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[ - ] Anyone get in off of a waitlist? Where? Here's hoping for lists to start moving. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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no word! waiting on 2 schools...i heard maybe tomorrow (Wed) things start moving, what do people hear? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any PS 163 parents on? Was there a marijuana incident in the 3rd grade? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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^I heard a rumor and I don't believe it [ Reply | More ]
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Do tell [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am good friends with my nanny. DH is friendly with her too. We are very casual. Nanny asked if I would mind if my DH escorted her to a wedding. She did not want to go alone. I said fine. I'm very secure & nanny is chubby. Not DH's type. I told my sister and she wigged out. She says I'm making a big mistake. Do you see an issue? If he will cheat it would not be with our nanny. lol. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Beyond weird. Why would your husband escort anyone other than you to a wedding. No matter how comfortable you are with each other, you're still her employer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Don't bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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THIS. I'm pretty secure too, but my DH is not available to escort anyone but me (or DD or maybe his sister) to a wedding... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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Worst fake ever. [ Reply | More ]
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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lol. No just my crazy life. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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My nanny is a lesbian but her extended family doesn't know and dh actually went with her to a family wedding a year or so ago. Her family is super conservative and she was expected to bring a "gentleman friend". They apparently had a great time and I wasn't worried at all. But of course they're not interested in each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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OP : exactly. Thank you. I feel better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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Hi OP! [ Reply | More ]
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This has to be a joke. And also, WTF she is chubby? Chubby women break up marriages all the live long day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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^ oh and they also marry TT men. I know - shocking - but true. [ Reply | More ]
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I would be ok with it - if nanny is fat. DC would not go there. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do people actually get PhDs with the intention of going into finance? Or do you think they just don't get academic jobs so join the private sector? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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How old is nanny? And how old is your DH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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Depends on school. Yes at Wharton/Penn [ Reply | More ]
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Tons did in the past 10-20 years to become quant traders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I am interested in doing a cleanse. I've been drinking too much wine, and eating way too much. I am thinking to give up sugar, alcohol, grains and dairy (I guess this is basically paleo, right?). I don't really eat much processed or junk food, so that's not a problem. I want to try it for the next month or so and see how I feel. I am overweight, middle aged, do not exercise and have zero energy. I have really let myself go and want to be my healthy self again. Any advice or support is welcome. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Can you not just give up alcohol and concentrate on eating well (which would eliminate most sugar etc. anyway) and add some exercise? You can start with walking or doing an easy treadmill workout most days, and then add more in over time. I'm wary of cleanses - my healthy friend who does exercise managed to faint when she did her last one. Just too extreme IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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I see your point. But I want to do more than just eat well-- I do generally eat well, I just eat more than I should and as I age I need to do more than just eat well and walk because I have rally gotten off track. I hear you though, I would not want to faint or feel totally deprived. I have done those cleanses before too and while they are good for a week, they are not sustainable. I want something that is good to do for about one month or so, to really feel like I am truly detoxing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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Cleanses are a stupid and unhealthy fad. Drink less wine and fill up on vegetables, lean proteins and good food. Get regular exercise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Any words of wisdom? I am having a really difficult time letting go of what I envisioned my life would be. Divorce was the right thing and I don't miss xdh but I miss what I thought and had planned my life to look like. I feel so sad and directionless. To friends & family I seem fine, handling everything, getting on with my life. But the truth is that I just go thru the motions each day. I have a dc which keeps me going but I am sad & exhausted. I feel like my life is over. I'm 40 and it all over. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Life how you envisioned it is over. So time to make a new plan. You have a blank slate and total freedom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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I see my sil suffering because life isn't what she envisioned. Her life is very similar to mine, but because she defined success in one way and didn't achieve that definition, she is sad. I think the key is to reevaluate what success is and what else it could be. Once you realize there are so many ways to be, then you can move on [ Reply | More ]
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My situation is basically identical to yours. We THINK we know the life we were "supposed" to have. In actuality, if we could really see how things would've turned out had we stayed on on our road, it's quite possible we ended up with the better deal. I find it's very important to never compare myself to other people. And it's trite but true that you can't move forward while looking back. I have a friend who can't let go of the past and it's like she's stuck in time, but everything and everyone around her has marched on. Make your peace and let go of the past. That's key. [ Reply | More ]
