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I really like the "Luciana Flower Comb" and "Augustina Flower Vine" photos on this site. They're a bit "Laura Nyro in New York in the late sixties." The lighting contrast and the dark background and the small hit of color from the lipstick are very appealing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mirepoix | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I'm putting together a 1 hour training for new teachers who have little understanding of disabilities and how they affect teens in the classroom. Although I do annual presentations about this, I'd love to mix it up, make it more hands-on and understandable.My...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kinetic | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I'd like to obtain a print of one of (any of) the photos taken during Joseph Beuys' 1974 performance "I like America and America likes me." Is this even remotely possible without engaging an art dealer and spending 10s (100s?) of thousands of dollars?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mr_roboto | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I'm afraid I'll be getting the second negative performance review in a row from a job I loathe. Should I just try to jump ship now?I've been in my position for a year and a half. There has been something like >50% turnover in my toxic office. The...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ziggly | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The husband, the baby and I are flying to LA for a week on very short notice (Saturday). I'll be busy for most of the days; he'll be bopping around with the kid (and is familiar with the area). We'll have one full day for fun together. Ideas and tips?The...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: St. Hubbins | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Last week, I noticed a small bite on my knee. It disappeared and I forgot about it. Yesterday, an identical bite was on my wrist. Googling "insect bites" is a horrible thing, and none of them looked like mine. More below the fold.By the time I thought...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 2soxy4mypuppet | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I am selling a sofa on Craigslist. Someone claiming to be military has contacted me via email and wants to buy it but they are on assignment. This is where it gets weird and a little scammy and I am not sure what to do.They emailed and said they would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Foam Pants | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I asked a guy out twice. The second time, he didn't respond but because he didn't explicitly say no, I'm having a hard time letting it go. How do I move on from this?I asked a very shy, very awkward guy out to coffee. Being very shy and awkward myself,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cyml | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I opened this (NSFW) YouTube video yesterday and before it played there was an ad made by Android that goes on for about 7 minutes basically imploring you to hit 'Skip Ad', it's hilarious and I would love to find the actual link to the video.Unlike other...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: doublenelson | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I programmed an online calculator tool that generates inventory purchasing recommendations for retail store owners. I would like to get feedback on the tool from people who buy inventory for their retail stores for a living. How do I do that? Short of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Gosha_Dog | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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An person with a history of ID theft may have gotten ahold of some of my identity information. I want to do all that I can to stop them from stealing my identity.Okay, first I'll give the relevant bits, and then I'll tell the full story, for those who...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apostate street preacher | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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With recent purchases at Walmart I've noticed something odd. Despite hitting the "credit" button on the keypad when swiping my Visa Debit Card, my receipts list "EFT Debit" instead of listing it as a Visa transaction. What has me concerned is that during...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: radwolf76 | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Help me find all organizations and groups that are building giant robots or animatronic figures of whimsy and fun.Every year I see photo essays of groups building things like a giant spider-robot that parades through the streets. Is there a giant robot...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: atchafalaya | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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In my friend's never-ending search for the perfect pair of frames, a friend noticed this pair and became obsessed. I want to help her find a pair as similar as possible, but they've got to be available in Canada....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: peppermind | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Professional presentation to 200 educators. Presenter would like to add audience participation through technology - probably phone/internet. What budget options available that will work anywhere without tech onsite?The boss is heading up over (Europe)...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: b33j | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Weeks ago, when I was sick, I had injections in my ass. They were super painful (as far as injections go) and have left what feels like pebbles in my butt cheeks.I assumed they would subside, but they haven't and they feel sore any time I do any jumping/running...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Enchanting Grasshopper | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I am trying to find the glasses in this photo. I asked the girl wearing them where she got them and she told me Chinatown in her area, but I'm coming up empty on Etsy, ebay, Amazon, Poshmark, etc. Can you help me find them?Keywords I've tried: Jackie...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Hermione Granger | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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We are finalizing our plans for our honeymoon, and we're wondering whether train or car travel would be the best approach.The rough itinerary is fly to Prague from the States, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Mittenwald, Munich, Paris, back to States....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: madonna of the unloved | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Tonight I came across an old Ted talk by John Hunter, who is the creator of The World Peace Game, where he guides and facilitates his students into solving complex world problems by getting very player to cooperative achieve world peace. Here is the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gloturtle | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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How do I find out if a Life Insurance policy exists? My Dad passed away last week after a short illness, and I'm in Milwaukee taking care of his affairs, cleaning out his apartment, etc. It was so sudden that we never got a chance to discuss specifics...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: spinifex23 | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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have Tagalongs gotten smaller. did they used to be bigger. how much smaller. they seem too small tbh...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Greg Nog | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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My friend and colleague, who I asked to be a professional reference, wrote a recommendation to Linkedin the most awesome and humbling words about me I have ever read. I have no idea how to process this.My friend's words have knocked me down. Having that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jet_silver | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Deutsche Grammophon classical recording. Acquired it circa 1983. Title: Serenades and Romances, The World's Loveliest Music for Strings. I think the catalog or serial number is 413 655-4 but I can't find the track list online.Side 1 is titled: Beethoven...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MasonDixon | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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My 19 year old daughter and her girl friend would like to visit a tropical island for a week or two, during the summer break, that is safe and has either public transportation or is easy to get around otherwise (they don't drive) and see the sights....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: j810c | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Marriage / Employment filter: My wife is finally incredibly happy in her job (a new career), but it hasn't paid a check for 6 months. I want to be supportive, but all I see is her working her ass off and not getting paid. What do we need to talk about...