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[ - ] Has anyone stayed at the Ritz in Cancun? Thoughts? or can anyone suggest a good resort to stay in Cancun? Three boys, ages 14, 12 & 7. Thanks! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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We are a very active family and loved hotel xcaret a little further south. Spent a half day on the beach- were too busy doing everything else! [ Reply | More ]
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I used to stay there for work (it was about nine yrs ago), was kind of run down, needed renovations. That may have happened by now though! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes two years ago. I enjoyed it, Beach was gorgeous and the club level was good for snacks and drinks. The room was very nice. That said I wouldn’t go back now. Maybe I’m over cautious but Xancun seems nuts, nice hotel or not. I wouldn’t leave the hotel. I’d love to go to Tulum but even that seems if not dangerous, a place where you’d have to be on guard. [ Reply | More ]
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Smart - I would not vacation in Mexico at all. [ Reply | More ]
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It was a nice IL family trip. Made day trips to Tulum and Chicken Pizza/Chichin itza. But I wouldn't bother to go back cuz there's no point in visiting a foreign country if I'm not leaving the hotel for lack of better things to do in the immediate area. There are more interesting places to visit in the world. [ Reply | More ]
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One of the Mayakoba resorts. Banyan Tree, Rosewood or Fairmont. [ Reply | More ]
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Is it even safe there? [ Reply | More ]
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We like Nizuc [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did anyone else get notified that to reset password for StreetEasy? Wondering if I should click the link they sent. Is it for real? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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always go right to the website. so even if its a scam, its never a bad idea to change your password, but go to the site and not the link. [ Reply | More ]
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I already clicked the link, then I realized I shouldn't have. [ Reply | More ]
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did you change your password using the link? [ Reply | More ]
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yes. it was strange. they needed by social security number this time, along with my mother's maiden name and my Merrill Lynch account number. They sure do ask for a lot of information just to look at nyc apartments. [ Reply | More ]
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Um, more than a red flag. [ Reply | More ]
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it's a joke, son [ Reply | More ]
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I get it now sweetheart. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm OP, NO I did not change pw using the link. Right after I clicked I realized. Then I googled, and the problem is documented in the press. I went directly to StreetEasy and then changed my pw. [ Reply | More ]
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good! [ Reply | More ]
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I got the streeteasy email too. Never click on an emailed link tho. Go to the site directly and change it again. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I carried a watermelon! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nobody puts baby in a corner! [ Reply | More ]
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Omg. I wore those in 8th grade. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm a teacher at a suburban public school (NY), if you have any questions I can answer them for you. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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READ the post below about college admissions being like casting a play. Then you'll know how it works. [ Reply | More ]
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There are very few surprises. My school is not one of the well known districts that you would read about, so not many legacy at ivy at all. The kids who get into great schools are the kids we would expect. The URM who make it into ivy are all ranked very very high. [ Reply | More ]
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op-not at all. In fact, where I teach the URM students very focused, come from pretty strict (jamaican!) families. I teach AP chem and the ones who make it into Ivy take a lot of APs and out of a class of 240 would be ranked in the top 15 kids, or more likely 10. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a HS private school kid on an extended medical leave. We live in NYC. I am looking for summer school programs for credit, not enrichment. Do you know any private programs either in the NYC area or a even a boarding program? [ Reply | More ]
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op-I would look into BOCES [ Reply | More ]
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op-this should work for your son https://www.nassauboces.org/regionalsummerschool [ Reply | More ]
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That’s for kids in LI only, isn’t it? Np [ Reply | More ]
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op-I think you can register if you are out of district. [ Reply | More ]
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'Call 516-396-2259 to get information on what districts accept out of district students in your area" [ Reply | More ]
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I think this is only if you live in Long Island. [ Reply | More ]
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op-I'm pretty sure there are ways around that, if they have space they can take out of district students. [ Reply | More ]
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I teach regents chem and AP chem. AP chem is hard, some kids are really great at it though. I would not say it is considered the hardest, though there is a lot of "ugh, AP chem". The second half of Calc BC and AP Physics are considered amongst the hardest by the kids. The actual AP Physics test is very difficult. [ Reply | More ]
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it depends on the kid. The Regents kids who are middle of the pack, taking easy schedule, they can probably get average under 2 hours a night. The top of the class, forget it, I would imagine many hours a night. And those kids also have after school commitments so they have to manage their time well. [ Reply | More ]
