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[ - ] What are some things that were "life changing" for you? I'll start-when I discovered tampons at the age of 14. Here's another one...keratin. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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hi spammarella [ Reply | More ]
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projects? [ Reply | More ]
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Learning that I was a spirit having a human experience rather than a human being having a spiritual experience. Recently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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when I discovered that I could crowdsource my blog posts on UB -- life's never been easier! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] The last 5 posts are planted posts. Is this a Monday thing by UB to generate some traffic? Maybe I'm wrong but where are all the buffoons? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:21 PM Flag
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it is a troll lazy writer trying to float ideas about what to write and getting some free feedback... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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What? They look normal to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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CBS Interactive doesn't care about traffic. I have a friend who works there - they do not focus on this site at all they have much bigger fish to fry than some silly site. As you can see there are only ads on it now during search. This is not a priority. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Same with Chow.com and chowhound, and that's a MUCH more popular site than UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Football DS, UB is going downhill with all these flyover people invasion 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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I know, right? It's time we get down to serious issues classy people care about, like push presents and fall wardrobe essentials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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If I eat fried chicken and buy things on sale, am I LMC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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nope you are LC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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academics dimwit, academics [ Reply | More ]
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"Is XYZ School top-tier?" is more akin to a discuss of push presents or football than academics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:28 PM Flag
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yep, good old times when academics were the main UB topic.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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It's like the 10th time she has posted and she has been told over and over her kid is obese and that he needs to diet and to refuse to let him play football if he doesnt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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And the kid is a different age each time. :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I know this woman in her early 30s who wanted to get married and start a family. She pressured BF#1 at the 6 month mark and he left her. She pressured BF#2 at the 6 month mark and he proposed. She got pregnant immediately. They were separated before the kid was born. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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and you come here to gloat because you are still married... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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Moral of the story....You cannot force people's hand to marry you or to have kids with you. Other moral....WTF is a 6 month mark and which idiot invented this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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4 SEASONS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendations for a Child Psychologist for 7 y.o. dc. Please no snarky comments on getting therapy for my kid - just some actual names of therapists who are good. UES or UWS preferred. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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I think you best bet to start is to ask your pediatrician. If you don't like anyone he/she recommends you can then ask around. Chances are your doctor know someone appropriate and they can coordinate on dc's care. Can I ask why you think child needs a shrink. I am only asking because I was in that place a couple of years ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:18 PM Flag
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I have asked already and have two names. One is very inconveniently located (although I can deal if have to) and the other doesn't seem to focus just on kids. ds is having difficulty dealing with disappointment and periods of low self esteem/self worth, overall a great happy kid but these dark moments are concerning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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I would also try to get recommendations from other parents if you are comfortable sharing with them. My child (9) goes to a great therapist that was recommended by another parent whose child also went to therapy. You'd be surprised as to once you start talking to people, how many parents send their child to therapy. She is not in any of the locations you mentioned so I won't mention her, but good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I would consider Midtown or Gramercy. ds is in school on UES but we can go a bit further downtown - just not Tribeca, WV, Soho..... I will ask around though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Any experience with a lover who after a while wants more, i.e. more of an emotional involvement? I've been sleeping with this one guy for several months; it has been great. But that arrangement was sort of entered into without thinking that much about long-term possibility. Now he wants more and I am sort of back-pedaling because I am not sure it's the right situation going forward. I guess I could give it a try, but don't want to mess up the good thing we have. Although I guess it is already messed up. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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^^OP: Also, not a VBA; it's not like I'm super-hot or think I am super-awesome or anything. I think he wants to be in a relationship, and obviously this would be an easy place to start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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projects? [ Reply | More ]
