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[ - ] Can I wear a black velvet cocktail dress (short) with black suede pumps? Or are the textures too similar and I need leather heels instead? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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definitely can wear the 2 together! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:04 PM Flag
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Fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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I think suede would be very nice with velvet. I wouldn't do leather. [ Reply | More ]
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nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:21 PM Flag
[ - ] 4yo ds gets out of preschool at 12; nanny picks him up, takes him home, gives him lunch and he veges out in front of TV for about 2-3 hrs... during this time she makes/eats her lunch too, and cleans up the kitchen/finishes up on laundry she starts in the AM.. basically does not engage him too much.. part of me is ok with this bc I understand he’s tired, etc (we all leave the house at 7:30am for school/work) and he goes on to do play dates/ park / karate class in the afternoons depending on the day... but part of me thinks this it too much time resting/watching TV and she should only allow an hour or so before getting him to do other things (which means she needs to direct/get involved)... what do you think? Trying to gauge Ub before approaching her about it ... 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:59 PM Flag
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If he has a toy box, she doesn't need to get involved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:01 PM Flag
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This. It’s good for kids to be bored and forced to entertain themselves. I don’t let my kids just watch tv when I need to get chores/work done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:28 PM Flag
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I think 2-3 hours sounds like a lot and one hour is much better/totally acceptable. If she needs to get things done why can't he have "quiet time" and play on his own with whatever he likes. That's what my nanny does with my 5yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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Ugh...I hear you. TV is such a slippery slope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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+1. Imo the best possible scenario is zero TV even at 4, but if that’s not feasible, an hour is much better than 2-3. Could he draw/color/flip through books/play with legos etc. instead? My kids are older, we have no TV at home and they were and are never bored. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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What would you do if you were home every day? I only allowed a couple of hours - we were outside most of the day everyday. But that’s because I like be out and about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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I think it's too much time. Why not have the nanny come at 11 so she can start these things earlier and then engage him more while she's there. I think there are going to be those days when there's more TV than other, but overall the goal should be to give him lunch and bit of down time, but otherwise be playing with him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:08 PM Flag
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Op. Ok- I like this. She comes in between 9/10! That’s why I’m partly annoyed that between 1-3 when they’re just home, she’s busy doing other stuff.. I get home around 3/3:30 every day and we begin the juggle between 4yo ds and two older ones... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:12 PM Flag
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OR - I'm in almost the exact same position. A pre-schooler with 2 older siblings. If she is there earlier in the day when the kids are at school she should not be putting him in front of the TV for 2-3 hours. Can you just nicely ask her to get the house work done in the am so she can play with him later? Just tell her that the teacher suggested less TV or something.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:22 PM Flag
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I would have fired her ages ago. Why bother with such a lazy nanny? Um why is she spending time making her lunch ? They can eat lunch at the same time, she can bring in her own lunch, her time on the job is not to make lunch. She should be engaging with your son, play dates, activities, quiet play time in the afternoons. He should be watching zero tv with her. My nanny has never had the tv on for kids. I can do that for free [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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i agree. 3 hours to make/eat lunch, clean up kitchen, finish laundry? what was she doing the whole time he was in school? is she a snail? I put my kid in front of the tv when I don't have childcare, i don't pay for childcare for the same thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:25 PM Flag
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Without being too exacting--"you must do x now, then z then", I think you're right to say she should take him to the playground or an outing of some sort or do a craft/read/play a little with him. But my kids seemed to do similar a bit too on several given days and they grew up smart and social. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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I think this is why working parents schedule all kinds of activities for young children. It’s less what’s good for kids interests and more forcing nanny to get them out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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sounds like this nanny has a lot of cleaning expectations that would keep her at the home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:26 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is in 5th grade in a good suburban public. We went to a middle school presentation last night. So disappointed. There will be core classes required, but a year ago they introduced electives, which include theater, cooking, visual arts, oh yes, pre-engineering. Algebra does not start until 7th grade, and geometry in 8th grade. What the heck is "science", where are separate classes in Biology, Physics, Chemistry? Foreign language, apparently, is not a 3-year long requirement; you can do only one semester of foreign language in 6th grade, but then 7th and 8th are full year long. I am appalled. Am I expecting too much from middle school or are we completely behind the curve here? 64 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:46 PM Flag
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You are expecting WAY too much from MS. Chem, bio, etc don't start until Sr. HS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:47 PM Flag
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this. algebra in 7th is actually pretty early, i thought it was 8th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:51 PM Flag
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+1. Our school does this for the magnet kids but not all. This is ahead of the curve. You sound upset by electives, sounds like you have some good choices, what is the problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:27 PM Flag
