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[ - ] What types of things do you think college admissions offices see as paid resume padding? Things that affluent families think will look good but in fact, almost hurt an applicant? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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A lot of unconnected, short term activities, whether it's volunteer work or classes or other activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Totally agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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1) There needs to be a unifying theme and 2) DC must be recognized as accomplished in the activity. Good: National-caliber debate competitor Bad: Costa Rica "volunteering" trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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The volunteer trips "that really made you think" are notorious for making eyes roll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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Are you serious? Volunteer trips to Costa Rica are considered an eye roll? I never did anything like this as a teenager. My dad is only 7 so not quite at the college stage yet, but holy crap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Oops dd [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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np. Now there's an entire industry w/ these sort of trips. It's become an eye roll b/c mom and dad can write a check and DC spends 4 weeks "helping" in Costa Rica or some other safe place -- usually with some beach time for fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Yeah. There are actually articles out there by college admissions professionals who actively encourage you to save your money. Same for "leadership conferences" where you pay thousands of dollars to send your teen to DC. If you want to do it for fun, to let your kid meet other kids, it's fine, but it's wasted money college-wise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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Yes, they are. They're seen as resume padding that is open to anybody who can afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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+ a million and another thing about them: don't let your kid put these on their resumes because they are a massive alert to potential employers that they're dealing with someone who has experience bought for them, rather than earning it themselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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I saw a kid of a billionaire hold a pumpkin patch at the family mansion "for charity." Was the biggest eye-roll, resume padding you could imagine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Well what do regular or umc kids do to get into good colleges now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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Just be yourself. Volunteer at something you are passionate about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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It really depends on the circumstances. Some of the strongest essays come from students working a pretty crap/boring jobs, but actually accomplishing something worthwhile doing so...sets the right tone for what they can do after getting a fancy education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:57 PM Flag
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^ point is, the specific activity is not so important, but did the applicant actually learn/do anything unique and interesting. Since few high school students are qualified brick-layers, "helping" build a school in Costa Rica is pretty useless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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np: and any HS kid who is good at construction bc say their dad is in the business, is not taking such trips! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:10 PM Flag
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And that kid could write great essays about his experience supervising a crew, finding solutions to all sorts of challenges, etc. W/ good grades, test scores, and a leadership position or two -- very strong candidate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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That funny. I worked crap jobs all through high school and didn't include any of that info in my college essay. Everything is so different now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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It's not just the crap job, but what did you learn about the world/yourself while doing it? What did you help improve or contribute? What does it say about your character/abilities/potential. Taking a Costa Rican vacation simply says mom and dad can write a check. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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NP All of the college admissions people we saw said that a job flipping burgers (or whatever) is perfectly fine, but it should be accompanied by some sort of explanation that DC needed to do it to support her family. Sign of the times, but there it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Everyone I know is either a stellar student at a good but not tt school; a very good to excellent student at a well-connected tt; rich and connected; URM, or good student plus very good to excellent athlete in their sport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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what is URM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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coloreds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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[sigh] under-represented minority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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+1 boy on my son's team got into Harvard early, good student (but only top quarter of class) but all-american in track. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] at what age did you start filler...how many years have you been doing it? I really want to start 42 but wondering if it will be bad for my face (stretch the skin) and then at 50 will need a facelift 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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I tried it once at 30 ( really bad saggy skiing under my eyes ) but it only worked for 3 months. I can't afford spending 900 every 3 months, no way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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900 for botox? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Fillers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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tried it once at age 47 and HATED it. felt so foreign, hurt, fakey. never again! (I do do Botox regularly, however!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I did filler around my mouth once at 48. I paid $500. Not worth it. I am now 55. I figure when I'm 60 maybe I'll get a lower face lift to help with the sagging below the sides of my mouth. My neck is in great shape as is the area around my eyes. It's just that area under my mouth that is the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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I hated filler - painful, didn't look great. Happy with the botox that costs me about 900 for the year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Np. How many times do you get it and how many areas for the 900$ per year? This sounds good. Would you share doc name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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hijack: anyone try sculptra? I am going to do this. it is supposed to look natural and last several years. then it will be off to a neck lift [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:45 PM Flag
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Didn't like it as much as Juvederm or radiesse. It was more painful and you get bruised and puffy and then it goes away and you wait 3 months for the collagen to grow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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may I ask which dr? np by the way. I hear the dr doing it is the most important thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:01 PM Flag
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The doctor or the doctor for the Juvederm? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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Sculptra doc was uptown forgot name as it was 10 yrs ago. Juvederm was 57th Dr. Campton. Excellent injector. I do cheeks and lips. My lips are naturally very thin so I just do half the tube so it looks very natural. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Juvederm or Radiesse in cheeks 2x a year starting at 35-40 now only need it 1 x a year. Juvederm in lips 1 to 2 x a year but don't always have them do the whole syringe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Botox at 30. Also had neck fat lipoed at 30 which helped a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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np my neck is awful turkey waddle. I am very sad about it. would lipo from neck help this or create more sagging skin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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depends. If it is fat than lipo. If it is turkey skin then neck lift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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I did a little, but hate getting the bruises. I do botox regularly every 6 months since I was 38 except when pg or trying to get pg or nursing(am 48 now) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Has this been discussed? No murder charges for woman who, uh...plucked out a baby from mothers womb. What do you think? I'm kind of puzzled. I am pro choice but there is a big difference between termination at 6 weeks and someone forcefully cutting out another person's 3rd trimester unborn baby. This is odious, omg 78 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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This happened after the criminal placed an add selling baby clothing on Craig's list and ambushed the buyer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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she was obviously deranged/mentally ill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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I think this is a crime. Imagine this actually happening, this is horrible. People suffer for years if they have a still birth, imagine having a healthy pregnancy then someone kills your baby. Horrible. This was like a forced abortion, it should be considered a crime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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it is a crime. but the criminal was mentally ill. you have to be mentally ill to do something like that. plus, she had been pregnant herself late last year and miscarried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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well, it wasn't yet a person so what do you expect? lucky for her, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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But the mother wanted the baby. Third trimester is so late, it kind of is a person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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you have to be clear in law. do you want it to be a person so things like abortion is illegal? you have to be clear, not sentimental. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I can't agree. If someone FORCED this upon you, therefore forced this killing without your consent-remember it is YOUR body, YOUR right to keep or not- it should be murder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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murder isn't about who caused it -- a deranged woman or a licensed md. it is about the death of a human being. so if you say it's murder when a deranged person causes it without your consent (remember, it isn't about you but the murdered person), then it is murder when a sane person does it with your consent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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But we want rights for our bodies (if we want an abortion, we decide, right?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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yes, a woman cannot slice you up. that is a crime of assault on YOU. but the unborn child, not murder if abortion isn't murder. why are people being so silly about it? you have to take the good with the bad on these tough decisions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:54 PM Flag
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No, the funny thing about legislation is that a society can use it to outlaw those things that are abhorrent to everyone while dealing differently with those things that are abhorrent to some but not all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:17 PM Flag
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yes, that is what's retarded about democracy. we allow the numerous stupid people to control policy-making. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:11 PM Flag
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You can make it a separate crime to kill another person's fetus without their consent / outside of abortion, and say the proof and sentence is the same as for murder, without defining a fetus as a person In fact the federal government and many states have done exactly that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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but why? abortion is not murder if the mother decides to do it? that makes no sense. that's not good logical thinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:50 PM Flag
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Why not? All sorts of things are not crimes when done by the person affected but are crimes when done by someone else. And I didn't say call it murder. I said it's a different crime, with the same sentence as murder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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np: not sure termination of a pregnancy in the 3rd trimester wo medical cause is actually legal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:11 PM Flag
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it actually is in some places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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medical cause can be very vague. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:12 PM Flag
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No denying what she did was heinous. Unfortunately classifying that as murder would open the door to outlawing abortion. You and I can distinguish between 6 weeks and 3 trimester, but the law only distinguishes between viable and not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Woman is completely crazy - no guilty of anything by reason of insanity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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Oh, I thought the mom died as well. Hmmmmm... this is tricky, because once you start saying that the "fetus" is a person who can be murdered, it opens a floodgate for anti-abortion rights and potentially for late-term miscarriages/stillbirths to be considered murder. It's very tricky here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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the mom called 911 herself. i was amazed to read that. thank god for cell phones, huh? 20 years ago, she'd have been dead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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I disagree. This was forceful and very late into pregancy. The forceful part should lead to the murder charge. Women should be able to decide for themselves. Aren't late term abortions illegal anyway, unless there is something wrong w the baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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And once the fetus is fully developed it should be considered a baby. I can't believe the court can't thing logically around this dumb law [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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^^ and btw , I had a very early termination. If I were pregnant, wanted the fetus/baby and someone killed it, I would consider it a crime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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But this is where it gets tricky. 24 weeks is considered viable nowadays. BUT, many genetic disorders are not determined until after that point, meaning that a women who wishes to abort a child with severe issues may not be able to do so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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np: but that is for medical cause - you can also do a late termination for health/life of mother. but you cannot do it wo any cause at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:13 PM Flag
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If that baby was beyond a viable gestational age, then there should be murder charges IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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THIS!!! There should be flexibility around this law. Wtf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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gtf over yourselves. you want abortion rights -- i know i do -- you have to deal with the unpleasant side of the argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Sorry, I had a termination but if I were forced into it I'd consider it a crime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Any argument otherwise is baseless. Besides terminations are only available in 1st trimester. This woman was in third trimester when terminations are ONLY available to save the Mom's life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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it is a crime of assault on the mother. it is not murder of the unborn child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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Bs. You just need an appropriately worded law, which many states have. I agree that without such a law, it is problematic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:47 PM Flag
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but why should there be such laws? it is either a person or not. are you comfortable with allowing murder of a person if it's convenient for you but not if it's inconvenient for you? think straight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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I am thinking straight. You are locked into one set of distinctions (which btw are themselves legally created) without allowing for other distinctions. The law makes fine distinctions all the time (including for example that abortion for convenience is legal up until the clock strikes midnight and then suddenly it's not). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:20 PM Flag
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i also disagree with that policy. but that is a time limit. you are making a who-is-the-murder limit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:13 PM Flag
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it obviously wasn't viable b/c it died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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It died because of the way it arrived. It would have lived if taken to hospital [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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there was a baby similarly taken out of the mother's womb by another crazed person. but she was 8+ months instead of 7. the mother, unfortunately but understandably, died. the baby survived and is alive now. this fetus was not viable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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um, no. We have no idea what happened to this baby when it was taken out of the womb. Absolutely no way to compare both situations. This baby may well have lived otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:08 AM Flag
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Maybe it was alive out of the womb before it died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:59 PM Flag
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It was I think [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:31 PM Flag
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yeah, but it obv wasn't viable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:14 PM Flag
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yeah, because a crazy bitch butchered it out of the womb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:09 AM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:06 PM Flag
