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[ - ] Lol at someone on here seriously saying that if Gywneth Paltrow can't keep a husband, what hope is there for everyone else? I don't think Gwyneth is the ideal of most men. She's the ideal of a certain type of woman. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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She's gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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She was pregnant when they got married. I always thought that was the only reason they did it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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Most celebs get divorced. Period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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She kept putting the whole family on crazy, unpleasant diets (remember when she told an interviewer her kids felt so hungry because they didn't eat carbs?) and she cheated on her dh. Hardly the wife most likely to keep her dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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^ Chris Martin said he was eating meat again within days of announcing the split. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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DH-she is gorgeous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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Hugh Grant cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a street hooker. Jude Law cheated on Sienna Miller with the nanny. Looks aren't enough to keep a relationship strong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:28 AM Flag
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+1 Look at Elin Woods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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You have bad taste. She looks rough without a crew to make her look slightly above average. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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sounds like a joke you didn't get. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:27 AM Flag
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nope. She was totally serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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It is because she is hot I think. Shows that being a pretentious bitch will cancel out your hotness I guess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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She seems like a nightmare wife to me, so holier than though, always forcing some new eating/parenting philosophy on the family with no regard for what they want, totally self absorbed and unaware of what goes on around her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Ditto. At the end of the day, if you can't have fun together and you can't trust each other, you got nothin'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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I love how she still smokes (but only ONE American Spirit per week, so she says) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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It's ok - it's vegan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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heh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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Different DH here. She strikes me as the kind of wife any man would want to stop being with after a few years at most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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Yeah, most men wouldn't want to put up with her bullshit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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Um...she cheated on him constantly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:45 AM Flag
[ - ] open letter to the dude outside calling for his cat every night: she is obviously not in the vicinity of your front porch, so walk your ass around while you call out for her! you do this every f***ing night, she's obviously on her own schedule so just chill, or get a stupid tracking collar you cheap idiot. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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I doubt he gives a rat's a$$ about you or whether or not he's bothering you. Nor would any of us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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Someone forgot to take their meds today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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Cats can hear you from far away. You sound unhinged if this bothers you that much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Cats do not respond, they don't care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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I can believe the first reponders didn't appreciate how hilarious this is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Are you sure your neighbor isn't a pimp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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If he's out calling for her every night that must mean that she actually comes home. I wonder if she comes on because of him or if she would do so anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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General Topics 09.16.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Its "Wonderful and Experienced". The D on the end is important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Esl? [ Reply | More ]
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fy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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Do you have a green card/work permit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Facebooking and googling her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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it's a GUY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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Its actually a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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FB it's a guy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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She sounds gay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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You're brave! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Went to my doctor for a full check up last week (got blood tests). I am 31 and healthy (I thought). Nurse called to say doctor wants me to make an appointment to discuss the results. I am freaking out. Anyone BTDT? 39 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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Just take a pad and pen to jot down important info. Folks become sick and are treated all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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Did you make an apt for tomorrow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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Some dr like to make a follow up apt to bill the ins again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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this. do not fall for it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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This. Ask them to fax results to you then decide [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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True! This happened to DH. They refused to discuss his normal blood tests over the phone. He had to pay out of pocket for another office visit. Light $125 on fire. He dropped that doctor immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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^^I should add DH now has a new doctor. He sent all of the lab results in the mail with an analysis of everything clearly spelled out. Some doctors suck. Don't freak out. Could be nothing but a doctor trying to scam some extra bucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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Could be doctor's SOP or could be something like thyroid. Unless the nurse wants you to make an appointment immediately, it probably isn't too serious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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This. Or high blood pressure, anemia, high cholesterol. Don't worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Any of that stuff, they can give results over the phone. No need to make the patient come back in to get the results. Follow-up treatment is a different matter. But there's no reason OP should have to wait.