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  1. Toddler What should I wear to the Katy perry concert? 1 hr 43 min ago (9 replies)
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    • ice cream cone bra 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • No one cares what you wear--it's a concert and you are too old to be of interest to most people. 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • this. ask your daughter what not to wear 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • you have to ask? This is YBM. You know the answer. 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • My massless chaps are at the cleaners. 1 hr 41 min ago
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        • that was careless 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • noise cancelling headphones 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • Op: I have those in my bag! 1 hr 41 min ago
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  2. Toddler Any recommendations on where to go/stay for 4-5 days in August with teen dcs....live in NJ - would like beach but want there to be other things to do in case bad weather. We are...(more) 1 hr 44 min ago (5 replies)
    not major beach people. Already been to Lake George, Philly, Maryland, Boston, DC -- used to do Wildwood Crest when they were little. I'm out of ideas so would welcome yours!
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    • OP: oh, and Maine we went to last summer too. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • A different part of Maine? Montauk? Vermont? 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • How old are the kids and where did you go in Maine? 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • Burlington VT- awesome small city, lots to do. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • You could have an amazing time with teens in August in southern Vermont: swim in the Dorset quarry, hike, canoe on the Batten Kill river, eat at Up for Breakfast in Manchester. 1 hr 34 min ago
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  3. Toddler I've become a horrible person since being married. 1 hr 44 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Oh no, why? 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • Is it bc you and dh bring out only the horrible in each other? 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • elaborate, please include whether you have children. 1 hr 42 min ago
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  4. Toddler Should I be concerned that my 10 yo dd has started wanting everything to be perfectly in it's place in her room and she spent 15 minutes in a store organzing all the like things...(more) 1 hr 44 min ago (3 replies)
    together.
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  5. Toddler And people wonder why I'm against organized religion. Yes-- all of them....(more) 1 hr 45 min ago (13 replies)
    • I am too except for Zen Buddhism. most religions end up being about controlling women 1 hr 44 min ago
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      • meh, even then nuns are below monks. 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • I'm with you. 1 hr 43 min ago
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    • "Most of the anger in Kunduz has been focused not on the mullah but on the women’s activists and the shelter" WTF?????? 1 hr 40 min ago
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      • because it is a religion that completely disrespects woman? 1 hr 40 min ago
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        • most religions are based in disrespect of women under the guise of "oh, men and women are different so they have different, complementary roles." 1 hr 39 min ago
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          • Yep. Reform Judaism and Presbyterianism are the best of the worst, but it's all over. 1 hr 38 min ago
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            • agreed 1 hr 37 min ago
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            • ^and unitarian universalism 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • They all disrespect women. It's what they do. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • But Stalin was awesome? People suck and will manipulate any ideology to do harm if they want to. 1 hr 32 min ago
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      • Stalin sucked, but there haven't been clones of him for 4k years. 1 hr 28 min ago
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        • that's because securalism is a modern phenomenon. not because secular people are less sucky. how do you feel about North Korea? 1 hr 25 min ago
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  6. Toddler 18 month old just had check up yesterday. Apparently he's supposed to have 30-50 words by now, he only has 10. Early language eval was recommended. I will clearly do it, but...(more) 1 hr 45 min ago (31 replies)
    what's the big deal? Kids used to just be late talkers, but now it's not acceptable. Why the rush for "early intervention"
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    • I wouldn't bother. Walk at one, talk at two 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • omg, my 18 mo old had one word and we didn't do EI. 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • You're kidding. I think my 18 mo didn't have too many, in any case if there's nothing wrong no harm done 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • This is ridiculous and takes away services from kids who actually need it. Signed, mom of two very late talkers. 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • pediatrician just qualified this past spring? 1 hr 43 min ago
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      • probably, why? 1 hr 43 min ago
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        • LOL typical. Nouveau communiste. Did she also say something about his eye contact? 1 hr 42 min ago
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          • nah, she applauded me on that one, maybe to make up for the fact I looked at her like she had two heads when she mentioned a speech intervention 1 hr 41 min ago
