My daughter's dentist is recommending myofunctional correction to correct a bad bite. My person experience is with regular orthodontics when i was a child and they did nothing. I am open to new approaches, but I'd like to know if anyone has had good or bad experiences with myofunctional correction.
posted by alcahofa
on Dec 23, 2013 -
I've got a mass of ivy leaves growing along the side of my house, digging its way into the brick and poking through windows at some points. The ivy is growing from a "bed" with a couple of other plants (my terminology may be off, I'm not much of the gardening type). I want this ivy to die. The other plants that are growing near it are acceptable collateral damage.
What I'm looking for is basically the chemical equivalent of a flamethrower. I'd like to buy something I can dump all over the roots and then come back a few days later to find all of the ivy growing on the side of my house dead.
posted by mrplaid
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I've been in the mood for media with interesting villains and antiheros lately, and it suddenly occurred to me that I'd like to see some interesting female
villains. But I don't want them to be Disney-villain-esque women whose motives are defined by their femininity. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Nov 4, 2013 -
Was I sexually violated? I keep obsessing about this, I don't know if the other parties care or have declared me a pariah [more inside]
posted by Jewel98
on Oct 6, 2013 -
Help me mefites! I'm in the D.C. Area on business, and my hotel doesn't have AMC!! I have tried googling to find a finale viewing party in this area, but to no avail. Does anyone know of any finale viewing parties in the Washington, D.C./McLean, VA area? Maybe a bar that's showing it? Im desperate to see how the show will end, preferably with other fans of the show and/or fellow Mefites...any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
posted by KillaSeal
on Sep 29, 2013 -
I am struggling to remember where I saw this scenario play out, I'm hoping it will ring a bell to someone out there. I only remember vague details so I may get some things wrong. It's about a drugged out couple helping a stranger rob them and only later realizing what happened. [more inside]
posted by ZackTM
on Aug 23, 2013 -
I'm a software developer, and I seem to be a magnet for batsh*t when it comes to jobs.
During interviews, I've been outright lied to. Once I get on the job, I invariably find the positions I take are just not what the interviewer made it sound like they would be. Ultimately, I find these jobs descending into madness. Literally. I've found myself on the receiving end of everything from disrespect to downright mentally abusive behaviors. [more inside]
posted by Grimmie
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I got myself into a situation where I have to go for a job interview for a customer service position at an insurance firm tomorrow. I do not want this job. For reasons I will explain inside, I cannot just say "I do not want this job." Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 23, 2013 -
Considering dropping out of 1st year humanities PhD program. Terrified of starving on the streets. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 12, 2013 -
I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
posted by buddylove
on Mar 6, 2013 -
My wife has had an awful day. I mean awful. She is stressed, upset, feeling pretty depressed about it. Between the kids having a rough day and one of her clients cheating and taking advantage of her, her short term self-esteem and resiliency are shot. Wow... she has every right to feel this bad. I've got 30 minutes to try to do something nice for her before she gets home. What little things would make you feel better after a rough day? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog
on Feb 21, 2013 -
one of my cats claws up furniture. I've tried a huge list of fixes, with no luck. I'm considering that he's bored. I'm on my last thread here, and the options are maybe now he goes outside and hope that being less bored helps, or that he gets declawed, which I'm totally against. help me with more creative ideas? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066
on Feb 14, 2013 -
I'm doing an international presentation about rebranding, and I need to educate the audience about how logos are not the brand, but just a representation of how the public views them. I want to do a little exercise showing a bunch of brands with negative associations and ask them to think about how they feel about them. The first logo I've thought of is the swastika, but I don't want to Godwin myself. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I'm asking this question because I can't really verbalize it as well as I'd like to since I'm trying to look at it from all perspectives.
