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Dumb questions are driving me crazy.

Help me learn how to help people come to their own conclusions and learn from their previous experiences in a friendly manner. (Warning: super long explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Mar 31, 2012 - 24 answers

Help for an immigrant new to San Francisco?

Help for a queer immigrant new to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by lore on Mar 24, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I make a clean break?

Trying to turn my life around, but there is a problem. What are the best ways to end an extremely unhealthy 'friendship' with minimal drama?(long, involves substance abuse, clinginess) [more inside]
posted by satori_movement on Mar 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Why Is HP 1400 Printer Not Getting Installed?

HP 1400 Printer Setup Hell [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Mar 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Find This Toy!

Trying to locate more info (and ads/packaging) for these toys from 1999. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Flash help for the Dummy

I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Please help me help my wife.

I need professional help with trying to save my marriage to a person who has had profound anger, anxiety, and depression issues since childhood. I need help with leading her toward restarting therapy (and potentially toward reconsidering her insistence on no chemical treatment). Our relationship is in serious jeopardy and we have a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I stop a smell if I can't smell anything?

What can I do about cat smells in my house? I'm freaking out a little. [more inside]
posted by zutalors! on Mar 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Piano duo names

[Naming filter] Help me come up with a name for a piano duo. [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Mar 16, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I stop hating myself for being a bad person?

How do I stop being a bad person? [more inside]
posted by jeudi on Mar 4, 2012 - 28 answers

Help me help my transgendered cousin in need

Please help me find resources and support for my transgendered, eating-disordered, underage cousin, whose family is somewhat unsupportive and doesn't know how to help. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Mar 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Wordpress admin interface lost its style

Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, my Wordpress installation seems to have lost its style sheets for all of the admin interface. The blog is fine, by the way. What the heck do I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Mar 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Can't Stop Gagging

I cannot stop gagging.. Help! [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 29, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Direct me to a disciplinarian, please

What is the best online venue to advertise for other writers who want to engage in mutual criticism / editing /support? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Feb 12, 2012 - 3 answers

help find a song

Looking for a song for our Wedding! I have tried the hum to identify sites, and googled like crazy with no luck. The song is new (2011) and "car commercial popular". It has no lyrics and sounds kind of like something Sigur Ros would do. I know this offers nothing, but it is like, "Ahhhh, ummmmm, aaaaaaa uuuuu". It heard it on the radio, an "alternative" station. Its starts slow and builds (all songs I guess), and is quite emotional. Men are doing the vocals, and my last little evidence is that on the movie, If a Tree Falls, toward the middle they play a short segment of a song that sounds identical to the band in question but not the song. I check every song on the credits but it is definitely not there. Thanks all!
posted by Benzle on Feb 10, 2012 - 15 answers

My dog killed a cat; what to do?

My dog killed a cat in my yard. I have no idea where it came from, but suspect it is not wild. We are traumatized, what do we do? [more inside]
posted by butterstick on Feb 9, 2012 - 70 answers

where do you go when all the other resources aren't available?

I need to talk to someone right now, and the hotlines I've called have not been helpful, and my friends/family are all indisposed. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Items ideas for a Care package for a depressed friend

Ideas for a birthday care package to send to a very good friend who lives several states away who is suffering from severe depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I get my dating life started again

I need help with my dating life, I'm a single straight male, 25y/o, working 60 hour weeks, with limited options. [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Feb 4, 2012 - 54 answers

Let the planning continue!!

