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[ - ] Hot priest in Fleabag? anyone? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:28 PM Flag
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Fuck you calling me Father like it doesn't turn you on just to say it. SWOON [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:40 PM Flag
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Get in line! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:26 PM Flag
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So hot. Actor is gay. Sigh. But, man, did they have chemistry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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I never understand the "sigh" part. Who cares what he is? "He" only exists in your mind anyway. You'll never meet them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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sigh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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This. Anderson Cooper was my celebrity boyfriend for years. Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone want to bet LIRR (Montauk line) is still out tomorrow? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 05.25.19, 05:40 PM Flag
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That does not work on Friday night, or Monday night this weekend because you'll be stuck in traffic for hours. Alas with the train issue there is no choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:05 PM Flag
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What on god's green earth did the moderator delete above? A suggestion for how to beat traffic? Mod. is losing their marbles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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The entire account was suspended, due to other posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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LIRR says that it will have limited bus service. Apparently the tracks are badly damaged so I doubt a miracle will happen between now and tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:45 PM Flag
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How did they get damaged? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:58 PM Flag
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At four this morning an eastbound train sideswiped another one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:44 PM Flag
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Thanks. We heard about buses and didn’t know why they were needed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 09:01 PM Flag
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Derailment [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Whats the difference between a nurse practitioner running his/her own clinic and a primary care doctor? I've never had to see a NP nor recommended to see one here in NYC, I'm assuming because there is no doctor shortage. I'm asking because if I ever have to see one some day, I'm wondering how much I can trust them. It always sounded like a made up profession to me 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:20 PM Flag
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Nurse practitioners have to consult with a doctor. My daughter sees a nurse practitioner for her gynecological needs. I see the OB/gyn in the practice, but she preferred a female, and it was just convenient. Plus, I did already have a relationship with her, as she's always the one on call when I have a U.T.I on a weekend and needs antibiotics immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:24 PM Flag
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No np’s do NOT need to consult with MDs. They can run a practice independently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:46 PM Flag
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PAs Need to work under the license of a medical doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:47 PM Flag
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MD mom here: That’s right. If they find any difficulty case they can consult doctor if doctor is available or they can refer to doctor. In our set up that’s what my nurse practitioner does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:53 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:50 PM Flag
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Sorry. I should have been clearer, there are 16 states that allow NPs to work without the encumbrance of MD oversight. There are other states where NPs can still have an independent practice and consult with an MD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:05 PM Flag
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Oh boy, here we go again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:25 PM Flag
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They are practioning under a doctor’s supervision. Convenient for routine things. The idea of one “running their own clinic” raises my eyebrows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:26 PM Flag
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So you would trust one if they are part of a physician's practice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:28 PM Flag
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I assume they are dimwits like the posters on UB, so yes, I'd trust them. NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:29 PM Flag
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Correction: NOT dimwits [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:29 PM Flag
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too late [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:12 PM Flag
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I wrote that correction around noon. You're late to the party girlfriend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:31 PM Flag
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Absolutely standard at NYC ob/gyn practices. But never heard of NP in another context, tbh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:30 PM Flag
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Also standard at pediatric practices. Great for triaging out the "just needs a quick strep test & antibiotics" vs. this is something way more serious that the doctor needs to look at. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:39 PM Flag
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op: got it. Makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:40 PM Flag
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This. We have a great NP at our ped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:41 PM Flag
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I have seen an NP for my annuals for the past several years. I'm basically a "well-visit" currently so she just does standard intake, blood pressure, listens to my heart, does a skin check, feels my boobs and my abdomen. If I have any problems I can get bumped up on the spot to see my primary. This is how a lot of managed care is going. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:40 PM Flag
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Yes, I trust one who is part of a bigger conventional group. There have always been people who want to be doctors without going to doctor school, because it’s really hard. So an NP who’s trying to practice out on their own (if that’s legal?) makes me think of naturopaths, or chiropractors, or what have you, more than the NP who does my routine pap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:19 PM Flag
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Why don't you google the requirements to be a nurse practitioner and get back to me with how it's a made-up profession. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:37 PM Flag
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That would require a base level of curiosity which I think is missing here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:40 PM Flag
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There are plenty of snobs on UB. Ignore them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:41 PM Flag
