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[ - ] Attending an outside wedding tomorrow night. It will be mid 60s and 100% rain and t-storms. Wedding is under a tent. What would you wear? Spaghetti strap dress and heels are out. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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Spaghetti strap dress would be out, regardless, unless it's 1999. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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Knee length dress, cardigan, wedges [ Reply | More ]
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Why couldn't you wear a spaghetti strap dress with a pashmina or something? Wedges won't sink into grass the same way heels will. Why are you just thinking about this now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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Plastic flats from Payless :). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is more impressive: UVA summa cum laude grad or Harvard cum laude grad? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is this a serious question? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I'm actually looking at two applications here. Basically identical in quality except for this detail. [ Reply | More ]
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At that level, it's a moot question. Both applicants are impressive. Time to interview. [ Reply | More ]
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This, but it's scary op needs to be told this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:58 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
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You seem stupid. You think this is actually a valid question? [ Reply | More ]
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There is more grade inflation at Harvard, so I would say the UVA summa. [ Reply | More ]
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Ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 10:01 PM Flag
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They probably both cheated, statistically speaking. Ask them each about their cheating. [ Reply | More ]
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UVA summa. It's pretty easy to get cum laude at Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Because they pad their grades? [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Especially since seemingly 100% of Harvard students cheat (though I know for a fact this isn't true - it sure seems like it with the scandals). [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. I had a 2.9 gpa at an Ivy and am much more successful than my summa UVA SIL. Plus she is a complete bitch [ Reply | More ]
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UVA statistically graduates more bitches [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, there's an unbiased, carefully reasoned response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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The question is idiotic. [ Reply | More ]
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I would hire UVA [ Reply | More ]
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Call me crazy but I would give the massive side eye to someone who was Harvard summa, because they have to be missing part of the normal human puzzle somewhere. [ Reply | More ]
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You are dumb [ Reply | More ]
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You need to interview them [ Reply | More ]
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Hire UVA. Harvard likely to be insufferable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 10:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Racist mom, are you here? Is there empirical evidence that shows IQ differences among young children, under the age of 6? If so, would you mind citing it? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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And I'm not a troll. I actually don't believe this at all but if there's evidence to demonstrate otherwise, I'm willing to look at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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That's a bit of a loaded question, isn't it? [ Reply | More ]
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No, I'm just asking for citations. Someone here keeps saying that minority kids have lower IQs and I have a hard time believing that. [ Reply | More ]
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Because someone believes the evidence does not make them a racist. That's offensive. ASk the question properly, and perhaps you'll get the cite you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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^a peer reviewed paper signed by all the top researched was issued after the brouhaha caused by the bell curve book by Murray Charles. It did not disagree with his premise black IQ was 1.5 standard deviations below white - it disagreed with possible causes, and simply stated no cause is know, and there is no evidence as yet to prove it is genetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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waiting for op to post the link 3,2,1... [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not a troll or racist mom just logical mom. Yes there are different IQs among children. Yes there is evidence and studies that prove children have different IQs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
[ - ] How many of you actually go through the trouble of transferring your assets to a living trust? I have so many accounts (like 10 of them), life ins policy, and two condos. Just the thought of deeding the condo to the trust already gives me a headache. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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You dont need to for the finl accts- name the trust as the beneficiary online [ Reply | More ]
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I think we have a life insurance trust [ Reply | More ]
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I did it. You have to or else it is not contained within the trust. I dealt with setting up and funding my mother's trust. It was a hassle over and over and over again as I had to keep sending copies of trust documents all over, but when she died, I had instant access to all of the assets in her trust. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't even know what a living trust is but I have no assets, just debt so I don't need to worry about it. [ Reply | More ]
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Doesnt help with estate taxes- just keeps the process of heirs getting hands on assets out of costly and long probate court process. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How much is a pound of ground coffee at Peet's (or Starbucks if you prefer)? Roughly? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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around a lb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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Cmon - dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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I buy ours from Porto Rico, and it's just under $10 per pound, but it usually depends more on the variety than where you buy it, ime. [ Reply | More ]
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Not Peets or SB tho, right? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Anyone? TIA! [ Reply | More ]
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My favorite is Beowulf from Oren's and I think it's $15-16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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doe they not have this info on their websites? [ Reply | More ]
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Wondering about in store price. [ Reply | More ]
