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[ - ] Need advise on how to navigate a tricky topic with DH. I feel like he's becoming too hard on 11 year old DD. It seems like every conversation revolves around disciple/education/manners/grammar. She can't tell a story without him commenting on her grammar. He never asks how her day was - just how much of her summer reading she did. How do I bring this up without seeming too critical of his parenting? I know this is how he was raised. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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does DD seem bothered by it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Not yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Point out that relationships require a certain ration of compliments/constructive criticism and you've noticed that he's been a bit heavy-handed with the criticism of DD lately, and perhaps he might balance it out with some compliments, especially since she's about to hit a very vulnerable age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Tell him she is 11 years old, she is not one of him subordinates at work, to take his frustrations elsewhere and get a stick out of his ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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I don't understand. He's your husband. You say, "Honey, you are being too hard on DD and nitpicking her. Ask her how her day was and talk to her a bit more and stop asking her about her summer reading." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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I'd begin by saying something to the effect of, "I know you want what's best for DD" and let him that that while he can convey his opinions about education and discipline, that he needs to also balance it with positive reinforcement and encourage him to have an actual relationship with DD in addition to only being an authority figure. He should want to have fun and play with his DD too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O - What is your favourite type of yogurt? Does anyone make yogurt at home? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i have an electric can opener. What do you think? [ Reply | More ]
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ha! [ Reply | More ]
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that is funny [ Reply | More ]
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plain, natural, prefer full fat with cream on top. yum ! [ Reply | More ]
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What brand? [ Reply | More ]
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Plain Brown Cow is not bad from "mainstream brands" but I prefer random small batch kinds that you can get at Murry's Cheese Shop or markets. Also french yogurts are delicious. Can't think of the names if you killed me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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I have made yogurt. Tasted the same so gave it up after grad school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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What is the appeal of yogurt? I try to like it, but is just so sour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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I love the sour taste of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Wallaby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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The home machines are easy and I like making my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Look into yogurt cultures. Super easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Fage 0% Greek yogurt. I add fruit, honey or ginger syrup and walnuts. I have never made my own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:11 PM Flag
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Why 0%?? Fat doesn't make you fat. [ Reply | More ]
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Tastes good to me. I don't need to eat more fat for the hell of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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The 0% is the least healthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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I don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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Siggie's Skyr with vanilla or coconut [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:17 PM Flag
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blueberry greek yogurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:39 PM Flag
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Full fat Trader Joes. Both the Greek and the European. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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I've been making my own for the past 3 years. Super easy: heat up, let cool, stir in a couple tablespoons of last batch of yogurt (or plain storebought yogurt w/ live cultures), let sit overnight, pop in fridge. I use a gallon of whole milk and store in quart jars. Tastes fantastic, cheap, easy, fun to do with kids and I feel so impressed with myself-- making yogurt! Who knew! :) We eat it plain, with granola/fruit/honey/nuts/flax seed, as a substitute for sour cream, and to bake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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Noosa! favorite, amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:46 PM Flag
[ - ] any good movies that I can rent on iTunes (can't do Netflix or Hulu right now) ? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Dozens of em - check it out and have a look :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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very helpful.not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Amazon Prime has many. If you are already a prime member the videos are an added extra. If you have roku box, there are a lot of free channels. EPIX, POPCORN FLIX, CRACKLE etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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The Grand Budapest Hotel on Amazon Instant Videos [ Reply | More ]
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Book Thief [ Reply | More ]
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Check out the free movies available here: http://www.openculture.com/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Internet date tonight . . . very excited. Trying to get hopes up too high, but he really seems great. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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gl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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sleep with him if you are feeling it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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LOL Not the typical UB advice :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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Because it is the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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-1, bad advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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Don't worry. I'm not planning to! Haven't had sex in a long time. Not going to jump in bed with first good date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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oh please, are you married?? do you date?????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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Have fun! Nice to feel excited; I am trying to date and often end up with a sense of dread, even when the guy seems nice :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Me too usually! Which is why I am a little jittery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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set a buddy system for security reasons, don't drink anything you're not 100% sure was tampered with! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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Oh my God. I'm not 16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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YOU ARE getting your hopes up. If you haven't met him yet then you are fantasizing and will be disappointed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you travel to st Thomas with a 6 week old? How about a 3 month old? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Yes and yes, though maybe not with both! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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OP: thanks! I really, really want to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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These trips are easier the younger they are, though six weeks seems like a universally tough age and would suggest three months instead. We took twins to the Caribbean when they were learning to crawl and it was a little stressful, but still fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Take a tent if you go to the beach, and rent a place with an ocean view. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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I traveled with 6 week old. So easy. Breastfed on takeoff and landing, small enough to change diaper on my lap in bathroom, everyone was so kind and helpful. I am wistful for those days . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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if I was being deported there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Lol. Yes, only this. Sounds like a nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:42 PM Flag
