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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

Help me manage my people collection.

I seem to have a very particular social skills deficit. Can you suggest software that might serve as a kind of brain prosthetic for me? [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Apr 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Book on life in mining camps and/or the wild west?

I remember coming across a book a few years ago that detailed life in (I think) California mining camps (it may have been less specific, but the general theme was frontier/wild west). The book's focus was on customs and social mores and it had a kind of "mythbusting" approach and was fairly academic and rigorous. I've tried searching, but I can't seem to find it. Any ideas?
posted by entropicamericana on Apr 24, 2008 - 4 answers

What are good Social Networking Solutions?

If I wanted to build a Social Networking Site, what are some of the software options out there that I should explore? [more inside]
posted by prk14 on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

where clinks = (n-1)/2

EttiquetteFilter: Is there any graceful way of dealing with a glass-clinking toast with greater than 6 people? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Apr 14, 2008 - 23 answers

Give the Socially Awkward a Chance!

Help my bf's sister get a real job, so she can be as independent as she wants--and he doesn't have to worry about her as much. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?

Does reading "How to win friends and influence people" will help me win friends and influence people?
posted by dcrocha on Apr 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Suggestions for social exercise logs

Could someone recommend a social exercise log along the lines of We Endure but which allows one to track more general exercises (like weight training) along with activities like running and swimming. Thanks!
posted by sk381 on Mar 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Communities made from eclectic parts?

Examples of online communities assembled from free social tools? [more inside]
posted by bru on Mar 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Got any stats on lurkers vs. contributors?

Are there any statistics available regarding the number of lurkers versus contributors on sites with community-generated content? [more inside]
posted by moift on Mar 23, 2008 - 12 answers

GayDramaFilter. How can I make sure that people don't confuse my basic interest in them with flirting?

GayDramaFilter. How can I make sure that people don't confuse my basic interest in them with flirting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2008 - 19 answers

Do you want to be my friend? Check yes or no.

Some friends of a friend don't seem to want to know me. At all. Which makes for some really uncomfortable get-togethers. Looking for suggestions on the best way to deal. [more inside]
posted by Ruby Doomsday on Mar 17, 2008 - 37 answers

Social Netwoking CMS or not?

Can anyone tell me if this website was built from the ground up or used a CMS of some sort? [more inside]
posted by prk14 on Mar 13, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I know when I'm being self-assertive vs. being a jerk?

How do I know when I'm being self-assertive vs. being a jerk? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Mar 11, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I best involve myself in the Social/Political cause against Water Privatization?

How can I best involve myself in the Social/Political cause against Water Privatization? [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Mar 6, 2008 - 4 answers

How to deal with memories of long past embarrassments?

How to deal with memories of long past embarrassments? [more inside]
posted by Riemann on Mar 4, 2008 - 48 answers

UC-Irvine or Penn State?

Social Psychology Ph.D. from Penn State? Or Psychology and Social Behavior Ph.D. from University of California at Irvine? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Mar 4, 2008 - 9 answers

43places alternative?

Anyone knows a good alternative to 43places.com? 43places is great, I like to social idea, the lot of pictures and info you get, but 43 places is too limited. [more inside]
posted by Leech on Feb 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking to expand my music collection

Please recommend some albums I'd like based on two of my favorite albums of all time: the Buena Vista Social Club & Manuel Galban & Ry Cooder's Mambo Sinuendo. [more inside]
posted by Alpenglow on Feb 22, 2008 - 16 answers

What are some compliments you can give strangers without seeming like a creep?

What are some compliments you can give strangers without seeming like a creep? [more inside]
posted by refactored on Feb 22, 2008 - 49 answers

How can my girlfriend reduce her anxiety so I can go out socially?

For the past few months my girlfriend has felt very anxious when I have discussed going to out any social event with my friends, so I have been staying at home which makes her feel guilty but has been the only way she could cope. She wants to get better but doesn't know any skills or techniques for reducing anxiety that would help her, and her feelings of guilt only make things harder. Of course there's deep background inside. [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Feb 18, 2008 - 12 answers

I DO SO HAVE MORALS! WAAAH! YOU'RE JUST MEAN!

