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French language songs in Spotify

Calling all francophile music lovers: recommendations for modern french language songs. [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Dec 11, 2011 - 53 answers

Grasping a Liberal Arts Degree and Practically applying Structured Education- Where to start?

Grasping a Liberal Arts Degree and Practically applying Structured Education- Where to start? •What practical resources are available that will help me build a perspective and prepare myself for the work of structured education? •What resources are available that will help me sharpen the pathway I am attempting to find and pave? •What sort of experiences will be very applicable to immediate, real-life circumstances and livelihood? •How to "best apply" a Liberal Arts Degree, and other options? •Other tricks, tips, and hints for using college as a filter to a more enriched life? [more inside]
posted by thewolfandewe on Dec 8, 2011 - 12 answers

What does a personal interest in math look like?

A while back I read about an english professor who claimed to have a strong personal interest in mathematics. Assuming that he doesn't use math in a professional setting, how would this interest manifest itself? Completing math textbooks? Reading books about math? Memorizing the first 1000 primes? What would someone with an interest in math do? [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Dec 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Acoustic guitar for absolute beginner

Recommendations for an acoustic guitar (Yamaha, < $200) on which to learn to play? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Dec 7, 2011 - 16 answers

How the hell did I get through life without learning the basics here?

I just realized i am dumb. will you please help me? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Nov 27, 2011 - 30 answers

High learning curves that are worth it?

In your field, what's known to have a high learning curve but pays off in the long run? [more inside]
posted by spec on Nov 22, 2011 - 28 answers

Toddler being raised with two languages

My 2-year-old daughter is growing up in a two-language household. Any advice on ensuring a balanced retention of vocabulary? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Nov 22, 2011 - 19 answers

O hai. I'm ur noobtank. I'm here to wipe your group.

I just started playing World of Warcraft again after two years. In short: I'm a total noob again and I'm starting to tank heroic dungeons and it is... messy. Noxxic seems pretty good for basic gear/stat information, and the in-game Dungeon Guides are nice, but they're really terrible for reading on the fly and don't actually include popular strategies. Is there a good place where I can learn how to tank Cataclysm Heroics or am I fated to drag poor strangers along on my very painful learning curve? I don't love sifting through dozens of YouTube videos, but videos would be helpful.
posted by jph on Nov 16, 2011 - 10 answers

There is such a thing as *too* user friendly...

Does anybody know of any resources, be they online or otherwise, for teaching the basics - the very basics - of iPad use to a computerphobic person? Things like "what does the home button do?", "what is the internet?", "what is a web browser?", "what is an app?". More details below, but basically I am at the end of my tether with trying to provide technical support to someone with zero computer awareness or willingness to learn and I need to find some way of educating them to the point where they can at least recognize when something is a problem and when it isn't. [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Nov 16, 2011 - 18 answers

music with computers

I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
posted by threeants on Nov 5, 2011 - 12 answers

Creative Arts Ideas for Grownups

Where can I find resources on the web or in print for great art-making and unique crafty ideas for adults? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Nov 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Y Kant Anoni Read

Grad student can no longer read. ADD reading strategies sought, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish?

How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Jazz piano 101

First steps at jazz piano - how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Oct 23, 2011 - 10 answers

How does my computer work?

I'm a proficient mac user, but I think I'd like to know more about how my machine works. Where do I go to learn more? [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

I still KNOW the quadratic equation, just not what it means

I have forgotten basically all of math, and I want to learn it again from the ground up. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 19, 2011 - 28 answers

help this non clinical administrator get a clinical education!

I am currently an Administrative Fellow in a 3 hospital system (graduated with my Masters in Healthcare Administration in May.) What is the best way for me, being non-clinical, to learn clinical "lingo"/get a clinical "education"? [more inside]
posted by knockoutking on Oct 19, 2011 - 9 answers

If you teach a mom to watch netflix, she will watch TV for a lifetime.

What are some techniques to help reluctant adult learners and technophobes (read: my parents) become more confident and want to use things? Or, if not, what are some good ways to help them help themselves? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Show Me Don't Tell Me

Please recommend educational video podcasts that really make good use of the video component, with demonstrations, artwork, or animations. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me learn Spanish!

How can I most effectively learn a language (specifically Spanish) while in a college Spanish class? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 5, 2011 - 20 answers

"Study habits" at work

What are some good school "study habits" that can also benefit you at an office job? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Oct 2, 2011 - 15 answers

I want to wring the science out of the dismal science.

I want to understand economic policy better, but I'm looking for a source that takes a specific type of approach. Help me find it, assuming it exists. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Sep 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me Excel at Excel(tm)

Recommendations for an online Excel refresher course, preferably free, that will make me an Excel God Master Wizard user compentant enough not to embarrass myself in 72 hours? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Sep 29, 2011 - 7 answers

What to do before Berkeley?

