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I am trying to design a part of a package for a bottle. Basically, once you open the box, you find the bottle resting on a dock (or a tray if you will), much like how the iPhone rests on a plastic tray once you open the box.What I'm looking for is a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cyrusw8 | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I'm a plain-vanilla guy, and I really want to change that and get out of my shell. Snowflake details inside.So, I consider myself both an extrovert and an introvert, but I've had certain struggles socializing and would like some concrete advice and/or...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dubious_dude | Monday, March 30, 2015
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After 13 years of a relationship, my wife and I have separated. It's a mutual decision and we're both feeling good about it. BUT... I've not been in in the dating game since I was 15 and I'm 31 now. So what should I know? Any tips, advice, "never never...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tzb | Monday, March 30, 2015
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My grandmother (85) living in Sydney, Australia had a stroke about 10 years ago, leaving her with no control of the left side of her body. Her condition has deteriorated such that she can no longer sit up without pain. The staff at her nursing home are...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: strekker | Monday, March 30, 2015
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My backyard birds seem to enjoy spilled dogfood just fine, but what if I wanted to level up?I have lots of backyard birds, and frontyard birds, and last week I was sitting in my car in my driveway and looked over into the rosebushes and saw 20+ tiny...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Lyn Never | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The backstory might shed light, but it's long and I'm sorry if it bores you. I might make a TL;DR sentence, but I suggest you read the whole thing. TL;DR. Befriended girl and crushed, had a lot of issues that turned me off, turned into a very close friend,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: krs15 | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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My credit is in the toilet. I want to take out a personal loan so that I do not need to work full time while I go to school full time. Is this even possible?My credit score is 570. I have $2500 in credit card debt and $5000 in student loan debt. I signed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pintapicasso | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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What are the signs of someone who hasn't pursued therapy and healing and isn't ready for a relationship?I see this in a lot of online dating profiles for women in their late 30's & older: "I've done the work, I hope you have too." But how do you...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: morganw | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Time to move out, my friends. I realized I'm being threatened to be disowned again. However, unlike the other times I think the other person might be serious this time around. So tell me about all the resources needed and how fast can I leave?Profile:...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: chrono_rabbit | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Anxiety flare-up. I have a therapy appointment... in 6 weeks time. What can I do to manage my anxiety till then? I have included details of what I am already doing after the jump.I have anxiety flare ups every few months, though more and more often since...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ziggy500 | Monday, March 30, 2015
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How can I make my dream come true, or should I give up? I want to follow my soul-mate back to Switzerland and find a job in the IT field. Difficulty: I'm an American living in Asia.My partner is returning to their home country Switzerland in July for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: koakuma | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I was rear-ended last night - at a complete stop waiting for a light; the car behind me was going about 40mph when it hit us. Called the cops, called my insurance, it is completely the other driver's fault. My insurance said I can either have the other...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I came in tonight and lights are flickering, as is the orange light in the surge protector that the printer/puter/tv is plugged in to. When I put it under a load at all IE if I print something, the lights *really* flicker. What is this about?I changed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dancestoblue | Monday, March 30, 2015
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For a few years I've been trying to build a career in the game industry, but unfortunately it's been mostly contract work. Despite glowing reviews and a seemingly stellar resume I can't find an actual FTE position. My hopes for something longer term...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, March 30, 2015
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At least once a week, when they are in public, my partner finds herself vividly anticipating that the person walking towards her will lunge at and stab her son.She describes these experiences as being a bit like those scenes in the Robert Downey Jr....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, March 30, 2015
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My life has been in constant turmoil for a while now, and the end is nigh...I've been circling the drain for a while now, and have asked similar questions before. I really feel I must not be getting it, and once again turn to the hive mind for a refresher...one...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Soap D. Spencer | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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In this Law & Order Episode, a corpse was found that had been frozen for "4 or 5 years"...but how could they tell? Freezer burn?I was watching this episode of Law and Order, in which a Broadway producer was killed and put in a restaurant freezer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Toddles | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Wording is specific... I'm not talking about the solitaire game, I'm talking about mah jong as they play it in the city of shanghai. I know that table rules abound, but as far as I can tell there is an old school way and a new school way... basically...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wooh | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I hit my pinky toe six weeks ago and x-rays taken a couple days later showed no fracture. I limped around for a week and went back to walking normally after that, but it's still red and swollen and stiff and a bit sore. Do I need to go back to the doc,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ziggly | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Are there any organizations that create IRL scenarios where individuals or teams can play spy vs spy in a legal, non-violent but serious way? I'm thinking of long-term, large-scale projects in the real world that require secrecy, surveillance, and cooperation...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nímwunnan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Alternative/rock song, a guy with a deep voice singing, kind of slower than a typical indie song, it sounded a bit depressing. The singing was kind of muffled but the only lyrics I heard clearly in the chorus were "for tonight I say goodbye" and the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: never.was.and.never.will.be. | Monday, March 30, 2015
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For about a week now I keep having this weird sensation that there's something stuck in my left nostril when there is nothing. Sometimes this feels like there's something in my mouth (like between upper gums and lips). Sometimes it feels like a sinus...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: atetrachordofthree | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A friend of mine is having some pretty severe personal issues, but refuses to get help and gets mad at anyone who says anything he even remotely doesn't like. Is it time to cut ties and/or call him out?I have a friend who has a severely mentally ill...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stedman15 | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I am interested in systems theory as field and am trying to determine if/how I should go about studying it deeply and probably making a career out of it. But there are significant questions I feel I should answer before I can decide about such a significant...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TheLittlePrince | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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I am looking for small, sturdy, totally leak-proof containers, both half cup and one cup volume.They have to be easy to open for small kids, I like to pack yogurt for their lunch. I only need 1/2 cup and 1 cup sizes, I do not want to purchase a large...