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[ - ] I want to do something not food centric for mothers day - just DH, our dcs (8 and 5) and I. we are in NYC. Any ideas? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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What do you enjoy doing normally if you didnt have to take the kids needs into consideration [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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A walk, a workout, museums, a massage [ Reply | More ]
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Wave Hill, Botanical Gardens, a show, a museum [ Reply | More ]
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Some will say this is NOKD, but if you have a car and can get out of NYC to one of the suburbs, bowling is a fun activity. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I have three days/two nights to go somewhere from Johannesburg with kids this fall. Long shot but if anyone is familiar with South Africa - would you go to Victoria Falls, Mozambique or other? Don't want to go anywhere within South Africa. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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Do you already have a game preserve booked? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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I didn't think Vic Falls was that special TBH. You go, you look at the waterfalls, you leave. Some people were bungee jumping off the falls but I don't think I'd let my kids do that. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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For a game preserve, I loved the Okavango Delta in Botswana, but you could do Singita or one of the other preserves in Kruger [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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No I am going to be in Johannesburg. I want to go somewhere outside of South Africa (short flight is okay) for a few days. I have been all over South Africa and I am trying to see new places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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OK, then I'd do Okavango Delta. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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Spent 6 months in South Africa on business. Don't discount South Africa. I would go to Kruger Park and do Cape Town. Cape Town is not to be missed. Victoria Falls is awesome as well but I would do that as a separate trip. I can answer any questions you have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:21 PM Flag
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OR above and ITA. Kruger or Cape Town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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Thanks. DH is South African and I have been all over South Africa so I want to go somewhere NEW when I am visiting Johannesburg. Nowhere in South Africa. I have been to Plett, Knysna, CapeTown, Durban (north and south of Durban), Vaal River, Pilansburg, Johannesburg, countryside outside of Johannesburg. Very nice but I want something new. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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We went o the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls. If you like adventure activity, spend a day rafting that Zambezi river. It was breathtaking. They also have other adventure activities if you are a thrill seeker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Sigh. Date asked me what I wanted for dinner. I sent octopus emoji. He said he knew a great calamari place. Fine...not what I wanted but I was going to roll with it. Then he asked AGAIN. And I used words and said grilled octopus. Because that is what I want for dinner. And now he's annoyed that he has to find a new place. Why would he ask again?? I was going to just go with it and do the calamari place. But he asked again... sigh. I hate dating. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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Is this fake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:08 PM Flag
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Hahaha. But yeah, it must be. Though I thought she was gonna go somewhere with the octopussy play. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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No. Why are men so complicated? No he says he thought I just wanted octopus on Monday, not for our date. Sigh. I do not eat most days of the week, so when I think about a meal, it isn't for that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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What do you usually not eat. How many days do you normally eat nothing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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You're a PITA to date [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:17 PM Flag
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No, you should insist he find a place that serves grilled octopus. Better he know what he's getting himself into. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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Run like the wind Tinder man! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:14 PM Flag
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He wants to marry me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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jesus christ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:13 PM Flag
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At least you didn't send him the poop emoji. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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Or the eggplant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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ILY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:25 PM Flag
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One of the restaurants has bbq eggplant, but no octopus. I just sent him 3 choices. One Med, One Italian, and one Int'l. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:26 PM Flag
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You sound difficult. Can't you just go to a seafood place or better yet maybe you actually send him the name of place to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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I just gave him three choices. I also have food allergies so I need to see the menu in advance to make sure the octopus doesn't have some weird nut crap on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:27 PM Flag
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I am one of the moms who is somewhat depressed this morning and you just made me feel better about my own life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:23 PM Flag
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Happy to help. I can't even believe men put up with this shit. But they love it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:27 PM Flag
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This is why you're single OP... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:27 PM Flag
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STOP EATING OCTOPUS OCEAN KILLER [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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Next time, use your words. Emojis are for teenagers. And why are you being so specific? He probably meant to ask what type of food you wanted. Chinese, Italian, French, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
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Fake? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you use baby powder? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Shouldn't anymore! [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Talc is the no-no, but many are made with corn starch. The threat with that around babies, however, is the risk of inhaling it. [ Reply | More ]
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No but my mom did and passed away due to cancer of reproductive tract. No way to prove it. [ Reply | More ]