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You are me except I'm older. I have regrets -- why did I marry him? Why didn't I get out sooner? They go nowhere (except to erode your happiness). When I start down that mental path, I think STOP. And I try to focus on one thing (or more) that I'm grateful for. Retrain your brain. You can do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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Many women have flourished beyond their dreams when they are no longer saddled with cooking and cleaning for a man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you dump a little money into your 401k now (still short by 2k), even though the market is awful? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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Bad markets are the best time to put in money, especially if you do index funds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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This is the time to buy. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course, everything is on sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:14 PM Flag
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Every HS should teach basic financial literacy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:15 PM Flag
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I know this is true, but I trade my own stocks so I'm used to having control...not so sure about long term here. [ Reply | More ]
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In 15 years, do you think the S&P 500 > 1865? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Pre-K (5yo) DS complained of a tummy ache last week while at school, and then again this morning on our way to school. I am trying to get to the bottom of whether he has a bug or if something is upsetting him. How do we make it clear to him that if he stays home from school, he has to rest and is not allowed to play or go to someone's house? I'm at work, by the way, and babysitter said DS reports he's feeling all better. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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My DC complains of stomach ache when she is constipated. Basically, kids can't always express what they are feeling and use words that closely approximate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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This! My DC used to say her neck hurt when she meant she had a sore throat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:07 PM Flag
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A 5you should know this though. And stomach aches are often nerves... hard to tell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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OP here - this is what we figured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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My kid always says this when he has to poop, especially when he is constipated. We make sure he poops before school because he refuses to poop at school and his tummy will hurt all day. He has never complained of a tummy ache during stomach bugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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Did you turn around and take him home this morning? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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I did. This was the first time it happened on way to school. The other time this happened was at the end of his school day last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:13 PM Flag
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You have to go with your instinct, but keeping a DC home for a "tummy ache" absent other symptoms (fever, not eating, listless) can set a precedent for them making minor complaints to get out of dealing with a social or school issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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THIS!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:10 PM Flag
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OP here. Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:13 PM Flag
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But he was crying, would not walk, so I figured he must be in some discomfort. plus, I had to get to work so I brought him home and firmly told him that if he's sick, he has to rest and we will cancel any playdates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:14 PM Flag
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NP: Then I don't understand your question about how to make it clear that he stays home and rests/doesn't play. Sounds like those were the rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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? I don't want to set a precedent for him to do this if he just wants to avoid school or a social issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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It's Pre-K, so I'm guessing the Student:Teacher ratio is pretty low - have you spoken to the teachers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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OP I have a call in today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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How do you suggest addressing this with DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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NP: Send him to school. [ Reply | More ]
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OK but I kept him home today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:28 PM Flag
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Tell him it's normal to get a stomach ache when he needs to poop and help him poop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Any one have work colleagues who wear their headphones all the time? She sits in an open area and if I want to talk to her I literally have to stand in front of her to get her attention. Head down, staring at papers on her desk, can't hear anyone talk to her. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:00 PM Flag
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Would it be frowned upon if you knocked on her head? [ Reply | More ]
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Helloo? McFly! [ Reply | More ]
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hahaha -- doing that now [ Reply | More ]
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are you the one eating chips at your cube? [ Reply | More ]
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hahahahahahahaha [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! No. I have an office. [ Reply | More ]
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How often do you need to talk to her? Sounds like she focuses better if she blocks out all the useless noise from the open area. [ Reply | More ]
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Her English isn't that good so after a few emails back and forth where she's not understanding things I find it's better to go over and explain it in person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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Can you tell her to come to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:07 PM Flag
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That's a good idea. We had to tell her just today to turn the ringer up on her phone (she wasn't answering it). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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millenials do not like phones. we don't operate on voicemail. text, email, im. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:10 PM Flag
