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]
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]
Are there ever any reliable inferences to be drawn about a person's work or lifestyle from physical characteristics? [more inside]
I feel like I have two very different life goals that aren't compatible with each other at all. [more inside]
Is foreign travel out of my budget, or am I just not budgeting right? [more inside]
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?
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]
Should I come out of the BDSM closet? [more inside]
I'm curious about becoming a lifestyle sub. What do I need to know before I go? (Possibly NSFW) [more inside]
What processes have you used to analyse your life? [more inside]
Twenty-something Canadian girl would like some financial and investing advice. [more inside]
[name my blog filter] Starting a lifestyle blog, primarily focusing on going from an overweight, unhealthy and angry individual to a happy and healthy person. Totally brain dead on naming it! [more inside]
[Accountancy Filter:] nonfiction about what it's like to be an accountant? [more inside]
[relationship filter] How do I tell the person I'm seeing they drink and sleep too much without sounding demanding or preachy? [more inside]
Should I continue to prioritize my art in my life over my financial security as I get older? [more inside]
I want to know how have people with milk allergies and/or lactose intolerance changed their lifestyle in terms of eating out. It seems it should be simple- all you need to know if there is milk in it- but then again, not so much, esp if its not consistent (different brands etc). I am not interested in answers of the kind, "ask the waiter" but I am more interested in knowing how it affected this part of your life. Is it a drain to eat out with people at the new office when they ask you out? Do you turn a date down just because..? How did you accept that you may never be able to enjoy that ice-cream or cheesecake again?? (sigh)
How do I motivate myself to stay in shape, when I lack a personal incentive? Or: How can I change my lifestyle so that I keep in shape anyway? [more inside]
I have a self sustaining internet business that easily supports my lifestyle, but is very isolating. I am in the fortunate position of only having to work 4 hours a week for the next couple of years. I am however going out of my mind with boredom. I want to find an interesting and social job in the UK. Pay isn’t an issue, but I don’t want to work for free. Any suggestions? If it leads to career outside the digital solo realm, all the better, but this is not essential. I am 30, male, and live in Brighton.
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner Mon-Fri? [more inside]
Designing a lifestyle to maximize life expectancy. What would this look like? [more inside]
I love the single life, but my family seems to think there's something wrong with me. How can I get them to just accept this is who I am? [more inside]
What low-GI, high-protein, portable food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for breakfast Mon-Fri? [more inside]
Latitude Filter: So, today is the Solstice (shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere; longest in the Southern), with all its cultural significance, which got me thinking about what's it's like living near the equator, where the days are all (more or less) the same length throughout the year? [more inside]
What $10-$20 item improved your lifestyle? [more inside]
Need Church Recommendation in NOVA/DC area with active 20/30/40 single congregation [more inside]
The year is 1900, and I earn $2550 annually. What is my life like? [more inside]
Can anyone fill me in on Calais, Maine (or the surrounding towns)? [more inside]
American male/female swinger couple stranded in London next month. Where's the best fun? [more inside]
I find when I'm travelling/on holiday I'm easily able to envisage what lifestyle I want and how I can reach my desired lifestyle. As soon as I return to my day-to-day life my mind goes blank and what was previously clear to me suddenly becomes cloudy. It's not that I lack to skills to implement the lifestyle I want, it's that I can't keep a clear image of what it is that I want. How do you maintain the visionary/inspired mindset everyday to get the life you want?
What would you do if you had a passive income stream which covered your mortgage? [more inside]
How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
Looking for ideas for post-natal exercise. [more inside]
Who has interesting ideas about how to live, travel, dress, and eat frugally during a recession? [more inside]
So I just turned 40. Rather than treating it like a midlife crisis, I'm viewing this as a new opportunity to get my second wind - to kill old habits that have left me sedentary and overweight, and to start new habits that will help me live a healthy and enriching life. [more inside]
Are there any artists/back to the landers/punk rockers/non-traditional folks out there that bridged their work with the "real world", made enough money while also doing their own work, and/or had satisfying careers? (I just left my grad school program & I'm going through a lot of big changes and soul searching!) [more inside]
Rather than go into the American Dream or the New American Dream, I would like to find out about the real or philosophical "...Dream" of other countries, like what is the New Dutch Dream and the Chinese Dream? Note: don't tell me about sagas! dreams only, please.
If you had the task of conducting interviews with people meeting one or more of the criteria listed below, what kind of questions would you ask them? - People who have dropped their 9 to 5 or a high pay/high stress job in order to follow their passion. - People who have started their own unique small business. I'm thinking along the lines of something progressive and sustainable. - People who live unique lifestyles or combine their lifestyle with their job. For example, a person who turns a hobby into a profession. - People who have beaten the odds to achieve something extraordinary. - People who have taken risks in order to achieve their ideal lifestyle. Thanks!
What is "living life to the fullest"? How to do it? [more inside]
How did you change your life? What small-ish changes have you made that greatly impacted your life? [more inside]
I am a web developer, and was working for 9 mos for a large corporation as an outside contractor paid through an agency. Good company, great job and better still, they hired me a month ago as a full time employee, with benefits, corner office--all the trimmings. The Employee handbook says new hires get to fill a cup with their urine since its a "drug free workplace" but rehires don't. After that an existing employee can only be (re)tested for just cause. In short: I was given a job offer and I accepted. I went through orientation a leisurely 3 weeks and 1.5 paychecks later, but its now been a month and they still haven't asked me to fill the cup. My urine would be clean as of today. When can I safely assume the time to appropriately ask me to fill the cup has expired? I really miss burning the rope...
Ten days ago I learned I have a celiac disorder. I have lost almost 15 pounds and my eating patterns have drastically changed. Help me fill the void... [more inside]
Someone close to me has a D/s lifestyle. Are there readings/websites I can check out to give me a better understanding of these things and help me come to terms with my worries? [more inside]
Monaco: can anyone currently living there or who has lived there shed some light? [more inside]
How much free time do you get each day?? [more inside]
How much money would I need to live in the U.S. without having to work for the rest of my life? [more inside]
Where can I find affordable trendy/modern furniture in the UK? [more inside]
What's life like for someone working in corporate real estate in new york city? [more inside]
Midlife crisis? So, my husband and I have spent the past few years working to live more simply. We recognized that we did not want to spend our lives working very hard to have more stuff. So, we have simplified and are thinking about what to do next. [more inside]
What is it like to be a large animal/rural veterinarian? [more inside]
How can I start being a source of inspiration rather than envy? [more inside]