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problem is mostly that they can't go in the sun. sunscreen not recommended until 6 months. makes a beach vacation kind of boring and hot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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Just bring a little tent. Did it many times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Nah, you just keep them under an umbrella. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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I would not take a six week on an airplane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:47 PM Flag
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Easiest time to travel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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some parents are really selfish, kid will be miserable but hey you really really want to go, screw the kid she cannot complain about it yet! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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You are crazy. My kids were and are adaptable and traveled easily and happily at all ages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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OP: not sure why an infant would be miserable traveling. As long as I am there she will be fine. I was more worried about medical issues. Talk about judgy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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no and no. the sun is too strong for them at that age and you be able to really enjoy the beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:45 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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I travelled to South florida with a 3 month old, keep them in shade as much as you can and some doctors recommend natural sunscreen starting at 3 months. 6 weeks I think is too young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:49 PM Flag
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Don't think so. A bit to young to fly in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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I think they recommend 3 months so they have had the most important vaccinations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:29 PM Flag
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That is not why. Important vaccines are given later. It is because if a newborn gets a fever, you must go straight to the ER. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:43 PM Flag
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it's not about vaccines, it's because their immune system is not very well established yet. Many vaccines many months to finish or make a difference... that's why herd immunity is so important. [ Reply | More ]
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No. I wouldn't travel that far just to sit in a hotel room with an infant. The sun and heat is too strong for them at that age. Constant diaper changing. No. Just no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:44 PM Flag
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I'd do 3 months vs 6 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:52 PM Flag
[ - ] is there anything more annoying than a sahm posting complaints about her life as a sahm on fb or blog or whatever? if you are that desperate for adult conversation or that sick of mediating fights among your kids or that in need of peace and quiet, there is a perfect solution - go back to work! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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In general, a good policy to have is not to use social media for complaining. SAHM or otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Ehh, I am a WOHM and I find anyone sad who is using FB or other social media as an outlet for complaining about stupid crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Regardless of their work status [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Might I mention the most annoying FB posters I know is an unmarried, childless person who shows how many calories she burned and posts incessantly about her workouts or eating habits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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How is it any different about someone complaining about their job? Some people like to vent. Says more about you than your facebook friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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FU, who do you think you are? You never had a bad day at work????? Why don't you show some compassion and give your husband head [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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One guy constantly posts about his crappy LIRR commute and his dead-end job. At first it was annoying, now I'm just sad about his choices [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:23 PM Flag
[ - ] De Blasio, the champion of the 99%, is vacationing like a monarch in Capri, enjoying the best of the richest 1% 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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You can believe that the disparity in this country is warped without having to believe that everything has to be equal. I'm pretty left leaning but I have no trouble with their being wealthy and working class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Is he spending his money or city money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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His and hers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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then why would anyone mind if they went on vacation that THEY are paying for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Because they are irrational. [ Reply | More ]
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that's the point, the 1% spend their own money. Why should HE care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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because he is also a dick? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:46 PM Flag
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Capri is pretty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:51 PM Flag
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like a monarch. do you have any idea how royalty travels? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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one can still be a champion of the less advantaged but have money. You don't have to be poor to want to make sure that the poor are helped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 10:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I wish more diaspora jews would enlist in the IDF, so heroic! 61 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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Have you? [ Reply | More ]
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no, but i admire those who did. the american jewry is often pathetic in its tepid defense of israel, eg j street [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Not all of us are Zionists. You're assuming that just because someone is Jewish, that they should fanatically support Israel. [ Reply | More ]
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aipac is the only sensible position for an american jew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Right. I see what I'm dealing with here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Or you know, actually living there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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Lol. Israel would literally be nothing except a pile of rocks without American Jews. Remember that sweetie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Or the rest of us shanghaied into supporting Israel with our tax dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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Yeah, because you helped so much during the actual fighting instead of sitting in the deli stuffing your faces and watching it on TV. Moshe Dayan would tell you a thing or two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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I actually don't support Israel at all because it's a racist apartheid state and we have enough bullshit like that to deal with in the US. So you're kind of wasting your breath. If you actually think fighting for ethnic supremacy and colonialism is "honorable", then...there is a disconnect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:24 PM Flag