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            • ;) I am just saying maybe she's a bit overenthusiastic 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • because early intervention works. what is the problem with having it checked out? 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • np bc the kid doesn't need EI. the kid is fine. 1 hr 42 min ago
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      • Like I said in my post, I'll get him checked, but I just think it's so early to even diagnose a problem if there even was one. 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • I think your ped is wrong. My dd was evaluated at 18mo and did not qualify because she had 5 words. 50 and 2 word combos are expected at 2 yrs. 1 hr 41 min ago
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      • This makes me feel better. We are a bi-lingual home FWIW. She also quoted research saying that shouldn't make a difference. I still disagreed. 1 hr 39 min ago
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        • Is this real? Your ped is an idiot, find another one 1 hr 39 min ago
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          • Yes, it's for real. I got quite annoyed. She gave me very text book answers. 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • I agree w you. I'm pro evaluation and my dd did need speech, but unless you have other speech concerns, I'd put off the eval 1 hr 37 min ago
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        • But kids are not supposed to have 30-50 words at 18mo, and everyone knows that bilingual kids get words later anyway. 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • slp from below: That ped is completely wrong. Bilingual children often develop language a little late! That is definitely a factor when assessing a child. 1 hr 35 min ago
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    • I remember making a list of words my 18 mo had and I thought they needed 10'bu that age. You might want to get a differnt led as he sounds bad 1 hr 39 min ago
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    • My very good pediatrician told me that kids should have 3 words at 18 mo. I was all "you mean 3-word sentences?" and he said no, just 3 words total. 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • slp: 50 words is a 24-mo milestone. We look for about 10 at 18 mos. Even then, if dc is pointing, making eye contact, etc. I don't really worry about the number of words. 1 hr 36 min ago
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      • what's slp? 1 hr 35 min ago
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      • He points, and understands just about everything, follows simple commands like "get your juice" or "put that in the garbage" 1 hr 34 min ago
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        • sounds pretty good to me, esp given the bilingual aspect. If he weren't responding to commands, didn't make eye contact/attempts to communicate, etc., it would be a different...(more) 1 hr 33 min ago
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          • I TOLD the pediatrician this...he follows these commands in both English and Spanish, I thought that counted for something, but she said no. 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • grrrrr, peds like that make me mad. Completely wrong information, worrying you for nothing, and taking up time running evals that might not turn up anything. Should you suspect...(more) 1 hr 30 min ago
              hearing loss, autism, etc., that would be a different story, of course. But, there is no milestone chart out there that has 30-50 words for an 18-mo old, ESPECIALLY in a bilingual household.
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          • ^^ on top of it, there is a well-documented "language explosion" somewhere between 20 and 24 mos. So, unless there are huge red flags for something else, I normally advise a wait...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
            and see approach, at least until 24 mos.
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  7. Toddler My weight loss so far. Nothing down today but that's OK. The blue is my goal line, the red is actual weight....(more) 1 hr 46 min ago (0 replies)
  8. Toddler Who are the anti Zionist religious Jews who go to all the pro Palestine protests? What are they called? 1 hr 48 min ago (13 replies)
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    • Reasonable people who want peace? 1 hr 47 min ago
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      • they're CRAZY. the message may be fine but they are insane 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • Just b/c they do not believe in the state of Israel, it does not mean they want peace. They want to kill every arab and hang around Judea and Samaria waiting for the Messiah 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • ^^big long beards etc. They look orthodox 1 hr 47 min ago
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      • They look Chassidic, Orthodox camo in all shapes sizes and dress 1 hr 36 min ago
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    • Peace-niks 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • None of your business 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • Ultra Orthodox. Or assholes. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • most orthodox jews including ultra orthodox are pro-Israel. very small propprtion are opposed because they believe Jews need to wait for the messiah before they can go the Israel....(more) 1 hr 30 min ago
        don't accept secular Jewish state.
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    • Uneducated 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • Satmar 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • Neturei Karta 1 hr 33 min ago
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  9. Special Needs PDD NOS ds 6 still sometime flies into blind rages when something Goes Wrong. Like uh-oh I need to back up 5 steps on this lego build. Fewer things trigger the rage as he has...(more) 1 hr 49 min ago (1 reply)
    gotten older but it is still there if he is pushed. Will this continue to soften as he matures? Sometimes he lashes out at his sibling with lightning speed and it terrifies.
