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Visiting China for the first time

Ni hao! I will be visiting China for the first time this December. Please share your advice and anecdotes! [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on Jul 15, 2014 - 11 answers

How can I account for a long break in my work history? Plus, I'm disabled.

Because of a disability, I have not been in the workforce for nine years. I am now looking for employment and would like some advice on how to account for the absence. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Fitbit hacks?

I got a Fitbit for Christmas! Do you have one? What should I know about it? Any tips/tricks/hacks for getting the most out of it?
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Tell me the things you wish you had known before you made a music video.

My friend asked me to make a music video for his band, but I have never done this before. We don't mind it looking a little lo-fi. I am looking for tips and advice from people who have done this before. Please tell me the things you wish you had known before you embarked on this particular endeavour. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Nov 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get the best deal setting up the internet

How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Communication Hacks: I know I need to communicate more. It's the remembering to do so that I have a problem with.

I persistently forget to keep my colleagues informed on my work progress. Please help me with your actionable, communication hacks! [more inside]
posted by Tall Telephone Pea on Feb 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me prepare for a month backpacking in Europe

Please help me plan a month long backpacking trip through Europe. I've never done this sort of this before for this long and I need even the most basic tips as regards travel of this nature. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Oct 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Last minute advice for solo trip to Paris?

I'm heading off to Paris for four days, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I'll forget something important. I've never been to Paris, and I haven't been to Europe for fifteen years. I'll be staying by myself in a hotel in Arondissement 7. I'm wondering if you can help me out with any last-minute tips or things I'm likely to have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Insights gained via one's career

What have you learned through your career, major, or specialization that you wish the general public knew? [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Jul 2, 2009 - 215 answers

Teaching tips or advice.

If you have been a teacher for some time, what tips or advice would you give your younger self about the reality of teaching? i.e. things that are only discovered after being in a classroom for a few months/years. ESL-related things preferred but not essential.
posted by Memo on Apr 25, 2009 - 32 answers

Inspirational Places to Travel From Hong Kong !

Holiday / Vacation Inspiration Needed ! A last minute opportunity for an Asian getaway has popped up ! I will be in Hong Kong, my travel destination will be ?????? >>>>> ???? [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

We're getting a dog!

Looking for your advice/tips/etc for new dog owners. How to save time, save money, what's worth it, what's a waste, what/how to DIY? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Feb 3, 2009 - 40 answers

Ideas on getting to Vienna from Sydney?

Things to consider on getting to Vienna, Austria, from Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Tips and tricks for Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox, or not? Also, what tricks or tips have you learned in your experiences with Chicken Pox? [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Dec 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Girlfriend's Mac in a coma

Why won't my girlfriend's MacBook start? It went to sleep when we did, last night, and when she got up this morning it was just: BLACK. [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Jun 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me live out of my car!

I'm about to live out of my car for about two months. What tips or tricks should I know before doing this? [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Top tips and advice for building a Shuttle barebones system?

Over the weekend, I shall be building a Shuttle SK21G Barebone PC system. Given that I've only built about 4 computers (all of which worked fine) and never a Shuttle, is there anything you can tell me or websites I should read which will make the building process go smoothly? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Dec 12, 2006 - 16 answers

Advice for college freshmen?

I'm going to be a freshman going to college in the fall. Any advice, helpful anecdotes, experiences, tips or suggestions? [more inside]
posted by petah on Aug 8, 2005 - 82 answers

Grad School Living

Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 4, 2005 - 28 answers

Drywall Tips

Drywalling: putting up gyproc over an insulated interior wall. From cutting to affixing to mudding, what tips and tricks have you learned? Aside from learning to pay someone else to do it, though I suspect that's ultimately the lesson...
posted by five fresh fish on Oct 21, 2004 - 14 answers

Advice for a first-time LARPer.

Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 9, 2004 - 14 answers

Mac Newbie

I am about to order an iMac, my first Macintosh. What do you wish someone had told you when you got your first Mac? (mi) [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Sep 29, 2004 - 46 answers

Poker Tips

Second question of the day (visio one just below was first) hope I am not pushing my luck. Have been roped into a poker game tonight. 6 players, 4 strangers, texas holdem, never played for money with more than one person, have no poker face and no basic strategy. Could anyone point me to a page or give me a golden rule or advice or something that I can use to get me through. I will learn the rules myself. Something I can get into my head in about an hour.
posted by kenaman on Sep 24, 2004 - 19 answers

Pitfalls of buying a basement flat?

I'm thinking about buying a new flat - but it's in the basement of a big old house. Anyone know of any pitfalls I should watch out for - and specifically, what are the tell-tale signs of damp (that even a novice would notice)?
posted by ascullion on Jul 22, 2004 - 10 answers

Standup comedy resources online

Decent links to standup comedy resources and advice from anyone who has tried it please. I have agreed to do some standup in the next month having never done it before. Thanks..
posted by kenaman on Jul 7, 2004 - 10 answers

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