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Switching MA programs

I'm finishing my second semester of a MA program, and am realizing that I am not happy in this program and (most importantly) it isn't fulfilling my academic and professional needs. I have identified another MA program which I know would be a good fit for me, and am considering switching. Assuming money is no object here, would I be crazy to make the switch? [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Mar 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Turn my veggie garden into flowers?

I put together a nice, deep raised garden box last summer and planted a bunch of vegetables. Most of them went bad and I don't want to do that this year. Rather than try to work a veggie garden into my life of full-time work and chasing after a 3-year-old, I'd like to plant some flowers and herbs that I can use to make bouquets to bring in the house all year long.... [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jan 1, 2014 - 9 answers

interesting tree choices for South Carolina yard?

The very large pecan tree shading our backyard is dying and must go this winter. We're looking for a replacement to be centered in the (1/8 acre or so) backyard. We don't want another shade tree - just a nice tree to anchor the yard. I'm specifically looking for especially odd/unique/interesting options - something that will surprise people. This is in zone 8a and would probably start as a seedling.
posted by ftm on Nov 24, 2013 - 20 answers

I love eggplants. Can I grow them indoors in the winter?

Eggplant is my favorite vegetable, and while you can get them year-round, the prime eggplant season is rapidly coming to a close. It is possible to make some rig in my decent-sized apartment to grow them in the winter? [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Aug 19, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I grow marijuana legally for a living?

I live in Arizona, where medical cannabis has been state law for two years now. The industry is still a wee sapling, and it's a dream of mine to legally grow and sell to dispensaries and to patients directly. This is the best time to make my dream happen, before the market blossoms, yeah? Puns aside, I'm having significant trouble finding accurate and helpful information on the internet--how do I do legal cannabis growing? What's the application I need to turn in to which department to receive which license? What are the do's and don't's and points of etiquette in handling a federally illegal substance? Tell me what I need to know! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2013 - 11 answers

Should I be concerned about my breasts growing in my thirties?

I'm not gaining weight, not taking any prescription drugs, and I'm DEFINITELY not pregnant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Turning this brown thumb to green...

Are succulents and/or sedums a good choice for Baltimore west-facing window boxes? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Apr 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me change and reaffirm my mindset that I need to stop doing drugs.

How do I stop doing drugs when it is so involved with my friends and my own personal view of artistic creativity? [more inside]
posted by lyinlion on Aug 12, 2012 - 54 answers

My tomatoes - they've got the black lung.

What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Aug 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Five year old green thumb

I'm trying to get my five year old step son interested in gardening. We made a special flower bed for him and I to grow plants in together and he is really excited to grow "rainbow blossoms" in it. Help me make this as rewarding for him as possible! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 9, 2012 - 38 answers

How do I grow Cestrum Nocturnum?

Help me grow my own Lady of the Night! [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on May 3, 2012 - 2 answers

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. Hm. Anything smaller, maybe?

Have horses grown in size since the Middle Ages/Renaissance? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Moving up in the world - circumstances changing

Circumstances changing! Some financial help and advice needed! [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Oct 29, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I develop basic adult habits at 27 after all this time living like a teenager?

I am a 27 year old girl and I'm still living like a teenager or college student. I have no adult habits and put absolutely no effort into taking care of myself. I don't understand how I got this way or how other people my age have transformed into real adults. I don't even know what I'm asking.. I guess I need help figuring out how to develop good habits, how to take care of myself, and hear from people that have experienced this same problem. [more inside]
posted by chickibaby on Oct 22, 2011 - 42 answers

my nine year old is afraid of growing up

I look for advice and book recommendations on how to help my 9 yr old daughter feel more comfortable growing up and face the new challenges. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Sep 12, 2011 - 33 answers

How do I grow long hair, as a guy?

I'm a guy, and I'm growing my hair long - what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Scrimshaw on Aug 15, 2011 - 47 answers

Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights?

Are my shoulders trying to get wider in the bones and joints as I grow from lifting weights? What can I do to help it along if so? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on May 4, 2011 - 17 answers

How long did it take you to feel settled after college?

How long did it take you to find your post-college groove? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Mar 15, 2011 - 33 answers

Help a clueless man grow pretty poppies

Poppies? As part of the facebook Pay It Forward meme, I received five tiny packets of poppy seeds that a friend cultivated. I have a balcony. I live in Portland. I have questions! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 answers

What kind of tomatoes should I grow?

Gardeners! Help me narrow down what three varieties of tomato to grow on my tiny urban deck. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jan 6, 2011 - 35 answers

What is this thing and can I eat it - part deux

SO what's this OTHER thing growing on my backyard tree. And more important, will I soon be able to eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Sep 1, 2010 - 27 answers

At what age does male body hair stop tend to stop spreading to new parts of the body?

At what age does male body hair stop tend to stop spreading to new parts of the body? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2010 - 20 answers

Can I speed up hair growth?

Is there anything I can do to actually make my hair grow faster? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 10, 2010 - 19 answers

How do we reap when our beds are turning?

Questions about soil preparation and space planning for garden beds [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Jun 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Living on my own for the first time. Advice?