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If money was no object, would you say your smartest students are well served by their public education? [ Reply | More ]
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op-oh without doubt. Ours kids come back and thank usually before Christmas they all come to the school or holiday concerts or the drama productions and they are doing great things at great schools. This years valedictorian was accepted to Harvard early. But I will tell you that it isn't easy to do, these kids take a very very hard schedule. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did your dcs learn to read in school or beforehand. Ds is a fall birthday and currently in a private pre-k. Dh is flipping out that he can’t read yet, I don’t really have the motivation to teach him. He will realistically be 6 before reading, much older than dh and I were. I told dh we should have gone the public route if it’s such an issue. Anyone else have an issue with how late eprivatea teach reading? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, it really doesn’t matter. Take the long view. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: I don’t really care but dh is bee caught up in it. Hard to convince him. Also, pretty sure that if ds was taught by someone he would be reading [ Reply | More ]
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Tell DH to teach him then. Plenty of kids in private come in reading (not the majority, but a significant minority) [ Reply | More ]
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I’ll keep telling him. I don’t really have the patience to teach and don’t like teaching [ Reply | More ]
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I understand, I like reading with my kids but not teaching reading. Both of mine learned quickly in private K (they do teach reading at the traditional ones). [ Reply | More ]
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They will teach at our k, but being a fall birthday ds will be close to 6 when he starts [ Reply | More ]
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He will be ok. [ Reply | More ]
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My DS was a late reader. In 3rd grade now and doing great. Loves to read on his own. [ Reply | More ]
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My kid was a very early reader. It meant nothing in the long run. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Except set up crazy expectations that my kid was some kind of prodigy when he isn't. [ Reply | More ]
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+3. DC was reading at 3. became a junkie for adult approval and his whole being hung "I'm smart" - took quite a while for him to adjust to how to work thru a problem when most things came easily. By MS 90% the kids at his TT private were all at the same level. [ Reply | More ]
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There is absolutely no evidence that early reading is better. Give them a rich environment and barring any processing issues the rest will come [ Reply | More ]
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Kids are ready to learn to read around age 6. Even K is too early. Early readers are not smarter. Comprehension is more important. Read to your child every day. That will be most beneficial! [ Reply | More ]
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There is nothing beneficial about teaching a pre k student to read. Tons of articles on this over past 10 yrs, and early educators agree. Some learn on their own (I had one like this, but ended up being no better a student than the others). My one who couldn’t read at all entering k is the biggest bookworm of the 3 [ Reply | More ]
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Teacher here: There is no indication that early reading is correlated to future success. 7 is the age where most kids have the basics. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Early reading has zero correlation to future academic success. However, math scores from 3rd grade and up do. Unfortunately, math education in the US is pathetically behind the rest of the world. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids were both early reader. I didn't teach them but I read to them a lot--1 was reading before pre-k and the other started reading at 3.5. Both are pretty smart kids. [ Reply | More ]
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You read to them a lot, so how did they learn to read from that? Memorizing sight words? It's what they teach them in K. They read little books with repetitive text and remember words by sight in addition to learning to decode them, but majority of learning is memorization of words by sight. [ Reply | More ]
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no my kids school doesn't even teach reading in k. tell your dh to calm the f down. [ Reply | More ]
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Just keep reading to him, and keep reading fun and enjoyable. Having your dad grinding his teeth because you “can’t” read isn’t fun. [ Reply | More ]
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I knew a 4 year old who could read. Everybody thought he was a genius, but a teacher called it Aspbergers. The mom was in denial, she wanted to think he was a prodigy. This kid would spend his afternoon reading the labels at the drug store instead of aying with other kids. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have 2 dd who are "the smart girls" in their grade. And both of them in separate years said that in both Calc BC and AP Physics, there were popular/pretty cheerleader type girls who partied and were alway middle of the pack (but still full AP track) and would KICK ASS in these really hard classes, naturally great at these classes but didn't really put much effort in 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You know women can be good looking, fun, and smart....right? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you sure your dd are "the smart girls"? [ Reply | More ]
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I think they’re the smug girls. [ Reply | More ]
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Not sure what your point is. There are plenty of attractive, popular, smart people who also play sports and party. [ Reply | More ]
