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[ - ] WWYD: DD (5) has a friend (boy) who is a few months shy of 6 years. In the past few months of playdates, we have experienced the following: lunch dates where he chews his food with his mouth open, eats his food with his fingers (making a snorting sound like a pig, not sure if some sort of upper respiratory issue or not), unable to play any type of competitive game without disintegrating into a screaming tantrum, often plays in his own world during playdates/has to be reeled back in to play together and then complains when DD has lost interest and is reading a book or playing on her own because she has given up on him. I think I need to limit the time my DD spends with this kid. His mother means well, but I think our perspective parenting styles are really, really off. Oh, we were recently treated to some sort of potty incident as well that required a lot of cleanup while we sat there waiting to play... I like some things about this woman, she's not all bad, but I'm also really concerned about the message I'm sending my daughter by continuing the playdates. WWYD? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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op- sorry I meant to add... is the above typical behavior for a boy of almost 6 years? It seems really immature for the age level even for a boy, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:32 AM Flag
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My ds is still learning how to be a good loser so we don't do competitive games at play dates. And sometimes parallel play happens. Anyway, sounds like you hate the kid so stop the play dates. Has nothing to do with "message" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:33 AM Flag
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If your DD likes the boy then let them play. You don't have to have the same parenting style as your kid's friends, I stopped even noticing that once my kids made their own friends, they play with the kids they like not the ones I approve of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:33 AM Flag
[ - ] anyone have a kid that started very ugly and turned beautiful or viceversa? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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My dd was big, bald, and cross-eyed with a bright pink stork bite on one eyelid. Now she's 18. 5'10", looks something Kate Winslet with cascading blonde curls. She turned out damned well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Do your kids eat fish? Mine refuse. 4 yo and 2 yo. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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nope, 9 and 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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Yes, it's a major part of our diet. Have you tried giving them salmon? Kids love salmon. Spaghetti and clams is always a hit too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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They won't eat salmon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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blend it with leek and mashed potato. They will get a taste for it and love it. Try monkfish. Sweeter than most [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:27 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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shrimp or scallops? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Yes but only flounder and only fried. They would eat salmon when they were younger. My daughter will eat shrimp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Spence, Brearley, Chapin- which of these 3 has the strongest lower school? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.03.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Who cares? Lower school is pointless. Middle and high school is what matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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IA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:25 AM Flag
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matters for what? i think lower school is the most important of them all. sets a foundation for curiosity and a love of learning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Those schools share 99.9% the same DNA. Much more in common than what sets them apart. Just go by whichever you like better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:31 AM Flag
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Lower school establishes the basis for thinking, self expression and learning. It's the most important stage of a child educational echelons. I believe all three are similar, but Brearley and Spence are probably ahead in their students' speech/language proficiency. Their girls are great speakers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:32 AM Flag
[ - ] DC got into All Souls and Episcopal. My fc is Episcopal but not sure if we would fit in and dh seems to think AS is a better fit for dc. Which would you choose and why? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 03.03.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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We chose All Souls because of the Reggio program and the vibes we got at the school, and we don't regret it. But I'm sure that if Episcopal accepted you, your family will fit in. They are very careful about conforming a cohesive community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
[ - ] I've decided to go off my antidepressants for the first time in 10 years. I'm scared. Anyone btdt? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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Bad move. Winter is not over yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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I'm tired of having no sex drive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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Try Brintellix [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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I also want to ttc soon. Would prefer not to be on meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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How old are you? Is your doctor helping you with this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:22 AM Flag
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I'm 31. I've been weaning myself off for months, slowly tapering down the dose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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I tried and all my anxiety came back so now back on. Hate that I'm so dependent on it but it really does help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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Ugh. I'm sick of having no sex drive. I haven't had normal sex in 10 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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+1. weaned myself off very slowly and about 8 months later had terrible anxiety and couldn't sleep and as soon as I went back on, it got better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:26 AM Flag
[ - ] S/o friend issues. I have a friend who always wants to do things - go running, skiing, play tennis, etc. the problem is I am advanced at all these things, and she is a beginner. It annoys me that she thinks it's okay for her to waste my time. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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You sound lovely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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Why should I ski with my beginner friend when I paid for a lift ticket? I want to get my money's worth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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She must be in much better shape than you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Huh? No, she's in much worse shape, that's the point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the symptoms of BPD? Do you know someone with it? What are they like? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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Benign prostate disease? [ Reply | More ]
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Big penis douche? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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Hahahaha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:18 AM Flag
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Borderline Personality Disorder? Yes, my mother. Combative, manipulative, sadistic. Go to bpdfamily.org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:16 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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bipolar? My sister. While manic, she completely loses all sense of socially acceptable behavior, she becomes incredibly impulsive (going on wild road trips, shopping, sex, drugs), gets combative and defensive. These are the more common ones, although with her there are specific red flags that pop up when she's manic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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^Ah, I see Borderline. Also difficult to deal with! ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:20 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you think about this? Went on a family ski vacation this weekend. Told friend it was great. She says "that's wonderful, good for you, I'm sooo happy for you" in sort of a sickly sweet, patronizing tone. Am I being too sensitive? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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Hard to tell without having heard it. Do you brag a lot? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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No, I don't brag a lot, and I wasn't bragging about this. She is the one who brought it up, she asked how the ski trip was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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^^its hard to explain the tone she used. It was sort of like "I'm so happy for you since you never have any fun" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:11 AM Flag
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You're being sensitive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:13 AM Flag
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no but you prob know that isn't a good friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:14 AM Flag
