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[ - ] Name poll: Sunday 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:56 PM Flag
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Nicole Kidman [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:01 PM Flag
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People won’t always think of her. She isn’t marylin Monroe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:11 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:12 PM Flag
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^^imagining Lloyd Bentsen saying this and yes I’m old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:13 PM Flag
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I was born in the late 60s so I knew not only a girl who was named Sunday, but a boy whose legal name was Free. She went by Sunny for as long as I knew her, and he went by Andrew and later legally changed his first name, since it was basically a slogan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:09 PM Flag
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I was, too! In my school we had an Atom, a Moonshine, and a 4noMore (4th child). All chose to go by more traditional names when they were old enough to decide that. This was in a fairly conservative New England town, so I can't even imagine what things were like in more liberal areas... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:49 PM Flag
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Sunday Bloody Sundayyyyyy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:36 PM Flag
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and, we have a solid reason, ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:26 PM Flag
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love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:18 PM Flag
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Stupid. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:26 PM Flag
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Why not just tell us the name today? I'll probably forget about your post before the end of the weekend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:27 PM Flag
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I prefer Tuesday myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:44 PM Flag
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And her friends good all day, “See you next, Tuesday!” I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 11:14 PM Flag
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I don't care for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:57 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody have a good pediatric ENT? Preferably upper east side. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:48 PM Flag
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Tgere is a great one... Rothchild man [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:52 PM Flag
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Dr Jackie Jones [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:53 PM Flag
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+100000 She is amazing. To the point and really good at what she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:36 PM Flag
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This. She took out DC's adenoids when he was little, great job, and fast, he was running around that afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 01:03 AM Flag
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Jay Dolitsky is amazing (but on 29th & 5th) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:56 PM Flag
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Dr Modi at Cornell. Helped our child avoid surgery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:25 PM Flag
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Love Dr. Modi [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 02:01 PM Flag
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Eli Grunstein [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 11:54 PM Flag
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ENT Mom, trained in NYC: Max April, Robert Ward, Joseph Bernstein, Eli Grunstein (but he is young; the first 3 are more senior) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 12:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Getting random frontal lobe head pains a couple of times a day. Like one pulse of moderate pain. Convinced it is a brain tumor or early onset Alzheimer’s. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:39 PM Flag
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Not a sign of EOA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:52 PM Flag
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It's likely a type of headache. Ask your doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Repost for the day crowd- I’m been taking Lexapro for 8 months (10mg). I was in a bad state - better now . I want to wean off -anyone do this? How did it go? Poster yesterday said it’s hell. If you’re here, can you elaborate? Thx 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:20 PM Flag
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It's different for everyone, I'm sure. Just do it very slowly. I was on 20mg and it didn't do much for me, so 10mg might not be a big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:25 PM Flag
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Ask your doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:59 PM Flag
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Just curious- as someone who is considering going on an antidepressant or antianxiety medication - if you are taking a low dose and it put you from a bad state to a better state, why discontinue it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:05 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:19 PM Flag
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It’s a good question. There were factors that lead to my depression that are resolved now. I don’t like the idea of being on a med forever so now seems like a good time to try to taper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:44 PM Flag
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There was an interesting New Yorker article about this a couple of weeks back. Will try to find link.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:51 PM Flag
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thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:20 PM Flag
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is this something you're talking to your psychiatrist about? it's really important to work closely with a dr on this -- btdt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know what the parking situation is like at Barclays Center in Brooklyn? Saturday, so shouldn’t be too crowded with work folks. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:20 PM Flag
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It's always bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:36 PM Flag
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where are you coming from?> there is a huge subway stop right at Barclays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:40 PM Flag
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Parking is always terrible at Barclays. I would find a spot near a subway or LIRR that goes to Barclays and train it in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:51 PM Flag
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2nd this - so many subways go there, park a couple of stops away close to whatever highway/bridge you need to get to. It’ll save you 30 minutes each way easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:03 PM Flag