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Are they expecting to be smarter than the pretty ones? Life isn’t a John Hughes movie—-plenty of really pretty girls are also the smartest kid in the class. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My brother came to me for advice. He is single, but was having an affair with a married woman. She was long distance - in L.A. - and he's in NYC. So they only met 2x during this affair. It only lasted 5 months, most of their affair was by email and texting. Anyway, she recently broke things off with him and said that she did not want to divorce her DH (apparently, they had started divorce proceedings) and, that she'd had sex with her DH a month ago, became pregnant, but decided to have an abortion. My brother is freaking out that he actually got her pregnant, although the last time that he saw her was in November. He's really broken up over this and thought that she was the love of his life. I have no idea what kind of advice I am supposed to give him. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Tell him she was cheating on her husband. She was cheating on her husband. That type of woman is the love of his life? [ Reply | More ]
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He truly believes that she is not matched correctly with her spouse. He thinks they are soul mates. No joke. [ Reply | More ]
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Both can be true. they may be soul mates/equally yoked, whatever and she's also still a cheater. [ Reply | More ]
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Be sympathetic, but tell him that when so much of the relationship took place over text, there's a good chance the love was in his imagination. The romance and intrigue and longing was exciting, and he can mourn the loss, but he should let go entirely and move on to something sustainable. [ Reply | More ]
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There’s no advice here. It’s over. Move on and don’t date married women. [ Reply | More ]
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Unavailable partners are more appealing to some people. They don’t really have the same relationship needs , give u so much space that I chase them. It’s a non issue tho, because she’s across the country. He’ll move on [ Reply | More ]
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That “you” change them. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What to do when elementary school kids report card is fundamentally different than his/her behavior at home? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you mean, they are behaving differently, or that they are not showing what they are capable of academically? [ Reply | More ]
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Behaving differently. [ Reply | More ]
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1 on 1 can be different than class of 15 or 25. Talk to teacher [ Reply | More ]
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also sometimes they hold it together and are well behaved at school and then melt down at home [ Reply | More ]
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NP: or they can surprise you by being the class clown. [ Reply | More ]
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Can you explain more? [ Reply | More ]
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I dont want to bias the answers. Basically everyone who knows him at home read the teacher report and said "what?". Dont think teacher is lying, but that kid is behaving significantly differently in school than in home [ Reply | More ]
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I just meant, is this child easy at home and has trouble behaving at school, or like a crazy person at home and an angel at school? My ds was great at school and holy disaster at home. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes those are the possibilites. So you have experienced one of them. How did you feel when you saw your kid was great in school but crazy at home? [ Reply | More ]
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Ultimately we moved him to another school. He was angry and unhappy with his school, but he didn't show it at school - he saved that for at home. We also have to make sure that he eats and snacks regularly because he is nuts when he has low blood sugar. I would start with the teacher, OP. Go have a meeting face to face and ask what they see at school and share what you see at home. [ Reply | More ]
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My child is an angel at school and a brat at home. I wish I got the school version of my child. Kids can be very different in different env [ Reply | More ]
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YEs, better they behave at school than at home, imo. [ Reply | More ]
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See my reply below, lol. [ Reply | More ]
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Or: lol, we need to send the teachers to our apts [ Reply | More ]
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A therapist told our parent's group once: When your kid is misbehaved at home but an angel in school, that's normal. It means he learned to be socialized in the world but acts up at home because he feels safe and loved to try out behavior. The problem is when they are misbehaved at school or other social places b/c they haven't yet learned the rules (or don't care). [ Reply | More ]
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My dc is a crazy psycho at home and a perfect angel at school. [ Reply | More ]
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Op this is our kid he hits and pushes back on every rule we give, object's to every punishment. But teachers say he's great. I wonder what I have to do to get him to be like that at home [ Reply | More ]
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Very common. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DH and I have been married for 11 years. He is a great man and wonderful father/partner but I am not attracted to him anymore and sex has become tedious. Any advice for getting past this slump? I love him and do not want to divorce him. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Try out fantasies. Have him pick you up in a bar. Give bj in bathroon. Toys or costumes are good too [ Reply | More ]
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op-great suggestions thank you [ Reply | More ]
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Depressing [ Reply | More ]
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Eh, could be worse. [ Reply | More ]
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Were you ever attracted to him? [ Reply | More ]
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op- yes but the sex was never great because he is so vanilla. it's gotten worse over the past few years. [ Reply | More ]
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In what ways is he vanilla? [ Reply | More ]
