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[ - ] A frequent argument against circumcision is that it isn't done at all in Europe. I'm in my mid 30s and every guy I've European guy whose penis I've seen has been circumcised, including a German, Spaniard, and two English. What about you? Of the European penises you've seen IRL, how many circumcised/not circumcised? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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None. I'm 28 and have lived in Europe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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how many have you seen uncircumcised vs circumcised? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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None, actually. Two Italians, one Dutch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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^oh, and my extended family were a bunch of hippie European nudists--no joke. None there either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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Sorry, I meant to say none were circumcised [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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Well that's four. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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Not a fake, I have been with about 100 men and about 20 of them were uncut. What can I say, I loved me some men back in the day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Go girl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:53 AM Flag
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i've had two bf's who were English and two French. None of them was circumsized and they all told me no one they knew was circumsized other than Americans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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about 1/2 and 1/2 for me, couple of italians were and a couple were not; same for the few french men i knew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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One German long term boyfriend - uncircumcised. Was never discussed. Never cared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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Me above. Also an English boy - also uncircumcised. UB are so neurotic. Jesus. They want their dhs to go down on them all the time but they hate a natural penis? That's ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:52 AM Flag
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The only non American I slept with was Irish. Uncircumcised. I don't get what the big deal is. It's not really all that different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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It's the typical UB need to think their choices are clearly the "right" ones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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OR: right. So annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:03 AM Flag
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I had two American BFs who were uncirced. One was huge, and you couldn't tell the diff (head poked out anyway); the other was normal/small and it came to an unattractive skin point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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OP: I've only seen one uncircumcised penis IRL and the latter was my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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Sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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I had a baby in Europe. It isn't offered in the hospital and you have to schedule it explicitly. Those that it's a big deal will have it done but most Europeans don't care. As a growing number of Americans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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DH is English but he's also Jewish, so circumcised. I had 2 European boyfriends before DH. One circumcised (English) and the other not (German). I also had 4 South American boyfriends. All were circumcised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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Prince Charles was circumcised. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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I lived in Germany and had several boyfriends (hey, I was 19) and talked about this with my German girlfriends and other Euro exchange students. No one was cut or had been with a circ'd guy. They all though circumcision was crazy and unnecessary. I have never heard of a German or Spaniard or even an English guy who were not Jewish being circ'd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 05:59 AM Flag
[ - ] hello everyone, I am a few weeks away from my due date and i am look for a good pediatrician in NYC. one who is flexible with vaccines and is also approachable, caring, with good bedside manners. also, did not get to register for cord blood. does any one know of any public company in the city that accept donated cord blood? thank you. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 08.29.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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You still have time to have your cord blood stored if you're interested. Just call them. And what do you mean by 'flexible with vaccines?' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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she's a troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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Oh please. Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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NJ Community Blood Services came to Roosevelt to pick up my cord blood donation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:29 AM Flag
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Umm... no. A good pediatrician is not going to be "flexible" with vaccines. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:01 AM Flag
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Yeah you lost me there too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:04 AM Flag
[ - ] I am prepared to get flamed, but I feel like I might get helpful responses so here goes: I am a SAHM with a full time nanny and I feel like I am exhausted and don't get time for each of the kids. What am I doing wrong? I will post what today looked like and maybe you can give me advice. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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I am not going to wait for you to post what you did today. I expect you are trying to parent each child as if they are your only so thats your problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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Hmm... that's pretty much true. I feel so guilty that I am not "enjoying" the baby, and then guilty that I am not spending time with each of them alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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I have 3 kids and I WOH. Stop expecting to be able to do what you could with 1 kid. A 3rd dc is a HUGE readjusment because someone is always with 2 kids and some kid is always getting shortchanged. My youngest is now 2 years old and I feel alive again. Take some time for yourself, don't be afraid to leave nanny with 3 for short periods of time and IMO give more attention to the 2 older kids as the baby will get you at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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Without seeing the follow up post - how many kids to do you have? If you have more than 1, are maintaining a household, laundry, pickups/drop off,social calendar, cooking, bills, errands, etc, and aren't getting enough sleep, of COURSE you're tired, even with help. -WOHM [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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Thanks - I have three. 