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Practical gifts for parents of newborn Twins? In Singapore...

Hello, My brother and Sis in law are expecting twins in a couple days. What gifts can I send them? It has to be able to ship to Singapore, around $100 (USD) or so, and best if it can ship through Amazon Global. [more inside]
posted by greta_01 on Feb 4, 2014 - 5 answers

 

What's a real GPS with a big screen?

What's a powerful GPS with a nice big screen? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Oct 28, 2013 - 8 answers

Radiant Heat Effect on Global Warming

Does the mass of human construction radiate enough heat to contribute to global warming? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Jun 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Are global but think local

Are there differences between Eastern style websites as opposed to Western style sites? [more inside]
posted by heavyp08 on Sep 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Third world woman needs consciousness raised

Enlighten me on current state of the art thinking, discourse and vocabulary around gender politics please. Terminally unique details inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 22, 2012 - 31 answers

Proper website required!

Best web practices for a global company's website? How to handle content and translation..? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Aug 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Are we talking Road Warrior or Children of Men here?

Are we as environmentally screwed as I think we are? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Jun 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me to become rich when the global economy goes pop!

A friend has advised me of a way to rake it in when the economy goes boom. Can you guys have a look at this and see if he is wise or just deluded. [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Jun 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Climate change in your favor?

Does climate change ever work in farmers favor? If one region becomes inhospitable for growing a crop due to climate change (like coffee in Peru), does it mean another part of the world may become perfect for growing that crop that was previously not? [more inside]
posted by secretbenjamin on May 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Where do the world's doctor's web surf?

Where can one get/buy research on global internet usage by doctors or healthcare providers? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Apr 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Earthlings are safe

What source says that human beings are the most secure they've been in 200 years? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Mar 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Is there really no well-organized boycott against the global warming?

As serious as global warming is, and as close as we've come to the point of no return, I find it incredible that there isn't at least a moderate-scale boycott against the oil companies that are behind the public misinformation campaign and lobbying against legislation. And if not a boycott, at least some sort of active protests. Am I just looking in the wrong places? Wouldn't a boycott of say ExxonMobil (from what I've read one of the largest supporter of the denialist machine) by a few tens of thousands have an impact? Or is their revenue just too big?
posted by theNeutral on Dec 18, 2011 - 21 answers

Where to Find Pictures of World Cities Then and Now

I'm looking for photos on the web or books showing international cities evolving over the last 10, 20, or 50 years, particularly in the developing world: Mumbai, Dhaka, Guangzhou, et al.
posted by sswiller on Sep 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Support Groups & Information for Relatives of Global Ischemia sufferers in the UK

A colleague's (adult) daughter was recently diagnosed with Global Ischemia and they are looking for support resources - books, support groups online or in person, basically anything that can help them cope with this would be helpful. My colleague is not very tech savvy so I am hoping to compile a list of resources to make it easy for them to browse. Any other helpful tips or advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by piato on Jul 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Divide it amongst yourselves.

If all the people in all the world took all of their cash (whether it's in a bank or not) and divided it equally amongst everyone, how much would each and every person in the world end up with? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Cigarettes and CO2

How much CO2 emissions result from cigarette smoking? Could aggregate cigarette smoking worldwide be considered to have an effect on global warming?
posted by beisny on Feb 28, 2011 - 12 answers

What do you mean Metafilter started in Russia?

What websites that are well known in most parts of the world didn't originate from an English speaking country? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Global Warming Naysayers Who Made Predictions That Came True (or did not)

Need examples of notable global warming skeptics whose predictions came true, or did not.
posted by Elsie on Aug 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find some texts to teach the children!

I'll shortly be teaching a unit of work to senior high school students titled "Navigating the Global". I'm after short stories, preferably available for free online, that deal with the themes of global vs local culture. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Artist/Activists

What contemporary artists or arts organizations are using art to address major global issues? [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 27, 2010 - 10 answers

How will global warming affect the nature and prevalance of clouds?

How will global warming affect the nature and prevalance of clouds? [more inside]
posted by Sully on May 23, 2010 - 2 answers

What to do?

Interesting things to do? Time available - six months (Sept. Feb. inclusive). Location - anywhere. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Mar 21, 2010 - 7 answers

If everyone earned the same amount, what would it be?

If every working person on the planet earned the same wage, what would we all be earning? [more inside]
posted by lhputtgrass on Feb 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Who is leading the fight against coal?

In his book Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen makes the case that phasing out coal is the most important thing for humanity to do, to reduce the chances of catastrophic climate change. As such, my question is this: which organizations in Canada and the US are doing the most to advance that aim, both domestically and internationally? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Feb 4, 2010 - 2 answers

US Kindle 2 in Europe

In January, I'm leaving the US for Europe, where I'll be for the next six months, if not more. I want to buy an E-reader, so I can continue to read books in English, and also to save myself from lugging books back and forth. Given the circumstances, seems to me the best choice is to buy a Kindle 2 right now. Am I right? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 27, 2009 - 11 answers

How Do I Get My Website/Blog Out There?

