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Some days are ok, some days are just heartbreaking. Where can I look for some support and information after my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage? I'm not sure how to deal with this better. Personal stories are welcome.A month ago I had a missed miscarriage....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Not happy with my hair lately. I'm having lots of breakage which turns to frizziness if it's not flat ironed. I am a low maintenance person but I like having long hair. It's just past my shoulders and is naturally dirty blonde and lately I have gotten...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: photoexplorer | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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There's a pithy one-liner, almost a saying or slogan, about how it's easy to complain about or take something for granted when you don't need it, but it's super important when you do need it. I'm pretty sure that this one-liner originally applied to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 256 | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I've been dating a guy (30) for half a year, and though I am blinded by love, I'm starting to see signs that he could be narcissistic, but am not sure.I am a 23 year old woman, and am in love with this guy. He has admitted that he is very self conscious...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: palomago | Monday, August 18, 2014
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My housemates and I interviewed several people yesterday for a new roommate. We chose the person whose move-in schedule logistically worked best. However, we got along with all of the interviewees surprisingly well; each one stayed and chatted for at...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Munching Langolier | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm staying in a summer rental house right outside of Hyannis with my family for the next 2 weeks. I have access to the internet and lots of travel magazines on what to do while we're out here. But I was hoping for some specific suggestions on things...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Sylvia Plath's terrible fish | Monday, August 18, 2014
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How might I go about building a (big, cooperative) house in Boston?Remember this? Well, we're totally doing it. We've been considering buying a cheap triple-decker and fixing it up, but we recently discovered that there is city land to be had in Boston...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: woodvine | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I've recently gotten three spam texts, one per day, via iMessage. Is there any way to block them?I really don't want to start getting spam via text. That would pretty much destroy my phone, turning it into even more of a torture device than it already...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: trevor_case | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Hi, I go for periods and first went a few years ago. Sometimes I feel a real sense of camaraderie/connection and take away useful insights, at others I feel I am being a bit indoctrinated (a BIG no no for me) by a theory I have questions and concerns...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: tanktop | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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What do people put on their resume when they've been in industries like prostitution or drug dealing from an early age until they are 35+, and they want to transition to a mainstream career?Do they make up a big story and fake references? Do they come...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dimejubes | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I missed a call for a potential job interview today, the call was left early in the afternoon and I didn't see it until early the early evening. Normally, I wouldn't be fretting over this, but in the voice mail the manager said she'd like to schedule...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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It feels like a part went out, but I don't know which. Can I replace it? It's a fantastic workhorse printer. Photos: Full page -- close up of textMy beloved old HP Laserjet 5 (just 5, no extra letters) suddenly stopped rendering pages. No matter what...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: msalt | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I'm a grad student/translator who's debating picking up an iPad mini. Help me decide if it's worth it when I already have a bunch of other tech.I have a chance to pick up a non-retina 16GB iPad mini for $199. I had some vague ideas about getting a tablet...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Tamanna | Sunday, August 17, 2014
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I will be in Europe with my SO From Aug 31 to Sep 5 we will be in Munich, then we plan to go to France, and Italy between Sep 5 and Sep 13 when we depart. We are willing to travel to any nearby country, we would like to see a top level professional soccer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: crawltopslow | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Can you help me identify this larva? Pictures inside.Was gone for a week. When I got back, this little fella and his sibling were on the bathroom counter near the sink, pump soap, and hand towel: picture 0 (with light, closeup) picture 1 (with light,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nzero | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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My sweetie brought home a summer cold, I caught it, and I think it is turning into an ear infection. Is there anything I can do to head that off at the pass?The details: the tickle throat started about a week ago, it finally hit full-on (cough mostly,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: JoannaC | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I have rented my current place for over a year and according to our lease, am now month to month. I want to look elsewhere, and tell my (very chill) landlord in case I want to put him as a reference. But in the end I'm not sure if/when I'll move (only...