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Assess this: how can I better judge whether or not to go?

I need to find a source for travel and security advisories for locations around the world. Our organisation is too small to employ a security advisor and I don't always trust the locals. What publicly available resources do you use to prepare for travel? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on May 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Meditation for busy parents?

How do I find a time and place for meditation as a parent? [more inside]
posted by dylan20 on May 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this?

I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 24 answers

bad friend + mefi = better friend?

How do you manage feelings of frustration when someone in your life is behaving in a self-destructive way? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on May 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Quality music/cinema receiver driving at least 130w for cheap?

I need a new amplifier/receiver for music and TV/home-cinema. I've looked at the Onkyo "network" range, especially entry level around £350-£400, but I am sure I could get my hands on an amp from a few years ago with all the features I desire, and save a bundle. I'd really appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Work-y Love Triangle: Help Me Keep It Simple.

I like him, I am pretty sure he likes me, yay! Complications: we essentially work together, and he theoretically has a girlfriend. Tips/suggestions needed for navigating this situation with maturity, honesty, and a minimum of hurt feelings. Stories and anecdotes about similar situations--with good outcomes or otherwise--VERY welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 63 answers

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing?

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

So obvious, even a fool could understand it

How does one internalize advice that is an enumerated collection of pithy platitudes? [more inside]
posted by identitymap on May 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Should I be doing anything besides wringing my hands

So, you might remember my question 'help me navigate and not screw up this budding online relationship', in which I managed to self sabotage a good thing w/ a guy who was really into me by dragging on a conversation online for 4 months and screwing up 3 attempts to meet. Well, I re-read our entire conversation and it seems he had subtly made attempts to hang out 2 additional times! (I don't know what's wrong with me and why I was being so daft, scared or evasive). I took you all's advice and apologized for flaking on our first official/somewhat organized meetup in which my rules about being feminine/cautious caused me to act like an idiot. His specific response to my date suggestions was ... [more inside]
posted by soooo on May 3, 2012 - 36 answers

Help me decide what option regarding my future is best.

What I should do? [more inside]
posted by kiralee on May 2, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I overcome my fear of men?

How can I overcome my fear of men? [more inside]
posted by instantfail on Apr 30, 2012 - 32 answers

The Kindle Fire or the Nook Color, what's the better tablet for cartoonists??

Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet. What's better for a cartoonist? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Apr 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Once, twice, three times, maybe

I have been married, my marriage didn't work out. Please share the unique and unexpected concerns you encountered in your second or subsequent marriage(s). [more inside]
posted by Passillododorconquail Buttonquivorybidododorbacon on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

I am visiting the west coast for two weeks to visit video game friendly places. Where should I go?

I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours? I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
posted by RockyK on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

I'd like to get back into drawing and looking for some advice.

I'd like to get back into drawing and looking for some advice. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Apr 3, 2012 - 8 answers

You are not my academic/career advisor, but let's pretend for a moment.

From Music to IT to Neuroscience: Is this insane? (super long tedious details inside) [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Mar 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Artsy people: what would you tell your 17-year-old self?

What advice would you give to a 17-year-old young man who wants a creative career? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Mar 28, 2012 - 21 answers

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ???

I'm looking for career path suggestions for a family member. From debt adviser in the charity sector to ??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Being Mentored by Boss and Colleagues are Feeling Insecure!

How should I handle this tricky situation at work? My boss has taken me under her wing to guide me on the path of success. I feel she did this because I was open to her assistance. We have now developed a friendly "quid pro quo" type of agreement. She assists me by sharing her expertise on certain work-related items and vice-versa. I will in turn share with my colleagues when I feel capable of doing so. Some of my closest colleagues are feeling insecure about my friendly and close relationship with our boss. It seems like they feel threatened by it...like they think I am privy to all this "important information" that I won't share with them. [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Life/School/Work advice, please!

Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice [more inside]
posted by foreversport on Mar 16, 2012 - 26 answers

Legal advice for breaking lease in NYC?

Legal advice for breaking lease in NYC? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Mar 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Problem with a rental agreement, advice please?

Problem renting an apartment. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Mar 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Please help me narrow down my place in (international) women's health, and help me map a path to get to that place.

Please help me narrow down my place in (international) women's health, and help me map a path to get to that place. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Mortgage payment audit advice

How can I find out whether or not my mortgage company is ripping me off? I thought about something like a "forensic audit" but I see via Google that that is the hot new scam, and I don't want to be taken for a ride (twice). I am not looking to modify my loan or get out of my mortgage, I just want to make sure that my payments (for which I pretty much always pay extra) are being applied correctly. [more inside]
posted by Hal Mumkin on Mar 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How to get an infant to sleep on his back?

First-time parents looking for resources to get 4-month infant to sleep on his back. We've already consulted our pediatrician and family, and searched online... would appreciate any more help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 35 answers

How can I find the right career, settle down, and live happily ever after?

I have quite a bitty CV and I want to settle down with a job I love soon (I just turned 30). Could you help me find my career sweetheart? Or to put it another way, is there any job that will pay me to sit around and read? [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Baby assvice. ALWAYS do this. NEVER do that.

