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[ - ] Does anyone have ideas for gifts to give to families with teens? Two teen boys and they don't like sweets. They are close family friends. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:08 PM Flag
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Graphic novel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:18 PM Flag
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Not personal but kids this age love gift cards. My 12 year olds list is wallet with money, money, visa gift card, amazon, wallgreens, starbucks, target, macys gift card... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:35 PM Flag
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Wireless earbuds - there are some ok ones that run $30 or so [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:19 PM Flag
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The family or the teens? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:24 PM Flag
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board games. code names is great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:24 PM Flag
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Bombas socks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:30 PM Flag
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Do you work for Bombas? You are have posting about these friggen socks on every xmas idea post this month. They're pretty ugly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:33 PM Flag
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This! And expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:53 PM Flag
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Best socks ever and civically responsabke. No I don’t work for them. I stand on my feet all day and love them. Is there a reason my gift suggestion upsets you? Gift cards are also suggested on EVERY THREAD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:53 PM Flag
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Like I said they're ugly and expensive and socks are not a good gift for teenage boys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:13 PM Flag
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Merry Christmas to you and yours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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So close, that you don't know what they enjoy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:47 PM Flag
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I am trying to get a gift for the entire family instead of individual gifts, I should have been more specific. I know what they would like - xbox, gift cards, money. Hoping to find a cute idea the whole family can enjoy. This is random but would you think it was funny to get a life size Elf cut out or a big crazy blow up for the yard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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Bad idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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there are food gifts that aren't sweets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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Are you asking for family gift suggestions when kids are teens? Kind of generic, but a restaurant or movie gift card, family game like a set of poker chips and cards, rock climbing or adventure park (zipline) day pass for the family. Need budget and some sense of the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:40 PM Flag
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My two teenage boys love those huge tins of different kinds of popcorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:17 PM Flag
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Swell thermos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone found good resources for better communications as a self-employed contractor? I am having the worst time getting clients to understand what I am asking or telling them. I think my emails are clear and concise, but obviously I am wrong, because my clients rarely answer the questions I have actually asked and never seem to understand the answers I give them. I stick to one subject/question per email, I use brief descriptive subject lines, I use key words for easy searching, I bullet point any lists or multiple questions, but no matter what, clients respond incorrectly or don't respond at all. I need to figure out how to get questions and messages understood. Help? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:19 AM Flag
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Why not ask your peers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:50 AM Flag
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I have questions out to several people, as well as posts on a couple of other forums. Throwing the net wide! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:23 AM Flag
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It may be that your emails are too long. I’ve had this experience, people answer only one or two questions and the responses are ambiguous. People are rushed and don’t want or have the time to compose a comprehensive email. So perhaps shorter and punchier may prompt better communication. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:34 AM Flag
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np: Yes, this may be the case. I use the same methods as you -- bullets etc. I often ask them to comment to the specific questions. PLEASE RESPOND TO QUERIES BELOW IN ALL CAPS. That works sometimes. The real problem is that people are reading your emails on their phones, while they are rushing around and multitasking and they are probably just skimming it. I find I constantly have to refer them back to past emails -- per my email on 12/12, can you clarify xyzzy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:43 PM Flag
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Unfortunately, the average person is just dumb. Multi-tasking or not, I don't skip entire sentences in e-mails. "Oh, I'm in a rush, so I no longer understand the written word." Sorry, no. It's IQ. Not their fault, but being busy is no excuse. np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:37 PM Flag
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A few things: I agree with poster above re using CAPS. I put in the subject line something like PLEASE RESPOND BY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 24; I specify in the proposal and contract that successful completion of the project is dependent upon the customer meeting their deadlines and then reinforce this at a kickoff meeting; if the customer's work is incomplete or late, that gets flagged in the status report; finally, make sure the client work is the responsibility of people who are experienced enough to understand it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:15 PM Flag
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I use bold type for critical words, sentences or action items. If an email is long and has a lot of detail I include a two sentence recap at the end. I try to assign action items, i.e. “Fred, please confirm xxx” rather than leave ownership vague. Agree with previous poster that people reading emails on phones while rushing around is a culprit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:54 PM Flag
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Try to get them off email and onto a better app for communications and work management. Agree with above posters - most people are too rushed, too dumb, or reading email on their phone and can't handle memo-style communications. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:52 PM Flag
