We are starting to suspect our five 1/2 year old son may actually be a lefty. Do we ask / try to switch him over, or leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by Mchelly
on Jun 2, 2014 -
How does a right-handed person teach a left-handed person how to write (and do other stuff)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity
on May 16, 2014 -
The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory claims that the hand placed on top of the broom is the dominant hand and the hand on the bottom is the non-dominant hand. However, my sister and I are both right handed and hold brooms the opposite way. We can't imagine holding it the other way because the dominant hand should go on the bottom to control the broom better. Does anyone have any data on which way a broom is held for people of either handedness? Also, which way are other stick objects like spears and hockey sticks supposedly held?
posted by starfishprime
on Oct 25, 2013 -
I've tried a number of times to learn to touch type properly - usually about this time of year - but it never 'sticks'. I'm mid 30's, and it's really starting to bug me. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Are there any mice that have a tilt-wheel and some lefty-specific buttons? That's all I need! [more inside]
posted by sub-culture
on Dec 4, 2012 -
Help me figure out the bicycle options for someone with limited use of their right hand. Long-winded details inside. [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton
on Dec 6, 2011 -
Can I make my left-hand 'work' better? I've recently taken up a sport where using my left hand is really important - until now, I've always thought of my left hand as a fairly useless appendage. [more inside]
posted by mattr
on May 2, 2011 -
When I was about 7 (1992ish) my parents got me a subscription to a magazine for left-handed people. The magazine opened backwards and contained stories and features about famous lefties. I tried Googling for it but have no idea what this magazine was or if it still exists. Anyone know anything about it? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Where, oh where, can I download a right-pointing cursor?
I'm left handed (and have set up my mouse accordingly) but it twists me to use the standard-issue northwest-pointing cursor. I have searched Versiontracker to no avail.
I'm using Leopard Version 10.5.7, if you care.
Yes, yes, I know that there are bigger problems in the world.
posted by BostonTerrier
on Jul 25, 2009 -
Is there such a thing as a left-handed SLR? My fiancee has limited use of her right hand, but she's rapidly outgrowing her little Canon point and shoot. Ideally, I'd like to get her a (relatively) entry level SLR with left-handed controls. Digital or 35-mm is fine, as I'm open to whatever bizarre eastern European models the hivemind can find. Under $750 would be ideal.
posted by Oktober
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Should a left-handed person forced, as a child, to be a right-handed person teach himself to be left-handed as an adult? [more inside]
posted by gwpcasey
on Jun 17, 2009 -
I have an awful lot of trouble with 'easy open' packaging. I also have trouble with zip lock bags, sealed OTC medicines and just about any other kinds of packaging. My hands work just fine. Is this common for very left handed people? Everything I open looks like a dog did it with teeth.
posted by Pennyblack
on Oct 29, 2008 -
What are your favorite quick-drying and/or absolutely smudge-proof markers, both for easel paper and whiteboard? Also, techniques to help a lefty avoid smudges wil be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks
on Jul 23, 2008 -
i was in a very bad car accident this weekend and smashed my dominant hand and my non dominant shoulder. i've been told my dominant hand may not regain full functionality. any tips on getting through the next few weeks/months? any good car accident recovery stories? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on May 27, 2008 -
As I'm left-handed, should I seek out a left-handed instrument? I want to learn to play the bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by galaksit
on Apr 9, 2007 -
Any recommendations for a mouse that can be used by a left handed person (primarily) without freaking out a right handed person? [more inside]
posted by suki
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Guitarists: What are some of your favorite scales and chords? How about guitar-related web resources? Finally, are there any other lefty guitarists in Metaland, or am I the only one?
posted by baphomet
on Nov 22, 2004 -