Why do our expectations and ambitions tend to be so different first thing in the morning vs mid-afternoon vs last thing at night - e.g. "I have so much to achieve!" vs "I'm just busy doing some things!" vs "it can wait till tomorrow!" Is it really as simple as energy level, depleting as the day progresses? Why does this change how important things seem to us? Can our outlook at different times of the day be "reprogrammed"? And why do we tend to be delusional to these changes occuring at all (and daily)?
Hi - I'm being interviewed for a job and am being given the choice of day, from Mon - Thurs, so was wondering if the research shows whether one day of the week is better than another?
Have you made the transition from paper journal to digital journal? [more inside]
I've been going from day job to day job for the past few years. There's always a point where I start to lose focus and my work suffers. Is this a sign that I should leave? Or is something wrong with me? [more inside]
How do I cope? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are spending Valentine's Day weekend in Philly. What are some good places to check out that's fairly cheap? More details below. [more inside]
I'm visiting Sydney this weekend for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and have all of Friday (and a few hours of Saturday) to kill while my friend is working. I'm from Melbourne and have visited Sydney many times and seen all the Sydney landmarks and touristy spots (The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower, Bridge climb etc) before. [more inside]
Hi I asked a girl out for valentines day for the first time by text (I would have done face to face but there's like a lot of snow where I am and I have midterms and stuff so I was very busy) but she said that she was thankful that I asked her out but she feels burdened because valentines day is supposed to be with someone special. She asked me if it was ok to see in the weekend. As I asked before on this website, the girl is a friend that I would like to be my girlfriend. Last time we had lunch together, I felt that she liked me but I wasn't too sure haha. I don't know if she still likes me or not after reading her text. I'm not sure if she wants to meet in the weekend because she feels sorry for me. What do you guys think?
My Mum turns 60 in early March. I live in Canada and she lives in the UK. Rather than return home to celebrate with her, she will be visiting me in July and we will attend the Calgary Stampede together as her birthday treat, but I still want her to actually be able to open something from me on the big day. What unique gift can I send to ensure her day is memorable? [more inside]
A week ago today, my sweetheart and I got (gay) married in Utah! We're thrilled. We're going to see a lawyer familiar with gay rights issues that our friend recommended in the new year so we can draw up wills, etc. Here's the question: what is the etc? And any tips for input on wills? [more inside]
I've been asked to show up at the office for the four weekdays between Xmas and January 1 -- AGAIN. But the boss is taking vacation. More drama inside. [more inside]
Are there books such as this to help with gaining traction in your career? [more inside]
How many of my hiveites currently work as a Day Trader? What is your day like and if you were doing it all over again, would you still trade? How about schools like Online Trading Academy? Any thoughts? [more inside]
My husband and I will be in Vicksburg, MS over Labor Day weekend. Neither of us are from anywhere close to the area, but we want to plan an awesome weekend of road trip and adventure. Help! [more inside]
I just got news that I got an internship at an architectural office (altough I just graduated as a a graphic designer) in Tokyo, which is crazy exciting. However, they can't offer any compensation (small studio) so unless I find another job next to this, I need some really cheap solutions. I just sent an email to the studio, asking them for assistance, but figured meta could help. My plan is to stay for 2-3 months. I saved up some money from side jobs, and don't mind spending it on this experience, but the less it makes a dent the better. My only idea so far was to work as some kind of au pair (I speak English, German, Dutch and Croatian fluently, I'm good with kids, but I am a guy, which I guess is not too popular a gender for babysitting), in exchange for a room. Any ideas? Also, some place where I could look for a small job on the side (preferably something where I could use my design skills, but don't mind a day job)? Also, how much can I expect to spend monthly if I'm, technically, still on a student budget? Thank a lot!
