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[ - ] Why do we send so much money to support the Israeli army? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Instead of the Palestinians or instead of no one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:47 PM Flag
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Oh, boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Random fashion question - do any of you have a leather biker style jacket? I am seeing them everywhere for fall and love the look but wonder if it is a practical buy for NYC, seems like the weather goes from too hot for leather to too cold for a short jacket within a couple of weeks so there really isn't much time to wear it. I could do "vegan leather" (love that pleather has a fancy name now) but they usually look kind of cheap. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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If you do leather, it is best to do quality leather. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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That piece is a fun fashion piece, but it ends there. Don't get one because you think you'll be wearing it as your everyday jacket. It's a statement you won't be wearing everyday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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I love the kind of soft drapey leather jackets I've seen but i am too worried that they will be too much $ for quality for something that will go out of style! I have your same dilemma! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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Fur. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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Go to Zara or H&M and get a cheap knock off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Fitness moms--I basically took this entire week off from working out. I normally run or workout 5 days a week. Skipping a week every couple months isn't terrible, is it? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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It will set you back terribly. It will take you 2-3 days to get back into your old self. Terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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Re- lax!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take it easy on yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:54 PM Flag
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eh, you'll be fine. it will take you about 2 days to get back to your normal distance/stamina. that's all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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Do you feel fat now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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no. I don't work out to be skinny. I work out for my mind [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Maybe your mind needs a little holiday then. Enjoy the time off! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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Your body needs a rest. It's ok. Don't overdo it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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OP--I know. I normally only have 2 challenging workouts per week. The other 2-3 are easy jogging or yoga/pilates something on a mat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:57 PM Flag
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Sometimes after a week like this I will do the elliptical for an hour instead of running. It kind of gets the blood flowing again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:46 PM Flag
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I think it is good actually, I was sick all week and took off too, now I am feeling better and excited to get out running again this weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:57 PM Flag
[ - ] An UWS mom told me that more than 50% of the kids who go to PS 333 are Jewish. Is that true!? Is it common in the other schools in the UWS? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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sounds sky high to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:44 PM Flag
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no way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:55 PM Flag
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i believe it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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Highly unlikely. 63% white, hard to believe that 90% of white kids are Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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if not 90, 70 percent is totally realistic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Ha-my office is going from cubicles to open concept. My coworker is all up in arms over it. Guess she is scared that people will see she doesn't do any work. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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I work like a dog and I would hate open concept. People would see that I sit with my one leg under me and I roll my eyes on conference calls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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I have worked in both and I hated open concept! Could never get focused and concentrate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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It does suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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One of the buildings in my company just moved to open concept and everyone has their headphones on all day to avoid distraction and the theoretical collaboration that was a driver for the change is non existent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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This. I said they should give out helmets with virtual reality of ocean in the background. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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This woman does NOTHING. She picked an end cube so no one can see her. She claims she never makes mistakes-well that's hard to do when you don't do anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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Is she claiming that her productivity will be affected ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:28 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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it's DEHUMANIZING even to the hardest and most productive workers. You are stripped of any sense of privacy. It's corporate prison. RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:30 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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This again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:56 PM Flag
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Basically, your company is saying 'We don't give a CRAP about you and how you feel'. Do you really want to work for such a place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:31 PM Flag
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I don't care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:32 PM Flag
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My company did that 2 years ago and it was a period when a good handful of my team started looking elsewhere. Our dpt head was a real jerk about it and he lost some really creative people due to his being as a---- [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:41 PM Flag
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I love open concept, I hated being isolated in a cubicle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:33 PM Flag
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Even worse, my office moved from cubicles to open concept where you had no set spot, you could "reserve" a seat for up to 2 wks at a time, and store your stuff in a small rolling file cabinet or locker each night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:35 PM Flag
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oh my god. that his horrible. Do they have docking stations at least? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:48 PM Flag
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That sound awfully disruptive and inconsistent. Those bosses are total idiots and ought to be fired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:59 PM Flag
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I worked at a place with hoteling and rolling cabinet and it was gorgeous. No big deal with reserving (online). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:49 PM Flag
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I HATE OPEN CONCEPT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:43 PM Flag
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The open concept is pretty much awful, whether it's a hospital ward, a jail or an office: no privacy and no consideration for others. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you or did you end your marriage bc the sex was blah and always was and always will be and you felt totally and completely hopeless in the department? Thx 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:49 AM Flag
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no but I'm sensing that sex isn't as important to me as it seems to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:41 AM Flag
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Nope. (As I'm still married, and the sex is near-dead and pretty terrible when it flickers) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:42 AM Flag
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Sex is and always has been what you describe in my marriage. It's incredibly frustrating but I'm not going anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:46 AM Flag
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It depends what sex represents to you. Personally, I'd stay as long as there was love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:14 PM Flag
