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[ - ] That discussion of the prewar apt. on 77th is making me sad. I love prewar layouts and find them charming. A 13x20 LR is perfectly fine. You guys are like sharks slavering to chop it all up. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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The haters are making more current market comments- the apt is the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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I think people are saying that the apt on 77th is not worth 4m [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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this. for 2.8 , I might take a look at it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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I think a lovely apt, but would not buy in D3 at this point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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No, there was a lot of speculation that it had been carved up in some way, because the rooms were "too small". That's what I'm responding to--transplants who have no familiarity with "real" NYC prewar apartments. -OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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Exactly, this. At that price, you can get a much better layout. And I prefer prewar and live in a prewar apartment myself. That apartment is not well designed for family living-- no big space to hangout. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:56 PM Flag
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OP: Prewar layouts don't have "big spaces to hang out"!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:57 PM Flag
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Listen, I live in a pre-war apartment on the UWS. The living and dining rooms are often adjacent with kitchen next to dining and can be easily configured for modern living. This is carved up in a series of boxes, which is very awkward, and it has a galley kitchen in the back. My pre-war apartment is also much cheaper than this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:59 PM Flag
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Lol, yeah, if you chop it up, things are different. For anyone who is interested, have a ball: https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/nyre?_=1539881865784&f%5Bsubject_hierarchical_geographic_neighborhood_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Upper+West+Side [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:02 PM Flag
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It’s a great apt in a fantastic location. Just overpriced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:47 PM Flag
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Architect: The standard LR size in an original prewar NYC apartment is about 250 sq ft (usually around 13x20). May be larger on Park Ave. or in "marquee" buildings (I remember largeish rooms in the Apthorp). A UWS classic six is usually around 1500-1600sf in total. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you pay $425k for this? http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/property/263194773/48-sagamore-road-23-bronxville-ny-10708 62 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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High maintenance; poor layout; tiny old kitchen. Yes it's Bronxville Village but geez... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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I would never live in an apartment in Bronxville unless I was divorced or widowed. Same for New Canaan and Greenwich. You are automatically put into a lower caste system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 05:55 AM Flag
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No way. That's way overpriced for the size and condition of that unit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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Yep. I'm thinking even at $350k the maintenance is still a killer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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NP, why do you say overpriced? Looking at listings, no other 2 BR, elevator buildings. I would not consider walk up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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I would buy it. you get bronxville schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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Look at it this way. Tuition for two kids at TT private is 100k. This unit comes with free admission to Bronxville schools worth 100 k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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Do the math. You are way ahead buying this instead of paying for TT [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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You really think Bronxville public school is the same as a TT private? I don't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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I do. So you buy this and save 1.3 million. That is 13 years at 100k per year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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So this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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Just wondering -- do you go to public or private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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*did you go [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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Not saying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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I agreed above - I went to private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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tt private so you can end up at Sarah Lawrence anyway? No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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There is so much more to K-12 education than just the college you end up with. In fact, the college is kind of secondary, tertiary even. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:20 AM Flag
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LOL. Keep dreaming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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This was meant for the person who said Bronxville publics same as TTs in Manhattan. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:16 AM Flag
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It's not even close to TT private, that is a delusional claim [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:12 AM Flag
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No way anyone is putting two kids in 800 SF [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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yeah if they r both girls sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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lolz. That's how NY'ers did it dear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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At $425k? What do you think it would cost to redo the kitchen? $50k? Not even sure if coop would allow it to be enlarged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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I would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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Do you have kids, OP? How many? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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I do -- 2 -- but one stays with her dad and goes to school near him. It would be for me and DS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Just don't want to be dumb and pay too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:37 PM Flag
