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Fragrant and glycerine-free hair care tips needed!

What are some fragrant, glycerin-free options for shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Sep 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Make my horn rimmed glasses look like new again!

Recommendations for horn rimmed glasses care? My rims often get this strange white discoloration/build-up --- however it doesn't wipe off or come off with water. Is this common? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Sep 8, 2012 - 10 answers

how best to care for old and cherished books?

I need a more in-depth guide on the proper care of my old (1800-1960) books. I know the basics, (no sun, no moisture, no dirty hands) but I have some questions whose answers I cannot find. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Aug 27, 2012 - 5 answers

What can I mail in a care package to friends that are going to Burning Man?

I want to send a care package to my friends at Burning Man, what should I include? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Aug 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Lone Wolf, the early years

What should I do for my new puppy when I have to be away for long periods? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 20, 2012 - 26 answers

What is it like to work as a care worker?

Asking for a friend: What's it like to work as an in-home, community care worker for the elderly? [more inside]
posted by peter1982peter on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me be a great dog owner.

I'm going to be a dog owner soon but I've only owned cats. I want to be a great dog owner. Can you recommend a good all-in-one book to get me ready for training and care?
posted by sharkfu on May 16, 2012 - 18 answers

How should I deal with this medical bill?

I recently received an unexpected medical bill in the mail. Should I pay it, or should I ask my parents to pay it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 37 answers

Good Baltimore area doctors?

Good primary care doctors in/near Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by capnsue on May 2, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get private insurance when planning a move out of state

I have questions about applying for private insurance given that my family would like to get a quote (and hopefully a policy) so we can move to a different state. [more inside]
posted by questionsandanchors on Mar 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Helping a struggling parent.

My poor, overworked, lonely, non-English-speaking immigrant mother is approaching 50. Her daily existence is a living hell. Short of winning the lottery, what can I do to improve her quality of life? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Feb 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me mange my mother's care.

I need to find an assistant in Maine who can help me manage my mother's health care. [more inside]
posted by yellowdoll on Feb 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Quietest, calmest, most self-sufficient breeds of large dog for a person who doesn't like dogs?

I do not want a dog but I'm considering getting one. What kinds would be most quiet, self-sufficient, and non-active? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 81 answers

Primary care doctor and hospital/clinic recommendations in NYC, Manhattan, preferably below 34th.

Primary care doctor and hospital/clinic recommendations in NYC, Manhattan, preferably below 34th. I am helping someone choose a new primary care doctor. We are leaning towards a practitioner who is affiliated with a good sized clinic or practice for one stop shopping convenience. [more inside]
posted by flummox on Jan 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Leather care for my favorite leather boots

What is the best way to care for my favorite leather boots? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Being supportive at home and from a distance

My sweet boyfriend's dearest friend has been diagnosed with Hodgikn's Lymphoma. Last time we saw him he was complaining about a lump in this throat, and saying they didn't know what it was but not to worry, he was probably just getting over an infection. Typical blase doctors, oh yeah forgot to mention, he is five years into a ten year prison sentence for some youthful foolishness. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Can I get my personal info back, please?

Can I request a therapist shred my information/notes, or send everything pertaining to me, to me via mail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 - 9 answers

What differentiates mid-skilled from low-skilled healthcare workers?

What is the dividing line between mid-skilled and lower skilled workers in the health care industry, besides a degree? Is there a consistent set of responsibilities, qualifications that set them apart? Any kind of consensus as to what it required?
posted by LeonBernstein on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I keep my hair looking this awesome?

As a Christmas present, my awesome mom paid for me to get glorious purple highlights done at an excellent salon in my hometown. How do I take care of them and keep them vivid for as long as possible? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Dec 31, 2011 - 13 answers

I need to buy a lift-chair, have no clue, ideas?

Caring for elderly relatives: What is the best brand of lift-chair? [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Call 1-800-FEAR.

Mom: Cancer + unemployed + broke. Just shy of Medicare eligibility. She needs help immediately. But how? (Cook County, IL) [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Nov 2, 2011 - 25 answers

Youth Care - what to learn

You're a young person, in your 20s or so, and you've noticed that quite a few of your similarly-aged peers & friends are in desperate need of care due to major mental and emotional health challenges - which are taking a toll on everything else. However, support services for this group are lacking. What could you learn or train in to be able to be a better source of support and care for your peer community? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 20, 2011 - 11 answers

My poor tooth.

I'm in the second week of a three month road trip in Wyoming with an infected tooth. I'm on a shoe string budget and I can't afford the extraction. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on Sep 14, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me take care of these kids when I feel ambivalent and lack resources and experience!

How can I amuse these variously-aged children who like to test boundaries? How should I handle things when I basically can't discipline them? How can I get in the right headspace to do this? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Sep 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Effective skin-calming liquid?