- np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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Well, if you had blood work, he has to make a report of the results. Do not freak out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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Ask for the results over the phone. I've never had a doctor not give them to me. Sorry, but that's horrible bedside manner. What kind of doctor would leave a patient hanging like that? It would make anyone anxious, even the calmest patient. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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what kind of doctor would give seriously bad news over the phone? Completely disagree. Serious discussions should be had face-to-face. If it's something trivial, then sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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OR - I've gotten serious diagnoses over the phone. They do that so the patient doesn't freak the f*ck out while they wait for the appointment to find out what's wrong in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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I would NEVER want my doctor to give me a serious diagnosis over the phone. hey Jane, it's dr smith -- yeah, so bad news, it's cancer. You're going to need to do something about that pronto. G'night! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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That would work fine for me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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I got news that a biopsy was cancer over the phone. It's ridiculous to have someone come in to tell them! That way I could do some research before the meeting instead of being in shock, and the meeting is far more productive. What you are describing is very old-fashioned and I don't believe many doctors still do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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+1. No dr is going to wait for you to schedule a visit when you have had a series of tests. If something is off they will call you right away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:00 AM Flag
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you have AIDS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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or Ebola [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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Is this typical of your sense of humor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Why yes it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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NP: Mine too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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:D [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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-1, you're boring and dumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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I know you are, but what am I? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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+1 signed, doctor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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How funny is this! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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Don't freak. I needed a new GP and got just this scenario. Turns out her policy was to never discuss tests in person, and to let the patient IMO twist in the wind until she got around to saying "hey, your cholesterol is a tad high" or whatever. Needless to say, I did not continue that relationship. Don't freak out just yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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You prob have high cholesterol or triglycerides [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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they just want to bill another session and collect copay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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They just want you to sign up for a time share lecture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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^^Don't fall for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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Do they really have all your test results back in a week? Pap tests usually take two to process in most cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:55 AM Flag
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It is nothing really bad but you are supposed to return to discuss results. The doctor can't call every single patient to discuss problem and treatment over the phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 06:38 AM Flag
[ - ] So now Obama wants to do something about Ebola. Now that it's uncontrollable. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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And what other world leader is doing much of anything? Seems to me that Obama is leading the charge on this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Why? It's not the US responsibility. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Even if you're completely selfish, surely you can see the benefit of stopping it from s Po reading more widely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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There's a reason for that... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Because he is African [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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He only cares about his native country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Chaka Zulu [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:33 AM Flag
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Obama is a clown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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what's he gonna do that isn't being done already? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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Spread around worldwide [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:48 AM Flag
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And if you didn't do anything you would criticize him for that too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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He [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Is UPENN a good college? My dd wants to go there. She is in 10th grade now. I was hoping she would be more interested in HYPSM. 69 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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#1 party school in the country per Playboy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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OP: shit I guess I have to dissuade her. I will tell her if she goes to UPENN she has to pay for it herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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That is Penn State. Not U Penn. [ Reply | More ]
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It is also BS. Not that people don't party there, but it is mostly lame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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Sandusky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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No, seriously, U Penn - was announced today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Penn state. Not u penn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:54 AM Flag
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What are the S, M for? Stanford and MIT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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OP: yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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What a bummer when your children don't measure up to your dreams. What a bummer when she doesn't marry the type of man you think she should marry, not have children to your timetable and live the life you thought you should have lived. Brace for impact! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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OP: oh just shut up. If you do not like the post, you collapse and move on. Easy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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OP, you are an idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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OP: so are you. Just move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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You sound fat. And bitchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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OP: and so do you. I guess we are equal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:40 AM Flag
