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[ - ] S/O the post on MP. I Googled some definitions of UMC. They all tall about income and assets as a percentile of area median income, or as income combined with status or education. I didn't see anything define it in terms of home size, or whether or not you have a car. I don't think that you have to make 500k a year to be UMC in NY, even if it takes that to have the home someone can afford in Kansas city on $120k 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:16 PM Flag
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I was "rich" in FL with 150K income. Here we're the poors.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:19 PM Flag
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Is that mostly because of housing costs, or are the prevailing consumption patterns different, like nobody cares if they drive a cheao car because everyone else also drives a cheap car? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:22 PM Flag
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Housing costs. And groceries and schools are cheaper. But this was about 10 years ago too, so it's possible it's gone up quite a bit in the area of FL I lived. I'm still shocked when I visit down there the prices on food--so cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:23 PM Flag
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You have got to be joking! There are extremely rich people in Florida. I lived in South FL in the 1990s. I was earning around $200k as a single woman with no children. No way was I "rich." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:27 PM Flag
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I was down there in the 90s as well. 5 bedroom home was only 250K and I sent my kids to private preK. We were making much less. I felt "rich" compared to NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:34 PM Flag
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there are probably 100 different definitions of UMC. Who decides which one is right vs. wrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:21 PM Flag
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How about home location? If you're going to live in the most expensive borough, it's because you're choosing to spend your money and it doesn't make you less MC than someone earning the same HHI in the Bronx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:21 PM Flag
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Ding ding ding. If you live in the location of the 2%er (all of manhattan south of 96th) you may be middle of the pack but you arent middle class. But yes col has an impact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:40 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:26 PM Flag
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I don't really care. All I know is that we can pay our bills and have some left over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:22 PM Flag
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That sounds like as good a definition as any. Maybe mc should be "can pay my bills but leftover, and one emergency would sink us." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:23 PM Flag
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^^but NONE leftover, sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:24 PM Flag
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But what if your bills include a sleepover camp, nanny, private school, and a Manhattan apt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:33 PM Flag
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I don't think class has anything to do with income. I know many who earned a lot for a few good years but they are showy, poorly educated, and uncouth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:24 PM Flag
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I feel very umc in NYC with 100k. House is paid off (inherited, Queens), kids in public, I sah. We own a car and vacation often. Nothing extravagant but comfortable. Very happy with what we have. Perspective is Everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:25 PM Flag
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Well sure, if we could all inherit a house... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:28 PM Flag
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i didn't inherit a house but completely agree. I bought a cheap apartment in the Bronx which is spacious and lovely. I have one baby, and by the time he's in school we will have lots of savings off our 200k income and will have options if public schools don't work out, we drive a new car and take vacations, and live culturally sophisticated lives (visit in laws in Europe where dc will take sailing lessons, for example.) I think I'm pretty solidly MC but definitely a nice MC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:35 PM Flag
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Pelham Parkway Mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:38 PM Flag
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That's me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:38 PM Flag
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Still trying to persuade DH.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:39 PM Flag
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Vacation-house-in-CT mom? It's a hop skip & jump! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:40 PM Flag
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Yes! omg I'm famous-ish. Still wasting half of our drive time getting out of Brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:41 PM Flag
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I'm actually on vacation in Europe right now, lol. But this is the first time in a week I've been on UB, promise. It's mid afternoon, baby is napping, and I had a nice red with lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:44 PM Flag
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But who needs Europe when you have the Bronx? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:51 PM Flag
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Hey, don't knock it--the Bronx has its charms. 15 min bike ride from my front door to the beach... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:54 PM Flag
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Hey, don't knock it--the Bronx has its charms. 15 min bike ride from my front door to the beach... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:54 PM Flag
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^ampng its greatest charms, imo, is that it is a foolproof snob repellent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:58 PM Flag
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OR I wasn't knocking it -- I'm trying to persuade DH to move there, if you would read my whole subthread. Not every nice comment on ub is sarcastic, you know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:54 PM Flag
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Sorry, thought you were someone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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what is the zipcode so i can look on realtor.com please? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:02 PM Flag
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Sorry it sounded like you were someone else, not or [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 09:48 PM Flag
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-oops [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry it sounded like you were someone else [ Reply | More ]
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10467 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 09:49 PM Flag
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Having housing costs taken care of it is the big picture. I have a 2bedroom coop (Mitchell Lama style) and pay only 1K/mo rent in manhattan. Sure it's not as nice as some other places but I feel secure knowing we can pay the maintenance and my kids can have their activities and college paid for (mostly). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:21 PM Flag
