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[ - ] need gift idea for 2 year old nephew. up to $100. tia. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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Magnatiles. [ Reply | More ]
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Pots, pans, lids, buckets, and assorted wood and metal spoons from the thrift shop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Duplo train set [ Reply | More ]
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daniel tiger stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:46 PM Flag
[ - ] The pussy hat among you must be quite mobilized by now against Keith Ellison, eh? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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MRA troll is seriously on a roll tonight. Obviously doesn't have enough money left from the weekly unemployment check to go out and buy himself one drink at the bar and nurse it all evening while women don't talk to him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:29 PM Flag
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Ellison is not being rammed down the throats of the American people for a lifetime appointment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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Stupid. Brett Kavanaugh already has a lifetime appointment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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But we didn't know that then and its the highest court in the land. arguably, if these allegations are true, he could be impeached and removed from his current judicial post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:27 PM Flag
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Why not just do one of your Seth Rich posts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:40 PM Flag
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Calm down, we only go after republicans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:43 PM Flag
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Twitter keeps removing his accuser's posts. Of course no one on the left cares because they are not a sect that even pretends to care about free speech or the rights of women anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 07:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I can accept my jowls, my loss of thigh gap and waistline, my graying hair (might do something about that one). Hardest thing to accept is the decline of my mom's emotional support. If I see it as part of aging, maybe I can learn to accept it without anger. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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Is this the opening of an article you're writing for Woman's Day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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How old are you? Shouldn't you be self-sufficient? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:25 PM Flag
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45, have a dc with serious medical problems and SN (also have other dcs). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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epilepsy mom again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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What kind of support do you think she should be giving you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:44 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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It's your elderly mother who needs that support at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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op: She's 71, does jazzercise with 20-year olds and is very proud of it, colors her hair, works part time, diets and exercises excessively. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:31 PM Flag
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That's great, though (except for the excessive part). I see what you wrote above and I'm sorry it's so hard. Can you get more help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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Yes, ABA is starting soon, just in the paperwork phase. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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A little off topic, but my son has epilepsy, has been seizure free for two years and we are prepping to start taking him off his meds. Just throwing a little optimism your way.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:49 PM Flag
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op: Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:50 PM Flag
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I lost my mother's support while I still had a waistline and all that. Consider yourself lucky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:51 PM Flag
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op: I am lucky. My mom was great with my first dc. She wasn't that interested when I had 2nd dc, because by then my brother had a boy, and the novelty of being a grandma had worn off. 3rd dc had medical problems from day 1 and it was just too much for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here have a slipped disc? How serious is it? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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It depends on how bad they are. I have two bulging discs. I had acute pain about two years ago, but PT helped. It's always there, but I just live with it. Exercise and ibuprofen help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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I'm sorry I'm so dumb to ask a stupid question, but do these things happen as a result of injuries or something? Or do they just happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:10 PM Flag
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Little bit of both. Injury, aging discs, life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:16 PM Flag
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That seems logical. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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I have two. It’s painful. I had a cortisone shot that helped a little. Massages help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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Thank you, DH has one. He has a job where he stoops for hours a day and apparently it's catching up with him :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:41 PM Flag
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I have three bulging disks in my neck. Too lazy for PT so might get a steroid shot. For now, drugs are helping enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone see those two white Trump voters gunning down a guy in cold blood. I love that Trump says we can go out with guns and tell people what to do and if they get mad at us when we prevent them from going about our business, we can mow them down in cold blood. I really do think it is Russian trolls who are egging this on because that was never America, where you mowed down anyone who didn't do what you said. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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Your English is so bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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I know. I was just sickened by those two white guys gunning down a man on a public street after picking a fight with him for absolutely no reason and waving a gun at him in front of his children. Those sick white guys should be in jail. Dad and his son with the same Trump values. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else not that blown away by Dalton ? Do they really produce huge numbers of rocket scientists headed to Ivy ? 177 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Me. Went on tour. Not really impressed either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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Are they still highlighting The Big Box of Dirt, aka Archeological Dig? Talk about the Emperor's New Clothes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:45 PM Flag
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Ha, seriously! But yes, they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:28 AM Flag
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What schools have blown you away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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Do tell. Watching this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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I like Spence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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blown away by it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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Weakest of the TTs... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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Weakest of the TT academically is Chapin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:41 PM Flag
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lol, no. everyone knows it's spence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:43 AM Flag