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op- there are lots of handsome dads but im not interested in ruining my marriage or another woman's marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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op- thank you for that perspective [ Reply | More ]
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Take a discreet lover on the side. And be careful as to how you pursue this. You're not going to be able to change how he acts in bed at this point in his life. [ Reply | More ]
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op- yes i know i can't change him but i don't want to be unfaithful either. i really do love him. i just feel so stuck and wonder if i just have to accept this part of our life. [ Reply | More ]
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It's part of life. Have you ever read a book? Good God. [ Reply | More ]
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Good advice. Having affairs always end well. [ Reply | More ]
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This. lmao [ Reply | More ]
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As long as divorce is a win, right? NP [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Going to stay with friends. I was going to bring wine but am only bringing carry on bags so can’t. Ideas? They’re not into sweets. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Can you pick it up there? [ Reply | More ]
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Landing too late. [ Reply | More ]
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Is shaking stuff weird? Like cranberry bread? [ Reply | More ]
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^ baking [ Reply | More ]
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A pound of bacon, a dozen eggs, and maybe a dozen NY bagels? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, that will certainly survive a carryon. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Take them out for dinner. Or order something to be delivered to their home. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any other orthodox Jewish moms on? Just curious how many of us here. Mind sharing where you live? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes, Boca. [ Reply | More ]
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^Used to live on the UWS. [ Reply | More ]
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So many people moving there recently from nyc! He do you like it? [ Reply | More ]
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Love it! We live in East Boca and there are so many other NYers here that it feels like a (warmer) extension of NY. [ Reply | More ]
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Former Floridian here; do you have kids? Are they in public? I was pleasantly surprised to see how good the schools were in SoFL. My kids got into great colleges. [ Reply | More ]
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Your kids are an anomaly. FL schools are NOT good. [ Reply | More ]
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Brooklyn here. [ Reply | More ]
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Are your kids in yeshivas? Wondering what you think of all the admissions talk here. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids are in public school. When we were in NYC, the kids went to Jewish preschools (Steven Wise) and my eldest did 2 years at Collegiate, although it was a close decision between Rodeph Shalom (we loved how warm and nurturing they are, but it's not a yeshiva, it's reform). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:41 AM Flag
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General Topics 02.21.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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lolz. East is ocean. More money. West is big gated golf communities and sometimes cheaper housing. Most of FL began as coastal living along A1A. Then spread further inland more west. Hotter inland. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 02:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Camp Hillard ? how much is it ? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:14 AM Flag
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My friend sent her kids there and they loved it. Have no idea how much it costs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:18 AM Flag
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My DC hated it. So did a friend’s DC. However I know a few families that are/were happy there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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Don’t know but some are close to $10k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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I was a counselor there. Not impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 02:37 AM Flag
[ - ] What’s the best sport to pursue to give your kid a good admissions hook? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:07 AM Flag
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squash, rowing and fencing are out of the bag. So maybe football bc no one wants their kids playing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:08 AM Flag
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Lol! Thinking outside the box! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:31 AM Flag
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Girl or boy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:08 AM Flag
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OP: actually, I was sort of kidding, but this is obviously something people have put a great deal of thought into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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The oboe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:08 AM Flag
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there are more oboe players than you think, signed parent of an oboe player [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Is that the really big one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:11 AM Flag
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I think you're thinking about the bassoon, maybe? It's much bigger than the oboe, and also a double reed instrument. Or the English horn, which is basically a big oboe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:20 AM Flag
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girls are so much easier because of title 9 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:09 AM Flag
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Track because it’s a big team [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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Can you focus on just one thing? Ie, shot put, long jump, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:15 AM Flag
