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General Topics 10.23.08, 07:21 AM Flag
[ - ] Let me know what you think. I have twins and triplets, and you guessed it, from IVF. I have 8 embryos left. Destroy/research is not an option. Adoption or transfer? I am 42 and work. Childcare is a big issue already. But I honestly freak out when I think of giving my biological "babies" away to another family. What would you do? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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np: yes they do. they are called "snowflake babies." bush had a bunch of those familes with him when he signed the bill against stemcell reserach [ Reply | More ]
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that's crazy. why not jsut stick it in your ear? [ Reply | More ]
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Wht not give them to research? The only way you were able to get pregnant was via IVF - and the only way IVF has been so successful was via research. Seems pretty hypocritical to me... (and most reputable programs have an age limit on the storage of frozen embryos, so once you reach the limit, they will destroy them) [ Reply | More ]
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" he risk of having multiples (according to their statistics) was 7% triples 3%. So when we transferred the 2nd round. There was a 93% chance of a singleton." [ Reply | More ]
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If you look more closely at the stats, it goes like this: about 30% success rate (pregnancy), with 25% of those pregnancies being multiples. Which means that if you do get pregnant, you have quite a high probability of ending with multiples (25%). The 7% refers to I guess "combined probability of getting pregnant AND getting pregnant with twins". I live in Brooklyn, and it seems like I see brand new twin infants every week! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.27.08, 06:54 PM Flag
[ - ] makeup moms: if you wear eyeliner - what brand? top of lid or bottom? does age matter? i am pretty pale - blond/light brown hair if that matters. i feel ugly. tia 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] i need some classic dvds for 7 - 9 year olds, holiday theme preferred. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Thanks for the recs. My children loved It's a wonderful life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.07.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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Mr McGoo's Christmas Carol, Elf, Grinch, The Santa Clause [ Reply | More ]
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i liked jingle all the way, but my dh said it was racist [ Reply | More ]
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Not holiday but the school house rock DVD rocks! [ Reply | More ]
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Elf, definitely. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I'm an UWS Middle School tutor. FYI, Delta is at least a year ahead in academics than CGPS, Cathedral, Dwight and Trevor 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you have any idea how it compares to the other UWS private schools (Trinity, SHSH, Collegiate, etc.)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 07:13 AM Flag
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No, sorry [ Reply | More ]
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so? I like private school. I don't mind paying. [ Reply | More ]
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what kind of tutoring do you do? [ Reply | More ]
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Well, you are comparing one of the best public middle schools in the city to a 3rd tier. What did you expect? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone applying to Horace Mann preschool? Have you had your parent interview? What did you think? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] I find that whenever someone criticizes palin, instead of defending her, her proponents counter with something about obama. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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McCain was different at one point, now he walk in lock step with the Republican policies that are already in place. Palin cannot put together a logical sentence and is more than willing to cater to xenophobia, hate, and division. Obama has been able to stay cool despite the fact that the Republican machine has been trying to tie every fault of the past 8 years to him and just out right lying. What happened to the Republicans of old? The less government, leave people alone party? They've created socialism for the corporate and the rich and screw everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
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Obama is cool for not answering questions, and Palin can't speak and is catering to hate, division and xenophobia...please. Socialism created by the Democrats....Barney Frank and his ilk are responsible for the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, socialists to the rescue! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone know the name of the necklace older people wear to signal when they've fallen. Need to research this. TIA 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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gooogle "I've Fallen and I can't Get Up" [ Reply | More ]
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you are not a very good researcher if UB is where you start. go to www.google.com [ Reply | More ]
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LifeAlert is the company the acute rehab at Columbia Presbyterian recommended when my Mom came home from hip surgery. They have a strong reputation as quick responders and are well-managed in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
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also recommended Medicalalert. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] ds is obsessed with eating cereal - however wont touch cheerios or kix - he has od'd on those. suggestions as to new cereal to give him? he's 2. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] poll: what would you do? Just returned to work and have a 4 day work week. Compay is supposed to pay me 80% of previous salary. I am a few week into it and they are still paying me my full salary. My feeling is that this is their mistake, this is an enormous co. not a mom and pop place. Would you say anything? The way my comp is structured is unfair sinc ethey are also cutting my bonus 20% even though I will achieve what i achieve in the 4 day work week. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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op: question is, would you say anything? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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yes, because it will be noted eventually and you will look bad for not having said anything. Your boss will get in trouble and odds are you will feel it. [ Reply | More ]
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you should tell payroll. they can/will ask for the money back at some point when it is discovered and you will have a black mark for not saying anything. [ Reply | More ]
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op: very good point! thx [ Reply | More ]
