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  1. Toddler I'd like to buy my dd a special necklace or bracelet for her 16th birthday. She's simple/conservative in taste. Any specific recos? Thinking Tiffany but not sure what to get from...(more) 16 min ago (37 replies)
    there? Other ideas?
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  2. Toddler Ho many kids per year at your DC's high school become Eagle scouts? 17 min ago (13 replies)
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    • I think we had 4 this year. 16 min ago
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    • Not enough. My nephew is one, and he is the best young man I know. 16 min ago
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    • I'm not sure but probably more than average. Scouts are pretty big here. 16 min ago
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    • I think 3. Small private high school of 600 kids. DD writes for the paper and did an article on them. 15 min ago
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    • zero, NYC private, don't know any scouts. Dh was an Eagle Scout. 14 min ago
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      • Elitist scum 10 min ago
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        • I actually think it is a pity, but you sound like a bitch. 9 min ago
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    • None that I know of. NYC public 7 min ago
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    • half. slc 2 min ago
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      • You mean all the boys are Eagle scouts? 2 min ago
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  3. Toddler I bouhght a cheap shower curtain -thought it was pretty - toreplae my v expensive one. guess what -it looks awful. now must return it ,just added to my workload for no good...(more) 17 min ago (16 replies)
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    • ^^to replace 16 min ago
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    • omg, your workload sound awful!! Can't you hire someone to take on some of this horrific burden??? 16 min ago
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      • the moral is, dont fix whats not broken 15 min ago
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        • the moral is that a trip to target isn't considered "workload" 14 min ago
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          • well its not pleasure for sure 14 min ago
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            • ^^ for me, anyway it was tjmax 13 min ago
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      • i am just mad at myself. by adding stupid errands to my list of other errands 15 min ago
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        • I get it but you have time to be here so.... 11 min ago
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    • I wouldn't even bother returning a cheap shower curtain 13 min ago
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    • big deal . 12 min ago
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    • if it's that cheap and it's "too much to add to your workload" just throw it away 12 min ago
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      • ^^or wait until you kill your dh and roll him up in it. i always see them doing that in mafia movies 10 min ago
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  4. Toddler Live in DC and really want to move to Southern California. My firm has an office there. DC are 13, 10 and 7. 17 min ago (8 replies)
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    • So do it. 16 min ago
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    • where is your family? 16 min ago
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      • we don't really have family. His dad is in SC. My mom is here but would likely come with us. Rest of my family is in TX. 15 min ago
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    • You will love it. What area? 13 min ago
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      • I don't know. I lived in San Diego for one year when I was 12. Took the kids to visit last spring and they loved it. Any areas you'd recommend? 12 min ago
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        • It all varies. Depends. We are in Newport Beach. 11 min ago
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          • it's so beautiful there. Just feeling an overwhelming desire to do this. Feel like kids are still young enough. 10 min ago
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    • the incessant driving is annoying 9 min ago
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  5. Toddler I bet I would enjoy living in Austin Texas. I'm a Texas girl at heart. 17 min ago (9 replies)
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    • Too crowded. Stay away. 16 min ago
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      • My sister and nephews are there. I miss them. 14 min ago
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    • I'm a Texas girl at heart but it's too damn hot to live there. 16 min ago
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    • I like Houston better 16 min ago
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      • Really? I visit Houston all the time. My family is there. I think I would enjoy the nature part of Austin and the small town feel. 15 min ago
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        • It's almost 1 million people. Not small town at all 13 min ago
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        • Yeah, I like the greenery and diversity Houston has. 13 min ago
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    • I'd like to live in hill country. Austin is too busy and full of too many college students and homeless weirdos. 15 min ago
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  6. Special Needs I didn't realize my insurance did not cover out of network for psychiatrist. Ouch. $775 later and of course ds likes him. 17 min ago (7 replies)
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    • If you call the psych and explained the psych may be able to accept their negotiated insurance price from you directly. The worst they can say is no. 11 min ago
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    • can't you submit for out of network reimbursement? i do this. worth it if fit with dr is good 10 min ago
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      • Np: i feel "lucky" insurance reimburses us at 70%. We couldnt afford it otherwise 8 min ago
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      • No - it says no out of network coverage for behavioral health. 4 min ago
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        • Why is that not "mental health"? 1 min ago
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    • NO OOT coverage at all?! We couldnt swing that 9 min ago
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  7. Toddler My 10 yo ds kind of regulated his own screen time. He comes home, plays video games for about 30 minutes and he gets tired of it and turns it off. I don't even have to tell him 17 min ago (2 replies)
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  9. Toddler My ds, 17 wanted to tattoo his go's name across his forearm so I signed the consent form. Figured it would be a good life lesson to not do stupid things in the future. 18 min ago (3 replies)
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    • This is fake. Or maybe not. He learned his decision making skills from you 17 min ago
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    • sorry, i'd never allow (as long as it's my choice) a tattoo 17 min ago
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    • Translation: I took the easy route 15 min ago
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  10. Toddler If you could start any career or hobby, money not an issue, what would you do? The rest of reality applies - just not money... 18 min ago (8 replies)
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    • I'd love to take up scuba diving as a hobby. 17 min ago
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    • I would do my side job (Barre instructor) a lot more and quit my real job (lawyer) 17 min ago
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      • I am a barre teacher too......(more) 11 min ago
        which one?
