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[ - ] Applying for private K in NYC this year. Does it matter at all where the parents went to college or graduate school? Our schools aren't ivies or anything, and am wondering if this will matter. We have done very well for ourselves otherwise, though, and have a substantial HHI, so I'm hoping that will counteract the reputation of our colleges. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Thanks. This says parents' school doesn't matter. I hope that's right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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I don't know. That said, school will not know your income if you don't apply for financial aid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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Between your address, your job(s), your LinkedIn profile...they'll have a pretty good idea. [ Reply | More ]
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This. These schools know the drill on how to figure out the big hitters wealth-wise. Even just the address is often sufficient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:57 PM Flag
[ - ] I just heard the song Laid (by James) and it's making me so nostalgic for freshman year of college. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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I was in a band that played this song for years and years. EVERYONE loves this song. It's impossible not to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:51 PM Flag
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+1. I never get tired of hearing it. [ Reply | More ]
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One of my absolute favorite songs. [ Reply | More ]
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LOVE that song! [ Reply | More ]
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LOVE that song! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone divorce your spouse and relocate say 90 miles away? If I were to divorce my spouse, I would like to move this far away to a bigger city where I have family and more job opportunity. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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my agreement has us agreeing to always (until youngest is 18) living within 30 miles of each other. i believe it's unfair to the kids otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I had a really scary incident tonight with a group of kids who knocked on my door to ask for directions (suburbs). I was home alone with my toddler and infant. When I opened the door, I just didn't like the way they spoke to me, very aggressive and unnerving. So I told them I couldn't give them directions and they should ask someone else. They started yelling at me. I got very scared, slammed the door and I alerted all the neighbors. But it made me think of the whole trayvon Martin thing. You really need to teach your kids not to trespass on others property, especially teenage boys, they can be intimidating and easily misinterpreted. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^i really thought they might bash the door in and break into my house. Their demeanor was odd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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that's super scary. glad you're all safe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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Call your local police non-emergency line, too. They could be scouting for breakins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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I did that too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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They all have phones. Why would they need you for directions? Never answer the door unless you know who it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:39 PM Flag
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Np. I am always surprised that I still get asked for directions frequently. Not at my house, but while I'm out jogging etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:41 PM Flag
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Teenagers without phones? No way. European tourists and old ladies? Sure, they need directions... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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My teen doesn't have a phone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Well better get him one. If he gets lost you can no longer rely on other people to give him directions, apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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You should get him a phone, if only for safety reasons. I've been caught in situations without a phone and there are no longer any pay phones around. Store owners will not always be nice enough to lend you a phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:52 PM Flag
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They were up to no good. Bolt all your doors tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:42 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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+2. I got broken into after a similar incident. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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So you slammed the door and ran to post it on FB? How do you exactly alert all your neighbors. Also, they yell at you, you call 911. What a weird story [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Huh? What's weird about it? they were acting in a threatening manner towards me and I was home alone with my kids. [ Reply | More ]
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"Huh?" hahahaha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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Not sure why you're laughing. I was very scared. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep, I was right, you're a troll. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you think this is weird or that OP is in any way in the wrong? You sound very trollish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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I don't think you understood the Trayvon Martin thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
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Maybe not. Wasn't he on private property? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:46 PM Flag
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He was walking on a street in a gated community where his dad lived. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Ok never mind. I had the facts wrong, I didn't follow the story that closely. My point is just that people should be more mindful of these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:49 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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The scam usually keeps you at the door while someone else breaks in the back and robs you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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Ugh [ Reply | More ]
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What time zone are you in? you know the Purge starts at midnight tonight, right? July 31? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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I did lol at this one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:50 PM Flag
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Where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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Suburbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:53 PM Flag
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That is why the burbs scare me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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I admit I felt safer in my apartment in the city. We had bolts on our door and bedroom door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 11:00 PM Flag
[ - ] What can I tell my 4 yo DS about how to handle seeing someone who looks different? I tried to explain how to be polite but my language was too much for his age.... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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An adult or a child? Just read an article about this on Facebook. Tell him people are all different on the outside but still nice on the inside. Encourage polite conversation and then apologize if he says anything rude and say you're still working on manners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:30 PM Flag