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Starbucks $12-$15. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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I pay $8/12 oz of ground Starbucks at Wegman's, so a pound would be $10.67. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Salad and egg white omelet with spinach or salad and white beans for dinner. Which is healthier? With wine of course. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Omelet [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Here I go :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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They're both very healthy. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd probably do the beans (though it depends on how they're prepared) if the omelette's only w/ egg whites. Not a fan of egg white-only omelettes at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Trying to make yourself feel better about the wine by eating healthy? I always laugh at people who do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Healthier to have the egg yoke included...need the EFAs. [ Reply | More ]
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yolk. meant yolk. stand down, spellers! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 So many deluded people who have no idea what eating healthy really entails. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:56 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 32, I get mistaken for a 22 year old a lot. At first I was flattered because I thought I looked young but then I realized because I am a moron and probably people assume it is due to you g age and not being cooked long enough. How do I become more intelligent? I tried reading more, keeping wih current events and such... Really boring... What else can I do? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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Watching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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Close your mouth, you're catching flies [ Reply | More ]
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It's probably not about your book smarts but rather, at the way you look at the world/your maturity level. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 If you don't like reading, you're never going to come across as any more smart than you already are. [ Reply | More ]
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I like reading spy novels and comedies. [ Reply | More ]
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"Current events" is way too broad to be called boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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For some reason I have being obsessed with the euro crisis, no idea why but really get too excited about most articles in the Wall Street journal. Tried reading few classic.... Boooooriiiinnng.. Reading the next 100 years, find it interesting but can't intelligently discuss or talk about anything I read [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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Why don't you try something like setting up a Twitter and following news companies or subscribing to the Skimm- read news in short bytes so that when someone says something like "the bombing in Syria..." you'll at least know what they're talking about. Then, if there is something in the bytes that interests you, read a longer story about it. [ Reply | More ]
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Good idea thanks [ Reply | More ]
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I've had this problem and it sucks professionally. I used to joke that I needed some wrinkle cream, not anti wrinkle cream, so people would take me seriously. You have to just try to know your stuff and be confident. How you carry yourself makes a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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I used to have this problem. Then I had a baby and gained a ton of weight. Problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
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color? [ Reply | More ]
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Middle eastern. So a mocha latte? [ Reply | More ]
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ok that explains it, sorry not gonna change [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
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genes [ Reply | More ]
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Really? After reading her OP, you think it's because she looks really young? She comes off as very young and immature, even in this post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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in others words: dumb! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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Get some grey eye liner, and mark a bunch of lines on your face. Rub it off with a paper towel, like 90% of it. Walk with a little bit of a hunch. Wear a fanny pack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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Wouldn't walking with a hunch actually affect my posture negatively? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, that's why it's such a great idea. You will basically fastrack your aging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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Np. Start smoking also, that will help age you. [ Reply | More ]
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Why don't I just start shooting heroin while I am at it? [ Reply | More ]
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Meth would be more effective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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NO!!! Meth is better. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, teeth loss is always a good touch [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] A former colleague was laid off last October and is still desparately looking for a job. He is 61. We all know that no one will hire him for a full time job remotely comparable to his last position here. It just made me so scared of my future, regardless of the fact that I am not even 40. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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1) Everyone needs to prepare for this possibility. 2) Everyone needs to be mentally prepared to take any reasonable job and not expect to pop right into the same level position. 3) Hiring managers need to give workers of all ages a fair shake and place the right person in the job, regardless of age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Save save save. [ Reply | More ]
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I've met several Uber drivers who were white collar professionals who were laid off in the later years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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An easy way out but not very profitable after depreciating the heavy use of the car- they prob make 10-20 per hr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:51 PM Flag
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But there's the nice effect of actually feeling like you are doing something productive and engaging with other adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:55 PM Flag