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Of course you should point this out, I can not believe you are struggling with this decision. [ Reply | More ]
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She thinks this will go unnoticed forever, however, while large companies work slowly it will get noticed at some point. IME, anyway, working for another very large company. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Hi all-you are all right, must be my bitterness at having to go back to work, this has been reported to payroll as we speak!! [ Reply | More ]
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good karma for you! [ Reply | More ]
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Good luck, hopefully things will get better for you! [ Reply | More ]
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^^^whoops. you are better off this way. my company made a mistake in my payroll and made me pay back a lot of money. i was really upset b/c i hadn't even known it was a mistake and they didn't discover the mistake for months. [ Reply | More ]
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they will discover it, and be REALLY angry at you for not mentioning it. [ Reply | More ]
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OP:I have come clean everyone. end of story. Up to them to fix it!! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] College is a wise choice for far fewer people than are currently encouraged to consider it. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Well I know if DH had bagged college, become a cop or LIRR conductor he could be retired with great benefits and we would be better off financially. Attended an expensive mediocre private college and learned nothing and gained no valuable career connections. He is not stupid, but never one for hitting the books. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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You can become a cop with college degree too, just so you know. [ Reply | More ]
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lol. what a stupid point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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Actually, you need college or military experience to become a cop in more and more places now a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 07:46 AM Flag
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This is ridiculous. Unless you learnt some great trade that you love and can make good living with you are much better off going to college than not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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read the article though, it makes some really interesting points about people who are unprepared for college going anyway, wasting money, learning nothing, and ending up in jobs a high school dropout would be qualified for. Its meant to be provocative, but he makes some good points. [ Reply | More ]
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I will, but my point is that even if you don't land a fancy job right away, having college degree gives you a safety net for later on. My aunt did not finish college and ended up in a great job for 20+ years where she had title responsibilites as if she had the degree as she worked her way up. However, the company fell apart a couple years ago and they were all laid off. So now she is looking for a job, and lack of college degree has really closed tons of doors for her, even though she is in her 50s with decades of experience. [ Reply | More ]
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but your aunt is someone who probably should have gone to college, but didn't. In other words, she might actually have learned something, and probably could have finished. The article is about the huge number of people who spend their parents' life savings on tuition and books and fees, but cannot read or remotely hope to even do Algebra. [ Reply | More ]
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I just read the article and agree with many of its points, but the reality is that it does not offer any alternatives. You can't plan your life to be in retail or work in a restaurant if you want to have some hope of supporting a family one day. [ Reply | More ]
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no, but you can learn how to fix a car instead of sitting in Freshman Sociology. You can learn plumbing or electrical circuits instead of Eskimo Feminist Authors 235b [ Reply | More ]
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If you have a skill set for it, great. But it is not easy to be a good car mechanic or plumber. [ Reply | More ]
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This is why kids' should fund their own education and be responsible for their on investment in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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Sorry but we did that and went to crappy state schools and worked while in school because of it. It turned out just fine but we certainly want better for our kids, and as long as they are good students I am not going to saddle them with $100K debt to get a college degree. [ Reply | More ]
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(but your kids are not the people the article is talking about) [ Reply | More ]
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agreed. college is expensive and that amount of $$$ could be invested to a better end. [ Reply | More ]
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Does not have to be. You can always live at home and go to state school at night, and it will be very affordable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.23.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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but is it a wise choice to do that if you cannot read beyond a 6th grade level or do basic arithmetic? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a big believer in attending college especially for young Black men. With so much of the world working against them, White people still love those letters behind your name. They'll still have to work 10 times as hard and 10 times a better in the workforce but they can't say sh!t about your degrees. Esepcially those from Ivies and little Ivies. They can believe your were an AA pick, but you still have to have the grades to stay there. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Burbs mom here. DH found out several months ago he is being layed off- last day will be next month. I have found a well paying job, so he is able to take his time and find something appropriate. 2dc in public school. Best way to tell our dc (ages 6 and 9) as I have been at home for a while and dh always working? Advice please? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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daddy will be at home now and mommy is going to work. [ Reply | More ]
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Funny, my parents stressed about this and sat my brother and I down and explained, "Mommy will be working so daddy can finish school...." That Monday, dad was inside studying, I was doing whatever and the mailman came. I opened the door and he handed me the mail and asked me to give it to my mom. "I can't." I replied, "Mommy is working so daddy can finish school so he can get a better job so we can have..." My dad heard the whole thing and still laughs when he tells this story. [ Reply | More ]
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