What are memorable phrases that reinforce the idea that you should suck it up and play nice? I'm thinking of this line from Tomato Nation: "Rudeness is not a signifier of your importance. Rudeness is a signifier of itself, nothing more. We all have bad days; yours is not weightier than anyone else's, comparatively, and does not excuse displays of poor breeding. Be civil or be elsewhere." [more inside]
My CPA didn't do my taxes. What's the best way to proceed? [more inside]
Anxiety attacks at the mention of commitment. Why? [more inside]
Do I settle with someone who is mostly OK or do I dump her and go back on the prowl in hopes of finding someone who is awesome? [more inside]
Why am I so emotionally attached to someone that I ended a relationship with? Six months ago I broke up with my daughter's father for the third time. The first two break ups happened before my daughter was born so my feelings are not simply for the obvious reason of us sharing a child together. He is such a wonderful person; I look up to him, he is smart, caring, and we have a similiar outlook on life; morals, values. However, whenever we are together, I lose all physical attraction for him and everything he does drives me insane. He has never put an effort into our relationship. We don't share the same sense of humor and I have never felt like he was my partner in crime, something I always hoped my life partner would feel like. [more inside]
Living on my own for the first time. Advice?
tips and resources for "managing up?" [more inside]
Why does my laptop (MacBook Pro running Windows 7) wake up after I close the lid and put it to sleep? [more inside]
Choosing the right makeup and brands is really confusing for me. So many companies - so many colors and combinations. I need help choosing lipsticks, pencils and eye shadows that will look good and feel good. What are some really excellent brands to go with that are cost effective? Colors that I'm looking for golds, creamy browns, tawny pink - soft and muted. Extra points for classy and luxurious though I'm out of the Chanel, Dior and Bobbi Brown league. I'd say low to middle range in price. Thanks!
A couple of dear friends are breaking up. I am seeing them during their separation phase to hang out for old time's sake. What nice thing can I do for them during this sad time? [more inside]
Snap me out of becoming obsessively shallow and insecure. [more inside]
We want to start a small business but would like some data about predicting probable sales volume, etc. [more inside]
I have a low end MacBook with Tiger OS. I have some 2500 photos that I want to back up on a flash/jump drive. I can't seem to do it. I can back up to a disk but not the jump drive. The jump drive is a Kingston and is supposed to work with Macs.
I think I may have to leave the man I have made many sacrifices for, because he is an alcoholic. But I don't have the guts to do that, because it would kill all the faith I have in humanity, and because I love him, and care for him, so very much. He refuses to get help because he doesn't think he needs it. Am I being stupid if I decide to stay in this relationship? [more inside]
Has anybody ever dated someone whom is schizoaffective, which is a combination of a mood disorder and psychotic symptoms. If you have , have you experienced being dumped without an explanation when you thought everything was going well.
Best break up albums of all time? [more inside]
What does the "UP" bumper sticker mean? It is a blue square with white letters "UP" in the center, observed in the DC area. [more inside]
I'd like to hear stories or comments from others who have slept with their exes. [more inside]
Fancy restaurant tonight = black/white jersey wrap dress. It's October in Seattle. Can I wear panty hose? [more inside]
I've received a new 320GB hard drive that I want to fit in my Macbook which is still running OSX Tiger. I also want to install my Snow Leopard Box set. I need to back all my data up on an external HD. How should I do things? [more inside]
What to talk about - do's and don'ts on a meeting up with a good friend of the person who broke my heart quite badly a few months ago? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I broke up about 3 months ago now. However, we have been in contact regularly (after about a month and a bit of zero contact) since then and have seen each other on occsasion. When im not busy i find myself always thinking about her, and things constantly remind me about her. Im not 100% sure about getting back together with her, what should i do? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a ridiculous, over-the-top push up bra? I'm 5'3, 145# and bra size 38-A and am trying to find a crazy, I See Wot You Did There bra as a joke. Yes, the bra size is accurate. I'm all A and no T! I'm specifically looking for specific brand names/lines. My price range is approx. $75.00.