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Am i the only one who hates BOLD type. This just annoys me and makes me not want to read the email out of spite. Stop shouting at me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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I am a self-employed contractor, first thing is the email is one of the WORST methods of communication ever invented. It you have an important message to convey and want to make sure it's received, ALWAYS speak to the person. If the info is complex, even more reason to set up a call. For bibs and bobs and things that need quick/easy response, Slack is great. You should always assume that if it goes in email it will get lost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone had their child take the PSAT early as part of a talent identification program? How old was he or she? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:15 AM Flag
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I think it’s the SAT. Yes, for Hopkins. Can’t remember how old but in elementary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:27 AM Flag
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OP: It's the PSAT...my 5th grader is taking in the new year. Curious about the experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:40 AM Flag
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Just send him in. Say there will be questions you don’t know it’s ok to guess. Do your best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:34 AM Flag
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Why 5th? Usually done in 7th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:25 PM Flag
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SAT for Duke TIP in 7th. i thin she looked at a sample test online and then just did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:02 PM Flag
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I am curious. How does this work for the math section as a 6th or 7th hasn't learned the material yet unless it was taught by a parent or tutor? Do these kids prep for the math ahead of time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:59 PM Flag
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she guessed a lot; unsurprisingly verbal score was lot higher than math. she was being judged for the program against other 7th graders, so they're almost all in the same boat for math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:21 PM Flag
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I posted above, no tutoring. Just math sense and process of elimination. Wrote a kick ass essay lol. Probably scored better than the real writing section [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone tried the Peninsula Spa? Thinking to treat myself to a spa day. Have never done it and it's been a bitch of a year. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:28 AM Flag
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I haven’t but I’m sure it’s lovely. FWIW I really like Guerlain Spa at the Plaza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:48 AM Flag
[ - ] Is a 1280 PSAT score good going in cold no prep at all? Now needs to take course study and practice. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:27 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:46 AM Flag
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Yes it is. It’s probably about 97% if this is 10th grade. DC should do better with prep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:45 AM Flag
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Yes. What the percentiles? What grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:59 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:38 PM Flag
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Word of warning % doesn’t matter and parents and students are often fooled by them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:33 PM Flag
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What do you mean by that? It is a indicator of where the kid stands. DC is at a good, selective HS and not a lot of kids get super high scores as sophomores. This board is insanely skewed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:09 PM Flag
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I think they are by state, but the actual score and the SAT scores are not by state. Otherwise we wouldn't have people here with the same number score but different %, all for 9th grade PSAT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:45 PM Flag
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Yes, it does because it gives you a clearer picture of how your kid is doing when the curves move a lot because of an easy or hard test. You can extrapolate to the SAT also to see roughly where they stand. In some ways, it is better than the other score which can fluctuate a lot depending on the quality of the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:12 PM Flag
[ - ] PSAT /accommodation for extra time. I posted a while back about concern ds needs extra time on PSAT/SAT. Just got first PSAT score is 1150. (620 verbal -93%ile; 530 math 88th %ile). No prep. Ds has 98 average at competitive HS, and 100 on algebra regents. Teachers since 7th grade have indicated exceptional ability in math. What is this if not a processing speed issue? Some of the material is novel for him. Definitely going to get testing. 46 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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So he is doing fine but you want extra time for him? Did he hab extra time in regents? To get his grades? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:55 AM Flag
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530 is not “fine” for kid who gets perfect scores on difficult math tests at competitive HS. It doesn’t make sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:30 AM Flag
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88th %ile is fine. The PSAT and SAT go beyond algebra, so his algebra score is irrelevant. He may have exceptional ability in reading a math textbook, understanding a math lecture, and taking a test that covered the homework he practiced, but still not know all of high school math. He does not need extra time. You are trying to find ways to game the system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:51 AM Flag
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This! Barf! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:40 AM Flag
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I made an error it’s 76th %ile in math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:15 PM Flag
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NP - Does he get extra time on those "difficult math tests"? If not, it is NOT a processing issue. It is familiarity with the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:21 PM Flag
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Maybe this is correct. But I’m not certain. Some tests are more heavily loaded for speed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:26 PM Flag
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What math class is he in now? And what grade is he in now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:03 AM Flag
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And did he say that he didn't have enough time/ didn't finish? My ds has ADHD but told us he did finish, so we are not going to try to get extra time for the next time he takes it. My ds does get extra time at school in his classes (has a 504). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:08 AM Flag
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And did you see the thread about PSAT scores yesterday? Or the day before? I posted on that. My 9th grader had the same score as the OP's 9th grader on that thread - 1170. My ds usually is in the 98-99% on standardized tests (as was that OP's) but he cannot get good grades in school without accommodations for extra time in class. Your ds's 99% average is amazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:16 AM Flag
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Also the % on the PSAT is about what state you are in, they aren't the same for everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:17 AM Flag
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No I’m not here around the clock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:30 AM Flag