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np I think it is hard to be blown away by a school in NYC. A boarding school or college campus on the other hand.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:07 PM Flag
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This. The facilities in NYC are atrocious. Almost a contest in shabbiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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Mostly shallow people are blown away by fancy facilities, esp for elementary school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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I must be shallow. there is little that blows me away about our TT school. or maybe for that amount of tuition, my expectations were too high [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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You sound poor. Who thinks about the money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:43 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 10:54 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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np: actually, I am not a shallow person, just know that human being - especially children - are very much affected by their environment, including space and light. To think that this is not the case is sort of weird, honestly. The kids spend most of their days in those places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:50 PM Flag
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Of course the irony is that the people who send their kids to hese schools are usually incredibly well-educated and quite intellectual themselves. And yet, somehow, they have justified that living in nyc trumps all of this. beyond me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:52 PM Flag
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not true have you seen Collegiates new building [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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no. I am sure it is amazing but how do you fit so much into a city building? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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Fancy, new building appeals to parents and maybe older students. Most 4-5 year olds don't care for high ceilings, glass, stainless steel, minimalist feel. Lower school kids want something more homey and quaint. Remember, they're the ones in the school for 6 hours a day, not you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:37 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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5 year olds would be happy either way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:36 AM Flag
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Precisely. Focus on philosophy/culture, peer group, values and faculty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:15 AM Flag
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They only built one full gym -- stupid planning for an all boys school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:53 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Spence facilities are the nicest, IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:29 PM Flag
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Brearley, Trinity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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Funny, I actually was not that impressed with Trinity. Their amazing college stats are clearly padded by the phenomenal kids they accept in 9th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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np: agreed. NOTHING exciting about Trinity in lower years, just a bunch of legacies. All funding, etc. goes to upper school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:54 PM Flag
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Well, phenomenal kids should impress. It's the padding by legacies and donors that is hard to swallow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Talk about run down facilities. I thought Brearly looked old and decrepit. We thought CSH had the best overall facilities [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Who cares about the facilities when your DC’s peer group is kids of doctors, lawyers and professors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:44 PM Flag
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New state of the art 12 story building ready fall 2019. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:01 AM Flag
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Hill schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:42 PM Flag
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In the city, Avenues has the best facility, and Ethical is a close second. I'd still choose C/B/T though. Facilities were never that much of a priority for me, not until college anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:56 AM Flag
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I never saw Avenues but agree Ethical is the best lower school facility in the city, IMO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:43 PM Flag
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It's ok to prefer polished floors, uniforms and a traditional uniform. All roads lead to Ivy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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*traditional curriculum* [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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You can get the same at parochial schools for a fraction of the price and free charter schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:28 PM Flag
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oh yes, they're totally the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:55 PM Flag
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You mentioned, floors, uniforms and traditional curriculum. You didn't mention selectivity or large presence of legacy and wealthy kids that skew the stats for college exmissions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:07 PM Flag
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It must be hard being this bitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:01 AM Flag
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lol, this. check out those exmission stats at the parochial schools. lmao. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:45 AM Flag
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Parochial schools are lower schools. No emissions stats. But check out Regis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:44 PM Flag
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What? There are plenty of parochial high schools in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 06:51 PM Flag
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It must be hard to be this clueless about the real reasons people strive for TT schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 10:08 PM Flag
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The two people I knew who went to Dalton went on to U of Hartford and Union College. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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this. I knew only one, he went to iona college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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Iona?!?!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:56 AM Flag
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and Wisconsin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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They were not clever enough to be legacies or URMs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 07:05 PM Flag
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Iona, Hartford, and Union? I mean, Union isn't so bad, but what is with the others? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:08 PM Flag
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NP: Probably got full ride. Iona is very generous with academic scholarships, they often throw in room and board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:45 PM Flag
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I know two - one went to Harvard, the other to Princeton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:21 PM Flag
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Yes, and the ones I know went to Darmouth, Swarthmore and Harvard. Absurd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:30 AM Flag
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Is your kid going to get at least a 1580 SAT or 35-36 ACT and be among very best in a class where 200 students are National Merit Semi-Finalists? Or is your kid reasonably smart and will probably clear the 1500 or 33 ACT bar after multiple takings and can be among the top half of students in a school with 5 National Merit Semi-Finalists? If the second, go to Dalton and benefit from affirmative action for rich connected students. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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If your kid is clearing 1500 SAT they are in the top 1% of the country. Does that only mean reasonably smart to you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:38 AM Flag