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Agree with this, mass transit is the best - plus there is a basketball game on Saturday - so that will bring 10,000 people to the area, I will say though I have had on and off success finding parking on 3rd avenue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 09:14 AM Flag
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look at Parkwhiz.com. there are a few garages near there where you can reserve a spot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:57 PM Flag
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A bunch of garages in residential apartment buildings if you don't mind a ten minute walk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:16 PM Flag
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every single sub way line goes got Barclays. take the subway! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 11:43 PM Flag
[ - ] I know the appeal for ms is a long shot and not likely, but would you appeal to get into a school that's closer (for better commute), even if ds is happy with the placement and has friends going to the school he was placed in? Let's assume all other things are equal. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:16 PM Flag
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Did you list the school to which he was assigned? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:18 PM Flag
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Yes, second choice. First choice is one block from my apt. So I would be appealing simply for convenience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:28 PM Flag
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No way you will be granted an appeal and your just being an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 11:14 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 11:40 PM Flag
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I am in the same boat. Actually like the school we got into better but the commute is a factor. I think I need to research the two schools more. I feel like there could be more movement than you think this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:22 PM Flag
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Same here. I really like the school, but my kid will be a young middle schooler, and a longer commute is not ideal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:29 PM Flag
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Are you D3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:33 PM Flag
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Nope, D2. I listed the schools below, ESMS and Yorkville [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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Care to start the schools? Maybe people can weigh in that have also commuted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:24 PM Flag
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Share the schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:29 PM Flag
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ESMS and Yorkville. I live very very close to ESMS (ds would have to cross the street and walk down the block). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:30 PM Flag
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^but when we toured he preferred Yorkville. In addition to the commmute to school, he does an activity once a week that would also be closer. So wondering if the convenience is worth the appeal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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I'd appeal. No harm in trying, and you won't be too disappointed if the appeal fails, which seems to be the usual case. Your son will make friends regardless of which school he attends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:35 PM Flag
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Thanks:-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Reading some of these MS placement threads, it's shocking how many people (UB people) have unwavering faith in the DOE algorithm. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:47 PM Flag
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Ok, but no other way around it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:48 PM Flag
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I guess you could appeal but agree, either live with it or move to a suburb with one elementary, one MS, and one HS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Oh, I have zero faith in DOE and the algorithm. There's no transparency, and there are too man oddities in the placements for them to have been run according to the posted rubrics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:55 PM Flag
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Actually, the hs algorithm is quite transparent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:57 PM Flag
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Someone suggested suing under Freedom on Information. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:14 PM Flag
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They tell you exactly how they do it for the spots not reserved for LI/LP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:13 PM Flag
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No they don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:49 PM Flag
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Yes they do. Each school has a rubric. I got a package detailing it for every middle school. Then they run the algorithm that gives students the highest ranking school on their application that will accept them based on how that kid does on the school’s rubric. Period. The end. Basic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:12 PM Flag
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Who shot JFK? It is clear from results at out school it all worked well. There is transparency actually. Schools released their rubrics. There are articles about the Nobel prize winning scientists who designed the game theory based algorithm they used for high schools which later got used for middle school. Now that there is blind choice it actually seems even more fair. What isn’t transparent is the actual data for all these kids who claim they are high performing and didn’t get into the 8 schools on their app. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:02 PM Flag
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There're kids with 4s across the board who get screwed and are placed off application. It's not just a claim. There's definitely a lack of transparency. It's not a who shot JFK level of conspiracy but it's flawed in a way that if it's your kid getting placed in a shitty school you'll want to hear something beyond algorithm and an explanation. Academic diversity efforts aren't helping with the murkiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:05 PM Flag
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All kids with 4s across the board cannot get into the same three schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:07 PM Flag
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This is not true on any level unless those kids only put Anderson and Booker t. Maybe WESS if they missed a ton of school in 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:08 PM Flag
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I guess CSS too but as I live in the southern part of the district it is not an option. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:13 PM Flag
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The prize-winning scientists designed the hs algorithm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:06 PM Flag
