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[ - ] Going to the nypl does give you such an interesting slice of nyc. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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Which branch? Mine's all kids, old people and a smattering of homeless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:15 PM Flag
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Mid manhattan. Was getting my nycid. Transperson claiming discrination someone almost getting into a fist fight over plugs erc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] In the market for a new washer/dryer. It'll be for a home. Looking at reviews online and everything is getting bad reviews! What kind of washer/dryer do you have and are you happy with it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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dont get a front loader if you can avoid it. not impressed with mine and it gets mildew easily, also the door has broken several times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Yes, definitely not getting a front loader after reading all the reviews [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I don't have insurance. In June, I went to the doctor for what I thought was strep throat. The rapid test was negative, so the doctor also sent it away for the slow test. He never called me with the results, and did not tell me I would be billed for extra. I was sick and not thinking. I just got a bill. I'll pay it, but I'm frustrated that he didn't tell me it was extra. I don't have insurance, so clearly I don't go to the doctor often and am concerned with costs. I'm just wondering if he had an obligation to tell me this before sending it out. Anyone know? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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OP again. He also only took one sample. Can the same sample be used for two tests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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The doctor does what the doctor has to do for your health, if he didn't send it out for the "slow test" and you became more seriously ill, he could be liable. You're just upset that the slow test was negative, but in effect you did see a doctor to find out a result either way. If the slow test were positive, you would not be complaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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No, I'm really not that upset, just trying to explain it all up front. But my issue really is that he didn't tell me. I would have asked how much if he had told me, and yes I probably would have said yes anyway, but I just think it's wrong that a doctor can cause me to spend money without my consent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Dr. doesn't deal with billing or insurance questions, his time is too important ... at a vet clinic you would be asked if you wanted to send a sample of blood out for further lyme testing for your dog and you could decline. At a human clinic they have to do what they have to do to avoid liability. A strep infection can obviously be serious. I suppose you could have been offered the opportunity to decline further testing, but it's not the way it's set up. If you had become much more ill it could have been argued towards a settlement that the physician should have known better than you, fresh off the street, that a strep infection was still possible despite the rapid test. You're not going to win this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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The health care system sucks in price transparency- you have to know to ask about prices ahead of time and intercept a decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] any other attorneys racing to enter the rest of July's time? I am kicking myself for not getting it in earlier 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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Not me now, I'm "retired" but have a question - these days do you enter your time yourself online? When I worked 20 years ago you had to fill out time sheets in long hand and pass them off to the secretary. Just wondering how this works today. But yeah, it was always a rush in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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When I started we had the choice of either, I started entering it myself because it was more of a hassle sending it to secretary, building in enough time for her to enter mine and other peoples time and then checking it. Now we are required to enter our own time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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^ although some of the older partners still write it out for their secretaries anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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At my firm, we have to enter our time electronically every week and email our hours to the office manager with a cc: to managing partner with our weekly hours. :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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Yeah - my secretary reminded me 2 minutes before she left and now that I finished with them she's gone. Oh well, I guess they have to be entered tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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And yes - I hate it that she leaves at 5 instead of 5:30. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
[ - ] working moms -- do you change your email and voicemail to say you're out of the office while you're away? I have done it both ways -- changed it, and also not (but just checked in frequently). 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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i do when i'm on vacation, but not if it's just a day off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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I do. I still check emails and VMs (because - surprise - people still leave voice messages even after hearing that you'll be out of the office for a week!), but the OOO message at the very least gives them a name of a second in command they can speak to immediately, and also helps manage expectations of a response time if they do indeed need to hear from me (i.e. it might be an hour or so before I see their note). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] if you are at home, and a piece of food drops on the floor, will you pick it up and eat it? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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no because the dog eats it first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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If on the tile, yes. If on carpet no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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if i can see dirt or hair on it, no, o/w yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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5 second rule for things that are dry - cookie, chip, bread. but not things that are wet - like cut up fruit, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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This. But if something "whole" like a grape or a tomato, baby carrot, etc, I would just rinse it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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No! But I haven't dropped a black truffle, soooo maybe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Depends on my mood. I'm not really worried about bacteria and viruses in my own home, but I don't live in the city. I've been exposed to everything else within the confines of my own home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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it probably helps develop your immune system [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Depends what it is and in what condition it lands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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No, have dogs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Ughhhh, I can't figure out where to live. I'm looking for the perfect place that doesn't exist! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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what are you looking for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Good schools, good commute, walkable town/city, and awesome people... No keeping up with the joneses type. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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^ Find it for me, please! So friggen hard! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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If you think you can find this and not pay a lot for it, you don't understand where our country is at. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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How bout 4 million? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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Come on, chill, fun and nice people don't live with the 1%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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Bc our economy is in shambles the hyper rich own too much and there are too many illegals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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^The only good places to live are too expensive for most. The vast land is occupied by people who are increasingly desititute. In short, there are lots of places to live, but fewer and fewer of them are good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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NYC is turning into Chicago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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meaning what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Could someone recommend some good bottled salad dressings? I don't always feel like making homemade ( i.e. balsamic). TIA 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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I like Ken's. They make a good "lite" version (less fat). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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I was just going to say that! But then I stopped bc I thought Id get made fun of bc Ken's is so basic. The full fat Ken's dressings are so so good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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No idea how good it is, I don't eat a ton of salads, but look into Newman's Own ... apparently Paul Newman left the company to his trusted friend who was supposed to be running it as a charitable enterprise. I guess he's just turning himself into a rich guy now. The family is extremely upset, there was just a big piece in Vanity Fair [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Girard's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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I really like the sesame soy ginger vinaigrette from Trader Joe's. It's non-fat as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:03 PM Flag
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Any thoughts on Amy's Green Goddess? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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Marie's yogurt based dressings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:06 PM Flag
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Have never found a good enough bottled one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:09 PM Flag
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Annie's balsamic or the lemon thyme. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone bought a mattress online from casper, yogabed, tuft and needle, or leesa? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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I did from Leesa and it smelled so bad I had to return it. Except they couldn't accept a used mattress so the garbage dump people came to pick it up. It literally made me dizzy to be in the same room with it and I had just found out I was pregnant so did a bunch of research only to find out how bad polyurethane is. Went with another company that makes latex mattresses and is organic and all that. Can't remember the name but can find it if you are interested [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:00 PM Flag
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was it online? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:14 PM Flag
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VOCs - I returned a TV because of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:15 PM Flag
[ - ] If your child is allowed to watch tv and you want to encourage them to read. My sister turn on the CC on the tv while they're watching their favorite show. I know you're going to say It's LC, but all three of her children have skipped a grade and are honor roll students. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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Which grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:50 PM Flag
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I want to know this, too. Did they all skip the same grade? Different grades? How do you get to skip a grade these days except by transferring to private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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I don't even know what this means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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closed caption [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Cc has so many typos. What's the point? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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THIS! I keep it on, because I like to keep the TV volume low when the kids are sleeping and don't like to miss any dialog... but the captioning is sometimes terrible and off the mark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Hahahaha that is an excellent point. How do you spell "Murmur" .... "Inaudible" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Which is better pure barre or barre method? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Its all the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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Bar. [ Reply | More ]
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B'awr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a birthday party space for a 6 yr old in Tribeca. Needs to be able to host 25 people (assuming drop off). Where should I have it - apt is out of the question. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:39 PM Flag
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Mostly boys or girls or evenly split? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Mostly boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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With that many boys at that age, definitely do something physical. I like poster below's suggestion of the Pier 25 mini golf party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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You could do a mini golf party at Pier 25. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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NYC Elite Gym [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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For 6 yr olds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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The Robot Foundry on Warren St. right next to the music school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] This is an odd one. I am not Jewish but I am slightly jealous of the orthodox women who hang out together and shop all the time in Bergdorfs and throughout the city. Always with a friend or family member and their kids. Seems like a nice life inside a tightly knit community. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:36 PM Flag
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Interesting that you get that from observing them... I usually feel a combination of annoyed/bad for them. I wonder what each of our outlooks says about us? Mine is probably something negative, probably even narcissistic (i.e. projecting my own emotions onto them, thus pitying them for something perhaps they needn't be pitied for?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:40 PM Flag
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Lol. I feel the same way. I hate shopping and even moreso, I hate shopping with other people not to mention having to push the baby all over these stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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+1 sounds like my idea of hell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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^babies (plural) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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can't be fun shopping when you are not allowed to wear 90% of what the store sells [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:55 PM Flag
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I've seen them in Forever 21, where it's more like 99%! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:56 PM Flag