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Oldish MD mom here- old school NPs who were nurses for 20 years are/were a great resource in patient care. The newer generation is frankly, awful. Little to no clinical experience and it's the wild west. One of my medical assistants who can barely draw blood or take a blood pressure is doing her online NP school, no RN necessary. She showed me how all she has to do is "attest" to clinical hours (she is using her hours working as a medical assistant as her "attestation") Obviously I'm not signing off on it, but if her school wants to take her word for it, there is nothing I can do. And she told one of our other assistants how she is so much smarter because she doesn't have to do medical school/residency "crap". Buyer beware. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:08 PM Flag
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Unfortunately this is all true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:16 PM Flag
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that is total crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:26 PM Flag
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this. for one your clinical hours must be precepted at the least by an NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:28 PM Flag
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What all nurse practitioners have in common is they must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) before starting nurse practitioner school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:27 PM Flag
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She is getting a bullshit degree. She won't be able to be registered in nys without a accredited NP program and there are no online ones. She is wasting her money and has been taken in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:15 PM Flag
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It dilutes everyone’s degree when there aren’t standards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:47 PM Flag
[ - ] I ggot called fake last night for saying DD works at Starbucks, so she's thinking of doing Arizona State University tuition free. That is not fake. Starbucks provides tuition free access to Arizona State University's online bachelor degree programs if the employee works at least 20 hours a week. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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That's quite a bit different from what you implied in the first post. But it sounds about the right level for your daughter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:36 PM Flag
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No, it's not. I said "We don't have any college tuition money. But she works at Starbucks, so she's thinking of doing Arizona State University tuition free." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:40 PM Flag
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No one cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:53 PM Flag
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Then why did you say it was " quite a bit different from what you implied in the first post." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:57 PM Flag
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Not everyone knows that is a perk of Starbucks. Good for her if that is what she wants to do. Seems weird you keep posting about it though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:57 PM Flag
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I posted about it once. Now. I did mention it in a reply last night, and then woke to seeing I was called "fakity fake." So I figured I would let people know about the program. It's the whole reason my daughter got a job there. They have 7.5 week semesters and 15 week semesters, so you can get a computer science degree in only 2.5 years, 1.25 years if you get your prereqs done in high school and can enter at junior standing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:06 PM Flag
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That's an awesome program. More companies should do this. And Congress should mandate reasonable limits on tuition fees at all universities. The amount of student debt in this country is absurd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:22 PM Flag
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Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:25 PM Flag
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There are some other companies that have programs. UB actually helped me research it before she turned 16, when she was deciding what job would give her the best value for college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:42 PM Flag
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Part of why we have no money saved for college is we are still paying off student loans. Mine are done, but my husband's are not quite finished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:32 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:01 PM Flag
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He's 32 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:15 PM Flag
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wow, 32 with a daughter old enough to work at Starbucks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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K You explained NONE of that before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:25 PM Flag
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I did actually. I replied "It's the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. https://www.starbucks.com/careers/working-at-starbucks/education ," but only after I saw someone call it fake. My post was not about her working at Starbucks. If you had really been curious, instead of calling fake, you could have googled "Starbucks ASU" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:39 PM Flag
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You only explained that you were referring to the ASU Starbucks online program several hours after I asked if ASU really was tuition free and other posters agreed that that sounded wrong, especially after we checked online. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:50 PM Flag
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I went to sleep. I answered as soon as I saw your reply. I get that you looked up the tuition rate. ASU's tuition rate is probably $15k a year unless you work at Starbucks, which is why I said she worked at Starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:55 PM Flag
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Again. You didn't explain it was ONLINE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:24 PM Flag
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No, I said she worked at Starbucks, so she was thinking of doing Arizona State University tuition free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:33 PM Flag
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Correct, no mention that it was an online program, nor that it is for Starbucks employees only. Reasonable to assume you are Arizona residents and surprising to read that ASU has no tuition, which would be pretty unusual among leading 4 year state universities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:59 PM Flag
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"We don't have any college tuition money. But she works at Starbucks, so she's thinking of doing Arizona State University tuition free." This does imply it is for Starbucks employees only. And I wouldn't call it a leading 4 year state universities. It has something like an 80% acceptance rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:08 PM Flag
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I mean compared to a community college in the state university system [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:12 PM Flag
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Are you suggesting that every university is a leading four year university simply for not being a community college? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:18 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:35 PM Flag
