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Keep it down up there.

Is there anything to be done about (probably unintentionally) loud neighbors? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Living in Boston vs. living in Philadelphia?

I've got the chance to spend two years doing research work at a university in either Boston or Philadelphia. I've never been to either city, and I can't visit them before deciding. I'm looking for general impressions of what life would be like in each place. (I've posted some other details inside, but because I'm so ignorant of both places, this is pretty free-form...) [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Feb 22, 2013 - 43 answers

Do people actually live in basements?

I'm sure you've all heard the phrase "living in your parent's basement." I was just wondering if it is common or if young adults/people actually live in basements or if it's just a saying. Where I'm from (southern california), I've never actually heard of anyone living in a basement, usually they will have a room in the house.
posted by nathanm on Jan 22, 2013 - 63 answers

Memento Vita

In the past few weeks, MetaFilter has introduced me to Beate Sirota Gordon and Aaron Swartz, each of whom made the world a better place to live. I'm so happy to know of them and their work, but sad that I'm only learning of them via obituary; I celebrate them, and I want to celebrate the living, too. So help me out: who are the people I may not have heard of who, still here and still fighting, have worked or are working to make the world a better place?
posted by davidjmcgee on Jan 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Ex-pat assignment in Malaysia

I have just accepted an ex-pat assignment to Malaysia, specifically Malacca. I have a variety of questions, some specific to my family situation: my wife is three months pregnant and we have a toddler. See inside for details. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jan 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Generating ideas for work in Japan outside of teaching, or Eikaiwa jobs.

I'm currently looking for work in Japan. I'm scouring the internet, Dave's ESL cafe, ALT (assistant language teacher) listings and am not really looking for help in that respect. If you have any suggestions however, I am happy to hear more. The only exception would be if anyone knows of any Eikaiwa (Private school) jobs or any forums that post job listings.. It is my question that since the work is not always steady and there is the possibility I would go there just to tutor, there is waaay too much flux in my ability to pay for rent. I need help figuring outside work. Outside of selling Japanese items around the world, I'm trying to figure out ways to make money with a general skill set. I'm vocal enough and confident in my speaking ability so I figure I can lead tour groups on my free time and post the listings on craigslist. I'm also looking into working as a waiter or dishwasher, but I was hoping for some help generating ideas. Thanks! PS - I alreadly have information on career cross and gaijin pot. If anyone knows any temp agencies are teacher employment agencies, that would be appreciated as well.
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Nov 25, 2012 - 14 answers

I've recently realized that we develop and make progress in our life when we experience new things and get out of our comfort zone. What are the different ways we can experience new things?

I've recently realized that we develop and make progress in our life when we experience new things and get out of our comfort zone. What are the different ways we can experience new things? [more inside]
posted by markbao on Nov 15, 2012 - 19 answers

Where should young nature lovers live on the Seattle Eastside?

Young couple moving to Seattle area: where to live (rent) with great views, relative serenity, but close to civilization? [more inside]
posted by Talisman on Nov 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Good resources for nutrition information

I feel awful. Please share your resources for reasonable, safe and sane information about nutrition. [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Oct 29, 2012 - 18 answers

Chicken salad, on rye, untoasted...and a cup of tea.

Lately, I've been fantasizing about pulling a George Costanza---realizing that if every instinct I've had have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right. In my case, I want to just abandon my "ethics," stop thinking I'm special, and going out there, and trying to make some serious money. Has anyone just pulled a George Costanza and taken the 'opposite' approach to life? For example, have you walked into a job interview and just said exactly what's on their mind, like George does when he meets Steinbrenner, or confessed that you're unemployed, balding and living with your parents when an attractive person hits on you? If people don't have personal experience of doing these things, I'd love to read accounts of others doing them. Thanks!
posted by shushufindi on Oct 23, 2012 - 23 answers

I'm looking for blogs where people suffering from illnesses share their experience.