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She's in her late 30s. Is that still millennial? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:13 PM Flag
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basically [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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E-mail her to come to you. [ Reply | More ]
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That's the downside to open office environments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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too f'ing bad for you. She can't concentrate with the ambient noise - so sad you have to stand in front of her to get her attention. why don'tyou join 2017 and just IM her instead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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that's not going to address her difficulty understanding what I ask her to do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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ask her to come to your office if you don't like her headphones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
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I thought it was still 2016... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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ha! I am so cool I am a year ahead of the rest of you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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i really cant blame her. people think its rude, but its hard to concentrate in open office environments. [ Reply | More ]
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Is she inputting data or something that doesn't require human interaction? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Open areas suck. Send her an email if you want to talk. [ Reply | More ]
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+++ [ Reply | More ]
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She obviously took our advice! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the word when the proper way to do something is against what common sense would dictate? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:58 PM Flag
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Counterintuitive? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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Contrary to all evidence... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] BFF and I are planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway without DCs. Where should we go? We are in NYC and want to escape to somewhere relaxing!!! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you have a budget or sky's the limit? [ Reply | More ]
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We have a tight budget! [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ we are both hard-working single parents. [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure how far away you want to go, but Cheap Carribean is supposed to have good deals. For me (stressed divorced mom) I'd find a Holiday Inn on I-95 without kids relaxing. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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We were thinking about Bahamas or Jamaica, or even New Orleans, and yes a cheap hotel is fine. We want to be outdoors. We were also considering Colorado (wink wink) but it seems like it will still be pretty cold there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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^^^ not Florida though. I go there often to see family. [ Reply | More ]
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If you want a beach etc what about South Carolina? Charleston is nice, and you can rent in either city or in beach areas (Folly Beach or go to Isle of Palms). [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! You could try Puerto Rico too. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did you know that Canada Goose fur trim comes from coyotes?That's so gross,all these millenials and nannies are wearing dog fur! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:57 PM Flag
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Ewwwwwwwwwwww [ Reply | More ]
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Well, why should it go to waste if you must wear the brand? [ Reply | More ]
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I love all these Canada Goose haters. It's like the Occupy Wall Street crowd decamped to UB as they await the next protest. Canada Goose just pops into their head all day long and they keep up the hate. Nothing better to do. [ Reply | More ]
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Not really related to pccupy wall street [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, angry that people can afford $700 jackets. Get over it. It's just outerwear. [ Reply | More ]
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700 dillar jacket is mid priced, not expensive. So has nothing to do with it. Just mass consumerism, with no individual flair. And now on top of that they kill coyotes. Disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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I love animals, but my employer gave me a gently-used Canada Goose coat and I'm wearing it: warmest coat I've ever owned. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you see how they kill the coyote for the fur? [ Reply | More ]
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look at what they do to the geese. forget the coyotes. they skin the geese alive. it's torture. [ Reply | More ]
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Its jus mcdonalds [ Reply | More ]
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Canada Goose should label it as coyote fur.I think a lot of people wouldn't buy it.Except the Chinese.What's up with all the Chinese wearing this coat(at least in NYC)? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! My just in NY either. I remember back in October it wasn't cold enough in Chicago to wear that coat but I saw many Asians wearing that coat in every color of the rainbow. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Single mom on a budget would like to take daughter skiing nearby (both our first time). Any suggestions on where to go for an overnight getaway? TIA 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Can you go midweek? We ski at butternut in Great Barrington which is a fantastic place to learn (dh and kids learned there). They have mid-week "ski and stay" packages for about $45, and their normal midweek prices are $25. [ Reply | More ]
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Mid-week would work. Thanks for the advice. [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure but I've heard good things about mt Peter http://www.mtpeter.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-stay-package-deals [ Reply | More ]
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I'll check it out. Thanks a lot. [ Reply | More ]
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catamount in the berkshires [ Reply | More ]
