What is "electric potential"? I've dug through the internet, gone to tutoring, asked my teacher, and nothing has helped. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw
on Oct 3, 2013 -
I would like to find novels told from the point of view of at least two characters where one portion is written in the first person and one is in the third.
posted by bananafish
on Sep 11, 2013 -
I contributed money to several different 401(k)s over the last decade and I have no idea where the accounts are. Help me find my money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 9, 2013 -
I'm looking for the best ball and cup magic routine I've ever seen. It was posted on the blue about a year ago. I believe the guy had a beard, and he may have used mugs and music to go with the routine. The amount of variations and throws that he used were mind boggling. My google fu is failing me, hive mind please help.
posted by MechEng
on Aug 7, 2013 -
In less than a month, a classic car auction is coming to my neck of the woods, and by pure chance they're auctioning off an oddball car that I think is fantastic. Help me proceed without making any foolish mistakes. [more inside]
posted by davejay
on Jul 12, 2013 -
I just broke my point and shoot camera and want to replace it with something more modern. I have a 4GB eye-if SD card that I configured to auto-upload to my online photo storage for me, but I'd like to find a camera that has this feature built in.
A quick google (an 4 hours later), it doesn't seem like I can find such a camera -- is my google searching rusty, or is the camera market missing "automatic, easy picture upload" as a built in feature? I don't want to use my eye-if anymore. Any suggestions for a camera that does it all?
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Jun 27, 2013 -
I have just finished a college course in business English. I did well, but I want to be able to look at parts of speech in a sentence and understand enough to know for sure why I am using who or whom or when to choose subjective or objective pronouns. (Example: Do you think it was THEY who left the door unlocked overnight?) My textbook spent more time telling you to substitute he or him for who or whom, but I wanted to be able to understand what part of speech was responsible for the choice. What is the best college level or above textbook to teach me this? Thank you in advance.
posted by Leah
on May 7, 2013 -
Hi all, I recently started the F-Factor diet
For the first two weeks carbs are limited to fiber crackers, all bran, 0% greek yogurt, and one piece of fruit a day. No beans or starchy vegetables. You are allowed a small amount of fat (like a few slices of avocado, or a few peanuts, or a couple teaspoons of oil. Other than that you can have a lot of lean protein (fish, turkey, egg whites, skinless chicken, pork, light cheese, lean beef with fat removed etc.) and vegetables. Unfortunately I'm going away to a cabin this weekend and everyone else will be drinking like fishes and eating crazy fattening food.
What are some things that I can make with lean protein and vegetables (and maybe the small amount of fat I'm allowed) that would be tolerable if not delicious. I will have access to a very basic kitchen (nothing fancy but at least a refrigerator, oven and stove).
posted by bananafish
on Apr 10, 2013 -
I am looking for a succinct synapses of the history of international Maternal and Child Health (MCH) initiatives since it first became an issue until the present which would be, I think, the Millennium Development Goals? Or is there something more recent? It would, ideally, be an article that outlines that background rather than a complete book that explains it all in detail. Can you help?
posted by lil' ears
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Dec 13, 2012 -
I work in IT and am 32. I've recently left my job of 11 years for a 10K pay increase and to try to advance my career. I really didn't want to do it because I was comfortable and happy where I was in the old job. I'm an ISTJ (introvert) and my nature is to not make big changes in my life. I worry about not having a clear path in my life. Ive been at the new job for 2 months now and It's been up and down but i'm definitely not as happy as I was at the old job. [more inside]
posted by qxmbati
on Dec 2, 2012 -
Where is all the music from behind the email stinger on the Ron & Fez show from? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Nov 20, 2012 -
What's the moral argument against running away from an accident if the victim's being cared for (aside from insurance issues)? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Nov 12, 2012 -
My mom just had her third surgery to repair hip tendons and its expected that she will not be able to go anywhere without 2 crutches for 6-8 weeks. Besides limiting mobility, it also means that she won't be able to cook for some time--her lifelong passion and joie de vivre, besides plants.
If she were nearby i would go spend time with her, but she's across the Atlantic (France, I'm in the US).