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The viable fetus issue aside, was there requisite intent for murder? Do she plan to keep the baby or kill it? Did she plan to kill the mother or was she just, in a mad state, "stealing" it. I can see manslaughter charges in this scenario. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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Doesn't matter if she planned to kill it. That's still murder. Just second degree instead of first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Intent is an element of murder in most jurisdictions. You're confusing "murder" with homicide, which includes all forms of killing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Yes intent is an element but there are different degrees. You don't get out of murder that way. Look at the degrees of murder on wikipedia - first, second, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I'm a lawyer, I know the degrees. Second degree murder still requires intent, although unlike first degree, the element of premeditation is not there (like with crimes of passion). If her intent was not to murder, premeditated or not, she would be charged with voluntary manslaughter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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I hope she gets at least 20 years, whatever she is charged with [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I don't think there are many people who would dispute that she needs to be locked up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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felony murder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Could be felony murder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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That would work too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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Ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Yes, she intended to keep it but her husband found it in a bathtub, dead and not taken care of. She should have taken the baby to the hospital. Can't believe the mother survived, she must be in such shock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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Many states and the federal government have laws that address "unborn victims of violence" and specifically carve out abortion. They generally make it a crime to harm the fetus when down in conjunction with another violent crime and carry the same sentences as if the fetus were a child. It was a big issue in the Scott Peterson case. I guess Colorado isn't one of the state's that has such a law. I am very pro-choice, but support such laws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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^^^ done in conjunction [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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^^^ argh, and "states" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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I'm op, have had a termination but also support this law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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At 6 weeks when I was 19^^^^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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i disagree with this kind of willy nilly policy making based on sentimentality. it is either a baby or a fetus. that is all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:44 PM Flag
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Look at philosophy, nothing is that black and white, which is why philosophy has evovlved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:49 PM Flag
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that's why philosophy is stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:55 PM Flag
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ooh, thought is hard, brain hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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Why? It's a crime to kill someone else's pet, which is neither a baby nor a fetus. It's probably a crime even if the pet is a fish (though I don't know). It's not a crime to remove life support from someone who is brain dead, somewhere between alive and dead. The law has to create complicated categories and distinctions all the time. It's not about sentimentality, it's about collective social rules. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:03 PM Flag
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collective social rules are stupid because, collectively, people are stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:15 PM Flag
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How do they know the baby was not alive for a while once being cut out and then she killed it. A 7 month could be alive for a while. Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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I think that was one if the questions the prosecutor (at least initially) was saying would be important - whether it could be established that the fetus died after being fully removed or before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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Unless the Wacko stabbed the fetus there is a great chance that it was alive for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Exactly. Or, she may have killed it with her initial stabbing of the mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:11 AM Flag
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Yes, absolutely. We have no idea what happened to that baby before, during or after. Obviously, there needs to be an autopsy. I can't imagine a crazy person knows how to perform a c-section. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:11 AM Flag
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I am very pro choice, 100%, all the way, but this is the mother's choice, not a random stranger! At the very least the woman should be charged with attempted murder (of the mother) and let's hope the jury goes after her to the max [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms on here that have older kids? I have two small boys and just wondering what life will be like when they are 14 and 10? Do you have more freedom..can you leave children at these ages home alone? Do you still walk them to places in the city or do they travel alone? Just curious what my future holds with my two little boys. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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i can leave my 9-1/2ds alone with my 6-1/2dd. out the door in the morning so much easier with ds than dd. ds also walks to school by himself sometimes. i would have a lot of free time with both (no extra curricular) but i do a lot of supplemental education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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everything is easier physically. they sleep in, don't like to get up early, do things themselves. but the mental anguish they put you through is something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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Like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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+1. Physically, it's much easier to have older kids. But bigger kids, bigger problems. That said, I sure don't miss the toddler days. Even when my teens drive me nuts and give me grey hair, I prefer this stage to the days of strollers and Cheerios. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:07 PM Flag
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THIS. And there is always worry when they're out alone--mainly because of cars/weirdos on the subway, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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They travel alone by bus/walk for Middle school, subway for HS, you can leave them home alone if you can trust them not to have friends over - set it on fire. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:42 PM Flag
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I'm fine with leaving my 13 yo alone for a couple of hours... until I see things like the fire in the EV yesterday... Shudder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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My 12 yo ds takes the bus and subway on his own and I feel comfortable leaving him alone for a few hours. I also have an 8 yo ds and I may leave him for 20 minutes while I run to the grocery store. However, they fight too much at this stage and I won't leave them home alone together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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my kids are exactly those ages. my 14 y.o is very independent, gets himself around alone and is at home alone. the younger one, not so much. I might leave them both alone briefly but not for hours. and of course visits to friends don't usually include me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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everything is easier when kids get older except the emotional/discipline stuff. i have 11yo and 6yo and i can leave them home alone, not for full days, but for several hours. 11yo is independently moving about within a familiar range (UES and parts of UWS) - can get to school, activities on his own. they entertain themselves when they get up, gettheir own breakfast and snacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:08 PM Flag
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How does your 11 yo get to activities on his own? Did you guide him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 08:16 PM Flag
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follwoing the example of another mom i met years ago who was very "free-range", i started teaching him how to move independently at a young age - small things starting w going down to concierge desk to get a package. by the time he was 9yo, very comfortable in the neighborhoods he knew like around our building and around school. he's also very confident in his abilities so was always looking to do a bit more. teaching them to use the bus and get a taxi are impt skills for a nyc kid. 11yo's are capable of far more than people give htem credit for. and in nyc, most kids are going to MS on their own so he's not unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 08:28 PM Flag
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we are moving to city and will have one dc entering MS, so am very interested in how folks foster independence [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 02:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever had to work with people whose accents are so thick it is difficult to understand them? How do you handle asking them to repeat things gracefully? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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An Indian professor. You have to accept that you missed things and ask the person to repeat them if it's important. Otherwise, pretend to understand if it doesn't really matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Yes, but the more you hear them the better you should understand them. I just say "pardon" at first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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I have clients like this but I listen very carefully and am usually able to understand the context of what they are saying. Someone on my team, however, constantly complains she can't possibly take notes during meetings because how should she be responsible for understanding their heavy accents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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I just say "pardon," they know they have accents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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omg yes. Indian people. prefer to email and chat online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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THIS!!! they tend to get offended as they aren't as aware of their accent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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Just ask gracefully. Respect and warmth go a long way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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OP:I always try to be very nice about it. I just got off a nearly impossible call with someone from Japan though and I hope I didn't offend him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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I always say I'm taking notes and ask them to slow down or repeat or verify. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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My nanny. I say "excuse me" to about 20% of what she says. My DH said give her a break as it is her second language but is actually her first language as she is from Granada. DH and I frequently get home and ask each other what happen with dc today and we don't really know because we can't catch most of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:04 PM Flag
