Can I trust that the All-Clad pots and pans I bought at TJ Maxx yesterday are the real deal? At the time, I felt like I'd struck gold. Now I'm worried it's the fool's kind. They didn't come with any box, warranty card, or inspection card, and were absurdly cheap compared to everything I can find online--including irregulars. I'm going insane. TJ Maxx wouldn't sell counterfeits, right? [more inside]
My friend asks: "I once saw a sci-fi film where people had worked out how to record conscious experiences and then others could experience it directly themselves. There's one bit where a guy ends up driving himself into an insane catatonic state when he loops this recording of someone having sex at the point of orgasm and plays it for 12 hours straight." Q: what is that film?
I don't have a lot of money, or experience, or tools, and about a year ago I asked about fixing up an old Fiat. Most people told me that wasn't a great idea, and that I should look into Volkswagens, and since then I've fallen in love with the VW Beetle. My question is this: what are some ways I can (1) find a VW Beetle that is a good candidate to wrench on that probably won't need everything but the chassis replaced and (2) get into the "old Beetle enthusiast" community without having a ton of disposable income? [more inside]
If you have experienced child sexual abuse and came to some sort of healing what do you wish you had known from the beginning? What words of advice do you have for someone just beginning to go down that path? [more inside]
I have had an insanely painful headache, possibly caused by a pulled muscle in my neck, for over week and nothing I have tried has helped. I have seen my doctor and his diagnosis/suggestions haven't really led me anywhere. Help me come up with more things to try before I go crazy. [more inside]
Workout plans to compliment Insanity workout? [more inside]
My mom woke up from a nap today and got very angry at me, for no reason at all. I asked her what was wrong and she told me about a nightmare and how I wouldn't run away from these tigers or whatever, after she kept calling me. I just laughed my head off, but she was seriously angry with me. [more inside]
I am interested in the problem of outing and coming out as it relates to mental illness. Can you point me to any good resources (books, articles, blog posts, anything) on this subject?
Over the past two years or so, my mother has undergone a complete, total and sweeping personality shift. She's gone from June Clever to Lizzie Borden. Can I get my real mom back? [more inside]
I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
What is this noise coming from the apartment upstairs? I'm being driven slowly insane. [more inside]
18 People traveling together! How do we arrange this without going crazy? [more inside]
How do you deal with it when a friend won't stop ranting? [more inside]
I just did something banally amazing. Now I'm overcome with a profound sense of dread. Is this legitimate? [more inside]
Saw a television ad several years ago with fantastic art direction depicting the stock market as a circus or similar frenzy of colorful, somewhat frightening characters. Can anyone help me track it down? [more inside]
Please help me sleep. Please :( [more inside]
I've recently taken on, what I've found to be, the most miserable and painful task ever. That is, finding a mental health provider that is covered by my insurance... (Long "please-for-the-love-of-everything-good-in-this-world-Help-me" story.) [more inside]
Should I get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
Does insanity exist, outside the subjective viewpoint of a given society? [more inside]
What is the deal with people who are following 800 others on Twitter and have no website linked to their account? I'm talking (apparently) private citizens here, not brands. You look at their twitter page, and it's just a photo, a name, and 800 friends. What are they trying to accomplish? Do they really read all the incoming tweets? Are they just hoping to make some random selection of people interested in them?
Excel for Mac - Where the hell did my comments go!!?? [more inside]
My job isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do I keep at it and hope it will improve or do I take another leap? [more inside]
There is a very loud, very bad Elvis impersonator within spitting distance from my office window. I work very hard in a high stress position at a non profit, and he is really ruining my job satisfaction. The cops won't do anything, I've tried. I don't get paid much, so I can't afford to bribe him. I have tried listening to music through headphones to drown him out but that's almost as distracting. [more inside]
How do I help my brilliant - but broke - friend go to school? [more inside]
I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?
I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
Parents, what has worked for you in getting infants to sleep for longer stretches at night? [more inside]
chicagofilter: that noise is driving me nuts. what can I do about it? [more inside]
I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please.
I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please. [more inside]
A young woman suddenly starts shouting, and tearing at her clothing. Moments later, she is stark naked and dancing all over the sidewalk right in front of my house. Why? [more inside]
Here's the problem: I'm fat, I'm balding, I'm in my early thirties, I'm a virgin, and I am beginning to very much need sex. [more inside]
Explain to me the popularity of "moonbat." [more inside]
This is the third in a series of ranting Beatles conspiracy emails I've recieved, roughly one every six months for the past year and a half. Where are they coming from? [more inside]
I just got a new laptop which I like very much, but there is one dead pixel on the right side of the screen. I'm debating if I should exchange it. It really isn't that big a deal, but it seems like one of those little things that might slowly drive me insane if I keep it. [more inside]
Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
When work is getting far too crazy for you to keep up how do you cope? I've been made the lead on a project that was pretty out of control to start with and things have just been getting worse as the project gets more and more successful. What advice do you have for handling the stress before I find myself telling my CEO exactly where he can go stick whatever nearby objects are available for sticking. [more inside]