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My iPhone 5S has a ton of stuff in "Other" storage (iTunes screenshot); I don't even have disk space to do the latest iOS update. I see this is a common problem, surely some of you have a solution?In particular, I see there are some paid software or...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ThePinkSuperhero | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I have been offered a possible role to manage a section of a start up company. I have expertise in the area I would be managing, but I have never negotiated a contract or anything like it in business and I have no idea how it goes. I don't want to work...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pablito | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I currently pay one full week's pay each month, $600, toward my current student loan balance of $97,000+. Though I usually just pay it and try to move on, I know it will follow me to my death and if I can't be rid of it I hope some of you can provide...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Wondering if you could help with a risk-benefit analysis of lowering the amount of insurance on my car. I still owe money on it, but I could potentially pay it off and then save money on my insurance. BUT is the insurance good to have anyway?I am doing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bbqturtle | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I've gotten my 64 year old mother hooked on Serial, and now she's requesting more podcasts. The ones I listen to are silly comedy things that I don't think are quite her cup of tea.I've recommended This American Life, obviously, and I think she would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: something something | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A family member is a physical therapist assistant in Virginia. They just completed a one or two-year massage therapy course at a local college (I forget the details). They want to know if the course meets their continuing education requirements.(Requirements...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jsturgill | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I got a call from a client today who saw an apt with another broker. This broker has the same listing as me but is in another office (the owner of the property is using both of our offices - neither of us have exclusivity agreements). I have the listing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: soooo | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MeFi can't read dude's minds, but maybe it can tell me if I made the right call with this early stage dating dilemma so I can stop obsessing over it. Bottom line: I want to know if I'm coming across as abrupt and harsh when I only want to be clear and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: maggiepolitt | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Argh, so here goes, my first MetFilter question. I'd love some perspective here on whether I have a reason to be as worried as I am or whether, in fact, I'm overreacting - and any tips of ways to cope and not act out self-destructively would be very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: starstarstar | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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We have recently discovered that we have to book our son into nursery at least once a week or we lose our place. If this standard?We are in the UK, and have recently been sending our one year old son to nursery three days a week while his mother is working....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Cannon Fodder | Friday, October 31, 2014
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With the post 30 oestrogen slump :( I noticed I was beginning to get self conscious re: small patches (2) of increased hair growth on my face. My inner feminist barfed at going for electrolysis but I thought if I could just get it permanently sorted...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tanktop | Friday, October 31, 2014
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That's it really. I live near a large, park-like cemetery and I'm wondering about the etiquette of walking my dog there. It's a modern, suburban cemetery which is quite, um, active. If I were to take my dog there, he would be leashed at all times and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Sarah Lund's Jumper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I am going to defend my Ph.D. in a few months. That means I really need to be applying for jobs. But I haven't touched my C.V. in months--years, probably--because every time I think about it I get overwhelmed by waves of anxiety and despair and impostor...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cortisol | Friday, October 31, 2014
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How would you have handled this from a co-worker?I hope some of you will be able to understand where I am coming from. Just looking to hear ideas. Background: I have a heart for animals, always have. Here's what happened. I work in a nursing home in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bananaskin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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So, I'm having coffee with a polyamorous women who is potentially interested in submitting to me. Help me guess what she might mean, ahead of time, so I can be more fluent when we talk. (Trigger warning: graphic consensual violence.)I am going to overthink...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zeek321 | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Can I use whey to replace soured milk for fried chicken?So normally, when I fry chicken (in a sort of American Southern style), I sour some milk (with lemon) and soak the pieces for >24hrs. Then I cover the pieces with flour and spices, and fry. This...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pompomtom | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Is a lens fitting a requirement in California? If so, how much does one typically cost?I recently moved to California from Pennsylvania. I need to re-stock my supply of contact lenses, so I made an appointment with a local office and gave them my insurance...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: null14 | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Rock is a Bond movie. Galaxy Quest is a Star Trek movie. What other movies 'fit' into series, but not on purpose?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Lately, it seems like my friends has been ignoring me. I would like constructive advice to deal with being ignored.I'm a newbie to AskMeFi, although I've been 'lurking' for years. My first question, here goes. It seems like lately, I've kind of lost...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: thoughtful_analyst | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I was talking about the HK protests recently, and it seems like, much like Occupy/other movements, that there's not much expectation or plan for an endgame, at least in public discussion.The police and authorities hope that, if they wait long enough,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Make Way for Ducklings! | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I'm looking for some resources for my experiences. The best term I've come up with is brainwashing. My therapists do not know of any, but had experience with working with it to an extent. Any recommendations will be screened through my therapist first...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Crap! I dropped the tablet to my (fairly) new Asus Padfone X face down on the tile in the kitchen. Where do I find the parts to replace the pieces?The tablet still works, but the glass is majorly cracked and just barely holding with the screen protector...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: BlueHorse | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Who's the actress that played the "It's a Fact" girl on the Kids In the Hall TV show?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 2or3whiskeysodas | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Can you recommend a good accountant in Adelaide? In particular, one who may have experience with foreign income and owning a small business.I need to find an accountant in Adelaide, and twice previously I've simply picked people who were nearby but was...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: twirlypen | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Over the last two years, I abandoned many of my commitments due to not being able to cope with anxiety and depression. Now that I'm receiving treatment and my symptoms have almost entirely disappeared, I feel the need to reach out to some people I may...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: joebakes | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Several years ago, in the vicinity of 2004-2006, I spoke with a former classmate of mine who was just returning from a deployment in Afghanistan or Iraq. He described a technique his unit would employ on foot patrols to disable (he said blow up) cars...