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Am I feeling what you're feeling?

How can I learn to be a bit more empathetic? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Sep 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Non-Obvious Everyday Bag Items.

My daily/everyday bag is a canvas haversack - about as large as a small messenger bag. I already know to carry things like breath strips and a small umbrella and a paperback around, but recently I've been looking to expand on the everyday items. For example: there was an awkward lull in conversation during a train ride. I happened to be carrying a pack of cards and taught everyone to play German Whist - wonderful ice breaker, great way to spend the trip. I'm looking for things like that, small, non-obvious essentials to put in your bag that can be used in many different situations.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 5, 2013 - 53 answers

small cups for my legs

What I'm search for may not exist. We have recently purchased a new metal-framed coffee-table with legs that taper down to ~1/2" at the floor. With the legs being so slender, they are creating little holes in the pile of the rug that they rest on. I'm looking for something like this, but perhaps only 1/2" wide so they aren't so obvious in the middle of the living room. The smallest I've been able to find is about 3X that size. Thoughts? I'm aware of the stick-on rubber/felt pads that are available and may need to go in that direction, but thought I'd see if anybody has some other ideas like above. thank you.
posted by jimmereeno on Aug 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Low-Carb Tips and Tricks

How did you ease into a low-carb lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Aug 26, 2013 - 18 answers

staying cool on Kauai

We're traveling to Kauai next week, staying in Kekaha. I need some ideas for staying cool, especially at night. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jun 28, 2013 - 17 answers

First time photoshoot: how can I not look like a dumpy, tired platypus

I'm having my photo taken for professional reasons and if my career takes off it will be seen quite widely. I'm a not-particularly-makeup-savvy female of ~30, not quite as slim or toned as I used to be, with bags under my eyes and not particularly great skin. Oh, and my default face in all photos to date is a solid gurn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 22 answers

In Portland, OR for a week with a toddler. What shouldn't I miss?

We're going to Portland for a week-long vacation (and maybe a moving trial run) in a few days. We've visited before, but this time we're taking our 2-year-old daughter, and I wanted to ask if there are any great toddler friendly destinations or day trips that we shouldn't miss. Any tips on kid-friendly restaurants and organic grocery shopping in NW Portland are also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mmc on Apr 29, 2013 - 16 answers

CoffeFilter: What are your best tips to help quit drinking coffee?

Did you kick your coffee-drinking habit? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Tevin on Apr 26, 2013 - 39 answers

Advice for the anxiously attached.

I'm in a great new relationship, yay! It's been about 4 months. I like her. She likes me. But I am a classic anxiously attached type, and I would like your advice on how to cope with the "omg what will I do when she figures out I'm a loser and she dumps me and why didn't she call last night and she seemed annoyed when I said that and omg what if she doesn't like me anymore" feeling. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Tip that!

I serve tables at a restaurant (California), and management (large corporate chain) insists we declare 18% tips on sales (whatever the outcome of the night) or face reprimand... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Feb 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me put these things I did into resume language

Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Two professionals working together; who do I tip?

Getting a photo shoot that is a package deal; photographer has let me know that I should be ready to pay her and the makeup/hairstylist separately. Do I tip the stylist? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Feb 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Pimp my instagram

Pro tips or tutorials on taking A Beautiful Mess style photos please. [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

What are your best painless tips for saving money?

What are your best tips for saving money in ways that don't impact your quality of life and don't require much effort? I'm talking about things like: cut the dryer sheets in half, get twice as much out of a single box, impact on quality of laundry = 0, effort = nearly 0.
posted by bq on Jan 14, 2013 - 57 answers

F'ing gas stoves, how do they work?

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 - 29 answers

Tips and Tricks for playing concerts?

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 - 15 answers

Need iOS help. Hope me!

I've used iPhones for five years or so now, but there are a few things that bug me, and I wonder if there is a trick or preference I'm missing or a third-party app I can use or what. No interest in jailbreaking or switching phones. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me be a better runner.

Help me be a better runner. [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Jan 6, 2013 - 31 answers

NYC bars/restaurants that don't pay their workers via tips?

Are there any restaurants or bars in NYC that pay their workers with proper, decent wages, rather than with tips? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jan 6, 2013 - 27 answers

How can I make my eyes brighter and less tired-looking?

How do I make the area around my eyes look softer and younger? I have genetics, Lasik complications and sinus issues working against me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

LA travel tips!

I'm going to LA in a week. What are some things I should see or do? "Off the beaten path" tips encouraged! [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Dec 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Best tips and advice for a sewing beginner?

Sewing-filter: Top 5 tips for a beginner working on my first real project from a pattern? Bonus question: can I do this? Pep talks welcome. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Nov 23, 2012 - 28 answers

Baby tips for car-free biking couple in Washington DC?

We're Brits in Washington DC about to have our first baby! We have bicycles but don't own a car (use Zipcar / taxis). All the standard baby-prep advice seems to assume owning a car... so do you guys have any tips for car-free baby living? In particular: car seats (for occasional use / quick installation), diaper services and bike trailers? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Day-drinking hacks: Would like to avoid 1) passing out at 5, or 2) feeling suicidal the next day. Tell me what I haven't thought of...

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 - 45 answers

Can making a tiered tipping system ever be ethical?

Is it ethical for employers and managers to tier the tips of servers and bar staff as a means of creating an "incentive" programme? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor on Nov 9, 2012 - 19 answers

What's the quickest way to code this data?

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 - 8 answers

How have you gamified your life?

How have you gamified your life? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Oct 14, 2012 - 20 answers

It's a spider poop remover AND a dessert topping!

Do you have any recommendations for the tough job of removing spider poop from vinyl siding? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Bleach... Noooooooo!

How do I negate or minimize the effects of bleach on my clothes? [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Quotes, Tips, Facts of the Day RSS Feeds

Best sites for Quote of the day rss feeds... Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

I before E except after an odd number. Uh...

What financial rules do you follow that you'd suggest to others? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Sep 1, 2012 - 55 answers

Men: How was your mom awesome during your teen years?

Men: how was your mom awesome during your teenage years? [more inside]
posted by SinAesthetic on Aug 29, 2012 - 20 answers

I can has blog?

A few weeks ago, I asked for ideas for hobbies to keep me occupied while living on a small island in Alaska. A number of people suggested keeping a blog, and that appealed. So now I'm asking for help and resources to do it right! [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

professional couch warmer

I recently moved, am unemployed and finding it really hard to get motivated. What tips/tricks/apps/whatever have helped you keep to a schedule when you don't have any other reason to? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Aug 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Do I tip out at the end or with each drink?

When at a bar/pub, I default to tipping on each drink (cash is easy to remember this way, for me). When they hold a running tab, what is the appropriate etiquette when cashing out at the end of the night? [more inside]
posted by CrystalDave on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

simple practical tips for daily living

Simple household tips [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Jul 27, 2012 - 15 answers

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

I've painted myself into a box...

What are the top "best practices" for graphic designers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 7 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

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