Atheism filter: How do you deal with the awkward un-comfortableness and sense of betrayal when someone indicates complete non-belief is cuckoo, or inherently immoral? This sort of statement is never made with malice in mind, but it hurts my feelings. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Feb 12, 2008 - 77 answers

What's your go-to site for events happening locally in the weeks and months ahead?

What's the best web site out there for local events going on in your area? New examples of these types of sites pop up every day, so it's hard to keep track of the best of the best, but what are some of MeFi users' favorite sites to take a look at upcoming events of all kinds, including concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, arthouse/revival film showings, etc? [more inside]
posted by mrkinla on Feb 11, 2008 - 14 answers

wedding shower thing

Wedding shower faux-pas, how to recover? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Feb 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Social Web sites for seniors?

My mother is 69 years old and uses a computer for email, occasionally to play scrabble with my brother-in-law across the country, listen to/find music, view photos and videos of her grandchildren, and to surf the Web. Other than that, she becomes easily frustrated learning new things on the computer. However, she's disabled, so she spends much of her time on the computer. I'd like to introduce her to some new, social-enhancing activities online but aside from Second Life and Facebook, I'm coming up empty. [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

New girl in town

I'm moving to Venice/Santa Monica and want to meet good, intelligent, normal people in my age group. How? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins on Jan 25, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I encourage my talkative boss to stick to a meeting agenda?

How can I encourage my talkative boss to stick to a meeting agenda? [more inside]
posted by katala on Jan 16, 2008 - 17 answers

I'm all googled out! Please help MeFites...

Broken Promises: Looking for stories of the damage that broken promises can cause an individual. Can be personal (maybe childhood stories), read somewhere(biographies?), recommendations where to find them, etc. Preferably something that can be easily told within a couple of minutes...Any help is appreciated!
posted by stevyb on Dec 14, 2007 - 9 answers

How to send a bulk email to my community that doesn't come across as spam

I need help devising an enticing email invite for users to view my social network reboot. Anyone have a suggestion for a tongue & cheek crowd beyond the "Check out our new.." retoric?
posted by davidstith on Dec 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Social Network / Listserv combo?

Are there any websites out there that combine the features of a social network with the features of a listserv ? I am about to graduate from a short-term writing program that doesn't currently have an organized way for alumni to network. I'd like to help create an alumni website where we can view each other's profiles and also send and receive announcements or questions via email. [more inside]
posted by megancita on Dec 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Make me tech-y

I am a librarian. I'm interested in social technologies, HCI, information architecture, and critical theories of these. Essentially, how information is used by people to create community and meaning. I enjoy using social technology, and advocating its use within my profession and actual job. But I want better technology know-how, skills, awareness. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Nov 15, 2007 - 7 answers

work cliques

Social situation at work is making feel like I'm in junior high again. What is the appropriate response? [more inside]
posted by SMP on Nov 13, 2007 - 17 answers

Furl - is there an alternative free online bookmarking service that saves a copy of the page?

Furl - is there an alternative free online bookmarking service that saves a complete copy of each page? [more inside]
posted by katala on Nov 3, 2007 - 9 answers

LCSW or Ph. D in Psychology?

I'm currently completing a B.A. in Psychology with the intentions of becoming a practicing therapist (mental heath, family, individual, children). Here's my question: the path to practice as a therapist diverges. I can get a Masters of Social Work in two years following my undergrad, but in order to be able to practice, I would need to get my license, which would require typically another 2 years of supervision. I could work, by at a low salary. The other path would be to following up the Undergraduate degree with a Masters in Psy and then a Ph.D. Any thoughts?
posted by bydar on Oct 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Have I destroyed a friendship?

Is my friend being petty, or should I try harder to patch this up? Long explanation... [more inside]
posted by Ruby Doomsday on Oct 29, 2007 - 73 answers

Help me survive this spontaneous girl's night out.

Help me be a more carefree person on a roadtrip, with someone who is having post-breakup depression, and who has always had terrible taste in music. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine on Oct 26, 2007 - 15 answers

The Single Mum's Guide to Social Enterprise

Socially conscious business ideas for a funky media-savvy single mother? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

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