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Question about missed birth control

Pretty straightforward. I took my combined oral contraceptive erratically for a little over a week - how long should I wait before I resume unprotected sex? [more inside]
posted by celtalitha on Aug 22, 2014 - 8 answers

Mac backup/synchronization

I'm looking for a user-friendly way to synchronize folders between OS X machines. These are in different locations, and they need to talk to each other securely. [more inside]
posted by uninformative on Jul 30, 2014 - 12 answers

Groundhogs: any tips for keeping them out of the garden?

Groundhogs. I've tried every folk wisdom trick under the sun — used cat litter, hot sauce, extra fencing, whirligigs, trap and release, stinky sprays, you name it. Now they're climbing my six-foot privacy fence. Any tips? Over half of my garden has been eaten in the past two days. I have 14 six-by-four beds, so that's a lot. [more inside]
posted by shiggins on Jun 5, 2014 - 9 answers

Parents hate my boyfriend...How should I talk to them?

I have dated someone on and off for over a year, we have learned a lot about each other and have unfortunatly been through some ups and downs. We see each other coming out stronger than ever and working through everything but it is taking some time...I am fighting for this because I know what we have is special and what he provides me is what I have been looking for. [more inside]
posted by BrandNewMe on Feb 24, 2014 - 25 answers

Web platform suggestions

What's a good small-scale web platform for sharing documents? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Feb 21, 2014 - 6 answers

ISP: Web Hosting Control Panel, cPanel, Plesk and OSS solutions

ISP: Web Hosting Control Panel, cPanel, Plesk and OSS solutions. Are they generally complete systems, front-end AND back-end? How are they designed technically, and is it worth using as an ISP. More inside! [more inside]
posted by lundman on Feb 13, 2014 - 2 answers

RC Cars/Trucks for the yard

I need recommendations for remote control trucks that will work in the yard. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Dec 13, 2013 - 1 answer

RC Helicopter or Plane Recommendation

Looking to purchase an indoor Remote Control (RC) helicopter or place. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Birth control pills and ejaculation inside vagina

I would like to know your opinions about ejaculation inside the vagina and the risks of pregnancy, while using birth control. [more inside]
posted by Emily119 on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 answers

Fun/rewarding exercise with a focus on controlled movement?

I've never thought of myself as being in good shape, but lately I've noticed that I'm not just weak or slow, I'm also pretty uncoordinated. Now that I see it just I keep seeing it everywhere in my life, and it really bothers me. My movements are pretty twitchy and momentum-based, rather than being deliberate, something I could stop in the middle of at any moment. I want to fix this. When I think of activities that could help me develop that kind of control, I think of like martial arts, or yoga, or something, but I don't really know. I'd love to hear some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by a birds on Nov 1, 2013 - 16 answers

Trust vs. Control

I posted a pervious question regarding dating a man who wasn't forthcoming about a detail in his life (a 2nd child with a different woman) and my creeping suspicions that learning about him hiding this child was an indication of a future of lies and trust issues. I have let this man go, not because of the child, but because I am unable to trust him for many other reasons and now I want to learn a healthy balance between Trust and Control in relationships and dealing with insecurities. How do you move past insecurities and know when to just trust someone and recognize if your insecurities are causing you to control and sabatoge. [more inside]
posted by BrandNewMe on Oct 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Humane pest control, fly edition (don't laugh)

I have tiny flies in my kitchen and I would like to get rid of them without killing them. [more inside]
posted by mermily on Sep 26, 2013 - 12 answers

A remote control car with a "booster"

What is it and where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Sep 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Large-button controls for iTunes on desktop mac?

Can't believe I've had such trouble finding a set of larger 'big button' controls for itunes. I'm using iDisplay and an Android tablet to declutter my screen, but the lowest-resolution option for the tablet in iDisplay still makes things [and in particular the iTunes mini player] unusably small when dragged onto the tablet screen. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Sep 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Version Control for Writers

Surely there are some more sophisticated programmers' tools for storing and comparing multiple drafts, or versions, of a written document. Might we use those tools, to study written work, or to keep track of versions both linear and non-linear? Authors, editors, literary scholars, archivists: all eventually have to do work with multiple versions of a text. Can the existing tools be made more readily available to them? [more inside]
posted by dylan_k on Jul 31, 2013 - 16 answers

How to get rid of ants that are in between my window screen and window?