Living on my own for the first time. Advice?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Apr 17, 2010 - 43 answers

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box?

What's the best and/or easiest way to seal a planter box? Extra points for vegetable-growing friendliness. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

I was given grow lights - what should I grow?

I was given grow lights - what should I grow? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Sep 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Help me save a dying houseplant!

Help me save my vanilla plant! Its leaves are turning black and rotting from the bottom up. Too much water? Not enough? Lost cause? Help me green thumbs! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Sep 19, 2009 - 5 answers

I want to BE MacGyver, not LOOK like him

I shaved my head last Thanksgiving during a bout of cancer (In remission now, though!). I'm slowly growing it back out again (chemo has retarded the actual growth), and I'd like to avoid the transitional mullet-phase. Any suggestions as to how to do this? [more inside]
posted by litterateur on Jun 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Advice for growing hops

Does anyone out there know about companion plants for hops? [more inside]
posted by mamaraks on May 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Growing Plantains

I want to grow my own plantain bush/palm/plant. In central Pennsylvania. Can I make it work? Have you made it work? Have you grown any kind of banana plant in a similar climate? If so: where would I get plantain rhizomes? The internet thinks I want Chinese herbs, when really I want a root to stick in the ground and grow. What else would I need to know (besides bringing the plant indoors in the winter)? A few more plantain questions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Apr 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Possible to start over again in love?

Is it possible to re-build a relationship with my ex? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Apr 8, 2009 - 12 answers

Maybe the two seasons of ‘Weeds’ we just watched had something to do with it.

Does marijuana make a good house plant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2008 - 39 answers

Indoor gardening?

What kinds of food plants will grow inside by a window? [more inside]
posted by mjewkes on Jul 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me do some apartment gardening.

Help me with my (potential) indoor apartment garden. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Nothing to do with Alan Thicke

Growing pains? Stigmata? What really were those pains I had as a child? [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Feb 7, 2008 - 8 answers

What are your best tips for a new greenhouse owner?

What are your best tips for a new greenhouse owner? [more inside]
posted by adriana on Oct 22, 2007 - 6 answers

What were Eleanor Roosevelt's exact words?

Hello, a while ago I heard a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt but since then I haven't been able to find it anywhere. It was along the lines of your mind growing with your experiences and age. The quote expresses her initial worry when as a late teenager she assumed her mind would maintain the same (limited) mindset, paradigm, mentality even into her adult, aged years. If I remember correctly the quote is short, being only a line or two. Thank you so much, this quote is very important to me!
posted by albernathy0 on Sep 21, 2007 - 9 answers

I want to look like Lady Godiva

Help me stay sane while I grow out my hair. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Dec 11, 2006 - 18 answers

growing pot

how long can you keep marijuana seeds before planting them? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 15, 2006 - 14 answers

Toy creatures that grow to 600% their size when you immerse them in water

Toy creatures that grow to 600% their size when you immerse them in water. We bought a few from a street seller in New York, and they're cool. We want more, but now the seller has moved on. Where can I buy these toys, preferably online? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Jul 31, 2006 - 13 answers

Burning your party card

Are shifts in your political beliefs really inevitable as you get older? [more inside]
posted by Deep Dish on Jul 10, 2006 - 31 answers

Apartment vegetables

Does anyone know any resources on growing vegetables while living in an apartment? [more inside]
posted by Holygrail2 on May 14, 2006 - 17 answers

How would you grow an effective barrier of annoying vegetation?

How would you grow an effective barrier of annoying vegetation? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Apr 6, 2006 - 22 answers

Does this blooming thing exist?

I'm looking for seeds for an indoor flower or plant that will grow in about 2 to 3 months. Ideally, this plant should require very little space, not be seasonal, and be easy to grow for amateurs like myself. Does my ideal plant exist on this planet, or am I being completely unreasonable? Any ideas?
posted by reformedjerk on Aug 12, 2005 - 9 answers

Life Question

I just moved to a new city, which in itself is exciting, but I am finding it a bit lonely. While some parts of my life are fabulous, they don't make up for the daily monotony that seems to escalate the longer I fail to do anything about it. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by Lola_G on Mar 1, 2005 - 20 answers

Phantom blond hair growth

I shave about three times a week and have black hair, but occasionally I'll wake up to see a blond hair that's half an inch long or longer has sprouted out of my face overnight. The same thing has happened on my arms and legs, with much-longer-than-ordinary blond hairs appearing amidst my regular body hair. What's going on?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 29, 2004 - 24 answers

Planning my future

I'm 27, and getting to the point where I understand I'm not a big kid but an adult in denial. I want to change that attitude. I like who I am (hey, been that way for 10 years!), but apparently that's no good for an adult. I keep saying I like to seize the day, but I'd like to seize my future now (woohoo). I need to become responsible, to think long in advance, to make decision quickly... such things I tend to procastinate through, or let wane until the problem arises again.
So, my question : how do I grow up ? I have found such things as "planning your future" or even the "Life Assessment Quiz". I'm kinda looking for more advices on what I should do next, pointers, ways to kick my own ass, that sort of things.
Please, no "have a kid, that shall do the trick" tips :)
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2004 - 26 answers

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