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Have you talked with you dh about it? Or is he selfish in bed? I know people try to pretend sex is not as important, but it is, i had that issue with my dh and we talked about it, the sex is not terrific but i can tell he is trying to please me, for me that is more than enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:16 PM Flag
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^^ maybe you need to go back to the basics, take a weekend getaway together, go out as a couple more often. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:17 PM Flag
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The bigger question is why you got married in the first place if this is something you would consider leaving over now. $$? Biological clock? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] To Ramona Mario eyes glazing over, mentally checking out poster from yesterday: I totally agree. So what do you suppose the bargain was? What did Mario get in return? I know that now Ramona forgives the cheating, but what about at the beginning? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:39 AM Flag
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I think they have a certain kind of NYC marriage where she fits the bill in a lot of ways. She's in very good shape and is very attractive; she pays very close attention to her sense of style (whether you are 100% on board with it or not, at least Mario seems to like it). If she's sometimes a bit rough on the edges socially (her upbringing peeks through quite a bit), at least she doesn't commit the cardinal sin of being boring or not having anything to say. She's independent and a quick thinker and a good businesswoman. She has certainly proved to be a good choice to raise their daughter. I see what attracted Mario to Ramona in the beginning and what has more or less kept him around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:48 AM Flag
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What has happened in the meantime is pretty common in marriages of 20+ years. Even pretty gets boring when it's the same. Outspoken becomes annoying and always having something to say becomes "give it a rest." She probably never nagged him in the early years and the nagging creeps in. There was probably also a huge power dynamic shift when Ramona became a housewife - she became the "name" in the house and the one people stopped in the streets. Message boards kind of dumped on him for having wandering eyes and she probably got on his case for that. In many ways I think he's been emasculated in a few different directions by the housewives years and the result was that he took a stand and acted out with another woman. Whether he wanted to prove it to her or to himself that it could be done, who knows. I do think it snapped her head on straight that maybe she needed to re-evaluate where their marriage was headed and why. Him as well. Whatever talks they've had behind scenes, seems they have both decided they need to fix some things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:52 AM Flag
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You have thought about this waaayyyy too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:10 PM Flag
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or. They remind me a lot of a few actual couples I know, including my parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:00 PM Flag
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just dont watch the show anymore. you're better than that trash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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Link,please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 01:00 PM Flag
[ - ] My marriage is crumbling. It is scary and painful to think of the future and navigating through a separation and divorce, yet I do not have enough will and stamina to stay married. Is this an indication that I am ready to end it? I am so confused and conflicted. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:29 AM Flag
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I am sorry to hear you are going through this. Do you have children? Yes I think that if you truly in your heart do not feel you have the will and stamina to stay married and work on the relationship then it is probably time to end it. But as always, try everything, if you love him and want it to work, try counseling... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:23 AM Flag
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Thank you. I am in counseling now. The counselor suggested that I think about what would need to happen from my perspective to work on/save our relationship, such as couples therapy, home responsibilities. However, I should only request these things if I want to work on our relationship. If I want out, then it is not fair to him to have him jump through hoops and then ultimately want to still end it....which I agree with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:41 AM Flag
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Eh. If he did those things it much change the whole dynamic and make the marriage salvageable. I think you need to put your kids feelings above your DH. It's so much more unfair to them not to even try than it is to DH for him to put in a little effort only to have it not work out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:48 AM Flag
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Or he might not bother. Either way, OP will know. I find the whole "I'd stay married if he'd only take the garbage out once in a while" such bullshit....if you're in it, that's not going to move the needle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:48 AM Flag
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At least try to work on it, if after that the relationship still broken move on, at least you tried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:19 PM Flag
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Talk to a therapist. Talk to your family. AVOID any advise on UB. This place is not real, you know. Best of luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
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advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:42 PM Flag
[ - ] OK, this is in St. Louis, but OMG, look at what 1.75mm buys you there. Incredible! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/greathomesanddestinations/homes-for-sale-in-st-louis-pennsylvania-and-california.html? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:21 AM Flag
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Wow. One thing when comparing things is you really never know the specifics. We moved to Raleigh a few years ago, and though housing cost is lower, there can be a huge variation in a market. Sometimes we look and realize if we moved to a different kind of neighborhood (newer, farther out) from where we loved we would get much more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:36 AM Flag
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Peobably this. I'm always amazed how inexpensive palaces seem to be in Atlanta on those real estate shoes but it must be the neighborshoods they're in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:50 AM Flag
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And look at the taxes for the St. Louis and Penn homes! I pay more for my 1150 sq. ft. 2BR condo in a white-brick bldg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:29 PM Flag
[ - ] On vacation in Switzerland. He told story of having met a young divorcee in south of France this past summer, who had bought a little house from an old widower with two sons. The house was a wreck as apparently the sons did not pay much attention to their father. In the course of cleaning she found two paintings by a world famous artist (he declined to say who, I suspect Picasso but who knows). He said she involved him in dreaming up a way to profit from these paintings -- he is planning to buy them from her for a nominal sum, 10k or so, with an agreement that when he sells them, he will give her the bulk of the money, allegedly as a "gift for being my mistress." The man is married and wife seems on board. The whole thing sounds crazy and totally unethical to me, if not entirely illegal. Any legal moms (or non-legal) care to comment? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:21 AM Flag
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Sorry, the 'He' above is an older man I met at breakfast in the hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:32 AM Flag
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Is she actually his mistress? if so, it doesn't sound illegal or unethical at all to me. Just unexpected, especially the part about the wife being okay with this. If you are saying that he is helping her in turn for becoming his mistress, it smells of prostitution. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:32 AM Flag
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sounds like the beginning of a scam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:48 AM Flag
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Good eye! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:45 AM Flag
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Like the Nigerian princes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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What on earth would an attorney in the US have to say about any of this. Can't believe it wouldn't be easier to just give her money but whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 11:51 AM Flag
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Scam... Did he offer you the "paintings"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:22 PM Flag
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agree. totally feels like a scam. right answer is for her to buy paintings from widower & sons and sit on them for 7 yrs. anything else is fishy. stay away from the scam artist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:20 PM Flag
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Why can't she just sell them herself to a dealer or have a dealer sell them for her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.25.14, 12:12 PM Flag
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