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Yes and this algorithm is used for the 75% of spots that are non diversity. Why don’t people get this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:07 PM Flag
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So, according to you, someone with all 4s and an application that filled at least 8 spots should get a placement in a school listed on the application? How do you explain when that doesn't happen? Feel free to leave the diversity seats out of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:23 PM Flag
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I don’t believe that this happened to your “friend” and I don’t know why someone would come on a message board all crazy about what happened to their friends child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:27 PM Flag
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People come here for crazier things. Say it happened to my DC. You don't have to answer to my previous response. I understand you don't have answers either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:28 PM Flag
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I just don’t believe this happened unless it was a technical error. She should get a lawyer because it would be easy to prove her case. I think this is either made up to stir the pot or the mother is covering for some low point in her daughters data that she doesn’t want to reveal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:31 PM Flag
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For now, they're appealing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:37 PM Flag
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We refused to get stressed over this. Went with our zoned school because dc really liked it on the tour, principal seemed great, and we knew he would get in. DC is now in hs and I have no regrets. Granted, he was not all that prepared for the rigors of hs, but he had a great three years in ms, built his confidence, excelled academically and in his extracurriculars, and benefitted from the diversity of a large, zoned school. It's middle school. If dc can survive and thrive, you're ahead of the game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:11 PM Flag
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There are no zoned middle schools in D3. Thus the stress. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:14 PM Flag
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Neither in D15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:35 PM Flag
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No zoned middle schools in my district either. So annoying to hear the parents who do have safe, decent zoned options saying "We refused to get stressed over this." That's like saying, "I have a trust fund and I refuse to feel stressed about money"!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:16 PM Flag
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+1 I'm in D2 and we didn't get our first choice, but our second choice is perfectly fine. And our third choice would have been ok as well. I try not to be a brat lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:35 PM Flag
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I am in D2 as well and you are correct, the low hanging fruit type of schools are just ok. But I don't want OK for my kids IF they do need more advanced academics. Is that ok, or does this automatically make me a brat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:46 PM Flag
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What HS does your DC go to now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:20 PM Flag
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Well, is there a solution to this? (other than building more high quality schools throughout the city??? lolz) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:27 PM Flag
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Not sure, but it would be great to introduce G&T or some sort of AP classrooms in EVERY school, so that there are no undesirable schools and kids can avoid commutes and go to their local schools. Instead there is this convoluted G&T system where kids are supposed to be sorted into smart and average cohorts at age 4, and then there is an annoying testing/applications process to MS where everyone is desperately trying to get into a small handful of more rigorous MS and there is no consistency between districts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:45 PM Flag
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There doesn’t need to be consistency between districts. G&T programs do a great job of reviving failing schools. I’m all for a G&T classroom in every school in every grade. It’s commonly called tracking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Funny things your DH does 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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MP bait. Collapsed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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Not exist. It's super annoying having to carry all the bags on trips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on the name Miles for a boy 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:26 PM Flag
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love [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:27 PM Flag
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Almost used it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:28 PM Flag
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I have always thought this was a milk toast name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:28 PM Flag
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That is Milo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:34 PM Flag
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Do you mean milquetoast? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:34 PM Flag
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More like avocado toast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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Ha. There is a Captain Marvel short circulating where they're trying to bring her into today's world. Avocado toast is described as "guacamole on toast that costs 3 times as much." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:48 PM Flag
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this is unintentionally hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Have your husband introduce himself as Miles to all new people for six months and see how he likes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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What are you trying to accomplish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:33 PM Flag
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This name reminds me of a limp hand shake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:30 PM Flag
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Only on a hipster [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:34 PM Flag
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I like it but I love most shirt names like Jack and Jake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:35 PM Flag
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Overused [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:35 PM Flag
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Okay, overused in NY/CA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:07 PM Flag