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A total commodity of a service? I imagine driving 8 hrs a day gets old real quick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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Both of my parents were laid off in their 50s. I learned early on (I was in high school) that you cannot plan to hold on to your job until you are ready to retire. Save as much money as you can from day one. And, yes, I have been laid off a number of times in my finance career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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Live below your means and save, save, save. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have to meet a patient in Tribeca and ask MIL if I can drop the children off with her for 2 hours. She says that she's not home until 7pm, but the housekeeper is home and will watch the children for me. I say ok. This is at 3pm. She asks if I can leave the children until 7pm because she wants to see them (I had planned to pick them up at 5pm). I say ok even though it means that I will now have to return to midtown West (I live & work on the UWS). This means one trip to midtown West to drop off the DCs, commute to Tribeca, commute back to UWS, commute back to midtown west and then commute back to UWS all without a 4 hour span. It's exhausting. Get to MIL's apt. and she's bragging to FIL about how she gave me a nice long break from the DCs. FML. I'm tired. Need weekend to come now. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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I would have said no, or if she wanted to she could bring them back herself. Don't be a martyr! [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I know, but I felt like I owed it to her since she helped me out. [ Reply | More ]
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you kind of did, you're right. but then just be thankful and dont waste time being pissed about it. just my two cents. [ Reply | More ]
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Not pissed, tired. [ Reply | More ]
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"a martyr"? OP is the one asking for favors. [ Reply | More ]
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true, i used the word wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound like a peach. I bet relationships in your family aren't the best. [ Reply | More ]
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?? [ Reply | More ]
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? they're fine. i don't say yes to things for family members, and then moan about them afterwords, especially when the family member just did me a favor. [ Reply | More ]
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Pay for childcare that comes to your house and stop complaining. On a very short notice your MIL accommodated your request, so be thankful and let her talk about it to everybody she feels like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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I do, but her mother died last week. I'm piecing together help right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Many people would be happy for their kids to have their grandparents nearby. You have given your children a nice gift here. What's a little inconvenience for strengthening family relationships? Even though sounds like the MIL sucks, it is good for your children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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I'm complaining about my day, that's all. Bunch of philosophers on right now. [ Reply | More ]
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That sounds great. Go pick them up at their bedtime and use the time for yourself to get something done. [ Reply | More ]
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lol - you missed a lot [ Reply | More ]
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I just took a painkiller so probably so, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Is G&T in NYC strictly based on IQ test? Is there any form of affirmative action? What if there was a quota for all neighborhoods in NYC? Surely there are smart kids in minority neighborhoods but their parents don't have the resources to do all the prep. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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By test. Done. Test is color blind. Quit yer complaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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+1. The test itself (which is not an "IQ" test, btw) is color blind, also offered in every language imaginable. The big argument, like you said, is that wealthier families can afford to prep their kids for the test. FWIW, I didn't prep at all (beyond doing the practice test on the site) and DC scored very well. The irony is that bright kids in minority neighborhoods would actually benefit more from G&T, since there is a higher likelihood that their local Gen Ed schools aren't that great. I personally think the issue is more about getting the word out to non-UB types that this is something available for ALL kids, and they should all be tested. I'd bet that the racial breakdown of the test-taking pool itself, regardless of score, skews less black and hispanic than the city itself. [ Reply | More ]
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A quota would bring in students incapable of the work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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No a quota would balance out all the prepping that poor students don't have access to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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You are assuming everyone is prepping. They aren;t. That's a fantasy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:43 PM Flag
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Well in the previous thread, that's what people said. I'm trying to understand why there is such a racial imbalance and I don't think it has anything to do with intrinsic IQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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Look at a chart with IQ distribution by race. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's only relevant when looking at 5 year olds. Too many other variables as they age. [ Reply | More ]
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How many black and hispanic kids are actually TAKING the test to start with? It's not something that the DOE does a lot of outreach about. Even in my UMC circle, we had to do a lot of research on our own to figure out the ins and outs. [ Reply | More ]
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BdB and Carmen are trying to change that, they are planning some shenanigans that will give extra points for the "under served" populations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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The answe is making the underprivileged schools better. They can then apply to better middle. It will eventually trickle down top elementary. I'm not even a sociologist/academic and I know this! [ Reply | More ]
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The only way to make them better is to make them economically mixed. [ Reply | More ]
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Wealthy parents wil refuse. They will go private or leave the city. G&T was established as a means of preventing white flight. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree with that, but even making poor skills much better will not change the fact that many of the students at these school have sub-normal IQs. You can't force an 85IQ to become a 110IQ. No matter how how the child works. [ Reply | More ]
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Will never work. Not his decision. [ Reply | More ]
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Affirmative action is one of our worst ideas. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Doctor moms/dads: Would you encourage your DCs to pursue medicine as a career? Why or why not? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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See post above. You will not get laid off at age 61. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, job security is pretty good. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Only if they are truly passionate about medicine. Cons: Long training, lots of debt, more paperwork and less reimbursements every day. Pros: Love working with patients, intellectually stimulating work, some specialties have more flexible hours or can work part-time. [ Reply | More ]
