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[ - ] I know this sound silly, but how does one take a good selfie? I look at celebs and their selfies always look great. I take a selfie and my head looks huge as if it's coming out of the picture -- bah! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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Part of the difference is that they photoshop their selfies before releasing them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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Get a good selfie stick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Don't believe in the over exaggeration of social economic concentration in tt privates. When ds applied to HS, we were concerned by the comments on tt privates's concentration of super wealthy families. Two years later, I am happy to report that the social impact has been minimal. No one cares about the students' background and dc made friends among the wealthy kids as well as the prep-for-prep kids. They visit each other's home ranging from public housing to butler penthhouse condo, and happily ride the subway as well as the black limo. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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HS is different, schools are looking for kids who can max SATs. K no one can really tell how smart kids are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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HS id different because kids are now more independent. Parents are bending backward to please dc's friends regardless of family background because they know everyone of these smart kids would be make it on their own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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Those comments were made by people watching too much TV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Your core point is accurate, but the description you give is over the top. Which public housing project is your kid hanging out at? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Help me expand my vocabulary. What's an interesting word or phrase I should start using. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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CSB [ Reply | More ]
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Hi, nice to meet you. I have too much time on my hands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I need a gift idea, a group gift for my 4 dcs. Something that would blow them away. We have to move so leaving friends and family so really need a "Wow" gift for kids ranging from 4 to 16 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Pool at new house? [ Reply | More ]
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^^trampoline [ Reply | More ]
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Not a trampoline. Awful, SO dangerous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:05 PM Flag
[ - ] -Vent-: I'm pregnant and read online birth boards/message boards. Yes, I know they're universally stupid but they move quickly and help when I'm feeling anxious, which is often (much like UB). I can't stand the women who have kids with Down Syndrome who make the rounds of all the boards telling everyone how wonderful it is and dropping photos of their kids doing cute kid things. I always want to tell them that they're basically proselytizing and are like the Jehovah's Witnesses of the online-message-board world. But of course you can never say that because it would come across as so incredibly mean, like calling them out on their spammy behavior is equivalent to badmouthing their disabled babies. -OK, vent over- 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:46 PM Flag
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Jesus, they are trying to make the best out of what life has dealt them. They love their kids and want to let other parents know that SN children are gifts like any other child. Pray your baby isn't SN, because it sounds like you're too intolerant to handle that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:58 PM Flag
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Oh, please. What if you had a girl, and went on every fucking board talking about how *AWESOME* it is to have a *GIRL*!!! It would be ridiculous. They had a baby. Yes, they love their babies (like everyone else) but the whole world doesn't need to be sucked in to their world to provide therapy for their new situation. They don't have to "let the world know their children are "gifts" any more than anyone else needs to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:04 PM Flag
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I think you need to get off these message boards. They don't belong to you. For some reason you think they do? Anyway you are sounding kind of unhinged. Get it together before you have your baby and drown it. Please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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well hello, angry troll! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:16 PM Flag
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Yeah I tested and knew precisely what I would have done if the test had indicated Down. Aborted pronto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:06 PM Flag
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That would have been one very fortunate baby not to have you for a parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:11 PM Flag
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You are fucked in the head. No one is trying to convince you to have a Down's Syndrome baby. [ Reply | More ]
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NP--come on, there's a whole organized effort out there to convince people to not abort. Yes, people are trying to convince others to have DS babies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:07 PM Flag
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Read Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon. Might give you some adult perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:08 PM Flag
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op: I've actually read this,--it's a good book. Not sure what kind of "perspective" you think it's supposed to give. It's about families who have adjusted to having children who are different from them. Some had a choice, some didn't. Personally I think either choice is valid, and you don't have to beat others over the head with your decision. If you had a DS baby and chose to terminate, you shouldn't have go on boards to justify and validate that. And, vice versa if you chose to continue your pregnancy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 05:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help me snap out of it...my birthday is in a couple of days, and I really couldn't care less. My mom's was last week, Christmas is in less than a week...so many parties, events, etc. My friends and family are trying to make plans with me to celebrate, and I am feeling like I don't want to do anything, that it is cutting into much-needed downtime. Obviously they are being nice, but cramming in more celebrations is feeling like a burden. Can I gracefully put some off and say "it's so busy for everybody right now; let's get together in the new year"? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:42 PM Flag
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Same here. Every year is the same, too busy to celebrate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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I think people worry that I will feel shortchanged. I will be 45; I'm over it! DCs will be away with exH for a few days right after Christmas and I would much rather just have lunch with a friend or two and then hang out by myself than go out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:57 PM Flag