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lonemantis | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I've had pink eye multiple times since June 2015. Each time it returns, I bleach my entire apartment and throw away all my makeup, but I can't seem to make it go away permanently.Obviously, this is getting expensive. Would it work to sanitize the makeup...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: figaro | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If I get different brands of wireless lights, do they operate on different frequencies, or will all of them turn on using a single remote?We need to light several rooms, but not all at once, so we are looking at 3-5 general civilian wireless lights....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Jacen | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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These days it seems every second novel has a title that is suffixed with the phrase "A Novel". What was the first novel to start this, why has it become so widespread, and does anybody have stats on how prevalent it is?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jedro | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I know that the Purim Spiel (or "shpiel") dates back to late medieval times, but I haven't been able to find any English-language theater or other histories that describe its origins and evolution, nor have I found any early texts in any language. I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: the sobsister | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I delivered a website to client which included a WordPress blog. In development, I had permalinks set to show the category and post name in the path. Now the client has it installed on their staging server and the same permalink settings are delivering...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: starvingartist | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I have a Bose 28 series home theater system. Before anyone starts jabbing me lets just know it was a gift and I am tryin gto work with it as best as possible.In the past I have had the bass box in the same room as the four acoustimass speakers and it...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: silsurf | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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If I drive for about an hour, city or highway, I am extremely tired when I get to my destination. This happens during times of day when I am otherwise perfectly alert. I usually have no problem staying awake during the day, but if I have to drive, my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: triceryclops | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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This is one of my favourite photos ever. A worker bowing their head in front of the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, in Japan. I recently came across it again after many internet years, but can't find a larger - or the original - version. Any ideas?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 0bvious | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I did get fired from the job I wrote about in my last question. But then I got another job, serving at a gastropub type place. Everything was going fine, or so I thought. I went in today to take my menu test, and instead, I was told that it wasn't going...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ablazingsaddle | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I know you weren't there. Can you point me to a report from someone who was?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: John Borrowman | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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I'm moving for the 4th time in Chicago. By now I have a pretty good handle on what buildings/prices I'm interested in and feel confident negotiating on my own; I would greatly prefer not to have involve a broker. Since condos for rent often provide better...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: andruwjones26 | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Nocturnal enuresis is nighttime bedwetting. My partner suffers from it approximately 1-3 times per month. After pursuing treatment since childhood through primary care physicians and their referrals, with no appreciable change, we would like to find...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I use some services that only work when I am on to my home network connecting through my internet provider's router. I'd like to use this service when I am elsewhere. I'd like to set up a VPN so I could appear to be home when I am elsewhere.I've looked...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Drinky Die | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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When I was younger, I was never anxious about hearing back from a girlfriend or not. (To a fault: I'd head off on a trip by myself for a couple of weeks and not even think about talking to them or hearing from them.) I didn't worry when I was in those...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Are there cam sites out there that are set up similarly to sex cam sites like Jasmin, Chaturbate, etc., but without the, uh, sex? Like where people can host "rooms" and broadcast and chat and such, maybe even receive tips, but where nudity and sexual...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Enemy of Joy | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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My poor kitten(5 months in good health) is getting spayed on Friday! Omg I feel so bad for her. I do not know what to really expect. They have done preop tests and they said results were good. But so scared of the whole experience. How did it go for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: barexamfreak | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A transgender friend of mine said in a chatroom last night "Right now I'm just regretting I didn't manage to kill myself earlier last month when I tried." She is roughly five thousand miles away. What can I do?Some quick bio information: - she is in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Evilspork | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I just started a new job... as did my wife! We love our sleepy small town but my new commute is pretty killer, so I'm tentatively looking for someplace new to live. Any suggestions? Criteria below the fold.Right now we live in South Pasadena which we...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: miltthetank | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Sometime last year (or maybe the year before?) while browsing r/creepypms I came across a painfully hilarious (hilariously painful?) exchange between some folks probably on steam. I haven't been able to find it again and reddit is a total cluster when...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: phunniemee | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I've volunteered to participate in a Battledecks competition at an upcoming library conference. There's a twist this year, as we're doing is as a team (well, duo), which makes it even more of a challenge. Any suggestions from folks who've done this before,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crepeMyrtle | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Our lives are crazy right now, and we have a few moves and big changes coming up. How can I make this easier on my small toddler?We have a few big changes coming up in our lives -- we'll be travelling a lot over the next six months, and living in a few...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: caoimhe | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I have an orange tree, a kitchen (and supplies to waterbath can but not pressure can), and a freezer (but not a huge freezer). I would like interesting suggestions for what to do with these things. Level of difficulty: lower-carb household.I'm sure I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Lyn Never | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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I have limited experience with Excel. However, some of the templates, when you open a new workbook are beautiful, I have no idea how to make those types of workbooks. Any advice on online tutorials that take you a little beyond the basics? Also, I am...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sistertips | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Surely, somewhere in the world, there must be one. There certainly *should* be. Musical Instrument Museums abound, in many countries, and would probably be fascinating to visit. But what I really want to see (and want to see archived) is a lovingly-curated...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dorgla | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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The gap between President's Day and Memorial day is months long and, in the lack of state holidays, I tend not to take any time off during that stretch. It seems to me that a four day weekend in April would be a good idea. I live in central New Jersey,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Karmakaze | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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