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July 24

I caught my new nanny doing drugs
I hired a new nanny. Today is her 2nd day. As I had bad experiences with nanny before, I set up a nanny cam. After I came home today, I reviewed the video clips and found my nanny took out a prescription bottle, took a pill out of the bottle, kind of smash something on the table and then use a small paper roll and then it looks like she inhales it into nose. I reported to police right away and will definitely fire her. I don't know what else I can do or what else I should do. Any suggestions? Thank you
posted by kktony at 9:22 PM - 35 answers
Creative writing field trips in the Bay Area
I am a 2nd-grade teacher at school in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our teaching team is looking to add a field trip for the whole grade this year that has to do with creative writing. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:40 PM - 6 answers

Wanted: software to tag words and phrases when studying a language
I'm studying Japanese. I want to tag and track individual words and grammatical structures that I'm learning. What software will help me do this? [more inside]
posted by kristi at 3:05 PM - 1 answers

I want to learn new life skills. Starting points?
I am looking to learn or become better at skills that would make life easier for me (fixing a car, cooking, DIY, things like that). To that end, I'd like to learn of some starting activities for various skills which could act as training wheels so I don't feel overwhelmed by all of the things there are to learn. Enjoyable hobbies (like chess, drawing, etc.) are more than welcome as well. An example of what I am looking for plus some extra details inside. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo at 1:22 PM - 15 answers

July 22

Careers in communications / social justice
I'm going back to school for communications in the fall. I'd like to start gathering career ideas now so I know what to look for when I graduate and also so that I pick the right courses for my career path. When I went in to my undergrad in 2007, I had no idea of what I would do upon graduation. So, I'd like to gather some ideas now and tailor my course selection towards potential career options. [more inside]
posted by winterportage at 12:08 PM - 4 answers

July 20

Correct Qualification/Title for a postgraduate diploma (Australia)
If someone completes a Postgraduate Diploma (in Engineering) and they do not have an undergraduate degree in Engineering (but rather in something else, i.e. architecture), does the postgraduate dip. qualification enable this person to be called/ titled an engineer? [more inside]
posted by Under the Sea at 7:57 PM - 6 answers

Where can I get data on avg step1 scores for medical residency programs?
I'm trying to find a list of US medical residency programs and the average step 1 scores of the applicants that are accepted into each program. Google has not been helpful. I've found match rates, quotas, test scores by specialty, and all sorts of other data. But nothing about test scores by residency program. Does anyone know if this data exists and where I can find it? Thanks in advance.
posted by d(-_-)b at 7:28 PM - 3 answers

Advice for confident everyday writing?
I'm looking for related resources (online & offline) for improving my writing skills for everyday work. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 8:20 AM - 9 answers

July 19

How do I find an acute care nurse practitioner to shadow?
I'm applying to a graduate entry nurse practitioner program this summer (application due Oct 12). I know that this is what I want to do. I know the program I want, but I'd really like to see an ACNP in action. The trouble: I just moved to Columbus, OH and I don't really know anyone.
posted by shesdeadimalive at 6:31 PM - 2 answers

July 17

Datasets for returned merchandise (ecommerce)
I need to get hold of datasets for online purchases, more specifically those that include product returns for a (self funded) project I'm working on. [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse at 10:21 PM - 2 answers

Actually useful online traffic school
My husband got a ticket for a moving violation and has to complete some form of traffic school. He'd like to do it online and would like for it to be actually a useful course, not just some brush off thing. We live in Los Angeles County, if anyone knows of a good one somewhere that would work for him.
posted by jvilter at 6:54 PM - 5 answers

Last minute Exam P advice?
Alright, so, I'm taking my first actuarial exam, Exam P, on Saturday. I've been studying for months, worked through tons of examples, taken loads of practice exams. Do any actuaries or other folks who've taken this exam have any last minute advice for me? Anything you wished you'd practiced more or memorized better?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:35 AM - 8 answers

What Would Be In Your Best High School English Class?
I'm teaching high school-level English next year for students who need a high level of academic support and I want the class to be both highly engaging and content-rich. If you were a kid who LOATHED writing for school, struggled with boring English classes, or can remember what elements you truly enjoyed in your high school English class, what advice would you pass my way? [more inside]
posted by kinetic at 3:21 AM - 46 answers

July 16

What are the most illuminating findings from the field of Cogn. Poetics?
I have an interest in literary theory but have never really had the time to study it fully. Please help me expand my awareness :-) [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl at 9:59 AM - 2 answers

what percent will result from combining two types of milk?
If I add 1/100 to 2/100, I get 3/100 or 3%. But if I add one hundred apples, one of which is red, to one hundred apples, two of which are red, I will have 3/200 or 1.5%. I'm very confused now as to what percent milk fat my milk will be if I combine the two types of milk (1% and 2%) together.
posted by windykites at 9:49 AM - 15 answers

Grad school application question help: Does this answer seem odd?
I am currently in the process of applying to The University of the Pacific's Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations. To answer one of the application questions I used part of a previous paper I wrote a few years back which I think answers the question well. I did cut and paste it with a few revisions and have been told it appears that way. A few other questions about it inside. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! at 7:45 AM - 6 answers

July 15

My professor shares his cultural opinions with the class.
Today my science professor shared his opinion about stereotypes and criminal activity in class. I think this was inappropriate and I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:05 AM - 35 answers

July 14

Book recommendation: a good historical overview of the US in the 1980s?
I am seeking recommendations for (reputable/peer-reviewed) essays or books that could help me develop a nuanced but well-rounded understanding of the social, political, and economic climate in 1980s America (economic deregulation is a particular point of interest). [more inside]
posted by coastisclear at 1:28 PM - 8 answers

July 11

Thoughts on CIS major? (Computer Information Systems)
Is CIS a reliable major for future careers in NY? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 9:17 AM - 5 answers

July 6

Tell me about the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
I'm a lifelong devotee of musical theater, and in the last year or two I've been dabbling a little with writing my own lyrics and maybe kinda putting together a musical. (I've also been doing musical improv, which has helped tremendously.) I'm considering applying for the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, but I don't know very much about the program beyond its famous alums. [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein at 8:49 PM - 0 answers

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