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We live in London and have a toddler! We both speak (woefully) only English, and have struggled as adults to learn another language. We have to find childcare for our daughter anyway, and would love for her to be exposed to another language. But how?I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: caoimhe | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I just picked up this book on collective/anarchist childcare and got intrigued by the concept....help me find more! I just happened to find a book on anarchist childcare - care for families, kids and parents through collective action. I can't seem to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Toddles | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I don't want kids. I've know this for a long time, and my brain is 100% sure of this fact. However, as I get older (I'll be turning 37 shortly), my biological clock will just not shut up. I really would like to it to.There are so many things I want out...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A friend and I are hoping to find a Spanish language school where we can go for 1-3 weeks, late May-June, somewhere in Latin America. We've been considering going to Guatemala, but hear very mixed things about safety from various anecdotal sources. We're...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: c'mon sea legs | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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How can I get over this constant fear and worry that my husband will have another psychotic episode or turn out to have schizophrenia?Long, so most relevant sections bolded. You are not my doctor, nor my husband's doctor, and I accept that this is not...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, April 24, 2015
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My partner and I looking for the right place to live in Spain for 4 months, starting in September. The main thing we need to do is write like crazy, but we are also interested in improving our Spanish, eating great food, seeing art and theatre, and being...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Mngo | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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My friend is currently studying at university, and she asked me to help her out with one of her assignments. I refused, saying I considered what she was asking me to do to be wrong. She became upset, and now I feel lousy, like I've let her down. I would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I'm an older student transferring from community college to a four-year to study ethno/musicology. I've been admitted, and now it's time to make the final decision. Do I go for a pretty attractive program at a good school (UCSB), or for a potentially...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: teponaztli | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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What are some good educational resources (Youtube, tutorials, etc) for getting into making electronic music?I've already found some great stuff regarding music theory, and would absolutely love more of that. Specific to Garageband is a plus. Tips and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: DeltaForce | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I'm an "adult child of a narcissist" and have yet to move past most the damage done. I've been anxious, very shy, paranoid, with low self esteem and zero self worth my entire life. I've always felt inherently bad and worse than. I am an underachiever....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: atinna | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I was homeless for part of the year last year. I'm filing late (with deferral, sorry I didn't bring this up on Askmefi when it would be more pertinent) because I just now got all the proper info together. Is there anything I should know about filing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Of course, they used to be tapes. The last time I put a collection of music together for someone to listen to, I put it all on a thumb drive, then they just imported it all into iTunes. But my intended recipient doesn't have a desktop/laptop computer....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: turbogeezer | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A friend of mine works with a UN agency that is based in Lebanon. He has a US green card. Does his employment with the United Nations have any effect whatsoever on his status in the US?I once heard that working with the United Nations expedites the process...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: omar.a | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I posted a question prior to this a few weeks ago, and i need some more advice.I posted a question prior to this a few weeks ago, and i need some more advice. My boyfriend went to Texas to visit his mom and go through Bartending school and he just graduated...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: earthquakeglue | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Is cole slaw a chopped salad? If not, what's the difference?Culturally, cole slaw seems like more of a condiment to me, especially as it is often served alongside a sandwich in a little plastic cup. But I made this Pea, Radish, & Cabbage Slaw tonight,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pompelmo | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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How do I cultivate a more relaxing/sensual/sexy mood while masturbating, as a trans woman very much over old dudely habits? Vibrators, lube, and Bjork inside..For many years, masturbating was this complex, dysphoric thing for me, and I approached it...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A close relative whom I love dearly is having triple bypass surgery soon. He lives too far to drive (USA, on the opposite coast). I'd like to do something nice for him, and my first thought was flowers. It was suggested that this might be morbid, and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: onecircleaday | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Where do i find small batch handcrafted spicerubs to send as a gift.I have a friend that loves to bbq and wanted to give him a selection of spice rubs that he can use for the summer. He loves spicy food and is a grill master. Thanks in advance...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: sukhisingh | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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So I have a few years to kill and I'd like to spend them fully understanding what physicists and mathematicians know about time. I'm not looking for any sort of summary, I want to understand the math from the bottom up. I once caught my father going...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Tell Me No Lies | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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I have a 160GB iPod Classic that's a few years old. Over the past few months it's needed to be charged more often. But three days ago, it would'nt charge at all. A friend sent me to a repair place that put a new battery in for $50. I got it charged it...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jonmc | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I know the bare minimum about this person--her age, the city she lives in, not even her name. A (tumblr) post from her came across my dash about how she is planning to kill herself next week. I need resources, preferably where I could actually talk to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nogoodverybad | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I wrongly assumed that the Coney Island amusement parks (Luna Park, Deno's) would be open weekday afternoons mid May. Having gotten the family excited to spend an afternoon there on our upcoming vacation, I am now left scrambling for an alternative....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: walkinginsunshine | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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For a family member. How do I find a therapist/psychiatrist in my area (Colorado Springs) who can help with addiction & mental health issues?BONUS: medicaid, sliding scale, *or* there is a family member who can pay cash for 'a little while'. Is there...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: j_curiouser | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have several federal student loans from graduate school. They are in groups according to interest rate (5-8%) and the balance on each varies, from $2500-$60,000. Is there any benefit to proportioning the payment to each group, or strategy for paying...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: robertthebruce | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Where can I go in Philadelphia to get a beer to enjoy while working on my laptop? Strict quiet isn't required, but reasonably reliable wifi is a must. I'd be equally happy with a coffee shop that serves beer or a bar where laptop use wouldn't be weird....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: brackish.line | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Does anyone have experience with a truly super glue? My sunglasses just snapped in half at the bridge. I've had them forever, so I can't really fault the manufacturer. But they're prescription, and I'd like to avoid having to go out and get a new pair...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: swheatie | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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unexpectedly landed my "dream job". It's for something I've been a fan of for a while and very specific and is a kind of once in a lifetime random job opportunity. Here's the catch. It's freelance, I have a full time job already and there wasn't supposed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: twoforty5am | Friday, April 24, 2015
