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What if I don't want to be a lifer?

How do I find a new job when I've only worked one place for the decade-plus since finishing college?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:17 AM on July 26, 2014 (9 comments)

How dare I think I can do this

I want to write. But I have all kinds of Big Dumb Issues around it. Help me stop sabotaging myself?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:11 AM on July 23, 2014 (25 comments)

Replacement for Facebook Events

Whenever I log into Facebook, I end up checking the newsfeed. Is there an app that allows my to view the events I've been invited to and RSVP without logging into Facebook? If it isn't a web app, it needs to work on either Mac or Android.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by casebash at 5:22 AM on July 14, 2014 (7 comments)

If This Then That

I finally installed IFTTT but I feel like I'm not getting as much out of it as I could.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ellieBOA at 8:49 AM on July 14, 2014 (13 comments)

Have you transitioned successfully out of pink-collar admin hell? How?

I need to know how other women (or men) have crawled out of these jobs.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ziggly at 7:50 PM on July 11, 2014 (12 comments)

How do I get the curry smell out of my couch?

My couch smells like curry after staying temporarily in a home that smells very strongly of curry. What's the best way to get the smell out? Is Febreeze going to work?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by juniperesque at 8:12 PM on July 10, 2014 (6 comments)

Firefox 29: Please share your favorite extensions, themes, and scripts

Also Greasemonkey and Stylish
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 99percentfake at 5:45 PM on June 8, 2014 (17 comments)

Springpad, I hardly knew ye...

After struggling with Evernote, I finally found my notetaking, task-tracking, save-everything soulmate in Springpad. But now it's going out of business! Please help me find a feature-rich alternative?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by overeducated_alligator at 8:21 AM on May 25, 2014 (9 comments)

Please help me find a thank you gift for popcorn lovers in Toronto

They have a popcorn maker. They have popcorn buckets, bags, and scoops. But I'm in search of a popcorn-related gift I can get some popcorn-heads in Toronto, ideally by tomorrow. These people are popcorn purists and it's really hard to get them anything popcorn-related that they don't already have. Their holy grail is "savoy salt," which I've never even heard of. What do I get these folks? Where might I get it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Miss T.Horn at 8:01 PM on May 1, 2014 (18 comments)

tell me about your loosest lightest summeriest pants.

You are like me, a curvy woman who likes to walk a lot and is too old for shorts. You know the secret of finding light, loose, possibly cropped pants that let you walk comfortably for hours and don't chafe or give you sweaty crotch; and which look cool and casual, not completely frumptastic. You are willing to share the secret of finding these pants.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by fingersandtoes at 2:50 PM on March 23, 2014 (24 comments)

So, uh, would you consider your organization a terrible place to work?

How do you tell whether an organization or company is functional and pleasant to work for during the job application process-- before you've committed to them?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by geegollygosh at 5:16 PM on March 17, 2014 (29 comments)

Looking for a different sort of blog

I'm looking for blogs that are about the life of the person writing them instead of just a single topic. Like, maybe an author keeps a blog and writes about cooking and being an author and trips to Mexico, or a reporter in Germany talks about being a reporter but also their deep love of jazz. Something that's about the many things in a person's life. Caveat: Nothing too focused on a family, please - just individuals. Bonus points for people with super-interesting lives or for people in their twenties.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by reductiondesign at 5:34 PM on February 23, 2014 (8 comments)

How to job-hunt after spending your entire adult life at one company?

My spouse has decided to look for a new job after working at the same (large, national) retail chain since high school. How do you hunt for work as a 30-plus-year-old who has never had to apply for a grown-up job, and who can't get a reference from any of your old bosses? Seasonally-appropriate snowflakes inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on February 14, 2014 (13 comments)

exercise double D painful

For a friend: She has double d boobs and any exercise involving jumping is painful. Even if she wears 2 sports bra's to keep the ladies in check. She is in the US. What should she get so she can do insanity without too much pain?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bleucube at 12:29 PM on January 6, 2014 (20 comments)

How do I explain death to a 5 year old?

My father died a few hours back in India. I am trying to fly there tomorrow afternoon (after I get back to Dallas in the morning to pick up passport etc.). I have been away a lot this past year on work (4 days a week on most week days; also been away the past 7 days on a large, crazy program going live on 4 days time). And now I am taking off to India for ... not sure how long (probably 2-3 weeks). My son and I are very close. He is fond of his grandfather. We came back from a 2 week trip back home 2 months back. So he has fairly recent memories. I would like to be truthful to him and explain why I am going away for a substantial time. But I am slightly worried about him starting to brood about me when I am away if I do (he is only 5). What is a good way to approach this? Is it wiser to lie? Thank you.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by justlooking at 10:59 PM on January 2, 2014 (14 comments)

pjsho.ws: Pearl Jam bootlegs and radio. For fans, by fans. Legally.

