I'm happy with the shower gels that I use. It's an assortiment of Sanex products (I like variety). On paper or on the web, that company is all about the pH balance this, hydratation that, skin protection here, deep moisturization there. But does it really make a difference, or is soap basically soap? [more inside]
I've done some internet reading about the fascinating world of cat genetics, but I'm still not certain what color my cat is. Help me figure it out! [more inside]
So, I tore my rotator cuff a while ago, and I'm going to a physical therapist for that, and she's really pushing for me to go to the local swimming pool and take the aqua-aerobics class there. I really don't want to, but she won't shut up about it. [more inside]
After being catless for almost three years, we're finally ready to adopt again. Not sure about the timing though. [more inside]
Please recommended memoirs, philosophy, and/or classics on coping with death, the meaning of life, etc. [more inside]
I'm going to be spending about 2 hours travelling to Sedlec Ossuary tomorrow, then another two hours back. What else should I do while there, as I'd rather not go, spend I don't know, an hour at the church, then go back to Prague if I can help it. [more inside]
Back in the stone age (the late '90's), I bought an interactive CD ROM titled Ceremony of Innocence. I loved it. I'd like to play it again. [more inside]
Or, like gel pens? I was given a couple of coloring books and love them but I really know nothing about the best stuff to use for them and really can't afford to purchase a set I'll just be irritated with and need to replace to give me he results I want.
I've taken to making instant ramen with half veggie broth, half water or thereabouts — improves the taste and texture. But is using broth actually giving me any extra nutrients, or just doubling my dose of sodium? (I'm not deficient of anything, and my diet is otherwise pretty decent, this is just my go-to quick lunch at home)
I saw this desk and quite liked it, but I can't for the life of me find it anywhere for sale: L- Shaped Desk A link to buy it or something extremely similar would be great. (just in case it comes up - I am not interested in building it myself or having it built by someone)
To start, I have a budget of about $250USD +/-. I need a hunter green tuxedo with tails, jacket and pants, matching. I cannot find one online at any price. [more inside]
I am sick and tired of roleplaying games using horrible, historically-inaccurate mishmashes of medieval Western Europe as a setting. Give me ideas for the Eastern Europe version instead. [more inside]
I'm a couple of months away from the end of my 2 year Verizon contract, and my LG L2G2 may have finally croaked a day after its battery was replaced. I'm headed to the hospital for surgery in 36 hours, so no time to research options re: decent, reliable phone and possible carrier switch. Hoping you all can help with cell recommendations and reception improvement hacks. (I live in California, and wonder whether our state Public Utilities Commission ADA guidelines would mandate carrier to provide free signal booster/whatever due to disability.) (details inside) [more inside]
What is the best tool out there for efficiently examining and searching for all of the journal articles/publications that cite a particular article? [more inside]
After watching this precious video, I wondered, how are babies fitted with glasses? Optometrist visits in my experience have been highly interactive: tell me what line you can read, what looks better this or this, etc. How do they do this for babies who don't have language skills yet? How do they know they have the right prescription?
I'm new to almond and cashew butters. I made these delicious oat bats last night. How long will they keep in my fridge? Can I freeze them? Thank you.
What is this piece of furniture with a clock, large sector to 150 and a smaller selector? [more inside]
I'm studying calculus. I don't have a graphing calculator but I do have R and decent amount of experience using it to do light data analysis. It seems like R ought to be able to do anything a calculator can, but so far that hasn't panned out. [more inside]
Hoping to find a convex blind spot mirror like this, with a "corner line", indicating whether the car behind you is far enough away for safe lane-changing. Google and Autozone etc. have plenty of convex blind spot mirrors, but none with the all-important line. What is the name of this feature/do you recognize this product? [more inside]
Trying to find this very stylish black and white comedy movie with an American morals task force in postwar France. [more inside]
I have been storing my beloved drum kit at a friend's house for three years. But now I have room for them in my house, so I'm bringing them home. Yay! Alas, my friend recently went through a bedbug episode. What should I do when I bring my drums home to keep the bedbugs out? [more inside]
How do I achieve this hair colour Here. I am concerned about damage. Questions inside. [more inside]
I just want to get over this hurt feeling before the wedding happens in August [more inside]
We have friends who just purchased a new home, and we'd love to get a gift certificate to a really good nursery in the DC area. She is an avid outdoor, non-edibles gardener. Can you advise where the best place for us to get the card at?
How long does an open jar of minced garlic stay edible in a refrigerator? [more inside]
I'm culling books and have discovered that I have 2 Pulitzer Prize winning books, first editions and signed by the author. Sadly, no dust covers. The books are A.B. Guthrie's "The Way West" and Allen Drury's "Advise and Consent." While the other books are getting donated to to a worthy non-profit, I think I'd want to sell these if I can pick up some pocket change. I've done a little research but hope the hive mind can help me, too. [more inside]
I'd rather buy organic food, but GMO and organic seem to be inseparable. Ignoring the question of whether GMO, organic, or any combination of these are good/bad for one's health, where can I find organic GMO food? I'd like to support biotechnology and genetic engineering, but not be subjected to pesticides.
