A young woman has joined the Peace Corps and is going to Senegal.
Here's what I want from you: what she will need, what to read, what to see, what to know, all the necessary tips, Peace Corps tips, Senegal tips and Peace Corps in Senegal tips, and so on advice. And, while I am so happy for her, she is so young and so elfin: my heart is in my throat as well -- I don't believe in God but I will be praying for her every day -- what will help keep her safe.
Hive mind, and experienced members, most of all, please hope me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 17, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
: 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -