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Songs that put you in the BEST MOOD POSSIBLE

Looking for songs that pick me up and make me want to live again after a long day of work! What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo to Media & Arts at 9:34 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 55 answers [59 favorites]

Barely remembered quote about talkative women and romantic relationships

Sometime in the past year or so I read, either online or in print, something relating to compatibility and fulfillment in (hetero) relationships where the woman is one who has a fast paced brain and needs to talk and needs to be with a man who will listen and take that all in order for her to feel fulfilled in the relationship. Did you read this, too? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz to Human Relations at 10:16 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 6 answers [22 favorites]

The Great Apple Cake Off

Give me you best apple cake recipes! My boyfriend just got a job, we are going apple picking Saturday, and I want to make him a cake to celebrate. I plan to make this a round layer cake, with pipeable frosting for decoration, so recipes simple and fancy - send them my way! The only requirement is that they must be delicious and use apples.
posted by DoubleLune to Food & Drink at 10:46 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 12 answers [18 favorites]

Resources for someone who feels too much

A friend recently messaged me to ask: "Do you ever get the feeling like you feel absolutely too much about everything and you worry so much that you can't even exist anymore? I feel like I have no barrier to protect myself against all the sad and all the what ifs of the world and maybe I'm faulty." Is this anxiety, or something else? What resources can I point her to while she works toward finding the time and money for therapy? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone to Health at 8:54 PM on Oct 19, 2016 - 14 answers [18 favorites (13 in the past 24 hours)]

What to read, published 1900-1909?

For the past couple of years, I've been doing an informal, personal challenge to read a new-to-me book published in each year from 1900 to 1999. The only decade I haven't touched yet is the first, and I'd appreciate recommendations for books published from 1900 through 1909. [more inside]
posted by mixedmetaphors to Media & Arts at 2:37 PM on Oct 20, 2016 - 44 answers [11 favorites]

What're some examples of tech/inventors who got laughed out of the room

Looking for people who had ideas that changed the economy but were initially ignored/shot down. Like Brian Chesky & AirBnB — he got 7 rejections for $150K investment in 10% of AirBnB in 2008, would be worth $300,000,000 today. Or Brad Feld - invented the Fitbit, said “literally every VC passed on me.” When do the VCs/futurists/pundit class get it wrong? Looking for more recent examples, not like poor Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis who pioneered antiseptics in the 19th century and ended up in an insane asylum.
posted by Peemster to Technology at 9:31 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 8 answers [10 favorites] does one actually get a job?

I'm about to finish grad school and I've been applying to jobs furiously, but I feel like I'm shouting into the wind. I need some advice on networking and how to appropriately reach out to employers. [more inside]
posted by the offing to Work & Money at 6:00 PM on Oct 19, 2016 - 10 answers [10 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

I'm gonna play the doom album now

Please recommend me your favourite recent-ish metal albums in the following categories: (1) stoner doom; (2) psychedelic black metal; (3) psychedelic doom/sludge/desert rock. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim to Media & Arts at 9:48 AM on Oct 19, 2016 - 9 answers [24 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

My husband is a crappy communicator. Resources?

I'm looking for an article to get my husband to read which will convince him that active listening and empathising is a good thing to do and which will teach him how to do it. [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda to Human Relations at 2:45 PM on Oct 19, 2016 - 27 answers [17 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

Best post-debate Nasty Woman T shirt?

Which Nasty Woman T shirt should I buy? [more inside]
posted by medusa to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 10:46 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 12 answers [6 favorites]

Podcasts That Make You Feel Smarter

I'm looking for podcasts that will either a) teach me stuff that feels essential, or b) exercise my brain. Most "educational" podcasts feel more like entertainment than education to me - Radiolab and TED talks, for example, feel like they lack that essential element. Any recommendations?
posted by Anonymousness to Media & Arts at 9:27 AM on Oct 17, 2016 - 32 answers [107 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Care and feeding of a garbage disposal

I am a chronic ruiner of kitchen sinks. What rules do people follow to avoid clogging or breaking their garbage disposal? [more inside]
posted by space snail to Home & Garden at 5:22 PM on Oct 19, 2016 - 30 answers [10 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Book or Oral History About Failed Marriages?

I'm doing some research for a story about a broken marriage, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a Studs-Terkel-esque oral history containing interviews with people about their deteriorating relationships or the lies they would tell themselves to keep a marriage together? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
posted by Bobby Bittman to Human Relations at 2:34 PM on Oct 20, 2016 - 4 answers [5 favorites]

Short story about a composer publishing a piece by another composer?

Please assist me in re-finding this short story I read last year about a composer publishing his friend's unpublished symphony as his own, because his friend faked his death to escape from a crime. [more inside]
posted by Iron Carbide to Media & Arts at 12:00 PM on Oct 20, 2016 - 3 answers [4 favorites]

Help Selecting a Charity

Hope me; I made a thing that is Popular On The Internet, people are asking for prints/t-shirts, and I want to give to charity any money from selling such products. But WHICH CHARITY? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie to Media & Arts at 8:17 PM on Oct 20, 2016 - 11 answers [4 favorites]

Daily life in the USSR

What books give a sense of what daily life was like in the USSR? [more inside]
posted by StephenF to Society & Culture at 1:44 AM on Oct 19, 2016 - 20 answers [32 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

How much should I spend on a new child's bike (24" wheels)?

I'm planning to purchase a new bike for my 9-year old for Christmas this year. (with 24" tires). I've done some research, and it seems like there's a bunch of bikes in the $300-$400 range at any of our local bike shops. There's also a bunch of bikes in the $100-$150 range at our local big box stores (Target, Walmart, Toys R Us). So, my question is, what's the difference? [more inside]
posted by stuehler to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 7:40 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 8 answers [3 favorites]

I don't want to rip off the band-aid... Without your input

I think breaking up is probably a good decision, but I think this is something we should discuss. But I'm not sure how to have this conversation. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter to Human Relations at 9:39 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 9 answers [3 favorites]

Reasonable Risk or Terrible Parenting Idea?

Can we go to a Halloween party at the house right next door with the 10-month-old baby asleep in our house with the alarm on and baby monitor in our hands? [more inside]
posted by bluejayway to Health at 11:13 AM on Oct 20, 2016 - 73 answers [3 favorites]

How do I give notice from my remote job?

I've decided to accept a job offer and leave a job that I had become dissatisfied with, yay! But now I need to tell my manager and my teammates that I'm leaving and I'm not sure how to do that because I'm a remote worker. Special snowflake details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 1:09 PM on Oct 20, 2016 - 9 answers [3 favorites]

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