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[ - ] How do you cope when you realize that you just don't like your parents? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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WTF? I cope as a normal adult who lives many miles away from them and has for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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so when you call and see them, how do you deal with the fact that you just don't like them as people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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I am polite and I keep visits short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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Grow up. Do you still live at home? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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teens are posting here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Accept the fact that you can't change your ancestry. Try not to be the thing that you dislike in your parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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"Try not to be the thing that you dislike in your parents." Can you elaborate on this? I'm not following. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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get a job, pay rent, leave home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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done. done. done. Now what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Noelle (or Noel) for DD 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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wil she be born in late december? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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Love Noelle! It was our #2 choice for dd's name. Noel sounds like a boy's name to me. I think of Noel Crane from Felicity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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it is the male spelling in french culture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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Pretty. I would definitely spell Noelle. We know a family whose dd's nickname is Noe (pronounced NO-ee) which I think is cute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Noel is a boy's name. Noelle is very pretty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Monogamy is unnatural. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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hi auto-admit troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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I agree but polygamy is way too hard. so serial monogamy is what works for most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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Read some stuff about adaptation and survival of the species. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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So is living in constructed houses and eating cooked meat, but here were are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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ILY. And don't get me started on plastic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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so is polygamy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
[ - ] treadmill 101: recently started exercising again. i enjoy the treadmill- i don't run on it. my mother is often telling me t0 "watch my knees". why? is it bad for knees?-i walk on it. i am open to other things if UB tells me to do other forms of excercise. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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My mother tells me my uterus will fall out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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maybe it fall out on the tradmill.more concerned with knees today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Running is hard on the knees (whether on treadmill or anywhere else), but since you are walking it shouldn't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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It's fine. Unless you are morbidly obese, then maybe find something lower impact, like swimming or stationary bike. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Office collection Q: I have been put in charge of collecting money for a baby gift for one of the guys we work with. Should I send an actual gift or just send a gift card and be done? I think I will end up with around $150 - $200. Thank you! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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The Gift card [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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+1. It will be appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Please send a gift card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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I would do a $150 GC and then use whatever money is left over for a small stuffed animal, a cute onesie and/or receiving blanket, and a card that everyone can sign. Put it all in a little basket and it makes a nice presentation and everyone will be happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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^^^ wait, that answer assumed you would give it to him in the office. If you're mailing it, just to a GC. No need to spend money to ship stuff that would be better spent on stuff they need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Who ever is good friends with him can ask him if there's anything specific he knows he wants (certain car seat, pack n play, etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Don't do this. Puts him on the spot and the item might be over budget. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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plus the guys never get it right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Law school is for those who _______________ 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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had no other choices [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Psychopaths [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Troll UB and post about a "friend's" problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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Sign-up for lives of misery, hellish hours, and slim chances of making partner. Will die of heart attack by age 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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didn't want to spend the rest of their lives at Kinkos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Can't make up their minds about anything and are gullible enough to fall into the trap of thinking becoming a lawyer leaves their options open. Signed bitter big law mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I you have been on the fence on whether spanking is a useful tool to keep in the parental tool chest, please read the following. Spanking ineffective and counterproductive. End of story. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/23/health/effects-spanking-brain/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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Fake fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Wow. You really don't like it that you have called fake on so many of your silly threads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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So don't spank your kids. I'll do what I want with mine. "end of story" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Yikes. "I'll do what I want with my kids." Awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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I will do what I want with my kids. Mine are sewing clothes for H&M. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Really? Do you live in China [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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You mean Canal St.? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Some people aren't afraid to parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Some people are lazy and rely on physical intimidation to keep kids in line. Some people go the extra mile and teach kids self control and empathy from an early age so they don't need to resort to violence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Eh, sometimes one little fucker deserves a good swat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Maybe so, but I've never seen it. Now, I have seen many permissive parents who THINK they are teaching their kids something, but they are really just brats for the first 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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Yeah. Kind of awesome that way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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I do not spank. They know from my tone if I don't like the behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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But what do you do if they do it anyway, despite the fact that you "don't like" it? Deepen your tone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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yes, then reiterate that this behavior is not done, they know I don't approve and that usually does it. They usually apologise and it's over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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I was raised by a Greek mother who didn't hesitate to use the wooden spoon or slippers when I acted like a little sh*t and I have no inclination to go to the top of the clock tower with a rifle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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+1 Chinese here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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"Spanking ineffective...End of story," as though the fact that it worked for my parents and has been working for me through 3 kids for 10 years should have no bearing for me. I'd better stop b/c all of these awesome kids who behave, elicit compliments from nearly every adult they encounter and have a healthy relationship with me and my DH must be a figment of my imagination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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I dunno, read the article and draw your own conclusions. Zero data to support spanking as an effective practice. And more disturbingly a decrease in grey matter of the brain, which is associated with self regulation. Spanking clearly associated with higher rates of delinquency and violence. I have 2 kids I older elem and middle school who have never been spanked and get high praise from teachers/friends' parents etc for exceptional kindness, good manners, and great behavior. Spanking/threat of spanking is the lazy way out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate writing or saying "As discussed" or "As I mentioned" when someone asks about something that I just told them/e-mailed them about. What's a nicer way of responding without sounding defensive? "Glad you asked!" just doesn't sound authentic to me - usually I'm pissed that the person is not paying attention. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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I usually say something like: I believe I might have mentioned this before, but..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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respond again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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I just start, "per discussion." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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If you don't want to call out the fact that you already told them, just answer it again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] So my 12 year old nephew is very underweight. So my SIL decided to sign him up for cross country because she heard running will make him eat more and increase his muscle mass. When he eats, she does the deceptively delicious method and makes vegetables into his waffles, muffins, sauces thinking that will make him gain weight. She can't figure out why in the first week of running he lost 5 pounds. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Lol what a moron [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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Weird for a kid that age to be so underweight. Have they tested him for malabsorption issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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SILs father is very skinny and SIL is kind of skinny-I just think he is going to be that way.l [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Ah yes, running...great for weight gain! wtf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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Myob. Cross country can't hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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If you are severely underweight yes it can be bad for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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Nope not [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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"deceptively deceptive method" spit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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I know-I hate to eat anything she makes because I know she puts vegetables in it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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Sneaking veggies should be done regardless of weight issues. If he's healthy and athletic I'd say leave him alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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I just put the veggies on my kids plate and say eat them....not sure how healthy and athletic he is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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This. WTF? "Sneaking veggies should be done" wtf. Complete parental white flag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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Um,"sneaking vegetables" should quite literally never, ever be done. It's the worst parenting ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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your hyperbole destroys credibility. i'm no vegetable sneaker, but even you can admit that sneaking vegetables is not actually the worst parenting move ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Op here-true-think she meant offering vegetables [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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a 12 year old should no longer need to have vegetables hidden in his food. there are larger issues at work here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:00 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o. My friend's DD decided to go to nursing school rather than medical school, because she "wants to have a family someday." And apparently you can't have a family if you are a doctor...? Anyway this really shocked me. Talk about not leaning in. Just wanted to share. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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Sounds like she didn't have the grades/scores to go to med school and is making up a story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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Maybe she wanted to be a nurse and not a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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Calling fake too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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op. Not sure what seems fake to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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If she wants to have the freedom to be a stay at home mom, this is not a bad idea. She won't have a mortgage payments worth of student loans. She'll have a profession which is very marketable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Sounds like she knows herself well. She wants more flexibility, a shorter training period and a balanced family work life is more important than prestige and bigger bucks. All good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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It is a perfectly reasonable position. You can do all kinds of interesting work in the nursing field from standard bedside nursing to research to admin to being a NP, and since it is