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Find the Mystery Halloween House

A few years ago (at least 3 years but probably 5 or more), I was driving with my mom and we saw the extremely decorated house in these pictures: [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jan 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Overcoming shame of virginity in 20's

I used to struggle with depression and had a complete lack of confidence. As a result I went through my teen years with such a lack of confidence that I couldn't entertain the notion that any girl would be interested in me despite several making it bluntly clear that they were. Either way I am now 21 and have started getting my life on track. I still struggle with depression but for the most part I am in a much better place with my self confidence and my life overall. The issue I have is that I am a virgin and have literally never even kissed anyone. Obviously I feel great shame over this but I am attempting to not go into a shame spiral as a result. [more inside]
posted by mrdrummed on Jan 12, 2013 - 40 answers

PTSD Solutions Needed

I get triggered by loud noises. Specifically firecrackers, gunshots, sudden cars backfiring and the like. To a very major degree. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jan 12, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I help my friend get help for suspected mental illness?

I'm sure that my friend (who lives cross-country) is dealing with un-diagnosed untreated mental illness. I'm 99% sure it's bipolar disorder, based on lots of information and evidence. I don't want this thread to be about diagnosing, but rather about how to help (I think we can agree that the steps I should take to help would be largely the same regardless of what he's grappling with, right?). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Cat cord chewing.

I need solutions for a cat that chomps cords. We have tried: Bitters spray Bitters gel Covering the cords with fabric bias tape then, putting bitters on them. and Hiding cords, he still gets to them He's even chomping think cords, like serge protectors that plug into the wall. I've seen those cat cord protectors, but all the reviews say they're garbage. He does this mostly when were not home. Is there an appropriate thing to give a cat to chew on? (like with dogs)
posted by misformiche on Jan 9, 2013 - 16 answers

Tips and Tricks for playing concerts?

I have a big important concert that I'm playing coming up sort of soon. I'm not even sure what to ask... but here goes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2013 - 15 answers

what kind of help do i need to ask for at work?

Please help me articulate and figure out the help I am looking for, from my boss, at work. General tips on how to ask friends for the help you need (depression/ADD/anxiety related) are welcome. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jan 2, 2013 - 2 answers

The new iTunes is big and ridiculous. Help me make it small and snappy again.

Is there any way to make the new iTunes tighter and more minimalist? For example, I want my podcast and artist lists to be like the small-font, compact lists they used to be. Similar to the column browser, but on the side, NOT the top (which is all kinds of stupid up there). Basically, I want to see as many artists as possible with as little scrolling as possible. Any add-on or script or setting I'm overlooking that could take care of this, and perhaps other inefficiencies of the new iTunes?
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Automated PDF modification

Is there an automated way of placing elements from one PDF file into another? Open to coding this via Python if a relevant module exists. [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Tangle of tools

How do I organize my household tools in a very small apartment? [more inside]
posted by DaveZ on Dec 13, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me automate an otherwise tedious task in Photoshop CS5.

Photoshop Experts, lend me your ears: I'd like to automate the task of combining 2 images into 1, but have almost no knowledge of how to script this or how to accomplish this using actions. [more inside]
posted by littlelebowskiurbanachiever on Dec 10, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I find a nanny?

How do I find a nanny/domestic assistant? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Dec 4, 2012 - 10 answers

My girlfriend mentioned suicide last night...

My girlfriend mentioned suicide last night... [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Nov 30, 2012 - 21 answers

Am I Going Insane?

Considering seeing a psychiatrist for a personality disorder evaluation. Should I go now or wait for some time to pass? Details inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Can anyone help me sync the rest of my photo stream ?

New iPad synced half my photos and won't get the rest... Now what? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Nov 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Help my parents help themselves.

Two part question. Helping quasi-luddite parents figure out how to use their computer, and whether I should help them make the switch to VOIP. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Nov 14, 2012 - 17 answers

how to help?

Aside from donating money, is there anything that I can do to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Everything fell apart, again. Now what?

I'll try to make this not too long-winded, but basically I find myself at square one for like the hundredth time in the past 6 years, and I'm just flat out of resilience. Help me form a plan for getting through the impending long dark winter. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Oct 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Help for the spouse of someone with mental health issues

I really need help with being married to -- and raising a young child with -- someone who's living with long-term anger issues, depression, anxiety, and OCD (obsessive fear of doing violent things). I feel alone, sad, exhausted, and in way over my head. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2012 - 9 answers

I feel like my body is falling apart.

Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Oct 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Trip hop song with male vocalist stuck in my head

Downtempo/Trip Hop/Chillout song stuck in my head in a huge way. It's something I've heard dozens of times before but now, of course, I can't identify it. It's got a male vocalist, possibly British-sounding. The song is somewhat popular - it may be on a bunch of compilations and chillout/downtempo internet radio stations. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Oct 2, 2012 - 28 answers

Help me find a (specific) blog by an anglophone about Paris/French culture!

Help me find a (specific) blog by an anglophone about Paris/French culture! [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Sep 28, 2012 - 3 answers

What To Get The Vaishnava Who Has Everything?

My boyfriend is a very spiritual devotee of Krishna (via ISKCON). Before we were dating he lived in an Ashram for a while, and has been involved with the temple since he was in early high school. I'm happily Jewish, and not personally disposed toward that sort of devotion, and I think sometimes my inability to understand comes off as skeptical or disapproving. His birthday is coming up in about a week, and I'd like to get him something, or do something for him that will demonstrate a commitment to his spirituality - or at least something that shows I'm trying. I'd love your suggestions. More details beyond the fold. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Sep 27, 2012 - 12 answers

I need more information about advocating for myself in the American Health Care system

So this was me commenting a bit ago about how some views toward health care actually damage the lives of real people. And now I need advice, because the situation has grown so far out of my control and I think I’ll go out of my mind with worry. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 26, 2012 - 52 answers

How to recover from a very public psychosis.

