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What should I do with my unlimited bandwidth?

What should I do with my unlimited bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by contemplace on Apr 19, 2011 - 4 answers

MORE relationship hacks?

My relationship is good, but I want it to be the best relationship EVER (hyperbole). What are some good ways to improve a long term relationship, after both people are really comfortable with each other? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Apr 17, 2011 - 29 answers

Forum suggestions.

Is there somewhere I can go online to discuss relationship questions, or to ask for advice? Which forums are best for getting someone else's perspective? [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Apr 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I help a friend not be a Nice Guy?

How can I help a friend avoid the "nice guy" trap? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 7, 2011 - 49 answers

How to get objective career advice

Looking for a few good accountants' opinions on careers. [more inside]
posted by Query on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

after grad school

I'm curious what unconventional things people here have done after getting a computer science PhD, and what it took to get there. [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Apr 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Top job candidate was sloppy, didn't hew to gender norms, during the interview. Now what?

I'm having a hard time sussing out whether a recent job candidate's informality (and non-adherence to gender norms) should be a major warning sign, eye-rollingly insignificant, or somewhere in between. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2011 - 84 answers

How do I find executive level jobs?

What is the best way to find executive level career opportunities in my area? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Mar 22, 2011 - 9 answers

We don't want to crack the wedding bells!

I’m getting married this Saturday, and I’m certain I’m going to forget something or mess something up. Can you give me some advice? What things did you forget about, mess up, or learn from during your experience? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Mar 14, 2011 - 81 answers

Should Big Brother give advice?

How old should you be to start online dating? Should I (very gently) suggest it to my sister? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 - 18 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

Everyday hacks for a colostomy wearer.

What things should I know as someone who has just received a colostomy? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Can you suggest resources for a cancer survivor who works with cancer patients?

My SO is a speech therapist/speech pathologist at a major hospital, and her department specializes in cancer patients. This can take a quite a toll on her, but the impact has worsened following her own skin cancer diagnosis last year. I was wondering if there were any books, websites, programs or resources designed to help healthcare providers deal with working with these kinds of cases, and perhaps also ones to deal with dealing with cancer diagnoses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What considerations should I make when looking for a software job in San Francisco if I want to continue living in Fresno?

What considerations should I make when looking for a software job in San Francisco if I want to continue living in Fresno part-time? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Feb 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Conference Advice

Help me attend my first industry conference! Need advice on asking permission/presenting my case to mgmt. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Let's Just Be Friends?

I have had a few fledgling relationships that have gone from awesome platonic friendship --> sexual tension ---> hook-up (instigated by the guy)--> awkward, painful attempt at going back to friendship (also instigated by the guy). I'm really confused and bitter and angry. Can you help me decipher what's going on and figure out if these friendships are salvageable? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Feb 11, 2011 - 36 answers

Advice Needed!

Advice needed!: Hi everyone, thanks to a friend letting me use her account. I'm a 25year old college graduate currently returning to school to do undergraduate prereqs to go into medicine. I live in Arizona and have a pretty serious situation. I've been pounding the pavement looking for work, part time or full time for over a year now, tailoring my resume for each application I make out. [more inside]
posted by Alias Unknown on Feb 4, 2011 - 17 answers

I have lots of pretty, old junk. Some of it needs to go.

I am looking to sell some "antique" items and I am not interested in doing so online, for various reasons. I am looking to sell them at one of the many "antique malls" in southeastern Pennsylvania and am looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by godshomemovies on Feb 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Les Jours Tristes

Concert Advice: Yann Tiersen (previously) will be playing two nights in NYC in February. The first show will be an "unplugged set with orchestra," while the second will be with the "regular band." I can only attend one of these shows. Help me decide which. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jan 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I drop out of law school or finish my last year, or get a MBA? I need help fixing my life.

I am 24 years old and am just having a tough time with life in general. One of my most specific problems is that I am currently in my second year of law school (the school is ranked right around 100) and I hate it. I don't know whether it would be best to finish my law degree, apply to a MBA program, or just drop out completely and get whatever job I can find and start working my way up. [more inside]
posted by mephesta on Jan 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Torontonian mefite moving to Boston/Cambridge

Any tips for a Torontonian mefite moving to Boston/Cambridge? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jan 20, 2011 - 17 answers

I can't wait to get on the road again...

Year on the road...help me plan a working year across the globe! [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Jan 13, 2011 - 19 answers

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of social justice?

[Life Path/Career Advice Filter]: How can someone a person with diagnosed depression work in the field of human rights and social justice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Recent Grad in need of advice with engineering career.

I need advice on where to go next...I just graduated with an Civil Engineering degree. [more inside]
posted by berkshirenative on Jan 12, 2011 - 16 answers

A resolution a day keeps the inertia away!

I'm looking for suggestions for daily and weekly routines I should try to incorporate into my life over the next year. [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Jan 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Mother and Daughter Etsy Shop!

My mom and I are opening an Etsy shop. Yay! Can you offer us some tips and answer some questions? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jan 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Depression Mix

I'm looking for songs that explicitly give advice to make one feel better. [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Dec 17, 2010 - 59 answers

Lawyer: LLC or no for my solo practice?

