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[ - ] i'm a grown woman who cant cook. i just tried to sautee some chicken breasts I marinated in lemon, salt & pepper and they are awful. Just tart and watery but stringy and overcooked. I give up. I get a lot of steamed takeout food, so I eat healthy but waste so much $$$. Why is it so easy for others to cook a decent meal? 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:20 PM Flag
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honestly, i dont even know why people like to cook. IT takes so log and you are in a hot kitchen, juggling 3 things. its like i'm an alien. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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So this. I hate to cook. Chop, chop, chop, the juggling, timing everything, oy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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I don't love cooking, but I do it because we can't afford to eat out or order in all of our meals. I can make dinner for the whole family for $12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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Tell me how you do this. Organic chicken alone for our family is more than $12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:33 PM Flag
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Well, I don't use organic most of the time, and I rarely even cook meat. But you can make a huge pot of turkey chili, a quiche, pasta primavera, a veggie-tofu stir-fry with rice, turkey meatloaf, hot dogs and beans -- lots of things for $12 or less. Not fancy, but good enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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np: Sounds great! I'm fascinated by the $12. Do you live in the city? Is everything generic, on sale? I need to be a better shopper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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You get stressed because you don't have a routine and are too rushed. It's easy for me when I cook things that I know well and have time on the weekend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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What were you sauteeing in? Did you use a little bit of oil or butter? It's easy to overcook chicken breasts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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OP here: olive oil, but just enough to coat the pan thinly. i poured some marinade (mostly lemon juice) in the pan to keep it juicy but it didnt work. it just got overcooked, rubbery , but wet on the outside. and it tasted like rubber soaked in lemon pledge :-( I was so optimistic I made TONS, so i'd have leftover for DH tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:40 AM Flag
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Don't be so hard on yourself! I'm the same way. I can't cook chicken to save my life. I'm not a good cook in general. I stick to very easy vegetarian recipes, they are easier (or harder to mess up) - soups, salads, farro, quinoa, pasta, black bean burgers....stuff like that. Never have complaints from DH/DS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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I'm with you. I'm an awful cook. I just don't enjoy it. I wish I did--it costs less and is healthier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:31 PM Flag
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General Topics 07.30.16, 05:44 PM Flag
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how long did you marinate them for? and why were they watery? you took them out of the marinade before sauteing right? I would read a few recipes if I were you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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OP here: i marinated for about 45 minutes. lots of lemon juice, some olive oil and salt & pepper. I put them in a pan with more oil, but i poured the marinade in too. It was like 1/4 cup of lemon juice. i thought it would keep it juicy. Well, i didnt know i was overcooking it because it was so wet. When i took it out it was soggy but dry and too tart. My poor kid couldnt eat it, and she loves chicken. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:31 AM Flag
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I can follow a recipe pretty well. But without a recipe, I'm hopeless. Some people can throw an entire meal together without ever looking at a recipe...a little of this...a bit of that. I'm not one of those people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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np: I'm like you. My FIL is the second type. He says it's being a cook vs. being a chef. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:29 PM Flag
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Its easy for others bc they are experienced and enjoy it. You need some good recipes, good pans like all clad, only use primo ingredients. I find when sauteeing that using a pat of butter with some olive oil gives a nice result. Try to keep trying, chicken breasts also can be a bit tricky. It might be better to roast a bone in breast, less messy. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:29 PM Flag
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I am one too. i can cook 10 dishes, mostly vegetarian or with ground meat. My goal is to have 2 dinner menus for guests that I can cook well. Yes, my goals are that low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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np: You still have higher goals than I do. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:32 PM Flag
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It's easier if you learn growing up bit by bit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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You need to cook with some fat. It will not kill you. Marinate chicken with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, crushed garlic and salt for several hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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OP: i did this but i used a ton of lemon, and just a little oil... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:58 AM Flag
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If you can read and follow directions, then you can cook. Where you went wrong is trying to come up with a recipe on the fly. You can't do that until you're a pretty accomplished, even if amateur, cook. Just look up some recipes and follow them. No harm in that, and you're much more likely to get the outcome you want. And btw, steamed takeout very often has salt, msg, and worse quality ingredients than you would buy for yourself, so learning to cook a few simple things will really improve the quality of your eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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OP here: i was using a recipe, but i didnt measure how much lemon juice. I think lemon is too much as a marinade. Maybe just salt and pepper and squeeze lemon on at the end...? I have no idea :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:33 AM Flag
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Find a simple website you like for recipes (I like Skinnytaste, Dinner a Love Story, Iowa Girl Eats, many others) and follow a couple of recipes a week. It gets easier, really. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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I am you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:31 PM Flag
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OP here: thanks. i feel like it's my dirty secret. My DH loves cooking, so its embarrassing I have zero knack for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:41 AM Flag
