot of boys at nest with B averages cram for shsat and go to Tech etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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^^my son is smart but isn’t that concerned about grades [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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this is my son!! His tutor says he is killing the SHSAT practice and he thinks he is bright but his grades aren't better because he cares, but he doesn't care enough to put in the extra time and effort needed to get top grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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OR; then he should go there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:35 PM Flag
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Your last sentence is key. He needs a strong peer group. Don’t go easy way out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:16 AM Flag
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School of the Future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:36 PM Flag
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No! Her son sounds too smart for that school. It’s okay . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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Not sure what you are looking for here. Take the SHSAT. IF YOU GET AN OFFER, weigh it against the OTHER OFFER you get. Why try to decide between choices you don’t have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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You are overthinking. Your kid has to spend 4 years at HS and hopefully they will enjoy it so they are motivated to engage both in and out of school. It is not all about exactly where they are positioned when applying to college. It sounds like you kid really likes BT, so if they get in, they should go. Your kid would not do well or enjoy a grindy school, so for D2 I would say Lab, Clinton and maybe Baruch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:35 AM Flag
[ - ] Hi ladies. I hope you can help- it’s years since I lived somewhere snowy and I’m going to be 3 months in Germany starting in Feb. it’s a smallish, steep village. What am I wearing on my feet? I’m guessing some waterproof, warm boots with with good grip? Please tell me! TIA. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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I would wait until i get there and go to a local store and get what they suggest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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Op- yes, this makes sense, of course. TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:27 PM Flag
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If you want cute ones, then NO. 6 shearling-lined clog boots--or, if you can afford it, Jimmy Choo fur-lined biker boots. If you want practical outdoor wear, then Sorel or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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jimmy choo in a sheep village? NEIN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:10 PM Flag
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Warum nicht? Also, OP wrote "steep village" not "Sheep village." Lug-soled motorcycle boots are good for that terrain. And assuming she is not going to be hiking at all times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:15 PM Flag
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And for hiking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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Sorel boots will probably be good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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Wouldn’t it be more fun to shop local once you are there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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Timberland. What all the european cool kids wear. (at least in Italy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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Op- thank you! You’re right, I will get them when I’m there, I think, but it’s good to have some idea in advance! Thanks for the suggestions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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I’m in canada. I have waterproof winter (you can buy based on your temp) hiking boots. They have built in ice spikes. I also have yak trax. Sorrel are ok if you’re not hiking and use yak trax for better grip. I also like alpaca socks. HTH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:50 PM Flag
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Ty!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:24 PM Flag
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You’re welcome :) keep a towel by the door to knock the debris off and soak up the snow/ice melt, then wash ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:42 PM Flag
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I live in Vermont and do fine with my Bean boots and my knee high Sorels for big snowstorm days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:47 AM Flag
[ - ] NYS moms with kids in college, if they applied in past few years what were their admissions results like specifically? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:59 PM Flag
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rejected: Gtown, Hopkins, columbia/trinity dual BA. Accepted: Pitt, Colgate (attending), Bing, BC. WL-Hamilton, Wes. Private/dd top quarter of class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:04 PM Flag
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thx, scores? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:12 PM Flag
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Wow. rejected Gtown, but accepted Wesleyan? I guess I've been out of the college loop for a minute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:16 PM Flag
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waitlisted Wes, and Gtown is nearly impossible to get into as the Ivys now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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Many years ago, I was WL at Georgetown but got into multiple ivies. I think it was always hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:12 PM Flag
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Which tier private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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my dd was accepted to Harvard early. She also applied to UVA but pulled the app after she was accepted to Harvard. She is a nationally ranked musician and was 1st in her class of 250. She not a legacy not a minority [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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I remember you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:18 AM Flag
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Accepted: USC early with merit, UChicago, Michigan. Waitlisted: Stanford & Harvard. Rejected: Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:52 PM Flag
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lol, tufts. Poor Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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Accepted: Michigan, Georgetown, McGill, CMU, BU, SUNYs. WL: Harvard, Cornell. Rejected: MIT, Brown, Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:28 AM Flag
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Where did DC go? Georgetown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Looking for a restaurant for my 40th birthday dinner with my husband. Back before kids, I loved Jean Georges, Le Bernardin and those types of restaurants for a special occasion. Anything new in Manhattan that is of a similar level of cooking and formality? I have two kids so been out of the loop on good resturants for 6 years! Thanks for any suggestions. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:41 PM Flag
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Manhatta (Danny Meyer French restaurant with stunning views). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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+ 1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:50 PM Flag
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Gabriel kreuther [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:20 AM Flag
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Le CouCou, Temple Court, Manhatta, The Grill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:32 AM Flag
