In a month, I'll be traveling abroad for the first time, all by my lonesome. Looking for helpful tips for a first-time international traveler. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Nov 13, 2013 -
After burning my second pot and almost poisoning myself by not quite turning the knob off, it's clear that I need remedial gas stove cooking classes. [more inside]
posted by Neneh
on Jan 12, 2013 -
I have a big important concert that I'm playing coming up sort of soon. I'm not even sure what to ask... but here goes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 8, 2013 -
I know how to treat a hangover but am trying to do one better--how do you PREVENT a hangover (when you get them really easily and know that a day of fun might make it inevitable)? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago
on Nov 9, 2012 -
I have an Excel spreadsheet with just over 3000 sentences in column A. I need to go through looking at each one and entering some data into columns B-F. The first thing I have to enter is whether the sentence is in the past tense or present tense. If it is past tense, I can ignore it and not have to enter anything in columns C-F. I just move on to the next sentence. Is it going to be quicker if I go through the whole spreadsheet filling out column B first (past/present) and then do a second pass to fill out the rest of the details for the present tense sentences, or quicker to do it all at once for each sentence? Or is it a wash? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I need to be as efficient as possible when using Windows 7, using Office, browsing with Firefox / Chrome, working with files, etc. etc. What are your best tips for being a Windows speed demon? Answers to this question will include keyboard shortcuts, utilities, how you use your taskbar, command-line, whatever. I am looking for how you get the most out of Windows.
posted by jasondigitized
on Apr 9, 2012 -
I just bought a second hand iphone 3Gs for my wife due to her old phone missing some texts. What are some great tips/tricks and apps/games we should install on it? [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Mar 26, 2012 -
What's the best way to think about mathematics? What's the best advice you have ever received about learning math and approaching math problems? [more inside]
posted by lackadaisical
on Jan 26, 2012 -
I got a Fitbit for Christmas!
Do you have one? What should I know about it? Any tips/tricks/hacks for getting the most out of it?
posted by exceptinsects
on Dec 27, 2011 -
In seven days I will be having back surgery: laminectomy, fusion, and fixation.
Yesterday, I attended the "Back on Track" class that the hospital provides for those about to have surgery.
They stressed the BLTPP rules: NO Bending, Leaning, Twisting, Pushing, or Pulling.
What are YOUR best tips and tricks (and best kept secrets) for adhering to these rules for my next few months?
PLEASE add any suggestions on how to make my life (and my wife's life!) easier during the recovery time. Any and all ideas are welcome!
[Yep, I know YANMD, but I hope you have good ideas.]
posted by Drasher
on May 18, 2011 -
Help me settle in Paris. What administrative things should I be doing? What local cultural things should I know about? What shops are equivalent to those at home? What should I know about?
In short: tell me everything you wish you'd known about life in France when you arrived. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Sep 15, 2010 -
What are the best study skills you can share with me? For knowledge retention, passing tests, hearing skills and the like... [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14
on Aug 30, 2010 -
I'm really bad about not focusing on my current task, and hastily finishing whatever it is so I can move on to the next and perform it equally as poor. How can I learn to be more focused on -- and enjoy -- what I am currently doing, rather than spending that time looking ahead to the next project at the expense of doing the first well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Set designers, cinematographers, hobbyists, LARP people, carpenters, welders, and geeks: I need tips and tricks for building a one-person "space shuttle" out of cheap materials. It's for an independent HD video sci-fi short, and I would like to build it myself. Budget is $600–$1500 for materials and in-store material cutting/processing. [more inside]
posted by Khazk
on Jan 5, 2010 -
Tips & tricks for adapting to the side effects of Topamax (topiramate) for a full-time office worker & part-time grad student? [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Nov 23, 2009 -
New road warrior here! Looking for sites, blogs, toys etc that all you other road warriors use to help ease myself into this lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Chicken Pox, or not? Also, what tricks or tips have you learned in your experiences with Chicken Pox? [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES
on Dec 14, 2008 -
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 -
Please help me use my new DSLR camera. Are there guides/tricks for specific cameras online? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Jun 14, 2008 -
Outlook Cleaning/Archive Gurus: Help me eliminate emails with similar (but not duplicate) content! [more inside]
posted by colecovizion
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I'm about to live out of my car for about two months. What tips or tricks should I know before doing this? [more inside]
posted by mulkey
on Jun 3, 2007 -
: putting up gyproc over an insulated interior wall. From cutting to affixing to mudding, what tips and tricks have you learned? Aside from learning to pay someone else to do it, though I suspect that's ultimately the lesson...
posted by five fresh fish
on Oct 21, 2004 -
It's been taking me at least several hours to fall asleep every night. What's the best way you've found to deal with insomnia?
posted by transona5
on Sep 13, 2004 -
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 -