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[ - ] What did I miss about Yankee Candles? Who buys those things?? They are disgusting! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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I buy them for people i dont like [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone wear "Cape Clogs" - or Swedish clogs with the wooden heel? Zulily has some super reduced and I am sort of drawn to them but don't know if I will be able to walk/look like a total fool. I am not a beautiful swedish model. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They're not hard to walk on once you have the knack. No harder than regular high heels--just a brief learning curve. And I'm not a beautiful swedish model either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Speaking of Yankee Candle, I was in Williamsburg, VA for Thanksgiving. There is a HUGE stand-alone Yankee Candle Store and the parking lot was packed each time we drove past. I couldn't believe it! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the profit margins on those things are unbelievable. A glass jar and some paraffin. that's like 10 cents worth of materials [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Get out! That stuff stinks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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NP - Have you ever driven by the factory & store at their HQ in Massachusetts? Now that's insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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I love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I am loath to make fun of women for their body types. However, WTF!!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Don't feel bad, KK is fair game. She wants you to comment on her body. It's the only way she stays relevant. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it my imagination, or is it getting bigger? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] My kid scored really high on SBV. However, I just have him a practice G&T test and he did poorly. What gives? Sort of freaking out now. Our zoned public stinks. Thoughts? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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It may be time for....gasp....prep..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I tried that today. It was a disaster. He wanted to play Starbucks instead. He doesn't want to sit and answer a bunch of stupid questions. He's 4. The idea of him sitting still for an hour and answering questions is laughable. Are you telling me that 10% of boys in this city can actually do that?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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How often do you prep? 1 x a week? Every day? Don't want to wear him out with this. [ Reply | More ]
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NP. I haven't tried yet but I'm sure it's different with a stranger than mom. What was his score? [ Reply | More ]
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152. But some of the G&T questions are really tricky. Major attention to detail. I imagine those are the ones that are the deciding factor. Missing one of those is the difference between qualifying and not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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GT test, esp the olsat part is really narrative based so its about following instructions and listening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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My 156 SB kid bombed the practice test and scored 99 on the real thing. Missed one question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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What district? What zoned school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Am pregnant, due in march. I feel weird about the baby registry thing. I want to buy organic layette from under the Nile, and I'm worried people will think I'm lame if I put such expensive baby clothes on my registry. Wdyt 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Registries are always and everywhere tacky. Never expect a gift, always appreciate whatever you get if you are lucky enough to get one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Op. So should I not do the registry? I agree it seems tacky, but I thought it was something everyone did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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It is something everyone does. Maybe make an Amazon registry and only share if asked [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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This. Diapers, wipes, swaddles, super basic stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Np- a lot of people will find an amazon registry on their own. No need to tell them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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Maybe your "everyone" but not everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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Buy the expensive crap yourself and if you must register, ask for less pretentious items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Do not do a registry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Just register. I find people not registering annoying. How am I supposed to know what you need? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Put some thought I to the person you're buying for, Use common sense and a little imagination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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You know this is so different for everyone. Impossible. Registries are a necessary evil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Exactly. Ever heard the expression its the thought that counts? Well guess what, no thought doesn't count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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So then the person gets 10 of the same (or similar thing)? If you are having a shower this is not practical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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Use your head, and include gift receipt just in case. Doesn't seem too hard to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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I'm due in april and not doing a registry. I didn't even do one for my wedding (though it was a low-key wedding and we asked for no gifts). I find registries super tacky--all the thought and good wishes go into actually picking out the gift, not just paying for something someone else picked out for themselves. It's like someone ordering you to buy them something-not pleasant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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While I somewhat agree, if you come from a family that is used to registries, they would find this mindset extremely pretentious. I could just imagine trying to tell my working class Irish/Italian family that registries are tacky. To them, it's what you do. I say know your audience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Well, I wouldn't tell anyone that their customs are tacky--that would just be rude. You can, however, always reserve the right to not do something you don't like to do. You don't have to go along for hte ride with everything your family does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Is an MD from nyu much better than MD from Harvard? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Absolutely not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Is harvard better than nyu? