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How can I account for a long break in my work history? Plus, I'm disabled.

Because of a disability, I have not been in the workforce for nine years. I am now looking for employment and would like some advice on how to account for the absence. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 5 answers

 

Chicken Chunks At Home?

How can I re-create chip shop style chicken chunks at home? Specifically I am trying to re-create the kind of fried chicken chunks made at NYC's A Salt And Battery, in general I am trying to get that moist, crunchy, batter-just-pulls-away taste and texture found in fry joints. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Yoga in the beach - recommendations and tips please.

Yoga on the beach: looking for routines/workouts to follow... And any tips/tricks. [more inside]
posted by cheemee on May 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Windows Speed Demon

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 - 25 answers

Japanese toaster oven: wakaranai...

Do you know any recipes of stuff I could bake in a toaster oven? Muffins, bread, cookies, or even meals? What's your general rule of thumb when it comes to method and time of cooking? We're talking old school toaster oven here, I can only select the cooking time, not the degrees. [more inside]
posted by kitsuloukos on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

Sidenotes on a blog

Is there blog software that has a ready-made template that allows for sidenotes? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Mar 29, 2012 - 7 answers

New to the iPhone ... We need some iHelp!

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 - 5 answers

Brooklyn tips

Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 30, 2012 - 13 answers

What's the best way to think about mathematics?

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 - 36 answers

How to take the best photos of fireworks from up high?

I will be seeing in the New Year at the top of a 100 meter tall building in Buenos Aires. I have a Canon SX30 IS, a fairly high-end point and click which has plenty of manual settings. I want to make the most of the viewpoint to take photos of the fireworks that will be going off around the city - what should I know? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Dec 30, 2011 - 5 answers

Fitbit hacks?

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 - 10 answers

How to break down day care holiday tips

With our daughter having been in a couple of classes at her day care this year, and there being several floating carers who also take care of her, we're not sure how best to tip. Do we need to gift everyone the same or can we weight some teachers if they've spent more time with our daughter? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

How are you paid in a commission-based job??

I'm looking for anecdata about the wage structure for jobs that have hourly pay plus tips or commissions. [more inside]
posted by kayram on Dec 3, 2011 - 9 answers

High-quality daily Tweets (inspirational quotes, love/sex tips etc.)?

Which Twitter users post high-quality daily tweets? (one-liners, inspirational quotes, love/sex tips, that kind of thing) [more inside]
posted by harwons on Nov 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Tell me the things you wish you had known before you made a music video.

My friend asked me to make a music video for his band, but I have never done this before. We don't mind it looking a little lo-fi. I am looking for tips and advice from people who have done this before. Please tell me the things you wish you had known before you embarked on this particular endeavour. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Nov 20, 2011 - 15 answers

How to save money and enjoy a trip to Bremen, Germany?

Planning to attend a language course in Bremen, Germany early next year. Need extensive MeFi advice/help! [more inside]
posted by naskar on Nov 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Acting pointers..

I read the AskMeFi question, The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting which was great for auditioning ... the only problem now is I actually have a part! [more inside]
posted by njk on Nov 5, 2011 - 7 answers

I plan on making custom USB cables and I need sources for parts.

I'm looking to buy a supply of cable that would be ideal for making USB cables. Also are there any suppliers for tips and ends that can supply to Canada? I'm tired of crappy usb cables that are never the lengths that I want them to be. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Nov 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Tell me what I need to know about living in LA

Moving back to LA. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Oct 25, 2011 - 26 answers

it's my tip in a vox

Quick-fix singing tips? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me get the best deal setting up the internet

How do I get the best price from my ISP? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

can I get what you've got at CVS?

I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 19, 2011 - 42 answers

Do we tip the babysitter?

Do we tip the babysitter? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jul 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Planning a trip, want a tech toy to "make it all easy"

Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?" [more inside]
posted by Ys on Jul 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Free crash course in DSLR

What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Help a bride to be!

Female health filter- how to prevent bloating in the week of your wedding? [more inside]
posted by Equiprimordial on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Oh! My (previously) aching back!

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 - 11 answers

Guy gets on the MTA...

