Is membership in the Alpha Chi honor society worth anything? [more inside]
What are the best southern restaurants (barbecue, fried chicken, etc.) in and around Columbia, S.C.? Willing to take a day trip if it's worth it.
Should we do something about mice living in our walls? [more inside]
What would be the average cost to get a locksmith to come over in the middle of the night to help me get into my house in a suburb close to the CBD in Melbourne, Australia after I lost my keys? Additionally, what do I need to prove that I'm the actual tenant of the apartment? [more inside]
My company iPhone app is now live. What do I need to make sure I don't forget when it comes to getting the right people to know about it? [more inside]
If you're an academic and/or grad student and you've printed out reams and reams of PDFs b/c they're easier to read that way... is it worth keeping them all, just for reference, even if they don't seem immediately applicable to your current projects? Or is an electronic copy enough and can the unwieldy stacks of paper go off to recycling without regret?
Is "thundersnow" more common in New York City, specifically Queens and Brooklyn? [more inside]
[Queer-filter] How do you cope with the ambient heterosexism of everyday life? [more inside]
What is going on with my eyesight? [more inside]
I've been raising dogs for most of my life but this is my first time having a solo large breed puppy in an urban environment. [more inside]
Do I need a specific kind of rechargeable batteries for Apple's Magic Mouse? [more inside]
Please recommend a “how to run a small business” book, but how to think about it (not the technical aspects). [more inside]
Free or very low cost image editing software? [more inside]
I just came across this; it was a banner ad on a site that was linked to from a comment here. [more inside]
Is there a way to help reduce my heart rate after it gets all ramped up from drinking caffeine? Lately I've noticed that whenever I drink even a small cup of black tea my heart starts to beat rapidly a few hours later and I feel a lot of pressure in my chest, like my heart is trying to beat faster but there's a rubber band around it. The sensation is similar to panic or running, but I don't feel panicky in my head. Aside from obviously avoiding caffeine, will doing something like drinking tons of water help calm me down faster than just waiting it out?
Houston Filter: The Mrs. and I are moving to Houston, and would like suggestions as to which neighborhoods to look at for renting an apartment or house. We want something safe, and with a reasonable commute to Texas Medical Center. [more inside]
How often can I feed my dog eggs? [more inside]
Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my dog - a 2-part question [more inside]
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
Help me get Lightroom to play nicely with my photo library on OS X. Caveat: I don't want Lightroom to handle EVERY photo, just the raw files. Any advice appreciated. [more inside]
I am 24 years old and am just having a tough time with life in general. One of my most specific problems is that I am currently in my second year of law school (the school is ranked right around 100) and I hate it. I don't know whether it would be best to finish my law degree, apply to a MBA program, or just drop out completely and get whatever job I can find and start working my way up. [more inside]
I'm in a new relationship-like thing but I have no idea what is going on. How do I tell? Should I ask? [more inside]
This Saturday I'm picking up a used car in Milwaukee and bringing it down to Chicago. I haven't had a car in 2 years, I lost my driver's license and I only have on-street parking. I'll buy insurance on Saturday once I know the VIN. I'll register the car and get a new license Monday morning. What can I do to make sure I'm not screwed on Sunday? [more inside]
While driving southwest from Chattanooga to Birmingham along I-59, you see a structure standing alone on Lookout Mountain out of the driver's side window. It looks like a church or a monastery. I can't find it on Google earth. Does anyone know what it is?
If I don't figure out a solution, I may be doomed to hours upon hours of copying and pasting in Excel. My brain is crying out in pain for a solution, but I've never encountered this issue before. I need to transform sheet names into a variable on the sheet they represent. I'll try to explain this better inside. [more inside]
My wife wants to make her own moisturizer, and we're wondering if there are there any retail stores in Toronto where one can buy emulsifying wax?
At the last minute, I'm going to Singapore (+Indonesia/Malaysia?). Not too excited, even though I should be. I don't "do" vacation. Help me plan a worthwhile 7 days! [more inside]
How can I get a wolf spider out of my bathroom? [more inside]
Obscure children's book filter. (Details within) [more inside]
I want to attend a show for a fairly well known band at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. I've never been to the store. The show starts at 6:00 PM on a weeknight. How early should I get there to be able to see the band? I don't need to be in the front row, but I don't want to be out the door, either.
Bookfilter: A particular young adult novel about a girl meeting new people and not settling for first love (similar to "Forever"). Help me find it! [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are taking a short (4 day weekend) vacation to the Yucatan in mid February. We're looking for a place to go that's really cool but well away from crowded, touristy areas. A nice beach would be great, but it doesn't have to be on the Mayan Riviera itself; as long as it's within a few hour of Cancun airport, that works. I'd like to spend around $100/night, but I can go a little higher if the place is awesome. [more inside]
Atlanta Commuting Filter: I'm considering reverse commuting from inside the perimeter to Lawrenceville (GA). We are city people and most of what I've read suggests reverse commuting is very possible to Lawrenceville. Is this a good idea, or am I setting myself up for a life of misery? What neighborhoods should we be looking at? Is life in Gwinnett County actually more awesome than I think? [more inside]
What are some good cartoony type games for the PS3? [more inside]
Best vegetarian cookbook for a semi-gourmet omnivore? [more inside]
2-stroke or 4-stroke brushcutter (or similar)? What are the differences? [more inside]
What the heck does my son's shirt say? [more inside]
In this article, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can use Senate procedure to force a vote with less than 60 votes. What the hell? [more inside]
what is a 15 kw generac diesel generator worth? 5 years old hardly used I have one to sell, I don't know what to ask
Should I use Squarespace or Wordpress to build a client's website? [more inside]
Will complaints about public school teachers generally fall on deaf ears? For those of you in public education... Does it really change anything if parents complain about a teacher? OR, does this just make the teacher angry and then they're likely to take it out on the kids? Does a teacher consider making changes if parents complain? Is there anything a principal can really do to a tenured, union member that will make a difference? Can such a teacher be effectively disciplined since there's really no threat of ever being fired. [more inside]
I'm a total noob when it comes to off-roading; can you help me figure out how to get started? [more inside]
Help me find a program (Windows / preferably free) that draws database diagrams and then creates the relevant SQL... [more inside]
I've read everything by my favorite mystery authors. Help me find new favorites! [more inside]
Where is the best streaming coverage of the Middle East? I've been following #JAN25 on Twitter, but I'd like a nice audio stream so I can actually get some work done.
Situation: Husband and I bought a house in 2009, received the 8k first time home buyer tax credit. Divorced, still own the house but have renters. How the heck do we repay the credit? [more inside]
You have played Warhawk on PS3, and want to help my wife write her novel in which the game features in one scene. C'mon inside! [more inside]
Good authors to get into hermeneutics with, any authors who write on hermeneutics and the body? [more inside]
I'm curious about the custom in Belgium of representing the time with what appears to be a lowercase "u" in place of the colon or full stop (14u38, rather than 14:38). [more inside]
Grammarfilter: In the Pittsburghese construct needs + past participle (e.g., the car needs washed), what is the name of the "to be" that is dropped? [more inside]