My mom is struggling with a heart problem. She is not married and none of her children live in the same state. I want to get her signed up for a service that can help out when an incident crops up so she does not have to rely on friends and neighbors in emergencies. I've never dealt with anything like this before and I'm looking for advice about how to help her choose and engage a service. [more inside]
A friend of mine is moving from Israel to London on the 28th of August. Their living arrangement just fell through, and as well as getting in touch with people they already know in London, they are looking for resources to find short-term rental housing there. They are looking for temporary accommodation for one to two weeks while trying to find a more permanent arrangement. What resources (preferably online) are available for finding a room for a short-term rental?
Seeking recommendations on a provider who can set up wifi for a small event in a large room in San Francisco that has Ethernet but no wifi. [more inside]
Tiled kitchen counters - they get dirty and gross and I hate them. But I'm renting so I can't tear them out. Hope me! [more inside]
Vacationing for 2 weeks in Southern CT. One of us will technically still be working and will need reliable internet access. The house we rent has no TV or internet, and the general location has somewhat iffy mobile phone signals. Looking for a way to guarantee we can get online as needed. Bonus points if you can explain the solution in terms a kindergartener would understand!
Looking for short term housing from June to August. Family two with pets. Husband has an internship. Were hoping for furnished studio or one bedroom would be fine. Nothing fancy needed. In Plainsboro or a neighboring town. Any leads or advice in finding them would be helpful. Already posted want ads on Craigslist
There's a hummingbird nesting in a tree by my door in San Diego. Is it a bad idea to set up a feeder when I'm only here for 10 weeks? [more inside]
I'm looking to temporarily join a community chorus in Manhattan for a few months this winter. I've found van.org but as far as I can make out it lists mostly pretty serious choirs and chorales. [more inside]
Hi All, Have been searching for awhile now for a brand of hairspray that can give me blonde highlights that wash out. Have tried out this brand by Jerome Russell but find that 1. the smell is horrible 2. it makes my hair super crispy 3. the glitter is crazy and gets EVERYWHERE. Are there any alternatives out there to this?? Gracias!
I have software that I can set to do certain types of cleaning each time the computer restarts; delete temporary internet files, empty recycle bin, etc. I can also set it to delete cookies but I don't do it frequently because whenever cookies are deleted, specifically, the functionality on my Twitter account drops, i.e. I can't type in the comment box, I can't see new interactions and I can't see who is or isn't following me. I have to beg the company to do something (which they may or may not do over time) and eventually, functionality comes back. I've tried different browsers whenever I delete cookies and the same thing happens. I haven't noticed if I'm having problems with any of the other social media I use. Why is this happening and can I do anything to avoid it?
I'm visiting NE Portland for the holidays and want to be able to work out. I've called several nearby gyms and none of them offer day passes, they're all members only. Where should I go to burn off all the holiday eatings?
I'm thinking about trying to temporarily dye my beard green. I've been reading up on how to do this with food coloring. I'm looking for advice or personal anecdotes which can help! [more inside]
I am looking for recent, first-hand recommendations for good temporary agencies in NYC (beyond the three mentioned in this thread). I have a background in nonprofits, but I cannot limit myself to niche agencies. I would also (secondarily) welcome current insight into the temp world. Thank you! At least I know Excel this time around
What are your favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for living, working, experiencing the city and SF life? And any suggestions for cool, interesting, off-beat housing options aside from standard corporate housing for temporary but longish term relocation? (1 year) [more inside]
I'm a UI/UX designer who is flat broke and unemployed. I'm independently interviewing for 2 positions at the moment and have 3-4 other positions that I have or am about to interview for through a recruiter. Some are temporary, some are temp-to-perm, and some are permanent. Some are also more interesting to me than others, including one that I'm most interested in which I've been waiting to hear back from for the past week or so. However, the temporary positions (2-4 weeks) have more immediate needs and are more likely to lay something on the table in the next few days if they end up giving me an offer. My question is: If I get a call that says "We'd like to offer you the position", how do I respond without an immediate yes and still be in consideration? [more inside]
Is it possible to buy affordable temporary tattoos online? [more inside]
I am considering applying for this temporary telecommuting job and have some questions / concerns. [more inside]
Asking for recommendations for an answering service, with a live person that can answer our office phones for a week. [more inside]
For those who made the switch from temp to permanent work, what factors did you consider, what helped you decide? [more inside]
I am in California and have some questions regarding the Employment Development Department. [more inside]
How to approach a co worker who is voluntarily working off the clock? [more inside]
Thirty-something woman with no history experiencing sudden-onset arthritis due to change in geography/altitude/climate? Details after the jump. [more inside]
Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
Do you have any ideas for temporary placement for our cat till we can get a new place that allows cats? no friends or family can help. [more inside]
How and where do I get a temporary tattoo like Hansel's [more inside]
What are the best temp agencies for non-profit work in the United States? Specifically, I am looking for agencies in Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco.
Should I say something about the temp assignment I was given? [more inside]
I'll be spending the month of June in the US. What are the options for short term mobile phone service? I gather that sim cards in the US are different from Europe & that I can't simply buy a local SIM card for my Euro phone. Please tell me if I'm wrong! Can I buy a cheap local phone and "pay as you go" credit?
I need a temporary bed solution for when my parents visit. [more inside]
When is too early to start looking for my next job? [more inside]
How do you quickly dispel post-illness brain fog? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a place to live in Vancouver for 5-6 weeks this summer. It needs to be someplace that I can take transit to Simon Fraser University each day, and preferably someplace a skinny male will not be scared to walk alone at night. [more inside]
It looks like I'll be ready to move to Austin in a few weeks. Yay! I'm looking for cheap, temporary housing for me and my cat. [more inside]
What questions could I ask in an interview to determine if someone will be a good fit for a temporary data entry position? [more inside]
Can you recommend me some websites for finding one to two month temporary/sub-let apartments in Barcelona?
How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
Is spray hair colour this crappy or am I Doing It Wrong? [more inside]
Did I have a mini-stroke in my sleep? Should I go to the ER or a walk-in clinic for temporary vision loss in mainly one eye even though my vision is back? Will the doctors think I'm wasting their time? [more inside]
Where can I find temporary tattoos online or in NYC? [more inside]
I have very long, naturally platinum blond hair. Sometimes I use a color rinse to turn it brown. I've never been able to temporarily color it dark brown. Does anyone know of any good products that can do this? [more inside]
I want to get practice in refining my writing. I'd like to try the equivalent of writing a first draft, polishing it a bit then throwing it away and writing it again from memory. I want to retain the original for comparison but be unable to access it for a while. I need a strategy for doing this with a computer .... [more inside]
Where can I find free blueprints / instructions / patterns on how to build cardboard furniture? [more inside]
I have a friend who arrives in DC next weekend for a 9-month fellowship. Problem is, she just learned her housing isn't available until late September. Can you recommend any budget-friendly week-to-week or month-to-month housing arrangements in the DC metro area? [more inside]
What kind of job can I do for a month in between traveling? [more inside]
My new apartment is awesome, except for the kitchen. What are some non-permanent things I can do to make it nicer? [more inside]
Wintering in LA / Austin / other? I want to be a 27 year old snowbird! [more inside]
I want a long lasting, good looking, custom, temporary tattoo. [more inside]
Cool/fun/weird/interesting/unique temporary-ish jobs I can do (location immaterial) to take advantage of a liminal, rootless period in my life. [more inside]
Let's say I wanted to disappear for a year to work on a personal project. Where would I go to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
How can I live in Chicago two or three days a week and the rest of the week in Madison? [more inside]
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