Pearl Jam allows fans to record concerts for noncommercial use under its open taping policy. pjsho.ws aggregates concert recordings from the taping community as well as official recordings that Pearl Jam has authorized for trade – about 350 so far – and packages them as high-quality mp3 torrents. The same recordings are available as a 24/7 streaming radio station. The site also features a listing of local fan groups worldwide and a feed of Pearl-Jam-related images posted to Twitter.
posted to MetaFilter Projects by quarantine at 8:45 AM on December 26, 2013 (2 comments)

What clever relationship "hacks" have you come up with?

What clever relationship "hacks" have you come up with? I'm looking to build up my mental catalogue of examples of non-obvious solutions to relationship difficulties. Help me think out of the box better in the future!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by wyzewoman at 10:48 AM on November 3, 2009 (58 comments)

How to tackle multiple large personal projects?

I need some advice on getting things done. I have several large personal projects I've been trying to work on for a long time, but I am having trouble making even the smallest dent in each.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Brittanie at 5:20 AM on December 4, 2013 (17 comments)

Tofu Scramble!

I always have trouble finding good things to eat for breakfast, but I suddenly remembered tofu scramble! Lots of protein, not sweet, can be made ahead, and capable of many variations. Perfect. So please tell me, what's your favorite version?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by exceptinsects at 4:28 PM on December 2, 2013 (22 comments)

End of life planning

My brother and I are sitting down with my parents tomorrow to discuss specifics of what they've put in place for end of life planning. What should we ask?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by chiababe at 6:07 PM on November 29, 2013 (23 comments)

I am afraid to write.

I'm a writer who doesn't really write anything...help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Cybria at 4:17 AM on November 21, 2013 (31 comments)

What can I do with a lot of garlic?

The CSA garlic has been piling up. What sorts of things can I do with quantities of garlic? I think we currently have 10-12 heads of garlic. Bonus points if whatever it is will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks, or in the freezer for a couple of months. (I found this from previously but maybe there's more!)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by curious nu at 5:59 PM on November 19, 2013 (31 comments)

Raising kids with "grit"

What can I do as a parent to help my child build persistence, self-discipline, high standards, and work ethic?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Bardolph at 11:48 AM on November 13, 2013 (44 comments)

Strategies for quality time with my wife when life gets in the way

How does a youngish (36) married couple spend quality time together when demanding jobs and childcare responsibilities seem to make it nearly impossible? What are your strategies? How do you cope?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Creamroller at 7:18 AM on November 13, 2013 (18 comments)

How to deal with an overbearing, perfectionsist boss?

I am from the United States and love my new job in a developing country. I believe in what the organization is trying to accomplish. There are two bosses. One is laid back and lets me do my thing. The other is a complete perfectionist who is so overbearing at times that I want to cry.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on November 11, 2013 (19 comments)

Daily writing practice.

I'd like to begin a daily writing practice, to be hosted on a semi-public blog (that is, it's public but not promoted, and not for anyone but myself).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jsturgill at 10:50 AM on November 4, 2013 (13 comments)

How do I inspire a hungry imagination?

I am a relative to a youngster (aged 6). I want to inspire them. Feed their imagination, help them to discover the endless possibilities that exist in all corners of the world. My question is how best to do this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 0 answers at 11:41 AM on October 30, 2013 (17 comments)

Integrity 101

I want and need to have more integrity with myself.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mugitusqueboom at 1:12 AM on October 21, 2013 (8 comments)

Help me find a new perfect purse!

Did you ever own the perfect purse? I did, until it tore. I know it could potentially be repaired, but I am going to have to face the fact that one day I'm going to have to replace it. Problem is that I am in love with the open giant pockets on the front. Help me find a new purse!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by royalsong at 8:13 AM on October 17, 2013 (16 comments)

Adobe Creative Suite: Long-term plans?

So, Adobe has abandoned retail versions of Creative Suite (and its component apps) in favor of Creative Cloud. This terrifies me.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by xedrik at 8:46 AM on October 17, 2013 (17 comments)

How do I stop being so negative and pessimistic at work?

Management told us that we need to be positive and upbeat at work. I can be fairly pessimistic and jaded. How do I reconcile these two things? Lots of snowflakiness inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 6:40 AM on October 2, 2013 (27 comments)

Get Me Over the Hump

I have by all conservative measures the perfect life: two healthy, beautiful children, a wonderful husband and a good job. The problem? Neither job is making me happy right now. I can't change either, so I need some tips on how to find meaning again.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on October 9, 2013 (13 comments)

How can I become more assertive and avoid being an easy target?

I feel that I am generally somebody who ends up being taken advantage of. What can I change about myself to avoid this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by gemutlichkeit at 6:37 PM on October 8, 2013 (7 comments)

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by chrisamiller at 5:40 PM on October 6, 2013 (14 comments)

How do Adult Human Beings get shit done after work?

