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Give me your easiest, tastiest, healthy meals!

I need to start cooking more and I want your best recipes! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy to Food & Drink at 12:00 PM on Feb 21, 2017 - 37 answers [87 favorites]

Cerebral Science Fiction movies?

I'm not sure if there is a term for the category of movie I'm looking for, but I've lately been on a kick of thinking-person's science fiction movies, and I'm looking for more that fit the bill. Movies like the Martian, Contact, 2001, Interstellar, Solaris and I was especially moved by Arrival. Thoughtful, sort of technical, lyric, and slow. Limited violence and no sexual violence. Any suggestions?
posted by Think_Long to Media & Arts at 11:40 AM on Feb 21, 2017 - 44 answers [71 favorites]

I wanna get good. Where to start?

I feel like I am a decent enough programmer, but I want to really rekindle my passion for the craft and work towards becoming great - a sort of Renaissance (wo)man developer. Book, blog, and online resource recommendations would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by one of these days to Computers & Internet at 2:25 PM on Feb 21, 2017 - 6 answers [51 favorites]

In search of positive online influences

I need to re-make myself, grow up, and take responsibility for my life. The fact that I zone out reading Reddit or tech blogs a lot is not helping. I want to replace this habit with better influences, communities, role models, ideally feminist-aligned. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul to Human Relations at 2:23 AM on Feb 19, 2017 - 16 answers [46 favorites]

Detailed Tech Tales!

Based on this amazing comment, I've been hungry for more detailed stories of how (really any) tech stuff was designed, implemented, tested - written in an entertaining fashion. Webdev stuff, hardware stuff, software stuff, anything really, as long as it's well-written and pretty detailed (meaning probably not much from The Daily WTF but links to specific pieces there are ok, like the wonderful MUMPS story.) I especially want stories of a million things going wrong. Thanks!!
posted by capnsue to Computers & Internet at 11:44 AM on Feb 22, 2017 - 14 answers [30 favorites]

Escapism, please!

It's been a stressful week (thanks, Trump!), and I would like some escapism. Movie and TV suggestions, please. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger to Media & Arts at 11:09 AM on Feb 17, 2017 - 51 answers [51 favorites (27 in the past 7 days)]

Salad Dressing Substitutes

What are options that are low-calorie and delicious that can be used as substitutes for salad dressing? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix to Food & Drink at 6:37 PM on Feb 19, 2017 - 42 answers [27 favorites]

What Lynda.com online classes would you recommend?

Through my public library system, I have free(!) unlimited access to Lynda.com. Seeking course recommendations to improve my creative, technical and/or business skills. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings to Work & Money at 2:40 PM on Feb 18, 2017 - 5 answers [26 favorites]

How do I progress at work, when I don't want to manage people?

I'm a manager of things, and that works for me. My next step up the corporate ladder is to manage people, and I don't want to do that. I have ambition, just not in that direction. Have I hit my ceiling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 8:53 AM on Feb 19, 2017 - 14 answers [26 favorites]

Songs for a brain problem situation

I'd like to build a playlist of songs for getting through clinical depression, anxiety and OCD. I have some good starting points. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena to Society & Culture at 3:13 PM on Feb 19, 2017 - 24 answers [26 favorites]

Skippable in Paris

Paris is, of course, an amazing city, but even such a magnificent destination is home to some overrated attractions. We're already planning to take a pass on the Mona Lisa, but what else do you suggest we skip on our week-long trip in mid-March? Late 30s couple, no kids. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Travel & Transportation at 1:18 PM on Feb 20, 2017 - 38 answers [25 favorites]

Recommendations of awesome blogs/websites for my RSS feed.

I've been introduced to the miracle that is an RSS reader and I could do with some suggestions on what are great sources of information/articles. More inside. [more inside]
posted by TheGarden to Computers & Internet at 9:43 AM on Feb 23, 2017 - 12 answers [24 favorites]

Help Me Find a Phone Game to Play while Feeding my Baby!

I'm looking for a game I can play on my phone while feeding my baby because otherwise it is very, very boring. Please give me your suggestions! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 8:47 AM on Feb 24, 2017 - 23 answers [23 favorites]

Adult wanting to learn more about Dinosaurs

Can any suggest a good book or reference material for an adult looking to learn more about Dinosaurs? I have searched Amazon.com and most materials are designed for children. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum to Education at 6:41 AM on Feb 20, 2017 - 10 answers [19 favorites]

What anime is new, good, and available for streaming in the US?

Hey all, this is another "give me your quality TV post" spurred on the the recent Metatalktail Hour. I have started getting back into anime after some time away and I am interested in some recommendations. With some caveats and guidelines of course... [more inside]
posted by daikaisho to Media & Arts at 8:54 AM on Feb 20, 2017 - 14 answers [19 favorites]

How to talk to someone about their anger and negativity?

My boyfriend reacts badly to very common everyday frustrations. I'm a sensitive person and his negativity really weighs on me. His hot temper also makes me very uncomfortable. How do I talk to him about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 11:44 PM on Feb 21, 2017 - 36 answers [17 favorites]

Optimise my exercise

I could use some help please in figuring out whether my workout routine is good enough. I mostly work out on the weekends and don't do much during the week. Am I in danger from being a "weekend warrior"? I want to lose fat and gain muscle and flexibility. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane to Health at 11:30 AM on Feb 23, 2017 - 10 answers [17 favorites]

Forgotten masterpieces

Sometimes, books that are acclaimed as masterpieces, and widely loved, can fade into obscurity. An example is Richard Hughes's remarkable contributions to children's lit (A High Wind in Jamaica and his wartime stories), which are now forgotten or out of print. What are some other examples of this happening in contemporary genre fiction? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry to Writing & Language at 7:11 PM on Feb 16, 2017 - 26 answers [70 favorites (16 in the past 7 days)]

Samarkaand Came To My Kitchen

I was just very, very generously gifted with some Lebanese pantry items. Help me find recipes to use them up! [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Food & Drink at 5:35 PM on Feb 17, 2017 - 23 answers [21 favorites (16 in the past 7 days)]

Used car shopping, ugh

A car needs to be replaced. The target budget is ~$6000. This seems like it should be do-able, but it's been hard to find good candidates. The shopper does not have a lot of experience with car shopping. [more inside]
posted by telepanda to Travel & Transportation at 7:26 AM on Feb 22, 2017 - 11 answers [16 favorites]

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