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gryphonlover | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Hello Mefites, I have a full-time professional job with benefits. My husband and I don't have kids and I'm finding myself bored out of my gourd most evenings and weekends. For medical reasons I won't go into, my husband and i don't spend a great deal...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: harrietthespy | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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My awesome husband recently completed his private pilot license. This has been a lifelong dream for him, and he's excited about the speed and fun that flying will add to our family trips. The problem is that I am anxious about flying. I have managed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jeoc | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I have a nervous tic where I pick my beard, it used to be full and lush and now is not. I stopped after some bald patches and realizing what I did, will it grow back or am I SOL on this?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geoff. | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Do Madrid subway stations have escalators?All the same, mixed, random?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: leafwoman | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I love to give anal, but receiving it- mainly in enema form- is a different story. I'd like to know why this could be happening.For what it's worth, I'm female, twenty-six years old, and have been with my fiance (male) for about four-and-a-half years...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jangatroo | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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My understanding is that Australian citizens get access to a much lower tuition rate at Australian universities, and that the way student loans are repaid in Australia basically means that the repayment pauses indefinitely as long as the Australian moves...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Televangelist | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Seeking recommendation for board-certified psychiatrist in western Long Island, Brooklyn, or NYC.Asking for my LI friend. Seeking recommendation for board-certified psychiatrist in western Long Island, Brooklyn, or NYC. Longstanding (decades) depression...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apartment dweller | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I recently started a new job as a Project Manager for an educational travel company and would like to beef up my Excel and project management skills. I was previously managing academic research studies. While a lot of that experience is relevant, my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: AlmondEyes | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I've got the job. Now I have to navigate the paycheck/loans/benefits/retirement... Where do I start?I'm graduating in May, and have a job. (yay!!!!!) I'll be making enough that I estimate half of my take home will pay my expenses and debts. What do I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Chaussette Fantoche | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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I was looking at a house. The disclosure said there was a crack in the foundation (link to pic of the disclosure inside). Realtor 1 said it was $5k to repair. Realtor 2 said it was $100k to repair. The house was sold already - but I'm trying to figure...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dogcow2015 | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Hello Mefites: My girlfriend and me are seriously considering the possibility of moving to Australia permanently next year. If everything goes as planned, we will move in around 12 months from now. I have a 7-year-old adorable Norwegian Forest male cat...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Matrod | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I'm looking for a not-too-sweet, alcoholic punch recipe to serve at an upcoming party. Caveat: must be some shade of pink.My Google-fu is failing me today. Most of the concoctions I've found rely on juice concentrate. I'm not against using a concentrate,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: turniphead | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I am editing a booklet that will contain text at approximately the same size as Times New Roman 9 pt. I'm wondering if there is some other font that is generally accepted to be more (or most) legible at the equivalent size.Added complication: This text...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: slkinsey | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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What print or online resources would you recommend for a woman who is diagnosed with Aspergers as an adult? Or what advice can you offer?Google tells me that more and more women are self-diagnosing or being diagnosed with Aspergers in middle age. It...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rubbish bin night | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Last night I made 4 cups of ranch dressing out of 2 cups of buttermilk, 2 cups of sour cream, and 2 packets of Hidden Valley dressing mix. It'll probably spoil within a week, so unless I start eating it in bowls like soup I need ways to use it up besides...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Juliet Banana | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Can you help me find a dress (and shoes and jewelry) to wear to a wedding that's sexy while still appropriate for a wedding?I'm attending a wedding that's going to be held at night in San Francisco. The couple getting married are wealthy, artsy/creative...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tomorrow | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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We got married on the spur of the moment and are now facing the prospect of paying for health insurance twice for the first couple of months of being married.I have health insurance through my employer, my spouse has it through the health insurance marketplace...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Asking for a young Florence and the Machine fan in my household: In the song "St Jude," is Florence Welch treating St Jude as a female saint?For example, in these stanzas: St Jude, patron saint of the lost causes St Jude, we were lost before she started...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: third rail | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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So in Ghostbusters, Walter Peck orders the power to the containment unit shut off. This releases the ghosts, ushers in the apocalypse, dogs & cats, big twinkie, etc.Thing is, the containment unit doesn't seem to have any back-up power. The Con-Ed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Eddie Mars | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I have a so-far unused 'public' Twitter account under my real name tied to my primary (real-name) gmail account. I have a 2nd Twitter account tied to a different gmail address that I would like to use for personal/ frivolous/off-brand uses. I would prefer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Svejk | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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After not working for over 10 years, I filled out a job application at Publix, thinking I would be hired as a bagger, but they called asking me if I would be interested in the pharmacy store clerk position. I've never worked in a pharmacy before. What's...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I'm looking for a moisturizer that has sunscreen and I'm being picky about it. Can you help me find a good product?Inspired by this question: http://ask.metafilter.com/276975/European-sunscreen-US-sunscreen-Can-this-American-buy-it-legally I'm looking...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sunflower16 | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Can medical marijuana cure or at least be effective in some capacity in treating cancer?We're thinking about complementing chemo treatments with medical marijuana. These folks prescribed two different strains in an oil formula and made a bunch of other...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: otherwordlyglow | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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I've been hired to privately tutor a smart 12-year-old who hates learning, not on a specific subject but rather a general educational enrichment. I'm looking for ideas, resources and relevant thoughts on how to spend an hour a week with this kid and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: alona | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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I received an email from a job I'd applied to a couple of months ago requesting my availability for a phone interview. I responded via email (per their request) the same day with my limited availability. As a healthcare provider, it seems that tight...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stillmoving | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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