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dahliachewswell | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I just moved back to my hometown after being away for a couple decades. Are there any good alternative stylists around these days? All I've been able to find so far are trendy salons with stylists who don't really listen to me and leave me with soccer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dreamingviolet | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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What's a not-hideous way to store three or four laptops in a dining room? Plus the occasional iPad, headphones, etc. Has anyone found a decent piece of furniture for laptop storage?We use our laptops while sitting at the dining room table, and put them...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: The corpse in the library | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I'd like tips, tricks, mods, etc. for a Svea 123R stove.So over the past three decades I have backpacked with a variety of stoves starting with Coleman Peak 1 single burner attached tank models before graduating up to various MSR-type Whisperlite detached...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Seamus | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I recently had two very close friends to stay for the weekend. My partner and I put a load of effort into tidying and cleaning the house, buying new towels for our guests, filling the cupboards and fridge with yummy (and expensive!) food, and my partner...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I stay at the same large corporate hotel that is part of a large national chain every week. Every other week or so, I find hair(s) in my stack of clean towels (in different rooms, on different floors). These hairs do not match my hair length and color....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: seesom | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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At what point do I fly to Ferguson, MO and who do I work with?I'm a well-off white man with growing discontent with the St Louis County police's actions after the murder of Michael Brown and an interest in participating in non-violent action in Ferguson....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Us: old farmhouse, wood floors, golden retriever, crawling baby. There is dog hair everywhere and the baby gets into it and I feel like I'm going about this all wrong. What do you do with your floors, and pets? The floors aren't very fancy, if that helps....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: checkitnice | Monday, August 18, 2014
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What I do in terms of career/projects/desire are all one and the same. And I'm lucky enough to be paid to do what I love, and I continue to do it. It just so happens that lately, within the past year or so, I've been especially "successful". But much...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, August 18, 2014
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So I used to listen to podcasts all the time on my ipod. How can I do this on my google nexus. and, I can get Rachel maddox on podcast on sticher, but what about Melissa Harris Perry? how the heck can i get her show on podcast? thanks...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: TRUELOTUS | Monday, August 18, 2014
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A coworker's ex-husband's installed the iPad [Mini, though I doubt it matters] version of Grand Theft Auto (I'm not really sure where it fits in the saga) for their 6-year-old son. I'm looking for an age-appropriate alternative.The complication is that...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Sunburnt | Monday, August 18, 2014
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We're having an Sunday afternoon (1-4pm) cheesecake reception for 2 dozen people, and also want to provide fruit, veggies, cheese, and crackers. How much non-cheesecake food should we provide for a group this size, if most of them are also eating cheesecake?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fussbudget | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I have a cool dragon choker that looks just like the one this page. How can I find out more about it?It looks just like the one in the image, but they mention they were making knock-offs until 30 or so years ago. How can I tell if the one I have is antique...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: brittanyq | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Hi, I'm interested in carving wood, specifically in carving my own kitchen implements (ladles, spoons, scoops, etc.). I have no experience in woodworking whatsoever (truly... zero) and currently have no carving materials. Do you have advice about tools,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: flyingfork | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Wifi is plentiful, but it is also more vulnerable than a wired connection. In the Bay Area, is there a library or other public or semi-public, trustworthy place, that allows users to connect directly to the router with an ethernet cable? Charging a fee...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Baeria | Monday, August 18, 2014
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What are the current regulations for or against the use of less-than-10hp two stroke boat motors in British Columbia? Is their use currently permitted?My brother is in the Vancouver area and just got a small car top jon boat for himself and his kids....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mosk | Monday, August 18, 2014
