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[ - ] Picked up a ten-year-old girl from camp today. Omg I am realizing how quiet it’s been here ere now. The chatter! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:15 PM Flag
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Was it your 10-year-old? Or a random one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Mine! We were late, and the selection was limited. [ Reply | More ]
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Better luck next year! [ Reply | More ]
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lol! [ Reply | More ]
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Bummer [ Reply | More ]
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Right? 11 y/o DD talked from northern Michigan back to Chicago. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Pretty sure my 11- and 14-y-o DSs got louder and rougher after 7 weeks away. The roughhousing and the yelling, OMG! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:41 PM Flag
[ - ] Where do I buy a rug for our master bedroom? Replacing something cheap from West Elm that sheds like crazy and looks terrible after 5 years. DH is messy and we have young DC, so I don't know that it makes sense to spend a fortune. Can be blue or neutral. Big space, so I need a large rug (which jacks up the price regardless). How are Serena & Lily rugs? Or indoor/outdoor from Dash & Albert ($$$$)? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:10 PM Flag
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I just got a new 8x10 and bought it off rugs.com. Cheap as hell. I picked one that is totally not my style, but I kind of love it. https://rugs.com/beige-8x10-aqua-area-rug-33134254 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:16 PM Flag
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I really like that! How is it? Does it shed? (I'm traumatized by our current rug.) [ Reply | More ]
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Polyester doesn't shed [ Reply | More ]
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OR: No, doesn't shed at all. I mean, it's probably made of plastic, but that's fine by me. My 6 year old DS never met a food he didn't want to spill. So it's gonna be cheap stuff for at least another few years. [ Reply | More ]
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Make sure it doesn't have chemical in it that are harmful [ Reply | More ]
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Didn't you already ask us this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:29 PM Flag
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A few weeks ago and no one helped! So here I am again... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:37 PM Flag
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Try HomeGoods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:29 PM Flag
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This! And don't get anything synthetic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:33 PM Flag
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I have a rug from crate and barrel, no shedding. My rug from pottery barn shed for a year before it finally stopped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:46 PM Flag
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Me too--had 2 PB rugs. One shed like mad, the other not so much. Both held up nicely for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:16 PM Flag
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For something special try The Rug Store or Tufenkian. Beautiful, timeless pieces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:47 PM Flag
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Please note that some cheap rugs have lots of chemicals in them. [ Reply | More ]
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This, they give off volatile odor [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How much should I be prepared to spend for curtains for 3 windows that are 48” wide and 94” tall (or that’s the length from top of window opening to floor)? $1,500? More? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Mine were $2500 for four about 10 years ago, around the same dimensions. I was shocked. My decorator told me I was getting a deal!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:04 PM Flag
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Depends on what you want [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:10 PM Flag
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That's cheap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:58 PM Flag
[ - ] I want to have an affair with this guy. He’s kind of a douche though but really good looking. He wants me to pay for the hotel room the second time.He said he has a hard time getting it up when putting on a condom and said “do what you need to do”. I was like OMG. But he’s cute. 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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Yikes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Douches need to be stopped. For the sake of humanity, please don’t F a douche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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THIS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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This. Women are such idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:24 PM Flag
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he sounds dreadful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:45 PM Flag
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He does indeed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:56 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:56 AM Flag
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Sounds like it’s unlikely you’ll get attached so go for it. And oh. He wants a BJ :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Why would you encourage her? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:04 PM Flag
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Op- Do I do it anyway? I’m not desperate. I honestly think it will be awkward at first. So he wants a BJ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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He is unhinged. SPLIT THE HOTEL ROOM!?!?!? WTF! The balls on this guy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:45 PM Flag
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What about equality? Why shouldn’t the woman pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:47 PM Flag
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I would not pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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You would say to him, I’m not paying? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Wait, you're already talking about the second time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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Op- Yes, he seems really excited. Said I’m gorgeous. But then said, we’ll alternate paying for the hotel. I’m like it’s not that expensive. he’s in finance and lives in a 1.5 million dollar apt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:08 PM Flag
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Gross! Omg, do not pay for the hotel. And do not skip the condom. Also, don't give him a BJ unless he's gone down on you first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:19 PM Flag
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This!! Jesus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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Seriously - fuck this guy. Not in the "have sex with him" way, either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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Op- I need guidance. I’ve never done this before. What would you do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:23 PM Flag
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Tell him you're canceling your next rendezvous. Something came up. You'll be in touch! Then lose his number. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:24 PM Flag
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Honestly, we're all perplexed as to why you're doing this. He may be cute, but he's told you already that he's cheap and can't get it up. Where is the upside? And you're risking your marriage for this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:29 PM Flag
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Op- I know. I can’t figure it out. There is excitement, flirting, a buzz. We like each other. But then he said these ridiculous things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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You need to do a hard pass on this. TRUST US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:33 PM Flag
