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Sudden Bad Breath/Sour Taste in Mouth

About a year ago, I suddenly developed a sour taste in my mouth. What is the most likely cause? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Dealing with a Machiavellian Boss

How do I deal with a new boss who has turned out to be extremely Machiavellian? [more inside]
posted by LN on Oct 13, 2014 - 16 answers

How does a person change his relationship with toxic parents?

I don't want to be around my parents, but my guilt keeps me in contact with them. How can I get to a place where I don't feel bad about not interacting with them unless it's on my terms? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Sep 24, 2014 - 19 answers

What Should I do about Cat-Hating Bad Neighbor?

Last week I saw my snarly, reclusive next door neighbor dump something on the fence where the neighborhood cats come in, and then put a cap back on a jar the stuff came from. Twice in one week. Looked like a Drano jar to me from afar. I later snuck over to the fence and got a sample of it and put it in an envelope. So before I go off the deep end, where do I get this stuff analyzed? [more inside]
posted by PJSibling on Sep 17, 2014 - 24 answers

Bad candy, bad!

I want (bad) candy. I have been tasked with setting up a Bad Candy Day at work. The goal to have people bring in some type of candy that they dislike, and we'll all sit around and try the candy and laugh at how awful it is..... What awful candies can I buy to make people hate and love Bad Candy Day? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Sep 15, 2014 - 193 answers

Dating, obsessing, and more...what is wrong with me

Is there something wrong with me? I haven't steadily dated in the last fourteen years since my divorce (I'm 44)...found someone but I am ruining already. [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Aug 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Apps That Help Combine Photos to Fix When People Don't Smile or Blinking

I used to use and love an iOS app called GroupShot that helped you magically combine the good parts of multiple photos into one to help fix issues like when people don't smile or accidentally blink or when they aren't all looking at the camera at the same time. The app no longer works right and I can't find any others like it! Anyone know of any other apps out there that do that? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Jul 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Variations on a code?

This is a code, poorly printed, on the inside of a snack package. It is the last one I need to get a very small "reward." [more inside]
posted by 41swans on Jun 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for some hilariously awful movies to watch.

I recently got my friend hooked on "so-bad-they're-good" movies. We're looking for more to watch together, but the last few haven't tickled our funny bones quite like the others we've watched. Happen to know of any quality bad movies that might leave us in stitches? So far we've enjoyed these films the most: The Room, Troll 2, Birdemic, Miami Connection, and Sharknado.
posted by Kamelot123 on Jun 21, 2014 - 132 answers

How can I stop looking at websites that just make me upset?

I can't stop reading PUA websites even though they make me unhappy, and I'm not sure how to deal with the effects it's having on me. [more inside]
posted by aivilo91 on Jun 9, 2014 - 45 answers

Any experience with myofunctional correction?

My daughter's dentist is recommending myofunctional correction to correct a bad bite. My person experience is with regular orthodontics when i was a child and they did nothing. I am open to new approaches, but I'd like to know if anyone has had good or bad experiences with myofunctional correction.
posted by alcahofa on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

The most efficient way to kill ivy growing on the side of a house?

Hello, I've got a mass of ivy leaves growing along the side of my house, digging its way into the brick and poking through windows at some points. The ivy is growing from a "bed" with a couple of other plants (my terminology may be off, I'm not much of the gardening type). I want this ivy to die. The other plants that are growing near it are acceptable collateral damage. What I'm looking for is basically the chemical equivalent of a flamethrower. I'd like to buy something I can dump all over the roots and then come back a few days later to find all of the ivy growing on the side of my house dead.
posted by mrplaid on Dec 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Female villains whose motivations aren't 'feminine'?

I've been in the mood for media with interesting villains and antiheros lately, and it suddenly occurred to me that I'd like to see some interesting female villains. But I don't want them to be Disney-villain-esque women whose motives are defined by their femininity. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Nov 4, 2013 - 51 answers

Was I sexually violated?

