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[ - ] I know egg white discharge means ovulating, but what does a big blob of jellylike discharge mean? Am I pregnant? Been trying for a while but not intensely. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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It's still the dishy argue but the tail end of it. It gets blobby after its egg white stretchy [ Reply | More ]
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Discharge [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have medium-length, medium brown hair. Would it be crazy to dye it blonde and cut it into a longish bob? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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sounds good to me. that's what i do. well, i highlight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Nope. I do this every couple of years. I don't go crazy bleach blond or anything, but I do highlight it pretty heavily. [ Reply | More ]
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Find someone experienced, so she does a good match of the blonde shade to your skin tone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Moms of teens: What age during the adolescent years was hardest? Please note boy or girl. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Boy: 14-17 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Girl: 11-21. Not kidding. Bitchy, mean, nasty. Now she's almost human. Boy: 13-17 -- no mouthiness -- just risky behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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My oldest dd is about to turn 14 and I sure hope it doesn't get much harder than this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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DD is just about to turn 13 and so far so good (but I think I'm lucky) [ Reply | More ]
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Puberty hit my ds at 12 and that sucked [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
[ - ] How important do you think playing an instrument is to a child's development? DS is 9yo and has been playing piano for 3 yrs. He has progressed nicely but it's a struggle to get him to practice every day. He has a very long school day and not much homework but a couple of sport practices, plus play dates, etc. I really want to stop piano as I don't want to keep pushing it but torn. WWYD? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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Does his school have a band or music classes where he can play there instead of as an extra curricular? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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OP: yes, there is music class and they will be picking up an instrument (not piano) in a year. there is also school choir and school orchestra. but i feel like for orchestra you need instruments other than piano and i can't deal with it. i can't go through learning another instrument. i'd rather continue with piano. he could do choir i guess. he loves to sing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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An instrument that is picked up at age 10 is going to be learned much more easily than an instrument picked up at 6. If he wants to be in the music class or band let him pick. You're making this too much about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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I think the stress of the lessons and practice has a bigger impact on the child than any potential benefits. I played piano for over 10 years but do not attribute that to my professional success. My friends who did not play instruments are just as successful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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OP: I know, I suspect you're right. I also played piano as a child for 8 years and i agree it wasn't a factor in my career success but i found it a nice outlet to the academic stress. it was really meditative. i'm not sure it's worth all the stress i'm putting on ds though. poor guy. he's exhausted. and i think he's struggling with add as well so all the concentration effort is killing him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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If he doesn't like it, let it go. Too many other passions to pursue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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OP: I guess my biggest thing is that we have invested so much time, effort and $$$ into this, it seems a shame to quit. but is it really worth it to continue?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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You can quit now, or you can quit in 2 years when you have invested even more time, effort and money into it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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OP: exactly, right?! that's probably the best answer! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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I let the child quit who showed limited talent and where practice was a struggle every time. The more talented kid, who happily practiced, then wanted to quit too, and I said no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I'll probably be the odd person out here, but I continued to play for a number of years even though at the time I wasn't particularly interested. In my adult life, so glad I stuck with it and have revisited playing in recent years. I don't think it had anything to do with my development as a child. It was just development of a skill which enriched my life later (especially the love of music). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] So what is after school life like for a public school kindergartener in NYC? My daughter is starting in September and I'm trying to plan activities and required childcare for her and her just turning 2 year old brother. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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Does your school have after school programs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Yes they do have an extensive after school program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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What school, my doc went to downtown schools where Manhattan youth were running the program, kind of pricey but my children loved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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NP: I guess pricey is relative - Manhattan Youth programs in the schools downtown are only abut $350/month (unless you do add-ons like swimming, ceramics or cooking, where there's an additional fee). Hiring a babysitter for 3+ hours a day will run you about $225 a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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True, but it does add up when you have more than one child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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NP: My DC loved the afterschool program at his school. The first half of the afternoon was spent in a structured (but fun) class, and then the second part was supervised free play. If your 2 year old takes an afternoon nap, I totally recommend you take advantage of something like this - your DD will love it, and you won't have to rouse your DS early from a nap to pick her up at 2:40 