My girlfriend and I might be moving to Philadelphia. Where should we live? [more inside]
I ended a six-year relationship last December. I know I was totally justified. It's been seven months; when will I stop being worried sick about her? [more inside]
The B(if)tek song Machines Work has a of sample of someone saying "machines can do the work, so that people have time to think" and "to make reality of imagination". The first sample is also recut to "people can do the work, so that machines have time to think". Does anyone know the source of these samples? [more inside]
How can two people legally swap car ownership with minimum fees in California? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this piece of music? [more inside]
I'm going to be flying from Atlanta to DC around Thanksgiving, and I'm trying to figure out the least painful way to do it. Unusually, I don't actually care where I am on Thanksgiving day—I'm go to an event the following weekend. When will be less crazy at the airport? [more inside]
I am on my way to an appointment tomorrow because I would like to do something about anxiety or stress response or whatever you'd like to call it. I am familiar with a lot of different anti-anxiety meds from my schoolwork, as well as things used off label. But my knowledge is more from the 'how the drugs work in the brain' side, vs. the clinical indications. [more inside]
is it abusive of my brother-in-law to not bring home a paycheck, but yet my sister who has MS holds down 1 full time and 2 part time jobs? She takes care of the household stuff also. He's been fairly worthless for years but I haven't said anything. I figured it was my sister's business. I figured I would only get into a relatives business if there was abuse. Is this abuse?
Were you one of these archetypal students? How did your teachers help you self regulate, control impulses, and overall become more self-aware? [more inside]
Kitty's started giving us midnight serenades - help! [more inside]
Are there any comic book versions of History that you know of which could give High School students a good background in the subject? In particular, my colleague is interested in American History 1840-1968 but any period of American History would be most welcome.
Help me find well-written videogame reviews! [more inside]
The recent news about D.B. Cooper and the FPP on the Zodiac Killer have me wondering: What major crimes (if any?) have been solved after the death of the perpetrator? [more inside]
I'd like to explore the local web/tech nerd and geek scene in small cities and towns between San Francisco and Portland. How and where do I find the right folks? [more inside]
I have a series of old family photographs (c1920-1950), which I have removed from sticky-backed albums for scanning. What would be the best way to store them which would preserve their condition? [more inside]
I released a bat outside this morning. Will he be OK until nightfall? [more inside]
Doctors scare me. Meds scare me. I have to set an alarm to take my bc everyday or I'll forget. Make it go away!
Birth control - how do the monthly prescriptions work? [more inside]
I have a friend who may lose his eye because of cancer in his sinuses, which is being treated with radiation. I'd like to buy him an eye patch, and specifically wanted to buy one that was high quality. Can you suggest some vendors, some suggested designs (especially funny ones), and anything else you think I might could do that would let him know how much he's loved? [more inside]
What's the best device for reading and annotating PDFs? I'm trying to decide between a tablet pc (maybe the Lenovo X220T), a netbook fitted with a PixelQi screen, an Entourage Edge, an OLPC, or some sort of e-reader. Any other suggestions, are of course, welcome. [more inside]
Is there anywhere online that provides a generic bookmarks file? [more inside]
I cannot believe I am spending an Ask on this question. What is the original song that is being pastiched / referenced / ripped off by the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic song Cutie Mark Crusaders? [more inside]
Where are all the 'piano bar' type situations in Austin, TX? [more inside]
Why did my piecrust stick to the pan? and other pie dilemmas.. [more inside]
Does anyone know any good, simple games for groups of children of differing ages to play? [more inside]
So many blackberries. What to do with them? [more inside]
Why can't I differentially correct some GPS data I collected with a Trimble GeoExplorer 2008? [more inside]
How can my boyfriend and I stop fighting so much? [more inside]
Home buying 101: First time homebuyers looking for a primary residence. We found a home we are interested in. It is a ROE/Foreclosure. The home itself is already approved for a Homepath Renovation loan. On the flyer for the home it says you must be pre-approved before calling on the home. We live in the neighborhood so have already played lookie-loo through the windows. It needs a lot of work: New appliances, new HVAC, new windows (paint-but we can do that ourselves)- those were obvious from the outside. We really want to see the inside before we go any further. The house is listed at 95,000. We would offer 85K but roll in an additional 30k for renovations. However, we don't know what we don't know. [more inside]
Just moved to Albuquerque and was surprised that chipboard isn't recycled here.. This means cereal boxes and the like aren't recycled here and head to the landfill. Two-part question: 1. Why isn't chipboard recycled here like it is everywhere else I've lived? 2. Is there a way to recycle it here that I've missed? I've googled extensively but hope I've missed something.
Numerous front load washers die in a few years due to hidden corrosion of a structural part made of aluminum. Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Electrolux. Examples. Why do they use aluminum when it will be submerged in the presence chemicals and steel?
University student unsure of whether or not I should spend an extra semester in school or work full-time to save up for my future in the music industry and life in a new city. [more inside]
I have a dream of becoming an anthropologist someday. The problem is I don't know what I should focus on. [more inside]
We're going from an inhumanely small kitchen to a huge one with more cabinets than we know what to do with. Any tips for what goes where? [more inside]
I know where to get my great grandfather's military service records. But I don't have a lot of information to even start from. I need your suggestions. [more inside]
Where can I find Portal 2 posters? [more inside]
What is WebProcess and why do it and mds eat up most of my active RAM on my 2008 white MacBook running 10.6? [more inside]
Am I done with her????? [more inside]
I'm exploring the idea of moving to Europe for a year or two -- preferably to Rome or Paris, and don't know where to start my research. Pretty much all I know right now is that I loved both places when I visited, and I want to give living in one of those cities a try. [more inside]
Nostalgia? Place Memory? Grief? Saudade? What Causes this Feeling? What part of the brain controls/causes memories and feelings to be triggered by places or events? Is it different than the memory-smell connection? Is there anything stronger to explain these associations in the brain other than nostalgia? [more inside]
Away from computer for 3 weeks. Can you recommend some engaging, long lasting iPhone games to keep me occupied? Paid or free. [more inside]
Cat chewed through my macbook power cord. I tried to fix it, but when I plugged it in it sparked a little bit and then went out. I bought a new charger, and when I booted my mac up, everything was fine except the time and date needed to be reset and my desktop wallpaper had changed to the default background. Should I be worried? [more inside]
Help me write a literary and science-y marriage "sermon" for some colleagues! [more inside]
Can you suggest the best, most recent articles that give an overview of China's economic foreign policy in Africa?
I have a problem. When I decide I don't like someone, it's very hard for me to act as if everything is okie dokie especially if I have to work with them. I am usually bubbly and talkative but when I'm around an individual or a couple of people who rub me the wrong way, it's hard to hide my dissatisfaction with them so my mood becomes mellow and almost somber for the event or gig. How do I change that to become an enagaging, genuine person even when I have judged them to be what I feel they are to me? I'm kinda introverted too.
Are the words "grace" and "rain" either identical or similar in Persian? Someone wrote me a letter about a Rumi book they sent me when I was little and I remember them saying that in the language Rumi wrote in, "grace" and "rain" are the same word. According to Wikipedia, Rumi wrote the the "New Persian Language." (Yes, crappy sources, I know, hence I ask!)
Please help me find an indestructible wallet [more inside]
A poem, "Poinsettias", from the New Yorker, published sometime in late 1980 or early 1981? [more inside]
How do I keep my primary data drive from constantly going idle and then spinning up again? [more inside]