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I like it. Dd has a friend named Miles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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DH and I are marathoners and I always wanted to use this name for a boy :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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Kilos better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:58 PM Flag
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Love. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:45 PM Flag
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Miles Drentell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:47 PM Flag
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:48 PM Flag
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I like Niles from Frasier. Also went to school with a cute boy named Nyle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:50 PM Flag
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I like Milo much more than Miles. I know two Miles and it is just an okay name to me. There are much better names out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:55 PM Flag
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Milo sounds like a Slavic janitor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:12 PM Flag
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Croatian mom here. This is true but Mile is more common. Pronounced Mee-lay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:18 PM Flag
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Seems both pretentious and milquetoasty. Hard pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:11 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 12:47 PM Flag
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The only worse name is Meters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:34 PM Flag
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Was on my short list for DS but didn't choose it. Too basic/overused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:41 PM Flag
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my cousin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:30 PM Flag
[ - ] So, this is the shit I hate about FB. I recently got back on in a very limited capacity. Got rid of about 9/10 of my FB friends and stayed off FB for 2 years. I got back on to use the message feature with a relative overseas. I just got added to a fundraising group by another relative who is looking for people to contribute to someone else's cause - it's not even HER fundraiser. Just ignore? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:20 PM Flag
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Yes, obviously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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Ignore [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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How would someone know you are msging w someone else? Probably coincidence, and that person just mass msged all her friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:36 PM Flag
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Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:39 PM Flag
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Tell your relative to switch to Telegram. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:40 PM Flag
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And block the friend of your relative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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Why is this even something to get worked up about and post? Ignore most messages. Many are spam anyway. Lots of annoying things pop up on FB, like ads, and you just ignore/scroll over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:45 PM Flag
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Yes, they are casting a net. You don't have to take the bait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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You can use messenger without FB on your phone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:51 PM Flag
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You can leave groups. I would do that as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:43 PM Flag
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Block them. What’s the problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know when the NYC DOE 2019-2020 calendar will be out? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:20 PM Flag
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Stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:28 PM Flag
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No school next year. Budget cuts by Devos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:44 PM Flag
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lol maybe she will issue calendar vouchers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:49 PM Flag
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Ily [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:54 PM Flag
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I keep asking too, and partially because I heard they are thinking add few more religious holidays and shorten feb break!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:54 PM Flag
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And yes it’s very late this yr. for many years was out in March [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:55 PM Flag
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Do you book feb care in April? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:54 PM Flag
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I want to book Christmas airline tickets to FL before they are 700 dollars and next year’s April break vacation. I am super annoyed it is still not out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:05 PM Flag
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We all k ow when Christmas is. It’s pretty easy to figure out that break. Would you like for me to tell you dates? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:19 PM Flag
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Friday dec 20 is last day of school return Jan 2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:21 PM Flag
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Do you have confirmation? Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:23 PM Flag
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Yes. Christmas is always December 25 and students return the day after new year’s day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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Sounds like you do not know whether December 23rd will be a school day or not. I will wait for the calendar I think. would rather not fly on the 23rd but not missing a day of school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:14 PM Flag
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You will not have school on Monday the 23 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 08:17 PM Flag
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Actually my youngest is in 4th next year. So absences are not possible. I wouldn’t put it past the DOE to have school on Monday Dec 23rd to keep Christmas break from being 8 days long. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:23 PM Flag
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They won’t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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And your child can have 1 unexcused abscence with no penalty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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I’d rather not take a day off here if I don’t have to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:15 PM Flag
