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I'm a 24 year old female living in the UK. I graduated with a good Journalism & Advertising degree in 2011, and since then have had a handful of jobs. First I worked in retail, then managed to get a graduate internship for 3 months at a magazine....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: littlepeeo | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Your 2000th snowflakey question on the how to be an emotionally healthy single person. How can I live for myself and grow my social networks instead of seeking validation from my abstract idea of a desirable partner? Navel-gazing after the jump.I'm female,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I am doing a class project for which I need to create a high-fidelity prototype of a mobile app idea. The final assignment in the class is going to be user testing of the prototype. What I'm looking for is a prototyping tool which will allow me to easily...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: expialidocious | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I need tips on ridding myself of new-relationship anxiety, releasing the need to control and the need to know where it's going, and allowing the relationship to unfold naturally.I'm in my early 30's an currently in the fledgling stages of a new relationship....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: SabrinaV | Friday, August 1, 2014
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My spouse's mother, a senior citizen, just learned this year that she has heart failure. She survived multiple heart surgeries recently, a harrowing process during which she said she never wants to go through that again. Great! We assumed this meant...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I'm happy with the native music player on the iPhone, except for 1 or 2 points. First, the shuffle all songs mode works poorly. With it I keep getting the same songs played over and over again, and many songs seem to never come up. So I'd like a player...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Rad_Boy | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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How can my friend increase her earnings in the alternative health field?I have a friend in the northeast US who is in the alternative health field. She's currently living paycheck to paycheck and wants to increase her earning potential. Her main interests...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: release the hardwoods! | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Its like a cherry but not. Please help me identify this mystery tree. Pictures below.I have a tree at our new house that I thought was a cherry but cleary isnt. In the spring it had small white flowers. Than in late June early July it started growing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ljesse | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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After a year and a half of trusty service, my Mirena IUD seems to have been sucked into unknown parts of my uterus, taking its strings with it and leaving me with dull cramps 24/7. Has this happened to you or anyone you know?I went to my OB/GYN this...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Maarika | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I would like to set up a doggie cam to keep an eye on my pooch while I'm in the office and I need some suggestions!One of my neighbors recently mentioned that my dog has been barking while I'm not at home. I spoke with a trainer and made some changes,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: chatongriffes | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I've been in Hong Kong since Sunday: help me find something to do tomorrow.Having been here since Sunday, I'm starting to feel like I've run out of things to do in HK. What shoukd I do tomorrow? Thus far, I have: -taken the funicular railway to Victoria...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: charlemangy | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I am facing a huge question that I don't know how to navigate and don't feel like I can talk to anyone about. The short story is that I have a precarious-feeling academic job in the Midwestern U.S. and applied for a job in an English-speaking country...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, August 1, 2014
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Something is pretty clearly wrong, and it seems to be hardware, but it's sporadic enough that it's hard to say what, and I'd rather not have a repair person just guess.It's a 2007-ish Macbook Pro 13", bought refurbished, running Lion. Symptoms: Very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: drjimmy11 | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I'm going through a breakup. My ex very suddenly served me a Notice To Quit today. I'm not sure what rights I have here. I'm also pretty destitute because of recent medical bills. Further details inside.I live in Michigan, so let me mention that up front...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TheHappiestSadist | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I stopped speaking to a family member due to a unhealthy dynamic that had been going on for years now. We're both invited to a family event we both want to attend. What do I do?[I've anonymized this because my sibling may read the green. I'm using a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I just became the Marketing & Sales Director of a startup even though I've never done sales in my life. The company has exactly one salesperson on the other side of the country and he is trying to sell a pricy (4K) piece of B2B hardware. Before this...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, August 1, 2014
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What's the coolest hotel/inn/B&B you'd recommend in Boulder, CO for one night?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: xmutex | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I am a very frequent traveler and am often in different time zones. I have an iPhone and have been using the native calendar app. Unfortunately, whenever I move between time zones my calendar "helpfully" changes the times of my flights and appointments....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bile and syntax | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I quit law school (a very prestigious, top five school) four years ago and have been working in education ever since (first as an aide for Autistic children, then as a substitute teacher for two years). In this time, my student loans have been accruing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rockpanda | Friday, August 1, 2014
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I am looking for a drone to buy to take aerial photos of and on my own property. I have no experience with remote control flying equipment so I need something that is fairly easy to operate. I also would like one where a decent camera is included with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: GlowWyrm | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I am in the market for a slow cooker, which one to buy?I am looking to buy a slow cooker and looking for recommendations. My biggest ask is-are there slow cookers that the ability to cook more than one dish at a time (dividers?) I use a pressure cooker...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jellyjam | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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My credit card is acruing interest at about the rate of netflix per month. I have enough cash to pay it off but that would be about half my balance of my savings account. Should I pay it off or should I keep chipping away with it and not putting any...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mamamia88 | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I'm thinking of taking a bread maker as a gift for a family that I'll be visiting in Mumbai, India. What potential problems might I be overlooking?I'm thinking of taking a bread maker as a gift for a family that I'll be visiting in Mumbai, India. Can...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: metadave | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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For example, should the phrase be "I care naught for him" or "I care not for him"? I see the argument for the former (i.e. "I care nothing for him") and the latter ("I don't care for him"), but is one better than the other? Are they interchangeable,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: c'mon sea legs | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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How do the elderly process loss?I'm right now facing up to the imminent death of a parent. My grandmother is facing the death of a child. This is the first time I'm experiencing such grief and a large part of it is because my parent is dying young with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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What do I need to know about buying a used windsurfing set-up? What pieces are essential and how do I know if they are in good condition?We've just moved to a beachfront condo and this is our first time living near a beach. For the last two weeks I've...