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1-2-3 Car Magic

1-2-3 Magic filter: How do you count in the car? [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Sep 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Setting boundaries with people (men, in particular!)

How do I set boundaries with people while staying true to my accepting, easy going nature? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Kittenparty?

Katzenfilter: How can I make the second cat selection process easier on first cat? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Aug 24, 2011 - 11 answers

In love and less... interesting?

I feel I'm less interesting when I like someone... is this normal? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Aug 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Traveling to the Caribbean for sex

I recently found out that prior to us dating that my girlfriend had traveled to the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries to have sex with local men on the island. In her own words, she has not been able to maintain a stable relationship for over a year here in the states for the past 10 years. Do you think this behavior of disposable relationships is the reason? [more inside]
posted by Kevtotpac on Aug 10, 2011 - 23 answers

REMEMBER BRICK? ...remember brick?...

Remember Brick, from Malcolm in the Middle? He used to do this thing where he'd say something, and then whisper it again to himself. My kid does this. What does it mean? [more inside]
posted by 0BloodyHell on Aug 9, 2011 - 31 answers

How can I be a better teacher to these kinds of students?

Were you one of these archetypal students? How did your teachers help you self regulate, control impulses, and overall become more self-aware? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Aug 1, 2011 - 27 answers

Can I Still Have a Butler?

How would one successfully blend in with the rich? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jul 27, 2011 - 46 answers

Street Anthropologist

Where have you seen working-class people carrying their everyday stuff in high-end store bags (e.g., a Tiffany's bag)? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 20, 2011 - 75 answers

What's so cool about flying in squares?

vacapinta asked this way back in 2004 but the answers provided did not satiate my curiosity so I'm asking it again: What are these circling (or squaring) flies? I live in San Francisco but I saw them when I lived in Southern California too. I don't have a pressing reason I need the information, I'm just curious as all get-out about them. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Jul 8, 2011 - 3 answers

"Screw you guys-- I'm goin' home."

Why is my dog suddenly freaking out on walks and sprinting home? (I don't use a leash) [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Jun 30, 2011 - 22 answers

Understanding psychopaths

Is it possible a psychopath can be a "good " person? Or at least ethical? By this I mean purposefully moral.
posted by beckster on Jun 23, 2011 - 25 answers

Isn't she loverly?

Recently I've become interested in behavioral indicators of class, gender, and status. In particular, I'm interested in what small behaviors would indicate a) femininity and b) higher social status. [more inside]
posted by Fuego on May 11, 2011 - 78 answers

Organizational Skills like the Military - Without the Military.

Military envy: How to get that military focus, time & project management skills, excellent organization and self-discipline without the actual military experience? (From a book or a simple way of thinking about it?) Advice from military men and women much appreciated, as well as any self-discipline guru. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on May 4, 2011 - 14 answers

People watching for fun!

What are the interesting traits, habits or facts that you can pick up on just by looking at someone? [more inside]
posted by Fat Elvis on Apr 14, 2011 - 104 answers

What should I do if my dog shows aggressive, violent reactions to simple removal of toys.

What should I do if my dog shows aggressive, violent reactions to simple removal of toys. [more inside]
posted by Hexidecimal on Mar 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Dog's Behavior

I had a 13 year old standard poodle that unfortunately developed lymphoma. For those 13 years, we were as close as a dog and owner could get. When she no longer could stand, the decision was made to put her to sleep. On her last day, I went to pick her up to carry her to the vet's appointment. I was utterly surprised ( and disappointed) that she viciously bit my thumb and would not let go. Why would such a gentle 13 year old LOYAL dog do that at the end?
posted by Mckoan1 on Mar 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Keeping Dogs Off The Phobia List After A Bad Experience

A dog bit our son. How do we keep this one bad experience from turning into a lifelong fear of dogs? [more inside]
posted by scrump on Mar 10, 2011 - 36 answers

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives?

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Today is the first day of the rest...

What techniques do you use to affect positive change in your life? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Feb 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Flipping the Feline Personality Switch

Can someone explain some seemingly complex domestic feline behavior? [more inside]
posted by ktoad on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Dog: LOL! BBL!

A close friend of mine has a young dog with tendency to run off without her when let off-leash. Any suggestions on how to curb this bad behavior? [more inside]
posted by Kikkoman on Jan 14, 2011 - 29 answers

CatBehaviorFilter: How do we deal with our cat's strange aggression towards my husband?

CatBehaviorFilter: How do we deal with our cat's strange aggression towards my husband? [more inside]
posted by feidr2 on Jan 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Why does he hate raspberries?

Why does my dog hate raspberries? (The sound, not the fruit) [more inside]
posted by frwagon on Jan 8, 2011 - 35 answers

What are the behaviors of a mensch?

“We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.” What behaviors communicate to others that we care about them and the world in general? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 2, 2011 - 13 answers

How to help a 7 year old with OCD (or OCD-like) problems?

How do I help my super creative/smart son balance his imagination with the task at hand? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Move along, nothing to see here.

