California-filter: I'll be traveling in California for one month with my girlfriend. Please provide us with little hidden gems (hotels, restaurants, lunch rooms, best cappuccino in town, things to see and do etc) we won't find in travel guides. Please see our travel plan and other specifics inside. [more inside]
My parents have been given a bottle of imported gin for Christmas. They are teetotal. While I do drink, I hate gin. Does gin have any household applications? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good stops on Highway I95 between NC and Florida? I'm driving to Florida after Christmas on Highway I95 and thought I'd consult the mefi hive for some suggestions on good stops for food or other things that are worth pulling off the road for periodically. I've driven the route before but I've always wished I knew of better places to eat than the usual chains/fastfood (ugh!) that have saturated the highway offramps. Roadside attractions are welcome, too (but not Pedro's tourist trap emporium at the NC/SC border).
How do I give the best instructional presentation ever? [more inside]
Over the weekend, I shall be building a Shuttle SK21G Barebone PC system. Given that I've only built about 4 computers (all of which worked fine) and never a Shuttle, is there anything you can tell me or websites I should read which will make the building process go smoothly? [more inside]
I want to throw my first major party and I need tips on fitting 25+ people into an apartment. [more inside]
Help me learn French. [more inside]
Tips for woman on top position? [more inside]
Tipfilter: I work as a line cook at a restaurant in Canada, and I'm curious as to what is normal in regards to server tip-out to kitchen staff. [more inside]
I broke my left arm going over the handlebars of my bicycle after an encounter with a speed hump this weekend. Luckily I'm right-handed, and although advice from here helps (especially the shoelace tying one), are there any other tips with coping? [more inside]
I am planning to do a short-ish road trip from NoVA - Atlanta and back in 4 days. Along the way, I would like to accomplish a night at Smoky Mountains, an afternoon at a beach, a day in atlanta. I would appreciate any tips on doing this well or fun/not-to-be-missed activities along this trip [more inside]
I'm new to Toronto. I'm going to see my first baseball game this weekend. Where do I sit? Which day is best? Also, any tips on getting tickets for the hockey would be appreciated?
This may seem like one of those "duh" questions, but I've just put in my very first air conditioner (thanks to MeFites) and have a few quick questions. [more inside]
I'm about to enter a graduate program in economics, but as an undergrad, I studied anthropology and sociology. I'm feeling really out of the loop. What do I need to do, learn, or get to be ready for econ at the graduate level? [more inside]
What does stage management entail? [more inside]
I've been charged exactly 20% tip twice at restuarant where I've tipped slightly less. Is this legal?
I've been charged exactly 20% tip twice at restuarants where I've tipped slightly less. Is this legal? [more inside]
I was recently in London, and was really happy to be paying only 12% in tips. And then I began to wonder... [more inside]
I've been asked to fill in for someone at a workshop. Problem is that I've never led a workshop, at a conference or otherwise. What are some pointers and tips on how I can be successful while making it interesting and informative for the audience? [more inside]
What are some best practices and tips for editing Flash files that I didn't create? [more inside]
I'm moving to Brisbane, Australia soon for university. What should I know? [more inside]
Help me impersonate a graphic designer! I know it’s kind of insane, but as early as this afternoon I may receive the proverbial offer (well, assignment) that I can’t refuse, and I’m wondering if anyone might be able to offer some fake-it-till-you-make-it tips for this sort of project (a short catalogue for a half-dozen or so boutique products). See, the thing is, I'm not a designer, although I have some experience with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m most interested in a list of ten or fifteen things that you talented designer folks do over and over again that seem impressive to the uninitiated, but that are simpler than they appear to we of the untrained eyes. Books are also fine, but due to the potential immediacy of this, the shorter the tutorial, the better. [more inside]
Please help heal holes in my face. [more inside]
I’m studying for an exam and would like some tips on polishing my memorization skills. How do actors remember their lines? I know repetition helps, but what else can I do to retain the questions/answers I’m studying. Any tips, tricks or websites of interest would be appreciated.
Running a youth hostel: what does it take? [more inside]
Our collective household has a cute little plush toy (6 inches or so tall), a little like a beanie baby in form. Our apartment however, is a dust magnet so he tends to get a little dirty, any ideas on the best way to clean a small plush pig?
