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]
Last-minute restaurant recommendations for Salzburg, Lucerne and Munich! [more inside]
Bay Area: Peninsula: Please recommend an independant Audi mechanic. [more inside]
Please recommend a book or DVD for my Dad wants to learn to use computer basics. My dad recently started using computer (windows XP) for the first time ever in his life. He is 60 yrs old and retired. He can open firefox, type in web address (of the few websites that he knows) and click on links in order to surf news website. Beyond that he pretty much doesn't know anything about computers. [more inside]
I crave a great novel that's as addictive as a popcorn movie. Please recommend me some literary page-turners. [more inside]
What are the best books and articles about Security Contractors/Modern Mercenaries/Paramilitary Organizations? [more inside]
I need recommendations for songs for walking. [more inside]
I need a good statistics book! [more inside]
Are there similar sites such as last.fm and the likes for other media types? I'm thinking sites which can recommend e.g. books and movies based on what I've recently read or watched. I'd prefer non-commercial sites, thus eliminating amazon.com and sites which recommend other titles based on what other users also bought together with a selected book/movie. Thanks.
Asking for a friend – Australian recommendation for a used vehicle under A$10,000 that is relatively reliable and is able to tow a car trailer (with car on it), but is reasonably comfortable and not too thirsty to drive around town when not towing. [more inside]
Best snorkeling in a non-touristy area in Baja? [more inside]
Books about libraries, and books/essays about the future of them? [more inside]
I'm recording an album in a studio, my first, and doing almost all of the recording / mixing / mastering myself. I want to get into this and do it right. Are there any blogs about this? [more inside]
Moviesuggestion-filter: Looking for eerie moody films like Crash (96), The Game, Cat People (82), Possession, The Fury, After Dark My Sweet... [more inside]
Please recommend a restaurant in downtown Chicago. [more inside]
Can you recommend some books to me similar to the sociology-of-a-subculture style of Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels, Sudhir Venkatesh's Gang Leader for a Day and Bill Buford's Among the Thugs? [more inside]
Doctor recommendation in Riverdale, NY? [more inside]
How should I approach my professors for recommendation/reference letters for a job that doesn't yet exist? [more inside]
How can I find a dentist who is good with terrified patients? [more inside]
What free blogging service will let me eventually and easily move over to a domain of my own in the future? [more inside]
A close friend and I are embarking on a collegiate radio adventure through the wrist-slittingly fun world of teenage problems and angst. We're developing a list of musical sub-themes and came to one we like in theory but don't have much material for: Eating Disorders! Does anyone know of any (any) any (any) songs about Eating Disorders? Please share!
How do I write a letter of recommendation for an account representative? [more inside]