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I am a dedicated iPhone user. But I took advantage of T-mobile's free phone offer for my two children. Now they both have a Samsung On5, and I'm lost.I've think I've got most things set up as far as privacy, tracking the phones when lost, and remote...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Talia Devane | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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My 3 year old is about to start preschool at a nut-free school. What are some ideas for lunch that are PB&J-level easy and toddler-friendly? Searching for this online yields a lot of parenting blogs that think I'm going to bake scones or make homemade...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymousness | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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How do I move on from this breakup, considering it was such a short time?(when I shouldn't be, and I really don't know why this has shaken me to my core) A little brief background on me to set the stage. I graduated college two years ago, and started...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ladykitty5 | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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If I wanted to purchase an Australian animal costume (any! Kangaroo, croc, echidna) for a baby/toddler somewhere in Townsville, Cairns, or Sydney, where would I go?The cuter the better, obv...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: goodbyewaffles | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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What US campaign finance reform proposals are out there being discussed besides "Repeal Citizens United"? Specifically are there any that try to account for parity among multiple candidates rather than merely capping their resources?I've been thinking...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Potomac Avenue | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Should a used piece of chewing gum go in the recycling bin, the non-recycling bin or the compost bin?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Paul Slade | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I'm looking for a map app for my iPhone that would let me input lots of spots I might want to visit and when I open the app it shows me which are near me. I keep browser bookmarks of places that look interesting nearby but I'd love to just open a map...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pibeandres | Monday, July 25, 2016
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pic 1 pic 2 What kind of hat is Chuck D wearing during the Prophets of Rage appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night? Thanks....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gummo | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Finding systems with great DVRs and cameras (hardware) is easy. Finding a system that is supported by remote viewing software for smartphones/internet is not happening for me. My google-fu has failed. I need assistance, advice and recommendations from...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: snsranch | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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I would like to get a vehicle with high clearance and AWD. I will mainly use it for some around the town errands and weekend trips to get to out of the way trail heads. I have a sedan that I use for commuting. My friend just bought a brand new CRV for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pantalaimon | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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I feel like I have to watch what I say, especially since these days people tend to overreact and cry out racism all the time. It seems as if people try to make something racist or blow everything out of proportion. Can these comments below be perceived...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: four_suyu | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Surgery? Fungal cream & athlete's foot? Cough drops? What are the easiest ways to trick the body to heal itself? And in which domains is the placebo near-impossible? Thanks in advance!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mrmanvir | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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How is this street performer in downtown Asheville just sitting there, balancing his bike on the front wheel?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: gottabefunky | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Hi, My daughter has an I-pod Touch and I have an I-phone 6. I understand that we cannot facetime each other, because we are on "family share" and we have the same e-mail address when we sign into our phone. She is not yet 13.We can text each other when...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lynnie-the-pooh | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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At work (USA), I believe myself to be the victim of gender-based bias with regard to attitude, expression and other attributes. I want to ask HR about it.I'm a woman in a male-dominated field. I get a lot of flack for things that are 100% observational-based,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: I_Love_Bananas | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I'd like to get a handle on investing for long-term, stable income.Right now all of my stock-related retirement funds are in a small handful of index funds, tracking various US and international indices. I completely buy the idea that passive index funds...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Nonce | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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When diving into a new field, how can you keep 'thinking outside the box' as you learn the traditional knowledge in a field? As you learn the patterns of thinking that a field promotes, I think it's hard to think outside of those patterns in the future....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: markbao | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I might be moving back to California after 7+ years living in Massachusetts, and am interviewing for a job at UC Davis. Where should my husband and our 1 and 3 year old boys live?I grew up in the suburbs of Sacramento, and lived there again for a few...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: apricot | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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With some job applications, there's a form that you fill out disclosing whether or not you have a disability. I've been wondering if I should fill that out.This is in the US. As you can probably tell from my previous Ask history, I'm looking to switch...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Puck Soppet | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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What would you name a news aggregator that focuses on presenting major world events from radically different points of view, even controversial ones from rogue news sources?For example, covering the recent Turkish coup attempt would have links to Guardian,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Foci for Analysis | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I am seeking a shirt with specific attributes --- Button-down, woven shirt - Button-down collar - Long or 3/4 sleeves - LONG torso that stays tucked in - Cotton fabric, or at least a blend that won't reek after an hour of wear - Fits a slim torso (dress...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: delight | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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So I may be offered my dream job in Paris. Yay! Help me figure out some of the details so I can be better prepared while negotiating salary etc and also just moving in general. Snowflakes inside.- First things first. I'm told I can expect a salary of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Tamanna | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Can you recommend books or films about impersonation, undercover spies, con artists, etc. along the lines of Catch Me If You Can, The Likeness, and The Talented Mr. Ripley? Bonus points for forgery!I'm not necessarily looking for stuff about people who...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wintersonata9 | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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My SO and I are driving to Montreal this weekend. It will be the first time I'm in the city with a car for an extended period of time and I'm not sure what to do with it.We are staying in an AirBnB place on St Laurent near St Viateur in the Mile End...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Fred Wesley | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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What are your favorite non-eurocentric timelines of world history? Anything in the 2000 BCE - 1920s CE range is helpful, especially if the events listed are likely to be common knowledge for people in the USA (and, to a lesser extent, other English-speaking...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sibilatorix | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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How did "PERSON: (action) Speech" become the convention for scriptwriting or dialogue writing, when that's not even how scripts are written professionally?So a lot of times - especially online or in amateur-level stage productions - you'll see scripts...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divabat | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Specifically, where there's an imbalance between living situations - where one lives alone and has all the mod-cons, the other's in a studenty hovel crawling with housemates.Well, that last part's an exaggeration. I'm no longer a student, but have only...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: youhavedeadedme | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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How hard is it, really, to do your own newborn photography for baby announcements?I'm 32 weeks pregnant, and have been contacting a number of photographers for a newborn portrait session, haven't heard back from anyone yet. At (8) weeks away from my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lizbunny | Monday, July 25, 2016
