I have an (expired?) unopened bottle of Coppertone Continuous Spray Ultra guard sunscreen that I want to use on for a day with a lot of sun exposure. [more inside]
posted by third rail
on May 25, 2014 -
My boyfriend of 1.5 years is leaving to go back to his country (wasn't granted a visa) and he will be gone for at least 2 months.. maybe more if he doesn't get another one he's applying for. I feel like that's a long time and we are both bad at communicating on the phone/skype/etc. We work best when we can see each other and value doing a lot of things together (our love language is touch and quality time).
He hasn't mentioned coming to visit, although I would. I'd even love for us to both go to another country and explore while he's in this transition period but I don't think his financial situation would allow for it and would feel like Im trying to save the relationship more than he is. I feel like we're doomed since long distance relationships rarely work out. What should or can I do?
posted by soooo
on Nov 13, 2013 -
I just moved back home to New York from California. I renewed my NY state drivers license online and received it in the mail today. However, it expires in 1 year on my birthday. Why does it expire so soon? I don't get it. My family members license don't expire for another 4+ years.
posted by Wanderer7
on Sep 3, 2013 -
I wanna take a bath but the tub hasn't been cleaned in years.
I've got a bottle of Pine-Sol but the label says © 2004 and there are now Pine-Sol "crystals"
sitting at the bottom of the bottle (they're like Pop Rocks).
Will this bottle of Pine-Sol still do it's job / could it be harmful to use at this point?
I've also got a bottle of 409 (© 2004) and a bottle of Clorox (© 2002). Both of these bottles don't have crystals in em and look/smell fine.
posted by defmute
on May 6, 2013 -
2000 bottle of vintage champagne. Still good? Brand is Veuve Cliquot. It is an actual vintage bottle, not a non-vintage,
posted by Ironmouth
on Dec 26, 2009 -
Ancient drugs...opium, morphine, even absinthe. Can they still be potent after decades? [more inside]
posted by esereth
on Nov 22, 2009 -
Terrible cough, too late to leave the house in search of remedies -- can I take this expired (expired April 2009) prescription Tussionex cough syrup or is there a better solution in my house? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Oct 24, 2009 -
I could sell some very small-scale home-made jam. How can I know what will be the expiration date be ? [more inside]
posted by Baud
on Sep 23, 2009 -
So frustrated... For the past two months my GoogleReader has been making my unread items expire (i.e., not show up in the "new items" feed view) in far less than the standard 30 days. Right now I've got things about 10 days old, at one point it was down to three or four days. Why? And how the heck can I fix this? Old news is still good news! [more inside]
posted by ahimsa
on May 28, 2009 -
Could someone with a US Passport handy please help me with a quick question about the date of issue and expiration? [more inside]
posted by i love cheese
on Mar 5, 2009 -
My U.S. passport expires 13 Oct 08 and I need to book one international trip before then: leaving New York 17 July 08, returning 2 Aug 08 (one destination country, a non-EU-member in Eastern Europe, plus stops for flight transfers in one or two EU member countries). Is it even worth researching various countries' and airlines' how-close-to-expiration-date safety ranges for travel, or should I just assume I MUST renew my passport before then?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 13, 2008 -
I've got some local postcards that are 90+ years old (as determined by postmark). Are they out of copyright -- can I sell reproductions? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Are "expiration" and "sell by" dates intended to communicate how long the product will last - even once opened? Or are they only meaningful in terms of shelf life before
opened? A jar of peanut butter might have an expiration date 2 years off. But that's only if it remains unopened, right? It's not going to last 2 years once exposed to oxygen, etc. Right?
I read these two pages
and am aware that these dates are guidance only, not law, and that they are imprecise, and sometimes refer only to flavor / quality not safety. I'm just trying to understand the opened/unopened thing.
posted by scarabic
on Oct 3, 2007 -
I'm at home, sick with the flu. I have a headache, sore throat and a low grade fever. I've gone through all of my current tylenol. I still have a bottle with an expiration date of June '05. Its freezing and I don't want to go outside for some more. Can I take the old stuff? Will it work?
posted by Ironmouth
on Feb 15, 2007 -
I'm interested in buying an expiring domain name (currently it's in redemption period
). Most of the info I've found is vague, outdated, or doesn't answer my specific questions. Help me strategize! [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Jul 5, 2006 -
Can anyone tell me why the expiration date of organic milk is so much longer than conventional milk..like > 1 month? Any farmers out there? Scientists? Cows? Thank you.
posted by ParisParamus
on Jun 7, 2005 -
Firefox question: Why do my cookies for sites such as the Washington Post or New York Times keep disappearing? I can not say for sure, but it seems time related - if I do not visit the site in a few weeks all of a sudden it is asking for my login info. Is there some way to prevent this?
posted by caddis
on Sep 29, 2004 -