I'd like to find a savings account that has a higher interest rate than what I have now. 2% would be great and 3% or more would be amazing. My current savings account is 100% online. All I do is transfer in some money every month from my checking account at another bank. I am looking for a similar setup. It has to be a bank that accepts national customers since chances are if there's a good regional bank that only accepts regional customers, I don't live near it. What do you recommend? [more inside]
I'm hoping someone here will be able to help me find a lost recipe from my early-80s childhood. It consisted of deviled ham, Kraft Old English cheese, poppy seeds and mustard (plus some other things I am definitely forgetting) spread between soft rolls and baked in the oven until hot. The recipe was likely one my mother clipped from a Woman's Day or Ladies' Home Journal. [more inside]
I haven't had an Apple product in years, but I'm thinking of buying a tablet for entertainment on some long flights I have coming up. [more inside]
So years ago I found this small bit of poetry which really seemed/seems to nail that question. I had it taped to a bathroom mirror, somehow it got lost in the shuffle of my life, moving here there etc and etc. I can remember the first bit, about the introvert, and I remember the general gist of the bits about the extrovert and the ambivert. I have no idea where I clipped it from, no idea who wrote it, search engines are not helping, I'm hoping that you can. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an insurance plan that covers just a formulary of prescription drugs? [more inside]
Can anyone enlighten me about a jam I ate at breakfast on Thai Airways? It was labelled "butterfly pea with lime". [more inside]
I'll admit that I don't really understand how iTunes works. I just keep pushing the buttons and hoping for the best. But I need to know what I can do with a music file after I move it to iTunes. [more inside]
Can you help me identify a song whose name I half-remember? It has mellow guitar work, next to no vocals, and the title is something like, "The X Riff", where X is Compton, or Mumford or something. Naturally, I also don't remember the artist name. My gut feeling is that is was one word and began with an M, but don't quote me on it. Thanks!
When eating meat off ribs, chicken, etc., do you basically leave the bone clean or leave arguably valuable bites on a bone you're "done" with? My spouse leaves what seems to me as precious extra bites on his chicken (R) compared to mine. [more inside]
We all know that the great Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, passed away today at the age of 96. I'd like to phrase this as respectfully as possible, but I could've sworn that I heard of his passing (or at least having some kind of health problem) about 1-2 weeks ago. But it seems like he passed away suddenly from a heart attack in his home. I know that this sounds like some outlandish "Mandela Effect", but what other news could I be confusing this with? (No, not John Glenn's passing.)
In a nutshell, I was changing email accounts on a Nexus 7, and the account name remains unchanged. Is there a fix? [more inside]
So, this is one of those router questions. I'm having a problem with wireless devices not being able to talk with one another. [more inside]
Like many people, I have stepped up my charitable donations and political letter writing and petition signing in recent weeks. This has, of course, resulted in a trillion emails. My inbox is out of control and I would like to unsubscribe to some of the lists, but hesitate because they're all for worthy causes. Hence, my question: Does it benefit a nonprofit or politician in any way to have me on their mailing list, or should I unsubscribe for the sake of my sanity because it makes no difference either way? [more inside]
I was thinking holiday thoughts, and a movie memory came to the surface after many years of dormancy. The only thing I remember about this movie was that it was about a black youth who was asked what he wanted for Christmas and he said "I want me this cat I found". [more inside]
I got a not-super-large-but-still-annoying parking ticket, but it's for a leased car that I'm turning in in about a week. Can I get away with ignoring this..? [more inside]
My partner routinely sleeps much later than I do on the weekends. I'm able to entertain myself when we're at my place, but sitting awake quietly with nothing to do at her place really frustrates me. Any thoughts on coping strategies? [more inside]
Years ago (2011), I read a graphic novel in France that I would like to find again. It was in color, decently big in print size, and featured this white liquid that would create statues(?) as it dried in-motion. Someone dipped themselves into a pool of the liquid, jumped from a tall height, and behind them was a statue trail of them falling. Unfortunately that's all I can remember; does this ring any bells for anyone?
I've recently moved some of my sites from subdomains, into folders on a single domain, and am trying to maintain as much referrer information as possible through a redirect (including manually passing values via url). I'm not great with .htaccess though, and my current slipshod solution could be better. [more inside]
I'm a degreed software developer with 7 years experience. My husband works for a large Internet retailer and could possibly transfer (but that's not a deal-breaker). After a move from DFW back to Michigan to be near my family, we've decided that this weather is for the birds. [more inside]
A friend of mine is on the verge of being fired from his job. What do I tell him? [more inside]
Any gift suggestions for a 12-year old boy who plays guitar? He has a nice acoustic and just was given a decent electric. He has a tuner, a capo, a bag, a stand, straps, picks, and a pick case. Budget is like $25-30. [more inside]
Where are the role models or influencers or programs for older people who want to get fit? Like 50+? [more inside]
I know this isn't a psych forum, but you all are a very bright and insightful group and I tend to see worst-case scenarios elsewhere on the web. So my question to you is, have any of you weaned off of an antispychotic, such as Latuda or any other atypical? Of course I would only do it under a doc's care and would take quite awhile doing it but I'm curious to hear other experiences and input. Also, if you did, how long were you taking meds for and were they high or low doses? [more inside]
I'm looking for credible unbiased sources for information about what is happening in Aleppo. In this video, Eva Bartlett states that the White Helmets are not, in fact, helping on the ground. What is true? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a podcast episode that focused on a woman who started exploring the concept of tulpa (basically, physical manifestation of an imaginary being*) in order to help with her depression and shyness. [more inside]
What's a fitting vegetarian plate at a lobster dinner? [more inside]
I am looking for some good exercise gear for Mr Sunny. He rides one of his bikes every weekday morning (at least) and needs something for when the temperatures get below 20, Fahrenheit. It's dark and cold when he heads out. [more inside]
Our son is turning 16 in a few months and he/we are interested in significantly reducing his LEGO collection. He'd like to sell what he has and put the money going towards a good road bike. I know we can sell LEGOs on ebay or CL, but we've also seen ads for a few firms that buy used LEGOs. Does anyone have any experience with these, or with selling a moderate number of LEGOs? I am curious about the market, and if going through a third-party buyer is worthwhile? [more inside]
I got my cousin and their spouse in a family gift exchange. I really like my cousin on the rare occasions when we are together, but my cousin was a small child the last time we spent any significant time together. Cousin and their spouse are in their 20s, live in the eastern US (somewhat rural but kind of hip area), and they seem like really cool, smart people, but I do not know their specific tastes. What should I get them? Facebook stalking hasn't helped.
