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Tl;dr: all I want is a place to put savings that will, at a minimum, not steadily lose value to inflation (although actually growing would also be nice). What are my options?All my life the standard financial advice I received was to put money in a Roth...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Cozybee | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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We and our 6 month old baby live in a 1930's built house in AZ, it's a little ramshackle but we like it fine. We've discovered there's exposed lead paint in some areas and are trying to figure out what we want to happen if we're going to continue living...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: permiechickie | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I have three credit cards, two are fairly maxed but ok and on time. The third is a closed account that has the highest balance and I can't seem to get a handle on it. I'm three months late on that card. The card company is offering me a 45% settlement...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bright and shiny | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Hi. We will be stopping over in Dubai for few days on our way back to Sydney. I need advice on couple of things. First do you know any local baby car seat hire company? I searched on google and found this Hire 4 Baby Do you guys have any feedback for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: leosoul | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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My partner and I are happily the parents of 2.5 year old twins. She is still nursing them and we want to change that. Did you or someone you love nurse/nurse twins for an extended period of time? How did you gently wean them?The kids no longer nurse...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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My Dad (75, moderately computer literate) has an iPhone, iPad and a Mac. Tonight I tried to change his Apple ID password for him, but couldn't because 2-factor authentication is switched on; he says not by him. Has his account been hacked, and if so,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: meronym | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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My friend has IBS-D AND a birthday coming up. I'd like to make her something sweet that might not make her totally ill. Complication: I live in Korea.Generally, I guess to be on the safe side we should follow a low FODMOPS kind of guideline. And I have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: FakePalindrome | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I am going to be flying with the three small McGees for the first time ever in a few weeks. I have some questions! Nano McGee is flying as a lap baby -- should I gate-check an umbrella stroller for her and then rent a car seat at the destination? Help...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Eyebrows McGee | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In the last few months, I am often unable to sleep due to itching. Last night was the worst night, I think. I was up until 3am and woke up periodically through the night until I got up at 7am.This came on about three months ago. The itches seemed to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tcv | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What exotic fruits could I grow (in US Zone 9)?Inspired by this post, I wanted to survey AskMe to see what kinds of exotic (to the US) fruits I can and should try to grow in my yard here in North Florida, USDA Zone 9. Assume a moderate level of gardening...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: saladin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I'm enrolled in a weekly beginner's Tai Chi class and I am honestly truly terrible because I have co-ordination and balance issues. The class is mixed ability and quite large and I want to be able to practice on my own at home. There are tons of videos...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dorothyisunderwood | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I know it's probably an absurd question, but if I don't graduate with highest honors from my university, how badly have I hurt my chances of getting into a top grad program? I have a very checkered academic past, and I worry constantly about needing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: shapes that haunt the dusk | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I feel ridiculous asking this question, but I know nothing about DIY and I need help. I want to make abstract-ish fake flowers. In other words, I'm not trying to make fake flowers that look real. Instead, I'm trying to make something abstract-ish and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 2oh1 | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What is going to be the status of a Kia Soul / Apple CarPlay infotainment system in, say, five years? Will it be updateable by either Kia or Apple? Will they charge a lot of money for a major update? How feasible will it be to replace the system altogether...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: saywhat | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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My partner's beloved pristine white 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood was recently totaled (and it wasn't his fault-not that it matters). I salvaged the hood ornament and a Cadillac emblem. I'd like to frame it as a surprise birthday gift. Needs to be displayed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lois1950 | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Who is this? The photo shows up early in the movie when we are shown Sebastian's apartment, and then at the end on the wall of Seb's....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dilaudid | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I have a adult male cat on trial adoption from a shelter- today is day 7 of 10. He was considered too shy to be in the actual shelter so was in a foster home. He's really warmed up to me and is mostly doing normal cat stuff, but is yowling off and on...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: genmonster | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I've noticed that over the past several months that I know longer feel the desire to masturbate as much as I used to. I usually masturbate at least once a day. If I've watched some porn or seen a attractive woman wearing revealing clothing then I usually...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Dynamo05 | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Asking For a Friend: Sort of ex-boyfriend living in my house with his sort of ex-girlfriend, running a business and refusing to leave. How do I extricate them from my life?This guy caused a huge amount of uproar, grief and disruption in my life almost...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ender's Friend | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I need to learn PHP for my new job, and have been given the option to take an online class paid for by work. Anybody have any recommendations? It needs to have an instructor who interacts with students in real time.I'm told that there's not necessarily...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nirblegee | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Looking for any anecdata re: downloaded Netflix titles working in other countries. According to Netflix.....maybe you can?So according to this, downloaded movies/shows from Netflix may or may not work when traveling in another country. Anyone experience...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kuanes | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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So my dear friend is heading to Iceland next week for a week. Staying in an Air BnB outside of reykjavik. She will have a rental car for half a week. Where should she go? Where should she eat? What is she do? No food restrictions. Both adventurous hikers...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Suffocating Kitty | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Congress just passed S.J.Res.34. So... I'm looking for VPN service recommendations/advice. I'm happy to pay (within reason) for reliability, privacy, and... any other considerations?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: coffee and minarets | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Can you help my friend find a good tailor?My awesome pal is looking to either buy something from a boys suit store and have it then altered to fit her, or to have a made-to-measure men's suit done correctly for her size. She's on the small size (5"2,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: radiocontrolled | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I have a list of charges and need to figure out which went through based on the total. Can Excel do this? Could a different program? Example below.For example: List of charges $22 $42 $81 $23 Total needed: $64 The program or site would need to run through...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jenlovesponies | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In medical dramas on tv, the doctor will approach an illuminated wall-mounted box and clip x-rays under the clip at the top, just by pushing it underneath. Is there something like this for an office, without the backlight, for displaying pieces of mainly...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bergnotburg | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It seems that there is a large proportion of Americans who support abortion only when certain circumstances caused the pregnancy. I'm trying to find any piece that actually argues for this. (Potential CW: sexual violence)Roughly 75% of Americans support...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hactar | Monday, March 27, 2017
