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Stock just split, so what do I do with my paper certificates?

A while ago I was gifted a few shares of AAPL stock. They were – and still are – on paper certificates. I don't have a brokerage or anything. Today that stock split 7-for-1. Do I need to do anything now? You can assume I know pretty much nothing about this stuff. Thank you!
posted by churl on Jun 9, 2014 - 8 answers

How do same sex couples get married in the US?

Completely clueless here. Been with my partner since 2000, we married each other in our living room in 2005 & had a bash afterwards with close friends. Now that we get Federal tax benefits, we're looking to take the plunge. Except we have no idea what the logistics are. [more inside]
posted by yoga on Sep 6, 2013 - 27 answers

Why wear your knapsack backwards?

While travelling abroad, I'm seeing a lot of younger people wearing their backpacks on their chests. Ignoring those few burdened with two backpacks, fore and aft, I'm perplexed -- why would anybody do that? It makes about as much sense to me as wearing your pants backwards. Aren't the straps all wrong, doesn't it slip down your arms, and at the most inopportune moment? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

Newbie Anchovy Advice

I had an anchovy freak-out a few months ago, and really want to give this 'superfood' a new chance. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jan 19, 2013 - 19 answers

Learn to knit

I want to learn how to knit. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Nov 24, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me find an essay I once read on how to create a toxic workplace/relationship.

Can you help me find an essay I read on how people keep people in toxic workplaces and bad relationships? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on May 5, 2012 - 2 answers

What is the best dusting tool?

Haven't dusted in three years. What's a good tool or technique to make this fast and easy? I'm looking for an 80% or 90% solution - don't need to get everything. [more inside]
posted by Lady Li on Oct 20, 2011 - 25 answers

Non-developer trying to build an app...

Non-developer trying to build an app that uses locations/times/schedules, similar to a "next bus" utili-tool. What should I know before wasting too much time and energy on something that really ought to be left to the professionals? [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jun 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Laptop keyboard replacement: sanity saver or more trouble than it's worth?

Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Best book for running a small business

Please recommend a “how to run a small business” book, but how to think about it (not the technical aspects). [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Jan 27, 2011 - 8 answers

can i save my broken air purifier?

I knocked over my Whispure 510 air purifier and now it doesn't turn on. No power, no noises, no nothing (yes, it's plugged into a socket, yes, the socket works). Is there any hope? Can I fix it myself? Is there a website or book that can teach me how to do this? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 20, 2011 - 10 answers

I no has tin heart?

How to tell if I might be a decent therapist? I already have a degree which could lead to a therapy license. Everyone seems to think I could be except me. Sorry for the story inside... [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Sep 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Help Me Stitch!

I suck at sewing. I'd like to be able to mend my own clothes, but this isn't enough of an issue for me to buy / support a sewing machine. How can I get better? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 8, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I go backpacking in the backcountry?

What are the logistics involved in back-country camping / backpacking (CA specific)? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Aug 4, 2010 - 20 answers

How to give better massages

Help my partner and I give each other awesome massages! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Hurts Like the Dickens

How do I read and comprehend older literature? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jul 27, 2010 - 30 answers

Cigarette lighter in car doesn't work. Please help troubleshoot.

It seems the ac-adapter plug thingy (i.e. the cigarette lighter) doesn't work in my car. I suspect a blown fuse. I have neither the time nor the inclination to take it in to get fixed if I can do it myself. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Jun 29, 2010 - 15 answers

CraftFilter: How to attach applique with embroidery, for dummies.

Crafters, please help. What I'm trying to do is apparently called "applique" and "embroidering," as part of a quilt project. I'm totally clueless and kinda need to finish today. [more inside]
posted by slidell on May 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Needed: _A Catracho's Guide to Fishing_

Need some great, beginner-level books on fishing. Bonus points if they're in Spanish. [more inside]
posted by Ys on May 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Need help with the tech specs

Will part A fit into slot B? [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I be a good softball/baseball umpire?

In softball/baseball, what areas of responsibility do the different umpire positions have? What tips or tricks should I know when I'm umpiring on the field? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Old Father Hubbard.

Lazy Last Minute Dinner Help: So I forgot it was my turn to cook dinner and all I have in the house are some scraps of cooked meat (chicken, lamb) and a bottle of Loyd Grossman's pre-made Korma sauce. How can I jazz this up while using up the scraps in my cupboard? Preferably stuff I can add while it simmers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 30, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I force a microSD card into my broken blackberry slot?

What's the best way to brute-force a microSD card into my new Blackberry (that apparently has a defective slot.) [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Aug 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How to build a false floor for use in an art gallery?

I need help with building a false floor. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Apr 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Where is the Flickr manual?

FlickrFilter: What can I read to better understand Flickr and get more out of it? Where is the manual? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Mar 21, 2009 - 9 answers

How Do You Make Friends From Strangers?

You've moved to a town very remote from any of your established social circles: you have no best nor casual friends nor any romantic relationships. You go into one or more meetings of utter strangers with whom you know you share some common interest (OneBrick, a Mefi meetup, a Meetup.Com thing, or something else entirely). What do you do — specifically, pretend I've got Asperger's here (no offense to those who do) — to take things from the level of "just an amiable conversation" to an actual friendship? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 25, 2008 - 27 answers

How to Achieve a Clean Face and a Clean Scalp?

I could use some shaving tips, with regards to two specific questions: (i) how to achieve a much closer facial shave; and (ii) tips, anecdotes, etc. on headshaving. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 15, 2007 - 28 answers

Like music to my ears

I want to learn how to tune pianos. (more inside.) [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Feb 18, 2004 - 5 answers

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