every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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How long have you lived in the city? What did your friends say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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I don't have mom friends with older kids so no help there. I've lived here since 2000 why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Do you work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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No. So I also would like to schedule some time with a sitter so I can get some time to myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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My ds will also be starting K in the fall. He will have swim once a week and taekwondo twice a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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My DS is sometimes VERY tired after school, even hungry. So we get a snack and then usually hit the playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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Same here. My DD used to fall asleep on the way home from K. I would not really start to plan any after school activities until you see how she does. Then you can add something maybe twice a week. Afterschool care is definitely the easiest and cheapest way, and a good opportunity to get to know her classmates outside the classroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
[ - ] DD just turned 13 and is about 5'0, 100 pounds. I've heard that girls start their periods at around 100 pounds. I've also heard that you only grow about 2 inches after you start your period. I think I was closer to 110-115 when I started my period, but can't remember. Any doc moms on who can comment? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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True on average. In our case, dc continues to grow, but both parents are tall (5"9, 6'2) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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No, it's just a guide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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My dd was under 100 and 5' but is now 5'5" & I'm 5'2" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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You are over thinking this. She'll get her period when her body is ready. And she'll grow as much as she is genetically predisposed to grow.. :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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I definitely was less than 100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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me too and I know I grew many inches after getting it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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It's a rule of thumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Getting your period and growing are two separate things, it's just that girls growing slows down at the same time they happen to get their period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Actually they are intricately related! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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So you are saying a girl that gets her period at say 14 will keep growing until they get their period, and a girl who gets it a 9 will stop, so not true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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The estrogen in the blood causes the growth plates of our bones to fuse. Sigh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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^I am surrounded by idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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So you are saying those girls that are under 5' tall and get their periods at 9, 10 only have a chance of 2", that is so not true. Why do you have to stoop to insults, that shows a sign of you lack of intelligence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I think you need to do some research on this topic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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My DD started her period just before she turned 12 - she was probably 5'0" and 95 lbs at the time. She's now almost 13 and is 5'3" and 102. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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This information confirms what the OP is saying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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They are averages. That means some girls get it when they are smaller and some when they are bigger, some when they are close to their adult height and some when they still have growing to do. I got it at age 14 when I was very very small for my age and then I grew a lot more. As I recall, doctors only consider it a problem if the girl is 16 and has not yet had a period. She's got 3 more years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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Menstruation begins, almost always after the peak growth rate in height (average age is 12.5 years). Once girls start to menstruate, they usually grow about 1 or 2 more inches, reaching their final adult height by about age 14 or 15 years (younger or older depending on when puberty began). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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I was 5'7" and 130 when I started my period at 13. Grew another five inches by age 16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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DD started late (8th grade) and was 5' then; she grew to 5'4". [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have a long flight coming up and I get anxiety on overseas flights. Is it ok for me to ask my dr to write me an Rx for something? I only need 2 pills and will not ask for a refill. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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Of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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Are you kidding me? Mommy's little helpers are the only reason I have my shit together. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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np: which ones? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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a little adderall, a little xanax [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Of course! You may have to go in in person, though. Most dd's won't call in that type of scrip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Yes, they will give it to you. I finally asked my Dr. due to my flight anxiety and she prescribed me low dosage Ativan. Works like a charm. Has definitely changed my life. I actually enjoy flying now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Took the LIRR back from the beach on Sunday with the kids, and the baby was crying off and on at times. 2 40-something yr old ladies (traveling individually) sitting behind us began shouting at me comments on what a bad mother I was/ how we had ruined the train ride for everyone with the babies cries. Unfortunately, DH and I made the mistake of speaking back (telling them to leave us alone), so their yelling/insults continued for about 15 minutes until we reached penn station. I've lived in Manhattan with kids for 7 years, and flown and traveled extensively, and have never heard/seen this before. Is this a Long Island stereotype?! 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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Oh stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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OP: Does this seem too fake to be true? If so, I'm glad its really uncommon. Right now, we don't feel like taking the LIRR to long beach with these kids again this summer:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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No, it doesn't seem to fake to be true. It just seems fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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OP: Alright. You don't have to believe it. But it still makes me happy that this seems fake to you. Validates our upset/shock that this happened at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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When this happens, speak with the conductor. They didn't have the right to harass you. The conductor would have made them move. Sorry you had a hard time with those bitter biddies. They prob WISH they'd had children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you for the support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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I can't imagine two separate older women traveling by themselves would both begin screaming at you without good reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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OP: Not super old. Around 40yr is my best guess. As I said below, they began clapping loudly when I took the baby from my DH,and said loudly "And FINALLY the mother takes the baby". When I turned around to ask them what they meant (clearly a mistake!), they began insulting and criticizing us for allowing the baby to cry on the train and not do anything and make everyone suffer. When I said that we had tried, the baby was having a hard time,etc., they would not stop and continued to insult me as a mother, etc. DH stepped in to tell them to please stop and just be quiet. (again clearly a mistake) and then they absolutely would not stop and began yelling insults at us (you are bad people, etc) for the rest of the trip. Our big mistake was answering back/ telling them to be quiet/ etc. Because they were ANGRY and were not going to back down. I think we would have been better off apologizing and then ignoring their loud insults- humiliating as that would have been for us. Thoughts of how you would have handled this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Lesson learned - ignore them in the future. People like that are miserable and easily riled. It's not like you were on the quiet car on the Acela. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. Ignore in the future definitely!!! We made a big mistake and have learned our lesson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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more like an upper east side stereotype [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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OP: I've probably heard a comment here or there in Manhattan. But I've never heard women in Manhattan literally continue to throw insults for 15 minutes continuously like that - all about what terrible people/ parents we were to allow our baby to cry and ruin everyone's trip. The rudeness / meanness was shocking. That's why I'm wondering it it is a long island thing- clearly from responses here, it sounds like it is not-- just our poor luck to sit with these people. (and trust me, we have now rethought any future plans to travel on the train with this baby for another year) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Post the video, or it's fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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OP: God, I wish this were fake. My DH was holding the baby and trying to soothe him. I then told him to hand the baby to me, and the 2 women started clapping loudly and said "Finally, the mother takes the baby.". I turn around and they started berating me about how as the mother I should have taken the baby earlier, how they didn't blame the baby but they blamed me for not trying to soothe him, and how we ruined the train ride of everyone in that section. Unfortunately, I tried to speak back to them, and then they began yelling about what a bad mother I was. When my DH told them to stop, they began yelling at him (stuff like he doesn't respect women, etc). Awful, awful, awful. My 7yr is still asking about it today. He wanted to know today, "mom, how come they told dad he didn't respect women, but they were the ones who had said you were a bad mother?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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Is it possible they were drunk? On drugs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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OP: Didn't appear that way. Regularly dressed, regular people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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OP: I wish!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Fake - go trolling somewhere else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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OP: Swear I'm not a troll! We took the 6:25pm train back from Long Beach to PENN. Ate at Ginos pizza in Long Beach right before that, and that fro-yo place (Tutti-frutti, or something). The train was really full, as was the beach. There was even an incident with 2 sets of people floundering in the water and having to be pulled out by the lifeguards in the late afternoon, if anyone else was there. Ok-that's all the proof I have that this is real:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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I had a bad experience on a NJ Transit train once. We were all getting off the train and doing that polite "you go, I go dance" when this woman became irrationally angry that I had somehow gotten ahead of her. She started cursing and complaining loudly but I didn't even realize her comments were directed at me. On the platform she pushed past me and since I was about 7 months pregnant and holding my small DC's hand, I lost my balance and fell over. I fell in such a way that I almost rolled down onto the tracks were it not for another woman who grabbed me. I was fuming! When I got upstairs I saw her and asked what the hell was wrong with her. She started cursing me out and that's when I noticed she also had a small dd with her. I realized how ridiculous we looked and I walked away from her as she kept screaming. It still bothers me to this day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Thanks for the story. Now that I've written about this here and (rather than getting flamed as I expected) gotten support and so many "fake" accusations, I actually feel better. And I do feel embarrassed that we argued back with these people(!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:18 PM Flag
[ - ] My mom is super clingy/emotionally needy. How to deal? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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Stop picking up the phone and get her a hobby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:10 PM Flag
