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March 29

Visions of strangers attacking her son.

At least once a week, when they are in public, my partner finds herself vividly anticipating that the person walking towards her will lunge at and stab her son. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:10 PM - 7 answers

March 28

Wealth Of Nations/Econ History jargon -- Adam Smith's 'control factor'?

What was the control factor for the Laissez-fare capitalist system as proposed by Adam Smith in Wealth of Nations? [more inside]
posted by Rash at 11:18 AM - 9 answers

March 27

It's Alright

What is this song? Chorus: "iiiiiit's alllll-right" [more inside]
posted by stresstwig at 10:00 PM - 52 answers

March 26

I want to go paperless. What can I not discard?

I'd like to go as paperless as possible using a scanner and (probably) Evernote, but I want to make sure I don't get rid of anything important. What kind of documents should I not shred even after I make copies? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman at 1:25 PM - 7 answers

Ambulances and civilian drivers: a traffic etiquette question!

The other day, I was driving home from work and an ambulance was coming up from behind. I didn't pull over because it didn't seem useful, a nearby motorcyclist chewed me out through my open window: "You're supposed to pull over when there's an ambulance!!" Due to the not-so-snowflakey details inside, I'm struggling to understand what the right thing to do would've been. [more inside]
posted by witchen at 10:33 AM - 48 answers

March 25

Ergonomic desk set up that does not require a clamp

Does this exist? I'm looking for the ability to sit/stand at my desk. However, because I have cabinets over/attached to the desk itself, and the desk cannot be moved from the corner it is in, I can't get an accessory to hold two monitors that needs to be clamped to something.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:33 PM - 7 answers

March 24

Planning S.O. Surprise Party

How to plan the best surprise party ever and what are some great places around Boston to celebrate the big 3-0! [more inside]
posted by melizabeth at 8:24 PM - 5 answers

Help Me Stay Busy During Grief

My father died a few days ago. Everybody is telling me that it helps to stay busy. I would like to try that, but certain life circumstances make it difficult. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe at 8:19 AM - 16 answers

March 23

How to "block" unwanted contact

I've had a stalker for about 4 years. I'm not physically afraid of this person, but this is a nuisance in terms of intrusive, unwanted phone calls, texts, emails, social media. I am just so done with this person not respecting my right to peace in my own home. How do I "block" landline/cell phone when Verizon tells me "no can do?" Details after the fold. [more inside]
posted by alwayson_slightlyoff at 11:55 PM - 21 answers

March 22

Help me identify these rock stars

I have a blurry cut-off screenshot from a website which is no longer accessible and I need to figure out who the people (likely rock stars) in the thumbnails are. [more inside]
posted by cyphill at 5:17 PM - 9 answers

Old Timey Name That I Lost

I'm looking for the old time name of a job that I know one of my ancestors did for several generations. It's a weird sounding name for a person that makes sheep gates out of hazel or willow hurdles. I knew it a couple of years ago and have since lost it from my memory and bookmarks. The name was obscure enough that I had no inkling that it was a 'sheepgate maker'(portable sheep fencing) until I googled it and found a reference in a piece or blog about Victorian era occupations. I remember laughing at what it was. [more inside]
posted by Jalliah at 3:53 PM - 9 answers

March 20

AirBnBehavior

My parents are considering getting a pied-a-terre in our mutual hometown, which could be used as an AirBnB at other times. What would we need to know to get into being hosts? [more inside]
posted by St. Hubbins at 11:59 AM - 7 answers

Is this site legitimate?

Is this a legitimate site? I can't find anything online to suggest that it isn't, but at the same time I can't find any reviews suggesting that it isn't, either. Thanks!
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 12:29 AM - 1 answers

March 19

A year of teenager

What steps would I need to take in order to have a foreign exchange student for a year? I already know the student, so I probably wouldn't have reason to go through a matching agency. [more inside]
posted by aniola at 10:04 PM - 5 answers

Was this a webcomic, or just a one-off?

A few years ago I saw an online comic spoofing the overly-serious analysis of anime by westerners. I'm not sure if it was from a web comic or something made as a one-off joke, but I'd like to see it again. [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:01 AM - 5 answers

Researching school districts

A move is in my future, but I need some help figuring out where to move, particularly in regards to figuring out school districts. What is the best way to do this research? [more inside]
posted by katers890 at 7:49 AM - 11 answers

Repressed memories?

I've seen the recommendation on here for The Drama of the Gifted Child many times. I bought it last night and was reading thru it and it seemed ok until I started seeing a lot of talk about repressed memories. Wasn't that all debunked? I'm questioning the validity of anything else the author says. This is just not the book I expected based on the numerous and repeated mentions of it here on the green. [more inside]
posted by sio42 at 6:43 AM - 12 answers

March 18

How do I get rid of this driving anxiety?

I am suffering driving anxiety but not sure how to fix it. I'm looking for ideas on how to proceed. Extended (long) details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:13 PM - 9 answers

What is it?

What kind of cart is this? It came from a surplus school auction.
posted by MayNicholas at 10:23 AM - 6 answers

How can I buy or make this type of cork-wrapped flask?

I'm trying to either buy or make a round-bottomed lab flask with a cork-covered neck. The object of my desire looks like this Kontes Kool-Grip round-bottomed model. Unfortunately they appear no longer to be made, at least as far as I can tell. Where can I find one, or failing that how can I put a very similar wrap on the neck of a regular flask? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 10:11 AM - 6 answers

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