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Where does dad live? Visitation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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Long story but half the time he's in the UK; half here. She's in boarding school near his US home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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I was asking about ds--same dad? Will he have to travel to see him? To where? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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^I grew up in an apartment like this with my single mom. It's def doable, but tight. And for that reason, I would recommend staying in the city, because then you have more "life" outside the apartment, easier mobility for you and ds, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:44 PM Flag
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Thanks. I go back and forth every day on which is better (city or suburb) for safety, making friends, vibrancy, variety. Price per sq ft will probably be the deciding factor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:46 PM Flag
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Sorry -- didn't understand. Ex is DS's dad; daughter is from his previous marriage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:45 PM Flag
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OP I think its adorable and I totally would go for it. It does NOT cost 50K to over-do this kitchen. Obviously no one knows your financial situation but if this is what you can afford, go for it. Your kids will get good schools and its a great area. Try it out for a couple of years you can always sell it down the line if you need more space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Thanks kind stranger! I love the "in the treetops" feeling through those beautiful windows. Showed it to a friend and she was ragging on me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:38 PM Flag
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ugh. I also always look on the lower end of my price range...we are so jaded in NYC that we MUST spend over 1M dollars but a small place can also be just fine, and yes the windows are great and you can spend extra money and come to NYC for events and such once in a while. Offer 389 and see what happens , good luck!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:04 PM Flag
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NP I also liked that. Does it look like that IRL? Is it dark later in the day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:57 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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I guess. Not sure the commute and it will look smaller in person (they usually photo with a wide angle lens). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:52 PM Flag
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Call carpet, which I do not like. No room to eat in kitchen, so dining in living room/dining area will get messy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:54 PM Flag
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absolutely. I lived in a 3 bedroom condo in Edgemont which we sold for 450k. Worth it for the great public school. only thing - one bathroom is tough. I had two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:18 PM Flag
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I would do this if burb life and this price range felt right for my situation. Unit would look MUCH better if you had hardwood floors or even just a more updated carpet. And kitchen not $$ to improve - simple ikea cabinets or even just paint the existing white. I agree with the argument that there's significant value in the school situation (and since someone asked above, I myself went to TT private but do think a top suburban public can equal if not beat many of these). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:53 PM Flag
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Thx! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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I think it's charming and has potential, I would look into it, remodel a little. I don't know the area, so if it's walkable, near transit and school, it's a great idea for your situation. If you must drive everywhere, I wouldn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 07:48 PM Flag
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Yes, for sure. I live in a townhouse very close by, so know the area well. You have an easy walk to the train, to town and to the school. It's a nice place to live. The school is truly excellent. If this is your price range, you can't really do better if you are prioritizing schools. As an overall package, that's a great choice to make. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:01 PM Flag
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Thank you! I'm trying to find something with a real 2nd bedroom and this has one. Appreciate the "insider scoop!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:20 PM Flag
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the monthly maintenance is cheaper too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:58 AM Flag
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I would buy it if it were easily affordable to me and I liked the neighborhood and nearby schools. With only two people in the apartment, you can make that space work. I like the overall look of the windows, I would probably change the carpet and put in hardwood and rugs. The kitchen is the only thing that would really bug me but maybe you can spruce it up a little bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 10:31 PM Flag
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Thank you! Yes I'm thinking (as you and others have suggested) that taking up the carpeting would be a big improvement (assuming there are good hardwood floors beneath). I don't like carpet under a dining room table (at least not with my DS lol) but it could look quite nice once we settle in. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 11:47 PM Flag
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I guarantee there are hardwood floors under the carpet, and probably in good condition too if it's been carpeted for a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:08 AM Flag
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Ah good point -- thank you! If I get it, I promise to post pics here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:14 AM Flag
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Bronxville is such a small school district. It would seem suffocating to be with the same small group of kids at the same school for all those years. It could fine but I went to a much larger public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 12:31 AM Flag
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Then you’re the sad poor person in bronxville. Just move to Montclair or croton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:00 AM Flag
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I don't know you you NYers do it. This is something I lived in as a poor college student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:13 AM Flag
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That maintenance is outrageous. No way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:20 AM Flag
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Depends if you LOVE Bronxville. It's a pretty homogeneous community centered around the school district and a traditional way of life, with the advantage of being near NYC. Not everyone enjoys living there, and not everyone sends their kids to the public schools, because they too are quite conventional. Of half a dozen families I know there, only 2 send all of their kids to public school, and the others use a combo of public/private or all private. If you haven't done so already, you should tour the schools and get a feel for them, if that is a main reason you are moving. If you are in NYC, your DS still has the option to apply to many schools, selective and specialized schools, and transfer is needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 04:26 AM Flag