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I avoided with DB #1, but DB #2 is more prone to rashes, and it's the most effective thing I've found. Much more so than creams or ointments. There are safer powders out there now. [ Reply | More ]
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She is 15 months - avoided at v young age [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Have you or anyone you know won the Hamilton ticket lottery? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Can you post a link to enter? And no. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I know someone. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: Did they request 1 ticket or 2? I enter daily and have yet to win, but I always request a pair... wondering if it would improve my odds to ask for 1? [ Reply | More ]
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They got two tickets. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] is 529 really the best savings plan for a child? I'm not worried about paying for college. I want a plan that gives us the most interest on the money we put away for him to use as he wishes. Any advice? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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If you're planning on applying for FA, keep everything out of DC's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:57 PM Flag
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A 529 plan should still allow you to direct how the money is invested (gains, not interest). Just don't do one that doesn't allow that control. New York's plan is good -- good choice of funds from Vanguard, which is very low cost. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it is good because you can get a state deduction for contributing, it grows tax-deferred and withdrawals are not taxed. Hard to beat that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:02 PM Flag
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A 529 is a bucket. What you choose to invest in is what will determine your gains. We are ours through Vanguard. It is a Nevada 529. You can read all the choices at vanguard.com. Choose a 529 plan with low fees because fees will eat up your returns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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My state doesn't offer any good benefits for a 529, so we're using a Roth IRA in DH's name (he's older so we can contribute more). We want to keep the money out of DD's name, and if we end up not needing it for her education, we won't get penalized for using it elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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Most people need their IRAs (Roths or trad) for retirement space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:07 PM Flag
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I have a great 401k, partial pension and another Roth in my name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:09 PM Flag
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A 529 doesn't hurt FA any more than any other asset. It is still considered a parent asset (assuming you don't make DC the owner as opposed to the beneficiary) and deducted against like anything else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:14 PM Flag
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Thank you, good to know. I still prefer to save in something where if DD gets a scholarship, she can use the money to buy a house, start a business, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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I am not interested in this plan as I am considering foreign universities, most of which aren't on the approved list. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How many ways do I hate Miranda Kerr... 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
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Do you know her? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Almost ex-DH is not taking his prescribed anti-depressants. I feel nervous about leaving DC with him. What can I do? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They're just antidepressants? If they were antipsychotics I would worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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Yes but he's had suicidal thoughts in the past [ Reply | More ]
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How serious are we talking? [ Reply | More ]
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I am sorry. Does your custody agreement require him to stay on meds and see psych regularly? [ Reply | More ]
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It does not. Perhaps I should have them change this? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is it ok to bring 8 yrs old daughter to Governor's Ball music festival one day on Randal Island this year? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:50 PM Flag
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I wouldn't [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely. You might want to bring ear plugs for her in case it gets too loud though. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Newly separated mom here. This weekend is DH's time with DC. We are not getting along and he is threatening not allowing DC to spend Mother's Day with me. It's a new low. WWYD? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:49 PM Flag
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Pretend not to care -- don't give him the satisfaction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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I don't want to play games. I do care. And it's effed up for our child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:55 PM Flag
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I hope Father's Day weekend will fall on your time with DC! It would be a sweet revenge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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send him a long email pleading not to behave this way on mother's day, etc. if he keeps the kids from you, send a follow-up email saying how upset you are by his lack of cooperation on such an important occasion. print and save both emails for the divorce proceeding, and know that such nasty behavior won't bode well for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:59 PM Flag
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No "sweet revenge"….only hurts your child. Kids first, pride second…golden rule with this stuff. I know you're in separation phase, but you can still get some legal stuff drafted that will of course be part of your divorce agreement, stating- no matter the custodial weekend rotation, mother's day with you and father's day with dad. Also, explain to him how it only hurts the children, and that you're a big girl abd he can't hurt you. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:06 PM Flag
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One succinct email, with no emotion, asking for DCs to have dinner with you (or brunch or whatever) on Mother's Day. If he says no, be the bigger person and don't show you are upset. Go out for a nice meal with DCs later in the week. And yes, keep email for documentation when it comes time for divorce proceedings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:15 PM Flag
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This. You can celebrate Mother's day a different day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:24 PM Flag
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Solid advice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:25 PM Flag
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I'd pull out the visitation schedule and address all the major holidays now. Maybe he'd be willing to swap Mother's Day for another one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Where do you shop for executive like work clothing? I am looking for a source that's somewhere in between Armani and Ann Taylor. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Banana Republic's suits are the only suits that fit me well with no tailoring, unless I want to spend a whole lot more. [ Reply | More ]