I've been under the management or oversight for a couple of total assholes this past year and a half. The first was the director of the graduate program I am on leave from, and the second is my current boss, a cafe owner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Let's say you're making a playlist called "Bad Girls & Slide Guitars". Let's say the first song is 'Hell on Heels' by the Pistol Annies. What would the next songs be?
posted by signal
on Dec 1, 2012 -
I have been having a "war" with some competitors. They meet in the same restaurant where I've called a meeting next week. My meeting is couched as an "open meeting" (meaning anyone who is interested can come). It's a roundtable meeting of like minded people and meant to be informal, and it's not through any employer. I've put the invitation up publicly onto a blog. The problem is, if the three people who I've warred with were to show up, the meeting could quickly become their meeting. I want to take hold of the reins of my own meeting. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow
on Nov 11, 2012 -
In Breaking Bad, Walter White is a genius chemist. In Prison Break, Michael Scofield is a genius structural engineer. What other shows use a main character's genius in a given field like these shows do? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow
on Sep 19, 2012 -
So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Jul 2, 2012 -
So I've got the classic dilemma- to eat or not to eat. I have some chorizo (the mexican variety, olé brand, if it matters), that I opened maybe two, three months ago. The chorizo is stored in individually wrapped sausage shaped holders. The sell by date on the package is June 16, as in next month. When I broke open one of the wrappers, the chorizo still smells divine inside. Is it ok to eat it since the main package was opened? Does the air outside of the little wrappers cause what's inside them to go bad? The internet was full of generalizations ("it's ground meat, of course
it will go bad"), but I'd like a more definite answer. Anybody know?
posted by nzero
on May 18, 2012 -
How can I stop messing with my cuticles and nails? I don't want sad-looking hands forever! [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Feb 24, 2012 -
What relatively high profile celebrities, artists or entertainers have very poor websites? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Dec 18, 2011 -
Smart people who did badly in college - how did you regain your footing and develop your work ethic and study skills? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Nov 20, 2011 -
My adult female Rottweiler exhibited resource guarding aggression for the first time today. I am inclined to simply not give her the treat that made her growl ever again, but what else should I be doing to insure we don't have a problem? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Aug 17, 2011 -
I'm a freelance writer who needs to tactfully end a business relationship with a web design firm. Help me walk away relatively unscathed. [more inside]
posted by shiggins
on Jul 30, 2011 -
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
posted by item
on Jul 21, 2011 -
My brother and I are afflicted by tonsil stones (Tonsiliths) Please help us discover the cause and solution. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984
on Jul 14, 2011 -
How much impact does a boss have over an employee’s happiness and career? What is your experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 11, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a story about an SUV or truck company that allowed users to make commercials for their vehicles -- and people made some very negative ads. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer
on Jun 9, 2011 -
I had a very bad experience with marijuana recently, and I’m looking to figure out what caused it, and how I can stop it from happening again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 3, 2011 -
I’ve settled on a professional grad programme I’d like to attend. It’s fairly competitive. Like almost every other such programme in Canada, minimum entry criteria include a four-year BA with a B+ average or higher (likely, much higher) in the final two years of study. Most will not consider applicants with any other profile, e.g., a three-year BA + GRE + additional courses taken as a visiting student, as has been suggested in other questions. I’m writing because I suspect I’ve got the stinkiest background imaginable - two undergrad attempts, and more. I sincerely thank in advance anyone with the patience to read further. [more inside]
posted by nelljie
on Mar 19, 2011 -
With high arches and knees that, all of a sudden, are constantly hurting on the medial side of the joint, I've got to find a walking shoe to help extend the life of these parts. I walk on sidewalks mostly, in the neighborhood. I think a weekly MoTown Dance Party at the local joint is the reason for new knee problems, because I've never had them before all this dancing.
I've had great difficulty finding a shoe made with high arches. Slipping in the "Dr. Scholls" type inserts doesn't do it (they slide around too much) and right now, I can't afford orthotics.
My mom has feet that have all but fallen apart. She's had foot and knee surgery and hobbles around. I don't want to end up that disabled!
Can anyone recommend a good shoe?
posted by sleeping beauty
on Oct 19, 2010 -
I'm learning English. Could you tell me the difference between "not bad" and " not half bad "?? It means, "very good"? If there is a kind of different nuance between the two, please show me how to use them.
posted by mizukko
on Sep 24, 2010 -