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Dental shame

For reasons, I lost my 4 front teeth in my early teens. My parents couldn't afford much in the way of fixing this. The dentist very kindly built me a "flipper"; what was supposed to be a temporary piece until something more appropriate could be acquired. Jump to now, 44 years later, and I am still wearing same flipper. I looked into dental implants, but the cost is not in my means. My dentist worked out a way to make me a better partial, at a reasonable cost. Unlike the flipper, which no one could tell wasn't my real teeth, the new device has some visible wires.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 4:36 AM on March 25, 2017 (8 comments)

Audio from NPR on March 1, 2016?

I am trying to find a specific special report that NPR did for Super Tuesday last year. I was driving in my car to vote and my local station was being interrupted by NPR's special coverage. It was around 5:15pm that day.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on March 24, 2017 (3 comments)

Negotiating a larger severance package?

What's the process? What's the likelihood of getting a larger package?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on March 24, 2017 (6 comments)

Transgender teen who's talking about running away... how can I help?

Anon Jr. knows a transgender boy from her high school who's asking everyone if he can crash on their couch. I supervise an activity that they're both involved in and yesterday the boy spent the entire time talking about how he needs a place to stay, how his therapist (anon jr. thinks a school therapist) was late so that's why he was late to the activity, just literally crying out for help.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on March 24, 2017 (15 comments)

Is it possible to hide a message thread on an Iphone 6S?

I want to say naughty adult things to someone on my iPhone but my 11yo son uses it a lot to watch youtube videos and I don't want him to see it. I don't want to delete the message thread because I like reading it back. Is it possible to hide a single message thread in between comments?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on March 24, 2017 (10 comments)

The seven year... something

My boyfriend and I never have sex, but I'm not sure either of us cares.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on March 24, 2017 (25 comments)

I seem to be losing my mind, and then my job, in that order. Help?

I'm looking for advice on dealing with what feels like cognitive decline, though it's all tangled up with anxiety and depression and it's hard to tell where one stops and the other begins.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on March 23, 2017 (14 comments)

Help Me Help You

I've got an employee on my team (technical executive... VP level) that is very easily rattled when challenged. I'll call him Davis. Davis is extremely talented, technically capable and delivers more software solutions of higher quality than anyone on my executive team. Unfortunately, he has an unpredictable temperament (things 'get to him' easily). I want to invest in him to get him over his gap in soft skills but I'm struggling to get through to him. Examples inside for the hive mind.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:19 AM on March 23, 2017 (39 comments)

My coworker slapped my butt. Now what?

This was a couple years ago, but it still bothers me from time to time. To get my attention (and as a mild rebuke while she asked about something I hadn't done yet), my coworker slapped my butt. What, if anything, do I do?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:34 AM on March 22, 2017 (21 comments)

Books for small children with OCD?

I have two preschool-aged children, both of whom exhibit some classic signs of OCD. I've been aware of it in my eldest since they were very tiny, but only recently my youngest has been sharing that they are having intrusive thoughts about death and dying. They are especially struggling with it at bedtime and asking a lot of questions about it (which I am comfortable answering in an honest but reassuring way. We had a death in the family last year, and my parents are both dead, so I think my kids are old enough to start understanding that all living things must eventually die).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:34 AM on March 22, 2017 (5 comments)

Is there a way to unwreck this friendship?

I fell out with a friend over principles. Is there any way to make up without renouncing them?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on March 19, 2017 (18 comments)

Redirecting career for part-time or flexible employment, best options

What fields offer the best opportunities for part-time / flexible employment with reasonable pay? I'm interested in all options - as long as there are ample opportunities for work, I can work part-time or flexible hours, and the pay is decent. More details inside...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on March 19, 2017 (1 comment)

How to deal with a rapist being welcomed in?

A family member is still in contact with her rapist and brings him around. What is the best way to deal with this situation?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on March 19, 2017 (8 comments)

I'm a narcissist. What next?