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Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Right. Who are these humanoids who act like this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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Does he spend any sort of money on the friendship? If not then don't bother advancing to a relationship [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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He always takes me out to dinner, drinks, shows. Not in a weird way; I always offer to pay and will insist on paying for some things to make it not me unbalanced. He's a perfect gentleman. We are both divorced, went out for one date (online dating) and just ended up in this situation. I actually enjoy it and see no reason to mess with it right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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*not be unbalanced [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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Please tell me both of you are single. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] I have twins. Things come very easily to one, and not so easily to the other. Easy boy is an extrovert so has successful social skills. He also has an easier time in school and with athletics. The not so easy boy is more of an introvert and has a very mild physical deformity that makes his gross motor skills far more average than his brother's, and academically he is not as strong or confident (right this second) as his brother. If you enjoy a sibling situation like this, what did your parents do right or wrong? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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IVF? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Nope. Luck of the draw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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I always wonder how Ashton Kutcher's twin feels. Looks like Ashton has always been very warm and loving to him. That's probably what matters most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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almost od'ed must be a heavy burden [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Wow. I see a bestseller...There was a book like this "the Dark Twin" or something like that. The child that was "different" and less successful than the star brother turned out to be a mass murderer (not that yours will be, I am just kidding!!!!!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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It would totally be the easy twin that would be the murderer, but he would frame his brother! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Yeah!!! Good plot....didn't think of that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:16 PM Flag
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What kind of deformity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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How old? I have a set of twins like this at my school, and the "less advanced" twin is the happiest kid I've ever seen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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How old are they? I have 17 year girl twins that are similar. One is more out-going and athletic, the other is very sensitive and has not the best social skills. We got the less athletic girl into an activity (fencing) that she was able to succeed at and she has made a nice circle of friends there. She also does a lot of volunteer work. She has made some good friends with adults and the children she works with at the volunteer activity, and this has helped to give her ideas for college and beyond. We speak to both of them about each being on her own path, and that what looks good in high school is not always what helps you succeed in life. We try hard to have them respect each other, but they fight a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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My sister has always been popular and well-liked (she still is) and I was the introverted and invisible sort. Our parents made us feet equal to each other within our family home but it was obvious the world preferred my sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
[ - ] How many days absent for a 4th grader is a problem for selective middle school applications? Is under 5 okay? TIA. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 07.28.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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in a year? ffs - calm down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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OP: Usually I wouldn't be so paranoid but I keep hearing word of mouth and on this board that absences in 4th and 7th grades are no-nos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:27 PM Flag
[ - ] People who get doctor's notes so their pet can live in a no pets building are the worst. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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I know, right? Damn sight impaired, epileptics, etc. They have no concern for others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Whatever. These people are getting dogs for anxiety, comfort, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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no pet building are the worst. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone see the Post pic of Piper Perabo and her wedding dress? I thought she looked kinda cool. But wow, she got old looking. Makes we wonder how old people see me looking. i just turned 38 and remember how young she looked in that Coyote Ugly movie. I know i've aged since then but she doesn't look like a very young looking 37 year old in the pics i've seen. just saying... aging is a bitch. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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nokd [ Reply | More ]
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OP: you mean because she partied and such? lived a faster life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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she is LC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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OP: huh, never saw it like that...just thought she was a cute girl, who aged really poorly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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well look where she came from, i mean come on... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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I thought she had an old-looking face even in the movie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] My 16 yo DS is determined to play football in college. He's a little over 6 feet, started the summer at 250 lbs. He has been eating like mad (two sandwiches for lunch, entire large pizza for dinner) and told us he weighed in at 304 pounds yesterday. Honestly he does not look like it's muscle. How do I tell him he's becoming unhealthy? 50 pounds in a summer is not normal weight gain 47 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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You need his coach to get involved. Or a trainer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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OP. His coach is part of the problem, he wants his players to be "big." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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This IS what football is about. I really fail to see what makes it a true sport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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np: what position does he play? My three brothers all played D1 college football, happy to answer any questions. That sounds too big to be healthy TBH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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OP. He plays center. I agree he is not healthy. He was chubby last year, now he just looks obese to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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pp: eesh, yeah, this is not good. I'm sorry OP, this coach does not sound like one of the good ones. Do you live in an area where football super competitive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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^football IS super competitive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Of course it is, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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pp: ew, nasty - just asking the question. Wanted to get an idea of DS' chances of actually playing in college. [ Reply | More ]
