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Food intolerance test from a chiropractor, dubious at best?

I recently bought a livingsocial deal for a food intolerance/allergy test which I assumed would be bloodwork, etc, but once I arrived to the business I was surprised that it was a chiropractor's office. [more inside]
posted by HonestAsian on Jul 4, 2014 - 13 answers

How to nail the GRE's

Open to any and all recommendations on the most efficient way to study for the GRE (focusing on writing and grammar). My GPA in college was meh (3.0). So I really need to have a nice shiny test score to go along with my floating-by transcript in order to get into top choice schools. Any advice on courses, sites, studying regimens etc. to go into this thing as ready as possible? [more inside]
posted by faceholenoises on Jun 3, 2014 - 18 answers

Old wives' tales for a new arrival!

Looking for your odd, obscure and downright odd tests for pregnant ladies. [more inside]
posted by carnivoregiraffe on May 23, 2014 - 19 answers

Let's Take Some Tests!

This FPP on the Putnam math tests made me wonder: what other outside-of-school exams or tests are out there that have some kind of competitive element? And how many of them are open to the public? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 27, 2014 - 10 answers

County Government Application Test

I am currently scheduled to take an application test a week from tomorrow. This test is for an entry-level county government job. I REALLY want this job, but I haven't taken a test that meant anything in almost 15 years. I need help knocking off the rust! [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Mar 14, 2014 - 10 answers

How soon after sex should I have STI testing done?

I (late 20s male) slept with a girl I don't know very well over the weekend. (Used protection, nothing broke or leaked...all very safe.) We talked after, and she said that the last time she was tested she was clean, but that was a while (and a couple of partners) ago. I have no reason to suspect I've acquired anything new, but I'd still like to do my due diligence and make sure I'm clean. My last test was about a year and a half after the last time I'd had sex, but I don't intend on waiting nearly that long. I know HIV takes about six months to show up, but as far as other common STIs go, how long should I wait for anything else to show up?
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Best process for redesigning a wordpress site/creating a test site?

I taught myself how to build a wordpress website for our small business a few years ago and since our current platform (Platform Pro) is now defunct, I need to switch to a different platform and get all my plugins and wordpress up-do-date. What is the smartest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by okay-quiet-time on Feb 6, 2014 - 4 answers

I need to be able to memorize several formulas for a test next week

I'm taking a numerical methods class and there are all these discretization schemes of partial differential equations named after pairs of dudes and they all are kinda the same, maybe a bit different in indexes.... I'm trying to organize it all in my head, like a frat house, with the dudes that worked on the same scheme being roommates, but it seems to be taking a long time to actually "find" a place for each scheme in their "rooms" and keeping it there in a sort of visual arrangement. Test is no books no notes, and everything kinda of just jumbles inside my head right now.
posted by spacefire on Dec 11, 2013 - 10 answers

How to not get a panic attack during road test

I failed my road test 3 times. My driving instructors said I'm ready and I have years of experience but the day of the test I choke and freak out. [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Nov 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Math for CSI

My girlfriend is applying for to work for the city as a crime lab trainee, a position they will train her for, but will be tested for basic knowledge (they are looking for someone with a two-year degree, apparently in anything). The test will include math. What do you think she will need to be sure she's solid on? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Nov 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me pass my library shelver test

I'm looking to get work as a library shelver in a county library. I've passed the minimum requirements and have moved onto the next phase- basically- the library shelver test. I have no idea what this test will require other than them handing me a stack of books and telling me to go shelve them properly. Besides being versed in the Dewey Decimal System.... what do I need to know to pass this test and not have anxiety about it going in? I realize every library system is different but I would very much like your input. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Oct 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me handle doing a programming interview in an unfamiliar language!

I've been invited to interview for a software development internship at a company I would really like to work for. However, after I'd said yes, I received the detailed outline of the interview, including a test partly in a language I have yet to learn. How can I best prepare in a short amount of time? [more inside]
posted by carbide on Oct 3, 2013 - 8 answers

data acquisition for a small sized test lab

in my previous job i worked with an emerson data acquisition and control system that was completely integrated and customisable. all facility control and data gathering was from the same software, with a customised faceplate gui. i am now at a new job that is using stand alone data takers with 30m long cables to get data. it is unstable and prone to interference and limited amount of data channels, plus no discrete outputs. is there an ideal mid strength solution, that wouldn't cost the same as the emerson system, but would be more robust and effective than a datataker?
posted by edtut on Oct 1, 2013 - 1 answer

How to accept failure when your best isn't good enough?