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I feel bad for your daughter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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OP: ok, move along now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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10th grade? she'll be lucky if she gets into penn. it's tough out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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OP: My sister works there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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Lol. It doesn't matter. You are naive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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OP: whatever, move along now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:31 AM Flag
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They're right. I hate Penn, but it is hard to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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Well the acceptance rate is less than 10%, it's an Ivy League school, home to one of the top three b-schools (UG & grad) and it has consistently ranked among the top 10 schools by USNews for years so you decide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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Still sucks. Lots of materialistic obnoxious lame people. So not interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:34 AM Flag
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Why do people ask these inane, trolling questions? It's just such a bore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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OP: why do people reply to posts they are not interested in? Just f...... Collapse and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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And let you waste people's time without a heads up about your obvious trolling? No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
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OP: like I said the first time. Move the f...... Along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:38 AM Flag
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How does one know HYPSM without knowing anything about UPenn? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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If one is a troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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Only if one is a FAKE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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Perhaps she is not from this county and her daughter is first generation and knows the schools. Why would this be hard to grasp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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She just said her sister works there. So, her sister works there but she's never heard of it before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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OP: she knows about UPENN because her bf is planning to go there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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Didn't you say your sister (her aunt) works there? TROLL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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OP: yes my sister works there but she was not interested in it (she knew her aunt works there). Until she found out her bf is planning to go there. She then called her aunt and asked all sorts of questions about UPENN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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Didn't you say your sister (her aunt) works there? TROLL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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It is a great school obviously in a lot of ways - academics, career placement, social life, extracurriculars. It is very large school and if it isn't the right fit it can feel very impersonal. It is not just the size of the undergrad school, it is the location in a major city and all of those grad schools. Very very different feel than the smaller ivied like brown, Dartmouth, princeton and Yale (Columbia is also small but feels bigger). If your daughter is a good student she should tour. She may love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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Very good school but appeals to kids who are very pre-professional and destined to go on a preordained path. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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Agree. Not at all interesting student body. All just want to be rich. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:35 AM Flag
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U Penn is Ivy League. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:00 AM Flag
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OP: no it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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Yes it is. Jeebuz you're dumb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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+1. Yes it is. Wiki it! Really??? I realize it doesn't sound like an Ivy but it is (although I think there is way too much bias in general against "University of ..." In general [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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OP is claiming she went to Harvard and doesn't know this! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: IT IS NOT AN IVY COLLEGE. You guys are the dumb ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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NP: Duh, yes it is. HYP, brown, dartmouth, upenn, columbia, cornell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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Yup. No way she went to Harvard ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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NP Yes UPenn is a member of the Ivy League. Penn State is not. You and your DD need to do some research about colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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ugh heaven forbid she want to go to an Ivy that isn't HYP. What an embarrassment! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I went to Harvard and prefer my dd does too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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This is obviously a troll. Even Harvard grads aren't this stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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I'm calling fake. Anyone who went to Harvard knows all the ivy's, and that Penn is one. Move on, troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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OP: it is not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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OP, you really are not the sharpest knife in the drawer. University of Pennsylvania is indeed an Ivy League school. You did not go to Harvard. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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Yes this. Fake! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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OP: oh shut up. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: if it were an ivy it would say HYPST+UP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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I hate Penn, but it's obviously an Ivy. Just google. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:36 AM Flag
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Ivies, not ivy's. [ Reply | More ]
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No way OP went to Harvard and doesn't know penn is an ivy. Come on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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NP good luck with that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Don't worry she probably won't make it anyways. Try NYU [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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Wow Ladies, I've never seen a fake post sniffed out so fast. Nice work. Hey OP! Complete Fail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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OP: just shut up. This is not fake. UPENN is not ivy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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OMG. Such a lame troll. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:58 AM Flag
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Google. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 02:36 AM Flag
[ - ] How can I ask moderators to improve the search engine? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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try this: info@urbanbaby.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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Won't work. People have been asking UB to improve search for years. Always ignored. This year they've been gradually deleting old posts from past years. They're not going to improve it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Some of those old posts are very useful. [ Reply | More ]