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You guys really have to stop believing that what separates kids is a 35 v 33 on the ACT etc. This is soooo not important. Colleges admissions are completely beyond this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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Hated it. Crunchy munchy interviewer checked her phone about 15 times during interviewer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:13 PM Flag
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If you like progressive education, Dalton is a great school. Personally, I liked Saint Ann’s better and found the families much nicer to be around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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You had children at both? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 07:04 PM Flag
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Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan families vs UES. Enough said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:39 PM Flag
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So the answer is no, and you are FOC. Enough said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:09 PM Flag
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I am not the OR. I just chimed in after her comment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:00 AM Flag
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Great, then don’t apply! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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700 others will though ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:15 PM Flag
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I don't know much about the school but interviewed a candidate for my law firm who had Dalton on his resume. If you have enough space on your resume to include your K-12, I'm not hiring you as an attorney in my firm, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:16 PM Flag
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Bahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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That would be a fraction of a line. Jealous much! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:54 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:15 PM Flag
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Oh my god, no! I laughed when I saw that. Laughed out loud. And dinged him. So yeah, you should delete that “fraction of a line.” Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:23 PM Flag
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Looks like he dodged a bullet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:20 AM Flag
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You sound like an awful person. Who would want to work for you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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Name calling. Yep. Jealous. The only person who sound like a pathetic idiot is YOU. Yes . . . of all the things to eliminate someone's candidacy for . . . that they went to a GREAT, TT private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:44 AM Flag
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YOu are missing the point. The candidate was eliminated for the poor judgement of putting it on at esume. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 09:40 AM Flag
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Yeah, who wants well-connected NYC people who might be able to actually bring in some business? Dinged! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:03 PM Flag
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Nobody at that level is relying on high school connections. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:15 PM Flag
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Are you kidding me? I know people in their 40s and 50s that still do, with great success. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:58 AM Flag
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It’s entirely different if it’s an old friend that you’ve maintained a relationship with. It’s entirely different if you think your high school holds some sort of cache on your resume. It doesn’t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:07 AM Flag
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Awwwww . . . you ain't from NYC, hon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:46 AM Flag
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NP. What??? I've worked in biglaw for 20 years and no one, and I mean no one, cares where you went to HS. Are you kidding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:52 AM Flag
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That's not true, some of the alumni networks are very strong, for both day and boarding schools. And they are certainly happy to help out younger graduates, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:18 PM Flag
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I'm not saying alumni networks aren't strong. I'm saying that no one thinks about or talks about where someone went to HS went hiring or staffing or whatever. Just doesn't happen. FWIW, I am on the hiring committee of a top firm so I know a lot about this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 06:52 PM Flag
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^^^when not went [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 06:53 PM Flag
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Go back to bum-fucks-ville . . . You ain't from NYC, clearly. Ugh . . . infestations of people like you . . . ruining this once great city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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Dalton alum never made this city great. Actually the worst reputation among the schools, but supposedly they're not quite as d*uchey anymore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:48 PM Flag
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The way to do it is join alumni committee, and put it under organizations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 09:41 AM Flag
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that is such an unfortunately Dalton thing to do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:48 PM Flag
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I'm not. I applied to all the other top tiers for my DD though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:26 PM Flag
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I did a spring tour and was so unimpressed/turned off we never applied in the fall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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Umm I walked out mid-way through our parent interview at Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:01 PM Flag
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didnt want to hear babby's voice anymore? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:41 PM Flag
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Go on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:04 PM Flag
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NOKD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:21 AM Flag
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Dalton is like a cult for the rich and self-righteous ultra liberals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:05 PM Flag
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Dalton used to be totally 2T back in the eighties. They've done a fantastic job promoting themselves as an alternative to the more trad TTs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:20 PM Flag
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Dalton’s #1 college matriculation over the past 5 year? Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:23 AM Flag
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Is that because they admit a lot of "diversity"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:34 AM Flag
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And few Asians [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:04 AM Flag
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TT is not about rocket scientists. It's about Wall Street and the right social set. They do produce large (although not huge) numbers headed to Ivy. I would wager that few of them are going into any kind of science, rocket or other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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This! What a bunch of clueless losers on this board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:23 PM Flag
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Here are the numbers. Brearley 2016 Placement of 52 students: Brown 2, Carleton 1, Carnegie Mellon 1, Colgate 1, Columbia 4, Cornell 2, Dartmouth 2, Georgetown 1, Grinnell 1, Hamilton 2, Harvard 7, Harvey Mudd 1, Hobart and William Smith 1, Northwestern 1, Oberlin 1, Pomona 1, Princeton 3, Reed 2, Stanford 2, Swarthmore 1, University of Chicago 2, University of Michigan 1, University of Penn 3, University of St. Andrews 1, Vanderbilt 1, Washington University at St. Louis 1, Wesleyan 1, Yale 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:06 AM Flag