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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No, both are great med schools, residency programs, etc. I focus on how they are as a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Definitely. No one disputes this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Um [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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I know a Princeton grad who only wanted nyu med [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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My favorite MD in NYC is from SUNY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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i find this question so depressing for the following reason. Medicine (as any good physician will tell you) is ART as much as science. I knew a woman married to a "high end" med student first in his class. She bemoaned the fact that he didn't know how to talk to people. Talk to people?? It's what doctoring is about, for god's sake. So if someone is an egghead and goes to Harvard but doesn't care about the "art" of medicine, you are more likely to get poor advice, unsuited to you, than if you go to a state school grad who actually likes and listens to people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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I don't care about that. I like quiet doctors who look at you and know in two minutes that you have a rare movement disorder that every other dr missed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't believe it. Last year my old college friend was doing so great and her home-based large breed dog rescue was doing so great. She had just converted their 3 car garage into a functioning kennel and they were up to 16 dogs. I just got her new holiday card and apparently she and her DH are divorcing. I am beyond shocked at this unexpected turn of events ... 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Csb [ Reply | More ]
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What does one have to do with the other? Maybe she is so successful her husband can't handle it. Maybe she needs to find a more confident husband. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Why? Having 16 dogs actually speaks to emptiness somewhere else in her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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I imagine that "16 dogs" could be an explanation for just about anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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True [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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This is a bizarre way to tell a story [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I keep typing posts about things Dh is doing that are making my blood boil but when I type it out it seems so silly... nothing like a clomid Christmas! Lol wanting to tear his face off... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Kickboxing classes and an active imagination helped me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Great idea. I need to go workout [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Mine called me a bi polar (I'm not but have a relative who is) whore. Followed by fucking cunt bitch. All in front of DC. Happy holidays! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Gift for 2-year-old girl--many restrictions... Nothing pop culture related (no Frozen memorabilia) or too "girly," nothing that takes up too much space, nothing electronic, nothing too plastic (all from her parents.) no Yankee candles. Must ship from Amazon (from me, so it gets there.) Help? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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A puppy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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This! Uh those parents suck. What's your relationship to them? I can't imagine giving this criteria, so obnoxious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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My brother and his eccentric wife... [ Reply | More ]
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Op: And apparently despite all this, she doesn't love books, so that's not an option. Nor are stuffed animals for a reason I haven't even told. [ Reply | More ]
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Gift card. They are the WORST [ Reply | More ]
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And I've sent (organicish) art supplies twice so that is out. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a 2 year old and the only thing she actually plays with that fits this criteria are a set of wooden fruits/veggies by Melissa and Doug that Velcro together so dc can practice "chopping" with the big wooden knife it comes with. Are toy knives okay? In the context of pretend cooking? Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Ooooooh dd is also into these magnetic dress up ballerinas, think paper dolls but magnets [ Reply | More ]
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Cute! But too big. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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Art kits are fun. check out alex, we got some great craft kit when our kids were 3. dot paint (not very messy), faber castell art kits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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Mellissa and Doug stuff [ Reply | More ]
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Non princess dress up outfit, duplo book set, kinetic sand [ Reply | More ]
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Doctor coat and bag? Be sure to remove the "shot" toy in case sil thinks it's a vaccine (just guessing lol) [ Reply | More ]
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Sticker books? [ Reply | More ]
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A drum or cymbals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Cymbals. yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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The Melissa and Doug band in a box is cute. Or the hape/plan toys instruments. Really anything from hape or plan toys would work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Books: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes and the Random House book of Folktales for Children. (Or any of the books in that series.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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I didn't give a present to my niece this year because it's too hard to meet their criteria, she has everything and they never thank me. At some point, people become so ungracious and unpleasant, that I just say f**k it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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Obviously a very loud musical instrument. Small though. Maybe a loud train whistle, or a small set of cymbals like suggested above [ Reply | More ]
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No Yankee candles. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Boys/girls names that you are over 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Jayden [ Reply | More ]
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Ava [ Reply | More ]
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Grace [ Reply | More ]
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Isabella, Caden [ Reply | More ]