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My great aunt is in a nursing home for rehab due to a broken hip. She has dementia and the nursing home says they have to discharge her because she's not making progress. I have no idea what to do next.My aunt fell at home and broke her hip about a month...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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There are a wealth of resources for online education. Can anyone point me to resources for free online US law courses, or even good plans for studying law? I would also be interested in history courses that cover law and the (primarily US) courts. I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: OmieWise | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Where should we escape to for a few days after our wedding?We are going to New Zealand for our official honeymoon a few months later, but want to escape somewhere for two days in Oct right after our wedding. We'll be in DC. We like beer, delicious foods,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: inevitability | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I will likely be unemployed until my baby is born in November. I am staying as busy as I can during the day, but I run out of the things to do in the evening and have been wasting too much time online. Help me hack my routine!The reason for the longish...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ficbot | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The title says it all - I guess it's a very niche problem and maybe someone has advice on how to do this?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: freddymetz | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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For my first outside-of-my-first-relationship relationship (or whatever you would call it, there's no titles for anything anymore), I am very confused how to do this successfully and without getting hurt. Please help me understand how to navigate a casual...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: socky bottoms | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Our garbage disposal has all the symptoms of being jammed, however, for the life of me, I cannot find anything jammed in it and, yet, when I plugged it back in it ran smoothly, flawlessly....once and once only.In fact, I've taken the entire unit out,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tangyraspberry | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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I would like to read The Travels of Marco Polo. Turns out, there are a lot of versions. I thought to myself: "you know who has considered opinions about things there are versions of? Mefites, of course!" This is for personal interest and not serious...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jamaal | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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So I have a small child who is in the process of converting from a passive milk converter into some of actual human. Do you know of any sources I could look at which would enlighten me on how their brain develops and most importantly any fun experimenty...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Just this guy, y'know | Monday, July 25, 2016
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There was a rat infestation under the bathtub and wall/floor space. Yes..gross. It caused an odor issue coming out of the overflow. We took the tub out and cleaned out the area. Rat odor is gone...but now there is a different sort of odor. What to do...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 7life | Monday, July 25, 2016
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I'm looking for recommendations from folks who have gotten dental implants in the District of Columbia, or alternatively, done the Medical tourism bit and actually went to Mexico (or elsewhere abroad) and had successful dental implants of molars.My jerk...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Karaage | Monday, July 25, 2016
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I spend most idle moments browsing recent Ask Metafilter questions on my phone. Whilst I have learnt some (many!) useful facts from this, I acknowledge the point raised by a loved one that this mindless scrolling is not particularly constructive or good...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: limoncello | Monday, July 25, 2016
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We (me, wife, kids 5 and 10) are traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite for 3 days of camping, and then to Monterey for 3 days. Help us plan the rest of a great trip.I love the travel insight I get from AskMefi. Has anyone had any experience getting...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: trbrts | Monday, July 25, 2016
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What I can I do to reduce thigh pain while driving long distances?In the last 6 months or so, whenever I drive more than 3 hours, I start to get deep, sharp pains in the underside of my thigh, usually my right thigh but occasionally my left. It also...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: otherwordlyglow | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Hola MeFi!, Good news: I scored 2 work from home days as part of a promotion. Bad news: My wife and I live in a small, 1br apartment. I'm looking for a desk that could become part of our apartment without sticking out like a sore thumb. Special snowflake...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: GilloD | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Am I Worrying for Nothing?I made a really dumb mistake, I admit that it was really dumb. But towards the end as the officer was handing me my ticket, he said that my mistake could be seen as a misdemeanor in traffic court and that I could be booked for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Trusted Sidekick | Monday, July 25, 2016
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My health insurance through my last job ended on May 31st. From what I understand, Obamacare requires me to get new health insurance within 60 days from that date. My health insurance through my next job will begin sometime after August 16th, which is...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: meese | Monday, July 25, 2016
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I don't like the amount of access to my (Android) phone most social media apps want, so I mostly use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. through a browser, which greatly reduces their access to my identity and personal data. But the user...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: straight | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Travelling to Philadelphia in mid August for a break - I'm a regular visitor but I haven't been in 3 years - what's new in town that I can't miss? I like fine dining, gay bars, unusual museums, vintage or discount menswear, and science/engineering sights/tours....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: The Whelk | Monday, July 25, 2016
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I am in need of a few additional podcasts and as nearly all of the podcasts I listen to are hosted by guys, I would like some recommendations of podcasts by women. See below the fold for my interests and my current podcasts.I am open to podcasts on other...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nolnacs | Monday, July 25, 2016
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After a lot of research I think that the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW 15inch 4K Touchscreen Laptop is everything she needs and costs the same amount as the 13" Macbook Pro she would buy, but I'm worried about Adobe compatibility.Mrs. Lodie6 is a graphic...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lodie6 | Monday, July 25, 2016
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My mother's husband has died, but we have his voice in her voice mailbox. We have Verizon and we'd like to leave. I know there's a way to download voice mails, but what is it? How do we do it? Please explain it to me like I'm five. I see there is a similar...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: blnkfrnk | Monday, July 25, 2016
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