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Healthy, low-carb work lunches that I can refrigerate for the week

For weight, money, convenience, and taste reasons I want make pre-portioned lunches for the week on Sundays, bring them all to work on Mondays, and keep them in the work refrigerator all week. I need some ideas for low-carb, healthy meals that won’t get soggy or stale being in the refrigerator for 5 or so days. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg to Food & Drink at 9:19 AM on Jul 2, 2015 - 17 answers [85 favorites]

How can I be more photogenic?

I always look terrible in photographs. To the point that not many pictures are taken of me... How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer to Grab Bag at 4:13 PM on Jun 28, 2015 - 20 answers [79 favorites]

LAZURASNAIL: What happened to the British Museum's revenant mollusc?

In the mid-1800s, a snail spent years glued to a specimen card in the British Museum before scientists realized it was still alive. What became of this snail? Help me solve a scientific History Mystery, AskMe! [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack to Science & Nature at 10:04 AM on Jul 1, 2015 - 13 answers [73 favorites]

Good recipe for a salad with pickled/marinated vegetables?

I have a craving for salads with marinated or quick-pickled vegetables. You know, where the vegetables end of kind of soft and vinegary and yummy. I'm having a hard time finding anything that sounds really good and properly explanatory online. Please give me your recipes, links, or just your pickled-salads-101 if you're in the know!
posted by kitcat to Food & Drink at 1:32 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 25 answers [64 favorites]

Journalists who are experts in their subject matter

I am looking for the journalists that are experts in what they write about. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger to Media & Arts at 4:40 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 30 answers [45 favorites]

Light, easy, fun game?

What is the lightest-weight thing that can bring the most joy and laughter to 4-5 people? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 12:40 PM on Jun 29, 2015 - 40 answers [43 favorites]

What is Google Now great for? How can I use it best?

I've found that using Google Now can be waaaaay more efficient than typing things by hand: "OK Google, call restaurant." is much faster than searching for restaurantand then clicking on the linked number. However, I haven't any sense of the range of commands and integrations it supports. What are some of the best things for which to use Google Now? What should I install to get more out of it? How can I best turn my phone into the Star Trek computer?
posted by Going To Maine to Computers & Internet at 8:18 PM on Jun 28, 2015 - 15 answers [39 favorites]

Building side income with Etsy and Ebay

I'd like to build a side income source where I can reliably make an extra $500-$1k a month. I want to do it using Ebay and/or Etsy. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings to Work & Money at 5:13 PM on Jun 29, 2015 - 13 answers [38 favorites]

How to feel better when you're really, really depressed.

How can I make myself feel better when regular self-soothing techniques don't appear to be helping? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr to Human Relations at 6:36 AM on Jun 30, 2015 - 30 answers [37 favorites]

Where in the world should we go next?

My family just got back from Iceland. We want more awesome places outside of the US. I haven't done much traveling since we've had kids and are ready to get back on the road. We want really safe, not big crowds, really pretty or interesting in some way. [more inside]
posted by ReluctantViking to Travel & Transportation at 1:49 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 20 answers [34 favorites]

Examples of internet detective squads

I'm looking for examples of internet amateur detecting and/or exposing crimes, frauds, etc., ideally through fora, but also blogs or mailing lists. For example, MeFi's Kaycee Nicole work, or (as a negative example) Reddit's misplaced accusation in the Boston Bombing. The more direct links you can provide, the better.
posted by klangklangston to Society & Culture at 2:46 PM on Jul 3, 2015 - 15 answers [33 favorites]

Simple, easy to learn skills & proficiencies to buff my character?

What are some simple, useful skills and proficiencies that a person can teach themselves or otherwise acquire in a relatively short space of time? [more inside]
posted by turbid dahlia to Grab Bag at 3:22 PM on Jun 25, 2015 - 26 answers [76 favorites (30 in the past 7 days)]

Where can I get basic copyediting training?

I want to learn copyediting basics. I have writing skills and great attention to detail, but no formal copyediting training. What resources are out there? I'm looking for short-term things like courses, manuals, and workbooks, not full degree or certificate programs. [more inside]
posted by cadge to Writing & Language at 10:06 AM on Jun 30, 2015 - 10 answers [25 favorites]

Where can I talk to friendly, interesting strangers on the internet?

Remember back when the internet started, and it was all about connecting with people you'd never met before? We're not talking Chatroulette, message boards, or anyone asking 'A/S/L?', but just having interesting, non-creepy, real-time conversations with strangers? I miss that. Is there a corner of the internet where that still exists?
posted by torietorie to Human Relations at 5:22 PM on Jun 28, 2015 - 7 answers [24 favorites]

What are some good books on how to learn better?

There's a number of books around how to generally learn things better, like The Art of Learning and Make it Stick. Which books about learning better do you recommend?
posted by markbao to Education at 12:07 PM on Jul 2, 2015 - 5 answers [24 favorites]

What are some good weekend jobs I might not know about?

I'm looking for a weekend-only job to supplement my income, and at the moment the only jobs I can think of are supermarket or foodservice. Is there anything out there I might not have heard of, that a person with no prior experience might have a chance of getting?
posted by Enemy of Joy to Work & Money at 12:20 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 19 answers [22 favorites]

I need some new shows to binge or get into :)

Hi there! I am trying to find three new shows to get into. My favorite shows was Grey's Anatomy- although the writing is not so great anymore. I really like Nasheville, Big Bang, Downton Abbey and Modern Family. I just got into Proof and The Good Wife. I have tried Scandal but just can't get into it. OITNB is too depressing for me. Any ideas? Any new shows I should try. thanks!!
posted by TRUELOTUS to Computers & Internet at 7:51 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 35 answers [21 favorites]


What are your favorite rewards programs? Online and off. [more inside]
posted by heavyp08 to Shopping at 6:50 AM on Jul 1, 2015 - 19 answers [21 favorites]

Making it stick: your best new relationship advice

This previous question contains some awesome advice. I'm embarking on a new relationship with a wonderful man, and I would love some similar suggestions for fledgling couples. [more inside]
posted by prewar lemonade to Human Relations at 3:24 PM on Jul 2, 2015 - 9 answers [21 favorites]

Television for binge watchers short on time

My fiancé and I like to watch television together, but our schedules are unusually busy this summer, so our usual 45 minutes shows aren't cutting it. Any recommendations for excellent 21-30 minute programs? [more inside]
posted by alligatorpear to Media & Arts at 8:36 PM on Jun 30, 2015 - 37 answers [20 favorites]

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