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I hate to cook. But make great "assembled" dishes--chopped salads, dips (tzatziki, guacamole), cheese & charcuterie plates, and things like that. I buy rotisserie chicken or some prepared salmon and hardly notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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^also crock pot stuff-you just put a bunch of things in a pot and plug it in--you can even buy precut "stew meat" from fresh direct, fairway, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:53 PM Flag
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It takes time. I'm an excellent cook now. Five years ago couldn't cook a thing. It gets MUCH easier as you practice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:23 PM Flag
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chicken is a learning curve. a slow cooker is best for tough meats, chicken's ability to hold in juices depends on how it is cooked and with what oils/fats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:24 PM Flag
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I bet you are buying low quality meats. That's a huge part of it. Lemon juice will 'cook' any flesh it touches. If you marinate in lemon, you must have oil too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:32 PM Flag
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I dredge it in flour....just a light coating...then saute. Comes out moist every time. I'm an awful cook in most respects but this is one thing I've figured out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:35 PM Flag
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I never liked to cook either til I found Epicurious (website). I only cooked things with ratings of 90% or higher and I read all the reviews first about what to add or limit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:01 PM Flag
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When I marinate chicken, I broil it in oven. You have to watch it to reach the right level of moisture, but the result is always awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:31 PM Flag
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When you are learning to cook chicken start with very thin cuts. It will help you not to over cook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:34 PM Flag
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OP: i'm so afraid the chicken will be raw inside that i always overcook. i guess ill try it super thin next time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:35 AM Flag
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OP here, UPDATE: Dh just tried the leftovers and said it really wasn't bad, just overcooked. He's making a sandwich with it. He said I probably need to cook with more fat, if I want it really juicy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 12:57 AM Flag
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OP: he ate ALL the leftovers, even though i thought they were awful. whattya know! theres hope for me yet... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 02:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Travel advice needed: Need a destination birthday celebration idea for mom's 75th bday this January. Probably a 3-5 day holiday. Families (plus kids ranging from 2-8) will be traveling from NYC, Western Europe and India. No specific budget planned yet- but price is an object. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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Where is the 75 year old mom based? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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India [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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Rent a villa in Tuscany? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:28 PM Flag
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Is that nice in January? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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I actually have no idea. But I always think Tuscany villa is a great place for family reunion. You can find a house with pool and servants, cooks...etc. Seems easier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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australia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:39 PM Flag
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Your mom probably just wants to take a nap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:43 PM Flag
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wow, lots of travel for 5 days!!! go longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] History will equate Bernie Sanders with Ralph Nader. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Sorry to be blunt, but your analogy is off. Sanders endorsed her and told his followers to do the same. I personally equate Jill Stein with Nader. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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But the damage he did during the primary has not/will not be undone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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np: he had every right to compete in the primary. If HRC is not a strong candidate, it's not Bernie's fault. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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THIS. And I have always supported her. He came through at the convention, didn't contest it and even Sarah Silverman is on board, as is anyone who would have voted Dem anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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pp: I was for Bernie throughout the primary, and am now supporting Hillary 100%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:28 PM Flag
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Hillary supporter. You would think the way her opponents made her out to be a money hungry monster, that she would've thrown out the first blow but it was Bernie. Hillary really di not say anything bad about him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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^^^con't I meant to say I agree with with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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np--Of course she did. Clinton said Sanders was against the auto bailout. She said Sanders is pro NRA and that most of the guns that kill people in New York come from Vermont. She said she was more pro choice than Bernie (who, by the way, wouldn't have picked a vice presidential candidate who supports the Hyde Amendment). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:29 PM Flag
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This. This analogy sux. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:33 PM Flag
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If the Democrats wanted to win, they should have picked the strongest candidate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:26 PM Flag
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Hillary will win but only because she's running against Trump. I think any of the more generic Republicans (Bush, Rubio, Kasich etc.) would have beat her and I'm a Democrat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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The polls are saying Trump has a good chance to beat her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Getting a mini labradoodle - how early do they have to go out in the morning? trying to figure out if I need a dog-walker. thanks! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:13 PM Flag
