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[ - ] DS got rejected from all of the Ivies but will end up in Philadelphia at Penn State - still an excellent school. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Congrats. Getting into a top school isn't the end game, it's the beginning. I went to MIT, and some people ended up extremely successful and some ended up as potheads on their couches. [ Reply | More ]
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Very true. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] please help me as i'm confused: i have a 2nd grader (pub nyc), for middle school admissions do they have other tests in addition to the state tests? 2 separate sets of tests/scores that are used or just state tests scores? thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ny test scores but ELA (reading) is a separate test than Math. So 2, if you count them separately [ Reply | More ]
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Some schools have their own test. [ Reply | More ]
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Some schools (like Lab) administer their own tests. Those scores are used in lieu of state test scores. Some (like Salk) use their own test scores in addition to state test scores. Some use only state test scores. Some don't look at test scores at all. I wouldn't sweat this yet. You've got a long way to go. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks! so i guess the answer is that depending on the school it could be any combination of school own tests and state tests; this is so confusing :( [ Reply | More ]
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The state tests suffice for most schools. A very few selective middle schools give their own in-house test: Anderson is one. [ Reply | More ]
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And Salk and Lab and Nest and Mark Twain and... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Would like to hear about DC w near perfect grades and SATs who were rejected by Ivys. Where did your kid end up? We're ther any extra curriculars to speak of. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Collegeconfidential.com is where you will find more tales of this than you can dream of..... [ Reply | More ]
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Our dd was rejected at all the Ivies when she applied 2 years ago, including our alma mater. 2200+ SAT 3.9. She is at Oberlin now. [ Reply | More ]
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Love Oberlin. It's rep seemed to dip, hope it comes back. [ Reply | More ]
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Oberlin is my alma mater. Is your DD happy there? [ Reply | More ]
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was your alma mater HYP? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you pay for meals when your staff goes to Conferences? A board member sent one of my staff members an invite to a Conference he thought she should attend, so now she's all excited about going. I told her to show me how much it would cost for her to attend and now she's looking up meal reimbursement rates. Is that standard? Whenever I've heard of people going to conferences the company pays for the conference, the hotel and the airfare but the attendee pays for their meals while there. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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My company pays for meals when I travel. [ Reply | More ]
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I've worked in two different industries and both paid for meals. It's work related, so why wouldn't you pay for her meals? It's not like you're paying for her night out on the town. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course the company pays for travel meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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WTF, the company always pays. You have been screwed if you have been paying. [ Reply | More ]
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I have been at 4 different companies, and my husband at another 4. Each of the 8 had a meal allotment per day if food was not included in conference fee. I have not traveled in a while, but ours might be up to $60 per day [ Reply | More ]
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Of course the company pays for meals. At conferences, some may be included but meals while traveling, at airport, and compensated. Some companies set a specific budget per day. [ Reply | More ]
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100% the company pays for all meals when you're on a work trip. Bizarre that you would think differently. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Where should I purchase a home? Need easy commute to UES. HHI $127K. Family of 3. Schools not important. Prefer to stay in the city, and have looked at Riverdale, Harlem, Washington Heights/Inwood area. Also open to Brooklyn (if easy commute to UES). Not very familiar with BK. Please no SI or Queens. TIA! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Parts of Queens are MUCH more convenient to UES than Washington Heights. Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
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op: that's fine, but have never lived in Queens and prefer not to. thx. [ Reply | More ]
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Then how do you know you don't like it? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 What's your beef with Queens? [ Reply | More ]
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op: No beef with Queens at all! [ Reply | More ]
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she is so smug, let her suffer in the north then. [ Reply | More ]
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Riverdale is nice [ Reply | More ]
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+1 You can get Metro North in Riverdale. [ Reply | More ]
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You know it's not like SI or Queens carry the plague. [ Reply | More ]
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You are crazy for not considering queens. It seems the obvious option. Maybe Roosevelt island. [ Reply | More ]