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They were, but they're not there anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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Go to Tumblr headquarters and picket outside until its founder/CEO, David Karp, comes back to UB and fixes this mess he designed so many years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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Lmfao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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bang your head on the wall instead. same results. [ Reply | More ]
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Skywriting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 01:09 AM Flag
[ - ] What preschools do you have applications for? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.16.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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So little preschool chatter this year. Good luck! We did this last year. Was actually sort of fun touring around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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Glad to hear that. I'm looking forward to touring around; and half-panicked about child visits during naptime with my on-the-verge-of-terrible 2s son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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Why end the sentence with "for"? [ Reply | More ]
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Bo-ring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] My SIL is bi-polar. I haven't seen my niece since April and my brother, who is miserable in his marriage, won't put his foot down and tell his psycho wife that our family is dying to see our little niece. WWYD? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:09 PM Flag
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Plan a visit to them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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We live close to each other. She refuses to either come here or invite us over. [ Reply | More ]
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This is your brothers wife? That he lives with? Sounds like he is refusing too (that's the issue, not his DW) [ Reply | More ]
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I see my brother and my nephew but my SIL won't let him bring my niece over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Don't go through her...go through your brother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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I have tried. She's still nursing (child is one) and I think uses it as a way to keep her away from family. My SIL is from a crazy family (she doesn't speak to anyone in her family -- they don't even know she has a daughter!). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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How is your brother ok with this? That's just weird to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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It is very weird to me. We are the only family members who live near them. He's sad about it but (see below) he has said it is such a fight that he's given up. I can't believe it has come to this. Why do people marry those with severe mental issues? Do they think it will go away? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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So sorry you're going through this. It's got to be tough to have to deal with this. Unfortunate that your SIL is doing this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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You have no legal visitation rights to your niece. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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Of course I don't but can't you imagine how sad it is to not know a child who, under normal circumstances, you would love to spend time with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:46 PM Flag
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It's not your call. The parents decide who the child visits. No one has to care about how sad you feel. You're an adult now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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On some level your brother also doesn't want you to be involved with his family. Otherwise, he wouldn't have married her or he would just bring her over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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He has said his wife screams at him so much and after we would all get together, the screaming would go on for hours and hours. He's exhausted. I try and see him when I can, and my nephew, but my crazy SIL won't let me see my niece. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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np What reason does she give? Whether it is rational or not, she must have a reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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She doesn't need a reason. She's the mom, and may have married into a crazy family she wishes to avoid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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Same person from above? She's mentally ill. You must have issues yourself to respond like this. Anyone knows how dysfunctional it is to purposefully keep one child from spending time with family while allowing another to. She has no reason other than she can keep my niece to herself by telling my brother that he can't bring her over because she's still nursing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] Investment banker mom here. Getting tired of the work. What other careers can I transition into? Not seeing many corporate development jobs. 40 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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how much of a pay cut can you take? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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I am willing to work for a good base ($175-200K), ok living without a large bonus. Am Director level currently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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How do you expect to make this kind of base for something you basically gave not much experience for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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Not sure what you mean. VP levels (one level below me) are getting that much in base. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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NP - of course she can make this! Corp Dev and BD roles at my Fortune 100 company easily make this. I work in Corp Strat and make $200 base. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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NP. What level? What idnsutry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Me? Sr. Dir; healthcare [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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I work in healthcare IB. I think switching to BD is far more common in healthcare. So many companies and it is a pretty tight knit sector - people tend to say in healthcare once they start [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:26 AM Flag
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By director do you mean non-MD? If so, keep looking. There are bound to be operations jobs you're capable of too. To don't want to be stuck in a position where you're pushed out without having developed transferable skills. Companies much more likely to accept a transition the less senior you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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That's either at or above the top of most professions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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NP - No way. I work at a large MNC. MBA types with various roles (mktg, finance, strategy, bizdev etc.) make $150-190 base at Director level and $175-225 base at Sr. Director level. Tons and tons of jobs at these levels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Define tons and tons. On the order of 1,000? 10,000? 100,000? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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So there are just under 100,000 employees at my firm so less than that. Given that there are still VP, SVP, EVP and President roles above Sr. Director, I'd say there are at least a few thousand at the Director/Sr. Director level [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:54 AM Flag
