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[ - ] Can someone explain to me why is such a big fuzz about applying to K in NYC? Kids just play in school anyway at that age, so it does not really matter what school they go. Is this correct? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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It's not a big deal IRL. UB is just crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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Ongoing....you are done if in the right K program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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but where they go for K is also where they go for many more years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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In this crazy testing climate, there are schools testing kindergarteners. I toured a school where they have midterms in kindergarten. I think many people are thinking about K-5. If there is a school you want your child to go to (and you are not zoned to it) your best chance to get in is at K because it is when there are the most available spots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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privates are often K-12, so it's really about the next 12yrs not just K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Haven't been through the process yet but will applying this year. It's the first entry point for many private ongoing schools. So to many families it a really big deal as DCs will be in the same school until college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is my diet breakfast: 1 avocado, 1 broiled egg, 70 pistachios. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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A whole avocado? Too many pistachios. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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whole avocado too much? should i eat just half? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Too much. It's good fat, but still fat. That just seems like a lot of avocado to eat, you must have been shitting all morning! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Ironically, I have constipation most of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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Huh, well that should help matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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^^Try a Gnu (now called Fiber Love) bar. I have one every morning, tides me over until lunch, only about 140 calories and about half your daily fiber. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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np - she is kidding. Avocado has good fats. as do pistachios though 70 might be an overkill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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op: no I'm not kidding. 70 pistachios are total of 239 calories. If I would have eaten some kind of healthy bar, it would easily be or more than 239 cals, but would sound more feasible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:26 PM Flag
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^^ but I admit, together with whole avocado they are too much - although still I don't feel I have eaten too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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an avocado is not a good diet food. it is healthy BUT will not help you lose weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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haha 70?? it must take 3 hours to eat breakfast! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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nope, was done in half hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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I always have to suck the salt off the shell, then remove the shell, then eat each nut individually. Long process :) haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:27 PM Flag
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+1, that's why I eat them now instead of cashews, which I can inhale a whole container of in about 5 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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broiled egg? how does one broil an egg? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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NP: I saute eggs in butter :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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you boil the egg in water. no extra fats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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Even "fry" it in a non-stick pan (no added fats) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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That is a 600+ calorie breakfast [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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593 to be exact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:28 PM Flag
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this is a fail OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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You counted out 70 pistachios? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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try one egg (boiled) and half a piece of toast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] What are you top two issues right now? The kind of issue where if you meet someone else with the same issue - you are instant bffs. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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1. not being able to control my Hashimoto's and feeling perpetually miserable. 2. DS' picky eating/failure to grow or gain weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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1. My 2.5 year old still acts very much a baby and is hard to control 2. My husband works so much I barely see him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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I'm a step mother. I automatically love other step moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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1. Deciding whether to stay where we are or move back to NY. 2. Working too much/sleeping too little. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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1. I want baby #2 but dh doesn't 2. Mil is crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Ha! BFF here, both issues! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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1. Making sure my mildly Asperger's ds is 'on track' (he's in a SN program that is changing his/our lives) 2. Making sure his brother gets into kick-ass G&T. 99 hoping for luck. I'm instant bffs with other moms with an Asperger's kid, especially if they are in that hellish WHY IS THIS BRIGHT NOT CLICKING WITH THE WORLD phase when the kid hits nursery or K and is in endless trouble and the kid has no supports and/or parents are in denial about the SN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Juggling too much: workload is insane, would love to spend more time with DCs and DH :( Trying to lose 20 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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I hate my current nanny job, and I hate my neighbors. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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1.my son will be applying to HS next year and i'm stressing; 2. can't figure out what job i want or where to get it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:12 PM Flag
[ - ] The Whisper app: 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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shhhh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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I work at a hotel, the blankets only get washed once a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Spppssstttttt: that's common knowledge now a days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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My husband's mom asked if this was his baby at our baby shower... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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wow, that sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Today I was tired an accidentally hung up on someone, I am a 911 operator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Just looked at it. It's like post secret, but easy. Too bad the great idea behind post secret is becoming so diluted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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I used a plastic wrapper as my condom, because I forgot to bring my condom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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now we know why you are on UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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very creative troll. get out of here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:25 PM Flag
