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  1. Toddler Malia taking a gap year. i want dd to do the same when it's her time 1 hr 56 min ago (63 replies)
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    • does your dd need to worry about the secret service? 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • yes 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • do you think that's why she's taking a gap year? to ditch the secret service? 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • yes. apparently that is why. 1 hr 54 min ago
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          • did you read that ? i'm curious? i didn't see that anywhere. 1 hr 53 min ago
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            • LOL I think I read it here! 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • I did it. Was great 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • what did you do? 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • Absolutely agree !! Going straight from HS to College was a bad decision for me - I wasn't ready or mature enough 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • who says you would have been ready or mature enough after a year? 1 hr 51 min ago
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        • I know I would... Things would have been different 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • What happens during a gap year? Where do dc live? Who supports them? 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • mommy and daddy, due! They go to africa and selfie their way through poor villages with #blessed #changingtheworld hashtags. 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • That and I assume she will volunteer a lot 1 hr 53 min ago
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        • What a bratty thing to do! 1 hr 45 min ago
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          • well, duh have you seen the instagram making fun of them? its hilarious. all these white skinny sorority girls and frat boys with too much money taking selfies with poor black...(more) 1 hr 38 min ago
            kids saying "gave him a soda, made his day! #savingtheworld
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      • NP many live at home and get a job or an internship. I think it is a great idea and wish it was more universal 1 hr 53 min ago
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        • What kind of job do you think you can get? Unless mom and dad can pull off some magic, you'll be sick of service jobs before summer is over. 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • of course you do. rich white people. 1 hr 54 min ago
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      • it's just postponing college by a year. kids work in that year. 1 hr 54 min ago
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        • What's the purpose? 1 hr 53 min ago
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          • what's the rush? 1 hr 53 min ago
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            • Getting on with college is not a "rush." 1 hr 43 min ago
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          • to delay adulthood even longer 1 hr 53 min ago
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            • One year, so what? What an opportunity and privilege 1 hr 51 min ago
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              • Np: it actually is a big privilege. 1 hr 46 min ago
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              • Np. Better to study abroad junior year. 1 hr 43 min ago
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          • NP to see what working is really like and to give you more clarification on what you want your major to be and what you want to do 1 hr 51 min ago
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            • How does working HS level job help with that? Mine will work in college. 1 hr 46 min ago
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        • Np they don't always work. Many travel. 1 hr 52 min ago
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          • How do they pay for that? 1 hr 51 min ago
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            • Their parents. Both of my sisters did gap year in Israel. They also did study abroad and more travel after college. 1 hr 50 min ago
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            • A gap year is something only wealthy people do... Parents pay. 1 hr 50 min ago
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              • Wrong. 1 hr 48 min ago
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                • not wrong. normal kids don't do gap years. lol. 1 hr 47 min ago
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                  • Yes, they do. Perhaps you haven't kept up. 1 hr 45 min ago
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                    • Normal kids can't afford to hang out for a year. 1 hr 44 min ago
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                      • Gap year doesn't mean hanging out for a year. I know a kid who got a job in a warehouse. 1 hr 44 min ago
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                        • And that warehouse job helped prepare him for college? 1 hr 42 min ago
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                          • Yes, it gave him a year to figure out what he wanted to do in college. 1 hr 41 min ago
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                            • He could have soent that year in college taking his gen Ed classes. 1 hr 39 min ago
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                              • You are missing the point entirely. The point of gap year is to get out of classrooms for a brief period before deciding your college direction. 1 hr 34 min ago
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                    • Unless you are rich, it is a bad idea financially. Any money the kid saves will go against him/her in the fin aid package. It will reduce need and therefore reduce grants. 1 hr 44 min ago
