More playful and childish songs like Manitoba / Caribou's Crayon? Glockenspiel / bells / vibraphones or similar instruments preferred. Bonus points for non-4/4 time.
Just had a break-up. I need a book recommendation. [more inside]
Recommend a good fertility doctor/reproductive endocrinologist in NYC? [more inside]
Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
What is it I like about these hip-hop musicians? [more inside]
Looking to go to grad school but graduated in 2007. Who else can I ask for letters of recommendation besides professors? [more inside]
If I enjoy the engaging (and frequently humorous) nonfiction and memoir of Stephen Fry, Mary Roach, and Bill Bryson, who else should I be reading? [more inside]
What books and movies feature fantasy or adventure in a nomadic culture? I just watched the movie Mongol, and it really reminded me of how much I enjoyed the enjoyed the Daenerys chapters in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I guess I'm attracted to the idea of warring tribes, of only owning whatever you can carry with you, etc. What other exciting works of fiction use this kind of society as a background?
I'd like to show my tenth grade class a Bollywood film, but can't devote 3 hours to the activity. Can you recommend a Bollywood film for tenth graders that is a) short, and/or b) can be easily edited down to 70-100 minutes? [more inside]
Doctor in Northern New Jersey for Gout/Arthritis sufferer. [more inside]
Can you recommend a dentist in the west end of Toronto? [more inside]
I have decided to get a netbook with my tax refund and I wanted advice on what brand/model to get. I have read reviews online for netbooks, but I would like MeFi's input. I don’t want links to reviews or google results for ‘good netbooks’, I want advice from experience with different models of netbooks. What you like and don’t like about the one you have/used. [more inside]
Teach me how to pick a new research laptop. [more inside]
Where should we stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico? [more inside]
I've got two huskies, a black lab, one long haired cat, and two short haired cats living in my house. And I'm drowning in fur. The Dirt Devil Vision I bought two years ago has never worked decently. So I need recommendations for an affordable vacuum cleaner that can handle a ton of fur and relatively new carpet that's still shedding a bit. I can borrow my grandma's Dyson once or twice a month for superawesome vacuum times, but I also need something I can use a few times a week just to get the majority of the fur off the carpet. Difficulty: Under $150.
New Yorkers on United Health Care: care to recommend (or warn against) an orthopedist, gynecologist, general practitioner, etc, etc? [more inside]
What competitive, preferably contact, indoor or night sport should I take up? More complications than you care for: [more inside]
I'm drowning in choices with no clear indicators -- help me select a good USB hub! [more inside]
Book filter: can you recommend a good political/journalistic novel set in Washington, D.C. that meet the following criteria? [more inside]
I hearts my Grado SR80s. But I need punchier bass. What are my options (for other cans, or whatever)? [more inside]
Premature Demise Filter: What TV shows, similar to Arrested Development, are excellent -- brilliant, even -- but were terminated seasons short of fruition? And, more importantly, why should I watch them? [more inside]
What is the best heart rate monitor for my needs? [more inside]
Grad school application crisis: one of my professors who agreed to write a recommendation is completely flaking out. I've tried my best to communicate my needs, but she seems either too busy or suddenly, inexplicably disinterested in cooperating. I don't want to alienate her but I don't want to get screwed over when one of my references went off the grid. [more inside]
Are there any great book recommendation engines/websites out there? [more inside]
Recommender (former professor) wants to see my grades for graduate school. My last year and a half was stellar, but before that I have a smattering of Cs (five). Should I say anything? [more inside]
TherapyFilter: Asking for a friend of a friend—can anyone recommend a competent therapist accessible to someone living in Richmond, Virginia... especially someone especially good at handling issues of anxiety and panic? [more inside]
Good books about prehistoric life which are NOT about dinosaurs? [more inside]
Chicago home improvement filter: We'd like to get an estimate for installing radiant-heat flooring in our condo (6-flat built at the turn of the last century. We own a duplex down, with the primary living area being on the ground floor) or possibly replacing the HVAC with baseboard heating. Anything, really, because the conversion from whatever-it-was to the gas furnace HVAC it now is was badly done and the place is freezing all the time. Any business or contractors you recommend? Suggestions for going about this the right way? Dire warnings? [more inside]
I'm applying to graduate school and need 3 letters of recommendations. However, I am having trouble deciding the right people to ask. HALP. [more inside]
You are a paid writer/screenwriter/columnist/blogger. What can you tell me about how to best break into this profession? [more inside]
Recommend some French-language books (or sites) for a intermediate French-learner, to (hopefully enjoy) reading with the aid of a dictionary and bescherelle. [more inside]
Where in Seattle has good vegan lunch options? Don't want a strictly vegan venue, as the rest of us are omnivores, and we'd like to wash our lunch down with beer, if possible.
My espresso maker just gave up the ghost, after 15 years of great coffee and service. What's a really dependable, good new machine to purchase? [more inside]
Please recommend the best American whiskey. [more inside]
Brighton-UK-filter: recommend me a gym. [more inside]
Is the music you listen to gender-biased? I realized today while making a Mix CD for somebody that all the artists I listen to regularly are male. Is that just me, or is it the same for the rest of you? Can you recommend me some good female musicians based on the guys I'm listening to now? [more inside]
You are a subscriber to McSweeney's and/or The Believer. Convince me that [either magazine, or both] is worth the not-insubstantial subscription costs. [more inside]
What album is so good that you never skip a song? [more inside]
I ask you, educated and oh-so cultured MeFites, what should I be reading? Everything's in order, except for my RSS feeds. I'm in need of a good mix of wit, news, and good ol' amusement from the world over to serve as nothing less than my daily reading material. Help me stock that RSS reader. [more inside]
When and how should I ask for letters of recommendation? [more inside]
"He spoke of the English, a noble race, rulers of the waves, who sit on thrones of alabaster, silent as deathless gods"
BookRecommendationFilter: I need recommendations for books about English culture. Doesn't necessarily have to be anthropology-heavy. Bonus points for being humorous. [more inside]
I received some lychee as a gift and I'm not sure what to do with them. Can anyone recommend some recipes that use lychee?
MusicRecommendation Filter: Help me find music like Sinead O'Connor's "Lullaby for Cain" from The Talented Mr. Ripley. [more inside]
Subscription to Rolling Stone: worth it? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good book for medium-advanced level vba programming for Excel?
Recommendations for a compact laser printer + scanner? (Am not looking for an all-in-one with fax option.) [more inside]
Hi All, I'm looking for a new laptop to replace my Dell latitude D620. I thought I was well equipped to make this decision, but it turns out I was wrong. [more inside]
Can you recommend a dermatologist in Seattle who is likely to prescribe Accutane when I ask for it? [more inside]
I live and work in France, but I almost never read for pleasure in French. Help me find enjoyable contemporary French language fiction, please. [more inside]
GameRecommendationFilter: Help me find games that involve evolving technology, trade systems and small business simulation. [more inside]