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Op- TY! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:35 PM Flag
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Just stop talking to him, dummy ! Don’t make a plan, don’t go to the hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:00 PM Flag
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Heh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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No. Do not pay for a hotel!! WTF?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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Troll harder. A lot harder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:10 PM Flag
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Op- I’m not trolling. Why would I? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:11 PM Flag
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It's dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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Hi Lilly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:35 PM Flag
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No way would I pay. The demand for adulterous women is far greater than the supply. As for not wanting to use a condom, let him get a medical test to show you, assuming of course you're already using birth control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:11 PM Flag
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Op-He said he’ll definitely wear a condom but needs help putting it on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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That’s fine, But no paying for a hotel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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Why would he need help putting it on?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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Men are so stupid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:36 PM Flag
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You know, sometimes you think fucking some cute guy will make you feel better, and then it actually makes you feel worse. I think this is gonna be one of those times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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LOL. True [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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OP- why? [ Reply | More ]
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Oh please. Shut up Lilly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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Because he’s a douche who is already refusing to pay for the hotel room and doesn’t want to wear a condom ! God forbid he should take you out to dinner or something. What’s wrong with you ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:55 PM Flag
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I don’t agree. My DH is submissive and is very into me being with my hot guy fling. Hot guy and I have had a thing for years and he’s extremely sweet and good in bed but not DH material right now. I feel good about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:21 PM Flag
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This guy does not sound sweet. At all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:23 PM Flag
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This. What is sweet about him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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We just have our dynamic. He’s a good person but is troubled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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He is not a good person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:34 PM Flag
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Why? Just because a guy isn’t capable of a long term relationship doesn’t make him a bad person. He’s only bad if he lies about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:37 PM Flag
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Lol. Are you 14? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:43 PM Flag
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This. Gawd. Feel like I'm having a flashback. He will act as if he is doing you a favor and then when you leave, he'll call someone else immediately. You'll end up wondering if you were bad in bad or if you have too much cellulite on your butt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:23 PM Flag
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Op- ugh, why am I attracted to such a douche?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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Right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:27 PM Flag
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lolz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:26 PM Flag
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Op- He added he’s not sensitive down there. I can’t believe I’m overthinking this. He has striking blue eyes, he’s fit, tall, thick dirty blonde hair. Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:37 PM Flag
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LOL is he an NYC doctor named Jordan? Bc if so, he really gets around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:41 PM Flag
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No, he’s british [ Reply | More ]
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Last name starts with an M? That you’re referring to, not OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:50 PM Flag
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this guy sounds awful! Holy crap how can you be into someone this awful?!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:45 PM Flag
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What's wrong with you??! [ Reply | More ]
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OK I'm naive. Why are you going to hotels? Are you both married? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] I have a crush on my hairstylist. I seriously can’t tell if he’s gay or straight. He said a few times “I thought of you when...” etc, so this gave me hope! Do you think most hairstylists are gay?? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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i'd bet the odds are such. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:57 PM Flag
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I have had several straight male hairdressers over the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:57 PM Flag
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Did they tell you they were straight? [ Reply | More ]
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YEs, they were married to women and I assume that working in hairdressing there would be no need to be in a fake marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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Read the question. Yes, I think most hairstylists are gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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^^^male [ Reply | More ]
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Most are, but some are not, and still act gay. For show? Marketing? To fit in with the rest? I don’t know. It’s what I’ve noticed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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Op: How do I ask without sounding dumb? Maybe just ask if he has roommates? Ah [ Reply | More ]
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OR - I don’t know, OP. Two of my former hairdressers were straight but kept mentioning wives, or girlfriends, so I knew. The one I have know looks gay but I have no idea if he is or not. Seems single. Never asked. But I’m married and not interested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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Op: OK, thank you [ Reply | More ]
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I've had straight hairdressers. One seemed very gay, but he was married to a woman and had kids. Another was from Italy, definitely straight, married, lots of kids. I find the straight ones I have known are first generation Americans from Italy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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Op: What about British male hairstylists? :) [ Reply | More ]
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Op: how do I find out if he’s straight?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:38 PM Flag
