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How can I support myself as an artist?

What are some things that I could do to support myself while doing creative work, *without* taking up so much time that I can't actually do art? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Dec 5, 2014 - 21 answers

A question about parenthood from a single, childless guy

I am in my early forties, single and childless. Many of my peers have opted to marry and have babies. I don't see myself joining them any time soon but I'd like to understand them a little better. So what are the aspects of parenthood that single, childless people (men in particular) Just Don't Get? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 1, 2014 - 27 answers

Having second thoughts about adult orthodontia and my adult lifestyle

I am in the early stages of getting invisalign for my not-very-crooked teeth and starting to have second thoughts about the lifestyle change involved for the year+ long commitment.... mostly as it relates to my consumption of coffee and non-water beverages in general. How bad is it, really? [more inside]
posted by anthropophagous on May 30, 2014 - 13 answers

I have a $33,000 dream. Plus or minus 10K.

I'd like to buy a home in a very cheap place that still has culture--local, regional, and national music. Museums, public attractions, parks. Bike friendly and/or walkable and/or good public transportation system. Great natural attractions nearby--hiking, rafting, kayaking, swimming, climbing, caving, hunting, fishing. Where is this possible? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 4, 2014 - 44 answers

Spring fever

Help my little family enjoy spending time outside with two feet of snow on the ground. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Feb 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Do I completely change my family's life for a dream job opportunity?

I have been offered a dream career position. All signs indicate that I will excel at the job, and in a few years I may be in a technical leadership position with amazing potential and significant rewards. However, it will require my wife and I to move across the country, away from family and friends. How do we make such a difficult choice? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jan 26, 2014 - 46 answers

How can I tell my overprotective parents I´m going nomad?

Without losing them in the process. Click for (a lot) more of details. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Jan 12, 2014 - 30 answers

How do I get a feel for living in/near Silicon Valley in 48 hours?

I'm interviewing with a major tech company near Palo Alto and planning a weekend trip to visit the area. I currently live on the East Coast so this would be a major change for me. Where should I visit/what should I do there to get a sense of what the lifestyle might be like if I decide to take the job? Do you have suggestions for neighborhoods to visit or not visit? [more inside]
posted by RobotNinja on Jan 12, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me figure out how to build an idle life.

I've recently become unemployed and am taking this opportunity to rethink my lifestyle. Help me figure out how to build an idle life. [more inside]
posted by 1d2d3 on Dec 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Looking For Good Evening Spots In Los Angeles for Photo Shoot

I will be doing a photo shoot for my men's surfwear line Friday night. Nightlife theme of "Surfing the Lights of the City" I am looking for some good spots for the shoot with great well lit. backdrops. Either of the city or streetlife. Public spots or rooftops would be great. Some suggestions given by friends include the Arclight Theatre, old apartment rooftops in Franklin Village near Hollywood and roof tops downtown. Any suggestions???
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me sort some problems.

How do I make the changes I want and actually see them through? Breaking life long habits. [more inside]
posted by Junghans on Nov 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Having the PhD Cake and Eating the Friendsloversandeverythingelse Cake

What do people do when they have to move for their PhD but don't want to leave their old life behind? [more inside]
posted by fishingforthewhale on Aug 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Deciding to transition from car to bicycle

I'm considering selling my car and transitioning from using my car for most tasks (groceries, commuting to work, seeing friends, etc) to using mostly my bicycle for these same things. I plan to also get an "occasional" Zip car membership as well. Has anyone out there gone through this process? How was that transition for you and do you have any concrete advice for someone like me who is thinking about this pretty big shift in changing modes of transportation? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jun 7, 2013 - 28 answers

All the shiny products, or just a simple bar of soap?

How do you deal with competing desires to track and have things, histories, libraries (bookmarks, favorites, notes, saved emails, filled-up calendars, etc) and yet also be unattached and minimalist (get rid of things, be unhindered, untraceable, simple and de-cluttered)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 16 answers

What are your family-style, urban living life hacks?