[ - ] For those with kids who are now in college, when did your teen take his/her first SAT/ACT and how far in advance did they start to prepare? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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Fall Junior year I think. Prep was the year before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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You prepped for an entire year? For fall of sophomore to fall of junior? How often? 1x a week, 2x a week? Any concentrated periods (e.g. spring break)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:41 PM Flag
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I remember DD going to SAT tutor starting in sophomore year. One for English, one for Math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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Once a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:47 PM Flag
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such overkill [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:48 PM Flag
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I just asked the same question a few posts down. We must all be thinking about this now. What grade is your dc in? Mine is in 9th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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11th [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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Mine isn't in college yet, but took the ACT in Dec of junior year. Read one book with grammar and then took a few practice tests. He did one per weekend for about a month and a half prior to the test. Then, he took it again in April and only did one practice test in between. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:05 PM Flag
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How did you decide ACT vs SAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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He did a practice ACT online and decided he liked it better than the PSAT material. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:07 PM Flag
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How did you decide ACT vs SAT? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:52 PM Flag
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I wish mine had actually done any prep at all. Tried to arrange tutor, bought books, etc. Not interested. But even taking it cold did well enough and is at a good college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Feeling pissed at NJ Transit today. Had an interview at 11 am. Left my house at 8:30 am (live in Westfield) to catch 8:43 train and I was 10 minutes late to an interview. Here goes dream job:( 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:20 PM Flag
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This is their fault how? [ Reply | More ]
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op: My commute was supposed to be 55 minutes to midtown. It took 2 hours and 40 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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That is a bummer. Did you contact them when you knew you would be late? I would have told them you were on the 8:43 and it was delayed by almost two hours. They will understand if they really like you. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I could not....got stuck in the tunnel with no signal. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I could not....got stuck in the tunnel with no signal. [ Reply | More ]
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If you did well on the interview, you might be ok. I often do interviews, and understand train delays and emergencies, as long as the person calls. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I could not call in advance, was stuck in the tunnel with no signal:( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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op: Should I email thank you letter and apologize again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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If you already apologized when you got there, I wouldn't mention again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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I would not. But I would send a very nice thank you note, tell them you appreciate their time and are very interested. If you already apologized I wouldn't remind them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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Yes, people will understand a 2 hr train delay. I would. I dont hold delays against candidates esp as it isnt an indication they arent enthusiastic about job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] This is really bizarre and freaky: 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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I don't really pay attention to these things, but I was shocked at what Courtney Cox looked like before she stepped away from the fillers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:31 PM Flag
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am 48 , had posted yesterday about looking uglier with makeup . and THIS is why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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Wow, she looks old in those most recent pics. Old and fighting it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:53 PM Flag
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Skinny, but unattractive. Never watched RHW but understood that she was particularly focused on being super skinny? By the looks of these pics, she could have used an extra 10 lbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
[ - ] I am planning my first graders fall party next week, and need help coming up with a craft and an activity! Party is only 30 mins so nothing too elaborate. Any easy ideas? I tried Pinterest but to no avail. Thanks 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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The entire party is 30 min? How do you have time for an activity, craft and cake? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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+1. Activity is taking off coats, gloves and shoes and then putting them back on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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LOL ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:00 PM Flag
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Pumpkin painting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:22 PM Flag
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+1. get the mini ones. [ Reply | More ]
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This is the easiest one, OP, plus you have the party favor taken care of at the same time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:32 PM Flag
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Thank you. Apparently they are doing this with their teacher another day. That had been my idea as well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:00 PM Flag
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paint pumpkins and pin the tail on donkey? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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Activity is reading a book. Craft is related to that book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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at a party? no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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Indoor or outdoor? Boys and girls? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:30 PM Flag
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michaels arts and crafts has kits and stuff to easily peice together. can get little wood pumpkins to paint, or foam and glue stuff on them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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They don't have time? FWIW, a 30 minute party would be annoying. If i'm going to take DC to a party I want them to come home tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:49 PM Flag