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Granada, Spain? So you speak Spanish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 08:17 PM Flag
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Many professors and some TAs when I was in college. I was from flyover (what a term!) and my ear was completely untrained. It was very difficult. I was STEM so had a number of foreign born teachers. It greatly affected my ability to understand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Meeting and presentation in an hour and my nose won't stop running. Took some cold and allergy me since, didn't help. Had tea, didn't help. I feel fine, just a runny nose. If I don't wipe it starts dripping down my face. I guess I will have to wipe my nose and sniffle the whole time? I'm already mortified. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Use tissue and you'll be fine. Only gross if you use the back of your hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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I've been using my tissue approximately every 30 seconds, I just feel like it will distract from everything, but I have no choice. Mad at my immune system! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Try Zicam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Which of these jobs are you pretty sure you could do or easily learn to do? 133 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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Attorney [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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did my own prenup and purchaase/sale of my home -- had lawyers but i just said, "strike this or add that" and did the entire language with dh on the prenup. but i would dnot WANT to do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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It's not hard to learn the work, but it is illegal to practice law in any jurisdiction in which you are not barred. So there's a significant barrier to entry to consider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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convenient artificial barrier to entry -- good for business [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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True for most professions. You can't practice medicine or accounting without the proper credentials either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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Which is why these usually offer decent career prospects. More difficult to outsource. Shh, don't tell Liberal Arts, learning for the sake of knowledge moms though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Dimwit, math majors are liberal arts majors. Chem majors are liberal arts majors. Bio majors are liberal arts majors. Liberal arts encompasses STEM as well as humanities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:53 PM Flag
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Also allows for disciplinary action and disbarring of crooked attys. I think anyone who can pass the var should be allowed to practice though (perhaps with some apprenticeship or clinic experience requirement). Law school shouldn't be required. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
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You can do that w/o an exam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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You need a licensing body [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:28 PM Flag
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This is acceptable in Vermont I believe. No law school, but just passing the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:52 PM Flag
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What you are proposing is true in some states. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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Depends in what kind of law you practice. Some is pretty complex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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Does that require a more complex bar exam? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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Everyone takes the same bar exam within a particular state. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:58 PM Flag
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This.easy but nah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:50 AM Flag
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I've been told by several people that I would have made a great litigator. I'm not sure it's a compliment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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Programmer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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have done it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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I couldn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:50 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:55 AM Flag
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Musician [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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not artistic enough [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Done [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Nope. I sucked at violin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:50 AM Flag
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Married to a successful musician so I know all of the hard work that it actually takes. Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:56 AM Flag
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Banker [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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yes, I could easily cause a global economic meltdown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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lol. all you need to do is package crap and label it as rainbows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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That's not banking. That's investment banking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:50 AM Flag
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What type of banker? Corporate? Retail? Investment? You do know that there are many different types of bankers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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La Di Da! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Go eat Cheetos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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They all suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 05:29 AM Flag
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have done it and would not want to again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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I suck at numbers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:50 AM Flag
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Doesn't matter. The bar is low. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:50 AM Flag
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Architect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Defintiely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Until the building falls down because you don't know what you're doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:47 PM Flag
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Like Jenga. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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i think so and might be fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Yeah so easy. Idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:49 PM Flag
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I suck at numbers. Otherwise, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:56 AM Flag
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Not for profit manager [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Easy, goal to give money away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 12:39 AM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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Civil engineer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Fashion designer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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I've doen costume design, so, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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no, too tastes too boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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professor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Of what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Yes, of what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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Museum curator [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Yes, but I have a background in AH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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That's like saying "I know a lot about wine, so I'd be a great vintner." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Not at all. I have worked in the field for nearly 20 years. I work frequently with curators and have guest curated several exhibitions. I'm not saying "I took an art history survey course in college so of course I could be a curator". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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That's not what you said in your OR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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I said I have a background in art history. That's the short story. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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"I have a background in AH and guest curation." -- would be more compelling that you could make the jump to museum curator, and still short and sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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What's a curator? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:56 AM Flag
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Airline pilot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Sure, with practice. But scurry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:51 AM Flag
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Marketing executive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Admissions Director [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Chef [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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I suck at cooking. Funny, because I'm obsessed with the food network channel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:52 AM Flag
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Interior designer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Absolutely. I've decorated 4 homes. Love it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Yes, shopping for a living with other people's money. A dream job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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Everyone thinks they can do this but it does take talent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 12:01 AM Flag
