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There is a possibility I may be getting a job that would require a relocation to Atlanta. Can you help recommend a community or neighborhood? Details inside.Currently, my wife and toddler and I live in Southern Oregon, four hours south of Portland. We...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zooropa | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In consideration of recent developments, from the Supreme Court on gender neutral marriage, what happens with the already problematic legal territory surrounding Common Law unions? One aspect of this question could be concern about exposing my long-term...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: yesster | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I've reached the proverbial straw moment where I'm realizing that, approaching any sort of numbers/critical thinking game or challenge that is meant to be fun, is instead filling me with absolute dread. I find myself becoming incredibly tense and anxious,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: erratic meatsack | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I've been actively dating and having intimate encounters, but it's hard for me to address my sexual limitations and lack of experience with new partners. How to deal?I am a bisexual male, turning 26 soon, and I am actively dating people. However, I have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cosmicbeast | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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My sister and I are trying to figure out how to do raised bed gardening on the extremely cheap. I have proposed building the beds out of the cardboard boxes left over from our recent move. What are the likely consequences of this plan, and do you have...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: SMPA | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I am ftm trans and while I am not on hormones & have not had surgery, I still pass a decent amount of the time. Sometimes I get long, cruising looks from guys who I am sure are gay (on the street, in a mall). I have no idea how to move forward in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: AFABulous | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'm an east coaster who has been living in Minneapolis for five years. I'm thinking of moving to Philadelphia in a year or more. I haven't actually spent any time there in about ten years (when I did much hanging out with punks in collective houses in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: entropone | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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So I just made the decision to keep my old 2002 Subaru Outback rather than buy a new (to me) car. It's a great car and runs well, so I should be able to get another few years out of it. But it occurred to me that one thing that would significantly improve...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MsMolly | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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I'm marching in our local 4th of July parade with the Connecticut for Bernie Sanders contingent, and I'm going to carry a sign, which I will make myself. I'd like to say something pithy and memorable that gets to the heart of the Bernie campaign.I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dlugoczaj | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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-all normal now except for the skin on the shin of the operated leg.We help look after a lady who has had a hip replacement 2 months ago. Op was v successful -completely recovered now except for the skin on the shin of the operated leg. The skin is flaky...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: claptrap | Friday, July 3, 2015
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My behavior hurt many people I love, especially my sisters, due to unmediated bipolar disorder.I was diagnosed with bipolar and am on lithium and lexapro for about two years. However, I probably struggled with this since childhood which exasperated at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: squirtle | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I'm putting together a seminar on how to better trick or treat... I'm not looking for safety tips. I need tips on how to get better, bigger candy, from picking neighborhoods to whichever costume solicits the most stuff. Tips on how to have "more fun"...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Unsomnambulist | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I really want to be one of those people who don't complain for an x amount of time just as a challenge . Id pick a month.I noticed at work and even in relationships the people who complain the leader get the most out of interactions and inspire confidence....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sweetkid | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I just got accepted to the Fall semester of the School for Poetic Computation, an arts & tech bootcamp, in New York on a partial scholarship. Any suggestions for short-term grants or funding sources that can help cover my tuition & other costs...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divabat | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Which episode of House of Cards featured the democrats hiding in their offices so Republicans would leave and they could quickly appear and win a vote?I think it was season 1 and I remember reading that it was based on a real life event but my google-fu...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Saebrial | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I have a Citibank credit card and I make payments in cash at a local branch (this is my preferred method of payment because I get paid mostly in cash). I do not have a Citibank checking account. Today the teller told me that from now on, anyone making...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: désoeuvrée | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I am going to spend most of my savings on grad school living costs over the next 3 years. Hope me figure out how to best manage my currencies?I'm starting a clinical psychology doctorate (yay!) in the UK come September - this not a research PhD but a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: monocot | Friday, July 3, 2015
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This guy I met online has been texting me for the past few days and we sometimes would text back and forth for several hours but we haven't talked on the phone yet. Two days ago, we decided to meet up at the park but ended up cancelling it because of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: missybitsy | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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I have a MacBook Pro. When I connect my iPod Shuffle or my GPS watch, they will charge but will not "show up" as a device in iTunes or my GPS watch program.I have two fairly new iPod Shuffles. When I plug them into my MacBook Pro's USB there is a yellowish/orangish...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Fairchild | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I have had a persistently tight "knot" in my upper-right back for at least five years now, with the pain level varying over time. I've tried stretching, chiropractors, foam rollers/lacrosse balls, and massage off and on throughout the years. No permanent...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jacen Solo | Friday, July 3, 2015
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My fiance breaks out in a rash/hives whenever when spend time outside in the spring and summer. What could be causing it and what can we do about it?It seems like an allergic reaction to a bug bite, but we're not 100% sure it's a bug. It only happens...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cirrostratus | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I have Kiwi family visiting and it is critically important to them that they watch the Hurricanes play the Highlanders in tomorrow's Super15 final. Difficulty level: no cable tv, no known source of streaming, no known pubs or bars that will be open at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: yogalemon | Friday, July 3, 2015
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We have watched (it was a long winter) the entirety of Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, and Emily of New Moon. We (two adults, one almost 8 yr old) need a new, mildly addictive, not scary series, hopefully with a similar sort of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kmennie | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I found a very old box of Domino sugar cubes today and I am trying to get a better estimate on how old it is or what decade it is from.Front of Box Back of Box...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: donut_princess | Friday, July 3, 2015
