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Do LED lights cause permanent eye damage?

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.
posted by kalsifur on Jul 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Mystery mark stains seat! Blue butt print upon the tainted throne!

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Help Finding Cute Japanese Bowls

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.
posted by turniphead on Apr 11, 2014 - 3 answers

"Blue" Albums

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]
posted by rossination on Mar 6, 2014 - 74 answers

Health insurance hand wringing

Could a specialist on the other side of the country still be considered in-network? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Feb 16, 2014 - 17 answers

Where should we move?

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]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on Jan 14, 2014 - 28 answers

What stuff do I use on my newly blue hair?

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.
posted by katinka-katinka on Dec 4, 2013 - 20 answers

The Mystery of the Blue Spots: Why do my clothes get stains in the wash?

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]
posted by TEA on Oct 18, 2013 - 12 answers

New Blue Cross member, looking for doctor, where to start?

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]
posted by Seboshin on Sep 13, 2013 - 7 answers

what's this pointy thing? WWII-era butt plug?

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.
posted by Mayor Curley on Aug 20, 2013 - 17 answers

How do you cheer up when you're sad?

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.
posted by EatMyHat on Apr 25, 2013 - 46 answers

Did you get the Kelly Blue Book value on your trade-in?

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]
posted by Right On Red on Apr 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Is there a way to make my iPhone screen redder at night?

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]
posted by ladypants on Mar 17, 2013 - 1 answer

Coincidence, subliminal message, subconscious symbolism, or what?

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]
posted by xenophile on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

New video card, blue colours are off

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]
posted by querty on Jan 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Can I Eat It?

Can I Eat It: Blue Cheese Olives? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Oct 21, 2012 - 16 answers

There's a hole in the countertop, dear Liza, dear Liza

What should we do with this big 1'x2.5' hole in the top of a bathroom countertop? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Dreamy atlantic blue song

Song ID help: spacey, dreampop, female vocalist(s), with the refrain 'memories of Atlantic blue.' [more inside]
posted by googly on Aug 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Blue Olympic Pole Vault Cattah!

What is the story on the 2012 Olympic Women's Pole Vault stuffed kitteh? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Aug 8, 2012 - 4 answers

The most beautiful blue of blues

Yves Klein blue paint dupe? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Makeup experts: can you recommend a dark brown eyeshadow without a blue tinge to it?

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!
posted by heatherfl on May 5, 2012 - 26 answers

an odd little blue book

Does anyone know anything about Twenty-Two stories by J.D. Salinger, or more specifically this edition? [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Apr 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Flash Video Troubles

The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Anyone know of a wireless Cherry MX Blue keyboard?

Anyone know of a wireless Cherry MX Blue keyboard? [more inside]
posted by Pterofractal on Mar 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Where should we go on our hike?

Suggestions for the absolute best short hike near Asheville, NC? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Mar 16, 2012 - 8 answers

What's that flash game?

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]
posted by michaelh on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Chicago Sky color average

I need the color of the sky in Chicago every day for the last year. Does this exist anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Feb 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Fluid Robot

Help IDing a TV commercial involving a clear robot run by blue liquid [more inside]
posted by Capa on Dec 25, 2011 - 0 answers

What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg?

What dye could we use to replicate robin's egg blue on a chicken egg? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Nov 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me find these earrings! They mean a lot to me.

Help me find these blue rose earrings, please. [more inside]
posted by carpediem on Nov 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Blue only US flag?

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?
posted by ackptui on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Please help me regain some happiness in my life.

Please help me regain some happiness in my life. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Oct 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Best source for art prints?

Best source for art prints? [more inside]
posted by facetious on Aug 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Map of big Silicon Valley companies?

How can I find a map of large high-tech Silicon Valley companies? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Aug 27, 2011 - 6 answers

They have a lovely silvery-blue hue and maybe also moonletters?

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]
posted by clockzero on Jul 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Can I buy health insurance from an out of state insurer?

Can I buy health insurance from an out of state insurer? (more) [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Weird moving elevator buttons, why so blue?

Why do the elevator buttons seem to be moving? My eyes deceive me! [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Apr 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Quality Individual Health Insurance in NY?

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?
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me find an orthopedist in the Bay Area!

Can you recommend a great orthopedist in or around San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Feb 17, 2011 - 1 answer

A blue monitor, but not the blue screen of death

Why did my monitor turn blue? ... and now today, I cant seem to get it to work. (I'm sooo clueless.) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Nov 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Blue + Brown = Blown

The chocolate brown/robin's egg blue combo: when did it start being popular? Where did that combo come from? Why so pleasing to the eyes? And still trendy today? or outdated and tacky?
posted by Busoni on Oct 22, 2010 - 42 answers

I blue myself

Dyeing oneself blue by ingesting Brilliant Blue G? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Aug 11, 2010 - 19 answers

I dream of Jean

What brand of jeans were those? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Jul 15, 2010 - 7 answers

if the flag were orange and purple song writers would be outta luck

Why do we say "red, white and blue" to describe the American flag? Who, or what, decided that order?
posted by Lucinda on Jun 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Got a pen?

Looking for the MOST comfortable pen I can buy! [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jun 1, 2010 - 22 answers

Toddler gets blue lips when very active. Is this a problem?

Toddler gets blue lips when very active. Is this a problem? [more inside]
posted by Simon Barclay on Mar 27, 2010 - 18 answers

No blue channel with component video

I need help with my HTPC and its component cable connection. I'm missing the blue channel. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Casual blue blazer for summer

Where can I find a somewhat casual, good quality blue blazer made of cotton, linen, or a cotton/linen blend? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Mar 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Stupid Blue Screen... Grumble Grumble.

Problems with Kaspersky Anti-Virus and XP... Blue Screens and All! More inside. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Dec 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Why does my mascarpone taste weird?

Why does my mascarpone taste like alcohol and mushrooms? Is it supposed to taste like that? [more inside]
posted by snailparade on Nov 17, 2009 - 6 answers

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