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The Mathematics Of Time

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 through the Annus Mirabilis papers with a red pen; that's the sort of proficiency I have in mind. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies to Science & Nature at 5:57 PM on Apr 25, 2015 - 7 answers [20 favorites]

When does this go away?

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 like to hear from those who have grieved a relationship and moved on. [more inside]
posted by outoftime to Human Relations at 9:16 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 20 answers [16 favorites]

Italian Beef

I need a good Chicago-style Italian beef recipe, preferably for a slow-cooker. [more inside]
posted by griphus to Food & Drink at 7:43 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 7 answers [12 favorites]

Dealing with an impostor like syndrome when you are an impostor

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. How should I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 1:42 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 28 answers [11 favorites (10 in the past 24 hours)]

Suggestions for childrens foreign language vocab books?

I would like to know what the standard children's books, specifically vocabulary learning books for babies and toddlers, are in each language. [more inside]
posted by skwint to Writing & Language at 3:25 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 2 answers [11 favorites (10 in the past 24 hours)]

Might As Well Face It, I'm Addicted To Gifs

My latest guilty pleasure is Tumblrs that use a crapton of silly, pop-culture-y gifs to give a humorous take on someone's job, like When You Work At A Museum or What Should We Call Stage Management. The problem is that those are the only two I know. Got any more recommendations?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Computers & Internet at 2:15 PM on Apr 24, 2015 - 29 answers [40 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

Baby anarchists are the cutest anarchists

I just picked up this book on collective/anarchist childcare and got intrigued by the concept....help me find more! [more inside]
posted by Toddles to Society & Culture at 6:57 PM on Apr 25, 2015 - 5 answers [8 favorites]

Spanish language school for a duo of new travelers

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 both relatively inexperienced female international travelers and don't really know how to assess what's actually safe for us. Questions: 1) Should we go to Guatemala for this ? 2) If not, where should we go? If so, where should we go? I know there have been questions on this, but it seems things may have changed in recent years. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs to Travel & Transportation at 8:53 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 6 answers [7 favorites]

Strategies for paying down student loans

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 them down while making income-based payments? [more inside]
posted by robertthebruce to Work & Money at 2:56 PM on Apr 25, 2015 - 5 answers [6 favorites]

Awesome Spice Rubs for Grilling Meat and Veggies

Where do i find small batch handcrafted spicerubs to send as a gift. [more inside]
posted by sukhisingh to Food & Drink at 5:30 PM on Apr 25, 2015 - 12 answers [6 favorites]

Where do women (like me) buy clothes online?

I have a problem buying clothes online. I'm in an in-between point in my fashion life: I'm not dressing like an undergraduate, but I haven't reached the LL Bean stage in my life either, and I don't have an office job that requires wearing business casual. Where do you all shop online? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 12:22 PM on Apr 23, 2015 - 21 answers [30 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Museum aesthetics? why?

It's grey with TIMES NEW ROMAN and lots of ellipses.....where and when did this develop? [more inside]
posted by rtodd to Grab Bag at 6:12 PM on Apr 24, 2015 - 6 answers [9 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Help a girl on a budget have a spa day in the privacy of her own home

I can't afford to go to a spa but I've always been enticed by the idea of a mud bath, getting a massage, etc etc. Sometimes I take some time to do a clay face mask and polish my nails which make me feel pretty good about myself not to mention relaxed. I'd like to create some sort of budget-spa/pampering experience in my own home. [more inside]
posted by atinna to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 5:02 PM on Apr 12, 2015 - 26 answers [94 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

When you actually have time to cook, what do you cook?

I'm about to have a week off while in-between jobs and one thing I'd like to do with that time is make some amazing dinners for myself and my husband. I like cooking, but as my husband and I are both full time we usually stick to recipes that take 30 mins or less. But if you had, let's say, 4 hours to dedicate to dinner what would you make? Details within... [more inside]
posted by like_neon to Food & Drink at 9:29 AM on Apr 23, 2015 - 33 answers [45 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

How do I make this happen?

I'm studying on my own for a new career in web development, but "real life" keeps interfering. How can I make this a priority when so many other things demand my attention? Have you successfully done what I'm trying to do--gone back to school or studied for a new career while otherwise working full-time? How did you make it happen? I guess this is a "help me with time management and motivation" question more than anything... [more inside]
posted by Sockrates to Work & Money at 7:31 AM on Apr 24, 2015 - 10 answers [19 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

I don't want kids. How can I get my biological clock to shut up?

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. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Health at 2:23 PM on Apr 24, 2015 - 25 answers [12 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Holiday help!

Can any MeFites help two Brits pick the perfect North American holiday? [more inside]
posted by Albondiga to Travel & Transportation at 2:35 AM on Apr 25, 2015 - 25 answers [4 favorites]

I am a shell of a person because of my NPD mother. Now what?

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. I feel like an unaccomplished child/loser at life. I'm a shell of a person. [more inside]
posted by atinna to Health at 2:05 AM on Apr 26, 2015 - 4 answers [4 favorites]

I look 37 at 22, please advise?

Hi there, this is something that's been on my mind a lot lately and I was wondering about the opinions of others. Has anyone out there actually tried medical treatments that are supposed to make you look younger? Specifically, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation, or the 'dreaded' facelift?? (I say dreaded because it has a bad reputation.) It's hard to know what the results are without actually asking someone who has undergone it- not to mention that it would be incredibly rude to inquire. I don't trust any of the online review sites, so I'd appreciate everyone's personal anecdotes about these options. [more inside]
posted by nephilim. to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 11:13 PM on Apr 23, 2015 - 29 answers [16 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

It took two years but she's finally figured out how to watch a video!

I'm looking for youtube videos of people dancing all fancy to share with my grandma. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to Media & Arts at 9:22 AM on Apr 24, 2015 - 14 answers [9 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

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