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You don't have to put on the red light. (Or do you?)

I'd like some guidance on how to handle this red light traffic cam ticket in Los Angeles. My court date is today. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 19, 2016 - 5 answers

Age, the unknown quantity

According to many others, I look about a decade younger than I am, and this has had the effect of causing me very uncomfortable situations across a lot of contexts. [more inside]
posted by a knot unknown on Jan 18, 2016 - 48 answers

Difference in facial appearance b/w healthy and unhealthy weight loss?

People who have low body fat due to anorexia, disease, etc., look visibly unhealthy. People such as body builders and actors who have low body fat look healthy. I guess I can understand that "little amount of fat over large amount of muscle" looks healthy while "little amount of fat over little amount of muscle" looks unhealthy, but since people generally don't lift weights with their faces, necks, etc., it would seem that their faces would look the same, but that's not the case. What causes the unhealthiness of anorexic/disease/etc. weight-loss to be apparent in the face and neck?
posted by Bugbread on Jul 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Coping with moderate-to-severe ugliness.

I am ugly and I feel bad about it and I'm tired of caring so much about my looks. How do I let it go so it doesn't dominate the rest of my young adulthood + beyond? [more inside]
posted by hejrat on Feb 7, 2015 - 89 answers

pressures to be attractive - men vs. women

My husband believes that men are just as pressured to be attractive with the same consequences socially if they aren't attractive. I think the pressures on women are MUCH higher (and much more unattainable), and that the social fallout is much larger if a woman isn't attractive and following the social norms of attractiveness. Who is right? And if I am right, help me explain this to my husband. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jul 30, 2014 - 65 answers

Help me be low maintenance, without looking low maintenance.

I want to look more put together and polished for work, but I don't have a lot of interest or time for beauty/fashion/etc. What are your tips/tricks/hacks for looking put together and polished with minimal fuss? [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Apr 3, 2014 - 39 answers

Waiting, waiting to feel attractive...

I'm a female in my very early twenties. I feel like I've been waiting for my entire life to "become" attractive, and this kind of thinking is becoming a drag. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 26, 2013 - 48 answers

How do I attract and date men (not boys) ?

I'm in my 30s but still feel/look/act like I'm much younger, so I tend to roll with a younger crowd and my last 3 boyfriends were all 2-4 years younger than I am. This needs to stop. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jun 5, 2013 - 53 answers

Testing webpages on multiple platforms

Is there a tool that I can use to test my website's various pages across multiple platforms (different mobile devices, different browsers etc) without having to, you know, manually get hold of each mobile device and open up each browser and test it? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jan 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Appearance fee for me?

How much should the appearance fee be? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Oct 28, 2012 - 2 answers

he's not a fixer-upper

My boyfriend cleans up nice! Yay! But...how do I get him to clean up, just a wee bit more frequently? And should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 32 answers

Should I just go to Sephora and let them have their way with me?

People close to me have been constantly making suggestions for me to put more effort into my appearance and it's starting to take a toll on my self confidence. What should I do... [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Sep 30, 2012 - 78 answers

Is this kind of professional grooming the norm?

How much say should my employer have over my physical appearance? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Sep 26, 2012 - 78 answers

Lesbian overthinks her gender expression. News at 11.

I'm a 22-year-old lesbian. I have never made any effort to look hot, but suddenly I want to, and it's raising some serious identity issues for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 65 answers

How can I deal with comments about a part of my appearance that I'm not fond of?

I have terrible dark circles under my eyes. How can I deal with the comments I get about how tired/sick I look? Any other advice for coming to terms with people constantly pointing out something I dislike about my appearance? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Jul 2, 2012 - 23 answers

Why do I look best in the morning?

So, it seems like I look my best first thing in the morning (right after I wake up), and I lose that look after about 30 minutes. I can't figure out why this is the case - it seems people tend to usually think the opposite. I'd like to prolong this effect as long as possible, so any suggestions to that effect are also welcomed. Any ideas hivemind?
posted by Sakura3210 on Jun 28, 2012 - 17 answers

I want to be a beauty

How do I not let comments about my appearance affect me so much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2012 - 33 answers

Change one thing about me

Help me change one thing about my appearance [more inside]
posted by nickhb on May 11, 2012 - 42 answers

Slow Jam the Secret Service method for me.

Can the president of the U.S. make a truly surprise appearance? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Apr 26, 2012 - 21 answers

I should probably just buzz it all off right?

MetaFilter, in all my years I've never managed to figure out what the hell to do with my hair. Help please? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Apr 23, 2012 - 26 answers

I'm ugly, now what?

I'm ugly. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 134 answers

Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties?

Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties? Please excuse the fact that this question might come off as totally narcissistic and a little crazy but it's been something that has been on my mind a lot lately and I was hoping to get some perspective on the situation. [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 4, 2012 - 48 answers

The seven habits of highly attractive people

You are a well-dressed person. You put effort into your appearance and you always look good. What are some of the things you do regularly to achieve this? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Mar 26, 2012 - 39 answers

Making over an ignorant introverted type

Help me find plus-sized interesting women's clothing, particularly tunics and short dresses, in the UK / online, given specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by toenail on Dec 26, 2011 - 13 answers

I Still Get Carded at R-Rated Movies

I'm a thirty-year-old woman who's often mistaken for a teenager. I'm interviewing for a job that I really need tomorrow. Please help me look older! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Oct 10, 2011 - 51 answers

How do I remain sane about my appearance?

