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Help me chill out.

I get irritated fairly easily (by coworkers, loud chewers, cats, etc.), and don't always respond in the best way. I'd like to be less irritated in general, but I also want to be able to hide my irritation better. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Jan 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Being punished for eBay's bad coding

eBay's support system is driving me nuts, and now my account has been suspended for something that is completely not my fault. Is there a more direct line to eBay I can try to complain? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 8, 2010 - 15 answers

How should I respond to a classmate who makes racially and socioeconomically charged comments?

How should I respond to a classmate who makes racially and socioeconomically charged comments? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Dec 2, 2010 - 33 answers

Adjusting romantic expectations?

I'm rarely interested in the people who show romantic interest in me, and the people who I'm interested never return the sentiment. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 14 answers

How to deal with anger and desire for revenge caused by sister's betrayal??

My only sister embezzled money from me. She stole the money I was sending monthly to support our mother, I am deeply hurt and I am having problems dealing with my feelings of anger, frustration and desire for revenge. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dupedyestafada on Oct 10, 2010 - 18 answers

forever undergrad

Please help me find a decent career without a billion years of school ahead of me. [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Sep 18, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get over this funk?

My dissertation is due in ten days. Sick of looking at it, much less engaging with it and actively making changes. Help me get through this! [more inside]
posted by nvly on Sep 9, 2010 - 26 answers

Down with Facebook Message Boards

How can I delete the scrolling Facebook Message board from sites that aren't facebook sites? [more inside]
posted by Tavern on Aug 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Why do I care so much that my friends won't take pain relievers?

Why don't people take medicine for things like headaches, pains, whatever, and why does it frustrate me so much when people close to me don't? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Jun 24, 2010 - 61 answers

Networking when you just want a &%!#^*@ job

Okay, so I didn't "dig my well before getting thirsty." Now what? (Vent Warning) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me not have to jump through one more logistical hoop nightmare

What is the safest and cheapest way to ship 4-7 boxes (and possibly an iMac) overseas? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Feeling overwhelmed with career change options

Training? Tech writing? Career counseling? Occupational therapy? Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Garfield may hate Mondays, but I hate Sundays...

Almost every weekend, I end up depressed and feeling useless at the end of Sunday night. No matter how I try to fix the pattern leading up to it, it always seems to end up in the same place. If you have a problem like this, how do you solve it? Or, if you don't, how do I keep myself from falling into this cycle every week? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 4, 2010 - 28 answers

Translate the Dublin Bus System into Manhattanese, please!

Please explain the Dublin bus system to me. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Mar 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking help with recalcitrant printer

I am trying to get my printer working, with minimal luck. What am I missing? MacBook Pro --> USB cable --> Brother MFC-240C = promising noises, but... [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Mar 23, 2010 - 7 answers

IE 8 is not Firefox. That's OK but also not.

Can I open a search result in a new tab in IE 8? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Mar 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Dear MeFi: I hate my job

I hate my job, but I'm not good at anything else. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Girlfriend, Cats, and I

My girlfriend and I live together for 2 years with cats. The cats are driving me crazy. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2010 - 32 answers

IUD without a consultation?

Is there a way to get around the initial consultation for an IUD if I've already had one within the last week? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 11 answers

My EYES! What have you done to me EYES!

I know YANMED (you are not my eye doctor) but why the hell is it harder for me to see after my prescription was updated? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Nov 28, 2009 - 10 answers

This anxiety is obnoxious.

I'm stressed. Frequently. It seems like it's always to do with interactions with friends and lovers, but it's dragging me down. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 8 answers

I'm at the end of my rope

Please shed some light on my extramarital issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 43 answers

Computer slowing for no reason!

Why did my laptop (Vista) started slowing down dramatically for no reason? This is after I rebooted (many times), and turned off half the startup programs, ran anti-virus programs and AdAware. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Aug 21, 2009 - 15 answers

how do I put a stake through the heart of the vampire of perfectionism?

How do I stop setting ridiculous expectations of myself and then either beating myself up when I don't meet them, or feeling more stressed during the process than is warranted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I succeed in my diet?

I've been trying to get under a certain weight for weeks. Whenever I know that if I do well on a certain day, I'll have reached my goal in the morning, I tend to subconsciously self sabotage (by over eating or eating something I know will make me gain weight the next day.) Then I'll end up gaining a few pounds and needing to start all over. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 20 answers

Guitarist with hyperhydrosis and oily skin needs help

I am a borderline professional guitarist who suffers from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and also seems to have developed a very oil-extruding physiology. Is there anything I can do to make it so that I don't have to wash my hands between each and every song? If not, what is the most efficient way to clean up and dry off my hands every five minutes or so? [more inside]
posted by sid abotu on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

How to compartmentalize and get centered during a rough time.