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You were clear. People are crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:55 PM Flag
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Why this rudeness? -not OP, but genuinely wondering. There are many ways to get a college education and money may be tight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:11 PM Flag
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I was posting about how what started out as my husband helping her, has turned into him actually cheating and doing her work for her. My big concern with online classes at a college is that she will rely on him to carry her through the classes instead of learning independence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:36 PM Flag
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Oh I see. Yes that could be a risk if he keeps doing that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:50 PM Flag
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Yeah. You left out that it was online. Get your story straight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:23 PM Flag
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ASU is really well known for its online degree programs. It's like it tries to do it just to rank on USNWR. They do the partnership with Starbucks, the accelerated degree program with rolling admission so there are six semesters a year when you can start, and they offer their entire freshman year, online, on edX. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:31 PM Flag
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Love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:41 PM Flag
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USNWR lists it as an A+ school for B students, #1 in National Universities for "Most Innovative," and #2 for Best Online Undergraduate Degrees. This seemed impressive to me at first, but I eventually understood they purposefully do certain things to increase the rankings. And I found out "innovative" just means other people said they were innovative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:53 PM Flag
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If DD IQ is in the top 3 percent, look at Lambda school instead. Average Lambda graduate makes over 100k and it is tuition free. But they only accept students with very high IQ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:42 PM Flag
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She definitely is not in the top 3%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:44 PM Flag
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everyone with half a brain knows this about starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:50 PM Flag
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oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:02 PM Flag
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I did not know . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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qed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Are 32 yo millennials? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:17 PM Flag
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LMGTFY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:29 PM Flag
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YES! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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I dislike these made up generational designations. Just admit you dislike old people or young people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:35 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:37 PM Flag
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Thirding. Compare baby boomers at age 23-38 to today's 23-38 and it's not that much different. Context! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:18 PM Flag
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Actually very different because of the economic situations of the different groups. So no not similar at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:33 PM Flag
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It sure what's the difference. I'm a boomer and couldn't afford to buy an apartment until I was 40. I didn't magically have money in my 20s and 30s and I'm not special in my age group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:38 PM Flag
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Sorry, "I'm not sure" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:39 PM Flag
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Look at the economic trajectory. Student loans. The biggest downturn since the Great Depression which impacts new workers and their wages over a lifetime disproportionately. Baby boomers experienced the biggest economic run up ever. They weren’t saddled with huge loads of student debt. I am Gen X by the way. Disturbed by how baby boomers materialism has negatively shaped our culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:40 PM Flag
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Well, i took out student loans in the 80s and then again for law school later in the aughts. Seriously, you can't lump boomers all into the materialistic bubble. There are many people my age and above who struggle. It's not like we are on mass. How do you think you know who got elected? It was people who thought that they'd have another chance (although we know how that one is working out). Get out of the cities and suburbs and you'll see a lot of struggle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:00 PM Flag
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It's important for data and metrics. Baby Boomers are actually defined by the Social Security Administration. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:37 PM Flag
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No, it isn't. Dividing generations by consistent and rational demographics can be useful for data analysis and policy decisions. Making up generations out of the air for marketing purposes does nothing useful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:41 PM Flag
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I actually think the info is paired with Big Data to allow for more targeted election campaigning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:17 PM Flag
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Fake news. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:57 PM Flag
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Sorry, my mistake. It's the U.S. Census Bureau that delineated Baby Boomers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:15 PM Flag
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I'm 38 and a millennial. Pew Research defined it as 1981-1996. Which means everyone 22 and younger is not a millennial. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:36 PM Flag
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Seconding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:17 PM Flag
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Late 50s writer here; I remember when a (millennial) fact-checker wanted me to remove the modifier "millennial," from a description of someone because he construed it as an insult. Oh snowflake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Book series for a first grader? What is there besides Magic Treehouse and Junie B Jones (but at that level)? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:13 PM Flag
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I think Wimpy Kids series is actually really funny and intelligent. Might be for slightly older though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:24 PM Flag
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cam jansen mysteries [ Reply | More ]
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My Weird School [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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Beverly Cleary series - oldies but goodies [ Reply | More ]
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Too advanced for most 5-6 year olds [ Reply | More ]
