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My neighbor stinks - literally.

Bad smells filter through the heating system in my building, meaning that my apartment - and by extension, me - smell like these bad smells (cigarette smoke + other). Help us both to smell like something more pleasant? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 6, 2011 - 12 answers

My boyfriend can't be in my life how I would like?

My boyfriend can't express himself much at all, should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Oct 24, 2011 - 30 answers

Is it just communication problems or does my boss think I'm incompetent?

Do I have a chip on my shoulder or is my boss underestimating me? Or maybe it's both? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Difficult Person at Work

How to deal with a difficult person at work? Main question of the day: Do I cc this particular email to my higher boss? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Sep 22, 2011 - 21 answers

She Needs to Go.

I am in Pittsburgh, PA. My roommate went crazy last night after drinking a lot of wine. I want her out stat. What are my options? Urgent, please. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Sep 10, 2011 - 54 answers

How do you deal with a hot-tempered parent?

I need advice on building a healthy relationship with my father despite his temper. [more inside]
posted by raintree on Jul 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Don't understand people

I have a weird brain that needs fixing. Any recommendations for NHS advice/private psychiatric recommendations in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Dude, Where Should I Park My Car?

I rent an apartment and park my car right next to the leasing office due to my car being vandalized several times. There's a camera right in front of the office, so if it happens again, I hope to be able to know who's doing it. Someone who works for the apartment complex told me not to park there anymore because, supposedly, they need the spots open for people who are looking into leasing. [more inside]
posted by amiableamy on Jul 9, 2011 - 32 answers

ideas for massive risky stunts for a purpose?

I'm developing a series of specials based on big, dangerous, epic stunts all revolving around water to raise awareness about all the ways we're abusing and destroying this vital precious resource. would love some ideas along the lines of - kayak the Bering Strait, as it's about to be threatened because of climate change opening up the Northwest Passage. serious, significant risk is a must. [more inside]
posted by TMezz on Jun 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Racially loaded foot-in-mouth extraction, prevention

Please help me salvage this situation, if possible. I accidentally said something racist to someone I want to be my friend. [more inside]
posted by ferngully on Jun 25, 2011 - 56 answers

My baggage, let me show it to you.

Some bedroom problems. Novel inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Is it ever normal to dislike your SO?

Is it normal to dislike your boyfriend at times? (Or girlfriend, or husband, any SO...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2011 - 40 answers

Laser Industry Info

I'd like to find some reasonably current information on the technical and quality challenges in industrial applications of fibre and OPSL lasers. [more inside]
posted by Jakey on May 4, 2011 - 2 answers

7am: Rocky Road Ice Cream; Mood: WOOHOO

I've been having various on-and-off problems varying from madigestion to bloating, etc. I've been seeing a doctor. I'm interested in keeping a food diary for the purposes of figuring out which foods, if any, are causing my issues. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives?

How to get inappropriate fellow volunteer banned from our historical archives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 - 11 answers

May I bring my personal schema to therapy?

AskMe has finally convinced me to seek therapy. I'm scared, so I've typed up an outline. For the sake of not vastly exceeding my allotted time I can condense it to a short statement. Is it completely inappropriate to show up with three pages of numbered and bulleted woes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 25 answers

I'm too old to be scared of intimacy!

How do I let people love me? Will I ever outgrow my fear of intimacy? I'm in my late 20s. I'm scared of intimacy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of sex. Won't think twice about a threesome, but am startled by holding hands. If a guy wants to get to know me more, compliments me, or crosses the line from being sweet to me to being sweet on me, I get super flustered. I stutter or look at my feet. I run away. [more inside]
posted by jamaisvu on Nov 6, 2010 - 15 answers

When do you know to give up?

Am I in the wrong relationship or am I expecting too much perfection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 35 answers

Rock and a hard place, and the hard place cries ALL THE TIME.

I don't know if I can manage this relationship anymore, but the problem is, I've got to. I will attempt to describe this adequately inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 - 13 answers

She must have Daddy Issues.

How do I overcome my severe trust issues with men? Very long backstory inside, be warned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Death of attraction? Hopefully not...

Not really sure how to let this out to my college counselor. In February of this year, I came out to my mom and brother. Things were better than I thought they would turn out to be. A couple of month later, my Dad somehow got the impression that we were all hiding something from him and as such, coerced me to tell him what was going on. I told him. He was somewhat judgmental of me and I completely stopped talking to him about these topics. Ever since that, I've been worried about how my future decisions will affect my relationship with my parents. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 30, 2010 - 53 answers

How can I monitor internet use in my class?

How should I respond to students who read emails and surf the net during a class I teach? [more inside]
posted by ChicagoTherapyConnection on Jun 24, 2010 - 83 answers

Advice on a ceiling leak/damage issue?