5 month old, 3 year old, and 5 year old. I deal with all the household stuff. I should also say that I used to work before DB was born, so I do spend a little time each day responding to clients, but not too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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stfu troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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Woke up at 5:30 AM, pumped milk (EBF 5 month old DB), went for a short run, showered, and was ready for kids when they were up at 7. Fed them breakfast, cleaned up, did a load of laundry, put baby down for a nap and read to the older two. Nanny came and helped me get lunch ready. I left with the older two (5 and 3 year old) to take them to a lesson and left nanny with the baby napping. Came home, scarfed down food for myself, and then had a meeting with contractors for house renovations. Breastfed db (takes awhile still, not sure why) while nanny played with the older two. Then I did 30 minutes of "alone time" with each of the older two, made dinner and we ate. Nanny took the older two outside to play while I gave DB a bath. She got the older in PJs and I just finished reading and putting them down. DH just came home. (He leaves at 7:30). I shouldn't be this tired, but I can barely stay awake. Advice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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Be nice to yourself! You have a baby! And 2 other kids! And you're breastfeeding! You're allowed to be tired. Do the best you can. -WOHM from before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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^^also you sound like you're doing great! IMHO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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I totally agree! NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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Most people with a 5 month old that are nursing FT are exhausted, no matter what the other circumstances are. Use your nanny and take a nap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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This sounds like a very normal day. I think you're expecting too much of yourself. You're doing fine, Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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Sounds good to me. You showered and ran and spent some one on one time with each of your kids. That's great. When I was ebfing by 5 month old my life was a mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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You are making me feel better. Thanks. I think I feel terrible tonight because 5 year old told me at bed time he doesn't get enough "special time" with me. And I was talking to mom friends who said they have finished back to school shopping and I haven't even gone through to look at what my kids need for the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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It's tough with a baby. All last year I worried about my four year old getting enough alone time with me. He became very skilled at building elaborate lego creations when he wasn't a prek- and now that baby is 14 months everything is more civized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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Civilized! Anyway- you will get there. You are doing great. But I agree with poster who says use a little time here and there for yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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I'm shocked you went for a run [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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you need a nap. why have a nanny if she cannot give you a break from all 3 kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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She can, but I think I feel too guilty taking a nap. Also, it feels like when I want to nap it's fine to feed DB. He gets one bottle but I am too tired to pump any more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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take a nap WOMAN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:51 AM Flag
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THIS. My SIL has a sitter come from 1-4 pm 2 days a week. She has 3 kids under age 6. She takes a nap, reads a book, gets a pedicure...whatever. They are not super wealthy but she says its the only way to survive with 3 young kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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You have a baby, why are you shocked you are tired? Don't be so hard on yourself, the nanny is basically your extra pair of hands not someone giving you a life of relaxation and luxury and I bet every SAHM with kids those ages would love a nanny too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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Amy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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Do you have twenty kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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When do you have time with your husband? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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He gets home around 8, we hang out until about 10 at home and then I am too tired to stay up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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obviously you have had sex 3 times with him. SO i would say you are doing great mama.. Is your husband cute? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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you had to know this was the case when you decided for child #3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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To be honest, this one was a surprise. Birth control failed. DH just got the snip snip. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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Same here op! Glad i am not alone in this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Wont the older ones start school soon and then you will be relaxed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 05:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone's husband ever have a bi experience. My DH of 2 years told me last week that he hooked up with a guy after college once. He said it was no big deal. I kind of am and am not freaked out. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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He's gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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thanks i don't think he is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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If he did it more than once he might be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:46 AM Flag
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Depends on what he did with the guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:54 AM Flag
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This would disturb me. I watch plenty of gay videos and have always been amazed at how straight many of the male actors appear to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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They are straight. They are just doing it for the cash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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No they aren't. They kiss each other. Nothing wrong with this btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:51 AM Flag
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many of them are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:46 AM Flag
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Eek. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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Is not a big deal. Signed Bi Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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Hi there hottie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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Mpre interesting to me is why he told you? What's the context? Perhaps he is questioning his sexuality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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After two years of marriage he's reconsidering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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I'd be totally freaked out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:47 AM Flag