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My ILs treat me like garbage and my dh says nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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My ILs treat me like garbage and my dh says nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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My MIL interrupted DH kissing me and said it was her turn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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ew! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Highlight moms - I got my highlights done yst and I don't really like them. I think they are too light, not really happy about them. Is there anything that can be done or should I just move on ? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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get lowlights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Call. They can put a toner on them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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OP - I am afraid if I mess with it it will look worse. DH likes it but I am not a fan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] How do top private schools attract great STEM teachers? Do they pay a lot better than other schools? I work in STEM and I would make a very good teacher but I can not afford to teach given pay levels in STEM fields. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Private schools pay poorly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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That is my point. How can they have great STEM teachers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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+1 STEM PhD here and I'd love to teach (and be great at it) but I make 120k working PT. Would need at least 90k (and summers off) to consider jumping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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OP: exactly and same here. So how can private schools have great STEM programs if their teachers get paid poorly. I just don't see why anyone who is 1/2 competent in STEM go and make under 60K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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They are usually young, and they don't last more than 3 to 5 years in the gig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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It's also that the facilities are top notch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Columbia Grammar and Prep pays the highest for teachers in all of NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Distant friend posted on FB how much she likes her eXpresso. omg, don't people check spelling of words they are unsure about before they post ? She regularly uses CAUSE instead of BECAUSE too. Vent over. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Logically, in English it should be 'expresso'. Just because the Italians took the 'k' part out of most of the Latin words that contain 'x' in that position doesn't mean we English speakers should too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Easy mistake to make. Why does it upset you enough to have to "vent" about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Disneyland is the happiest place on earth where you can experience true magic, family vacay, 2 weeks away, yay! So excited. We qre going to have a blast! Weeee! Any recommendations? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Buy the "Unofficial Guide to Disney." So many great tips for planning a vacation in there. We call it the Bible when we go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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+1! The app is amazing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Better manage your expectations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:57 PM Flag
[ - ] twin dd name poll: Maggie (Margaret) and Faye ? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Eh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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I didn't used to be crazy about Faye, but I know a little girl with that name who is amazing, so now I am biased. Same with Maggie, but I have a best friend called Maggi for Margaret, and she is awesome, too. One problem with Maggie is that there seem to be a lot of dogs with that name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Okay with Margaret but doesn't seem to go with Faye [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:14 PM Flag
[ - ] 1st DD born two days ago, pneumonia in both lungs, renal issues. Got to hold her after 30 hours. Feeling down. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Aw. Hang in there. I had NICU babies too, it's not easy. Do they know why she's having problems? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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Don't feel down; you've got a kid! Someday these issues will be distant memories and your healthy child will still be with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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HUG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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yeah dont feel down, my dd was born with almost no lungs, didnt get to hold her until she was 36 days old. and shes still in the hospital at six and half months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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OP: thanks for the perspective. DH here, DW a rock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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My youngest was in the nicu for awhile, born at 3lbs 10oz. Make sure they let you do kanagaroo cuddling if allowed under her circumstances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:12 PM Flag
[ - ] What vegetarian, lactose free, chick pea free, and nut free appetizer would you bring to a friends? Must travel have an hour on subway. Tia. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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Salad made from corn, black beans, julienne bell peppers, grape tomatoes and red onion. Toss in vinaigrette when you get there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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eggplant dip, roasted red pepper dip - with crudite or crackers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Make a mushroom bruscetta--slice the bread--make a mushroom stew. toast bread put on musrooms and parsely garnish at friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Crudités and dip? Goat cheese mini quiches? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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miniquiches are hard to do lactose free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Goat cheese! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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cheese actually usually doens't have lactose (nor does yogurt) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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people require things "chick pea free" ? smh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Chips and salsa or veggie tray. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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cardboard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Is it unprofessional to respond to an email (after some back and forth) with just one line, rather than a greeting? (only a sign off) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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No, most high-level ppl I correspond with do this. No sign-off either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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No, the less fluff the better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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This. The niceties become meaningless ("Hope all is well!") [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:29 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone here know how to stop recurring skin tags? I had some small skin tags on my neck removed in 2010 and now I was rubbing lotion on my face and neck and felt them coming back again, in the same spots. I have 2 on the base of my neck that look awful, with tags long enough I could pull them out (painfully if I tried), 2 others 3 inches to the left that are also growing. I am so tired of going to the Laser Spa to have them removed. What causes them and how do I stop them from ever coming back? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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I just got 2 on my neck, but I am 9 mo pregnant and I assumed it was hormonal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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Sounds crazy, but I do this: put your nail clipper through a flame, let cool, hold your breath and snap! Done and done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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ooh I will have to try that!! Thank you!! - OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Lemon oil is supposed to work too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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or tie a few strands of hair around it and wait 2 days, it'll fall off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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But then shed have to walk around like that for two days. They're on her neck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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But then shed have to walk around like that for two days. They're on her neck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Tea Tree oil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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they are probably warts. see a derm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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