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                      • It's not a financial move. It's a maturity question. 1 hr 43 min ago
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                        • It's not a financial move if you are rich. If you aren't rich, ANY move is a financial move. 1 hr 42 min ago
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                          • No job a HS kid is going to get is going to alter the financial equation of college that much. 1 hr 40 min ago
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                            • Youbarebvery wrong. Every dollar they save will reduce grants. They won't actually save anything in the long run. It simply doesn't help financially, but actually puts stress of...(more) 1 hr 39 min ago
                              Support on parents for an extra year
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                              • And if the earnings go to contributing to the household, and the savings are minimal? NBD. 1 hr 36 min ago
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                                • No matter how you slice it, net, it costs the parents MORE if their kids do a gap year. This is why it is primarily for the wealthy. 1 hr 35 min ago
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                                  • she live on a cloud. 1 hr 35 min ago
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                                    • Yes, a cloud, and real world factual examples. But never mind me, stick with your narrative. 1 hr 33 min ago
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                          • Right and a gap year gives the parents and kid another year to save, or it doesn't change things much. 1 hr 39 min ago
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            • Rich moms and dads. 1 hr 47 min ago
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        • WHICH kids work in that year ? poor kids don't go to college or go right frmo HS. they don't take gap years. 1 hr 49 min ago
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    • DD is young for her grade, so we might consider it if the right opportunity came up. So she could enter college at 18 rather than 17. 1 hr 52 min ago
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      • Come on. At that point, there is no difference in age. 1 hr 50 min ago
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        • of course there is 1 hr 48 min ago
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        • Np as someone who went to college at 17, yes there is. 1 hr 48 min ago
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          • I didn't turn 18 until very endow freshman year. It was fine. 1 hr 38 min ago
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        • There is, she'll be the last one to turn 21. I don't regret not redshirting her, but it's an option we'd consider. 1 hr 47 min ago
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          • Same as redshirting just doing it on the back end 1 hr 46 min ago
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      • My dd will go at age 17. 1 hr 45 min ago
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  2. Toddler What's for dinner? 1 hr 57 min ago (30 replies)
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    • Spaghetti and meatballs. 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • Frittata 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showspahetti with pesto, green beans and grilled chicken 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • WHO DISLIKES THE PESTO? 1 hr 55 min ago
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        • i didn't dislike, but i hate pesto 1 hr 54 min ago
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          • who cares? 1 hr 53 min ago
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            • that's not nice 1 hr 53 min ago
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      • This post has been disliked 3 times. showwhat a weird thing to dislike? 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • Green beans? 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • Sliders, they were on sale at publix 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • Trash 1 hr 52 min ago
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        • Small burger patties are trash? 1 hr 52 min ago
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          • Yes, your kids deserve better 1 hr 51 min ago
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            • Are you anti ground beef? That's all it is, I got it from the meat counter. 1 hr 50 min ago
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              • Get a huge burger for them. Not some small shit 1 hr 49 min ago
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                • Oh okay so it's the size of the burger that's the issue lol 1 hr 49 min ago
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                • lol 1 hr 48 min ago
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    • Chili 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • no idea 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • baked zito 1 hr 52 min ago
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      • Trashy 1 hr 52 min ago
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        • lol. and get this I bought it from the deli down the street. 1 hr 51 min ago
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    • ordering something, not sure what 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • i think we are having pizza or chinese. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • red beans and rice 1 hr 51 min ago
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    • Maybe pastie. I am feeling uninspired 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • potato leek soup or lamb shepherd's pie. 1 hr 29 min ago
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  3. Toddler Fight at the afterparty...(more) 1 hr 57 min ago (0 replies)
  4. Toddler Has anyone been to Legoland in California? Thoughts? Recommendations?...(more) 1 hr 58 min ago (9 replies)
    TIA!