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Ask about his weekend and see what he says. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:50 PM Flag
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Good one! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:51 PM Flag
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I once had a male hairstylist who I was 99% sure was gay but it was like he didn’t want me to know he was gay. He would complain about his s/o or whoever but would refer to them as “they” I felt like that made it even more obvious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:43 PM Flag
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Not necessarily. Enjoy your crush and don't act on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of decorating question for moms with older apartments with herringbone floors. Mine are yellow (that’s the only way to describe them). Did you bleach or stain yours? If so, what color? Tia 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:54 PM Flag
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I'd go for a dark stain (walnut). [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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I've seen a really dark, almost black, stain look great. [ Reply | More ]
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I don’t like this look. It looks dated IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:12 PM Flag
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Dated? It's super modern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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ITA, but it shows everything. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Have you ever chased a man? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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by not chasing him. yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:54 PM Flag
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Same. First and only time. [ Reply | More ]
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same. I was the only one who wasn't interested, so he was interested in me. That was the whole plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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I wish I was cool enough to pull this off. I know I've come off desperate more than once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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It took me a freshman year of being desperate to realize I needed to become a cool sophomore. Later the guy I was after told me he'd heard "rumors" about how I got around (there were 3 guys freshman year that I slept with). But since I wouldn't sleep with him - I plotted it out 3 months on the calendar - he told everyone who said something they were full of shit. Live and learn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:23 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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What does that even mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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It means that she was strategic and made this guy notice her by not being forward...but by other means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:02 PM Flag
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Yes, it was pathetic. I wish someone would have stopped me. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, and they chose another who didn’t chase them. Learned my lesson. [ Reply | More ]
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It really never works. [ Reply | More ]
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I went after dh pretty aggressively but it worked out. [ Reply | More ]
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With a knife? Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:08 AM Flag
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I chased DH, but he didn’t realize it. I’m old fashioned that way. You know that song that goes “A man chases a girl [sic] until she catches him”? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 06:12 AM Flag
[ - ] Decorating question: we have cherry wood furniture in our bedroom. I want to paint the white walls a gray color (not too dark). Question: do I want a warm gray or a cool One with cherry? Or just paint some sections and see which looks better? Tia 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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warm [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. Any specific Benjamin and Moore colors you would recommend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:56 PM Flag
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np: I just did my living room Grey Cashmere. 2138-60. I would say it's a light grey with blue undertones. I did all the walls that color, then the baseboards decorators white (also BM). Then I did one wall a much darker grey (Amherst Grey HC 167). I know accent walls are kind of over. But I live in a crappy apartment and just needed to do something to make things a bit interesting. I got some fun white drapes with trimming on the edges and a nice gold curtain rod. I'm happy. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you!!! That sounds great!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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Np! These are the goofball curtains I got. A bit weird, but I kind of love them. https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/pompom-curtain?category=Rugs%20%2B%20Curtains&color=010&quantity=1&type=REGULAR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:42 PM Flag
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I would say cool as it contrasts with the wood. [ Reply | More ]
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Ah thanks I think I need to try out a warm and cool one. [ Reply | More ]
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Cherry is red. I would not paint the walls any shade of gray because, by definition, gray is a cool color with a lot of blue in it. It will only amplify just how red the wood is. I would go with a warm beige/tan. [ Reply | More ]
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We had a cherry wood bed for a while and my walls were painted Pale Powder (BM). I loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Here's my "get a life" dilemma of the day: which color desk organizer should I get: white or navy? Office has white shelves and cabinets with a white desktop. Carpet is patterned with blue and there are other blue accents. Ordering Pippin (office is paying): https://www.containerstore.com/s/navy-poppin-accessory-trays/d?productId=11003121&q=pippin or https://www.containerstore.com/s/office/poppin/desktop-accessories/white-poppin-accessory-trays/123d?productId=11003117. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Blue would be my choice. I find white items seem to show up smudges and dirt/dust faster. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: That was my original thought, but then I considered white b/c maybe it would "camouflage" into the desktop. But it's probably not the same white, so I'll just be annoyed! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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Yes, you def. would be. Can they be returned? Maybe buy both and return one set? [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Yes, they could be returned... Officemate has white and it doesn't really blend in, the more that I think about it, so II think I'll just order navy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Any thoughts on Speyer Legacy School? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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It’s great and hated on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:51 PM Flag
[ - ] I recently did a lot of cleaning and purging in our small apartment. Trying to use existing boxes and shoe boxes for storing odds and ends in closets. Need to buy a few storage boxes to optimize space in a deep shelved closet in DCs' room. Where could I find something like the below for a bit less money? Didn't see anything at the dollar stores or K-Mart (both near my office). Thanks! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond [ Reply | More ]
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Bed, Bath and Beyond if you have a coupon? I would go for drawers though rather than stacked bins. I’m about to get these for a bathroom closet for the extra consummables and OTC med, etc. :https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQGTIE0?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=3Z7QMPGNBW667XT8VDAE [ Reply | More ]