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I think thats hard - maybe you should just stick where you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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Unless you just love working, there really isn't. Buyside will be tough transition without a rolodex, or experience and track record for research. And everything else likely too much of a pay cut to justify working after taking into account longer hrs for start up at new job and child at costs on a pre-tax basis vs current position. Unless you just love working and then do whatever you want ( where you can find job). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:07 PM Flag
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What sector / role? (ex IB mom). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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I've been focused on middle market M&A in industrials. My firm is struggling a bit. And the work has become tedious/boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Few corp dev roles - though they do exist for larger industrials who do lots of M&A. Can you network your way into a PE role at a mid-market fund - join as a VP - step back a bit to make the change (you kind of need to know the people now though to do that). If you're good on the strategy side, you might find a role in a consulting firm - the big 4 have deals practices and strategy practices where you might fit (likely step back as well there though). Tough one. Most finance jobs become boring - people stick at it for the $ (i.e. they need a job). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Big 4 consulting? Do you mean accounting firms? I've never heard of Big 4 for consulting. McK & BCG are top tier, maybe Bain, really nothing else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:55 PM Flag
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Yes. You know little about consulting. PwC's consulting business is bigger than McKinsey. Its less "c level", but very real and very profitable. Given OP's banking background, she is not getting a top-tier consulting job, unless she is willing to go in as a career-changing associate.... (base of about $130k with endless travel - fun though). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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LOL - I worked at BCG for 3 years, but thanks. I've never heard anyone say Big 4 consulting. Those firms - PwC, Deloitte etc. make just as much $ from products, accounting and audit and I would never consider them true consulting firms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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As a 10 year McK veteran married to a Deloitte senior partner, you are very very very wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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I said I wouldn't consider them true consulting firms. That isn't wrong, it is my opinion. Are you telling me that those firms are true consulting firms? E.g. all of their revenue is from consulting only? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Sigh. No - they make money from many services. But their consulting arms compete with McK day in day out. McK is much better at consulting to the CEO and the Board. PwC, for example, beats McK every day at the CFO the CCO or the CRO or the CTO. Probably about even to the COO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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^ and their consulting arms are bigger. Its a very fragmented industry, and MBB between them probably only have 15% of the market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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Exactly. Most people do not have exciting jobs. They work at their job because of the money. You need to look at the bigger picture here. The next job you get will probably be just as boring and tedious as this one, unless you're willing to take a huge pay cut to do something you love. That's life, sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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^^ and lots of strategy & finance jobs in large industrial companies you might try for as well... plenty of $150-200k jobs out there at director level (which is a step down from IB director - but again makes it easier to transition). You might even be able to land a VP role.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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IB mom here: I have my complaints about my job but tedious/boring is not one of them. That said I enjoy the relationship side and also find the industry I cover interesting. My complaints about my job are that it is client service and if people hire YOU it is hard to say you can't come on X date because of whatever. I mean, I do if it is important, but not if it is just fun. Also just a ton of into to process all of the time and a sense you can always be doing more. But I don't think it is tedious or boring. There are details, like every job, but it is manageable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Blogging [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of careers to transfer into from IB. Pay is so out of line with corporate America that lots of people don't want to hire someone who has made so much and is presumed to come to a new job with a chip on her shoulder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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Not true . I have been in IB for 16 years through many cycles. Have seen a ton of people laid off and who did not leave on their own accord. Everybody landed on their feet, many and even most no longer in banking, but in very good jobs. That said, I do work in an industry vertical where this is a very common path, and in a well-respected practice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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"Landing on your feet" vs. choosing a brand new career path and making the base she cites right off the bat. They are different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:45 AM Flag
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My point is these are people who were laid off it bad markets - and all of them are at minimum director / vp level in corporate jobs (usually director for associates / junior vps and vp plus for directors and mds, right off the bat) and many even higher now. These people absolutely make base salaries in that range. All of that said, my industry vertical has a lot of activity and I work at a top firm. Would also say that most people who left banking made a choice even if laid off - were not forced to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:51 AM Flag
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Bottom line is 175-200 base is realistic if from a well-known bank. I think about this option all the time esp in the context of leaving NYC and how far this could go elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:53 AM Flag
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16 years?? Many don't last that long. Kudos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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I agree with person above who mentioned Private Equity. If you have a lot of contacts in your sector. You could find yourself happy at a former client. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Maybe consider FP&A roles, some of which have broader scopes and are responsible for long-term planning and strategy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:49 AM Flag
[ - ] S/O of business partner post... Is there any specific explanation why so many people fall for close friends of current partner or spouse? Is it just that they get to know them well, or is there some psychological phenomenon? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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availability [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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the "forbidden" element … the more dangerous and shocking the more thrilling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:30 PM Flag
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I'm curious about this too. Friend had a no-fault marriage and ended up marrying her ex-dh's oldest, dearest friend years later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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^ex best friend, I should say [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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it's whoever is available. it's easier to mess around with someone you're already talking with, which gives you a chance to test out the waters on the sly then have to risk rejection or worse with a random stranger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:54 PM Flag