What parenting advice/gospel did you choose NOT to follow? Why? Are you pleased with your choice? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Mar 3, 2012 - 42 answers

script for dealing with rude comments about weight?

I need a verbal and behavioral script to work from. I've experienced some recent weight gain. A relative will soon be visiting our home. Based on past experiences, I expect that he will comment on, judge, and offer advice about my weight. Please help me out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 - 55 answers

How to be an accidental mentee

Being the receiver in one-sided relationships and how best to handle that. Are there things I can do to balance it out? Make it less selfish and more friendly? [more inside]
posted by mossicle on Feb 27, 2012 - 15 answers

13 years? Challenge accepted

Which University/College should I go to if I plan to become a forensic pathologist? Specifics inside; looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Feb 18, 2012 - 12 answers

What can I do if my public defender isn't fairly representing me?

I'm the defendant in a legal case and am being represented by a public defender. I feel I am not being represented fairly. My hearing is next week. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2012 - 12 answers

from LA to Chicago with an empty suitcase

What do you get the guy who has nothing? I'm looking for practical going-away gifts for a friend who's about to pack up his few belongings in his car and move cross-country, broke. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 16, 2012 - 48 answers

What's the best way to reach out to advertising agencies about work?

So how exactly does a junior advertising copywriter introduce herself to agencies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me brainstorm career ideas

I like putting things together in optimal ways. What job can I do? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Ender's Friend on Feb 14, 2012 - 17 answers

advice for evaluating offers?

I am currently looking for a job and may (I hope) soon need to evaluate offers of employment. I know very little about healthcare, retirement, non-compete clauses, equity, intellectual property, and all the other fun topics that offer letters tend to mention. I can google "401(k) matching" as well as the next guy, but Google isn't going to tell me that this topic exists to be researched, or what the norms are for my industry/seniority/region. Where in Chicago can I find the potentially very specific advice (dare I call it hand-holding) I need to get through this without losing my pants? Appointment with university career services? Read a book/website? Retain a lawyer? Specific recommendations would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Learning to dress like a lady

Advice to help my lady friend learn to dress more like a woman? [more inside]
posted by defben on Jan 24, 2012 - 25 answers

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life?

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Jan 20, 2012 - 66 answers

how do i not screw up this potential writing opportunity?

How do I not screw up this potential writing opportunity? Or is it too late? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Jan 13, 2012 - 10 answers

The worst romcom ever.

How do you handle dating multiple people when there's a possibility that you'll cross paths with one person while in the company of another? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 18 answers

Sleeping Beauty - Sleep, Eat, Go online, Yawn…

Sleeping Beauty - Sleep, Eat, Go online, Yawn… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 - 27 answers

Which way to go in my continuing education?

I finished my associates two years ago and I believe it is time to begin taking classes again in order to improve myself. As an IT professional, should I aim for useful certificates or a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Dec 29, 2011 - 9 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

How do I rebound from being fired?

I was just fired from my job because I didn't meet performance expectations. It's a terrible feeling. How can I best learn from this experience and attack the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 19 answers

I need to find the perfect job for me...

I'm a creative/analytical individual who thrives in an environment where I can tweak and testdrive many variables/things/ideas/etc in a creative way and put them to use for profit/critique/judgement/etc. I have all the time in the world to figure this out, but I want to get it right and I want to find a career I will love the rest of my life. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Dec 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Too sad to be good convo partner?

Ok, so I've been having this problem lately (and I think it's related to my recent depression) where I meet new people and kind of expect that I'll never develop any friendship with them, but then it actually does happen, and I realize in horror that when they bring up previous conversations we've had, I act completely clueless because I didn't bother to remember it in the first place, and they say something like, "Remember we were talking about how my mom lives literally right next door to you?" (seriously, that happened today) and I remember suddenly, but clearly have already made it obvious that I didn't remember it in the first place... That's been happening a lot lately, and I want to know how to recall what I talked about with people more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Mani in fede?

What kind of Claddagh ring should I buy and where should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Dec 1, 2011 - 9 answers

What are the sexual steps you take while dating?

I'm female in my mid-twenties and due to circumstances have been a late entrant into dating. I've been out with several guys (ages 27 - 33) and am trying to get a better handle on how quickly things move forward in terms of physical/sexual. So while every guy, girl, and experience is different, could someone share what they might consider standard in their experience? I'd be curious to know what peoples' typical natural progressions are (for a person they're dating, not a hook up) in terms of the steps, not necessarily timing. For instance, do you generally do the first base/second base/third bases in order? [more inside]
posted by sowrite on Nov 26, 2011 - 32 answers

Can you grow goals?

I used to have clear goals. Now I don't. Have you been through a foggy period in which you had no clue what you wanted to do with your life while everyone around you spoke with confidence about moving abroad, writing the book or saving the world? What can I do to shake myself out of limbo before 10 or 15 years fly by? [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Nov 26, 2011 - 25 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

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