Hotrodding MS Word: I'm finding myself wishing MS Word had a few features that I hope might be available as add-ons somewhere (or failing that, personal tips/tricks). One would be something to tell you how many times you are using individual words in a document (like an enhanced word count), so you can avoid overdoing it. For example: "You used 'cat' 5 times and 'kitty' 3 times." Another would be some way to tag text so that no matter how much you mix it up down the road (as in taking notes and turning them into written text), you will always be able to tell what source each fact/quote/etc came from. Sort of like footnotes, but better, and ideally transferrable from file to file. Any ideas?
Heading to Guadalajara and Manzanillo in early March for 10 days and wonder about tips for must-see things to do, see, restaurant recommendations and accomodations as well. ( no all-inclusives please)
What sort of useful stuff do you have on your refrigerator? I'm looking for cool things like notepads, calendars, utility magnets, etc. We're trying to spruce ours up and are looking for ideas.
Tips, suggestions, and resources for those starting life anew but have no clue - at the moment anyway - what they're supposed to be doing. [more inside]
TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]
What's Albuquerque's finest? If you were showing a stranger the most amazing sights and experiences within two hours' drive of Albuquerque, where would you go? [more inside]
I've begun playing some casual Texas Hold'Em with friends (some of whom are far less casual). I don't really know what I'm doing. Thus far I am 15% ahead (of my cumulative buyin), but that's only be because I fold early and often. I mostly get into trouble when I play weak hands or try to bluff, so I don't tend to do either. I'd like some additional pointers. [more inside]
As an American living Down Under, I'm planning to introduce our Aussie friends to true American excess this Thanksgiving with a turducken. I've read a bunch of online recipes but I've never made one before, so I'm looking for tips and tricks from those who have. Do you know the secrets of turducken? [more inside]
Tomorrow I'm giving a lecture about color -- specifically, I'm talking to designers about how to create color palettes. The talk is more concerned with aesthetics (i.e. what color combinations are striking) than tools (i.e. how to pick colors in Photoshop). But there will be some tools talk. Since there are many designers here, I'd love to know all your color-related tips. As the Xmas season is coming, I am sharing one of my own tips inside... [more inside]
What are some usual (or unusual) home maintenance things/tips/hints that you do/use/follow periodically? Anybody have a link to a good list of these? [more inside]
Halloween wigs: tips on styling? [more inside]
I'm having cable installed today... should I tip the cable guy? If so, how much?
LaundryFilter: Help me get rid of a mystery green stain! [more inside]
My wife and I are traveling to Washington DC for a work-week vacation. We love musuems and I have many visits planned (Smithsonian, LOC, Air-Space, etc.). What are not-to-miss museums/historical monuments? And most of all - when I'm all "museumed-out" - what are the best night out and local fun stops we should not miss?
My refrigerator reeks like a landfill, with no apparent reason for it. Please help me. [more inside]
Two part question. 1. I want to organize my college life. Digitally. 2. Also, I want to be productive with my scholarly pursuits, how did you/do you do it? [more inside]
First time visiting California - any tips on current events in LA, San Francisco October 5-15? [more inside]
What's the best way to keep my apartment clean of dust? [more inside]
For a community of intelligent and educated wordsmiths, Mefi still has some common & persistent spelling mistakes. What tips do you have for better spelling of everyday words, and which ones peeve you the most? [more inside]
Is there a tactful way to refuse a tip without offending the tipper? [more inside]
I'm going to be a freshman going to college in the fall. Any advice, helpful anecdotes, experiences, tips or suggestions? [more inside]
OK, I know how to stay awake all night if I'm at home or working, but what if I'm driving? [more inside]
Have you used 1-800-got-junk, or a similar trash pick-up service? Did you tip? [more inside]
I have never been the best in fashion, but I would like to be able to start to dress better. Is there a website out there that makes understanding men's fashion a bit easier? What goes with what, fashion from certain time periods, how to thrift shop and make it work for you... [more inside]
What are some tried and true tricks for staying awake and alert for an all-nighter? [more inside]