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[ - ] Taking dd to LA for a quick vacation. She’s a tween who loves art. Any sights or restaurants you would especially recommend? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:11 AM Flag
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LACMA! The Getty! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:36 AM Flag
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The Broad [ Reply | More ]
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Geffen Contemporary [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 4 year old bday party. Are favors really necessary? It will be at an event space. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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It's a payment to get them out of your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:45 AM Flag
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Yes. Nothing elaborate though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:52 AM Flag
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ITD. Not necessary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:53 AM Flag
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Coloring books or a book is fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:14 AM Flag
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yes but pricey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:17 AM Flag
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You can find inexpensive ones. Go to the dollar store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:17 AM Flag
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I’d rather get nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:54 AM Flag
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np. I liked giving away the Mister Men books at that age. Buy a box set and they are quite reasonable. Also, Costco carries a good selection of popular books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:28 AM Flag
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OP: great idea! I loved these as a child. Forgot about them. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:13 AM Flag
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YW! I love those books too and was sad to give them away in the latest book purge, but DCs are too old for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:25 AM Flag
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Skip the cheap plastics. I like edibles - a nice cookie or some candies. Kids can eat them, be happy and no waste. The cheap toys always break. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:16 AM Flag
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Yes, trying to stay away from plastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:20 AM Flag
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You can’t give kids edibles freak [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:21 AM Flag
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Not the fun kind of edibles obviously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:54 AM Flag
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Like a bag of snack like pirates booty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:45 AM Flag
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Oh jeez, don’t give pirate booty as a favor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:50 AM Flag
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Why not? Not by itself but I like it better than candy that many people add. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:52 AM Flag
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+1, why not? All DCs love them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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I don’t think I’ve ever been to a party without them but honestly go by what your child wants. If they don’t care you can skip it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:56 AM Flag
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Skip it!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:54 AM Flag
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I think favors need to stop. Start the trend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:24 AM Flag
[ - ] I’m falling in love with my boyfriend of 5 months. Can I say ily first? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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No!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:37 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:45 AM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:48 AM Flag
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BC he should say it first. You can wait to tell him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:50 AM Flag
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Unfortunately, saying it first could change things. It shouldn’t but happens all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:51 AM Flag
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Do you think he’s in love w you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:51 AM Flag
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Absolutely! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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I wouldn’t just come out and say it. But you should def ask him how he feels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:06 AM Flag
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I always waited for them to say it first and they always did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:17 AM Flag
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This is the most dispiritingly retrograde thread. Express how you feel! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:42 AM Flag
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This!! Is it 1985? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:55 AM Flag
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I said it first. Married 20 years. And if it had turned out differently, I would still say, do it if you feel it. Being real is not a mistake, no matter how it turns out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 03:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone succeed at getting a sexless marriage back on track? Any recommended book, therapy or mindset shift? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:01 AM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:43 AM Flag
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Fake it until you make it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:10 AM Flag
[ - ] I am volunteering my professional services to an organization. The last time I made a recommendation they didn’t believe me and attacked me in front of the whole board. Now the board president who didn’t back me up at all, asked me another question via text message. I don’t feel like even answering. Do I have UB permission to ignore? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:52 AM Flag
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Of course. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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I would. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:25 AM Flag
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If you plan on cutting ties, ignore. If you plan to keep offering me the services, answer. But I’d also say something to the effect that you are donating your time and expertise and expect to be treated w respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:52 AM Flag
