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Help me become employed in NYC - Preferably in Publishing

I'm in an unusual situation and it's proving extremely difficult to change things. Short version: I've been out of work for five years mostly due to severe depression, anxiety, and an abusive relationship, and have been trying to establish myself since recovering with no luck. I'm a bookworm with a degree who seeks an entry-level publishing position, but will take other (hopefully related, but not an absolute requirement right now) positions in the interest of establishing a recent job history for myself. (Extra long version inside...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2007 - 36 answers

Learn me some harmonica!

Has anyone had any success trying to learn how to play the harmonica with online lessons? [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Apr 15, 2007 - 10 answers

what is the dumbest, funniest, most peculiar piece of advice you have ever found in a self-help book?

what is the dumbest, funniest, most peculiar piece of advice you have ever found in a self-help book? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 5, 2007 - 35 answers

AspieFilter

Is there any point to my seeking a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS), and how can I avoid quacks? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Mar 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Teaching the Non-Rational Part of Yourself that Risk Isn't Always Pain?

How do you convince a part of your brain that seems unaccessible by cognitive function, yet holds beliefs that are affecting your life poorly? The combination of two such "unalterable" opinions has me currently locked into a course that will exacerbate, not solve, some very long-lasting problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2007 - 29 answers

How do I become a great video freelancer in NYC?

How do I become a great video freelancer in NYC? I graduated from college last year with a degree in filmmaking. I know how to make videos - I've used decent cameras (vx2100, pd150) and I know my Final Cut Pro. Through personal connections, I was recently approached by two non-profit organizations asking me to submit proposals to do their promotional videos. I did and I am waiting to hear back. In the meantime, I'm freaking out that I may be in over my head. Any Advice? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on Mar 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Confused by the Tangled Web of Cell Phone Information

I'm probably going to get a cell phone (yes, I'm a holdout) and I want to know what is and is not going to work for me. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Mar 6, 2007 - 23 answers

Corset advice?

I'm interested in buying a corset for use as an outergarment and as nightclub wear. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Feb 19, 2007 - 23 answers

Weird miscommunication?

How can I help or at least understand my friend who is closed-minded, but doesn't realize it and doesn't care? [more inside]
posted by hypervenom on Feb 13, 2007 - 29 answers

Help With Tricky Boss in New Job

Please help ensure the success of my friends new school teaching job. It looks like an excellent job in many respects, but there are two stumbling blocks: 1. The boss is tricky, likely a corporate psychopath. 2. staff are expected to work approximately 30% longer than regular school on-site hours, for no extra pay or compensation. more inside ... [more inside]
posted by singingfish on Feb 3, 2007 - 15 answers

I just gotta be MEEE!!!! Oh, but wait, who am I?

Hello there Bay Area worker bees... care to help a girl trying to reinvent herself (yet again)? I need to find my niche here, but I feel a little lost sometimes. If I pour my heart out, can you share your local insights with me & maybe point me in some good new directions? I thank you profusely in advance for your help. There is much, much... [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 17, 2007 - 19 answers

Best camera that uses the xD card?

Help me find a new digital camera that uses xD media cards. [more inside]
posted by Loto on Jan 6, 2007 - 13 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

Dance Studio Birthday Party - How Much to Charge

I'm trying to figure out how much a local dance studio should charge for hosting a 1-2 hour birthday party with dance instruction by one of our teachers. [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Dec 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for advice & direction in this difficult time

I am 21 and have serious money problems, including a huge debt. The problems are turning into a depression. They affect my ability to commute to work (by car). And now, To top it off, an old friend of mine hung himself 2 days ago. Why? Because of money problems. I dont want to kill myself at all, but I am deeply depressed. Happy Stories, Life Advice, or insight .. all deeply apprecaited. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2006 - 58 answers

What's the worst professional mistake youv'e ever made? How did you recover?

What's the worst professional mistake youv'e ever made? How did you recover? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on Dec 3, 2006 - 28 answers

Post-Breakup Friendship Battles

My girlfriend of four years broke up with me. We're stuck in the same small clique for a while. How do I manage to still see all of our mutual friends? Do I just give up on seeing "her" friends? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu on Dec 3, 2006 - 21 answers

CatPsychFilter: Should we get our cat a kitten? How soon?

CatPsychFilter: Should we get our cat a kitten? How soon? We recently (just this week) lost our five month old kitten... [more inside]
posted by verytres on Nov 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Winds of Change!

(Birthday filter)I am not young enough to know everything. -- Oscar Wilde- Today I turn 28, I have been extremely lucky in life (though this year was full of hiccups). Though this past year was a bit trying, I have plenty to be thankful for. I would love for you guys to give me some advice for the upcoming year. What do you wish you had known at 28 that you know now? Some pearls of wisdom would be the best gift I can ask for. Thanks guys!
posted by boyinmiami on Nov 21, 2006 - 35 answers

Where is the best slice in Brooklyn

Prototypical, definitive, best-you-can get New York slice. In Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by srlbraintree on Nov 17, 2006 - 19 answers

The Radial Fracture Survival Guide: Ow, Oi, Ouch!

Any advice and anecdotes for a college girl with her first broken arm? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Nov 11, 2006 - 17 answers

IM A MUMMY!

I want to be a mummy for Halloween. [more inside]
posted by c on Oct 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Answering Unasked Questions?

Do people ask for advice IRL? If they talk about a problem but don't specifically ask for advice, does that mean they don't want any? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Oct 22, 2006 - 13 answers

What are the canary islands like?