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op. That was not me [ Reply | More ]
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pp: I know. [ Reply | More ]
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op. Yes, very competitive community (not in NY). [ Reply | More ]
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pp: figured. I know how that goes...do you think DS has reasonable chance at playing D1? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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op. I am not sure. He is a decent player, but I think his height is an issue (he's barely 6'1"). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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pp: can make up for that, that is not terribly short. He needs to be faster if he's shorter, and that's not happening at 300+. Can you address it with him that way? Has he been scouted at all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:58 PM Flag
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op. He's just starting junior year and this is really the big year for scouting (according to his coach). He was the only sophomore starter last year, so I guess that's a good sign. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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pp: sophomore starter on varsity? That's really a good sign. Have you talked to him at all about the weight? [ Reply | More ]
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op. Yes, on varsity. No, I haven't said anything yet, but I think I should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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6'1" is too short for D1 even for a center unless he's a superstar long snapper or something. You are probably looking at D2 or D3 [ Reply | More ]
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op. Yes, that's what I think too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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np. I'm curious because that sounds like way too much weight to carry to snap the ball very effectively. How is he even keeping his center of gravity steady with such a rapid weight gain? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Big is not the same as fat. And if this is his policy then he does not care for the well being of his players and I suggest you speak to school about his views. Provided of course you understand them correctly. If someone was pushing my kid to gain weight I would pull the kid out of the program before he knew what hit him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Big IS fat, 6 mo after stopping working out 2 practices a day. 'Murica! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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No BIG means the person is large. Large boned frame with muscle on muscle type. Fat is fat. Not a lot of muscles, mostly flabby. You have no idea what you are talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Look at any "big" guy who was on your hs football team; they are fat now. Once they aren't working out 3 hrs a day, it turns to fat. Not rocket science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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I try to limit my viewing of sports. The only thing I recall from my HS days is that players were dumb, they smelled, they dated girls who put out and I did not want to know any. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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NP: Muscle doesn't turn to fat. The issue athletes have when they stop being athletes is that they don't adjust their diet to a less active lifestyle. Although a lot of men who weren't athletes have the same issue with thinking they can still eat like they did at 16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:24 PM Flag
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I would make sure coach isn't giving him steroids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:55 PM Flag
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yeah 300 lbs at 16 and only 6' tall...hmmmmm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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Watching this. Similar problem on my ds's football team, though he is a couple years younger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:01 PM Flag
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304 lbs?? He is going to die once hell week starts. Perhaps literally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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take him to the doctor - make sure bloodwork etc is still all normal, also make sure ds knows he has to turn the weight into muscle for it be work for him rather than against him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Have dad talk to the boy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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Less food, more weight training [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Nutrition education [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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just 0.3 % make it to team, i would not worry about this, it is very unlikely that he will get in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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Football? Are you in flyover? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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His doctor and coach should be on top of it. 50lbs is way too much weight to put on in 2 months. Is he lifting and running with his team this summer? If he isn't training this summer as a 16 year old that doesn't look very good for his being recruitable for college. He should have a lot of supervision right now. Not just mom watching him eat pizza. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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op. He has been lifting all summer, but does very little running as far as I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:08 PM Flag
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If he's not keeping in good cardiac shape then he's going to have some issues. If he's on any team worth their stuff they should have a coordinated summer program or at least a lifting program emailed by the coach that has running or hills in there. Big alone won't do it. I've seen super big kids just sit because they don't know what else to do with their weight except be big. Being big but not strong with leverage just means you can be pushed off balance in the other direction. More worrisome from the OP is the rate of the weight gain. Way too fast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:17 PM Flag
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a dh here; how is his body fat percentage, strength, etc? Just being fat isn't going to get him to D1 football. He needs to be explosive, and fat isn't explosive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:20 PM Flag
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^ also, I am fat. [ Reply | More ]
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op. I think he is strong but I'm sure his body fat percentage is very high. Don't know what it is exactly. But he looks fat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:10 PM Flag
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Tell him to not bother. Football is an awful sport, especially in college. It's all busted knees and broken hands and feet, hyper-extended necks and concussions. For what? If your kid isn't a superstar, lights out, "holy shit that kid is good" player by age 15 he's never, ever going pro. So why put yourself through that torture and punishment? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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His weight is a little high if he is coming in at 6'. (Centers are often thick.) I played offensive line. He'll probably puke his guts out when practice starts (and that sucks.) Encourage him to get some aerobic work in now and take him to the doctor. Tell him no doctor, no ball. Period. (Coaches can get kids to make some really bad choices.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Sandra Bullock is 50. How did that happen? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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we are getting old, but she looks fabulous! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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She was born 50 years ago and 50 years passed by since her birth. This is how it happened. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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you i like [ Reply | More ]
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That's two people I don't like. [ Reply | More ]
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i honestly think she looks better now than she did when she started. classier, more beautiful, more comfortable in her own skin. [ Reply | More ]
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I remember when there was a lot of stuff being written about her being Julia Roberts' heir to movie stardom, after Speed. Julia Roberts made a lot of passive-aggressive comments about how Sandra Bullock was older than her, so she didn't know how Sandra could be her heir. One of the first times I realized Julia Roberts probably wasn't that nice of a person... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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ITA. Way too many stories floating around out there about how she's not that nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
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well look how she got her husband. He was married. went to shoot a movie. he met her, she knew he was married. she didn't give a shit. he left his wife. sure he wasn't innocent but she didn't exactly care that he had a wife at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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funny how people jump all over Angelina Jolie but no one really gave Julia Roberts any shit for what she did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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there is a pretty famous director, i can't remember which one, and i'm too lazy to google it, but he worked with Julia Roberts and said she was insufferable and said she has an annoying need to be loved by everyone. and you can just see it. she needs to be the center of the universe. Bullock seems like she's her own woman. I read this article on Bullock and her mother, who came to the US from Germany and how she raised Sandra and her sister. she seems like such a cool person, like someone who would be a terrific female friend, really have your back. Julia seem like she would always be a frenemy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:22 PM Flag
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It was actually Steven Spielberg. He kind of backtracked later, saying she was under a lot of pressure because of her instant stardom, but I think he meant it. But at the time, it was seen as attacking America's Sweetheart so he got in a lot of trouble. (She was in his Peter Pan movie, Hook.) [ Reply | More ]
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I was surprised by this, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:09 PM Flag
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Hi Sandra :-) [ Reply | More ]
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I still have a fascinating social life at 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm feeling a little guilty about this - I really don't like my sister's 12 year old right now. He's so lazy, entitled and sneaky. Gets out of helping out with the smallest tasks and expects that the world revolves around him. I think I let my displeasure show a little too much this past weekend at a family party but the kid is a brat. My sister is such a good mom and will do anything and everything for her kids but she's constantly making excuses for the 12 year old's behavior. He's hungry, he's tired, he's a teenager. Just wanted to vent - hopefully it will pass but I think this is his personality. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:56 PM Flag
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I'm not trying to be snarky, but it doesn't sound like she is such a great mom, if her dc is an entitled pita. You saying "it's his personality" is as bad as her making excuses. You're mad at her for letting this happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:00 PM Flag
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She's the mom that always has fresh water bottles and extra snack. In some ways it makes me feel inefficient - in other ways I let my DD pack what she needs herself. I just think the son expects everything literally handed to him and when it's not he goes into a funk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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lol, bring extra water and snacks does not a good mother make, if she is ignoring bad behavior [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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ITA. It just means she's taking the path of least resistance to avoid a blow up (ie not actually parenting) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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pr: YOU are the great mother, because dd knows to anticipate what she needs in a situation, think ahead and bring it. She's becoming independent and capable. To me, that's good parenting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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that's a great mom for a toddler or preschooler. 12yo's should be largely self-sufficient. if your mom does everything for you, why would you ever expect to have to do anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:13 PM Flag
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They don't live with you, do they? No? Then live and let live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:04 PM Flag
