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[ - ] what is your bid on a 699k house? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Depends on the house and location [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
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how long it has been on the market and how reasonably it is priced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:26 PM Flag
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ask your realtor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is levains bakery so popular? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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those big giant cookies are so gross and give me nightmares [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Did you try one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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yes, it was raw in the middle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
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WHAT?? They are amazing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:26 PM Flag
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Was this always a thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Are parents suing Mandell? What's the latest on the fiasco there, though I do hear good things about Basis. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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Basis is spectacular for Asians. Also for Kids that are not Asian but are willing to grind and stuy all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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Well, then it's the opposite of Mandell! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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Seriously, that's what I've heard, too -- like 6-7 hrs of straight academics, no frilly subjects in schools, and APs in Middle School. It may be too much for many, but boy that kind of academic training can't hurt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] 21 month old climbed out of the crib last night, anyone have experience with crib tents or other devices to keep (strong and fearless) toddlers inside a crib at night? Bonus if it is sold in stores (and not only online. TIA! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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At the point a child is climbing out, it's much safer (yet a huge hassle) to switch to a toddler bed. The danger with the tent is that they can become lodged between the tent and the crib. And if you leave the crib open/unsecured, there's a danger that he/she will fall trying to get out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Nope. Time to move to a toddler bed or allow DC to come and go. Make sure there is a rug beside the crib. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Ugh, DD just told me that Tinder has decided to officially allow 13 year olds to join. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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What is the policy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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There is a special age category called Tinder for teens. Teens aged 13 to 17 are limited to dating other teens in that age range, can not interract with those older than 17 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
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i'm so excited 13 yos can date 17 yos. wtf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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Still 17/13. They are encouraging statutory rape [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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Not encouraging it at all. Not all teens that meet on tinder have sex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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Kinder Tinder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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WOW. What is wrong with these people? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
[ - ] My kid is going into 3rd grade and all around me I hear about kids his age who are going to the Nationals for something-or-other (chess, running, fencing, etc), on travel-team sports that they are passionate about, or are superstars at academics, art, instruments, etc. My kid is struggling with attention on long boring homework assignments, likes to play, and does love to read and everything computer/ technology (no video games)-- but those are not "national level" activities. Should we be pushing him more? College/ graduating senior moms-- please advise me! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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unclench [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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nasty remark so early in the morning. You need to get another cup of coffee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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We like locally-sourced activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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i don't hear that. and my kid's going into 6th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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Nationals for anything at age 8 is ridiculous and most likely meaningless. Kids should still be figuring out what they like to do and trying a lot of things. I have a 9 yo on one travel sport that he loves but mainly because his friends also do it but he does a lot of other sports/activities too, it is widely documented that it is negative to focus on one thing at such an early age. Let your kid figure out what he likes to do, college is 10 years away! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks for the feedback! That is what we think, but I keep hearing from parents about their kids, and started getting anxious~ obviously silly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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I was you. Very late to get my dcs into anything competitive, and it's hard. So now I am pushing and supplementing like crazy. People are really into credentializing their dcs to get them into schools, programs, etc. etc. It seems to work for many. If you can't beat them, join them. That's what I've done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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Do people think that 8year old is late? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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np: What do you mean by credentializing? And for parents with DBs what should we be planning and budgeting for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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My advice: Everything I did before age 5 for my kids was BS, but preschool generally is a good idea. After preschool, let your kid try some sports and activities they like and are good at, and then stick with 2 or 3. That way, if they quit one, they have others to build on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:27 PM Flag