Was I sexually violated? I keep obsessing about this, I don't know if the other parties care or have declared me a pariah [more inside]
posted by Jewel98 on Oct 6, 2013 - 42 answers

Breaking Bad Finale viewing Party, D.C. Area Edition

Help me mefites! I'm in the D.C. Area on business, and my hotel doesn't have AMC!! I have tried googling to find a finale viewing party in this area, but to no avail. Does anyone know of any finale viewing parties in the Washington, D.C./McLean, VA area? Maybe a bar that's showing it? Im desperate to see how the show will end, preferably with other fans of the show and/or fellow Mefites...any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
posted by KillaSeal on Sep 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Jump back!

On September 28, 1988, James Brown led police on a two-state high-speed chase, for which he ultimately served three years in prison on a six-year sentence. This spectacle has been memorialized in two songs I know of: Big Audio Dynamite's James Brown and Pop Will Eat Itself's Not Now James, We're Busy. Are there other songs that chronicle this event? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 26, 2013 - 5 answers

What movie/show/book am I thinking of?

I am struggling to remember where I saw this scenario play out, I'm hoping it will ring a bell to someone out there. I only remember vague details so I may get some things wrong. It's about a drugged out couple helping a stranger rob them and only later realizing what happened. [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Aug 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Do IT Jobs REALLY Have to be This Way? Is It Me?

Hello all. I'm a software developer, and I seem to be a magnet for batsh*t when it comes to jobs. During interviews, I've been outright lied to. Once I get on the job, I invariably find the positions I take are just not what the interviewer made it sound like they would be. Ultimately, I find these jobs descending into madness. Literally. I've found myself on the receiving end of everything from disrespect to downright mentally abusive behaviors. [more inside]
posted by Grimmie on Aug 13, 2013 - 17 answers

How to Purposefully Have a Bad Job Interview

I got myself into a situation where I have to go for a job interview for a customer service position at an insurance firm tomorrow. I do not want this job. For reasons I will explain inside, I cannot just say "I do not want this job." Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2013 - 58 answers

another PhD drop out thread

Considering dropping out of 1st year humanities PhD program. Terrified of starving on the streets. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

It's not symbolic. Really.

Help us avoid the tidal wave of bad jokes about our unique wedding venue. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Apr 5, 2013 - 31 answers

Do I need a bookkeeper, an accountant or someone else???

I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
posted by buddylove on Mar 6, 2013 - 9 answers

I have 30 minutes to do something nice for my wife. Can you help me?

My wife has had an awful day. I mean awful. She is stressed, upset, feeling pretty depressed about it. Between the kids having a rough day and one of her clients cheating and taking advantage of her, her short term self-esteem and resiliency are shot. Wow... she has every right to feel this bad. I've got 30 minutes to try to do something nice for her before she gets home. What little things would make you feel better after a rough day? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Feb 21, 2013 - 41 answers

my cat, my cat, my claw-y claw-y cat.

one of my cats claws up furniture. I've tried a huge list of fixes, with no luck. I'm considering that he's bored. I'm on my last thread here, and the options are maybe now he goes outside and hope that being less bored helps, or that he gets declawed, which I'm totally against. help me with more creative ideas? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Feb 14, 2013 - 33 answers

Nasty brands. Name them for me.

I'm doing an international presentation about rebranding, and I need to educate the audience about how logos are not the brand, but just a representation of how the public views them. I want to do a little exercise showing a bunch of brands with negative associations and ask them to think about how they feel about them. The first logo I've thought of is the swastika, but I don't want to Godwin myself. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Feb 1, 2013 - 48 answers

It's Not Me, It's You

I'm asking this question because I can't really verbalize it as well as I'd like to since I'm trying to look at it from all perspectives. I've been under the management or oversight for a couple of total assholes this past year and a half. The first was the director of the graduate program I am on leave from, and the second is my current boss, a cafe owner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 32 answers

Bad Girls & Slide Guitars

Let's say you're making a playlist called "Bad Girls & Slide Guitars". Let's say the first song is 'Hell on Heels' by the Pistol Annies. What would the next songs be?
posted by signal on Dec 1, 2012 - 27 answers

I'm anticipating possible confrontation, can you help me prepare?