[ - ] where can I take my mother and two kids within 2 hrs drive for 2-3 days in July? Last year we went to Minerals resort in NJ and I totally hated it. It doesn't have to be upscale, but cannot be a dump. Any suggestions? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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OP: driving from NYC, sorry [ Reply | More ]
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why did you hate Minerals? We went there 2 yrs ago for a night- was fine but hardly offensive- worst part was you pretty much had to eat the on-campus food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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walls were paper thin. the towels they provided were tiny and quite used. If I had known I would've brought my own. there were not enough lounge chairs. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My 8yo DD eats more than I do. She's not overweight by any means, and the pediatrician actually praised us for her "fantastic" BMI at her check up in April. However, when we go to restaurants, she'll order an adult portion of a meal and then try to eat some of her brothers' food. My FIL (who is very overweight) commented that she even seems to eat more than him sometimes. We often tell her, "I think you've had enough for now" when she asks for additional food or tries to eat from her brothers' plates, but I feel like I'm denying food to a hungry kid. I'm doing the right thing, correct? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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If she's not overweight, I wouldn't worry about it. My DD had an enormous appetite at that age because she was a competitive gymnast. Almost 20 years later she is still active and thin and has a normal appetite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Is her pediatrician aware of her voracious appetite? Is (s)he concerned? If not, I'd let it go and let her eat the quantity of food she wants to eat, as long as it's healthy food and not garbage. My own dd is not ordinarily a big eater, but occasionally she'll come to a meal with a hearty appetite and try to eat oversized portions of food. The one thing we've found with her is that she needs to be reminded to pace herself when she feels that way, or else she'll eat a huge amount very quickly and then feel sick 15 or 20 minutes later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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If she eats too quickly you need to work with her to slow down. Perhaps work on treating meal time as a time for conversation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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OP: I didn't mention the voracious appetite to her pediatrician. She's my oldest child, so I guess I'm not 100% sure as to when kids typically move from the kid portion to the adult portion. [ Reply | More ]
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I think i tsounds fine. The only time I saw this go awry was when a girl I knew was seriously into dance (2-3 hrs a day) and when she got injured she didn't stop eating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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My sister ate like this and was thin as a rail until she graduated hs. Then she ballooned to a size 20. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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I think kids can regular their own food intake so long as you don't have stuff that's super junky around all the time. if she is eating a ton of fruits, vegetables, protein, good carbs, etc. then let her eat her fill. Hard to overdo it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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She is growing. You are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Just put a tray of coffee cubes in the freezer. My life is complete. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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cold brew is a viable alternative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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No. She's convinced it's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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np. I think you're confused about the OP's identity. I'm the poster who started the I hate iced coffee thread earlier, and this isn't my thread. But for the record, plenty of people don't think cold brew is a viable alternative. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but it's not substantially different from traditionally brewed coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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You're wrong that it's not substantially different. Science, man. Look it up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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Lol. This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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It's chemically different - boiling water releases compounds and acids that are not released in cold water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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How do you do cold brew? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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Simply add coffee to cold water and wait 24 hours. I make it strong so I can put over regular ice (even though it's very cold - stays in fridge). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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why bother when you can easily freeze some left over coffee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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np There are never too many options, when it comes to getting your daily fix. If cold brew works for some people, I'm open to trying it. ("Knowledge is power." -- Ronald Reagan) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Very different chemical structure. Hot coffee chilled will taste a lot more acidic than cold brew [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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Personally, I prefer ice cubes when the coffee is very strong. Yum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here have experience with infant swim rescue classes? I'm trying to decide between group classes and hiring a private instructor. Are the group classes chaos? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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The classes are fun. You get to meet a lot of other parents and get in the pool with your baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Np At ours the parents didn't get in the water. But it was fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Our group class was only with three other families. It was really fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Omg. Now we're teaching infants to swim too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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No. See below. It's actually a great idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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Not really. Infants don't have the coordination or muscle to swim, and wouldn't be able to save themselves in water. But it does get them very used to water, so when they're 1-3yo, they are comfortable enough in water to learn to swim. Plus, something fun and active for parents to do with babies and be social. [ Reply | More ]