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You become friends first in a safe, non-sexually charged setting, and then by the time the attraction becomes undeniable you're already basically intimate, and it's easy to communicate and easy to find time together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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Proximity, similar socioeconomic status, etc. Same reason so many people meet spouse in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you be upset if your dh or boyfriend " liked " a sexy pic of your cousin or best friend on Instagram or Facebook? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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yes. dump if bf. dh, seriously consider dump. ok, j/k on the dump but he needs a slap upside his head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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I would get divorced. No self-respecting woman tolerates a man who gives compliments to another woman in public for everyone to see. How low does your self-esteem need to be to stay with that kind of humiliation? He may as well be saying "I wish my wife/girlfriend looked like you." Thoughtless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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it's thoughtless but a divorce? surely, it's not a one-strike item. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:30 PM Flag
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np. I'm pretty sure that was a joke. Then again on UB who knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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I hope you're being sarcastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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If that was the only offense of that nature, no. If there was some sort of history of cheating or other questionable behavior, I'd probably be pissed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:45 PM Flag
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^^ not purely because he liked it, but because he liked it knowing I'd see it as well as all our mutual friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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i think the divorce person was kidding. a guy hit a like button on facebook. takes a millisecond. men aren't that complicated and aren't very thoughtful. he may not even have realized that the reason he liked the picture was because it was sexy. really. don't even say anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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Most men view "sexy" pics differently from women and I think liking it would only be an indication he was trying to give her a compliment. I doubt he intended for it to be an affirmation of wanting to fuck her. So don't spaz. If he seems otherwise preoccupied with that person or tends to confuse sexiness with beauty, then I would reconsider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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No. Not at all. Why would anyone care about this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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what's wrong with you??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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For real [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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my dh did once and i reemed him. he didn't mean any harm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Need quick ideas for celebrating my anniversary with dh this week. I was supposed to be traveling for work, but trip just got postponed and now we have no plan. we were going to wait and celebrate later this month. we may still do that, but now our actual anniversary night and weekend is wide open. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:25 PM Flag
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ha ha. i almost forgot 11 years tomorrow. i always forget. dang. i might still forget tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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do you normally celebrate? did you do anything for your 10th? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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Watching....ours is Thursday! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:43 PM Flag
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do you have kids covered? if you were going to do something "big" later how about going to a nice local place you used to enjoy when you were first dating? Due to a bizarre set of circumstances my husband and i had our first "date" at a national chain restaurant (EEK!) and now we go there around that time each year. Its a fun way to remember what it was like when we were first dating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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op: I like this idea. maybe somewhere we used to go pre-kids. i don't really have the kids covered yet. Iwas going to ask nanny to stay late, but she isn't expeting it and her sister is visiting from abroad. might have to try another sitter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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If you can't get a sitter could you do takeout from one of those spots for after the kids go to bed as a surprise? Now I've got this whole scenario in my head from the original Parent Trap if you've ever seen it...anyway enjoy whatever you do! And congrats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:05 AM Flag
[ - ] Posted Sunday about trying to go a week without a drink. (Hadn't gone a day without one for a long time). Day 3 and feeling pretty good! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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good for you! keep strong! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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21 days and you lose the thirst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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Right on girlfriend! Keep it going : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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Go, you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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me too! i am surprised by how much better i feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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great job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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OK. I"m with you too. I started yesterday, so I'm on Day 2. Want to go 7 days, and then extend it to a month. Hoping to lose some weight in the process! Just a few lbs. Keep at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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I'm sober tonight too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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Good for you! I did this too (drinking ~2.5 glasses/night previously until ~6 mo ago) and feel so much better, esp on Sat and Sunday mornings ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 03:23 AM Flag
[ - ] ub seems kinder and gentler. how did that come about? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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moderators finally doing their job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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weekends are the worst. more normal moms on during the week. it will get bad again at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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no, the last few days seem better than a few months ago. i was off most of summer, though. maybe it's me. maybe i've stopped instigating people. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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Np - that's when the trolls get home from school and the wine and pills start kicking in for the moms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:19 PM Flag
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The pills? Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:41 PM Flag
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Teens and college students are at school during the week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:15 PM Flag
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Since the post about the Spokeo web site collecting info about everyone from all online activity they engage in (like what's on your amazon wish list, etc.), the site has improved. And throwaway e-mail addresses are not the answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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really? why isn't throwaway email the answer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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For one thing, using throwaway e-mail addresses makes you more of a target and a person to watch for the people in the US government who are looking for online activity that we don't like (like recruiting for ISIS, among other things.) They wonder what you have to hide. Read the wikipedia post on Tor for more details. Also, ISP's are easy to trace. There are many, many trails you leave on the internet that you're not aware of. And you've been doing it since you before first signed on to a computer. I found information about myself from a (good) personal check I wrote in 1986 to a local store. How in the world that ended up on my Spokeo account is truly a modern miracle. The store probably ran a credit check on me because the check I wrote was for more than $100 (oooh). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:45 PM Flag
