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Looking For A Study on Abusers and When They Show Their True Colors

I read a study online somewhere that physically abusive men on average wait three years before escalating to physical violence. Does anyone know the study, and can you give me a link? [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe on Jul 6, 2014 - 1 answer

What to Do When Job Requirements Change

I'm open to all suggestions on this. I started a new job in January, one that requires me to write press releases, take photos, etc. Today, the boss, who is not my biggest fan, announced to our little group that whoever is assigned to take photos will also have to shoot video at the same event, [more inside]
posted by etaoin on Jun 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Please fill me in on the medical process of getting term life insurance.

My husband and I are in our 30s, healthy, and would like to start a family soon. Before I get pregnant, I would like us both to purchase term life insurance policies. However, the idea of having to get a physical from someone who isn't my regular doctor squicks me out a bit. How does the physical/medical part of obtaining term life insurance work exactly? I keep picturing having to go to some shady "doctor's" office in a weird part of town - and in metro Los Angeles where I live that is not so hard to imagine. Is there a way to find out which doctors an insurance company uses to do some research beforehand?
posted by emily37 on May 14, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I deal with profound emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion?

Whenever I have a particularly stressful or taxing day, I end up being profoundly exhausted for 2-3 days after. We're talking sleeping for 16 hours each day, walking around in a daze, feeling sick after eating, and just feeling unable to do anything I want or need to do. It's like I'm dealing with trauma, but surely this isn't a normal or even reasonable response to trauma, right? If you've dealt with this in the past or are dealing with it now, could you please share any solutions you've found that have worked for you? This has been going on since 2008 for me.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Mar 2, 2014 - 18 answers

I'm looking for an article about an old woman that looks fabulous.

Roughly a week ago I read an article about an elderly woman (eighties or nineties) that looked fantastic for her age. I cannot find it. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Nov 23, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I build more physical strength for myself?

My story is thus: between the ages of 14 to 21 my parents starved me very badly as a form of physical abuse. I became very weak as a result, always puking and my hair fell out. No one believed me so I was referred to a psychiatric ward where I was pronounced mentally ill. That all happened a long time ago but I am still finding it very hard to build basic strength and would appreciate some help from a trainer or anyone with fitness experience about very gentle and easy exercises to help build real strength and get my body moving. I've tried googling but a lot of the exercises are just way too heavy for me and I would try the gym but I would end up nearly passing out after 20 minutes. Cooking is a hobby of mine, I'm not an expert but enjoy making my own meals and avoid preprocessed foods and takeaways, so my diet is pretty good. Unfortunately I am too weak to eat 2000 calories per day, I will pass out before I can eat that amount. Please help because this is really affecting my life
posted by inaisa on Nov 11, 2013 - 18 answers

basic monthly wall calendar

I'm looking for the most basic, clean, monthly wall calendar for 2014. Something like the Field Notes calendar (scroll down a bit), but large enough for me to write notes on individual days. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Once cracked, twice shy: alternatives to chiropract...ory

I've only just discovered the dangers chiropractic neck-cracking; what other options are available? [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Jun 12, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I make a good "physical" portfolio?

I am a designer/art director and I've been reading that physical portfolios aren't dead just yet. How can I make a good impression the next time I'm in a job interview? Are there good resources for how to make one (materials, size, number of pages, ..)? Do I include a printed resume in there as well? Does it have to be a physical replica of my online website? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Jun 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Supporting my girlfriend through medical transition

My girlfriend is about to start a series of medical-related procedures as part of her gender transition (M2F). What can I, as a cis(ish) woman, do to be a good support to her? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 10, 2013 - 4 answers

What do I need to know about physical therapy.

What sort of questions should I ask while looking for a physical therapist? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Mar 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Question about artistic skills

There are some people who are excellent draftsmen when it comes to drawing. Their sketchbooks are full of architecture style drawings or similar, with straight lines as if drawn using a ruler and little erasing. Or they're sign painters or car details who can just pick up a brush and literally draw a straight line on the car as they're walking the length of it. No visual planning or measuring or masking off areas, they just do it. Are there scientific studies about the particular set of physical and mental skills these people have and what exactly those skills are? Are their specific differences in their brain or anatomy that enable those skills?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Advice on dominating surgical rehab.

Shoulder surgery rehab tips, hints and recommendations [more inside]
posted by Hurst on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

She's been so awesome!

Gift ideas please for my son's Physical Therapist! [more inside]
posted by bebrave! on Nov 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Where can I get a physical exam?

Where can you go to get a very thorough physical exam? [more inside]
posted by denverco on Oct 22, 2012 - 11 answers

What should a full physical include?

What should a full physical include for an overweight, ex-smoker, no exercise 40-year-old man? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Sep 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Recovery from trauma - help me educate myself?

I was in a traumatic event a few years ago which was followed by shock and near complete amnesia. Recently I've been getting memories back, and, following different triggers, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion. Help me understand what to expect, and how best to deal with it ? (More specific qs after the cut) [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 23, 2012 - 11 answers

Unusually Fit

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Physically active job ideas?

What are some jobs that I could do in Toronto that would keep me physically active (more than just walking a lot) without requiring going to college? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Like a virgin

Imminent break of self imposed celibacy after a few years. Going away on romantic trip next week. Gentleman in question unaware of my choice or relationship history. How to prepare? Do I tell him this? What can I do to prepare myself? [more inside]
posted by a2 on Jul 14, 2012 - 45 answers

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be?