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+1. You are completely within your rights to ignore it but it's burning a bridge - just make sure you're ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:18 AM Flag
[ - ] Casual family but not liberal/progressive and child excels in math. Would you choose Riverdale or Fieldston for 6th grade? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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so, regressive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:28 AM Flag
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but not formal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:24 AM Flag
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ily! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:30 AM Flag
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What does this even mean? Casual conservative non liberal non progressive - don’t know what that translates to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:30 AM Flag
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jeans and t-shirts, democrats but not political or social activists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:12 AM Flag
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Ok but am baffled by your classification. Liberal/progressive is about ideas? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:09 AM Flag
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You will not like Fieldstone, judging from your sef-description. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:38 AM Flag
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^^^^Fieldston. Autocorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:39 AM Flag
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Apply to both and see which one accepts you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:50 AM Flag
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yes, they hold the cards, not you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:56 AM Flag
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Give Fieldston a chance for the following reasons: math placement is highly differentiated iso every kid can be challenged (though not overwhelmed); 1the head of school is fantastic and bringing about the right changes (she recently joined from Trinity where she had been the well regarded high school principal), and lastly a lot of negative stuff about the school comes from outsiders who don’t know what is really going on there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:53 AM Flag
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Same diff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:54 AM Flag
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Which ever one accepts your child. And if your child gets into both, which ever one s/he prefers. They are both great schools and your child will get a great education at either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:03 AM Flag
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Neither, what are you thinking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:12 AM Flag
[ - ] OTM, are you on ? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
[ - ] HHI close to 500k and 1 m in investment. First of 3 dc going to college and on fafsa calculator I got EFC of 259 k (per year). Does this sound right? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:49 PM Flag
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What is EFC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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Expected family contribution [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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Yes, you can pay full boat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:17 AM Flag
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Of course I understnd that I was just curious. My point is how can they say 259? Theoretically supposed to pay more than full after tax income, selling 25 percent investments per year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:30 AM Flag
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pretty much [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:57 AM Flag
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That can’t be right - you’re only supposed to have to sell 6 percent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:13 AM Flag
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Theoretical question - how are you expected to sell illiquid investments? Like a house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:07 AM Flag
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take equity out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:19 AM Flag
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We make 200K and have much less in investments and are full pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:55 AM Flag
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Is this why everyone in my UMC (but not rich) neighborhood have their dds in ice hockey from the time they can walk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 03:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Which one is the least specialized of the specialized high schools in ny? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:17 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:33 PM Flag
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you are talking semantics, they are normal high schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:39 PM Flag
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:10 AM Flag
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Stuy and maybe Bklyn Latin. Even though the others have their themes and specialties, they all have the same NYS requirements, so kids get a liberal arts education even and an engineering-focused school like Tech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:41 AM Flag
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Stuy isn’t specialized. Same state curriculum as any ny hs. The “Stuy endorses diploma” requires drafting, a third year of LOTE, 4 years of science, art appreciation, music appreciation. This year they added AP physics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:47 AM Flag
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Went to the open house for hsmse and there the students are to pick a stream in the sophomore year - math, science or engineering. Humanities subjects though available are as minors. How can this just be semantics? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
[ - ] The kids watched mary poppins today which I watched over and over as a kid and I realized these days I relate most of all to the dad. Anyone else? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I was empathic to the father when I was a child too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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the poor dude is just trying to make a buck and his kids are laying waste to his home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:11 AM Flag
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I don’t really “relate” to the characters. Just appreciate the musical for what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:03 PM Flag