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Camelback is about 1.5 hours away in the Poconos PA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] You know what I have no patience for? Addicts. I get it in a way, you try some painkillers or heroin and get addicted. But after that you get clean. WHY WOULD YOU EVER TRY IT AGAIN!? Same with alcohol. Giving things up isn't that hard. Especially if you are a parent and and addict. You're a selfish piece of shit. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You know how I know you know nothing about the nature of addiction? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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ah - he who casts the first stone. never say never. [ Reply | More ]
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eh, i've tried drugs before. not once since i had a kid. not that hard. [ Reply | More ]
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I know that people say it's a disease. But I agree with you OP. I feel like it is a weakness. I have a weakness for chocolate. But I don't eat it all day everyday b/c I would be 200 lbs. Plus, drugs are illegal. Why even start when people know they are addictive and you could get into serious legal problems....it's just dumb! [ Reply | More ]
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THANK YOU! I 100% do not believe it is a disease. I can understand the temptation to try something once, sure fine. And I can even understand. MAN THIS FEELS GOOD I WANT TO ALWAYS FEEL THIS WAY! But then you get clean because you've likely really fucked shit up in your life. How hard is it to have some god damn self control? [ Reply | More ]
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You're both ignorant. [ Reply | More ]
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Good thing you're not addicted to chocolate, then. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 LOL [ Reply | More ]
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are obese people going to start being called "food addicts" now. Is there Food AA meetings you can attend in basements with shitty coffee and rice cakes? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, there are 'food addicts'. And there is a Overeaters Anon group. [ Reply | More ]
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its different because you need food to live so you cant cut it out completely. you dont need drugs or alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
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Nancy? [ Reply | More ]
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It's not a disease but just their personality/make up. [ Reply | More ]
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Losers are losers and will always be among us, on our dime. [ Reply | More ]
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addicts are not losers. good god. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course they're losers. Might not be their fault but still losers. [ Reply | More ]
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Now I know we're talking to a kid. [ Reply | More ]
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No? They are winning? [ Reply | More ]
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i am winning. i work. function. make serious money. no one knows. [ Reply | More ]
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What are you addicted to? [ Reply | More ]
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opiates. [ Reply | More ]
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The ignorance is unfathomable.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I almost got sucked into it. It completely messes with you brain chemistry so it's all you can think about. [ Reply | More ]
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i definitely think addicts are selfish and weak, but it also changes the chemistry in your brain (at a high level) to the point where you dont have a choice. i dont think they should get a pass for anything, but you also have to understand its not as easy to quit as you think it is. [ Reply | More ]
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That much I get. But I'm saying one gets clean. Why try again? [ Reply | More ]
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Simply put, your brain stays fucked up. [ Reply | More ]
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because your brain convinces you it will be different this time. you will control it. [ Reply | More ]
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Says the UB addict. [ Reply | More ]
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GO AWAY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Where would this DC go to college? SAT=1550, GPA=3.8, honors/AP track, NMSF, state-level debater, class president. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Penn State [ Reply | More ]
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Odd SAT score for NMSF...is that of 2400? [ Reply | More ]
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It's clearly the new SAT [ Reply | More ]
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Have they overcome any adversity?Done any meaningful community service? That's what colleges are looking for now. [ Reply | More ]
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np. What makes community service "meaningful"? [ Reply | More ]
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nnp: Who fucking knows. Whatever they want it to mean. [ Reply | More ]
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Too hard to say. Over 2million students apply to college every year. That puts 20,000 students in the top 1%. This student has a lot of company, and no overt hooks. Could be anywhere from Harvard to Carnegie Mellon to a SUNY with full ride. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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Absolutely. Plus gender is meaningful; so is public vs private school; location [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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Ask College Confidential [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:03 PM Flag
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probably trinity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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I would think anywhere from ivy to Duke. Numbers game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:06 PM Flag
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With awesome essays that tie it all together for a school that the kid really wants to go to, the kid could go anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:07 PM Flag
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Not ivy, but just about anyplace else. Consider a place like Trinity or Wesleyan which are SAT-optional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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why not ivy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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OP: SAT=1550/1600 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:15 PM Flag
