@Allison I recently went to the dentist after not having gone for four years, and I didn't have any cavities at all, (and I am not a vigilant flosser) so you might be fine. The visit was about $500 in total because they took a few sets of x-rays along with doing a cleaning. My claims statement says I owe $78, but it looks like the dentists office only claimed $400 worth of procedure so an interesting conversation may need to be had when I actually receive my bill. For perspective -- this is in NYC, and the dentist is this uber-fancy "dentist to the stars!" who has invented a bunch of stuff. I did not know this before I booked the appointment, but the offices were beautiful and quite soothing so I will probably go back, provided all this billing stuff works out.
Most people in Rio do not speak English! But if you speak a little Portuguese you'll probably be able to get by just fine. If you go to higher-end restaurants there will certainly be people who speak English extremely well. Also, the men in Rio -- people in Rio are largely very attractive! And if you are going out to a club people are generally kind of aggressive. Not necessarily in a scary way, but in a "I will grind up on you and whisper the naughtiest words I know in English after knowing you for two minutes" way. (Which of course can be a scary scenario.) Brazilian clubs stay open LATE and the goal is to hook. up. That being said, they are LOADS of fun and everyone dances. But considering the differences in opinion you both were expressing on that subject. the intense club/hook-up culture is something you should be aware of.
@OllyOlly Healthcare is always ALWAYS negotiable. Knock 'em down.
@beet hummus It's state-to-state. Minimum charges for credit cards are legal up to $10 in NY, I believe.
@WayDownSouth Well, they wouldn't be; all NYU PhD scholarships are funded.
@OllyOlly I'm the same way. Cash is cash, once it's out, it doesn't matter. I put everything on my credit card and keep an eye on that balance, and then pay it off every month. Also by summer I'll have enough points for a free flight to basically anywhere on Earth, so its worth it! I would like to be saving more though, so I think I'm going to redirect some cash to a second debit card (Charles Schwab for sure, no ATM fees) so I have a monthly cash limit on top of my (varying) credit limit.
You CAN have wavy tousled hair! But there is no magic solution and you do have to work for it. I have the exact same kind of hair as you. The rules are: 1) Your hair can't be that long. Longer than 2 inches past your shoulders is going to weigh down the strands and pull out any attempt at a curl or wave. 2) Use a straightening iron to clamp down on your hair, pull it, and flip it around. This creates a nice loose wave. Obviously that description was terrible, but there are many helpful YouTube videos out there! 3) There is no product that is going to do this for you without effort. Anything designed to "pull out natural waves" is not going to do that. Because you (and I) don't have natural waves. It will probably just make your hair seem crunchy/sad/weird. Also I feel kind of weird defending Sephora, but the prices are marked on everything in the 18th street store.
How is the bowery terrifying. what. it's not 1985 anymore.
@Beaks Very good point. I only have a KitchenAid because my 90 year old great-aunt gave me hers--I have gone from baking 0 times a year to baking approximately 3 times a year.