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dd called me from school yesterday (she's taking summer courses) and told me she wants to join. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you WANT a dead child?!!!! WTF is wrong with you? Or any parent that will allow her DC to join an army. Any army. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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You're an idiot. One thing I'll say for Israelis...they're tough people. Jews in the US are incredibly wimpy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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What is your point, IDIOT? I WOULD NOT let my child join any army and waste a life I so carefully nurtured. But I don't mind if you do. Maybe your sort can finally die out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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Your kid's not so special, don't kid yourself. But doubtful he'd cut it anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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Girls don't do frontline fighting. Women in the IDF are primarily administrative/logistical/etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:53 PM Flag
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its also for 1.5 - 2 years and 3 years for boys. they all go to college after that. IMO they're way more ready for college than american kids are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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YUCK!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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I would disown my DD if she joined the Israeli Occupation Forces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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I am a jew and I am so against the Israeli policy. It is an Apartheid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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you are a jew who thinks the need for a jewish homeland is over. i remember history [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously?????? Israel was formed in 1948-49. Give me a break. Signed proud to be a New Yorker Jew [ Reply | More ]
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So do you live in Israel? [ Reply | More ]
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No way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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nope, she's a jew who realizes that ethnic cleansing and settler colonialism is shitty, i.e. she isn't a brainwashed zionist. [ Reply | More ]
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are* [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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I support Israel but don't agree with everything Netanyahu has done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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I am so sick and tired of Jews calling me a Self hating Jew because I am not supporting to current Israeli policy [ Reply | More ]
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you are though. [ Reply | More ]
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this. [ Reply | More ]
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If you're such a fan of Israel, please move there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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How am I self hating? So am I self hating US citizen when I disagree with US policy?? Wake up and smell the coffee idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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I am also jewish and I do not care about Israel. PERIOD. I am a US Citizen and proud [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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NP. I'm sick of people over-conflating all Jewish people with Israel (this is oddly done both by pro-Israel extremists and antisemites). There are Jewish people of nearly every nationality. Israel, on the other hand, is a political entity. Criticising Israel does not make you anti-Semitic, nor should non-Israeli Jews be held accountable for Israel's actions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:08 PM Flag
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Same here. If Israelis want me to support them they can't vote it outright racists like Naftali. [ Reply | More ]
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Gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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^And it's not because of anything Anti-Israel, it's just that militaries in general are very low class and nobody should risk their baby that way. [ Reply | More ]
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God you're stupid. "very low klass".ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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flagged and collapsed [ Reply | More ]
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Why would you flag this??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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FAR from heroic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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sort of neutral in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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how disgusting! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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- that they would risk their lives for something outside of their country. I wouldn't let my children join and I'm not against Israel - OR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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Nationalism is the only thing worth fighting for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:42 PM Flag
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You are confused as to the meaning of the word "nationalism". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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I'm not confused. Pretty sure that responder knew what I meant. There are many things in life as, or more, important than my country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:18 PM Flag
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Not heroic, just evil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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Joining other national militaries should be illegal for US citizens. Join ours or GTFO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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Not for an ally country. Lending of troops is common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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We don't lend ours. They "lend" theirs, and no US servicemember ever serves under the command of another national. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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That is not true. PLUS US and Israel citizens may have dual citizenship. If they chose to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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I'm not wrong, but I'm aware of the dual citizenship and find it appalling. [ Reply | More ]
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NO it is not. Go back to school idiot [ Reply | More ]
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
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I wish more diaspora Jews would move back to Israel or STFU about it already. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How was everyones visiting day? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nice, Sugar, thanks for asking. Especially the UB-ers who came and brought the cookies and fruit - I shared with my neighbors and we all thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Grammar moms, which is correct? "She fell further and further behind" or "farther and farther" behind? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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farther [ Reply | More ]
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farther [ Reply | More ]
