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Baby talk!

I need practical advice from parents. I will become a father in the next 3-4 weeks. What should I be thinking about that I am not? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Dec 7, 2007 - 59 answers

If you had your druthers, what IT career would you recommend?

If you could recommend any career within the computer/IT field, what would it be? The primary factors I'm considering are salary and job security. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Advice for most "authentic" controllers for Microsoft Flight Simulator X

I want to get my father "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" for Christmas and would like advice for which controllers (wheels, yokes, pedals, etc.) to buy for it. I don't know anything about flight controls or flight sims, but I'd like to get him the most authentic setup possbile. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Dec 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me better my chances of getting into grad school.

I'm hoping to get into a Computer Science Masters program somewhere next fall, and am looking for some advice on bettering my chances. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Oppotunity Cost: How do you know if you can afford to quit your job?

Career/Financial Advice: Safety vs. Fulfillment - Can I afford to quit my job? Great salary, massive stock options, utter boredom/disappointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2007 - 21 answers

How can I become the equivalent of a tenured professor...by next year or so?

What is the (probably software related) job that I want called, and how can I get that job now rather than later? Obscenely lengthy explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 24 answers

Big sister filter: Tips for little sister moving to Chicago??

Sister moving to Chicago next week... Tips for her to take with her?? [more inside]
posted by workinprogress on Oct 5, 2007 - 29 answers

I am thinking about becoming a police officer, do I have a chance?

Do I actually have a chance of becoming a police officer?? [more inside]
posted by Bjkokenos on Sep 25, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I find old guides on how to talk to your kids about sex?

Where can I find 1950s and 1960s guides on how to talk to your kids about sex? I know they're out there, but library searches and amazon searches are only turning up newer books.
posted by bflora on Sep 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Software for construction

I am a contractor who specializes in Multi family apartment remodeling. Can anyone recommend an estimating software that is affordable and easy to use.
posted by hernandez5000 on Sep 15, 2007 - 1 answer

I live in the UK. How should I invest £20,000?

I live in the UK. How should I invest £20,000? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Bipolar husband has walked out on a friend of ours. What now?

What are the next steps for a wife who's husband has just walked out? Not-so-delicious twist: husband is mentally ill and probably going to worsen. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Aug 27, 2007 - 19 answers

First Day Advice

First day of work at new job, tips please... [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Aug 24, 2007 - 17 answers

me == jack.trades.all; me != master.trades.all;

I've the office web geek, a real one-man band, with 8 years of experience. It's time to change jobs, but the web employment world is more specialized than ever. What jobs should I be applying for? [more inside]
posted by dw on Aug 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Advice or tips for camping on the beach?

Any tips on camping on beaches? I've been considering going camping on the beachs in Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys or in Assateague Island off the coast of Virgina/Maryland. [more inside]
posted by pemdasi on Jul 30, 2007 - 23 answers

Why do my videos always look so shoddy in PowerPoint?

What video formats work well in presentations? Advice on codecs, presentation software and general tips and tricks sought. Linux and/or WIndows. [more inside]
posted by handee on Jul 12, 2007 - 4 answers

I don't like most young gay guys. But I AM one of them. Help!

I'm a 25 year old gay male and I'm scared to get involved with dating. Guys my age seem shallow and snarky. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jul 6, 2007 - 31 answers

Not exactly Warren Buffett

What is some of the best financial advice you have ever received? [more inside]
posted by elisynn on Jul 2, 2007 - 55 answers

How do I find a job / apartment in a new city?

Any advice on moving to a new, far away city, renting an apartment, getting a job, and perhaps attending a college? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2007 - 10 answers

How do you distinguish yourself from the pack?

How do you distinguish yourself from the pack? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Jun 9, 2007 - 13 answers

What should I do with my life?

About a week ago I graduated from high school—finally. I graduated with honors and have a very large scholarship to a state university here. It's all planned for me to go to university. But I am not sure if I want this. [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Jun 4, 2007 - 44 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

Help me find someone to build my web app!

Help me find someone to build my web app! [more inside]
posted by Geoffh on Jun 1, 2007 - 6 answers

What "Rules for Life" should I pass on to my 15 year old brother?

So I'm putting together a collection of "Rules for Life" as a gift for my 15 year old little brother, that I'll likely put together on one of those one-off vanity book publishery things... and I'm looking for some suggestions as to some good rules. Looking for real advice for obscure situations one might find themselves in, great quotes that can inspire someone to live their life better, serious thoughts that people have realized later in their life that they wish someone had told them previously, and a good dose of humor. Cliche as it is, Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen" column gives a decent examples of the general tone I want for most of it. So.... What else should I put in the book? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on May 28, 2007 - 86 answers

The right trousers?

'Smart casual' trousers, what alternatives are there for men? [more inside]
posted by MrC on May 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Sign lease or move?

Sign lease or move? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Advice for a job interview

I need advice for my community college job interviews this week. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2007 - 9 answers

Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.

I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Offensive meddling or well-intentioned help? What would Miss Manners do?

How should I respond to some friends who are concerned that I'm becoming too codependent, and who have written and given to me a list of things I need to do to become a more balanced person? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on May 2, 2007 - 63 answers

How can I get a guy to like me -- again?

What can I say or do to get a guy to want me again? (Or, can movie cliches be useful in the real world?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2007 - 13 answers

Is this the job I applied for, or, Am I bugging the hell out of you?

Started a second job today - 8 hours Sat. & Sun. Not sure if I like it or if I should even go back tomorrow. It's a sales position, I hate sales people. Help! [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Apr 28, 2007 - 18 answers

How can I spin my upcoming job interview?

I was fired almost 8 months ago, now I've got an interview. Help me spin this to my advantage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2007 - 14 answers

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

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