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Sophia [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Emma, Jack [ Reply | More ]
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Imogen [ Reply | More ]
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Zach [ Reply | More ]
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Kolton, Kailyn, Cory. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What websites do you frequently shop? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:23 PM Flag
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Amazon [ Reply | More ]
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zappos [ Reply | More ]
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Henri Bendel [ Reply | More ]
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or-just for candles. I buy so many a year, I need to have them shipped. [ Reply | More ]
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amazon, zappos, nordstroms, best buy [ Reply | More ]
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Amazon, Zappos, Zara, H&M, Gap/banana/athleta/old navy [ Reply | More ]
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Amazon, zappos, sierra trading post [ Reply | More ]
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Amazon and freshdirect weekly [ Reply | More ]
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Yankee Candle, Kirklands and Bath and Body Works. [ Reply | More ]
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Boden, Amazon, Gap [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Long shot, but does anybody's dc videotape themselves/friends playing games, to post on YouTube? Apparently it's quite a thing, and my ds and his friend want to do this. Seems simple to do on a laptop, but they mostly play XBox on a TV screen. Wondering how you would do this. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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I don't know how to do it, but my son did it all the time with his friends when they were like 13-15. The kid who was 15 years old then in the group is now in the honors program at college for computer science. If you think about it, there is probably a youtube video for how to do this and post to youtube ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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I will text him and ask him for you. [ Reply | More ]
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TY. Searching on YouTube, but so far am mostly finding solutions for recording on laptop. Hardly an emergency :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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No problem. He may not even be awake yet, saturday and everything. If you lose this post I will post it as a new op [ Reply | More ]
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Watching; I will check back later! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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I don't know but our friends kid was watching these last night! Weirdk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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OP: I know, I don't get it. They have one guy in particular that they love, and watch his videos all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I know all about this. The way you record the Xbox is by putting a video capture card into a PC and then running the video into that as well as the television. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Awesome! I saw some articles about capture cards, am trying to figure out if I could do that. Doesn't seem to hard. Will read on. TY! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Am thinking of applying to private K next year. Our total HHI is about $150K. Would we get a lot of FA? I can't afford to send him to private school unless most is covered. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This is like catnip to angry UB ladies. You might get some aid, but not most covered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I hear you, how about if son is a diversity candidate? A friend of mine makes a little less than me, but they own a condo that's worth $5M and get almost full tuition paid for private. They are diversity family. [ Reply | More ]
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That's a neat trick! It depends on the school, and your kid, and what kind of diversity, but it certainly helps. How much could you pay? [ Reply | More ]
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They have A low income but a 5 million Dollar mortgage free apt? [ Reply | More ]
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Of course most would be covered. You don't know what you're speaking of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Think twice about sending your child to school with the incredibly wealthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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Yep, am worried about that as well. We are solidly MC with MC values and education, but I want better for my son because he is better than DH and I put together - LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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No don't worry about this [ Reply | More ]
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Apply. I know a family of 3 kids with a sahd and they get tons of aid. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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We have hhi of 225 and got about 1/3 [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have a paid off house and a few hundred thousand in non retirement funds? [ Reply | More ]
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Barring special circumstances they will expect you to pay $15-20k. [ Reply | More ]
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Do they expect you to use an inheritance? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If net income is 150k, what is Gross income? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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depends on the effective tax rate. If the effective tax rate is 40% then gross income was 250k [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
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take net income and divide it by the complement of the effective tax rate to ascertain gross income [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wow.. have you seen this feed of all of the new Yankee Candle Scents: http://instagram.com/yankee_candle_scents 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I know the guy who makes the scents for Yankee Candle (and lots of other products, actually). He told me that the new scents are based on the color first - they tell him "we need a light blue candle, since light blue is a color that sells well. What scents can you do that match up with light blue?" [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting job. What other products? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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All sorts of stuff. Detergent, soap, deodorant, things like that. It's kind of fascinating, but you definitely do associate a product's scent with its effectiveness. If detergent doesn't smell like soap you will think it doesn't get your clothes clean. [ Reply | More ]
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wow so he thought of thewse new scents [ Reply | More ]
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I hate scented (polite word for smelly) candles. What is wrong with the way your house smells? [ Reply | More ]
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