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I wouldn't push him. Just allow him to do more of what he's actually interested in. My brother told me about an app or program that allows kids to do mock rocket launches, where they have to use math and physics to calculate exactly how to launch. I have no idea what the app is called, but things like that are interesting and educational . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] James, Ian, or Henry for a boy? I've had these names on my list for following ever but now that the time has come, it's hard to make a decision. I think I'm partial to James (and Jamie, how cute!) but I'd like to hear what you think. Thanks! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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*forever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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I like James too. I don't like Ian (which also seems quite trendy now) or Henry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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Henry is pretty trendy now too. I'd also go with James. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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I like Jamie, but not James. I an is a nice name too. I've never found Henry to be an attractive name, nor the nickname Hank. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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I prefer James because Jamie is a little too unisex for me-- I know so many girls named Jamie. Although I do love that Jamie character on game of thrones:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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yuck to all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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Love James. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Getting ready for beach vacation. What is a good drugstore or Sephora brand of waterproof mascara. My lashes are thin but now long due to Latisse. What do I use to get it off. Thanks! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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Not sure you'd want to do this with Latisse, but when I go on beach vacations I splurge and get lash extensions put on. Then it's just a dab of BB cream and some lipgloss all week long, no hassle, no mess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Any gynecologists on? I have mirena (due for replacement)and want to try skyla instead because of the lower hormones. My doc said there's no difference in the amount of hormone released. Is there any reason not to get the skyla instead of mirena? I know that it's targeted to women who haven't had kids, but would it be less effective for a 40 y/o with 2 kids? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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if there is no difference, why do you want to switch? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:20 PM Flag
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Doctor said there's no difference, but the information I read about each product shows that there is a difference in hormone level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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^and I thought that if there were slightly less hormones, some of my weird acne/skin issues that started with the mirena wouldn't be as severe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] If you're one of these people who have your kids work on math over the summer and get them math tutors in 7th grade and have them take AP Physics so that they can get into a STEM program at a good college, what's your goal for them? What's the end game? I can't figure out the big deal about setting your kid up from age 9 to get a degree in the hard sciences. The only thing I can see that people might think is that they think their kids are going to get a huge paying job in finance, but knowing what I know now about that industry you might as well plan on your kid playing for the NBA. Otherwise, all the STEM people I know are mid level engineers working at some firm where they make $150k to pump out work for the bosses, or they became doctors, which honestly doesn't require a hard core STEM degree these days. Just good grades in the prereq classes and on the MCAT. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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Dh makes decent money with good hours ($250-$300)(8-5). He also enjoys it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:09 PM Flag
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Also he got paid to go to college and grad school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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If they're going to be mid-level in STEM isn't there a good chance that they would be mid-level in most other fields? I wouldn't push my DC into any field, but I would explain that working in STEM is "safer" than becoming a journalist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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Actually medical schools look very strongly at students who have done more than "just prereq classes". A strong science degree with great grades would be looked at more highly than just a basic science major who did the minimum. Not trying to contradict your other points. But as a physician, I can see where a student who has a stellar science background might be a better candidate for med school--- if that is your goal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:11 PM Flag
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I guess if you're intent on going to a top 5 med school it counts. But I know SO MANY people who just kind of got through their basic bio degree with a 3.5 GPA and went on to med school. I can count 10 that I know personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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OR: I went to a top med school so I am biased, and have sat on a number of med school admission committees so know what kind of degrees and backgrounds get attention. But getting into any med school is not so easy either. I know many that ended up at DO schools or in the Caribbean because their basic bio degrees and ok grades didn't get them into an MD program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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OK. And what happens to those people? Do they make $300k a year working 8-5? Because that's what happened to the people like that that I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Isnt bio a science? What do you think the E in STEM stands for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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It's not really a hard science. A college bio degree is on a different level than chemistry, physics, math or engineering. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Email. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
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What sort of schools did they end up going to? Yale isn't top 5, but I'm pretty sure you aren't getting in with a 3.5. Many people can get into medical school, it doesn't mean that they're going anywhere decent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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the end game is to make sure they will be employable. i am not sure, though, that it makes a difference for most everybody. i doubt you could take a math challenged kid and turn him into an A+ student. but we still do it because it might make a difference in the margins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Question for curly-haired ladies: I need a good, strong hair gel - any recommendations? For 15 years I used and loved Nexus Exxtra Gel, which held my curls and made them shiny without being stiff (and eliminated all frizz), but they've discontinued it. I've tried several other products, and none of them hold as well. The best is a Frederick Fekkai styling gel, but it still isn't strong enough - it allows the frizzies to pop. I welcome any suggestions. My curls are neither tight nor loose - in between - but there's a lotta hair, and it needs taming. TIA. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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I've been using leave in conditioner. I shower at night and put the conditioner in while in the shower. Then for bed I put it in a high ponytail. When I take it down in the AM the curls look great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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which conditioner???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:22 PM Flag