What is the soothing liquid that my brow threader uses that eliminates redness and inflammation immediately? [more inside]
posted by sweet Annie Rich on Aug 20, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I hold my friend's hand from across the country

One half of a couple I consider good friends (I was in a band with both of them and deeply fond of them) passed away unexpectedly and tragically this past weekend. I'm on the opposite coast of the US so I can't be there in person. I want to send something to his now-widowed wife, but flowers seems so useless - any care package ideas? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Aug 16, 2011 - 14 answers

how do you cool down a turbocharger?

how do you cool down a turbocharger? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 22, 2011 - 14 answers

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out?

I need new glasses. Can you help me pick some out? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

I want to understand what constitutes a positive pregnancy experience... and how the health system can help.

I'd love your experience and advice on how to be a good practitioner of women's health in pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by noonday on Jul 13, 2011 - 34 answers

Better living through plant healing

Help me save Mabel, my new spider plant, who is not adjusting to my apartment very well at all. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jul 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Inflatable pool care

Inflatable kids pool - best way to warm the water and keep it clean over a long weekend. [more inside]
posted by Joh on Jul 4, 2011 - 8 answers

How to care for a wild tortoise that's on the mend after being hit by a car?

A friend of mine came across this wild tortoise on the road, outside Querétaro, México. She took it to the vet, who patched her up, sowed up the bits that needed sowing and put most of the shell back together, sans a couple of pieces. It's about 10 inches long. She's going to have to take care of it until it's well enough to go back to the wild and has no clue how to go about it. Off the top of her head, she'd like to know: ¿What should it eat? ¿Should she place it outside in the garden or in the house? ¿Sun or shade? ¿Water, earth, or both? ¿Will the Labrador retriever be a problem? ¿Should her trio of rambunctious kids be kept away? Any other interesting fact or recommendation you can share will be most welcome, and will surely net you a beer on your next visit.
posted by Cobalt on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Can delusions be resolved?

Is it possible to address the emotional underpinnings of my grandma's delusions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Jun 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Helping a problem father?

My irresponsible father's health is declining and relatives are trying to get me to move him in with me, but I don't think I can cope with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 50 answers

Recommendations for Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto

Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto for 87 year old great uncle. Recommendations for particular homes and/or resources to help find one? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me with my adorable new kitty!

How do I care for a kitten who may have been taken too early from his mother? I've never cared for anything younger than a year old, and now I have an 8 week old kitten. [more inside]
posted by kro on Apr 26, 2011 - 30 answers

help my dog stay chill

Two years ago, I rescued an older 10lbs shiba inu/chihuahua mix who has a lot of fur and overheats easily. We've already had a few hot days in Los Angeles this year, and I'm concerned about keeping him cool and healthy, especially since we've moved to a new house that gets a lot warmer during the day. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Apr 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Burt's original eleven herbs and spices

Burt's Bees' recipes were supposed to have come out of a "19th century personal care recipe book" that Roxanne Quimby found. Does anyone know what particular book this was? I'm hoping its floating around in some public domain site somewhere...
posted by razdrez on Apr 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What kind of questions do I ask a potential Personal Care Attendant?

Special Education Filter: What kind of questions do I ask someone interviewing to be my child's Personal Care Attendant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Low Cost Health care resources in LA? (warning ickyness inside)

Can you help me find health care resources in the LA area? (warning, some icky content inside.) [more inside]
posted by RampantFerret on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Milk baths?

Amazing skin forever? At my ritzy gym I constantly see older gentlemen with the most amazing skin quality: smooth, clear, even tone, even lightly tanned. What have they done to get/keep this peternatual skin quality and what can I do now as a younger man to get it?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 18, 2011 - 27 answers

How can I tell if my 3 y.o. grandson was molested?

My three year old grandson made a statement that suggested he was molested at his daycare. Earlier, he told his parents a different version of the story that doesn't suggest molestation. How can we get to the truth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2011 - 33 answers

Attention all herpetologists!

Question for snake enthusiasts! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jan 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Good freshwater pet for kids.

What would be a good low maintenance freshwater fish that would thrive in a 2 gallon kids aquarium with a bubbler but no heater? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jan 6, 2011 - 17 answers

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues?

What questions should I ask a lawyer to ensure care of my mother's health issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the going rate for Childcare?

How much is a reasonable rate to charge for childcare? I'm Oakland, CA. [more inside]
posted by phelixshu on Nov 12, 2010 - 13 answers

Spare the rod, spoil the child?

Where can I find some good research literature on the effectiveness of corporal punishment as a means to discipline children? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Nov 9, 2010 - 24 answers

Abusers.

Grandmother in a nursing home. Elderly grandfather caring for her and denying help from others. Grandma not getting the care she needs. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Database of medical procedure price lists?

Does there exist anywhere a database of medical procedure price lists to facilitate comparison shopping / competition? One of my local clinics offers a price list on their website, albeit incomplete. I was wondering if anyone had taken the time to pull together a number of these. If not, someone should....perhaps a job for Google.
posted by grammalvsu on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Moving my kitty to a (not so) deluxe apartment in the sky

I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

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