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looks different in an every day way (as in another skin color), or different as in a disability? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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Talk to him about niggers! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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We don't judge people by their outsides. It's not polite to comment on how someone looks. It makes no difference if a person has brown eyes or blue eyes, blonde hair or red hair etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:31 PM Flag
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What do you mean your language was too much for his age? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Going to London/Paris next week with Dh and DCs (14,9). Anyone use the "Hop On/Hop Off" bus tour while sight-seeing? I don't mind a little tackiness for transportation convenience for one or two of the days (5) we will be in London. Thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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We used the hop on/off bus in Barcelona. Great way to get around or just rest your tired feet and enjoy the sights. It gives you an overview to consider what you want to explore more in depth. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: We are in each city for 5 days. Would one day of HO/Ho suffice (i.e. does it get old after one day? lol)? Also, did you package it with a ticket to a major site? Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Best restaurant on LES 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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matilda's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:32 PM Flag
[ - ] I have figured out philosophy! I started my studies over ten years ago - as many do - with Plato's "Gorgias." I have been finishing up this month with some recent conference papers and journal articles on Kojeve and Quine. The overall effect is that I have figured it all out, and my doctoral thesis will be a breeze. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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so what's the conclusion? enlighten us. [ Reply | More ]
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I gave up after Kierkegaard. But I was only. 18. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:32 PM Flag
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^np [ Reply | More ]
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We can attain a coherent synthesis between the Hegelians and Neo-Kantians. Neither logomachy nor panlogism will by necessity interrupt this union. Furthermore, we can effect this union using principles of set theory described by Paul Halmos and others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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but where does Darth Vader fit into this? [ Reply | More ]
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poseur. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I have been SAHM for the past year. A former colleague asked me earlier this week if I'd be willing to contract out for him on a part-time basis. I'd work from home, set my own hours. I agreed, but it turns out I need to set myself up as an LLC and get GLI insurance to be a vendor. Another former colleague found out I am starting my own thing, and said he has some projects for me if I'm interested. While this is good, I am really nervous. I have always worked in large companies with a staff. I'm honestly scared to do it on my own. Any advice/words of encouragement? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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OP again - I guess I'm worried I will fail at this. I always always successful at work, but I put everything into it. And my priority right now is the kids, so I wouldn't travel or really dedicate much to this. We agreed to an hourly rate of $250, and I did this without finding out cost of insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:24 PM Flag
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You aren't going to fail. If you tasked with something that isn't in your domain you will say it's not your area of expertise. That's the beauty of consulting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Can't anyone make me feel better for ending my affair - I don't even know what my expectations were - we age both married but I felt so terrible all the time and so unsure of myself - so I ended it. Am I a fool? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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No you aren't. If the affair made you feel uncomfortable and bad about yourself then you should end it. I'm not one for having an affair to begin with, just nit my cup of tea BUT, I can see how things can happen. With that said, continuing with anything that makes you feel bad and uncomfortable would be the foolish thing...not stepping out of it. Good for you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Well, tell us more. How long? What did you like about him? What were the best times? Just talk it out here and then slowly forget - time makes it better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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On and off for 6 years - he's smart and funny and the chemistry was off the chart. He had a few affairs before me whereas he was my one and only /?my exception but his pattern and I always felt like a rich mans side dish - and it made me feel like shit - I think he loved me but not enough to leave his wife and I'm not sure I could leave my husband but I guess I needed to Know that I was different than his past and that he could or would give it all up for me. I felt like I was spinning my wheels and risking my family for someone i truly loved who may not have felt the same. So when he told me that he was going away with his wife I fell apart and ended it. Does any of this make sense? I'm a total mess! [ Reply | More ]
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You have the same problems as you had before your affair, just now without a heady distraction and a layer of remorse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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Now you're NOT a fool. During the affair you were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Clueless cook mom here, need advice where to start. I'm one of those hopefully rare people who have kids (3!) and a DH and DONT KNOW how to cook at all, not even basics. How did you learn how to make dishes, keep a pantry, any advice / tricks? Greatly appreciated! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:09 PM Flag
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learning by doing. pick a simple recipe, follow the directions. youtube and the bookstore are your friends. when i first met dh 13 years ago I was a mediocre at best cook. I can now proudly say my cooking rocks...and 90% is following recipes that sound good to us. if you are saying you don't know how to fill a pot with water and boil it, look at see if you can find a class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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+1! This is something that takes practice to get good. Sorry for that horrible sentence but you get my drift. Lol :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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I dont know how I first learned becuase I guess I picked it up at home from my parents? Like I dont remember learning at a specific date/time. But my advice would be to pick a few things that you or your kids like and get a recipe online for it, then go to the store and buy the ingredients, and then follow the recipe exactly. Like even making a salad. Making chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Caprese appetizer. Then you'll want to make it again and you won't need to follow the recipe 100% and you will randomly add something extra and thats fun. Eventually you will not need a recipe to make a salad and you can just "throw soemthing together" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:16 PM Flag