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they have no time to paint ...look on amazon for pumpkin sticker kits with eyes and such , much faster , can be done in 10 minutes and voila they take home an autumn craft -- you must provide the pumpkins though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:01 PM Flag
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Party at home or at school? I assume the latter or how could it be only 30 minutes? [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you all- sorry, got a phone call. This is for the school classroom party (inside). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:58 PM Flag
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^ for activity I’m thinking ring toss, that kind of thing. Maybe pumpkin bowling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:59 PM Flag
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How many kids? Bowling will be a pain in the neck. Freeze dance from music playing on the smart board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:14 PM Flag
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Oriental trading has a ton of craft kits. You dont have time for an activity and a craft. Maybe that game 7-Up. Something about heads on the desk and you put a thumb down? I forget the rules [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me about peri-menopause and symptoms and when you had it and how you got over it. I hope to get over this hump without destroying myself and my family. Things are just getting bad and I feel everything is out of control. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It can be tough. My symptoms: brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, severe mood swings, feeling disconnected, low level depression. I am normally happy, bubbly personality. Exercise and hormone replacement helped the most. Smart to get ahead of it now. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:10 PM Flag
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does the brain fog go away after menopause? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:14 PM Flag
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NP: nope, not for me at least. Three years after reaching menopause here and still have some issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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^^and keep in mind, everyone experiences different symptoms at different times. There are no hard rules. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm the first responder. I still have some brain fog especially in the mornings but it doesn't feel like it takes over my life. And the mood swings and anxiety are gone. They still appear if I'm under tremendous stress. I never experienced anxiety in my life before all of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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See your doctor. No one told me my symptoms were due to hormones. You can get low dose bc or antidepressants depending on what is bothering you. I was in a mental haze for 2 years and some was due to persistent anemia caused by heavy periods. My GYN was useless, did not even suggest it was menopausal. I was dumbfounded when I later read up on all the things I was experiencing (forgetfulness, depression, inability to focus and such). and a new GYN told me she would have been more aggressive in treating these things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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I’m in it now. Coupled with family health issues, I cried at my annual appointment and will be picking up Zoloft this afternoon. I can’t live like this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:19 PM Flag
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I'm in medically-induced menopause, so I can't do hrt. I'm really struggling. The brain fog is so bad I can barely work, and I'm so moody and lethargic/exhausted. Oh, and hungry, which is just great as I don't have the will to stop eating or the energy to work off the calories. Although with the amount that I sweat from the hot flashes, you'd think I'm running a marathon. I'm a walking disaster. Actually, I'm not even a walking disaster. I'm a lump on the couch disaster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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^So no advice, just empathy. [ Reply | More ]
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That was pretty much me. It all does balance back out. Stay strong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:43 PM Flag
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Thanks. I appreciate that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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Exercise helps relieve some of these symptoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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56 here. It's awful and I feel like it's been going on forever. Off the charts anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes. Asked GYN about meds and he made them sound so bad I didn't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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Idk, I'd still look into it. Low dose antidepressants are not bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:55 PM Flag
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NP- I finally started low dose Prozac. It really took the edge off. Stress, anxiety, worrying...I can deal with it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 03:38 AM Flag
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My gyn made me come back in six months and when I still complained she put me on them toot sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:23 PM Flag
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Toot sweet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:39 PM Flag
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Ok, tout de suite. I figured I'd have gotten crap for being pretentious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:48 PM Flag
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and not for being a rube? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:48 AM Flag
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See a new GYN. I had identical symptoms. It is a quality of life issue and if you are recently in menopause there is little risk with HRT as long as you start it early and do not stay on for more than 5 years. Read The Estrogen Window. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 01:36 AM Flag
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Around 50 I began having memory loss, thickening waist, mood swings, occasional hot flash, painful cysts in breasts. 53 and it's better now but I'm still getting regular tho shorter periods. Excellent diet and very regular exercise has kept these symptoms minimal. [ Reply | More ]
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^ the worst are these intense cramps that seem to last for three weeks. [ Reply | More ]
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np. I am 52 and have had all of that. Magnesium made the cysts and hot flashes go away. Can't help with the rest as I'm still experiencing it. Hate the crampiness, though mine are just there and not as painful as your sound. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:51 PM Flag
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Wow, so many of you are much older, I am only 45 and I have a lot of these symptoms, it's frightening! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 08:11 PM Flag
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42 here, and these are starting for me :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:25 AM Flag
[ - ] It's so cool when your kid steps up to the microphone in front of the whole school and people cheer. Nothing like that ever happened to me in high school. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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Goofy Movie is great b.c of that. Ha ha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:11 PM Flag
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They always cheer for the Downs kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:39 PM Flag