I asked this question a week ago and thanks to the wonderful answers I'm taking my girlfriend to Iceland for her birthday from February 10-15! We're both excited, but I'd love some more suggestions as to how best to fill our time in Iceland... [more inside]
posted by slide on Jan 27, 2012 - 15 answers

help: ideas to retrieve info

s-o-s! External HD got a power surge and friend the inside. this is an old HD but I have had it forever and it has alot of old photoshop and design files of art I used to do and photo of my home prior to gutting. I ned the info! [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me flirt with my uber hot sweetie?

flirting tips/ideas? i'm really good at sweet, romantic, thoughtful, etc. not the best at sexy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Lost phone in Philadelphia

A friend of mine lost her blackberry phone. What can be done on our end to get it back or get copies of the irreplaceable pictures of loved ones from it? Long-winded weepy details inside. [more inside]
posted by furious on Jan 11, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I set up Auto BCC on a single Exchange account out of three, in Outlook 2010?

I need to Auto BCC myself on all mail I send through Outlook 2010 from one (and only one) of my Exchange accounts. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

My belt is awesome, and now it is falling apart.

I own a belt with equally spaced belt holes along the entire length of the belt. It's falling apart and I'd like to get a new one, but I can't find one. (Example inside) [more inside]
posted by JimBennett on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me get this Skullcandy mic to work!

Will the Skullcandy Lowrider mic work on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Dec 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Shopping for the hard-to-gift

[gift idea filter] Trying to buy a gift for my daughter-in-law, who is a lovely girl (28) whom I do not know very well. [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle on Dec 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Last year she asked for a dragon scale...

My daughter has asked Santa for a "rubber pound coin" for Christmas, and with the delightful phrase of "Santa can get anything" we can't find anything in the UK. I'm open to suggesstions, with the caveat I'm a bit useless at arts and crafts, [more inside]
posted by ewan on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

butt...butt...it's a shoulder.

Pork problems - I just found out that a pork butt is really a shoulder. I'm living in Germany, and I asked for a pork butt using the German "hinterschinken" and pointing at my own butt for reference. The butcher asked her boss, then went into the back and pulled out a piece and sold it to me. Now I'm pretty sure I have the wrong cut of meat for the carnitas I'm making tomorrow, so I went out and got an actual shoulder. Now my question is - what do I do with the actual butt piece I now have? Is this a ham? Obviously, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to meat cuts. Please help me make my mistake delicious.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Dec 10, 2011 - 14 answers

I can't remember enough coherent bits to track down this book.

I can't remember the title, author, or any of the character names for a steampunk-ish book I read a while ago. The main character was the estranged son of a duchess or something like that. There were airships, magic, a few dragons. It was a bit Victorian as well. I remember how it started but much searching hasn't turned it up. It's driving me mad! [more inside]
posted by danteGideon on Dec 6, 2011 - 2 answers

How can I help my father learn to use his computer?

My dad is 95% computer illiterate and is constantly frustrated by his inability to use his computer. What resources (books, programs, videos, etc.) can you recommend that will help improve his experience? [more inside]
posted by EKStickland on Dec 6, 2011 - 17 answers

support to quit smoking

How can my SO help while I quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Dressing à la française, on the cheap.

Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Medical help in Delhi

Suggestions for help finding medical attention/doctor in Delhi? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Dec 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Too sad to be good convo partner?

Ok, so I've been having this problem lately (and I think it's related to my recent depression) where I meet new people and kind of expect that I'll never develop any friendship with them, but then it actually does happen, and I realize in horror that when they bring up previous conversations we've had, I act completely clueless because I didn't bother to remember it in the first place, and they say something like, "Remember we were talking about how my mom lives literally right next door to you?" (seriously, that happened today) and I remember suddenly, but clearly have already made it obvious that I didn't remember it in the first place... That's been happening a lot lately, and I want to know how to recall what I talked about with people more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Java Help

Programmingfilter: I created a program to output Pascals Triangle in Java (in Arrays). How can i change the shape of the output from a Rightsided triangle into a (typical for a Pascals Triangle) Isoceles shape? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Tips for new parents. Have at it!

What tips/lifehacks can you think of for the upcoming parents. Don't care how small the tips are - just avoid the obvious ones. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 20, 2011 - 50 answers

How to contact Yahoo Premium services?