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of course. people do not realize that many of the things they want are truly luxury discretionary items. one can get a brand new sedan in the $20-$30K price range. it's going to be a buick or a honda not a lexus or an bmw though. leather seats and GPS and all that are luxuries. sleepaway camp for $12K/summer per kid is a luxury. eating out 2-3x/week is also a luxury - esp when it's not at the local diner, but it's a pricier NYC restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:53 PM Flag
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Exactly. I can't count the number of times I've rolled my eyes at moms claiming that a fancy apartment and sleepaway camp are MC lifestyles. No, you have a nice apartment and goto camp at the Y [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:34 PM Flag
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yep - mc families, the kids do not always have their own rooms. and heck until the 1970s, not uncommon for entire family to share 1 bathroom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 10:04 PM Flag
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I agree. I don't think UMC means never having to be slightly inconvenienced or not having to make tradeoffs. Money is always a limited resource--even if you have a lot of it. Everyone makes choices, but UMC people are making smaller tradeoffs: like should we stay at the Four Seasons for $500+/night or at another hotel for $350/night while we're on a three week trip to Europe. UC people might be asking themselves if they want a fourth home or if they want to build a new primary residence. MC people might have to save and scrimp to take a Disney vacation and will take road trips until they have the money saved. LC people might be deciding between paying the utility bill or the car payment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:10 PM Flag
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UMC might actually not be able to take a 3 week trip to Europe because they are saving for college for 2-3 kids and both parents work and their jobs only give them 4 weeks vacation TOTAL, some of which they use when kids are sick, or to visit the grandparents, or for a long weekend without the kids, etc. UMC is not the choice between the Four Seasons and the Hyatt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 10:06 PM Flag
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You sound low-tone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Is 529 plan in NY good? How much to contribute if I want to put in as much as possible. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:16 PM Flag
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for tax benefit purposes, think the max is $10k per year for all kids combined [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:17 PM Flag
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Yes, it's good. Vanguard funds, which are very low expenses, and a decent selection. When DD was born there was no international fund, but they have since added one. The max you can deduct from state taxes is $10k a year if filing jointly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:17 PM Flag
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It's the best state actually because the fees are only 0.18% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:33 PM Flag
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$5K max deduction if filing separately or as a single person. FYI, you can make contributions on behalf of any kid, not just yours. Did so for all my nieces and nephews when they were younger. Now it's DD's turn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:49 PM Flag
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No tax on state level only, you still pay federal tax, not sure about NYC resident tax, I believe, it is also tax-free? Now, you can put more than 10K in the plan per year, it's just that only this 10K is state-tax deductible. Also, the principal and the earnings are tax-free when you pay for college, I can't remember, though, whether it's tax-free on all levels or just the state level again and also, need to research if you put above 10K, are the earnings on that amount also tax-free or just on the 10K principal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going to need to stay in NYC to help ailing relatives. Dh is on board with that, but we are both chafing with little space. What to do 1 move to burb and figure I will commute in and stay over with relatives a few days a week 2 buy brownstone in Harlem and rent out bottom floor to stay near family and still pay over two mil 3 move to house in queens (easiest commute for work and family) and find private schools? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:15 PM Flag
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Hi Lilly. No one would do any of this mumbo jumbo. Weird scenario. Try an new script. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:17 PM Flag
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Firs Lilly would not consider living in queens, nor would she even know this. Not weird scenario. Only child and one of my parents was just diagnosed with a serious illness which is throwing a wrench in our thoughts of moving to burbs soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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OK, sorry. It seems all over the map. I wouldn't become a landlord if you have other matters on your hands. We have friends w/house in Queens and they love it. But if you're going to be schlepping, just rent a temporary place in Manhattan. I'd rather be near amenities and not commute than space that I won't even be able to enjoy. Or move to NJ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:21 PM Flag
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Renting an apt in manhattan plus house in JJ likely outside budget. The extra space in family apt will be taken up with an aid soon, so that is out. I know it is all over the place, I don't really know what to do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:24 PM Flag
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queens is not a bad option and you can find public options there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:17 PM Flag
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Close enough to ues to still be useful to my folks? Where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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LIC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:30 PM Flag
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or - most of queens is not that far. forest hills is lovely and express train to 63 & lex is fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:01 PM Flag
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Can the ailing relatives afford to supplement your housing cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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Yes. Which is what makes the brownstone option possible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:21 PM Flag
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If you rent out the bottom, you miss the garden area so you're not going to have space. You might as well be in any old apartment then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:24 PM Flag
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Well it would be 3 or 4 floors so way more than our current 1200 sq ft, but thanks. I thought we could rent out floor and still have yard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:26 PM Flag
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You can keep the garden level and 1st floor for yourself and rent 3rd and 4th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:33 PM Flag