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I think it would depend on what you're talking about. Farther, if it's the distance behind the leader in a race, but further if it's something like a class/knowledge (ie, not distance) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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Farther is used for physical distance, so it is correct in this case. Further is used for everything else [ Reply | More ]
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We don't know if this case refers to physical distance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:44 PM Flag
[ - ] I love my husband so much. He is so sweet and gentle, and adoring. Man, I just love him, ya know? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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are you drunk? [ Reply | More ]
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Not drunk, kind of tipsy? Drinking wine!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Can I join you? About to start - its 3pm and all is well... going to head to the airport early and enjoy the bar :) [ Reply | More ]
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Drunk in love maybe. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Step away from the bottle. [ Reply | More ]
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Fuck him when he gets home. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the breadwinner? [ Reply | More ]
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No= [ Reply | More ]
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*No, why? [ Reply | More ]
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how is he hung? [ Reply | More ]
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7.5:) [ Reply | More ]
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good for you. You should tea bag him tonight [ Reply | More ]
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lmfao [ Reply | More ]
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Is he a real man or one of those cyber husbands? [ Reply | More ]
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give him a bj [ Reply | More ]
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i bet it is because he pays all of your bills and gives you a lady-of-leisure kind of life, just remember the good times when he replaces you with a newer model [ Reply | More ]
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What is wrong with you? [ Reply | More ]
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But is he rough when you need him to be? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] God its so hard to be stuck at work when horny as hell. Crushing on at least 4 guys in my office this afternoon... 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Please. [ Reply | More ]
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said no woman ever [ Reply | More ]
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Visit the bathroom and jerk off. [ Reply | More ]
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said no woman ever [ Reply | More ]
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Could be very satisfying. Takes but a few minutes. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Can you lock your office door and diddle yourself? [ Reply | More ]
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Rub one out, baby! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think that more manly/aggressive women are more likely to give birth to boys, and more feminine women are more likely to have girls? I've noticed this pattern among my friends. 143 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^AND YES, I know it's technically the sperm that ultimately determines gender. It's just a strange pattern that I've noticed. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it works the opposite way. [ Reply | More ]
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Technically? [ Reply | More ]
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np: Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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op. Yes, technically. On a technical level, gender is determined by which sperm (X or Y) fertilizes the egg. My point is that other factors can influence this. [ Reply | More ]
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right. just like a woman's body can expel the fertilized zygote that is the spawn of a legitimate rape. [ Reply | More ]
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op. Don't bring idiotic straw men into this discussion. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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pot, meet kettle [ Reply | More ]
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marry me [ Reply | More ]
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Other factors definitely influence it, I agree. [ Reply | More ]
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yes i have noticed this too. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha no way. [ Reply | More ]
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
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now is the time to take a biology class or two at your local community college. [ Reply | More ]
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OP. I Said I understand how gender works. But I looked it up and what do you know, some scientists agree with me. Maternal stress determines whether more boys are born than girls. During wartime, more boys are born. Look it up. [ Reply | More ]
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NP - that actually wouldn't make sense because premie girls are more likely to survive/far better than premie boys. In other words, newborn girls are (for whatever reason) more "sturdy" than boys [ Reply | More ]
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IN times of famine, deer mothers give birth to more female young. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. Maybe that explains why I had a DS while in biglaw and subsequently a DD while SAHM [ Reply | More ]
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So when women are stressed they become "manly/aggressive"? This is your hypothesis? [ Reply | More ]
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No, my point is that certain factors (that we have never considered) can influence gender ratios. Including hormonal levels, which change during times of stress, and may differ according to personality. [ Reply | More ]
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Which again has what all to do with your original stupid theory? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you not read words? [ Reply | More ]
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Her reading comprehension low but her willingness to fight is high. She might be on the verge of conceiving a son. : ) [ Reply | More ]
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hahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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Yeah. But those boys won't be able to fight. More boys in general are born but they are more likely to be defective so they die earlier. [ Reply | More ]
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This is actually the funniest troll on today! Kudos! [ Reply | More ]
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I take it you never learned about the Trivers-Willard hypothesis at YOUR community college. [ Reply | More ]
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No I didn't . Thank you for educating me. lol!. idiot [ Reply | More ]
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Clearly you are the idiot here. [ Reply | More ]
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I learned about this. As a mostly debunked theory. [ Reply | More ]
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OP's theory is based on some science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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No, it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Yes, high testosterone women are more likely to have sons than average. [ Reply | More ]
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And gay daughters. [ Reply | More ]
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That too! [ Reply | More ]
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OR here. And my friend is upset about it. I have tried to tell her that it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it is. Biology major here (At TT UB-approved college). We studied this in Bio 101. [ Reply | More ]
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People like you are a good example of why women are more inclined to believe in psychics than be good at science. [ Reply | More ]
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lol this [ Reply | More ]
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God this. [ Reply | More ]