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Devachan products [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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I would try IC Fantasia gel, the clear one or the green one with aloe. It has a strong hold but isn't crunchy, and it doesn't flake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Describe the smartest kid you know who does not have social problems. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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DC's classmate is in 8th grade but she is already doing science research at a med school. Brilliant kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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What school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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Bx sci [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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My oldest son is actually the smartest kid I know. No social problems, but some problems with organization. He's actually very social, but could use some help with executive function. [ Reply | More ]
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can you describe his hobbies? [ Reply | More ]
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lol OF COURSE you would think that your DS is the smartest kid you know [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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adults, i know some. kids, my ds and prob dd. 11ds and 8dd. dd is a little less chilled out than ds but no social probs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Does your kids camp post pictures online everyday? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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Yes and I love it. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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no and I think its great that they decided to go against the grain and not post pics. gives the kids some space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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How would these ladies know? Once their kids are out the door they're out of mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Looking for a sleepaway camp for dd in Maine. Either 4 or 7 weeks, definitely want uniform. want a down to earth community (no tolerance for bullying/cliques) and quality instruction. Where should we (or shouldn't) look? TIA. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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My friend's kid is at Camp Laurel or something in Casco ME. Likes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:58 PM Flag
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Are there camps whose selling point is that they tolerate bullies and cliques? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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Of course not but at ones where the camper to counselor ratio is high, there's little supervision and all kinds of bad stuff can happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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7 weeks? Jesus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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My son to camp for 8 weeks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:09 PM Flag
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DD loved Camp Wyonegonic. Uniform, caring counselors, very low key/old school. Also check out Wavus (sister camp to Kieve). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:10 PM Flag
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7 weeks? Wow- you must hate your kid so bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:11 PM Flag
[ - ] I need to do some background checks on potential clients. Can anyone recommend a good web site? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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Why? You're worried they won't pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:11 PM Flag
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Potential renters. Would like some idea who I am dealing with. [ Reply | More ]
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you can require they give you their credit profile/report off creditkarma, since it's free- but you need their consent. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you.Good advice. But would that show past criminal activities? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Bed wars? Am I the only one in a couple where the other person's sleeping habits are infuriating to the point you just want to sleep in another room? I tuck in the blankets at the foot of the bed. In the morning they are all literally on the floor. I can't have a sheet because it gets pulled away and tossed on the floor. We have a king sized bed too. Tired of it. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:55 PM Flag
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Sleeping separately saved my marriage! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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My parents are one year shy of their 50th and have slept in separate beds/rooms for as long as I can remember. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:02 PM Flag
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Me too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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I always said, I love Lucy had it right. Sleeping in twin beds APART from one another lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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Well, I moved to my kids other twin bed last night and it was some solid, tucked in sleep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 01:58 PM Flag
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What if you had your own blanket and top sheet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:00 PM Flag
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Somehow the top sheet always gets pulled away and should try my own blanket. But the end result in the morning is a huge disaster that I have to pick up and re-make up the bed. He gets up much earlier and leaves otherwise I woul dhave him do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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DH and I sleep separately. He likes a hot room, I like a cold one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:05 PM Flag
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Thanks ladies. Looks like our guest room is going to get some use! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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Isn't a king basically two twins in width? So maybe get two twin mattresses side by side. You'll stay tucked; he can be messy. My ex hated the tucked thing too. We ended up sleeping in separate beds for 3 years before I left him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.29.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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