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To read on their own or to be read to? Definitely not too advanced to listen to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:11 PM Flag
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Any of the branches series- owl diaries, dragon masters. Dd also loved the narwhal and jelly graphic novels. . Nate the great is a little easier. Dd is in first grade and classmates of hers also like Princess in black,zoey and sassafras.dd also enjoying the A to Z mysteries, but I think they are too hard for her [ Reply | More ]
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Oh,, so many! Zoe and Sassafrass, A boy Called Bat (three books), Mostly Monty series, Ivy and Bean, Nate the Great, Giranamo Stilton--I could go on and on. What is your child into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:08 PM Flag
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Cobble Street Cousins [ Reply | More ]
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13 story treehouse, Notebook of Doom, Dog Man. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:21 PM Flag
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Clementine..takes place in NYC, little girl lives in an apartment (she thinks her fruit name is weird so calls her brother by different vegetables - Rutabaga etc. - to even it up) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:55 PM Flag
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Critter Club [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 11:17 PM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone discuss the missing hiker that was just found alive after two weeks? People were convinced that the boyfriend looked guilty and was somehow involved, but his story and theory was actually exactly what happened! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:03 PM Flag
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I’m glad for both of them! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:06 PM Flag
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Yes, sometimes it's easy to default to the sinister. Glad she's okay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:08 PM Flag
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Statistics say it's the boyfriend or DH in most cases. so not surprising. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:26 PM Flag
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I'm so happy this wasn't the case this time, but I guess he didn't look distraught enough so people were doubting his theory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:49 PM Flag
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Amazing story. very inspiring how the community pitched in to find her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:46 PM Flag
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what was his story and theory? that she got lost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:18 PM Flag
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Basically. The theories were that she was abducted or that there was some foul play involved, but the boyfriend just said that she planned on going hiking/running and must have gotten lost. He was convinced that she was still in the woods, even though most were not convinced. [ Reply | More ]
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The level of organization and commitment of those involved is remarkable. They treated this like a military operation, the mapping, the use of resources. Kudos to the organizer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 10:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Divorced 5 years ago and ex hasn't been that involved with kids since (sees DCs maybe several times per year at most; in 2018 none), even though we live in the same city. A couple of months ago, he asked to to take DCs to see his dad who was in the hospital who is very ill and then since then has taken DCs several times to see his parents' house. I think that ex is primarily taking the kids because his dad is asking to see them, but once his dad passes away or no longer asks to see them, he will stop. I don't want DCs to be disappointed or confused if that happens. Anything to do? DCs are 14 yo and 8 yo. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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Just wait and see. He’s under stress now with his dad and may not be very rational. Who knows, having faced his parent’s mortality, he may stay more involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:09 PM Flag
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He probably now sees that they are easier to manage and wants time w them. What a loser. I never understand how any parent can walk away from their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:06 PM Flag
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I'm sorry for you and DC that ex is like his. Have you asked DCs if they want to see their grandfather? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:47 PM Flag
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Totally understand you thinking hear and likely what is happening is your ex is fearing the end for his Father and he wants his Father to leave this earth knowing or thinking that he was a. good Father. Can you voice a concern just that you think he should do a mix of things with the kids and not just take them to his ill Fathers house. Carefully said of course but maybe allude it's intense for them to see an ill person so maybe some visits could either do both see the dad and do something lighter or perhaps they avoid seeing the Father sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] What is a good range for monetary gift for distant relative Bar Mitzvah- Palo Alto Bonus points if you can advise whether my husband need to wear a tie (Temple, but Palo Alto....) TIA!! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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No ties in Palo Alto temple? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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no ties anywhere there, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:11 PM Flag
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Ask the people who invited you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:43 PM Flag
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Whatever is in your budget that you want to give. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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Multiples of 18, $180, no tie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:45 PM Flag
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thank you!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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As for gift, $180. I don't know Palo Alto, but I don't think a tie is necessary, as long as he wears a button-down shirt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:57 PM Flag
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NP and not Jewish. Just curious, what is the significance of 18 at a bar mitvah? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:48 PM Flag
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you were right- button down, jacket optional, no ties at the service. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 10:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Good Morning, M’dears!! Have a great day!! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:23 PM Flag
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Don't tell me what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:24 PM Flag
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Haha. So UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:34 PM Flag
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At least she didn't say: Have a great day. Go! [ Reply | More ]
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x1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 04:58 PM Flag
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It is lovely outside. I'm hoping that's why the board is slow, everyone's out in the sunshine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:26 PM Flag