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With that income you'll max out at a $500,000 home. Unless you're happy with a studio, look along the F train in Queens. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any Dalton parents or others in the know: do kids there call teachers by their first names? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I believe so. Not a Dalton family but applied, toured, spoke to parents. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O: Most popular most. As long as my adult children can support themselves (ie not need my assistance after a certain age) I going to feel like a success. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He, too! But it seems that's becoming a major endeavor for a lot of young adults nowadays. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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That's presuming all your children are capable of being 100% independent. We have one who will possibly need some degree of assistance and care over her lifetime. I'll still feel successful if we know he's happy and well cared for. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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So - support themselves also means find someone else to pay their bills? What you're really saying is - I don't care if my kids are incapable of supporting themselves, just so long as its not me who has to support them anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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That's how I feel. I don't care as long as they find their way. Gotta give them tools but it's just the means. [ Reply | More ]
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so, have you chosen the MRS school for dd yet? [ Reply | More ]
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This is most important! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Rachael Ray is a gross, loud-mouthed porker. Why the eff is she famous? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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+1. She appeals to the trashy masses I guess. [ Reply | More ]
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IMO she is unwatchable [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:09 PM Flag
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Americans like folksy unpretentious people who tell them it's OK to cut corners, especially if we're harried and short on time. She is a bit idiotic but comes off very bubbly and likeable to many. [ Reply | More ]
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I posted about her before. I don't cook much and when I was home after DB was born, I would nurse and watch her show. I found her cooking tips to be helpful and it inspired me to take risks cooking. My mother is a fantastic cook but spends quite a bit of time in the kitchen and doesn't take short cuts. It was nice to get tips for how to make food quickly. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't enjoy watching her, nor is her cooking really my style; however, her recipes are approachable enough that she's credited with getting a lot of people back into the kitchen. I can't actively dislike someone who has gotten people to lay off the takeout and actually cook for their families. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Helpful guide to the rich jappy girls of the New York area (and friends). http://www.betcheslovethis.com/ 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Stop spamming for your site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:58 PM Flag
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OP: Trying to be helpful ladies, so you know what you're up against. It's not my site, btw, and I have nothing to do with it. But if you want to hate be my guest. [ Reply | More ]
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Up against??? What are you talking about? No one gives two $hits about "jappy girls." [ Reply | More ]
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Np not true, they all give LOTS of shits about one another. [ Reply | More ]
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Welcome to UB, where the only thing we hate worse then calling out children by name is spammers like you. [ Reply | More ]
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jappamers that it [ Reply | More ]
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Anti-Semitism: still somehow an accepted form of bigotry in 2015. [ Reply | More ]
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Gas yourself, KIKE. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How hard is it to get into the following schools: Allen Stevenson, Browning, Dalton, Trinity, and Horace Mann? What kind of kids and families are typical for each school? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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All of them are pretty hard to get into, this is Manhattan where demand far outstrips supply. BTW it's a pretty random list. [ Reply | More ]
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How is it random? Are the schools completely different from each other? Input would be appreciated - new to all of this! [ Reply | More ]
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NP, and I'm too tired to gossip about schools. But you've got K-8 and ongoing, SS and co-ed, mixed together. [ Reply | More ]
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NP. I'd say AS is the easiest of the schools listed, but it's far from easy. [ Reply | More ]
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I see, but I don't understand why that is a problem. SS or coed makes no difference to me, and either K-8 or K-12 is fine. Please write more when you are not too tired to talk about the schools :) [ Reply | More ]
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If the UB search function still worked, you could find endless posts where people debate the differences. The topic is tiresome. [ Reply | More ]
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np just use google to search ub [ Reply | More ]
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NP. That doesn't really work either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Name Poll: Frederick called Fred! 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Like it. [ Reply | More ]
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Freddie better [ Reply | More ]
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Cute. [ Reply | More ]
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that's my son's name :) [ Reply | More ]
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nice. Do you call him Fred or Freddie? [ Reply | More ]
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We call him Fred. His friends call him FreddyG (first letter of our last name) [ Reply | More ]
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Mine too - so glad to see it getting more love. It's a great nameā€¦I've never met a mean Fred! [ Reply | More ]
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ikr? :) [ Reply | More ]
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flinstone [ Reply | More ]
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Fredward [ Reply | More ]
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Does it pass the Banana Song test? Let's see: "Fred fred bo bed. Banana fanna fo fed. Me my mo med. Fred!" Hmm, I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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I love Fred [ Reply | More ]
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So are paper goods (toilet paper etc) the same price from amazon vs cvs or supermarket? Wondering if I should subscribe and forget about it 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:49 PM Flag