mostly still a female field it is very family friendly. Plenty of doctors have families, but it is a much longer road to get there a and not as family friendly in many settings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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I'm surprised you're surprised. This is very practical. A lot of women think leaning in is stupid/not for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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I'm a doctor and am shocked that you are shocked. Of course you can have a family as a doctor (I do), but the years of medical school, residency, potentially fellowship training, etc. can delay things alot. There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking at some of these factors when deciding upon a career. Your statement about "not leaning in" makes you sound like a troll-- at least I hope you are a troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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It's hard for a womam to have a family and become a doctor at the same time. Nursing is a great professionand the world nneeds more good nurses. Plus it affords more flexibility and a lot less debt in the future. A sound decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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MD mom here- the training pipeline-- med school and at least 3 years of residency- basically means newly trained doctors need to ramp up in their early 30s, aka prime child bearing years. If a woman truly wants to work only until her mid 30s and then be a SAHM, nursing is probably a strong choice because there is less training time (and likely less debt). Nursing is decently flexible, so she could go back later. Obviously, I wish there were more options for young female MDs who we have just spent so much $ training. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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op. I guess my shock comes from my own experience. At 22 I was not thinking about marriage/kids, I was thinking about developing my career. The world was my oyster and I felt like I had my whole life ahead of me. It seems so odd to me that 22 yo women are making downscale career choices based on hypothetical kids that don't even exist yet. Its like we are going backwards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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or- I think feminism goes in waves. My mom had that same attitude, but then had to quit her high-powered job after she had kids. I was raised to consider my future needs carefully. I don't think women can have it all, but we can have a lot. However, it takes quite a bit of planning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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op. Wow, I am raising my DD to do whatever she wants career-wise. By the time she gets around to having kids, I'll probably be retired and able to help raise them if she wants to work. It would kill me to see her become a SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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Np- yeah but here is the problem with that strategy- good chance of ending up in a all-or-nothing career that is exceedingly difficult to balance with a family. Your dd's friend sounds like she knows what she wants and is trying to craft a path to "have it all." I think that shows tremendous maturity actually. Though, I am an RN and an NP so I am a bit biased. ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Most of us were like you at 22 also and a lot of us now regret it. Kudos to this young woman forhaving the foresight we did not. I hope my dd will think ahead like this when the time comes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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op. I don't regret it at all. I had 3 dc in my 30s and was able to balance my high-powered career and kids (with FT nanny and family help, of course). I am willing to do the same for my DD when the time comes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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I wish I had thought of these things, I went to law school and then chose the big law route because of the money/career prestige. Huge mistake. I should have either not gone to law school at all or gone to work at a small firm and learned how to do wills or real estate closings so I could have more options. My specialty gave me no options for scaling back when I had kids and I ended up a SAHM instead which was not what I really wanted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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most doctor jobs are actually great mom jobs. you are able to set your schedule once out of residency and many physicians i know (including both sisters) have modified hours and limited call schedules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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The student loans are probably the factor, you have less choices when you have kids when you have a ton of med school loans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain the French obsession with African music and dance? Tia. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.23.14, 05:32 PM Flag
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In Paris there is a ton of African music on the hits stations and if you're walking around there are plenty of African dance studios. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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you do realize how close paris is to africa right? lots of african immigrants in france. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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But French people like it too. We are close to Mexico but we generally don't hear Mexican pop on hot 100. [ Reply | More ]
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latin music has a big following in the U.S. Recent african music does not. [ Reply | More ]
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and france had several african colonies; there have been french citizens of african descent for a long time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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Better taste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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http://youtu.be/wMJXkD1vT74 this is what she is talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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I love Tinariwen. Amazing musicians. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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France once controlled much of Northern Africa. Not surprising a strong cultural influence. Like England and India. [ Reply | More ]
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Same as DC's - proximity and colonization [ Reply | More ]
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They also love professional wrestling, which I find hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I took a 1/2 a Xanax last night and I'm kind of out of sorts today. I take them from time to time and have never felt like this - why different this time? Thx 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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hi auto-admit troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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We see you, little one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:37 PM Flag