Lawyer people: I am a lawyer licensed in Illinois and have started to do some solo practice work. Do I need to form a LLC? Why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 - 16 answers

Fiction writing advice for the advanced amateur.

I seem to be teetering on the edge of getting somewhere with my writing, but I'm not there yet. How can I learn to get a handle on pacing and characterization in my novels and short stories? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Dec 8, 2010 - 17 answers

Goodbye to All That

Please tell me your stories of running away from it all, going home again, and all those impossible things: the bits that tripped you up, the ways it did work out after all, etc. I am exploring the possibility of doing just that and I can't decide if this is a jump worth taking or just crazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 28 answers

How to improve my career in the nonprofit industry?

Nonprofit career professionals: Is it advised to focus within one sector of the industry, like the arts, or is it okay to move into different sectors through out your career? [more inside]
posted by elegance on Dec 3, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't want to look too much like The Mom, you know?

Let's assume you are a 50-ish Lady who's wardrobe has diminished lately. What you you wear to a nice summer outdoor wedding when you don't own a lot of formal stuff and want to sharpen up your wardrobe from office-drab anyway? Where can you find these things? What places should you look? Whom should you listen to for advice? In short, what do stylish Over-50 Ladies wear to their various traditional and non family events on a budget? Ideally in New York?
posted by The Whelk on Nov 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Cake baking advice?

To bake and take? Or to take and bake? In need of Thanksgiving day cake logic. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Nov 25, 2010 - 13 answers

I thought that sort of thing was just between the two of us...

My girlfriend of a significant amount of time posted a naked picture of herself online without ever talking to me about it... am I wrong to be bothered by this? [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Nov 16, 2010 - 84 answers

Can my employer make me fill out a survey?

Can my employer make me fill out a survey? [more inside]
posted by PandaMcBoof on Nov 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Tips on how to go out on a date with one of my best friends

Any tips for a first date with a friend I've known for a few years? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Nov 10, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I overcome my very messy tendencies?

How do I learn to take better care of myself and my surroundings? I feel like a total unorganized mess and need some advice. [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Best Saratoga Springs to Manhattan Weekday Plan

What's the best (easiest, safest, fastest) way to get from Saratoga Springs to Manhattan (and Back) on Thursday? I could drive but I don't think I want to deal with parking? [more inside]
posted by Blake on Nov 2, 2010 - 11 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

Can I be Dorothy Parker 2.0?

I want to be a sharper, wittier writer and conversationalist like the O.G. Dorothy Parker or, hey, even Coketalk. I admire funny, confident women, and while I think I'm moderately funny in person (years of low self-esteem will do wonders for your self-deprecating humor skills once you come out of it, go figure), I'd like to beef it up a bit, as well as learn how to express that more in my writing. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Oct 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Help Me Level Up.

JobFilter: None of the advertising (boutique) agencies in my city are looking for interns. What are other internships or activities I can do that will build my resume and help me to enter the industry as a creative? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I motivate my boyfriend?

I love my boyfriend and want to build a life with him. He is stuck in a low wage dead end job and seems unmotivated to change this, while my career is just starting to get off the ground. I am confident and excited about the near future, but I'm afriad that my worries about his future will destroy our relationship. [more inside]
posted by Anthro girl on Oct 17, 2010 - 38 answers

teach me how to keep my smile healthy 'til I'm old

For the past couple days, when I have been brushing my teeth, my gums have bled. The Internet is promising me DOOM to my mouth if I don't shape up, but I can't find much on everything specific that I should be doing. Help me help my gums. [more inside]
posted by lover on Oct 9, 2010 - 34 answers

Trip to Grand Canyon/Arizona. Need advice!

Ok, I'm tenatively planning a trip to see the Grand Canyon with my sister. I'm looking for suggestions for things to do around there that are fun and relatively cheap. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Oct 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I quit my job?

I need advice, Metafilter. I’m being bumped out of my office of 5 years to make room for a new hire and being put into a trailer 10 minutes away instead. Should I quit? [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones on Sep 30, 2010 - 46 answers

Get me some Fahrvegnugen!

Car-purchase filter, and Cincinatti-area filter: I plan to parachute into Cinci this weekend and help my sister buy her first car. Help me do this right. [more inside]
posted by swngnmonk on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

How to write LOVE on my arms?

What inspirational quotes/mantras will fit on my forearm? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Sep 19, 2010 - 29 answers

Trying to find a gift for film professor cousin.

Thinking of getting him a Barbara Stanwyck movie poster; is that good? Which one? [more inside]
posted by theDTs on Sep 17, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I get to know myself and learn what I really want out of life?

How do I get to know myself better so I can decide what I want and set goals? [more inside]
posted by allseeingabstract on Sep 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Girlfriend always comments on gifts from Female friends / ex's - Getting out of hand.

Girlfriend always makes comments about gifts from female friends / ex-girlfriends. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by bobby_newmark on Sep 7, 2010 - 104 answers

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