Broken Promises: Looking for stories of the damage that broken promises can cause an individual. Can be personal (maybe childhood stories), read somewhere(biographies?), recommendations where to find them, etc. Preferably something that can be easily told within a couple of minutes...Any help is appreciated!
posted by stevyb
on Dec 14, 2007 -
ChinaFilter: What are some interesting and unusual medicine or tonics or elixirs I can buy in China that is not readily available anywhere else? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Oct 25, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a good financial advisor in the Northern VA/DC area?
posted by gogomickey
on Oct 24, 2007 -
Many adjectives used to describe overweight men in a nonoffensive manner can also be used to describe muscular men (i.e.
stout, beefy, etc.). What are some adjectives that describe, with a positive or neutral connotation, the state of being both male and overweight, but that are not used (or at least not commonly
used) to describe muscular men as well? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Oct 10, 2007 -
I have an appoinment with a personal shopper next week at a high end department store in NYC--what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by zeraus
on Jun 29, 2007 -
Please help me define my strengths and weaknesses. I am trying to do a SWOT type analysis of my personal strengths and weaknesses, but I am finding it difficult to know what kind of things I should put on the lists. Can anyone point me to resources which would help with this? [more inside]
posted by zingzangzung
on May 18, 2007 -
How can I convince my wife that we need her income and that as much as we'd like to have our son at home with her instead of in Day Care, we have to face reality or severely cut back our lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 8, 2007 -
What is the best way to go as far as software for making a annotated reading list/database of books is concerned? Apart from the usual details, I'd like to add tags and short notes to each entry and would like to be able to work on the file off-line. Are there any existing software solutions for such a task out there or is my best option to go with MS Access/MySQL or a similar such program?
I'm on the PC/Win XP platform and looking for inexpensive/shareware/freeware options
posted by sk381
on Feb 18, 2007 -
I would like to be certified as a fitness trainer and possibly in diet therapy. In looking at online and corespondent courses it seems there are a lot of different orgs to go through. Some are obviously not so great and a scam in themselves. I have pretty much narrowed my search down to a few: The ISSA, AFPA, and NASM look to be the best options. But there is such a span in tuition and course options. Any recomendations from anybody in the field?
posted by cdavidc
on Feb 2, 2007 -
Older Woman. I'm 21 and she is 25. We went to high school together and I was a freshman when she graduated. Is the difference in age still as big of a factor? [more inside]
posted by eleongonzales
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I have a coworker who not only invades my personal space
when she talks to me, but also tends to grab my arm or make other physical contact when talking to me. It puts me into immediate defensive 'fight or flight' mode. Should I bring it up with her directly? [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Do you have any recommendations for solid creative non-fiction magazine columns or the like? [more inside]
posted by loiseau
on Dec 5, 2006 -
What is the best PFD (personal flotation device) for a beginner sea kayaker? Is it an essential to try on before buying and is a used PFD something to avoid? [more inside]
posted by cast4321
on Dec 4, 2006 -
How realistic is the idea that you can shelter your personal assets as well as many typical expenses under the umbrella of a corporation? [more inside]
posted by arimathea
on Jun 7, 2006 -
Some random loser is sending lewd text messages to my girlfriend's mobile telephone. I have his first name and mobile number only. What can I legally do to stop him texting her again? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79
on May 2, 2006 -
I need help generating an 'explanation' for my bankruptcy 6 and 1/2 years ago that will not make me look financially incapable to a potential investor. Are there any 'good' explanations for filing bankruptcy that I could use in order to not have this fact work against me? I need potential circumstances that would warrant a bankruptcy and sound reasonable to a potential business partner. More inside... [more inside]
posted by AdInfinitum
on Apr 24, 2006 -
Please recommend some good personal-finance related web sites.