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The OP is talking about ISR. This is not a water play class. It's a system that teaches them to float, preventing drowning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Incorrect. The class is specifically designed to teach them how to save themselves in water. All three of mine did it as infants. It's AMAZING. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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Sure, for a few seconds. But it's not like an unattended infant is going to save herself if she falls into water and it takes a few minutes for someone to find her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I liked the group class! Not chaos at all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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This is a class to rescue swimming infants? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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No it's a class that teaches infants to roll onto their back and float if submerged in water. A great safety precaution for until they're old enough to learn time swim. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Feeling down. Biglaw associate slaving away. Felt like I should have become a doctor. Was accepted by several good medical schools but was scared about the hours. Now here I am. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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You were accepted to medical schools then decided to go to law school? You got that fast in before deciding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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People who limit themselves to careers in law or medicine miss out on so much. Why not think outside the box career wise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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I am a BigLaw partner, and this is fake. Since I graduated high school (in 2000), everything I read and heard was what a crappy quality of life Biglaw associates/attorneys have--and how miserable lawyers tend to be. Your experience is typical, and if you were smart enough to land a Biglaw position, you are smart enough to listen to the volumes of articles/anecdotal stories/etc. warning you of the potential perils of life in a big law firm. No one makes a decision to go into Biglaw because they want to avoid long hours. This kind of fake post is irritating. People go into Biglaw because they like the salary, like the crazy intellectual exercises, like working on cases/matters that have national/international importance, or because they have a strategic plan that requires them to put in a few years in a sweat shop before moving on. No one has ever cited "quality of life/low hours requirements" as a reason to join a big firm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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'crazy intellectual exercises' = whatever twisted argument can be made up to possibly benefit the client [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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You go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel bad sometimes when I see parents who follow all of the "recommendations" for their kids. Oh, the AAP says keep your kid in a car seat until age 10! Oh, they say no TV until the kid is 4. The AAP says keep your kid rear facing in the car until they're three and a half. The AAP says don't let your kid drink juice and that they should be engaged in exercise for an hour a day! Here's the thing - they're making it all up. Why do you have to keep your kid in a booster until age 10. Does anyone know? They AAP doesn't. One person did a study that said - hmm, you know, some small kids got hurt when the seat belt impacted their sternum in a car crash. Oh, well, let's just say every kid needs to be in a car seat, then. You know, about 5% of kids are overweight because their parents give them a gallon of juice a day every day for years. Wow! Ok, no more juice. Just do what you think is right. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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As a researcher, people like you make me really, really sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Really? I'm a researcher, too, and I know that you can interpret numbers in more than one way. I think healthy skepticism is good for people. Although healthy skepticism is not the same as outright defiance of everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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OR: Skepticism is fine, but "they're making it all up!" and "The AAP doesn't know!" is not the same thing. They're guidelines that fall within the confidence intervals for whatever the issue is in question. Some scientist is not sitting in the lab going, "Man, age 10 sounds about right." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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You think the scientist is the one making the recommendation? Oh, come on. And let's be real - you know that its quite easy to get the result you want if you want to get it. Hmm, kids are getting fatter. Also, a lot more kids are drinking juice these days. Yes, it could be that, but it could be any of another two hundred factors too. But juice is probably behind some of it, so lets just say they should stop drinking juice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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OR: I don't think I understand what you're saying. I said there WASN'T a scientist sitting in a lab making recommendations. Also, some of it is pretty common sense: Juice has an incredible amount of sugar in it and is rarely 100% juice, so it's essentially guzzling sugar water. Kids don't need it. As childhood obesity is a growing problem, why not make the recommendation that kids don't actually need juice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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A researcher as in i sit at my computer all day, read UB and google search? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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OR: I'm on maternity leave! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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As a researcher, you must know that a lot of this stuff is your best guess, right? If you pretend that there's a definitive answer you're doing it wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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OR: It's not a guess, no. It's falling within the range of acceptable results. There's obviously not AN age (e.g. 10 years and 4 months) that is pinpointed time when a kid should move out of a carseat, but we look at the range and use the most conservative number in order to ensure the highest level of safety for kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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Who decides what's acceptable? You see my point, right? Is 100% safety the acceptable number? 75%? 