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I am a US citizen. I would like to move to Canada, where my Canadian girlfriend lives and works. My company here in the US is willing to let me telecommute. What are the legalities involved here?
Louis CK talks about what George Carlin meant to him during a New York Public Library tribute to Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, that also featured, among others, Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith and Carlin's children Kelly and Patrick.
500 people holding more than 1,500 (!!!) developed pictures all around Israel, creating a smooth music video within their hands. (Best viewed not on full screen). Stop motion inside stop motion.
Considering making a switch to becoming a project manager. Please tell me about your best and worst project managers!
I am a Canadian citizen currently residing in Canada. I am in a long-distance relationship with someone who is an American citizen living in the States. What is the best temporary solution without getting any work/student visas for us to be together?
Do you have a best friend? Are you a member of a small circle (~4-6 people) of friends?
Question for men: Which books or movies have resonated with your private inner thoughts or feelings?
Besides the standard answers (births, graduations, weddings, etc.), can you pinpoint a happiest single moment of your life? What was it?
I'm a guy who's interested in learning about female experiences—particularly the kind to which men might be oblivious—particularly those which will help me understand feminist ideas and perspectives. I prefer personal stories and informal musing to the dense academic stuff.
I've been challenged to turn £500 GBP into £5000 (or more) within the next six months. I know NOTHING about investing, stock markets or investment markets. Any good resources to start this challenge with? Ideas on best strategies for this sort of speedy growth? Any good books / online communities / articles to read? Do you think it's even possible?
What are the interesting traits, habits or facts that you can pick up on just by looking at someone?
How to know if I actually want the relationship back? Relationship of three years currently on break.
What are some "best-guess" answers for your academic discipline (or job)?
What do you know now that you didn't know before Metafilter?
Last year, Greg Nog made up a list of tragically overlooked comments from 2009. It was more monkeys than a barrel full of fun, so let's do it again!
Comments that stay in your mind and pop out unbidden at the strangest of times.
What, if anything, is suddenly missing from the daily lives of rural, conservative Americans? How can I better understand the Tea Partier's point of view?
I want to learn as much as possible about the psychology of purposely forming new habits (like exercising each day) or sticking to something which requires daily work (like learning a language). I am especially interested in the role that social pressure of peers can play in a person's success (Alcoholics Anonymous, study partners, even the recent findings that a person's weight is related to the weight of those close to them may be examples). Books, articles, jumping off points -- academic or otherwise -- would be very much appreciated!
I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites?
The flip-side of "Most favorited posts of the year": Last year, I typed up a little list of comments I particularly liked that I thought were overlooked. It was fun! I just went through my favorites from 2009, and did so again. I would like this to be a thread where you share comments that you liked, but which you feel may have gotten little notice from others.
What book(s) did you once adore and now cannot stand? And why?
Fair relationship fighting. What are your rules to keep relationship fights fair and above-the-belt?
How do I get over the difference in our levels of experience with respect to relationships?
Which are the best online forums for immigration/visa issues?
What are the gripping must-reads in scientific sociology? What are sociological studies that really changed how we view certain cultures/groups etc?
What are your best survival tips for dangerous situations that someone might realistically find themselves in?
We've covered questions you shouldn't ask people about their jobs, but what questions do people want to be asked about their professions?
Recommend some books that "change the way you think." But also, good adventure stories.
Have you been conned? Would you share your story?
What $10-$20 item improved your lifestyle?
Please recommend some documentaries about douchebags.
In How to Write a Great Novel authors such as Edwidge Danticat, Hilary Mantel, Orhan Pamuk, Junot Díaz and Margaret Atwood speak about their writing process. If you want your thoughts on writing in a longer format, you could do a lot worse than The New York Times' Writers on Writing series, which features short essays by, for example, Kurt Vonnegut, Saul Bellow, Louise Erdrich and Annie Proulx. Should you thirst for meditations longer yet, Barbara Demarco-Barrett has on her Writers on Writing radio show interviewed a boatload of authors and it is available as a podcast [iTunes link]
Please help me understand what does "having a strong work ethic" mean?
What epiphanies and thought processes have helped you love yourself?
What item do you use all the time and wonder how you ever lived with without it?
What are the most well-written (i.e., enjoyable to read) textbooks and/or books written for an academic audience? I'm not looking for the "best" textbook on any given subject, but textbooks on any topic that are compelling to read because of the wit and lucidity of the writing style.
Why do people hate math and science so much?
What are the best time-saving methods you have found?
In the art forms you are experienced or well versed in, what kinds of stuff is notorious for being only liked by the experts, and what kinds of stuff is notorious for only being liked by less experienced or educated casual consumers?
What are we fighting when we fight against depression?
How do I learn to build stuff?
If you had to walk away from your life in a split second, how would you start over?
I'd like to find books or movies about feeling happiness while living in a world with plenty of injustice, sorrow, evil, and corruption.
How to be impervious to the suck of people. Suggestions?
What little things do great friends do that sets them apart from others?
What is the real reason for [X]?