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I love you! [ Reply | More ]
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Show me the "science" that supports the idea that "manly-looking" women have more sons. [ Reply | More ]
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You're kidding right? [ Reply | More ]
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Why would you think she's kidding? [ Reply | More ]
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It says "the paper hypothesizes that bigger and taller parents have more sons." I guess in UB land that translates to "manly-looking women"? [ Reply | More ]
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op here. FIrst of all, my original post never intended to be about looks. I was referring to women with aggressive PERSONALTIES, which has to do with hormonal levels (higher testosterone women are more aggressive). But to answer your question, yes, I would say that heavier/taller women are often considered "manly" by our society, much more than "petite" women [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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So society's PERCEPTION of a woman's appearance and behavior alters the sex of her offspring? Amazing! [ Reply | More ]
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No, that's not what I said at all...wow you are really stupid. [ Reply | More ]
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She does this on all posts. Never gets the point and posts in ALL CAPS. [ Reply | More ]
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No but being heavy/tall, which we often refer to as "manly," makes it more likely you will have sons. It doesn't have to do with the manly label. It has to do with passing favorable genes on to your offspring. Big/tall genes are more important for boys, so those couples have more boys (as the theory goes). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Np - What about ethnicities that tend to be short and petite? All girls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:14 PM Flag
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Did a scientific article spook your feminine sensibilities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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No, it just doesn't have anything to do with what the OP is trying to argue. [ Reply | More ]
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here is the science supporting the idea that global warming is completely driven by the presence of pirates on this earth. signed, pastafarian. https://www.google.com/search?q=stop+global+warming+become+a+pirate&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9LrOU5y3B9CGyAT5iIHgAw&sqi=2&ved=0CCUQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=949 [ Reply | More ]
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wait, that's crazy... [ Reply | More ]
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but i provided a link to an internet site. so.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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It doesn't report the results of a scientific survey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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Must be true. All the people who fall somewhere in the middle (between manly and feminine) produce transgender kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Yup. Funny how science hasn't figured this out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Ha! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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I don't know that I'm "manly" but in certainly assertive and aggressive. One of each. [ Reply | More ]
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it would make sense, but for each of my friends where this stands, I know another one where it doesn't so I think no. I know women who are not very soft/feminine who have a girl or one of each and I know a woman who is a "pre-school teacher" type who has two boys. [ Reply | More ]
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www.sexratio.com. There might be something to OP's theory, according to some scientists. Google the Trivers-Willard hypothesis [ Reply | More ]
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op. THANK YOU [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know a definition of "hypothesis"? [ Reply | More ]
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It hasn't been disproven, and there is a lot of evidence out there to support it. Educate yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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and by "a lot of evidence" you mean....? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Look it up. Read the papers. I am not going to do your homework for you. If you want to be ignorant, that's not my problem. [ Reply | More ]
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Love this reply. It means you have NOTHING except maybe an article or two on the net by someone with some silly agenda probably. [ Reply | More ]
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You must be very ignorant. Every time someone introduces a new idea to you, do you demand that they do your homework for you? If so, you must not know very much about anything. [ Reply | More ]
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NO I actually research stuff that interests me. This does not. But thank you. [ Reply | More ]
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Then why are you posting here and demanding evidence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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NO, you actually don't get the POINT and post in ALL CAPS as OFTEN as you can. [ Reply | More ]
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Blue pill. [ Reply | More ]
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She's not going to. In her next post she'll be looking for Tarot Mom. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Not me. BTW, it is not nice to post as someone else on your own post just so people think someone agrees with you. [ Reply | More ]
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This is not my post, lady! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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Possibly the dumbest thing I've read on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Look up Trivers-Willard, moron. [ Reply | More ]
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yeah ok. Look up "sasquatch" online, moron. [ Reply | More ]
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Which says NOTHING about how "feminine" the mother is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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The Wikipedia article doesn't, but lots of scientists have extrapolated that hormone levels could influence gender ratio in offspring. There are other papers on this subject, I had to read a few as an undergrad bio major at a UB-approved college. [ Reply | More ]
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But again, this would have nothing to do with how feminine the mother was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Yes it does, because hormone levels are thought to influence personality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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You are talking about people's appearances, honey. Not their hormone levels [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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op said "manly/aggressive." Aggressiveness is a personality trait, not a physical trait. [ Reply | More ]
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OP is talking about people that she personally perceives and either aggressive, or feminine. [ Reply | More ]
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Appearances are definitely affected by hormone levels. A high T woman is not that hard to spot. [ Reply | More ]
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That sounds *very* scientific! [ Reply | More ]
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Or "manly". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Read this then: [ Reply | More ]
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op. Thank you!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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OH I see. The rag dailymail @ UK...Well that is one authority which no one can feasibly deny. [ Reply | More ]
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If "dailymail.co" isn't a reputable source, I don't know what is. [ Reply | More ]
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Many women are dumb at science. You need to read more! [ Reply | More ]
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Hon, this is not science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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It actually is. [ Reply | More ]
