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Was having a second child a career killer?

For you full-time working mothers, was having a second child a career killer like my googling suggests? Are there other potentially negative ramifications of having a second that I'm not considering? Feel free to ignore the special snowflake details inside; I tend to ramble. [more inside]
posted by kei02003 on Jun 25, 2014 - 23 answers

Worried about Significant Others Smoking

I often stay over at my girlfriend's condo, she lives with her mom. Both she and her mom are chronic smokers. Her entire family smokes. They both smoke inside the condo. My girlfriend will at least leave the room and go to the washroom to smoke. But when I go to take a shower I can smell the smoke strongly. Her mom will smoke in the living room while watching TV. I can feel the smoke in my lungs after leaving her place. I have a history of lung cancer in my family as many of my family members have passed away from lung cancer after smoking for years. My dad is also currently battling colon cancer. My dad's battle has made me realize that this kind of situation is very bad for my health long term. I don't know what the solution is as my girlfriend doesn't drive, so cannot come to my place often and we live 30 minutes apart. I want to ask her to quit smoking but I know how hard it is to do. It isn't my place so I cannot tell them what to do but I'm just worried about my health from second hand smoke as well as her health. She doesn't seem interested in quitting smoking as it seems like something the entire family just does. I love her but this is a concern for me.
posted by Jack V on Feb 3, 2014 - 29 answers

Is there some sort of etiquette in getting a second medical opinion?

I haven't had many medical problems over the course of my life, but recently I had two (separate) "emergency" hospitalizations for a condition that I had been unaware that I had/have. (Complicated diverticulitis with perforation). Both hospitalizations were truly harrowing and have pretty much turned my life upside down. Very serious! In the hospital (the 2nd time) a surgeon who was on call told me that it really is not a matter of if I need surgery, but when I need surgery. (He says I need a colon resection). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Best Dallas thrift/second hand clothing stores

So, I need to start building a decent work-ready wardrobe and I wanted to try going the thrift second hand route. I'm a 35 year old male with pretty sedate tastes in clothing that skew in the heritage and ivy league directions. Any places in DFW I should look? thanks
posted by senseofsurreal on Aug 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Getting an advanced degree in a different subject than your undergrad?

What are the options available to me for getting an advanced degree in physics when I have an undergraduate degree in a completely different field? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Jul 17, 2013 - 22 answers

What's a fun second date around BAM on Sunday evening?

Hello! I'm looking for second date ideas around the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sunday evening after or before getting ice cream. We're both nerdy literary types and the first date was Despicable Me 2 in the theatre, which was great. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Jul 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Guide me?

Is it possible to break into the Engineering/Physics field with a B.S. in something completely different? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Nov 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Remove Acer front panel

How do I get the front panel off to install a second hard drive in my new computer? [more inside]
posted by KRS on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Cyber Affair

I don't feel guilty, am I an jerk? [more inside]
posted by antigone on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Learn Spanish while working fulltime

Have you successfully learned Spanish while working and without travel? What was your process? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on May 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How to get 2nd Bachelor's Degree from UCLA after foreign-based Bachelor's?

Seeking 2nd Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from UCLA, then PhD. Details below. [more inside]
posted by Hassoon on Apr 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Second dog or not?

Should I get a second dog? [more inside]
posted by and hey Charlie on Feb 13, 2012 - 19 answers

What's it like being pregnant near delivery?

What's it like to be pregnant nearing delivery? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Oct 30, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I approach a second date?

Never dated someone I didn't already know. Some advice on dating protocol? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Oct 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Not going to name him Marius

Suggestions for bringing home a kitty friend for our lonely cat? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 30, 2011 - 22 answers

What is a second masters degree worth?

What is a second masters degree worth? [more inside]
posted by Medw on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Second Grade Teaching Resources?

I'm used to fourth graders - what are the best resources to prepare for my first time teaching second grade? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom?

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I buy a decent-sized replica of the flag of the Second Spanish Republic?

Where can I buy a decent-sized replica of the flag of the Second Spanish Republic? (image links inside) [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Jan 2, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I find English as a Second Language Funding for an African University?

I am a volunteer for an organization building a nonprofit university in Angola. I am tasked with finding funding for English as a Second Language education--all students who do not speak English will take year long intensive course in English. I'm looking for whatever help I can get in finding funds. [more inside]
posted by wires on Nov 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Puis-toi aider moi avec television?

Looking for info on how to download (and somehow transfer to an iPhone) a French-Canadian cooking show. I swear it's to help me learn! [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Recess incognito?

If I had say, three months salary ($6500), and time on my side what are some countries I (an American, 30) could go live inexpensively for six months or longer and go native?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 27, 2010 - 27 answers

Another where-do-I-go-from-here thread

UK English graduate can't find proper job. Keep searching, take time out, or get more qualifications? (Also regrets degree, wishes he'd gone science or IT. Would not be amiss to getting-a-second-degree-without-funding advice.) [more inside]
posted by Fen on Jul 12, 2010 - 7 answers

I need a second job to bring me $1k a month - suggestions?

