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What do I Need to Know About Healthcare Reform?

I want to learn about American healthcare, where do I start? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Sep 4, 2009 - 21 answers

What would you class as 'typically Aussie'?

Buying Australian gifts for an American friend and her baby... [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Aug 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Indian English Speakers with Shifting Western Accent

Is it a widespread behavior for multilingual speakers of english to get a more anglicized accent when talking to a native speaker? [more inside]
posted by Non Prosequitur on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 answers

How can a short but not skinny guy find the right t-shirts?

Where can a short but not super skinny guy get plain soft t-shirts in multiple colors? The smalls are always too small and the mediums too big! [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Jul 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Welcome to the Land of Opportunity! ...Or, at least, the Land of Hotdogs.

My British step-father has just become a US citizen. Given this, what would be a good way for us to celebrate the 4th of July? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Jun 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Recommend some good US/British TV Shows!

Can anyone recommend some good (fairly recent) American/British TV shows that my wife and I can catch up on during the ratings lull that's currently occurring in the US? [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Jun 6, 2009 - 56 answers

What US flag should I hang?

Now that Summer's here, I want to get an American flag (stars + stripes) for the front lawn. Thinking 3x5 is best, but may go for a 4x6 - what's the best flag manufacturer on the market? Should I go with a nylon one to withstand the weather (in the rust belt)? Not too picky on price, but prefer it to be US made...
posted by neoist on Jun 2, 2009 - 6 answers

retail or wholesale?

How does American Apparel make money? [more inside]
posted by abirae on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

"That Uniquely American Optimism"...Really?

Is "that uniquely American optimism" really so? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 5, 2009 - 32 answers

Seeking differences between American English and English English around 1776 - 1815

England and America, two countries separated by a common language. Check. What I'm looking for are resources that cover the differences in spoken English (accent, syntax, diction, catch-phrases - it's all good) between the two countries circa 1776-1815. [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Apr 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Are expensive American undergraduate educations worth it for foreign students?

Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Trying to remember the name of a contemporary American Painter

What is the name of a contemporary American figurative painter, in his 40’ies, lives on the East Coast, possibly Philadelphia, who paints very realistic, elongated female nudes? [more inside]
posted by ssimon82 on Mar 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Biography suggestions?

What are some good biographies of James Madison? [more inside]
posted by GatorFan2000 on Mar 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Why do people get pinched on St. Paddy's Day?

What is the history behind pinching those who don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day? This WikiAnswer page says it was thought that "if you wore green, it made you invisible to the Leprechauns, which was good because they would pinch anyone they could see." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Surprise! It's a.....

What are some interesting, US-specific things I can mail to a friend abroad? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 5, 2009 - 25 answers

This American Life music IDs needed

I really dig 3 "interlude" tracks that are played in episodes 35 and 36, but for the life of me can't figure out what they are. I've looked on TAL's online episode guide, which sometimes documents episode music, but not for these ones. [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 answers

How to not shrink 100% cotton American Apparel T's

I've only found help on how to Shrink stuff, not how to avoid it. So the American Apparel medium t-shirts are too big for me even after a wash, but their small shirts are perfect pre-wash. They are 100% cotton and I'm wondering what I can do to not have them shrink at all. Can I hand wash them gently with detergent and then hang dry? Any experience or anecdotes would be great!
posted by huxley on Feb 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Morning Run

In this episode of 30 Days Morgan Spurlock lives on a Navajo reservation and takes part in various rituals. One of these is a morning run... where could I read more about that?
posted by phrontist on Feb 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Foods that originated in the United States?

Where can I find a list of foods that originated in the United States? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Feb 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Expat/citizenship Filter

Expat/citizenship Filter: Before I became eligible to apply for citizenship in the country I live in, I was all for it. Now that it's six months past my first date of eligibility, I'm not so sure. Anyone else been through this process? Any advice? Any advice or stories from you wonderful Mefites to help a girl make up her mind? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout on Nov 30, 2008 - 21 answers

Moon Palace by Paul Auster! help!

Moon Palace by Paul Auster! help! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me think of modern american skills or interests.

What could be a "modern american" skill or hobby that traditional chinese parents may not want their daughter to learn? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Nov 11, 2008 - 26 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

looking for wonderland

I'm writing an MA thesis based (in part) on American McGee's Alice... problem is I haven't played it and can't seem to find a copy for Mac OS in Canada. [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Nov 3, 2008 - 15 answers

When Suggestions about Race Relations Goes Wrong

What is wrong with suggesting that African-American children do not benefit from their parents telling them about the infamous "3 strikes against them as a Black person?" [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Oct 13, 2008 - 37 answers

Help a Gospel Music Newbie

Can anybody recommend some traditional black gospel recordings? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Sep 30, 2008 - 25 answers

How to appreciate Richard Ford ?