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Yes he didn’t finish. Same issue with SHSAT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:23 AM Flag
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But he didn't have that problem with the Regent? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:28 AM Flag
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Or other school tests where he has 98? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:36 PM Flag
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No. But I imagine those tests are not as heavily loaded for speed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:16 PM Flag
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88% is not extra time worthy, but knock yourself out to do/pay for neuro psych and make kid feel bad about their results. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:04 AM Flag
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LOL. You said he had no prep. If he preps a little his score will go up dramatically. Also, something seems off about your %tiles. 530 really was 88th? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:05 AM Flag
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That’s what the printout says [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:25 AM Flag
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NP My ds got a 530 and it is 86% for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:16 AM Flag
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That is what I would expect in NYS. She didn't say where she was most likely due to the whole troll thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:52 PM Flag
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Wait, maybe she implies that she's in NYS in which case the 88th %tile does not seem right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:52 PM Flag
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Yes. NYS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:50 PM Flag
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530/86% was in California [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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These troll posts are getting worse and worse. The logic is obviously wrong. You should think more before your start your post to make it more believable. You just come off like an idiot on this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:08 AM Flag
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Not a troll. Sorry I don’t get what you mean. This is real. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:26 AM Flag
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Oops. My bad. 88th percentile overall. Math was 76th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:45 PM Flag
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did dc take the SHSAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:27 AM Flag
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Yes. Met cutoff for Brooklyn Latin but not tech . Also struggled mightily with time and didn’t finish math there either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:47 PM Flag
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I really don't understand how your kid could have gotten a 100% on the Algebra regent, yet not met the Tech cut off on the SHSAT or even finished it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:24 PM Flag
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And you did no prepping at all for the SHSAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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Op - I really don’t understand either except to say the SHSAT is very heavily loaded for speed I believe. Yes prepped but just part of August sept and oct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:18 PM Flag
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Seems so odd. My dd got a 91 on Regent yet finished SHSAT with time to spare (did well). Getting an 100 on the regent is not easy at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:05 PM Flag
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he has a 98 average with no accomodations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:49 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:47 PM Flag
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Then STFU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:23 PM Flag
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NP THIS I don't think you can this without accommodations already being needed at school, especially since the college admissions scandal revealed fraud. Your ds just needs to prep for the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:43 PM Flag
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This is crazy. So school grades and other tests are fine but let’s game the system so he doesn’t have to work smarter/faster etc. What about prep? Extra time will still not work if he doesn’t know all the math concepts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:39 PM Flag
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Is it gaming the system if there’s a Bona fide processing speed disability. I’m old and they didn’t have accommodations the way they do now or I’m sure I would have qualified. I want to know if dc is legitimately eligible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:50 PM Flag
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I will repeat - If your child has a 98% and 100 on alegra regents, he does NOT have a processing issue. Get real lady. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:24 PM Flag
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They are cracking down on giving extra time & think you would need really significant evidence. my dc got 504 in the spring because of advanced Lyme disease that has severely slowed dc's processing speed so there are major gaps (e.g., in 99% for reading comprehension/writing/vocab ability; in 25% for speed of reading & word retrieval) - but this has also played out in school performance which has plummeted. My younger dc, on the other hand, had MAJOR speed issues on SHSAT with tutor repeatedly insisting I needed to test & get 504, but I wouldn't do for ethical reasons because dc has 99 average in school & high 4s on state tests & there was no evidence that there were issues EXCEPT on a test that specifically tests for speed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:59 PM Flag
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Are you asking for extra time because HS didn't get a high enough score? Seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:50 PM Flag
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OMG - you don't get extra time because you scored lower than you mommy wanted you to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:16 PM Flag
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2 things - (1) familiarity with the material, you said some is novel to him, (2) familiarity with test format and timing. Neither related to processing and both significantly helped by prepping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:20 PM Flag
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Not sure if this is a real post. Back in my day, lots of people did not finish the SAT or PSAT and that was expected and reflected in the score. Part of the test is the ability to work quickly and efficiently. There is a wide range of normal processing speed and not completing a difficult test is not necessarily an indication of a disorder. Your child may need to practice more to improve test-taking speed and to learn how to manage timing. I'm not sure why your instinct is to have your child tested. My child is a slower runner than others in his class but I am not rushing to have him evaluated for a physical disorder. I accept there is a normal range of abilities and not every child is going to be the "best." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:22 PM Flag