Where can I find personal blogs from people suffering from illnesses? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Oct 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Movin' On In

Moving in with two roommates - one friend, and one other guy the two of us just met. What haven't I thought of, and what should I be prepared to deal with? Long list of stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Sep 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Disposable income--for the first time ever. What's normal?

I never had disposable income, so I'm realizing I have a weird relationship with money and things.  Now that I'm making enough to feel rich (without actually being rich?), what stuff would make my life way better?  What do normal people spend money on?  I can get over this on my own, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 76 answers

How to cool an area in a loft with no windows?!!

How to cool a small area of a giant loft with no windows? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Sep 9, 2012 - 10 answers

greater west london by the airport?

What is it like living in Hounslow or out Heathrow Airport way? Is it possible to find a three-bedroom house to rent that would allow pets? Are there lots of coffee shops?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Where should I live in San Francisco?

I will likely be moving from Australia to San Francisco to take a job soon. Which neighbourhood would be best for me personally to live? More inside that might help you make a suggestion. [more inside]
posted by jimwhimpey on Jul 27, 2012 - 34 answers

How do we choose an assisted living facility?

Help with choosing assisted living facility?What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Jul 26, 2012 - 11 answers

How to exit gracefully from an unworkable & unaffordable living situation?

Back in May I cosigned a lease for an apartment with a friend of a friend running from July to July. Thanks to changing circumstances since then, I can't afford it and I have no choice but to get out of the whole arrangement by September, before university starts back up again. The province I'm in has extremely pro-tenant rental laws, so transferring the lease will not be a problem. What concerns me is dropping this bomb on the cosigner, who is 4000 km away until, well, just when I'd have to leave. Since we were introduced in April for the purposes of being roommates, he's also shown himself to be far more naive than he appears when it comes to stuff like this. But I've also committed a huge error in judgement by signing for this place, and I feel guilty for helping to convince him. I've accepted I'll have to burn more than one bridge. But I'm way too overwhelmed by the hundreds of responsibilities have piled up on my shoulders, and need to tell him very soon. How do I make this as quick, painless and guilt-free as is possible? More on the "changing circumstances" inside: read just the bold bits if you're short on time. [more inside]
posted by denmarkstreet on Jul 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Rent or not rent? Decisions, decisions.

How to move past my uncertainties and come to a decision, and fast? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Jul 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Time to make some b-b-boundaries

My boyfriend and I are helping out a homeless couple and a homeless single girl-- how do I set boundaries and time limits without seeming pushy? When is enough enough? How do I truly help them? Lots and lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Jul 2, 2012 - 24 answers

What should I know about Vermont living?

What should I know about living in Vermont? [more inside]
posted by firei on May 23, 2012 - 20 answers

Ennui - why?

I feel really fed up and I don't know why or what to do about it. My current situation may be the best one for me at the moment, so why do I feel unhappy? (A lot of long snowflakiness inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Headed to Beantown, but I promise not to call it Beantown.

We're moving to Boston. Where should we live? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2012 - 26 answers

Kipple, kipple everywhere!

I am a recovering hoarder who still has a tendency to cheer herself up with Stuff. What are some good presents or treats that won't lead to me increasing the level of kipple in my life? And how do you deal with decluttering when things feel pointless? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Safe and boring places to live on the Amtrak train route near Emeryville, CA?

I'm looking for super-safe, reasonably nice, boring places to live in the Bay area, specifically a location that would allow me to walk to an Amtrak station and use Amtrak to commute daily to a work location that's next to the Amtrak Station in Emeryville, CA. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Mar 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Voracious Living

Voracious living . . . how? DarlingBri's freaking awesome comment in this thread got me thinking about living voraciously. Because that's something I'm really interested in doing. How does one go about living voraciously?
posted by Sassyfras on Mar 5, 2012 - 19 answers

Stalking The Elusive Apartment

So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

something rockin' in the state of Denmark?

Is Denmark (specifically Copenhagen) a terrible or awesome place to live as an expat? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 3, 2012 - 12 answers

If you could live anywhere...