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and away for the weekend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Dishes sells a mango coconut tapioca pudding. But it’s closed on weekends. Where else can buy it? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:58 PM Flag
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Sounds easy to make [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:59 PM Flag
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It does? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:02 PM Flag
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Honestly by the time you chase it down you could make it yourself. https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/coconut-tapioca-pudding-with-mango-and-lime [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:00 PM Flag
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Wow. 3564 people have rated the recipe 5 stars [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:49 PM Flag
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I don’t know, but Whole Foods sells a mango cheesecake that intrigues me, Please buy that instead, try it and report back. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I don’t eat cheesecake although the mango part intrigued me :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Mom friend/neighbor came to my doorstep last night to drop something off. She went through a bad divorce around 10 years ago, met a new guy a few years ago, they got engaged earlier this year and she just had her bachelorette this past month. She was supposed to drop the bag off last week but had been in the city all week, I didn't know why. She broke down on my doorstep and just about fell into my arms. Her fiancé has stage 4 cancer that cannot be treated, he's terminal. They are now moving the wedding up so they can be married before he passes away. They are literally planning a wedding and a funeral at the same time right now. I am just gobsmacked. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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That's heartbreaking. [ Reply | More ]
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op. It was a bit of a mess. She was crying, I started crying, there's just nothing to say. It feels like we've had an epidemic of divorces and husbands getting sick in the past year. Maybe it never gets better and everyone just starts dying off faster. I cannot imagine losing someone just as you thought you were starting out with them. [ Reply | More ]
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So sad. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, so sad. I can't even imagine. [ Reply | More ]
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This happened to a friend of mine. They moved up the wedding and tried to get pregnant since they knew he would pass soon. She did end up getting pregnant through ivf, they married, and he passed two months after the wedding. He was only 32 at the time and it was beyond heartbreaking. It's been 4 years and she still hasn't recovered, but she does have their son (who looks just like him btw) so she is comforted by the fact that she will always have a piece of him. [ Reply | More ]
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That's quietly lovely. [ Reply | More ]
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God that's sad [ Reply | More ]
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^^response was to OP. Beautiful, if bittersweet story above about the mother and son [ Reply | More ]
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This. IS. Horrible. [ Reply | More ]
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I have an acquaintance who married later in her late 30's. She and her spouse had a daughter, then he got brain cancer. They saved his sperm, treated him, she got pregnant and he died before meeting his son. She moved to London and met someone pretty quickly (maybe a year or so later) and got remarried. Second husband died in a car accident. She met someone else really great a few years later and married a third time. She's really happy though she's been through a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Great books or series for 10yo boys? Finishing 4th. In 2nd and third grades, he devoured tons of series (diary of a wimpy kid, captain underpants, dog man, wings of fire) but lately he's more into magazines or encyclopedias. Want to encourage him to get back into novels this summer. Thanks in advance! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Try the 39 Clues books. There is a whole universe of them; my son loved them. They are a step up from what your DS has been reading. That is also a good age to start 2 of the classic series, the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. My brothers loved those when we were kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:26 PM Flag
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Rick Riordan [ Reply | More ]
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No. Maybe just as a story if that. Badly written. Factually incorrect. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: he loved all these books in 3rd grade! [ Reply | More ]
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Let him choose what he likes to read. He's well old enough to browse a library, and magazines (online or off) provide reading practice and substance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:45 PM Flag
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Get him a subscription to National Geographic. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. He receives it already. [ Reply | More ]
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Has he read the "I Survived" series? Historical novels. [ Reply | More ]
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He reads a lot of these at school and likes them but doesn’t become absorbed in them. [ Reply | More ]
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The Tripod Collection by John Christopher (English SciFi from the 60s, well-written). he Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, The Inheritance Cycle Series for good readers - my son loved it so much that he read it several times. [ Reply | More ]
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My son likes the series by Derek Jeter. He also likes the Middle school worst years of my life books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is there so much hype over high school graduation ceremonies? It feels like a popularity contest to see who has the most people there and who gets the loudest cheers. Some kids have family coming to NYC from Florida just for the graduation ceremony. 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:52 PM Flag
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This is a perfect time to travel and an ideal excuse to get multiple generations together [ Reply | More ]
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Sure, for the party - but for the ceremony? [ Reply | More ]
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Of course. Why would you come from out of town to celebrate the graduation with family but skip the actual graduation? [ Reply | More ]
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Because it's long and boring. All the cheering makes the ceremony even longer. Some people are rude too, and leave once their kid's name has been called. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:14 PM Flag
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My DC is graduating and gets 4 tickets. That is just our immediate family so no one else could attend. [ Reply | More ]
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At least it’s a valid graduation. K “graduation” on the other hand.... [ Reply | More ]
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K, 5th, 8th - ugh! [ Reply | More ]
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OR - yes all of those. There are three graduations one gets in life - HS, college, grad school. None of that in between bs. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know but I am dreading dd's graduation because ex's huge Puerto Rican family will be there while my mom and I will be the only one there from my side. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. Similar here. We have no family here, so it's just me and DH who will be at DS's ceremony. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not a street brawl. Numbers don't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:09 PM Flag