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So let's be honest here, half the class were probably disappointed Because they didn't get HYPS Columbia Chicago Brown. On top of that, also remember half of the class were wealthy and connected. So if you're not, you likely got Reed/Pomona/Colgate/Hamilton/Grinnel... Wouldn't you cry if you've been dreaming of Princeton for 13 years since K accept letter and all you end up with is Carleton??Don't lie, all brearley parents assume that in their mind whether they admit ir or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:18 AM Flag
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The one who got Carleton likely isn’t one of the strivers and just sends their kid to TT as matter of routine. Probably also the kind of kid that is set up for life. Doesn’t really make a difference to them. Who wouldnt be very pleased with Pomona? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:39 AM Flag
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Carleton is an AMAZING school. I'd be a bit tweaked about Hobart, though. BTW that's insane- what are these girls offering, or is it all legacies? TBH, all of the B and T girls I know who went HYP are legacies. Hunter only sends 7 to H each year these days. Are these girls publishing novels in HS, or is it all $$$? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:43 AM Flag
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You don’t know shit about who is wealthy and who isn’t. I love when people think they know what they are talking about. People think money is such a huge factor. This isn’t the fifties. Brearley has the best percentage of merit scholarship winners and an extremely rigorous curriculum which is well known with college admissions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:24 AM Flag
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No. Way lower than Hunter or SHS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:56 AM Flag
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LOL. Maybe in numbers but not percentage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 05:00 AM Flag
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For merit scholarships? Absolutely lower in percentage. Hunter kids are standardized test-taking machines. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:21 PM Flag
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I would be more disappointed in Chicago than Carleton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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You're trolling. Chicago is ranked 3rd by US News. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 06:54 PM Flag
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Holy shit. That's nuts. These are real numbers? Of matriculations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:55 AM Flag
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I know a girl from B who went to Cornell. She was such a moron she had to apply to medical school like three times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:05 AM Flag
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I love how anytime anyone questions the TTs, someone throws out 2016 Brearley numbers. You know well B is a different animal. OP asked specifically about Dalton, why don't offer 2018 Dalton numbers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:49 PM Flag
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Agreed. B has it dialed in, even for the unconnected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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A lot of the private schools in nyc rest on their laurels these days. Given how expensive it is to run a school in the city, they really cannot possibly incorporate the best of everything the way an educational institution like that would love to (or know, given how supposedly progressive they are, they should). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:19 PM Flag
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What should they be doing differently? I agree, and think they should be doing dual language immersion with less emphasis on the classics unless kids are interested, and also seriously beef up their science offerings. What do others think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:23 PM Flag
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It's progressive and arty. Few rocket scientists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 07:11 PM Flag
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+1 kids are behind in math and science in middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:54 AM Flag
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None of the Manhattan TTs produce rocket scientists. The 7 TTs produce graduates who do well in industries that require connections to succeed (like Wall Street), not innovation. By the time our elementary school age kids grow up, the world will be very different. Most of the WS big money jobs now will become automated. Many people will wish they went to CAL instead of Harvard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:34 PM Flag
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Psychic mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 08:51 PM Flag
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Yeah right. Gates, zuckerberg, hsieh were at Harvard. Bezos at Princeton. Techies go to nor cal for funding and land, all brains came from out east. And Berkeley is physically a dump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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For now. Things are changing. And certainly Skidmore and Lafayette aren't going to get kids anywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:53 PM Flag
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Yes, ALL brains come from the east, there must be something magical in that air from the Atlantic. Or is it the bro-power of these schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:28 PM Flag
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Exactly. Bro-power. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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You realize you're proving our point right? You are name dropping Ivy graduates from 30 years ago. The world has changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:32 AM Flag
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"Our point"? I just see you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:56 AM Flag
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Fine, my point. In any case, you're name dropping from 30 years ago. Those people you named used cloth diapers when they were born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:41 PM Flag
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Exactly. The compass now points west... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:03 AM Flag
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Zuckerberg realized Harvard wouldn't add value so he left! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:33 AM Flag
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This is a very wise comment. Just as the guaranteed law jobs have disappeared, so will the easy WS money for all but a very few. The future definitely lies in the West, and Stanford, Cal, UCLA, USC etc know how to deliver it. Innovation is the name of the game for the next generation. Save your $$ and teach your kid entrepreneurship and creativity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:58 PM Flag
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Gee I would imagine it's the tech jobs that would be automated not jobs that require people skills like banking or law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:25 PM Flag
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Well, probably both! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:15 AM Flag
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Current tech jobs will get automated but the technology keeps changing so there will be new tech that don't even exist now and new tech jobs. Whereas law jobs and finance jobs will just go away because a case that takes 30 people in a law firm to handle now will only take 5 people in 10 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:01 AM Flag
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lol, you have no clue what you're talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:57 AM Flag
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Your favorite comeback is lol you have no clue. Give me some concrete examples then. You can't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:42 PM Flag
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You are not a lawyer or do not work with lawyers if you think that job will be automated or just go away. It makes no sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 06:55 PM Flag
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It hasn't been easy to get into these schools for decades, and certainly not now. I don't know what you are smoking, they've had better rated tech programs than Ivy League forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:28 PM Flag
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I think HYP and other Ivy compete pretty well on the science/tech front. But I agree that it's the never the TT alumni at them that are doing the hard science/tech stuff. Never. I say this as an alum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:11 AM Flag
