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Rethinking my MA thesis topic - is it too late to change direction?

I submitted a prospectus to my thesis committee last month, but haven't started work on the thesis. Since I submitted the prospectus, I've come to have some doubts about whether or not this is the thesis topic for me. I'd like to take things in a slightly different, but still related, direction. Is is too late for me to do that without coming across as flaky, uncommitted, or reluctant to accept criticism? [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Jul 17, 2015 - 10 answers

Waltham, MA - Schools, especially Waltham High, any good?

I know Waltham isn't regarded as highly as Newton, Lexington, Belmont, etc. This I know. What about the culture of the schools, especially the High School? Do they have a good.PTO? Is there much of an issue with drugs or violence? Are there any gifted or accelerated programs? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jun 22, 2015 - 3 answers

Why is "Portuguese chicken" only a Toronto thing?

I live in an area with a significant Portuguese population (Rhode Island - southeastern Massachusetts), and I am currently visiting Lisbon. However, I have never seen the type of roast chicken advertised as "Portuguese chicken" anywhere other than Toronto. Okay, the Portuguese restaurants in my home area will serve you chicken, but they're not especially known for it. Is it just me, or does there not even seem to be that much roast chicken in Lisbon? (Delicious cuisine overall, though - especially the seafood!) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jun 8, 2015 - 24 answers

Will a M.A. in education be of any possible use if I ever pursue a PhD?

The M.A. isn't optional obviously if I want to continue to teach and the program is good, so that's fine. If in the future I decide to pursue graduate level studies in something related to immunology or developmental biology, will having a Master's in a mostly unrelated field give me any leg up being admitted to a decent PhD program? I'm guessing the answer is a straight "nope". The only thing I can think of is that a lab may look positively on a candidate with several years of formal teaching experience. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on May 27, 2015 - 6 answers

What are some fun things to do in the Boston area?

I just moved to Medford, MA for a job. What are some (preferably free or inexpensive) things I can do on evenings and weekends? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Feb 8, 2015 - 12 answers

How to keep up with Federal & Local data security laws?

I work with (and perform IT functions for) a small direct mail house in the heart of New England. My supervisor has tasked me with keeping up on new and changed laws and regulations regarding data security in the states that we operate in (MA, ME, NH, VT) as well as federally. Is it too much to hope that there's a website that specializes in this? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jan 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Gap between window and wooden sill letting in cold air

Last night as I was closing the shades I noticed cold air coming in and discovered what I think is a fairly recent gap between the wooden window sill and the vinyl windows. The gap is letting in quite a lot of air, and I am trying to figure out a) what caused it and b) if this is something we can fix (temporarily) ourselves. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Dec 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Reputation of Masters Programmes in Europe

I am saving to go to Europe to do a masters degree. I am interested in International Relations, International Law, Human Rights, and European Affairs (history and institutions of the EU, European Law). I'm Australian but I also have UK dual nationality. I am starting to investigate programmes but am finding it hard to narrow down the options and find the best one for me. My question is: how do I work out which master's programmes have the best/ worst reputation?
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Can you dig it? Can I?

Is there anywhere I'm welcome to go fossil hunting along the Connecticut River in MA? Greenfield's closest, but down toward Springfield isn't out of the question.
posted by Lou Stuells on Jul 1, 2014 - 1 answer

[ l i m i n a l i t y ]

Which writers, artists, thinkers, etc explore the themes of liminality in their work? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 15, 2014 - 22 answers

Tips for auditioning a real estate buyer's broker

My wife and I will be sitting down with a real estate buyer's broker over the weekend as we start our home search. The broker would like to represent us exclusively, which I'm not necessarily averse to, but I'd like your recommendations for how to chose a broker to help us be certain she would be the right fit before wasting our time. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 3, 2014 - 11 answers

HowMuchApp

Is there a database of tech companies listing estimated users at time of acquisition and acquisition price? I would like to compare WhatsApp's $/user to many other sales, not just the ones in most news articles like Instagram.
posted by michaelh on Feb 20, 2014 - 5 answers

Mass Special Senate Primary and the NSA, who thinks what?