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Ummm... yeah so you're aware the whole "once" thing is a way of easing you into the truth, right? Cuz he did it more than once. 100%, for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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Agree. He is paving the way to tell her more. Definitely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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That's not a bi experience, that's a homosexual experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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True. I really think it's different when men (particularly after college) have sex with men. Often they are gay. With women, I think it's different. Although I would never have sex with another woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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OP said bi but it wasn't. It was two men. That makes it gay, homosexual, whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 04:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Saw a picture of Cynthia Rowley- wow she is 56 and looks amazing...What do you think she does to look that good? A kid a 47 as well- naturally you think, donor eggs? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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wow what do YOU think, Einstein? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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The odds of her having a kid at 47 naturally are about 1/1000. Yes, it's possible but extremely unlikely. Also, as to the picture thing. ALL pics of celebs are retouched even the paparazzi ones nowadays. And of course she has had work done. People. Celebrities are not magical beings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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Yes, but a lot of them have work- and dont look that good- do google images- she is 56 not 46 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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OK. But she's still had work done and you don't know what she looks like in person. I am 54 and look 10 years younger without plastic surgery (according to men on the street who still like me for some reason) but that is not the norm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:53 PM Flag
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what are you her publicist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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No 43 year old that looks older then her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:05 PM Flag
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OMG. Are you kidding me?? She is an average looking woman in real life. She is nothing special and her pics aren't special either. She is well groomed and looks fine, but you are acting like she is spectacular. Move on. Do you look like her or something? You are way too invested in this. She's average, particularly in the New York/Hollywood scene. And if she's in her 50s she has had plastic surgery and is using hormones to look better. Geez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 PM Flag
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Donor eggs 100% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 PM Flag
[ - ] I am tired of people acting like I am the Duggar mom just because I have four kids. When someone has 3, that's normal. Once you have four, you must be Amish, or Catholic or have no idea about family planning. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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Or Mormon. That's what I would assume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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or hasidic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 05:34 AM Flag
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Or really really rich. It's kind of a show-offy thing at private schools among crazy rich families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:58 AM Flag
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Are you Mormon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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I have four two, feel so fortunate and do not care what anyone else thinks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:59 AM Flag
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Four pushes you into large SUV territory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:12 AM Flag
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You're a Duggar Mom. Accept it and just deal. When you popped out a litter you made your bed. So just lie in it, be happy, and stop caring what other people think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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lol. A litter? Really? Do you kiss your kids with that mouth? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:11 AM Flag
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3 isn't all that normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Intermittent fasting. Yay or Nay? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Not sustainable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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My mom likes it and is able to control her weight that way but I don't think I could do it long term. She has been doing it for about 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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Yay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:56 AM Flag
[ - ] Can anyone recommend a salon to do eyelash extensions on the upper east side? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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benefit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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Kimara Ahnert [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Our 5-yr old started kindergarten this week and now just came out and handed us his favorite childhood stuffed animal, Curious George. He said it's too small for him now and that he doesn't need it anymore. My heart is aching. Our little guy is growing up! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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I know. After a 3 year obsession, my son recently told me Thomas the Train was only for little boys not him. I was so shocked. It felt like the end of an era. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Awww :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Why is he up so late if he's only 5? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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My daughter is 5 and still up. Don't judge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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that's NOKD to be up all night like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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He went to bed at 8. That's his bedtime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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He needs a bigger donger to play with. [ Reply | More ]
