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]
How do I ask for a recommendation from leaders in my community group if I don't have a specific need for one? (I am moving away and ending my membership in the group, but not currently job hunting.) [more inside]
What is the best album to listen to while reading 'Infinite Jest'? [more inside]
How do I write a letter of reference for someone I previously supervised and am ambivalent about? [more inside]
Stories of life abroad w/r/t aloneness and the inscrutability of culture. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Laptop recommendations for a ~600 USD budget [more inside]
I rarely pay attention to lyrics in a song - when I do, it's usually because of strong imagery or a really twisted message. I'd love to find songs now based on lyric recommendations - what are your favorites? Powerful, or hidden, or just especially memorable. And not limited to any particular genre nor subject, either. I just want songs that will make me pause and think over what I heard, rather than go "Ahh, pretty sounds!"
I need some help picking a new laptop to replace my current laptop (early-2008 MacBook), as it no longer suits my needs. Full details inside. [more inside]
I need some new favourite writers! Please recommend some ones that I'll love as much as Mark Kurlansky and Italo Calvino, etc. [more inside]
"Inspirational" movie recommendations for the over-50 set? [more inside]
Best way to re-learn statistics? Enough that I wouldn't be lost in an advanced, fairly data-intensive psychology class. I took the course at Ga. Tech some years ago, but my old textbook is sooo boring and awful. [more inside]
Any bank recommendations in Prague? [more inside]
Family/Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area recommendations? [more inside]
I'm leaving for Europe this week and will be gone for about two and a half weeks. I've got a bunch of family in Germany so they'll be showing me around there, but I'm also planning on going to Italy for approximately five days, give or take (no rigid schedule). I was hoping some people could give me some first hand recommendations on what would really make my experience a blast. [more inside]
I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for: 1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage. 2) Discotheque recommendation 3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend. Thanks
I know next to nothing about cell phones over the past year, but now find myself in the market. I need: simplicity, battery life, functionality most important is ease of use of phone including contacts import from outlook, calender syncing with outlook (my office doesn't seem to use the kind of MS exchange server that would easily allow that option), and occasional web browsing with maps for travel. what do folks recommend? I see Costco has a special today: free Blackberry Pearl with one year contract with Tmobile