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"more paperwork and less reimbursements every day" so doctor's HHI is going down? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a pediatrician--yes. [ Reply | More ]
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I hear radiologists complaining a lot, but they are on the high scale still... so don't really get it. [ Reply | More ]
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Their reimbursements have gone down with Obamacare. But yes, they still get paid more than primary care docs. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a lawyer, and will steer dcs away from law. [ Reply | More ]
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No doubt! [ Reply | More ]
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Why? I find law intriguing. I would love to be a trial lawyer and research cases but maybe I've seen too many John Grisham movies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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I will tell DC to consider nursing, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Depends. If you don't mind a job where you struggle through years and years of emotional and physical hardship and financial strain leading to a job that will stifle creativity and you where will be forced to abandon your idealistic dreams of helping people and instead count the number of patients you need to see each day to meet your "productivity" numbers, then YES! Then, for no apparent reason, you get sued because someone's lawyer family member decided to try to squeeze your malpractice insurance for a couple bucks, dragging your name and reputation through the mud. Other than that, it is a great job with good security where you will always make a decent living (200k-ish). [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like you picked the wrong specialty [ Reply | More ]
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Its almost every specialty except dermatology, where you then have to deal with botoxing a hundred women a day and having them complain it wasn't effective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Two docs in family - it is getting intense and the pay is probably not as much as it was 30 yrs ago, inflation adjusted. More comps and more patients than 30 yrs ago. Older gen were GPs, new gen went into specialties. [ Reply | More ]
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We are encouraging one to follow in dad's footsteps and specialty because, private practice, platter, silver. He seems interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is this apartment so cheap? I want to go to the open house on Sunday, but something seems too good to be true about it. Priced awfully low. Motivated seller? http://streeteasy.com/building/800-west-end-avenue-new_york/4ef 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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Lol. Are you the seller? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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No, I'm a desperate wannabe buyer with 3 kids in a 2br. Ha! I wish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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someone got murdered there [ Reply | More ]
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No. For real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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google krim [ Reply | More ]
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Shut up- thats not the apt [ Reply | More ]
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+1 That is NOT the apt. It was on Columbus Ave. [ Reply | More ]
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this is not where they lived [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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Small living room, kitchen needs an update, combination so the carrying costs are high relative to other units in the building, and the living room appears to look straight into the neighbor's windows. thus the unbeatable price per square foot that will lead inevitably to a bidding war and the place going 15% above ask. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Kitchen is tiny and needs a major upgrade, dark, it is light outside in the pictures and all the lights are on in the apartment and it still isn't very bright. Also doesn't show well with all those dark couches crammed in the smallish living room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Very common in prewars [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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Definitely the broker or the seller. Wouldn't pay $2mm for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:57 PM Flag
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Only in Manhattan is a fug shoebox apartment for $1.8 million priced "awfully low." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 10:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is this apartment so cheap? I want to go to the open house on Sunday, but something seems too good to be true about it. Priced awfully low. Motivated seller? http://streeteasy.com/building/800-west-end-avenue-new_york/4ef 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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Wide angle lens makes tiny rooms look bigger on listing, kitchen has cheap cabinets and old appliances. This explains why we keep getting us expats buying houses for the same price in our Brooklyn neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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Uws not us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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they are buying without inspecting them? crazy people! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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what I like the most about it is the Pikachu on the kids' bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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That kitchen is not apt for fat people. How do you do it if you have family members from flyover? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Best vodka? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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I like Titos, but my palate really isn't that refined. As long as it doesn't come in a plastic bottle with a name like "Aristocratic Bankers Billionaire Boys", it's probably good enough for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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Bankers Club all the way! Woot woot! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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so college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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The kind that someone else is buying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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Grey goose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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Honestly, I can't tell the difference between vodkas and I have done many side by side taste tests to prove that. I do not drink vodka straight. I only use it in mixed drinks. I have been really happy with the big ass bottle of French vodka at my local Costco. It was less than $20 for 1.75 liters. That bottle did not last long in my house. We decided to go for the American-made vodka that they sold for less than $14 for 1.75 liters and it is great for our purposes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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My dad had an account with a big vodka company (I think Smirnoff?). At the plant they showed him how they were filling top shelf and bargain bottles both on the same line. Same stuff in both bottles. They said "IT'S VODKA, IT ALL TASTES THE SAME". This was in the 70's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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And don't be surprised that bars refill name brand bottles with the cheap stuff, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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When I was in school, I waitressed in the summers. I remember these guys coming in and making a big deal (amongst themselves) about which was better, Grey Goose or Kettle One. One guy at the table said he bet the others couldn't even tell them apart. At their request, I set up a blind taste test for them (as the objective waitress, I had no horse in the race). Not a single one of the 6 or so participants guessed correctly, and they each had a 50% chance of being right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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Russian Standard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