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Agreed, except maybe Princeton and Cornell, and that's more the grad programs. It's mostly UC, Stanford, Caltech, MIT, top-performing state school kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:16 AM Flag
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You missed her point (and you were not agreeing with her). She said that the ivies compete well in those fields, but the students doing that work at the ivies don't come from the NY TT private schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:59 AM Flag
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Yes, because they both can't and don't have to compete. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:02 AM Flag
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Ivys don't do cutting edge research in tech, it's not where it's concentrated. The largest research engineering schools are the ones mentioned here: MIT/Stanford/Berkeley (3 top rated ones in that order). Then there is CIT, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, GIT, U of Illinois. In specific engineering disciplines ratings vary, but any of these schools would have one of the top 10 programs. Cornell is #9 in EE and computer engineeringm the highest Ivys got. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 10:17 PM Flag
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Literally every Manhattan TT grad I know move on to work at art galleries, PR, vogue, non profit, the smartest harder working ones go to wall street and law firms. Not a single one works in STEM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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You must not know many. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:08 AM Flag
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I know a bunch. One is an MD/PhD, the rest are all in business or "the arts" if they are female. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:45 AM Flag
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Im a different poster. Agree with above. Many glorified PR and event planner type jobs among female TT alums. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:50 AM Flag
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I knew one woman. . . SE Asian . . . went into medical research. Columbia undergrad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:07 AM Flag
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"Huge number"? try zero [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:52 PM Flag
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Dalton is a scam. Always has been, always will be. If you want fruity with great exmissions, try St. Ann's, otherwise it's B/C/T for the best of education of the private world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 10:59 PM Flag
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This. I'd throw in Hunter in that mix of the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:03 AM Flag
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Agreed, but the TT crowd usually sniffs at anything free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:13 AM Flag
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We are at T/B/C, but would have seriously considered and possibly chosen Hunter had DC made it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:21 AM Flag
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Most of the posters here do not know what they are talking about. What do you know about the curriculum and teaching at any of these schools? Dalton has excellent humanities, far better than Hunter's and as good as Trinity's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:07 PM Flag
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Wow you're the one who doesn't know what you're talking about. The topic here is science/STEM. Not humanities. Can you read?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:43 PM Flag
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Huh? You mean because OP said rocket scientists? LOL. That's a colloquialism for smart people. Are you ESL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 07:05 PM Flag
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Lol. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 05:54 PM Flag
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it isn't in the same sentence as HM, Trinity, Collegiate/Brearley. It is more like Fieldston. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 11:43 PM Flag
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Agreed. And I prefer Fieldston. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:52 PM Flag
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I thought Dalton was disgusting and in worse shape than my flyover public school. Parts of Fieldston were centuries old, filthy and run down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:01 AM Flag
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I never paid much attention to the physical buildings. I was paying close attention to the teachers, kids esp high schoolers. Dalton is a good school. So is Saint Ann's. T/C are great schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:12 AM Flag
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Um. Okay. But the topic of the post is the physical facility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:25 AM Flag
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OP did not ask about the physical space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:21 AM Flag
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Huh? Where is that the topic of the post? No one said anything about the "physical facility." You sound dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:01 AM Flag
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Ethical has a gorgeous building, and love that it is on the west side, close to the park. We chose a different school, but I liked ECFS' buildings. You sound like a spoiled brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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I’m talking about the filthy back stairwells and old mold-smelling rooms in the older parts of Fieldston. Not Ethical or the other lower one. Dumb dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:24 AM Flag
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You aren’t discouraging applicants. Don’t bother. If you live in NYC you have many advantages and some compromises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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I know what you meant. If you have a beef with Fieldston, which has facilities comparable to those of many colleges, you truly are a spoiled brat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 01:12 AM Flag
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This. I hate to break it to you, but the fancy East Coast colleges you are eyeing for your DC have plenty of dirty stairwells, decrepit dorms and no A/C. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 02:04 AM Flag
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+1,000,000. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:59 AM Flag
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Ok "dumb dumb", what are you talking about? The outside stairs connecting buildings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:57 PM Flag
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Fieldston is "centuries old"? Perhaps you should learn some basic math before pontificating about top schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:55 PM Flag
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I am blown away that so many unimpressive kids from there get into HYPS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 04:01 AM Flag
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I was impressed with their ability to market themselves, which does speak to a degree of administrative organization. But facilities and some of the way the kids speak about the school turned me off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 03:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Why did holiness become separated from morality re: purity post. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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When priest started raping boys. When the Evangelical right (the self called moral majority) went all in on a thrice married pathological liar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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"Holiness" has always been fake and morality is not written in stone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I wish all of you #blessings in life. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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"May you live in a legal state" - Best Wishes, 2018 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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DH and I were at a neighbors for a picnic and they had a pillow with #blessed on it (hashtag included). DH kept trying to catch my eye... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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Probably hand made by a loving aunt. I'd take her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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Ew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:32 PM Flag