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    • no but have heard it is well worth it 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • How old are you dc? Are they obsessed with Legos? We went for ds's 10th birthday and he was kind of too old. Wished that we had gone when he was 7 or 8. 1 hr 57 min ago
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      • op-she is turning 9 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • It's fun. I didn't think it was amazing. There's so cool water stuff though that would make it more fun in summer. We were there in November. 1 hr 55 min ago
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        • Np. She will enjoy. It's a one day thing. Small park. There are some faster rides for her. 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • We just went in Florida and loved it. Does CA have hotel too? That really made the experience 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • ^ my DC younger than yours but lots of things too old for them so perfect for your dd 1 hr 55 min ago
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      • We didn't stay at the hotel, but it was still awesome. And I hate amusement parks. 1 hr 55 min ago
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    • I've been to the florida location. It's fun for little kids. 1 hr 51 min ago
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  5. Toddler Saw a house today that had wallpaper in the entry that looked and felt like rough wood. it was super cool 1 hr 58 min ago (1 reply)
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  6. Toddler I think my 11 year old may have broken his big toe. Do they do anything for big toes or is just taped? 2 hr ago (4 replies)
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    • for big toes, yes they can do someting. go to urgent care and get it x-rayed 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • I would get it checked anyway. IN case it's really bad and he needs some kind of surgery. It's not like a smaller toe. 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • OP A trip to the ER is the last thing we need today. He broke it doing the worm last night at a dance. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • def get it checked - i made the mistake of letting this go for myself and now my toe has an spur- it's immobile. of course no biggie in the scheme of life but still. it was obvi...(more) 1 hr 50 min ago
      broken and healed badly
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  7. Toddler What year did you get a cell phone? 1996 for me. 2 hr ago (24 replies)
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    • 2001 2 hr ago
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      • Same. I didn't even want it. My parents insisted when I went to grad school. Funny how I protested. 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • 2005 2 hr ago
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    • 2002 2 hr ago
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    • 1998, maybe 99. 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • 2000, 10th grade 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • 1992 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • op: Whoa! What kind, if you remember? 1 hr 58 min ago
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      • I doubt it. 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • np - why would you doubt it? i'm sure she's talking about a carphone. that was installed. I'm sure she didn't have a cell phone that she carried around. 1 hr 55 min ago
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          • Np we had a bag phone that we carried 1 hr 54 min ago
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            • and you walked around with it? 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • 2003 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • 1998 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • 2004 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • 2003 1 hr 58 min ago
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    • 2000 for first job 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • i had a car phone in 1994 1 hr 57 min ago
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    • 2000 - I was 16 and paid for it myself 1 hr 54 min ago
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    • 2000 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • 97. 1 hr 52 min ago
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    • 2002 1 hr 47 min ago
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    • 1996/1997 1 hr 42 min ago
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    • 2014. It drove people nuts because they couldn't call and cancel last minute bc they couldn't reach me. 1 hr 15 min ago
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  8. Toddler 2.5 months post partum and feeling ravenous like I do before period. Is it coming back already? 2 hr 1 min ago (4 replies)
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    • no way to know. mine came back at 8 months and 10 months 2 hr ago
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    • Are you nursing? 2 hr ago
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      • I am something because baby won't latch but I've never made much. 12oz/day 1 hr 58 min ago
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  9. Toddler I'm not actually hungry, but I made homemade chicken soup and want some bc it's there. This is why I'm fat. 2 hr 2 min ago (10 replies)
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    • learn hunger. interesting process 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • yup, i LOVE the taste of food. Regardless of hunger 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • I can't stop eating cookies 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • If you're just learning to eat right then cut yourself some slack 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • it's rainy & cold. i'm snuggling up to 2 pints of haagan daz..2 2 hr ago
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    • it's hard to get fat from chicken soup. go for it and skip the cookie 2 hr ago
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      • chicken soup is a gateway drug. to matzoh balls and bagels and kugel 1 hr 56 min ago
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        • I think I need some matzo balls now 1 hr 53 min ago
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          • SEE!!!!!! 1 hr 53 min ago
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            • I swear to GOD I took the matzo ball mix out before I read your reply. :0 1 hr 52 min ago
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  10. Toddler My mother had to explain to me I was posting birthday greetings on FB in the wrong place. How embarrassing. 2 hr 2 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Lol 2 hr 1 min ago
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      • I'm just glad she told me. I would've kept doing it. 2 hr ago
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    • Where were you putting it? 2 hr 1 min ago
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      • It would pop up at the top of my screen, so I'd think I was wishing them a happy bday, but just posting in my regular feed and not notifying. 2 hr ago
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  11. Toddler Would you complain? i have lululemon pants from 4-5 years ago that I still wear and are good quality. this is the second pair i have bought in the last year that has ripped in the...(more) 2 hr 2 min ago (8 replies)
    thigh area.
