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Finding my ideal climate

I'm trying to find all the areas of the US that have my ideal climate, and I'd like to do so by playing with data. Is there an app, site, or method that can help? (Or can you?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Pole position for job interview?

Is there is an optimal (or simply better) time slot/position for being interviewed for a job? [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad on Aug 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Life's Little Luxuries?

I'm looking to raise my game in all sorts of areas and seeking advice on the things you've invested time and money in that lift your life out of the ordinary... [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Aug 2, 2014 - 44 answers

Costco Ground Beef - Packaged today, best before tomorrow. Why?

The last couple times we've gone to Costco looking for bulk ground beef (we make chili in large batches and freeze individual portions), we noticed that it had been packaged that day, and was marked best before the very next day. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jun 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Spreads on breads!

A friend of mine is hosting a party. The theme is Spreads on breads. Friends, I am so excited, and so is my stomach. Please share with me your most delicious spread recipes, and the breads they taste the best on. [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Jun 2, 2014 - 63 answers

Which waffle maker is the best waffle maker?

It's time to buy a new waffle maker. It will be a Mother's Day gift. I want to give the best waffle maker in the world to the best wife and mother in the world - which waffle maker should it be? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Apr 29, 2014 - 20 answers

MANAGER-SPEAK

I have now heard several managers utter the buzzword "Best Practices" when describing why they do the things they do. What is the source of this new buzzword, and why is it so prevalent?
posted by shipbreaker on Jan 22, 2014 - 42 answers

Before or After Christmas to buy a desktop computer?

Does Dell Computer run the best sales of it's desktop computers before or after Christmas? [more inside]
posted by BillyAnne on Dec 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Best laptop to install minecraft on.

What is the best laptop to install minecraft pc on? [more inside]
posted by BillyAnne on Nov 27, 2013 - 8 answers

What are your favorites ongoing message board threads?

I read the same few web forums and am looking for some new ones. Am especially looking for the best threads--threads that are long running, get lots of posts, and are generally interesting and high quality. Any subject.
posted by aerotive on Sep 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Horror manga

Give me your recommendations for your favorite horror manga.
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Aug 18, 2013 - 12 answers

Where can I find the best documentaries from the past 30 years or so?

The Oscar nominees would be natural candidates, but as of '93, Ebert was complaining that the selection committee was completely unqualified: http://www.rogerebert.com/festivals-and-awards/oscarvoters-slight-best-documentaries . (As an aside: do his criticisms apply to the Academy Award documentary nominating committee today?) Where else should I look for credible lists of the best documentaries made recently?
posted by jtothes on Jul 18, 2013 - 11 answers

The best book on college grammar?

I have just finished a college course in business English. I did well, but I want to be able to look at parts of speech in a sentence and understand enough to know for sure why I am using who or whom or when to choose subjective or objective pronouns. (Example: Do you think it was THEY who left the door unlocked overnight?) My textbook spent more time telling you to substitute he or him for who or whom, but I wanted to be able to understand what part of speech was responsible for the choice. What is the best college level or above textbook to teach me this? Thank you in advance.
posted by Leah on May 7, 2013 - 3 answers

How does one acquire a pair of rose-tinted glasses?

How to see the best in other people? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Apr 28, 2013 - 33 answers

Best Academic Percussion Programs

What are the best academic percussion programs in the United States and Canada? [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Mar 5, 2013 - 4 answers

What is your perspective on the "ideal" child custody arrangements?

While recognizing that I'd like your advice on the principles and best practices of a shared child custody agreement. I currently share both joint and physical custody with my daughter's mother, and things are going just fine, but wondering if you know of any resources (online, written, or your own experiences) to help me consider what is best for my daughter now and in the future, and maybe it can serve as a general resource for other parents' looking to establish positive custody agreements. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Feb 7, 2013 - 21 answers

Help plan a 3 week Italy Trip

I need help planning a trip to Italy this summer/2013 with my daughter for her 14th birthday (golden). Would like to see parts of the south and North. I am a bit nervous about traveling alone. Looking for tips on two week itinery, lodging, family oriented plans. I would like to start in the south as my mother's family is from Montefaconi, Rome, and then north. I have considered a week long tour in the south and then traveling Rome and northern on our own. Would consider a homebase in the north for 4-5days but where to stay??
posted by snztt99 on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Best of the Best: Your Best Gift Guides

I'm looking for more gift guides like these. What do you have? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Dec 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Advice on dominating surgical rehab.

Shoulder surgery rehab tips, hints and recommendations [more inside]
posted by Hurst on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Might as well have the best.

You've done the research; what's the best? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Nov 8, 2012 - 46 answers

How To Use this Big Change/Trip in My Life To Practise Social Skills/Build More Intimate Relationships?

I'm a 20 year old girl who has had little experience with real romantic relationships. I also have trouble with friendships---though I am super extroverted and can mix and mingle in parties with ease, creating sustainable friendships is very difficult for me. I'll be going on exchange in France for 5-6 months in January. I'd like to practise and build intimate friendships and romantic relationships (short-term, but meaningful!) when I'm there, and try to get a handle on WHY I usually have trouble. How can I do this? More deets inside. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Oct 22, 2012 - 18 answers

How can I make sure past unrequited feelings never return and just try to remain friends?