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You're an adult. Your birthday is no big deal. They'll be glad to be off the hook. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What is the point of saying you hate condoms to a new partner? No one uses condoms because they like it. This is my pet peeve. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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I like the way they feel [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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Some brands [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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Could it be said to fill silence or awkwardness? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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^^ lame yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:37 PM Flag
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A guy or girl? Yea makes it sound like he has had lots of unprotected sex [ Reply | More ]
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Op: guy. No one has unprotected sex with new partners anymore. But to say it is redundant. I don't like him now that he's said it on two occasions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:41 PM Flag
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My friend said that guys in their 40s from jdate constantly try to have sex without one. They say, oh I just got divorced blah blah [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:46 PM Flag
[ - ] It took from 1981-1988 to go from 2 deaths to around 20,000 deaths due to HIV. That has happened in one calendar year for ebola. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:28 PM Flag
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That's because it's much easier to catch, of course [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:32 PM Flag
[ - ] What did I miss about Yankee Candles? Who buys those things?? They are disgusting! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:24 PM Flag
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I buy them for people i dont like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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They smell nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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Unhealthy too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Different people like different things and that's OK. [ Reply | More ]
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lol. Do they have "locker room" as well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:50 PM Flag
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Why do you care? It doesn't affect you in your own house. Live and let live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:44 PM Flag
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I don't care, except that if people are so into them, it probably means I'll get one or two as a holiday gift. But no big deal, I'll put them in the trash room for others to take. I just want to know what the UB running joke is... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:48 PM Flag
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UB is against anything that is perceived to be "middle America." Who cares? The odds of you receiving a Yankee Candle as a Xmas gift are slim. Go back to your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone wear "Cape Clogs" - or Swedish clogs with the wooden heel? Zulily has some super reduced and I am sort of drawn to them but don't know if I will be able to walk/look like a total fool. I am not a beautiful swedish model. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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They're not hard to walk on once you have the knack. No harder than regular high heels--just a brief learning curve. And I'm not a beautiful swedish model either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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Thanks. I think they are very 'me' in some alternative universe but perhaps not this one. I like the floral one on zulily but see some others online I like more. Maybe I will try them on somewhere first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Speaking of Yankee Candle, I was in Williamsburg, VA for Thanksgiving. There is a HUGE stand-alone Yankee Candle Store and the parking lot was packed each time we drove past. I couldn't believe it! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the profit margins on those things are unbelievable. A glass jar and some paraffin. that's like 10 cents worth of materials [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Get out! That stuff stinks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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NP - Have you ever driven by the factory & store at their HQ in Massachusetts? Now that's insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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I have done it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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I love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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I used to like them...but not probably in the last 5 years or so - their fragrences changed and I don't like the mixes they do - actually most candles now a days I don't like "winter wonderland" "island breeze" all made up scents that just smell fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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I think they are getting back to their roots: http://instagram.com/yankee_candle_scents/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I am loath to make fun of women for their body types. However, WTF!!! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Don't feel bad, KK is fair game. She wants you to comment on her body. It's the only way she stays relevant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Is it my imagination, or is it getting bigger? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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as someone else said she is fair game [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:35 PM Flag
[ - ] My kid scored really high on SBV. However, I just have him a practice G&T test and he did poorly. What gives? Sort of freaking out now. Our zoned public stinks. Thoughts? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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It may be time for....gasp....prep..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I tried that today. It was a disaster. He wanted to play Starbucks instead. He doesn't want to sit and answer a bunch of stupid questions. He's 4. The idea of him sitting still for an hour and answering questions is laughable. Are you telling me that 10% of boys in this city can actually do that?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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How often do you prep? 1 x a week? Every day? Don't want to wear him out with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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NP. I haven't tried yet but I'm sure it's different with a stranger than mom. What was his score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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152. But some of the G&T questions are really tricky. Major attention to detail. I imagine those are the ones that are the deciding factor. Missing one of those is the difference between qualifying and not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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GT test, esp the olsat part is really narrative based so its about following instructions and listening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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My 156 SB kid bombed the practice test and scored 99 on the real thing. Missed one question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:22 PM Flag