I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Ideas for Partitioning a Room to Save On Heating Costs

Anybody have ideas for a how to partition our living room from our kitchen to conserve heat/energy? But in a cheap yet stylish way? Opening between the two rooms is about 10-14 feet wide (image a normal doorway about seven times the width, maybe the size of a small garage door) [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Dec 14, 2011 - 12 answers

How to confirm whether boyfriend is cheating without creating a shipload of unnecessary melodrama?

I think my boyfriend is cheating on me, or at least looking for opportunities to do so. The problem is, if I can't trust him not to cheat, then I also can't trust him to tell the truth if I confront him. So how do I deal with this? (details below) [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Dec 10, 2011 - 48 answers

Successful Friend-Roomie-dom

Has Anyone Successfully Survived Living with a Best Friend? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Dec 5, 2011 - 20 answers

A Year of ______

Help me find books about A Year Doing One Highly Particular and Possibly Silly Thing [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 25, 2011 - 30 answers

Help convince me that it's okay to raise our baby in an apartment.

Help convince me that it's okay to raise our baby in an apartment. [more inside]
posted by jrichards on Nov 16, 2011 - 31 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

Inventive ideas for a more pleasant living space

How can I soup up my apartment for maximum enjoyment, for less than $200/month? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

US Tax Law Change for Americans Living Abroad

As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

worlds at the feet

Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by past on Jul 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me live well in a van.

I'm going to be moving into a van for awhile. What should I expect and what are some things I can do to make it as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 20, 2011 - 19 answers

End of life organization?

What do I need to know to prepare for my parents (hopefully far in the future) death? What should they have ready? What about to make my or my partner's death/incapacitaton easier on the other? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Jul 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Lawyer up, or download?

Our local credit union offers an estate planning program for a good price ($350 for a couple) which includes will, durable POA, healthcare POA, living will and HIPPA authorization. I want to do this. We have 2 children. My husband thinks we can save $ by downloading forms off the internet and getting them notarized. But I believe getting the package done at the credit union (prepared by a lawyer) is a better idea. Isn't it? [more inside]
posted by kirst27 on Jun 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Assisted living help with Parkinson's

I have an aunt who is caring for her husband who is suffering from Parkinson's and dementia. She need to lock him in at night and he is basically incorherant. She get home care from 7am - 3pm, but after that is on her own. She is running out of money and options and lives in Massachusetts. What agency can I contact to better understand her options in terms of insurance and assisted living?
posted by rryan on Jun 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Living Trust vs Will

Living trust versus a will for a married couple with minor children and moderate assets? [more inside]
posted by John Frum on Jun 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Setting up a 3 month home in Dublin?

Living in Dublin 9, by DCU. No car, own nothing but some clothes in a suitcase, and will be here for the next three months. Currently eating off of paper plates (the only plates I could find) and groceries (expensive, I think?) from the nearby Eurospar. How can I best manage being without a car, and how do I feed myself cheaply here? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Jun 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for living in Boulder. Please help.

I've been struggling with finding a place to live for my friend and I for the month of July in Boulder, CO. I feel like I've exhausted everything...craigslist, AirBnB, VRBO. What are we doing wrong and where should we be looking? Is the summer rental market in Boulder that tough? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 8, 2011 - 11 answers

What's it like to live in Durham?

What is it like to live in Durham, NC? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on May 30, 2011 - 19 answers

How can you change how you think and analyze things?

How can you change how you think and analyze things? How do you think and analyze things in different ways? [more inside]
posted by markbao on May 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Move into my dad's basement suite?

My parents are splitting up after 36 years. My dad will be buying a house of his own. If he gets a place with a basement suite and I move into it, what pitfalls should I be aware of? I'm 30. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 37 answers

Help me find an industrial space to live in.

One of my lifelong dreams is to live in a warehouse, container, or other industrial/repurposed structure. Can I do this in the San Francisco Bay Area (specifically Oakland)? Do you know someone who is? Should I look outside Oakland? [more inside]
posted by fake on May 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Rural living close to the big city?

Is it possible to live in a green/rural area while commuting to downtown Portland? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on May 7, 2011 - 14 answers

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