I'm looking for sites with good information on all aspects of personal finance and responsible money use. Most of what I've found is focused on investing, though, and on macroeconomics. I'm not interested in the Big Picture. I want sites that focus on the Small Pictures: dealing with debt, saving for the future, finding bargains, etc. Think Your Money or Your Life
, but in web form. Big sites, little sites, weblogs, print magazines — I don't care, so long as it's focused on personal finance. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Mar 14, 2006 -
I have a friend here in New York who has a major personal injury case starting very soon dealing with his child. Involved is a major chain, and some serious plastic surgery. Is there a database to check out some of the lawyers who are in contact with my friend - about their history, wins / losses, etc?
posted by eatdonuts
on Jan 31, 2006 -
This is quite possibly the strangest thing that I've ever done in my short adult life. I'm really quite stunned as to what just occurred because it seems so out of character for me. I know I'm not still dreaming. Yeah, I'm fairly sure of that. But anyway, what the heck happened only a few moments ago? And where to begin? Please, read on. Nothing too freaky inside. Promise!
posted by sjvilla79
on Nov 8, 2005 -
What is the cheapest / most effective way to approach getting health / dental insurance on your own? [more inside]
posted by outsider
on Oct 26, 2005 -
There’s a long tradition of telling a story, say, around a campfire, or to a group of friends in a bar, and based on the feedback you get, changing the story to suit or entertain your audience.
Today, the web gives everyone the ability to tell a story and receive feedback from a much wider audience than was previously possible. Two examples I can think of are the blogging phenomenon and Shelley Jackson’s hypertext writings.
I’m looking for traditional/historical examples and sources as well as
as well as online equivalents?
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup
on Oct 24, 2005 -
Young married couple, mid-20's, good income: ready to take our finances more seriously. Who do we talk to? [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Oct 19, 2005 -
I spend roughly 90% of my life on the road for business. This poses a couple of personal problems. Does anyone have some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by converge
on Oct 4, 2005 -
I need to store about two large bookshelves of books. The problem is two-fold: With an impending addition to the family, I have no space in the house. Additionally, I live in San Francisco where I am worried about ruining the books if I simply place them in boxes in the garage. I need help with storage options. [more inside]
posted by xorowo
on Sep 20, 2005 -
My friend's dad was hit by a taxi while walking in San Francisco. He's in the emergency room now with what may be long term injuries and we want to make sure to do the right thing. [more inside]
posted by jragon
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Does anybody make a portable, personal CD player that doesn't have the annoying beep every time you skip a song or push a button? [more inside]
posted by wsg
on Aug 16, 2005 -
How do I help a family member find an Albany-area psychologist and a marriage counselor? [more inside]
posted by redfisch
on Jun 19, 2005 -
I'm trying to organize all that paperwork that's piling up in my home, but I'm also trying to simplify my life and reduce clutter. [more inside]
posted by luneray
on Mar 20, 2005 -
After consulting with my cardiologist, I have the green light to push myself to my limits so long as I use a heartrate monitor and follow a graph. He suggested that I hire a personal trainer. However, except for my 12-week vacation at Parris Island when I was 20, I have no experience whatsoever with health clubs/gyms or hiring such a fitness expert. How do I start? And, what should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by mischief
on Feb 19, 2005 -
How long do I need to keep household paperwork (ie bills, pay stubs, W-2s, etc, etc, etc.)?
posted by keswick
on Oct 18, 2004 -
I'm looking for a good PIM, to keep track of contacts and upcoming homework assignments I need to do. Preferably something free. Any suggestions of a good products for Windows?
posted by Apoch
on May 19, 2004 -
I'm thinking of establishing a new personal web site for the risque/opinionated stuff that I don't want on my family-oriented site. The thing is, I'm not convinced that MT and it's bloggerific ilk nor Nuke and it's bastard children can maintain the stylized newspaper/-zine site that I want to erect. What other styles of free or dirt-cheap CMS software are out there that I should consider for the new site?
posted by ringmaster
on Mar 5, 2004 -