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Where do translators hang out online?

A question for translators: Where do you hang out online with other translators, or find translation jobs? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Jan 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Yes, No, Maybe So

Boyfriend filter: Making plans with plans with my SO is a pain because he is SO indecisive. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Jan 3, 2009 - 32 answers

Spending a long weekend alone.

I'm off work the next four days over the New Year's holiday & weekend. I am usually a very social person, but I live alone and I don't have much of anything planned this weekend. And I'm worried about spending the whole weekend alone, because I think I will get really lonely and unhappy. How can I enjoy myself? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 31, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me build a better social real-life network in 2009 !

My new year resolution is to do more/better real-life networking : more/better acquaintances, more/better friends, more/better relationships. I need tips and tricks on how to get a generous-sized addres book and an improved social life and what to do once I meet these potential new friends. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Dec 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Are random acts of kindness not appreciated anymore?

Would it be inappropriate to perform so-called "random acts of kindness" to strangers or the people around me without asking? What about with permission? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Dec 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Looking for successful cases of "doing good through the web"

I'm presenting a social entrepreneurish talk with case studies on how people are using the web to help improve lives for marginalized communities and empowering social movements. Ie doing good thru the internets. So far only 2 distinct ones come to mind... kiva.org and change.org. Does anybody know any else? Extra points for web2.0-ish examples.
posted by arrowhead on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

I'm all doom and gloom

Help me with my negativity! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 29 answers

New to Facebook

Am I too old (shy, paranoid, etc.) for Facebook? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 22, 2008 - 38 answers

How to meet other math and science geeks when you're not in school?

How to meet academic/intellectual/geeky people when you work in a mechanical trade (millwright), and can't feasibly go to college at the moment although you want to badly? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Nov 18, 2008 - 17 answers

Your New Best Friend

Have you seen my people? They must be in Melbourne somewhere... [more inside]
posted by xz on Nov 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Learning How to Like Coffee, and How to Like Beer

There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 15, 2008 - 56 answers

Your favorite websites/blogs enlisting the arts/culture/music events happening in your city

What are your favorite websites/blogs enlisting the arts/culture/music events happening in your city at any time? I am especially interested in events in larger Canadian cities. [more inside]
posted by shamble on Nov 13, 2008 - 9 answers

The site with the thing and the stuff?

There was a website that launched a couple of years ago (not sure if it still exists) where this guy put the entire contents of his closet online (pictures) and had people tell him what to wear every day (or at least sometimes). Anyone else remember the site? Trying to google for it is much harder than you'd think. [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5 on Nov 3, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the value of humility?

What is the value or point of humility or being humble? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Oct 29, 2008 - 36 answers

Meeting people

What activities can I do that will allow me socialize with other people? There is a problem: I really dislike being on stage in any way, and I don't like discussing stuff with a bunch of other people. I'm male, between 25 and 30, and very few friends. [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Oct 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science?

What are some good books on the social dynamics of science? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

I wanna go home! *follow follow* I wanna go home! "Uh, why are you following me?"

Bipolar force of gravity - how to stop shaking and feeling like I got to run away, or feeling like I got to be someone all the time [more inside]
posted by curagea on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 answers

What is wrong with social news?

What are the main issues you have with current social news websites? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me get through school!

Anyone ever have trouble getting though social work school when they wanted to become a therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

How Do You Make Friends From Strangers?

You've moved to a town very remote from any of your established social circles: you have no best nor casual friends nor any romantic relationships. You go into one or more meetings of utter strangers with whom you know you share some common interest (OneBrick, a Mefi meetup, a Meetup.Com thing, or something else entirely). What do you do — specifically, pretend I've got Asperger's here (no offense to those who do) — to take things from the level of "just an amiable conversation" to an actual friendship? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 25, 2008 - 27 answers

It's not seasonal allergies

On city sidewalks, when strangers pass each other, why do they sniffle? Walking toward each other, we size each other up at a distance of 25 ft, then avert eyes, then 10 ft, then avert eyes and as we pass *sniffle* or quick intake of air through the nose that makes a sound. What does this mean? It seems wholly subconscious. Are we tracking a scent? Are they sticking their nose in the air in an aristocratic air of disapproval? I've noticed this phenomenon, so I consciously avert my sniffling because I don't even know why it happens, or what it means. But now I hear it from passers-by all the time. It's definitely not allergies; it seems very focused.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Sep 20, 2008 - 31 answers

How do I stop being the butt of all the jokes?

Grr, how to stop being the butt of all the jokes and defend... it's getting annoying! [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Sep 17, 2008 - 34 answers

What are some benchmarks in the history of online (multiplayer) gaming lobbies?

What are some benchmarks in the history of multiplayer game lobbies? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Sep 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Getting OUT in SF

I'm a young (early 20s) gay guy living in San Francisco. I haven't come out yet, mainly because I don't feel like I have a supportive, positive social base to fall back on if everyone in my life turned away from me. I want to surrounded myself with the right kind of people such that I feel more comfortable being myself. So, specifically, I want to get more involved with the LGBT community and more importantly I want to move beyond the scene and meet guys my age in normal social activities. For instance, I'd be interested in a hiking/outdoors kind of group. I guess my question is, where do I start? How do I get involved?
posted by pacifica on Sep 4, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I teach GRATITUDE to my 9-year-old daughter?

How do I teach GRATITUDE to my 9-year-old daughter? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Sep 2, 2008 - 37 answers

Where do intelligent people go?