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stinkfoot | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I'd like to take a trip to Torres del Paine (Patagonia) to hike the W. And/or see other scenic sites nearby. I want to save money by booking my own accommodation and not having a guide. Suggestions wanted.I will have 7 - 10 days in Patagonia to hike...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 3491again | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I have a problem fixing a toilet seat, I hope someone here could help.So I bought a bidet toilet seat (Brondell S1000.) It's great! But... the seat cracked. The seat itself is two pieces, either glued together or snapped, and it's hollow. It needs to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Marky | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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My friend does not understand what is wrong with street harassment and I am looking for some resources to direct him towards that may help enlighten him.I'm not so up on this dimension of feminism. I'm also a man, and I feel like on this particular issue...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fishingforthewhale | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I'm finishing a PhD in instructional design and technology early next year but I've also worked on a lot of arts and community projects outside the field in the past few years. Looking for recommendations, books, anything on how to "bring it all together".For...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: PHINC | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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My cat is acting really strangely and using both her actual litterbox and our sofa to use the bathroom. Why is she doing this and how can we fix it???I have a cat situation that is making me pull my hair out. Three weeks ago, my beloved kitty Nora accidentally...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: incountrysleep | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I am in the middle of a bad case of midlife crisis which has nearly killed my marriage. I know I am not well, but I also know that I was an unhappy husband for quite a while. How can I tell the two apart? how can you make a rational decision about your...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Under my current health insurance, I am being forced to switch to a more expensive ACA compliant health insurance plan ...I would be paying hundreds more per month than before. Based on last year's ACA application, I am eligible for a heavily subsidized...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Tell me about the awesomeness of pre-dental implant bone graft procedures.I have to have a bone graft following an extraction for an upper molar. I had anesthesia for the extraction (Vercid?) and it was pointless - I was awake the whole time, just kind...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: A Terrible Llama | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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What's current research say about what factors go into making a happy long-term relationship? In particular, I recently heard of some studies suggesting that couples who spend oodles of time together and are basically each other's best friends may be...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sirion | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I have a fixed layout ebook with lots of photos and words. I have it in epub 3.0 (and pdf) and I'm looking for a place to "publish it" - something like a bandcamp for ebooks.I've found Tomely, which is free but takes 20%, and Blurb, which also takes...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: saul wright | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I have an idea for a project that would require the ability to search a dictionary of words and find the year of it's known introduction (as close as possible). I am aware of etymology-online (love that site), but since, as far as I'm aware, it's just...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: symbioid | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Is a playful calendar from Pin-ups For Pitbulls inappropriate for my office?I bought a couple of fun calendars--one for myself and one for a gift for a work-friend, but now I'm wondering if it's inappropriate to display them. The calendars have fun,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: feste | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I'm interviewing for surgery residency programs, which means dress code = business formal. Help me look like the excellent, meticulous, professional scalpel-wielder I will someday become. Difficulty level: former grad student, female edition.For the...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nemutdero | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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So I met a guy who used to work on a few of the celeb shows of the 1970's - the Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Young Betty White years. He was telling some stories that were equal parts shocking and hilarious. I was wondering: IS there some sort of oral history...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rileyray3000 | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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What's the most cost-effective way to print about 10000 [unique] photos? I'm enjoying going through my grandparent's photo albums, and while I'm not concerned about backups (I am extremely good about backups), I am very concerned about discoverability;...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dmd | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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My home address has the exact same address as a location in my same zip code. Google's default result for the search is the other address. Can I get this fixed? How?My address is 1234 Main Street, Anytown, PA, 12345 and that is the exact same address...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stupidsexyFlanders | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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How do I make my cockroach costume "sexy" in a really obnoxious way.I'm trying to play a little with the "sexy costume" meme. I originally decided I wanted to be a bedbug (cuz bedbugs iwww) and I ordered this costume on Amazon. Not exactly a bed bug...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Captain Chesapeake | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I've paid for a large wholesale order that comes with several types of items. The order is shipping from China. Merchant wants to swap out one of the items bearing a licensed character image for an item without that image because "will be the customs...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: kitcat | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I am looking for contact information for a specific person, and since all of my leads have been exhausted, I'm thinking about using one of those sites like Spokeo to reach them. Is there any good information out there on which of these is the best and/or...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Alex Goldman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I find that different brands of men's dress shirts of the same size very significantly in how they fit, but you can't try them on.E.g. a 15 neck/34-35 sleeve shirt from Calvin Klein might be cut wildly different from a Nautica of the same size. Which...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: frankly mister | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Haven't been able to find it on google due to terminology ignorance, and have relentlessly searched the JayisGames archive with no result. Turn-based browser combat game with a clicky mechanism I do not know the name of, somewhat generic supernatural...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: automatic cabinet | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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She would dump the two-timing jerk, but then she'd be out on the street. Help.Asking for a friend. I'm trying to come up with a plan to get her back on her feet. I know you're not giving legal advice. Let's call them Johnny and Mary. This is in New York...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: chocolatepeanutbuttercup | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Semi-newbie knitter question - I want to make this blanket, but I don't want it to be baby blanket-sized; I want it to be twice as big so as to potentially be used by an adult.I feel like maybe this is a stupid question but humor me: Assume that I intend...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: thereemix | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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My passport expired, and thus I am having a time getting the correct i-9 documentation for my new job. I am told I need originals of all documents. How do original birth certificates work?My mother overnighted me my Louisiana birth certificate, and it...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: millipede | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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