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Also...tacking on to my own response... embrace the pre-made stuff at the grocery store. For example at whole foods or citarella etc buy the pre-made meatballs that are already cooked. You must heat them up in the microwave. Then cook pasta and serve together. This type of "cooking" can cover the majority of weeknight meals. Dont feel bad like that there are people out there who cook elaborate meals every night becuase thats largely not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:22 PM Flag
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You look at magazines and in books (you can search online too - just keep using the words sime and easy). And then you do what they say. It's pretty easy. If you eat something at a friends house, ask for recipient and tell them to make sure they write every step down. If while cooking it you have a ? Call them and ask. I'll give you your first easy side: buy asparagus/rinse it. Preheat oven to 375/400 Get baking sheet. Line with foil. Put a dime size drop of olive oil on foil. Roll the asparagus thru oil with you hand. Sprinkle with salt. Put in oven. Cook for 5 minutes. DONE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:18 PM Flag
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I know she is hated on here, but when I was home for maternity leave I watched Rachael Ray. I didn't end up following many of her recipes, but she did give good tips that are basic. My cooking is much better now. Kids are eating these whole wheat/lentil crepe things (I made up the recipe but it's good), Indian Bhartha (eggplant and peas), and samosas right now. Samosas are frozen, rest I made from scratch. I never could have done that 6 months ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:19 PM Flag
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Im not indian but i love indian food. Have never tried to make it at home. where did you get these recipes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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I ended up actually learning from my MIL. She had her stock dishes that she could whip up in no time, and I paid attention to what she made. Among her standards: 1. slow cooker recipe involving mixing prepared rice-a-roni with cream of chicken soup and sour cream, and pouring that over raw chicken breasts covered with a bag of frozen green beans. 2. Spaghetti and meatballs (homemade meatballs). 3. homemade pasta dough that she rolled out and cut into thick noodles + roast beef + gravy from a jar. 4. Baked Potatoes and marinated steak tips or chicken. 5. Chicken cutlets (pound the chicken under saran wrap, dip in egg/milk mixture, bread and fry) with asparagus or corn on the cob. 6. Lasagna/baked Ziti. 7. Taco/tortilla night. 8. Sausage/onions/peppers on oven baked buns. 9. homemade chicken or beef pot pie. 10. Homemade Pizza. They would also supplement with takeout (chinese and pizza) and on Sundays after Church there would always be an order called in before services to the local pizza place for subs or salads or whatever everyone wanted. I met DH at 18 and this was the start of the first time I watched someone cook for a family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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Taco night is a good one. Vast majority of the components do not require cooking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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I know it's all very middle-America cooking, but I learned all those recipes. The kids didn't like meatloaf or baked chicken :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:34 PM Flag
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Yeah, OP.. you should do home made pizza. Do not try to make your own crust right now, Just buy the frozen crusts and then put sauce and cheese and other toppings on. Fun for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:36 PM Flag
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You can buy frozen dough and boboli pre-baked crusts in both medium and personal sizes [ Reply | More ]
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spinoff- someoen told me recently that they had only eaten fast food growing up. like literally their mom never cooked and they always had like mcdonalds takeout for dinner . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:27 PM Flag
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Expensive [ Reply | More ]
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After my parents divorced, my dad did this a lot. He would wait for whoppers 2/$1 (that was a thing) and he would bring home bags of them that would sit in the fridge. We also had TV dinners, tater tots, oven french fries, KFC with some canned veggies. Dad would usually have some Entennman's stuff from the local outlet (coffee cake donuts, powdered donuts, this raspberry strudel thing, chocolate chip cookies, I also seem to remember some chocolate type cake). Jack in the Box, carvel Ice Cream cakes and round ice cream sandwiches. Hot dogs in a big pot of boiling water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:40 PM Flag
[ - ] We'll see how long DeBlasio will continue with the homeless problem now that it's in the wealthy neighborhoods; I walked through Tribeca today and there were several mentally ill, homeless, half-naked, potentially drugged people on Greenwich Street screaming and shouting and randomly walking up to pedestrians. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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NYC is the most third-world area ot North America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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that is bs, i have been traveling in canada and have seen quite a bite of homeless even in ottawa (one of the coldest captial cities in the world in the winter). [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, seriously. Walk through East Hastings in Vancouver B.C. and you will never see so much open drug use. It's the saddest and most disgusting thing I've ever witnessed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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This. Vancouver has some really bad neighborhoods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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Vancouver's murder rate is less than half of NYC's rate, though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:23 PM Flag
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population of vancouver 603,500, population of nyc 8.406 million...just a bit different [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Just a bit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:58 PM Flag
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There are people like that in every neighborhood and they have always been there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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op here: not true. i walk through tribeca every day and live around the corner from it. i haven't seen that before. [ Reply | More ]
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yes i have noticed this, but it started in january right when he started the job, what could he have possibly done that has changed it that fast? at this point he has only been in office for 7 months, so it has to be a policy that bloomberg put into action. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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Didn't he start last year? [ Reply | More ]
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yes, i meant to say 1 year and 7 months, but the homeless downtown started last january. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:12 PM Flag
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This is funny. "The homeless started." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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+1. "Who left this on?! Could someone please turn off the homeless?" [ Reply | More ]
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i mean a lot more, i do think it is because of all the new construction going up throughout the city, i think most of them were squatters that got displaced. [ Reply | More ]
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This has always been so. You thought Tribeca has been somehow spared homeless people in the past?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