I just had an insight with my therapist: I am a narcissist, introverted/covert variety. What next?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 5:39 AM on March 18, 2017 (18 comments)

JobFilter: Introvert Edition

I'm a 30-year old socially anxious introvert who lacks a degree and has very little work experience. What work should I be looking for?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on March 17, 2017 (10 comments)

Best solution for group members to ask each other questions online?

My org would like to develop some kind of online platform for members around the world to ask each other specific legal questions. We're not sure what the best way to make this work would be. More details:
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on March 17, 2017 (4 comments)

Refreshing stagnant technical skills

I'm a web developer who's been stagnating in a very low-effort job for several years. As such, my technical skills are way out of date. I'm not happy at this job, but I need to get up to speed again before I can get a new job that will be more satisfying.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on March 16, 2017 (17 comments)

What are common & difficult management challenges (non-profit context)?

I am interviewing for a job in the next few weeks. In my role I would help non-profit managers improve their management skills in order to support the work of their team and meet the objectives of their organization.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 8:20 AM on March 16, 2017 (7 comments)

I'm doubting that my gf really cares about me, despite what she says

I’m starting to get bitter, lonely, and resentful, and am trying to decide if I should throw in the towel on this 8 month relationship before things get ugly. My girlfriend is basically telling me to distrust my own eyes. Snowflakes within.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on March 16, 2017 (39 comments)

Help a man dress up as the Wicked Witch of the West

I would like to dress up as the Wicked Witch of the West for an event many months in the future. Difficulty level: I am a very tall man and store-bought stuff is not likely to fit me.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on March 14, 2017 (9 comments)

How do stay-at-home parents hire divorce lawyers?

A friend and his wife are divorcing. He has been a stay-at-home father since their daughter was born eight years ago. Since he moved out of the house, she has diverted her paycheck into a a separate bank account he can't access and he doesn't have personal funds for a lawyer. This must happen all the time - how do stay-at-home parents hire lawyers? Is there some kind of divorce equivalency to contingency?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on March 14, 2017 (11 comments)

How to mitigate the Adderall crash (or "is this normal?")

I was recently diagnosed with ADD (inattentive type), and have been taking 10mg of Adderall XR once a day (or twice, as needed, on the instructions of my prescribing psychiatrist) for about a month. The ebullient 'kick' of focus and wellbeing I'd felt in the initial week-or-so has dimmed, and by now Adderall's most noticeable effect is the all-consuming, irrational frustration, irritability, and anxiety of the comedown, which lasts for several hours. Is this something that'll wear off eventually, or that I can mitigate through dietary changes or (etc, etc). Or is Adderall just not the right drug for me? What have your strategies been, both with ADD medication in general and for mitigating the Adderall crash in particular?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on March 14, 2017 (12 comments)

Any trouble at the border?

Are U.S. citizens (by birth or naturalized) experiencing any difficulty with Customs at the present time? First- or second-hand experience, please, no hearsay. I am also interested in typical experiences rather than anomalies.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:48 AM on March 13, 2017 (25 comments)

Trans male friendly health in London

Since his transition, my trans man partner has been reluctant to go for a cervical smear test because of potentially negative responses from health professionals. Does anyone have any recommendations for trans male friendly gynaecology clinics/gynaecology health professionals in London? Bonus for NHS clinics rather than private care.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on March 13, 2017 (5 comments)

Worried about my car insurance...

Oh, god, I'm dumb... in the fall I got into an "accident" and I don't think I did the right thing, now I'm worried about my insurance. Details inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on March 12, 2017 (12 comments)

To ER or not to ER

I've had mostly mild, mostly intermittent lower left, lower right, and lower middle abdominal pain for more than a week but that seems to be sort of getting worse/more constant. I don't have a GP I trust or an urgent care clinic nearby. Way too many details inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:10 AM on March 12, 2017 (21 comments)

Regretting career move, not sure how to move forward.

