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  • in reply to: How to prevent access to wifi on tablet? #1094105
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    Also remember that if you have a computer or tablet “remembering” the password to a Wi-Fi network, anyone on that device can retrieve it even it it’s temporarily disconnected from that specific network.

    in reply to: Am I STEALING?! #978011
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    IMHO, listening to it online isn’t a problem. However, if its available as free download, I’d say rather buy it. Nechama put in tons of effort and money to put out her music, so if you really like it, why not buy it!?

    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1183327
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    If you plan on stopping when you get married, you better start stopping now. People don’t change overnight…and you can’t expect yourself to do a complete turnaround the day before your wedding.

    in reply to: Government shutdown? #976998
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    The shutdown is the IT guys’s solution to any problem; “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

    in reply to: Shidduch Checklist #975563
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    And I made a list so that in 30 years from now, my kids will have a good laugh. Yah, my list isn’t that realistic, but we can all dream, can’t we?

    in reply to: Where Did He Learn That? #975542
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    I personally hate when so called “yeshivish” people use disgusting language when speaking to non-Jews. It’s as if they’re letting go of their standards at the time they need it the most!

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008418
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    @truthsharer – yup, re-read my post and it’s written exactly as I wanted it to be 🙂

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008413
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    What?

    Another peeve of mine: “I’m so nauseous” Do you actually possess the ability to produce nausea in others, or are you just nauseated??????

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008411
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    lol – found this thread entertaining and fascinating. Can you believe some people don’t know the difference between your and you’re? Their so annoying.

    in reply to: Sometimes you just need to cry #975579
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    A well known, but still one of may favorite quotes:

    “Crying isn’t a sign of weakness. Since birth, it’s always been a sign that you’re alive.” -Unknown

    in reply to: The Game of Life #975293
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    Take out $40,000 in bank loans for the kids’ elementary schools, not college.

    in reply to: Hashem is NOT deaf (?? ?????)? #975519
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    I don’t know about you, but when my phone battery is almost gone, I use a lot more physical force than necessary when using it those last few minutes; even though it would work the same way if I used it as usual, with minimum force. It’s called human psychology.

    in reply to: Where can I find Vidui with additional Aveiros? #974745
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    Artscroll has a separate interlinear booklet for vidui. Flipped through it the other day and it looks pretty comprehensive.

    in reply to: Eating Dead Chickens #974180
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    akuperma: I can proudly say I know how to kasher chickens 🙂 That’s one thing I learnt in high school that I will NEVER forget!

    in reply to: How to respond to your eighteen-year-old teen who says this? #974327
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    Nope, not good at all. It will just lead to a lot of resentment. Talk to her/him as the adult s/he is. Respect his/her opinions and choose your battles. You can’t win them all!

    in reply to: I don't like eating silver foil #973370
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    Make sure to cover the frying pan with silver foil or a pan cover while cooking the first side. It melts the cheese soooo much better!

    in reply to: #974112
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    Or silver foil and button candy…

    in reply to: Close your eyes and open your heart #973351
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    Onit: I wish you were speaking on behalf of everyone. Unfortunately, unconditional love is a bit hard to come by in these insular frum communities.

    Mypureneshama- I must have read your post a dozen times by now. It is so well articulated, and so powerful and true. I could go into a whole tirade about this too…but my only wish is that someone make a worldwide movement about this issue. However, realistically it would never pick up anywhere but in my dreams 🙁

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972917
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    Shopping613: ;)so so happy you did that! I really hope you hear back from her soon!

    Shoppings friend: if this how your friend is and always was i suggest backing off at this point. But make sure she knows that you’ll be there for her whenever she may need you as it sounds like she is in a lot of pain.

    Sanity: not sure if you were being sarcastic or not about your social skills..but at one point social media was the extent of my social life. I still remember signing in to one of my accounts after not having been there for a while and one of my friends asked me where I’ve gone. I very proudly told her that I went to get a life…maybe you should try that one day.