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This, and yes I could do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:52 AM Flag
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I'd be amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:52 AM Flag
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Seamstress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Me. I've been sewing all my life (although not professionally). Attorney also with background in visual arts and piano. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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No question. (Costume designer from above) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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PP: +1, love costume design! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Yes, my mom taught me to sew when I was 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Yeah, but nah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:53 AM Flag
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Teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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Yes. Although I would only do one-to-one teaching. Classroom management would suck the joy out of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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That's most of the job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Almost no teachers work like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Private tutors do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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They're not teachers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:54 AM Flag
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I'm married to one and I could never do this job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 09:19 PM Flag
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Older kids, but not younger. Not for my 6 figure salary would I teach elementary school--too hard and I do Cardio-thoracic anesthesia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 05:30 AM Flag
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Easy enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:53 AM Flag
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Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:55 AM Flag
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Did it for 4 years after undergrad. Would NEVER do again. It's awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:57 AM Flag
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Physician [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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this. seriously. most moms are probably qualified to be a pediatrician. i've diagnosed shit multiple times and the dumb ped. just sits there scratching his head. then, i have to bring DC back the following day because the symptoms have erupted into full blown illness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:13 AM Flag
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Yea, not so much. You don't know how much you don't actually know. You may know your child, but you don't know much more than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 05:31 AM Flag
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This may have been the dumbest thing I have ever read on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:46 AM Flag
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This entire thread is moronic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 11:51 AM Flag
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Oh, how 'bout this. "You do know there is more than one type, right?" ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 05:32 AM Flag
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Nah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:53 AM Flag
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There's no way I could get through med school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:58 AM Flag
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Accountant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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I hate accounting! I would rather gouge out my eyes with spoons than become an accountant. Accounting was my least favorite subject in business school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Management consultant [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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just get a glossary of buzzwords and make slick slide decks. race to the airport thursday evening to get home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Just throw someone under the bus and call it a day. Voila, a mgmt consultant just earned a nickel! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 07:42 AM Flag
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Nurse [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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What a stupid post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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It's light entertainment, sweets. Move on if you don't want to play. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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A bunch of people who have no idea what a job entails surmising that it would be a breeze to do a particular job. What a waste. It's just an exercise to slam certain professions and the people who work in them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 09:13 PM Flag
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Not at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:53 AM Flag
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Yours? Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:53 AM Flag
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Ub moderator [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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You want to stay up all hours deleting racist rants and spam from Pakistan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Said could learn to do. Not that wanted to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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Aka do nothing. Got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:56 AM Flag
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Corrections officer: check out the exam if you need to boost your self-image. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 09:29 PM Flag
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You can't do the job. Don't even wonder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 11:42 PM Flag
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Stripper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 12:38 AM Flag
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Too much pride. No offense to strippers. Also, no boobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:55 AM Flag
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Psychologist. I can not help people at all just as much as the next one. Maybe I could even help. The success rates are extremely low, but people keep going. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 01:31 AM Flag
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I'm too depressive/anilihistic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:55 AM Flag
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Waitress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:54 AM Flag
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Am, and ppl are bitches but easy and anyone can do it Just be fast, efficient and suck up to assholes. Pie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:54 AM Flag
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Artist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:54 AM Flag
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Can, but am. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:55 AM Flag
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Am a choreographer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.28.15, 06:59 AM Flag
[ - ] I need to reshape and lose a bit of weight for an event in three weeks. Can you give me suggestions for a plan...Five pounds and less fat hips is what I am after. This winter really did me in... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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No sugar, no grains, no dairy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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what sort of exercise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Whatever you want. It's all about diet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Take Barre classes at Pure Barre. After 10 classes you will see results and be psyched. I swear. The hips, muffin-top, upper arms, and thighs. It all gets pulled in. I don't know why it took me so long to find them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:01 PM Flag
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My calves get huge when I do pure barre. You need to be a waif to get results from pure barre. It's a skinny step ford wife scene where I live. Kinda creeps me out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:09 PM Flag
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no starches, no sugar, limit dairy - t-tapp workout [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I work from home on Fridays and the babysitter comes from 11:30 to 4 when I do. Should I be taking the kid from her during lunch so she can eat in peace? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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No. What does she do when you're not there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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No. It's not like she's there from 8-5. She can eat at 11 before she comes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Those familiar with Miami, would you ever move there with your family? Why or why not? By Miami, I mean Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, etc. not South Beach. Can't take Boston winters anymore and DH has some connections near Miami. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:57 PM Flag
