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What are your tips for dating a busy entrepreneur/startup CEO who has very limited time and emotional energy? What are some tips to help me be more patient/understanding, and what can he do to make the situation better?TLDR; My boyfriend struggles with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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My husband and I currently spend the majority of our time together wrangling our two year old. We have been getting in an 'adult time' frame of mind about twice a month by smoking weed from a hookah. It's awesome. However, I'm concerned about the health...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Therapist recommended a book and I'm no longer sure I trust her judgement. It's 'Magnificent Mind at Any Age' by Dr Amen.Two things that worry me about the book: a) does NOT seem scientifically rigorous as far as I can tell (more like a brain horoscope...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I found some suspicious bites, but the exterminator's search turned up nothingI found these bites on my leg last Thursday morning. i showed them to a friend who recently had bed bugs and she said they looked just like the bites she got. At first, when...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: winterportage | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Hey iPhonographers, I need to take a bunch of photos of paintings (6x4 feet) and drawings (18x10 inches) with my iPhone. How can I get close to taking professional shots? The setting for the large paintings will be outdoors, and I will have a helper...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nologo | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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I want to move to Humboldt to work in the healthcare field. Has anyone else worked or lived in Humboldt? How is it? Do you like it? Was it the right decision?I'm attracted to the Redwoods and beautiful beaches but have found very negative postings about...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: LadyAerin | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I usually skim through several Gawker Media sites over my morning coffee at work (Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel mostly). I am finding that I need a bit of a broader perspective, or at least some relief from the same journalists and commenters over and over...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bluejayway | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Searching for foods (or recipe ideas) along the theme of recursion (i.e., repetition of items in a self-similar way). At some point I'd love to have a dinner party with the theme of recursion. Further info and examples below.First, I want to clarify...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: duffell | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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My divorcing bf of 5mo ended it, saying he wants to fall in love with me and give himself wholeheartedly to me but can't let himself and needs time to heal from his marriage. He messaged next day saying he has set up counselling and will sort everything...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anastasia100 | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I have a 13 year old Pomeranian with diabetes and cataracts. He can discern light and the absence of light but that's about it. He's been pretty good at navigating his environment for four years now. Certain things would always cause him to flinch, like...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: spacefire | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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I want to join a committee, board, or club, and have a regular reason to meet folks a couple times a month to some specific end. Ideally, the other people in the group would be of both genders, and some would be in their late 30s or 40s. I live in Brooklyn....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Violet Blue | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Hello everyone, Gonna try to be as honest as possible so that I get better advice. I'd like insight, and not sympathy. (I mean, sympathy is nice, but truth first.) So, for the past few years, my life has not been ideal, I've moved a lot, had a lot of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Rosengeist | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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i'm really really really really really tired of being a black woman in America and dealing with ridiculous comments people make when I do something as simple as wear my hair the way nature designed it. Most of the time I'm happy with who I am, but simply...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: starpoint | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I just moved and it looks like I am going to be forced to go with the DirectTV and AT&T Wireless bundle for a variety of reasons. Any and all reviews and feedback are appreciated....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: j2thep | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I live in an apartment with a bedroom window that overlooks the parking lot. People come home late at night and lock their car doors remotely, with that annoying chirp of the horn. Some people give it half a dozen honks, every single time. What I'd like...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mammoth | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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How do I learn to live with a little more grace?Life is good, and objectively I know that I am very lucky/privileged to be where I am. But lately I find myself getting easily irritated and impatient with the silliest, mundane things..(work stalls and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sprezzy | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Friend's kid wants a princess encyclopedia along the lines of Marvel's The Avengers Character Guide. But is there one that isn't all princesses waiting for rescue? Help!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Locative | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I'm looking for a recipe for seriously firey, not too sweet or floral, ginger cordial. I'm not looking for a recipe that I'll sip and say "bloody hell that's hot", I'm looking for one that will temporarily rob me of the power of speech....OK that's a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: metaBugs | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Simple enough-- I live in NYC am interested in finding on set work and have only freelance stage-building work experience under my belt. I'd be happy to get some experience on student films, no pay seems to be the expectation for someone like me and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dr handsome | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I've tried making custard buns both these and these and can't get the custard to come out properly. It doesn't come together smoothly, clumps and then over thickens. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I was hoping for some help!I've made a few different...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Carillon | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I need to hang up some large mirrors on these doors and the mirror dude said they must be solid doors. How can I find out without taking the doors off the hinges?The mirrors are approximately 7feet x 23" x 1/4" The doors are about 8ft x 24" (The side...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: manderin | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I use Evernote for storing a combination of random reference bits (including photos) and writing ideas. Now that they're switching the basic version to only access by two devices, I'm wondering if I should use my webhosting and a WordPress install to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: epersonae | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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We're thinking of doing Jamaica for Christmas. We're hearing conflicting reports about how safe it is, how serious harassment by hustlers and panhandlers is, etc. We've heard ten different schools of "common knowledge" ranging from: okay if you stay...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I have about $8K languishing in a 403(b) (similar to a 401(k) but for nonprofits). My current company doesn't have a 401(k). I just opened a Roth IRA, and I was going to rollover the 403(b) to the Roth, but then I realized I'll have to pay taxes on it,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: radioamy | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I've rented in Toronto many times before, but I don't have the time to do the full search myself this time, please hope me!I'm looking for recommendations for good condos/apts in Toronto or a renter's agent. Move date would be before September 1, 2016....