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I buy the cheap stuff. I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone ever use that birth control that is basically the little rod of slow release hormones that they insert in your arm? Experiences? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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no but I did the progesterone shot 4x a year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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Implanon? I did. I put on weight, but then I do that with the normal pill too. My Dad is a Dr and while 99% of his patients had no issues, one fell pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Do I have to wash baby clothes before the first wearing? What's the concern, exactly, for parents washing all items before they are worn? I never do this for my own clothes but don't want to cause any problems for my baby. (Yes, I am obviously a FTM, due next week) 48 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:23 PM Flag
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A friend of mine came over and did this for me while I was on bedrest. I never did it again. My son just didn't really have sensitive skin. Maybe other babies do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:25 PM Flag
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chemicals in fabric from processing/finishing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Are they toxic in some way? Not being snarky. I hear so many paranoid things all the time about toxins to keep my infant away from that I don't know what's a legitimate concern and what's just junk science/ paranoia. Like I said, I've never pre-washed my own clothes and I've never had an issue, but I know babies are smaller and more sensitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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There are some toxic chemicals used in every industry. I can't prove they are present, but they could be. So easy to just run everything through laundry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:30 PM Flag
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np- the "toxic chemicals" like flame retardants, etc. do not come out with washing. there is probably very little on the clothes (other than grime from a stockroom floor, as someone mentioned) that would get washed out in one wash that would have been harmful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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Not legitimate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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np. Yes, some of them are absolutely toxic. How do people not know about this? Among other things, it's common for manufactures to use formaldehyde on new clothes to help keep them looking good before purchase. Seriously. http://www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/for-consumers/goods/product-safety/formaldehyde-in-clothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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> Ugh, typos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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It says "the most common effect is skin irritation". So I'd assume that if you don't get skin irritation, it's NBD. But that's just me. (not OP) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:56 PM Flag
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They're talking about effects that you'd likely notice right away. And mind you, even with the warning they're giving, they're downplaying the risks, as govt. agencies everywhere are apt to do (thank you industrial lobbying!). OP should go do a little Googling about formaldehyde exposure and decide for herself if she really can't be bothered to wash her baby's clothes in advance. And it's not just the formaldehyde, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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This!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:31 PM Flag
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I did. I used to work retail and knew that could've been all over a stockroom floor (& obviously a factory) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Really? You don't know why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:27 PM Flag
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Yes, really, I don't know why. I assumed because of harsh starches, etc. used to keep the clothes looking good in the store. Which don't really concern me. Trying to figure out if there is some science behind this or if this is something I can skip while I'm preparing other things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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It's called "sizing" - makes fabric look "crisp" - you don't need this against an infants skin. But clearly running a few loads of laundry is excessive effort for you, based on this post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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Oh shut the fuck up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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In the times it's taken to write/ respond to this, OP could have started a load already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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OP- I'm on modified bedrest and my husband is on a business trip, maybe since you're so concerned you'd like to come over and run my infant clothes up and down from the laundry room for me? I'd be happy to email you with my address. Just post yours here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Ha. So true. I wash off the sizing for ME and have all my life so of course I did for baby. It's disgusting. And depending on the country it comes from they use pesticide too. Chemicals can enter bodies through skin. It's how medicine patches work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:46 PM Flag
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It must be hard for you to get through the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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ILY (OP) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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+1. Are you the type who uses a tissue to open the door of a public restroom as well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Give her a break. You don't remember being 39 weeks with your first, and overwhelmed with what needs to be done? No need to be a nasty bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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Its a few loads of laundry, not a Heraclean task [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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HERCALES! HERCALES! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:40 PM Flag
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OP- like I said, since I'm on modified bedrest, maybe you could come over and do it for me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:41 PM Flag