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I took half a Xanax before bed for about a week a few months ago during a super-stressful period. I felt awful all day long, was just dragging. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Quite a comparison between Dutch and Russian behavior. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:40 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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so you are postinf fake to every thread so the next time you get called out as fake, you can say the OR is nuts. Got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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How can this be fake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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auto-admit troll is tired of people calling him out on his fakes so he is posting fake to every thread [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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Russians are only marginally civilized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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That's because the majority are dirt poor and uneducated. Not an excuse, just an observation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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Sounds right. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Russian mom here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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you know it's true (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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I know not to generalize. I consider my friends more civilized than most Americans I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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OP: I also say this as someone who lived in Moscow for 18 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] What are narcissists like? if its mild can you tell? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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my question is fake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:39 PM Flag
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Self-absorbed to the point that if they were any more self-involved they would implode into a new black hole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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what if they are just somewhat self-absorbed and egocentric? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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There's different degrees of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Some worse than others. A professional would need to make a diagnosis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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is it something that can be helped? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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My father had terrible NPD and I was pretty much told by a few professionals I asked that there is no real cure for it, especially for adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Children free people = narcissist at its best! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:43 PM Flag
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I can vouche for that - was childfree for years and years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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Are you a glib idiot? I can say the same for some people with children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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wtf? just because we have had issues with having children does not mean we are narcissistic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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Not everyone has issues, a lot of people just don't want to have kids, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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yes that too - and it does not make them narcissistic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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Nice try. My mom is the poster child of NPD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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Most people are probably at least mildly narcissistic. My mother is, I'm fairly certain, pathologically narcissistic. Examples: Her favorite lines when we were growing up (and later) were "Give, give, give--all I do is give" (which she didn't, though her mother did), "Walk a mile in my shoes" (bear in mind this is someone with inherited wealth who's never worked). She also did this weird curtsey thing and said "Yes, my Queen" if asked for a normal thing like a glass of water. I avoid her nowadays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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NP I'm another DD of a narcissistic mother. Only in my mother's case, it's accompanied by depression and major insecurity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:41 PM Flag
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and what you described above is also my mother! I just can't avoid her without sending her into a rage of how ungrateful I am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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One thing about my crazy mom: She hates talking on the phone. Which is super nice. If you call her, she'll say she was on the toilet. No kidding. So the guilt I have about my avoidance of her is probably way less than it might be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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She's those things, too. I was keeping it short. She used to threaten to off herself constantly. And then she'd say she's a loser and I'm a loser and we're all losers--because she's got to get an insult in somehow, even in the context of never-ending self-pity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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Yikes. Eerily similar situation here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Pregnant lady vent: I am pregnant with my first, dont know the gender, and my due date is approaching. It is insane how many ridiculous comments I have gotten from people -- strangers and family -- about gender stereotypes and expectations. I am the youngest of 3 by a significant amount (my sister is 15 years older, my brother is 12 years older, ) and my own family is a good example of this. Some of my friends were "heartbroken" over never having a daughter because they imagined the close mother daughter relationship, wedding dress shopping together, having a closer relationship to grandchildren, etc. Well, my sis is 46, single, never married, no kids. She and my mom are friendly but not overly close, she has always been closer to my father. My brother is 42, married, 2 kids, and he and his wife have a very close relationship with my mom -- they even lived with her for 4 years when they first got amrried. But, he was never into sports growing up, to the disappointment of my dad. I've always been more of a wildcard and have had a different relationship with my parents as they are older (they are in their 70s) but every time people ask me what gender I am hoping for I just want to smack them and say gender is no guarantee of anything! A person is a person! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:34 PM Flag
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I imagine that 84% of the time it is just small talk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:45 PM Flag
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A person is a person with significant gender tendencies. I'm sure if you really tried, you could find some gender stereotypes that your siblings adhere to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 06:04 PM Flag
[ - ] How difficult is it to become proficient in MS office? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:24 PM Flag
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Super easy. Idiot proof. Also, you don't need to learn every square inch of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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resume day, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:36 PM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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just have to use it constantly you'll get the hang of it, but if you need to do advanced things - might take you longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:27 PM Flag
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Do you really mean the whole suite? Like Access? and Power Point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:42 PM Flag
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Power point, Word, Excel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:38 PM Flag
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the basics are easy and you should be able to pick those up no problem, help and on line google searches have helped me with more advanced functions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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pp: As has been said, basic proficiency is attainable with practice. Real good skills needs more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 05:49 PM Flag
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