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Looking at houses in NJ. Narrowed it down to Glen Ridge and Montclair. Anyone familiar with both? Pros/cons? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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ZZZZZZZZ............. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Ok thanks very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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agree SO boring! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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Joisey sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Glen Ridge has far better schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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+1. Mtclr HS is not an option. Gl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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+1 -agree, go with Glen Ridge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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Isn't this the place where the football players raped the mentally challenged girl with a broom or something and the school and community rallied around the football players? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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In 1989. Not systemic abuse like HM or something. Geez. I would take my chances in glen ridge over montclair any day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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Jersey is the armpit of america. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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I disagree with that completely, even though I find this post boring. There are many places in America I would choose NJ over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma are all in the running for asshole of america [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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Glen Ridge has better schools, but less choice and no real downtown. You can always live in GR and go to Montclair for the town centers. They have a few. Montclair schools are not bad, but it is a big system, and that's why the stats look like they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:01 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know if unconnected boys ever have a shot at acceptance to St. David's preK? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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very rarely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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Happens all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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Typo: I think you meant "uncircumcised." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:42 AM Flag
[ - ] At the end of last year, DSs teacher told me she requested a specific teacher for him. This was completely unsolicited and I didn't request a teacher for him. I just found out that he has been assigned the teacher that she said would not be a good match personality-wise for him. WTF? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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Strange. What grade is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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First [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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For years I didn't want to be that PITA parent. Now in retrospect I think every other parent was in there UNrequesting the crappy teacher. I would go in and make a stink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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I have to agree. I am always trying to not be a PITA and its a mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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right?! it's totally contrary to my personality and value system, but the squeaky wheel really does get the grease, in nyc at least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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ITTA. UB keeps saying don't be a PITA and I too hate complaining and prefer to downplay my child's streangth and it has not been the right thing to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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The problem is I don't want to get last years teacher in trouble. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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I am OR from above. You are a noble person in a crappy system. Advocate for your child, everyone else is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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hmmmmmmmmmmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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My ds got the teacher that everyone said was terrible in Kindergarten. She turned out to be one of his best teachers ever (he is going to be a sophomore in high school.) Have you met his teacher to be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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I actually don't think she is a terrible teacher. I just don't understand why the teacher recommendation was ignored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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maybe many teachers requested that teacher for many students [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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Not sure ... maybe someone else disagreed with the teacher's recommendation. Do you think the teacher might be a good match for your ds? Do you value last year's teacher's opinion? Maybe you can ask her what she thinks about your ds's assigned teacher. I know this is frustration ... so much uncertainty. I hope it works out for your son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:31 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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YOU weren't even concerned or requesting a specific teacher so why are your panties in a bunch? Jeez lady- do you even know what her rationale was? This could all just be a teacher flapping her gums. Take a seat and just let your kid be a kid in the class assigned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:57 AM Flag
[ - ] Grammar moms: Is it "hold onto your hat" or "hold on to your hat" 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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The latter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:14 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think Anderson MS cut off will be much higher this year? I wonder how many kids score high on both ELA and Math. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Always need double fours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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low or high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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In the past, just double 4s. So without anyone saying anything, everyone knew the kids who got double 4s... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 11:25 AM Flag
[ - ] How does Hunter set cutoff? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.29.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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I thought it was according to the test results. Just take the highest 250 or 300 or whatever the number is and that last one score is the cut-off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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np: I don't understand. 250 or 300 of what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Sorry, kids take the test before the cut-off number is determined. So, hunter picks the highest scoring 300 kids and then call that the cut-off. Did that make more sense? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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np--This is the procedure for elementary school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:52 AM Flag
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They take the ny state test scores, go from perfect (4.5) down to whatever level gives them the # of students they want to take their test [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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np--Hunter College High School test can be taken by NYC students who score in the top 10% of a nationally normed test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Is there statistics somewhere for the # of children who got a particular scaled score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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What state exam? We got in and never took a state exam... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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If you came from private you could submit other scores - publics use state test scores [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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this is for upper grades not k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Don't know but the cutoff to take the test is not as high as one might think. In the past, about 2,500 kids take test, they hope about 500 get above the cutoff score and they read those essays and admit about 170 for seventh grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 11:27 AM Flag