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There's at least one other person in the USA who shares my firstname, lastname combo. I signed up for my Gmail account 10+ years ago. It's firstname.lastname so it also works with out the ".". I've lately been getting more email intended for this other...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ericales | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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This previous question contains some awesome advice. I'm embarking on a new relationship with a wonderful man, and I would love some similar suggestions for fledgling couples.We're both in our thirties, do not have kids, and live in nearby cities. We've...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: prewar lemonade | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I utterly loathe doing monthly timesheets, so the CEO has tasked me to come up with a better platform. Are there better alternatives since this question was asked?Some specific requirements: Integrate with either Quickbooks, Xero or Kashoo Ability to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: scruss | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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There's a number of books around how to generally learn things better, like The Art of Learning and Make it Stick. Which books about learning better do you recommend?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: markbao | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I am looking for a good therapist in the Watertown or Brighton area of Boston - say within a 5-10 minute drive from Brighton Center. Would prefer female and someone who has experience with relationship issues and/or mortality issues. Can anyone make...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: IzzeYum | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'm planning a #MEDIA-themed party. Some of my current siblings-in-law would totally dig this and it would be fun to have them there - we're all on good terms. However, I absolutely do not want my almost-ex (divorce proceedings underway) present. Is...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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My psychiatrist lost his temper with me on the phone yesterday and said a lot of hurtful things. I must have deserved them, but I feel terrible. I have an appointment with him tomorrow (7/2) at 8am EST I need help figuring out how to keep my cool and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: timory | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Google challenge: Name the architect who built the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.Years ago I was researching the history of my home, built in 1907, and learned somehow that it was designed by the same architect who built the Steel Pier (1898). Now I don't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stupidsexyFlanders | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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What are the best practices right now, as far as official college policies dealing with transgender students' needs? For example, making it easy to change your name on campus records. Are there any good examples of colleges doing things right?I saw Beloit...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'd like to add a white logo/slogan to a standard nylon camping tent. What's the best way to achieve this?The options I've considered so far are: making a stencil and spray-painting through it; using fabric paint (which honestly never looks great or...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: you're a kitty! | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I enjoy writing short stories but I'm very aware of the fact that my female voice is somewhat lacking. Help?Ironically (to me), the most critical complaints I've had about my female voice are feminist friends who usually spend a lot of time telling me...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sodium lights the horizon | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'm finally taking the leap to an SSD, which arrived today and am all ready to go, except that I don't have a SATA to USB cable (or enclosure) and need to clone my Windows 7 HDD because I don't have any Windows retail discs. Who would have thought I'd...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ashworth | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Hello, I have control data with thresholds. Data within the accepted limits gets a green background, under is red and over has blue. My problem---- my threshold is 4000 to 6000. 5940 is coming up with a blue background. Additional info---- I'm using...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: notned | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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For weight, money, convenience, and taste reasons I want make pre-portioned lunches for the week on Sundays, bring them all to work on Mondays, and keep them in the work refrigerator all week. I need some ideas for low-carb, healthy meals that won't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gregoryg | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I've never been inside a campervan and I've only been inside a tent once. Despite this, I will be traveling via a campervan around Iceland in September. Any advice for campveran-ing in general and specifically, Iceland? I'd like to not die.We will be...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: inevitability | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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What are your favorite rewards programs? Online and off.Having recently signed-up for ebates and Bing Rewards recently, what other reward programs do you recommend? Locally we use CVS/pharmacy a lot so we love the extracare card rewards. We also earn...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: heavyp08 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Yesterday afternoon, while on the job, I was involved in a car accident. I was crossing an intersection when a car ran a red light and slammed into my front passenger side. My car went into a telephone pole. Thankfully there were no serious injuries...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Next Thursday I have a 515a flight (on American née US Air, so Terminal 1 is my point of departure) out of MSP. Assuming I'll go through security at around 400-415, it seems silly to stay at a hotel the night before. The airport is open 24 hours. What...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: anaphoric | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Is it really necessary to arrive three hours early when checking in for a domestic leg of an international flight?I'm departing for a trip to Iceland tomorrow, and the first leg of my fight is Milwaukee to Boston. I have a 4-hour layover in Boston, and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crLLC | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The insurance provided by my former employer ends on July 31 for my partner and me. COBRA is cost prohibitive ($1900 a month for both of us). So, now we are turning to the New York Healthcare Exchange. We need a navigator, but I'm not sure how to find...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kimdog | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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I'm looking for a back-up program or script that can be run without needing admin rights (to install, even). I have taken the unofficial duty of backing up work files for my workgroup, and I'm looking for something smarter than copying everything once...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: filthy light thief | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'll be visiting the USA with lil ubu in spring. Already organised will be a week in Boston, a week on the road somewhere, possibly Colorado. For the third week, I have no idea and am looking for suggestions.Flights back to Australia are out of NYC (probably...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: UbuRoivas | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Polls indicate a real opportunity for the New Democratic Party (NDP) to prevail in the upcoming Canadian federal general election. What major changes to the business environment would this portend, thinking not so much of the formal election program...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MattD | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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I'll be spending a long weekend in the East Village (NYC). Where should I park my car?I'm staying near the intersection of Avenue B and East 10th (corner of Tompkins Square Park). I'll need access to the car while I'm in NYC. I'm arriving on a Thursday...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: NotMyselfRightNow | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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After ten years it's time to retire my Ford F150 King Cab pickup. I'd like to buy something more environmentally kind. Complications: sharing this vehicle between myself and my 6'2" (still growing?) teen driver. AND need to accommodate my chronic illness....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: theplotchickens | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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So there's this guy I met at a mutual group hobby we've been going to which has been very enjoyable, but also awkward at the same time.We seem to have a really strong connection, and we've both expressed it to each other, pretty heartfelt. He's come...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: readygo | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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