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Junk science. [ Reply | More ]
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Ignorance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:39 PM Flag
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I have one of each. Am I perfect?! [ Reply | More ]
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YES, you are. [ Reply | More ]
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I knew it! [ Reply | More ]
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I haven't noticed this pattern at all. [ Reply | More ]
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It's a slight tendency, not an actual pattern. [ Reply | More ]
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OKay, then I haven't noticed this slight tendency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:43 PM Flag
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What do you make od the MANY people who have children of each gender. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG. Do you understand how population averages work? If you take the highest-testosterone women, ON AVERAGE they will have more sons than daughters. That doesn't mean none of them have daughters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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You are actually OMG-ing me when you came up with this asinine theory? Too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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She's actually right and illustrated her point well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:30 PM Flag
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??? She's posted an article from the Daily Mail and hurled insults at anyone that challenged her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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The PDF article linked above is not from the daily mail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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The article from the Daily Mail reports the results of a study done in New Zealand which was widely reported in many media sources. It was not a study done by the Daily Mail itself. Your initial response clearly indicates that you do not understand the law of averages (a math concept) so she attempted to explain to you why MANY people have children of each gender. [ Reply | More ]
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Then give me a link to it that's not from the Daily Mail.. [ Reply | More ]
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Not the OR, sorry. Anyone that claims they have illustrated any point based on tabloid media reports has zero credibility. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks OP... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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This!! [ Reply | More ]
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This is the OP posing as a supporter. She's responded all throughout the thread.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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Op here. No, that is not me. But I am glad there are other people on this board who are able to think logically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:55 PM Flag
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No, it's you. [ Reply | More ]
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I can confirm that I am not OP but support her fully. [ Reply | More ]
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The only way to confirm this would be to post a screen shot. Let's see it. [ Reply | More ]
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op here. I'd post a screen shot if I knew how to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Asinine theory? God help women. Handicapped in science and statistics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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I don't understand why people are so reluctant to even entertain OP's theory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:34 PM Flag
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2/3 of women are ruled by emotions over logic. You really can't get anywhere with a whole batch of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:38 PM Flag
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Something about her talking about being manly vs. feminine-looking and throwing out anecdotes about her friends must have made people think she wasn't making an actual, scientific argument. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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They give birth to more lesbians. They have more testosterone which bathes the female fetus in testosterone. More likely to be gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:46 PM Flag
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What? I'm not manly but I'm very athletic and not into girly stuff and I had a dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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I don't understand how this could possibly be true, biologically speaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 10:45 PM Flag
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Read all of the links people have posted. For example, there's some evidence that higher maternal testosterone creates a more hospitable environment for Y sperm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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The Daily Mail says so, so it totally HAS to be true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.23.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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Here's a study claiming that beautiful parents have more daughters than sons: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16949101 [ Reply | More ]
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Wow! Interesting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Yes, of course. Your thoughts, intentions, and beliefs are manifesting into physical reality. It might not be a specific personality trait of the mother that determines gender, but it is the energy of both parents that factors into it. Law of Attraction 101. Google it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] PSA: Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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FUCK! [ Reply | More ]
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As long as the costco cakes are good. I am all good [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks for posting this! [ Reply | More ]
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SOB! I just found out I'm pregnant. Has anyone actually contracted listeria?? [ Reply | More ]
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Also stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots) from Fresh Direct: https://www.freshdirect.com/category.jsp?catId=food_safety_product_recalls [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, I know. I just ate 4 pounds of peaches from Costco. I lived to tell the tale! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I officially have PPD. I just started counseling but I feel like this awful feeling will never pass. I am not enjoying my new baby at all. Please tell me it gets better. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes yes, it will get better. Hang in there. Good for you for getting help. I did not and was miserably sad for a long time. My friend got help and was able to bond very quickly. And I did too - my ds is the light of my life. It will be OK. And don't listen to people who say "relax and the baby will relax." It is not that easy for everyone. You will be ok, I promise. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. I posted below about my 11 week old requiring Allimentum. I'm literally obsessing over this baby's food intake 24/7. She can go hours without eating and then take only 2.5 oz. I need to calm down and relax but it's impossible for me. [ Reply | More ]
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I have maternal depression and therapy helps me. Do you have any help with DB ? Are you able to get any ? Try to do that, having some time to relax, dedicate time to just yourself helps. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I have a toddler and a Nanny who will watch both DCs when I go back to work. I just started having her spend some time alone with DB and it does help, but I am literally dreading the time that I spend with her. The sad part is that she's a relatively easy baby minus food issues, which are destroying me. [ Reply | More ]
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Have you talked to ped ? Is she doing ok health wise ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Yes, she's fine. Just gradually reducing her food intake. She's not crying when she eats, just refusing it. [ Reply | More ]