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    • OP: He seems so pained and out of control. I think the term is disregulates. 1 hr 2 min ago
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  10. Toddler The US has a 35% percent federal corporate tax rate. The OECD average is 25%. 1 hr 51 min ago (5 replies)
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    • and yet our business sector is pretty vibrant. 1 hr 50 min ago
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      • Not really. Growth has been slow for the last five years. 1 hr 47 min ago
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        • last I checked no one thinks our corporate tax rate is the causal factor in low growth. 1 hr 46 min ago
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          • You must have made just a cursory inquiry. 1 hr 40 min ago
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            • the recession in the US was not caused by US tax policy dipshit. And our failure to fully emerge from a credit based recession is also not down to tax p...(more) 1 hr 35 min ago
              Policy. Have you had your head up your ass since 2008?
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  11. Toddler I think American companies are taxed too much, and that we need to follow the rest of the world and reduce our corporate tax rates. 1 hr 53 min ago (22 replies)
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    • lol 1 hr 53 min ago
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      • I'm not joking. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • why? Our companies are not struggling financially particularly. Most are doing quite well. 1 hr 52 min ago
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      • because I want them to do better, and their rivals are paying lower taxes. 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • depends. Not all companies can be global. Some have much higher labor costs and corporate contributions to social welfare, do the corporation tax is only part of the picture. 1 hr 49 min ago
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          • Yes, corporate taxation is only part of the picture. In fact, on average corporate income tax only constitutes about 20% of all the different sorts of taxes corporations pay or...(more) 1 hr 42 min ago
            remit (property taxes, employment taxes, VAT, customs duties, excise taxes, etc etc etc)
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        • I want our workers to do better--not the executives--a tax cut will only help the top of the pyramid. 1 hr 43 min ago
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          • No, the Obama Treasury Department has already concluded that about 20% of corporate income taxes are borne by labor. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • tax policy is a complicated topic. I think it best not to discuss complicated policies on a board full of Scarsdale hausfraus. 1 hr 51 min ago
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      • Sorry, I'm a bit of an expert, having worked in the field for 20 years on the Hill and now at a Big Four 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • Don't apologize 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • Have you won your emotionally distant father's approval yet? 1 hr 49 min ago
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          • Go back to the 1800s asshole 1 hr 48 min ago
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      • They're paying more taxes than you! LOL!!! 1 hr 50 min ago
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      • Fuck you and your patronizing attitude 1 hr 50 min ago
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    • I read about this. Why is that we seem to do everything wrong? 1 hr 50 min ago
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      • who is to say we are wrong? I am not sure we want to model our fiscal or other p...(more) 1 hr 48 min ago
        Policy on Ireland's model (they gave very low corporation tax)
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        • We tax profits made outside of the us, dumb idea. So people and corporations pay taces twice 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • actually we don't as long as those profits stay outside the US, which is reasonable although like ALL tax policy has unintended consequences. 1 hr 44 min ago
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          • And 95% of the market is outside the US. 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • Large corporations pay next to nothing in taxes. They find a way through all sorts of loopholes. Small businesses get crushed. Always. 1 hr 44 min ago
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  12. Toddler I'm too fat to fit into lululemon's clothing but DAMN they have some nice bags 1 hr 53 min ago (1 reply)
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  13. Toddler Like this house?...(more) 1 hr 53 min ago (9 replies)
    • yes 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • yes 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • The lead realtor's photo makes her look like she's holding in an EPIC fart 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • I love that sofa 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • It has some beautiful details, but I don't like an open plan that exposes upstairs hallways, no sound barrier or privacy. I would be ok with that layout on a vacation home. 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • ita. I actually thought it was a hamptons home at first 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • it's a lovely house, don't like the decor and it was definitely staged 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • Awful. 1 hr 37 min ago
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    • I can't believe this is a nyc house! I do really like it, but it feels like a summer home, and the bathrooms are not my taste. 1 hr 33 min ago
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  14. Toddler I love being slim and fit. This is all very new for me. 1 hr 54 min ago (9 replies)
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    • Jealous, that will be me next year 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • Hate this attitude 1 hr 49 min ago