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If you keep checking The Container Store website, they will eventually be on sale. Also, if you're not already a part of their loyalty program, join - they send out coupons pretty often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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Ikea [ Reply | More ]
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I went on Amazon tbh. Just found some seagrass baskets. Home Goods/Marshalls/TJMaxx often have things too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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OP here. THank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Dh told the nanny it was okay to put db in the swing today even though I told him just yesterday that I can’t wait to take her to the park for the first time. I’m so bummed I missed those first time smiles. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Divorce [ Reply | More ]
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Aw...when you take DB, the smiles will still be there. [ Reply | More ]
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She will smile more with you there! [ Reply | More ]
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OP and thank you, I hope so. [ Reply | More ]
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She’s your first, right? [ Reply | More ]
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This is a joke I hope. [ Reply | More ]
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right? bwahaha [ Reply | More ]
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If you seriously feel like this, raise your own kid. Also, I'd hate to be your nanny! Such micromanaging? Today, you may put the child in a swing. Lolol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:48 PM Flag
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Do you have dc? [ Reply | More ]
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She probably has more than one so she realizes that the first time on the swing is t such a big deal. Although I do understand the OP. I was like this with my first and hated having to go to work every day. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I remember what it's like with the first one. We have hours of footage of our first doing nothing at all, haha. The third kid just has a couple of quick photos. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, she *does* raise her own kid. Fuck off. [ Reply | More ]
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Nasty [ Reply | More ]
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If you think missing a smile on the swing is not raising your kid, then you fuck off too. Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
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What in the F is a first smile?? Has she not smiled before?? Do you need to be there for every facial emotional change? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:48 PM Flag
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this. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I do. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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If you are a WOHM, you are going to miss all the firsts. That’s part of the deal. [ Reply | More ]
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+10000 [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, please. I saw my dc take his first steps. It happened on the weekend. We were at DH's work event and all the 20something female interns coaxed him to walk between them, lol. It was more excitement than old mom could possibly provide. [ Reply | More ]
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np. Haha, mine walked for the first time for grandma! Way more interesting than mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:30 PM Flag
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Oh, stop. Not true that you automatically miss all the firsts. On maternity leave you usually get the first smiles. My dc started walking over Christmas vacation when I was home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:07 PM Flag
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My friend in Australua gets 18 weeks paid maternity leave as standard. It's a government benefit. Some companies give even more. Our maternity leave in the US is terrible, I think moms should be home with their little babies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:13 PM Flag
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pp: Well, FWIW IA. I think maternity leave should be more like 9-12 months (maybe at reduced pay). [ Reply | More ]
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My friend owns a daycare. Teachers are instructed to never tell the parents about any of the firsts at school. So a kid takes first steps in daycare, teacher says nothing, and the mom comes in a day or two later so excited that the kid took the first step at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:11 PM Flag
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Good plan [ Reply | More ]
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Aww, I know. I was teaching once and saw an young toddler take her first steps. I didn't tell mom. The next morning she came in gushing about her baby's first walk. I get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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Thank you - and that was a very kind thing you did! [ Reply | More ]
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you are a wonderful person. [ Reply | More ]
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True story from older WOHM. I came home and DH told me DB had pushed up and started crawling. I had tears in my eyes (I missed it!). He said I’ll rewind it. He pushed her back down on her tummy and sure enough, she pushed up and started crawling. [ Reply | More ]
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I am so proud of my 16YO DD. She was caring for a child who at 3 did not speak. He spoke to her. When the mom get home, she said I really think little Johanny is ready to speak, ask him if he wants macaroni for dinner, I know he loves it. Sure enough, mom heard his "first" words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:05 PM Flag
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Caring daughter. Great job Mom! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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cute!! [ Reply | More ]
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I get it. As she gets older, you'll see that it is never possible for any parent to be there for everything, and that's all right. You'll have special moments. Keep in mind you never know, sometimes you think they'll be thrilled with something and they look at you like you're insane. Ex. first time I gave dd ice cream she cringed. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol--my mom was SO excited to take me for pizza when I was 7 (we moved here from another country where there was no pizza). I thought it was THE most disgusting food I'd ever tasted. But I remember how excited she was and it was so nice and I couldn't disappoint her--I pretended to love it and kept pretending until one day I did. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:11 PM Flag
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Oh I get it! THe number of rootbeer floats I had b/c my dad thought they were a special treat for me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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omg - ditto (but with egg creams) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
[ - ] If you have active DCs ages 8 and up and don't send them to sleepaway camp, what do you do with them in the summer? This isn't meant to be a snarky question but asking because my DCs love to run around, play sports, play games, and one month of day camp was not enough. They will chill and read a little bit but constantly want to play games and sports. I feel bad when we're not constantly in motion/going places, but I'm exhausted on weekends after working all week. DH and I both went to 8-week sleepaway camps but DH does not want to send DCs. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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Sports camps from 9-3, they are exhausted after (they do baseball, soccer and basketball) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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What about weekends? [ Reply | More ]