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I'm also interested. We were thinking of LA, but Miami is less expensive, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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op. i gather that it is somewhat less expensive though i'm surprised that the suburbs i listed are as pricey as they are. $2m for a 4 bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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I lived in Miami before DC. Coconut Grove is dodgy in many parts. Coral Gables is big money and for no good reason. I would not live in Florida with children. No way, no how. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Would you live in NYC? Chicago? Curious as to what types of cities you would live in. Not being snarky at all. Really seeking valuable feedback here. Do you think Miami is too dangerous? too shallow? What exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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I did live in NYC for a number of years. I detested it. I lived in Chicago for business school. I liked it a lot better than NYC but I couldn't take the weather. The schools are crap in Florida for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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op. we found one school that seems great. fantastic reputation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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Some schos in the areas listed by OP are among the best in the country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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I've lived in Tampa for ten years and think it's awesome for children. Can't speak to Miami, but the state as a whole is pretty ideal for kids in many ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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op. we also considered tampa. are there any strong private schools in the area? would appreciate any advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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education sux in FL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Are you Latin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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this is it. i had considered florida or texas and chose the latter because florida, though beautiful, seemed all latin in culture and lacking otherwise. i might have been wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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I posted above about having lived in Miami. I am Hispanic. I work in Latin American banking. I speak Spanish and Portuguese every day of my life. If you aren't Hispanic, it's a little tough to fit in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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op. I am very interested to here more. What percentage of people would you say are Hispanic? Are there no causcasian families? Seems odd to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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np: oh, there are other people. i know a number of jews. but jews don't "have a culture" that non-jews access. so to me, it seemed all latin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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op. ok. gotcha. i don't want my children to feel like outsiders so i need to take all of this into consideration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Of course there are, but Miami really is like a satellite of Latin America. Have you not spent any time there? Do not move until you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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We have spent just a bit of time there. Two weeks a year for the past couple of years. I get that there is a Latin flavor for sure but I was under the impression, especially at some of the private schools, that there is somewhat of a mix. I honestly didn't know it felt like living in Latin America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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It is hard for me to say, since I am Hispanic and I have, indeed, lived in Latin America. I don't even notice when people are or aren't speaking English to me. If you don't speak Spanish, I guarantee you would notice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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OP. Right. We're heading down for two weeks in May so I'll pay attention to this. Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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NP. There are plenty of French and Germans in Coral Gables. Many other white families too. Sick of all the stereotypes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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Miami is much larger than the tiny insulated community of Coral Gables. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:46 PM Flag
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But those are the areas OP asked about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:53 PM Flag
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op here. no, we are not. and i AM worried that we will be outsiders. we would send dc private, though, and my understanding is that the private schools are quite mixed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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NP: Is Jewish sufficient. Aside from the retirement areas, aren't there also a lot of Jewish families in Miami? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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You'll die of boredom Florida. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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^Clearly hasn't been to MIami. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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op. doubt it. we'll still come back East every summer and go to NY for Xmas, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Not if she can travel to NY or Europe 3-4 times a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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I live in Miami. There are plenty if Caucasians, Europeans, etc. VERY get Asians. Life is slower here, which takes some adjustment and patience. There are top schools here too - some public, some private. Both public and private schools are mixed. Don't be afraid of Latins though - they are people too! Weather is great but you have to change your wardrobe. Cultural experiences are not great but NY is just a short flight away for operas, etc. I recommend Coral Gables over Coconut Grove. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:40 PM Flag
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miami has a great ballet company! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:48 PM Flag
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OR. That's what people here like to think but I actually think it's quite average. Adrienne Arsht Center has no orchestra either. They are trying, but they aren't here yet and won't get there unless they can get significant donors like Geffen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:51 PM Flag
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I live in Miami (moved from NYC 5 years ago). We first moved to Coral Gables and recently moved to Pinecrest. Let me know if you have any questions... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Ski people: I know it's late in the season, but the kids just learned to ski in February and I thought maybe we'd take them over spring break if any place is still open in the Northeast...we'll be in Boston but also driving through Catskills area. The kids are athletic so they picked it up quickly but husband and I have no interest. Any suggestions for us in terms of where to go? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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The places in the Catskills/Berkshire that I know are closing April 5 for the season. you could try VT/NH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Killington has great spring skiing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Everywhere in the northeast will have great spring skiing this year. Sunday River is still almost all open too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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But "spring skiing" doesn't mean through April, in general. Usually just til the first weekend unless it stays cold and doesn't rain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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Well, we need through April 12th. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:31 PM Flag
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agreed. out west, it's ugly. last week was slushy and somewhat skiied off even in CO. UT is done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:56 PM Flag
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Hunter is open at least through April 12. conditions still good there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Repost from yesterday because answers went off on different tangent. we live in greenwich and it seems like everyone is better than our family at everything…golf, skiing, tennis, sailing, etc. never before have i felt so unaccomplished. for example, came back from a ski vacation to vail, feeling proud of our progress and then, ran into 10 people whose children apparently ski double blacks. feel like we're never doing "enough." do people in other towns feel like this? is there pressure everywhere or is it a northeast thing? 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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it's only there when you put it on yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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I think there are insecure people everywhere, to be honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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It's YOUR problem. Be happy with who you are, what you do and what you have. Get over what everyone else is doing and learn to be content. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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OP: I hear where you are coming from but it's impossible to shut out the "noise" so to speak because it's so prevalent. It's like I'm bombarded by it. I'm not jealous. It's more a feeling that I'm not doing enough for my children. I wonder if we'd feel better living elsewhere. And I think it's naive for people to say that if you're insecure in one place, you'll be insecure in another. I hardly think I'd feel this way in Iowa where the kids probably barely take any lessons at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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You need to find new friends. Friend who are supportive of what you do and how you do it. Then you can be more secure and tune out the braggarts who may or may not be augmenting their experiences. FWIW my kid skis regular black diamonds at 5 but I'd never tell anyone that other than close friends who ask how she's enjoying skiing. My dd, on the other hand, would brag to anyone - but she's 5. The people you're talking to are acting like they are 5. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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^^ I should add that I'm a very noncompetitive person. Sounds like you are more competitive than I am, and the people you're interacting with are uber competitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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i think you are lying. I have been to Stowe, Snow, Jiminy Peak, Camel Back, Mountain Creek, Stratton, Killington, Beaver Creek, Vail and I have not seen any 5 year olds on double black diamonds (or even blacks). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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We skied Jiminy (and Okemo, Butternut and Wyndham) this year and my 5yo went on blacks at every single one. I think out west she'd be more likely on Blues, but she's a REALLY good skier for a 5yo. Solidly level 5 skier, parallels, pole plants, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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That is impressive. Have you looked into the seasonal ski school at Stratton. Looks like a good option for advanced kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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No, we live in NYC and it's just too far to go every weekend. We're going to do another season of occasional skiing next year and then see if she's still really loving it before committing- most of the more advanced programs and racing don't start til age 7 anyway. At the moment i'm just trying to console her that even though skiing is over for the year there are plenty of great things about summer! (and reminding her that no, we aren't going to take her to South America for the ski season there). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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We are in NYC too but the drive to Stratton wasn't too bad. Thinking of getting a ski house next year (seasonal rental). It sounds like your daughter has natural talent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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How long is the drive? We have a place in the Catskills so we've been skiing mostly there this year, but planning to go farther next year. She might be a natural talent, maybe not? Who knows- next year she may hate it? She's 5 and things change rapidly at this age/stage! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Her opinion may change but double blacks at 5 is talent / natural ability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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OP here. OMG!!! you are exactly the types of people in greenwich who are making me nutty. My post has now turned into precisely what makes me mad. Why are you bragging about your children skiing double black diamonds? I guess someone people wouldn't be bothered by this but i can't stand it. guess that's my problem though. not yours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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np: who cares that other kids are better at stuff? the problem is w people who are constantly bragging about their kids. this happens in UMC communities everywhere - they just grab about different stuff. my response is "that's great that your kids are so advanced." no need to say anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Ummmm this is an anonymous board. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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OR - See I'm not bragging about this in real life. I would NEVER talk about it with acquaintances or even friends (as I posted above). But this seems to be her "thing" so sure I'm proud of her and feel ok posting about it on an anonymous forum. I'm sorry you're so competitive and insecure about it. Also, I don't live in Greenwich and where I am people don't brag about things like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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It sounds like her daughter has a natural gift and this is an anonymous board. Plus, there's a difference between being proud and bragging. So we can't be proud of our kids for fear of bragging. It's all in how and when it's done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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PS sorry for accusing you of lying (said with my head hung low) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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It's ok, no hard feelings! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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np. I sort of agree with OP. Nice that you're proud but still seems strange to even have to post about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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I started out by trying to make the point that op's "friends" are behaving like kids who will blurt out anything they feel like/brag about anything to make themselves sound better than they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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First, people lie. And second, only the people who brag stand out. The other 90 people you run into who aren't so accomplished simply don't say anything, but you don't really register that, and in the end what you're left with is the impression that everyone else is so much more accomplished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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op. interesting perspective. you might be right though i do feel that here, for example, 90% of dc's class did something extraordinary for break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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NP: I'm not disagreeing with you. (And our family is totally normal, with no Olympic plans yet for our 5 year old. He's never even been skiing). But what I've found from living in NYC and this area is that EVERYONE really is accomplished--that is what drew them here in the first place. This area attracts type-A, high-level people to a greater percentage than would be found "in the wild." In a random town, maybe 2% of the kids would ski. But in NYC/Tri-state/UMC -- 75% of the kids ski. It's impossible to be "normal" here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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op. very well put. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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It 100% does not matter if your kids ski double blacks. Do not fall into the "I got so much more out of vacation than you" trap. And remember people that want to engage you have issues of your own. What's the point of a ski vacation anyway? Spending time with your family and enjoying the mountains, not throwing you kid down a double black. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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op. I hear you and I know you are right. I'm just finding it hard recently because it seems constant and everywhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Why do you live there? You had to know that it was a place where people strive to be the top dog at everything. Quit bitching or move elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Do something no one else does then. Take up back country camping...go to destinations others never get to see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Not being snarky but are you competitive? I have 2 kids (5 & 6) who have been skiing for 2 years. They are green maybe blue level but I don't feel the need to push them. Wonderng if your own personal competitiveness has something to do with it (and I'm not being snarky) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Interesting. My dc started skiing this year (at 5) and is already insanely good. I am surprised since I'm not a great skier but dc is obsessed and loves it. I don't know if it's just innate ability or interest or what. Are you kids "into" skiing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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OP. Yes, by nature, I probably am competitive. Very valid point. Perhaps the mix of my predisposition to this and the people I'm surrounded with doesn't suit me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Try to leave YOUR competitiveness out of it. I was chatting with an experienced ski instructor at Stratton (35+ years and his daughter is a competitive racer). He told me that he sees a lot of parents push for their kids to do blacks when they are not technically ready (meaning they don't have the technical skills down). He much prefers to see skills honed on blues before moving to blacks. He finds that the kids who do that end up better in the run. Hope you feel better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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op. thanks. i do have the sanity to know this! appreciate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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I am not competitive but do sometimes feel a stab of what you're talking about. When he told me that, all thought of trying to force them to advance too quickly went away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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There are people like this in any town, but I think they are everywhere in Greenwich. Living there in the first place is part of your problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:07 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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op. i'm afraid that you are probably right. this is really what i want to know. is greenwich the extreme of this. my guess is yes. i realize there are people like this everywhere but i think you nailed it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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d'oh! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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Greenwich is a town of 60,000 people. Some grew up skiing. They do not expect everybody else to do double blacks. The problem is all yours. Be happy you can afford ski vacations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you ever see a nurse practitioner/midwife instead of a gyn MD? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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I would, and I did. Why do you ask? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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all the time - regular check ups [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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I ask because I saw one and she was awesome. Wondering how common this is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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Pretty common. I just prefer an OB for pregnancy, but would see a NP for anything else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Not sure how common it is, but for years and years I saw Barbara Sellars (CBS Midwifery in Manhattan), and the practice was extremely busy, in spite of the fact they don't particpate in any insurance plans. She was the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Absolutely not!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:03 PM Flag
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insurance pays for a dr so why not see a dr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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My insurance pays for a midwife, so why not see a midwife? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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you can. I'd rather not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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Which brings us back to the question: Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:58 PM Flag
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sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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For check-ups, sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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Of course, if they are a licensed nurse midwife with appropriate MD back-up. I use a nurse midwife for gyn care - she does ob out of Yale, where she also teaches. [ Reply | More ]