How do I go about dating now, if I even should be? [more inside]
posted by dt2010 on Jul 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I be honest with my doctor about my pot use?

Should I be honest with my doctor about my pot use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2012 - 24 answers

What can I do with my blood test data?

How can I make the most of the blood test results I have just received? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

where do I go for help for knee pain?

I've been experiencing sore knees after running and I think it's time for me to seek some professional help. Where should I go for help? I was going to make an appointment with my primary care doctor, but I'm afraid he's not going to be able to help me much. Should I go straight to a physical therapist or a sports doctor or orthopedist? I just want to be able to run without pain again. [more inside]
posted by mbidi on May 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Becoming a PT

How happy are physical therapists/occupational therapists? [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Apr 18, 2012 - 14 answers

PT Newbie

Looking to go back to school for Physical Therapy in NYC. [more inside]
posted by gpoint on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I fit workouts into a stressful schedule?

How do I find time and motivation to stick to a workout plan, given a moderately stressful schedule, quite a bit of work, and not a huge amount of relaxation time (which working out would cut into)? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Jan 31, 2012 - 22 answers

Give me a difficult challenge

Help me come up with a list insanely difficult, completely stupid things to accomplish. [more inside]
posted by jmugrapler on Jan 28, 2012 - 51 answers

Block those rays

Recommend me a physical blocker sunblock that I can buy in Canada. [more inside]
posted by pised on Dec 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me determine if I'm on the right path to healing my "depression", if that is in fact what I'm dealing with.

I can't pinpoint the source of my ongoing angst/depression/anxiety - is it emotional or physiological? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 - 14 answers

how do i solve this convoluted problem?

physical health & mental health, 'secret' boyfriend, and my family... what do i do? [more inside]
posted by zazie on Aug 25, 2011 - 41 answers

I never want to find out I have three months to live.

How do you know when your "not feeling well" is an actual cause for concern? Two people I know have been diagnosed with cancer and then passed away very shortly afterwords after seemingly common/benign symptoms. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jul 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Is standing better than sitting?

How much better is standing than sitting when using computer? [more inside]
posted by Postroad on May 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Pictures. People. Time.

I have: a bunch of selections from NYPL's Picture Collection; a group of artist-types who are gung-ho for basically anything; and a maximum of one hour. I'm meant to be leading some sort of physical activity. What now? [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on May 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Mental Illness and becoming a USCG Licensed Mariner?

How is diagnosed but treated Bipolar I viewed by the US Coast Guard and Dept of Homeland Security when seeking MMC and TWIC? How about maritime employers? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Building Up An Immunity to Assholes

When someone yells at me, or tells me I've screwed something up (oddly, in my profession these two events seem to be somewhat mutually exclusive) I get a physical reaction. My throat constricts to the point that it becomes sore. I get dizzy. My brain turns into jello. What's going on and can I train myself out of this?
posted by Saucy Intruder on Feb 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Physical fitness benchmarks?

What are canonical physical fitness benchmarks specific sports, occupations, and other activities? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Feb 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Help with planning a youth summer camp

I'm planning a week-long summer camp for kids (aged 10-14 or around there) with a focus on natural movement/fitness in Ontario. I've never planned a summer camp before, and I'm worried I'm missing some big considerations. Does anyone have experience putting together these kinds of outdoor adventure/orienteering camps? Please, drown me in the questions I should be asking myself. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Jan 18, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I help a friend whose son attempted suicide?

An old friend of mine's 18 year old son just attempted to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head. [more inside]
posted by mrhappy on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Why do some liquids form azeotropes and not others?

I know *what* an azeotrope is, but I don't really know *why* an azeotrope happens. Please enlighten me. [more inside]
posted by selenized on Nov 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Physical Comedy Filter

How can I be funnier the next few weekends? (Brainstorming!) [more inside]
posted by bovious on Jul 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Keeping the Energy Up for the Big Show

I've got a big show this weekend! Help me prepare for it - especially by working out what I can eat during the day without either killing my stomach or passing out. (esp since I won't have time for dinner...) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Leon county florida health assitance sought

I'm trying to help my significant other navigation assistance programs to get her the help she is looking for. I'm in NJ, she's in FL. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jun 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Feldenkrais NYC?

Recommend a good Feldenkrais place/practitioner in Brooklyn or metro NYC? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on May 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Where can I get those Shallow Hal goggles?

How can I stop being shallow or focused on looks? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 46 answers

How can I get involved in a fun, cheap, social activity that keeps me strong?

Help me get physical! Going to the gym alone isn't cutting it. How can I get involved in a fun, cheap, social activity that keeps me strong? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Mar 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Insurance-mandated medical exam? Really?

Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

General medical examination in NYC: where do I start?

Expat in the US. I want to get some sort of comprehensive, general physical medical examination. My insurance only covers emergencies, so I know I'll have to pay, but where do I even begin? [more inside]
posted by game warden to the events rhino on Feb 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Knee pain above and to the outside of my kneecap

Knee pain concerns: I have a small pain that feels like it is coming from the upper outside of my left knee. I've had this issue on and off for a long time and it doesn't prevent me from doing anything, but it has me worried. [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Nov 2, 2009 - 16 answers

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