There's a closed door in my new house that leads to the basement. My cat wants to get into the basement behind the door, but she's not allowed. So she sits outside the door and cries and cries. How can I get her to stop? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Dec 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Don't Pet This Kitty

Adopted cat doesn't seem to be warming up to us. We've had her for about 7 months now. She doesn't like to be petted or touched and often bites very hard if Mr. Stardust or I have to do so. Can we get her used to being touched, or should we leave her alone? Further details within. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Hush, puppy!

We moved two weeks ago, and my dog is still in Super-Bark-Mode at everything that moves. How can I get her to chill out and be a happier dog? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Oct 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Cock a doodle doo

What are some good resources, preferably online, for learning about chicken behavior? [more inside]
posted by toodles on Oct 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Help with our naughty dog

So this is a typical example of what my dog does when I arrive at home. He is 5 years old and has always been this way. Help us get him under control. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Oct 25, 2010 - 31 answers

Parents of kids with ADHD: What works for you?

What resources have been helpful in teaching you parenting strategies for managing your child's behavior? Other parents, clinicians, internet, random inspiration? What have you tried in the past that didn't work, and why? What's working now? [more inside]
posted by KITTYFLOWER on Oct 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Life imitates pop culture

Looking to compile a list of movies/books/TV that have either the reputation for, or have actually been seen to have a negative influence on people's behavior. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Oct 10, 2010 - 37 answers

Why have these cats started fighting?

Why are these lovely and docile cats suddenly so hostile and agressive? [more inside]
posted by bingoes on Sep 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Mouth writing checks that butt cannot cash

Can a trainer help my little dog with her fear of bigger dogs? Can I? Difficulty: deafness, possible vision problems. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Sep 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me help my dog

I was just sitting outside on my friend's lawn with my dog, who was tied to a tree branch about 20 feet away (that I checked for strength before tying her up) and quietly watching squirrels. A woman walked by and smiled at us, and my dog lunged at her, breaking the tree branch, and proceeded to jump up on her and ram her nose into her, barking. I feel absolutely terrible and have no idea how to fix this. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Sep 17, 2010 - 31 answers

Bedtime Stories for Whiners.

Are there any great books out there about whining? My toddler is well on her way to becoming a regional champ & it's a problem. [more inside]
posted by Ys on Sep 10, 2010 - 24 answers

Why is my normally well behaved dog suddenly aggressive toward preteen and teenage boys?

Why is my normally well behaved dog suddenly aggressive toward preteen and teenage boys? I have a 2 1/2 year old male german shepherd who is very well trained and usually extremely happy and well behaved. He is from a breeder that has 30 years of experience breeding working german shepherds and his easy going temperment is one of the things we love about him. Until a week ago I would not have hesitated to let any toddler or child pet him or interact with him. Suddenly he has exhibited an extreme dislike for preteen and teenage boys. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Get my cats off my table!

Our three cats are brazenly unfazed when we squirt them with water guns. They jump up on the counter tops, we squirt them, they scamper away, and then five minutes later they're back up there. What are other ways to make them fear the humans' surfaces? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 22, 2010 - 42 answers

Any great books on urban anthropology? In addition, what could I do with a Deviant Behavior degree?

Any great books on urban anthropology? In addition, what could I do with a Deviant Behavior degree? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Aug 22, 2010 - 8 answers

What's up with my son?

My three-year old son has suddenly started behaving very unusually. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Aug 17, 2010 - 40 answers

Cats are weird. Can the weirdness be tamed?

Another crazy cat question - yay! How can I convince my crazy cat to actually let me near her? Skittish is one thing... this is odd. Special kitty snowflake details included, of course. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Aug 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Why does my cat hate my chest?

Odd cat behavior question. Can anyone explain to me exactly why one of our cats will simply NOT climb up on me in the bed? Even though she's all over my girlfriend.. it has both of us perplexed. There will be all sorts of background information inside. [more inside]
posted by darknemus on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 answers

How to become "repulsed" by junk food?

How to become "repulsed" by junk food? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jul 27, 2010 - 54 answers

home CBT techniques

Is there CBT or other therapy tools or techniques that can be used at home like homework? I'm thinking of the Conversation Wheel and the like.
posted by UltraD on Jul 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Frantic pigeons?

Today I was at Boston Common eating lunch, and observed a fairly large group of pigeons all acting in the same bizarre way. For upwards of half an hour (and despite no obvious bread-throwers), a group of 50 or so pigeons was tearing around the park at great speed and low altitude, stopping for frequent and very intense fights on the ground over nonexistent food. [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

can I have my iphone execute scripts?

can I have my iphone execute scripts? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Gay research

Is there a good and current anthology of research focused on homosexuality in book form? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

You don't hear this one every day.

I'd like to add a kitten to the family. However, I have a toy fox terrier which makes this difficult. Every cat I've had in the past would eventually begin stalking the dog, pawing him on his hindquarters and biting his neck. The dog would cower 24/7 and I ultimately needed to keep them in separate areas of the house, at all times, to protect him. I've tried various methods to prevent this, but since the last time I've owned a cat was over five years ago I'm open to re-trying anything.
posted by biochemist on Jun 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Cat with bad aim !

YANMV (you are not my vet) - One of my girlfriend's cats is displaying strange behavior, and she'd like some advice as to how to rectify cat's hygiene problem. [more inside]
posted by Oneirokritikos on Jun 8, 2010 - 18 answers

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