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A very special place in hell awaits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:42 PM Flag
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np pot, meet kettle [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:44 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm having one of those days where I simply can't get out of bed. Feeling incredibly sad, lonely and hopeless yet guilty and engaging in a lot of negative self talk for not getting out and getting things done. It's noon and I'm desperate for someone to tell me I'm going to be ok, hop into the shower and get moving. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:01 PM Flag
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You're going to be ok. The worst is behind you. You don't need to accomplish anything major today -- just get up, take a shower, and get outside for at least 20 minutes. You'll feel better. I promise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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Treat yourself to something small. What's up in general? Life? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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It was me yesterday :( Today is a better day. Think about it, you are just having a bad day, tomorrow will be a better day, GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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it will all be ok; you will be ok. what time is it there? the dark mornings are really draining me, but where I am it is at least sunny now so I do better in the middle of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:17 PM Flag
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The moment you start getting going you will feel so much better (BTDT). Any treat you could get yourself once you’ve left the house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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Do one thing. Go out and get a coffee and walk in the sun. Then get groceries on way home. Uou will feel better [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:11 PM Flag
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This is why I am glad that I have to work. As much as work has its own inherent problems, I have no choice but get up in the morning and it keeps my day structured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:38 PM Flag
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+1. As much as there's days I don't feel like going to work, I think I do better with the structure of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:08 PM Flag
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Typically agree, but reading this today, wished I could just hang in bed alone for just one day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] SAT/ACT question: Is it taken in the summer before junior year, during junior year (if yes, when do they have time to prep), or the summer after junior year? TIA. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:00 PM Flag
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Our school recommends taking spring of junior year because the pre-calc class includes a fair amount of material and review that will be useful. That said, I know a few juniors who just took it in October. Seemed a little crazy to me to take so close to the PSAT. They do have time to retake in summer and September of senior yr if they need to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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There is no precalc on the SAT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:14 PM Flag
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Well I don't really know, that's what her teacher said. I imagine it's the algebraic foundation stuff though no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:18 PM Flag
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General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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My DS took it October of Junior year, did decently. Took again March and did better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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My 7th grader, who is no genius, scored over 700. The SAT has really been dumbed down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
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^^I mean over 700 on the math. Not as many hard problems on the test as when we were young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:24 PM Flag
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Great BVA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:27 PM Flag
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OP here: Thank you all so much. Followup questions: 1. When did your kids start prep? 2. How long did they prep for? 3. Is same tutor used or different tutors for different subjects? TIA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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Unless your child struggles with testing, I would just do a few practice tests rather than getting a tutor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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Dc truly has zero time to study. Will probably put off till June just to be able to squeeze in 20 hours or so total. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:43 PM Flag
[ - ] So, are any of the mainstream media covering the current caravan coming from Central America? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:59 PM Flag
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+1 on that question, and Daily Mail doesn't count. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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Wall Street Journal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:06 PM Flag
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Democrats are virtue signalling, saying that the caravan should be let in and that all illegal immigrants should get free health care. Complete failure to think through the long term implications [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:09 PM Flag
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Don't click on this link !! Bad virus starts downloading !! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:35 PM Flag
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Texas will be more than happy to help them get to New York. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:21 PM Flag
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You have to keep some for your farms. The lazy red necks don't like farm work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:29 PM Flag
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We have plenty already. Don’t need to hire on. Plus we prefer Mexicans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:24 PM Flag
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This is not good for Democrats heading into the midterms. Open borders with free healthcare to recent immigrants is not a popular position outside of San Francisco and a few other very liberal bubbles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:25 PM Flag
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I heard Putin gave a hand job to a dog on live TV. Is this true ?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:36 PM Flag
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CNN is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:15 PM Flag
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Yep. Saw on-line last night. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:28 PM Flag
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Leave us alone. We are coming!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:26 PM Flag
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LOL they already had a caravan coming up last year. You know what happened? THEY TOOK THEM ALL IN. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you ever wondered whether your DCs or their friends are on the psychopathy scale? My dc has a friend who's frequently mean, callous, insensitive, and weirdly fearless. This kid is sometimes mildly violent for no apparant reason and once when i told a scary story at a sleepover, and all the other girls were freaking out (it really was too much for their age) she just laughed. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:45 PM Flag