Where should we go for new year? Egypt? Canary islands? Anywhere else? What are these places really like? Criteria and... [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Preventive psychological prescriptions please

Trying to find ways to chill out. I need something that can occupy my mind and entertain me during the evening without putting me in a trance or putting me to sleep. I can't relate to characters on TV or novels, so all I read is non-fiction. With music, it either puts me in a trance or I get bored. I've tried meditation but it just makes me go to sleep. Basically, if I'm not actively engaged with learning something new, being creative, or solving a task, my mind shuts down and I get bored or zone out. Other people tell me, oh that's good that you don't watch TV or anything, but you know, I'm just sick of being so intense. I'm 20, male. Any suggestions, fokes?
posted by Laugh_track on Oct 9, 2006 - 35 answers

How can I help?

I have a dear pal with a coke habit that has driven him to homelessness. He is not a US-native; he grew up in pre-change Eastern Europe. He does have a green card. He has had trouble hiolding job and appears to have never received training in money-management issues either in the US or at home. I do not want him to die, which he will surely do this year if things do not change. What can I do?
posted by mwhybark on Oct 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Advice for a modern international traveller?

EuroFilter: My mom is going to Munich the first week of November. She needs some help...see [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Sep 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Should I pay $500 for to replace my engine?

Short story: I got a tune up including an oil change. That night, the car died, and now they say the engine needs to be replaced? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Sep 21, 2006 - 18 answers

Searching for new computer

I'm looking for advice on what and where to look for a new PC to run graphics and art programs (Photoshop et all) [more inside]
posted by ibfrog on Sep 15, 2006 - 18 answers

Where can I find resources to help me become a freelance IT pro for small businesses?

I think I have the kind of "jack of all trades" IT skillset which would be useful to those small businesses, say those with less than 5 staff, who are unlikely to have their own "IT guy" in-house. I'd like to find any resources/websites/communities that would be able to help me move towards being that IT guy who can support these small businesses. [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on Sep 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Now that my apartment is turning into a condo...

My apartment complex is turning into condos [more inside]
posted by vionnett on Sep 1, 2006 - 5 answers

What is an original format for a sex/relationships advice column?

What is an original format for a sex/relationships advice column? [more inside]
posted by stokast on Sep 1, 2006 - 21 answers

Help me find an obscure R.A. Lafferty quote.

Help me find an obscure R.A. Lafferty quote. [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Aug 28, 2006 - 0 answers

Why don't we follow good advice, even our own!

Why is it so difficult for us to follow patently useful advice from a neutral (i.e., presumably objective) source (i.e., so NOT advice from someone we have a personal connection to)? To keep things simple, consider the advice in cliched proverbs like "Haste makes waste" or "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" (Polonious to Hamlet). The "wisdom" embodied in these maxims is obvious, and yet we all rush, and we all borrow/lend, and later regret it. Not just proverbial advice, but ALL advice is difficult to follow. Why? Knowing of these difficulties, how is it possible for those offering advice to frame/formulate the advice in a form most likely to be followed? I don't think there's a simple answer here, leads and speculations much appreciated!
posted by adamrobinson on Aug 19, 2006 - 27 answers

How to date two women at once?

How do I date more than one person at a time? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Aug 9, 2006 - 23 answers

I want a geeky sewing machine

I want a geeky sewing machine. [more inside]
posted by squishy on Aug 4, 2006 - 13 answers

My friend needs a date!

I'd like to help my buddy find a girlfriend. He's 26 and pretty normal, other than the fact that he's never had a girlfriend or even been on a date and he's obviously extremely shy around females. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Aug 2, 2006 - 35 answers

Suppose you could help jumpstart a real progressive youth movement.

Help me prepare a presentation on the use of social media, especially networks like facebook and myspace, to help grow and enhance progressive youth groups, particularly College Democrats. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jul 17, 2006 - 1 answer

Know any good copiers?

My small office (~20 people) needs a new copier. We don't need an uber-copier, just something to handle a few hundred copies a week. Any advice?
posted by crickets on Jul 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. HELP

Problems with my Neighbour Filter: Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. I live in a ground floor flat and she lives above us. I play music in the daytime as I work from home at a normal level. She is always reporting me to the council saying that I am a nuisance neighbour, HELP! [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jul 3, 2006 - 37 answers

Which style of writing is best?

HelpMyWritingFilter: Am I overthinking or do I actually need these extra words of clarification when it comes to writing fiction? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 29, 2006 - 41 answers

Cellphone Filter: Hunt for a superphone.

Cellphone Filter: Help, getting a new phone this week! Looking for an awesome superphone. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 25, 2006 - 13 answers

After 'A' Levels: advice and recommendations for a university undergraduate.

What would you say to a reasonably bright (nearly) 19 year old at this stage of her life? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 22, 2006 - 38 answers

Indonesia?

Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Can you help with my Mother's eyes?

My mother has been experiencing severe swelling under her eyes at night. None of the doctors she visited have helped. More inside... [more inside]
posted by frogmoses on May 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Great Doc for A Woman at Kaiser in L.A.?

Can anyone recommend a good, woman-friendly physician or nurse practitioner at Kaiser-Permanente's Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles facility? [more inside]
posted by Scram on May 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Can my female friend become less emotionally sensitive? Can I help?

My best female friend is very emotionally sensitive-- to the point where we can't mention a specific ex-boyfriend from three years ago in her presence. I and her other close friends are starting to think she can't control her responses about this, and that it's starting to impact how honest we can be with her. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by woot on May 27, 2006 - 22 answers

Tips for starting a book club?

How do we start and run a successful book club? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on May 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Risk of talking to a pschologist

Many years ago I did something that was bad and illegal. I've been plagued by guilt and I want to talk to a psychologist about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2006 - 36 answers

"Put blue food coloring in your milk so everyone else thinks it has spoiled"

I'd like some advice for 3 first-time apartment dwellers. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Mar 23, 2006 - 30 answers

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