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Fast moving water is best

So, apparently some manufactorers make it so that you can easily remove the flow restrictor from a lot of shower heads, increasing the flow so that it has good pressure.... Uh, which ones? Our current showerhead looks god awful but my husband won't let me replace it unless I ensure it will be as high pressure as our current crap one. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 7, 2014 - 14 answers

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

What are you tips/hacks for returning to playful, light energy after a bout of the heavier stuff? I had a rough start to the summer and things are looking up, with the help of new DBT skills, but that kind of extraverted, life-affirming energy is still hard to come by. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Aug 5, 2013 - 11 answers

My #FOMO is acting up!

How can I gamify the tedious parts of my day? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Jul 11, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I achieve a state of creative flow as a writer?

When I'm racing to meet a writing deadline, I feel a sense of exhilaration, momentum, and flow. How can achieve that state on a regular basis so I can make steady progress on my writing? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Feb 27, 2013 - 17 answers

Tell me about an essay that flows really well.

Hello! I am teaching a writing class, and am now teaching students about flow. I would like to do an exercise where I take an essay (preferably, somewhat academic) and cut it up and give it to them to rearrange to show how well the author transitions between paragraphs. The problem is, I can't find one that works in particular! If anyone has a good example, I'd be grateful.
posted by caoimhe on Feb 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Fighting information overload, one Tweet at a time

I read this somewhere filter. A few years back, I read a very detailed description of a well known journalist (working at Reuters, or AP or something - it might have been Anthony De Rosa) who explained in great detail how he managed his Twitter and other (social) information streams to find original sources and be on top of breaking news. I would like to find that specific article again. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Nov 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to attach section markers to content rather than pages in CS4.

Adobe InDesign CS4: I've got a very large document, divided into sections (chapters). Currently, there are section markers on various pages, with each section defined by a labelled submaster (so I can see from the Pages panel where each section begins and ends). When I add content to various sections, the section markers no longer align as the pages reflow (because the markers are attached to the actual page numbers and not the content). How can I fix this so that adding content to sections continues within the submaster style / section marker for that section and not reflow over the pages?
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Just 14 more out-and-backs! (Sigh.)

What do you think about when you're swimming laps? [more inside]
posted by psoas on Jun 19, 2012 - 30 answers

Who can flow both this way and that?

So many rappers have a unique "flow"; Snoop, Busta Rhymes, MCA, Kool Moe Dee, etc. I find it interesting that so many of them have a singular style that they excel at. Suggest rappers that are able to switch between various distinct & different styles of delivery.
posted by radiosilents on Jun 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Make interesting conversations and making them flow

i need help to make interesting conversations and making them flow [more inside]
posted by soul24rage on May 25, 2012 - 20 answers

What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you?

What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you? Other than just cash on hand. Amazon has a lot of cash because they practice Just In Time inventory management & sell out of their products before the bill for that product comes due. Other companies pay the bill first & then wait for the stock to sell out to recoup their money. Aside from the benefit of having cash on hand, what benefit do you get from this? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Feb 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Do people run like clockwork? (In large open spaces)

Is it true that people flow through convention halls, shopping malls and similar areas in a clockwise direction, more often than not? [more inside]
posted by piato on Jan 23, 2012 - 15 answers

A career that engenders flow, focus, intensity

Hey everybody, it's another question in my never-ending search for a career I might enjoy! I'm an avid whitewater kayaker. I love just about everything about it, but I think the thing that makes it most addictive is that the intensity, the problem solving, the physicality, the threat of consequences all come together to put me in a state of flow. Are there careers that could give me some of that? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Dec 16, 2011 - 18 answers

How much money flows between companies, consumers, etc?

How much money flows between companies, consumers, etc? [more inside]
posted by simpleton on Oct 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Let's relax and play a game.

I would like to find some PC, GB, GBA, or PSP games that are very calming. [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Aug 12, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for a program to help with cash flow calculations for a small business

Looking for a program to help with cash flow calculations for a small business [more inside]
posted by zara on Jul 28, 2011 - 3 answers

HEAD BEEN HURTING FOR THREE YEARS NOW

People with some economics smarts: please look at this graph and help explain it to me. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jun 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Why doesn't the paint touch the corners?