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I take mine out at 6. As soon as the sun comes up they start getting antsy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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Wow - I can't leave the kids to take the dog out when my husband travels so I guess I will have to get a dog walker! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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If it's a major issue, you can look into training them to pee/poop in the shower. Not joking at all. Easy clean up and they can go on their own schedule. I have a cat who poops and pees in my tub. I just pick up the poop and flush it and use the attachment to wash the pee down the drain. No litter boxes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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I used to volunteer at a place that trained service dogs for the disabled, it was something they were trained to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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And then scrub the shower with bleach, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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No. Water and a toilet scrubber are enough. It's just poop. My pets are vaccinated. I'm probably coming into contact with more germs kissing them than picking up after them. I don't think I use bleach for anything that goes down the toilet or drains since we have a septic system and it kills the good bacteria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:48 PM Flag
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It's probably safer to kiss your vaccinated dog than another human. It's a compatibility thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:55 PM Flag
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Probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:56 PM Flag
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Oh my. Your bathroom must reek. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:09 PM Flag
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I've got a big secret to tell you. Sometimes we poop in there, too! I just look in the tub every time I use the bathroom or smell something. No biggie. If you don't like poop, don't be human. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:21 PM Flag
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This made me smile. My DH currently has to wear an ostomy bag. His whole life he was a germ freak. Now when he has to change it he jokes that he practically plays in his own poop. Love that man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:31 PM Flag
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Good for him! If you have to live with it, you might as well have a sense of humor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Gross! You wouldn't get me in that shower. Dogs develop a routine. I usually run mine out at 6am when I'm working. But on the weekend when DH is sleeping in, they'll happily wait till 8:30am because they snooze in the bedroom with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Or train your dog. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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UGH. Awful. My mutt sleeps in as long as I do. Get a dog with a bigger bladder! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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our mini poodle can last until about 7/7:30 if we take her for her last walk around 9/9:30 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:20 PM Flag
[ - ] We've been invited to two parties at for lack of a better word "mansions" in CT. Why do I feel so intimidated? :( 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:12 PM Flag
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Do you like the hosts and other guests? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:16 PM Flag
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Don't know them very well. Kids' are friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:18 PM Flag
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Wear something that makes you feel good about yourself, prepare some small talk, and plan to leave early. If you enjoy yourself, then stay and have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Friends or work colleagues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:19 PM Flag
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Barely friends, through our kids - these are their summer "homes". Equivalent of Hamptons House but waspy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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The summer homes in CT are significantly less expensive than a house in the Hamptons. My SIL bought a country home in CT for the cost of a 2 BR apt in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:04 PM Flag
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Do you live in CT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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No, NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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You're being silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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We're not worthy, we have no friends, no cool careers, not rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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But you raised cool enough kids to get invited. You must have done something right. Enjoy! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:33 PM Flag
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CT is cheap [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:40 PM Flag
[ - ] If I'm wearing designer jewelry on FB, I'm not your target audience for your Stella & Dot invite. Thanks. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:12 PM Flag
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I personally deplore MLM, but I will say that the only Stella & Dot invites I've ever gotten have come from UMC SAHMs who also own "designer" jewelry. FWIW, they consider their entire friend list their "target audience" so get over yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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Same. Plus Stella dot jewelry is very pretty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:28 PM Flag
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Agreed. I'm afraid it would be far too whimsical for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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+1. Would clash with your "Return to Tiffany" bracelet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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Lol, get over yourself. No one is scanning your fb photos to determine the price point of your accessories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:26 PM Flag
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Plus, what the heck is "designer" jewelry but lesser quality jewelry marked up for suckers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:53 PM Flag
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If I'm posting pictures of myself on FB, shoot me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:39 PM Flag
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Ha, this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone tried acupuncture for infertility, and have you had success? Also, how many times did you go total and per week? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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Maybe? DH had cancer and had part of his reproductive system removed. We banked. Had three chances to get pregnant before it was gone. I read acupuncture can help so I did a few sessions (once a week) and got pregnant first try. So, could have worked, it could be that would have happened either way. I was 36, unmedicated IUI. Second child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:08 PM Flag
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I did 5 in vitros. I did acupuncture on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th procedures. By the 5th procedure, I switched Drs. I did not do any research, no acupuncture, etc. I got pregnant with triplets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:15 PM Flag
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Worked for Charlotte [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:17 PM Flag
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someone had to say it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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did not help at all. with anything. :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:33 PM Flag