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: devonia | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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When I moved in to my flat a few years ago, I inherited a tiny plot that was mostly weeds and managed to develop a nice-ish lawn. Now it's worse than before. How do I fix this on my own?Somehow over the last few months, some weeds that I don't recognise...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: joboe | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Hi, I'm having trouble with cooking smells lingering in my apartment. Plot twist: My windows have no screens and anytime I open them I get at least three flies in my apartment, which drives me nuts and grosses me out. Seriously, even if my window is...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: AppleTurnover | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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We had the hardwood floors in our home refinished in October. Two coats of Swedish finish. We're about to put area rugs down. I know that by now the finish has cured. Should I use a pad under the area rugs? If so, is there any particular kind you would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: purple_bird | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I'm slightly overweight (5'3", 150 lbs.) so I don't qualify for gastric bypass in the U.S. However, I have heard of people going abroad to get the operation when they aren't fat enough, or haven't been fat enough for long enough, to qualify for it in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: visenya | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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So I'm dating a great guy for about 6 weeks now and it's going well in many ways. A few days ago he invited me to watch a movie at his sister's. We picked up some food and went over. I met his sister and her husband, we watched a movie, then went to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: LakeDream | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Does anyone know what happened to the chrome extension silencer which muted twitter trolls and spoilers? Is there still a way to get it? Or if not is there a replacement somewhere?I still have mine and love it, but when I recommended it to a friend,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Flitcraft | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Can genetic links in this particular scenario be diferentiated?My new roomate likes watching reality TV, and we watched a few episodes of hispanic courtroom show Caso Cerrado together. Most of the participants sound like actors. Apparently the producers...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Promethea | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I got stuck in the elevator of my apartment for ~30 minutes today. It has been acting weird for months so I put in a maintenance request and called our office to say it needed to be fixed because we're all scared we will be stuck one day. This was a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: buttonedup | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I want to get my son a rock tumbler for his ninth birthday. He loves rocks, jewels, jewelry and processes of transformation.Do any of these Thumlers tumblers seem like a good idea? I like the prices (especially the cheapest) and the noise level (low)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: firstdrop | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I need a few good TV shows to watch while the kids are watching their iPads. More details inside.My children get a short amount of time to play with/watch things on their iPad in the evenings. I'm looking for a TV show to occasionally watch during the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Silvertree | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I'm a lazy cook so instead of going out and buying all of the suggested spices for this butter chicken recipe, would it still taste good to use Penzey's chili powder and smoked paprika?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TorontoSandy | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I just returned from a trip to Central Mexico, where there was much talk of how I had to come back in fall when the monarch butterflies would return. This got me to thinking of other natural phenomena that are worth a trip to go see. What are your favorites?For...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: benbenson | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I'm looking for new cutlery. This should be easy, but as always, snowflakes inside...My silverware is driving me crazy. It's incredibly unbalanced, so that it's always tipping over and falling off the plate when when I'm clearing the dishes (the handle...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: snickerdoodle | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Okay, friends. It has been nearly an entire year since I discovered the Manhunter soundtrack, and the shine has still not worn off. It is so great. Seriously, go listen to it. I want more movie (or tv, I suppose!) scores/soundtracks like this. Please.This...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: phunniemee | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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How should I decide when I became unemployed (...or who should I ask?)I am preparing to apply for a range of public benefits, most importantly SNAP and SSI (not unemployment benefits), and I am struggling to figure out The Right Answer about the date...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Within six months of starting a prescription known for its tendency to induce weight gain, I gained over 50 pounds. I went from a size 0/2 to a size 12/14, just under 110 pounds to just over 160. I don't recognize myself in the mirror and feel like my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I've recently taken up traditional wood carving, which requires a sturdy waist-high work surface, decent lighting, and the ability to hammer things without disturbing people with the noise. I'm on the Peninsula in the SF Bay Area, and finding an inexpensive...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I love watching videos on YouTube of people making things out of wood (furniture, vases etc) with no speaking and timelapsed. The two channels I've found that fit this perfectly are JimmyDiResta and Kyle Toth. Can you recommend some more?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ellieBOA | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Hi all -- I'm putting together a radio programme about bullies and am looking for instrumental music to use in between the interviews -- somewhat creepy and menacing but not too melodramatic, if that makes sense. Any (and all) suggestions are welcome....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: DougieGee | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Cut the cable cord a couple months back, looking to purchase a laptop that will be used primarily (almost exclusively) for live video streaming, connected to my TV. Do you have a recommendation of a laptop that is optimized for streaming? I initially...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: The Gooch | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I've got a list of supposedly trending slang terms among the middle-to-high-school set, and I need to know whether it's accurate, especially for different regions of the U.S.I'm working on a project for work that will show people what the cool kids are...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: terilou | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I have a wallet that I love very much, but I've had it for maybe 10 years and it's in rough shape. I'd like to find a replacement that's as close to it as possible.I do believe I bought this at Target. I've googled the numbers on the tag inside and nothing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: disaster77 | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I've seen the term "engineer's disease" on Metafilter (and used it myself both here and elsewhere) used to describe engineers and other technical folks assuming their technical knowledge of systems (usually computer, mechanical/electrical) gives them...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hactar | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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There is no # or way to do this listed on their site, but I need to speak with someone. Please help if you can.I opened a resolution request last weekend regarding some major grievances I had about a property that we stayed at in Iceland. It still says...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: shrimpsmalls | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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I am looking for recommendations for websites/ blogs that feature photo-heavy articles on classic and vintage automobiles. I already follow Petrolicious. I wouldn't mind something that skews a little more American muscle from the 80's and prior, but...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Think_Long | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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