I'm looking for a good anthology of time travel stories to give to someone. [more inside]
We're looking for a *fancy* restaurant with an excellent cocktail menu that has at least one well-thought-out not-pasta-with-sad-veggies vegetarian entree in Chicago that IS NOT Green Zebra. Must take reservations and not be Asian food. Would like an entree option that is meat or fish. Who knew mixed marriage would be so hard? Places that have been suggested and the reasons they are not quite right inside. [more inside]
Recently I've tried using Clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach and then (yesterday) just straight laundry bleach to clean my floor grout. Neither had impressive results. Now I have some Zep, which contains hydrochloric acid. If I use this today and there is still bleach residue on the floor (I did mop with water), might I poison myself via a chemical reaction? The area is decently ventilated.
In about two weeks, I will have around 12 hours in which to unload a whole lot of stuff into a fourth-floor walkup apartment. I have a few friends who have offered help, but given the amount of crap to be moved I'm pretty sure I will need to hire movers too. I've never done this before. What should I look for in a moving company? Can I ask my friends to help in addition to hiring movers, or will the movers need us to stay out of the way? And how do I estimate how many person-hours of help I need?
www.massplanner.com Googling mostly gets me info on planning a Roman Catholic service... Appears to allow for posting automation across all the major platforms, along with other bells and whistles. I can kick the tires on it and decide whether it's better or worse than Hootsuite - my major question for AskMe is - has anyone heard of it, and is it legit? [more inside]
I spoke with a woman from Global Travel Network who says I won a free vacation after entering a contest recently. I did sign up for the contest, and she had my correct information. The claim is that this should be thought of as a bribe so that I would use them in the future. [more inside]
My friend would have been a PGY4 surgical resident this year but her contract was not renewed (aka she was fired) due to low test scores and slow to improve laparoscopy skills. She wasn't able to get anything and is now unemployed. Her program director has left her program, and never supported her so she is left without any guidance on what to do. Without any guidance she is a bit a drift. It would be helpful to know: 1) What are her chances of getting another surgical position 2) What are her chances of getting any medical position and how does she do that (she mentioned she would need to find somebody to sponsor her into the match) 3) Is there a job she can get right now? 4) Are there any resources (aside from her program) that she can contact for help? [more inside]
As a third party, how can I creatively stop or deescalate an argument I see happening between two others. I have been trying to creatively break up the many arguments I see in my family on a regular basis. I am witness to some pretty intense, basically borderline freak outs on a fairly regular basis. [more inside]
Did I break some unwritten tipping rule when I "generously" tipped on a free meal? [more inside]
I'm leaving a toxic workplace and officially declined an exit interview with HR, but the org is trying to sneak one in. Some snowflakes inside. [more inside]
My partner and I are considering a move from Adelaide to Sydney: help me learn to love life in the big city! [more inside]
So i've recently come to grasp the power of IFTTT and twitter together. I'd like to experiment with some slightly more advanced twitter automations. I'd like to make a script to use twitter to directly access articles using my institution's URL. More below the fold [more inside]
I'm a trans man who is flying (domestic US flights) tomorrow. Can I wear a packer through security? [more inside]
I am attempting to make a powerpoint 'game' (a tutorial that should be fun) using screenshots of Outlook 365. I cannot seem to size my screenshots to the correct size to work with powerpoint. I am sure I am missing something but I have no idea what. [more inside]
Are the operations applied by digital photo effects (e.g. sharpening, contrast) commutative? That is, will the outcome differ based on the order the effects are applied? [more inside]
What tourist activities/sights offer "achievements" for participation or completion? [more inside]
Yesterday I accidentally purchased something on eBay and had to contact the seller today to get the item cancelled. After much grumbling on their part they finally agreed, but now they're hassling me about accepting the cancellation on eBay somewhere and I think because the item never shipped that process doesn't apply. Can anyone help me confirm this? [more inside]
Best way to paint for small hands, a history of tendinitis, and large rooms? [more inside]
I am travelling from Canada to the US for 11 days, and discovered that my Wind Mobile phone has no reception here -- as in, zero bars. Help me figure out what to do! [more inside]
Saw a BuzzFeed video. Article of clothing. (The gray one. On Alison [???].) Seek it IRL. [more inside]
Is it worth asking for a discount on an item which dropped in price whilst shipping (and after the charge was made to my card) [more inside]
We're landing on Scorpion Anchorage (?!) around ten AM and leave from there at three PM. We've have only five hours to hike around. What should we do? What have you done?
Are there any surviving evidence of household decorations from medieval times in Europe? [more inside]