How can I get over periods of psychosis and depression by putting it behind me, gaining some experiences and achievements to make the relapses feel like less of a big deal?or How can I stop thinking about me? [more inside]
posted by Erred on Sep 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Is there a way to not barf when dealing with CITIBANK

A week ago I got mail stating that Citi had sold half of my student loans to Discover. I went to make my loan payments the other day to find that my minimum amount had more than doubled. [more inside]
posted by misformiche on Sep 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Alone Abroad: Help me cope with anxiety and flashbacks

How can I make sensible choices when I'm not feeling my best? [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Sep 18, 2012 - 7 answers

What to do about friend's drug use?

Uncertain about friend's increased drug use, could use some meta-advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2012 - 20 answers

How much notice is enough notice?

Ettiquette for inviting people over when cohabiting. [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Sep 3, 2012 - 49 answers

please help me hide comments in latest version of WP using a child theme of twenty ten!

I'm creating a web site for a non-profit using WordPress. I know some CSS (and can figure out most of the basics), but I'm using a child theme based on Twenty Ten and one stupid small thing is bugging me: I've turned comments off for posts and pages that don't need them, but I still get the "comments are closed" message. How do I make it go away? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Sep 2, 2012 - 9 answers

physically disabled and unable to afford legacy health insurance

My mother is physically disabled and unable to afford legacy health insurance. We need to reduce costs some how but don't know where to turn. [more inside]
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Aug 25, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes?

How do I help a very pregnant friend whose support network is falling apart before my eyes? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Spaghetti Surprise!

I added some red wine to a hot pan containing some carmelized onions and garlic and spices and just-added cold ground turkey. FWOOM the wine ignited as if it were brandy in souvlaki. Wha? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Aug 19, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues?

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

I'd really like to like this job

I have a job that I like (or at least I like sometimes) with a boss who alternately micromanages and is totally hands-off. Morale at the store is really low, particularly lately, as we've had several big tasks to juggle. I need advice on how to deal with it. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Harry Potter and the Puppet of Sock on Aug 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Advice/Thoughts for a recent college grad who doesn't like his job.

I just graduated college and have been working full-time for one month. I really don't like my job because I think I ended up in the wrong industry/type of business. I'm hoping for any suggestions, advice, or thoughts about how I can go about figuring out what industry/type of business/job would be a better fit for me. I am talented, smart, and hard working, but I feel like I am wasting my life because I'm not interested in my company or the work we do. [more inside]
posted by laffytaffy9000 on Aug 12, 2012 - 24 answers

Name/Find that shirt!

This is the nicest men's shirt I've ever seen! what the heck is it? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Aug 11, 2012 - 5 answers

cancer, cancer everywhere. how can I help?

Two friends affected by cancer: how can I help them given distance and financial restrictions? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me purchase an HDTV!

I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 6, 2012 - 10 answers

How to expand my social good project?

I'm trying to feed a few homeless people with a little side project I started, any suggestions for getting more people to participate? [more inside]
posted by covercash on Aug 3, 2012 - 12 answers

The internets has ruined my brain and ability to concentrate. How can I relearn how to focus and be less distracted?

The internets has ruined my brain and my ability to concentrate. How can I relearn how to focus and be less distracted? [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Jul 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you identify this classic blues rock song

Can you identify this classic/blues rock song from a 4-bar GarageBand remake of a guitar melody? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Japan Work/Visa problems

Japan Visa/Work Problems, Cont.: Living in Japan, scored a job as an ALT in Japan that starts in a little over a month; already signed the contract and got my work visa renewed. Just got an offer from a much better paying job that would employ me right away (and would sponsor me). What to do? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Eczema on my new tattoo! Help!

Over the last six months, I've had a case of eczema on the backs of my hands. Sometimes it's bad; sometimes it's not. Right now, it's totally raging -- worst it's ever been. The rash never spread anywhere else -- until I got this new tattoo... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 17 answers

What can I do for a homeless stranger?

What can I do, if anything, for a homeless stranger who hasn't asked for help? [more inside]
posted by strangepapernote on Jul 17, 2012 - 14 answers

I just want to get back to normal. This is hard.

My depression is getting out of hand. I’ve started therapy, and will probably soon be on meds. But I’m having trouble coping, during the in-between times. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me find a basic sim card for my old phone without the requirement to top up every month

Is it possible to buy a pay as you go sim card (UK) for my old phone that doesnt require me to top up every month? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Jul 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Establishing Vacation Home Rules

Help me set some reasonable rules/guidelines for being at our vacation house with guests or our adult children so that I do not do all the cooking. meal planning, laundry and tidying during vacation. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Jul 10, 2012 - 19 answers

How to be more social ???

Any tips on being more social ? Lately, I have noticed that I am becoming more and more intraverted, whenever an activity comes up where other people I know will be there , I automatically start thinking of the reasons why it's not worth going or how it might go wrong. I don't like this new frame of mind , but at the same time I never feel bored or anxious to do anything else when Im by myself , or with my gf. Any tips on changing my intraverted ways ??
posted by sea turtle on Jul 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help identifying tunnel in BBC TV program, Coast

Help identifying tunnel in BBC TV program, Coast [more inside]
posted by maxmix on Jul 8, 2012 - 3 answers

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