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Give me your dissertation advice!

Starting my dissertation (in the social sciences) - what advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Sep 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Worlds colliding!

How do I deal with anxiety about my discrete social groups interacting with one another? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2009 - 12 answers

How to express condolences with estranged neighbor?

Our somewhat estranged neighbors just lost their 19 y/o son in a tragic accident. How do we communicate our sympathies? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 12, 2009 - 28 answers

Returning to University as a Mature Student

I'm making a career change to be a psychotherapist/clinical psychologist. As a result of this I'm returning to university this month in my early thirties to study an undergraduate degree. In order to make a success of this I want all aspects of it to go well including the social aspects. I have a lot of common sense and am somewhat introverted though not painfully. I'd really welcome any tips on getting the most out of this experience, particularly in terms of easing meeting new people and forming new friendships. I'm UK based.
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 - 7 answers

How much should I charge for consulting work?

I will be doing some consulting work. Basically I will be strategizing with a very small company on optimizing their presence on the web and helping them with social networking. Here's my problem-- I have no idea what to charge for my time. I will spend two hours driving to them and probably an hour or two consulting. What do you think I should charge? I don't want to be too low but I am also scared that I might be too high. What do you think would be a good rate? I am located in the Philadelphia area if that makes any difference.
posted by hellodonna on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

We're not friends, please stop talking to me.

"Please excuse me...No really, don't follow me, I don't want to talk to you." How do I politely get out of having to converse with someone I was friends with for a long, long time but am no longer? Person is inconsiderate, dismissive, and generally a bitch who thinks she's funny when she says mean things. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 17, 2009 - 27 answers

No! Not my Gmail and Facebook! How to convince work not to block?

Work is thinking about banning access to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail and other third-party email and social networking sites. Help me convince them not to? [more inside]
posted by raf on Aug 14, 2009 - 37 answers

How to get social work jobs in Colorado

What is the best way to find Social Work employment in Colorado? What are some different mental health agencies that are hiring? I am trying to move to Colorado by the end of the year and am a licensed social worker. I have started to get my appliations/resume together, but could use any useful information at all that could help me find a job. I guess I am not too interested in the Denver area, but would like to be in the range from Colorado Springs to Grand Junction, and as far down as Durango. I would love to live directly in Gunnison, CO if at all possible...but thats a small town. Thanks...
posted by Direwolf on Aug 14, 2009 - 1 answer

living without a Social Insurance Number

Do you live and work without a social insurance number in Canada? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 13, 2009 - 17 answers

What great town Web sites are there? Or what should be on one?

I have an opportunity to produce a kickass community Web site for my town. What cities already have wonderfully interactive, community Web sites I can look at for inspiration, or what do you think a killer town Web site should have or be like? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

What does a qualitative dissertation look like for a quantitative grad student?

Defended the MA, it's on its way to being published. Great! Dissertation chair wants me to continue with the project, adding a qualitative/comparative component. Uh oh. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Specific social networking?

Best topic-specific networking/community/cloud sites? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Jul 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Finding a primary care doctor

I haven’t been to a doctor in nearly 10 years. 100% of this is due to what I believe is social anxiety. To get a real medical opinion I’d like/need to speak to a doctor. I cannot pickup the phone. (1) Looking for primary care physician recommendations near Columbia, MD and (2) advice on what to say to the person answering the phone. [more inside]
posted by syntheticfaith on Jul 22, 2009 - 22 answers

What do we know about gregariousness in human behavior?

What do we know about gregariousness in human behavior? [more inside]
posted by bru on Jul 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Adult Asperger's is [Maybe] Confusing Me

I'm worried that I might have adult Asperger's or some similar social disorder that is keeping me from living a full and happy life. Lots of details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by fantine on Jul 6, 2009 - 43 answers

Twitter Filter: Making the business case

How to present the business case for using Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed et al to drive our company's business [more inside]
posted by Ezrie on Jul 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Inside this introvert is an extrovert trying to get out.

Inside this introvert is an extrovert trying to get out. Help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Am I going to die of lung cancer?

I smoke a cigarette a day during the work week. I've been doing this for a few months now. Am I going to die of lung cancer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 33 answers

you don't even need $26 anymore.

How is it legal to post people's social security numbers on the internet for everyone to see? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jun 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Stay for work 'cos I should or move 'cos I can?

Do I stay for a few years where I'm unhappy to advance my career or do I move to be closer to nature/family/cool stuff? If I stay, how can I cope? [more inside]
posted by ShadePlant on Jun 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Is Facebook being shady, or is it just me?

Facebook gives you the option of looking through your private email contacts (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) to see if you're not connected to them through the social networking site yet. Why are they keeping my login information on hand? [more inside]
posted by scarykarrey on Jun 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Couples bonding... or (?)

I'm looking for books and articles about (for back of a better term) "couples bonding" - the way in which couples befriend other couples and reinforce one another's relationships through social interaction and emotional bonding. Is there a real term for this? Are there any folks who have written about this that aren't too pop-psych?
posted by mykescipark on May 28, 2009 - 4 answers

fear of intimacy with friendships

How do i get over my fear of intimacy in friendships, and actually let myself get into close friendships and not push people away? Help me sort out my problems with intimacy and social anxiety, and fix it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

HA Ha ha--not funny

How can I get rid of my nervous laugh? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on May 8, 2009 - 11 answers

best practices for supporting online user communities?

