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Job for after grad school?
favorited 4 times, recently by twill, mellifluous, madcaptenor
Ask MeFi post - 5 months ago


The 12 week rule is toxic. Asking women to keep what can be intense grief and emotion to themselves (to avoid bothering other people with it? To make things less awkward for those who don't like thinking about blood and miscarriage and loss?) can be… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by masquesoporfavor, imaginary_mary, polychora, avocet, Trivia Newton John, xarnop, betsybetsy, Lexica, JoeXIII007, Hypatia, longdaysjourney, Space Kitty, internet fraud detective squad, station number 9, permiechickie, bigstace, Otto the Magnificent, katie, Catseye, thetortoise, headspace
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I never said Kyran was a woman. I said that the woman victim in this case did not consent to being penetrated by an object, and that Kyran apparently understood that, which is why Kyran concealed the nature of the penetrating object from her. If… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Dolukhanova, five fresh fish, daveliepmann
MeFi comment - 8 months ago


It is not okay to ignore consent because you don't like someone's reasons for not having sex with you. Even if you think those reasons are "transphobic." [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pharm, five fresh fish
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I'm against any men raping women. (Anyone raping anyone, really.) That's why I originally said that it didn't matter why someone was using a prosthetic penis, simply that it shouldn't be put inside someone else's body without enthusiastic and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by five fresh fish
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I read 2666 on a beach vacation. This book sounds like too much for me. Also, the "fairly standard post-college New York City book" is so tired that adding torture porn is about the only thing you could do to jazz it up. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by thetortoise, thivaia, grobstein
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Even if that experience is "lying in bed mourning." (This came off as really dismissive, btw. Echoes of the sad girl thread.) [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by xarnop
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Responsible pet ownership is of paramount importance. That said, this is the thread for adorable pibble photos? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Seppaku, ghostbikes, chatongriffes
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Yes, please take this dog to your regional shelter! They are often the official point of contact for people seeking lost pets. They will also be able to scan for a microchip. If this dog has been lost since last week, it may have very worried owners. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Beti
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Make my bed "just right."
favorited 3 times, recently by LoonyLovegood
Ask MeFi post - Last year

IIRC Addison is a pen name for Sarah Monette, author of Melusine, The Mirador, The Virtu, Corambis, and (with Elizabeth Bear) A Companion to Wolves and The Tempering of Men. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by trunk muffins
MeFi comment - Last year

This is in Northern California. My cat Snape snuck in there, like he does. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by feste, Anitanola
Ask MeFi comment - Two years ago

Yeah, it was cute, but I wanted more doggy retributive violence. Like, Game-of-Thrones-direwolf-style attacking. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Jacqueline, aeschenkarnos
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Ah, the familiar rage when you get to the section where it's revealed that half the population is effectively subhuman and outside the scope of the author's view. There is one thing more expressive than a Kyrgyz yurt. And that is a Kyrgyz… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ostro, permiechickie, swerve, PigAlien
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

As someone who has long identified as a libertarian but is now more of the bleeding-heart mold per googly's link, here are some questions you might ask and avenues you might pursue: - What is the end of "freedom and personal liberty"?… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by johnasdf, St. Sorryass, The World Famous
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

The tactile creativity element is key, at least for me. In occupations where no tangible evidence of your work generally exists, the concrete evidence of accomplishment that comes with cooking, cultivating food, knitting, or even home decorating is a… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by amanda, rebeccabeagle, velvet winter, hot soup girl, mimi, slow graffiti, axon, junques, bitter-girl.com, bakerina, Jubal Kessler, weeyin, tychotesla, peacheater, PCup, soleiluna, fraula, DulcineaX, sibboleth, jondunc, FirstMateKate, showbiz_liz
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Kill it with fire tea tree oil? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by jamjam, spacewaitress, ghostbikes
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

It sounds awful, but: Crocs. They make little Mary Janes and ballet flats out of the same "Croslite" material as the hideous standard clogs. They are the only thing that have never, ever given me a blister when going sockless. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by caryatid, lakeroon, Iteki, Lynsey, FirstMateKate, hot soup girl
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago


Best Wax Center in Georgetown (Maria) is great, and fairly reasonable in price. Can you take the Circulator bus? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Gonestarfishing
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Yeah, I agree with bingo. Date Republicans. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by stoneandstar
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago