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I subscribe. If you work, don't have someone to shop for you, and have someone to accept packages, it's a no brainier. I mostly just buy meat, fruit, veggies, and dairy at the market. All boxes come from amazon. [ Reply | More ]
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Horrible for the environment. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, their are a lot of boxes. Does it help that I recycle them? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 paper towels and tp are such stupid things to have shipped in big boxes to you. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I don't sale shop. Just run out to buy when I run out. So other than the environmental aspect it's ok? [ Reply | More ]
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It's a whole lot more convenient but you'll miss out on local sales and there might be price changes. [ Reply | More ]
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But you have to weigh the saving against what your time is worth. My billing rate is too high for bogo cereal. [ Reply | More ]
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np. This is my SIL. She'll drive an extra 10 miles in her huge SUV to save a dollar on pizza. [ Reply | More ]
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Then why did you ask the question? [ Reply | More ]
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There are differences- they range from 1.0-2.0c per paper towel, .2-.6 cents per toilet paper slice. The drug stores are definitely more expensive, then come supermarkets and amazon/soap.com, then the bulk places like costco [ Reply | More ]
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They are cheapest from Walmart.com [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Home Prices in Hot Brooklyn Neighborhoods Eclipse Manhattan 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't think this is surprising. Most of Manhattan is pretty boring these days, tbh. And I live here. [ Reply | More ]
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^I do think it's a bubble, though. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep. Brooklyn will lose more value when correction comes. Manhattan maybe boring but its manhattan if you KWIM [ Reply | More ]
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agree. [ Reply | More ]
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Just this past weekend, her firm held its first open house for a $840,000 one-bedroom duplex in Carroll Gardens, and after attracting 10 bids, the condo is calling for best and final offers before holding a second showing. This 1.5-bedroom duplex at 692 President St. in Park Slope, recently listed by Corcoran for $699,000, attracted a lot of attention from house hunters at its first open house. This 1.5-bedroom duplex at 692 President St. in Park Slope, recently listed by Corcoran for $699,000, attracted a lot of attention from house hunters at its first open house. "We had 120 people falling on top of each other. It was insane the amount of people who came out," Scepanovic said, noting that four people stayed after the crowds thinned to give offers on the spot. [ Reply | More ]
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wow, this sounds like a bubble [ Reply | More ]
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It's been like that for 60-70% of the time we have lived in NYC and we moved here in 2000. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. This makes me so glad our neighborhood, while very nice, is not "hot". We made an offer, it was accepted, end of story. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a ridiculous comparison though. Hot Brooklyn neighborhoods compared to all of Manhattan. I live in a hot Brooklyn neighborhood, but know full well that our prices are well below hot Manhattan neighborhoods. [ Reply | More ]
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The article is dumb. This map (showing locations of $5mm+ homes) says it all. http://www.wsj.com/articles/mapping-the-wealth-of-new-york-city-by-housing-values-1422929059 [ Reply | More ]
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Greenpoint and Prospect heights count as "fanciest" neighborhoods now? WTF? [ Reply | More ]
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Greenpoint does have a vibe of cool, post college privilege in an "authentically gritty setting". Had opportunity to buy there in 2010 when it was still a hole; now kicking myself. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, I like Greenpoint. It's charming. I just don't thing the descriptor "fanciest" applies. At all. [ Reply | More ]
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Not fancy, big superfund problem. Terrible transportation. [ Reply | More ]
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Beg to differ. It's become a nice suburb of Williamsburg, without the rifraf because rents are so expensive and it's not on public transportation. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. Also, that sucks, fucking bankers and hedge funders will upend the neighborhood. Good bye awesome Polish bakeries! Hello, TD Bank and CVS. [ Reply | More ]
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There was a NYT article recently that profiled a couple who bought an apt. in new construction in Bklyn, then the balconies started falling off the building. Even after disclosing this and the assessment for necessary repairs, they sold their apt. at 6% over asking price. It was a studio on 4th avenue, selling for over half a mil, IIRC. What are people thinking? [ Reply | More ]
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While the nice parts of Brooklyn are definitely hotter than Manhattan, the comparisons in the article are apples to oranges. It is comparing the best parts of Brooklyn to all of Manhattan instead of the comparable parts of Manhattan. They are including Harlem. [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree. I think stable hoods like park slope, prospet hts, cobble hill etc will do fine. I think fringe areas like Bushwick and Bed Stuy will also do fine but prices may come down a bit in a year or two. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you post in the wrong place? Who are you responding to? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I can't stand vegetarians. Or vegans. Or "gluten free," "dairy-free" eaters. Enough, already. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You are odd. Some people don't eat meat and you would never know. Why do you care. Oh wait, this is just a troll post. [ Reply | More ]
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Well obviously I don't care if I don't know it. But if it's a friend or acquaintance, it ALWAYS comes up. A veg coworker recently complained at a lunch meeting because I took one of the few mozzarella tomato sandwiches, and SHE's a vegetarian where I am not. I can eat a fucking cheese sandwich if I want, damn it. [ Reply | More ]