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White house black market, tjmaxx, Marshall, Macy. [ Reply | More ]
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I like Anne Klein and Jones New York [ Reply | More ]
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Theory. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Their dresses are way too short IME. [ Reply | More ]
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OP I am looking for something higher quality than an ann Taylor and lesser than an Armani. Any ideas? It seems like there is a void in between the two... [ Reply | More ]
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I always liked Tahari [ Reply | More ]
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I like Reiss (which can also be found in Dept stores like Bloomingdales) and for more casual Eileen Fisher. [ Reply | More ]
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Boss Hugo Boss. I wait until it goes on sale at Saks. [ Reply | More ]
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Go to a nice department store and get a personal shopper [ Reply | More ]
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I wish I had that kind of money to spend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:26 PM Flag
[ - ] I am terrified to have a colonoscopy but, alas, I am due. Is it strange to make appts with 2 different GI Drs. for 2 different consults? Any advice as to what to look for? & what to ask? Thanks 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:46 PM Flag
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Why the terror? I'm really squeamish about medical stuff but had one and it was fine. Dh has them every 3 years (family genes). Is it the prep? The procedure itself? I'm not sure why you want 2 consults. I have a great place that was wonderful if you want a recommend. and you're in NYC. But basically the day before you drink about 1 qt. of a prep solution. I was told to mix it in a soda so it had taste--it's a lot of liquid to drink, but you do it in increments. Then you end up going to the bathroom a lot. The next morning you show up--they hook you to an IV sedation (I chose to be fully sedated). And then you wake up and it's over. Easy. [ Reply | More ]
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It's very routine so doctors would be annoyed if they knew you were doing two consults. [ Reply | More ]
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I just had mine done last Friday. The prep was 100 times worse than the actual procedure. They put you to sleep for the procedure, you won't even know it. The prep on the other hand, is utterly horrible. I had to drink 4 liters of Glycerol and sat on the toilet bowl all night. I honestly have no idea why people would pay to cleanse their colons. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:51 PM Flag
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i said i'd do them at 40 b/c it's so easy. 46 now and have not done anything. but i think it's a very minor procedure. don't be like my history teacher who died from colon cancer. get it done. [ Reply | More ]
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So why not do it? But if no family history usually it's 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:18 PM Flag
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I had mine last month. You're probably tired of hearing this but it's actually a big nothing and there's nothing to be scared of: the prep is a bore, but you're asleep during the actual procedure. If you have any specific concerns I'll be happy to try to help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:19 PM Flag
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Is there any way I can request brand new instruments for this? I don't want one used on other people, grosses me out. [ Reply | More ]
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You would have to ask your doctor this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Need some guidance-our high school sophomore son announced he is thinking of being a dermatologist. His grades are excellent, good extracurricular activities. But what about other medical related activities to set up a good college application? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:46 PM Flag
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Internship with doctor or hospital. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:52 PM Flag
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There are lots of summer programs or internships related to the medical field. Some have a difficult application process and are extremely competitive and others aren't. I'm surprised your school doesn't supply a list. Are you in NYC? Some local programs are at MSKCC, Rockefeller U, Stony Brook, Mt Sinai. They will be full for this summer but he should apply for next summer starting around November of this year. Look at the College Confidential board under Pre-College Issues/Summer Programs. [ Reply | More ]
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between now and med school, forget dermatology residency, is a LONG time. don't even worry about it. in fact, i'd not even mention premed in my application. [ Reply | More ]
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between now and med school, forget dermatology residency, is a LONG time. don't even worry about it. in fact, i'd not even mention premed in my application. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. It's a long road. And med schools like well rounded candidates. Have him enjoy his youth while he can. His 20s will be a lot of work. -MD mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:14 PM Flag
[ - ] I have an extremely social 9 yo DS. He sees people he knows everywhere he goes - kids from camps, old sports teams, other grades in his school, kids he hasn't seen since preschool, and he always goes up to them to say hi & what's up. Boys and girls. More than half of these kids don't say hi back. They look at my kid, say nothing, and ignore him. I think it is so rude. My DS is so happy-go-lucky, he doesn't notice or care. I grew up being taught that it was rude to not acknowledge people you know with at least a "hello," I'm wondering why parents think it is ok to let their child ignore someone saying hi to them. If my DS did that, we'd be having a big talk about manners. I hope my DS continues being so blithely happy and keeps on with the "what's ups." 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It's stranger danger run amok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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Leave New York and move someplace friendly. [ Reply | More ]
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I think your dc is more unusual and that's nice. But most kids don't remember every kid they went to preK with and this is normal too. I taught preK and kids barely remember ME. Why are you finding fault with kids? Do you always look for the bad in situations? Is your child feeling bad about this? In NYC if someone doesn't respond to someone they really don't remember that's called street smarts too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:53 PM Flag
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My DD is like that and I also hope she doesn't stop being herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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Kids have a whole world of social interactions that are going on. While it looks normal to you, something in his approach is off for kids his age. My ds is very similar and kids always talk to him, but he doesn't get in to their space and he calls them by name and reminds them of the connection of how he knows them. We have never had someone ignore him. Kids have a lot of social interactions that are going on and it sounds like your ds is not reading the signs and doesn't totally get the nuances yet. [ Reply | More ]
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This - we have a kid like the one op is discussing in my child's grade but children do not like him. He gets in their space and is frankly a bit on the spectrum [ Reply | More ]