Ok, so I have not been following the MA primary as close as I would like for the last couple of months since Markey resigned. I am doing as much research as possible prior to the primary tomorrow but one issue in particular I have not been able to find much on despite my googling around. [more inside]
posted by sendai sleep master on Oct 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Insurance in the Time of Arson

In the light of several recent arson cases in Somerville, MA, we would like to get additional home insurance for our condo unit. I'm not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Sep 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Bike & crosswalk rules and behavior in Somerville/Cambridge, MA

What is the legal and/or good behavior when you are riding a bike and come upon a pedestrian crosswalk (no lights) and want to cross the street? What about as a rider who is riding on that street, and there are other riders right behind you, and you see the person trying to cross the street? I'm in Somerville, MA, very close to the Cambridge border. [more inside]
posted by miomiomio on Aug 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me fix my brain

Help! I think I might have ADD. Does that sound right, Internet? I know you're not doctors and can't diagnose me over the Internet. Can you help me find a place to get tested (and treated if appropriate) in Cambridge, MA? [more inside]
posted by sock clock on Apr 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Working & renting in one state and owning a home in another

My husband and I are moving to NYC for work, but we own a condo in MA. Should we try to maintain MA as our legal, permanent domicile or should we just give in and call that our second home? What are the implications of working & renting in one state and owning a home in another? [more inside]
posted by isthenewblack on Jan 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Please advise on car insurance issues after an accident.

A guy hit my car parked on the street in Cambridge, MA, causing some damage (to the car only, I wasn't around). He left a note. I called him and he wanted to bypass our insurance providers. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by A dead Quaker on Dec 16, 2012 - 35 answers

Keep thumbs out of asses in western Mass.

Is there ANYTHING fun* to do on NYE in Springfield, MA? Difficulty level: no alcohol**. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Dec 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Sick of nothing but pavement, cars and strip malls.

Looking for a good, free place to go swimming or camping without tons of people within 25 miles of Lowell, MA. Feel free to message me privately if you don't want to let the whole wide world know about it. In a pinch we'd be willing to drive a bit further.
posted by dunkadunc on Jun 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Interstate car purchase headaches

I'm trying to figure out the logistics of purchasing a car in one state (MA) and registering it in another (TN). [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Things to see & do in Cambridge, MA before you die, aside from the education bit

Farewell, Boston & Cambridge! (What to see/do before I go) [more inside]
posted by smirkette on May 9, 2012 - 22 answers

no seriously, is this masters worth it?

Help me make a decision I keep circling over again and again -- interdisciplinary masters that lets me do some cool research now, or continuing to work/exist in desired city and a more professional and/or appropriate MA/PHd in the next year or two? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Need the money, don't want to be fired.

Should my company be allowed to dock me, as a salaried employee, for the 4 hours I took off today? How should I broach this subject? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Jan 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Looking for an inexpensive dry cleaner in Cambridge, MA.

I recently moved to Cambridge from DC and I'm looking to find an inexpensive dry cleaner. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Nov 15, 2011 - 2 answers

How to find out which roads are flooded after Irene?

The MP and I are headed to Canada tomorrow; huzzah! We're supposed to be driving through western Connecticut, Massachusetts, and central Vermont, though, and through upstate New York on the way back. How do I find out which roads are flooded?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Recommend Programs in Art Education, especially Community Arts?

I am helping my friend apply to grad school for an MA in Art Education, with a focus on Community Arts. Do you have any advice for us? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Jul 25, 2011 - 1 answer

MA-Can't use "last month's rent" on last month?