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Most public school parents are not worrying about booking 2 airline vacations a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:22 PM Flag
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Well Christmas is visiting family and not a vacation at all trust me. April I am thinking of going somewhere for once and want to try do something that is affordable and might book up. So there you go. I am actually cheaply and trying to not get gauges Florida airline tickets are insane right before Christmas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:26 PM Flag
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So book them. Today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:09 PM Flag
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Not booking til I can confirm if Dec 23rd is off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:16 PM Flag
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I think 7 months advance is plenty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 08:18 PM Flag
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Ha! It is on my mind now and I will end up forgetting and not booking until October and they’ll be 500 each way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:11 PM Flag
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no, but if feb break is short, want to look for good prices in Dec. prefer to travel feb since cheaper than dec break [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:07 PM Flag
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How many more religious holidays can they add? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:06 PM Flag
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Oh honey..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:19 PM Flag
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Why can’t theu take away those random holidays on June? Anniversary day and chancellor day. Then they could end school before the 4th of July!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 06:29 PM Flag
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They aren’t holidays. Incoming High school students are placement tested one of those [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] 40 years old, feeling socially insecure lately. I know a lot of people, but I don't have a lot of friends. I feel like I must be doing something wrong, in my 20s and 30s I was always part of a group going out and doing something. Anyone else go through a big social shift in their 40s? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:07 PM Flag
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yes. but now I prefer to be home more vs out socializing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:08 PM Flag
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Yes, but it was a choice. I'm a homebody now and wouldn't trade it for anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:11 PM Flag
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Single? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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How old are your kids? I went through this too, and now at 50 with teens, I'm more social than ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:19 PM Flag
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Always part of a group going out and doing something is not the same as having friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:23 PM Flag
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Therapy might be helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:06 PM Flag
[ - ] What should I name my DD? Swedish last name starts w S 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Anna? [ Reply | More ]
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I have an Anna and love the name. She is always the only one, but there will be 3 kids with the trendy name in the class. [ Reply | More ]
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Annika [ Reply | More ]
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NP, I like this! [ Reply | More ]
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I love Annika [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:21 PM Flag
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Very very common name these days [ Reply | More ]
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Anna [ Reply | More ]
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Anouk [ Reply | More ]
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Linnea. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Astrid [ Reply | More ]
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Love this name [ Reply | More ]
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Assturd [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:19 PM Flag
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me too, or Ingrid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:31 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
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Ana or Elsa [ Reply | More ]
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Anya, Anja [ Reply | More ]
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Tess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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Oh wait, shit...responded too quickly and didn't see your S deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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None of these starts with S. Try Sofia. Or Sanne [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:21 PM Flag
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OP said last name starts w S [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:24 PM Flag
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Sorry, misread. My fave Swedish girl's name remains Malin. And for boys, you can't beat Torbjorn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:26 PM Flag
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I like Malin too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:32 PM Flag
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??? The OP says their last name begins with S. Not that the first name needs to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:27 PM Flag
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Aber bitte mit Sahne! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:45 PM Flag
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Schwedish nicht Deutsch/ Svenska inte tyska. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:34 PM Flag
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Emma or Liv [ Reply | More ]
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Lumen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:37 PM Flag
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If you're a fan of lightbulbs.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:41 PM Flag
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I have a friend with an S last name and they named their daughter Saturday. It's kind of awesome actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:39 PM Flag
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Saturday Swenson...catchy. [ Reply | More ]
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Skol [ Reply | More ]
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Brie [ Reply | More ]
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Cheesy [ Reply | More ]
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Monika is due due a comeback. I like Tala, Dagmar and Dahlia [ Reply | More ]