Advice on a ceiling leak/damage issue? We own a condo on the 2nd floor of a building. A few weeks ago, we noticed a stain on the bathroom ceiling, getting bigger. We called the property manager, and he sent the groundskeeper up to have a look. The guy looked at the ceiling and was like "yep, it looks like there's a leak." Then he reached up and pushed on the ceiling with his fist, and it left an indentation in the ceiling because the ceiling had become soft. That was about 2 weeks ago. Since then we heard nothing. [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on May 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Great documentaries that changed my viewpoint

About to start teaching a Current Issues class to high school students. Need recommendations about quality documentaries that can supplement what we will cover in the class. [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Feb 19, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I win an election?

How do I win an election? I know all about the basics - but I would particularly like more in-depth, advanced information tailored to professionals on how to win. [more inside]
posted by Despondent_Monkey on Feb 9, 2010 - 21 answers

My Friend co-owns a building with an Ex who isn't contributing to expenses. Help.

A friend and her boyfriend bought a mixed use building in California, living in 1/2 and opening a business in the other 1/2. They broke up and friend moved out, ex stayed and doesn't want to sell or contribute. Any options? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Feb 5, 2010 - 14 answers

I have hangups about giving head. Please help me get rid of them.

How do I get over my hangups with blowjobs? (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 42 answers

Why can't I stop the mope?

I'm not ultra-dependent, boyfriend and I have a healthy relationship, so why am I so bummed about moving out of his place? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Jan 13, 2010 - 20 answers

Grow up already, school was over eons ago.

What can I do to let go of the fact that no matter what I do, there's no way I can ever make up for a crappy schooling experience? (long ramble follows) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 3, 2010 - 23 answers

Wonky windows 7 wifi

Suddenly started getting "limited connection" using windows 7. [more inside]
posted by signal on Dec 25, 2009 - 2 answers

Should we breakup?

How can I decide whether or not to end my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 - 14 answers

I don't want to be such a bitch

I have come to realize that I have a hard time empathizing with men, and it’s making it very hard to even begin to look for a satisfying male relationship, romantic or otherwise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Sticky work situation

Sticky work situation, advice needed. [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Nov 20, 2009 - 17 answers

My Teenage Daughter Said I'm Untrustworthy. WTF?

How do I cope with my angry teenage daughter? After an somewhat nonsensical rant about how hard her life is (I wanted to chat with her about applying to colleges and how the process was going), she dropped the bomb that she doesn't trust me and therefore doesn't have to talk to me. [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Oct 18, 2009 - 39 answers

Girlstuff Trouble

[FemaleFilter]: Help me get my period early. I'm going to visit my boyfriend in three weeks. [more inside]... [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Oct 8, 2009 - 30 answers

How long should I wait?

Question’s about my virgin girlfriend pertaining to sex and sexuality. [more inside]
posted by RawrGulMuffins on Oct 3, 2009 - 48 answers

Mortified and terrified: I got stopped for shoplifting. What to do?

Stopped and fined for shoplifting for the first time. What to do with the confusing letter I received, the non-responding phone #, and the fine. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 - 32 answers

h8 renting.

All signs point to illegal activity on the part of my landlord, and paying the rent in cash certainly isn't helping the situation. What are our options (in DC?) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 7, 2009 - 21 answers

What is her issue with my issues?

I have issues. My new friend takes issue with that. [more inside]
posted by crickets on Apr 3, 2009 - 31 answers

How to find the number of pages in back issues of magazines.

Please help me find out how many pages are in back issues of several popular magazines. [more inside]
posted by imjosh on Mar 3, 2009 - 4 answers

What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail?

What would migrating an Outlook Exchange email system with Google's business Gmail? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Tanks at my House! What does that do to our insurance coverage?

How can I protect my home from my (somewhat) risky home business? [more inside]
posted by bdoop21 on Jan 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Wedding (and general family) drama..

Wedding drama.. how do I cope with the aftermath of things said? [more inside]
posted by bleuberry on Dec 15, 2008 - 54 answers

Which of these specific iPhone issues are most or least likely to change soon?

Of these iPhone OS issues, which are likely -- realistically -- to be addressed anytime soon in Apple's own OS upgrades? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Dec 13, 2008 - 22 answers

What is wrong with social news?

What are the main issues you have with current social news websites? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help needed with URL/PHP issues on Apache/MySQL server

I am having trouble with URLs 404ing on an Apache/MySQL server for a website using Wordpress, with some custom add-ons to use Wordpress as a CMS. [more inside]
posted by Scramblejam on Sep 22, 2008 - 7 answers

CLEAR SKIN CALLED, it said screw you

well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 19, 2008 - 25 answers

I don't hate my job ... just you.

How do I tell my work partner that I am transferring away to a new location solely because of our toxic relationship? (semi-long explanation to follow) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2008 - 28 answers

So, I have a news story about violation of privacy...

If a national news station publishes your home address on television without your consent, what is(if any) the recourse? [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on May 19, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I ethically/morally justify getting paid the higher rate?

I'm having a bit of an ethical dilemma about a work/pay situation. An acquaintance and I were hired as consultants by The Company for a 7 day project which required a 2 person team doing 2 different tasks. Task A was less technical than Task B and thus received a lower pay rate than B (with a lower overtime rate also). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2008 - 6 answers

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