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What you are describing (or wanting) is what American high schools provide. Middle school (even advanced publics) typically don't get past Algebra (usually it's 9th grade actually). Geometry may be introduced. 1 or 2 language offerings at most. Science is usually a Living Environment (early Bio) type of think. Maybe touch on Chemistry but not really [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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^^^Sorry, meant to reply to OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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I think you are confusing middle school with high school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:49 PM Flag
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OP: Full disclosure: DH and I are Russian immigrants. Went to a run of the mill public school. Algebra and Physics started in 6ht grade, Biology and Chemistry in 7th. Russian literature separate from writing in 8th grade. yes, I expected more from a posh suburban MS 40 years later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:51 PM Flag
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Next time, do a little research, and you’ll avoid embarrassing yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:55 PM Flag
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Research as far as where to immigrate? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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Before you run your mouth about things you don’t understand and make a total ass of yourself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:25 PM Flag
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Different system here. Embrace it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:58 PM Flag
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Whoa, take a deep breath, Tiger Mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:50 PM Flag
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OP: Well, uneducated populace is easier to control, this is the only way I can explain it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:52 PM Flag
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right, because democracy is flourishing so well in Russia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:59 PM Flag
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Exactly - perhaps OP would like to go back... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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NO wonder American kids are behind kids from other countries in math and science competitions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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NO wonder American kids are behind kids from other countries in math and science competitions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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NO wonder American kids are behind kids from other countries in math and science competitions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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See my comment below - I'm OK with that. They are not robots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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No, they are not robots. They just believe that vaccines and traditional medicine are evil because this is what Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro said. Maybe if they has taken Biology since MD, it would have helped [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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No, they are not robots. They just believe that vaccines and traditional medicine are evil because this is what Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro said. Maybe if they has taken Biology since MD, it would have helped [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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MS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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MS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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Many low- and working-class Americans receive an overall inadequate education, because their schools have issues that go well beyond MS curriculum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:14 PM Flag
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You have it backwards. Teaching science and math is like teaching a trade - it's not teaching critical thinking. In the US we have liberal arts education. Children in good schools are taught not just material but how to think. That is why we are a free country and not easy to control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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By introducing classes like cooking and theater? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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I'm not a big fan of fluff, but a little variety is good for the kids. AS someone else said, they are not robots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:06 PM Flag
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It trains their brains to think in different ways; also downtime, instead of constant drilling, downtime allows the brain to become more efficient and be more creative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:08 PM Flag
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I thought Russians valued the arts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:08 PM Flag
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OP: yes, very much so, but not at the expense of sciences, foreign languages or literature [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:12 PM Flag
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It’s in addition to, not at the expense of? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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You have it backwards. Teaching science and math is like teaching a trade - it's not teaching critical thinking. In the US we have liberal arts education. Children in good schools are taught not just material but how to think. That is why we are a free country and not easy to control. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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You cannot teach kids how to think when majority of tests are multiple choice, and this is the main different between the education in Russia and in the US. This is also why practically all Russian immigrants who came here, have gotten back on their feet and many have done extremely well. I cannot imagine an average American being thrown into Russia without much money and zero language skills and standing on their feet after 4-5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. DH and I are prime examples of the American Dream. Naturally, I worry about my kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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OP: thank you. DH and I are prime examples of the American Dream. Naturally, I worry about my kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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That's more of a testament to America and to the kind of people that make their way out of Russia than it is to Russian education. Sorry but yes, we are comfortable here in our home where we have a reasonable expectation of staying, and where we welcome newcomers to share its blessings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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The majority of what tests are multiple choice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:22 PM Flag