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No, every school in the country has a team, so it’s super competitive. Also, a lot of track is innate physical ability so the “10,000 hours of practice” applies less than say, fencing or squash, where a super diligent student of the game with decent but not extraordinary physical abilities and excellent coaching can become very good. The exception might be distance running, where a kid with a high pain threshold and decent abilities might be able to push themselves, not to be world class but to be Divison 1. But that can’t be taught - it comes from within [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:31 AM Flag
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golf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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Apparently lots of scholarship $ in golf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:47 AM Flag
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General Topics 02.21.19, 02:01 AM Flag
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Not sure. My guy still pretty young but likes to play and seems to have decent natural skill so we’ve been advised to keep him in it for scholarship potential [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:15 AM Flag
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athletic recruitment is competitive. You have to be on travel teams, spend weekends and summers in hotels with your kids. It's not easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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Agree, and most of these kids still don’t get recruited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:32 AM Flag
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move to the suburbs, the city isn't set up for this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:22 AM Flag
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If you would be happy with a top SLAC, any sport could work because they are D3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:16 AM Flag
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SLAC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:17 AM Flag
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Small liberal arts college - oberlin, reed, kenyon etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:28 AM Flag
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If you’re going to go D3 go NESCAC. Oberlin and Kenyon aren’t. Very sporty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:32 AM Flag
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Kenyon is very sporty. Oberlin isn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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Or- right, I was thinking Amherst, Williams, middlebury, etc. I played a sport at one of these schools and it was awesome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 02:07 AM Flag
[ - ] Ugh. Have been asked to do a one-way video interview for a job I applied for. I knew these were becoming more common for entry-level jobs, but this is not an entry level position. Anyone else ever have to do this? It's a real turn off for pursuing the job. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:00 AM Flag
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how do you know it is only one way? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:24 AM Flag
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The invitation says it is. I assume it's not a lie. You record answers to pre-selected questions, I think. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:25 AM Flag
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i think i need more info to answer this. you record yourself answering questions on video? that is the weirdest thing ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:28 AM Flag
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Agree. Why not Skype? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:34 AM Flag
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It's pretty common now for entry-level jobs, even at Goldman, but not usually for mangerial positions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:35 AM Flag
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Ugh! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:47 AM Flag
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My dd is a college senior and she's done TONS of these for both internships and jobs for post-graduation. That way the company doesn't have to schedule interviews. They send you the questions, and you record the answers in a portal they give you access to. Then they can look/listen whenever they want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:38 AM Flag
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I am by no definition a college senior, and the position is not entry-level. So this is annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:46 AM Flag
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Drag! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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My company uses these now and I am so glad they did not when I applied! Not sure if we use them for more senior positions, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:36 AM Flag
[ - ] Started dating this guy who thinks that he's incredibly sexually liberated. Turns out that he's never had a single long term relationship besides one girlfriend in college, and they were long distance via email. He appears to have a problem maintaining an erection during sex, which is so awkward that I hardly mention it, except now, it's clearly a problem and something that cannot be blamed on "I drank too much," "I was nervous." He talks all the time about non-traditional relationships (polyamory, etc.) and is weirdly interested in anal sex (I know, I know, you are going to claim that he's gay, I already asked). So, I said that I wasn't interested, he acts like I'm incredibly uptight and gives me an actual lecture about how someone my age shouldn't have such prudish thoughts about sex, etc. I just find this so hypocritical considering that the guy won't even acknowledge his own sexual problems. Otherwise, he's great for conversation, but he does have a tendency to be condescending. Do I continue or slow fade? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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Ghost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:58 AM Flag
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OMG, if there is this dynamic now, it will be worse later. You know the answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:58 AM Flag
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is this the guy who lives upstate and talks dirty ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:59 AM Flag