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You need a good acupuncture doctor who specializes in infertility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:55 PM Flag
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Went twice a week during two IVFs. Both failed. Got pregnant with an IUI and no acupuncture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:04 PM Flag
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NP: I believe acupuncture helped but I can't be 100% sure. I was doing other things as well to help the process along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:48 PM Flag
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It can be incredibly effective and powerful, but in right circumstances. Had a discussion about this with my acupuncturist/good friend. She gets frustrated with all the Type As who come into her office thinking acupuncture is some kind of drug, and works on a schedule like a prescription drug. One needs to understand it is about allowing for full energy shifts/balance, not just go in and have something "fixed". Stress is a huge energy problem, and if you go in thinking the 45 min will cure anything, and then go back to same stressful lives, it doesn't really work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] If I am sending a thank you to someone for a job well done (not work-related, it's a caregiving thing) is it better to send handwritten note, or email so they can forward it to their supervisor? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:51 PM Flag
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Handwritten if you have time. Also email supervisor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:52 PM Flag
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THIS. A caregiver may not forward a handwritten note or even an email to supervisor. Thank her, but make sure the supervisor gets an email too. [ Reply | More ]
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I would email and cc the supervisor [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:53 PM Flag
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you should email and cc the supervisor yourself. people may find it too obviously self-serving to forward it themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 07.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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Tell the supervisor. Once I discharged a patient from home care and my supervisor called to say my patient had called her to say how helpful I had been. I glowed all day both because of my patient's appreciation and because my supervisor knew I had done good work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 11:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Db is 7 months and crawling and developing normally.. I noticed when he gets excited he only shakes his right leg and not the left. Am I being paranoid or is this weird? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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Normal to have a dominant side [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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Oh Lord. You have a LONG road ahead of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:04 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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Keep an eye on it. Could be nothing. My nephew was showing some unusual reliance on one side, though, and he was doing things like keeping the hand on the other side constantly in a fist. They ultimately did some scans and found evidence that he'd had a small perinatal stroke, a small part of brain tissue was not showing any activity. They got him into PT and gave him a hand brace to make sure his weak hand developed normally. Still unclear if he will ever have anything that amounts to a permanent disability. For the time being he is more or less a normal kid who plays sports and gets some help in school, but lots of kids get that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:02 PM Flag
[ - ] If first year big firm associates now make 180,000, what is their hourly rate? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:36 PM Flag
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I currently make $165k on a reduced billable requirement, and my rate is $350 an hour. I have to meet my billable requirements to justify this. For $180k, and given the experience of young associates, I would say that they need to bill more and have industry clients who are willing to pay that price for that level of experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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Out of every 10 hours billed by a first year, only one can be actually useful to client...sorry, that is what it is. Amazing how that still flies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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Yep, not disagreeing with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:47 PM Flag
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I heard around $500/hour, but it really doesn't matter. A lot of companies are unwilling to pay for the work of first and second year associates now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:46 PM Flag
[ - ] This morning my stomach hurt so bad after eating. I couldn't bend over or lay down. It was so uncomfortable. I was about to leave for the ER when I threw up and felt instant relief. This whole week my stomach has been off and on hurting after eating. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Gall bladder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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OP: It doesn't hurt now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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I've thrown up a few times this week, but for me it is the heat. I've been getting very dizzy and uncomfortable and then I throw up. Sorry for the TMI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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OP: I'll ask this question later if you guys don't mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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Could be a stomach ulcer, gall bladder or even food poisoning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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are you dehydrated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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I would call your doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Infuriating: Imaging place telling me to drink 20 oz of water before ultrasound and then leave me sitting out here!!! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.29.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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fun, huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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I don't think I'll make it. And it's freezing in here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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I never followed that advice and the imaging came out perfect. I think I only drank 8-10 oz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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+1. NP, are they looking for something specific or just the regular scheduled ultrasound? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:36 PM Flag
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Not pregnant. Trying to find out why I have blood in urine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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Ah! Got it, hence the water. Hang in there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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Pregnant. The anatomy scan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:15 PM Flag
