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If you killed somebody, how would you dispose of the body without getting caught?

Suppose you killed somebody...

How would you dispose of the body without getting caught? Would you dump it somewhere? Bury it in the backyard or basement? Dissolve it in lime? What? What would your master plan be that would allow you to get away with it?

And no, I haven't killed anybody and I'm not planning to - I was just curious.
posted by ashbury to Human Relations at 5:48 PM on Jun 13, 2004 - 74 answers [345 favorites]

What have you been wrong about, realized it, and it changed your life?

What have you been wrong about, realized it, and it changed your life? I remember reading Albert Ellis' wonderful self-help book A Guide to Rational Living where he gives a great list of irrational and self-defeating beliefs that people have. Among these beliefs was the importance people placed on other's opinion of them as well the emphasis people placed on being perfectionistic in their own lives. Much of this underlies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but the effect is even more prevalent than that. We all have had beliefs that have held us back, and I'm curious as to what things you once believed that were holding you back in your personal or professional life. Anything will do. It can be anything from knowing the importance of making good first impressions to the need for keeping oneself physically fit even when one doesn't want to. I'm looking to see whether I share of any of these traits or not. So what are the beliefs that have held you back or others that you know?
posted by RapcityinBlue to Health at 10:56 AM on Nov 19, 2013 - 59 answers [344 favorites]

What are your five favourite websites of the last year?

What are the top five awesome websites you've found in the last year? [more inside]
posted by rudhraigh to Computers & Internet at 7:39 AM on Mar 14, 2012 - 24 answers [335 favorites]

How did you find your passion?

How have you figured out what your passion(s) is/are in life, and how have you translated that into a successful career involving your passion(s)? I am intentionallly not including details about myself and my situation because I don't really want specific suggestions about what might be good career directions for myself or what interesting areas I might pursue. I'm looking more for concrete examples of what steps you've taken to find out what drives you, and how you were able to make a career out of that.
posted by entropic to Work & Money at 8:01 AM on Sep 4, 2008 - 25 answers [331 favorites]

Only Six More Weeks?! [redux]

It's that time again.. What are some good online stores to buy cool, unique Christmas gifts? [more inside]
posted by carpyful to Shopping at 9:56 PM on Nov 9, 2009 - 31 answers [331 favorites]

What's your "go-to" salad?

Inspired by this post, I'm working on my own "go-to" salad that I'll always be able to make. The criteria are: "fresh ingredients you can get in most stores, which you will never tire of, and can eat twice a week for the rest of your life." Do you have a "go-to" salad or something similar? - I'm looking for inspiration here so the more unusual/personal the better!
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory to Food & Drink at 6:04 AM on Mar 31, 2013 - 72 answers [328 favorites]

Personal Productivity

Has anyone read any good books that have actually helped them get more done on a daily basis? I am procrastinating with many things that I need to do and the procrastination doesn't occur by doing nothing but rather by doing low priority tasks, or thinking, or even reading. If anyone has a system that they have used to be more productive, please share.
posted by nidora to Education at 5:49 AM on Aug 28, 2014 - 31 answers [327 favorites]

A Year in a Minute

What are your 30s like? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus to Grab Bag at 12:55 PM on Dec 9, 2009 - 73 answers [325 favorites]

Shop Once, Eat All Week

I had my life changed recently by a magazine article that showed me how to prepare a complete dinner for the whole week in 10-15 minutes per night with a few hours prep on Sunday, all for under $100. But it seems to be the only article of its kind! Please help me find more. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman to Food & Drink at 12:27 PM on Oct 4, 2014 - 21 answers [324 favorites]

Two tickets to paradise, please!

What do you and your SO do to bond with each other? [more inside]
posted by elder18 to Human Relations at 6:19 PM on Feb 17, 2010 - 68 answers [318 favorites]

Salad and me, perfect together?

Please recommend your favorite non-salad salads! [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead to Food & Drink at 6:05 AM on Jul 1, 2010 - 63 answers [316 favorites]

Decoding cancer-addled ramblings

In my grandmother's final days battling brain cancer, she became unable to speak and she filled dozens of index cards with random letters of the alphabet. I'm beginning to think that they are the first letters in the words of song lyrics, and would love to know what song this was. This is a crazy long shot, but I've seen Mefites pull off some pretty impressive code-breaking before! [more inside]
posted by JannaK to Grab Bag at 4:13 PM on Jan 20, 2014 - 151 answers [316 favorites]

You need concentwation.

How do you develop focus, drive, and personal discipline? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane to Work & Money at 8:26 PM on May 11, 2008 - 28 answers [305 favorites]

"Bless your heart" and other backhanded phrases?

"Well, bless your heart!" and "How nice for you!" are two of my favorite barely-veiled criticisms. Can you provide me with some more? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes to Writing & Language at 6:50 PM on Sep 26, 2009 - 147 answers [304 favorites]

Real life is not like the movies.

Tell me about the good stuff in long-term relationships. [more inside]
posted by onegoodthing to Human Relations at 5:08 AM on Nov 7, 2010 - 58 answers [304 favorites]

Most underappreciated movies of the last decade?

What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
posted by killdevil to Media & Arts at 7:50 PM on Apr 4, 2011 - 117 answers [304 favorites]

Pimp my iPad

I can't be the only person on Metafilter who's succumbed to temptation and gotten their new iPad today. So now that I have it, what apps will make it extra awesome? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp to Computers & Internet at 1:35 PM on Mar 16, 2012 - 57 answers [300 favorites]

Should I pay to replace a rude guest's shawl?

Does etiquette require me to replace the shawl of a dinner party guest that she ruined while out walking our property? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle to Human Relations at 8:40 AM on Sep 27, 2010 - 157 answers [299 favorites]

The Littlest Lifehack

What are those tiny, tiny changes ("life hacks," in the parlance of our times) that make a minute long task take thirty seconds, or a ten second task take five? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by griphus to Grab Bag at 2:34 PM on Jan 2, 2013 - 114 answers [299 favorites]

What are the world's most useful dead-tree catalogs?

What is the iconic (or just "your favorite") dead-tree product catalog (listing of merchandise for mail-order sale) for your hobby, industry, or trade? [more inside]
posted by cadastral to Shopping at 9:23 AM on Apr 1, 2008 - 72 answers [298 favorites]

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