    in reply to: What does "dead eyes" mean? #972555
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    One of my friends always tells me to stop giving her “the eyes”… its just that you get this non-focused look in your eyes for a while. It’s no big deal, but some people go nuts from it! Just try to focus when talking to your sister or anyone else who freaks our from these stuff. You’re definitely not psychopath, probably just a little less grounded or preoccupied that day. Lesson for life: don’t Google any health issues or body problems you have – you’re just convincing yourself that something is horribly wrong and you’re probably dying…

    in reply to: Your Place or Mine? #988101
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    eclipse: I hear you loud and clear, but obviously you aren’t privy to a trouble teen’s thoughts. Just one thing before I explain- I’m not talking about everyone, nor am I trying to put anyone in a box, just saying how I felt and what I was thinking (or rather wasn’t thinking…) To most teens the world revolves around ME and what I want and what I think. There isn’t room for others in a head that was full of anger, confusion and guilt. I’ll admit, I had zero respect towards anyone, and if anyone had a problem with me, that was just too bad. (Not to worry, B”H my attitude has since improved.)So the fact that my friends, teachers and family still respected and loved me for who I was, was a real turn on for me. (I’ll admit, in my deepest hidden parts of my heart, I felt bad that I was hurting them, and that did deter me from doing a lot of things I would’ve!!!)So even though I shrugged off hugs and would refuse to look them in the eye, I craved the knowledge that I was still “good enough” for them.

    in reply to: Your Place or Mine? #988097
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    Definitely, the unconditional love displayed – no matter what I was wearing or what I was doing.

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972908
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    Shopping’s friend: All I see here are flashing warning lights. That is NOT normal behavior and my heart goes out to her; I can’t even imagine what she is going through. Any female who says she doesn’t need friends and is pushing away her’s is most probably depressed(as SanityIsOverrated said). Especially is you’ve been friends with her before. I would suggest getting an experienced adult involved at this point as something isn’t adding up correctly.

    Shopping: Hate to be blunt, and I’m not sure if I got the situation straight, but maybe get over your pride. Most people I know have a conscience and I bet your friend has been eating herself up over this, debating if what she is doing is right or not. Maybe don’t call her, but reach out to her in some way. Look, someone’s gotta make the first step…

    in reply to: Heartbeat #990729
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    🙂 definitely my favorite song on the album…

    in reply to: Heartbeat #990727
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    I fell in love with this album while listening to the preview and bought it the same day. Been listening to it practically non-stop since then, and I would love to hear which songs others connected with and which lines you sing to yourself all day….

    Here are mine:

    “Your faith in me makes me believe” (Greatness)

    “Sometimes you fly,

    The view is so beautiful

    But even birds land once in a while” (Heartbeat)

    “I have a hundred million reasons why

    Favorite lines/songs anyone?

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972902
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    I agree with SanityIsOverrated: “When someone mentions that person’s name, and instead of thinking of how much they hurt me, I wonder how much hurt they have in their life to act like that.” I know I cut off ties with a someone I knew because that specific friendship required a lot of emotional energy (which was something I unfortunately wasn’t able to give her at that time). While it was definitely and abrupt end to a relationship, it was necessary as I had other priorities at that time that had to be met. I’m not sure how she took it as I haven’t heard a word from her since.

    Shopping613: To answer your question – “Even if I would call (which Im not) would they answer??!??” It would never hurt to try. Being in the so-called “bad guy” position (though who are you to judge!)if this particular friend called me I would definitely answer. Not only would I answer, I would probably value our relationship even more if she called because it shows SHE still values the bond we share(d).

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972892
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    WIY- I totally disagree about acting as if the so called “thing” never happened. That “thing” may have very possibly change or ruined who you are and in most cases, there is no way to reverse what happened. So forgiving definitely can’t mean forgetting what happened and wiping the slate clean. I understand forgiving as letting go of bitter feelings and getting rid of the desire to take revenge. It is accepting what happened and moving on. Forgiveness definitely doesn’t come naturally as resentment is a natural response to a perceived offence or injustice.

    Shopping613 – One small question: if you’re past what happened, emotions involving the incident should have left, so who exactly are you angry at?

    in reply to: What is forgiving? #972886
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    Forgiving definitely doesn’t mean “forgetting”. I feel it’s more like letting go of hard feelings you may have towards someone and moving on. You can still feel anger about the situation, but not towards the person who caused it. There is a quote that goes something like “G-d doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people you need. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to make you the person you were meant to be.”

    Being new here, I’ve picked up some vibes of who is who and what is what, but I have no idea what Oh Shreck! was preaching about nor what you’ve went through. You don’t have to become best friends with someone that hurt you, but if you have a hard time standing in the same room, you’ve got yourself a problem.

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