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My ex's family will yell and scream so loud, dd won't see me or my mom. [ Reply | More ]
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She won't see you anyway, if every student has that many allotted guests. Plus, it's not about her seeing you - she's the star that day, and you'll be able to see her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:46 PM Flag
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HS graduation is a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. Getting your HS diploma is important, yes. But I'm talking about the long, boring ceremony where you have to sit through hundreds of names. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like this is really about your family being “too cool for school” and not about how Other families show support and respect for one another [ Reply | More ]
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Op. The second part of your sentence may be right. HS graduation is so common, I don't get why families think attending the ceremony is a show of support and respect. [ Reply | More ]
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For the HS graduate it is a one time deal and unless they are a top athlete, likely the first time that an event has been truly and solely about them. It’s nice to recognize that even in families where college is a given [ Reply | More ]
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Op. OK good points, thanks for helping me understand. [ Reply | More ]
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Are they Hispanic? You won’t see a WASP showing up with 20 people in tow. So glad our school has a ticket limit. [ Reply | More ]
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racist [ Reply | More ]
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np It's weird to me, because every high school graduation I've heard of before the last couple of years had a limit on tickets per student, so each student could only have 6-12 tickets. I can't believe, other than in families where it's the first generation with a high school graduate, that people even want to sit through a graduation ceremony. [ Reply | More ]
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Op. This is what I mean. I know of a high school graduation that is scheduled for tomorrow, outside, in the 85 degree heat. I don't know how the senior citizens in attendance are going to handle it! [ Reply | More ]
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What NYC HS has unlimited tickets available for the graduation ceremony? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:29 PM Flag
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Op. Ok, Ms. Pedantic. I just meant some kids will use all 10 of their tickets and still have other family waiting at home or a restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:38 PM Flag
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So? [ Reply | More ]
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Op. So I'm trying to figure out why all the fuss over a HS grad. I didn't grow up in the USA. Some of the other posters have explained why. You're not helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like it doesn't affect you at all and only happens in some families and high schools. Collapsing for non-issues. [ Reply | More ]
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What? We only two ticfkets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:43 PM Flag
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It was the same when I graduated in 1982, but I'll add that many people didn't go on to college (a lot went into the trades) and graduating from high school was a big deal. FYI, my grandmother was born in 1900 and only got an 8th grade education, which was pretty common at the time. My dad was the first to have a college education. Milestones like high school were a big deal and they are still a big deal to a lot of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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My DD's school is big. Only two tickets per kid. That is it. [ Reply | More ]
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Last graduation they will ever have. They are excited [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:20 PM Flag
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DS's school allocates space for only immediate family; extended need to watch from afar. [ Reply | More ]
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My father was dying in the hospital. Wasn’t sure my mother was going to be there and none of us made it to my brother’s college graduation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] A lady who works for me in our retail store has been coughing for the last few weeks. I asked her about it last weekend and she said it’s allergies but she showed up this morning again with this loud nasty cough. Last week I gave her losenges which only helped a bit. Can I ask her to stop or to take a cough suppressant before she comes to work? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It to be an asthmatic cough due to allergies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:29 PM Flag
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+1: She needs an inhaler because her bronchia have been irritated. Been there, done that. Sometimes doctors have samples they can give away. See if you can get her one. I'm sure working for you, she has terrible or no health insurance. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the same poster who said Arizona State would be appropriate for the OP's kid? Same angry, bitter tone. [ Reply | More ]
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She’s a college student with health Insurance. Unclench [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:32 PM Flag
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I have a cough now because of allergies. [ Reply | More ]
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Same. [ Reply | More ]
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But do you serve food in a retail store? If she can’t stop I think it’s best she go home. Is there anything I can get her that would help [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:35 PM Flag
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Coughs either from viruses or allergies can last weeks. [ Reply | More ]
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Your store is dusty and needs a thorough cleaning, and the cheap clothes you bring in are off-gassing. [ Reply | More ]
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It’s a food pop up [ Reply | More ]
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yeah, I wouldn't want her coughing near my food. Is there something else she could be doing away from the food? [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Not really because we set up each morning for the day. [ Reply | More ]
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Gross. I hope I don’t buy food from you. [ Reply | More ]
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Post-nasal drip. She needs Sudafed or similar to dry everything out. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:46 PM Flag
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Post nasal drip, she needs antibiotics as she probably has a sinus infection and prednisone. Cough will be gone in 3 days. Make a doctors visit contingent on her working. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks so much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:29 PM Flag
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My DD got a sinus infection too. [ Reply | More ]
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Is she a recent immigrant ? Signs for TB ? In any case she needs to say from food. She may be allergic to something in store. [ Reply | More ]
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No she’s an American college student [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 08:31 PM Flag