How do I deal with issues of family/society and weight/body acceptance? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jun 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Nudging boyfriend towards fashionableness?

How can I communicate to my boyfriend that I think he should make an effort to improve his appearance? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Jun 1, 2011 - 43 answers

Suspenders for shirts?

Does such a thing exist that will allow me to keep my shirt tucked in, invisibly? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Help improving my wardrobe

Recommend me someone who can tell me What Not To Wear in NYC. [more inside]
posted by mccn on Dec 16, 2010 - 23 answers

How to reduce gnome-terminal chrome?

How do you change the appearance of the in-window chrome on gnome-terminal? Specifically, when you have multiple tabs open, there are a few extra pixels around the edge that I'd like to do away with. Is this thing configurable? Is there a different xterm app I could use on Easy Peasy 1.6 (based on Ubuntu Lucid) that has less chrome but still offers tabs? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Shake what ya mama gave you...

How did you come to accept, make the best of and enjoy your body/appearance? How did you learn to really own your body type/features? [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Oct 24, 2010 - 33 answers

How to get over not looking however it is I'm supposed to?

My boyfriend said he would prefer that I look different; then he said he didn't; how do I reconcile this and move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 47 answers

You're never truly dressed without a smile?

What are the little details that really make one look "put-together"? [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Aug 13, 2010 - 68 answers

Behold Grossfoot!

How can I pamper my feet? Years of hiking, dancing, running, and a general dislike of socks have turned my feet into a disaster area. Dry, flaky patches, huge callouses, cracked nails, a planar wart. Nothing super-painful, just kinda gross. Short of going to a Podiatrist, what can I do so I can show my feet in public? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 - 25 answers

Did Madeline Albright and Elena Kagan waste brain energy this way?

I'm an accomplished 20-something female who can't seem to get over my average looks. Have searched the archives and spent some time in therapy, but not finding the answers I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 61 answers

Size and Identity

I'm interested in characters that are confident, despite the fact that they are overweight. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 28, 2010 - 57 answers

How can I project confidence when I look so young?

I look young. What are some techniques to ensure that I am taken seriously in professional situations? [more inside]
posted by franc.o.bolos on Jun 27, 2010 - 32 answers

Fancy documents on the fly?

Business document generation: How can I create a document / template system such that I can keep only the "body" of a document in a client's folder on my computer, and use a command or software package that merges that into my latest template design when I want to send it to them as a PDF? [more inside]
posted by circular on Apr 10, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to be a little crazier

How do I stop giving people the impression that I'm totally boring? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 25 answers

This is the most awkward question I've ever asked...

How can I get a 100% objective assessment of the way I look? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 45 answers

It is possible to bulk up one's *face*?

Fitness experts: I'm rounding back into shape, but my face looks better when I'm a little fatter. This sounds so stupid I can't believe I'm typing it, but is there any way to bulk up my face? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Maybe it's time for a (hairstyle) change?

I'm a man, and all my life I've had exactly one hairstyle. Now I'm looking to refine my look a little bit. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 16, 2009 - 12 answers

How can being bald do for you?

I'm bald and people assume I'm older than I really am. Other than saving money on haircuts and shorter shower times, how do I make this situation work for me? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Jun 12, 2009 - 51 answers

If you're a heterosexual woman who cares about such things, at around what age do men stop looking at you?

If you're a heterosexual woman who cares about such things, at around what age do men stop looking at you? I don't mean a husband, or a boyfriend - I mean men on the street. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Mar 30, 2009 - 67 answers

Age me up!

How can I increase the likelihood that people will not think I am a middle-schooler? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Jan 25, 2009 - 41 answers

Needs to find the sources of the physical vibes that I'm giving off.

Is it possible to alter your physical appearance in a way that will prevent you from being stereotyped (from STRANGERS), without trying too hard or not being yourself? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Dec 23, 2008 - 53 answers

Is it the hot toddy on my breath?

This has been bugging me for a while: is there much difference in appearances between people of various European backgrounds? Acquaintances and strangers can always "tell" I'm genetically Scottish, or at least some strain of Brit. This would seem ludicrous if they weren't totally right. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 2, 2008 - 65 answers

Is the cultural dislike a briefs a factor important enough to make it worth my while to switch to boxers?

I am in my late twenties and like wearing briefs, though this is frowned upon. Is the cultural dislike of briefs a factor important enough to make it worth my while to switch to boxers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 - 59 answers

Don't harpoon the beached whale!

Fat girl + hot climates = potential badness. Help a gal feel comfortable without grossing anyone out. (Apologies for long explanation/details) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2008 - 56 answers

MeFi Eye for the Dork Guy

I'm a heavyset, geeky guy with no sense of fashion or style. Can you help me change my look? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Apr 12, 2008 - 32 answers

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