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I rewatched Malcom in the Middle recently and omg Lois - I relate to Lois now so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:02 AM Flag
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Have you watched Saving Mr. Banks? The whole Mary Poppins story is actually about the dad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:24 AM Flag
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i have not! i feel like i AM mr banks - so i for sure should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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It’s 6:03 and their heirs to my dominion are scrubbed and tubbed, and adequately fed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:46 AM Flag
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Feed the birds, tuppence a bag! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:55 AM Flag
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Though we adore men individually/ we agree that as a group they’re rather stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:16 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 03:00 AM Flag
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I’m the suffragette! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:57 AM Flag
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Yes, working too much. Missing out of enjoying life and have fun with the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 03:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Sometimes I feel like I’m just existing, going through the motions. Can anyone relate? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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YES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:59 PM Flag
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Every day and I fear it will never improve. I have to provide for my family and take bare minimum care of myself too. There’s no room for fun!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:38 AM Flag
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Thousand percent. Alas, this is also called sanity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:55 AM Flag
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Yes. Like every day is ground hog day. Sometimes with very little social interaction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:12 AM Flag
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Meghan? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:57 AM Flag
[ - ] I am 51. I have started having some symptoms of peri menopause. Occasional night sweats, breast pain, heavy or light periods. But this is weird. I had a normal period 8/20-8/23. Then didn’t get my period at all in September. Got it 10/7-10/11. Thought, okay, it was just late. But then I got it again today! Is that in the range of normal? Anything to be concerned about? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:27 PM Flag
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Sounds normal in my world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:30 PM Flag
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Thanks. Why doesn’t anyone tell us more about all this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:36 PM Flag
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You’re fortunate if you’re just experiencing symptoms now. I had it for a good six years before hitting menopause at 52. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:38 PM Flag
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Did you get periods really close together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:14 AM Flag
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Yep, and far apart too. No consistency. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:31 AM Flag
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Thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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Totally normal. And worse than close together is when they stretch father apart and you every hormone you have is on edge and you WISH it would just come already. Post menopause is way better than peri for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:26 AM Flag
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Ugh. Thx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:10 AM Flag
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I have heard this a lot. Depression and mental fog are some other complaints. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:10 AM Flag
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Totally normal, sorry to report [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:57 AM Flag
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Totally normal, happened to me at 41, 42. Full menopause at 46... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:08 AM Flag
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And is it true that sex becomes painful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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Dryness can be a real issue. Try lube early and often, it can help but they are not all the same, experiment to find what works best for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 03:05 AM Flag
[ - ] What's going on? I created a number of private boards on Pinterest. I put a lot of comments on my pins - phone numbers, etc. that I need. Came back to boards after about a year and I can't find my comments! How do you access your comments now?? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:22 PM Flag
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^^Not comments, I meant descriptions. All I get are photos but can't see any of my descriptions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:41 PM Flag
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Is there a button that says “restore?” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:11 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
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I’m sure that Pinterest has a “contact” or “help” function. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Argh. Anyone deal with chronic back pain? I try to stay active taking fun classes. I have tried spin, row, pilates, bar. Yoga back in the day. I always give them up after a few months b/c my back never gets better and in fact always seems to get worse after classes so I move on to next exercise. I am wondering if the best action now is to hire a very good PT/sports trainer to come to my apartment's gym and give me exercise regiment and make sure I am doing it properly. I know I will hate this -- I like having music and being with others in a class--but I am tired of back pain. It has been going on for years. Good plan? Can anyone recommend someone who can train me? Am thinking I could start 3 days a week and slowly wean off if I get better. I am open to other suggestions as well. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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Swimming. This will be best for your back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:16 PM Flag
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Interesting, b/c physical therapist I trust doesn't think swimming would be great for my back. She said it would feel good but wouldn't develop my core enough and weight bearing is better. But I also have horrible swimming technique so might need to take lessons anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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You can separately work on your core but try even just walking in water [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:43 PM Flag