What to do with three months of free time... [more inside]
posted by psergio on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Better Learning Through Laziness

I would like to learn French. I like to watch movies. What are some French-language movies that might allow me to do both things at once? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on Sep 22, 2011 - 30 answers

I want to know more things in fun ways.

I'm looking for fun educational youtube videos. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I actually learn to speak Korean?

How can I actually learn to speak Korean? I have a few materials, but they're not hitting the spot for me. Or I need to do something else with them. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 21, 2011 - 7 answers

friendly bistro in Paris

Help me and my group find a friendly diner in Paris? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Me fail English? That's unpossible.

So, this is a a little embarrassing. Apparently, I know nothing about the rules of grammar and English composition. Obviously, I have some of the basics of writing down (you can read this right?), but I don't know any of the terminology and nitty-gritty details about how sentences are constructed in English. I need help with resources to quickly catch me up to all the other kids in my Advanced Composition class. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Sep 7, 2011 - 28 answers

Do light up keyboards help learning piano?

I am considering buying an electronic keyboard. I have some basic skills I'd like to improve, would one of the kind that light the keys up as you play along be helpful? Or is it just a gimmick?
posted by zingzangzung on Sep 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Go ahead, rub it in... to hair.

I have managed to reach the age of forty-mumble with no idea how to deal with hair-care products. I shampoo regularly (Head and Shoulders for the dandruff works fine), keep my hair fairly short (but not buzzcut, because my head looks stupid when the hair is too short), and sometimes blow it dry, but all this other stuff - pomade, hair spray, the stuff the salons call 'product' is beyond me. Where can I go to find out about how to use them? [more inside]
posted by mephron on Aug 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find a good tattoo starter kit

I want to learn to tattoo. Help me find a decent starter kit. [more inside]
posted by Opal on Aug 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Yo quiero entender mas.

Where and how to learn Spanish in Atlanta at a relatively low cost? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Aug 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Is this a reasonable price for a language course?

Is $720 for a semester of language learning a reasonable price in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Aug 3, 2011 - 14 answers

How bad is general anesthesia for infants?

Should we fight to have a g-tube placed in our 10-month-old without general anesthetic? If the hospital insists on general anesthetic, should we find another provider or call the whole thing off? [more inside]
posted by gurple on Jul 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Daily sites?

I very much enjoy my daily word and poem sites. What other daily life-enriching, mind-expanding sites (or email lists or similar) exist? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 21, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I learn to draw?

For as long as I can remember, I always liked to draw. Unfortunately, I'm also the worst artists I've ever met. Help me change this! [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 18, 2011 - 23 answers

What happened to my brain? Is it too late for me to increase my intelligence?

Is it really possible for me, at 42, to increase my IQ/fluid intelligence/learning ability? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 - 30 answers

Outstanding examples of instrucitonal Flash or YouTube animations?

Looking for outstanding examples of animations and videos that explain a difficult-to-understand concept or topic. Not KhanAcademy-type, but rather interactive Flash works or videos with 3D animation. [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Jul 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Learn me some French.

What is the most reasonable way to try and autodidact your way into reading French well and speaking it passably? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What are some telltale signs of ADHD and learning disorders in young children?

Sometimes my 3 year-old daughter strikes me as "not all there." I've been so careful to not be a paranoid helicopter mom that I now wonder if I've missed something. What signs should I look out for when considering ADHD and/or learning disabilities and delays? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2011 - 34 answers

Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain?

Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jul 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Early-2000s Perl Beckons with Plentiful Documentation

I'd like to get my feet wet with Perl. Baby steps, just a little beyond "Hello World." I'd like to create a simple little app. I have a few questions... [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Becoming an amateur architect?

How do I take my interest in architecture to the next level without going to architecture school or going pro? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jun 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Is Nonverbal Learning Disability as bad as it seems?

How do I look forward and be optimistic when the more I learn about my son's Nonverbal Learning Disability the more scared and grief-stricken I become? He's almost 17 and will be a junior in September in public high school, and he's been unsuccessful at everything he's ever tried to do. [more inside]
posted by maloon on Jun 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Looking for online tools for guitar practice when away from the guitar

Looking for online tools for guitar practice when away from the guitar [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

help my mum play riffs

My mum is learning to play guitar. I am trying to find some software that would help her. I think a program that plays MIDI files would be good, so I am wondering what is a good one? But other ideas would be good too. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

If only 10-year-old me had insisted on lessons...

Did you start learning to play an instrument in your 20s? I guess I have this feeling like it's Too Late for me! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 6, 2011 - 57 answers

Which way should I learn web development?

I'm trying to sort out the tangle of web development education options. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Jun 6, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students?

How can I make my email class into an alternate reality game for my students? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jun 1, 2011 - 5 answers

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