[ - ] how do you know whether your having an affair v. just a lot of sex? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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When one of you is married to someone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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yes affair is any other relationship outside of the marriage. if you are having multiple partners for just sex though , that is only cheating , not an affair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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UB is going downhill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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Mistresses and 2nd wives need a forum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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Begin by learning the difference between "your" and "you're," then try again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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You don't. Relationships are just in your head. If there is deceit involved, what you think of as a relationship may not even exist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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It doesn't matter. If you have to start picking apart words to figure out whether your actions are wrong, just ask your spouse their opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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Are you paid in cash for it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:34 PM Flag
[ - ] DD's friend, a sophomore, just gave up her virginity to her boyfriend, also a sophomore, who dumped her two days before homecoming. Of course it's all around the school, and DD wants to support her friend but when I was in high school, there was the threat of slutty by association. I'm all for girl power, but can't help remembering what it was like in 1992. WWYD? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:50 PM Flag
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You’re a small minded Wench. I’m embarrassed that I’m on the same board as you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:09 PM Flag
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+2 - what a moral weakling you are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:56 PM Flag
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This can't be real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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op: It's real, and I haven't said anything either way except the guy is the worst kind of awful, and she must feel devastated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Sometimes your scenarios are believable and fun to discuss but this one is too obvious. Maybe try a new one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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op: Exactly what don't you believe - that I'm worried the other kids will think DD might be having sex too and get a bad reputation, or that sophomores have sex in the first place? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:08 PM Flag
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That anyone would care or be surprised about 15 yr olds having sex in 2018...we were doing it in 1985 and it was seriously NBD, can't imagine anyone even the least bit sophisticated would give this a second thought. You are a troll, and a weak one. Get better stories. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I'm not surprised it's happening - of course we were doing it back in the day, but it was kept pretty well secret. If it's more out in the open and NBD, then that's good - all I wanted to hear. Jesus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:46 PM Flag
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Please do not feed the troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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I find it kind of gross that your are this engaged with your dd's friends virginity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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op: It's information I wish I didn't know, believe me. My daughter's a freshman, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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You're a troll. Go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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op: Not helpful. You go away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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You. Are. An. Obvious. Troll. Get off this board and back to reddit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE TROLL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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op: This has nothing to do with the purity post. I think women should have significant experience before getting married, just not at 14 or 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:12 PM Flag
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None this is your concern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:17 PM Flag
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I would stop trolling on UB and go back to reddit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:05 PM Flag
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Help your DD catch up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Didn't Trump say that Stormy Daniels was lying and he never knew her. Then Trump said that he knew her but never paid her off. Then Trump said he paid her off. Now THAT is the guy I want on my side in a he said she said debate! You want the known liar vouching for you and attacking the woman. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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You are preaching to the choir, this will not convince anyone. The LMC people who support Trump LOVE that he drives UMC people crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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^^^ this is the correct answer. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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The Penguin beat Batman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:58 PM Flag
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I know! We are fine with liars and Kavanaugh is therefore our guy. We Trump supporters are proud of our embrace of liars like Trump and Kavanaugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm worried that people don't believe me. How can I make sure they do? I know! I'll have the guy who said that he had a copy of Obama's Kenyan birth certificate vouch for my honesty! After all, I did already prove my loyalty to him when I stated the untruth: “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.” So I really value his support and we are 100% in sync in what is true and what is not. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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I agree. If your Truth aligns with Trump's vision of Truth you should welcome him vouching for your honesty and attacking anyone who disagrees just like Trump said that Obama wa lying about his Kenyan birth certificate! When it comes to distinguishing between liars and truth-tellers, Trump always knows that Kavanaugh is his kind of person and they share moral values. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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You've had one too many trips to Starbucks today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Big meeting in an hour and I am so nervous I almost don’t want to go. Help. I want to run away. Big networking opportunity. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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Is it an actual meeting or just meeting someone to talk shop? Hence 'a networking opportunity?' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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A meeting including very influential people who could potentially help my career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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If merely meeting them terrifies you, how do you function in your career? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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NP. Totally not helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:00 PM Flag
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Breathe in through your nose, hold the breath 10 seconds, and breathe out through your mouth. Repeat 3x [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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Have you tried an meditation app? It sounds stupid, but it works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Xanax [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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You got this. Seriously. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:10 PM Flag
