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July 8

Teenage nephew making anti-women comments
My 15 year old nephew has been saying some negative comments about women that make me a little concerned. How should I respond to him? Do I mention it to his parents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:03 AM - 32 answers

July 7

Do you have ideas for a low-budget bachelor party around LA in July?
A group of 10 of us would like to celebrate a dear friend of ours before he gets married, and we're meeting in the Los Angeles area for a bachelor party. We're all students, or recently graduated, and so we're trying to limit the cost to $500. What are some affordable activities that we can do around the LA area that would be super fun? Are there any notable activities close to the coast (Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, etc)? Thank you for all the help! [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide at 11:08 AM - 12 answers

July 6

It's the new 20 or something like that, right?
Any inspirational written materials for a woman about to turn 30? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 12:58 PM - 7 answers

Most interesting science fiction/fantasy monetary or currency systems?
There are lots of interesting SF&F economic systems that are without money -- post-scarcity AI-nano cornucopias, magic subsistence economies, etc. For those who imagine worlds that still have money, though, what are the most interesting speculative monetary/currency/financial systems? (Please feel free to mention the obvious-to-you, as I've got big gaps in my SF&F reading and watching.) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure at 9:22 AM - 18 answers

July 1

How many books has the average person read?
I'd be interested to know how many books the average person has read by the following ages: 21, 30, 40, 60? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl at 10:49 PM - 9 answers

Examples of memorable performances from American Idol, Shark Tank, etc.?
I'm trying to put together a set of performances from various reality/contest shows (e.g., American Idol, Shark Tank) that provide good examples of the following four scenarios: 1. Contestant appears very confident/proud, performs very well. 2. Contestant appears very confident/proud, performs very poorly. 3. Contestant appears very nervous/embarrassed, performs very well. 4. Contestant appears very nervous/embarrassed, performs very poorly. I'm very grateful for any and all suggestions. Thanks!
posted by ChopperDave at 5:25 AM - 16 answers

June 30

How can I help rural women who want to obtain an abortion?
I live in a rural place, the nearest Planned Parenthood is far away and hard to access if you're poor and/or without a car. I want to help women in my area get to the clinic if that's what they need. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by blue_bicycle at 4:59 PM - 13 answers

Gather round, OKC profile critics...
I know the topic of OKCupid profile critiques is polarizing. Those who enjoy picking apart profiles and judging photos, please bring your honesty and step on up. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl at 11:42 AM - 32 answers

June 29

Finding my GGG grandfather
I'm visiting Scotland for a week in July, and I thought it might be fun to lookup some of my Scottish ancestors. We know that the family lived in New Cathcart (parish?) in the 1840's, which appears to now be a part of Glasgow. We also know my GGG grandfather died sometime between 1847 - 1849, in Cathcart, but it's not clear exactly when he died or where he's buried. Would I be wasting an hour or two trying to find it? [more inside]
posted by sbutler at 7:13 PM - 4 answers

Businesses in New York that have been around for over 100 years
I'd like to compile a list of businesses in New York City—starting with Manhattan—that have been around for 100 years or more. I'd also like to include places the public can visit that aren't "businesses" per se. I'm guessing this information is publicly available, but I don't know where to start. Any guidance would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
posted by context adventure at 3:45 PM - 20 answers

Maybe we are stuck-up jerks.
My boyfriend and I are considering moving to the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar at 3:44 PM - 27 answers

Poem (Rimbaud?) about young soldiers' blood in summer fields
I read this poem years ago, and I'm pretty sure it's by Rimbaud, but I can't find it on Google. I think it starts out by describing a beautiful summer landscape, perhaps some wheat fields in France, and then it turns darker and describes dead young WW1 soldiers who lie there bleeding. Which poem is this?
posted by mbrock at 12:27 PM - 6 answers

What makes a good "welcome to our town" package?
What would you like to have known when you moved into your town? I'm helping to put together a 'Welcome to' package for new residents to my town and looking for ideas of what to add to it. What would have helped you settle into and get to know your neighborhood when you moved in? [more inside]
posted by darsh at 10:02 AM - 21 answers

What are the best blogs about history?
What are the best blogs or other online publications about history (any kind) out there? I'm looking for medium-to-long, well-researched, smart, readable articles by a variety of authors with some expertise in their subject matter. I don't want anything too clickbaity, but nothing straight from an academic journal either.
posted by oinopaponton at 7:14 AM - 13 answers

June 27

Do prostitutes date and marry? How does that work?
I had assumed that it would be nearly impossible for prostitutes to date and marry, due to the stigma of sex work, the increased risk of venereal disease, and the guarantee of infidelity. Apparently, this is not true, and now I'm really curious about the dynamics of those relationships, especially how they deal with the question of fidelity. Both scholarly works and ancedata would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang at 7:22 PM - 22 answers

State of Being Other
How to reconcile the differences between your origin and daily society? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 7:53 AM - 12 answers

June 26

German House Party Etiquette
We're Americans visiting Berlin. We have some German relatives who live here who we've met before and prior to this visit, when they knew we were coming, they invited us to a party that was already scheduled for during our visit. It's an annual family gathering held at the grandfather's house. Should we bring a gift? If so, what?
posted by otherwordlyglow at 6:46 AM - 14 answers

June 24

Is my necklace racist?
I inherited a beaded necklace I would like to wear, but first let me run it by you: is it racist? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:46 PM - 16 answers

Strip club recommendations for NYC
There are old questions about this topic but I am looking for updated information and suggestions about strip clubs in Manhattan or Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:54 PM - 7 answers

June 23

Japanese translation help
Help me translate this tea cup from Japan... [more inside]
posted by IfIShouldEverComeBack at 6:30 PM - 2 answers

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