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How do I deal with my constant sense of outrage at things happening in the world? It's starting to take a toll on my health and stress levels. [more inside]
posted by naju to Society & Culture at 10:12 PM on Sep 1, 2014 - 32 answers [40 favorites]

I have a daughter entering college, for a while I have been thinking of her leaving and about things that women have to look out for, which in general men don’t. Some examples [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature to Society & Culture at 8:11 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 94 answers [31 favorites]

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)]

How on earth do adults organize huge projects? And allot time to them? And then actually get them done? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz to Work & Money at 2:59 PM on Sep 2, 2014 - 8 answers [22 favorites]

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]

I'm 32, in NYC, no psych degree, and I'm burned out on my current job path. How do I break into a career as a therapist or counselor? [more inside]
posted by ktpetals to Work & Money at 10:18 PM on Sep 1, 2014 - 8 answers [12 favorites]

I want to hear podcasts that tell and analyze myths. Preferably not constrained to one culture/time period. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to Media & Arts at 4:51 PM on Sep 2, 2014 - 2 answers [12 favorites]

How does an adult develop "grit"? [more inside]
posted by serenity soonish to Grab Bag at 9:21 AM on Aug 31, 2014 - 11 answers [99 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

Gentlemen - What are your favorite grooming products? [more inside]
posted by rippersid to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 11:35 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 20 answers [11 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? 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]

Best Indian cook book with an emphasis on veg published in UK? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow to Food & Drink at 1:34 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 8 answers [10 favorites]

Talk me through buying a new laptop like I'm 5... [more inside]
posted by Chorus to Computers & Internet at 3:47 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 9 answers [9 favorites]

Do you use the communications tool Slack? (Background here.) What are your tips and tricks for getting the most out of it? [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Computers & Internet at 7:38 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 3 answers [8 favorites]

What are your favourite (vegetarian) quesadilla recipes? [more inside]
posted by sadtomato to Food & Drink at 7:17 PM on Aug 31, 2014 - 26 answers [40 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Anyone in a long term relationship or marriage where the partners have notably different levels of comfort with risk? [more inside]
posted by Tess to Human Relations at 9:45 AM on Sep 1, 2014 - 15 answers [12 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Coldwater Creek used to be my go to place for well-made blazers at a reasonable price. Since they've closed, I'm at a bit of a loss. [more inside]
posted by dotgirl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 10:36 AM on Sep 2, 2014 - 10 answers [7 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)]

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