I have an intense 9-6 office job that is mainly editing fiddly details in legal paperwork and talking on the phone about fiddly details in legal paperwork. I'm also in charge of two people. When quittin' time rolls around, I am brain-fried. I'd rather not be so I can do things after work that are at all productive. Ideas?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by griphus at 8:11 AM on October 7, 2013 (52 comments)

Organized at work

What are your best tips and tricks for being organized and efficient at work? I’ve read books and taken a webinar on time management/productivity in the last few months, but I found them less than helpful because they seemed to assume that: a) I can make the decision to eliminate certain tasks and b) I can delegate tasks to someone. Neither of these things is true. I am the low person on the totem pole here.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Serene Empress Dork at 8:20 AM on September 22, 2013 (13 comments)

How to give performance feedback on a very unpleasant colleague?

I just received a request for performance feedback from a manager at my company concerning an employee I've worked with in the past year whom I did not like at all. I am uncomfortable telling the manager what I really think. Before I started working with this person I was warned by others to expect a difficult relationship.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Dragonness at 8:11 AM on September 23, 2013 (18 comments)

Mikey's Middle Finger

"If I'm going to die, if Al Jourgensen is going to die, I don't want it to be from recalled yogurt." On the eve of Ministry's newest release, From Beer to Eternity, and in the wake of Mike Scaccia's passing, Al seems to find a tremendous amount of peace with putting Ministry to rest.
posted to MetaFilter by mannequito at 3:29 PM on September 22, 2013 (18 comments)

Miley twerking?! MeFiNK needs a regular pop-culture schooling.

MeFite, No Kids here. Where do I dedicate 15 minutes a day on the internets toward study of what's fresh, even if it's stupid?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by AnOrigamiLife at 3:34 AM on September 23, 2013 (25 comments)

How to manage emetophobia when you have a small child?

A friend of mine has emetophobia and a small child. The school year's started, stomach-virus season is around the corner, and she'd like to try to find a treatment for the phobia. We're in Brooklyn (south Brooklyn). Do you know anyone who treats these kinds of phobias in Brooklyn or Manhattan?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Ollie at 11:07 AM on September 20, 2013 (5 comments)

Perfectionist kid?

I'm looking for advice for helping my 5 year old (new kindergartener) daughter deal with what looks like nascent perfectionist tendencies.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by gaspode at 5:33 PM on September 10, 2013 (35 comments)

Tall Skinny Font Seeks Perfect Mate...

Let's get this out of the way: I really know nothing about graphic design or fonts. I have a blog, and my blog title is in Strangelove Next Narrow font. The blog is about a pretty lighthearted subject matter, and the title uses multiple bright colors for the letters and looks pretty playful. (I don't want to link it, so you'll have to take my word for it. It's fun.) I want to add a tagline near the blog title in my header, and I'm stumped as to what font I should use...help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Bella Sebastian at 9:52 AM on September 11, 2013 (9 comments)

How do you teach values (I'm not talking about religion here) to kids?

Parents: I'm wondering how your kids learned things like empathy, honesty, compassion, etc. I know that setting a good example is probably the #1 thing to do, and I plan to, but did you use other ways, like reading (fiction) kids' books with them that demonstrate these things? Am I overthinking this? I want to raise a kid with a conscience...
posted to Ask MetaFilter by trillian at 7:45 AM on September 9, 2013 (27 comments)

Ideas to better use my free time at work. Short attention span version.

I frequently have a lot of free time at work between projects (I work fast, maybe). I usually sit here and flip between Reddit and Metafilter, and maybe Facebook. I want to put this time to better use.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by polywomp at 9:08 AM on September 6, 2013 (17 comments)

Elle Woods Problems

How can I be influential 'by default'?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dinosaurprincess at 6:03 AM on September 4, 2013 (6 comments)

She's Not Dead Yet

My aunt has cancer. She has about six months left. How do I stop grieving while she's still alive? Is that possible? Also, if my grief is this bad already, what's it going to be like when she does die? Not so bad? Worse?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by deborah at 11:55 AM on April 28, 2010 (22 comments)

Suppose you're never going to have any friends for the rest of your life

I have no friends. I have no reason to believe I'll ever have any friends. Is it even possible to have a worthwhile life?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dekathelon at 9:19 AM on August 23, 2013 (164 comments)

How do you "keep calm and carry on" after a massive screw up?

I messed up big time at work. Like...really big time. How do I deal with the ball of stress and panic and guilt burning in my stomach?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on August 14, 2013 (35 comments)

Handling Interior Workspace

So, my workspace moved, and I now no longer have access to windows. What can I do to help me not feel disoriented at the end of the day?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by zizzle at 7:31 AM on August 14, 2013 (12 comments)

movies where everyone behaves themselves?

After a couple summer blockbusters left a bad taste in my mouth, the new(-ish) Much Ado About Nothing was refreshing. What are your favorite movies where no one is killed, threatened, beat up, kidnapped or stolen from?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by morganw at 7:44 AM on August 13, 2013 (56 comments)
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