Spending a day in Barnstead NH with my dog. What can we do for fun? [more inside]
What can I order from Amazon Prime RIGHT NOW to be delivered for Mother's Day? [more inside]
I know I have a problem drinking. I am a binge drinker that drinks once a month just before my period. Alcoholic Anonymous is the only answer I am getting. It has been helpful in the past, as I had 7 months of sobriety. As a binge drinker one or two nights a month, what do you think I should do, as I have found AA not the exact solution to my problems right now? Let me explain when, how, and why I drink. Please help! [more inside]
Does anyone know why so many of the car washes in New York City (all boroughs) are open for 24 hours? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity in San Francisco on V-Day evening. Why is this so hard to find? Do they just think no one will want to volunteer that night? [more inside]
What should I expect flying with a young child (8) from Seatac on Christmas morning? [more inside]
Boxing day restaurants for 20-30 people (Georgetown)? [more inside]
What are the dates for the 9th and 20th business day for the rest of this year and all of next year?
I need to quickly figure the 9th and 20th business days of each month for the rest of 2012 and all of 2013. Preferably not in a manual fashion. [more inside]
Looking for cool and cheap day trips accessible from Oakland. Preferably things like hot springs, nature/hiking, cheap wineries, etc. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help!
Father's Day - He's got kids, but they're not mine. Should I get him anything? [more inside]
First day/week and month on a new job [more inside]
PDX Filter: Looking for a day use open-air private hot tub / soaking tub in the Portland area. [more inside]
My wife is going nuts trying to remember the name of a book she heard reviewed a few years ago. [more inside]
Am I required to carry workman's comp on free lance day laborers? [more inside]
I have Columbus Day (Monday) off. What awesome things should I do in NYC while everyone else is at work? [more inside]
My brother (18) and I (23) are in the Frankfurt area visiting relatives. We're looking for interesting and fun day trips in and around Frankfurt (let's say anywhere within about a 2 hour train ride) for this weekend and next week: museums, festivals, interesting places to grab a drink, cool shops or places/neighborhoods we should just plain walk around and see. We don't have a car so everything needs to be accessible by public transport. Thanks!
Good Spanish phrasebook for hiring day laborers? [more inside]
Where are the best Canada Day celebrations (Friday, 7/1) in New York City (the first four boroughs are best)? [more inside]
How can I help my wife cope with the death of her father during this Father's Day? [more inside]
We will be vacationing in northern Vermont in July and would like to take a day trip to Montreal. Can anyone suggest a place near the city where we might be able to park the car and then take the Metro? Or a place within the city where we might be able to park for a day? Our plan is to drive up in the morning, do some sightseeing, have dinner, and then head back to our Vermont B&B. Any advice would be appreciated!
How can I scan a wrap-around image on a mug? [more inside]
What do I do for Mother's Day given that (1) she has brought me quite a bit of stress over the past few years and (2) her own mother passed away a few months ago? [more inside]
My best friend's husband has asked for help finding a first Mother's Day gift. We're at a loss. Hope him? [more inside]
High altitude day hikes in California. [more inside]
Do you know of any summer day camps in New York for an inquisitive, science minded 11 year old boy? [more inside]
YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days. What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening? Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
What are some things to do and places to go for a Valentine's day in Detroit? Art or science related a big plus! [more inside]
Valentine's Day gift ideas for my pregnant wife. [more inside]
My Flickr account is totally not popular, and for good reason. It's mostly just a bunch of photos for my parents to look at and I average about 1 visit per day at best.. I looked at my stats recently and, for some reason, 522 people looked at photos, mostly referred from Flickr. WTF? How do I figure out what happened?
What do I get my boss for Boss's Day? [more inside]
My 7 year old nephew is a real city kid who rarely gets out of his Brooklyn neighborhood. I'm thinking of renting a car this Saturday, and busting him out of the city. What are great places to visit or activites to do within an hour and a half drive of the city? [more inside]
Please help me find this elusive bath set. [more inside]
Looking for a specific type of online blog/diary/journal.. [more inside]
Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]