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And what you have been doing (what the PT recommends) makes your back worse? You might want to rethink your trust [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:45 PM Flag
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How old is your mattress? That can make a big difference... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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Do you know why you have chronic back pain? Have you seen a spine surgeon, had an MRI? Physical therapy can help in some cases and not in others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:38 PM Flag
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Meet with PT. Also try accupuncture [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:39 PM Flag
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“Chronic back pain” is vague be more specific? Example? I’ve had 3 slipped discs all in c. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:47 PM Flag
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I don't have any disc problems my back. I have some herniated discs in my neck. It feels like it is muscle related, so I just assumed i need to strengthen my core. And the pain is a little vague too -- a dull ache and sometimes a pulling on my left side. I know I am hyppermobile/flexible, so it could be my posture is a little off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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For neck (that’s c): good bye high heels and anything that has your neck looking up (like volleyball) and headstands in yoga. Posture. Sleep on your back. Great mattress. Stress relief (my muscles tighten and pull my neck of alignment). Reading when the body says no and body mind connection by sarno. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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I’m also hyper mobile. Yoga can be bad unless you strengthen your joints and then it’s great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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And hwp. If you’re overweight that can also lead to body mechanic issues and posture problems. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:02 PM Flag
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Are you stretching every day? That makes a huge difference. I’m hyper mobile w various minor issues. I have to stretch, do cardio to keep joints from getting stiff and and Pilates to strengthen my core. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:59 AM Flag
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I got rid of back pain/spasms with PT. Years later I still do exercises the PT taught me using stability ball [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:20 PM Flag
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Yes. Dh and I both. We have tried everything, have the right kind of bed, PT, every type of exercise, he has even had 3 surgeries. Yoga is what helps us the most. It took me 3 years of practicing consistently to make a “breakthrough” with my back pain but now I’m completely cured and dh is on his way, he’s only been doing it for about a year and a half. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:59 PM Flag
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I started going to a chiropractor once a week and it helps a TON. 5-10 min max appt, he adjusts me and pops some things back into place and voila I’m so much better the whole following week. I wasn’t have spine pain per se but when things get uneven in my back my muscles get so tense and pissed off. Trying chiro once a week for 1-2mos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:54 AM Flag
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Mediation in addition to exersise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:57 AM Flag
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PT, yoga and any stress reducing activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:03 AM Flag
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This was me. I ended up having a microdiscectomy to remove the disc pressing on my nerve. Changed my life and am pain free. Had chronic excruciating pain for much of 20s and 30s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:10 AM Flag
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Also, I stopped doing yoga. I work out all the time but no yoga or extreme stretching. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Trying to decide on HS choices for ds. We live in District 2. I know the general wisdom is to send your dc to a school that isn't super hard so dc will stand out -- can get straight As and take a few AP classes etc. BUT my ds seems to be perfectly fine with being a B student. He is happy with As, and does work but isn't inspired by school and is not motivated by challenge. For a kid like that, isn't it better to find something a bit more competitive? I know he is young and he might mature, but he might just want to coast through HS (My DH and brothers were both like this). He tests well, so I think he has a shot at Brooklyn Tech. Is that a better option than a place like . . . actually I don't even know what people consider to be easier schools! They all sound competitive with lots of HW! Anyone have a similar dc? How are you handling/did you handle HS process? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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a kid like that will graduate at the bottom 25% at BT. You don't want that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:11 PM Flag
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Ds is at a really competitive MS right now though, and he is not bottom 25%. He works just hard enough to get high Bs and a couple low As. And he is surrounded by very motivated students. I fear going to an easier school will still mean he will get mostly Bs, but that he won't be as prepared for college, wherever he ends up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:18 PM Flag
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reread your post, you laid out the type of kid he is, he sounds like someone who wants to coast (like your dh and brothers). He will be at the bottom 25% of BT with Bs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:20 PM Flag
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He is sort of coasting now, and is getting mostly Bs and a couple As and he is at a screened competitive MS. I guess I assumed BT would be similar but at HS level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:28 PM Flag
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not really. You will see, it amps up in HS and there are a lot of outer borough kids who are very competitive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:33 PM Flag
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so what are some good D2 HS options? we aren't looking at anything where we know he won't meet the screen -- so ELRO, Millennium are out--and I heard HW is pretty crazy at those schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:57 PM Flag
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I would actually go to the one with the least amount of competition and graduate #1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:00 PM Flag