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    • I would keep my job as a musician. I love it and the removal of the need to make money would be liberating! 16 min ago
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      • what do you play/sing/do? 3 min ago
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    • art restoration or landscape photography or librarian. 12 min ago
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    • i would like to review high end resorts for a magazine 51 sec ago
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  11. Toddler Is it me, or does Nunes seem nervous? Totally speculating, but seems like someone is holding something over his head to make him say and do these things. Not seeming like his reg...(more) 20 min ago (4 replies)
    self.
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    • I read in the Times that he is like Kramer spilling through the door all over the place 18 min ago
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    • he colossally fucked up. his reputation is destroyed. at the very least he's an incompetant nincompoop. at the worst he's involved in this collusion. what's likely is he wasn't...(more) 17 min ago
      involved in the collusion but now is involved in the coverup
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      • yes and is a stooge.I think he's being played. 15 min ago
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        • i think he's an asslicker and this started, for him, as that and now he is in over his head and can't get out. 14 min ago
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  12. Toddler Going to beach for Spring Break. Getting last minute stuff on Amazon. What am I forgetting (DC going too)? 20 min ago (4 replies)
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    • Books, sunscreeen, bug spray if Caribbean, baseball caps, football or paddle ball, water gun, flip flops 18 min ago
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    • Lava lamp, cookie dough, oven mitt and a rectal thermometer 17 min ago
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      • Got all of this! 13 min ago
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        • Then you're good, dude. 11 min ago
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  13. Toddler Remember when you could get a slice for 75 cents? Or even a dollar? What does it cost now in NYC. It's been a while. 20 min ago (12 replies)
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    • $3 20 min ago
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    • I must be older than you- it was 25c in 1975 westchester. I think it's around $4 and up now 19 min ago
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      • I was born in 74. ;) 18 min ago
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    • $2.75. With the occasional find of 2 slices/soda for $5 at lunch 18 min ago
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    • it was a $1 - now it's $3 17 min ago
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    • I remember those prices and when you could get a decent slice in most pizza places. Now the small un fancy places suck 16 min ago
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      • Yep, best pizzaI've ever had came from a hole in the wall with no tables. 14 min ago
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        • I miss that 13 min ago
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    • in the 70s i could get 2 slices and a fountain drink for $1 brooklyn. 45 cents a slice and 10 cents for the soda. 15 min ago
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    • A slice has traditionally been tied to the price of a token/subway swipe. 10 min ago
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      • That's so interesting! 3 min ago
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  14. Toddler Could I be a sociopath? I can lie seamlessly and have no guilt about it. Also, when I read about bad things (i.e. that dude who jumped) I just don't really care....Is that normal? 20 min ago (18 replies)
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    • Totally. 20 min ago
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      • it's normal? 19 min ago
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        • I believe so and I have too much empathy for my own good. 18 min ago
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    • You and I wouldn't be friends. Do you completely lack empathy? 19 min ago
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      • pretty much...I love animals and kids though. When I read about a kid being abused, it makes my blood boil but adults, I just don't care. 18 min ago
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    • no, I happily lie to anyone who is not a friend or family member and I feel bad for that guys wife but my heart doesn't ache 19 min ago
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      • op-I lie to everyone...like living a double life lie and I don't feel an ounce of guilt. 18 min ago
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        • This is your damage. No one is as invested in your own bs as you are. 13 min ago
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    • I think it's pretty normal depending on what the lie is. As for the guy, you didn't know him. 19 min ago