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Are you working with a private admissions consultant? I assume you are asking because you aren't at a private school with admissions counselors helping your dc craft a list. Best to cast a wide net. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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Yale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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Holy Cross, Villanova, Bucknell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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Where would they get in or where would they want to go to college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Is finance in trouble? A bunch of my friends at banks, private equity, and hedge funds, have recently been laid off or left due to very disappointing bonuses. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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lol. is finance in trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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Short answer yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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Finance is a disicpline, a field if you will, but it cant get in trouble like a naughty boy can. Its just a field. Like studying stock p/e ratios and growth rates. It cant be in or out of trouble. It just exists [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:49 PM Flag
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is cat dead or alive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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Ooh. You R deep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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Very cyclical business. Have to save while the going is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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Right, but (over) regulation has pushed it to new economic lows, and doomed large parts of it to never be high again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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Not really true. Fdic insured bank not allowed to gamble with taxpayer money. Sooo soorrry charlie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Business goes through cycles. Always has, always will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:55 PM Flag
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Menstrual cycle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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No. But many businesses are not as good as they used to be. They are still large, and well paid. Just the bottom 20% of people have been kicked out over the last 5 years, and into the next 5 years... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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People pay a fee to a middle man who loses them money. They get mad. They say fuck you jobu, i do it myself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:01 PM Flag
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Yes. (1) Big US banks will shed investment banking because regulation makes it unprofitable, (2) There are too many hedge funds --about 1/3 will not be here in 3 years, (3) private equity doesn't make profits because multiples on acquisition targets are way too high, (4) European banks operating the US will shrink operations here dramatically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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I.b. is profitable but you need deal flow. Its the prop trading and market making that regulation, rightly so, has stopped excessive risk taking in. Remember lehman etc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:10 PM Flag
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What's wrong with market making? Seems like a necessary function. How did regulation stop market making? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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Shouldn't be using depositor's cash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Because you can accumulate huge positions through market making, turns into a disguised form of prop trading [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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You forgot the yield curve. Flat and inverting yield curve makes normal bank operations completely unprofitable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Cube dweller here. OMG - someone right behind me has been eating chips all day long. munch munch munch crunch crunch crunch ALL DAY. Rolls the loud crinkly bag up and then opens it again 5 minutes later. Munch, roll, open. Repeat. f me. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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Sorry. Noise cancelling headphones? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:48 PM Flag
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I had a gum popper back in the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:49 PM Flag
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Ugh I hate that. Years ago I sat directly across from this guy who was a compulsive muncher. And it was always something different every day. Used to annoy the crap out of me. I had to just start putting my earphones in.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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You don't know who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:50 PM Flag
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yes i know who it is. the guy right behind me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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Tell them stfu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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Ugh. Do they pop open a can of soda as well - that noise irritates me even more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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like the plastic spoon scraping the bottom of a yogurt container. ENOUGH already! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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no, but this same guy drinks tea super loud. he slurps it and finishes with an "Ahhhhh". Slurrrrrp. Ahhhhh. slurrrrp ahhhhh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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LOL!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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Tea and chips is a gross combo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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Do they clip their fingernails? That's worse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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OMG this too. That "click....click....CLICK.." Ugh shoot me now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:56 PM Flag
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omg - i would be afraid of flying fingernail bits... thank goodnes he doesn't do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:01 PM Flag
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+1 I want to strangle the one in my office. So gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:07 PM Flag
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Play the Hormel Peperona song over and over and over. Maybe they'll get the hint. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 07:55 PM Flag
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Funny you should say that. All I see at my office is ppl snacking ALL DAY LONG. And then they ask how come I am so skinny! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.09.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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