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You are off the mark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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I think you are confused about what Middle School curricula look like. Our public middle in a UMC “good schools” Will introduce many basic scientific concepts in middle school but single abject classes ( bio, physics) don’t happen until high school. Accelerated math kids are doing algebra in seventh, geometry in 8th, and algebra II in ninth when they get to high school, other kids start the progression later in middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:04 PM Flag
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Exactly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:06 PM Flag
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I feel sorry for your children. You are here now. You need to go with it. Also, how old is 6th grade in Russia? Are you sure you are comparing apples to apples? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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OP: well, you are right. A 6th grader within the Russian system is 12 to 13 years old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:07 PM Flag
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Not so far off but here it is more like 11-12. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:09 PM Flag
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My DC will have just turned 11 when she hits 6th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:09 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, my DD will be 11 when she enters [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:12 PM Flag
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My DD was 10 for a while in 6th grade. Turned 11 later in the year. She'll turn 13 in the 8th grade. Normal for all the kids in her class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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OP: OK, I am not here to trade insults; you guys are usually helpful in responding to my questions. Can someone who has a kid in excellent public or private MS give an example of their kid's schedule or what classes they are taking this semester? Much obliged, thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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My kid is in 7th (Catholic school). They have ELA, science, social studies, French, math, music every day and art and PE twice a week. They offer a STEM program after school as well as additional music, debate and writing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:13 PM Flag
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^^and to echo the post below me, yes, the science class encompasses bio, chem and physics. They've been doing algebra concepts in a class called "math" since sixth grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:15 PM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:23 PM Flag
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I replied above. The six grade DS in a public middle school. His academic classes are language arts, science, math (accelerated), and social studies. He then has a rotating schedule of what they called “Allied arts” which includes art, band, PE/ gym, health, tech, library. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:15 PM Flag
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Oh and Spanish but I think it’s 3x weekly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:15 PM Flag
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OP: Exactly, my major beef with our MS is the lackadaisical attitude toward foreign language. For some reason, they only will do one semester in 6th grade! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:23 PM Flag
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Didn’t everyone already tell you what you described is typical? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:17 PM Flag
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To the OP: This is a typical middle school curriculum. Bio, chem, and physics concepts are taught in classes called "Science." there's 6th grade science, 7th grade science, and 8th grade science. You can request the syllabus for each of these to see what they focus on. As for math ... algebra in 7th grade is one year ahead of the advanced students in most U.S. middle schools. Algebra is a standard 9th-grade subject in teh U.S. system, and advanced students take it in 8th typically. I've never heard of foreign lang being just one semester in 6th grade, but, eh. It's OK. When schools were on the junior high model (instead of the current middle school model), we always started foreign lang in 7th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you for calming me down. I think we will hire a foreign language tutor during 2nd semester of the 6th grade, to keep consistency. She will be in Advanced accelerated Math 7th (of course!), so this should be covered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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OR -- In high school the curriculum is more tailored to each individual student. American model of education wants to give as much time as possible for students to grow, not to pidgeon-hole them before age 14 or 15. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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I remember geometry in 10th grade. So they seem fine. I think you're overthinking this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:12 PM Flag
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This sounds fake (with the Russian element). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:13 PM Flag
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You’re a thread killer and a zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:21 PM Flag
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but I'm right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:27 PM Flag
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Not fake. Ask any former USSR emigres about their MS experience [ Reply | More ]
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OK, I'll do that Boris. How many emigres are coming right now anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:27 PM Flag
[ - ] I’m a dentist. I would love new patients who like to take care of themselves and don’t mind paying for their healthcare. Where do I find you? 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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"don’t mind paying for their healthcare" I don't mind paying for MY healthcare, but I'm not going to pay for other people's dental procedures. The US is a country in which people don't take care of themselves properly, they should pay the consequences from their own pockets imho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:42 PM Flag
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Uh huh. What about preventative care? Are you saying that people who can't afford to go the dentist, yet do what they can to practice good dental hygiene, should just let that wisdom tooth rot in their head? My dad was a dentist. He didn't have your attitude. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:45 PM Flag