I'm trying to think of ways to cheer her up, make life easier, ease the tedium. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Do I have to believe in the disease model of addiction to be successful in my recovery? I go to this counselor and he says in order for me to be happy I need to buy into NA and make friends there to live a happy healthy and normal life. I dont like NA and dont believe in the principles. Why cant I just say I was on drugs and now I am off without having to talk about it all the time? Is this the only way to happiness? He said I am fighting my disease and will never be happy if I dont try it. I have been sober for 5 months and I have real bad days and some good days. I am always overanalyzing things. I started CBT and that has seemed to make me more anxious at the moment. He also says that in my case CBT wont work unless I stop fighting my disease. I dont see how that makes sense.
posted by Truts83
on Oct 31, 2012 -
Excelfilter: How do I find and replace (e.g. replace 17 for 18) a set of numbers in the format: 17-01-06 without it being recognised as a date? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I want to give up trying to date, I just keep getting rejected, can you guys help me stay motivated and not quit trying? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind
on Oct 17, 2012 -
Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website. I am begining a retail web venture and need some terms and conditions verbage. Boilerplate will do. Can someone point the way today?
posted by citybuddha
on Sep 26, 2012 -
Hi, I have heard many opinions about this but need a final answer: vulva should be washed with soap or not?
posted by the young rope-rider
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Cheap clothing worldwide: OK I see ads for very low dollar cost clothing which leads to short lifespans for those clothes and a never ending repeat cycle. Is this something other countries outside the US do for their garments? Do say German middle class parents buy cheap items for school or do they buy better grade products and buy them less often? Is the Wal-Mart/Ross/K-Mart junk clothing limited to the US? Same with cheap shoes, are the quality shoes found in German or Swiss or French stores better and therefore longer lived?
posted by Freedomboy
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Recommendations for Cabins & Queer-Friendly B&B's between Mendocino and Portland? [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Jul 11, 2012 -
GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jul 1, 2012 -
Heading to Portland, OR for the first time! Super excited, and could use your help with our special-snowflake travel needs. [more inside]
posted by thebergfather
on Jun 22, 2012 -
Where can a rock band get a gig in Manhattan on a favorable night of the week without having recent gig experience? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield
on May 18, 2012 -
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo
on May 9, 2012 -
Our favorite parakeet (a 5 year old little sweetie who came to us as a rescue) just spent 48 hours as a wild bird, and three people were instrumental in returning her safely to us. Please help us decide on the perfect gifts of appreciation. [more inside]
posted by cakebatter
on May 1, 2012 -
Well, we were successful, and I pulled off my birthday party
by DMing a 1st Edition rules run through Steading of the Hill Giant Chief without too much trouble. Now, my players are well and good hooked, and we're talking about actually running a campaign. Some things came up, however, that some other old school gamers may be able to help with. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Apr 8, 2012 -
Looking for a Bed and Breakfast near NYC for a nerdy, foodie, book and music loving couple's last huzzah before she leaves! [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I've actually had this problem for awhile. I usually wake up in the mornings with congestion mostly a lot of phlegm. I have to clear my throat numerous times, blow my nose, etc. The phlegm is clear, no discoloration. Clogs most in my throat so I almost have to make a hacking sound to bring up the phlegm. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth
on Mar 5, 2012 -
What are some common arguments for and against socialized healthcare on the left and the right? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax
on Mar 3, 2012 -
How to detect virus on my blog, put up by my Mac, and appearing on PC of my readers. [more inside]
posted by Postroad
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Looking for an audio version of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Peter and the Wolf" that I heard in the 1980s where the narrator describing the wolf pursuing the duck says, breathlessly, "Lope ... waddle ... waddle ... lope ..." (describing their movements, with violins screeching in the background). I am looking for the particular recording that said it this way. It is particularly humorous and has great narration by a male voice in English. I thought it was the Peter Ustinov, but apparently not, as I bought it and it doesn't have this line (unless there is an alternative version floating around).
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jan 16, 2012 -
I'm planning an old-school 1st Edition AD&D gaming session for April. I haven't played AD&D, or tabletop gamed, for nearly 20 years. I still have all the materials required to set up and play the game with friends, but I'm worried that I'll be under-prepared for the session. Do you have any suggestions for ramping up? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis
on Jan 16, 2012 -
This is a bit of a long-winded question if not a bit of therapy while I'm typing this. It involves a break-up, not unlike many others before me. Although it involves a major introspective on my part, it is hard to come to grips with it.... [more inside]
posted by timmatkf
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Need help recalling the name of an obscure(?) Christmas movie. It had a boy and a girl who run away to see Santa Claus (in Lapland?) and they get in trouble with Santa and run away to a gingerbread house and (a la Hansel and Gretel) an old lady/witch puts the boy in a cage and tries to fatten him up so she can eat him but they kids push her into the oven (I think). It's all a bit hazy but I think it was from the late 80s, or possibly early 90s.
posted by 1000monkeys
on Dec 10, 2011 -
I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax
on Dec 3, 2011 -