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  1. Maybe true, but my point is, parents are...

    Maybe true, but my point is, parents are demanding kids get into the more selective schools, which go far beyond just Ivy League. My DDs best friend's lifelong dream was to go to UNC, where both of...
  2. I think that rather than valuing...

    I think that rather than valuing independent-minded children, many parents place more value on pushing their kids into a highly competitive college situations with the best possible results and doing...
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    Absolutely. Hormones are hormones, and if...

    Absolutely. Hormones are hormones, and if screwing with your hormones is the best way to prevent pregnancy, then all the other non-hormonal methods are less effective. So take your chances. I didn't...
  4. When my son and daughter (5 & 6 years old at the...

    When my son and daughter (5 & 6 years old at the time) and I got called suddenly to be in St. Louis the very next day for a 3-month stay, I put our essentials for me and two kids in one small...
  5. Well, I know this won't be a globally popular...

    Well, I know this won't be a globally popular position, but I think that you impress upon them that they are loved because they are children of God. Your birthright is the value you give the world...
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    A Glock was not on my short list. Especially...

    A Glock was not on my short list. Especially since if I got one, I wouldn't know which end was up. However, in NJ where deer habitats have been decimated, they could always use it to punish the deer...
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    That's actually a great idea. I love that you can...

    That's actually a great idea. I love that you can get it personalized. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Gift for my CSA farmers?

    My favorite permiculturists/farmers are getting married!! They are a young couple that started this farm and they have done amazing things in the community in terms of providing good, organic food...
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    I agree. It's up to the employee to interpret the...

    I agree. It's up to the employee to interpret the nuance and act accordingly.

    ZG, if the Movie Night is promoting the organization's goals in measurable ways, make the case to your supervisor. If...
  10. Thread: Daily Bread

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    What a great story. I love the telling details in...

    What a great story. I love the telling details in simple language. I'm thinking Dragnet meets Hemingway.

    Really interesting window into your world and the world of law enforcement.
  11. Reader's Digest version: If we strike first,...

    Reader's Digest version: If we strike first, we're screwed, because China HAS to defend Korea, according to terms of the treaty that was just renewed and remains in effect until 2021.

    BUT if THEY...
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  13. Try azelaic acid. There are Rx brands Finacea...

    Try azelaic acid. There are Rx brands Finacea (for rosacea) and Azelex. But if you google, you may find some OTC products with azelaic acid in them, without a prescription or a sunscreen.

    Here's...
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    I don't get that from UA at all, frankly. He may...

    I don't get that from UA at all, frankly. He may have strong opinions about what he wants, but I think he values women who also have strong opinions, and he's simply looking for a good match of...
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    Yeah, I've thought the same thing. DH says...

    Yeah, I've thought the same thing.

    DH says that their beef is the best--you can get restaurant-quality grade there (prime). But we rarely buy it because I very rarely eat red meat. When the kids...
  16. I hate meetings, and it's probably one of the...

    I hate meetings, and it's probably one of the main reasons I quit to be a freelancer. For the reasons you mentioned.. all the expectations that you'll throw in your two-cents and earn your right to...
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    Hmmm, you're expecting a lot in that big ol'...

    Hmmm, you're expecting a lot in that big ol' minimalist basket! Not sure how you make the leap from minimalist to being well-read, intellectual, not superficial, likes traveling. I think those things...
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    Thanks! I missed this thread first time around....

    Thanks! I missed this thread first time around. LOVE it!
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    We must have read the same book. I think the book...

    We must have read the same book. I think the book might have been "How we Decide" by Jonah Lehrer.
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    I think research has shown that if you are given...

    I think research has shown that if you are given more than 6 choices, you glaze over. There was a study I was just reading about where they watched people in a store examining different jams. If...
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    There is at least one main causeway from the...

    There is at least one main causeway from the Burlington area mainland to South Hero. It's actually an amazing drive across the lake--flanked by the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks.

    But there...
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    They're about a mile and half to two miles. But...

    They're about a mile and half to two miles. But there are no traffic lights.
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    I have a Vanguard REIT index fund that's really...

    I have a Vanguard REIT index fund that's really going pretty well these days.
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    I have an iPad mini without cellular data. When I...

    I have an iPad mini without cellular data. When I want to connect to the internet and wifi isn't around, I tether to my iPhone. I love the mini, btw. It's such a nice size.
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    Thanks, everyone. You all raised really good...

    Thanks, everyone. You all raised really good points, and I'll address a few:

    In terms of amenities:
    3 minutes to the library
    4 minute drive to a decent sized supermarket (small, really but they...
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