How to confront parents about an event which really hurt when I was younger and continues to plague my life/our relationship now (over ten years later)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 9, 2013 -
There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
posted by sdis
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Is there a way to use the Google Talk Android App via a web browser on my PC? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14
on May 22, 2012 -
I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Feb 17, 2012 -
How to talk to my daughter's piano teach about stopping our lesson with her. Truth is, we need a better teacher. But we have used her for about four years. I worry about hurting her feelings by being honest with her. Need help approaching the piano teacher. [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Feb 2, 2012 -
There's a computer programming type job I'm going to apply for where the interview process includes a "give a talk to your future team" component. Has anyone done something like this? [more inside]
posted by sarahj
on Jan 8, 2012 -
I subscribe to plenty of podcasts, but sometimes have a hankering for live radio. So I'm looking for some entertaining talk radio to listen to while I fall asleep. Ideally I'd like to find some local (as in not nationally syndicated; specific location isn't important) radio stations that stream call-in talk shows around midnight Eastern time. I realize talk shows skew to the right politically, and I'm OK with thoughtful shows with a conservative bias, but not OK with ultra-right-wing screamers (e.g., Rush Limbaugh and clones). And I'm not too interested in shows that focus solely on politics. [more inside]
posted by nixxon
on Sep 25, 2011 -
Looking for a talk radio station that won't agitate me to bits, nor put me to sleep. Special snowflake details inside. Would wildly prefer radio as opposed to podcasts, TED talks, etc., as I'm at work, and sometimes I'm in the middle of something and I can't tear myself away to change the podcast, etc. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Aug 8, 2011 -
I realize there are about 1000 threads on podcast recommendations, but I'm looking for something very specific so I feel justified in starting a new thread. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a podcasts that aggregates audio content from other podcasts into a cherry-picked compilation. The closest I've found is NPR's Most Emailed feed, but I'd also love to hear some content from outside the NPR realm. Basically, I'm thinking of an audio equivalent of Longreads/Send Me a Story.
posted by mkny
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 3, 2011 -
I'm feeling down, and need to talk to someone, preferably someone non-judgmental and doesn't know me. Any suggestions besides a suicide hotline? [more inside]
posted by myntu
on Mar 14, 2011 -
I am looking for one of those plush toys that you can put your hand up and make talk, like a ventriloquist's doll. Specificially, I am looking for a cat. Is there a particular brand that caters to such things? Years ago I seem to remember there were places where you could go in, choose the "skin" of the plush toy, then stuff it yourself, name it, that sort of thing.
posted by Sully
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I live in Washington, DC, and I'd like to get together with people and talk about interesting ideas, preferably somewhere where networking bullshit is kept to a bare minimum. I don't care what they do for a living or what big ideas they're fluent in, just want them to be interesting. Does this thing exist and, if not, how do I create it? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk
on Oct 29, 2010 -
I have an Android phone and using Google talk to chat with my friends. I want to connect my Google talk to MSN Messenger and Yahoo. Do you know a good and reliable connector that I can use?
I know there are other clients such as Ebuddy/Meebo, but I prefer Gtalk since it is very reliable and I don't want the battery life to suffer by using another app.
I did some Google search, many instructions and lists are outdated.
posted by bbxx
on Sep 23, 2010 -
How to you broach the idea of an open relationship, or do you need to bring it up at all in the early stages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 19, 2010 -
I use Meebo and Google talk is one of my accounts on Meebo. Does Meebo automatically add my contacts (assuming they use Google talk) to my Meebo list? [more inside]
posted by simolean
on Dec 7, 2009 -
Will taking a logic class really help me in talking about things like socieconomic issues that are often emotionally charged? [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Public Speaking Filter: I've been asked to speak in front of a very large group at a public rally tomorrow. I'm excited, but I've never done this before. Help! [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on Aug 29, 2009 -
An intern at work is dressing very inappropriately. Is there any way I can tell her nicely to tone it down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 21, 2009 -
I'm trying to re-find a TED talk where the presented made many references to the time "3am". This was from a couple of years ago. Does anyone remember which talk this was?
posted by tasty
on May 6, 2009 -
Please help me find the most tactful way to deal with a coworker who never shuts up. Long
ranty details follow. [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Nov 22, 2008 -
TalkingFilter : How to talk less ?. This goes to all the ones who have considered themselves extravert (verbally extravert, not necessarily always surrounded with large groups) at a certain point, then realized it was more than exhausting : How did it happen ? if it was related to personal issues, was there any key event/epiphany that changed this habbit so hard to quit ?
posted by Jireel
on May 3, 2008 -
I'm preparing an exposition (a talk) for a class about blogs in general and their use in education. What should I include on it? Resources and research about the topic would be very helpful. [more inside]
posted by Memo
on Apr 25, 2008 -
How can I cultivate / find deeper conversations with people? In university it was always easy to find people ready to talk about philosophy, politics, psychology, etc. But now, as I have gotten older and supplanted myself into the corporate world, the art of conversation seems to have been lost. It would appear that most people are resigned to talking about kids, jobs, and pop culture. Am I just in the wrong social circles or does this type of small talk permeate our culture? I long to attend a French salon or dinner party whose primary purpose is the art of conversation. Where can I find groups of people who like engaging, face-to-face conversation? How can I steer people away from talking about what they saw on CNN and towards something with a little more substance?
posted by kaizen
on Dec 31, 2007 -
What happened to character-by-character chat? I miss the intimacy, subtle nuances of meaning, and most of all the ability to interrupt one another and complete one another's sentences that was inherent in old-school unix 'talk'. How can I replicate this nowadays? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on May 21, 2007 -
Is it possible to totally or selectively disable keyboard shortcuts in Google Talk? A hyperactive F11 key likes to initiate unwanted voice calls. Irritating!
posted by pullayup
on Dec 13, 2006 -
Situation: 16.5 year old son, ripe with hormones. Also ADD & PDD-NOS, as well as depressed, which make him impulsive, resistant to authority, and Not So Good at social cues.
He's sending sexually explicit text messages to a girl, who's apparently willing to go right along. Even if we we permissive [I am, his bio parents aren't] he's not ready for it.
How do we talk to him? [more inside]
posted by eridanis
on Sep 18, 2006 -