Last week was difficult for me; I am a student at a truck driving school and I failed my road test on Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Aug 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Looking for hi-quality nuclear test picture

I'm looking for a picture of a specific nuclear test in a book or other printed resource, or a hi-res photo online. The image in question is here. There seems to be conflicting information about whether this is the first nuclear test (Trinity), I really don't think it is. [more inside]
posted by hafehd on Aug 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Why is the THC in my hair follicles not reducing quickly?

I've been submitting hair samples myself with the Hairconfirm test. I understand the hair test, confirms usage within a 90 day period. On day 72, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .53 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 92, I submitted samples, and tested positive with a .45 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. On day 108, I submitted samples, and STILL tested positive with a .42 pg/mg for THC Metabolite. Why is the rate of reduction of THC Metabolites in my hair not reducing faster? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Do you recommend getting a PHR/SPHR certification?

Where I work, no one has a PHR/SPHR. I don't know enough HR professionals (or, more importantly, non-HR types who hire HR professionals) to determine whether it makes sense to pay this kind of money to get the PHR/SPHR certification, in general. Advice is welcome from anyone who has either data or anecdotes. [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Jul 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Statistics question when value of test statistic t...

I'm working on a problem for "Inferences about the difference between two population means for independent samples: sigma 1 & 2 unknown and unequal." The final value of "test statistic t" falls in the rejection region for 95% confidence interval, but falls in the nonrejection region for 99% confidence interval. Should I perform additional calculations before rejecting my null hypothesis?
posted by iamcharity on Jul 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test?

Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test? I quit smoking marijuana ~25 days ago. Before quitting I smoked once or twice everyday. I ordered some dipstick drug test off the internet and started testing my urine after 5 days of not smoking. About 7 days ago the tests started coming up negative. I'd like to get this confirmed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Can I ask my primary care physician for a prescription for one? If I do, will he get the results and report them to my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Seeking Specialized Software

What's the best way to have a document turned into a fill-in-the-blanks quiz? In other words, I'm looking for a program that will remove key words from a document for the purpose of memorization. Ideally, it would avoid filler words like "and," "of," or "for," etc.
posted by matkline on May 5, 2013 - 3 answers

I promise I'm actually a good employee!

I have an upcoming job interview for a fairly sales-oriented position in business. Putting aside that I'm not sure I want the position yet and that in my eyes it counts against the company that they put stock in this sort of thing, the company is about to send me a personality test which they use as a strong hiring indicator. I would prefer to ace the test, whatever that means, and have my actual interview and position discussion determine hiring. How should I go about answering a test that I don't believe will be reflective of my personality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Still scared about stupid sex

How to deal with intense anxiety from stupid and risky sexual decisions in the (pretty) distant past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2013 - 27 answers

How best to improve my written and spoken Spanish skills in 6 months?

Ayudeme a decir a la gente que tienen alta presion arterial. [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Feb 6, 2013 - 21 answers

[for a friend filter] looking for a great private GMAT tutor in SF

I am asking on behalf of a friend. She is looking for a GMAT tutor in SF, ideally who has access to a large library of computer exams in order to practice that format (my friend has struggled with the nature of the exam...she really wishes she could directly mark up the questions!). She has done well on standardized testing in the past (ie the SATs) and currently is an SAT math tutor so she definitely has a good foundation, but she needs someone who can help her with her verbal side (this is where she really struggles with the all-computer format), as well as pacing in general. She really appreciates your recommendations, thank you. She is willing to pay for quality. Word of mouth is so much better than Google!
posted by wooh on Jan 22, 2013 - 2 answers

A pair of grad school admission questions. Recomendation request, now? How are my psyc GRE scores?

Two parter to grad school admission. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Dec 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Well, that was stupid.

I smoked weed on Saturday. Drug test on Wednesday. Will I fail? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Dec 10, 2012 - 24 answers

I can't get my brain working to prepare for the GRE quantitative! AARRGGGHHHHH!