[ - ] How does Hunter set cutoff? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 08.29.14, 12:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Hershey park - one day or two? Kill me now... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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Of all the amusement parks, I will only do Hershey. Two days, one day for the rides and the second for the water park. Stay at the Hershey Hotel, it's beautiful. And this is coming from someone whose Disney mantra is "they're not asking and we're not offering. If need be, they can discuss it with their therapist when they're 30". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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This. Plus if you buy one day park passes, you can use them the night before as well for free so you might as well. And if coming from NYC, it's really too long a drive for a day trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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Thanks. I'm with you on Disney. Managed to avoid it so far... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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2 days is good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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Two. We were there recently and did two and I thought it was the right amount of time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:21 AM Flag
[ - ] I hate public schools- there I said it. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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NP: because you can't yank them out via voucher so they have shitty attitude? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Get what you pay for... its over all shitty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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Public schools hate you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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clearly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Racism? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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Oh goodness... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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Because you're familiar with all 100,000 of them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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I hate private schools and the Upper West Side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Eva? Is that you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 02:37 AM Flag
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You sound so klassy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Single dad here, Need to get some 'family photos' taken for school applications. Would you suggest 'formal' photographs, or 'well dressed but casual' photos of my ds and I? (is that correct, or is grammar mom going to come after me?). What are admission officers looking for in their request for a photo? Should we borrow a dog for the photo? Thanks. (oh, and please do not start with the 'FAKE' bs). 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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"Of" precedes "me." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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When did schools start requesting family photos as part of the application process? Seriously don't borrow a dog and just don't do nudes or piling on top of each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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lol. two that i have seen so far are asking for photos. i promise, no nude wrestling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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Just send in a casual photo then. You don't need to overthink these things really. I think as long as you avoid "weird" things like nude wrestling you'll be fine. They're probably using them to remember you from the interview when reviewing during the decision making process. If they're using them for something else you probably don't want your child to attend that school. But I guarantee nude wrestling gets you to the reject pile! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Grammar mom is going to come after you. It's an easy mistake to make, but kind of a strange one after going through all the trouble of realizing you might be making it and writing a sentence on the subject. I'll join with the people who say asking for a family photo is very strange. Typically, schools (along with most everything you'd apply to) avoid asking for photos because it was traditionally used as a way to ask about race without seeming to do so. I can only suppose asking for a family photo is a similarly veiled attempt to garner some information about race, marital status, age and sexual orientation. Wear matching cowboy outfits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Do not do formal - pick one that captures the genuine love and devotion you have for your DC, enough that you risk posting on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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Thanks. Will need to have a few taken this weekend. As a single parent I am always taking the photos--unfortunately we do not have that many recent ones together and none that I want to submit with an application. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:55 AM Flag
[ - ] I would like to buy a small amount of shares and have a play around with the stock market. I'm completely new to this and have $500 to spend. Can anyone give me advice on where to start? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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Get an app where you can make a fantasy account with your $500 and see how you do with 3 months. First of all your money will get eaten up by trading fees in about 5 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.28.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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Right answer, right out of the box. Five hundred isn't really enough to "play around" with the stock market. If you just want to play around, better to do it with play money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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Open a Schwab acct. Invest in no-fee mutual funds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.28.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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I think even Schwab has a 1k minimum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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Bet it on red in Vegas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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You got a problem with black? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.28.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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Why $500? How much in emergency funds/cash do you have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:01 AM Flag
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I just wanted to try investing tbh, but don't want to spend too much money as I'm a complete novice. I haven't a clue if that amount will get me anything worth having! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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Not worth it for that amount. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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Open an Ameritrade account and dump it into an index fund with low or no fees. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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