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How can I make sure to get a good assessment of a situation?

I'll be going to Japan for three weeks soon and need to use that time to figure out if I want to live there again after past traumatic (and good!) experiences. Obviously, vacation is very different from daily life. How do I make sure I can make an informed decision? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Oct 1, 2016 - 13 answers

Daily working Llfe of an MGM contract player in the 40s?

I'm looking for resources and sources on daily life for an average MGM contract player in 1940s - what an average working day looked like -- ideally focusing on mundane details like hours worked, how did you get there, union rules, where you entered and left, where you could and couldn't go etc. The more workaday the better. I've allready gone through Charles Brackett's diaries and halfway through MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot ( which is good for physical locations so far), but its not as focused on the physical operations as I'd like.
posted by The Whelk on Feb 16, 2016 - 7 answers

Examples of surprising aspects of everyday life during past times

I'm looking for examples of unexpected (and not widely known) practices of everyday life from bygone eras. I'll give a few examples of the type of information I seek. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Oct 11, 2015 - 41 answers

Help me read the world

How can I read more about life in countries other than the USA? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 31, 2015 - 21 answers

Online Resoucres For rural life in 1800s New England.

I'm looking for online resources describing daily life and struggles in rural New England in the 1800s, ideally around the mid-century period and in Vermont/New Hampshire. Narratives favored over statistics but non-fiction favored over fiction.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 2, 2014 - 7 answers

How many people can I keep track of?

I'm astonished by the sheer number of people with whom I interact in my life. How many of them can I realistically expect to keep track of in the years to come? Are my experiences normal? Does the rate of establishing new connections, as well as deepening existing connections, stand to slow down over time, or will it keep going at something like the present rate? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Oct 23, 2013 - 8 answers

And that is why they call me Rolf.

Please suggest books, ideally fiction, about everyday life of common people in wartime Nazi Germany, or other people who ended up on the wrong side of history. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 30, 2013 - 35 answers

Funny, short, PG-rated videos on daily life in US?

I'm hosting a French teenager this summer and would like to find some English-language videos for her to watch. She really likes Cyprien, a 20-something French YouTube performer. Help me find something similar in English, Hive Mind! [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Jul 4, 2013 - 3 answers

What are some important life-things to memorize?

Recently, I was asked for my husband's SSN (no idea) and my license plate number (usually I know this, but it's newly registered so again, no idea). I got funny looks when I didn't know these things, which made me wonder-- what other similar information should I memorize or otherwise have readily at hand? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Jan 8, 2013 - 36 answers

undocumented narratives

Looking for first-person narratives from undocumented immigrants to the United States. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Hundred-Year-Old Job Descriptions?

Where can I find job descriptions for jobs from the 1850s-1950s? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 31, 2012 - 6 answers

What was the life of a British girl really like?

How can I learn about life as a normal British girl from the mid 1800s on through to the 1960s? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Aug 3, 2010 - 18 answers

How to keep active?

I need small ways of incorporating physical activity into my daily life. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jun 30, 2010 - 25 answers

Do I prefer not to?

I have trouble doing the normal every-day stuff people just do without complaining. What is stopping me from getting it together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm assuming NORTHERN EXPOSURE reruns were inaccurate.

Seeking information about the mundanities of day-to-day life in the Alaskan Bush region. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Daily minutia of the early 1800s?

Are there any good books that focus on the daily minutia of life in the late 1700s and/or early 1800s? [more inside]
posted by Slack-a-gogo on Apr 11, 2005 - 18 answers

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