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zyxwvut | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Where can I find large and sturdy corrugated shipping boxes in the Boston area?I need some large shipping boxes – something like this would be ideal – that I can pick up in the Boston-Cambridge area. I've considered ordering the linked boxes from...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: klausness | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Let's say I would like to organize 6 friends to go see a baseball game. There's one problem: ticket purchases have to be done at the same time to ensure that people sit together. How is this circle squared?Ideally, all members of the group would arrive...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hollywood Upstairs Medical College | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I'm looking for a place to move to in London that is similar to Walthamstow and Leytonstone, but isn't either one. Can you suggest such a place?If you've spent significant time in either place, you probably already know what I mean. I'm looking for a...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: K.P. | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I remember reading a fairly substantial and data-driven article that was published after 2000 in a major publication (economist, new yorker, etc) that discussed the overall improvement in the state of the world since the early 20th century.It discussed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: palionex | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Recommend me the darker songs of the 1960's and 70's - paranoia, political repression, nuclear war, etc. For example, Love's The Red Telephone...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gorbweaver | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Is there a way to hide all activity generated by another Facebook user without actually blocking that user? Details inside.I don't want to see any of my mom's activity on Facebook. I know how to hide posts from the newsfeed, but her posts are not the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: hand-knit sock | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Should I put my reading three-year-old in a (pre)school for bright kids? Should I move in with my partner in order to do so?My son will be four in October and is reading those level 1 readers in addition to all the street signs. His preschool teacher...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: woodvine | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I was recently given a great job offer (about two months ago). I declined for a variety of reasons, but I am realizing that I may have made a mistake.The position was the same role I am in now (which I enjoy). It likely included an eventual move to Australia....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pando11 | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a flashcard app for iPad for practicing *writing* kanji? Or any recommendations for Japanese review sites for iOS apps?My situation is a bit unusual: I'm a fluent Japanese listener, speaker, and reader, but because...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Bugbread | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I'm going camping for a few days, yay! We're splitting cooking duties with another couple going, but they're celiac and lactose intolerant. How do we feed them? Added challenge: we don't have access to a cooler (that's not likely to change). I appreciate...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Someone Else's Story | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Do you guys know if anyone has an answer to the Incompatible Food Triad? Do you have one? Do tell....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: beshtya | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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So for "reasons", I have recently become interested in the idea of simplifying D&D rules that would be optimizing the available resources for play in your average jail. Which is to say, paper and pen, playing card deck, like maybe one of these things,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mediocre | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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What are the best services currently for print on demand t-shirts? This would be for a low volume of orders that people can order directly from the printer using my design....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: puppy kuddles | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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What are the best websites to learn fl studio for free?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MechEng | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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My mom's IRAs went to my dad. My dad put me down as beneficiary on all accounts yet bank is saying that there are no beneficiaries listed. I was there when all paperwork was signed.My mom passed away in 2012 and any IRAs that were hers or had her name...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stormpooper | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I have these glasses wipes that I *love* (Flents Wipe 'n Clear). I used them to clean my old glasses with anti-glare coating all the time and never suffered any ill effects. Is it safe to use them on my new glasses?I have a new pair of glasses with standard...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geeky | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Last year, I asked about a simple wiki platform for many users, and Wiki Spot sounded like a good fit. I slacked off, Wiki Spot is no longer accepting new accounts, and I have additional criteria: some level of security/hiding for confidential and/or...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: filthy light thief | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Once I've made cold-brew iced coffee, I drink it over about 5 days. Is there any reason that I can't mix in the half-and-half on day 1?I was wondering if the acidity of the coffee would have any effect on the stability of the half and half. (Is the coffee...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mercredi | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Does anyone have recommendations for a bespoke shoemaker who charges a fair price and will work mail-order to the US? I'm looking for boring, business-casual men's shoes, e.g. split- and moc-toe derbies and undecorated penny loafers made from durable...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: eotvos | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I'm going to be traveling to Romania later this year for business, and I'm a little nervous about its proximity to the Ukraine and Turkey and all that civil unrest. Is emergency travel assistance/insurance available?I'm not looking for reassurances about...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: msladygrey | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I have had experience with Salesforce and Microsoft CRM, I am now entering a position managing Oracle CRM what do I need to know?For those who use Oracle CRM day to day what technical skills and resources do you have that you recommend? Do I need to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: heavyp08 | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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So my career is kind of a disaster and I am not sure what to do about it. This is a bit of a wall of text (because I want to give a lot of context), so thanks to anyone who gets through it.This is my first AskMF, and it's not actually written by me....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: argentum | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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I want to leave my husband and need to understand the potential impact to my daughters, aged 10 and 11. Please tell me what your parents' divorce was like, and the different ways in which it affected you.I've been married for 16 years. My marriage was...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: puppet du sock | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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My Macbook died on me a little while back, and I need a new laptop ASAP. I was thinking about a new Macbook Air, but I want to wait until the Intel Broadwell chips come out since the last Macbook Air update was pretty minimal. So, I've been looking at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: CottonCandyCapers | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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