I have finally decided that though I'm smart, I'm mostly average. The only way for me to be able to make decisions that will lead to becoming really successful is if I have people around me who are smarter than me, and who can teach me stuff. I need a mentor, how do I find this mentor? [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Aug 28, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I start a private practice as a clinical social worker?

I am a clinical social worker looking to start a private practice. Are there any good books that cover the basics on how to do this? if you are in private practice, how did you start? What are the main things I should know? Is it possible to make a living doing this? Should managed care be avoided? [more inside]
posted by marlys27 on Aug 24, 2008 - 4 answers

How to overcome social stratification , and as a consecuence a brokenheart ?

Social stratification is braking my heart . Can any of you out there, help me translate this situation and maybe give me some guidance as to how to go forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I remember to smile more?

How can I remember to smile more? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Aug 6, 2008 - 12 answers

How much social interaction is "normal"?

Coming out of a 5-year relationship and need help recalibrating my expectations about what is a "normal" amount of social interaction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2008 - 18 answers

Mean Girls

Why don't other women like me? Women who meet me singly, or as part of a mixed-gender group usually like me. I function just fine in mixed-gender or mostly male situations. When I'm part of an all-woman group, I get bullied and scapegoated. In particular, the "queen bee" of the group almost always singles me out as a target. What am I doing wrong?
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 - 37 answers

How can I learn to be more certain about what choices I should make in my life?

I'm 27 years old now and haven't started a serious career yet, but I have graduated with an engineering degree. I decided I wasn't interested in engineering after some work experiences in the past and so I've tried to move into other fields. By now, I've dabbled in 3-4 other areas, but still can't make a decision. I'm afraid that this switching around is going to continue my whole life and waste my precious time. [more inside]
posted by dengxp on Jul 22, 2008 - 23 answers

What is the best studio in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn for learning Swing/Lindyhop and WC Swing?

What is the best studio in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn for learning Swing/Lindyhop and WC Swing? Also what are the best boards where I can find a partner if I choose to later compete? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on Jul 20, 2008 - 1 answer

Which framework to use to build a Community website for my family?

Looking for community building tool to create a family website. I have family all across the US and would like to create a website where each family member could create their own profile, make posts, share photos. Like a MySpace or Facebook but something more private and to a degree less complex. Something that is just for invited users, something that is easy to use for non-technical users and something that I can host and administer. Open source solutions would be preferred. I have used wordpress, drupal, and joomla but each requires tweaking and modules, and lots of research to setup. Just wondering if there are any prepackages solutions or easier to use modules for WP, drupal, or joomla. Thanks.
posted by mountainfrog on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How to balance my budget and my social life?

I will be starting graduate school in the fall (thanks for the great advice on my previous question!), and going from a quite comfortable salary to a typical grad student's pay. Obviously, in order to keep my budget balanced I will have to cut back considerably on eating out and other costly entertainments. How can I maintain some kind of social life without going broke, and without offending my friends? [more inside]
posted by cortisol on Jul 13, 2008 - 28 answers

How can I stop my brother's drug habits?

How can I confront my brother on his (illegal) drug habits in a way that will make him actually change them; and not just hide his habits from me/lose his trust in me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2008 - 19 answers

I need a new social life, pronto.

My social life is falling apart and I don't know what to do to fix it. [more inside]
posted by als129 on Jul 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Freakonomics and MySpace abductions.

I live in Vermont. I work in a small town that has been directly affected by the recent Brooke Bennett tragedy (family involved 12 year old in sex ring and killed her, attempted to blame it on a MySpace predator) in an industry that is directly related to dealing with the aftermath. I am also reading Freakonomics, which amongst other things has persuaded me to look past media hype and compare numbers to actual relevant data. I have two questions [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jul 2, 2008 - 13 answers

The Houston Social Scene

Best non-alcoholic social events in Houston? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jun 27, 2008 - 8 answers

How Can I Help You?

If you work (or have in recent memory) in a service position, what are the pet peeves/annoyances you remember most that people in general can fix? No matter if you're a dentist, waiter, teacher, or used car salesman, let us know (: [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jun 20, 2008 - 57 answers

Not quite a party, but more than a get-together

I'm going to be hosting weekly patio-sits/get-togethers/hang-outs, but want some theme ideas to keep the conversations interesting, without too much work on my part. Help? [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Jun 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Open Source Social Networking, blah, blah, blah.

Yet Another Social Networking Question: I'm looking for something that does well with different user groups. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What to do with spare download bandwidth?

Is there anything meaningful I can do with 10Mbps worth of spare download bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by kureshii on Jun 1, 2008 - 6 answers

My shoes have been red all week so what's with the fifth day of jokes?

Why do people I know, both acquaintances and quasi-friends, bring up my oddities whenever we go out together? It annoys me, and I wonder if I'm overreacting. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2008 - 43 answers

Fun stuff for six-year-old girls?

What should I do with eight six-year-old girls for 1.5 hours a week that targets social skills and building peer relationships? [more inside]
posted by enaira on May 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Awkward parental relations: how to prevent?

My divorced parents are both going to be at my college graduation party. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Industry-specific social networks?

Good examples of web-based professional social networks? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on May 13, 2008 - 13 answers

I find it hard to maintain friendships with women

I find it hard to maintain friendships with women. What's up with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2008 - 52 answers

In search of marketing case studies: Traditional vs. New Media

I'm trying to locate a couple of case studies that speak to old school traditional marketing versus the benefits of new media and integrated marketing campaigns ... especially online marketing. Googling has left me wanting, does anyone know of any such case studies available online?
posted by wmeredith on May 1, 2008 - 2 answers

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