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    • Their quality has gone way down. 2 hr 1 min ago
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      • i know it has, but prices have gone up. Would you contact them? last time the gave me a new pair no questions, but at this point, what do i want a new pair if they will keep...(more) 2 hr 1 min ago
        ripping?
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    • how old? i'd return 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • perhaps you need to size up 2 hr 1 min ago
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      • The same size from 5 years ago still fits me. 2 hr ago
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        • but lulu may have changed their sizing in that time 2 hr ago
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        • ^^if anything they vanity size up 2 hr ago
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  12. Toddler Just poured some hennessy on the ground for my bitches who have died 2 hr 2 min ago (5 replies)
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    • When I was in nursing school a very white very blond very young student did this with sterile water in a practice skills lab. The instructor (black) just abOut lost it. 2 hr ago
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      • Huh? 1 hr 58 min ago
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        • She poured out sterile water into the ground for her Homies. 1 hr 57 min ago
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          • This post has been disliked 3 times. showNp I don't understand 1 hr 56 min ago
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      • that's kind of funny 1 hr 51 min ago
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  13. Toddler Want to make a dead simple bread pudding, recipe call cinnamon sugar on top - I think I'd like to leave it off, vanilla is flavor enough ? 2 hr 3 min ago (5 replies)
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    • the sugar makes a nice crust 2 hr 3 min ago
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      • true. so I'll sprinkle sugar and leave out cinnamon 2 hr 2 min ago
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        • ^brown or white? 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • It will be fine but cinnamon on top is really great. 2 hr 3 min ago
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      • usually love cinnamon, for some reason not in mood 2 hr 2 min ago
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  14. Toddler This does not say that retired will pay 10%...(more) 2 hr 5 min ago (0 replies)
    The single-payer plan would be funded by a payroll tax of 10%, of which employers would pay 6.7% and workers 3.3%. An additional 10% tax on investment income, income from the self-employed, and some small business income would be pay for the program as well.
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  15. Toddler Anyone here going to the Met Gala? 2 hr 5 min ago (2 replies)
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    • Yes 2 hr 2 min ago
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      • and I'm pretty sure at least one other mom from here is too 2 hr 1 min ago
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  16. Atlanta Http://www.insiderightwrist.com/featured-big/official-w-atch-wwe-payback-l-v-e-s-t-r-e-m/...(more) 2 hr 5 min ago (1 reply)
    • I'm totally going to click that! 2 hr 4 min ago
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  17. Toddler When is the Met Gala? 2 hr 7 min ago (1 reply)
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  18. Toddler Mild mastitis/clogged duct. can it clear up on its own? posted earlier & awaiting clbk from doc. 2 hr 8 min ago (14 replies)
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    • wet washcloth, wring out, heat in microwave for 20 seconds or so, wait until just cool enough to handle, use as compress until cool, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat. 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • it can, but i'd go for antibiotics 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • yes. skip dignity and try nursing in crazy positions. dd solved a clogged duct for me when i put her on her back and got on hands and knees over her so that her chin dug into the...(more) 2 hr 7 min ago
      sore spot. sweet relief.
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      • but nusring alone does not solve mastitis. 2 hr 6 min ago
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        • jsut the clogged duct part 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • And keep the baby nursing 2 hr 6 min ago
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    • you need antiboitics it can go from mild to nasty in seconds 2 hr 5 min ago
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      • op:no fever. no red spot...just super tender semi hard spot about babys hand size on side of boob. 2 hr 2 min ago
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        • that sounds like a clogged duct. massage, heat, baby nursing with chin dug in. any fever, get abx ASAP. 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • Use an electric toothbrush or vibrator or clarisonic on the clogged duct. Even better if you do this in a hot shower. Massage towards the nipple with a hot compress on the sore...(more) 2 hr 4 min ago
      spot while breastfeeding. And breastfeed with the baby's chin towards the sore spot.