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I will be in Seattle alone for one Friday night. Where can I get a decent, sit down vegetarian meal for one?Just looking for somewhere reasonably good, vegetarian friendly, and not so busy it will be awkward to eat alone there on a Friday night. I will...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: vanitas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What are the stereotypes of Ivy league students and graduates?Yours or common knowledge....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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For the last few months, I've been situationally depressed – I've been dealing with a breakup, shake-ups at work and other life stuff. I know that "this too shall pass" and I'm talking about all of this in therapy. HOWEVER, my therapist is not very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cookiedough | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I got seats to the upcoming U2 show at Soldier field. But I ended up with 4 tix, 2 seated, 2 GA. But GA has a weird code I can't figure out (*GAFL21*). Can you help me figure out which tickets to keep?I bought the general admission tickets for the U2...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: arniec | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I have a ton of spices, and the tins I keep them in don't fit in traditional American spice racks. If you keep a wide variety of spice on hand, what do you use to organize and store them? If you've got a funky DIY solution for this, I'd like to know...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Diablevert | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I am producing/curating a Artists and Fleas - like artisan faire in the Los Angeles area. Our flagship market is in South Pasadena and I'm dreaming of expanding it out to communities outside the DTLA/Westside center. It's time for a marketing assist...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: goalyeehah | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I need some suggestions for restaurants in Midtown that will accept a reservation of 15 people without going through the catering/special events departments and reserving a private room and all that. This is for a casual business meeting of high level...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: something something | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I'm looking for some way to make a D&D style character alignment test (lawful good, chaotic evil, etc) that lays out the results of the test similar to the 2-axis political spectrum/compass test, with the two axis being law-chaos and good-evil. I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Orca | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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How would you get rid of persistent mold in a dishwasher?We have a 12 year old Bosch dishwasher. In the last couple of months, grey/dark mold has started to build up in the dishwasher. Not on the dishes themselves, which seem perfectly clean, but on...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TinTitan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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You're not my doctor, but I can't get in touch with him right now. I typically take 15 mg of Prevacid (the only mg sold OTC that I can find) but I am having breakthrough heartburn a few days a week. I know prescription Prevacid comes in 30 mg, but the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: juniper | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Need a restaurant for Chicago, for dinner, this Thursday, for 7. Must have: good cocktails, at least one vegetarian option that is not pasta. Not be south of Congress, not be north of Montrose. Budget is pretty flexible, looking for nicer or something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crush | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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We recently received a fruit basket that contained a container of what I now know were greengages. I had never seen them before, and now we want more. We go to Fairway on the Upper West Side regularly and have never run across them, and I've never spotted...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Mchelly | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I went speed dating for the first time this past Tuesday (3/21). There were 6 women and 5 men. I got the email on Thursday that I matched with one man - the only information the company gave me was his first name and his email, so I sent him an email...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Spring is kinda sorta here in our corner of zone 6a/b. If you're a seasoned (har) gardener, how do you kick off the spring to get your garden and lawn in the best shape?Three years in to our homeownership, and I'm still getting the feel for caring for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Admiral Haddock | Monday, March 27, 2017
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I have a yard of wall to wall poured ~50 y/o concrete. I'm interested in removing an 18-24" deep strip about 15' long along one edge (to plant some greenery in). Is there a way to remove it cleanly?We'd like to remove a long rectangle 15'x~18". Is there...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stewiethegreat | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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When I need to rest my brain, I tend to play NethackW (the tile interface, not ASCII). As of yesterday, my computer's anti-virus software decided that only NethackW, and not the ASCII version, was infected with a Trojan or malware (gen:Variant.Jaik.15909),...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: thomas j wise | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I have a 5 year old, going on 6 who spends a lot of time on the internet. This has been pretty great for him- I'm sure his language skills, maths and general knowledge are far greater than they would have been without them. However I'm concerned that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Gratishades | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I'm tired of trying to maintain a steady 78 rpm on my hand-cranked phonograph. Please explain wireless speaker systems to me like I'm some kind of Luddite.We need a better music system. I was impressed by a friend's Sonos system recently. They're at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: monkey closet | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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My child denies being tired in the morning and at night, especially when they clearly are. I am looking for age appropriate (7) tests or activities which they could perform periodically to measure their tiredness in a way which might illustrate to them...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: therubettes | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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My buddy and his friends have a new powerwaahing business I'm Austin called Capital City Powerwash. They are stuck on logo selection.There top two choices. I know this would.be a better survey but it's late and I and want to go to bed. Fine people of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ill3 | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I am in a dire situation with my mother in law who is poor and (now) homeless. She has been in the hospital for the past month+ due to a suicide attempt, which has also resulted in her being denied return to her independent living home. The hospital...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I'm a woman in my early twenties who is experiencing attraction to women and I'm confused. I'm feeling attraction towards my best friend who is bisexual, but I'm not sure if I should act on it, due to morality and fears that she won't be receptive. How...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I've been following an organization in my town closely for a while; they do awesome work in a field I'm interested in. A few weeks ago, they posted a job on their website. I sent in my resume and cover letter, but heard nothing. I checked the website...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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