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Le Coucou is a pretty room, but Manhatta really is an "occasion" restaurant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:57 PM Flag
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Le Petit Rooster has a back area that can be cordoned off and the food is fantastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:30 PM Flag
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The Fulton is new and gorgeous [ Reply | More ]
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L’Atlier Joel Robuchon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
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^ the decor is a little more clubby but one of the best meals of my life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] what school would you want your kid to go to for HS assuming she got accepted to both: LAG or SMS 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:34 PM Flag
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I would not send them to SMS unless I was sure the safety was there. It also an incredibly small grade size (50) so you'd either have a special closeness vibe or you'd get tired of the kids around you. Not sure of their academics. LaG isn't perfect but their academics got kids into some very good schools. What instrument? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:46 PM Flag
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*safety b/c it is a school within a larger school. In the past that larger school was very prone to violence. (I had a coworker who had graduated from there and she talked about some real fights that went on daily) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:48 PM Flag
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op-oboe (SMS had excellent college placement) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:54 PM Flag
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That's great (love the oboe!). I'd reach out to LaG music dept and ask about their program for that instrument. LaG is a HUGE school--SMS is a very small school. My dd felt a little lost at LaG tbh. But my concerns about SMS is also the safety issue. Anyone (PTA) you can talk to to see if this is a moot issue now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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i spoke to another parent who said there is no issue. There is a lot of security at dismissal and SMS is completely segregated with separate security [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:42 PM Flag
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I was thinking of SMS but got cold feet. DD has been in a small school for years and think she would benefit from a larger place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:00 PM Flag
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did she audition, what insrument? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:06 PM Flag
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Audition (woodwinds) won’t be until later in November if she decides to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:22 PM Flag
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np-it's really hard to get into SMS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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I don’t disagree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:31 PM Flag
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SMS would be too small for my kids, but yours may feel differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Where would you rather live for 4 years college, without considering the college, Houston, Austin or Atlanta? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:21 PM Flag
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Austin without considering the college, Houston if it's Rice (Rice is in a really cool neighborhood, btw) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:23 PM Flag
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Austin if I were college age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:25 PM Flag
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The college is what matters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:25 PM Flag
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Austin was a lot of fun and I have a friend living there that loves it. Houston's floods would concern me. Atlanta would be fine too for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:32 PM Flag
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Austin in a heartbeat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:51 PM Flag
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Austin. Everyone I know who has lived in or visited Austin loved it. Atlanta has horrible traffic, Houston floods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:52 PM Flag
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This. Both Atlanta and Houston are sprawling. Pretty parts and ugly parts--especially Houston, which has no zoning. Austin is so cool and draws such a fascinating mix of people. No disrespect to the great state of Texas, but it's much less "Texan" than Houston [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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Hm I’ve lived in both and would have agreed with you 20 years ago but not in the past 10 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:51 PM Flag
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I lived in all 3. Austin. Atlanta is out because I don’t like winter, racist, strange city layout which makes traffic worse than it has to be, droughts. Houston is out because I’ve spent too much time there already! I also like hiking and houston doesn’t have much of that. Also too much of a Latin and Katrina refugee influence. Austin has terrible traffic and is super white but I like hiking, live folk music, swimming, mild climate, vegan (highest per capita in USA), yoga and hill country + European vibes and california refugees ;) hth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:54 PM Flag
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I’ve only lived in Houston, out of the three, but I grew to love it. I was coming from the north east so I found it hard at first, but it grows on you. First rate restaurant scene, great music coming through, great sports teams, multiple airports, terrific museums, parks, architecture, etc as any major city would have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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Austin is a very easy town for college students. Houston and Atlanta are huge cities with a lot of sprawl. I lived in Austin after college but don't live there now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Carnegie Mellon for computer science only accepts 200 kids each year, and 1/2 are woman. That means 100 men per year. It's harder than going to most ivys for men. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:12 PM Flag
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^5% acceptance rate overall, so for men, lower [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:13 PM Flag
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Seems just as tough for women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:27 PM Flag
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OP- they have twice the rate of women than other schools for CS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:29 PM Flag
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There are still 100 spots for men and women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:30 PM Flag
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You are missing the point, this post is meant to get you outraged at too many woman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:44 PM Flag
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Yes, the point is that those dreadful women are stealing the poor, deserving men’s places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:03 PM Flag
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OP - not at all. My point is that it is super hard to get into. lower acceptance rate than many ivys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:56 PM Flag
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^^Op- I'm a little surprised, and a lot disappointed, that is all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:58 PM Flag
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What now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:09 PM Flag
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