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What if it was the only cheese sandwich and you knew she was a vegetarian? [ Reply | More ]
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Do you go around making sure everyone else at the meeting has had their dietary needs met before you simply grab a sandwich? Her restriction = her problem. [ Reply | More ]
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If I know a friend or coworker has a dietary restriction and see that there's only one option of what they can eat, yes I'd actually try and save it for them. I look out for my neighbor. Take a happy pill, and maybe others will be nicer to you. You reap what you sow, baby. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't know she was a vegetarian. And I don't care, either. [ Reply | More ]
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It's different if you didn't know. However, you sound like a peach. [ Reply | More ]
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That's the thing--people like this think we should all go around concerning ourselves with their lifestyle choices. So special. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a person like that, and I could care less if you concern yourself with my choices. I look out for myself AND others who I know have what you would call restrictions. I also look out for friends who just like the grilled chicken versus the fried. No biggie. I don't need your concern nor do I ask for it. You are generalizing, and you sound unhappy to be this upset about others' choices. [ Reply | More ]
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Lolol. [ Reply | More ]
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You're really rude and grouchy. Go have a burger. [ Reply | More ]
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Sho can [ Reply | More ]
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That always happens to me at "lunch and learn" meetings. I don't see non-kosher people grabbing the kosher meals so why does everyone take the vegetarian food? [ Reply | More ]
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Because people who don't have self-imposed restrictions don't give this stuff that much thought. They just take a sandwich that looks good. No deeper meaning. [ Reply | More ]
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You realize the organizers of the event specifically provide vegetarians with something they can eat, right? [ Reply | More ]
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No, they put out a plate of sandwiches with a range of options. That's all. [ Reply | More ]
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She's just an unhappy person. We need to disengage. OR [ Reply | More ]
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I took a fucking sandwich off a tray, and you already know everything about my mental state. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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Haha, I have an au pair who is "lactose intolerant" and requested extra food budget to buy coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and all sorts of other substitutes. Yet, whenever we buy ice cream, she polishes off the entire pint within a day or so. When we asked her about it, she explained that the lactose in frozen foods doesn't bother her stomach, yet non-frozen lactose (like liquid milk) makes her sick. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, what an idiot [ Reply | More ]
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She's probably full of about but I think there's very little lactose in cheese, yogurt, butter, cream and ice cream. [ Reply | More ]
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Pp: she also refused to eat our organic yogurt because it doesn't say it comes from grass fed cows and requested that we buy her grass fed yogurts that cost $3.50 each (for a small cup). She says grass fed lactose is different. IMO, she is full of it. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, you can eat any yogurt that has "live and active cultures" if you are lactose intolerant. She is either manipulating you or stupid. [ Reply | More ]
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She reads a lot of garbage on the internet and believes it all. She has also spent a small fortune buying supplements from holistic websites. Yet she is around 30 lbs overweight and constantly sick, so go figure. [ Reply | More ]
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My husband is, too. He eats ice cream every once in awhile. He really can't eat much else, including eggs. However, I do know that yogurt is supposed to be OK for lactose intolerant people. It's not for my dh, though. Do you buy froyo? [ Reply | More ]
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That's a bunch of bs. Ice cream def bothers you when lactose intolerant. And she can just buy lactaid which the whole family could drink. [ Reply | More ]
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It's practically all fat so how could there be much lactose? Lactaid tastes so awful. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm lactose intolerant and I can eat ice cream. [ Reply | More ]
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That might be true. I have huge problems with milk but not so much with cheese [ Reply | More ]
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Vegetarian here and I really couldn't care less. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with you on non-allergy related restrictions that are clearly for weight loss (would group paleo in there too). However, vegetarianism is generally a moral choice based on a desire not to financially support factory farming, which is a horrible, immoral, environmentally unsound and unsustainable practice. I have no problem with that and wish it were easier for everyone to give up meat. But people like you make it such a pain that many feel they can't do it. [ Reply | More ]
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You realize eating meat is an environmental disaster, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:00 PM Flag
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Oh god shut up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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I think it's all the constant talk about it lately that is tiresome. People need to stop talking about their food. Eat what you need to eat to feel good, but don't blab on and on about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Let's be real, people. SAHMS are doing it for themselves. There is ZERO evidence that it makes a bit of difference if a parent or a loving caregiver spends the hours between 9am and 5pm with your kid, especially when they get to be 3 or 4 years old. Staying at home is all about mom's needs and what she's trying to get out of life. Your kid doesn't care who is giving him or her carrot sticks for lunch. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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Let's be real folks, the only people who care about this stuff and what other people do are those who are insecure and feel the need to justify their own life choices to themselves. - signed WOHM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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+1,000. another wohm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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1000+ SAHM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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I am still of the opinion that all these anti-SAHM are started by Wannabe SAHM looking to flame WOHMs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:53 PM Flag
