The advice "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls" can be found quoted many, many places online (all clearly originating from one ur-source), attributed either to the Ladies Home Journal in 1918 or Earnshaw's Infants Department (invariably identified as "a trade publication"). Which was it? Was it, in fact, either? [more inside]
Flying into Montreal during Black and Blue. What's the festival like? Also accepting all suggestions re: Montreal in October. [more inside]
I washed a white cotton beadspread (IKEA Indira) with some sort of stain remover for whites. It turned it a gently glowing bluish white. I would like it to be the original colour, a pleasant creamy white. I have washed it since this happened and it's still glowing with an alien light. [more inside]
I just finished reading American Studies by Mark Merlis. In it, he used an idiom I didn't recognize. The first time I assumed it was a Kindle typo but then he used it a second time. So what in the world is a "blue chin"? The actual quotes are below. [more inside]
Submitted for your consideration: Two photographs of the same place- in 1974 and 2014. [more inside]
Do the clear blue-filtering screen protectors for mobile devices actually do anything? An example. I have a few at hand, and they are completely transparent, I think the product is just a plain clear screen protector. [more inside]
I have Blue Shield insurance and am frustrated by the limited search options available on their site. [more inside]
A few days ago I had one of the worst experiences of my life on public transit, and would like to get some feedback on how I should have handled it, and what other people have done in similar situations. [more inside]
I've recently acquired a beautiful ring with a 2 carat blue diamond in the middle and two smaller white diamonds on either side, in white gold. Nothing special about the setting, and I will have to get it reset sooner than later, since the band's wearing thin. But I'm curious what's up with this big blue shiny rock. [more inside]
For the second year running, my delicious, heritage breed, Thanksgiving turkey has produced drippings that are a lovely shade of deep lavender. I mean, we eat it anyway, and the wonderful gelatin-rich jiggly stock we make with its carcass...but it's weird. [more inside]
Our office building is in the process of switching over to all-LED lighting. Our recessed can lights were recently swapped and it's causing a lot of grief- will we just get used to it over time or can I buy some warming filters that won't melt or look like yellow/orange/red dots all over our ceiling? I have only found theatrical lighting sources online so far. Help!
I came across this article and became concerned about my eye health, in light of a new LED monitor that I recently bought and use for about four hours each day at home (at work, I look at an older LCD monitor with a CCFL backlight for eight hours). Is this something to be concerned about? Also, can some sort of (UV) filter be placed in front of the screen to reduce risks? Currently, I have my LED monitor set to 0% brightness and 25% contrast.
This morning, I was surprised to see the clear imprint of my wife's butt and thighs in a bluish tone on our white melamine toilet seat. Is the actual chemistry known here, and what should we do to avoid this in the future? [more inside]
I purchased these porcelain bowls from TJ Maxx yesterday to use as feeding dishes for my cats. There were only two bowls at the store. They had a "Blue Moon Japan" sticker affixed and are stamped with the same name on the bottom. I would love to buy more in the same or similar color/pattern. My Google-fu isn’t strong this morning. I’ve only found tea sets from the same manufacturer. I would be thrilled to find the manufacturer’s website if only to find out what the pattern names are called.
I want to make an elementary school music bulletin board full of (color) images of blue albums. They should be either be predominantly blue, or should have "blue" in the name. They also need to be appropriate for an elementary school (so Nirvana is out). [more inside]
Could a specialist on the other side of the country still be considered in-network? [more inside]
Mrs. Inamonkeysuit and I like our current situation, but the circumstances are changing and we have decided that we will be moving later in 2014. [more inside]
Yesterday i dyed my hair blue underneath my regular blonde. I am normally very low maintenance, like wash and go, and didn't really think through how to take care of it. Looking for specific suggestions on products I can pick up today or order online that will keep the blue as blue as possible. Should I try dry shampoos? I honestly have just been using aussie shampoo since the 80s, so trying to find a new product seems oversized. I was told to keep the blonde and blue separate when I wash my hair, like put the blue in a ponytail, wash the blonde and put conditioner on it, and then wash the blue. If anyone has managed to do this, tips for this also welcome.
