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I just picked up this book on collective/anarchist childcare and got intrigued by the concept....help me find more! [more inside]
Top space science influencers of today's pre-teens? [more inside]
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 I can see both sides. I'm seeking opinions and other cheery ideas if you have them. [more inside]
I have been unemployed for over 2 years and I am finding it very difficult to move on in life. I can barely get jobs and and when I do get a job I cannot hold it down for longer than a week. [more inside]
We are currently expecting our second child at the end of September. Our current child is a boy and we have recently learned that our second child will be a girl. Is there any research-based evidence on whether opposite sex siblings should share a room? [more inside]
hivemind!!!! Does anyone know of any cases where a norm informally or organically arises that prohibits a behavior that is costly to others (i.e., has negative externalities) or demands that individuals do something to reduce costs for others? Examples that come to mind are norms against smoking and norms demanding that people cover their mouths when they sneeze. It would be especially great if anyone also knew of some literature about the emergence of the norm, especially in the form of academic articles, though stuff from newspapers, magazines, etc. would be rad too. Thanks!
After getting burned on our first try, we're trying to look at finding someplace to let our kink flag fly a bit more outside the bedroom. We could use some help/suggestions, though! [more inside]
With regard to urban planning and similar disciplines, what challenges and techniques are relatively unique to islands or island-centric places, such as Hong Kong, Corsica, the islands of Hawaii, Cuba, etc.?
Here's the short version: My neighbor has the loudest motorcycle I have ever heard. This thing is a serious chopper monster. I live in a pretty residential part of LA (Albeit, rapidly gentrifying and so this whole thing has weird classist overtones. I am the furthest thing from a NIMBY-ite, but this bike is insane) and it's become a complete terror. The police don't care very much- What're our options? [more inside]
I'm looking for websites and/or publications (ha!) that direct their focus toward a millenial audience. Specifics inside. [more inside]
I'm interested in joining a civic association (like Lions Club or Rotary or Kiwanis or Junior League), but I don't know anything about these organizations, whether I would actually enjoy belonging, or whether they would want me to join. Can you tell me about the characters of the various clubs, any personal experiences working with them, upsides, downsides, membership selection processes? [more inside]
I'd like examples of women who have sacrificed their lives. [more inside]
Did Helen Keller ever express any position for or against homosexual rights? [more inside]
Is there any academic argument or scientific evidence that what people believe about "what should be" leads them to develop underlying beliefs about "what is" in reality? A kind of worldview conditioning? Conceptually, this would be an inversion of the naturalistic fallacy (which goes from "what is" to "what ought"). Does such a thing happen?
I've having trouble understanding this chart, which was included in this article by Vox. It says that the US government's cost/net revenue is 0.66. Does this mean the US spends 62.5 cents for every dollar it takes in? [more inside]
I'm having some trouble finding historical data on (overall) ad spending by medium. What I would really like, is a single graph or at least table, with some numbers going back ~30 years (or more is fine) that goes up to the present (~2014 let's say). I am uninterested in forecasts, and I'm uninterested in data sets with shorter time windows; my search results are just getting swamped by organizations that (i) are selling something, usually forecasting, and (ii) aren't focused on anything older than a few years ago. [more inside]
Among other things. We were having a chat discussion when she expressed how surprised she was that I didn't know more about Latin American culture since my nephews are Latino. [more inside]
Is Fruitvale BART as bad as people keep telling me? [more inside]
Does the Coast Guard get respect from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines? Or do Navy guys say it's for people too chicken to join the Navy? I don't know what the Marines or Air Force might say. Something equally contemptuous. Can a Coast Guard veteran call himself or herself a 'veteran' in the way that we think of Veteran's Day and sacrifice and national pride. [more inside]
I am possibly misremembering an edit of the Homerpalooza episode of the Simpsons that had someone getting beaten up in the crowd. Do you remember who it was? [more inside]