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I feel like this sometimes! Just remember they're just people just like you and we're all one connected group of human beings with gifts and flaws. And you don't have to be perfect! Good lcuk! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Is there anything worse for Kavanaugh's chances than having Donald Trump explain how all women who accuse are liars and only he tells the truth? It is so appropriate that Trump is vouching for the truthfulness of the man who said "No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.” Trump says "Kavanaugh's word is as good as mine -- look how much he praises me as supreme to all!" 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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So Trump is claiming that Kavanaugh told the truth when he said “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination" and that means Kavanaugh is telling the truth now? OMG they are both such liars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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That statement is the absolutely truth and we Kavanaugh/Trump minions know that it is the truth. Just like Trump's statement that he had Obama's Kenyan birth certificate is the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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Trump says the American people MUST believe the truth-teller who said "No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination." Because all women are just like the lying Stormy Daniels who never had any encounter with Trump, I mean never got paid off, I mean I paid her off with other people's money, I mean I paid back the people who paid her off for me. Yep, I believe Trump when he insists Kavanaugh is a truth teller because Trump always knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Hi, crazy poster- hurry up and post more before the kids get home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:34 PM Flag
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You think it helps to have Donald Trump vouching for your honesty AFTER you have publicly spoken this Trump-"truth": “No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.” Of course Trump would vouch for the honesty of someone who said he was supreme to all even if it isn't true! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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ITTA! Thank you. We both know that Kavanaugh was telling the truth when he said the Trump's search for a Supreme Court justice was superior to all other Presidents' searches. So why wouldn't we believe him now? All of us who know Trump is the best at everything know that Kavanaugh's saying Trump is the best is the truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] WWYD-DH and I are closing on a house next week. I asked my boss if I could work from home that day and she said no. Meanwhile 2 other coworkers are working from home today. Double standard much? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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I wouldn't "ask," I would have told boss a month ago in writing that "my husband and I put in an offer on a house; if it is accepted, I'll need a day off for closing. I'll keep you posted and let you know as soon if the offer is accepted and then inform you with as much notice as possible when closing is scheduled so it won't be a problem." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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You need to develop a reputation for being focused and reliable, no matter what. And honestly, "can I work from home so I can do something besides work?" is not a great way to sell it. Just take a personal day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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Why work from home if you’re closing? Seems to me that you need to ask for a day off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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Tell boss you need a personal day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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This. Is this your first closing ? It takes hours and you’ll want to celebrate when it’s over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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This. Christen that master bedroom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:32 PM Flag
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I think if you informed her that you will be taking a Personal Day on September ____, rather than asking if you can work from home the outcome might have been different. I'm generally a proponent of telling rather than asking when it's necessary. I also think people sometimes think it looks better to offer to do some work instead of just saying you won't be working that day, period. This can end up looking deceptive if you aren't going to be working the entire day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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But where do all you people work that it is such a huge issue that you need an occasional day off for a personal reason? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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She did not ask for a day off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Yes, dear, I know. I am asking this OR (you?) why it's such a big deal to get a day off with advance notice, "offer to do some work," etc...unless you work the lunch shift at Burger King, this should not be an issue ...professionals understand this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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np. Thos who work with the markets need to be on all the time. Plenty of those in NYC. Same when you deal with clients. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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People at Burger King get to work from home now? I have no idea what you're trying to say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.22.18, 12:42 AM Flag
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No. Your boss knows that you'll be busy with the closing for a good chunk of the day, so there won't be much "working" going on at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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?? But you won’t be working [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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ugh. this is why i am so happy i own my own business [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Agree, state it, don't ask. That a boss would say no is strange to me. OR take the day off. Don't ask. State it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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She wants to pretend she works from home while she will be closing on a house. Of course her boss said No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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Tempted to hand in my notice after we sign [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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But why aren't you just taking the day off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:33 PM Flag
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You sound immature. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:53 PM Flag
[ - ] i am recovering from an ACL repair and still can't wear heels. i need to go to a black tie wedding soon and i am not sure what to wear that won't ruin my outfit - long or short. all the flats i've found are too casual. any recommendations? open to price point. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You're recovering from surgery, for heavens sake: nobody will mind. And have a speedy recovery. [ Reply | More ]
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I literally googled "fancy flat shoes" and here is the first item returned for $45, saw similar by Valentino in another pic for $700...your choice: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/journee-collection-renzo-flat/409997?cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-G_Shopping_Flats-_-New_Flats&cadevice=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI78aLvcHM3QIVU4XVCh0VwwnSEAQYBCABEgLyVfD_BwE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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Bridal stores have flats for brides who are taller than their grooms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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Are you wearing a long gown or short? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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OP - not sure yet. I am going to RTR so i think the shoes might dictate the dress instead of the other way around. problem is that the surgery was a while ago - months - so no one will be able to tell that i had it. i am just agile enough to manage heels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:30 PM Flag
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Wear a tuxedo and simple black flats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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Ick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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LOL...maybe if OP is 5'11" and 118 lbs and looks like a young Charlize Theron...otherwise a woman in a tux looks like a butch lesbian (not that there's anything wrong with butch lesbians but it's not often a woman who isn't one wants to look like one) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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ILY. I also would LOVE to wear a tux, but alas I'm not 5'11 and 115 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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I think I'd wear a long dress and sequined sneakers, not kidding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:32 PM Flag