How do I get rid of ants that are between my window screen and window? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jul 25, 2013 - 10 answers

I'll take the pill that makes me fat and angry.

Please help me alleviate my fears about going on hormonal birth control for the first time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 38 answers

CIA mind control

I was reading about psychic driving which is a CIA and psychotherapy technique to change human behavior. What I wonder is what kind of messages did they play to them? The same ones over and over? Different ones mixed together? what kind of things did they say? Seeing as how it was done by Dr. D. Ewen Cameron at a legitimate University under the guise of legitimate psychiatric research , I would imagine he would have released peer reviewed medical journals detailing his techniques, their effectiveness ect including what messages he played to them. What I am particularity interested in is what kind of things were said on the tape they played
posted by john123357 on Apr 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Digital Electronics: Keeping a logic level high or low for one minute

I want to use a timer (minimum on time is one minute) to turn on my coffee maker. The ON-OFF button on the coffee machine is a momentary contact push button which is read by a logic board. Can I use the (isolated) relay contacts on my timer to close that push button for one minute, the minimum on-time of my timer? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Mar 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me avoid unnecessary hormones

What are my best options for hormone-free or low-hormone birth control? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Feb 11, 2013 - 18 answers

Getting added to a rent controlled lease in SF

I've been living in my rent controlled apartment in San Francisco for about 10 months, and would like to be added to the lease (currently, only one of the three of us is on the lease, and she may be moving out soon). Is there anything I need to know before asking the company we rent from whether I can be added? My fear is that they'd use this as an excuse to void the old lease and increase the rent more than what would be normally allowed under rent control. Are my fears justified?
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Feb 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Gossip: Collateral damage - do I speak up or only talk if asked?

I'm caught up in the gossip, but not the main character of the story. Should I go out of my way to tell my coworkers that I also deplore my "friend's" actions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Feb 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Voice and words don't match

What do you do when someone has trouble hearing and moderating their own tone of voice? They often come off harsher and more hostile than they intend when they are frustrated. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jan 18, 2013 - 24 answers

BCP: how long to take effect?

YANAD or a pharmacist, etc., but maybe you give me some idea how long I need to take my birth control pill before it is effective as contraception. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Dec 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Wanted: Nest of irrigation control systems

Is there a wifi/web-based irrigation control system available? Ideally it would track weather patterns and moisture levels. Not interested in ethernet cable-based systems. Basically looking for the Nest of irrigation systems.
posted by letitrain on Dec 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Numbness as a side effect of the mini pill?

YANMD, but how paranoid am I being? Also some general birth control questions and angst. [more inside]
posted by celtalitha on Dec 14, 2012 - 18 answers

I feel manipulated by my partner. Am I?

I feel manipulated by my partner. Am I? Or am I a total nut hatch? I feel like a total nut hatch sometimes. I can't quite put a finger on what's wrong with what he does in the moment, but I feel annoyed later on. To illustrate my case in favor of control and manipulation, I present Exhibits A through G. [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Oct 10, 2012 - 69 answers

Remote app in reverse?

I have a Macbook Air and an iPad. When they're both at home I want to be able to control music playback on the iPad from the Air. What do I want? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Sep 16, 2012 - 7 answers

To smartphone or not to smartphone?

To smartphone or not to smartphone? Can I have the advantages without being sucked in by the electronic leash? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Is it insane to rely wholly on condoms for birth control?

Is it insane to rely on condoms for birth control? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Sep 11, 2012 - 51 answers

Bladder control: gone

My dog has started urinating out of control from time to time. What's wrong with her? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 8, 2012 - 9 answers

How Can I Silence My Gas :( ?