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What? No! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:07 AM Flag
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The pluses do not outweigh the minuses -- I'd fade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:02 AM Flag
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oh wow this made my day in the sense that it is the first question presented where the answer is crystal clear - don't even ghost! 180 your way home asap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:05 AM Flag
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No, you should marry him. I think he sounds great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:18 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:25 AM Flag
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:20 AM Flag
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OMFG. You run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:23 AM Flag
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THIS, obviously. No fade just " I don't think this relationship is going to work out, sorry." [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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Does his name start with a J? No, but his middle name does and he goes by his middle name professionally. Do you know him? Once, I spoke of a guy I dated and he was recognized by 3 other people on this board. Apparently, he was a known cokehead in the architectural world. Small world, nyc. [ Reply | More ]
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omg yes, that's exactly his situation as well! He tells me that he can only orgasm if he's on his back and his legs are positioned in a particular way and he's watching porn. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:56 AM Flag
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Np. Omg I’m seeing him too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:58 AM Flag
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That's my dc. He was always very agile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:23 AM Flag
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I’ll take him when you’re done. Jk!! Run! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:34 AM Flag
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Dump ASAP! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:49 AM Flag
[ - ] Going to spend the summer in Bethesda area getting my Mom settled into Assisted Living ...any idea on where I could rent a place for about 6 weeks ...and any ideas on where I can send my 2 DD's to a summer camp ...they are 4 and 7...tia ! ( we're from NYC so kind of happy to get out of the city but not sure what to expect). 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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I used to go to Valley Mill as a kid :). You should post on DC Urban Mom. They will help you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:02 AM Flag
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Agree to DC Urban Mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:19 AM Flag
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There are lots of "Executive Apartments" right in that area for all the defense contractors and people coming to Walter Reed. As for a camp, try the Bullis School in Potomac. They have about 40 different camps, many for dd's such as yours. Make sure you rent in a complex with a pool, it's hot there in summer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:02 AM Flag
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My niece lives in Bethesda (works in DC) and there are tons of apartment complexes around there (with pools, game rooms, the works). You'll have to drive though. A very nice area. Lockheed is there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:28 AM Flag
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There's a Residence Inn next door to Metro station. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:39 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here a court reporter? I'm highly educated and have worked as a writer/journalist for many years. I'm in my early 50s and just cant see doing this for another 20 years. I want to do something simple and thought about court reporter. Show up. do the work. Go home. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:38 AM Flag
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I'm not but have worked with many. You'll have to go through a program and then get certified for typing 225 words per minute, at least in NY. Keep in mind that you just don't go home. You'll spend time outside the reporting to put together a transcript, editing that, getting it to client. All the reporters I've met seem to enjoy though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:43 AM Flag
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Thanks. As a writer, do I have an advantage? I'm experienced working with words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:44 AM Flag
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You don't work with words per se, you're transcribing exactly what was said, even if it seems awkward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:45 AM Flag
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And to add, it's a very specific skill and my guess is that it can be tedious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:48 AM Flag
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And what kind of money do they make? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:45 AM Flag
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No idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:46 AM Flag
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To add, I know a transcript can be hundreds of dollars, but a portion of that goes to the agency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:50 AM Flag
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Actually my uncle was one. It's a lot more complicated than that. He had to file his documents and be able to produce them at a moment's notice. He was there for 40+ hours a lot (in court, in an office etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:49 AM Flag
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I work in a courthouse. Frankly, this job is on the wane. Many court proceedings are digitally recorded now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:04 AM Flag
