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time can heal, but this won't: the playlist

Working on a playlist of fun, catchy pop songs by women whose underlying (or overt) message is simply, "No, seriously, fuck you. FOREVER." Can you help? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio to Media & Arts at 6:16 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 62 answers [63 favorites]

Cooking for Company

Looking for recipes and meal ideas for hosting (usually a couple of people) for dinner on weeknights with a bit of a wow factor. Prep around or under 1 hour, vegetarian, reasonable clean up time are all helpful! [more inside]
posted by deadcrow to Food & Drink at 10:19 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 20 answers [38 favorites]

Great songs that discuss unequal emotional labor?

Strongly overcome with the desire to compile a playlist that discuss and highlight emotional labor and when it's unequal. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by yueliang to Media & Arts at 2:10 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 46 answers [21 favorites]

If your plane is crashing is there anything you can do to save yourself?

I travel a lot and I often wonder if you know your plane is going down is there anything you can do to save yourself. For example, could you turn the spare liferaft into a parachute? Or would it be better to try to move to the back? Assume the plane can't be saved. What would mcgiver do?
posted by gwen1234 to Travel & Transportation at 4:54 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 28 answers [16 favorites]

Where can I find a list of monthly internet challenges?

Nanowrimo, Inktober, One Book July...where can I find a list of such challenges so that I don't miss them next time? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC to Grab Bag at 6:51 PM on Jul 29, 2015 - 0 answers [42 favorites (15 in the past 24 hours)]

Bum boats, gun boats, slow boats, row boats, I like boats.

And yachts, dinghys, paddleboats, battleships, canoes, schooners, tugboats, and catamarans. I love reading about boats and life aboard them. Fiction or non-fiction, freshwater or salt, genre and era unimportant. Please recommend books about boats! [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar to Media & Arts at 7:00 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 49 answers [15 favorites]

Help me make a dairy-free lasagna that doesn't have weird substitutes

I'm looking for a lasagna recipe that doesn't have cheese. I'm sure I can probably just leave the cheese off and have it come out fine but I want the recipe to be a little more filling and have the leftovers last longer than if I did that. [more inside]
posted by atinna to Food & Drink at 4:44 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 21 answers [14 favorites]

What books seem to have been written to be re-read?

What books hold up so well to re-reading that it makes you suspect they were engineered that way? Are there examples of books that seem to be MUCH better on second reading? What kind of things did the author do to achieve that?
posted by kk to Media & Arts at 11:47 AM on Jul 24, 2015 - 68 answers [119 favorites (13 in the past 24 hours)]

what do people incorrectly believe to be universal?

I'm looking for tasks where (1) each person consistently does it in a particular way, (2) believes that everyone else does it that same way, and (3) is wrong about (2). [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang to Grab Bag at 10:03 AM on Jul 26, 2015 - 161 answers [53 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

Pride and Prejudice Continued

I'm home sick today and need something to occupy my brain so I'm looking for recommendations of Pride and Prejudice continuations. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague to Writing & Language at 2:56 PM on Jul 29, 2015 - 24 answers [34 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

What is the best replacement for the Costco American Express card?

The TrueEarnings American Express card from Costco will be discontinued next year. What is the best credit card for me to use instead? I use a card for several thousand dollars of business expenses per month. The balance is paid monthly. I want rewards that I can cash out, or points I can redeem, NOT a credit to my statement, which is what the rewards for the new 'SimplyCash' business credit card from AmEx would do.
posted by bq to Work & Money at 10:49 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 13 answers [11 favorites]

Like Beer But Not Beer

I'm trying to cut down on my alcohol consumption. What are some beverages that satisfy some of the same taste experience as beer or wine? [more inside]
posted by oceanview to Food & Drink at 10:38 AM on Jul 29, 2015 - 44 answers [39 favorites (9 in the past 24 hours)]

Which "common" items look different from common American items?

What are some common items that look very different from the American version? [more inside]
posted by Triumphant Muzak to Grab Bag at 11:23 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 38 answers [9 favorites]

Online Economics Course Recommendation for Prospective Teacher

My friend needs to teach AP/IB Economics soon. He's already fairly familiar with many concepts, but it has been years since he's done economics and he can't do the calculations or explain finer points anymore. What online course would you suggest? It should start soon and (ideally) be able to be gone though at his own pace. It a course is not available, what resource would you recommend? Thanks!
posted by chinabound to Education at 9:41 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 7 answers [7 favorites]

Low-key budget software?

I'm looking for a more exciting way to track my budget than the pen/paper/envelope method. But I hate Excel and Mint/YNAB/Quicken seem like overkill for what I'm looking for. What are the best options for tracking monthly expenses tese days? [more inside]
posted by TwoStride to Work & Money at 1:02 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers [7 favorites]

Resources for transgender name and pronoun usage in a medical setting

I have the opportunity to help a local medical clinic address their policies and procedures for working with transgender patients, specifically the use of proper names and pronouns. This work may extend into other areas related to treatment of trans patients as I might end up serving on their board. Can you provide some resources and links to help? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream to Health at 1:03 PM on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers [7 favorites]

A "Novel Cure" for anxiety about the future?

Inspired by The Novel Cure, I'm wondering if I can get any book recommendations (preferably fiction) that deal with anxiety/worry about the future? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise to Grab Bag at 8:35 PM on Jul 29, 2015 - 4 answers [18 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

Please help identify this science-fiction book from my youth

AskMe is so good at this kind of thing! I read a science fiction novel when I was young, in the early 80s, although it may have been written earlier. The protagonist was a teenage girl who had been kidnapped because of her rare ability to see and travel through interdimensional portals. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow to Media & Arts at 6:46 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 3 answers [6 favorites]

Bathing in San Francisco

Along the same line as this post that inquires about bath houses in Los Angeles, I'm looking for a place to get clean in The City! [more inside]
posted by starscream to Travel & Transportation at 9:46 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers [6 favorites]

I own a flat and haven't told the guy I am dating about it.

I haven't told him yet and feel like a liar. I haven't told him for a reason, but want to tell him now. How should I tell him and how much should I go into detail? [more inside]
posted by akita to Human Relations at 11:39 AM on Jul 30, 2015 - 34 answers [6 favorites]

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