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most parlor levels have a deck and stairs to the yard, so yes, you'd have access. also, some houses have the rental on top. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.25.17, 01:08 AM Flag
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How about Roosevelt Island? I know someone who lives there and has a beautiful apt w/terrace facing the East River (so nice to look out on that expanse) and has gym in building. The public school there is very good and it's convenient to UES by subway. He also has a car. Might be worth a look. The island is nice to bike along the river etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:27 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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off ailing relatives [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:36 PM Flag
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Confirm terms of will first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:38 PM Flag
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Move to the burbs and bring relatives with you. You shouldn't spend your good hers taking care of their bad years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:09 PM Flag
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years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:09 PM Flag
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Not possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:11 PM Flag
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Why not? This was my 1st thought. Why on earth should YOU have to move? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:59 PM Flag
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^^np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:59 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o of sleepover post, do you usually plan pick-up time in advance with the other parents, or just wait until the morning? I'd like to say ahead of time Is it okay if I pick her up at 10:00, but DD's bff's mom is very loosey-goosey about plans and wants more of a "just text me in the morning and we'll figure it out." Admittedly I'm ocd about planning my day, but she has the kid who is late to school twice a week (not exaggerating), so I don't know which of us is closer to normal. Thanks. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:09 PM Flag
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Just say--I'll be picking up Mara at 10am. We have to run errands. No harm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:12 PM Flag
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OP Yeah, but how do I get her to commit to picking up Emily? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:13 PM Flag
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You say - "can you pick her up Before 10am, as we have to leave then." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:13 PM Flag
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np: Sounds like the other mom is not punctual. [ Reply | More ]
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"Just so you know, we have plans in the afternoon, so if you can pick up Emily by 2pm that'll be great. [ Reply | More ]
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"Just so you know, we have plans in the afternoon, so if you can pick up Emily by 2pm that'll be great. [ Reply | More ]
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omg I would kill this kid if she hung around that late. Just saying. I'll try this approach though, or maybe offer to drop her at home while out on errands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:16 PM Flag
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np. Just tell her when you set the whole thing up. We would love to have her over, please pick her up at 10am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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LOL change the time at will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:21 PM Flag
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Oh, I get it--it's at your house. Make it an hour before you need to leave or take the kid with you. I've been stuck like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:17 PM Flag
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Or just drop her off at her house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:35 PM Flag
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Just tell her your dd needs to be picked up by whatever time you want her gone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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I think that neither is not normal. Some people don't have plans so loose works and other people do have plans, or simply don't want extra kids in their home past a certain time. I generally find, that if muy kids have friends around my life is easier not harder, so I'm rarely the one anxious for a kid to be picked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:19 PM Flag
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Say, I have to go out tomirrow, I will drop off Emily at 10am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:25 PM Flag
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Don't wait for her to pick up, you drop off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:25 PM Flag
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offer to drop the kid back at her house when you leave to go out at 10am or whatever time you want to leave at -- then you are not waiting for them to come [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:26 PM Flag
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Any time my kids have had a sleepover, the parent has said please pick xxx up by 10am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:28 PM Flag
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have the same problem with one of dd's friends. i just tell mom that i'm dropping off her dc at 10 a.m. on my way out to do chores. it's an extra effort but then i know that i have the rest of my day free. this is a mom always with drama who has trouble getting her act together and i think she appreciates one less thing to do and i know i appreciate having an end time to the sleepover. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:33 PM Flag
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OP Thanks, all. Glad to know it is customary and not considered rude to set a time. I really am ocd about my schedule (not just using the term loosely) and get anxious if it isn't all set the day before. Glad to know I don't have to waste energy on trying to pass for normal, at least in this one minor context! I appreciate everyone's taking the time to reply. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:36 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong with that. I would love to be a little OCD with scheduling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:41 PM Flag
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When UB is Good, we're GREAT!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone else get an Apple book settlement credit applied to their Amazon account. I just got a notice that I have one of these credits on my old dormant Amazon account. I'm wondering if it's worth logging back into the account to take the credit or if it's just a few dollars. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Likely phishing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:19 PM Flag
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No, I double-checked & went to the amazon website link by typing it into my browser, and there are a few articles on the settlement floating around. Unfortunately I discovered when I try to log in under my old email it says there is no longer an account associated with that email. Even though they emailed me this morning. Screw it ... [ Reply | More ]