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What attitude? I’m just wondering where the people are who show up for regular six month appointments without complaining about the cost, which is the same as 3 Pilates classes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:50 PM Flag
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I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to the OR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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I hope you're not my dentist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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This. She sounds like she lives in some bubble if she thinks her biggest problem is pilates dancing millennials are the only people who don't pay. She should go outside the city sometime. Places even upstate or down south. She'd be in for a rude awakening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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I just laughed out loud at the image of 'pilates dancing millennials'! Thank you :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:03 PM Flag
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Cool! Sorry, I inserted "is" and "are" in the wrong places in that mess of a sentence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:22 PM Flag
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That's the only thing I've been using in the last 10 years, the plans I buy have preventive fully covered and then catastrophic coverage (not even prescription coverage because prescription costs in my home country are super cheap, don't need to pay inflated US prices). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:51 PM Flag
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"He didn't have your attitude." I don't feel the need to imitate your father's attitude, nor yours. My money, my spending priorities. [ Reply | More ]
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Not OP. What does this even mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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NP: It means "get off my yard." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:58 PM Flag
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You already are paying for other people's healthcare. Medicaid, Medicare, healthcare in the military, prisoners, tens of thousands of detainees at the border. None of the people in those demographics are paying for their own healthcare. Everyone else is. If we're going to do it correctly, let's rework it and include all the people who can't afford health insurance under the current system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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Advertise your practice as insurance-free. You can keep your rates reasonable because you don't have to pay for insurance administration and you can charge for all services upfront. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:43 PM Flag
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I absolutely am insurance free. I have reasonable fees, very standard for NYC but I can’t get millennials to pay for cleanings and show up for regular appointments without complaining about bills and how much things cost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:47 PM Flag
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Because they are used to their parents taking them to the dentist and plus, college loan debt. That bubble is huge. They also can’t afford to buy a house, marry, or have children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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You sound nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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I actually am nice. I’m in healthcare. I’m looking for nice people who pay their bills and take care of themselves to work with. It’s not FYRE festival over here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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Np: what do you mean pay bills? You need to get an upfront cc payment. That’s what all dentists do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:01 PM Flag
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What kind of a dentist are you? You seem to have a lot of free time to post on message boards in the middle of a business day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:58 PM Flag
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I’m a mom also. A part-time start up business [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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Your overheads are too high. For preventive checkups, you really should only be seeing each patient for a few minutes. The hygienists can do almost everything and you can oversee the line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:05 PM Flag
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What do you charge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:15 PM Flag
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Don’t you have an admin who handles this? My dentist requires payment upfront to the admin. Also, my cleaning/xrays are 425 so more than 3 Pilates classes. I don’t care, just pointing out the cost [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:57 PM Flag
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If I charged 425, I literally would having millennials downtowns crying on a daily about how much that costs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:58 PM Flag
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Thanks for giving me perspective. I need to close my practice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:59 PM Flag
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Are you really a dentist? You sound very unprofessional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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That's a lot. I'm in Ireland and I pay cash for dental. An exam with xrays & cleaning is €50. A root canal is €400. I got an implant last year that was €3,000, including the extraction, the implant, the crown, and all appointments. Check out other practices, because $425 for a checkup is way too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:08 PM Flag
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You're playing it wrong. The doctors and dentists who have good admins that take care of insurance are the ones that get business. Especially providers that don't bill patients until they try to get reimburged by insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:02 PM Flag
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Get a grant from one of the really big foundations to provide dental care for urban or rural children. We all read an article at least once a year about a child who ends up in intensive care, or worse, because of tooth decay or an infection. If you put together the right grant application, you can focus on preventive care and minimize dental and health care costs for people decades into the future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:13 PM Flag
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Healthcare should be a universal human right! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:18 PM Flag