I left my job after ~1.5 years on good terms, for a job in the same field but in a much different area of practice. I'm about six weeks in and it's going horribly. I'm miserable and I don't know how to proceed.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on March 11, 2017 (6 comments)

Laid off with no severance under possibly unethical circumstances

I worked for small non profit centered around communities and families. I was recently informed that disturbed asbestos had been discovered in the building.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on March 11, 2017 (9 comments)

Was I illegally terminated with regards to oncology?

My melanoma has metastasized to my brain and I will be undergoing both gamma knife/SRS and neurosurgery. I was on a six-month contract-to-hire assignment with a Fortune 500 company and "released" after three months because of the uncertainty surrounding my schedule and availability. Was I wrongfully or illegally terminated? Do I have legal recourse? Snowflakes after the jump...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 8:14 AM on March 10, 2017 (6 comments)

I'm sort of a friend of a celebrity...don't get me out of here!

I have been a longtime fan of Celebrity's work. Though Celeb is a household name in their home country, they are more of a cult figure in my country, and as such, it's been relatively easy for me to meet them briefly a few times over the years. In the past year, however, I have found myself in the exciting (but also somewhat surreal) position of developing both a professional and personal (non-romantic) relationship with Celeb's Sibling. Help me make sure I don't inadvertently misstep!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:42 AM on March 10, 2017 (6 comments)

Blood from a stone

Wages owed to my partner by a former employer. What should partner do?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on March 9, 2017 (4 comments)

Finding a sexual harrassment lawyer

I was sexually harassed at work, I reported it and the investigation decided that I was right. I've been offered a sort of severance package. I feel like I should find an attorney/lawyer to look the contract over, but I have no idea how to do that or what to do once I find one.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on March 9, 2017 (23 comments)

I raise funds for a living. What else could I be doing?

I like my fundraising job, and I like the autonomy which comes with a more senior post. But with added seniority comes added responsibilities of the type I really dislike - a lot of schmoozing with important people, late nights and poor work-life balance. I prefer a more backstage kind of role. What jobs involve the same sort of skillsets one develops in fundraising, but less of the face to face, high pressure activity, and also allow for upward development?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 5:37 AM on March 9, 2017 (8 comments)

Daily call and/or "fallen and can't get up" system for senior

I have an elderly parent living alone who has agreed that they are down with a) a daily phone call check-in service, and/or b) some kind of medical alert/emergency notification system (a la Lifeline). Does AskMe have personal recommendations for either? Otherwise I'm just Googling around.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on March 8, 2017 (7 comments)

I can google marriage counselors - but how does one decide who to call?

I promised my parents I would help them find counseling for their relationship. Whether that takes the form of a shared marriage counselor or individual sessions remains to be seen - my dad is pretty skeptical, based on past experience in a previous marriage. How do I find recommendations in their area, near Jackson, MS, where I do not live?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on March 7, 2017 (11 comments)

Mobile device security in healthcare setting

I work for a county medical system that encompasses several hospitals and clinics. My immediate team does outreach in the community. We have been issued mobile devices to use during home visits, etc. Using these devices, we can access confidential medical records (we need to do this for our work). We weren't even instructed to use passwords on these devices. They are not encrypted in any way. What should I suggest to my boss?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on March 7, 2017 (6 comments)

logistics, financial considerations: marrying with disability

My partner and I are thinking of getting married. He has a progressive physical disability that very significantly limits his mobility. We hope to have children. What considerations do we need to make before we tie the knot? I am especially interested in financial/tax/social security considerations and any other practical issues you can think of.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 11:02 PM on March 7, 2017 (4 comments)

Witnessing sexual harrasment at a restaurant

My friend and I have witnessed a pattern of sexual harassment at a local restaurant and want to know what we can do.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:33 AM on March 7, 2017 (14 comments)

How much time should it take to manage these social media accounts?