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Is she losing weight? how old and big is she. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think she has lost weight but I will find out at the next appt. She's 11 wo and 12 lbs. I understand that I should not worry in theory but I still think there should be an explanation when she stops eating! [ Reply | More ]
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Why should you not worry in theory. A baby not eating is worrying. I'd worry. I guess if she's still gaining weight, it's ok, but don't let people tell you it's nothing to worry about. I'd also not let her go too many hours without offering food. [ Reply | More ]
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What is "maternal depression". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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depression during the pregnancy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:36 PM Flag
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It gets better. You are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. You are taking care of yourself so you can continue caring for your baby. Best of luck to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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13 years later and looking back. It was sheer hell and now things are fabulous. Keep up with the counseling, take meds if prescribed, and establish a support network of friends and family that you can turn to when you need a hand. This is chemical -- there is no shame in it. It's all temporary if you go about it the right way. GL! [ Reply | More ]
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I'm so sorry! It WILL get better, I promise promise promise. take one day at a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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My first baby had big feeding issues due to severe food allergies. I had no clue about allergies so this was very scary to me so I can relate. Wish I had sought help. My only advice is take your baby to a large hospital (like mt Sinai) for care rather than small-time peds. There is help out there but you need an expert. Hang in there. Also you can post questions on forum at kidswithfoodallergies.com. So many moms on there in the same boat and you will get good advice (just use you judgment of course when seeking medical advice online). Good luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:44 PM Flag
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It gets better. Not right away, but I promise you it does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Please give me some names of reputable Family attorneys in the Mnahattan area. Single mom here with physical custody and joint custody, but trying to petition for sole custody since the biological dad (my ex-dh) has been out of the picture (his choice) for 5 years now. It will likely be uncontested. Thanks! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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If he is out of the picture why bother spending the money for sole custody. You seem to already have it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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I can't apply for a passport renewal for her without his signature, etc. Would like to make it official for suture things such as college financial aide etc as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Maybe you can do pro se? Call Lawyer's Alliance and ask some questions. My attorney is great but $$$ and you don't need that much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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Sure you can. There is a letter which must be attached to the form where you claim that the father's current location is unknown so you cannot get his signature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:48 PM Flag
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This is bad advice. She should make it official. He could insert himself after years of inactivity otherwise. In health, education, mental health . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:41 PM Flag
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OP here: That is exactly my concern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:50 PM Flag
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You are right. Call Lawyer's Alliance and ask for a rec for what you need so it doesn't break the bank for an uncontested matter (You think!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:52 PM Flag
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Get a really good, connection lawyer. I don't see how you can lose. He has been out of their lives for 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I am exclusively pumping for my 11 wo daughter but need to return to work soon so would like to start supplementing. The problem is that she has a milk protein sensitivity so I"m stuck with Allimentum, which is truly awful. She already eats like a bird and is very finicky and I'm terrified to introduce this crap to her. I put less than 1 oz in her breastmilk bottle and had to throw it away when she refused it. Any advice? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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You can pump and freeze bm. It keeps for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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I don't have that much supply. I will need to supplement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Did you try Good Start by Nestle? I understand it is gentler somewhat. I used that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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You can try to increase your supply with certain measures if you want: Fenugreek, upping protein and water intake, oats, brewers yeast, mother's milk tea, etc. If not, can you use a soy formula instead of the hypoallergenic allimentum (i agree, that stuff is RANK!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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I gave her 2 oz of soy formula the other day, and she became super constipated and refused to eat more than 15 oz the following day day. I really feel like it was related. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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It definitely could be related. Good luck. Do you want more info on boosting supply? I had some issues myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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and even if I increase supply, I cannot keep up with the pumping once I go back to work. I may be able to do 50% but 100% requires me to pump at least 6x per day, which is difficult because I have a mobile job and am visiting customers and traveling by subway for most of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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This is the one that uses only whey protein, if I understand correctly. NO harm in trying, I suppose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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can you freeze ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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I have 4 kids and bf all of them. With the 4th, I ha to supplement, and I hated it. But Babys Only formula is excellent -- you can identify every ingredient. I bought it at the heth food store on 81st and 3rd. I called them lots of times to really understand what's in it. I only supplemented for about 2 months - then managed to get back on breastmilk only plus solids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Yes, I used this with my son. The issue is that they are milk-based formulas and she cannot have milk. Most doctors don't recommend soy formula to treat a milk protein allergy either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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They have other options - did you look? A lacto- free one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:32 PM Flag
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Try to increase your supply with fenugreek, teas, whatever and maybe look into milk bank? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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I have PPD and really can't continue pumping anymore. I need to move to formula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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You need to see a pediatric food allergist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:57 PM Flag