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you are crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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you wish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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ISP = Internet Service Provider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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they cough up addresses very easily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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You're probably on in the morning, when people are nicer. They get nastier as the day wears on and the claws really come out when the drinking accelerates at night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:34 PM Flag
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No way. Early in the morning … particularly on Mondays at 9am-ish - people are mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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Oh, I meant around 11-12. Seems OK to me then, usually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:39 PM Flag
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I noticed it too. My theory is that I he hardcore spammers drove off all the casual spammers and trolls and people who wandered over here just as another outlet to be anonymously obnoxious or to purposely sidetrack our conversations just for kicks. The real UBers stayed because really where else would we go and we're actually not a bad group. We'll flame the shit out of you if you're acting like a douche and we don't sugadcoat but we're not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you be uncomfortable if your boss had a younger wife, and you found out that their relationship had actually begun in her home country when she was 15 and your boss was in his mid-30's? He had been living in Panama as a local rep of a different company, and that's where they met. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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no. not my business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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No, my work life is strictly business. Unless I had knowledge of something illegal, I wouldn't fell uncomfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:31 PM Flag
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Super gross, but I guess better than if you found out he slept with underage girls when he traveled abroad. At least in this case there's the potential that they have a real relationship and it was a fluke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:34 PM Flag
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Pretty common in under developed countries…economically stricken families pray for a foreigner that will help them live better…I bet your bosses wife sends lots of money and goods to Panama, or has already gotten green cards or citizenship for her relatives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:41 PM Flag
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Uncomfortable? No. Judgmental? Absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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DH's boss has a similar story. He was 40 and she was 16. Substitute Jamaica for Panama and same story. Anyway, they have now been married for years. It is what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:40 PM Flag
[ - ] What preschool is your dc starting? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.16.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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All Souls [ Reply | More ]
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Episcopal [ Reply | More ]
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Deblasio's school of hard knocks. [ Reply | More ]
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Madison Avenue [ Reply | More ]
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Or MAP as they say^ [ Reply | More ]
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Barrow Street [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:25 AM Flag
[ - ] At what point does working out become once sauce and overkill? How much working out/going to the gym is too much? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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If it's interfering with normal life (ie you turn down invitations to be with friends, work assignments or time with kids because you have to go to the gym), if it's a compulsion (you do it not because you feel good but because you feel guilty or anxious when you don't), or if it's hurting rather than helping you physically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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sane answer. this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:18 PM Flag
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Like other things, when it starts interfering with other parts of your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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I mean going to the gym is always interfering with your life even if you only go a few times a week. That's time you could be spending with your kids or cleaning the house or staying late at the office... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Ok, and on that note, staying late at the office or cleaning your house is interfering with time you could be at the gym. I would think that regular exercise a few times a week is prolonging your life, not interfering with it. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Right, everything interferes with something else. So using the interference definition is sort of circular logic when trying to determine priorities, no? Better to put a numerical value on the time. So how many hours a week is too much vs not enough vs just enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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Sounds like you feel guilty about it though, which is getting more to the crux of the problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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NP: It really depends on your schedule. If you have school age kids that leave the house at 8 and you don't have to be at work until 9:30 going 5x a week is probably realistic. For me, right now, with young kids who don't start preschool until 9 and a longer ride to work, I simply can't do this without over-prioritizing it. All that said, I don't feel good if I don't make it 2-3x a week (and I am active on the days I don't work out - I take a lot of steps). To me that is worth prioritizing but more than 3 real workouts is hard. On a great week, I do 2x during week and both weekend days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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OR: not really the point I was making. I guess I could compare it with drinking. Like any other thing, alcohol becomes a problem when other areas of your life actually suffer (ability to maintain relationships; ability to do your job; etc.). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:28 PM Flag
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You sound fat. (Just kidding) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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Good lord I wish I had this problem!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:28 PM Flag
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More than an hour a day is overkill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong with a long hike or spending a day at the beach once in a while but at the gym, ITA. There's actually a point of diminishing returns for muscle building and health anyway, since you build muscle during rest/recovery rather than while working the muscle. (The microtears heal and in the healing get bigger.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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^My trainer actually has to force himself to take a break from working out so often when he is trying to gain muscle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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As long as you're not going to the point of injury or passing out (or as others said causing problems in other areas of your life) I don't think there's too much. Unless you're like this girl in my class at the gym who works out for 2 hrs a day and has the body of a 12 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 10:36 PM Flag
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So sad to see them :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.16.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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when you from creatine to anavar and from avavar to dianabol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.17.14, 06:07 AM Flag
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