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Most court reporters do depositions. Until those situations switch over to digital, there's plenty of work. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:34 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o College admissions post. What very few people get is this: College admissions is like casting a play. They start with a list of roles and evaluate each applicant for those roles. The admissions process is not zero-based. They do not judge an applicant in a vacuum solely on his/her own merits. They judge an applicant in the context of the roles the college has to fill. That's what yesterday's AO meant when she kept saying "colleges have needs." They are BUILDING A CLASS, not handing out prizes for good grades and hard work. So ... when someone says their dc has 1600 SAT and 4.0 GPA and won a Regeneron award and still did not get into Princeton and it is so unfair, that's like saying Harvey Fierstein should have gotten the role of Evan Hansen because he has so much more acting experience and has won so many more awards. So ... YES your dc is amazingly smart and accomplished, but s/he is not a fit for the roles the college is trying to fill. Get it now? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:36 AM Flag
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Oh wise one, did you plagiarize that from that boring crap book, I think it was called Admissions. Repeat your diatribe 20X and maybe you can get it published too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:47 AM Flag
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What book is this? No, I did not read this in a book. I work in FA, so I know how admissions works. [ Reply | More ]
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shaddap Vlad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:01 AM Flag
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OMG you do NOT get to decide how colleges build their class!!! Let it go!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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It’s a big myth that blacks and Latinos are taking seats of Asians. That would be white people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:27 AM Flag
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Revelatory. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 02:00 AM Flag
[ - ] What are the colleges for B+ students coming from NYC private schools (not TT)? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:31 AM Flag
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What about same grade from TT? [ Reply | More ]
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Of this list really only Colby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:40 AM Flag
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Not likely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:48 AM Flag
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No way will a B+ student get into Carnegie Mellon, U of M or UVA unless they are incredibly talented, discovered a cure for cancer, or for UVA, can play lacrosse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:06 AM Flag
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+1^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:07 AM Flag
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Not swarthmore. Are you kidding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:35 AM Flag
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I went to Williams and we called it Sweat more. It’s the hardest LAC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:36 AM Flag
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np: Carnegie Mellon doesn't have B+ kids, unless they are in performing arts and are exceptional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:25 AM Flag
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totally wrong! ignore this post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:26 AM Flag
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Amherst etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:38 AM Flag
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no, not Amherst. Amherst is super competitive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
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Oh you are very confused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:49 AM Flag
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Oh, it's just that my dd takes classes there and says the students are just marginal. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 01:21 AM Flag
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yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 02:29 AM Flag
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NESCAC and Patriot League schools, but not Williams and Amherst. So, Colby, Bates, Tufts, Wesleyan, Colgate, Bucknell, Lafayette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:41 AM Flag
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Really? I thought you had to be an A+ A- student for those. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:50 AM Flag
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A/A-, not A+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 12:50 AM Flag
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B+ not getting into most of those school. Lafayette and maybe Colby and Bates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:04 AM Flag
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You do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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You do! Those schools are too hard! Hobart, Villanova, Bard would be good choices. Maybe Tulane but that may even be a reach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:05 AM Flag
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A b+ student can get into Colgate, Bucknell, and Lafayette, Colby, Bates. Depends on SAT/ACT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:56 AM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 03:12 PM Flag
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Depends on the kid. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 02.21.19, 12:54 AM Flag
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Connecticut College [ Reply | More ]
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no way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:05 AM Flag
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Bucknell, Union, Pitt, Vassar if a boy, Hobart and William Smith, San Diego U, U of Santa Barbara, ASU [ Reply | More ]
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Tulane, F&M, Gettysburg, [ Reply | More ]
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Temple University in Philly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 01:51 AM Flag
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penn state, delaware, university of maryland, university of vermont, state universities... [ Reply | More ]
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