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First appointment with a psychiatrist tomorrow morning. Soooo... what's that like? Snowflakes inside...Posting with a sock puppet account for anonymity. Because I've met you people, I'm skipping the part where I list my problems and ask how to deal with...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: antimony_hayes | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I have an 8 year old boy and a new prescription for Concerta (for him, not for me). After more than a year of testing and discussion, I've accepted the 'script because - as our doctor was very clear - we can always decide not to fill it. I'm asking you...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: anastasiav | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Has there ever been an American case in which a claim of proscribed use of the military (third amendment, posse comitatus, etc) was pressed in response to an action not carried out by one of the branches answerable to DoD/the National Guard? If so, was...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: PMdixon | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm a few months out from having my first kid. I'll be staying home to care for the child for at least the first year, and the thing that scares me the most is how many parents who did the same thing report feelings of isolation and loneliness. How can...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ohisee | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm a mid-twenties woman who grows her hair out long and cuts it all off every few years. Tomorrow I'm cutting it all off again. How do I get the stylist to respect my masculine haircut wishes?My hair is about shoulder length and pretty blunt, and tomorrow...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: hollyholly | Monday, August 18, 2014
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There is a men's clothing/accessories brand that has a logo that is a capital "B" with an "A" inscribed (can't remember if it is capital or lower case) inside the top loop of the "B". I don't have a picture of it. This is a recent and probably high-end...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: emily37 | Monday, August 18, 2014
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A month ago I asked for help picking a place for our upcoming vacation. Based in part on community suggestions, we ended up booking a place in Wildwood, NJ, for the first week in September. Now help me make my beach vacation with two very small kids...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: SeedStitch | Monday, August 18, 2014
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When moving this weekend, I broke my dresser (sad trombone). I tried to take the drawers out to make them easier to move, but they have these little brackets with ball bearings in them that are lubricated and make the drawer slide in the track. I tried...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: araisingirl | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm looking to bring the preschool my children attend up to date on the technology side of things. Does anyone have any suggestions, mostly hardware-wise, on what to go with? Does the preschool your child attends make use of any technology? Or their...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mrzer0 | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm applying to a job with a company who I interviewed with last year, but I ended up removing myself from consideration to stay with my current company. Do I address this in my cover letter?I was living in VT at the time and toying with the idea of...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pintapicasso | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I very much need help for what I think is ADD and am looking for recommendations for psychiatrists in the Columbus area, particularly ones who accept BCBS. General advice on my situation also welcome; some details below.I've been in therapy for depression...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: precession | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I recently got a new job about three months ago. To be honest, I have never been treated worse than here. I dont know what to do. My last job lasted three years and I'm only 22. I have been yelled at, talked down to, humiliated in front of patients (medical...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Chelsaroo650 | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm up for a promotion at work! We are restructuring to include a Vice Principal position at the school I work at, but instead of a Principal, we have a Head of School. I've been asked to select the title I want. So should I go for Vice Head of School...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pick_the_flowers | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I saw my sports therapist doctor who is a respected doctor in his field. i told him that i wanted to run a marathon someday but he said that marathons are unsafe for hearts/muscles/bones and encouraged me to stick to shorter races. He also said 12-20...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Thanquol180 | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I wear buttoned-down, collar shirts everyday, for work and for leisure. The last couple of seasons I had tons and tons of options in stores like Old Navy and H&M as a rather small woman, but the shelves this season signals that shirts are no longer...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: atetrachordofthree | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I'm teaching one of my favorite classes again this semester -- Forensic psych. Most of it is prepped from previous semesters, but with the recent events in Ferguson, I wanted to add in a day at the beginning dealing with police & policing, race,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bizzyb | Monday, August 18, 2014
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YANML. What's next? Have I covered my bases? Do I need to lawyer up? The short version: My husband and I were walking our dogs. Our newly adopted dog broke free of his collar and ran across the street to attack another dog. My husband reacted fast and...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Monday, August 18, 2014
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I've got an appointment with my local radiology unit this morning for a couple of barium related tests. Any recommendations on making the suspension more bearable?The last time I had Barium suspension was March 11, 1988. It was a traumatic day and I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ovenmitt | Monday, August 18, 2014
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