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Those millennials are going to elect Bernie and then you are going to be paid by the government. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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Please do not elect Bernie. He is too old and he talks about jobs in a 20th-century way. He has no ideas about 21st-century education, employment, technology, or society. Elect the Democrat under 60 years old who looks to Bernie for values and morals, but who understands the world our children and grandchildren will live in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:24 PM Flag
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I'm a millennial and I have a good job with dental insurance so I would never go to a provider who didn't accept insurance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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Well done! But tbf, millennials are now over 30. I think when people here talk about millennials, and about not having dental or health insurance or living at home or being entry-level, they don't realize that those people are already the post-millennial generation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Im hosting a party in a restaurant on March 30. What do i wear?? It wont be spring yet, but almost... I have NO dresses or cute clothes that fit anymore. Want to look fab. Help. i work at home and live in sweats 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:25 PM Flag
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Jesus h Christ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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We don’t know what you look like or anything about the occasion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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op - i just mean SEASONALLY. short sleeves, spring clothes at the end of March? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:46 PM Flag
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why not just deal with whatever weather is for that day?might be cold might be warm.. prepare for two scenarios! the weather's very erratic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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i have no wardrobe. literally one cute dress but its short sleeved and spring like. im always in jeans, but i need a date-night look for this party [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:52 PM Flag
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something cute and floral. you can go bare legs. [ Reply | More ]
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eww [ Reply | More ]
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eww mom is back. [ Reply | More ]
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Seasonally I would be still wearing winter weight clothes but maybe bright colors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:06 PM Flag
[ - ] 1. How often do you go to the bathroom? (BM or just urination) 2. What/How/When do you generally eat? 3. How much water, alcohol or coffee do you drink? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:25 PM Flag
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oh ffs! Get a therapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:26 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:34 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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1. BM every other day. Pee 3-4 times/day. 2. Diet is not great. Need more veggies. 3. Could def drink more water - get about half my recommended intake of water, drink 1-2 cups of coffee/day and a glass of wine up to 3x/night each week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o from the rape post a few pages back: A very similar thing happened to be in college. I was a virgin and a boy that I was making out with wanted to have sex. I said no and that I didn’t want to and said I was on my period. At the time I was too embarrassed to say I was a virgin because I thought I was so old (19) anyway he didn’t listen and proceeded to force me to have sex, it was painful and miserable and we never spoke again. I never considered it rape until the past year or so because back then (1999) things happened like this all the time, to everyone. I never told anyone about it until now. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:23 PM Flag
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I'm sorry that happened to you. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry that happened to you. [ Reply | More ]
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Hope you have found peace and successful relationships since. [ Reply | More ]
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Hard to imagine in all these years you never came across Date rape commentary [ Reply | More ]
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np I think it is really common for the victim to be in denial and to not fully acknowledge what happened until much much later [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Now that every Democratic candidate is for "Medicare for all", aka Universal Coverage, where do you see doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists wages going? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:18 PM Flag
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The goal is to cut administrative waste, not salaries for medical professionals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:21 PM Flag
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LMAO! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:22 PM Flag
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That may be the goal, but the reality is that dr salaries will be cut and it will impact the availability of world class medical practices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:24 PM Flag
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Wages in the medical profession as a whole in the US will have to align with wages of the same professions abroad. Doesn't make sense that an American patient has to pay much more for exactly the same knee replacement in the US than say, in Italy. Ditto for prescription drugs, why pay more? So pharmacists can earn more? F*ck that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:27 PM Flag
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NP: pharmacists don't realize the big bucks. It's the pharmaceutical companies that earn the big bucks under the current system. Ditto the health insurance companies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:34 PM Flag
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They are paid about double in the US than in western European countries, also double than in Canada. We can just buy online from those countries and get better value. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:39 PM Flag
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Top 5 in highest pharmacist pay is Germany, LESS THAN HALF PAY THAN IN THE US!!!: "Rounding out the top five is Deutschland, with an average annual pharmacist salary of $45,000. A majority of the pharmacists in Germany are women" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:40 PM Flag
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Some of that cost abroad is lower not necessarily because of doctors but because there are price caps on the cost of things like knee replacement hardware. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:43 PM Flag
