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Artsy beautiful interesting facebook pages to "like" and follow

My collective facebook friends seem to have stopped posting anything interesting and my timeline has devolved into a 24/7 shouting match on politics/privilege/the election. I need new stuff. What are some beautiful, unique, artsy, stylish, etc pages I can follow. Interested in: art, beauty, style, fashion, weird stuff, horror, psychedelic, etc. NOT interested in: cheesy motivational stuff, cult of positive thinking, politics, war, guns, sports, cars etc. Give me your best! Bonus question: is there a easy way to filter out the angry posts but still see when a friend posts cute family pictures or life updates?
posted by long haired child to Media & Arts at 7:49 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 21 answers [30 favorites]

Subtle self-soothing at work

I am in treatment for severe anxiety. At home, I self-soothe by wringing my hands and rocking, but that's not appropriate for the workplace. I need to be typing so worry stones and spinner rings are out. I need to elevate my legs so foot tapping is out, too. What are some subtle physical things I can do at my desk to calm myself?
posted by Ruki to Health at 1:59 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 36 answers [17 favorites (15 in the past 24 hours)]

I'm a "skinny-fat" female - whats the best way to get toned?

I've always been told I'm skinny by my peers. I'm a female, 5'8", and currently 129 pounds. But I feel that my fat percentage overall is definitely rising, although look-wise I might look relatively the same. Ever since I stopped playing sports I've been getting a little flabbier. My friends say don't worry you're still so skinny, but I want to be toned and lean, instead of "skinny-fat". Whats the best way? [more inside]
posted by Junocular to Health at 1:32 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 16 answers [17 favorites (12 in the past 24 hours)]

What are your favorite creepy blogs?

I really like Unexplained Events, which is a Tumblr all about creepy stuff that has at least a basis in real life. I'm looking for other, similar blogs. However, I'm not really interested in creepy pasta, or just huge content dumps of creepy pictures. Tumblrs would be nice, since I have an account and it would be easy to follow them through that.
posted by codacorolla to Computers & Internet at 10:30 AM on Jul 27, 2016 - 2 answers [20 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

Teaching my body to wake up faster (not earlier)

Usually it takes me about 30 minutes of lying awake in bed before I'm sentient enough to do basic things like walk across the room and put on my clothes. Once in a while, like today, I spring awake and in 3-5 minutes I'm ready to go, full of energy. How can I teach my body to shorten the waking up process? (The goal isn't necessarily to wake up earlier, just faster.) [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight to Health at 10:00 AM on Jul 27, 2016 - 24 answers [17 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

teenagers are good in small doses

I would like some ideas for very quick but outside-of-the-normal-day things to do with my 16-year-old son. [more inside]
posted by metasarah to Human Relations at 10:26 AM on Jul 27, 2016 - 21 answers [11 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Easy Lunch Ideas for Nut-Free Preschool?

My 3 year old is about to start preschool at a nut-free school. What are some ideas for lunch that are PB&J-level easy and toddler-friendly? Searching for this online yields a lot of parenting blogs that think I'm going to bake scones or make homemade beef bourgignon every night.
posted by Anonymousness to Food & Drink at 8:33 PM on Jul 26, 2016 - 36 answers [29 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

Good old blogging

I miss the days when I could actually find people's personal blogs online. Does anybody do that anymore? I am interested in people who document their life, experiences and thoughts -- preferably recent blogs that are still being updated, but any blogs with a decent archive would be fine, too -- and I do not mind dark stuff (quite the opposite). [more inside]
posted by denika to Computers & Internet at 9:37 AM on Jul 27, 2016 - 11 answers [11 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Finding closure on my own

I'm obsessing over a former friend who ghosted me a long time ago and I need to figure out how to find closure on my own. [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night to Human Relations at 3:49 AM on Jul 28, 2016 - 13 answers [5 favorites]

Seeking Polite Political Disagreements

I am looking for non-mefi examples of someone disagreeing about the election in a civil manner. Not everyone in the discussion has to be civil, it is inspiring to see someone maintain their civility while others don't. I'm particularly interested in seeing civil Trump supporters - based on his numbers I'd like to believe they are out there. I feel like the Trump request is a good opening for some clever joke answers, but I'd really like to see some non-combative Trump supporters state their case!
posted by yorick to Society & Culture at 5:22 AM on Jul 28, 2016 - 8 answers [5 favorites]

A man, a girlfriend, and an ex (or two): now what?

My boyfriend is driving six hours to spend the night at an ex's place. I don't know what to do from here. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Amy93 to Human Relations at 5:46 AM on Jul 28, 2016 - 77 answers [5 favorites]

Trials of a Responsible Hedonist

Peripatetic, endearingly-awkward geek seeks amazing advice for casual sex shenanigans. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 1:11 PM on Dec 18, 2007 - 113 answers [207 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Toddler brain experiments

So I have a small child who is in the process of converting from a passive milk converter into some of actual human. Do you know of any sources I could look at which would enlighten me on how their brain develops and most importantly any fun experimenty things I could do to see how their perception is changing and to better understand how they are seeing the world. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know to Human Relations at 4:16 PM on Jul 25, 2016 - 22 answers [68 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Taking back control of an out-of-control life

Throughout my life, the overwhelming feeling has been one of a lack of control over the direction I'm taking and my own affairs. I feel like now, at age 30, I don't have any more control over my life than I did at fifteen. What can I do to take the steering wheel and wrest back some agency? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 4:37 AM on Jul 27, 2016 - 22 answers [24 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

How to reconcile SEO best practices with E-commerce Strategies

What is the best approach to reconciling SEO best practices with an E-commerce website that may not lend itself to these practices? For example, Google doesn't like duplicate content, but a site with over 10,000 products where SKUs are listed individually by variation tends to produce a lot of duplicate information. [more inside]
posted by Barsoomian to Computers & Internet at 6:50 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 3 answers [4 favorites]

I've got this foster care homestudy thing down... right, hivemind?

Mrs Rabu and I are becoming foster parents. We're in our early 30's and excited about this as we have flexible work schedules, extra income, lots of love, and an amazing backyard to roam around in for a little one. I have a few specific questions from the pre-homestudy checklist I wanted to check in with the hive about. [more inside]
posted by rabu to Human Relations at 9:54 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 9 answers [4 favorites]

Help Desk Software Where Jobs Aren't Assigned to Responders

Seeking help desk software that allows jobs to NOT be 'owned' by/assigned to responding staff. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to Computers & Internet at 10:36 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 5 answers [4 favorites]

Recommendations For Home Security Camera Systems?

Finding systems with great DVRs and cameras (hardware) is easy. Finding a system that is supported by remote viewing software for smartphones/internet is not happening for me. My google-fu has failed. I need assistance, advice and recommendations from anyone with some personal experience. [more inside]
posted by snsranch to Technology at 7:16 PM on Jul 26, 2016 - 7 answers [15 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Can I buy a reliable, used SUV for around $10,000?

I would like to get a vehicle with high clearance and AWD. I will mainly use it for some around the town errands and weekend trips to get to out of the way trail heads. I have a sedan that I use for commuting. My friend just bought a brand new CRV for about $28,000. I am reluctant to spend so much money for a vehicle that I anticipate to use only sparingly. I am hoping to spend around $10,000 or so, but can spend a few thousands more if needed. So I am looking for advice on which make and model to look for. [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon to Travel & Transportation at 6:22 PM on Jul 26, 2016 - 19 answers [5 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

How can I get a bandage to stick to my inner thigh?

How can I get a bandage to stick to my inner thigh? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy to Health at 9:19 PM on Jul 27, 2016 - 16 answers [3 favorites]

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