General tips for riding the LA MTA Rail? (Red Line in particular, if you'd like.) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

The roof, the roof, the roof needs to be replaced

What do you wish you'd known before buying a new roof? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 3, 2011 - 22 answers

Questions about Cuban Cash

Tips on tipping in Cuba, please! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Stomach stretching and tips on preparing for and succeeding at restaurant eating challenges (or competitive eating contests)

Man vs Food vs Stomach Capacity: How (and for how long) should I "train" my stomach to hold six pounds of food? What can the stomach handle? How does food differ from liquid in the stomach? Additional tips for beating restaurant eating challenges? Lots of questions, and an account of my experience preparing so far, after the break. [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Apr 22, 2011 - 12 answers

To Persevere or 'Next'?

How to solve this dating dilemma? [more inside]
posted by MBViktor on Apr 17, 2011 - 21 answers

iWant my kid to have fun with an iPad while we travel

My 8-year-old son and I are about to go on a trip which will require two 6-hour plane trips. A friend is going to lend me an iPad to take on the trip. So what can I load on it to amuse my kid? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 9, 2011 - 29 answers

job, interview, skype, video, conference, call

I have a job interview tomorrow via Skype; it was supposed to be via the company's own internal system, but alas, we have to fall back on Skype. Tips for making me look good? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Mar 15, 2011 - 25 answers

What IDEs / editors do you use for web development?

What IDEs, editors, or general tools do people use to do web development? I'm a linux geek, so my tool of choice is gVim. But I'm teaching a course on this right now and don't want to inflict my prejudices on the students, and I'd like a broader perspective. So if you're a web developer, what do you use? NetBeans, Notepad? Something in-between?
posted by handee on Mar 2, 2011 - 38 answers

Help a SXSW noob

What are your best SXSW Interactive tips for a first-time attendee? [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Communication Hacks: I know I need to communicate more. It's the remembering to do so that I have a problem with.

I persistently forget to keep my colleagues informed on my work progress. Please help me with your actionable, communication hacks! [more inside]
posted by Tall Telephone Pea on Feb 25, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I achieve this 'rays of light' effect in Photoshop?

In Photoshop, how do I achieve the 'rays of light' effect you see in places like Campaign Monitor's masthead? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Feb 15, 2011 - 5 answers

A Box of Wine, a Loaf of Bread-and Thou, Metafilter

For the holidays, I was given a 5L box of Franzia Cabernet Sauvignon (the guilty party has already been punished with a houseful of sick toddlers). I'm not a wine snob, but I tend to reserve my drinking for social occasions and I've yet to find the right moment to drag out this behemoth. What do I do with this wine? [more inside]
posted by annaramma on Feb 15, 2011 - 19 answers

Help Me Customize my Droid 2 Global (please)

What does Droid (2 Global) Do for me? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

What are the top plugins and tools for web developers?

What are your favourite plugins, IDEs, tools and tricks for client side web development? I'd like to have a "tip of the week" or a "plugin of the week" spot in a course I'm delivering. Main content of the course is HTML5/JavaScript/CSS, with a bit of JQuery and Silverlight. [more inside]
posted by handee on Jan 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Setting up an iPod touch for 65 year old mother. Need tips and app/podcast suggestions!

iPod Touch for mother-in-law. We've just decided to give my partner's mother an iPod Touch, and need your suggestions for apps and podcasts. She is a 65 year old woman, travels often, takes care of her grandson sometimes, and is new to all iPod technology. We also need your tips on how to set it up from afar tonight, and help her with the inevitable questions down the road. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jan 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Negotiating tips to help buy a used Toyota Camry?

Tips for negotiating the price of a used car, namely a used Toyota Camry, years 2007-2010? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Tipping the housekeepers

How much does one tip each member of a housekeeping team? [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I stay sane at a job I hate?

How do I stay sane at a job I hate? I am desperately unhappy in my current job and have been looking for something else. It's taking awhile though... how do I keep from jumping out the figurative window? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Best Gravy!

Best gravy recipes? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 26, 2010 - 25 answers

Brazilian traveling to US. Landing in Miami and driving up to NY. Throw all the hints you can at me!

Brazilian traveling to US. Landing in Miami and driving up to NY, SF and Vegas. Could you share interesting places to stop, see, etc.? [more inside]
posted by fcoury on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

My last bike was flattened in a building demolition 4 years ago. True story.

As a novice buying a bike for an urban commute, what should I keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Nov 7, 2010 - 33 answers

How much to tip the hairdresser??

How much do you tip your hairdresser (if at all)?? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 on Nov 6, 2010 - 41 answers

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