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Comfortable, walking but sexy shoes [more inside]
posted by jellyjam to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 7:30 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 12 answers [40 favorites]

I like T. Rex, Queen, and the rock-opera parts of the Rocky Horror soundtrack. What other music might I like, in the same vein? I am thinking of pick slides, female backup singers, and bombastic vocals. Should I be searching generally for glam? 70s vintage is a plus, but not required.
posted by juniper to Media & Arts at 4:35 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 33 answers [29 favorites]

The recent conflict in Gaza has reminded me that one of the things that I have wanted to read up on is the recent history of the Middle East, particularly Israel. Can anyone recommend comprehensive and (somewhat) objective books on the subject? [more inside]
posted by Grinder to Society & Culture at 12:45 PM on Sep 22, 2014 - 7 answers [22 favorites]

Please suggest very healthy, shelf-stable snacks I can donate to my son's 3rd grade classroom. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav to Food & Drink at 3:19 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 26 answers [23 favorites (17 in the past 24 hours)]

I'm at a point where I just don't know what to do - I feel hopeless, aimless, and lost; I feel like there's little hope for my life getting better, and that I'll spend the rest of my life alone, just doing... nothing meaningful. I need help. [more inside]
posted by nightdoctress to Human Relations at 5:47 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 26 answers [17 favorites]

Amateur runner here. I have a friend that I ran a 5k with recently. Even though I train waaaaay more than he does, he whooped me by quite a bit. He's definitely more athletically gifted than me, but I would like to show him up in at least one race for various reasons. Mefite Runners/competitive racers: What can I do in the meantime before the next race regarding training/mindset/etc. so I can put him in his place at least once? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 to Health at 3:10 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 19 answers [18 favorites (16 in the past 24 hours)]

I'm a college student in Los Angeles who originally hails from NY. While home for the summer, I discovered two e-newsletters (nonsensenyc and theskint) that featured fun, cheap, often off-the-wall happenings in New York City. Now I'm trying to find an LA equivalent. [more inside]
posted by that silly white dress to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 12:12 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 8 answers [15 favorites]

What are jobs that would allow for nearly unlimited downtime? How do you go about finding one? [more inside]
posted by Fuego to Work & Money at 11:52 AM on Sep 18, 2014 - 71 answers [81 favorites (14 in the past 24 hours)]

I'm on a low-carb diet, but I'm beginning to get bored of a life without pasta, sweets or baked goods. So this weekend I made these low-carb pop-overs with almond flour. They tasted OK, but they had the consistency of rather compact muffins, not the fluffy lightness of pop-overs, and in fact they did not "pop over" the muffin tin but stayed inside. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity to Food & Drink at 7:30 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 10 answers [14 favorites]

I just read the Program Notes to Become Ocean, recently the subject of a post on the blue, and it contains the following: "[Become Ocean] gives almost no hint of the kind of linear structure of most Western music — no clearly defined episodes, no building of tension leading to moments of resolution, no sense of a narrative or journey with beginning, middle and end. It is not even a piece with themes and developments in any usual sense. Rather, Become Ocean is more a sonic environment in which to immerse oneself." I really like this kind of music. Can you recommend any more of it? [more inside]
posted by Quilford to Media & Arts at 12:59 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 11 answers [13 favorites]

I'm looking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas for my 14-month-old. Help me out of my toddler food rut! We are both sick of rice cakes with peanut butter on them. [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar to Food & Drink at 8:36 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 33 answers [13 favorites]

My husband suffers from depression, which he says is worsened by things like the house being messy. But when he's depressed, he won't clean, meaning that if I want to get him out of his funk, I need to do everything. I want to help him, but I also don't want to be the one doing all the work, while he has all the fun - he won't let me have fun without him. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by sockmeamadeus to Human Relations at 12:12 PM on Sep 22, 2014 - 82 answers [13 favorites]

I would really like to be paperless. As soon as I receive them, I'd like non-junk mail and documents to be digitized, then shredded. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt to Computers & Internet at 11:37 AM on Sep 21, 2014 - 13 answers [24 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

My son recently turned 7, how do I filter my home network (and my phone) to keep him away from hardcore porn and such for a few more years? [more inside]
posted by signal to Computers & Internet at 7:02 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 14 answers [10 favorites]

Now that I've finally figured out that "tenure-track professor in the humanities" isn't actually a real job that exists in 2014, I'd appreciate help figuring out what job possibilities might be a good match for my strengths, weaknesses, and priorities. [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear to Work & Money at 12:59 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 26 answers [21 favorites (9 in the past 24 hours)]

What can I eat when I'm hungry, but all food seems revolting? [more inside]
posted by The locked room sockpuppet to Health at 10:03 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 24 answers [9 favorites]

I'm looking, roughly speaking, for a game, but it needs to be as un-game-like as possible. I'd like something interactive I can play with when feeling overwhelmed which is visually appealing, responsive, fairly simple, and has few or no objectives. Levels and world-building are too addictive for this purpose. I'd like to be able to start and stop playing quite easily, and to be able to play when my mind is out for the count (so no puzzles). Can you help? [more inside]
posted by lokta to Grab Bag at 6:50 PM on Sep 20, 2014 - 14 answers [34 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

My wife is overworked, underslept, and stressed, and I wanted to know if anybody had any advice that might be helpful. She has a job that requires long hours and causes her a lot of stress that she is committed to until the end of the school year. On top of that, she has a job for a few hours every weekend that she is committed to for a while as well. We also have a two year old daughter and we are climbing out of debt. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 6:22 AM on Sep 21, 2014 - 36 answers [15 favorites (8 in the past 24 hours)]

I need the best way to save about a year's worth of texts on an iphone 5 to my PC, for use elsewhere... [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet at 10:19 PM on Sep 21, 2014 - 6 answers [8 favorites]

At Deetjen's Inn in Big Sur, on the backside of one of the cabins, hangs this sign. Some sort of word game cipher thing. I tried rotational substitution in 1-step increments, but it's gibberish all the way. Any ideas?
posted by anazgnos to Grab Bag at 11:05 AM on Sep 22, 2014 - 15 answers [8 favorites]

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