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Need ideas for an adventurous and relaxing honeymoon in August.

Where should we go for a week-long honeymoon in early August? [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Apr 14, 2014 - 9 answers

40th birthday ideas for IT co-worker

IT-manager friend turns 40 later this year. How can we show our appreciation? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Apr 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Tips for a new teen crafter?

What should me 14-y.o. daughter know about starting a small hobby/business of making and selling crafts? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Dec 9, 2013 - 21 answers

Smoked salmon + pasta ?

Is there a delicious way of combining sliced smoked salmon and pasta for dinner? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Nov 21, 2013 - 22 answers

Save me from bachelor cuisine.

Cheap/easy meals needed for someone helpless at cooking. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Oh no you didn't

Recently in a social situation I was asked my thoughts on a budgeting item and I gave it along with a solution that I had given thought to and was planning on presenting to the budget chair. (We work in different departments but run things past each other on occasion). One of the people at the gathering was a woman with political ambitions for our small town. A few days later she wrote a letter to the editor that gave my exact idea. What would you do? On the plus side it was very well received, OTH it was mine. I realize I should have said nothing and it was my mistake. I figure people that were there would know it wasn't hers and hopefully someone will point that out. Can I address it or should I leave it?
posted by lasamana on Jan 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Hosting a Chappy Chanukka Party

[Chappy Chanukkah party]: Lots of latkes. Now I need help with music and games. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Gift in LA

Friends (couple and their gorgeous 2-year-old) are moving from the UK to LA (via NYC for a month or two). Do you have any fabulous gift ideas? I don't want to get them a physical thing to lug around so maybe a pre-paid something, or an experience - something I could buy online and give them a printout tomorrow would be perfect. Thanks!
posted by Carravanquelo on Oct 29, 2012 - 14 answers

We ain't got no budget!

CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

I have no idea what I am doing.

I am looking for costume ideas which include a horse head mask? [more inside]
posted by ~Bert on Sep 28, 2012 - 49 answers

Wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah!

I need costume suggestions for an LMFAO themed Halloween party. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Sep 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Wow factor needed for one hour, 95 high school grads.

Grad Night Party question. 95 high school grads, on our way to the first of two secret venues. We have an hour to kill at a nearby school. We have ice cream, cupcakes, cookies. It will be dark. What do you suggest to make it more fun? This is a no drinking, no drugs, kids on buses, with chaperones event. We have a few 100$ to spend. Oh, it's this Tuesday. Thoughts?
posted by jennstra on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Fun research paper ideas

Fun, interesting research paper ideas! [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on May 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Food for an uncooking sickie

I'm struggling with heath issues that make it hard to eat. I can only seem to keep a few things down. I need ideas of food that fit these specifics and super simple directions on how to make them as I'm awful at cooking and don't have the energy to do it. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Apr 28, 2012 - 36 answers

How do you go from idea to reality when you're clueless?

How do makers, hackers, and artists go about creating prototypes when they don't know where to start? [more inside]
posted by jfoo on Mar 16, 2012 - 12 answers

How do you track & use ideas from your previous sketch books, journals & diaries?

For those that keep a journal/diary/sketch book: When you start a new book, how do you continue to track and use the good ideas and projects in your old books that you'd like to pursue? [more inside]
posted by ooklah on Jan 16, 2012 - 9 answers

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Unique Toronto dates/events/experiences? [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Dec 19, 2011 - 13 answers

What do you give your very conservative, 40-something sister for Christmas?

What do you give your very conservative, 40-something older sister for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by theletterfour on Nov 16, 2011 - 22 answers

I need ideas for promoting winter bicycling!

Give me your great ideas for promoting winter cycling in frigid Wisconsin! [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Demonstration speech ideas for a girl who can't cook or craft

What would be a good topic for a 5-6-minute demonstration speech in a college speech class? Caveat: It must involve the use of a tangible, 3D object, but I have absolutely no ability with crafts, cooking, or sports. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Sep 12, 2011 - 48 answers

"All I know is what I read in the papers."

