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I like a boy. I'm pretty sure he likes me back. Great, right? There's one problem: said boy is someone I know through an ex. Is this ever OK to pursue?And it gets worse. Not only do I know this guy through my ex, the vast majority of times we've ever...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Sara C. | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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So I am about to adopt my first cat (specifically this one, yay Mefi!). I'm looking for a vet for regular wellness checks in my area (Emeryville, CA, near Ashby Bart) - the catch is that I'm reliant on public transport, and I don't have a ton of money....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divabat | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Over the past few months I've been coming to terms with the fact that I am about 80% straight and 20% gay, and this NCOD I am thinking of making a video and posting it to Facebook to let my very close friends know. On the one hand this seems like a really...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hermione Granger | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Broke and in default on old student loans. Is it possible to go back to school?Aaah, age 20, those innocent and hopeful days. In the job market, sorta, for a couple of years, and I realized I was never going to get anywhere if I didn't go back to school...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Because | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Recently I got involved with mystery shopper type . They sent over email to which i replied my home address. When I got the check for the mystery shopped payment and deposited , BOA flagged the payment as a fraud and put it on hold. After that I put...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: radsqd | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The owner of the condo I'm renting has informed me that he's putting it on the market, and had a realtor check out the place and talk to me. He thinks any future buyer will likely be a professional real estate buyer, who will continue with the lease...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: naju | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I have some data, it happens to be medically-oriented but that's probably not too important. How can I structure it? It appears to be intrinsically hierarchical, but the hierarchy can be organised in various ways. Is there a design pattern for this problem?The...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ajp | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I'm a college sophomore and I want to be well-informed about the world. Which periodical should I subscribe to? Requirements: not US-centric, broad and well-written coverage. I'd love something like Lapham's Quarterly, but I'm also considering something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: undue influence | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Like many other on-again, off-again couples, my boyfriend and I are having problems answering the question, "how long have you been dating?"My boyfriend and I got together six-ish years ago, but have broken up and gotten back together twice within that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: SkylitDrawl | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Is it normal for Adderall's effectiveness to be dramatically altered by taking it with sugar?Hi, MetaFilter! First-time MeFite here. Is it normal for Adderall's absorption/efficacy to be radically altered by taking it with two level teaspoons (~6 g)...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rbw | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Self defeating thoughts make it hard to get things done. I want to be able to enjoy my time at school, but my low self confidence causes a lot of anxiety. Is there a way I can shift my perspective?I have a lot of work to get done for school. But I am...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: winterportage | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Looking for recommendations for sex-positive, progressive, poly-friendly therapists in the Washington DC region.(I already have a list off the internet, but looking for personal recc's.) My throwaway email is pasta1277@gmail.com if that's easier. Thank...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I'm pretty and smart and friendly and funny, but I'm also fat and older. What hope is there for me? How can I meet men?I am in my mid-fifties and have been single for 13 years. I am very overweight and have a distinctly post-menopausal body, but I have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: primate moon | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Got my bill today from my accountant...Can anyone tell me if these fee's are legit? They seem pretty high and im hoping someone with knowledge in this could elaborate or confirm these fees are standard. Thank you!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: red47Apple | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I'm uncertain how to proceed w/maintaining an online friendship and if I should move on or not. Internet drama ensues.A while back I used to play a online game and I met a bunch of nice and not so nice people during my time there. I joined and left a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: chrono_rabbit | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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The Forevertron website says it's closed Tuesdays-- is it actually closed off?I am driving through Wisconsin tomorrow and would like to see the Forevertron, but the website says it is closed on Tuesdays. Is it closed as in behind a fence, so that I can't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: shaka_lulu | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I'm helping publicize an event via Facebook and print fliers. I would love to be able to include a URL for the Facebook event on the fliers, but the one that Facebook provides is a long string of nonsense.Is there a (free, easy) way to create a URL that's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: i_am_a_fiesta | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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My wonderful relationship is over; it's ending with love and kindness on both sides and is as amicable a break-up as I could imagine. But it's so, so much more awful than I thought it would be, please help me figure out how to keep it together.We were...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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I want to make the best pie crust ever. ever. ever. Help me.I've always wanted to make my own pie crust. Now the perfect opportunity has arisen and I want to knock people's socks off with the perfect traditional pumpkin pie (though I'm only looking for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Aranquis | Monday, September 29, 2014
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The song has been stuck in my head - I believe it is a Michael Jackson song (it is NOT, I repeat, NOT "Love Never Felt So Good"). I can't seem to find it on YouTube or ISPOT, but it shows people doing "autumn" outdoor activities in various Jeep models....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Seeking Direction | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Can you help me accept my limitations as a parent? My child is going through a rough period and I feel like I failed them. I am not going to give any specific examples because I am looking for more general info. So, I'm looking for ideas (books and articles...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, September 29, 2014
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How well do professional social work qualifications transfer between Anglosphere countries (US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia)?I'm a US citizen doing a 2-year MSW in the UK. After successful completion of my program, I will be able to register...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: quadrant seasons | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I would like to find a high-resolution or a print-quality version of the image in this article to give as a gift to a friend. The image seems to depict a Berlin raid by allied forces. A Google Image search didn't help me much and I wasn't able to find...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gertzedek | Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Having not dealt with close family death often, i'm a little concerned about how to prepare my 12 yo daughter for the service etc. Thoughts?- My sister's fil passed away - very old, dementia, it was Time. - The service is Friday - likely scenario: roman...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: j_curiouser | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I worked with a guy many moons ago. We hung out in the same social circle and I'd consider us friends back then. His behavior got increasingly erratic over the years, and he's been institutionalized a few times. At one point, he made a violent threat...