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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

More cabbage, please

Your tips for cooking cabbage and favorite cabbage recipes, please! [more inside]
posted by mlo on Nov 1, 2010 - 40 answers

Back pain when walking?

After a near lifetime of depression I am finally coming out the other side of it, albeit tentatively. I feel energized enough to start exercising daily as my doctor has advised. Sounds great, eh? The problem? I'm 100lbs overweight and my body is screaming no at me. Help me figure out how to overcome the aches to keep going. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 28, 2010 - 62 answers

Help me prepare for a month backpacking in Europe

Please help me plan a month long backpacking trip through Europe. I've never done this sort of this before for this long and I need even the most basic tips as regards travel of this nature. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Oct 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Want to help me buy my first car?

Help a teenager buy her first car. Knows next to nothing about cars so tell me: where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial on Oct 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me settle in France quickly

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 - 9 answers

Hide GMail "helpful tips"?

I have two separate Google Apps for your Domain (paid) accounts. In GMail, on only one there is this really distracting "tips" line of text under the inbox that changes every minute or so. It says things like "Add a personalized signature to all your outgoing messages" or "Google Checkout: Sign up for faster and safer shopping." It is right over the inbox use percentage in bold green and since it flashes when it changes it makes my monkey brain think I have a new mail and I look over at it. How do I get rid of it? It is not on the other one so there must be a way.
posted by neustile on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Tips/Strategies for dealing with difficult people?

I have a cantankerous and grouchy colleague at my place of work. I was wondering what tips and strategies the fair people of meta-filter have for dealing with difficult and obstructive people?
posted by waltz9 on Sep 11, 2010 - 34 answers

give a friend the secrets to my business

Should I help my friend get work in my specialized industry? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Sep 4, 2010 - 8 answers

What are the best study skills you can think of?

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 - 31 answers

Search for lowest airfare on specific dates?

I need a travel search tool that will alert me when fares between 2 locations on my select dates drop below X. Surely there must be such a thing? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Aug 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa?

Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 15, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I learn French - all over again?

How does a once confident French speaker re-learn the language after six years of not using it? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Must-do things before leaving a city forever

What are some must-do things before leaving a city forever? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Jul 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Indonesian hijinks- where to?

(Travel filter) Where should we go in Indonesia? Going there for 5 weeks in December, from Australia. We are not interested in kicking it with our compatriots in Kuta or generally, on staying on any very touristy beach or place for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Jul 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Best diet & exercise tricks evar!

Diet & exercise tips & tricks, please! [more inside]
posted by wwartorff on Jun 24, 2010 - 43 answers

I'm in good Company...

I am now the proud owner of a business. What kind of tax-y advantages are available to the president of an S-Corp? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Jun 8, 2010 - 13 answers

How can I pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy?

I need advice on how to pack as lightly as possible for a ten-day trip to Italy in late June. [more inside]
posted by timoni on Jun 1, 2010 - 28 answers

Luxury resort secrets

I'm honeymooning at a luxury resort next week. What are some insider tips for getting the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 19, 2010 - 11 answers

New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of....wait....what?

Driving to NYC from Philly this weekend and could use some help navigating in, around and out of the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on May 13, 2010 - 19 answers

How do Vegetarians and Carnivores cook & eat together and both be happy?

My mom is going vegetarian. My father is a meat & potato kinda guy. Help me come up with plans and strategies that will won't make either one miserable. [more inside]
posted by julen on Apr 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Where to go in France with a 3-year-old?

Help us plan our summer trip to France. Did I mention we're taking a 3-year-old? [more inside]
posted by sbrollins on Apr 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Does ice-cream have a "good side?"

Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Damn girl, you're a sexy chick.

I can't dance. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me get pregnant soon.

Tips and tricks for getting pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 29 answers

April blues...

Tax question. [more inside]
posted by melangell on Apr 7, 2010 - 3 answers

What do you wish you had known before you moved to Anchorage, Alaska?

What do you wish you had known before you moved to Anchorage, Alaska? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Apr 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Any tips for travel to Ethiopia?

I'm going on holiday to Ethiopia - specifically, Addis Abeba and some hiking in the Simien Mountains. Does anyone have any tips or recommendations? Whilst I am fairly well travelled, this is the poorest country I will have visited; is there anything I should look out for or anything I should take?
posted by handee on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me focus on doing whatever I'm doing well before moving on

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 - 7 answers

Quiet you

How do I read without talking to myself? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Mar 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Cooking with white whole wheat flour - avoiding the funk!

I'm eager to add white whole wheat flour to quickbreads and other baked goods, but every time the resulting product has a strong, white-wheat-funky aftertaste. Almost sour. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Mar 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Long distance to short distance?

What are some best practices for taking a relationship from long distance to not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Tipping when waitstaff get paid minimum wage

As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
posted by palionex on Feb 28, 2010 - 43 answers

SEA to VAN for OLY

Tips for Seattleites' day trip to Vancouver Olympics? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

house tip outs in restaurants

How much do you tip out the house? How about the kitchen? And in total to all support? [more inside]
posted by butterball on Feb 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Tipping three different stylists. How much?

I have an upcoming salon appointment where one person will be cutting and coloring my hair, another person will be waxing my eyebrows, and yet another person will be giving me a manicure. How do I tip? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Feb 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Building a space ship

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 - 14 answers

What to blend with new immersion blender?

I just got a brand new immersion blender. What should I blend? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 24, 2009 - 34 answers

I could almost handle the headaches, but I can I handle the stupids?

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 - 14 answers

Palenque Package? Cabins? Ayudame!

I am going on a trip to Mexico next year and I'd love to go to Palenque. Friends of mine from Mexico recommend getting a package tour. I generally dislike package tours but I'm not sure how to find the best flight price, accommodation in VillaHermosa, trip to Palenque, and accommodation there. Anyone have any tips for how to get there, how to book, how long to stay, where to stay etc? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Montana?

I will be living in Montana for 6 weeks this winter. I've only ever lived in New England, with a couple of brief stints in other places. Please tell me what to expect. [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Oct 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Last minute advice for solo trip to Paris?

I'm heading off to Paris for four days, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I'll forget something important. I've never been to Paris, and I haven't been to Europe for fifteen years. I'll be staying by myself in a hotel in Arondissement 7. I'm wondering if you can help me out with any last-minute tips or things I'm likely to have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Dresses, pants, whatever.

I will make you a dress but I will also make you pants. [more inside]
posted by bendy on Oct 3, 2009 - 10 answers

I like sugar and spice, but which ones are nice?

I like cooking, and I have a variety of spices, but I have never learned how to really use them. How should I learn to use them? What are some tips for trying things out? Do you have any any good recipes that highlight particular spice blends in traditional or unusual ways? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

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