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yes they sent a reminder email. you should be able to log in even if you don't have amazon prime anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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It won't recognize my email anymore as a log in credential so I think I'm screwed. My account was hijacked last year and I think they closed it. I remember calling once and they said I as a customer could create an account with a new email but that email is blocked. But that's the email associated with the credit. Whatever. I've lived without knowing the credit was there this far, I will live if I forget about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone with oily hair and how to deal? I washed my hair before going to get it cut and the hairdresser told me my hair was oily and asked the last time I washed it!? Mortified, too embarressed to ask her. 36 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^ embarrassed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:07 PM Flag
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Me! I have excessively oily hair as well. I wash it every day. The hairstylist's comment seems inappropriate, but they probably didn't realize how offensive it would be. [ Reply | More ]
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I did just wash it (admittedly the night before)! Do you use special shampoo? are there products I don't know about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:16 PM Flag
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I've read that washing it less actually balances it out, but can't confirm. In need my hair clean every day so haven't tried it. Also read that using apple cider vinegar and baking soda helps. [ Reply | More ]
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The ACV and baking soda damages hair, don't do it. Rinse with a little vinegar is good it gives shine. [ Reply | More ]
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She probably meant no harm, but she also might have some advice. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't be embarrassed! This is what they do. You are not the first person to have oily hair (or dry hair or brittle hair or or or…). [ Reply | More ]
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maybe you need a different shampoo or conditioner [ Reply | More ]
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any recommendations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:16 PM Flag
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no, I dont have oily hair. I have frizzy hair, but I do notice a big difference with certain brands. recently found nexus oil infusion (sorry) works great for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:19 PM Flag
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Baking soda followed by a vinegar rinse. Trust me [ Reply | More ]
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+1. You have to just try different ones. And use a clarifying shampoo once a month. [ Reply | More ]
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Yesss. I have to wash every morning b/c it can get greasy overnight. I have tried everything. [ Reply | More ]
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what shampoo and conditioner are you using? maybe change it up or rinse the conditioner better? [ Reply | More ]
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I'd skip conditioner or at least don't put any on head! A product (used while drying) is better than the conditioner. [ Reply | More ]
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recommendation for a product? Clueless here [ Reply | More ]
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np - my fine thin hair prefers a conditioner over any blowdry spray [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:46 PM Flag
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You have to slowly transition to every other day and find less harsh shampoos. What happens is the shampoos for oily hair usually are too harsh and strip your hair of the natural oils. Then your hair overproduces oils to compensate. It's a vicious circle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:20 PM Flag
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Find sulfate free shampoos that work for you. For good cleaning I love Maple Holistics degrease shampoo. After I got the oil problem under control I moved to Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:22 PM Flag
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^^Also, conditioner on the ends only. You can do henna masks (you don't have to color), they nourish, give shine but dry the hair a little. I do them for the roots mostly, because my ends dry up too much. I always get compliments on how shiny my hair is. [ Reply | More ]
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What brand? [ Reply | More ]
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np - have never found a sulfate free shampoo that makes my hair feel good and clean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:46 PM Flag
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Try the ones I recommended. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:57 PM Flag
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^^I also went through a bunch of them until I found what works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:58 PM Flag
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i have oily hair. it got better as i got older. hair color helps too as it dries it out a bit. i also found that if i wash less frequently, it's better too. as well as wearing it up so i don't touch it all the time. i use dry shampoo between washing - it absorbs oil without stripping hair/scalp so doesn't casue more oil production. [ Reply | More ]
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The more you wash, the more your scalp is stimulated to produce oil. [ Reply | More ]
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This! It's like milk production. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:36 PM Flag
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so, what to do? Just stop washing my hair? [ Reply | More ]
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np - i posted above - less frequently and wear it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:47 PM Flag
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I had to go through this. It is a PITA my schedule revolves around my hair but I finally got it under control. I posted above: 1. change shampoos. Start with Degrese by Maple Holistics. 2. Try to stretch the time between washes. Do you work in an office or face clients? If yes, it's more difficult, but not impossible. Wash in the morning, even 1 night is too much for me. On the second day use dry shampoo or do a pony tail until your hair stops getting so oily. I would do big loose curls, my hair still looks great on the second day. If I leave it straight it looks greasy and limp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:53 PM Flag
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Add masks with henna or bentonite clay to gently remove some oils without triggering overproduction. I know it sounds gross, but if you are not going anywhere important for the weekend, don't wash. I usually wash Mon, Wed and Fri. If I have events or DCs parties on the weekend I wash it, but otherwise I don't. I also fit my workouts around my hair schedule (I know it sounds crazy, but if you've had to deal with that you will understand) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:56 PM Flag
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Op: DH actually stopped using shampoo 5 years ago. It was a month of pain and now he has the best hair. Just rinses with water. Too afraid to go through the one month. How long did it take to reset? How often do you wash now? (my hair is thin, so curls won't work) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:57 PM Flag