[ - ] I have a fair number of 2nd generation immigrant friends who are "striving" as UB would say for the American dream - private schools, nice apartments, vacations, etc. Instead of looking down on them for their aspirations, I support their goals and lifestyles. CSB, I know, but what why rain on someone's parade? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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UB would only frown upon them if their kids are named Huxley, Lakyn, Kingsley, Townsley, or Brayden. [ Reply | More ]
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Hmm...as opposed to Moses, Apple, et al. [ Reply | More ]
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Jayden, Kayden too! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes for sure Kaden [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know why anyone would look down on anyone...1st generation, 2nd, whatever for trying to better themselves. I do think that there is such a fear/anxiety in our country now that there is not enough opportunity to go around that people will behave very badly if they feel someone else is "getting their share". [ Reply | More ]
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They have not heard the maxim, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” [ Reply | More ]
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So true! [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know if that is my American dream for our kids. I'm first generation, DH is 2nd. Our total focus professionally was to make enough money to live well debt free and to able to pay for our kids college education and for us to be able to retire at 50. We're there...but the amount of pressure we placed on ourselves was enormous. We bought chose our professional paths (Big Consulting/Big Law) for the income opportunities, not for love of the work. I'd like to think our kids will choose professions they enjoy, they'll be debt free, but they won't feel this need to constantly "prove" themselves. [ Reply | More ]
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Most people are “strivers”. It’s such a contrived term mostly used by people to look down their nose at people marginally less successful than they are [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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or maybe more successful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:33 PM Flag
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This! Even the people who don't wear labels, drive 15yo cars, shop cheap clothes etc, are striving for a certain lifestyle. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: There's such a contempt in this country for "effort". We think everyone should be "natural" and easy. Real accomplishment is hard work, and immigrants know this well...as do their children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:43 PM Flag
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Nouveau riche strivers can be pretty bad. Eager to look down on others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 10:06 PM Flag
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Remember when the American Dream was being allowed to work hard and support a family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:11 PM Flag
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Why is that striving? With the lack of inherited money they need to work hard to provide opportunities they think they did not have and would like their children to have. I see striving as keeping up with the Joneses rather than trying better your lot on whatever area that means something to you. By that definition everyone would pretty mich be a striver. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been called a striver many times on UB, and I'm fine with that, although I think it's a stupid word. DH and I both grew up poor, both got scholarships to college, me to law school, we got good jobs, have a decent apartment, have 2 DC's in public, 1 in private, take one nice vacation per year, and hope that we're doing enough so that our kids grow up happy and well adjusted, and we hope that they never have to struggle the way we did. [ Reply | More ]
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Don’t assume it’s striving if they are immigrants. DH and I went to private schools in our home countries in South Asia. We send our kids to private school bc we enjoyed our educational experience. Not to impress anyone. We have several friends in Manhattan who do the same reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:35 PM Flag
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Why do u assume they are striving? Maybe their families always send to private school. U can’t assume they were poor merely bc they moved to America. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 07:37 PM Flag
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I am a 1st generation expat so is DH. We're both in high tech. We do private school, not so nice apartment and vacations. Back in our home country, all our friends do private schools, nice apartments, and vacations as these are part of lifestyle for their income group. They even have nannies (if DCs younger) and someone cleaning and cooking daily. At US standards are way lower than many countries anyway and things you mention are standards in some other countries. Your friends might be doing what they are accustomed from their parents. [ Reply | More ]
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I am always unimpressed when someone makes consumerism and name brands their goal. Doesn't matter where they come from...MAYBE I can see if you are insanely well known you need your kids to go to a school that can sort of screen parents which public schools can't do, but that's about it. I don't understand why a nice apartment is striving? I've got a really nice apartment in Harlem that we paid under $500k for but somehow I don't think that it what you mean. And don't most people who have enough $$ take a vacation? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Last night we had friends over and while they were there I asked dh to book something (he has access to info for all our accounts). He was a bit drunk and said 'you book it - I have no money in my account - you're the one whose account has all our mortgage money in it).' then went off to bed. This morning he refuses to admit there is anything wrong with blurting out random financial information to third parties. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I think this is a sign that you both are not happy with the way you two have set up your finances. I would worry more about my life partner and our relationship than what was said in front of friends. Take this as a wake up call. [ Reply | More ]
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sure. but feels like we could talk about that in private which i'm happy to do. this was just super random and awkward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:35 PM Flag
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You said in your OP that he was a bit drunk. Of course unresolved issues come out when people are drinking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:57 PM Flag
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You delegated a task to him in front of your friends. This was his way of standing up for himself. If you should have asked him in private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:15 PM Flag
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You learned a lesson: don't ask him to do financial matters in front of other people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:36 PM Flag
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once again - it was purely logistical. we share the same account. he has the same access and abilities i do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:45 PM Flag
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Then you could have handled it. Maybe he didn't like being bossed around by you in front of friends. [ Reply | More ]