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        • Well I got super fat because I "let it all go" and I am finally losing this weight so you should be happy that people do care. 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • Good luck but please don't count your chickens, it's particularly annoying when it comes to weight 1 hr 46 min ago
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            • Fuck all of you debbie downers! 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • Nnp why? It's how people losing weight think 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • No need to spread your personal matters. 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • thanks for playing 1 hr 47 min ago
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  15. Toddler What color is magenta? 1 hr 54 min ago (3 replies)
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    • bright pink. 1 hr 53 min ago
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      • I think of it as more of a darker pink 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • Funky purple 1 hr 53 min ago
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  16. Toddler Adam Levine, hawt thing:...(more) 1 hr 55 min ago (7 replies)
    • nawt 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • aw, he was cute 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • obv. you have never seen his proactive ad 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • ack 1 hr 50 min ago
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    • Wow..Ryan seacrest 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • You could tell Matthew would be gorgeous even as a little kid. My son has a beautiful face. I hope he keeps it. Adolescence can be rough. 1 hr 38 min ago
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    • He looks like Archie, from the comics 1 hr 34 min ago
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  17. Toddler What do you think of this house? It looks like it is ready fro a catalog shoot, Never have seen a more perfectly furnished nd decorated house...(more) 1 hr 55 min ago (24 replies)
    • I love it, owners have great styel 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • that isnt style. its generic decorator 1 hr 53 min ago
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        • Well it is nicer than my house and I like the colors 1 hr 47 min ago
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        • very generic. hate the colors 1 hr 41 min ago
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    • looks like an ethan allen catologue. boring IMO 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • yeah, ita. It reminds me of Guiliana and Bill's house in CA 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • little boxes little boxes little boxes all the same. 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • Pretty! They might have used stagers 1 hr 53 min ago
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      • stagers, yes. But I thin they owned that furniture 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • very nice but looks like no land/tiny yard and too close to other homes 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • it's fine, i guess, if you like bland boring nothingness. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • I love it 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • i look at something like that and your comment on it and realize what a different world i live in. 1 hr 51 min ago
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      • why? It looks like a house that has no room to live in. It's all to perfect 1 hr 49 min ago
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        • the op thinks it's perfectly decorated, and i look and see a boring prison 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • expensive 1 hr 49 min ago
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      • and Naperville is pretty far outside of Chicago. Not a great commute if that is where you work 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • Cute 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • very nice but a bit cold...esp the kitchen and living room 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • not to mention the actual weather there 1 hr 46 min ago
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    • I like it. I'd move there in a minute!! 1 hr 45 min ago
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    • it's so Midwest perfect 1 hr 44 min ago
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    • i like some features a lot, but sick of grey and there is too much of it. not a fan of the lighting choices. and don't like wallpaper. do love the...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago
      backsplash. don't like white kitchen counters. overall it is kind of boring. LOVE the house from the street
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      • so sick of gray!! omg talk about overdoing a color!! 1 hr 42 min ago
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  18. Toddler Anyone know if Burlington VT is a high-cost area? 1 hr 56 min ago (1 reply)
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  19. Toddler Nyc public hs. dc due to go to Millennium this fall/freshman. Been innyc a while, got a job offer 800 miles away, close to some family. should i take it? feel like 1 hr 56 min ago (20 replies)
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    • Repost Literally typed earlier/post and my boss calls. ugh 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • Take it and go 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • So it's not the end all ? the city we're moving to does not have great publics. Would put dc in catholic. 1 hr 55 min ago
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        • what city? 1 hr 46 min ago
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          • Best not to post/ out me. ;0 1 hr 46 min ago
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            • uh, doubtful/ 1 hr 32 min ago
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              • then post yours. that's you below saying same. 1 hr 31 min ago
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    • do you want the job? will your family be happy wiht the move? 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • Life would be 'easier'. i don't know. :((( Rent is high here. ooof. 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • is easier better? 1 hr 53 min ago
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        • can you save for retirement here? 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • yes, but we rent here and not enough space... i don't care about space, dh does.. 1 hr 46 min ago