I'm reading Richard Ford's A multitude of sins short stories collection, and I find it rather dull... (less powerful Raymond carver to me) but it seems that he's considered as a "master of the short story" (Esquire), "one of the country's best writers" (San Francisco chronicle)... Could you give me elements to modify my judgement ?
posted by nicolin on Aug 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Different Whites in the Bathroom?

I want to buy a sink for my bathroom. The sink I want is an American Standard. The toilet I already bought is a Kohler. Both are listed as white, but I can't tell if the whites match. Any one know a good resource for checking this out? I could go to the Depot, but they don't have exactly the sink I'm looking for, so I will probably have to do a internet faith order.
posted by Davidissimo on Aug 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Mystery TV series

Complete longshot, but can anyone tell me which TV show this is? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Jul 18, 2008 - 7 answers

How to Become a Pharmacist in Mexico City?

Farmacias mexicanas: Cuéntenme de los requísitos para ser farmacista en DF. (How to legally become a pharmacist in Mexico?) [more inside]
posted by mynameismandab on Jul 16, 2008 - 2 answers

93% of MeFites Can't Find the Nation of Niue on a Map

How stupid are these surveys about American stupidity? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Jul 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Where to find intelligent American female voices?

Some colleagues want to set up a voicemail system in the US for a small tech company in Australia and we need some intelligent, welcoming American female voices that sound at ease with technical jargon to do our answering messages. Any adult age. Slight accents ok. I haven't really been impressed with the sound of professional voice models - they're a bit too slick for our image. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on May 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Unique Canadian gifts for Americans

HEY AMERICANS! What would be a good gift from a Canadian? [more inside]
posted by joelf on May 2, 2008 - 63 answers

Sex is bad and work is good?

Our bodies are shameful because the Puritans told us so: Yea or Nay? [more inside]
posted by reebear on May 1, 2008 - 33 answers

And I'll try to remember to say "mobile phone" instead of "cellphone" while I'm over there

Group of American tourists going to Europe. We need a mobile phone solution to stay in touch with each other. [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Apr 9, 2008 - 17 answers

What American authors write about Spain?

What literature is written about Spain or the experience of living in Spain by American authors? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 6, 2008 - 17 answers

How does a Canadian pay US taxes for 2 months of work in NJ?

I am a Canadian who worked for two months in the NJ last year. How do I sort out my taxes in the US? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Mar 30, 2008 - 13 answers

oddly tragic voting radio story

NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

I hate naming!

I am involved in branding a "company" that has a casino, theater and hotel as part of its assets. Part of the brand development is naming. The company is located in Northern New Mexico (Espanola – which, I've been informed is a leading provide of Black tar heroin!). Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations for reference books or even novels that focus on that area/culture and might spark some inspiration for names. The "company" is actually a Native American tribe or Pubelo that is known for its Black pottery.
posted by pmaxwell on Mar 14, 2008 - 7 answers

I... I have to tell you something... I think I'm a dual citizen.

I think I may be a British citizen by descent. What now? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos on Mar 14, 2008 - 11 answers

What's the name of that American Competition TV show...?

What's the name of that American TV show where a woman draped the American flag into a stunning dress without cutting it, and did the photo shoot inside Grand Central Station? [more inside]
posted by russ9595 on Mar 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Present for Indian wedding anniversary?

I'm invited to an Indian friend's 5 year wedding anniversary party (both he and his wife are Indian). What would be a suitable, perhaps traditional, yet inexpensive present to bring? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Feb 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Engaging history book that documents the african american experience

Looking for a good book that gives an overview of the African American experience in the United States. It should be readable, engaging, but also informative. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Feb 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Who's Singing This Gershwin Tune?

Who sings the version of "Someone to Watch Over Me" on the latest episode of This American Life? It is incorrectly credited to, uh, Sting, on the TAL website. [more inside]
posted by dbarefoot on Feb 18, 2008 - 3 answers

What should I get for my friend

Gift ideas for a friend who's really into Native American culture? [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

What should I read to learn about Native American History?

What should I be reading to learn about Native American history and material culture? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on Dec 29, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me move to the Netherlands!

I think I want to move to the Netherlands. Help! [more inside]
posted by fogster on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 answers

gift ideas?

Help me think of some fun gifts American for a friend studying abroad in Italy. [more inside]
posted by Kudos on Nov 18, 2007 - 16 answers

Name that movie

Cannot find title of early 90's movie set in New York with interlocking stories. [more inside]
posted by OlderThanTOS on Nov 16, 2007 - 35 answers

Hoggle needs your help!

How can we get my pug on our flight so he can spend Xmas with us on the East Coast? [more inside]
posted by AsRuinsAreToRome on Nov 10, 2007 - 21 answers

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