How best to reabsorb all the math and tricks of the quantitative section of the GRE? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Dec 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Easiest/Cheapest way to have cholesterol checked?

What's the easiest/cheapest way to have my cholesterol checked in Portland, OR? [more inside]
posted by quartz on Sep 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Doctor told me I don't need HIV test

Does it make sense for my doctor to tell me I don't need an HIV test, because I'm a heterosexual male and I only had unprotected sex with one person in the last 6 months? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 33 answers

I know how to fix a Mac, now I need to know how to break one.

How can I make a Mac app crash reproducibly with the solution being to trash the app's preferences and have them rebuild automatically? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Aug 8, 2012 - 6 answers

No one ever said tests were fun, but...

How can I make an exam setting as stress-free as possible? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on May 15, 2012 - 12 answers

I have to swallow a camera. What's your experience?

I have to swallow a camera. What's your experience? [more inside]
posted by bronco trolley on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Blood Tests Results - Need Help Deciphering Please

What do elevated protein/globulin levels in blood indicate? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on May 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Best multi-user ACT/SAT prep course?

What is the best ACT/SAT test prep system/program for multiple (20-50) users? [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Playing catch-up with pregnancy screening

She's 14 weeks pregnant and happy about it. So far, the only test she's had is a pregnancy test. What did she miss? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 19, 2012 - 29 answers

Okay, How Does This Trick Work?

What trick did the water sales person use today in my office? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Mar 20, 2012 - 30 answers

Real olive oil needed, please

Is there any simple way to know if the olive oil I've bought is genuine? If my olive oil does not soldify in the fridge, does that mean it is adulterated? What brand (or certification) can I buy of olive oil that I know for sure is genuine? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Mar 3, 2012 - 16 answers

How do I make a career out of test-driving high-performance cars for, say, BMW's M Division and so forth?

How do I break into a career of test driving vehicles for the performance divisions of luxury automakers (BMW's M division, Mercedes' AMG division, Porsche, etc)? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Jan 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Best practices for college exam design?

How many questions should a one-hour quiz contain? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Just Stubborn?

Looking for online scientific studies relating to the intelligence level of mules. [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Nov 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Use statistics to find cheaters

What would be a good statistical approach to find manipulated test results? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Easy online assessments?

My father (65yo) has a small business teaching English as a foreign language to adults. He doesn't teach from scratch, but rather teaches those who already have a basic understanding of English. To do this, he asks all who apply to first complete a 2-page basic language assessment. He has recently created a website, and would like to be able to include the assessment online, preferably embedded on the website, or as a link to an assessment site. What software or site would easily help him do this? [more inside]
posted by Petrot on Oct 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Textbook advice for Japanese Language Proficiency Tests

Can you recommend textbooks and offer any other advice for me to work my way up the JLPT tests. [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Aug 31, 2011 - 4 answers

How to best prepare your writing skills for university...

How do I learn to write better to prepare myself for university? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

IQ testing in Columbus

Where can I get my IQ professionally tested (in Columbus, Ohio)? [more inside]
posted by Benzle on Aug 19, 2011 - 7 answers

It's Hard to Google for a web app that is a web service request tester

Help me find a lost web app that sent HTTP requests. [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Automate webshop checkout tests

How to automate a test checkout on webshop (magento) to ensure server is working? [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Jun 7, 2011 - 6 answers

MRI explanation required

Help me understand MRI procedures. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jun 5, 2011 - 27 answers

Aussie bank urine test

I know that American employers conduct urine drug tests all the time, but what about Australian employers? I was recently offered a bank job in Sydney, and will have to undergo a "medical examination" before starting. The information sheet says nothing about drugs, but does mention a urine test. Will they test for cannabis, and if so, should a month (after pretty much semi-daily use) be long enough to be in the clear?
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I do the smog test to register my California car out of state?

For the California folks: I go to school out of state, and I accidentally let my vehicle registration expire. I'm trying to figure out how I can get it done quickly and remotely. My primary concern is the smog test - I'm due for one this year. Searching the internet has given me mixed responses, with some saying you have to go back to CA to get smog tests, and others saying you can waive it in absentia. I need to drive as soon as possible, so I'd really appreciate a prompt response! Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on May 30, 2011 - 5 answers

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