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Yes, thanks- that's what I assumed (when I talked about the starches to keep clothes looking good). That isn't something that worries me. And no, doing a few loads of laundry is not excessive effort for me, just trying to keep stupid things to be done at a minimum so I can prepare important things instead. Although I guess not being snarky is excessive effort for YOU. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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Skip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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I didn't - but my mom and MIL caught wind of this and were horrified and so they did it for me (and then remembered and took care of it again with #2). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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lol - mine's the same way. She lives in another state and when she sends new baby clothes as gifts she's already washed them for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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I didn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:32 PM Flag
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No, you don't have to. Everyone panics and does it for their first baby, and literally no one does it for their second, in my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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I never did. Never had a problem. Didnt use special detergent either. Washed in our laundry with our detergent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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Same here, though baby #3 actually did have a sensitivity to the detergent and we had to switch. No reason to do it up front though, as it really wasn't a big deal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:37 PM Flag
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My first came 3 weeks early, before I got the chance to wash everything (including the Boppy cover). I remember expressing my concern about this to the lactation consultant in the hospital, and she chuckled at me, pointing to my baby who was swaddled in the hospital-issue onesie and white/blue/pink blanket, "Do you really thing those things he's wearing have been washed in Dreft?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:34 PM Flag
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as if she knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:36 PM Flag
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Huh? The point was that the baby was/is fine. And yeah, I'm fairly certain that the hospital crap was not specially laundered sans chemicals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:39 PM Flag
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She probably does. The hospital does not use Dreft, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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Np Former nurse here and all our stuff like that was washed in hypoallergenic detergent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:38 PM Flag
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Another former nurse here, and how on earth do you know what detergent your hospital used? I've been a floor RN for 13 years and I have no idea what the sheets are washed in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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I know what the baby clothes were washed in because we had parents ask on a few occasions. Not sure that this was true for sheets, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:52 PM Flag
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np With all the possible sensitivities you might encounter in a hospital I would assume everything was washed in something hypoallergenic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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Yes I'm very sensitive to perfume and never smell it on blankets at hospitals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:48 PM Flag
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My SIL did this with all the baby clothes before the baby was born. Then the baby didn't end up wearing half of those clothes. They could have been returned for larger sizes or different items - but she had taken tags off and washed them so they were not returnable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:35 PM Flag
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OP- this is a concern of mine too!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:42 PM Flag
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The people marketing Dreft would like you to think that you need to launder your child's clothes with this more expensive detergent, which is a higher profit margin for the company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone with an verbally abusive parent that has a cycle of escalating verbal abuse until you snap, you cut them off and then they come back apologizing "for losing their temper that day because they were tired or xyz excuse?" Meanwhile it was not that day but just the whole pattern of days and 100000's of abusive and manipulative comments, yelling and accusations. Do you just want to say "I don't want or need an apology just leave me alone and give me some peace?" I have just been avoiding phone calls and why am I the one that feels guilty. I have the right to a peaceful life. Right? Anyone BTDT? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:22 PM Flag
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Sounds like the healthy thing to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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Yes. Refused to accept boundaries. Said goodbye some 6 years ago, all done. Some people cannot/willnot tolerate boundaries. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:26 PM Flag
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^and "cutting off" should not be a cycle. Never do it unless really mean it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:33 PM Flag
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op: I know it should not be a cycle but I just need a break every few months. Then she is perfect for a few months and then it starts again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:44 PM Flag
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^and you can miss an abusive parent for the memories of when they are nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:45 PM Flag
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Depends on your circumstances. I have no regrets. Very rarely I will hear of some awful thing my mother has done and rejoice that I made the right decision. I don't have many pleasant memories. I have terror, fear, angst. Maybe things are not as bad as you think they are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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op: I am so sorry. It is not as bad as that and the early childhood was not bad but gets worse every year for the last 30 years and the last 10 years especially bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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op: Without periods of no communication and not answering vm and text how do you establish a more formal relationship? I think you need some period of "cutting off" because people like this ( I think narcissistic personality disorder) go so nuts you can't have a conversation for several weeks due to them screaming and going ballistic on the phone and vm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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Not a parent, but my brother was/is like that - not like that all the time, but more times than not. We haven't spoken in almost 3 years and I feel no guilt because it was his doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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Everyone deserves some peace outside of screaming toddlers and normal life pressures. I used to put up with a ton of crap from older sister and mother and slow faded them and am happier now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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