I've shaved all unnecessary expenses to a bare minimum and am coming up short $1000 a month on my bills - which includes a mortgage. My savings is dwindling fast. I work full-time with a one-hour commute to/from Manhattan and am raising a two year old who attends day care. I'm organized and a fast typist. I love to search the internet. Any suggestions out there on what I can do to bring in another 1k? i know...this is a bit far fetched but I'd appreciate any leads. I'm quite desperate at this point... TIA
posted by peasncarrots on Jun 29, 2010 - 22 answers

How do I prepare for a second career now, before I want one?

How do I prepare for a second career now, before I want one? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Mar 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Just Questions? Just Answers?

I just bumped into a website justanswers.com while researching the world of medical second opinion. I have questions about the business and the human psyhcology behind it..... [more inside]
posted by london302 on Oct 30, 2009 - 3 answers

A new career for a burned out pastor?

Career brainstorming filter: Help me help my minister friend think creatively about a midlife second career. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Tagged out before I get to third.

I can't seem to ever get to the third date. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 11, 2009 - 58 answers

Immersive Education Degree

Greetings! Would anyone here have any information about obtaining a masters or PhD in immersive education? I have a Masters in Education, but I would like to focus on the educational possibilities of 3D virtual worlds like Second Life, Reaction Grid and Wonderland. I believe these environments have astounding potential. If not a degree then perhaps some best practices ideas... thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by ConnieL on Aug 22, 2009 - 6 answers

i know there "are no rules" but what are the rules?

guys, how long do you wait before you call for a second date? cause i know that we all claim not to play games, and yet, people play games. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jun 15, 2009 - 82 answers

Which term: Bandwidth, Throughput, Download Speed, Else?

Throughput, download speed, bandwidth, or something else -- which of these am I trying to say? I can download a huge file, topping speeds of around 140 KB/s. Is 140 KB/s my maximum download speed? And isn't that speed the same for all information I can receive, or just file transfers? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 4, 2009 - 16 answers

A Community that canonized John XXIII?

Is there a Catholic community of more than one church or one leader where the Decision of the Second Vatican Council is followed to the exact letter of the new law rather than implemented in sorts or passed over in certain areas like the Roman Catholic Church?
posted by parmanparman on May 6, 2009 - 23 answers

Supplemental income through options on the internet or at-home work – what are my options?

Supplemental income through options on the internet or at-home work – what are my options? [more inside]
posted by lutzla23 on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Hot Tub/Spa Advice for Second Home

Considering getting a spa for an Oregon beach house and have never owned one. We don't rent the house out and family is there about twice a month in summer/fall and perhaps less than once/month in the winter/spring. Interested in advice, considerations for such a set up particularly around necessity of hiring someone for maintenance and temperature/circulation settings while we are gone. BTW, freezing is not an issue, but it does stay pretty consistently cool (50s) most of the time.
posted by jbradley on Mar 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get a second and third (and beyond) date!

What am I doing wrong on the first and second date? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Nov 24, 2008 - 40 answers

Go back for more school or take a *meh* first job?

Recent Graduate: Work towards 2nd Bachelors, Masters, or take a lower paying position I hope will lead to the job I want? [more inside]
posted by sleazy_e on Jul 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Did I write a title? Yes.... but did I? Yeah. Let me make sure one more time....yep!

How can I stop second guessing myself? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 8, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I view videos by one hundredth of a second?

Do you know of a program for viewing videos that allows tracking of the timings at the level of a one hundredth of a second? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Jul 3, 2008 - 8 answers

advanced thermodynamics

explain further The Second Law of Thermodynamics [more inside]
posted by complience on May 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Kitty needs a friend?

Do I get a second cat (long details inside)? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on May 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Entropy and Software Projects

The 2nd law of thermodynamics (entropy theory) has been applied to information theory, economics, natural selection and human behaviour. How do I relate it to software projects? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Teaching English

My 18 yr old daughter wants to spend 2 months this summer working in Japan as an English instructor. She has a working knowledge of Japanese and will have a TESL certificate. What is the best and safest way to go about trying to help her find a job and what issues do we need to be aware of?
posted by frizelli on Apr 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Can someone please explain the The Second Law of Thermodynamics to me, with examples?

Can someone please explain the The Second Law of Thermodynamics to me, with examples? [more inside]
posted by complience on Feb 5, 2008 - 29 answers

Oh, say can you see...

The first transatlantic television image was that of a fluttering American flag. My grandfather was the cameraman. Two words: Christmas gift. [more inside]
posted by laughinglikemad on Nov 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Using 401K & Roth IRA to purchase second property

Using 401K & Roth IRA to purchase second property ?? Is this possible ?? Any suggestions. Thanks, ek
posted by endlessknot on Nov 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I go back to school for a second degree?

Should I go back to school for a second degree in something I feel very passionately about? [more inside]
posted by misled on Aug 15, 2007 - 16 answers

do second chances often convert to success?

How to re-approach cute girl for something serious, with whom I had a drunken make-out session a couple of years ago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please?

Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 1, 2007 - 21 answers

So an improv wannabe walks into a bar....

Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
posted by moooshy on Jun 25, 2007 - 12 answers

Why can't we get 1 b/s/Hz?

Why, in wireless transmissions of data, can we not achieve 1.0 bits per second per Hertz? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Jan 17, 2007 - 16 answers

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