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    • My ds went to Millennium if you have questions about that. But how can we know if you should take the job? 1 hr 52 min ago
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      • where does he go to college? 1 hr 51 min ago
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        • jobs are same /ish. just cheaper place to live, near family. larger home, you know... 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • I don't want to out myself, but he goes to a good liberal arts college. MHS is a good high school. 1 hr 49 min ago
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          • But there are a lot of good hs in the country. I went to a bad hs fwiw. Then onto a +++ univ. 1 hr 48 min ago
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          • not ^^^^ 1 hr 31 min ago
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      • Millennium is ok. There are better schools. btdt. 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • just go 1 hr 38 min ago
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  20. Toddler Can a landlord cancel a lease if you challenge them on something they won't fix? 1 hr 56 min ago (1 reply)
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    • read your lease 1 hr 40 min ago
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  21. Toddler If you could buy your dream house today where would it be located? meaning neighborhood 1 hr 58 min ago (7 replies)
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    • kreuzberg 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • somewhere on the water 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • nyc, on the 1 line, because that's easy access to my kids 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • me too - i'm at 68th and bway and love it 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • South Pasadena, CA 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • Carroll gardens, Brooklyn 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • this is your dream house location?!! 1 hr 49 min ago
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  22. Toddler I ate like shit today, was home all day opposed to being at work. How do you SAHM's not eat all day long???? 1 hr 58 min ago (27 replies)
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    • many do 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • hence the pear shape on many of them 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • Too busy 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • lol 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • I am never too busy to snack 1 hr 57 min ago
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        • You are when you leave the house. 1 hr 56 min ago
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          • snacks in the car 1 hr 55 min ago
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            • This is why people are fat. Don't fucking eat in the car. Gross. 1 hr 55 min ago
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            • That's unfortunate 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • Gotta keep it tight for hubby otherwise he'll divorce me and I'll actually have to earn money on my own 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • that's funny but sad if it's true 1 hr 57 min ago
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      • We know. You earn your keep! 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • or: I do. These BJS aren't gonna give themselves! 1 hr 50 min ago
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    • I stay busy chasing the kids around, cleaning, etc. I don't snack either. Only eat at meals. 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • I'm rarely home for long periods 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • I don't snack 1 hr 57 min ago
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      • I live to snack 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • That's why you are fat. 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • i'm not into eating as an activity, or as a substitute for something else. 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • Just good genes. 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • It was a struggle, but figured out if I stuff my face all day long I will be fat. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • why would i eat all day long? i don't understand. i'm not hungry all day long. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • hate to eat alone. Never eat when I don't have company. 1 hr 51 min ago
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    • it's the opposite for me--I'm so active when I'm home and forget to eat, but when I was woh, I had to sit most of the day and snacked a lot 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • I try not buy entire packages of snacky stuff I know I can't stay out of. I'll buy single serve bag of this, or a candy bar at the store, etc. 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • i am always at barre or yoga or spin 1 hr 43 min ago
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  23. Toddler 26 top American corporations paid no federal income tax from ’08 to ’12 – report...(more) 2 hr 1 min ago (8 replies)
    • Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and...(more) 2 hr ago
      loopholes.
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    • 288 profitable corporations paid an “effective federal income tax rate of just 19.4 percent over the five-year period — far less than the statutory 35 percent tax rate,” 2 hr ago
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      • One-third, or 93, of the analyzed companies paid an effective tax rate below 10 percent in that timespan 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • You don't think you're cheating when you claim the mortgage interest deduction, do you? 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • “Tax subsidies for the 288 companies over the five years totaled a staggering $364 billion, including $56 billion in 2008, $70 billion in 2009, $80 billion in 2010, $87 billion in...(more) 1 hr 59 min ago
      2011, and $70 billion in 2012,” CTJ states. “These amounts are the difference between what the companies would have paid if their tax bills equaled 35 percent of their profits and what they actually paid.”