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It is easy to assume, but I have learned that many times it is ADHD that causes impulsive, socially unacceptable behavior. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:49 PM Flag
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Good point. Because it's awful to label a child a psychopath if it isn't really accurate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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i think it's much more likely that psychopathy gets missed because nobody wants to face it. these days they say there's some ability to help retrain the brain, but only if it's found early enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:13 PM Flag
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I'm not a psychiatrist, but I know of a child in ds's class, who I think has something going on, and I don't think it's ADHD. Her mother also seems disturbed so I don't know if it's something that's learned behavior, but she is just a mean spirited girl. She does thing beyond what you would consider typical mean girl or cliquey behavior. She will do little things to cause people distress, and seems to get pleasure out of it. For example, hiding someone's lunch bag and then watching him get upset. "Accidentally" placing the leg of her chair on someone's toe and then sitting on it and smiling at the person. Telling a lie about something someone said in order to cause a fight. She also has a blank or dead look in her eyes. It's kind of hard to describe but this girl is scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:07 PM Flag
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when i was in 7th grade a new girl came to our school who was very outgoing and charming. after establishing her own popularity, she immediately set about to break up longtime friendships between girls. looking back, she was an obvious psychopath. she had a common name so i could never look her up over the years to find out what happened to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:12 PM Flag
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This girl is also new (second year at the school) and no one can figure out exactly why she left her old school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:16 PM Flag
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How old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Passed by Corcoran on Madison / hi 80's. The brokers are literally on top of one another in a row. How do you work like that ?? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:45 PM Flag
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Space is for closers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:49 PM Flag
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They don’t really spend that much time at a desk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:52 PM Flag
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They have nothing to do during the week but bother managing agents and lawyers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:57 PM Flag
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Those are drop in cubes i assume [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:02 PM Flag
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My conclusion is that business is bad, they should be out showing apts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:03 PM Flag
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Hope one doesn't have lice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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Corcoran !! I knew I was forgetting their name. They were the bitches who called my mother while my dad was still on life support in case he died and she had to sell the apartment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone been to The Color Factory or Candytopia? Giant waste of money? Dc 7-8 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:41 PM Flag
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That does look like a giant waste of money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:42 PM Flag
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It is terrible!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:03 PM Flag
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My boys aged 5 and 9 had a blast at Candytopia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:44 PM Flag
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6yo son also loved Candytopia. Heard Color Factory was very good too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:58 PM Flag
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Haven’t been. It looks like it is fun but a waste of money. I am tempted by the new magic one in Chelsea market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:45 PM Flag
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I thought candytopia was awful. Gullivers Gate was a massive hit with my 7 year old and 9 year old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:02 PM Flag
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+1 Gulliver's Gate is awesome. There's usually a deal on tickets on Goldstar. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:33 PM Flag
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My 9yo loved color factory. The insta-happy millennialist were a little much but he didn’t notice them. Gullivers gate is terrific too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:17 PM Flag
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Candytopia is so so stupid and a waste of money. but my kids enjoyed it so maybe not a total waste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:40 PM Flag
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+1. Went with friends, so kids had a blast, but I hated it. Waste of money, and all that terrible candy for them to eat. Yuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.18, 02:29 AM Flag
[ - ] Dc is applying to college. He had a health issue for a few years in elementary that rare, disruptive, not curable but treatable and he’s in remission but also really affected his childhood and how he thinks about life, his career plans etc. How much is ok vs too much to discuss it in the college essays? For example his career plans and some pre college work has centered around those that are involved in this health issue. There is also something particular about his first choice that relates to his health issue and why he’d like to attend there. TIA. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:40 PM Flag
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Not sure. My dc was similar and didn't get into colleges where he used that essay. Not sure it's actually that unique tbh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:42 PM Flag
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Can I ask the illness? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:43 PM Flag
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Lung disease. Couldn't really play without getting winded. Made fun of for using a stroller when he was older. In/out of hospitals until he was 6. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:06 PM Flag
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I think it's fine to say "I'm going premed because of my experience with X" if asked about a choice of major or college but it's not fine to use the illness as a hook if you know what I mean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:46 PM Flag
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Op: I am an alum of the school and they know this was a health issue that we as a family were dealing with so i would think it wouldn’t look like a hook since I had brought it up 10 years ago just in the normal course of talking to administrators there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:05 PM Flag