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: LANA! | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Looking for stories/novelllas/novels about civilizations which have survived the "Big Bounce" and persisted into the next universe. Is there any such thing?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: brownrd | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I have been dwelling on some negative thoughts and it keeps sending me into a sad-spiral of feeling terrible. I want to stop this, but I can't quite find the right/effective combination of things to tell myself to cut off the ruminating. Help me come...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Eyebrows McGee | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A friend (no, really!) will officially be divorced next Monday, and will then own 50% of a residential property in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The property has one house (that's basically a teardown), currently occupied by their ex (with no intention...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: NYC-BB | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I've found a lot of folks that promise the opposite. What I want to do is take a csv of lat/long pairs and get back something pairing them with the corresponding city and state. (I'd even take zip codes if it came to that bit that would be somewhat less...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Karmakaze | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Help me figure out if my Mac repair place is on the level.My MacBook Air (13" late 2010) has a display problem that has been getting worse over time: unless I open the case to the exact right angle, the display shows the wrong colors (looks like the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ottereroticist | Monday, September 29, 2014
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My mother has been hosting a huge Thanksgiving for years now, and it's time to make a change. Only problem is, I'm not sure how to deliver the news to the people she's uninviting.For many years now, my mother has hosted Thanksgiving at her house. We...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: holborne | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Why has this not been asked before? I left half a jar of Green Mountain Gringo hot salsa out overnight. Can I eat it this morning?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: c'mon sea legs | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm a male in my late 40s. I've had two acute kidney stone attacks in the last three years. I recently requested copies of earlier CT scans, and I was shocked to learn that I have multiple kidney stones (of various sizes) remaining in both kidneys. My...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: alex1965 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I found an apartment I really like, at the price I want, in the location I want, but the reviews online say that there are many problems with AC/Heat, water system and washer dryer units. Is there any way I can approach the leasing office with those...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: empath | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm looking for creepy couplets, spooky sonnets, and other Halloween-y poems to share with younger children. Shorter is better, and I'm not interested in the overtly gross.Kids are 5 and 3, so nothing too bad. I immediately think of The Raven, which...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: These Premises Are Alarmed | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Hey mefites! I'm looking for a shoulder bag that packs down to nothing that I can throw into my luggage. I would use it to carry essentials on the other side. Timbuk2 magic messenger fits the bill but is no longer sold. Sea to summit sling is an option,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: aeighty | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I would like to take a college course on logic. I am not currently enrolled in any college. And, I have missed registration for the fall semester for most community colleges and adult ed centers. I bought a book on logic but I am having trouble learning...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jason and Laszlo | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Micropanda (3) likes to read in bed after lights out, but for obvious reasons we don't want a light to stay on after he falls asleep. He has a flashlight that stays on as long as he squeezes the trigger switch, then shuts off on release, but it has died....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: telepanda | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I realize this is vague and potentially unanswerable but there seems to be a decent sized community of indie bands and singer songwriters in their twenties and thirties. I realize that there are some musicians older than this in those genres but they...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mrdrummed | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I was diagnosed with bulging L4/L5 discs with spondylolysis and stenosis. Doctor convinced me to get epidural / facet injections. After the shots, I started getting very bad sciatica ( I think its sciatica ). I could hardly stand in the shower. Before...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jasondigitized | Monday, September 29, 2014
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What's it like to have borderline personality disorder? What helps?My 21-year-old daughter (who lives with me) was diagnosed Tuesday with borderline personality disorder, and was prescribed Seroquel. I have looked it up online, and I can see why she...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I would like to read non-lulzy articles, profiles, etc. of male porn stars.Specifically, straight male porn stars, I guess, because what interests me is the idea that they are more interchangeable and more disposible than the females. (If there is something...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm 29 I've lived with my mom and sister for the past few years. Before that I was married for seven years. So I've pretty much always lived with someone. I'm having trouble adjusting to living by myself.I know it sounds inane, but living by myself has...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Cybria | Monday, September 29, 2014
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This is going back to this question where I'm dealing with obsolete computer equipment. This weekend's discovery was a laptop at least 10 years old, a desktop computer of over 5 years not running on a Windows system, and another desktop over 5 years...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: adapt | Monday, September 29, 2014
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When you were a kid, did you love playing Mouse Trap? And by playing, I mean setting up the Rube Goldbergesque board and trying to get it to work right at least once every ten tries? I remember having a lot of fun playing with the Mouse Trap game, but...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: GhostintheMachine | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm really interested in applying for this job but it would mean a commute of around 1 hour and 45 minutes one way each day (by reliable public transportation). I live in the suburbs so I am used to taking the underground everywhere and to it being a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Blissful | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm flying from the West Coast to the East Coast of the US in 24 hours and was about to check in when I realized my name was wrong on the itinerary. Say my name is Katie Smith - it's listed in my booking as Katiems Smith. I'm pretty sure Google Flight...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wintersonata9 | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Please help me come up with some polite but firm ways of asking my father to stop giving me nearly constant unsolicited advice. I see him so rarely as we live in different countries, and I don't want the rest of his visit to be ruined.My father is staying...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: hazyjane | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I'm officiating my little brother's beach wedding tomorrow, and I discovered WAY too late that my rarely-used makeup collection was a lot more, uh, congealed and icky than I realized. The only place I'll be able to stop to refresh it, though, is a Rite...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Vervain | Monday, September 29, 2014
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I would like to post photos for parents from our kindergarten class. I'm thinking of doing it on a password-protected Tumblr site. From what little I can find, it sounds do-able, but...?Last year my co-teacher set up a Shutterfly account for the kindergarten...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: blueberry | Monday, September 29, 2014
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