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this. Honestly, OP, you started it by having this conversation in front of friends. I think you're projecting your shame about your financial situation (and the information he revealed) onto him. [ Reply | More ]
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yepthis [ Reply | More ]
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Just posted the same thing above. I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:15 PM Flag
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Then why ask him in front of company? [ Reply | More ]
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Your anger is misplaced [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:48 PM Flag
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Would it not bother you if your dh did this? You would be fine witn it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:54 PM Flag
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Look at your role. You shouldn’t have asked while friends were over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:12 PM Flag
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I wouldn’t have been happy, but you need to own your part. You could just as easily done the task as tell him to go do it. Drunk people are not known for discretion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:37 PM Flag
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Rare UB consensus [ Reply | More ]
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lol hopefully OP knows how rare that is! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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I'm more concerned that he appears to have trotted off to bed while you were still hosting your friends in your home. That ruder than any kind of financial discloser. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 06:14 PM Flag
[ - ] It's my turn to pick the book for book club. Has anyone read something they loved recently? Also curious if anyone has read and liked A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles). My dad thinks we should do that one. :) 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik. A friend suggested it and it was so good I sent a copy to my mother. [ Reply | More ]
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A Little Life [ Reply | More ]
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Gentleman from Moscow is brilliant and very engaging. My book club all loved it. [ Reply | More ]
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Meh. I didn't like it at all, which was surprising as I loved Rules of Civility by the same author. [ Reply | More ]
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City of Thieves by David Benioff, the co-creator of Game of Thrones. About a Jewish teenager in Leningrad during WWII. Plot-driven but really well written too. [ Reply | More ]
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np: has anyone read the GoT books, song of fire and ice? Considering reading. [ Reply | More ]
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Amazingly vibrant books. but the show might slightly spoil some plot lines and also your own imagination of what the characters look like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 05:56 PM Flag
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Np. Best book I’ve ever read [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely my favorite novel I have ever read. I cried when I finished it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 03:15 PM Flag
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Educated, American marriage, bad blood. Heard good things about a gentleman in Moscow, Alice network and lemon tree but yet to read it [ Reply | More ]
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+1 on all of these. I found them so interesting and easy to read. [ Reply | More ]
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Either of Sally Rooney's books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:37 PM Flag
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My book club was very split on A Gentleman in Moscow. Half loved it; half didn't finish. We loved Where the Crawdads Sing, Young Jane Young, Before We Were Yours, Cutting for Stone, and Daisy Jones and the Six (which is too light for most book clubs, but we don't take ourselves too seriously.) We were mixed on Paris Girls. [ Reply | More ]
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Alice Network was fantastic [ Reply | More ]
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Recently read/loved Edinburgh by Alexander Chee and Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs [ Reply | More ]
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Where the Crawdads SIng. I am not usually a book-club-type book person but it was SO good. [ Reply | More ]
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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Non fiction about how to have a satisfying end of life. Outstanding book. [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't like the Gentleman in Moscow, but MIL did. Too mannered and impressed by itself for me. I wanted the main character to die after 100 pages. It had gone on too long, so I stopped [ Reply | More ]
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This is old but if you haven't read it and I don't think it's well known here: What's Bred in the Bone is great. I like the whole Cornish Trilogy by that author, and his other works too (Robertson Davies) [ Reply | More ]
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Just read A Woman is No Man for my book club. I really liked it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Recommendations for maternity work wear? Not super expensive. I’m 4 months along and will need to buy a few more dresses and was not impressed with the workwear at maternity stores 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 12:35 PM Flag
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summer dresses 2 sizes larger at your current stores Or places like the loft , h&m etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 12:39 PM Flag
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I am about 8 months, and work in a business formal environment. I bought a few pairs of pants from Isabella Oliver and Rosie Pope, and then have augmented with new tops as the seasons have changed. Tops fro Rosie pope, Isabella Oliver, and hatch (hatch for casual). It sucks, and nothing will be perfect. Shopboo also has some pieces, but mostly casual. A friend really liked le tote rentals. If you order online, order 2 sizes, and remember your boobs will expand, too, so go for the slightly larger size if it doesn’t look too boxy. If the larger size is too big, you might just have to order new stuff in third trimester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 12:44 PM Flag
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I bought regular and nice dresses a few sizes up and had the friendly neighborhood tailor do a few alterations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:35 PM Flag
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I went to high end consignment stores and bought designer jackets, sweater a few sizes up, got the rest from Chico's cause the fabric is stretchy and a size medium, e.g., fits about a 30 lb weight range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 01:59 PM Flag
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Seraphina has nice dresses. Also their pants are comfortable. Tbh I didnt wear true maternity clothes until maybe 6-7month with DB1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Where close to NYC can we do canoeing and hiking? One DC is 3 so can't do anything too hard. If it's good, can stay one night. Thx. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.25.19, 12:33 PM Flag
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Hiking. Mohonk mountain. Bear mountain. Nyack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 12:40 PM Flag
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Those are hiking places. Delaware water gap has rafting. Don’t know canoeing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.25.19, 12:41 PM Flag
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