Has anyone read any good books that have actually helped them get more done on a daily basis? I am procrastinating with many things that I need to do and the procrastination doesn't occur by doing nothing but rather by doing low priority tasks, or thinking, or even reading. If anyone has a system that they have used to be more productive, please share. posted by nidora to Education at 5:49 AM on Aug 28, 2014 - 25 answers [177 favorites (27 in the past 24 hours)]
As a tutor of every age group from kindergarten to college, I often hear the sensible question, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?" I would like to be able to better answer this, and so I ask you, Metafilter, when do you ever use the things you learned in school? Do you use math? English? History? If so, what parts? And how? [more inside] posted by Alex Haist to Education at 10:08 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 47 answers [14 favorites]
Somewhat-obscure-filter, but I'm looking to generate a list of compelling audio/radio documentaries that use no or little music, but lots of other kinds of sound, to tell a story. [more inside] posted by Ms. Toad to Media & Arts at 1:41 PM on Sep 2, 2014 - 4 answers [11 favorites]
My beloved partner has ADD and going to bed is a constant struggle for us. He frequently complains about being tired, and wishes he could go to sleep at a regular time, but says sleep is boring and instead will stay up for hours on the computer, saying he literally cannot stop reading the internet. If you have ADD, what are specific things you do in order to get yourself on the train to Sleepytown? [more inside] posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto to Health at 4:29 PM on Sep 2, 2014 - 16 answers [11 favorites]
Recently, I bowled very poorly and it was embarrassing.
I'd like help with 2 things: a. Please help me trouble-shoot my bowling game. b. Can anyone out there give me an anecdote about how they started off as a crappy bowler but got better?...how did you do this? [more inside] posted by Hennimore to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 12:02 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 15 answers [10 favorites]
Who you gonna call? -- What else can leak water? We called a plumber; no pipe leaks. Found more water in the room; it's on the other side of the wall from the A/C in the garage. We have *replaced* the A/C. We've been up in the "attic" and there's no water or water damage up there. The carpet puddle keeps getting bigger. [more inside] posted by galadriel to Home & Garden at 11:53 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 14 answers [7 favorites]
I just want a simple to use bluetooth speaker that I can plug-in in whichever room I'm in throughout the house and have my i-Device play music through. I listen to a lot of 80s and 90s, and would like good sound, but my budget is about $100.
I just need to keep my toddlers entertained/danced out to tunes, and feel overwhelmed by the choices, so what would you recommend? Thanks! posted by cestmoi15 to Technology at 3:07 PM on Sep 1, 2014 - 11 answers [12 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]