A recent conversation advised (possibly anecdotal) info that elliptical trainers can create foot numbness (it happens to me too) and lead to hip problems. This is the first time I have heard of the potential for 'hip problems' - does anyone else know anything about it? Is it a myth? I am a nearly 40 mum keen to get back on my trainer...
How to remove wooden plug in order to tighten arm of dining chair? [more inside]
CookieFilter- What are these called outside of the grocery store? [more inside]
Do any of the large computer makers like Dell or HP use standard parts for any of their desktop lines? I'm looking for a new computer, but would rather not purchase one that still uses proprietary parts like power supplies and mother boards.
I just slept for 19 hours straight. WTF?! [more inside]
Seeking name of a documentary film about socialism/communism/left wing activities in US , approx 1920-1940?.Made in 1980's or 70's. I remember being impressed w/ how important the CP was in the labor movement in getting shorter working hours and Social Security. I think Vivian Gornick, Stubs Terkel, and Rose Kryszak(sp?) were interiewed. That's about all I remember.Any ideas?
help me remember this movie i watched as a kid. [more inside]
Don't-Like-Using/Answering-the-Phone People! I know you're out there. Now I'd like to know your reasons for avoiding the phone. [more inside]
Several years ago, I asked a telemarketer to be placed on their "Do not call list." The telemarketer hung up on me before I could ask for a copy of their do-not-call policy, but I did not receive any calls for several years. Now they are calling again incessantly. I have not answered any of their calls. Are they in violation of the FCC's telemarketing laws, since I have technically asked to be put on their company-specific do not call list?
A Questions about the ethics of my last Ob./Gyn/ Visit... [more inside]
Is Microsoft Word the only text editor that allows user-definable shortcuts for inserting symbols? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a book, but Google isn't helping. [more inside]
My bank has me over a barrel. I've tried what's been suggested before, now I'm looking for other options. [more inside]
Middle-aged man considering body modification. Good idea or not? [more inside]
Is there a plugin for location bar keyword searches in 64-bit Safari on Snow Leopard? I love Keywurl, but support has been "coming soon" for months.
I was thinking the other day about "all Greek to me!" as I was reading a physics book w/equations (using the Greek symbols) And equations are a sort of language, of course. So I wondered if there's some sort of linguist who's ever looked at the grammar or syntax of math/physics equations and tried to derive, whatever the hell it is linguists derive! Does this sound like something anyone has heard of? If so, have any links?
TaxFilter - I know YANMA (You are not my accountant), but I'm seeking some advice about whether I can do my own taxes this year or if I should see a professional. [more inside]
What are some really, really basic rules of thumb for picking (or avoiding) stocks? [more inside]
Help! Stove emergency. Left ceramic pot on stove too long, and now stove top has a hairline crack across half the stove, and is now chipped (about 2 inches by 4 inches) where the pot had melted. [more inside]
Where can I get data on Caltrain delays, to help me avoid them? [more inside]
Is there a simple way to estimate how much breast milk my baby is consuming? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to get up and to work on time while getting the timing right for my ADD medication and balancing other responsibilities. [more inside]
What are some good daycares in Nashville? And how far ahead do I have to reserve a space? (I'm not even pregnant yet, just thinking ahead.) Do people reserve spaces at more than one place? [more inside]
Round three of help us plan our NOLA wedding: Know any great New Orleans area wedding photographers? Especially any who charge less than $3k? That's the number we keep seeing and it's quite high in relation to out budget. [more inside]
What would the rough cost (as time x rate) for developing a database for basic environmental data (temperature, water level, fish counts) and metadata (site, date, time) with an online form for volunteer data entry? [more inside]
I just bought a pound of vanilla beans. How should I use/store them? [more inside]
Tips on selling to a consignment store? [more inside]
Tell me what I need to help a family where the mom has just been suddenly and involuntarily committed to hospital for psychosis in California. [more inside]
How do I help my aunt (who has largely undiagnosed mental illness issues) avoid homelessness? Do they make nannies for adults? (details below) [more inside]
EntomologyFilter - Help a librarian out of his depth find a better plan of attack on some specific insect-related searching. I need to know if terminology exists for what I need to find. [more inside]
I have been wondering this for a long time—do so-called "logic puzzles" really help sharpen your mind, or do they just help you get better at logic puzzles? [more inside]
I have a service that targets a small group of businesses. I need to figure out how to market to them, can someone give me some recommendations? [more inside]
Was my Casio Pathfinder's altimeter function working on the plane? [more inside]
What is it that makes stand mixers worth so much more than the hand variety? [more inside]
How did people make clocks more accurate before accurate clocks? [more inside]
Hypothetically what if I, a New Zealander who has just graduated in New Zealand with a Bachelor's degree in teaching at primary/elementary level, wanted to teach elementary school in the US? What would I need to prove and do? [more inside]
We need to convert a pdf catalog to a flash flip book (ie this. No problem. however, the client wants to have it set up so that when the viewer clicks on an item, that item gets added to a cart, and then when the viewer is done, the cart list gets emailed to a distributor for a price quote. I've spent the afternoon searching, but I'm not finding anything that looks like what we need. Any ideas?
What are some detailed examples of trauma denial? [more inside]
Need to find a new pair of high performance polarized sunglasses to replace my lost Costa Del Mar. I need the best.
Need to find a new pair of high performance polarized sunglasses to replace my lost Costa Del Mar's. I need the best. [more inside]
How are ethnic jokes and the like on Family Guy (et al) translated for the joked-about audience? [more inside]
Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
I popped the question. He said yes. His ring finger says no. How do we deal with his crazy metal allergies? [more inside]
Help me out here -- who will hire grad-school dropouts to work for them after they have royally screwed over their chances of having an academic career, what are they likely to pay said grad-school dropouts, and how do I convince them that they want to hire me against their better judgement? [more inside]
Does there exist such a thing as headphones that allow/amplify/mix ambient noise in addition to the audio coming from whatever source they're plugged into? More or less the opposite of noise-canceling headphones. [more inside]
If I pay someone with a cheque/check and they lose it am I legally required to issue them another one? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find stair nosing similar to this:? It is for a commercial repair job. Thanks!
Why is yawning getting me high? [more inside]