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Try goodstart soothe, more broken down protein than regular goodstart and easier to digest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] anybody ever do lindamood bell program for their child? it's insanely expensive, but ds really struggling with math. any other suggestions for program that helped your child who was signficantly behind in math? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.22.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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I got an idea! Spend 30 min a day going over his math work. I guarantee his grades will improve drastically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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thanks for the nasty comment. i've invested lots of time in trying to help him. he has a visual processing disorder that makes math very hard for him. we've done vision therapy, and it helped quite a bit, with most visual skills going from 5th percentile to 25% percentile, so now he's prbably more ready to do the work than he was a yr ago, but he's so down about himself and so scared to even try since it's so hard and he knows he's so behind. we need some sort of intensive program with a track record in helping kids with real math issues. i can guarantee you this isn't jsut an issue of a mom looking to get off easy. if you had any clue how much time i spend with him each night on his homework, therapy exercises, etc. shame on you for trying to blame me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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My dd struggles too - I tried vision therapy did not help a bit - may I ask where you did this? Thank u. And fwiw I've heard great things about the program. I have a tutor that comes twice per week to help her - homework was destroying our relationship. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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we've been going to dr andrea thau's office-- we use dr shulman. she's wonderful. has such a positive, upbeat attitude she was able to motivate him to keep trying, which i think is his biggest obstacle right now. he's so down on himself he doesnt want to try. and i totally hear you about it destroying our relationship. it's such a struggle. what have you tried that's helped? we did vision tx for a year now. but since he made so much progress we decided to try and max out our gains and keep going another 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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fyi her website is drthauandassoc.com -- she is on park ave/39th. i highly recommend them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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I am not trying to be nasty. I had this and did that and it worked. You did not mention any issues with his mental ability in your post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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And I was not blaming you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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sorry, guess i am overly sensitive about this! we put everything we've got into this guy! literally-- all our time, and money. we spent about $20000 last yr on his therapy, tutors, etc. happy to do it if we get results, but just want the poor kid to feel good about himself, and dont want to drag him to another program unless i feel confident will yield good results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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you are an a$$ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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we used them for reading. it had a HUGE impact. can't comment on their math program, but can highly recommend their reading one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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thanks that's great! how long did you do it for? can you tell me what it cost you in total? how old was your child? did you go daily? sorry for all the questions. dont know anybody who actually did this program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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summer after first grade. 3 week intensive. one week again right before school started. i don't remember the cost, but it really helped him. i think we did one more week over spring break in second grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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so it's a full day program for the 3 weeks? did he like going? any specific learning disability, or just generally struggling reader? it seems like it would cost about 10k. if it would really help, would be worth it, just scared to spend so much. (would mean tapping into his savings account actually, as we dont have 10k handy to use at once.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:35 PM Flag
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Can I asked how much the reading program cost. My ds has adhd and his dev specialist recommended we do Lindamood Bell for his reading this summer. But I knew it would just cost tons of $$ so I signed him up for the Fordham University summer reading program instead. I kinda wonder if I made a mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:37 PM Flag
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is he making progress with the fordham program? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:33 PM Flag
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hard to tell yet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Sherri Sheppard wants to disown the baby she and her gold diiging x conceived with a surrogate 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Makes sense. It's not her egg but it's his sperm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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That's all kinds of awful. What a joke about what it means to commit to being a parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Surrogacy is some dark and murky bullshit. Frankly I think it should be illegal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:40 PM Flag
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This is a great argument why. It's illegal in most of Europe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 08:48 PM Flag
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Who is this woman? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:56 PM Flag
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That is so insane. She is so stupid but her husband is such and ass. He filed for divorce right after the IVF transfer of his sperm and a donor egg. Now he wants child support and more money. I'd adopt that poor child except I don't wan't a baby with his dipshit genes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 09:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I am just not strategic -was in a horrible awful yet super passionate and hot relationship for a long time - it took me close to two years to gather myselft back together. Saw him at a work function - he said he wants to talk - meeting him - and I'm not even sure what I want out of it. Closure? A second chance? I have no idea what I am setting myself up for. Shit. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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Don't give him a second chance, unless you were the one who dropped him, not the other way around. Better yet, water under the bridge. Don't find yourself back in a horrible relationship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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I know this - but I am still going and for the life of me have no idea what I want to come out of it so can't even prepare what to say. Guess I will let him do all the talking and I will just sit there and take it in and react? That is just so bad. I hate me.3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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Are you the one who got cheated on? If so, can you please stop posting, I'm bored by you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Not me. Not nice though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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OR you could just cancel the meeting and tell him to have himself a good life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I could but I can't. I want to know what he will say. I ended it by text - didn't really think I was ending it and never heard from him again - I guess my curiosity has the better of me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Fine!!! I get morbid curiosity. Go hurt yourself and him some more, if this is what you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Enjoy the sex! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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He's going to talk your clothes off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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