MA: I can't use my last month rent as landlord informed me to end the lease first? [more inside]
posted by kktony on Jun 28, 2011 - 21 answers

More Security Deposit Drama

I am subletting a room in a four bedroom apartment from a person I met on craigslist. This person moved out/I moved in in March. He's still on the lease and I am also on the lease. Please help me understand how my landlord is handling our security deposits. [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on May 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Job moving to Burlington, MA from New York City. Where should I live?

BostonMetroFilter: My job may be moving from New York to Burlington, MA soon. If I decide to keep the job and relocate, where in the Boston area should I live? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Braintree, where's that??

Braintree, MA filter: looking for a cool bar/cafe/bistro...you get the point. [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Apr 21, 2011 - 2 answers

How to Fight an unfair tow?

How do I fight a towing charge in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

TESOL filter: how do I get from my MA to a PhD, via Japan?

TESOL filter: how do I get from my MA to a PhD, via Japan? [more inside]
posted by Juso No Thankyou on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a traditional canon-focused English MA-- does it exist?

What is the best English MA grad school that focuses on literary forms and content, and literary canon? Secondarily, a PhD program that has a 'hidden' MA possible in this area? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Jan 21, 2011 - 14 answers

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions?

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Oct 28, 2010 - 8 answers

A need to buy

Help me find a way to purchase this home in MA -- another buyer has filed an intent to purchase, but has not signed the Purchase and sales agreement. home inspection has been completed. Seller is willing to sell to me, the dual real estate agent says no. [more inside]
posted by MD06 on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Interesting towns or cities to visit in VT, NY or MA?

Wifey and I are on vacation. We’re currently in White River Junction, Vermont and heading towards western New York. We’d like to spend a night in a town or city that has a vibrant downtown with some interesting shops, restaurants, museums or other attractions. Saratoga is a good example of the kind of place we’d like to visit, but we’ve recently been there. Any suggestions? It doesn’t have to be directly on our route but we don’t have time for a huge detour.
posted by someonesomewhere on Sep 22, 2010 - 19 answers

There has to be a good doctor here somewhere, right?

New health insurance, need a new primary care doctor. I live in Woburn, MA, so I'd prefer one as close to there as possible, and preferably female (though for awesome one, I'd accept a male doctor.) [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me get a great start to my Masters.

I am going to do an MA in European Identity and Integration. What are some good summary works about Europe that I can read to be able to engage with the course straight away? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jul 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Need help finding a therapist

I need help finding a therapist in MA. I have no clue where to start and have some questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound.

Quiet bars in Cambridge, MA on Friday and Saturday evenings? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Journalist ponders life outside this sinking industry

I want to be a corporate litigator. Or a government economist. Or a geophysicist. Or corporate finance guru. Or something. Please held this 32-year-old journalist explore possible second career options. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 12, 2010 - 30 answers

What do we want? Brains! When do we want it? This weekend!

Does anyone know whether the zombie march from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge will be taking place this Sunday? If so, what time? I can't seem to find any information about it. Or, if you know any other zombie marches in/around Boston this weekend, I love to hear about them. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Is a great MA program worth the debt?

I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 17, 2010 - 33 answers

How useful is a Chinese studies M.A.?

I'm thinking about getting an M.A. in Chinese studies. How useful a job qualification would it be if I didn't go on to get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Where can I find a list of Postgraduate Photography courses in the United States?

Where can I find a list of Postgraduate Photography courses in the United States? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Tha ma ra boum de hé (not the dirty schoolyard chant)

Can anybody track down a version of "Tha ma ra boum de hé" or "Tah Rah Rah Boom Di Ay" performed on solo accordion (no vocals or anything)? A digital version is preferred but if I need to track down an old LP somewhere I'm willing to go on a quest.
posted by Overzealous on Oct 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Cheap extended stay in Cambridge

(Very) Cheap places to stay in Cambridge, MA, for about 7 nights? [more inside]
posted by paulesque on Sep 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Creative people - teach me how to make my wedding magical.

Design our "First Summer's Night Eve" wedding, creative people! [more inside]
posted by semacd on Aug 17, 2009 - 17 answers

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