What are some small differences you've noticed about the US? Examples: My Japanese friend says that in Japan, large buildings have multiple public entrance/exits. My Dutch friend says that in the Netherlands, women shower in the gym showers. Specifically, I'm interested in things that could imply some theory (elaborate or not) of US culture, of some region of the US.
Why has the world economic crisis hit some countries - USA and UK, but especially Ireland, Iceland, Greece and Spain - so much harder than others?
In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
Cheapest way to text / call to California cell phone from Canada? [more inside]
Looking for some clarifications on why the US does not use the term "ministry" with its various governing bodies. [more inside]
Mobile broadband plans that cover USA & Canada? [more inside]
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
How exactly does America stay competitive, anyways? [more inside]
Help me get to Yellowstone without a meltdown, on a budget, and with little time to spare. I'm special, of course, as I explain in great detail inside. [more inside]
US travel visa filter - Canadian musicians travelling and performing in the United States, but not getting paid. Do we still require a visa? [more inside]
Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
Can you help me find some more tv programmes like: Sons of Anarchy, The Sopranos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Spooks, Being Human? [more inside]
What snack foods can I take on the plane (for personal consumption) for a trip from Canada to Australia with a short layover in the USA? [more inside]
US/Canadian Visiting Cuba – Bad idea or not bad idea? [more inside]
I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
For those with experience of undergraduate study at both American and Australian universities, what were some of the most notable contrasts? I'm particularly interested in differences in student culture and in assessment methods / difficulty.
US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"? I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do? [more inside]
What were/are Bill Clinton's "class markers" that caused people to highlight his working class background when he was president or running for president? [more inside]
What can I send to a female colleague in the US? [more inside]
I'm applying for US Citizenship. How should I answer the question about affiliations & groups that I'm a member of? [more inside]
Any ideas for gifts from California (or US in general perhaps)? The gift will be for an American (not Californian) living long-term in Europe. Has family with babies. [more inside]
I'm trying to keep track of cheap tickets for a dream international flight in end July 2011. However, almost all the sites I looked at say I'm searching way too early and have no information for me. When is the best time to look, and are there any websites that will email me with details once a good price or deal shows up? (I vaguely remember hearing of such a thing but can't remember the URL) [more inside]
Give me good reasons not to move from the U.S. to Canada (specifically Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, or Vancouver) in 2-6 years. I especially welcome input from MeFites who have lived in both countries. [more inside]
How many small business owners earn more than $1,000,000 a year in taxable income? [more inside]
[bookfilter] Recommend me a good book or two about the American West circa 1870 - 1890. History or historical fiction, for fun reading, not research. [more inside]
does having foreign health insurance mean you are not gapping in the US? [more inside]
When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember the USA Network having a Saturday morning live-action TV show called "Pumpkin Creek". The opening titles that I remember seemed to have it set in an amusement park of some sort. What was this show about and what was its format? What theme park was it filmed in? [more inside]
I'm sure this has been asked many times before on AskMeFi, but I wasn't able to find a query like mine: I'm late paying my taxes. No problem? I'm living abroad. More inside. [more inside]
Everyone seems to agree that the middle class is disappearing in the USA. What (reliable) studies and figures back this up? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good immigration lawyer/law firm in Manhattan? I need someone/practice with deep expertise in H1B and greencard applications(EB1a, EB1b, and NIW). [more inside]
What is the most relevatory, shocking, mindblowing modern art gallery or installation or museum in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Employer health insurance conundrum. They finally changed my health insurance this week, the insurance, but not the withdrawal from my check. Is there a time limit on this? [more inside]
What is the best state for a nonprofit to incorporate in? [more inside]
Where do you find American electoral data by city? [more inside]
The US states are massively in debt, and public-sector layoffs are causing unemployment to stay high, even while the private sector recovers. The Federal Reserve can create dollars from nothing, and at the moment inflation is apparently a minor concern compared to deflation. What would happen if the Federal Reserve assumed much or all of the debt of the states? They could pay off the debts ex nihilo at a speed of their choosing, while allowing the states to create or save jobs. They could also simply grant money to those states that have relatively little debt. Does anything like this happen, and should it? [Not an economist]
I am a US graduate student, accepted into a graduate program in the UK. I have been having significant problems getting my UK Visa processed. I'm wondering if this is typical, and if I should be worried about my chances of going to the UK being jeopardized as a result of these difficulties? [more inside]
My SO has a permanent job in the US. We're both British citizens. What are the prospects for me to move over to join her? Also: Canada! [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
San Francisco for 3 months to be creative and check out awesomeness. Low budget, Bangladesh passport. Possible? [more inside]
I need ideas for gifts to bring abroad from the U.S. I'm especially looking for things that simply don't exist or are difficult to find in other countries. [more inside]
My wife and I are looking for an environmentally friendly queen-sized bed, ideally from the US to cut down on shipping costs/impacts. Also, what's the best thing to do with an old bed? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
How can a gay couple, one British, one American, both live in the USA? [more inside]
Who can I ask to be my referee when I apply to university this year? I have no appropriate professional relationships, I cannot ask a friend or family member, and I have been out of school for three years. [more inside]
Do to a family medical emergency, my wife and I are probably going to be renting a car and driving from Philadelphia to Toronto tomorrow night. We are both Canadians living in the US on temporary NAFTA visas. Fun complication: Our daughter is four months old and is an American citizen with an American birth certificate. We haven't yet gotten her a passport or applied for her Canadian citizenship. Should we expect to have any difficulty crossing the border with her, in either direction? Is there anything we can get in the next 24 hours to make things go more smoothly?
"Proceedings of the House of Representatives, including any recording of such proceedings, may not be used for any political purpose or in any commercial advertisement, and may not be broadcast with commercial sponsorship except as part of a bona fide news program or public affairs documentary program," according to houselive.gov. Why and how would or could this possibly be?!
Can anyone advise me on some specific comparisons between the US and Canadian University systems? I am in charge of internationalisation at a British University and we would like to investigate establishing academic partnerships and indeed possibly some direct recruitment in both countries. While we are roughly clear on how the US system operates, Canada is a bit harder to grasp. [more inside]
Is there some reason my early-boomer, somewhat conservative parents have a gripe with Canada - or are they just being their normal crazy? [more inside]
What company offers the fastest USA VPN speed? [more inside]