I really need help in dealing with a situation of unrequited love with a best friend, to becoming complete strangers, and then back to best friends again. [more inside]
posted by stonecutters88 on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Rotten Tomatoes for Jazz?

I'm buying CDs for a friend to fill in his jazz collection. What are good online resources to help me pick the best discs? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 9, 2012 - 9 answers

More Swag Than Times Square

Where can we take the best/most interesting/most creative/most unique picture in NYC? [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises on Sep 17, 2012 - 15 answers

How to deal with an extroverted best friend?

How to deal with an extroverted best friend? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 on Aug 4, 2012 - 13 answers

What is the best American airline?

Based on your personal experience, what is the best American airline to fly with (in terms of quality of service, comfort, customer service, etc.)?
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Jul 29, 2012 - 20 answers

DIYODS!!! (do it your own dang self)

What are the best DIY sites on the web? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Mar 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Apple[Awesome]Sauce

Looking for recommendations for beautiful, unique, high-quality iPad apps (and/or references to sites that share lists of such apps). [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Mar 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Wordpress Hack Prevention

I am running a Wordpress installation on my own domain. It was hacked. For an admin fee, my web host is restoring prior to the hack. What are my best practices going forward to prevent this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Mar 15, 2012 - 8 answers

How to circulate a petition in the least annoying way possible?

Need advice about best method of circulating a petition for a ballot initiative in California. There is a ballot initiative in California to replace the death penalty with life in prison. I'm going with a friend to a shopping mall this Sunday to try and get signatures (they still need about 100,000). I've never done anything like this before. I need advice about the best way to go about it. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Feb 2, 2012 - 13 answers

If you could live anywhere...

I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

colorbond sheets & insulation costs and who to use

hi, i live in south west victoria, Australia. i am about to put a color bond roof on my weather board house, has any one done this lately? I am at a loss, of who to start shopping with for the sheets, hardware needed and the insulation. Which is my other problem i have been told to use sisalation (not right spelling i know) but i have had good reports on foil board, what have others used? i do have fiber blow in insulaion, but some of its damaged due to rain getting in, would it be better to replace this with pink bats or more fiber fill or what? i hope some one can help thanks
posted by the finishing post on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Best chocolate available in the USA?

What's the best chocolate available in the USA? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 8, 2011 - 49 answers

What's the tastiest chocolate chip?

What would you say are the best chocolate chips you have ever eaten cold and melted? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Oct 9, 2011 - 30 answers

What are the best websites out there?

If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca on Oct 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Can this programmer (me) be successfully sued?

I improved a website for a business. The client was satisfied throughout the project and at launch 1 yr ago. But he fell out with his partners and they're threatening to sue me. I billed about $5k for the site. The site now does everything he wanted - consistent navigation, improved graphics, data driven pages (it had been over 100 html pages with little consistency among them). Can I be sued for violating some best practices like not saving Includes in their own directory, having some HTML tags inside a SQL database, leaving test code and unused files on the production site and not optimizing queries, commenting-out unused code instead of removing it? Can I be sued for leaving the site vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks even if there were no actual damages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 - 22 answers

Is it okay to surprise my best friend at the airport?

Would it be inappropriate to surprise your best friend at the airport who has been on a long international flight? She'll be arriving alone in Abu Dhabi from Toronto this evening. We haven't seen each other in about five months. See further details below: [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Aug 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Best driver's education video we can watch online?

1. Best driver's education video we can watch online? 2. In one sentence - single most important thing you learned in driver education class? [more inside]
posted by cda on Aug 25, 2011 - 60 answers

Should I dump my Element for a Mini Cooper?

I've got a 2003 Honda Element, which I love and have recommended to others. But I miss good gas mileage and the fun of driving a sporty car. [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Jun 16, 2011 - 15 answers

What is the best job ever if you're me.

What jobs/careers does this remind you of? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 11, 2011 - 25 answers

What are the best blogs for your field?

I'm looking to learn about new fields, industries, areas, but I want an insider's view. [more inside]
posted by nondescript on May 3, 2011 - 5 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

Best headphones on the market that are $60 or less?

Best headphones on the market that are $60 or less? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 9, 2011 - 25 answers

Most underappreciated movies of the last decade?

What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 4, 2011 - 120 answers

Should I be upset over my girlfriend's relationship with her male friend?

Am I just being oversensitive? My girlfriend shares an apt with her cousin (male) whom she calls her best friend. I feel like the relationship is kind of creepy and closer than any best friend situation I've ever seen. He calls her 3-4 times a day, just to check in. She waits until late night to eat dinner with him even though she gets home at 5. They do everything together. [more inside]
posted by antipode12 on Apr 3, 2011 - 68 answers

For baking theory, the answer is: promoting gluten development

What are some "best-guess" answers for your academic discipline (or job)? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Mar 10, 2011 - 75 answers

Best travel experience of your life?

Best travel experience of your life? [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Feb 28, 2011 - 64 answers

Stylish investments

Help me build a better, more cost-effective wardrobe! What's the one clothing/bag/accessory item that give the most bang for your buck? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Feb 10, 2011 - 36 answers

What should I do as my brother's Best Man?

Could you guys help me out with some pointers on being Best Man in my brother's wedding? [more inside]
posted by AndrewShortComedy on Feb 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Best Gift Ever?

Where can I find gifts similar to this for under $100 a pop? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 25, 2011 - 7 answers

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