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I cannot figure out why this enrages you so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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I agree that as long as parents are mostly present it doesn't really make a difference. But I know I'm fortunate to be able to have a real job and make a real wage, and still get home at 6 every night. This type of career is not available to most people. If I had to work til 9 or didn't make much money, I'd stay home no question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:57 PM Flag
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I think most SAHM's would love to have my job. I have the best of both worlds. [ Reply | More ]
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I think that's the myth people tell themselves. I know dozens of working parents, and maybe only 10% of them have these kinds of jobs that require massive hours or travel. The overwhelming majority of working parents I know, even those with high powered jobs, are home by 5:30 or 6 most nights a week. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, to be fair, the stereotype also exists that SAHMs all have DCs in school and sit around all day. ALl kinds of WOH schedules, just as all kinds of SAH schedules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:11 PM Flag
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Uh, no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:18 PM Flag
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Uh, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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I have your job and I still got flamed on the other thread. WOHMs can't win. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:15 PM Flag
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Omg WHO CARES? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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+1000000000000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:13 PM Flag
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It makes no difference just like it makes no difference if you live in Staten island or the ues, or designer sunglasses or five star hotels. But it's a little nicer for your kids to always have mom available if they're sick or if they want you to come read at story time or have lunch at school or just play hooky one day. And of course, no one gives a shit about your kid like you give a shit about your kid, except maybe your own mother. They aren't little very long. If you want to stay home and can, why wouldn't you enjoy the early years? [ Reply | More ]
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I would never allow my kid to play hooky are you kidding? ANd I don't volunteer at lunch (before you flame I do plenty of volunteer work at school, I will just explode if I had to do lunch). Signed, SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:12 PM Flag
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Why is SAH only an option for the mother? Why shouldn't men be allowed to enjoy the early years too instead of working like dogs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:20 PM Flag
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Are you the same insane person who posts about this non-stop? It's getting a bit much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:08 PM Flag
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np. I know. I've got to stop responding and just collapse this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I just started a very modest diet and exercise kick. I every week I ask myself - what can I do this week to lose two pounds and so far it is working..I'm down 6 lbs. I have 16 weeks to go at this pace to reach my target - please give me your best ideas for losing 2 lbs in a week. Thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:46 PM Flag
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What is your diet and exercise regimen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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No meat, less wheat. Walk 3 miles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:51 PM Flag
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that sounds like a pound every two weeks. at least that's what it would be on me. assuming you also cut out alcohol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:01 PM Flag
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Are you very overweight? I can't see this regimen working to get weight off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:04 PM Flag
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2 lbs a week is not modest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:50 PM Flag
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I always get flamed for this, but cut sugar. I'm not saying don't have cake on your birthday, but take sugar out of your typical day. After a week or so, you won't miss it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:51 PM Flag
[ - ] When will G & T scores come out? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:44 PM Flag
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NEVER! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:45 PM Flag
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by april 15th. our school has preliminary tour date for april 20th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:47 PM Flag
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this! gl to you all, and keep up the hope, sometimes you get acceptance close to class start date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:56 PM Flag
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Oh good to know! Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:17 PM Flag
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I just signed on to ask the same thing. KMN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 01:48 PM Flag
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Are they released by email or USPS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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Email, and expected to come this week - probably Friday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.01.15, 02:23 PM Flag
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