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there were no homeless people tribeca in the last 5 years with the exception of chambers st. and church st. where they hang out. now they are all over it. just an observation. no need to sound offended. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok. Sorry. I am neither homeless nor living in Tribeca, but I'm there plenty. It's just not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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You're wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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You're wronger. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
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I've lived in NYC since 2000 and the west village for 5 years. This week for the first time ever I've seen a man urinating on the street, not once but twice this week. And a passed out homeless man was on my stoop a year ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:11 PM Flag
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but where are they coming from? and where were they before? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:13 PM Flag
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de Blasio enemies have imported them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:17 PM Flag
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Global warming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:21 PM Flag
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Sounds like SF. A few months ago a homeless man came up to a young girl (maybe 7 years old) and slapped her in the face. The mother was a few paces behind. This was in the Marina, a very nice area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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Sounds like SF. Horrible city with regard to their tolerant attitude toward the homeless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
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My friend's DH had to punch a homeless idiot in the face and send him crashing to the sidewalk after he tried to grab at her crotch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:20 PM Flag
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That probably hurt your friend's DH's hand. Punching in the face can break bones in the hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:44 PM Flag
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He's some roided-up ibanker who does MMA; I wouldn't worry about him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm hiding in my bedroom watching TV while the sitter gives kids dinner. How terrible am I? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:02 PM Flag
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Good for you. Take care of yourself first! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:03 PM Flag
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Oh please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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That's pathetically lazy. Don't you feel bad that your kids' childhood memories will be dominated by your sitter and not you, assuming you do this regularly? [ Reply | More ]
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I doubt she does it regularly .. If so she wouldn't be posting about it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:06 PM Flag
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Ffs- let her watch a few minutes of the Caitlyn. It's not the end of the world. Kids remember almost nothing. [ Reply | More ]
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you are on a break. That's why you pay a sitter. [ Reply | More ]
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This! [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:29 PM Flag
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Do they know you're home? I couldn't do this. Once I walk in, they are on me like white on rice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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They know and there was drama when sitter took the little one from me. Now it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:15 PM Flag
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I feel the same way when my housecleaners show up weekly and I sit on the couch while they literally vacuum around me (I have to lift up my feet). It's not a big deal. They've seen way worse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone have one of those Swell bottles? Are they good? Do they leak in your purse? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:01 PM Flag
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They are great, they don't leak and keeps cold! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:07 PM Flag
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i have one. if you cap it tightly it won't. Have to say I like the tall kleen canteens better. [ Reply | More ]
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:18 PM Flag
[ - ] We have three DCs, 5yo, 3yo, 1yo, moving to the suburbs next month and our nanny wants to come with us. We pay her $20/hour now and she'll need to stay over at our house Monday to Thursday, which she said she's happy to do. She often stays with us in NYC as she has a long commute. Her responsibilities won't change that much, she'll drive DCs to school versus walking. We pay her $20/hour, do we need to pay her more than that to stay here, if so how much would be reasonable? TIA 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:47 PM Flag
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No. It's an accommodation to her that she gets to stay rather than having to commute, so you don't need to pay any more if the same responsibilities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:49 PM Flag
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OP this is what I'm thinking, plus we'll continue to pay for her costs to commute and all meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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that's tough! she cant do her own stuff in the evenings since she is stuck with you. would she move iin with you full time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:50 PM Flag
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I know, but I don't think she has a lot to do because she often just stays at our place. We definitely don't want her to move in with us full time, we don't have room and like family time on weekends. She can take our car if she wants to leave in the evenings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:53 PM Flag
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That greatly depends on the hours...how long a day is she putting in during the sleep over nights? Maybe you need to come to an agreement about a flat weekly rate...she deserves a great salary for taking care of three small kids, but you are also providing her a part time home - which is a good thing if she is young and unmarried but perhaps different if she has a family at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 09:54 PM Flag
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Hi, she's in her 50s and single so she likes company and to keep her costs down. Our 5yo and 3yo will be going to school five days a week, same as in NYC they were in preschool. Her hours won't change as she does a long day for us now 8am - 7pm. We essentially pay her a weekly wage now of $1k for 50 hours, but since she's staying over I'm wondering if we're expected to pay her more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:00 PM Flag
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if you are in fact providing her with free housing then you should pay her less not more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:04 PM Flag
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It's not full time though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:48 PM Flag
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Usually live-in nannies cost less because you pay their room and board. Here I think is different because you expect her to go away every Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:05 PM Flag
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Yes but do I pay her more because she's living in but not actually working any more hours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 10:47 PM Flag
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