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Dahlia is Hebrew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:10 PM Flag
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It is not just a Hebrew name. It is also Norse meaning from the valley. [ Reply | More ]
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It’s actually Dalia that is Hebrew [ Reply | More ]
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Hebrew names can be transliterated a million different ways [ Reply | More ]
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Kristin, Gunilla [ Reply | More ]
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Tilda [ Reply | More ]
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Lisa [ Reply | More ]
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Pippi [ Reply | More ]
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Ronia [ Reply | More ]
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Madeleine [ Reply | More ]
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Greta [ Reply | More ]
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Freya [ Reply | More ]
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Destini [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Brigitta [ Reply | More ]
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Helena [ Reply | More ]
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Dagmar [ Reply | More ]
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Inga [ Reply | More ]
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Heidi [ Reply | More ]
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Ikea [ Reply | More ]
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Camille [ Reply | More ]
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Nina [ Reply | More ]
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Nina, Zoe, Freya, Willa, Malin [ Reply | More ]
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Sorah [ Reply | More ]
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Sigrid [ Reply | More ]
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Lena [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 11yo dd keeps saying she wants to learn hebrew. we aren’t at all religious and live on lower east side. any suggestions for a tutor or place to learn the language? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:55 PM Flag
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I would search for an online course she can do at home. [ Reply | More ]
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ha-ulpan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:58 PM Flag
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If you watch a few Aish videos on youtube, you'll end up getting ads for a Hebrew language online school that is pretty good. I can't remember the name of it offhand. I just know every time it pops up on youtube, I get stupid chipper and say, "Shalom! You taught my friend Abby!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:06 PM Flag
[ - ] D3 MS appeal process: DF's child got a middle school they didn't list. They're not happy with the placement but also realize it could have been worse. If you appeal and don't get one of the schools you list on the appeal, do you also lose your initial placement? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.19.19, 02:55 PM Flag
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If you appeal and get one of the schools on your appeal list, you have to take it. If you don't get any of the schools on your appeal list, you stay with your original school. You would never lose your original seat AND not get one of the schools on your appeal list. As long as you would definitely prefer one of the schools on your appeal list to the school you were originally matched with, there is no danger or harm in appealing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:58 PM Flag
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OP very helpful, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:59 PM Flag
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If your friend is in D3 this should be totally clear based on various communications that have been sent out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:04 PM Flag
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OP - She is in D3. DF had understood from the letter that you don't lose your initial placement unless you get one of your appeal choices. She was just double checking that she got this right. Parents have so little agency in this system, she understandably wants to do everything she can on her end to not make mistakes. I asked here only because I didn't want to mislead her (my dc is in 4th grade and not in D3). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Any public school moms on? Someone posted the other day about a ds with 1570 SAT, all As, many APs, and not great EC. That is my ds, too. Only difference is that ds went to private TT and my ds goes to public. I wonder what the difference in acceptances will be for my ds. Op's ds got into Duke, JH, Washington & Georgetown. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:54 PM Flag
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^^ OP- I actually think maybe coming from a small town public may help my ds. He doesn't have 50 other kids in his grade with the same stats. In fact, my ds is probably is top 5 kids in his grade. School doesn't list it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:56 PM Flag
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This will work in his favor a bit, especially if it isn't a TT public school. My guess is that he'll get into all of the above mentioned colleges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:17 PM Flag
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np - Or not. It will depend on the reputation of the OP's HS among top colleges. Or of course it really won't matter at all (which is more likely) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:25 PM Flag
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My kid is in public with similar stats and had similar results to the Duke poster's kid. Hit or miss with the matches and no reaches. Where does your kid want to go? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:05 PM Flag
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He'd love MIT or Harvard, but would be very happy with Berkeley, JH, UCLA, Washington or Carnegie Mellon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:22 PM Flag
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^OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:24 PM Flag
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NP: Those are schools all over the place. Does he want to major in engineering? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:26 PM Flag
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OP_ Computer Science [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:27 PM Flag
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Why Johns Hopkins? Also look at U of Illinois and NYU. Quite frankly every college has a CS department of course! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:33 PM Flag
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Then why not JH? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 05:25 PM Flag
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Seriously. Look at the program, not the "name". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:15 PM Flag
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What do you mean “by all over the place”. I think it’s a normal list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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Aside from the name cache, those schools have nothing in common. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:16 PM Flag