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Says the mom with a bratty at home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:12 PM Flag
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Not at all. My son is so far from being a brat that he is on another planet. I am an older, single mom, working really hard, and he does everything he can at his age to make my life easier. I am just not in a habit of judging other people's kids behavior if it does not affect me or mine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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And that's why this generation is a generation of entitled brats - we allow it to be ok. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't generalize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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Do you have any teenagers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:19 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O - Currently in law school after being out of school for 10+ years. By the time I graduate, my youngest will be 8. I am curious to see if this plan will work better than the conventional way. I won't be going for maternity leave or decide to stay home since my kids are grown. I am fresh out of school. The only thing hindering me would be my age. Some people may not want to work with me and hopefully, I don't get an attitude thinking I am too old to take this shit (I won't). I will be in IP Law so my first career as an engineer is somewhat relevant still. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:53 PM Flag
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Looks like a great future to me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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Thank you. Sometimes I feel worried and sad that I didn't do it earlier but I got the chance to WOH, WAH and SAH and now I am back to school, reinventing myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:02 PM Flag
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There is definitely a bias against older graduates, although I would guess it would not be as prevelant in IP, which tends to attract more people who are "reinventing" themselves. You'll want to work closely with career placement and probably focus more on boutiques than big firms. And, please, when you interview, focus on the benefits of your prior career experience and not your childbearing status! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:17 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think is the farthest reasonable walk for preschool? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:52 PM Flag
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10 blocks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:07 PM Flag
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My 4 yo does 11 blocks and I allow about 15-20 minutes. Some days he's slower but it's about the best time of day for me bc he is a chatterbox. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:11 PM Flag
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Our preschool is 26 blocks away, but a very easy 3-stop subway ride with less than 5 min walking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:04 PM Flag
[ - ] did you do baby sign language? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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lol! No. I talked to my son, in a normal voice, using normal words since he was born. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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+1. Sign language aside, I can't stand it when people do baby-talk. I don't know why this bothers me but it does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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yes, another 22 year old "expert" chimes in...Thanks but no thanks. I used real words and so does my son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:14 PM Flag
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Ain't nobody got time for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:54 PM Flag
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Thought this was a fad. We didn't do it. Not necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:44 PM Flag
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yes and is not mind craft master which makes her both smart and creative. I have neck for bringing up gifted children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:46 PM Flag
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^ minecraft - auto correct [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:47 PM Flag
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Had a friend who did it. We baby shared and that poor kid would look at me and flap her hands and I just stared at her without a clue that she wanted ie. a banana. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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I think it's a great idea. Would have maybe been useful with #1 who didn't talk until 2yo, but I was too overwhelmed with everything and then pregnant again year later. #2 was an early talker so it would have been totally unnecessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:48 PM Flag
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Wouldn't this be a way to create further delays? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:50 PM Flag
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studies show that it doesnt create delays. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:51 PM Flag
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I did that 14 years ago. Started when dd was 8 months, she started signing at 10 months. Taught her more, milk, eat, bath and a few others. It was great!!! She enjoyed the communication and the ability to get what she was asking for. She spoke early and in complex sentences. The other child I know who was taught this also spoke early. Was it the signing? Can't say, but it was a very positive experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:03 PM Flag
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Is she was only signing at 10 months she did not "speak early"....lol...My son spoke by 9 mo... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:15 PM Flag
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hahahahahhaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:57 PM Flag
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No, I think it's silly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 05:59 PM Flag
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I did when DS wasn't talking. It helped reduce frustration and helped us communicate. Now he's 4 and wont' shut up, but it took a while for EI and CPSE to start working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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^and actually now that we're introducing a second language (I'm Chinese), it's also helped there. I would say something in Chinese and sign it so that he could make the connection instead of just waiting for me to repeat it in English. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:06 PM Flag
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NO, my baby can hear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:05 PM Flag
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I do. My son has a speech delay and it has helped him communicate his needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.14, 06:23 PM Flag
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