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If your kids is going well on these other school tests without extra time, then NO you do not need extra time on the PSAT/SAT. That's ridiculous. Extra time is for kids with actual issues that can't complete the work. Not to inflate your child's score just because you think it's not high enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] 47 yo WOHM, 3 x teen dc. Great dh. Work pressure, my mother just diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer, I’m probably peri-menopausal. Feel overwhelmed regularly. Developing pattern of waking at 2am for the day - lie in bed worrying. Next night I sleep all night due to sheer exhaustion, Trying to keep exercising. Should I just talk to my family doctor re sleeping? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:34 AM Flag
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Def get the exercise in, maybe try an online therapist so you don’t have to commute to one, reduce alcohol intake, try meditating, if all else fails, look in to meds. I’m 47 and def less patient in the last year. Need to take my own advice re meditating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:45 AM Flag
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I am your age and went through premature menopause and am done. My insomnia got better with melatonin and stopping drinking. I tried HRT but it made me feel worse emotionally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:48 AM Flag
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Np same here except no hrt. Quitting wine was the single biggest improvement. Drinking really messes up sleep quality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:56 PM Flag
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I’d try small dose of melatonin. Helps me stay asleep. I pass out from exhaustion but wake up at 2AM and can’t fall back asleep. 2mg of melatonin an hour before bed has helped tremendously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:49 AM Flag
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Is there a brand you reco? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:25 AM Flag
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NP Nature Made [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:36 AM Flag
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This happens to me too. It sounds nuts but I make that 2am wake up work for me. I get up read, do a quiet chore. I let go of the stress, worry, anxiety about trying to fall back asleep. I stay up for an hour or so and then fall back asleep until my 6:30 alarm. Eventually I get back to normal sleeping but this sleeping cycle hits every so often. It’s so hard to turn off your brain with the worry and what-ifs. Good luck with your mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:11 AM Flag
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I just hit 47 and the last two weeks have been hell. Wake at 3AM and tired but can't fall asleep. My gyn says hormones are good and not peri-m yet. I am stressed. And then I'm stressed not getting enough sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:25 AM Flag
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I’m in similar situation with my parents and perimenopause. Definitely go see your Dr. My Dr prescribed progesterone, which helps a lot with sleep and also reduces hot flashes for me. I also have reduced the amount of caffeine and alcohol I consume [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:26 AM Flag
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Have you tried marijuana, or possibly low-dose ecstasy therapy? What you're describing is just life, so dealing with the sources of worry is the most effective cure, but something like marijuana could help you sleep better for a few weeks while you get things sorted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:55 AM Flag
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Me too with the sleeping. So sorry about your mother. I take a sip of liquid baby Benadryl to take the edge off. Read a boring article and usually fall asleep again. Or get up and do a chore and then go back to sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:07 PM Flag
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I'm sorry - you have a lot on your plate with life regularly, and a sick parent on top of it makes it even harder. It sounds like you have anxiety which is understandable. I wake up at 3 am with the megrims, everything is bleak and it's awful. I think you should consider treatment for anxiety. Focusing on the sleeping seems like the symptom rather than the cause. That said, if you are adverse to an SSRI, maybe just try simply sleep or one of the drugstore products that is a pill form of the meds (not habit forming) that are in tylenol PM without the tylenol. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:50 PM Flag
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Sorry you’re dealing with this it happens to me too. I found melatonin messed me up honestly I’d wake wide up at the slightest hint of light. And really threw me off. I have a lot of financial problems and failures many of my own device so I’m plagued by worry. But I find if actively confront worries head on/ make headway in resolving even if it’s just opening the mail or making a phone call. My dad died last year and tons of guilt and existential anxiety it’s been a year and it’s subsiding a bit. I find also writing down a to do list bedtime tea with Passion flower and zero alcohol helps. Gl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:24 PM Flag
[ - ] How would you compare the Brooklyn privates? Looking at HS, very different from lower and middle (which all tend to be sweet and nurturing). DS is very academic, but also into the arts. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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People don’t compare Brooklyn schools to each other as much in HS admissions vs K admissions. In K, people who wanted to stay in Brooklyn would apply to all 5 and compare how they’re different. HS is different so people don’t compare the Brooklyn schools with each other. Someone in Brooklyn Heights might compare Packer to Grace or someone in Soho night compare Riverdale to Poly. You don’t lump Brooklyn schools together as much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Housekeeper buys dc tacky gifts for Xmas. How do I tell her not to. And how to get rid of them without hurting feelings? 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:04 AM Flag
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you keep them around for a little while, then put them to the back of the closet then throw away. That's what I do with DC's gifts that I don't want around the house but can't eliminate before DC sees them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:06 AM Flag
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+1. Inlaws do this and we do the same. Especially with all the annoying crap they “gift” us. Oh Jane we brought you our precious old gardening rake and 20 year old ski boots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:39 PM Flag
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Tacky how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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Why is this a big deal. Family members get my dcs cheap plastic stuff all the time. Let them play with them for a bit and then get rid of them when they become superfluous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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You don't get rid of them. Put them some place and appreciate that this woman uses the little money she has to buy you something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:31 AM Flag
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this. my DCs love my housekeepers tacky gifts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:47 AM Flag