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Op. I know. I try to give her the benefit of the doubt but she does stuff like this quite often, and it pushes me away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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Ignore her, she was jealous and tried to cover up her feelings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:21 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are subtle signs of a controlling boyfriend/husband? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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Seems to conditionally accept you based upon your figure weight appearance etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:23 AM Flag
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Questions your every move. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:25 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone here used Rosetta Stone? Is it worth it? I'd have an hour or two a day to put into it for at least several months to a year before needing the language, and I like the idea of flexibility of time during the day vs. a traditional class. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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Yes, very helpful. We use it in the foreign service and it's great IF you dedicate the time to follow through with the lessons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:24 AM Flag
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I've been using Rosetta Stone since last summer (I get it free through work) and recently began taking a class too. The issue with Rosetta Stone is it doesn't force you to converse. Maybe because I am older, it didn't work for me by itself. I also recommend using the Duolingo app if you haven't already. Having that little bugger on my phone with its daily reminders to practice has really kept me going. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:26 AM Flag
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I loved it- but I think that doing "traditional" language study along with it will be helpful. as in- traditional grammar study, traditional vocab study, and practicing conversations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:29 AM Flag
[ - ] 20something here, I need advice. My best friend/roommate eats all my food. I like to cook for myself, and she helps herself to whatever I'm making. I end up feeding her dinner at least a few times a week, and she never pays me back. Wwyd? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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annoying! just make enough for yourself. or hide the leftovers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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you need to have a "sitdown" with her; explain that, if she likes you food so much, you'll make enough for 2, but her share of the grocery bill is xyz, and show receipts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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^^your [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks, you're right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Earlier today, a friend commented that it was rude to refer to my nanny as - nanny. I only occasionally refer to them as "nanny", usually if I need immediate help with something I refer to them by their first name. Our household has alternating nannies depending on the day, so often it is just easier to refer to the them as "nanny". Is this type of behavior wrong? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Not at all. I refer to my nanny as nanny. We call the cook cook too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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My nanny is the cook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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You dont call her by her name, you call her nanny?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:07 AM Flag
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okay Mrs. X [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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l call both the many and the cook "servant". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:25 AM Flag
[ - ] The guy who came on here to complain about his wife quitting Her job to be with the kids really sickens me. Grow some balls and support your family. 250k is more than enough to support a SAHM and only two kids. Men who don't act like men and feel a drive to support their families are the least attractive men out there 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Agree. Kids would greatly benefit from having a happy mom available after school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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What's wrong with him being upset about her quitting her job? In the real world, that shit doesn't really fly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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Women like you actually sicken me. I hate women like you because I hate hate hate when I have to agree with MRAs and crazy feminists. There is nothing wrong with being a SAHM but no one spouse has the right to unilaterally decide to be financial dead weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Jewish moms: how do you feel about going to Paris right now? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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Wouldn't do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:53 PM Flag
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Give it a rest already [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:54 PM Flag
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Give what a rest? Never posted anything like this before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:00 AM Flag
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B.S. Np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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clearly there's more than one person aware of anti-semitism on this board. too much for you to handle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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The relevant question is, why are so many Jewish moms in Manhattan in favor of massive muslim immigration here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Jewish women in France were at the forefront of the political push to invite muslims to move to paris, now the muslims kill them. Perhaps some reflection is in order [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:56 PM Flag
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Like the slaves whose ancestors are on welfare [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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Np. Why can't ISIS behead the @sshole who posts this same racist shit every week, instead of some hapless humanitarian worker?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:08 AM Flag
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You mean descendants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:09 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:10 AM Flag
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Yes. I'm drunk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:12 AM Flag
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what beverages do they serve in the church of the poison mind? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:17 AM Flag
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Red wine and the Wall Street journal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:20 AM Flag
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Oh it hurts so bad to have a Black president, doesn't it?? :)))))) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:15 AM Flag
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No because I just listen to some videos of him stumbling when he doesn't have a TelePrompTer. He has shown how stupid he is, and blaming bush 6 years later is getting a little old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:19 AM Flag
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Wow. Just wow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:28 AM Flag
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Fine, as long I'm not wondering around the wrong neighbourhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:55 PM Flag
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Please. If you get assaulted or killed it'll be because you're American not Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:59 PM Flag
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In the Church of the Poison Mind.....In the Church of the Poison Mind..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:13 AM Flag
[ - ] How much water do you drink a day? I was reading about a woman who drank 3 liters a day. Her face looked 10 years younger. Fountain of youth? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:46 PM Flag
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I drink when I'm thirsty, more when I'm working out. Not fountain of youth. More important for your skin quality is not eating sugars and simple carbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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You're already dehydrated by the time you feel thirsty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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"hydration" is overrated. thirst is your body's signal to drink. no need to drown yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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Hydration is what makes your skin plump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:51 PM Flag
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I don't drink much at all. Makes me feel bloated. I have perfect skin that always garners compliments, BTW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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24 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:04 AM Flag
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I actually find if I drink less than 2 quarts of water (not counting tea, water in food, etc.) I get constipated and cranky. Can't hurt. Especially with both of my parents having had kidney stones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:50 PM Flag
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Constipation can make people cranky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:52 PM Flag
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Ha, that's true! But after 20+ years of being this way, it really does make a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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I aim for 64 oz. lucky if I get to a liter. [ Reply | More ]
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.02.15, 11:57 PM Flag
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At least a gallon! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.03.15, 12:05 AM Flag
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