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I go for Mon, Wed, Fri and try to stretch the weekend, but if I need to, I just keep washing every other day. I started taking biotin, regular cuts and henna masks and this has dramatically improved the look of my hair. Big loose curls should work, unless your hair is very short. i tried the baking soda and ACV (damages hair), coconut milk (got a greasy mess), washing with bentonite shampoo (didn't work for me at all, but if you want to give it a try Theressentials makes the best ones). Finally gave up all alternative methods. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: hair color helps with thin, oily hair - it dried it out and it thickens the shaft (not monumentally, but just enough to give slightly more body). [ Reply | More ]
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op: I have thin hair. Also, after yesterday's cut it is short. Not sure if that changes anything. [ Reply | More ]
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do you air dry or blow dry? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone doing whole 30 right now? Tips on how to succeed? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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embrace sweet potatoes and fruit to get you through the tough times. Lots of avocados also. [ Reply | More ]
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This. I'm in week 2 right now. And little red potatoes are good too. Use lots of seasoning (I like spice, personally) and fresh herbs. Allow yourself to snack on healthy things if necessary - celery and almond butter, dried fruit, etc. Read labels to make sure they are compliant. [ Reply | More ]
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So much preparation but worth it and yes just make sure you have everything you need and are prepared so you don't slip up. [ Reply | More ]
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protein and fat fill you up, so switch to that. Make things in bulk. Also use websites for food ideas. [ Reply | More ]
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DH and I did two rounds - so good. It's boring but drink a ton (we drank seltzer) before you eat and load up fats/proteins. Dial down on fruits b/c they're sugary, even if natural. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 42 and I have braces! I feel so unattractive 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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44 and braces here too [ Reply | More ]
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I love the look of braces...and in a short time you'll have great looking teeth (signed 53yo snaggle tooth). [ Reply | More ]
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Jealous. Wish I could afford a set. You'll be so happy with your straightened teeth! [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Good for both of you. Nothing like a pretty smile. What's the point of cosmetic surgeries and procedures if your teeth are shitty? Whiten them when you're finished. Shazam. [ Reply | More ]
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How long do you have to have them? I've been considering getting them. Went with bonding for now, which looks....ok. Do they hurt? [ Reply | More ]
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or; mine have been on 6 months. do not hurt at all. felt some pressure at beginning. more like sore after working out, but not pain. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sure I would feel that way too, but when I see adults with braces I actually think it's great! [ Reply | More ]
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better than buck teeth. glad I got them as a kid, and my dc too. [ Reply | More ]
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why now? [ Reply | More ]
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they shifted after i had my child. [ Reply | More ]
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you just had your child at 44? [ Reply | More ]
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I am jealous. I went for a consult and it would be $6K for Invisalign. I wish I could afford it. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, I usually associate braces with youth. So you've got that.... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have the dreaded middle seat on a 10 hour overnight flight (people will be sleeping). How annoying would it be if I got up to go to the bathroom every hour? I drink lots of water on planes to stay hydrated and usually try to get the aisle seat so as not to bother people. Would you want to kill me? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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yes, but i would sympathize...i'm the same way [ Reply | More ]
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Probably. But it beats the alternative. [ Reply | More ]
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Who cares? I always take the window so I don't have to get up often. Midway I'll try to go when my seat mate goes. They picked the aisle. They move or you jump over them. Where are you going? [ Reply | More ]
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You should get up though--blood clots. [ Reply | More ]
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You can tell them this, maybe someone would prefer to give you the aisle. But don't be shy, you should get up and stretch. My dh got a blood clot and now is on life-long blood thinner from a much shorter flight. [ Reply | More ]
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are you really getting up every hour? IMO, if that's true dehydration is not your concern. but every couple of hours is pretty normal on a long flight. [ Reply | More ]
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If you made me get up 10 times on an overnight flight I would be homicidal. 5-6 times is the upper limit. [ Reply | More ]
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+10000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
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Depends. [ Reply | More ]
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Get to the airport early and try to get a new seat. You would be very annoying if you got up every hour on an 10 hr flight [ Reply | More ]
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Exceedingly. Take an ambien and sleep like a normal person [ Reply | More ]
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Yes I would want to kill you. But I don't get that choice. And the person who chooses the aisle seat knows that this will happen. [ Reply | More ]
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yes- every hour on a night flight is inconsiderate- and you don't need to drink THAT much water to stay hydrated (where you need to go every hour) [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ you should be able to make it 3hrs at least- and everyone should be getting up that often on long-haul flights [ Reply | More ]
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You could let them know ahead of time...maybe they'll trade seats with you. [ Reply | More ]
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no one will ever trade for a middle seat, that is a pipe dream [ Reply | More ]
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WTF? wear depends and quit being annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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You don't need to drink so much water that you need to pee every hour [ Reply | More ]
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Won't you sleep too? Take a melatonin and conk out [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely. This happened to me once (I was in aisle). [ Reply | More ]
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I always get up 1x/hour on flights. I don't care if people are annoyed - better than DVT [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What are the best online AP courses? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Just got my period I guess we won't be meeting at the JANE HOTEL FOR SEX 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why not? If you have such low standards for yourself I'm sure you don't mind hooking up during your period. [ Reply | More ]