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    • why is cutnpaste starting so early? usually this doesn't start till nighttime. Day off? 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • Hmmm... Something happened to the economy during those years... what was it? I forget? 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • Yeah, Obama proposed a bunch of tax breaks to help companies weather the Great Recession, remember? 100% expensing, etc. 1 hr 48 min ago
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  24. Toddler Do you have a friend who emotionally drains you? how do you manage your friendship with her? 2 hr 1 min ago (69 replies)
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    • or him? 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • I did. I stopped the friendship. I do not need emotionally draining people in my life. 2 hr ago
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      • it's not that my friend's a bad person, she has a really good heart. but she just fucking drains me. she has the emotional stability of a 15 yr old. i dont get it, we're the same...(more) 1 hr 59 min ago
        age and it's like every time she dates a guy i realize she's 19
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    • no. 2 hr ago
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    • I am done with those friends. Honestly. I have no time for needy friends anymore. 2 hr ago
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      • so. fucking. needy. want you to sit on the phone for hours solving their entire fucking life. my friend literally wants me to decode texts from guys she's dating 1 hr 58 min ago
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        • Stop! You can't. 1 hr 57 min ago
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          • when i tell her i cant she just hits me with another deluge of questions. i am BAFFLED by how immature she is. like seriously something didn't happen in her development 1 hr 56 min ago
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            • She's stunted. I had one like that too. She would get really obsessive and weird over men. 1 hr 55 min ago
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              • they had some experience that keep sthem stunted at a certain age. my friend had a coke addicted bipolar father and a mother stupid enough to marry him 1 hr 54 min ago
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                • ^^apparently her father just abandoned them as he pleased. so now she's 33 looking for the love she should have gotten at 8 1 hr 54 min ago
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            • ^for example, guy dumped her via text. said "i dont want to do a chris and rachel thing." she asks me "what do you think that means?" WHAT? THERE IS NOTHING TO FUCKING INTERPRET...(more) 1 hr 55 min ago
              ABOUT THAT. HE IS SPEAKING CLEAR AS DAY
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      • Ditto 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • keeping the latest one like this at a far distance. i reply to texts 3 days later, and don't return calls. one I cut off completely. 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • feels so stupid to have to do this. it's almost like training a puppy. really it's like CIO for adults 1 hr 57 min ago
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        • yes, but don't feel bad. they will move on to the next person who will listen until they can't take it either 1 hr 56 min ago
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          • very true. 1 hr 56 min ago
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            • seriously, this recent woman just latched onto me like i'm her guru. immediately i just distanced myself. self preservation here. 1 hr 55 min ago
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              • ^^i'm sorry, did i just write this??? 1 hr 54 min ago
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                • ^^seriously exact same fucking thing. she wants me to be her fucking guru. like it's EXHAUSTING 1 hr 53 min ago
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                • you gotta keep them far away. my plan is to dump her slowly 1 hr 53 min ago
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                  • ahhh good idea. dont set off any alerts, just slowly cut away the ropes 1 hr 52 min ago
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                    • yep. just can't do it anymore. don't want to here the latest crisis or what "happened" to her last week or whatever way she was a vicitm 1 hr 51 min ago
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                      • my thing is when i take my time to give her my careful and thoughtful advice it seems to never satisfy her. she literally wants me to be a crystal ball into why some guy dumped...(more) 1 hr 49 min ago
                        her. or, worse, i give her CLEAR advice and she totally disregards it! like "oh, he hasnt called you for a week? stop texting or calling him." and then i get this "i emailed him a love letter.. did i fuck up?" YES. YES YOU DID. I TOLD YOU NOT TO CONTACT HIM. THIS IS COMMON FUCKING SENSE IF HE'S NOT CALLING YOU.
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                        • yup. mine was wondering if she should get involved with a guy and asked, "am I doing the right thing?", and literally waited for me to answer. Really? I'M supposed to know that?...(more) 1 hr 48 min ago
                          I'm so done.
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                          • hello me. it is amazing how i am carrying on a thread with myself. because you? are me. i almost feel physically drained when i get off the phone with her. and, one time she was...(more) 1 hr 45 min ago
                            going through a breakup, short notice she traveled to chicago, i *happened* to come to chicago that same weekend for my sister's baby shower. i didn't even know she was going to be there until i got there. it was clear i wasnt going to be able to see her since she was 90 minutes from my sister's house. do you know she lashed out at me? sent me these yelling texts calling me fake?? because i wouldn't come see her! WHY THE FUCK DO I NEED TO COME SEE YOU. I'M WITH MY FAMILY AND AS FAR FROM YOU AS NEW HAVEN IS FROM NYC. YOU DATED A GUY FOR FIVE MONTHS AND IT DIDNT WORK OUT. GROW THE FUCK UP.