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Why would they even go in there? Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:57 PM Flag
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Right?! I mean, I was questioning why I was even in there - lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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I have a cousin who wanted just that so she became modern orthodox (from reform). She is very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Plus you get public assistance and never get bothered by any authorities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:43 PM Flag
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It must be awesome to have sex through a hole in the sheet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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not a real thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:46 PM Flag
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what do you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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That is a myth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:49 PM Flag
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do you mean its a myth that its awesome to have sex through a hole in the sheet, or that it is a myth that they have sex through a hole in the sheet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:58 PM Flag
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Total myth and they do not shave their heads either.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:54 PM Flag
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Seems like more struggle financially than not. Expensive to raise 5+ kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:45 PM Flag
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Especially when you have to dress them all of them in brand new, matching ensembles (seriously - why do they do this?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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'and their kids' ... I can understand the jealousy of seeing them shop with a friend but the 5 or six kids always seem to be only a year or so apart. Maybe its also wonderful for the kids but I feel for the mother who has no control over the size of her family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:48 PM Flag
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inside the house, typically are the wives like equals and discuss everything with their husbands, or is it more male dominated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:51 PM Flag
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I feel bad for them, whenever I see them with their DHs the men are rude to them and ignore the children. They may have a tight knit group of friends but that is only because they are basically prisoners in their own community [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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THIS. SO not enviable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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I thought jewish people were frugal, why shop at bergdorfs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:52 PM Flag
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do you often take stereotypes as universal truths? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:59 PM Flag
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You are mistaking frugal for wanting to keep as much money as possible. They are two different things. And I am part Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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well i've been to bergdorfs shopping a lot and never saw a bunch of orthodox women with babies, maybe just wasn't there at the right time, after all I shop on saturdays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:04 PM Flag
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Well, then, there you go, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:12 PM Flag
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There are many different kinds of Jews. The hassids and orthodox are frum (adhere strictly to Jewish law) but if the wife in a household wants a 4K wig, she'll get one. They'll get the highest quality level of the items they are permitted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:05 PM Flag
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just the thought of buying a 4k wig is cracking me up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Not the women. They're clothes horses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
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They tip poorly. With themselves,they're not cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:17 PM Flag
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Hassidic men are total creeps and go to prostitutes regularly. Their wives hang out with each other because their dhs are awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:01 PM Flag
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I've heard this too. I also read "Unorthodox" which is was a great memoir - not sure how fully representative it is of the entire community, but definitely an interesting read. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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is this true, for a majority, or just a few bad apples? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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i actually saw an orthodox jewish homeless man the other night, looking pretty raggedy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:11 PM Flag
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I see them and thank god I'm not. Make friends and shop with them you don't have to be orthodox. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] anybody have a husband or boyfriend that is a really good cook? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:31 PM Flag
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Mine cooks more than me and is quite good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:33 PM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:34 PM Flag
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Mine is a fine chef worthy cook. He does all the cooking and all the shopping. He married me because I took him to a magical farmer's market/grocery store he knew nothing about. It didn't have isles. There was one trail which wound its way through the store. He was in love with me by the time we reached the check out. The flowers are last, and he bought me an arm full bouquet. He does it every time he shops now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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I have a dh who is really good at using every pot and pan in the house to make a salad. Now that's talent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:37 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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Yes, DH is primary cook in the house. He understands the science behind it, what flavors work well together, etc. But he does frown a bit on my cooking - I can cook but am recipe dependent. Overall, though, it is fabulous. Definitely something that I didn't think much about before we had kids, but is an amazing benefit now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:41 PM Flag
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Oh how I wish. My SIL married one, it is his hobby on the side - AND he's in finance. Lucky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:42 PM Flag
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My husband is and I love it when he cooks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:44 PM Flag
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Mine. He also does presentation, too. Make my dishes look like prison slop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:47 PM Flag
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Both DH and his brother are good cooks. MIL is a great cook, always involved her sons from a young age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 08:53 PM Flag
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I wish. DH is useless in the kitchen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:07 PM Flag
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Mine is great on the grill! He's a decent cook otherwise too but doesn't do it often. But he grills all year round. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.03.15, 09:08 PM Flag
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