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Best vegan entrees good at room temperature

I'm going to a barbecue, and I expect to be the only vegan there. When I google vegan potlucks, most of the entrees I find seem like they're best served warm. I want to bring something that will be good at room temperature and (a) will give me something to eat, (b) will taste good to omnivores, and (c) is not super labor intensive. Also, I really don't want to draw attention to my diet. Further picky details below. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal to Food & Drink at 5:51 PM on Jul 16, 2017 - 34 answers [43 favorites]

I'm tired of being a visible minority

Just as the title says, I'm tired of being a minority. [more inside]
posted by fernweh to Society & Culture at 12:22 PM on Jul 16, 2017 - 20 answers [33 favorites]

Beginner Bread Baking Bonanza

I want to try my hand at baking bread. I'm a pretty good cook, and a decent cake/brownie/cookie baker if given a good recipe, but I've never made bread before. What are your go to recipes, books or websites? [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean to Food & Drink at 3:57 PM on Jul 16, 2017 - 23 answers [32 favorites]

Female barbershop(?) music?

I like female vocal music with close harmonies such as the Andrews sisters, Wilson Phillips, and Abba. Who else will I like? Any and all genres, any and all time periods. Thank you!
posted by Melismata to Media & Arts at 8:27 AM on Jul 20, 2017 - 47 answers [31 favorites]

How much emotional support is considered "supportive"

What is -normal- in terms of providing/receiving emotional support in your relationships? How do you identify situations where it is healthier to self-soothe and self-process rather than seeking out support, reassurance, and validation from another person? How do you maintain good relationships with others when their emotional needs are higher or lower than you can reasonably provide? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 12:37 AM on Jul 18, 2017 - 10 answers [30 favorites]

Infinite fun!

Looking for a puzzly iPhone game for the random spare minute I spend sitting on transit, or waiting in restaurants. Difficulty level: Should not end. [more inside]
posted by vasi to Computers & Internet at 7:54 PM on Jul 15, 2017 - 18 answers [26 favorites]

Resources for parents of tween fan of alt-right/gamer YouTube celebs?

My wife and I have recently become aware that our 13 year old may be immersed in YouTube fandom of personalities who espouse some values and claims that we find disturbing and hurtful. He's a wonderful and caring kid, but I'm embarrassed to say he watches a certain amount of yt videos about which I know almost nothing, other than that they are 'video game humorous commentary'. I'm aware that there is some alt-right overlap into gamer culture, especially when gamer culture is criticized for being exclusionary of marginalized groups. The event that pushed me from clueless dad to 'what the?' Was when he posted a pic and tribute to an alt-right 'independent journalist' on a certain photo-sharing service. This woman's recents video topics seem to be anti-immigrant, defense of men's rights and 'women's lib and sexual liberation were a bad idea'. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 12:37 AM on Jul 18, 2017 - 5 answers [22 favorites]

Quick, non-scammy, decent sources of immediate/ish income

How does a depressive with a physical handicap and a stutter, but sound mind, and massive debt make decently-sized small chunks of money quickly. I currently have $45 in my bank account, am on $400 in SSI, nearly all of which is already gone this month. How do I stay afloat ( and not rely on my parents, whom I do live with, so no threat to basic livelihood here, thankfully) while I work through the long and arduous process of finding employment through a vocational rehab agency and the more typical hiring process? I've been out of school ( BS in Psychology) for five years now. I'm done being (relatively) poor and need money now. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 11:05 PM on Jul 14, 2017 - 15 answers [21 favorites]

What's a real world "how to" you like to show friends?

As part of a training opportunity, I get 5 minutes to teach a small group of people how to "do a thing" -- something like how to walk the dog with a yo-yo, or how to crack eggs without breaking the yolk, or how to make animal shadows with your hands. [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle to Grab Bag at 12:28 PM on Jul 18, 2017 - 23 answers [21 favorites]

how to find a rut, get into it, and stay there

Just to check before I resign myself to struggling through more conventional life plans: are there actually any real, obtainable socially isolating jobs with a living wage anymore? What are they, and how do you obtain them? [more inside]
posted by automatic cabinet to Work & Money at 6:17 AM on Jul 20, 2017 - 14 answers [21 favorites]

Extremely isolated America

I've read and watched Misery recently and I'm fascinated by the depiction of secluded, extremely rural living, in that case the mountains of Colorado. I would love to read some first-hand accounts of life in similar places in the USA, fiction or non-fiction. [more inside]
posted by threetwentytwo to Media & Arts at 7:43 AM on Jul 20, 2017 - 18 answers [20 favorites]

45 large bars of out-of-date Cadbury chocolate: should I eat them?