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Don't you see friends? We see friends and have BBQ's by the pool. The kids entertain themselves at 8 up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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Yes, when their sitter is here they see friends who are home. [ Reply | More ]
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Sports camp during the day and then our pool. I am also active so enjoy going to water and amusement parks on the weekends with them. Having a pool is helpful as kids come over and it basically is a matter of making sure no one hits their head while diving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:40 PM Flag
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Why not day camp for the whole summer? And why does DH say no sleepaway? [ Reply | More ]
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Next year will need to find a July and August camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:44 PM Flag
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There are tons of 8 week day camps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:12 PM Flag
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Well dh can stay home with them then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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My kids go to day camp and than they goto the town pool for the rest of the day. On the weekends, we go to the pool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:54 PM Flag
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I would revisit the question of sleepaway camp with DH. If you are both working, it’s the best solution and so great for the kids. What is his objectin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:32 PM Flag
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Day camp in July, we one week for appointments, travel in August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:11 PM Flag
[ - ] When a head hunter asks you your current salary, how much do you boost your current salary? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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no boost. they, or the hiring firm, will check your salary later. state what you actually make and then what you're looking for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:33 PM Flag
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not in NYC anymore. give a range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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Depends. Some companies will not give out info on employee salaries to an HR person from another org. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:36 PM Flag
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30% [ Reply | More ]
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It's illegal for them to ask you about salary/salary history. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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Tell them not legal to ask in NYC [ Reply | More ]
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I don’t give a number. [ Reply | More ]
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They are not allowed to ask in NYC. They can ask what you are looking for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:03 PM Flag
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I tell them the range I am looking for me and my experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:06 PM Flag
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Not legal [ Reply | More ]
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It's illegal for an employer to ask; a headhunter is not an employer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a name before I leave the hospital. Georgette, Georgina, or Georgianna? 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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Georgia [ Reply | More ]
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Russian. [ Reply | More ]
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No it's southern. np. [ Reply | More ]
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LOVE and so not Russian! [ Reply | More ]
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Only this [ Reply | More ]
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Georgette [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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Georgina. Will you call her GiGi or Georgie or the formal name? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:33 PM Flag
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These can be nn for any of those choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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Probably a nickname. George is after my father. [ Reply | More ]
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That is lovely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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Which does she look like most? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:33 PM Flag
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Older mom here. You can still change it later. We named DS; MIL made us change it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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Story please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:38 PM Flag
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Haha ex chose Noel (as in Noel Coward). MIL said I hate that name. Change it. We did. And I’m glad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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I like it for a girl, but not a boy. However, it was my French boyfriend's middle name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:48 PM Flag
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Wow, I would have been like too bad, MIL. We choose. [ Reply | More ]
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This, even if I was having second thoughts I would have to stick to my original pick if MIL was putting up a stink about it. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
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Is she a daughter of a george? [ Reply | More ]
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Granddaughter. [ Reply | More ]
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I prefer Georgia to any of these but Georgianna is the best of the 3 you listed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:38 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:02 AM Flag
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Last name Darcy? [ Reply | More ]
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Georgina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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Georgia or Georgina. Georgianna is too much and Georgette is not pretty (and reminds me of the character on TMTMS). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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You're sure you like those choices? (sorry, just not a fan). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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Gabriella? [ Reply | More ]
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Hope your last name isn't long. Your little girl will have to write her own name over and over for school... Georgianna is torturously long. [ Reply | More ]
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Gigi isn’t though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:59 PM Flag
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love Gigi. I like Georgianna and Georgina. I think I like Georgianna more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:28 PM Flag
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Great. You will be filling out forms left and right with that 10 letter first name in the first few years. Enjoy the writing. [ Reply | More ]
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Georgia or Georgina. The other two are OTT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:25 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 02:11 AM Flag
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Georgia or Georgette or Georgina. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Love Georgianna (could be with one n though right?). But clearly not consensus here OP so guess. Up to you..I don't like Georgette at all, Georgia also good choice. [ Reply | More ]