In the last few weeks, blue stains have shown up on my daughter's shirts after washing them. They weren't there before I washed the clothes. They don't show up on anyone else's clothes. I can't get them out. Any ideas about how to get the stains out and how to prevent other shirts from getting stained? [more inside]
Hello, asking for a friend of mine: Looking for a new doctor in Santa Clara/Alameda Counties (California) in the Blue Cross network, recommendations? [more inside]
here's a photo. it appears to be aluminum and it's weighty for its size. It was among the possessions of an elderly, career US Navy retiree. Any ideas? Phone's for scale-- I know what that is.
So I'm feeling miserable a lot lately. What do you do when you're feeling bad, to cheer yourself up? Restriction: Must be something I can do alone.
I want to trade my car in and buy a new one. The Kelly Blue Book value of my trade-in is $7500, but the dealer's "Black Book" value is $3000-4000. [more inside]
A friend introduced me to f.lux for Mac, and I'm hoping to find a way to adjust the color of my iPhone screen to be more in line with my circadian rhythms. [more inside]
I've noticed some recurrent patterns in music videos (use of numbers, colors, etc.) that have piqued my interest. I'm wondering if any industry insiders can shed any light or if anyone has explored this concept academically or otherwise. [more inside]
Upgraded my video card from a Radeon HD 5770 to a GeForce GTX 660, now the blue colors are off (in some programs) and giving a purple tint... [more inside]
Can I Eat It: Blue Cheese Olives? [more inside]
Song ID help: spacey, dreampop, female vocalist(s), with the refrain 'memories of Atlantic blue.' [more inside]
What is the story on the 2012 Olympic Women's Pole Vault stuffed kitteh? [more inside]
Yves Klein blue paint dupe? [more inside]
I've bought several packs of neutral-natural smokey brown eyeshadow collections (including these two) just trying to look natural. Instead, they all turn blue-ish when put on my eyelids, and I look exactly like I'm wearing artificial colors. Trial and error is getting way too expensive! Has anyone had any luck with finding a set of browns that are actually brown? Thanks!
Does anyone know anything about Twenty-Two stories by J.D. Salinger, or more specifically this edition? [more inside]
The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
Anyone know of a wireless Cherry MX Blue keyboard? [more inside]
Suggestions for the absolute best short hike near Asheville, NC? [more inside]
Help my wife and I remember this (likely flash) game. Blue backgrounds progressively transitioning to black, horizontal scrolling and snowfall may have been involved. [more inside]
I need the color of the sky in Chicago every day for the last year. Does this exist anywhere? [more inside]
Help IDing a TV commercial involving a clear robot run by blue liquid [more inside]
What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg? [more inside]
Help me find these blue rose earrings, please. [more inside]
I am looking for "left" or "blue state" American flags or patches in which all the colored part of the flag is blue (eg blue stripes instead of red). Maybe I just cannot get the correct search terms, but I have not been able to find these. Anyone know where such an animal can be got?
Please help me regain some happiness in my life. [more inside]
Best source for art prints? [more inside]
How can I find a map of large high-tech Silicon Valley companies? [more inside]
How can I find and devour blue java (also known as "ice cream") bananas, those rarest and most delectable of all bananas known to man and God? [more inside]
Can I buy health insurance from an out of state insurer? (more) [more inside]
Why do the elevator buttons seem to be moving? My eyes deceive me! [more inside]
I need to buy (gack!) my own health insurance. I'm in New York state. I'm looking for very good coverage. Would rather pay more for high-quality, flexible, non-nitpicky coverage (if such a thing exists), and then economize by opting for high deductibles. I once lived in CT for a short while, and loved Anthem Blue Cross. But I've heard horror stories about Empire Blue Cross in NY. What other options are out there?
Can you recommend a great orthopedist in or around San Francisco? [more inside]