How to compartmentalize and get centered during a rough time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me cast off Virgin cable broadband once and for all!

Virgin Media cable broadband sucks, what provider can I use after my contract is up? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jun 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Am I just a victim of inept bureaucracy? Can I do anything?

I have had a perfect storm of bureaucratic screwups take $400 and many hours of my life from me. Can I get my money back? I've been fighting up to now with no success so I don't even know who or what to do anymore. Help! (Companies involved: AAA, DMV, LA Parking Violations Bureau) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on May 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Does humanitarian work inevitably leave you bitter?

My friend is going to Kenya and Uganda to do some humanitarian work this summer. She's afraid that when she returns she'll be disgusted by the shallowness of people's problems and concerns back home, to the point of being unable to relate to anyone. Is this likely, and if so, can it be prevented? Should it be prevented? [more inside]
posted by daelin on Mar 25, 2009 - 25 answers

I don't know anything about reasonable expectations.

Help me understand weight loss when starting a workout program (or why I'm not losing) [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on Feb 13, 2009 - 24 answers

Help my kill my sex drive and save my relationship.

I am a 30 year old male who wants more sex than my partner, which causes all kinds of frustration and resentment on both sides. What can I do to lower my libido? [more inside]
posted by anonymous account on Jan 6, 2009 - 106 answers

Help me and my bruised hands.

How do you control a ridiculous temper? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2008 - 26 answers

I'm going to be 800 lbs if I can't stop this :(

I have no idea how to stop my late night eating. I've battled it for years. For the last few months, it's caused me to gain back ALL of my weight that I busted my ass to lose in 2006. I went from 200 to 175 and was quite proud of myself. I wanted to lose about 5-7 lbs even back then but I was fairly content. I'm so so frustrated with myself. Half of the time I seem to sleep eat and then I wake up in the morning thinking hey maybe i didn't eat the house this time and then I taste my breath and it smells like f'in food. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Nov 27, 2008 - 35 answers

(R) not ®

Whenever I type (R) in MS excel, it automatically makes the registered trademark sign ®. How do I turn this off? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Oct 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Why isn't this working?

I've tied myself into a knot trying to date someone and need to undo it. [more inside]
posted by LoneWolfMcQuade on Sep 22, 2008 - 22 answers

holesome bread (literally)

I'm following a recipe for bread I got from mom, but have ended up with too many loafs that look like this. What to do? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Aug 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me salvage the best relationship I've had.

How do I fix this vicious, vicious cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Seeking wisdom from the Buffyverse.

Help me find a line of Buffy dialogue! [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Jul 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Hurry up and weight?

Have been working out hardcore and just can't. lose. weight. Frustrated and at the end of my rope. Help me Mefi, as only you can! [more inside]
posted by Sock Muppet Acct! on Jul 2, 2008 - 57 answers

Damn, I got a Dell. Now what?

Would reinstalling XP mean I don't have to deal with Dell? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Too big for her?

Sex question: what to do about being "too big"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 29 answers

Should I confront my friend about their flakiness?

Dealing with a friend whose tendency to vacillate with both plans and moods is driving me slowly mad. Should I speak with them about this, or find a way to deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2008 - 25 answers

I was a dummy and purchased a dummy ...

Help me find some good ideas to put a cellphone dummy (as in not a real cellphone, but a plastic one) to some fun use [more inside]
posted by kall on Mar 14, 2008 - 14 answers

perhaps i just need a better mouse.

I'm looking for a software app that helps me follow instructions for other computer procedures. [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Mar 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Nonintuitive and Seamful

Brand new iMac -- After I set up Parent Controls on a new account, my dashboard disappeared. I can't get it back. I found a long thread on the subject at apple.com, but none of the solutions worked for me. So - here is my question about Time Machine... [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 25, 2008 - 8 answers

iDunno

Why is iTunes doing this to me?! [more inside]
posted by sephira on Dec 20, 2007 - 5 answers

I've forgotten a Gmail password and need help contacting Google.

I can't remember the password for one of my Gmail accounts and I'm beginning to think Google hates me. [more inside]
posted by item on Nov 29, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I simmer my crazy emotions down in the workplace?

How can I stay more even-tempered at work, when I feel like my emotions are out of control! Or at least appear even-tempered and approachable! [more inside]
posted by catfood on Nov 14, 2007 - 26 answers

Why does my C2D Macbook Pro fan run constantly?

I have a 2.33 Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro 15 inch laptop. Recently, I have noticed that both fans on it constantly run at the maximum 6000 rpm's. The noise is driving me nuts, and the battery seems to run out much sooner. My question is in two parts: (1) would anything in the system logs help explain why this is happening? and (2) how can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Oct 21, 2007 - 8 answers

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