Does anyone have any information about best practices & strategies for online community support and community development? [more inside]
posted by mere on May 8, 2009 - 6 answers

don't hurt your brain

Is it possible to write a story with no hint whatsoever of any other being but one? [more inside]
posted by dnial on Apr 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Here twitter, twitter, twitter

How can I make new friends on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Apr 22, 2009 - 16 answers

When friends use social media badly

I have a friend who just discovered new social media and he has no boundaries. How can I tell him to back off without hurting his feelings? [more inside]
posted by micawber on Apr 20, 2009 - 40 answers

Wrangling the cow-orker

Need tips on how to deal with an (intensely) aggravating employee. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Apr 14, 2009 - 35 answers

Socializing in a second language?

How does an introvert socialize in a second language? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Introductions to groups

What do you do when you're introduced to a group of people all at once? [more inside]
posted by truth1ness on Apr 9, 2009 - 20 answers

How can I help my 32-year-old sister conquer her intense fear of interacting with people?

How can I help my 32-year-old sister conquer her intense fear of interacting with people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

How did you find love or companionship in spite of anxiety?

What steps did you take to find your partner in spite of social anxiety or severe shyness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 - 33 answers

Where is this article on group psychology?

Recent study showing that the person in a group who talks most is judged most knowledgeable by other members of the group. I read an article about this somewhere on the Web within the last three weeks, and now I can't find it again. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers on Mar 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Adding virtual guest participants to a physical meetup

Best way to add virtual guests to a physical meetup? [more inside]
posted by jeffmacintyre on Mar 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Business card 2.0?

I need new business cards! In addition to my day job, I also am affiliated with several organizations and I am one of those hyper connected social media jerks who twitter, facebook, flickr and all that crap. I have my own domain name which is my full name .com My question is, how can I make one business card that can fill in for ALL of my organizations AND connect people to my social media profiles, perhaps integrating with info on a website, yet still be professional looking enough to hand out at conferences and the like without being self conscious? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

10,000 Hours of Reading

I'm fascinated with books that deal with the social psychological conscious like Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers/Blink/Tipping Point or Stephen Dubner/Steven Levitt's Freakonomics. I'd love to read more books in the same vein. Any choice authors or books I should check out?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Mar 10, 2009 - 32 answers

What's the REAL reason I'm seemingly undesirable?

I am a 28 yr old female who technically has never had a date--least of all a romantic relationship. Perhaps a few others can attest to the same situation, but I've been feeling over the past couple of years that the real reason is due to my physical disability. My condition causes me to use an electric wheelchair. Personally, I regard myself as highly attractive: nice figure, beautiful hair and face yet men rarely approach me both in person or on the two online dating sites I've tried. I have various theories on why this is so, but I'd love to hear from the male point of view. Putting my feelings aside, what really gives?
posted by arizona80 on Mar 7, 2009 - 36 answers

Who studies the university?

Are there any academics who specialize in criticizing/studying academia? What are their names? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Feb 25, 2009 - 27 answers

Virtual Breathalyzer for PC

I had a fantastic idea, years ago, which Google has recently implemented (where I have not). They call it Mail Goggles. My idea was a safe to store your bottles in that would have a sort of Simon-type game built in, to unlock it. If you were too buzzed, no entry. [more inside]
posted by Gusy on Feb 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me upgrade from NING

Looking for suggestions for alternatives to NING. Something a little more powerful. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Feb 18, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I balance the various needs of support group members?

I would like to learn to better facilitate a stress support group. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 17, 2009 - 3 answers

What bookmarking sites should a former Ma.gnolia junkie turn to?

Who will I turn to after Ma.gnolia? [more inside]
posted by ismaelsobek on Feb 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Social Media Retail filter: Amazon Twitter Facebook mashup... does such a thing exist?

Social Media Retail filter: I'm trying to find examples of "best in show" social retail sites. Think "Facebook" meets "hot or not" but for rating apparel and house/home goods (for example). Bonus points if they offer the ability to follow particular users that have a good eye for style/trends that you find appealing, similar functionality to how you follow a user's feed on Twitter. [more inside]
posted by xotis on Feb 9, 2009 - 4 answers

How to deal with a hinter.

I would like to discourage an acquaintance from engaging in an annoying conversational habit. [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Feb 7, 2009 - 45 answers

How an a grown-up learn social skills?

Are there any decent guides to improving your social skills? Most of what I've found on the topic deals with children, formal etiquette, or the standard self-help cant. Is there anything for people interested in the nuts and bolts of building relationships, giving off a good impression, and making people think you are a good guy. I get the idea that most people with bad social skills tend not to care or notice and this hurts the market for such material. I have a pretty good eye for books and I have found precious little on this topic. I assume we are supposed to learn these things in childhood or be screwed for life. [more inside]
posted by Yakuman on Feb 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Social networking 'middleware'?

I'm at the tail end of demo-ing dozens of 'social networking platforms' and services like ning, collectivex, and alfresco community -- trying to find a solution for managing an affinity group. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. I've also looked at many 'knowledge management' and 'groupware' applications. I think I need something something that sits between linkedin, facebook, twitter, and... basic, searchable member profiles. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I meet female friends who're like me?

Where's a good place to meet women like me, in my area, online or in real life? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Feb 3, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me say Thanks! to a great friend

I want to thank an awesome friend but I am vexed by the multitude of my options! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Happy birthday to me?

Is it weird to invite acquaintances/coworkers out for drinks after work to celebrate your own birthday? Is it a fairly accepted, normal thing to do, or is it likely to set off the "she's strange and/or desperate!" alarm bells? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jan 22, 2009 - 32 answers

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