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]
posted by Rory Marinich
on Mar 10, 2010 -
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.
posted by choppyes
on Feb 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by Vorteks
on Jan 15, 2010 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2010 -
What low-GI, high-protein, portable food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for breakfast Mon-Fri? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Dec 28, 2009 -
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]
posted by 5Q7
on Dec 21, 2009 -
Need Church Recommendation in NOVA/DC area with active 20/30/40 single congregation [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93
on Nov 16, 2009 -
The year is 1900, and I earn $2550 annually. What is my life like? [more inside]
posted by wsp
on Aug 10, 2009 -
American male/female swinger couple stranded in London next month. Where's the best fun? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 25, 2009 -
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?
posted by logicalsequence
on May 4, 2009 -
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.
posted by adverb
on Sep 26, 2008 -
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]
posted by Rocket26
on Aug 24, 2008 -
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.
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 8, 2008 -
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.
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb
on Aug 6, 2008 -
How did you change your life? What small-ish changes have you made that greatly impacted your life? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw
on May 20, 2008 -
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
posted by Fupped Duck
on May 19, 2008 -
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]
posted by parmanparman
on May 12, 2008 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 25, 2008 -
Monaco: can anyone currently living there or who has lived there shed some light? [more inside]
posted by Mutant
on Nov 27, 2007 -
How much money would I need to live in the U.S. without having to work for the rest of my life? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha
on Oct 8, 2007 -
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]
posted by kantgirl
on Jan 28, 2007 -
Help me come up with some easy, small changes to make to my lifestyle to help me lose weight while dealing with other life issues (e.g. depression). [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Jul 19, 2006 -
I have had a pretty unhealthy lifestyle for several years - too much alcohol and coffee, not enough sleep and exercise and its all catching up with me - I feel old and knackered. I know long term changes are needed but I'm also looking for some quick fixes to get me motivated. Any tips for quick and easy changes that will have a big impact?
posted by janecr
on May 10, 2006 -
Help me get in shape & learn what I need to know so I can start biking the seven miles to work (and seven miles back)! [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Portland, Maine: My wife and I are thinking about moving out of NYC to somewhere, well, more relaxing. (First kid due in a couple days.) Do any Mefi's live there and have any opinions on the matter? [more inside]
posted by mtstover
on Dec 30, 2005 -
Thinkingaboutmovingfilter: We're thinking about moving to LA, right now we're in suburban DC. We've done most of the usual research, but LA just seems SO different I'm sure there's stuff we haven't even thought of. For example, I keep wondering how much of a difference things like the increased number of poisonous things will actually make to daily life. Just how different will it be and why?
posted by crabintheocean
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Moving to Toronto-filter. I'm trying to decide between Midtown, Yonge and Eglinton, Yonge and St. Clair; or something more in the West end, like Queen and Dufferin, King and Dufferin, etc. If any Mefites live in the area, what are your experiences? How livable is the West end, really? [more inside]
posted by generichuman
on Oct 24, 2005 -
What do rich people have that we don't? To be more specific, what are the little inconveniences that the middle class/lower class/middle-rich/foo/bar have to deal with, but when you have enough money you can get around easily. I don't mean the obvious ones, I mean things like showers that you have to fiddle with to get the temperature, or razor burn. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Aug 20, 2005 -
My father passed away from a rare cancer last week. I'd like to send my mother regular "care packages" to ease her through this transition and let her know I'm thinking of her. [more inside]
posted by Sangre Azul
on Mar 8, 2005 -
After twenty years of twice-weekly migraines, Topamax has halted them completely for me; nary even a minor headache in three months. People with narcolepsy (and others with less severe sleep issues) have found a wonder drug in Provigil. Severe snorers, suffering from sleep apnea, arise from sleep studies on CPAP wondering what this strange "awake" feeling is. Cataracts disappear and vision returns. And then there's that other drug, so beloved by spammers.
What happens when a medical treatment truly changes your life? How does your life change when you've grown used to a condition over the span of years, and then in a matter of days it lifts? Any stories?
posted by dmd
on Jan 15, 2005 -