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How is low standards?! I don't get sex at home and either does he. [ Reply | More ]
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Why not? That's the best time for hotel sex -- someone else has to deal with the sheets. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you think most men are grossed out by it? [ Reply | More ]
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No way! Men actually like it. [ Reply | More ]
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Well he is game [ Reply | More ]
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DH's libido will not be deterred. [ Reply | More ]
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Mine is b/c of the above comment- having to clean the sheets and towels. [ Reply | More ]
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OW? [ Reply | More ]
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So tell me how this works….do you just walk into the Jane with zero luggage and ask for a one night stay -- then just stay there for a few hours, then you both just leave and never check out? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, prude and the staff knows- they get more than a few lunchtime checkins with credit card addresses in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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do you leave separately or walk out together with bedhead? [ Reply | More ]
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NP just as it worked on "The Graduate": Dustin Hoffman walked to the desk and the clerk asked "are you here for an affair, sir?" Love that movie! [ Reply | More ]
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I had my period the first time I slept with DH. NBD. [ Reply | More ]
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ewww [ Reply | More ]
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Is this how you and your lover communicate? [ Reply | More ]
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Shower sex! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 8 yo DD was invited to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie, but wants me to come bc she saw the commercial and thinks it looks scary. She is not usually like this - very tough kid, not overly sensitive. Anyone see it? Too scary for a not-usually-scared 8 yo? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Just say no and you can take her to it on your own later, if she want to see it. It will be such an awkward and annoying conversation with the host parent otherwise [ Reply | More ]
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We saw it with DD 8 last weekend. It's fine. Good opportunity for a lesson in not bringing uninvited hangers on to a social event. [ Reply | More ]
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oh stop. [ Reply | More ]
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my 6 yo saw it and loved it. it is not scary but she did say the previews before the movie were scary! [ Reply | More ]
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It looks like it could be intense for an 8yo. I saw the Exorcist at that age--I begged my dad, ha ha. Bad idea. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Everybody - 2:00 PM - lobby of the Jane Hotel. Be there!!! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Is inmate mom being released? I'll bring the lasagna! [ Reply | More ]
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If IM will be there I am definitely in! [ Reply | More ]
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Will we get sex too if we show up? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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Depends what you're wearing. ;-) [ Reply | More ]
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I'll send my nanny to give me a report. Do they have lobsters on the room service menu? [ Reply | More ]
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☹️ I will be on a plane. [ Reply | More ]
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For what? Do I wear a carnation in my hair. [ Reply | More ]
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I used to know the front desk person there. [ Reply | More ]
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That's too late to start drinking. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My DH left this Am not speaking to me because I am wearing white leggings to the gym. Should I change? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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errrr......I'm confused. Why are the white leggings a problem unless they are completely see-through? [ Reply | More ]
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If he has left already, why should you? [ Reply | More ]
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I would tell him I changed. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha ha you guys are both ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
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Change husbands? Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Lmao [ Reply | More ]
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what? no go about your day [ Reply | More ]
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Your choices in fashion and husbands are both questionable, dear OP. [ Reply | More ]
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What's the deal with white leggings? [ Reply | More ]
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He sounds insecure [ Reply | More ]
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The silent treatment... oh yes, I remember that from seventh grade. [ Reply | More ]
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I think DH would love the silent treatment, LOL [ Reply | More ]
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It's a weird guy thing. Men like white pants. DH approached me b/c i was wearing them. Maybe it's the no VPL thing. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have a big butt? Might not be a great look. I have a pair that are black on top and white on bottom with black and white print in between. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't get it. Leggings are gross no matter what. [ Reply | More ]
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She's going to the gym. [ Reply | More ]
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What's wrong? Because it's before Memorial Day? [ Reply | More ]
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He has a point.. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you have a house upstate, what kind of pest control do you use? We have orkin but I am not sure if we need to be paying this much. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We have a guy that checks once a week - we get mice (and nothing worse than the smell of rotting mice) and he does our termite stuff too [ Reply | More ]
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DOes he work for a company or on his own? How much do you pay him? We don't need termite stuff [ Reply | More ]
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I live in a countrified suburb and have no pest problem. We have had occasional issues- an animal got in our attic and had to be trapped once, and we have had bee hives on our house removed. Just call pest control as needed. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Would June 26 be a good day for a birthday party in NYC for 5 year-old? It is the Monday before school ends and there is no school that day. I thought it would be fun to have a big party to celebrate the end of school and we have a space that has access to outdoor space and water games. I'm just wondering if lots of families use that time to go out of town. I'm pretty new to planning birthdays :( 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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A lot of families leave on Friday or Saturday that weekend. Do it a few weeks before. [ Reply | More ]