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9yo is already out of the parent's control for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't just hope - actively encourage the behaviour you want to continue seeing perhaps by adding comments like "hey I love how you've got such a great memory! Too bad some other people don't have the same memory; not even Mommy or Daddy does!" I think it's a breathe of fresh air that your DC is friendly in NYC. As sibling comments have mentioned, stranger danger and street smarts shouldn't fall by the wayside, but I'd totally encourage that if my DC could remember people like that after so many years. [ Reply | More ]
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my dc is the opposite - he is shy and frankly forgets people from his past that he was not close to. If your son and my son knew each other in preschool and your son came up to say him my son would probably not have a clue who he is... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:12 PM Flag
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My son is PAINFULLY shy and does this. We are working on it. However he usually does mutter a quiet hello but it will never match what your son is doing. Some kids are naturally gregarious. [ Reply | More ]
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so does my dd. I tell her she needs to speak up if she wants others to hear her! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm dreaming of Alexa chung's dress from the met gala but it's too expensive and I have no where to wear it to. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Print a pic and photoshop your face on [ Reply | More ]
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Just saw her outfit. She looked amazing. Loved it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Whats so great about that Broadway show Hamilton ? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I personally am obsessed with the soundtrack and would love to see it played out live. [ Reply | More ]
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Everything! I'm seeing it today, am so excited! [ Reply | More ]
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lucky... [ Reply | More ]
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np: Nothing tbh. White people's guilt. [ Reply | More ]
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Just saw it. It's one of the few instances where something actually lives up to the hype. Just very clever and different from anything else out there. And you learn something; at least I did. [ Reply | More ]
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It's hard to make a good broadway show. It's even more rare to do something no one's really thought of before. The fascination and buzz will fade over time. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Am I the only person who doesn't believe in second chances? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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i believe in second chances. why not? but not if you cheat on me as a boyfriend. dh with dcs, yes, he gets a second and maybe even a third chance. [ Reply | More ]
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True, boyfriends do not deserve second chances [ Reply | More ]
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In what context? Relationships or something else? [ Reply | More ]
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you gotta be me more specific. [ Reply | More ]
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It depends. I think people are who they are and do not fundamentally change. But if someone is willing to take responsibility and apologize, then I will give a second chance. [ Reply | More ]
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Second chance with eyes wide open. No third. [ Reply | More ]
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there's no such thing as perfection, even for you, so i don't see how anyone could be against second chances as a rule. [ Reply | More ]
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Because there are things that you should know to not do. Drugs. Drop out of school. Quit your job to open a cupcake shop. Etc etc. If you make that choice, you're making a stupid mistake. Sorry, I'm not going to tell you it's OK and help you fix it. [ Reply | More ]
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God forbid you sneeze the wrong way one day. Hope you are SOL for the rest of your life destitute. [ Reply | More ]
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Not really possible, as I don't make stupid mistakes and then ask other people to fix them for me. I'm pretty well set up on my own. [ Reply | More ]
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nothing you said changes what i said. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:01 PM Flag
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Depends. Child molesters? No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:03 PM Flag
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for everything? For everyone? and what do you do as a consequence? there has to be nuance in your statement! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:04 PM Flag
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This is very situation specific. Though broadly, if you really don't believe in second chances, I would say you probably have had a very charmed life (that you probably think is largely because of your own good choices) and haven't struggled with hardship. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:16 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 02:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone I know just announced on Facebook that she was relocating to another part of the country, leaving behind her 2 year old with a jackass father, with whom she hands relationship for literally a few hours one night, 3 years earlier. The wealthy maternal grandparents had been doing most of the raising. On Facebook, she made an impassioned statement about how she needs to follow her personal muse, etc. Not getting a lot of likes, but a few, including from her mom, who presumably knows the situation best. My first reaction was criticism, but I'm coming around to the idea that kindness is a better approach. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:35 PM Flag
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Does the father have custody? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:36 PM Flag
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You can never go wrong with kindness. this situation doesn't affect you directly and who knows what's really going on... Or abstain altogether, there's no actual need to respond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:38 PM Flag
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Compassion is always the better route. there's always the chance that this woman knows that the child is best off with the grandparents, that she could never be the parent that the child needs. Not worthy of a FB like, and very hard to imagine the circumatances, but maybe deep down she knows that the child is better off with her not in the picture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:39 PM Flag
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I don't understand the end of your first sentence, but sometimes it is better for kids to not be with parents who are very, very selfish on a day to day basis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:40 PM Flag
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fucktards are not precluded from procreating. accept and respond accordingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:42 PM Flag
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I know someone who left a preschooler and toddler twins with their ex-dh whom she divorced in acrimony. The kid are still in therapy and now preteens. She went to follow her dream and ended up with an old flame and now has another kid from him. She lives about 3 hours away and has forced visitation from judges' decree. The ex-dh married his nanny. Totally FUBAR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.03.16, 01:56 PM Flag
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