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Agreed. The $10.00 plastic toy our housekeeper gets for our son is money that she could spend on her own family, so it has real meaning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:56 AM Flag
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Then give her an extra $20 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 08:33 PM Flag
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this, nanny buys DC gifts despite me telling her not to (I don't want her wasting her money) but both DC and I really appreciate that she does this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:43 AM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:44 AM Flag
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This is wrong. Employees (independent contractors included) don't buy gifts for their boss. It's basically giving back part of your wages in an attempt to keep your job secure. It's unethical for a boss to accept gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:57 AM Flag
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My child is not the nanny’s boss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:13 AM Flag
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np. She is probably foreign. My Russian nanny used to buy my kids these huge presents and I it made my kids so happy. Op should really appreciate the loving, caring person who takes care of her home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:55 PM Flag
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That’s very sweet of her to do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:50 AM Flag
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+1 -- she doesn't have a lot and for her to put any money toward your DCs is generous. Mine did this and the girls loved them. She was a fantastic housekeeper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:26 AM Flag
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Totally. OP is kind of awful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:43 AM Flag
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Kind of? I think she’s absolutely terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:16 AM Flag
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You don't. You treat her like every other human being, say "thank you" and accept her gift. Why would you remotely think you can "tell her not to"? That's horrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:46 AM Flag
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Echoing other posters; you don't. My cleaning people leave me little crocheted things at Christmas-time; I think it's so kind, I actually look forward to them even though I don't end up keeping them. Hoping you give to her appropriately at the holidays; she is clearly thoughtful and much nicer than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 10:44 AM Flag
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You should be grateful that your kid has at least one generous and kind person in his/her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 11:22 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:53 PM Flag
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Simple: you don't. When someone gives you a gift, your response is "thank you". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:19 PM Flag
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When I was about 10 years old, one of the other guests at a party told me my gift wasn't as good as hers. I've never forgotten it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:05 PM Flag
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Let it gooooo ...... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:37 PM Flag
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Of course. Is a good memory a blessing or a curse? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:44 PM Flag
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Isn’t this a bad memory? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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NP: she has good memory so she can remember bad incidents of her life forever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:05 AM Flag
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Just say thank you, tell her it’s really not necessary. Also include her in some purge cycles,not necessarily with her gifts, so she sees that you regularly donate excess clothes and toys. It’s a sweet gesture or may be a reminder to you to gift/tip her accordingly during holidays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:43 PM Flag
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Are you as unappreciative as you sound? My nanny from when I was a kid buys my DDs cheap coats that they LOVE. I mean $15-20 shiny coats that they kick aside whatever jcrew and north face coats they have. God love her. I’m so grateful that someone loved me as a baby that much and loves my kids too. My extended family doesn’t get along but she is always thinking of my girls and that means a lot to me. Be grateful your housekeeper feels kindly towards them. It means something. Teach them to be gracious. And I’m sorry this sounds preachy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:42 PM Flag
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You don't sound preachy, you sound nice and normal. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 12:07 AM Flag
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Her gifts are gifts to your child. He/she will remember them and treasure them, even if they come from a dollar store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 12:54 AM Flag
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this. kids often LOVE stuff adults think is tacky. let them enjoy the gift an let her enjoy the giving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Why isn’t Yale releasing with all other Ivy today? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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yale will be sunday and penn will be monday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:59 AM Flag
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Why. Didn’t they used to do it the same day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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for regular decision i think they do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:21 AM Flag
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Ask Yale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:57 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 09:20 AM Flag
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I think they might be busy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:33 PM Flag
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Ehh, grew up in CT and went to yale for grad. Life will be fine either way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:10 AM Flag
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what is the point of this response? you so clearly lack empathy and are self absorbed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:41 AM Flag
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You are clearly so wrapped up in your own inflated anxieties that you have lost all perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:58 AM Flag
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This. She cannot see that Yale is not the end all be all. My DH got in back in the 90s and rejected Yale, lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:45 PM Flag
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np- who gives a shit. The fact that you responded shows how cray you are. A little bit of projecting going on..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:44 PM Flag
[ - ] What is life like in Greenville SC? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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Fast-growing Southern town. I know two people who live there who like it, but they don't represent the traditional South - one is an immigrant from the Caribbean, the other an immigrant from the Middle East. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:53 AM Flag