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what school would this be? I want my dc to go to a school that is safe, attendance of at least 90% and has a graduation rate of 90% or above. I think these are all good metrics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:24 PM Flag
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they really have nothing to do with your son's learning or potential though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:32 PM Flag
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Bad advice. She said he needs a strong peer group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:14 AM Flag
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You aren’t concerned about his college readiness. Just be honest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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Strongly disagree. BT has a whole range. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:28 PM Flag
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This craziness is crazy, ha ha. I had high B's in HS and got into an Ivy years ago. Now the competition is out there. I did have to work hard my first semester at Ivy and almost failed a lot of classes, but pulled myself up and graduated cum laude. Maybe tell him the writings on the wall. He may end up at Baruch or someplace. A city college too. But that's not the end of the world either. Some go there for 2 years and transfer into a private school. B's are OK in my book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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OP here and I actually feel the same way. I feel like every school for this generation is merely a stepping stone to the next school!, and that kids can't just enjoy where they are right NOW! I want him to find a decent HS where he can try out some new things and be bottom of the class, but I don't need him at a place like Stuy. I don't have an issue with a state school, btw and we are also considering Canadian universities (my DH is Canadian) which give us some more options when we are ready to consider college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:33 PM Flag
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This sounds like such a healthy attitude. Your DS is lucky to have you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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My son did not work hard in middle school and got good grades. Not perfect, but very good. He got into a very competitive high school and has really risen to the occasion. Where does your son say he wants to go? Not everyone at Tech is a brainiac. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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He really liked BT. He loved all the bells & whistles -- the architecture room, the plane engine and flight simulator, the forensics lab and mock court room, etc. Plus he is friends with 2 older boys and they liked it. He thinks he will know tons of kids who will go there-- but I have heard that the freshman class is so big you may never see your MS friends at all. Btw: I have heard that this happens to some boys. They just start trying harder in HS. But he won't do this if he is surrounded by kids who don't care about school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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NP. I completely follow your logic. He should go if he gets in. He likes it so that’s important. If he is going to coast a little he will be better doing it there than somewhere “less competitive.” [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:52 PM Flag
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^btw a lot of boys at nest with B averages cram for shsat and go to Tech etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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^^my son is smart but isn’t that concerned about grades [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:53 PM Flag
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this is my son!! His tutor says he is killing the SHSAT practice and he thinks he is bright but his grades aren't better because he cares, but he doesn't care enough to put in the extra time and effort needed to get top grades. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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OR; then he should go there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:35 PM Flag
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Your last sentence is key. He needs a strong peer group. Don’t go easy way out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:16 AM Flag
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School of the Future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:36 PM Flag
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No! Her son sounds too smart for that school. It’s okay . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:15 AM Flag
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My kid actually went there - op’s kid would quite probably stand out there, and it is not filled with idiots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:19 AM Flag
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Not sure what you are looking for here. Take the SHSAT. IF YOU GET AN OFFER, weigh it against the OTHER OFFER you get. Why try to decide between choices you don’t have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:13 AM Flag
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You are overthinking. Your kid has to spend 4 years at HS and hopefully they will enjoy it so they are motivated to engage both in and out of school. It is not all about exactly where they are positioned when applying to college. It sounds like you kid really likes BT, so if they get in, they should go. Your kid would not do well or enjoy a grindy school, so for D2 I would say Lab, Clinton and maybe Baruch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:35 AM Flag
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let him pick his choices and hope it gets into one of the first three on his list. if it really isn't working out, then he can switch schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Hi ladies. I hope you can help- it’s years since I lived somewhere snowy and I’m going to be 3 months in Germany starting in Feb. it’s a smallish, steep village. What am I wearing on my feet? I’m guessing some waterproof, warm boots with with good grip? Please tell me! TIA. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:01 PM Flag
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I would wait until i get there and go to a local store and get what they suggest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:08 PM Flag
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Op- yes, this makes sense, of course. TY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:27 PM Flag
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If you want cute ones, then NO. 6 shearling-lined clog boots--or, if you can afford it, Jimmy Choo fur-lined biker boots. If you want practical outdoor wear, then Sorel or something like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:07 PM Flag
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jimmy choo in a sheep village? NEIN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:10 PM Flag