What makes for a good elementary school newspaper? What makes a great one? I'd like to know what parents appreciate (and what they'll actually read). I'd like to know what you liked best when you were a student, either from a contributing or reading standpoint. I'd like to know from school employees/authorities what one needs to be mindful of. And I'd be very glad to know of what I can do to avoid any problems. I'd like to know from teachers about what school newspapers can do for students; and what one could reasonably ask for from the various grades to allow for students to make contributions and so the content is balanced for all ages. I'd love to see links to anything inspiring, and to ideas for content and design and such. So, I'd like a lot of information about stuff I have an idea about, but not much practice with yet. And that's a lot to do with three double-sided pages, I know. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Aug 28, 2011 - 8 answers

The Times They Are a-Changin'

In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Feb 8, 2011 - 26 answers

I've got 20K to develop an idea into a business. Where do I begin?

I've got software engineering expertise and a solid understanding of business fundamentals. I'm looking to drive the project & team(s) - not build the idea myself (assuming its software-based). Any thoughts on how to find the best idea and wisely invest these funds?
posted by joshuamcginnis on Jan 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Who is changing the world with Big Ideas?

Help me find examples of people who are trying to change the world by pursuing Big IdeasTM. [more inside]
posted by lewistate on Nov 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Big Ideas Social Club?

I live in Washington, DC, and I'd like to get together with people and talk about interesting ideas, preferably somewhere where networking bullshit is kept to a bare minimum. I don't care what they do for a living or what big ideas they're fluent in, just want them to be interesting. Does this thing exist and, if not, how do I create it? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Oct 29, 2010 - 9 answers

How to get front pages of newspapers from around the world?

How to get newspapers from all over the world. [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Gift ideas for a truck driver

My husband is a over the road truck driver, need birthday gift ideas. He has a laptop and I have already gotten him a Yahtzee software game for it. Any suggestions for life on the road?
posted by sandyp on Oct 13, 2010 - 9 answers

What to get best friend on occasion of first child being born.

What do you get your best friend and his wife on the occasion of their first child being born? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Oct 4, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm a Whale of a Fail.

WritingFilter: Writers, what are some tips and tricks for coming up with awesome, totally original concepts? Or, conversely, what can I do to make sure my derivative stuff is top-notch derivative? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Sep 29, 2010 - 15 answers

How do you actually make money off of web-based software?

I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Sep 6, 2010 - 13 answers

We can have noms now plz?

Ideas for supper for me, my sister, and her husband? [more inside]
posted by deezil on Aug 23, 2010 - 24 answers

Memory in books and media

Looking for fiction books, tv shows, movies, etc, that have something interesting to say about memory-- e.g., why we remember some things but forget others, the quality of memories, anything like that. [more inside]
posted by dino might on Aug 12, 2010 - 45 answers

How to find a local non-profit?

I am looking for a local non-profit in D.C., Chicago, Boston, or NYC that would be willing to work with me on a research project that my university will hopefully fund. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah on Jan 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Need Ideas for Tween Fortune Teller

My co-worker is hosting a Halloween-birthday party for her tween daughter and friends. Her daughter has decided she'd like to tell fortunes at her party and we're trying to come up with some cool, funny tween-friendly fortunes. Any ideas would be welcome.
posted by moonlitpines on Oct 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Gift for a woman I barely know?

I need help coming up with a gift idea for a 40-50 year old woman that I don't know very well at all. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Aug 24, 2009 - 23 answers

The where, the what and the how of getting hitched in Vegas, when you have friends coming from overseas.

(Several questions in one. Sorry.) We're getting hitched in Vegas, and friends are traveling from overseas. Help us plan out some basic wedding stuff (like location, wedding bands, etc.), as well as how to make our friends' stay enjoyable. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Apr 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Easy conversation prompts

I am looking for conversational topics/ questions that are relatively easy to answer, on topics that aren't too personal...help me come up with some! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Feb 18, 2009 - 31 answers

What sort of job should I get?

I graduated college. Now what? What sort of job should I look for? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Oct 14, 2008 - 7 answers

I need a catchy title for a spring dinner fundraiser

Help me come up with a name for a spring fundraiser dinner for a farm alliance [more inside]
posted by special-k on Mar 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Different Modes of Creativity

What are some creative ways of responding to a journal article or lecture, besides the usual "writing an article about the topic"? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Mark CF, if you're reading this, shoo!

How do I wish my programming-geek boyfriend "Happy Birthday" and tell him "I love you" using computing code? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 23, 2007 - 25 answers

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