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Yes, they mean to torture you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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Possibly, but maybe not if they didn't make her sit there in a paper gown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:54 PM Flag
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With panties or without? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:01 PM Flag
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Yup, been there. Then they start to scan you and say you're too full and send you to pee out half of it. @#!*! How do I know if I've peed half a bladder?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] My younger sister wants to go to WGU or Western Governors University. She flies back and forth from England to see her boyfriend so she likes the flexibility. Is this online school one of those rip off diploma mills? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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yes. penn state world campus might be good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Aww that's too bad. She was so excited about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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Online degrees are not that respectable and offer little benefit compared to the investment. Community college a better bet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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this, nj cc is $5k per year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] yeah! dh's ex gf is old and wrinkly too! her facebook pics are filtered but i found some unfiltered on her friend's page! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:00 PM Flag
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Why are you bothering to look up his ex? Seems like a colossal waste of time to try and find unfiltered photos of her on one of her friend's FB pages. Are you insecure in your marriage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:04 PM Flag
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yes our marriage is a disaster and i have one day off today and i'm waiting for dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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carry on, then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:30 PM Flag
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okay then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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Awesome. DH's old girlfriends are in their 60s too. People age, that's fact. We too, will have that opportunity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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i'm the same age as her, not throwing any stones! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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Yes. And OP looks just as old as everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:45 PM Flag
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yes that's why i said too! i'm 42 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.16, 02:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Would this annoy you--DC going to camp (in this case at a local kids art studio) where the lead instructor was middle school/early high school? In this case, not a question of supervision just "value" (one DC had the younger staff person, the other college aged--and such a difference of what they did). Cost was about average for our area. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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I think it would be OK if it were lower priced and not teaching a skill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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Same. I paid $75 for a week, 9-12 for an art camp, including supplies, for a local college kid in our neighborhood to do art projects, and it was great. Honestly can't imagine what any "professional" could have done better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:02 PM Flag
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I would have talked to director, and asked if they could switch off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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yes this would bother me. I'm an art teacher. Middle schooler could help facilitate class but shouldn't be the "teacher". Unless it's FREE and you are told that going in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:53 PM Flag
[ - ] FYI: Trumpies love quoting Rasmussen poll - it's Republican led and always has a Trump poll lead. Today it has Hillz up by 1 which means she's probably up by 5-6. Bye bye Trumpies. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:58 PM Flag
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LOL I read that, too. They said if Rasmussen has her up by anything, multiply that by 3x in any other poll. Then again, I've also heard it said that Rasmussen is just crap in general. They apparently had Romney ready to win in a landslide against Obama. Or something like that, can't remember specifically [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Rasmussen had Clinton up by 5 points on June 20. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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^^^ They also had her up by 5 on June 14. They had her up by 4 on June 6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 10:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Biglawyer here that doesn't want to be doing this at all. Any tips? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:52 PM Flag
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what kind of lawyer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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Do you have student loans outstanding? Could you accept a much lower paying job? How long at biglaw? What's your speciality? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:53 PM Flag
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No, would be hard, 2.5, banking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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NP: You need to stay where you are a few more years then find an in-house position [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Wow. You didn't even get started in your career and you hate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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how is it hard to accept lower paying job if you don't have student loans? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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Focus on M&A, move to PE or hedge fund and least make $$$. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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Or just get into the corporate group so you have business operations (i.e., the breath of legal issues faced by a company) so that you are better positioned for in-house roles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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You can go in-house, but I don't think you have enough experience yet. Hang in there for another 2 years, I think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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At least. OP should make every effort to have face time with her clients so that hopefully, she will impress them and have her in mind when they need to fill a slot in house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 09:44 PM Flag
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Suck it up. Pay off the loan then go in house. I'm non-legal working for Biglaw, and I envy your paycheck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 07:43 PM Flag
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THIS. I lived frugally in the hood while working at Am Law 10 firm and paid my student loans off in 2 years. Don't get sucked into the lifestyle caused by making $300,000 and having little time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.29.16, 08:05 PM Flag
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