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                            • time to cut her off. 1 hr 44 min ago
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                              • i couldnt believe her nerve. this was the woman who i sat up on the phone with going through her stupid assed breakup when i had 48 hrs to turn in my dissertation. she has that...(more) 1 hr 42 min ago
                                only child problem where all her emotional needs are supposed to be your priority at all times
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                      • can't. do. fucking. victims. 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • She got super toxic and I ditched her. I don't miss her at all! 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • I was that person. I was dropped brutally 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • oooh do tell 1 hr 53 min ago
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        • I went through shit. Made the mistake of depending on someone. They decided I was too much. I was dropped horribly 1 hr 51 min ago
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          • np i was that person too once. i am so embarrassed. 1 hr 50 min ago
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            • I wasn't embarrassed at all. I was deeply and profoundly hurt. Especially because I was betrayed too with very serious consequences. 1 hr 49 min ago
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            • nothing to be embarrassed about 1 hr 49 min ago
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              • oh no, i was being pathetic, and right now, i am keeping distance from someone who was just like me. i can't take her. 1 hr 48 min ago
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                • ha! it is awesome when we get that full circle moment though. i feel like this is how growth happens. you realize someone else is doing exactly what you did and you go "omg THAT's...(more) 1 hr 43 min ago
                  how my friend/bf/dh felt when i did that!"
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                  • i kind of knew it before, but now that i'm experiencing it, i REALLY get it 1 hr 41 min ago
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                    • congrats. seriously. this makes you a better person. there's nothing like the shoe being on the other foot! 1 hr 40 min ago
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                      • ugh. i can't get away from her fast enough 1 hr 38 min ago
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                        • allow yourself to not feel guilty. you have taken your turn in both positions, so your emotional register is zero'd out. be thankful you got the opportunity to see your past self...(more) 1 hr 36 min ago
                          from a diff light
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                          • oh totally. i really would love to reconnect with my friend though. i miss her, and i don't need her to absorb my emotional issues anymore. 1 hr 35 min ago
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                            • you know what? i would seriously say to her what you've said to me. that now that the shoe is on the other foot you totally get how you drained her! the most frustrating thing...(more) 1 hr 34 min ago
                              about a draining friend is that they never seem to admit how fucking draining they are. try emailing her out of the blue! i would think so differently of my friend if she just ACKNOWLEDGED how much emotional work i did for her
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          • see, this makes me feel guilty about complaining about my friend. but it's not like she;s going through something specific, she just really doesnt possess the emotional toolkit to...(more) 1 hr 48 min ago
            be an adult\
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            • Clearly nor did I. I thought this person was a friend. In fact she played me. She wanted to be the person In whom I confided everything. I think she liked the power that gave her....(more) 1 hr 46 min ago
              And then she betrayed me. She spilled the secrets.
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              • see that's not cool. she shouldnt be telling your business 1 hr 40 min ago
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            • we all need to learn to be an adult at some point 1 hr 46 min ago
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    • Friend made cutting comments to me. After awhile, I distanced myself 1 hr 47 min ago
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      • what'd she say 1 hr 42 min ago
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        • She had insecurities about her weight which she took out on me. "Why are you getting salad?" "You're so boring" It wasn't the worth thing in the world but I got tired of 1 hr 40 min ago
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          • oh shit. yeaaaah i could not do this type of friendship for longer than a month. i had a friend similar who ultimately just needed to steal attention from other women all the...(more) 1 hr 37 min ago
            time, esp if those women got attention by being smart or interesting (as she was neither). so we'd be out and single at a bar and a guy would be talking to me about politics or something, and i'm pretty fucking savvy about global issues. and INEVITABLY she would interrupt the conversation and want to talk about sex. and i mean talk CRUDELY abotu sex. i realized she was trying to one up me and being a fucking whore was the only trick she had in her book. anything to get a man's attention on her and away from other women. shock value was all she had
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    • I was friends w/ another mom (DC were friends) who I realized did multiple things that either bugged me or downright pissed me off. I slowly put distance between us. 1 hr 37 min ago
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      • do tell. what'd she do? 1 hr 36 min ago
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        • Very focused on her latest designer purchase, but would always short on the tab out in a group. Shared some personal details from my life w/ other people. Generally clueless...(more) 1 hr 34 min ago
          about other people & what's going on.