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Georgina. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Another LA post, assuming no commute, what is the best area of LA to raise a family in if you aren't insanely rich (HHI 400-500k). Public schools a bonus. Everyone keeps telling DH and I it is a much easier way of life than NYC (even with the traffic!) and we aren't tied here in NY by family or jobs anymore 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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DH and ME. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 come on, people, it's not difficult. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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I love Pasadena. South Pasadena is wealthier and has great public schools. Pasadena has some lovely neighborhoods, but the schools are lacking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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Pasadena is a mix of lovely hard working families and violent ghetto people on welfare. Just look at the LA Times murder map. South Pasadena lacks the ghetto people, hence good schools in S Pas [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I know. I live there. [ Reply | More ]
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One of my favorite characters here is South Pasadena mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:42 PM Flag
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Or San Marino. I always forget, but it’s loveky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:32 PM Flag
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The best public schools in LA area are (1) San Marino (2) La Canada (3) Arcadia. For those that want great public schools with few Asians, there is only one choice, Manhattan Beach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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What about Hermosa Beach? Same HS it seems but separate elementary and MS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:36 PM Flag
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Houses are a bit cheaper, downtown is a bit more of a bar scene. Generally very similar though although the city isn't as strict with the homeless, noise etc. Schools are great and people are very nice. [ Reply | More ]
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Is there a reason one would purposely avoid schools with a large Asian population? Our DC are mixed White/Hispanic, and get along just fine at their majority Asian schools. [ Reply | More ]
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First of all, my kids go to a racially mixed school and are happy. But some people hate going to school with other races. Pick what you want. [ Reply | More ]
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LA has one neighborhood exclusively for Upper middle class blacks. They call the cops if they see poor blacks in the neighborhood. They also chase away any whites that venture inside the neighborhood. It is called View Park. Visit it if you upscale and black. Stay away if you are not [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, I was just curious. Makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
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White people worry that having too many Asians at their kid's school will negatively impact their kid's rank. [ Reply | More ]
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Our friends like La Canada. It seems far to me, however. [ Reply | More ]
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I think San Marino is for rich people, yes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:41 AM Flag
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I think San Marino is for rich people, yes? [ Reply | More ]
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I have lived in LA my whole life. I can help. If you are Chinese you will be happiest in Arcadia. if white and athletic you want Manhattan beach. You can afford the tree section of mb but not the Hill and not the sand. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:26 PM Flag
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We are white and my kids like sports. We are also Jewish (well I am, DH is not), someone told me MB was not great for Jewish families although we are not particularly religious [ Reply | More ]
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Plenty of Jews love living in Manhattan Beach but you have to be athletic, love drinking beer, BBQs, typical middle American. If you are a nebbishy neurotic Woody Allen type Jew you will hate it. Hope that helps. [ Reply | More ]
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OP - that might work, DH and kids are big into playing and watching sports [ Reply | More ]
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You might love mb. On 400k HHI you can buy a small house in the tree section. your kids may even be able to safeky walk to school [ Reply | More ]
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How small is small? Bigger than what we can get in NYC? We have 1200sq ft now which is fine but I would like a bit more space although being able to entertain outside may offset that [ Reply | More ]
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I live in MB and I am white/Jewish. Live in the sand section, three kids. Plenty of Jews here..I’m not particularly religious though. Love this town! [ Reply | More ]
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I’m white and would be happy in Arcadia. My daughters would live at the arboretum if possible. [ Reply | More ]
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Arboretum is spectacular. But K classes in Arcadia are 80 percent Asian now. So most whites dislike it [ Reply | More ]
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I always felt like Asians and whites got along pretty well here. Most of our local friends are Chinese or Korean, but maybe it’s just that I grew up in a neighborhood with a high percentage of Vietnamese kids, so if you didn’t get along with them, you weren’t going to have many friends. [ Reply | More ]
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When you mix races together and one gets higher grades in school than the other there is sometimes anger and resentment. [ Reply | More ]
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I heard Arcadia is wheee all the rich Chinese guys buy houses for their mistresses [ Reply | More ]
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Oh man. 400-500k is doing pretty well if you ask me. BIL and SIL live in Beverly Hills (in an apartment) and probably earn half of that at most. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, the cost to live in an apartment in LA is half of the cost to live in same neighborhood in a house with a yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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In Santa Monica Franklin school is the best. You can buy an apartment for one million or a house for three million and attend the same school.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:41 PM Flag
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Much of LA is filled with vagrants but MB police move the vagrants to venice each day, so MB is lovely and venice is a pit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:45 PM Flag
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First question to answer is where will your jobs be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:47 PM Flag
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This. Happiness depends entirely on commute [ Reply | More ]
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Without this, it's the equivalent of discussing the best towns in CT only to find out the job is in NJ. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DS is at a tt schoo,l top 25%, not top 10%. He wants to go to school in a big city. Will probably major in humanities, though he's strong in math. Strong music department would be a plus. What schools should we look at? I'm thinking Emory, Tulane, Villanova, U. of Pittsburgh, U. of San Francisco, Northeastern. Reaches would be Georgetown, Boston College, U of T, UCLA. I can't really see him at a place like U. of Colorado or U. of Miami. U. of Chicago, Ivies, NYU, Stanford are out of reach. What else should we be looking? 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Carnegie Mellon [ Reply | More ]
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reach, but try it [ Reply | More ]
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Not the right place for my dc, but thank you, op. [ Reply | More ]
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Vanderbilt [ Reply | More ]
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Lol!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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? [ Reply | More ]
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American? BU? [ Reply | More ]
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Berklee College if strong interest in music [ Reply | More ]