I'm a 21 years old girly-girl going into my junior year of college. I had a 'simple' surgery in November go horribly awry, leaving me on bed-rest for weeks, and initially fully fecally incontinent. I had to leave the semester early to recuperate, and took the spring semester off, and haven't interacted with my peers since I left. I am supposed to start school again on Tuesday. I'm largely better, and certainly out of diapers. Unfortunately though, gas still passes through me totally freely, and I'm absolutely petrified at the thought of being flatulent in quiet classrooms and lectures, etc. The noise is my only concern. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways I can silence my gas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 24 answers

Sourcing giant 40's electrical throw switch..

Where can I get a giant electrical throw switch? I've been tasked with finding & buying a gigantic ( ideally 1-2 foot long ) lever. It will go up on the wall of our web development office and it will be labeled "Interwebs: on/off". Where can I find some kind of switch that is worthy of turning the internet on or off? That's the immediate problem, but let me give you the background - I'd love other ideas too: [more inside]
posted by doub1ejack on Aug 5, 2012 - 13 answers

My life is at a standstill

I didn't work hard for anything I have. But all the hard work I have done has ultimately been for nothing. What's the best way to maintain the will to take initiative, when, for most of my life, personal action hasn't mattered? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Jul 15, 2012 - 26 answers

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft

Tell me about document control for the beginner, without specialist software? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Bad interface design or something more?

What is the purpose of the on/off switch on my car's cruise control? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 23, 2012 - 25 answers

Android Music Player with precise movement controls

I want an Android "music" player app that will play MP3's and allow me to move forward/backward through the MP3 rather precisely (details inside) [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Jun 18, 2012 - 13 answers

I just want to be myself again. I need to clean up the mess of the last few months.

Birth control filter : BC linked to risky/daring behavior? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Attacked by dog, how to get owner to take responsibility?

Help me think straight. I was attacked by a loose German Shepherd while out on a walk with my husband and our two small leashed dogs. What should I do next? The owner is in denial and I am concerned for the safety of myself and others. I think that if I threaten a lawsuit I could scare her into building a fence and reinforcing her door. I'm interested in getting her to take action to keep her dog enclosed or to take it to a behaviorist, not trying to win money in a settlement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2012 - 36 answers

How do you convince someone to leave an abuser?

He says she's crazy, she says she's not. How to help a friend escape an abusive situation? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Mar 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Shootout at the Not-So-OK Corral.

Is an employer allowed to have pest control people in a grocery store, after hours, carrying bb guns and trying to shoot a trapped bird, while night shift employees are working? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Feb 9, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I check over the network whether a Word file is open?

I need a cheap or free, simple solution for two people using Microsoft Word on a local network to see if the other person has a file open. [more inside]
posted by unreason on Jan 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Limiting a kid's internet access: like getting involved in a land war in Asia?

How to cleverly limit internet usage, with preference for limiting time rather than content, with certain desirable features? More below the fold... [more inside]
posted by kengraham on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

I need my anti-baby pills for cheap, please

Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Birth Control: Does it get better?

Is the moodiness caused by birth control something I should power through, or is it time to call it quits on this brand? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

What is the best airplane and RC car out there!?

Please help me find an awesome remote control car and/or plane for a deserving little boy! [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I use an iPhone to control iPad 2 Photos app?

Can I use an iPhone to control iPad 2 Photos app? [more inside]
posted by tonylord on Dec 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Making My Own Misery

I need some wisdom to get the chip off my shoulder. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 54 answers

Um, girls only? :)

HBC messing with my period? Is this possible, or should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Small Mystery Critter in Our House...Help!

We have an unknown critter nibbling the fruit and tomatoes on a counter INSIDE our house (in Miami, Fl). It's hungry enough to eat most of the bait on a mouse trap (say, leaving only the skin on a small slice of pear, as it seems to like fruit), strong enough to somehow move what's left of the bait about 1.5 inches away from the trap, but agile/light enough to not be caught by the trap. No vermin poop nearby that I can see. Ideas what it could be and how to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by wordworking on Nov 14, 2011 - 10 answers

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