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To do what? Who goes in June on vacation? [ Reply | More ]
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The ones who have family overseas or just go away for the summer. [ Reply | More ]
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np We go away all summer and are leaving that weekend and letting dd skip the last day and a half of school. Her camp starts on the last day, and I'd rather she miss one of those wasted June school days than not arrive at camp with the other girls. [ Reply | More ]
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Our school even said all celebrations and such will wrap up by Friday and people are free to leave. Those last 3 days are a total waste and if you have somewhere else to be, like a summer house or family in Croatia, it makes more sense to leave. [ Reply | More ]
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I think its a good idea. A couple of people may be out but out of 25 kids, that's fine [ Reply | More ]
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^^meant for OP [ Reply | More ]
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One of D.C.'s friends did this in k. Everyone went, if I remember. Huge party and fun. [ Reply | More ]
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It was on the Monday or the Saturday or Sunday before? [ Reply | More ]
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It was right after school. Play outside and pizza and ice cream bar [ Reply | More ]
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why is there no school [ Reply | More ]
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It's a Jewish holiday. [ Reply | More ]
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No- Muslim holiday. [ Reply | More ]
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weekday holiday parties are always very well attended in our town [ Reply | More ]
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OP: correction: Muslim holiday :) [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't. Most of DD's June bday friends have parties early, and then a lot of the summer bday kids have parties in June to increase turnout. Very busy time. [ Reply | More ]
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This. We're doing the July birthday celebration in June, as unnatural as it sounds. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you saying not to do it because there are so many other conflicting birthday's? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. In general I think having it on a weekday without school is fine, although some people's childcare arrangements might not be flexible enough to attend. [ Reply | More ]
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Just do it. If people can come, they will be there. June weekends are very busy so doing it on that school holiday is a great idea. [ Reply | More ]
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For spring birthdays, do it on a weekday that the kids have off. There are quite a few of them. You will get good turnout that way because people are so happy for you to occupy them on one of those days. People start heading to the Hamptons every weekend in June. We used to get about a 40% acceptance rate until we started doing them on the days off where it was more like 90%+. [ Reply | More ]
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This is public school so I think the % of kids who go to the Hamptons is a lot lower. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd think a Monday would be weird. [ Reply | More ]
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the only people who will use it as a long weekend are those who have weekend homes since it's already summer. 5yo's are too young for sleepaway camp, which otherwise can be an issue bc those usually start that weekend and a lot of kids will miss last day or so of school. obviously, there will be some conflicts, but i think it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it is a good idea. The only thing to think about is will all the kids have someone to bring them to the party? Some parents use school plus after care for child care so on a day like that stick DC in camp all day, so they won't be able to attend. [ Reply | More ]
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This. We had DD's 5th birthday on a weekday afternoon (she wasn't in school yet but had church friends and a couple others). One child couldn't make it because of being locked in the day care center all day, but the rest made it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What age were you when you graduated hs? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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17 [ Reply | More ]
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17, turned 18 in July [ Reply | More ]
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17 turned 18 in November [ Reply | More ]
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17. Turned 18 in March of freshman year. [ Reply | More ]
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Op Yeah. Watching fox on the terrible md rape situation and they are saying that an 18 yr old should not have been in hs. While I think it is an awe full situation, 18 is not an unusual age to be a senior [ Reply | More ]
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No it's normal. I posted above about turning 18 in November and I was by a long shot the youngest person in my HS class. Don't really buy all these people answering 17...maybe NY is different. [ Reply | More ]
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but I think the issue was that he was a freshman? Hell today with people redshirting like lunatics we have kids in HS who are damn near 20. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a 17 because I skipped a grade. That was administration's idea of g&t in e 1970s. Get this smart kid out of here! [ Reply | More ]
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Nyc had g&t then. [ Reply | More ]
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Marblehead, Massachusetts did not. My brother graduated at 16. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought i read somewhere you can be in HS up to age 21 in Maryland. [ Reply | More ]
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No they are saying why was he in 9th grade!! [ Reply | More ]
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Ah. Ok. That at least is a more logical argument [ Reply | More ]
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I thought they were 18 year old freshmen. [ Reply | More ]
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He was a freshman. [ Reply | More ]
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even where cut off is 12/31 - you have 1/2 the grade turning 18 before end of June graduation. but as cut offs have been pushed earlier - many to Sept or even the summer. you could have the majority of the senior class turn 18 before graduation. and that doesn't even consider kids who get held back along the way or kids who were redshirted initially. [ Reply | More ]
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not at all. my dc will be 18 and in high school. [ Reply | More ]
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18 by two weeks [ Reply | More ]
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Started college freshman year at 15. Birthday in May [ Reply | More ]
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18, my birthday is in April. [ Reply | More ]
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in nyc with 12/31 cut off, anyone born between 1/1 and 6/25 will be 18 when they graduate. [ Reply | More ]
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16 - I turned 16 right before graduation. [ Reply | More ]
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16. I skipped a grade. Turned 17 in November. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I always have trouble pooping on vacation . My body clock gets all messed up, any tips on how to fix this? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Coffee or peri-colace? [ Reply | More ]