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Manolo Blahnik and Rene Caovilla have some dressy flats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:25 PM Flag
[ - ] The gas in my building was shut off due to a leak. Could we be out for months? I can't cook or do laundry in the basement! I wonder if there is any recourse here. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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Architect here and yes, you could be out of gas for months. Very common now because NYC tightened gas rules because of all the gas explosions and (surprise!) it turns out many buildings have faulty gas lines. And if they're found to have issues, the gas gets shut down until repairs are made. Which takes a long time and is expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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Have you tried...calling building management or the gas company? Seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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Lol, you must not live in NYC. Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:03 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:37 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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We were out for a year [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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What did you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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Cooked on hotplates and microwave. It was awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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OP-how can this be legal??? Did you get a rent discount? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Landlords have to supply heat & hot water. Gas is not mandatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:29 PM Flag
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I had gas off for an entire summer while they fixed leak. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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We were out for a year. All of the gas lines in the building had to be replaced. The building installed electric dryers in the basement for the duration and we bought a small countertop electric burner. We already had a slow cooker & toaster oven. It was miserable, but better than the alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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OP-wow that sucks. Did your landlord give you a discount on your rent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:19 PM Flag
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It was a co-op, so no. Thankfully, the building had enough of a capital reserve & line of credit that we didn't get hit with an assessment to pay for the repairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:27 PM Flag
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Different poster here, but that might be something that renters' insurance would take care of. You can check your policy and see if it covers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:38 PM Flag
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Be grateful its not the heat. Happened to us once in the dead of winter when it was single digit temps outside. We were sleeping in 2-3 layers of clothing. Luckily that was before DC came along or we might have to go stay in a hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:06 PM Flag
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We were out for 9 months. Get a toaster oven and an induction plate (not a hot plate, trust me on this). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:35 PM Flag
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ours building took 6 months for con ed to approve fix. I recommend a commerical hot plate. It cost about $125 for 1 burner and was a hot as my stove top!! great! ones from target and BBB were good for cup of soup! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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That happened to us and lasted about 4 months. Get a toaster oven, 2 burner hot plate, and laundry pick up/delivery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 06:28 PM Flag
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My very full service building was out for about 4 months. Discounts at dry cleaner and restaurants in building and eventually a 10% across the board retroactive rent rebate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:06 PM Flag
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Ours was off for six weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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Get a convection/toaster oven and a good hot plate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 09:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Dont go to Dalton Summer Camp if you believe your DC will have an Admissions edge. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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LOL when DS went to Dalton Summer I think that he was one of only c. half a dozen public school kids attending! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:18 PM Flag
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Why on earth would you believe that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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Because he told me. Do you think it was pure coincidence that the first day of camp was before the last day of (public) school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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Oh, so sorry, I meant it for the OP! Like, why would you ever think it would give you an admissions edge. I posted under the wrong line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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No prob. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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overrated school, don't want to apply anyway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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are you the above poster ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:14 PM Flag
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If you have a great kid, it can help. They will really get to know him/her over the summer and then look on their application favorably. If your kids makes a normal/not great impression, no help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Is Ederle Promenade in Flushing Meadows Corona Park an open venue or does it have a roof? I Googled it but cannot tell. TIA. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:06 PM Flag
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Try Google Earth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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No building anywhere near there. Very loud due to two highways intersecting there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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There used to be a building there. It was called 'the Aquacade' and was from the 1939 world's fair. It was a pool with spectator seats, for Esther Williams-type water shows. When I was a kid it was a ruin, and we used to go inside to smoke and drink. I believe it was torn down in the 90s and not replaced with anything. Not sure what it's a "venue" for, exactly. -Queens native [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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OP here: Thanks. Yes I read all about the Gertrude Ederle and the Aquacade but couldn't find a thing on the venue. It's where to Paul Simon is taking place tomorrow evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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hmm..probably outdoors then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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OP: I think so too. It's so odd I have been on every website and can't find the answer. Was hoping someone here has been. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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I also just checked for you and yes, it's impossible! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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Totally open. No roof. http://www.paulsimoninthepark.com/faq/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:21 PM Flag
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Just saw him in MSG last night, and I cried like a baby. He is a musical genius. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:22 PM Flag
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Not sure if you're still watching but can you tell me how it was? Did he do a lot of old stuff or is it mostly his new album? How long was performance. Thanks. Can't wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.21.18, 05:43 PM Flag
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