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      • great advice. ty! 2 hr 1 min ago
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        • Btdt! I remember saying to dh that either I was going to be fine in an hour or we would be taking a trip to the emergency room. Luckily it worked. 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • If you don't have a fever, there's hope. If you do, don't waste a second. Get to urgent care. 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • Take a hot shower and do a vigorous breast massage 2 hr ago
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  19. Toddler Need to go to Santa Barbara. Would you rather fly to LAX and drive to SBA or have a layover somewhere? 2 hr 8 min ago (22 replies)
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    • how long is the drive? 2 hr 8 min ago
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      • 1.5 htrs I think 2 hr 7 min ago
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        • without traffic 2 hr 5 min ago
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    • alone? layover. 2 hr 8 min ago
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    • what size is the plane into sba? 2 hr 8 min ago
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      • Good question. From Dallas or Denver so not just a puddle jumper at least. 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • Lsyover 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • fly into LAX 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • ventura airport? 2 hr 7 min ago
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      • Where's that? 2 hr 6 min ago
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        • sorry meant oxnard... 2 hr 6 min ago
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          • by the onion fields? 2 hr 4 min ago
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            • LOL not by ocean OXNARD BY THE ONION FIELDS. 2 hr 3 min ago
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              • i was hoping someone would get this. my fav episode. 2 hr 2 min ago
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                • I can hear him in my head. What is the chance I would be wrong twice in the same week? 2 hr 2 min ago
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            • dont be an ass, trying to help 2 hr 2 min ago
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              • relax betty. 2 hr 2 min ago
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              • good god some of you are just so angry. 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • I used to live in sants Barbara. Always flew into lax 2 hr 2 min ago
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    • I live here. Fly to SB. The traffic is always a nightmare. In and out of LA is always last resort. 2 hr 1 min ago
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      • Op good point. Thanks. 1 hr 57 min ago
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        • Person who said she used to live here is right, it used to be ok. But lately it's awful. You have to time it exactly right and even then ... 1 hr 54 min ago
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  20. Toddler What do you do with a kid who is very talented at something but phones it in? This is my 9yo dd in multiple domains: school, sports, and music. Do I just let her be or push? 2 hr 9 min ago (27 replies)
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    • she is 9 2 hr 9 min ago
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      • I know by that you mean no one should push a 9yo at anything but I'm not sure I agree. 2 hr 8 min ago
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        • this.is.nuts 2 hr 7 min ago
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        • my 9yo loves and is very good gymanstics. I follow his lead with it. I don't push. He loves piano and is really good at it, he has lessons and loves to play I don't force him to...(more) 2 hr 7 min ago
          sit at the piano every day
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          • funny - my dd's music is piano and her sport is indeed gymnastics. I get very frustrated when I see her not taking advantage of these natural talents. 2 hr 5 min ago
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            • she is 9yo. Let her do her thing, don't force more practices it will backfire 2 hr 3 min ago
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              • sometimes I think so but sometimes I think not for the reason I said below. it's trying to teach her the joy of working hard at something - seeing the final product be what you...(more) 1 hr 59 min ago
                want it to be and what it can be.
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      • she said that 2 hr 8 min ago
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    • 10yo ds same. I think you need to leave them alone and let the motivation come from within. Hard to do. 2 hr 8 min ago
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      • I guess I have my own fear that she is and never will be internally motivated or that it will come too late and so I'm trying to show her the value of hard work by - for now -...(more) 2 hr 7 min ago
        motivating from outside.
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        • ^^dh was, for example, a crap student until 10th grade and managed to totally turn it around. he's very smart but I feel like schools are not forgiving of the kid who turns it on...(more) 2 hr 6 min ago
          late at this point.