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          • this woman is such a type! lmao! i had this friend! her name was Dream Hampton (google her, she;'s a writer and a terrible fucking person) 1 hr 33 min ago
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            • ^but ironically my friend was broke as fuck and still name dropped people and labels like it was goign out of style. from day one i knew something wasn't good about her bc she had...(more) 1 hr 32 min ago
              louboutins as her twitter page background. i find that people who do that usually want you to believe they have things that they dont
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            • I like shopping as much as the next gal, but the whole "Oh, I just bought this Valentino" thing is obnoxious, especially combined with the shorting on the tab. 1 hr 32 min ago
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              • yep. and now we know that people who need to talk about it are walking red flags. if you didnt grow up with insecure posers like this you really just dont know these people exist...(more) 1 hr 30 min ago
                until you meet them in adulthood.
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                • ^^and shorting on the tab OR inviting everyone out to dinner, ordering for the table, then asking everyone to *split the bill* was my friend's MO. lmao i still can't believe i...(more) 1 hr 29 min ago
                  didnt just tell her "no, you invited me, you ordered for me, thus you're paying for it"
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                  • The one I know can easily drink 5x what I can & always orders the most expensive thing on the menu. Then drops chump change & waltzes out "oh, just let me know if there's a...(more) 1 hr 28 min ago
                    difference." WTF?
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                    • YES YES YES YES AND YES!!! 1 hr 27 min ago
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                      • ^^i realize now my friend was basically a music industry groupie who was using "i'm a writer" as a gimmick to seem different from other sad, aging, broke groupies 1 hr 26 min ago
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                • We live in a really affluent area but people don't tend to be too showy. I hadn't had much experience with that kind of thing but the values are so screwy. 1 hr 29 min ago
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                  • yeah if you've never been around people who have a pathological desire to appear like they have more than they do you just dont know the extents they go to lie about it. i think...(more) 1 hr 24 min ago
                    this is why i watch American Greed so much. I'm fascinated by ponzi schemers and the extent they go to seem richer than everyone else
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                    • I think the woman I know has a lower income than a lot of people where we live & is insecure & it's a way of dealing with that. But it's really no fun to deal with. You gotta...(more) 1 hr 23 min ago
                      love yourself & not do crap like that.
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                      • oh completely. nothing motivates human insecurity like the need we feel to prove we belong 1 hr 17 min ago
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                        • ^^and people who feel insecure about belonging ALWAYS overcompensate to prove they belong. ironically, this becomes the very thing that makes them not fit in 1 hr 16 min ago
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  25. Toddler What is the maximum you would spend on a house given the following parameters: $4 million liquid assets, $1 million equity in current home, dh plans to work only 5 more years at...(more) 2 hr 1 min ago (16 replies)
    $130,000/year, 1 dc to put through college, need to live on the $ after. Dh retires. I'm thinking $1.8, but DH thinks $2.5
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    • sorry, these numbers are all too big for me to process. i cannot imagine those kinds of assets. 2 hr ago
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      • me neither. 2 hr ago
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      • DH is almost 60 and we have to live off that forever. Also live in very high cost area. 1 hr 59 min ago
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        • no 401k or retirement income? 1 hr 59 min ago
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        • if i were you i would move to a low cost area once he retires and get a fucking fantastic house for $500K. bank the rest. 1 hr 58 min ago
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          • ita. you can get one heck of a house in many areas for around 500k. 1 hr 57 min ago
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          • That's what I want to do, but dh says no 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • RPP 2 hr ago
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      • That's funny. On the old UB, this would have been considered poor. 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • how the hell did you get that kind of cash if your dh only makes $130K a year? 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • np-that was what I was wondering too 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • Is that a lot of house? WHy would you want big, huge house, just hte two of you? 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • Both of your numbers are absud. No need to blow your load bc you can. Spend up to 1.5 MAX on a lovely home. 1 hr 40 min ago
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    • how is it possible to have assets like that and ask for advice on ybm??? 1 hr 39 min ago
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