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For visiting or living? Growing town with a nice downtown. More diverse than you'd expect but still very Southern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:21 AM Flag
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This is true. I used to work for Michelin and traveled there for years. Very nice downtown, good restaurants, obviously a lot of jobs (Michelin, BMW, and another couple of car companies are there). Very Southern and very conservative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:39 PM Flag
[ - ] I have fragile Irish skin. Should I get a nuface? Any reviews from users? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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I really like it but always loose steam and stop using it. Adds too much time to my routine and you really have to do it every day to see results. My derm told me it’s great for special occasions but there’s not a lot of research about using it daily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:20 AM Flag
[ - ] Does deferred from Princeton mean rejected? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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Nope. A fair number of kids who are deferred ealy get in regular decision. DON't know how numbers compare to those being reviewed for the first time regular decision, but generally I've thought admit rates in those groups were similar. SO low, but there . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:47 AM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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The three who I know who were deferred last year got rejected in regular round. I wouldn't;t get your hopes up. Admissions will get so many more applicants. Do you have a hook? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:43 AM Flag
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It a friend of my dc. No probably doesn’t have hook and is Asian male so not looking good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:30 AM Flag
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just means you're deferred to the RA pool. So 5% or whatever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:56 AM Flag
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No. That’s not the way it works. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:30 AM Flag
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actually it is. There is not some kind of priority round wedged in there. You are "deferred" into the RA pool. Versus being outright accepted or rejected. Look it up: rate of admission are no higher for deferred candidates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:29 PM Flag
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Actually at numerous schools a deferral is a gentleman’s rejection. Look it up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:56 PM Flag
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actually, more schools are outright rejecting kids now due to not wanted to lead them on. Are you saying that the deferral rate of eventual acceptance is lower than RA? Well, when the RA is 5%, does that really matter? Stepson got in deferred to Amherst, fwiw. And we are not gentlemen and had no connections/no $. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:09 PM Flag
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Our friend's son just got in! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:42 AM Flag
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Ok....? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:47 AM Flag
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And that helps the OP how? Maybe some sensitivity might go a long way... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:50 AM Flag
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Sorry! Wasn't nice. We are just so excited for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:09 AM Flag
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OP HERE It’s fine. Asking for my sons best friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:31 AM Flag
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Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:31 AM Flag
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Anything stand out about him? Aside from obvious great grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:20 PM Flag
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actually, probably not the greatest grades. a bunch of hooks. it's amazing for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:20 PM Flag
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Care to share the hooks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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I would take it as a reject. Not likely that he'll get in via regular round. He'll get in somewhere good if he's in the realm of Princeton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:11 AM Flag
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I suspect Cornell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:32 AM Flag
[ - ] What is a nice restaurant for a classic holiday dinner in NYC that is really vegetarian friendly? TIA 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:45 AM Flag
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do you want decorations or classic food? Rosemary's in the village has beautiful decorations [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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Not op but I want really good veg food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:32 AM Flag
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OP: Decorations/holiday mood + veg food (and meat/fish for most of the group). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:39 AM Flag
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Spring Street Natural is a great place for both vegetarians and meat eaters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:54 PM Flag
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Maybe cookshop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you have friends that you only have lunch/coffee with but never really take the socializing to the dinner/weekend level? If so, why? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:14 AM Flag
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I am that friend! I love hanging out with people during the day, but at night I just want to veg out at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:15 AM Flag
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OP: I'm talking about socializing with some people only during the day but hanging out with other friends at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:17 AM Flag
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Why do you ask!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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OP: I have friends who go to dinner together but never invite me, even though they meet me for coffee or lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:02 AM Flag
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sometimes the DHs are made for socializing with one another. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:16 AM Flag
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^ are NOT made for... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:18 AM Flag
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One of my good friends lives out in Jersey so it’s difficult to make weekend plans because we are both busy. My closest friend lives next door and we go to movies occasionally or hang out at each other’s apartments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:19 AM Flag
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sure. most of my friends that i initially made through work are daytime friends just because nights are couple/family time. it gets complicated when you rope spouses and kids who really don't know each other into things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:21 AM Flag