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          • better late than never 2 hr 5 min ago
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            • certainly. but can pushing now help? can it hurt? is one more likely? 2 hr 4 min ago
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        • ok, you have a point. pick one and make her stick to it and be disciplined. if only to teach her discipline 2 hr 6 min ago
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          • it's funny - she IS disciplined superficially. she sits down to do her 20 minutes of piano each day without me pushing. but once there she just doesn't care if she gets it right...(more) 2 hr 2 min ago
            - she just gets the 20 minutes done. she does the parts that are easy for her, avoids the rest and when pushed to do those just rushes through.
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    • Idk - am reading the book mindset which addresses this but haven't gotten to the part about raising kids! 2 hr 7 min ago
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      • I will look into it. 2 hr ago
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        • It is interesting - author is carol dweck 1 hr 58 min ago
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          • I just bought it, thanks. I know in general her thing is to praise effort, and that seems like a good approach. 1 hr 53 min ago
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    • Find more challenging place so they have to work 2 hr 7 min ago
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    • Admit to yourself she's not all that talented. 2 hr 2 min ago
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      • you've never seen a kid with innate talent but who doesn't work hard? that's what I have here. it does exist. 2 hr ago
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        • and so do deluded mommies. 1 hr 58 min ago
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          • yes, I know that's true. I'm not saying I have some kid who is a prodigy in multiple areas but she does have innate talents - she has a crazy good memory (and I know a high IQ...(more) 1 hr 56 min ago
            from the Hunter test) and is unusually strong. she is not, however, very attentive or coachable. so, she might end up middling at everything. or maybe she'll get there on her own timetable.
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            • The Hunter test doesn't test IQ and it isn't all that reliable. 1 hr 39 min ago
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      • Yawn 1 hr 59 min ago
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  21. Toddler What is your favorite comfort food? 2 hr 9 min ago (7 replies)
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    • mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, homemade chicken soup 2 hr 4 min ago
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    • Good bread with butter. 2 hr 3 min ago
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    • Plain pasta with Parmesan cheese 1 hr 59 min ago
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      • AND BUTTER!!!! 1 hr 59 min ago
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    • cake 1 hr 56 min ago
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    • chili 1 hr 28 min ago
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    • Egg salad on white bread w/ iceberg lettuce. Tomato soup w/ grilled cheese sandwiches. Homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes. 1 hr 27 min ago
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  22. Toddler Mil newly diagnosed with breast cancer (has not had surgery yet so she doesn't know what stage or whether she will need chemo). What is a nice Mother's Day gift for her? 2 hr 9 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Big hug and promise to be there for her 2 hr 8 min ago
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    • A day at a spa together before her surgery if you can? 2 hr 8 min ago
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      • Neither one of us would want to spend a spa day together. I like her but wouldn't spend the day together 2 hr 5 min ago
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        • Nice but comfortable clothes for surgery recovery and potential chemo treatments. 2 hr 1 min ago
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    • i think something not cancer related 1 hr 48 min ago
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  23. Toddler So glad i don't have to leave teh house now for a birthday party 2 hr 11 min ago (5 replies)
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    • and i wish we had a good activity for this afternoon. kids are getting restless and everything outside is wet. 2 hr 10 min ago
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      • Np: this. I wouldn't mind at all, in fact could use a good drop off to run errands 2 hr 9 min ago
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    • you are one of those mothers. yuck 2 hr 6 min ago
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      • lol 2 hr 3 min ago
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      • one that enjoys my comfort? yes i am. 2 hr ago
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  24. Toddler Innocent Sikh man pulled off Greyhound bus and thrown in jail for 30 hours after woman accuses him of speaking arabic and acting suspiciously. 2 hr 11 min ago (4 replies)
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    • welcome to donald trump's america 2 hr 10 min ago
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    • Lol sikh arent muslims and dont speaking arabic, omg. 2 hr 10 min ago
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      • Yes, that seems to be the point. 2 hr 3 min ago
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    • Man follows woman into ladies room at Texas hospital beacuse he thought she was a man. 2 hr 9 min ago
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  25. Toddler Was anyone here at the WH Correspondents' Dinner? 2 hr 11 min ago (1 reply)
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    • A mom on last night was 1 hr 59 min ago
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