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yep. IMO, routine check ups should more commonly be done by nurses, midwives, pa's etc. it would lower the cost of health care and make it easier to get in to see doctors for things that need an MD. nothing drives me crazier than needing to see the pediatrician for a routine strep test and then being told that they can't see you until the next day and then it cost $250 for 5 min + cost of lab. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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for the same price and wait time? no way. had both. you just can't beat an md for the rigor of the weeding out process. hard to find a stupid md. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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lol Are you or is someone close to you an MD? Because holy crap, is this false. TONS of stupid MDs out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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uh, i will take a stupid MD over stupid anybody else any day. you can't get into a US med school and, more important, pass usmle 1 and be stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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If it's impossible, why do you say you'd take a stupid MD over anyone else? Sadly, it's not impossible. So, so many stupid MDs. And I would rather not go with an idiot who has the extra authority to serious mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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totally this - signed RN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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yeah, like i am going to take an RN's word for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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stfu trollina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:00 PM Flag
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Yes. I prefer a midwife actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 05:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Sick of being frumpy and carrying 2-3 bags to work. For those of you who carry laptops to and from work (or occasionally), which purse or bag do you have? I don't want to look too corporate or old, but need to step it up a bit. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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I carry a backpack. Better to look like a kid than a frump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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What backpack? I am considering that because my back is killing me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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I shove my purse inside it in case I go out for lunch or don't have to bring my computer home one night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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Backpack. Was sick of schlepping files, gym clothes, lunch, laptop, etc. in a tote. I was getting lopsided. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Which backpack? Tumi feels too corporate but my Jansport is probably a bit too casual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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Everlane. I was an early adopter but I see them fairly often now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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Swiss gear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What are some other ways to say "got it" or "I understand?" 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Roger. OK. I see. Will do. That's clear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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Point taken. I hear you. Understood. What is the context? [ Reply | More ]
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Yo soy comprende [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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Oof. "I am understand." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Comprendo, entiendo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Capito. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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"I heard you the first time, mom! You don't have to YELL!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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I heard you the first time. [ Reply | More ]
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Copy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I'm on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Yes sir (or ma'am). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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On it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 07:58 PM Flag
[ - ] 14 yo DS has very oily skin and many bumps, particularly on forehead. Not pustules or cysts, just bumps. I guess they are clogged pores. He is reluctant to see dermatologist. Anyone dealing with this and using anything that helps, either Rx or over the counter? Thanks. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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I'm 35 and have the same. Let me know if you have a solution! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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I"m 40 and this is me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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Old fashioned easy solution working for us- rubbing alcohol on cotton ball twice a day. Easy cheap works. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Is it helping the bumps or just the oiliness? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Gets rid of bumps. Ds has them on back too. Works great. Try it. It can't hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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Go to derm - dd prescribed retin a and clindamycin - also use Mario badescu drying lotion [ Reply | More ]
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Careful w this. My niece ended up w recurring c diff after long term use of antibiotics (she was on clindamycin too). [ Reply | More ]
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what is c diff? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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One of my teens uses that St Ives Apricot scrub mixed with a lot of water in the shower, rub onto face very gently, the other likes the Neutragena products. Anything with Salycilic acid is good with gentle exfoliating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:58 PM Flag
[ - ] If you pray, please say a prayer right now that my dh does the right thing. Thank you. And Ub, please don't harass me. Not now. Please. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Good luck with whatever it is! [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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best wishes for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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I'll pray! ... Dear Jesus, we pray that you give guidance and wisdom for her husband. We pray that you will lead him into your everlasting love. Let Your Will be done. Comfort him and give him peace with his decision. In Jesus' precious name, Amen. [ Reply | More ]
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Amen [ Reply | More ]
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Better hope Jesus makes the right decision, then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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i read a funny "anti-black" essay by a lawyer who stated that his black clients would pray for results instead of "wisom and guidance." he said one of his clients (and his entire family) prayed to successfully pull off a convenience store robbery before the heist. do white people never pray for results? i'm not really schooled in religion so can't say from experience. [ Reply | More ]
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I do t think all white people pray alike. But I pray for gods guidance. Not for specific results. [ Reply | More ]
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the lawyer seemed to think this was the case with the vast majority of whites. [ Reply | More ]
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my high school, catholic, boyfriend's family used to pray for him to win his game or his match. i never understood that. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^irish catholic, white [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you! Op here, almost the exact same words I said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:39 PM Flag
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done, if he's a good guy, he will. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Thinking of you and him. [ Reply | More ]
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good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:29 PM Flag
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OP HERE. Thank you so much UB. That's all I can say, thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] BF moms over 1 year- did weaning have any positive effects on sleep? My 17 month DB is waking at night to nurse a lot (he used to sleep until at least 5) it's been suggested I wean him and he will sleep better. Any truth to that? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Every kid is different so no way to know really. There is a good possibility that you will wean and still have night waking. No one tells you how common night waking in toddlers is. [ Reply | More ]
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not for me but i had nightweaned for the most part before one year. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. Your supply may be dwindling. You can nurse then top off with a bottle or just wean. [ Reply | More ]
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You don't have to give up nursing (unless you want to) to stop this. Tonight he wakes, you nurse for 10 minutes, back to bed. In two days, do only 8 minutes. Then 6, then 4. Then cut it to two minutes. Then go in, pat his back and reassure and leave. Stretch the process as long as you need. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:57 PM Flag
[ - ] I just got an "event" alert on my iPhone. I have to accept or decline in order to add (not add to my calendar). It's for a reservation at my favorite restaurant from the guy I'm seeing. I guess this is his way of asking me out? I think it's sweet. A friend was horrified and insists it's too impersonal. Thoughts?? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you already dating? Or is this the first time you're hearing from him? If you are a "couple", then it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, about 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it is totally fine and certainly not horrific. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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my husband and i do this. assuming you've been seeing him for a while,i think its sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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my husband does this too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:50 PM Flag
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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OP--thank you! Don't know why I let her make me question things. He's a good guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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Love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I think this is awesome. He is a keeper! If you don't like him send him my way lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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