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Strictly Business, like EPMD

What are some techniques I can use to get through a day job that is sometimes really grating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Focusing on the weaknesses

I'm looking for new ways to address my pupils' weaknesses. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Jan 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Good head

I'm a pretty faithful sketcher of still life, birds and landscapes. But I can NOT draw faces for the love of the sweet baby jesus. Seriously the average seven year old can render a more accurate version of a person. Please help me learn how to draw faces properly - techniques/books/youtube/anything welcome!
posted by everydayanewday on Mar 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Poker 101

How to kick butt at poker! [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Jan 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Skinless, Boneless, Tasteless?

What are some interesting things to do with skinless, boneless chicken breasts? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Sep 5, 2012 - 51 answers

How best to interview a musician about his career?

Looking for tips on interviewing a celebrity musician about his career to write liner notes for upcoming re-releases of his catalog. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Hand painting your own custom graphic tees

What are the best paints and other supplies for creating your own graphic tees/t-shirt art? Where can I buy the soft, plain tees for it? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

I need some basic cooking technique instruction!

What are some ways to kick up my cooking skills and techniques? I need to add a little more variety. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 15, 2012 - 13 answers

Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook

MisterBen needs recommendations for a very specific kind of Indian cookbook – one that’s organized by technique, not by course or ingredient. Imagine if Alton Brown or Mark Bittman wrote an Indian cookbook. The idea is to learn reusable techniques and general concepts of what flavors are used together. What he already has: Madhur Jaffrey’s classics, Raghavan Iyer’s “660 Curries”, and Vikas Khanna’s “Flavor First”, which are used as bibles. Almost all Indian ingredients can be found in our area, and he is comfortable at making his own masalas, so feel free to recommend books you might think of as advanced.
posted by matildaben on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

A couple of sex questions.

How do I get over the notion I need to have perfect sex, and how do I incorporate new ideas into what we do? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird on Sep 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Today is the first day of the rest...

What techniques do you use to affect positive change in your life? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Feb 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Something something about videos killing the radiostar

I would like to read blogs and other internet resources on the appreciation and production of music videos. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Jan 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help my smart 14 year old turn off her brain and sleeeeeep.....

About 30 years ago, I had a cassette tape I used to help me go to sleep as an adolescent boy. It was relaxing music with an over-dub male vocal telling me to tense, then relax, muscle groups from my head to my toes. I would like to find it again now, to help my early teen daughter sleep. Does this ring a bell with anyone? [more inside]
posted by jwhowa on Dec 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Ma'am, there are needles in my burger. What is this?!

"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Oct 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Vegan/Vegetarian Cooking for Absolute Beginners

Please point me and my boyfriend to your best resources for vegan/vegetarian cooking instruction for absolute beginners. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Ways to deliberately deteriorate canvas?

As part of an art project I'm trying to find out what substances and techniques can be used to deliberately deteriorate and decay raw unprimed canvas (no paint) or other materials (wood, plastic, wallpaper etc). Preferably I'm looking for something that can be put on to do its deteriorating work, then washed or somehow taken off again so that process of deterioration is stopped. [more inside]
posted by halcorp on Aug 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Speed up my Salad!

How do I best speed up my salad-making? [more inside]
posted by BlooPen on Jan 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Advanced collage techniques?

I've been making a lot of collages lately, and would like to learn more 'serious' techniques. [more inside]
posted by supernaturelle on Jan 11, 2010 - 11 answers

THE SECRETS HE KEPT HIDDEN ALL THOSE YEARS! MUM SEZ: NOT MY BOY!

How would this tabloid technique be called in Fleet Street? [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on Aug 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Name explaining conundrum

I am getting married in a month. I'm not keeping my maiden name or taking my husband's name, but choosing something entirely new (although somewhat rooted in tradition). I am absolutely dreading having to explain this to 150 guests at my wedding in 150 conversations with each one. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2009 - 40 answers

Office Wizard

What's your favorite technique for getting things done in the office. Answers to this question can span the topics of communication, psychology, politics, organization, time management, technology, etc. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 6, 2008 - 6 answers

I am a human being! Not a tape recorder!

Please help me memorize a huge amount of dialog for a play! [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Mar 5, 2008 - 13 answers

U2 Drums Howto?

I was recently listening to Achtung Baby in the car again, and remembered how much I loved it, and a lot of it was because of the sound of the drums. So, how did U2 and Brian Eno get THAT sound on the drums in Achtung Baby? Anyone know any specific pieces of kit or techniques that they used? Mics used? Drum kits used? So on?
posted by geekhorde on Sep 25, 2007 - 18 answers

how to give a kitten meds

Does anyone have any good tips for giving a kitten amoxicillin? It's in liquid form and pipette; I can't seem to bring myself to give her the dose the way the vet described; she's got to have 2 doses a day. [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on Feb 20, 2007 - 18 answers

Maybe a little less Oblique?

Do you have any favorite oblique strategy style things that are specific for the art you use them for? Like one sentence techniques that go around creative blocks and allow you to do great things? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Oct 11, 2006 - 17 answers

I've got CRABS!

How do I clean and prepare a crab and its parts so that it becomes edible? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Oct 7, 2005 - 15 answers

DIY Furniture

I'd like to build some furniture without advanced (or possibly any) woodworking skills. Say I wanted to make a basic chaise (seems easy enough) or a Stokke Ekstrem knockoff (harder.) What are some easy ways to put together some just-for-me modern furniture? For example, you can put together some simple stuff with PVC tubing, but it isn't very attractive and isn't that versatile. Are there easier materials/techniques to work with?
posted by callmejay on Feb 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Techniques for beating writer's block?

Does anyone have any good techniques for beating writer's block? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Nov 10, 2004 - 28 answers

Show me some edges in horseracing.

Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
factors
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 6, 2004 - 1 answer

Sex Filter

SexFilter: Chaps, how do you postpone the little death? An intriguing office discussion (sparked by a picture of Margaret Thatcher) has brought out the most amazing answers to this...

(Ladies you can play too, although I guess the question is how do you hurry it along?)
posted by bonaldi on Jul 4, 2004 - 41 answers

Jump-start my writing process!

OK, I'm trying to write my latest masterpiece, and I'm doing everything but... Any tips on writing routines? Not blocked, as such. Plain lazy is a definite possibility. But seriously, anybody have a fail-safe way to get up in the morning and get going?
posted by klaatu on Apr 14, 2004 - 21 answers

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