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Several cups of the local coffee at breakfast usually works for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes the local tap water works too. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol So you have seen the Taj Mahal. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd read an article that this is scientifically proven that when we're outside our usual environment the body clogs up. [ Reply | More ]
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more fruit [ Reply | More ]
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NP make sure you wash it! Don't want to go the other way, LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:37 PM Flag
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Are you drinking as much as usual throughout the day? I'm frugal and realized I only drink at meals on vacation because it seems like a waste to pay for water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:37 PM Flag
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This. As a rule, have a bottle of water in your hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:38 PM Flag
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Drink tons of water when you travel (especially if it's via plane) and when you get to the hotel - just keep drinking. it helps so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:42 PM Flag
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This happens to me too but i think its the bathroom/privacy/embarassment thing. I was surprised at how long i didnt go poop and still felt fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:40 PM Flag
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Why do you think I always "forget" my sunglasses and have to run back up to the room for a minute? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:55 PM Flag
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I wish i could poop on demand like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:18 PM Flag
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Me too.. I stay hydrated, avoid bagels or other dense carbs, and eat prunes. I bring a bag and have a few the night before. By morning it's great. I am poop shy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] What score do you need on the ELA 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:32 PM Flag
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To pass? 3. To exceed expectations? 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:33 PM Flag
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What if a kid gets a 91-is that a 3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:39 PM Flag
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That's not how it's scored. And the cut off for a 3 or 4 changes every year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:46 PM Flag
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So confusing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:53 PM Flag
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Do they purposely make the test hard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:53 PM Flag
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Yes. But it's more a matter of being confusing & somewhat ambiguous. The point is not to assess how kids are doing. It's to rank schools & hand the ones with poor performing students over to charter enterprises. Meaning, for-profit operators. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 01:57 PM Flag
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I thought they need to test high to get into a good middle school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:01 PM Flag
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Yes, in the 4th grade tests. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:29 PM Flag
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That's not true. 1. Charters in New York State have to be non-profit. 2. Poor performing schools in New York City become renewal school and can be shut down. 3. Charters use test scores to renew their charters every 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:28 PM Flag
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Non-profit is tax structure. They are not charitable organizations. Instead of saying they have a low caliber of student & parents, politicians blame the teachers. Then hand our tax money over to private operators. It's disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:15 PM Flag
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this is not the kids' fault. At least parents now have the option of getting away from this broken system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:44 PM Flag
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score for what purpose? for a good nyc middle school application they say at least 4.0. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:07 PM Flag
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for Hunter highschool application, cutoff is on their website, prob around 4.2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:08 PM Flag
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My question is what is the cut off for a 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:08 PM Flag
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dd had a raw score of 343 which gave 4.0. Does the 343 help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:13 PM Flag
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Again, it changes annually based on all the scores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:29 PM Flag
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I meant scores from last year. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 05:41 PM Flag
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Would anyone else be willing to share their DCs score info - what raw score was and scaled score (as in, raw score needed for a 4.2, 4.4, etc?) Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:43 PM Flag
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They haven't even tested yet. Why do you want to know this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:46 PM Flag
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DOE puts this info out every year on its website by grade. just google for it. There was a big chart, and even gave some detail by school. how many kids got 3, vs 4 by grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 02:50 PM Flag
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What you really want is what the raw score equates to % wise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:26 PM Flag
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For last year test takers, I'd love to know what raw score correlated to a 4.3 or 4.4 (for third or 4th grade) I've asked before but nobody will share. I realize it changes each year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 06:13 PM Flag
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I've seen it, I think it's on DOE's website. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 06:18 PM Flag
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It tells you what makes up a 4, but doesn't get into the decimal places. I'm looking for info (from last year) about what raw score correlates to a 4.2 or a 4.4. Poster above said a 343 was a 4.0. Anyone else? I've looked at all DOE and NYS sites and they covert to a 2/3/4 but without decimal. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 07:49 PM Flag
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NP What's the raw score the equivalent to? Or is it curved? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:23 PM Flag
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It's curved. It changes annually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.24.17, 03:45 PM Flag
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