I was relieved to hear that they found the Chilean miners alive, and amazed that they will be trapped for four months until rescue. It also reminded me that I like reading books about people who are isolated somewhere for a long time. (I hope this doesn't sound morbid.) I'm not so much interested in tragedy and death; I'm more interested in the psychology and group dynamics of people who are forced to live closely together. Space station? Submarine? Post-apocalyptic abandoned museum? [more inside]
Socialise me! [more inside]
special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
Birthday beach house rental in Hawaii over Labor Day. Where should we stay, and where's the best place to find a beach house rental online? [more inside]
Where should we travel to for our group's thirtieth birthday (beach) vacation? [more inside]
Is there a system of therapy that releases trauma like body psychotherapy, but done in groups or more inexpensively? [more inside]
I'm an artist. I owe a lot to my "Mentor". She & I established an art group that has been somewhat successful (we've had good group shows and made a bit of a name for ourselves). Unfortunately, I REALLY want to quit--and I'm having trouble thinking "how" I can quit. [more inside]
How can I change the view of EVERY FOLDER on my computer (vista 64) to the same view, sort by and group? [more inside]
What should I do about The Cabal? [more inside]
Looking for two Firefox abilities: is there a Firefox extension that lets you select multiple tabs and move them to a new window with one action? And is there a Firefox extension that lets you merge bookmark folders? [more inside]
I am asking this on behalf of my son. He has set up a Facebook Group titled something like, "If a million people join this group, it will help me go to college." His idea is, once he has a lot of people in the group, he'll have a URL set up with ads on it, which he can tell his group to click on. His question is: what's the next step? He doesn't have a bank account yet, he's not sure how best to stake out a URL, how to parlay clicks into his college fund, or if there are other, more effective ways to implement this. And I am of little to no help; what steps can I take to help him?
Seeking networking groups for a youngish, unemployed, non-profit-minded professional in NYC. [more inside]
Group shoots in the DC area, or general safety/learning tips for a model just starting out? [more inside]
My support group is having some drama that is making me uncomfortable. The leader is involved with the drama, so I don't feel I can go to them. I still feel the group is beneficial for me, should I stick it out? [more inside]
I am involved in a project that I personally find offensive. How can I remove myself emotionally in order to do the job? [more inside]
I'm looking to find and join a Cambridge/Boston writing group comprised of (other) professional / experienced writers and producers of film and television. [more inside]
Most of the people in my class have expressed interest in setting up a group to work together outside of class. I'm only interested in working with the few I feel are on my skill level. What's the best way to ask the people I am interested in working with without hurting the feelings of the others? [more inside]
I run a user group...help me make it legit. [more inside]
I need help naming my blog. [more inside]
Buying a Wii game for my parents. They have the sports and resort games, I'd like it to be something that multiple people can play, ideally at a party, as that's when they use it the most. Great group Wii games?
Are there more fun ways to give away a variety of prizes at a raffle than just draw names/numbers from a box? ie: gameshow-style, competitions, etc. [more inside]
I've to hand in a group assignment tomorrow and the input from one of the members is crap- terrible writing, no references, no clue, nice guy. I want to remain friends but want to dramatically edit his work. How can I break it to him that his work needed treatment? I'm terrible at this sort of thing. btw, this thread doesn't really answer my question as we're handing in tomorrow. Also- he's old buddies with the other group member who I don't know very well.
Help me identify the 4 running dudes pictured on this button. [more inside]
What can some people do that other people can't do? What can some see that others can't? [more inside]
Get Outlook to tell me how many emails I receive in a month. [more inside]
Once upon a time I found myself in an amazing chat room where people actually discussed spirituality, politics, dreams, ologies etc...and did so in a respectful manner. This room was very engaging, challenging and inspiring and I am searching for a new discussion group or chat room that is similar in its dynamic. Any suggestions?
Where to host 90th birthday party for 30 people near Providence, RI? [more inside]
I can't do therapy. There must be other people who can't do therapy. What do these people do, when they get together, to fix their problems? What DIY, collaborative options are on the table, and how do I find them? [more inside]
Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
Good place for a small group gathering for boisterous board game fun? [more inside]
Blog has a Facebook group . . . but I think maybe it wants a Facebook page. What is the real difference? Advantages/disadvantages? If I switch from group to page, I'm going to have to start from scratch, i.e. invite everyone all over again, right? [more inside]
I have a podcast that downloads as multiple segments over multiple days. Its format arrives as YYYYMMDD_showcode_segment.mp3; so, for example, one download might result in files as 20090323_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090323_goofa_21.mp3, and also within the same download 20090324_goofa_01.mp3 through 20090324_goofa_21.mp3. What I'm looking for is a Unix script (shell, perl, what have you) that would look at a directory and look at what dates are represented there, and let me join all of the segments together by day. I can use mpgtx -j to do the actual joining; I'm looking for the code that would let the script determine what dates are in the directory and then get each day's segments united into a single MP3 for that day's show.
What types of large group (+50 members) consensus-building methods can prioritize information quickly? [more inside]
I think I'm looking for co-counseling, but without the co-counseling. [more inside]
I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
I'm taking lots of photos for my community theater group, and I want to post them online for cast members to view and download. What's the best way to do that? [more inside]
I need a very simple group web-based calendar for a volunteer organization I am part of. It also has to be FREE. [Before you ask Google Calendar does not work because we cannot mandate that people have a Google account. Let's just leave it at that. We can't do it.] [more inside]
What should I make for breakfast? I'm giving away the food to students who are on their way out of the dorm, heading to class. Easy to eat and easy to cook are both appreciated! [more inside]
Is it possible to "select all" drawing objects at one time in Word 2000 (in order to move them together) rather than holding down the SHIFT key and selecting them individually? [more inside]
I fail at Amazon. Help me find a book on running a small community group. [more inside]
Communicating with a group via text and email? How can a group of 7 communicate via text and email. 3 are email only, 4 are text only, the idea is any member can send a single text or email which is delivered to all 7 as an email or text as appropriate. Does this exist? Alternate suggestions welcome. [more inside]
Everyone knows the positive effects of working in groups, but I read about this book that talked about the negative effects of working in groups. I don't remember the title, I don't remember the author. Does anyone have an idea on what this book would be?
Are there any large (national) Art & Technology societies in the US? [more inside]
I've recently moved across the US, away from a group of friends I was close with. How do I keep the group friendship alive? [more inside]
I'm in a French class with a bunch of college (mainly) freshmen, and I've talked a bunch of them into meeting for a study session on Monday afternoon. How can we best study together? I always studied alone when I was an undergrad. [more inside]
My company has offered to spend $25,000 on 35 people for an activity in February. What do we do? [more inside]
Is there an easy, and free, way to send group voicemails and SMSs? [more inside]
Grr, how to stop being the butt of all the jokes and defend... it's getting annoying! [more inside]
What's the best way to approach a professor about going solo on a group project? [more inside]