I woke up this morning to 45 bars, each 200 grams, of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate left on my doorstep. I'm pretty sure they have been dumpster-dived by an eccentric 80+ year old inventor (friend of housemate) from a Co-operative supermarket store a few miles away. They look okay, and are dated use by the 9th of June 2017, about five weeks ago. Housemate is currently far away, not due back, and off the grid. Good to eat?
posted by Wordshore to Food & Drink at 5:58 AM on Jul 15, 2017 - 63 answers [19 favorites]

Am I spending my free time frivolously?

I can't tell if once I clock out I'm happy or just sleepwalking. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar to Work & Money at 12:00 AM on Jul 19, 2017 - 26 answers [18 favorites]

The French Side of the Web

Hello. I am trying to improve my French, and am currently in a French immersion program. I've been trying for quite some time to find good Francophone websites, but I have no idea where to look! Does anyone have recommendations? Sites like metafilter (lol), The New Inquiry, news websites (that aren't paywalled), also interested in like, where can one find good new Francophone music (sites like tinymixtapes or smth?) thxxx (There are two older threads apropos but they're 10 and 11 years old, respectively, so maybe an update is in order.)
posted by LeviQayin to Writing & Language at 6:55 PM on Jul 13, 2017 - 12 answers [39 favorites (17 in the past 7 days)]

Casper vs Leesa vs Tuft?

So I'm in the market for a new mattress, and my online research is starting to make my head spin. I discovered I'm less interested in looking at pictures of different kinds of foam and more interested in informal polling of strangers. I should say that I prefer a softer bed and am about 110 pounds. I don't have an issue with sleeping "hot," and it will only be me sleeping in the bed. Would love to hear what you sleep on and how much you love it!
posted by madonna of the unloved to Grab Bag at 11:32 AM on Jul 19, 2017 - 35 answers [17 favorites]

What are some excellent literary magazines to subscribe to?

Hi. I am curious to find some literary magazines to subscribe to. Whether it is North American, European, South American, etc (but in English if provided). I am trying to find some works on short stories, poetry, art, horror, thriller, victorian-ish writing, creative essays, humour, nature, creative non-fiction, political satire, etc. The scope of genre is eclectic and wide-ranging. I am very keen on learning about cultures and cultural standpoints on political and social ideas that might differ from western thought -- or the opposite. What are some must subscribed literary magazines? * I have a 12 month subscription to the New England Review from Middlebury College.
posted by RearWindow to Writing & Language at 7:46 PM on Jul 18, 2017 - 10 answers [15 favorites]

Clash of the conflict styles: shutting down vs talking it out

Until now, my newish (7 months) relationship has been excellent in almost every way. But with growing familiarity, some cracks have begun to show in the way we deal with conflict. I raise what I think is a relatively small problem, he shuts down, I keep talking, fight ensues. [more inside]
posted by wreckofthehesperus to Human Relations at 6:11 PM on Jul 15, 2017 - 23 answers [14 favorites]

Black heroes with white sidekicks

I'm looking for movies with a Black hero and a white sidekick. [more inside]
posted by peeedro to Media & Arts at 6:43 AM on Jul 17, 2017 - 28 answers [14 favorites]

Gym/Personal training app

I'm looking for an app that gives me workouts that take into consideration the constraints of the day (time, intensity, energy), instead of a regular long-term plan? [more inside]
posted by greta simone to Health at 8:50 AM on Jul 19, 2017 - 3 answers [14 favorites]

How did you actually fix your shitty posture?

Inspired by this Ask (and others I've seen here), how did you folks with good posture get there? I would like to set "improving posture" as a personal goal, but have no idea how to break that down into actually achievable steps. [more inside]
posted by telepanda to Health at 7:43 AM on Jul 13, 2017 - 23 answers [61 favorites (13 in the past 7 days)]

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