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    • When I lie, I feel guilt. But I don't care about the guy who jumped. So maybe you are a little bit sociop 17 min ago
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    • You could be a narcissist and have an attachment disorder. 17 min ago
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      • I have a pretty inflated ego too so that seems plausible 17 min ago
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      • are you in a position to make this 'diagnosis'? 14 min ago
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        • I'm not a therapist or psychiatrist or psychologist but I have read a lot about narcissism and am the daughter of a narcissist. 8 min ago
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  15. Toddler Ack! Started to watch Big little lies, and just realized I read the book- and it's all just come back to me! 21 min ago (2 replies)
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    • I hate that! or when I buy a book and within a couple of pages I remember the whole story line, ugh. 20 min ago
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    • why is that bad??? 16 min ago
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  16. Toddler Whats a really good comfortable walking shoe? 21 min ago (2 replies)
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  17. Toddler My mil finds something wrong with everyone's house and keeps bringing it up. She thinks it's hilarious 22 min ago (4 replies)
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    • for instance? 21 min ago
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      • Op. my house looks much better from the back than the front, same for my sil'S house, other sil has a huge house but her furniture sucks and her kitchen is too small 20 min ago
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        • ^other sil has a big house in the middle of no where and her kids go to school with black kids etc 19 min ago
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    • My grandma is like that with her relatives' clothes and appearance. I don’t know how my mum doesn’t lose it. Grandma recently told my mum we "don't value the important things in...(more) 15 min ago
      life" because my mum was planning to re-wear an old dress to a family wedding.
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  18. Toddler People! the plumber just finished fixing the sprinkler system, I am not returning to work, kids don't get home until 3pm. I am going to the beach! good bye. 22 min ago (4 replies)
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  19. Toddler I thought it was illegal for a kid under 18 to get a tattoo in NY state. Meanwhile I've been hearing about HS students with tattoos. (not over 18 year olds) What the F 25 min ago (25 replies)
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    • parental consent 24 min ago
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    • St Marks 24 min ago
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    • Permissive parents. Negligent tattoo parlers 24 min ago
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    • You can get one with parental permission after 16 yo. 24 min ago
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      • In NYC? I don't think so. 23 min ago
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      • See below, that isn't true. In NY state it is illegal for a child under 18 to get a tattoo regardless of parental consent. 21 min ago
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        • Well, what about NJ and CT and PA? 19 min ago
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          • I have no idea. The question of the OP was "NY state" 19 min ago
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            • Yes, but that is how kids in NY state can have them. Many neighboring states. 18 min ago
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    • I thought they could if they had parental permission 24 min ago
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    • OP here, ok I was mistaken. I was under the false impression that Tattoos were illegal, can't get parental consent for them. Piercings you could but tattoos could not. 23 min ago
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      • Parental consent or places that don't card people. Or you get them on spring break in other countries 22 min ago
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        • its unscrupulous parlors. There is no parental consent law in NY state. 20 min ago
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    • I am reallly hoping the tatoo thing is over by the time my kid hits 18. 22 min ago
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    • And, that's why I tell dd no tattoo. If she could have gotten one at 4 yo she'd have a big Care Bear on her ankle. By 26 she'd hate what she did at 16. At 40, she'd regret it...(more) 22 min ago
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      • this cracks me up- Care Bear....my kid would have a Barney 17 min ago
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    • anyone can get a needle and some ink 22 min ago
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    • OP here - ha! I was right! Here's direct from the NYS DOH website...(more) 21 min ago
      It is violation of Section 260.21 of New York State Penal Law to tattoo minors under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. Contact local law enforcement for more information.