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That works for me! I don't see why should I pay more for the exact same procedure, prescription, medical service than other people pay in other developed countries with similar outcomes (US outcomes are often worse as well). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:50 PM Flag
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Hey, the Russian's here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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lmao Hillary, please don't run again! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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Not a Russian. Please. I support health care for all, but a lot of work needs to be done to get the current system to a better place. I love how someone says something you disagree with and you automatically jump to Russian troll - as if they care about the 30 women posting on UB. Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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You're right, the mountains of paperwork and the percentage of time doctors spend chasing insurance companies and outstanding accounts is far superior than a single-pay system where they can actually practice medicine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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This. Every doctor I know complains about drowning in paperwork. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:38 PM Flag
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Tell that to the 50% of Americans who can barely get emergency care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:45 PM Flag
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I support universal health care but this issue has to be addressed too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:11 PM Flag
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Why do you want to know? What kind of medical professional are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:25 PM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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Most doctors' jobs will be gone in twenty years, anyway. A few doctors will be care managers and sign off. AI will take over diagnostics and robots will take over surgery. Nurses will administer most care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:41 PM Flag
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^and as more men enter the nursing profession, the title "nurse" will change to physician assistant, as it should have been all along. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:41 PM Flag
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Uh, that’s already a separate profession [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:44 PM Flag
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It's a separate profession now. When doctors are just the team leaders and there is one doctor for each department of a hospital, all nurses will be physician assistants, because men will not put up with being called nurses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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Looking forward! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:42 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:10 PM Flag
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AI will do surgery? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:16 PM Flag
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It already can, on a simple basis. There are already robots doing some surgeries, in research conditions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:19 PM Flag
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Most doctors' jobs will be gone in twenty years, anyway. A few doctors will be care managers and sign off. AI will take over diagnostics and robots will take over surgery. Nurses will administer most care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:41 PM Flag
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I said it here - got flamed - Doctor is terrible job to pursue. The profession is going to be feamale Domi aged, lower wages [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:00 PM Flag
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Dominated [ Reply | More ]
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Every profession eventually ends up more than 50% women with wages that decrease as more women who are hired. You can follow the pattern through every profession for the last 500 years. As women enter a profession, wages are driven down because there are more people to fill the jobs, and because a lot of people have always thought, "if a woman can do the job, it can't be that hard or that important." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:22 PM Flag
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And now it’s the doctors. We agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:25 PM Flag
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The same as they are now -- or MORE because more people will go to doctor. This is what happened after Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. Hospitals became inundated and had to staff up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:15 PM Flag
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But that doesn’t mean the profession rose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:17 PM Flag
[ - ] What type of student goes to Skidmore these days? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:18 PM Flag
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mostly B students [ Reply | More ]
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Hippy, arty, skateboarder types [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:27 PM Flag
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OK I only know one so he may not represent a type but he is one of my absolute favorite friends of my DD. Very smart but probably goofed off a bit in classes he wasnt interested in in high school, passionate about writing and enviro issues, commuted to a few other very specific interesting things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone after a few yrs of dating gone from super sexual and wet on demand to can’t get wet at all no matter how much foreplay or intimacy. Still love the person a lot. I am worried this is affecting the relationship and no matter what I say I still desire physically it proves otherwise. I don’t think there is any physical issues or much stress bc I can get wet thru porn. Anyone have suggestions or experience with this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:06 PM Flag
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So...do you want sex, but don't get wet, or have you lost interest? Have you talked to a doctor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:11 PM Flag
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I didn’t lose interest but physically I just don’t get wet when I try to have sex. I don’t want to use lubricant bc that kills the mood and proves I lost desire but mentally I still find my partner very attractive and get turn on too. Should I be talking to my gyno? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:15 PM Flag
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ESL? [ Reply | More ]
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how old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:33 PM Flag