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I have a Metro shelving unit from the Container Store that needs wheels. The casters they sell are really expensive. Will another brand of caster work? Needless to say, I don't have a lot of experience with hardware. Thanks!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 2soxy4mypuppet | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Which organizations working with arts, culture, activism, and/or social justice are based in Central Asia (especially Uzbekistan) and would take international volunteers?I've been thinking about visiting Uzbekistan (and maybe the surrounds) for a spell,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divabat | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Pregnancy and swelling: Compression sleeves and other methods to reduce discomfort?I am 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. I have been really lucky so far insomuch as I have had very few symptoms. However, one of the symptoms I have had is what my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: meowf | Friday, April 24, 2015
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I've been separated from my husband for about 18 months. I'm with the person I left him for (that's the short version) and we're very happy. Except. I still miss my ex every day. I dream about him at least a few times a week. When does this stop? I would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: outoftime | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I've got a crawlspace in a 1940 home that is reasonably warm and dry, but I want to seal against airflow and spiders. Is it crazy not to insulate as well? Everything I've found talks about sealing AND insulating. I feel like I can get the sealing done...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: powpow | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I'll be attending a conference in June from Sunday - Thursday in Dublin, but I'm flying out of Shannon on Sunday morning. I was planning on taking the train from Dublin to Galway on Friday morning. Where should I stay and how do I get to Shannon in time...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: msladygrey | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I need a good Chicago-style Italian beef recipe, preferably for a slow-cooker.I've been informed that you can get Italian beef kits, but those are a bit pricy....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: griphus | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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My partner and I are very likely going to be moving to Stony Brook, Long Island (or vicinity), because one of us has been accepted to a graduate program at Stony Brook University. We are very excited about the acceptance (it's a great program!) but our...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have a tendency towards Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). I've noticed that eating potatoes or bananas dramatically alleviates my LPR.Other carbs makes it worse, probiotics briefly improve things and then make things worse over weeks, acidic or spicy...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zeek321 | Friday, April 24, 2015
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I would like to know what the standard children's books, specifically vocabulary learning books for babies and toddlers, are in each language.'leçons de choses' on flickr leçons de choses is beautiful and a good example of what I mean. Thank you!...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: skwint | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Can any MeFites help two Brits pick the perfect North American holiday?Mrs Albondiga has a business thing near Detroit, Michigan at the end of May. I am planning to fly out and meet her then for us to have about 2 weeks of holiday somewhere in the US...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Albondiga | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have worked in my current job for just over a year. I got it as a combination of luck and a misunderstanding. I am constantly given things to do that I only have very vague understanding of and then have to do a combination of googling and bluffing....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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(Posting anonymously because this is a sensitive workplace issue.) Academics, librarians, instructional technologists, and all other full-time, non-faculty folks in higher ed: does your workplace have rules or guidelines around how many adjunct courses...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have been planning on heading to India soon, and was going to go through the visa process here in Bulgaria, but I have just found a deal on a multi-city flight, entering Nepal and returning to Bulgaria from New Delhi. Help me sort out my visa situation!I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jpziller | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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It appears that when doing a Google search for my name ('Tim Pollard') the result Google features is a weird combination of my details (from Wikipedia) but with an embedded photo of an entirely different Tim Pollard (a motoring journalist). Does anyone...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: timpollard | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I now have an Apple M1337 64MB iPad 3G. It has Safari. What can I do with it?I used a paperclip to push open the SIM card slot and I put a AT&T 3G SIM in there. OK, that worked. I discovered that Safari, the Dolphin browser, and the Opera browser,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: shipbreaker | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Is there any software that can change the voice/filter the audio playback of your computer in real time?I've found various voice changers for input in real time, but none for playback in real time. I like Voxal for input voice change, but there doesn't...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dargerpartridge | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago a female coworker I hadn´t had much contact with approached me (male) in a more-friendly-than-usual way and after chatting for a while told me she would be interested in attending a seminar she knew I was attending out of town....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Basque13 | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I have a simple question that I'm unable to answer with English google-fu: How does one buy a Nintendo Rosalina amiibo figurine in Japan? They're outrageously priced in the US and I'd like to beg a friend currently living in Japan to pick one up for...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: serelliya | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Top space science influencers of today's pre-teens?My YA non-fiction space science/STEM book comes out in October. Publisher-and-team have asked me to list space science heroes my book's audience will likely be familiar with/influenced by/identify with....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Mike Mongo | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Ever really, really mess up without meaning to? I'm there now.I am a teaching faculty member at a small commuter college. A few months ago, I got a position on a university committee; it's an elected position, but I nominated myself and was the only...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: terrierhead | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I'm trying to find an old Apple II educational game we used to play in school in the early to mid-eighties. Played in a first-person perspective, it involved puzzles that you had to solve in order to advance from room to room. I remember there being...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: amyshmamy | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Hey hivemind. I saw this video, which starts with a Japanese woman wearing a rather particular type of robe, while at a kotatsu. It's somewhat reminiscent of a kimono, but big, comfy, padded cotton? Sort of like a wearable comforter. Anyone know what...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: markkraft | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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