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Only if he wants to commit to being a professional musician. [ Reply | More ]
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They take any full paying musician. I know an autistic kid there. [ Reply | More ]
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Autistic kids can't be good at music? [ Reply | More ]
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That's all he is good at and it is not a real instrument [ Reply | More ]
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USC [ Reply | More ]
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Rice. Shepherd School of Music. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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No chance at Rice [ Reply | More ]
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At a NYC TT? Of course there is. You sound out of touch. [ Reply | More ]
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Does he have strong musical talent? If so, Yale could be an option [ Reply | More ]
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Boston college Lynch school [ Reply | More ]
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If he is in top 25% at a TT everything should be on the table assuming scores are excellent and ECs are strong. Maybe not HYP or Stanford unless legacy or other huge hook but just about everything else. That's the case at our TT anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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Top 25% at a TT is really pretty good. [ Reply | More ]
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OK, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. Not HYP or Stanford for sure other than as a super reach, but it's bizarre to me that people are suggesting American or BU -- that is where the bottom 25% of our TT goes. The MEDIAN is going to schools like Dartmouth and Penn. [ Reply | More ]
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They are clueless. They're in shitty suburban schools where the top kid goes to Tufts. [ Reply | More ]
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This exactly. These other posters have no idea what they're talking about w/r/t to NYC privates. [ Reply | More ]
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At our TT, kids in the top 20% went to places like UVa, U Mich, and Georgetown. Good but not exactly Top 20 US News. The Ivy spots went to the very wealthy kids, most of who were not in top 20%. [ Reply | More ]
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Which TT? Legacy and wealth definitely help, but the very wealthy are going to be like 5% of a class. No TT class has 10 billionaires. In the case of this candidate, the test scores will matter. If you're top 20% and the test scores are garbage, then OK maybe UVA or Georgetown. But there were tons of nobodies from our TT in the top 20% going to schools like UChicago (a top 5 school), Cornell, Penn, Brown. HYP and Stanford (also MIT and even Columbia) is a different story. [ Reply | More ]
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Miami and Belmont are both good for music. My son auditioned for both and got a free ride to Miami for guitar. [ Reply | More ]
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He is thrilled but we are not tt [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Thanks, everyone. [ Reply | More ]
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What about American in DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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Yes. And GW. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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Top 25% at a NYC TT go to a top 20 college even after adjusting for the legacy rich kids- this isnt NYC I take it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:51 PM Flag
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This is not true. You really need to look at placement stats at a TT and adjust for wealth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:28 AM Flag
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Another good reach is Washington U in St. Louis. For a match, how about Univ of Rochester. He can have access to the Eastman School of Music. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:07 PM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:15 PM Flag
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Eastman is for people who got into Eastman. You have to be amazing to get in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:44 PM Flag
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NYU not out of reach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Is I am underperforming at work based on my salary, is it bad for me to offer to take a pay cut? I really want to gain experience and learn and I am open to taking a pay cut to stay at my company and learn. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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Are you the one getting laid off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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I wouldn't volunteer for a pay cut but I might ask my boss if there's anything I can do so as to stay at the company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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Never heard of this, as an employer I need a position filled and would care less about $$ and more about getting stuff done. You need to position this differently, focus on your strengths, create a role that suits you and sell it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:17 PM Flag
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Would a guy ever fucking do that. No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:19 PM Flag
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she is getting fired otherwise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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She's getting fired either way. -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:25 PM Flag
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My boss has asked if I have any ideas that would work. I think that he wouldn't suggest it himself but he may consider it if I suggest it. The reason being that I have started looking and from what I am seeing, I really need a certain level of experience to demand any type of money at a new place or even get considered. I don't have that level of experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:30 PM Flag
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No, this could follow you to your next job. Move on and find something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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how so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:35 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:14 PM Flag
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Is there a way you can continue to do your job in a way that allows you to learn but also take on responsibilities they may need fulfilled elsewhere that may better suit your strengths? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:50 PM Flag
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you need to start fresh. You have a reputation there as an underpeformer. How did you wind up in this pickle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do some women get so uncontrollably depressed around their period? Or PMS? Was there an evolutionary purpose for this? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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Golly gee, when I was in middle school, we had a health ed class and learned about hormones. Also picked up some stuff from my mom too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:06 PM Flag
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Why would you even take the time to write this. It's not helpful and just mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:23 PM Flag
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She’s PMS-ing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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Hi, newbie! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:15 PM Flag
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From an evolutionary standpoint we are probably supposed to be pregnant most of the time before menopause, so a non-issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:14 PM Flag
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This makes sense. -np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:43 PM Flag