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      • I see them all the time on hs football players 20 min ago
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        • I rarely do but I just saw one on a HS wreslter. Also some kid was missing age 15 and they said he had a tattoo as an identifying characteristic. 19 min ago
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      • That's what I thought. I have an 18 year old, some of her friends have given themselves tattoos, and some of them look pretty good for what they are. I will peel my dd's skin from...(more) 19 min ago
        her body before condoning a tattoo
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        • lol lol College Adm here. This is one of the first activity that fish. student engage in 18 min ago
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          • I believe it. I can't stop her legally, but she will regret it. 17 min ago
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            • ^^^I'm hoping the fear of god will make her resist, at least resist getting one somewhere that I am likely to see it. 16 min ago
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    • you don't need ID. Thee place will ask and if the kid says yes I'm 18 that's all that is needed. don't blame the place blame the kid for lying about their age 19 min ago
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  20. Toddler This is sad, but if it was because of financial problems, why didn't they just sell their townhouse for less and use that money to bail themselves out of debt?? 25 min ago (30 replies)
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    • ^oops see inside...(more) 24 min ago
      • apparently it has been on market 24 min ago
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        • for $36 million. they must have gotten offers for less. even if it sold for $20 million, you could live very well on taht 22 min ago
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          • you aren't considering debt 18 min ago
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            • this...they may owe even more on that place. If he's a partner in a HF, he had to capitalize his partnership. 12 min ago
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          • Most people would have a really difficult adjustment to a much different level of lifestyle. I'm not saying it's right or wrong...I am just saying it would be difficult. 14 min ago
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      • Many people who kill themselves feel like such huge failures that their loved ones are better off without them. Will be happy and relieved he is dead. It's not often a punishment...(more) 7 min ago
        In their eyes, it is a gift. Suicide is a manifestation of mental illness.
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    • it may have been too leveraged 24 min ago
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      • what do you mean? 22 min ago
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        • np: mortgage/loans more than what they could sell it for 21 min ago
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    • Same reason all of these people take it that far, they can't fathom their fancy white friends looking down on them that is the one thing that cannot happen 22 min ago
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    • People like that guy have their self worth wrapped up in how the world views them. 21 min ago
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      • yup 21 min ago
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      • he had two little kids. so sad. 21 min ago
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        • i havent' seen anything about children - did he have any with first wife? 20 min ago
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          • I don't know but there's a pic with 2nd wife and two little boys 19 min ago
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            • where is that? 19 min ago
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              • ^^sorry, i see it. the article must have been updated to include that, it wasn't there earlier 18 min ago
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        • it is very sad. People handle trauma in different ways. I would imagine this guy has been struggling since 2008 or maybe even before. 18 min ago
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        • he had 4. 2 with a former wife 18 min ago
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    • been on the market for a long time. there aren't that many buyer for 50M townhomes. 20 min ago
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    • They have defined themselves as their net worth and real sense of self. 20 min ago
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      • most people in the financial industry are like this. 16 min ago
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    • were they getting a divorce? why was he renting a hotel room? 19 min ago
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      • he took the room to jump 18 min ago
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    • Welcome to America. It's so gross. 17 min ago
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      • you think only americans commit suicide? or try to make a lot of money? 16 min ago
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        • Over spend. Mental illness. Etc. 14 min ago
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      • We are all - even you - participants in this. 14 min ago
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  21. Toddler Your pizza must be really bad if you open up directly across from the high school and you last only 1 year. 25 min ago (8 replies)
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    • agreed 25 min ago
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    • Or bad at business 25 min ago
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    • or too expensive 25 min ago
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      • it was a pizza chain, the pizza was horrible 24 min ago
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    • Dang. I agree. 24 min ago
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    • agree. i went to a bagel store next to a hs recently and thought of how much business they must get. 21 min ago
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    • lol ita. UNLESS there was compeition. I'm telling you there are like 4 pizzerias walking distance from our HS 17 min ago
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  22. Toddler I am starving. If you could have anything for lunch, what would you have? 25 min ago (15 replies)
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    • what I am having. caesar salad from organic pharmer 24 min ago
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    • I'm a comfort food person- greasy/ salty, always some type of Asian. 23 min ago
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    • carrots dipped in guac that has spicy olive oil drizzled over it 23 min ago
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      • oh sorry, that's what I'm eating not my dream lunch! 22 min ago