I'd like to design a box-style oven that is of dimensions suitable for curing (“baking”) prosthetic appliances made of foam latex, for special effects makeups. I have some tutorials to base my plans on, but if you know about how ovens work, I have some questions about how I can refine the design. [more inside]
My mother wants to buy a dictaphone and transcribing equipment so that she can record my stepfather telling anecdotes, and then transcribe them. She's looking at the Olympus VN-741PC MP3 Voice Recorder. Is this the right way to go? [more inside]
According to the Washington Post today, scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump. Seems like a reasonable worry to me. The Internet Archive is also copying its data. Can a normal person contribute to these or related efforts? Difficulty level: Time but not much money. [more inside]
I hate wedding planning. Fiance wants a big (75 people) wedding for an unrealistic budget. This has resulted in a wedding planning logjam for nearly a year. How can we come up with a wedding 'plan'/budget that actually works for both of us? [more inside]
Anyone know any short jokes featuring ketchup? 1 to 3 lines is best. [more inside]
In short: I made a mistake merging onto the motorway yesterday and kind of cut a woman off. She followed me and when I stopped at a stop light, she jumped out of her car, threw my door open and screamed at me. I'm shaken. How can I make peace with this stressful situation? [more inside]
I just bought the Faber paperback edition of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride. The cover looks familiar - the rounded serifs in the typeface, and the apple at the bottom. Is it a pastiche of or reference to another, famous, older book cover? Stylistically, I'm thinking 1970s. [more inside]
I have a 2012 Mazda3 with manual transmission. In the last month it's been "broken into" twice. However, I'm somewhat sure both times that I forgot to press the lock button on the fob. Is there a way to configure something in the car that makes it lock within 30 seconds or so of turning off the car in case I forget? Apparently there are different answers for automatics vs. manuals.
Where would I find an aquarium within a day's drive of Oklahoma City with large sharks? Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks has bull sharks, OKC Zoo has taken out their large shark display. I'm thinking something in Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, or points south and east. A weekend trip is possible. Thanks!
My relative has chronic wrist pain from nerve damage. She already has a wrist wrap for work and things involving her hands. She says heat help her wrist feel better and has been putting her wrist under steam from a tea kettle. Is there a device made specifically for this purpose? What other methods and/or devices are there to help ease the pain in her wrist?
Can I format/partition it for both systems without losing all the data I've already backed up on it? [more inside]
A pair of my friends would like to get married quickly (politics!), but they'll only be able to get to NYC on the 30th. After the one-day waiting period, they can get hitched on New Year's Eve sometime in the afternoon, but the Marriage Bureau is, of course, closed. Do you know of a place that wouldn't mind us taking up space for 15 or 20 minutes, tops, that early afternoon? [more inside]
My grandmother is elderly and has Alzheimer's. I grew up in a different country to where she lives and we don't share a common language, so our relationship has never been very close, but I love her immensely and I know she adores me too. Every Christmas we send each other a card - a tradition I look forward to very much - and since I started cohabiting with my partner six years ago, I have always signed the card from both of us. [more inside]
My co-worker's wife suffered a near-drowning incident while on vacation, and is in ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Her husband and daughter have found temporary accommodations near the hospital. We (in Northern Virginia) would like to help the family by pre-paying for a food delivery service in the area. The hospital cafeteria page links to the web page of Doorstep Delivery, which unfortunately is not in operation at this time. Can any Miami-area MeFites direct us to a reputable food delivery service in the area? Thanks.
I sometimes need a short-term car rental on behalf of out-of-state employees on short notice. I have no trouble doing this for airfare and hotels, but car rentals have been a unique hassle. Is there an easy way to do this that doesn't put the employee out-of-pocket? [more inside]
Upon breaking up, my ex and I decided to make a go at being friends. It didn't work. I blocked her on Messenger. She then emailed me at work to ask if I'm OK, and what's up? Do I owe her an explanation? (Snowflakes within.) [more inside]
I'd like to give someone a gift card to some neato place in Berkeley, CA. I have to buy it from, and have it delivered to, the other side of the USA. [more inside]
Hi, trying to start off my new massage business, and am going to rent a woman's home salon (when she's not using it) I would love to offer online scheduling. But I need to coordinate with her schedule, which she keeps with her phone's calendar (Google). Seems that to get syncronization with the salon owner's calendar, every scheduling app wants a monthly fee. Is there nothing out there that will allow clients to book appointments on my Gcalendar? [more inside]
I'm hoping to buy a new Eames lounge chair and ottoman either next year or in 2018. What would be the cheapest way to get it? So far I found only 2 options to get (somewhat) reduced price, are there any other tricks? [more inside]
I need a recommendation on a good flatbed scanner that can handle 35mm slides as well as color and b&w photo negatives of all shapes and sizes. [more inside]