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I've always wondered this too. It seems very counterproductive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:18 PM Flag
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Op: I just looked it up. Apparently the only debatable hypothesis is that women who were PMS-ing were more likely to break up and seek out a fertile male. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:43 PM Flag
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But that makes no sense. If they’re PMSing they’re not likely to get pregnant. What does seeking out a fertile male have to do with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:49 PM Flag
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I guess they don't get pregnant, then get angry/sad, then break-up and find a new mate in time for their next fertile cycle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:03 PM Flag
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This is why it was debatable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:46 AM Flag
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Maybe to etch in our brains bleeding = bad; ovulating = good? It’s An interesting question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:39 PM Flag
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Just yesterday somewhere online I saw a link to an article about the evolutionary advantages of depression & suicide. I didn't read it but thought how fascinating (unless the conclusion is there are none). There may not be any evolutionary advantage to the mood changes, but regular and frequent fertility is good, so it maybe that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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Probably kept other males away with their horrid behaviors. Kept the one man (mate) around b/c he was capable of dealing with her mood swings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:52 PM Flag
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Because she got really horny simultaneously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 12:47 AM Flag
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Maybe we're not supposed to get PMS. I suspect it's a low-grade health issue and so many people have it that it's regarded as normal. When I really watch what I'm eating (no sugar), it helps a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:51 PM Flag
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There are several theories. One is that the immune system is compromised, there is an underlying infection. PMS can also be an imbalance of hormones, meaning that there’s not enough progesterone being produced. In the past women didn’t get their periods as much because they were pregnant or nursing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:53 PM Flag
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Poor diet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone please explain to me why anyone would want their body to look like this? How do you ever find clothes to fit this? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6060405/Khloe-Kardashian-flaunts-peachy-derriere-one-piece-swimsuit-Mexico-vacation.html 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:03 PM Flag
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I think it’s funny that they refuse to acknowledge their butts aren’t real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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I think we are past that point. Lipo and fat transfer to butts is wildly popular now on instagram. Everybody knows they are not real. Kyle is open about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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Blech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:59 PM Flag
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Why? B/c it makes her billions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:05 PM Flag
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Millions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:14 AM Flag
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Yikes! I am all for curvy body but that is not cute. Imagine before the weight loss. To answer your question, spandex! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:07 PM Flag
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Why are they always posting half naked pictures? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:08 PM Flag
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They are sex workers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:09 PM Flag
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Seems like it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:12 PM Flag
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Wtf? Why do you think? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:55 PM Flag
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I don’t click on kartrashin links. It only keeps them in the public eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:11 PM Flag
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I would never [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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I dont get it. its really horrible looking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:13 PM Flag
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Kendal is the only left that looks somewhat natural. Kourtney is next most natural but she has the fake boobs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:18 PM Flag
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I doubt this is EXACTLY how she imagined she'd look. Her enhancement reminds me of a haircut gone wrong, except this style won't grow out. I suppose she can work with it, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:19 PM Flag
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shes had it for a while and keeps flaunting it. I think she likes it. to me it looks like a full diaper when covered w clothes. and a weird growth when wearing bathing suit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:20 PM Flag
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No way does she like it 100 percent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:25 PM Flag
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What will they look like at 50? 60? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:21 PM Flag
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Pretty bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:00 PM Flag
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OP - I can't understand how you can work with this! It looks like she can't stand or walk properly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:25 PM Flag
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She can have it modified or removed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:28 PM Flag
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I work in a school and some of the moms go to the DR over break and come back with giant boobs and asses. One mom would get a bigger ass each year. It looks crazy. She was an attractive woman to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:31 PM Flag
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Isn't that dangerous? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:37 PM Flag
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There is a new video/movie out about his. It has a lot of prominent black actresses stating how this trend has got to stop. It can kill you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:53 PM Flag
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I bet. It’s not good to have an ass you can’t sit on!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:03 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 11:06 PM Flag
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I love that they describe her as a “socialite.” Poor C.Z. Guest is rolling over in her grave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:34 PM Flag
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Same game, differs players. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 09:46 PM Flag
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But CZ wasn’t best known for her freakish ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:33 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:24 AM Flag
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Ostrich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.14.18, 10:21 PM Flag
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I grew up wanting a tiny ass/no ass (1970s) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.15.18, 03:25 AM Flag
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