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For MIT (and probably Harvard) he will need excellent SAT subject tests (probably in Math 2 and Physics or another hard science) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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He should give up the MIT dream (mid 50% SAT math was 780-800 last year so maybe it is 800-800 this year with the new sat scoring). Harvard is also a long shot, but they look for something different. The other schools you listed are perfectly doable, but he shouldn't expect to get into all of them even with high stats. He may get 2 or 3 if he's really lucky, but could end up on waitlists for all of them. He should add schools right below that just in case. For comp sci, he could add UMich, Rice, UMass, Duke, Virginia Tech, RPI, Rochester. Have him do some research. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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And Georgia Tech, of course, but that would be an iffy match since that's probably the hardest program to get into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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Washington means Wash U? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:36 PM Flag
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Or University of Washington? They are strong in comp Sci and Microsoft recruits from there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 10:10 PM Flag
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It’s all relative. You can’t go by numbers. It’s a complicated system with humans making decisions. You can’t underestimate the subjectivity of ad coms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:10 PM Flag
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As part of the Harvard lawsuit, Harvard disclosed case studies of difficult admissions decisions. Google it, something like "admissions casebook". It's fascinating and shows how much personality and perception (through essays and recs) of the student matters as much as grades and scores once grades and scores hit a threshold. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:33 PM Flag
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I don’t need to google it. I’m the poster telling others it exists [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:55 PM Flag
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I'd think your ds has a good shot at Duke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:22 PM Flag
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If we are playing this game - public ds 1590 SAT, 4.0 unweighted gpa, if ECs are described as Good, Better, Best... one best many better. Essays won’t be stellar but teacher recs will. Odds at Yale (polyysci) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 04:51 PM Flag
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Only with legacy. Otherwise, still a long shot. Prepare to be waitlisted. Best bet is to apply early and see where it goes. You never know, but they have so few spots that aren't reserved for hooked applicants that your child will be fighting it out with kids with similar profiles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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It is truly shocking how common it is for so many kids to get almost perfect scores. It's all a big con game, no matter how you play it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 09:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Does an executor of an estate always charge fees at closing? This is a family property divided among a couple of cousins. Executor has not communicated at all and has. Executor has been dragging this on for two years. How do they charge? Is it to their benefit to drag out the process? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:48 PM Flag
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Have you ever been an executor? It's not an easy task. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:02 PM Flag
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No I have not. Problem is executor has been fighting with one of the cousins and the rest of us are sufffering in the process. Any info is appreciated about the process, thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:06 PM Flag
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DH is doing it for his late wife and it's a thankless task. First figuring out what debts are owed and paying them in a certain order (IRS before Visa, for example). Standing in line at the bank to talk to someone who has to see your paperwork in person before they can release info about accounts. Getting them back from the state if the accounts have been dormant too long. Filing the final tax return. Keeping track of funeral expenses and paperwork expenses (their labor is usually free but he's spent at least 20 hours on it so far). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:16 PM Flag
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NNP: The fact that you are blaming the executor, and not the cousin that is putting up a fight over whatever, proves the OR’s point. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:28 PM Flag
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Op-the executor is fighting with the cousin. She discloses nothing because the rest of us are on good terms with the cousins. Her kids are out of the house and she works part time. Yes , she is stalling. People who work full time jobs and have little kids do this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 11:50 AM Flag
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Who is the executor? Family member or someone like an attorney that's been retained? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:18 PM Flag
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Family member assigned by aunt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 11:50 AM Flag
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Executor's fee is a percentage of the estate, it's not based on time spent. Relatives don't charge, in my experience (but they may if they choose). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 12:48 AM Flag
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Ok, thank you for this answer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.20.19, 11:51 AM Flag
[ - ] Where should we go for Memorial Day? 2DDs, ages 3 and 7. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:38 PM Flag
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Head south, maybe DC or Williamsburg. The beaches north are still cold. [ Reply | More ]
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Coney Island [ Reply | More ]
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I’m going to Arkansas. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you locked in? You know they changed chefs. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] how did being phenomenally stressed at work impact your parenting? and wht did you do about it? Burnout is making it really hard for me to fully engage and not get frustrated at home. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 02:35 PM Flag
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I had a horrendously stressful December and January at work. But luckily I'm a freelancer and so I was able to take February off. But basically I just get a really short fuse and don't enjoy my time with my DS because I'm sweating work stuff and having to look at emails at night. I hate when work gets insane like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.19.19, 03:31 PM Flag
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