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Buy lube. Solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Who is Elizabeth Holmes engaged to? Anyone know who fits this description? "Holmes is currently living in San Francisco in a luxury apartment. She’s engaged to a younger hospitality heir, who also works in tech. She wears his M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace and the couple regularly post stories on Instagram professing their love for each other." 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:04 PM Flag
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Go look at instagram, it says it right there. You can't be this fucken lazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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no it doesn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:20 PM Flag
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I’m not lazy and can’t find her IG account [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:24 PM Flag
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Your TT education is showing... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:48 PM Flag
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Okay, what's her instagram then? [ Reply | More ]
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she should be in jail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:11 PM Flag
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This. How is she NOT in jail?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:13 PM Flag
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White collar crime never gots prosecuted. It’s a disgrace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:13 PM Flag
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Why? Because those who bought shares were too stupid to do any due diligence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:16 PM Flag
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Fraud is fraud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:36 PM Flag
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:22 PM Flag
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The epitome of a sociopath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:14 PM Flag
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Holmes' parents tried a "back door" tactic to get her in to Stanford. As he explained, "She was a fair student with low grades. Her parents heard through their channels that she could improve her chances if she took a summer program there and learned a language. While in high school, they put her into a summer program at Stanford to study Mandarin." [ Reply | More ]
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that family friend has a weird ax to grind. "Holmes' father Chris "used his influence to get a good job at Enron. He was a vice president there." umm, isn't that how many people get jobs? Shock! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:33 PM Flag
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who???? Friend of yours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:27 PM Flag
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She's famous for starting a fake blood testing company that was a massive failure but had pulled the wool over a lot of high-powered investors like former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry, former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Senators Sam Nunn and Bill Frist, former Navy Admiral Gary Roughead, former Marine Corps General James Mattis, and former CEOs Dick Kovacevich of Wells Fargo and Riley Bechtel of Bechtel. The whole company was a fraud and their technology never worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:54 PM Flag
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and? Why should anyone care now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:14 PM Flag
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It's a fascinating story! Have you read Bad Blood? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:16 PM Flag
[ - ] When I visit friends outside NYC it stands out to me that while peanuts are printed in most public children places in NYC, they're not treated that way elsewhere. I'd never give peanut products in a goody bag, for example, but they have no similar qualms 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:59 PM Flag
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Yes, ONLY NYC is concerned about peanut allergies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:01 PM Flag
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I didn't say that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:03 PM Flag
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Apparently you have a small sample size because NYC is not the only place that does what you are posting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:05 PM Flag
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I never claimed to. I'm passing because I'm interested to hear other's experiences. Maybe it's mostly Urban areas, maybe it's regional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:06 PM Flag
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Fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:50 PM Flag
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Because outside NYC, kids can take responsibility for knowing what they are allergic to and Not. Eating. It. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:02 PM Flag
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In the whole United States? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:02 PM Flag
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I'm sharing what I see. Interested in what you see [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:03 PM Flag
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I’ve lived on both coasts( but never NYC) with kids and generally found peanut products kept out of regular circulation or people ask at a minimum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:06 PM Flag
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Agree. I’m in flyover and schools / parents are super careful about peanuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:11 PM Flag
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^^although people do give out candy with peanuts at Halloween. Is that what you mean OP? [ Reply | More ]
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OR. Yes in our town I would say All bets are off for Halloween except many people do the thing with the turquoise jack-o’-lantern to show they have peanut free treats as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:14 PM Flag
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My sister lives in NC and she has a child with a severe peanut allergy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:07 PM Flag
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In the burbs. Peanuts are allowed for lunch past 2nd grade, or something like that. I don't have a kid with peanut allergies, but I think it's crazy to let them bring peanuts to school. I do, hand out candy at Halloween with peanuts (and non-peanut candy too). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:10 PM Flag
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I live in NYC and peanuts are allowed in the public school cafeteria (with a peanut free table) and we get a ton of peanut candy on Halloween. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:25 PM Flag