Half a day on a low-carb diet and I already feel like hurling. Advice? [more inside]
I have just broken up with my girlfriend, because I can't change. Can you help? [more inside]
Dead ex, fifteen year age difference, with jazzy tunes in the background.. help? (aka- do I dump my boyfriend?) [more inside]
Is there any group who does clothing donation pick ups in Manhattan other than Salvation Army, Catholic Charities or NYC Opera? [more inside]
If you are really exhausted from lack of sleep and stress, x say 2 months off and on, what's the best thing to do to get back in good shape? [more inside]
I'm graduating. I'm leaving my girlfriend and will be far away from her, and we both don't have the option to be close for the next two years. Hence, it's ending. Any advice for feeling better? [more inside]
How much of an equity stake in start-up should I ask for? [more inside]
How can i get rid of my white panda eyes after a skiing holiday? [more inside]
Initiating awkward hook-up time! So here's the deal, MeFi. I developed a major crush on a guy after only knowing him for about three weeks, and, in a drunken flirtation session, stupidly told him. The flirtation has since stopped - since he just got out of a relationship and wasn't looking for anything serious, he thought it'd be unfair to me if we hooked up while I liked him (fair enough, I suppose). The thing is, after getting over the harshest part of the crush, I think I'd like to initiate something physical (only) with him. [more inside]
I'm having a hell of a time with Acronis True Image Home 2009. My OS is VISTA. I have emailed Acronis twice with no response and have read through their support FAQ. I have a 1TB USB drive partitioned into two 500 MBs. The back up works perfectly on one partition but... [more inside]
I have recently quit smoking and am on the road to recovery. I am looking into options into cleansing programs. I know the years of smoking has probably mucked up my system with many poisons and has reeked havoc on my lungs n such. I want to hear from Me-Fis regarding any programs or treatments they know regarding any de-toxing I could be doing.
Is it too late to break up with my wife?! [more inside]
Is my g4 iBook forked? [more inside]
My four year old desktop has started crashing on a semi regular basis and now I belatedly want to start backing up the things I have on it... help me choose an external hard drive [more inside]
In the past I have been paid the following things to sign up for a Credit Card: a slice of pizza, a shirt, a $15 discount, and now at Amazon, a $30 discount. Are there any with a higher value than that? [more inside]
Laptop purchasing advice. I used to have a clue but somewhere in the past 5 years I lost track of what a user of my level needs compared to what a, say, 24-hr W.O.W. / black-market-DVD-ringleader might consider necessary. [more inside]
Why do tv shows blur or cover up logos on clothes instead of just changing clothes? [more inside]
I have a technical A.A.S. degree and I work in tech manufacturing industry as a technician. I would like to get my bachelors to be able become an engineer but... [more inside]
What do I write, and give to him the last day of a friendly break up? [more inside]
Waking up dehydrated, why? [more inside]
Relationship Filter: Should I get back with my girlfriend? We broke up last night : ( [more inside]
Background: I am 41 years old. I am 16 credits shy of graduating with a BS in Mathemathics. my GPA is 2.79, I have over 250 hours of attempted coursework, 144 of that is being counted towards my degree. I program and design software systems for a living. The Problem: I really love math and computer science but I am lousy at learning. when I say lousy I mean slow. [more inside]
How does it sound to you when someone you are in a relationship tells you "Hate Me" when they are breaking up with you?
How does one completely turn off one’s emotions towards an ex-lover? Is it possible? [more inside]
Dog-gone-paws-filter: I adopted a dog, and she's can't keep her paws to herself. She paws people to get their attention, and constantly jumps on people for the first few minutes of interaction. I've tried the tricks I used to train my other dog (ignoring them when they behave badly, grabbing their paws and scolding "no"), but it doesn't seem to work. Even the "a tired dog is a good dog" method doesn't decrease the pawsy-ness. My friends and family won't have anything to do with her cuz they have muddy-paw-print-on-clothes-phobia. Help! Aside from this one bad habit, she's a Good Dog (TM), and oh-so-eager to meet people.
Why would a cat wake you up between 4 and 5 in the morning when it has water and food and an accessible litter box? [more inside]
I can't break up with my girlfriend. [more inside]