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It's not though. There's a lot of pattern completion and visual spatial stuff. Those are the hardest ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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My kid missed 8 and still got a 99. 4 in each section. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Wow. I guess it depends on age. How old was he? Mine is May bday. [ Reply | More ]
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What district? What zoned school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Am pregnant, due in march. I feel weird about the baby registry thing. I want to buy organic layette from under the Nile, and I'm worried people will think I'm lame if I put such expensive baby clothes on my registry. Wdyt 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Registries are always and everywhere tacky. Never expect a gift, always appreciate whatever you get if you are lucky enough to get one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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Op. So should I not do the registry? I agree it seems tacky, but I thought it was something everyone did [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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It is something everyone does. Maybe make an Amazon registry and only share if asked [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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This. Diapers, wipes, swaddles, super basic stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Np- a lot of people will find an amazon registry on their own. No need to tell them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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Maybe your "everyone" but not everyone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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Buy the expensive crap yourself and if you must register, ask for less pretentious items. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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Do not do a registry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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Just register. I find people not registering annoying. How am I supposed to know what you need? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Put some thought I to the person you're buying for, Use common sense and a little imagination. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:59 PM Flag
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You know this is so different for everyone. Impossible. Registries are a necessary evil [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Exactly. Ever heard the expression its the thought that counts? Well guess what, no thought doesn't count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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So then the person gets 10 of the same (or similar thing)? If you are having a shower this is not practical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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There's this amazing thing--it's called a gift receipt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:33 PM Flag
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Use your head, and include gift receipt just in case. Doesn't seem too hard to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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I'm due in april and not doing a registry. I didn't even do one for my wedding (though it was a low-key wedding and we asked for no gifts). I find registries super tacky--all the thought and good wishes go into actually picking out the gift, not just paying for something someone else picked out for themselves. It's like someone ordering you to buy them something-not pleasant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:16 PM Flag
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While I somewhat agree, if you come from a family that is used to registries, they would find this mindset extremely pretentious. I could just imagine trying to tell my working class Irish/Italian family that registries are tacky. To them, it's what you do. I say know your audience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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Well, I wouldn't tell anyone that their customs are tacky--that would just be rude. You can, however, always reserve the right to not do something you don't like to do. You don't have to go along for hte ride with everything your family does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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^I'm from a working-class family too, so it's not really a pretentious thing for me. Maybe it's just that in my culture it's considered extremely poor form to solicit gifts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Is an MD from nyu much better than MD from Harvard? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Absolutely not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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Is harvard better than nyu? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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No, both are great med schools, residency programs, etc. I focus on how they are as a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
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Definitely. No one disputes this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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Um [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:42 PM Flag
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I know a Princeton grad who only wanted nyu med [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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My favorite MD in NYC is from SUNY. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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i find this question so depressing for the following reason. Medicine (as any good physician will tell you) is ART as much as science. I knew a woman married to a "high end" med student first in his class. She bemoaned the fact that he didn't know how to talk to people. Talk to people?? It's what doctoring is about, for god's sake. So if someone is an egghead and goes to Harvard but doesn't care about the "art" of medicine, you are more likely to get poor advice, unsuited to you, than if you go to a state school grad who actually likes and listens to people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:11 PM Flag
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I don't care about that. I like quiet doctors who look at you and know in two minutes that you have a rare movement disorder that every other dr missed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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I don't get the whole thing about the bedside manner--I don't need my doctors to be my friend or understand my innermost thoughts and feelings. Just give it to me straight, use your expertise, and give me the science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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Agree. However, in this day and age, usually what people complain about is that doctors are too busy to pay attention and get the facts. Not an issue of niceness but focus. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:56 PM Flag
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Friend has his Harvard medical school acceptance letter hanging up in his home office. He went somewhere that have him aid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:40 PM Flag
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Gave. And he went to a different ivy and then nyu residency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 04:47 PM Flag
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