In the evenings, there's a deep male voice that yells, "stop it!", "be quiet!", "NO!", multiple times, and there are really loud banging noises along with this. One day when I walked past their door, there was a woman putting boxes outside who looked exhausted. I said Hi and she barely acknowledged me. When the guy gets excessively loud - like just now - I'll yell, "WHAT THE FUCK!?" to try to let them know I can hear them, but the kid just keeps screaming. [more inside]
I have never had many close friends or intimate relationships, and i know that other people find my behaviour off-putting. But due to politeness, nobody will tell me! What profession's job is to just plain tell me what's not ok with my basic behaviour (eg voice volume, personal space) so i can stop pushing everyone away without meaning to? Thanks! [more inside]
I'm used to working with a Nikon film camera and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. What normal or close to normal lens would you recommend for a camera with a 1.6x crop factor like the Canon Rebel T4i? The kit lens is an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, which works, but I miss being able to take photos in low light without a flash.
How typical are my mental states when using nicotine / withdrawing? [more inside]
Is it normal to go through life feeling drained with most interactions with people and feeling like you do not fit in anywhere or that you have to suppress your mind/personality to fit in? Or is this just another fact of depression? If it is normal can teach me how to tolerate it? [more inside]
Pretending to be normal. [more inside]
How long does it take you or a loved one to poop? [more inside]
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]
Is there a minimum sample size required to use the bell curve for performance management? I was wondering if small teams (3-5) can use the normal curve / bell curve for categorizing employees by performance? I have a feeling that the sample size needs to be much larger than that (3-5) for the bell curve to apply. Anybody know if there is a minimum? If possible please share link to supporting evidence.
What are some good tech blogs for non-nerds? [more inside]
What is the pants situation at your place? [more inside]
How would I find a function that transforms random variables from an non-normal probability distribution to a normal distribution? [more inside]
How can I manage my situational anxiety when the situation is being attracted to someone? Part of the problem is that I'm used to a particular romantic scenario, but I think it's an unhealthy one and want to avoid it in future. Not sure how to act when it's not fast and furious. [more inside]
How do I change the Normal template of Microsoft Word to a single space between sentences automatically? [more inside]
What is "normal," in a psychological/cultural/personality sense? How common is it? And what does it feel like? Any studies, stats, anecdotes? [more inside]
I have trouble doing the normal every-day stuff people just do without complaining. What is stopping me from getting it together? [more inside]
Are awkward conversations with a significant other normal? [more inside]
I think I recently emerged from a long term funk (perhaps dysthymia, or long term mild depression, but I'm not going fix on a diagnosis). I've had a few awesome weeks recently, but also a few that were just as bad as before. The trouble is: I'm not used to feeling good, so I don't understand what I can expect. Help me understand this. [more inside]
How can I tell what a normal level of fatigue is and what merits more looking into, maybe medically? [more inside]
How do I compare a scatter of points in excel to a normal curve? [more inside]
Maryland/DC filter: Does anyone remember the name/website of an old monastery/abbey/cloister that has been divided up into apartments in the Metro area? [more inside]
Is the migration of the Perfectly Normal Beasts based on a real world occurrence?
WisdomTeethFilter. My wife had two wisdom teeth removed - not the first she had taken out, but some differences this time. She's wondering if things are normal. [more is inside] [more inside]
What's normal for feet? Toe length/shape/etc? Google has not settled the argument.