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Warum nicht? Also, OP wrote "steep village" not "Sheep village." Lug-soled motorcycle boots are good for that terrain. And assuming she is not going to be hiking at all times [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:15 PM Flag
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And for hiking? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:48 PM Flag
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But it's a steep, sheep village. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:33 AM Flag
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No 6 is wrong--those are city shoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:57 AM Flag
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Sorel boots will probably be good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:14 PM Flag
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Wouldn’t it be more fun to shop local once you are there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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Timberland. What all the european cool kids wear. (at least in Italy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:24 PM Flag
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Op- thank you! You’re right, I will get them when I’m there, I think, but it’s good to have some idea in advance! Thanks for the suggestions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:29 PM Flag
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I’m in canada. I have waterproof winter (you can buy based on your temp) hiking boots. They have built in ice spikes. I also have yak trax. Sorrel are ok if you’re not hiking and use yak trax for better grip. I also like alpaca socks. HTH [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:50 PM Flag
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Ty!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:24 PM Flag
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You’re welcome :) keep a towel by the door to knock the debris off and soak up the snow/ice melt, then wash ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:42 PM Flag
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I live in Vermont and do fine with my Bean boots and my knee high Sorels for big snowstorm days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:47 AM Flag
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For warmth get wool socks. I personally love my Darn tough and Smart wool socks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:28 AM Flag
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Smart wool. Love! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:59 AM Flag
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Darn tough is the best! Up here in VT they have a big sock sale the first weekend in Nov. People fill giant bags with their socks for amazing prices. Practically the entire state is there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:00 AM Flag
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That sounds great, is it their own store that has the sale? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:27 AM Flag
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I like my waterproof UGGS with the rubber bottoms - I have the lower and the higher pairs. also have waterproof hiking boots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:57 AM Flag
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Go to REI and tell them to gear you out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:00 AM Flag
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everything will be more expensive with smaller selection. Where in Germany? Bavaria? Different places require different shoes. it can be snowy or it can be wet and not snow at all depending where you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:21 AM Flag
[ - ] NYS moms with kids in college, if they applied in past few years what were their admissions results like specifically? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 09:59 PM Flag
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rejected: Gtown, Hopkins, columbia/trinity dual BA. Accepted: Pitt, Colgate (attending), Bing, BC. WL-Hamilton, Wes. Private/dd top quarter of class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:04 PM Flag
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thx, scores? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:12 PM Flag
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Wow. rejected Gtown, but accepted Wesleyan? I guess I've been out of the college loop for a minute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:16 PM Flag
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waitlisted Wes, and Gtown is nearly impossible to get into as the Ivys now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:23 PM Flag
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Many years ago, I was WL at Georgetown but got into multiple ivies. I think it was always hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:12 PM Flag
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Which tier private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:26 PM Flag
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my dd was accepted to Harvard early. She also applied to UVA but pulled the app after she was accepted to Harvard. She is a nationally ranked musician and was 1st in her class of 250. She not a legacy not a minority [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:26 PM Flag
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I remember you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:18 AM Flag
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Musicians are ranked nationally? By whom? On what basis? Is there a Official National Trombone Competition? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:35 AM Flag
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Accepted: USC early with merit, UChicago, Michigan. Waitlisted: Stanford & Harvard. Rejected: Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 10:52 PM Flag
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lol, tufts. Poor Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.19, 11:01 PM Flag
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Poor Tufts nothing, it's an excellent school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:13 AM Flag
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Accepted: Michigan, Georgetown, McGill, CMU, BU, SUNYs. WL: Harvard, Cornell. Rejected: MIT, Brown, Tufts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:28 AM Flag
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Where did DC go? Georgetown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 12:42 AM Flag
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Accepted: Kenyon, Emerson honors (ea), Williams, Tufts, WL: Vassar Rejected: Brown, Northwestern [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 01:26 AM Flag
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accepted: u of Rochester (attended), Bing, U of vermont, suny geneseo, Lehigh; wl - bucknell; rejected - Cornell [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:28 AM Flag
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Rej: Bowdoin, Williiams, UCLA, Accept: USC, other UCs, other SLACs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.21.19, 02:58 AM Flag
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