I have been having a "war" with some competitors. They meet in the same restaurant where I've called a meeting next week. My meeting is couched as an "open meeting" (meaning anyone who is interested can come). It's a roundtable meeting of like minded people and meant to be informal, and it's not through any employer. I've put the invitation up publicly onto a blog. The problem is, if the three people who I've warred with were to show up, the meeting could quickly become their meeting. I want to take hold of the reins of my own meeting. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Where's the Gift of Fear for the workplace?

What did you first notice about your supervisor, coworkers, subordinates, or office environment when you were about to take a job that turned out to be a negative experience? [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Oct 25, 2012 - 69 answers

How can I pass as a normal person?

Pretending to be normal. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Oct 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Shows with experts as the main characters

In Breaking Bad, Walter White is a genius chemist. In Prison Break, Michael Scofield is a genius structural engineer. What other shows use a main character's genius in a given field like these shows do? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 19, 2012 - 40 answers

Pink Slip in Limbo? Another craigslist deal gone bad...what should I do?

So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Jul 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Can I eat my chorizo?

So I've got the classic dilemma- to eat or not to eat. I have some chorizo (the mexican variety, olé brand, if it matters), that I opened maybe two, three months ago. The chorizo is stored in individually wrapped sausage shaped holders. The sell by date on the package is June 16, as in next month. When I broke open one of the wrappers, the chorizo still smells divine inside. Is it ok to eat it since the main package was opened? Does the air outside of the little wrappers cause what's inside them to go bad? The internet was full of generalizations ("it's ground meat, of course it will go bad"), but I'd like a more definite answer. Anybody know?
posted by nzero on May 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Does my cat have stomatitis?

Does my cat have stomatitis? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Apr 29, 2012 - 17 answers

Can't Stop the Muzak

Where can I find some horrible, soul-deadening instrumental music like that heard on "Between Two Ferns" (link to Funny or Die video)?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Mar 22, 2012 - 4 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

I need pretty hands.

How can I stop messing with my cuticles and nails? I don't want sad-looking hands forever! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Stereotypically "good" and "bad" images?

Images that people can instantly categorize as "good" or "bad"? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jan 5, 2012 - 24 answers

I accidentally ate mold..now what?

Is there something I can take to prevent poisoning, or should I just let my body do its thing? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jan 2, 2012 - 18 answers

What relatively high profile celebrities, artists or entertainers have very poor websites?

What relatively high profile celebrities, artists or entertainers have very poor websites? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

How to develop work ethic after your academic confidence has taken a beating

Smart people who did badly in college - how did you regain your footing and develop your work ethic and study skills? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Nov 20, 2011 - 21 answers

Name this movie!

Name this movie! Asking for a friend, details inside. [more inside]
posted by pupperduck on Oct 8, 2011 - 2 answers

I am completely smitten with my professor. Please talk some sense into me.

How do I stop this crazy, ridiculous attraction I have towards a professor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Best way to remove back hair in 2011?

Best way to remove back hair in 2011? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 12 answers

The old Los Pollos Hermanos Soda Fountain trick

Question about a legal aspect of Breaking Bad S04E7 (last night's episode). [SPOILER WITHIN] [more inside]
posted by Horselover Phattie on Aug 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Do I have a potential problem with aggressive behavior?

My adult female Rottweiler exhibited resource guarding aggression for the first time today. I am inclined to simply not give her the treat that made her growl ever again, but what else should I be doing to insure we don't have a problem? [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me dump a nightmare freelance writing client.

I'm a freelance writer who needs to tactfully end a business relationship with a web design firm. Help me walk away relatively unscathed. [more inside]
posted by shiggins on Jul 30, 2011 - 15 answers

In which Magsie the Cat will continue to urinate in the laundry receptacle

Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
posted by item on Jul 21, 2011 - 30 answers

Brother and I are suffering from mysterious tonsil stones

My brother and I are afflicted by tonsil stones (Tonsiliths) Please help us discover the cause and solution. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Jul 14, 2011 - 22 answers

I DO care about how you do it BUT not about the final results

How much impact does a boss have over an employee’s happiness and career? What is your experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 - 16 answers

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