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This. A bunch of diverging interests when families are involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:25 AM Flag
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this. if its in the evening, you cant make it a girl's night unless you leave DH to do the bedtime routine, and friends have the same predicament. Some kids need mom at bedtime, and theres more to jugg;le at night: dinner, homework, etc. grabbing lunch doesnt affect your family, so its easier to commit to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:23 AM Flag
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This. Also I'm generally a morning person - not into late night partying, etc. - but I have friends who like to stay out late, drink, go to places with loud music, etc. and I'm not into that. With those people I'd rather do lunch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:33 AM Flag
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my night time friends are the ones I can enjoy drinking out with. Varieties of topics to cover, vast work experiences etc - so usually ones with solid career are the for the night time.And naturally most stay at home moms are my day time friends. Most cases they can’t afford to come out to spend 15 on a single cocktail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:27 AM Flag
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The DH's have to blend. not all are interested in socializing and I know my DH isn't always. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:46 AM Flag
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I have some colleagues who I enjoy having lunch with from time to time as a sort of friendly social type of networking but who I don't really consider friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 05:42 AM Flag
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Most of my friends fall into this category. We WAH or SAH so we have lunch/coffee/mani-pedi during the week. Weekends are for family and really close friends/their families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Are these pricey skincare serums really that effective for aging skin? I an 45 years old and really need to up my skincare but can’t tell if I am being duped into buying $500 worth of useless skincare. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:49 AM Flag
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You are probably being duped. Can you look at the active ingredients and see if the same ones are in any cheaper brands? I'm no beauty expert but I think expensive beauty and hair products are never better than their cheaper counterparts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:05 AM Flag
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This. There are also a LOT of reviews all over the internet, on individual products and on comparisons between different price levels. Do a search on the products you are considering, and believe the median reviews, not the outliers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:04 AM Flag
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wife of derm. you are being duped. Just stick with Retin A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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Wife of derm isn’t derm. I have noticed a difference in my Vitamin C serum. Around $80 a small bottle. Fine lines gone and my 11 has disappeared. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:14 AM Flag
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11?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:42 AM Flag
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Frown lines. Np. Although vit c can’t do that. Need to immobilize that area for skin to fill in with newer, but weaker, regenerative connective tissue. They don’t just go away with vitamin c. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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if you think so, great. But there is no science behind it. Absolutely none. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:57 AM Flag
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Do you mean that research studies have proven there is no effect, or that not enough research studies have been done to prove effect? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:05 AM Flag
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no one does a study because it's just so idiotic to argue that Vitamin C is a topical treatment. Or any kind of treatment. Guess what? I use my 3 year old's poop on my face and it's great though no one has done a study that proves its effect. You must be too young to remember this https://www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7547741/vitamin-c-myth-pauling [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:29 AM Flag
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lemme break it down for ya: vitamin C is important for your skin. But its useless applied topically: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 04:34 AM Flag
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get vitamin C serum and 100% aloe vera off the internet. look at ingredients. I buy them on Amazon usually. you can also add RoC retinol creams which aren't that much at the drug store. or, get prescription retin A from a derm. I like the CeraVe line which is also available at drug stores. this is what a good dermatologist will tell you too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:14 AM Flag
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This. Great advice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:15 AM Flag
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The only thing that works in a clinically measurable way is Retin A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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See a dermatologist and get a prescription for Retin A or Renova. It is the only cream on the market which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and to build collagen. The rest of these OTC creams do not have enough active ingredients to be effective (if they did, you'd need a prescription.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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Someone on here recommended this website: https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com This woman is a scientist who loves skincare and goes in depth into what works and what doesn't. What is worth paying for and what isn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:57 PM Flag
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Besides Retin A, the acids and vitamin C, everything else is a scam. The ordinary has pretty affordable versions of all of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:56 PM Flag
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Why is everyone on this post down on Vitamin C? I have seen amazing results. I know that I’m not delusional. Someone asked me if I got Botox. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.14.19, 05:40 PM Flag
[ - ] The ED deception have me thinking. All these kids posting and friends congratulating each other. What if you are the kid that did not get in. So sad for them 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:34 AM Flag
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That's life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:36 AM Flag
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This is why I despise social media. Tell your family, mom, dad, sister about your brilliant kid. Don’t post for your distant friends and neighbors to see. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:08 AM Flag
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Don’t read it if you can’t handle it. You will find out at some point anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:34 AM Flag
