Most Favorited Questions in the Past 30 Days (24 hours, 7 days, 12 months, all time)
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People always talk a lot of shit about Ted Talks, but there must be some that are fantastic. What are they? What are the Ted Talks that are outstanding?
I know all the common podcasts, this american life, the stuff you should know, radiolab, planet money, freakonomics, the story, ted talks, moth podcast, invisibalia, serial, le show. Give me more! (I've looked through old posts, but some are outdated, and I already have all the top picks) [more inside]
I'm in a musical rut and I'd like to listen to more female-fronted "angry" music. Like Sleater-Kinney, but angrier. Like Hole, but still around. Is there a lesbian version of Trent Reznor? Bonus points for LGBTQ bands and bands that are still performing together. [more inside]
I'm looking for more 'toy' items for my home- pleasingly tactile, not messy, not obviously kidlike (no fluorescent plastic). Something that can be picked up, fiddled with, and is aesthetically attractive enough to display on my coffee table. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for body weight exercises I can do at home and on my own schedule that require minimal or no equipment. [more inside]
What are the little decorating tricks, tips, techniques, and secrets that take a space from looking fine and functioning decently to being all-around awesome? [more inside]
So, I have recently read a few books that have seriously creeped me out. I love that. I need more books like them - quick reads, seriously scary, well-written but pretty basic in terms of plot, full of dread, and with strong characters that are easy to root for as they battle evil. [more inside]
Amazon and Netflix are now producing boatloads of original content. w00t! Cord cutters rejoice! I love that they are making all this content that cord cutters don't have to get locked out of. I really want to watch and support a lot of these shows. The only thing is, I get the feeling they are producing quantity a bit more than quality. Help me unearth the gems of Netflix and Amazon originals. [more inside]
Tell me about some songs that are sensual in the way that "Take Me to Church" is, but aren't overtly, explicitly sexual the way that "Do Me!" or "Let's Get It On" are. [more inside]
Trying to up my travel game! Looking for your best hacks/tips/etc... [more inside]
What's the best approach to exercise if the goal is not only longevity, but comfort and ease of movement over the entire lifespan? I've been moderate strength training for a year, and while I've gotten a lot stronger, the crackling in my knees and some stiffness is making me question whether this is the right kind of exercise for my goals. [more inside]
Mr. Pterodactyl and I have realized we enjoy trying and learning new things together. We especially like it if we can take a short lesson or a few short lessons first. What are some (not outrageously expensive) things we could try? [more inside]
Practitioners of Marie Kondo's tidying method, can you please help me understand the experience of an object under consideration "sparking joy"? [more inside]
Looking for movies like Oscar, Big Trouble, Brain Donors, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay and Clue. [more inside]
Looking for research on good marriages, not memoirs or personal anecdotes. My therapist asked me the qualities of a good marriage and I hadn't a clue. My immediate family are all unhappily married, and I only recently realised how fearful my own marriage is and left. I basically assume that "If they're not beating you or cheating on you, that's enough." I'm looking for what comes after reading John Gottman: research on thriving marriages, including multicultural or historical. Books, documentaries, films and novels, scholarly keywords etc. I'm not looking for personal accounts but bibliography recommendations.
The impossible has happened - I am caught up with, or have finished, all my favorite history podcasts. I'm looking for some new ones to add to the line-up. [more inside]
A friend's high-school aged daughter is looking for a book for her English class. The story has to be set in the present day but where a different reality exists and is discovered by the main character. They are thinking 'science fantastique' I think. I suppose it's something like Harry Potter or The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. Any suggestions?
Whenever somebody is angry with me, regardless of whether they are a co-worker or a person I am dating, I tend to experience major anxiety and panic. One of my parents was emotionally/verbally abusive as a child and I am hyper-sensitive to displays of anger. What can I do about this? How can I learn to be less terrified of people being angry at me? [more inside]
Wanted: music to remind me to live deliberately, live consciously, and not coast through life on autopilot. [more inside]
Do you spend at least 80 percent of your time working alone at your job? If so, what do you do? [more inside]