My friend paid for Yahoo Premium email service. His email account was hacked. And his account was locked down by Yahoo. Now I can't find any way to contact Yahoo Premium service, which he PAID FOR. Any ideas?? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Trying to print a recipe IN a dl'ed template

I cannot figure out why printing recipe cards is so hard? I purchased the Avery 8386. to print 4x6 recipes for my box. Online, I found a random template for 4x6 recipe cards( I could not find any cool ones). Then I go and copy my recipe and go to paste it on the template and it doesn't paste *INTO* the template (on the lines would be my first choice), it pastes outside the boarders of the recipe card template. I'm hoping to create my new recipe box and print the recipes I use online right onto the cute card but maybe it is too perfect and easy. It is hilarious how difficult something so easy can be! Maybe I'm missing something super obvious but I have asked a bunch of people and....here I am! Help !
posted by femmme on Nov 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Regret, turned down job offer, Will the hiring manager consider me for future openings?

Regret of declining a job offer, I want to know how the Hiring Manager perceived me? Will I be considered for future opportunity? [more inside]
posted by msconfuse on Nov 11, 2011 - 4 answers

I need help recovering from trichotillomania. Tips?

I need help recovering from trichotillomania. Tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Apartment equivalent of a lemon?

I came home to my ceiling leaking brown water this evening. After a few phone calls from me to the 24/7 answering service my landlord has set up, a maintenance man finally showed up. He deduced that the hot water pipes in the floor between my ceiling an my neighbor to the north's floor had burst. Meanwhile my counters, appliances drywall ceiling/wall/electrical outlets/lights and wood floors are soaked. The maintenance man said he turned off the water flow to the burst pipe, and said he would return tomorrow to ensure the walls/ceiling had dried, but I'm not comfortable with that response --- I feel that all of the waterlogged drywall/floor should be replaced and the appliances should be replaced. What do I do? Should I call a lawyer? Should I write/mail a certified letter to the landlord? I'd like action now, but feel like I'm being out by the wayside. Please help!
posted by thankyoumuchly on Nov 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Advice for a recent college graduate dealing with depression

I'm a recent college graduate and long time depression sufferer. Now I've suddenly been cast out into the "real world" with no directed day-to-day course of action and I'm feeling lost and needing help. Currently near by the San Francisco Bay Area, I'm needing to settle down soon to make some money and also receive the mental health care that I believe I need. The problem is that I'm totally broke. Any practical advice on breaking a stubborn depression when you're not made of money would be sincerely appreciated. [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Nov 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I need life advice badly......

Need some life advice, I don't really know what I'm doing, I've failed so far miserably. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Nov 1, 2011 - 39 answers

Now you see it... now you swear!

When trying to read a Sandisk 16Gb Class 2 Micro SD card (on my Win7 PC through a USB reader) it will show up briefly but as soon as I try to copy any files the drive itself will disappear, meaning I can't save any of the data (or pics) from it, so I'm looking for a way to keep the drive visible to my PC so I can save the data. (The card comes from my Android HTC Desire HD which randomly dismounted itself this morning and now reports itself as 'damaged' in the phone). Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Oct 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Trying to figure out Orange is driving me bananas.

Help me understand just what I've gotten myself into with regards to my Orange internet connection. (I'm in France.) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Oct 31, 2011 - 13 answers

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*?

What do to when a friend is having a major depressive episode *right now*? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 27 answers

Paranoid Android!

I think I've bricked my HTC Desire by following the 'official' procedure to upgrade the OS to Android 2.3. Please help me restore it to its original state or do anything else to make it work again. [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Oct 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Go to book on working with an assistant?

I am a busy executive level position in a small consulting firm. Business is booming and I'm in high demand - as such I am beginning to feel the need to hire an assistant to take some things off my plate and allow me to focus on some higher level thinking. Is there a respected book, resource, or school of thought on how to incorporate a personal / administrative assistant in to my personal workflow? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Oct 14, 2011 - 2 answers

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