How can I expand my blog/website's reach. [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Oct 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Psychotherapy? Psicoterapia? Psychothérapie? психотерапия?

With regards to psychotherapy, a common opinion I've noticed on MetaFilter is that Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is perceived as being the most efficient way to go, in addition to being one of the very few therapies likely to be reimbursed by health insurance. However, this may be coming from a largely American perspective. As such, I'm curious: What are some major features of psychotherapy in countries other than the United States? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Oct 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Roses are red & violets are also red

Does everyone categorise shades of colours in the same way? I'm interested in the way shades of colours are bundled together in different cultures/languages. [more inside]
posted by selton on Sep 16, 2009 - 27 answers

Is there more world hunger today or 200 years ago?

Is there more world hunger today or 200 years ago, globally and in the USA? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

A pirate's life for me...

I need an authoritative listing of the world's seaports (by country) or failing that, a list of the number of seaports by country. Exhaustive searching has only turned up inaccurate/incomplete lists and I can't seem to find one on the IMO website either. Any ideas?
posted by B-squared on Aug 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Searching for the ideal climate

I am interested in searching for global locales based on weather: avg temperature, rainfall, days of sunshine etc. Can anyone recommend such a web site? Barring that, what websites are best to review these weather characteristics over time for a given locale?
posted by dougiedd on Aug 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Global Warming

Are there any books in the global warming debate, written after 2006, that provide counter arguments to Bjorn Lomborg's views in Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming or Nigel Lawson's An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Jul 9, 2009 - 4 answers

births, deaths and time

Are global birth and death rates roughly consistent over the course of a day/month/year? (Are there are any clear patterns of daily or seasonal spikes?) [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Apr 30, 2009 - 5 answers

A Burning Question

I need a good collection of readings identifying major issues associated with energy production using biomass. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Global/International English Resources

What tools are out there for globalizing/internationalizing English text? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Apr 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Fifteen years ago I heard that we had ten years to turn the world around or it would be too late. When can I stop caring about the Environment?

In high school, I remember a teacher who taped some news show and showed it to us in class and it said that we had like, ten years to turn the planet around or global warming and our First World lifestyle where ten percent of the planet caused fifty percent of the emissions or something would push us past the point of no return. Anyway, my question is, have we passed it yet? When can I stop caring about the Environment? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Mar 23, 2009 - 33 answers

Why are all the newspapers talking about libraries this weekend?

Why is the (supposed) story about libraries and the recession seemingly spontaneously appearing in every single newspaper this week? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Feb 28, 2009 - 10 answers

What are some good books on the history of Earth's climate?

I'm looking into global climate history. Is there a particularly good overview for this? [more inside]
posted by AdamCSnider on Feb 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Eco-Friendly sites for Kids?

I am trying to put together a list of environmental eco-friendly sites targeted from young children (kindergarten) to grades 3-4, and 4-6. Looking for anything interesting that has stats, games and so forth. Appreciate your time and input. I need a lot (30 plus...even if you give me one, that is a help)
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

New World Order, really?

one world government? a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Dec 12, 2008 - 22 answers

How many servers per country are there?

How would you estimate the number of web servers that a country uses? According to Gartner and IDC, about 8-9 million servers are shipped in a year (2007) -- but how does that break down by country? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Jul 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Do chinese people get sick of eating chinese food?

Do chinese people get sick of eating chinese food? This is not a slam against chinese food, as its one of my favorites, but more of a question of people, not just in china mind you, of a particular culture, food wise, getting tired of eating that same food all the time. [more inside]
posted by Mesach on Jun 12, 2008 - 61 answers

correct pronunciation of "Pogge"

How do I pronounce POGGE? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Apr 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Social networking that doesn't rely on language

Niche social networking setup that relies on symbols/emoticons and pre-set phrases to communicate? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Apr 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for all the B. F. Skinner wannabe's.

What are the most exciting developments that are actually functioning in ecology, sustainability and alternative technologies? The more specific the better! [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Prepare for Peak Oil without looking like a nutjob?

Best way to mitigate effects of potential peak oil and global warming issues without looking like a nutjob? CYOA in a realistic manner? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Mar 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Where does KDE 3.5.5 keep it's global icons?

How do you create system-wide desktop icons in KDE 3.5? [more inside]
posted by baylink on Mar 2, 2008 - 0 answers

novelfilter

New Year resolution: write a novel this year. Need some resources [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jan 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Best of Rest-of-World TV

Which are the good/acclaimed live-action television shows from around the world outside of US/UK/Canada? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Dec 14, 2007 - 13 answers

International social networking - please help verify!

Global social networking: I've assembled this list of the most popular social networking websites in the US, France, Germany, China, India, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Users of these sites: please help me make sure it's accurate! [more inside]
posted by lhall on Nov 30, 2007 - 14 answers

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