50%? I get what you're saying, but I also know that its entirely possible and likely that the results can be made to be whatever you want them to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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OR: The AAP has a research panel, I'm assuming (I don't work for them, but I do work for a congressional research panel). In the instance of car seat safety, they'll their own independent tests with dummies and/or look at the outcomes of actual car accidents (the kids ages, weights, injuries, etc will be evaluated). They'll try to find the indicators that lead to the best outcomes for the kids. At some point, you're going to see a leveling-off of car seat benefits (probably around the time the kids can safely wear seat belts), and they'll make a recommendation off the weight which saw the greatest benefit of being in a car seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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they'll run** Sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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NP Not a researcher and I think OP sounds like a dolt, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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I think parents need to choose. I kept my kids rear facing for about a year and a half and they both stayed in some kind of care seat/booster until about 8. My kid exersice MORE than an hour a day because I believe it's good for them to do so on many levels - not just weight. I never gave them juice, not because a cup of juice a day would make them fat, but because drinking juice trains the palate to want sweet drinks for thirst which can become a bad habit as an adult. I have a teen who will drink the occasional gatorade or smoothie and he still likes milk, but his main drink is water. I think this is a great habit and I'm grateful to the AAP about making me think about juice before he was born. It sounds to me like you don't agree with these things just to be obstreperous - not becuase you've really thought them through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Some recommendations make sense. Others are simply done because someone is making money somewhere. You don't think car seat makers are lobbying the government to keep those recommendations high? Everywhere, someone is trying to make a big buck off those recommendations. Use your own judgment and common sense, follow the laws where they exist, and otherwise do what is right for you. Sometimes people follow recommendations only because they are lemmings and unable to think for themselves, but sometimes they are important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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The car seat thing is not the same, there have been a lot of studies and these things are followed in the law, NJ has car seat laws that replicate AAP recommendations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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It's not so much age, as height - the seats of cars were made for adult-sized people - so kids do not fit right in them and th eseat belt doesn't hit them in the right spot to protect them in an accident. but for every car (and even different seats in cars) and every kid - the age at which he'll fit properly is different, but with few exceptions, not until at least 7-8yo. newer cars have adjustable shoulder harness and that helps too. rear facing is safer for everyone - inc adults, but not realistic. in europe kids stay rear facing longer. juice is unnecessary - bad for teeth, extra calories, trains kids to like sweet drinks, etc. but let me tell you, way more than 5% of kids are overweight today - juice is but one part of htat iussue though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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and weight... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Pretty dim lightbulb posting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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As far as the teeth go, juice is just as bad as soda. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Can you do Keratin and color? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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+1 Color first. It doesn't work well with lots of highlights or complex coloring, because the high heat can change the color slightly, and then subsequent colorings don't go through the keratin. I use Nice & Easy, and it works great. The color itself has very subtle shadings & highlights, and then the heat from the keratin process seems to lighten it a bit. For the next couple of colors, I go with one shade lighter, so there isn't a line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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^But a pro would be able to do more complex coloring and still use keratin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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yes but color first [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Which area has the highest concentration of basic bitches in the US? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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It's a virtual area...UB. Duh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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Nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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Omaha, Nebraska. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:44 PM Flag
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UBville. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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What is a "basic" bitch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Here let me google that for you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Marin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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Boston and Long Island [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Def long island! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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Lehigh, Bucknell, Villanova [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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lol yes, plus Rutgers Honors College and Binghamton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Bucknell grad here: +1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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Dallas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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nyc burbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:55 PM Flag
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Jersey [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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I just posted above about being yelled at for 15 minutes about my baby on the LIRR. I've never experienced this in Manhattan (unless the person was homeless and mentally ill). So my vote is definitely for Long Island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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While I agree that the women in your scenario were complete bitches, a "basic bitch" is someone who basically has no originality and is a heavy consumer of mainstream labels and products (just for the labels' sake)... they could technically be "kind" humans (albeit vapid). But still - I agree with Long Island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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"UMC" suburbs in flyoverlandia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Scarsdale, Darien, Montclair just to get it started [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Park Slope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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UWS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.07.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Bronxville [ Reply | More ]
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