I'm fairly new to the mountain bike game and unfortunately I am having to park my mountain bike for three months whilst I work away. Security is not an issue but in general what maintenance and precautions do I need to take, if any, before it goes away? FYI: I have a 2008 Kona Cinder Cone (linky) and the bike is currently in a reasonably clean state (but not spotless).
Health Mystery Solved. I have been given a diagnosis of avascular necrosis. My general practitioner relayed these results to me after she saw my MRI results. On Friday I meet with an orthopedic surgeon. Please help me prepare. [more inside]
What is your favorite professional skin care line? [more inside]
California: anyone know what government entity reimburses the elderly for home care? Is it local, state, or federal program? Or perhaps a charity?? [more inside]
What sorts of jobs exist in Miami (or Florida) for people who work with adult foster care for clients with developmental disabilities? [more inside]
We just got new cockatiels and we need all the help and advice we can get. [more inside]
Just got a sweet new car. Now I'm looking for car care products, tips, and suggestions. [more inside]
What do people do when they have kids and both parents work? Bonus points if you have answers specific to Concord, NH! [more inside]
What kind of lawn mold do I have? [more inside]
Help me find some other items to send in a care package to Iraq? [more inside]
Bald male looking for scalp/face care. Not vain, but my scalp is looking mottled, uneven. I'm told that men's skin is different from womens. What can I use to protect/and look better on top, and on my face/eyes?
I suspect I am suffering from Depression and I have no health insurance or current source of income - how do I get help? [more inside]
How do I resolve a child care conflict with people who swear they have done nothing wrong? [more inside]
Spring time gardening care filter. Need a little advice. [more inside]
Our newborn pees right through the preemie diapers, through two layers of clothes and into the crib/blanket. This happens every time. Help! [more inside]
Is my brother right about caring for these Brooks Brothers non-iron shirts? Help! [more inside]
How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
I need some handbag care advice for my girlfriend. She has a golden-tan leather Furla bag that is starting to get a little dried out. We're not in a big city, so going to a professional probably isn't an option. What can she do to treat the leather so it stays looking like new? Specific brand names of products we can order are preferable.
I've decided to adopt a kitten for my fiance as a Christmas gift this year. She's an absolute animal lover, and she has been wanting to get a kitten for a while now (her cat of 15 years died this summer). I'm going to arrange the adoption and then have her pick the kitten out the day after the holiday. However, I'm going to arrange an assortment of kitten necessities for her to open on Christmas morning. Never having had a kitten, what do I need?
Is this cat beyond help? [more inside]
Advice for moving to a new place, 1 hr. from the old place, with 2 cats, and leaving town 4 days later for Thanksgiving holiday. [more inside]
I am trying to resolve some angry and anxious feelings I’m having about emergency medical care my husband received this weekend. Very long story inside. [more inside]
What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes? [more inside]
YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male [more inside]
Few questions on winterizing young trees and bushes. [more inside]
Care Bears movie about a giant crystal buried underneath a city that made everyone sad and possibly black and white.
Care Bears movie about a giant crystal buried underneath a city that made everyone sad and possibly black and white? [more inside]
I just found out my 14 year old niece broke both her femur and tibia and will be in a cast from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks! I want to put together a care package - any suggestions? [more inside]
I am working as a home health aide in a private home and need some information about maternity leave. Details inside. [more inside]
What is the best brand/model of push lawnmower? [more inside]
I just had a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience with a doctor. This is the reason most people do NOT go to doctors. It kinda makes me not want to go to a doctor. Let me give you the whole story so you can assess the situation, get really mad, and provide me with constructive advice. If you don't feel like reading it all, scroll to the bottom and tell me what I should do if I am unsatisfied with the quality of care from a doctor. [more inside]
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
Who do I turn to for help with my fruit trees? Should I go talk to someone at a garden center or do I need some kind of tree expert? Any recommendations for garden centers knowledgeable about fruit trees in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
My Dad, now 70, suffered a massive stroke around 2 and a half years ago. He is quadriplegic and his wakefulness is limited. I need help to improve the quality of his life. Lots more info inside [more inside]
Are there any good skin care products for people with very dry skin and breakouts? [more inside]
Help me restore and properly care for my wooden furniture. [more inside]
Leather Wallet Care: How do I stop the breakdown of my wallet? [more inside]
How to advocate for and aid a desperately ill, uninsured man in California? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are (probably) soon to be the owners of a 1 year old German Shepard. We know (and love) the dog and the dog knows (and, we're sure) loves us. But we've never been responsible for anything more than a plant before and that plant died. What are some tips other German Shepard owners can impart, in terms of what we can expect and how best to take care of him? [more inside]
How to treat possibly broken fingers and toes? [more inside]
What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
Books and resources for a single mother who doesn't really fit the stereotype of "mother", and is more about taking care about herself? Any other way I can help her? [more inside]
Any specific suggestions for care package ingredients for a friend who has just had gastric bypass surgery? I want to give her a few small things that might give her a lift (and don't want her to know specifically that it is me asking, hence the anon). I was thinking, for a young hip chick with a great sense of humor - maybe a small itunes gift card, some comic anthologies, a fun tote bag, sugar free candy? This isn't going to be a massive box or anything, I just want to make her smile during her recovery.
I need advice as to what I should do with our pets now that my wife and I are separated. This is a cat/pet lovers kind of question other people probably wouldn't understand. [more inside]
My children go to a day care where the parents rotate responsibilities to show 'appreciation' for their child's care takers. Intent is to do something 'special' to express (however remotely we can demonstrate the scale of appreciation) how much we appreciate our care takers/teachers. These appreciation days rotate on a bi-weekly basis in my infant son's room and I have this Friday. The class has three teachers and their charges are all kiddies age 6-12 months. (continued...) [more inside]
What do I do with all of these gerbils? [more inside]
My dog found a baby bird. What kind of bird is he and what do I do with him? [more inside]
Me and my vet are stumped as to follow up care for surgery. More dog filter. [more inside]
Help me devise an anti-acne regimen using only natural products. [more inside]
Should I learn not to care that much about people? [more inside]
I need Cleaning Vintage Clothing 101. [more inside]