Mrs. Quizicalcoatl and I are finally moving to the Boston area with our 9- and 7-year old. What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on May 20, 2013 - 22 answers

Alternative living arrangements?

I may be on the lookout for a new residence soon, and I'm open to alternatives to the usual apartment/house rental. In particular, living in an RV or camper trailer parked on the street outside of a friend's house (or in their driveway if long-term parking on the street is illegal) seems doable. And fun. And possible (I asked). What's it like? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 6, 2013 - 19 answers

Can we be more old fashioned?

We are looking for old-timey things to try that will enhance our lifestyle and save us money. [more inside]
posted by sadtomato on Apr 27, 2013 - 57 answers

Smalltown or BigCity?

My family needs to decide between living in Smalltown and BigCity. Have you made this decision and how did you make it? Are you happy in retrospect? [more inside]
posted by The Toad on Apr 7, 2013 - 34 answers

Help me refresh my life!

I'm graduating and starting a full-time job soon. This feels like it should be a major life transition! Minor issue: my new office is practically next door to my old school. [more inside]
posted by circumspice on Mar 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Define "moderation." How much exercise is "too much"?

My parents think I've been exercising too much. I think they are being well-meaning but a little out of touch. This is also forcing me to question prevailing notions about appropriate exercise. Help me process this. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Mar 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Math not adding up. Why am I not losing a lot of weight?

Mid-twenties male, eating extremely healthily, exercising very well, very happy with his setup here. But very curious why the pounds wouldn't just be falling off now, when they were at a maintenance level when I had the reverse habits as recently as a few months ago. (Or even any weight loss at all.) [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Mar 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Help with a 12 month attention span?

I seem to get 'bored' with everything in my life - friends, relationship, job, country - every 1-2 years. I then make major life changes and it is starting to seriously affect me. Has anyone else experienced this situation? Does it get better? If not, do you have some good coping strategies? [more inside]
posted by Isn't in each artist (7) on Feb 25, 2013 - 18 answers

People don't change. Or do they?

When we first met, my boyfriend was overweight and drank too much (by his own account). Four months into our relationship, he's changed quite a bit: he goes running, eats healthier, and drinks way less. He says I make him want to be healthier -- which is great. But I'm worried that this is just new-relationship energy, and that he'll slide back into old patterns once we're more used to each other. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2012 - 30 answers

Less $, more food.

Filling, low carb snacks that are relatively price-sensible? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Dec 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Typical life in the 1840s?

Looking for recommendations of books that illustrate typical American life in the 1840s-- not Wild West-type stuff. Ideally New England-area. Fiction or non-fiction, either way. Thanks!
posted by shakespeherian on Nov 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Addicted to the life?

What are some examples of criminals who fell into a life of crime for the lifestyle of luxury/ power it provided? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Nov 8, 2012 - 15 answers

The campaign for more slacking off as a family.

Are there corners to cut that we should be cutting? What tasks do you skip, consciously or not, as a family? Washing dishes? Putting laundry away? IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 17, 2012 - 84 answers

Does Midsomer Murders portray English country life realistically?

I know that the real English countryside is not as violent as Midsomer County -- no place is -- but how realistic are the other aspects of country life portrayed in the show? (specific questions inside) [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Sep 14, 2012 - 9 answers

"Do you take this man...?" Probably not.

How do I figure out if I want to get married, without, you know, getting married? I feel like I need to figure this out, because I'm at an age that a lot of guys I date definitely *do* want to get married, and I don't want to waste their time. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Aug 13, 2012 - 41 answers

If reputable scientists were to prescribe a healthy lifestyle, what would they include?

What are the most significant lifestyle changes I can make to improve my chances of maintaining a high quality-of-life throughout (a hopefully long) life? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Jul 31, 2012 - 27 answers

Who has anger made you ?

Help me understand Anger and its relation to self-esteem, loving relationships, circmstances, and daily life. Are you or have you been and angry person ? to what extend have you been able to spot the causes and / or gotten better ? How did it feel ? [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 answers

What Was Homosexuality Like Back Then?

