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$500 or Less to a "Summer Body"

Stuck at a fitness plateau. Not weight loss - fat loss. I'm about 5-8% (not exactly sure; I only have inexact measurement options) below where I want to be, which is the 10% mark. Help me get to my goal or as close as possible by the summer (and stay there)! [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Mar 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me navigate my travel booking quandary.

I have a time-sensitive travel decision to make, and it affects the entire substance of my trip. Can you help me decide on a course of action? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What do you do when there really is no more time?

How do you bounce back from a serious failure? Please help me get through this awful time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2012 - 33 answers

Is it too late to order a Volvo C30 for North America?

A very specific question, if you work for a Volvo dealership: is it too late to order a C30 from the factory, for North American (specifically, US) delivery? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Nov 12, 2012 - 2 answers

I need to temporarily become a workaholic

I need to work my butt off, burn the candle at both ends, turn on the afterburners, etc etc. I can work just fine, but I don't know how to be that guy who puts in 16 hour days and sleeps on a cot in his office. How do I become that guy? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Aug 21, 2011 - 35 answers

Parallel job application etiquette

I have a job offer with a deadline, but I'd like to apply elsewhere. How should I manage the process? [more inside]
posted by jeatsy on May 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Grad school application deadlines

Are there any Grad schools that I can apply to within next two-three weeks and plan to start sooner than fall 2012? [more inside]
posted by SomeOneElse on Mar 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Your poor planning isn't my emergency.

How to balance being a team player with not wanting to work 24/7? [more inside]
posted by bendy on Mar 1, 2011 - 32 answers

DEADLINES!!!!

Missed a deadline (and the late deadline) for a major term paper, help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 35 answers

The 21 day CA unemployment benefit -- am I screwed?

CA Unemployment 21 Days Deadline: How to become eligible again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Paging Julia Cameron!

Published writers, how did you deal with post-sale paralysis? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jul 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Flexibility in Flexible Spending Account

How flexible is the May 31st filing deadline for previous year Flexible Spending Account claims? Is it an automatic "NO!" or are they allowed to be nice and reimburse me if I have a good case for not filing before the deadline? Will it depend on my employer? It is a claim for a pretty small amount of money for them ($50) but significant for me. Do they even have an option for processing claims submitted after the deadline? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Jun 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Submit story just before deadline?

I would like to submit a short story to literary journals whose reading period ends April 30. Obviously, they will receive the story just before deadline. Am I wasting my time and opportunity doing this? Should I wait until the submission period reopens, usually September or October?
posted by uans on Apr 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Avoiding the deadly confluence of procrastination and self-destruction

I have Important Things I Have To Do, but I'm having trouble doing them. Instead, I find myself wanting to do a variety of plainly self-destructive things. This happens to me a lot-- but why, and how do I deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 21 answers

Should I get letters of recommendation signed across the envelope?

In applying to grad school, the folks writing letters of recommendation didn't sign the flap of the envelope and one doesn't have a postmark because it was sent via FedEx. How big of a deal is this? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Nov 14, 2008 - 14 answers

What's a reasonable move-out deadline?

How long should I give him to move out? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Oct 16, 2008 - 70 answers

Flaky Photographer

How much leeway should I give a photographer who has already missed his OWN deadlines three times now? [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Sep 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Should I work late?

I am working on a project at work right now that is far behind schedule. The deadline has been extended a couple of times and the current one is this Friday. I am almost certain that the project won't be done by then. Should I be working extra hours to get it done? [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on Apr 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Passport Problem?

I want to leave on an overseas trip exactly two weeks from tomorrow. I've never had a passport before. If I go to the post office and get expedited two-week service, will I have my passport in time? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Feb 21, 2007 - 22 answers

Writing Here To Avoid Writing

How can I unblock and get to work? I took on a freelance writing job that came to me from a friend/colleague with whom I've worked very successfully in the past. He pitched me to his team, we had some meetings, I got a retainer and ... was offered a different full-time, demanding job which I could not turn down. I thought I could bang out Freelance Job during my weeks before starting Real Job and now I'm stuck ... [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Jan 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Is anybody planning to participate in nanowrimo this year?

Two weeks and counting... Is anybody planning to participate in nanowrimo this year?
posted by codger on Oct 18, 2004 - 34 answers

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