I have recently been tasked with managing our museum's social media presence, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how much time I "should" be spending on it. Social media professionals, I would love your thoughts!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:33 AM on March 7, 2017 (4 comments)

Asking about funeral expenses reimbursement.

My mother-in-law passed away a few months ago. I could not go to the funeral. While he was there, my husband paid for the funeral expenses and we haven't heard anything from the siblings that are supposedly handling the property about getting reimbursed for that from the life insurance. Snowflakes within...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:32 AM on March 7, 2017 (11 comments)

Video games where NPCs try to win your character's love?

I've played some games where a goal, or sometimes THE goal, is to get an NPC to fall in love, or lust, with your character. And this is accomplished by ME learning a lot about THEIR likes/dislikes, giving gifts, doing quests/favors, saying just the right thing at the right time, and putting up with a lot of rejection for some puny scraps of romance. Shades of real life! Just once, I want to be the one being courted, not have to do all the work in this relationship myself, damn it!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on March 6, 2017 (6 comments)

Which MFAC programs are the most well-regarded?

I'm considering a graduate degree in children's lit. There are so few, I'm hoping to get a better idea of the pros/cons of each.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on March 6, 2017

Sexual harassment at work - how to support my wife

My wife is an assistant principal at an elementary school. She is nearing the end of a two year probationary period, which is the normal entry route into school administration. Her direct supervisor has been behaving very inappropriately, which she has tried to discourage. His disappointment has taken the form of objectively undeserved professional censure. She has taken a stress leave, and is checking in regularly with her doctor and therapist. I want to know how to support her. We are in Canada.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on March 6, 2017 (6 comments)

My symptoms baffle modern medical science, or at least 6 local doctors.

I'd be glad to hear from anyone, doctor or not, who can help figure this out. The symptom that bugs me most is the constant pressure in both ears that I’ve been feeling since October. Accompanying symptoms that started about the same time: often my earlobes burn, my scalp feels tight and itches, my exterior ears itch, and I get headaches. The ear pressure is constant; the others come and go in no particular combination. Sometimes my face and ears feel very hot to me but not to someone else’s touch. I’ve felt like I had a fever several times but the thermometer showed 97.5F.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on March 6, 2017 (10 comments)

What To Expect From Mormon Work Culture?

I (non-LDS) am starting a new job next month in an almost exclusively Mormon company: what do I need to know about how work culture will be influenced by almost everyone - colleagues and seniors - being Mormon?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:47 AM on March 6, 2017 (10 comments)

Help me figure out what to say?

I am looking for two or three sentences that I can literally memorize before I go to two conferences in the next few weeks, where I have to navigate a tricky business situation that has a personal component. Help.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on March 5, 2017 (8 comments)

MRSA Culture Test Positive

I have been getting abscesses that when swabbed keep coming back positive for MRSA. I'm on round 4 of some heavy-hitting antibiotics and they aren't working. Has anyone successfully de-colonized themselves of this nasty bacteria?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on March 5, 2017 (7 comments)

How to help my grown daughter with basic reading/writing

My daughter has arrived at the age of 20 without much of an education. She did go to school, first public, then private, but because of bullying she missed a lot. Now she finds herself without a basic knowledge of grammar, and is unable to write well. Where/how can I find a program or a teacher for someone her age who needs to go back to the beginning?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 4:11 AM on March 4, 2017 (10 comments)

Auto insurance after wreck?

What is my responsibility to disclose when getting new car insurance after a wreck?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 4:11 AM on March 4, 2017 (4 comments)

Need a trichy haircut in NYC area, no mean girls (or guys) allowed.

I have trichotillomania (like fingernail biting, only pulling out hair). It has gotten really out of hand due to unreal stress. I need a hairdresser who can give me a cut and color minus running editorial/condescending commentary, judgment, or making me feel like s/he's just waiting for me to get out the door to make me a punchline or gossip target.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on March 3, 2017 (6 comments)

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