What was the gay lifestyle like in past times (say, pre 1970s)? How was being gay perceived? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 19, 2012 - 46 answers

Brighton UK - what's it like?

I've seen a job posting in Brighton, UK, and the job looks great. But I know nothing about the city. Help me figure out if it could be right for me! [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Jun 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Should this City Mouse Become a (pseudo)Country Mouse?

MakeMyMindUpForMe-filter: If you were a not-so-young-anymore grad student to be, and had to choose between spending the next 6(ish) years of your life in Durham or Chicago, which would you choose on a purely lifestyle basis (academic/$$ considerations being relatively equal), and why? Looking for experiences of those who have lived (not necessarily studied) in either (or both!) places. Semi-relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Mar 12, 2012 - 25 answers

Hello, Kitty! What is the best way to obtain a kitten?

CAT PEOPLE: I am about to join your collective. So question #1 is: What's the best way to actually get a kitten? Pound? Pet store? Craigslist? Snare baited with catnip? Also, any other advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jan 9, 2012 - 49 answers

Help a teenager design a nutrition/exercise plan

Please help a teenager come up with an exercise/nutritional regimen. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Niagra dribbles but does not fall.

How can I poop less frequently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Why can't I motivate myself to make necessary life changes?

I know what will make my life better. So why don't I do what it takes? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Sep 12, 2011 - 35 answers

Acne acne, go away

I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist is trying to push me towards Accutane, are there any other treatments out there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 39 answers

Lifestyle detox before starting Dream Job

I have three weeks of between-job vacation. All I really have to do is go to a few meetings and do an in-state move. I haven't had this sort of vacation in years. I'd like to take this time to recharge and nourish my poor, battered, stressed-out body, mind and soul. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Jul 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Working for the Weekend?

Which job would you choose? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Should I move to Memphis?

What is life likely to be like in Memphis for a left-wing, geeky Limey? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 25, 2011 - 27 answers

Nah, I'm too lazy to go to the gym today.

I've pin-pointed a number of activities that would positively improve my life, but am having trouble implementing them because I seem to either have no self control or willpower or am impressively lazy and good at procrastination. Help me gain some? [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on May 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?

Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

Does a living body reveal the story of its life?

Are there ever any reliable inferences to be drawn about a person's work or lifestyle from physical characteristics? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Apr 3, 2011 - 63 answers

Career Counseling

I feel like I have two very different life goals that aren't compatible with each other at all. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 24, 2011 - 21 answers

They taught me how to work, but they can't teach me how to shirk correctly.

Is foreign travel out of my budget, or am I just not budgeting right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 - 46 answers

Help a Peruvian deal with the jetlag he gets from overnight and weekend trips to Bolivia

Parents of 3+ year olds! How do you deal with being tired *all the time*? I've gone from being single and childless and in my early 30s to being the boyfriend of a mother of two boys (3 and 7). Things are astonishingly good between us, and the boys are great (albeit a lot of hard work, even according to their Mum), but I'm *so* tired after helping out with the boys - it's all the games of tag, the nerf gunfights, the question and answer sessions, etc. We're really enjoying ourselves, but ohmigod I'm exhausted. Help me not feel like I'm letting the side down at home with my housemates, at her place, out and about with my friends and at work. Other than 'coffee', 'more sleep' and 'less time with the girlfriend and the boys' (done, done, and ain't gonna happen), what are your protips for fighting off tiredness and irascibility?
posted by MarchHare on Nov 2, 2010 - 26 answers

Raw food lifestyle with a family (and a budget)... help!

My wife and I have decided we'd like to make some fairly big changes to our eating habits. We eat relatively healthy as it is, but we'd like to set a goal of eating at least 51% "raw foods". We're a bit overwhelmed and would love some recommendations for recipe books, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Oct 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Yeah, I'm kinky... is that a problem?

Should I come out of the BDSM closet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2010 - 13 answers

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