This recent post on MetaFilter on pour painting and this comment about how the paint, when poured slowly on to the top face of a cube, does not run down the corners of the cube, got me thinking about why it didn't ... but after a day thinking about viscous liquids I'm still completely stuck for a scientific explanation. Can anyone enlighten me?
posted by KirkpatrickMac on Feb 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Am I a crazy person from crazytown?

My Get It Done is different than everyone else's Get It Done: If I tell somebody I am going to do things (file my papers, go to the store, clean up kitchen..etc) it will not get done. if I write it down , it does not get done. But I keep my mouth shut and just keep the plan in my head, it gets done. What is going on here? Do other people do this? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 17, 2010 - 27 answers

You're harshing my flow, man[ager]!

I have a manager who constantly interrupts my attention-hungry programming work with easy, quick tasks that she believes "will just take a second, no problem." This destroys my productivity. How does the hive mind deal with this? [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Apr 16, 2010 - 35 answers

Diagramming Data Flow, without Data Flow Diagrams.

I'd like to visualize data flow in a system, but can't really find a standard way to do so. [more inside]
posted by themel on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Fix my squeaky water!

I have a tub of water draining into a small hose - it's creating a horrible squeaking, help me fix it! [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Dec 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Does taking breaks for ergonomics hurt flow?

Doesn't taking breaks for ergonomic reasons hurt "flow"? [more inside]
posted by defben on Oct 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Will a funnel in a river pump water?

PhysicsFilter: The Setup: a 3 meter hose with a 1 millimeter interior diameter is attached to the small end of a funnel with a 1 meter maximum diameter and a 1 millimeter minimum diameter. This assembly is submerged in a "quick-flowing river" with the large end of the funnel facing into the current (so, "on its side"). The free end of the hose is raised 10 centimeters above the top of the funnel and this happens to be above the water level as well. The Question: Theoretically, will water come out of the raised end of the hose? If so, what is the equation that will let me input the rate of the "quick-flowing river" get the rate of discharge from the free end of the hose? [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Aug 14, 2009 - 13 answers

design my resonator

how to design a helmholtz resonator for a two phase flow to eliminate noise of particular frequencies in that flow. [more inside]
posted by edtut on May 27, 2009 - 0 answers

Sudden drop in water pressure on second floor

What can I do to investigate a sudden drop in water pressure (or flow) in the second floor only of my house before I call a plumber this Monday? [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Apr 11, 2009 - 9 answers

My gas grill has low flow.

My gas grill is broken. Why would the gas flow decrease so that I can only get one burner to cook on high? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Work Flow Systems - Open Source

Business Process Management - or Workflow Management. I am looking at Bonita and ProcessMaker. Anyone using these? Which one is better for a "non-programmer" in a SMB environment? Oh - and if you have other open source suggestions, let me know. Thanks! BB
posted by bright77blue on Mar 3, 2009 - 0 answers

What sex is my kitchen tap?

What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
posted by domeheid on Feb 20, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I hone my problem solving skills?

What questions do you use to stimulate your thought processes when you have a problem? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jan 21, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I control Line Breaks in Thunderbird?

How can I control Line Breaks in Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Dec 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Cdn flow through shares

Real-life examples of flow-through shares bought by a Canadian. [more inside]
posted by Penelope on Jul 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Other terms for "in the zone"

What are some other terms for "in the zone" or "on fire" or "in the groove" (flow) in sports?
posted by arrhn on Apr 16, 2008 - 27 answers

Inherited car problems, fun for the whole family?

Inherited car problems, fun for the whole family? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Sep 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Female trouble?

A close friend of mine has just called with a female-parts medical issue, and unfortunately I'm a male specimen. As it's approaching late Saturday night where we live, she can't make it to her doctor and is trying to figure out if her symptoms warrant emergency treatment. Any information or suggestions for me to give her along with the advice I already plan on giving ("See a doctor!") would help ease her stressful night. The more inside is only a little bit graphic... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2006 - 30 answers

WaterFilter: How do you like your faucet-mounted filtration device?

How do you like your faucet-mounted water filter? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Aug 24, 2006 - 27 answers

Finding flow in everyday life

I have just finished read a fascinating book called Flow by this guy. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Mar 6, 2006 - 15 answers

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