I thought people might be interested: "Metafilter's own," and all that jazz. The brief submitted to the FDA is available here, if anyone wants to delve into the legal issues. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by RedEmma, Monochrome, tarheelcoxn, zarq, roger ackroyd, exogenous, Jacqueline
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I did not have much in the way of pain after LASIK and neither did my friends who have had it done. Sleeping for most of the 24 hours afterward and kicking back for a couple of days after that was enough. Just remember not to rub your eyes. When I… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mmmcmmm, Hanuman1960, slmorri
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Land's End bathrobe! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by BostonTerrier
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-behind-bars [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by ErikaB, angelchrys, cass
MeFi comment - Over two years ago

I switched my two (one fat, one thin) from free feeding with dry food to 2x daily wet food. The best way to minimize hungry yowls (and binge/purge vomiting from overeating at mealtime) was a food ball. The holes are adjustable, so they can get a tiny… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by zadermatermorts, wigsnatcher
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Etsy plus the wishlist strategy outlined above broke my shopping habit. There's just SO much on Etsy ... much of it is unique, so it's hard to compare between items. And many shops don't take returns or exchanges, so the risk of buying is amped up… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by yohko
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

Our strategy for using up fresh veg: - Go to the market and buy whatever looks fresh and tasty. - Go onto foodgawker or tastespotting and run a search for each type of veg. - Bookmark a couple of recipes for each thing in a weekly folder or… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ms.codex
Ask MeFi comment - Over two years ago

My old plan was 3 DVDs/unlimited streaming for $19.99 (no longer offered). I just switched to 2 DVDs/unlimited streaming for $19.98. Is one DVD per month really that much to forgo, given the increase in streamed offerings? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by theotheramy
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Maybe give a little more thought to the IUD options. Although the pain of insertion is worse than your yearly pap test, you can cut that with drugs taken beforehand. The doctor should be able to write you a scrip for the insertion if the initial… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lvanshima
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Dump this guy. Not in person. Be firm. The only reason you need to break up is "I don't want to be in a relationship with you." Refuse any offers for in-person chats. Talk to the police like they said upthread. Go and stay with a friend for… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by marsha56, Meg_Murry, jbenben
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Yeah, I cannot understand why they would disable search for item descriptions (even Ebay has that!) and then introduce "circles" and people searching and all sorts of extraneous garbage. I find a lot fewer cool things now, which presumably… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Hot buttered sockpuppets
MeFi comment - Five years ago

I am short, such that the headrest contour in a non-reclined seat hits me square in the back of the head. To avoid hours of sitting with my head cocked forward, I recline (slowly) and slouch, unless there is a very tall person or a person with a… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by dialetheia, mgar, Space Kitty, torticat
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

Try a knitted hat, which is much nicer looking than some dog sledding hat. Alpaca is very warm fiber because is is hollow. Qiviut (Inuit for muskox wool) is said to be even warmer, but it's expensive. A double knitted hat like this one has… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Jurate
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago


Makeover for mahogany dressers?
favorited 2 times, recently by tracicle, misozaki
Ask MeFi post - Five years ago

A set of interchangeable needles runs a bit over your target, but it's the best gift for a relatively new knitter. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jenfullmoon
Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The N.K. Jemisin story from the second link, which features a Haitian lesbian spy who takes an airship to New Orleans, is actually pretty decent. So is her recent fantasy novel series. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ShawnStruck, yeloson
MeFi comment - Five years ago

I can describe some of the marketing for similar products that I have seen. There are often fliers at law and business schools describing bespoke tailoring services. If you can convince a budding professional to invest in one of your suits instead of… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Five years ago

The creamy creamless tomato soup recipe is pretty damn awesome. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Since a lot of college students are technically in their twenties, how is it especially exceptional that people in their twenties have short term (semester? summer?) jobs, move back in with parents (again, is this in the summer? short term?), and… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Goode Co. Seafood or El Tiempo. Goode Co. is nicer. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Try the Lady Emily Ashton mysteries by Tasha Alexander. The lead is a widow in Victorian England who (as far as I've read!) refuses to remarry so she can maintain her independence. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Ignore, ignore, ignore. If you have made clear that you want no further contact, responding now just tells him that if he begs you X times, you'll respond. Don't discard any evidence of the attempts at contact (emails, call history, etc.---filter… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Actually Scalia and Thomas disagree fairly frequently, it's just not on the high-profile culture war cases that get lots of attention. There have been actual studies of the Supreme Court voting records and they are not the twosome most likely to… [more]
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MeFi comment - Over five years ago

Try this seller on Etsy. I'm pretty sure I bought something from her on Ebay a year or two ago. They ask for a lot of measurements, and you need to think hard about how much ease you want in the garment, because they will make it exactly to to fit. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Over five years ago

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