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    • I'm having fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. 23 min ago
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    • Avocado 22 min ago
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    • depends. do the calories count? 21 min ago
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      • Not today. 21 min ago
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        • then probably a burger or a really good BLT 20 min ago
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    • lol lol Pizza - but not from the posted above place 21 min ago
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    • a lobster roll 16 min ago
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      • whilst sitting on the dock of the bay 11 min ago
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    • I will be having a smoothie with greek yogurt, pineapple, oj, spinach, and chia seeds of death 12 min ago
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    • I just had chick fil a so I'm good...I'd like to have sex though 11 min ago
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  23. Toddler Does he still want to get rid of the 'head of household' category? I need that (single mom) 25 min ago (1 reply)
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    • It wont impact this year and the tax bill is going to take a long time. Maybe it will impact next year if he can get anything done 24 min ago
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  24. Toddler La moms? 26 min ago (1 reply)
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    • Sf mom who grew up in LA 25 min ago
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  25. Toddler How do people become rich? I want to start over and make money 26 min ago (38 replies)
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    • Most inherit it 25 min ago
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    • there's always the lottery. 25 min ago
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    • wake up early every day, work hard, and be lucky as fuck. 25 min ago
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      • and strategic about what you do. 23 min ago
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      • OP: I've done this for years. Still poor 22 min ago
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        • did you do part 3? 21 min ago
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          • Not enough. I did not advocate enough for myself. 19 min ago
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    • define rich (net worth) 25 min ago
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      • so you can argue it? no thanks. 21 min ago
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        • no, to tell you the path you'd need to take. 19 min ago
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    • Combo of inherritance, picking a high income field, luck. 25 min ago
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      • OP: I picked a bad field 22 min ago
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    • my DH earned it. 24 min ago
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    • Lol, everybody here resents the 1% and they also all want to be it. YBM Logic. 22 min ago
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      • I never said anything about resenting 22 min ago
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      • not really. I'd get it if I were a 1% person, people are jealous. 21 min ago
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    • be lucky enough that your parents pay for college, get a high paying job upon graduation, and work hard at it 22 min ago
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    • SAVE money. Save like 25% of every dime you make, at a minimum, and more if possible. Invest the savings carefully. Wait 40 years. 21 min ago
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      • Jeez. Next you are going to tell us that we should buy health insurance instead of a phone 19 min ago
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    • Lots of luck 21 min ago
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    • Choose a high paying career, win the lottery or have rich parents. 21 min ago
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      • Yeah -- none of the above 18 min ago
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    • My dh is rags to riches and we know a lot of others like this and ALL of them will tell you a huge part of it is luck. We know someone who literally went on a career trajectory...(more) 14 min ago
      to make hundreds of millions just be sitting next to someone on a plane who gave him an opportunity. Of course hard work, but dh would never claim he works harder than, say, someone who does manual labor all day- it's just something rich people say to make themselves feel better.
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      • np-and when rich people admit this, they instantly become non-infuriating. 13 min ago
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      • I agree, my DH is very smart and works very hard, but a lot of luck was involved. 13 min ago
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        • np-my dh is both and no luck and we are okay but not great. 12 min ago
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          • Same here. We are slightly less than ok right now but working on it. Nnp 10 min ago
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            • or: one thing my dh does say though is that "luck favors the prepared mind", his success is so much from him just going out there again and again to try to meet people constantly....(more) 6 min ago
              He wouldn't normally be a natural at networking kind of stuff since he's foreign with an accent, grew up with nothing but he kind of just forced his way into meeting as many people as he could. It's definitely a gift- he can seriously cold call a random billionaire and get them to have coffee with him.
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              • OP: Yes, this was my weakness. I never network 2 min ago
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                • try it. Especially if you want to start a business like I see below, call people you admire to ask for advice. I find his trick is to act really interested in them- people love...(more) 1 min ago
                  to be listened to and appreciated.
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    • Privledge helps a lot 14 min ago
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      • Privilege does help -- agreed 10 min ago
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    • OP: My parents always taught me to go for academics, but not business. I think about starting businesses but I am very tentative and keep thinking it's too damn late 9 min ago
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    • Choose a lucrative field. 3 min ago
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      • Yeah -- mistake number one 3 min ago
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      • Of course, for some that's easier to do than others. Np 51 sec ago
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