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I am happy for my besties and family. The bragging makes other people/kids feel bad. Social media is an ugly narcissistic entity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:38 AM Flag
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Kids find out tonight or tomorrow at school. Sharing good news is normal. Feeing bad because someone else got in and you didn’t normal for a minute or two. Sad is part of like. They are emerging adults. Stop babying them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:50 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:14 AM Flag
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People are ugly narcissistic entities. Social media are just the way they put it out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:14 AM Flag
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OP: I don't have a DC applying this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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Don’t read it if you can’t handle it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:51 AM Flag
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So why are you reading about kids congratulating each other?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:55 AM Flag
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You need real problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:14 AM Flag
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There have always been social media, including the original social media -- talking. When students get to school, they hear about everyone else's successes, and a high school student should have the manners and resilience to be happy for a friend's success even if that student has been rejected or is still waiting to find out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 07:13 AM Flag
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:35 PM Flag
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i have a dc applying this year. Is thrilled for all friends that found out tonight. DC will find out later this wknd. Can still be happy for friends even if sad if it doesn't work out for dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:02 AM Flag
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Exactly. Good job mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:17 AM Flag
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right? i mean, of course dc will be upset if the ED school doesn't work out. But that doesn't mean dc isn't genuinely happy for all the kids that are getting in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:23 AM Flag
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np: my dc got in ED. She is happy, but more worried that her friends won't get in to the places they want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:59 AM Flag
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Congrats!! (and where?). So great that dc doesn't have to have this hanging over his/her head all year. Btdt last year and although a han eventual happy outcome, it was always in the back of dc's mind.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 04:23 AM Flag
[ - ] has anyone cut out dairy? how much weight did you lose? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:33 AM Flag
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I did. Maybe around 6 lbs but I also reduced alcohol intake and I am generally trying to make healthier choices. I have dairy very occasionally but have reduced it by ~90% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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wasn't as bloated. not sure I lost a ton, maybe a pound or two? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:36 AM Flag
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None, but cleared up my GI issues. Might look slightly less puffy, but the scale didn't change. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:45 AM Flag
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+1. I feel a lot better, but haven't lost any weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:59 AM Flag
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Same. I started developing an intolerance to it in my old age and now I just feel overall better and not bloated. If I want to drop weight the best thing for me is to limit gluten products. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:04 AM Flag
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I just use 2% milk for coffee when there is no almond milk in stock. Cut out cheese, yogurt only occasionally. Been at it for 2,3 years. Not so much weight change but def feel clearer/cleaner. If I wanted to lose weight I’d cut carbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 02:33 AM Flag
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Not just dairy — dairy, gluten and sugar. I’ve lost about 20 lbs haven’t been this thin since I was 22 (I’m 43). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:15 AM Flag
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I've not cut out dairy but sugar. Huge help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:27 AM Flag
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But, cheese. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:21 PM Flag
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I did because it turns out I am sensitive to casein and why. I lost a couple of pounds. But I am already naturally thin. I am doing it to decrease headaches/migraines. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:45 PM Flag
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switched to cashew yogurt, love it. cheese is still there, occasionally. no milk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:26 PM Flag
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It wouldn't move the needle for me. I drink black coffee and have cheese about once/week on pizza night. Alcohol on the other hand... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 06:45 PM Flag
[ - ] i had clear & brilliant at a new laser place and it doesnt look like anything has happened...1 week after. wwyd? i feel like calling to complain to say nothing happened. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:32 AM Flag
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Watching this. I just started chemical peels and the esthetician recommended a clear and Brilliant and then a jessner peel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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For more significant results so Fraxil. But there is downtime for recovery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:55 AM Flag
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Did your skin feel like sandpaper for a couple days, but there was nothing really visible? That's what Clear& Brilliant typically does--you wait a few weeks and your skin should look a bit better. It's really low keyed and geared toward younger skin. At 56, my derm tells me I now need full on fraxil, which has downtime so I haven't done it yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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you need more than one treatment to get results. And they will be subtle. It is just one option. You can do Clear and Brilliant 6-8 times spaced out as needed. No downtime. Or you can do something more hardcore like Fraxel that will require downtime and you will look horrendous for a week. But you will see results after you heal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 12:47 PM Flag
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Did you not get a proper consultation? They told me in the consultation that it usually takes 6 sessions to see your results. Those are spaced out one per month. I'm 5 sessions in and started seeing results a month or so ago. But yeah, one time is not enough at all. Where did you go? Maybe they're not very reputable if they didn't tell you that you needed multiple sessions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.13.19, 03:46 PM Flag
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