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If it really affected his world view, that's something that is unique to him and he should write about it. If there is another experience that more aptly defines him, he should choose that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:48 PM Flag
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I think it's fine if it's determined his view on life/career or discussed as an example of adversity he had to overcome and how he did facing those challenges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:50 PM Flag
[ - ] I’m going to a conference at Swiss Hotel, Chicago. I’m trying to network, without paying. My company isn’t paying. Will it be hard to sneak around? Big conference, 1500 peeps 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:35 PM Flag
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they usually require prominently displayed badges at those things [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:37 PM Flag
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I've been there for a few conferences and ancillary events (Swissotel on Wacker). Umm, won't someone check your name badge or that you have one? Usually when I descend to the meeting room space at bottom of escalator, someone is there to check my name or issue a badge. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:39 PM Flag
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why not just pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:39 PM Flag
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Really. Most people are going for networking as much as for the content. Why are you so special that you should get that for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:59 PM Flag
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Really. Most people are going for networking as much as for the content. Why are you so special that you should get that for free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:59 PM Flag
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No one has ever asked/checked for my badge at a conference. Only place might be awkward is if you walk past the registration desk. But just look like you know where you're going already. Also, maybe wear a lightweight coat and keep it on so it looks like you might just be chilly and that's obscuring your nametag? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:42 PM Flag
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OP: thanks for the excellent tips [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:51 PM Flag
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Security is usually pretty tight with people checking badges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:42 PM Flag
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Doors are staffed with badge/band checkers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:42 PM Flag
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Why embarrass yourself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:43 PM Flag
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This. I see them checking badges more and more. If you really can't (or won't) pay, then just hang out in the common areas outside the official conference sessions. Mingle in the hallway, join others at the bar, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:58 PM Flag
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I think that's awkward as well. If she can't pay she should not go. Or if it's so important, save up some money and pay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:15 PM Flag
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Don't do it like that, you'll be nervous the whole time and it's not worth it. Figure out who is attending and contact to schedule meetings in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:47 PM Flag
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Aren't more and more events using scanners? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:52 PM Flag
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You sound awful just saying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:55 PM Flag
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OP: My company doesn’t have a budget for events like this. We are lean and mean and I couldn’t get approved. However, it might make sense. I’m crashing and will pay next year, if it’s worthwhile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:57 PM Flag
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What if everybody took this attitude? Why should you get to go for free when others paid? Not ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:02 PM Flag
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This. If your company can’t afford one ticket, that’s pretty pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:06 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:08 PM Flag
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It costs event companies money to host these things. Your company sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:04 PM Flag
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you should have breakfast, drinks and dinner there the nights of the conference, including the night before the conference. if possible, see if you can schedule any meetings in advance. consider paying out of pocket yourself for some low level badge or ancillary event that might get you some access. some big conferences have CLE events for lawyers the day before - maybe go to one of those -- likely cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:09 PM Flag
[ - ] If you live in a house have you turned on your heat yet? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:34 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:36 PM Flag
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what's your temp? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:37 PM Flag
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60 at night, 65 during the day, but evyerone at work or school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:45 PM Flag
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Yes it's on. Love the radiant floors this time of year. Our furnace is a geothermal heat pump, so was $$$ to install but ¢¢¢ to run. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 06:57 PM Flag
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Yesterday. I have it on low but my house was done to 60 degrees and that's just too cold for me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:37 PM Flag
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The building switched over yesterday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:43 PM Flag
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yes! It is 42 degrees outside. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:44 PM Flag
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Yes, but only as needed. Some days, just in the morning to take the chill off, two days for most of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:55 PM Flag
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Everyone freaks out when it gets cooler, though I admit it's a strange feeling that it was 80 degrees only a week ago. But I love this weather! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 04:51 PM Flag
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No but I'm in LA and love having cool nights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 05:46 PM Flag
[ - ] How can I find an old boyfriend who is not on social media? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:29 PM Flag
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Linked In or google white pages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:31 PM Flag
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A private detective can find your private dick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:32 PM Flag
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ha ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.18, 03:53 PM Flag
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dumb [ Reply | More ]
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