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Sounds nice. We can't have any nuts or seeds and in one school, no dairy too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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no dairy? that's insane... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:37 PM Flag
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My dc is anaphylactic to peanuts. Not really sure what the question really is? Yes, there are backward places in America that seem to not recognize any allergies (he's also milk and other nut allergic). I don't care about banning them b/c he brings his own foods. I do care a bit about washing of hands after eating them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:28 PM Flag
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Peanuts allowed in the cafeteria at school, though I think perhaps not in the classroom for snack (maybe this is on a class-by-class basis). My DCs eat PB&J at least once a week. You can still send in homemade goodies for birthdays too. It's very relaxed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] So what do you think of Jordy sleeping with Tristan ? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:58 PM Flag
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they are all just such immoral gross social/fame climbers [ Reply | More ]
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Is that the guy from Star Trek? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL yes! My favorite thing on the internet today! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Dentist put some fake enamel on the teeth that I wore down by brushing too hard. It feels like there is peel from grape tomatoes on those teeth. I desperately want to remove it but I paid a hundred bucks. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:50 PM Flag
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was it like nail polish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:58 PM Flag
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Smelled like it, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:51 PM Flag
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Give it a week and see how you feel. [ Reply | More ]
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What, a sealant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:08 PM Flag
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She did repair a sealant or two. That's inside the tooth. She also added enamel on the outside, that's what's driving me nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:51 PM Flag
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Get a better dentist. You did not wear down normal enamel by "brushing too hard". If it's on the sides of your teeth, it's from a mineral deficiency that needs to be addressed or it's from eating crap acidic foods for decades. If it's on the bites, it's from grinding at night and you need braces or a mouth guard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:53 PM Flag
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I'm missing something. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, and you wore it down with a toothbrush? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 08:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Joan Jett's outfits at the peak of her fame looked like they were from the women's department at Macy's. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:47 PM Flag
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Love Joan. She still rocks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:48 PM Flag
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Freaks and Geeks used her song for the intro. What a great show. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Loved F&G! [ Reply | More ]
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She's about to start touring as an opening act for Heart. Now THAT is a badass double-feature that I need to go see! [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:56 PM Flag
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Oh I love Heart. BUT-It can be weird seeing the hot bands of your youth who are now solidly senior citizens. I just saw the B-52s a few months ago and it was fun but also kind of bizarre. They’re all in their 60s (or 70s?) doing the same show they’ve been doing for 30+ years [ Reply | More ]
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Or figuring out which generation of Mick Jagger's descendants are which [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:53 PM Flag
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I'm shocked Heart is a headliner and Joan Jett the opener. She's amazing; Heart, meh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:09 PM Flag
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I love Joan too but Heart probably has a wider audience. They were big and bombastic and drew arena crowds in their day. [ Reply | More ]
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And he was with me, yeah me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone used the supersmile toothbrush? I bought the brush and it came with miniature toothpaste and whitening gel which is now finished. Thinking about using different whitening gels/ toothpaste if anyone has recs. Thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I got a sonic electric toothbrush (spinning one) and I could swear my teeth are 3 shades whiter. It has a setting for that. Just regular toothpaste. [ Reply | More ]
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which one? link!?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:32 PM Flag
[ - ] What can I serve a big crowd for St Patrick’s day? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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This is good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:53 PM Flag
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Corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes and Irish soda bread. Is this a trick question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:52 PM Flag
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It’s for a party-the Mac and cheese above looks better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:53 PM Flag
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I would be very disappointed to go to a saint Patty's party without corned beef and cabbage. You can do the mac and cheese on the side. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:55 PM Flag
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THIS THIS THIS [ Reply | More ]
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Four leaf clover cookies, classy or not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:53 PM Flag
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Can a cookie be nokd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:00 PM Flag
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Decent beer. Harp and Guinness, TBH, aren't what they used to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 06:54 PM Flag
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Hmmm... Do you think they aren't what they used to be? Or do you think you have aged and your tastes have changed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.21.19, 07:56 PM Flag
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I blame consolidation: just as ABInbev controls a third of the world's beer, Guinness owns Harp, and Guinness is part of a company called Diageo, which owns Smirnoff, Hennessy, Baileys and lots more. So the taste suffers. [ Reply | More ]
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