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Best Salted Oatmeal Cookie Recipe?

What is the best salted oatmeal cookie recipe? I love the salted oatmeal cookies from Whisked in DC but they're a bit pricey for me to consume constantly and they haven't published the recipe (I wrote to ask). Please help me make delicious salted oatmeal cookies at home!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 11:00 AM
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No one eats like Gaston

How many chickens were employed, at minimum, to provide a steady supply of eggs for Gaston's breakfasts?
posted by DoctorFedora to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 5:45 PM
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What are your favorite YouTube performances (by the original band)?

It is a unique joy when I encounter a particularly cool live (usually-but-not-necessarily acoustic) performance of a song that I love on YouTube. A bunch of examples are in the "more inside," but I particularly like tight harmonies, and stripped-down, and clean in a way that makes you hear the song in a new way. I want to fill a playlist with these. What are your favorites? All genres are welcome. (Note: I know there are probably a zillion pretty covers, but I am looking for the original artist playing their own song.)
posted by AgentRocket to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 9:18 AM
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I want to look and feel better, what changes can I make?

I would like to know what changes I can make to look and feel better. I have two small children under 2, I am in my mid 30's ... I don't always feel 100% and I think I could feel better (obviously- I've just had 2 kids!) I want things that have a lot of bang for their buck... For example- daily light stretching or teeth whitening- neither take a lot of time but they do a lot to make me feel and look better. Sauna a couple times a week is a bigger time commitment but is VERY good for my skin and also helps me deal with stress. What other things can I do or changes can I make?
posted by catspajammies to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 24 at 6:30 AM
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I want to set up a vpn

Looking for advice on how to set it up and how to judge a good provider. Recommendations welcome. I don't want to spend a ton of money but willing to spend a reasonable amount.
posted by roolya_boolya to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 24 at 5:29 PM
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Craftfilter: resources for beautiful cross-stitch designs?

I recently got (back) into cross-stitch and made a small sampler in a single color. It looks great and I want to keep going! Can anyone recommend books, websites, blogs, designers, etc that I can browse to find cool patterns?
posted by cpatterson to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 25 at 7:55 AM
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Movie recs with this particular sort of ending:

I'm interested in watching movies, from any era, where the egregiously bad bad guys are hunted down and picked off one by one. Bonus points if the movie is available on Netflix. Thanks all. it will help my mental health right now
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 21 at 9:25 AM
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Sending a child off into the world

What did I forget to teach my 19 year old? What will help her adult when she is far, far away? Help me compile a list.
posted by momochan to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 26 at 9:07 AM
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How can I enjoy studying Spanish?

I'm serious about learning Spanish, but I've come to dread my daily study sessions. What sort of framing, routines, or projects made language-learning more enjoyable for you?
posted by newtonstreet to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 25 at 1:30 PM
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Please help me optimize my plans for healthy weight loss.

I have about 3.5 months in which I'd like to transform my body. Given a lack of flexible time (full-time job + mommying), I have some specific questions that will ultimately factor into how I stay consistent, enjoy my exercise time, and make sure I don't fall off the wagon.
posted by Everydayville to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 2:20 PM
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OCD with intrusive, obsessive thoughts: what next?

After years of wondering why I am constantly experiencing intrusive, obsessive thoughts about things I'm failing to do or otherwise screwing up, I have come to suspect that it is highly probable that I may have a form of OCD. I will be bringing this up with my therapist and psychiatrist, respectively, when I see them next. In the meantime, I'm seeking some advice from those who have been diagnosed with or are familiar with the condition.
posted by nightrecordings to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 6:03 PM
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Overthinking a plate of balls

Do you have a favorite recipe or ingredient recommendation for no-bake energy balls/energy bites? Please share! Dietary restrictions/preferences inside.
posted by cp311 to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 24 at 10:11 AM
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How to deal with emotional labor inequity in relationships with males?

I'm a straight middle-aged female who is experiencing a lot of issues with both romantic relationships and platonic male friends who have unvoiced expectations that I should perform nearly all of the emotional labor in our relationships.
posted by nirblegee to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 19 at 6:09 PM
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Fiction that changes (daily) lives?

What are some fiction books you've read that changed your outlook on daily life after you finished them? I'm thinking of books that have the potential to make daily life seem more interesting and adventurous, or to give a new perspective on the seemingly mundane. Maybe they cause you to adopt a new persona, or envision yourself as a character involved in some sort of intrigue. Non-fiction will be considered, but I'm not looking for self-help books so much as inspiration to see things in a more exciting light.
posted by iamisaid to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 16 at 3:54 PM
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Help! I need to stay fit for the next two weeks. #exercisefilter

I'm getting married in 2.5 weeks. A couple of weeks ago, my trainer had to suddenly stop the group training classes that had been getting me in the best shape of my life. I have a handle on nutrition and will keep that going on my own; but what can I do, on my own, for the next few weeks to maintain the stronger muscles and healthier body fat percentage that I've worked hard to attain over the last 9 months? I can't deny that I want to look good when the cameras are on me.
posted by inatizzy to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 8:09 PM
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Help Me Help You

I've got an employee on my team (technical executive... VP level) that is very easily rattled when challenged. I'll call him Davis. Davis is extremely talented, technically capable and delivers more software solutions of higher quality than anyone on my executive team. Unfortunately, he has an unpredictable temperament (things 'get to him' easily). I want to invest in him to get him over his gap in soft skills but I'm struggling to get through to him. Examples inside for the hive mind.
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 7:19 AM
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I want to read radical works...but have the attention span of a flea.

I am in the mood to read some radical works - on anything, from community organizing, to race relations, to feminism, to alternative economic models, to lgbtq, to anarchism to whatever...the more left wing, the better. But I have no time - nor an attention span for more than 500 words at a time. Can you help?
posted by Toddles to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 9:56 PM
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An Earth so old it's practically a myth

Sci-fi filter: I'm looking for far-future stories where Earth existed, but for whatever reason, it's not in play anymore.
posted by lesser weasel to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 10:55 PM
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The seven year... something

My boyfriend and I never have sex, but I'm not sure either of us cares.
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 24 at 11:14 AM
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In a relationship, what's the difference between romance and friendship?

I've been in a happy relationship for 7 months - the last 5 have been exclusive - with a man who is very sweet, funny, and good to me. We spend a lot of time together, have a lot of fun and good sex, but he's not the most romantic person in the world, in large part because he's not very emotional. The other day a good friend of mine told me that she felt like my boyfriend and I were "just friends" and that she didn't think I should be very invested in a long term commitment with him. I'd love to hear from the married/long-term partnered folk out there: what's the difference between romance and friendship in a relationship?
posted by orangesky4 to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 12:38 PM
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Your friend is not a very good friend. What a thing to say! Your relationship sounds very romantic to me. [view]
posted by chaiminda to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 12:41 PM
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From the outside, it reads to me like you're not backing Davis up. This may just be my lucky work experience, but when I've been in a situation like Brian's, where I was blamed for not doing something that was not requested of me, my boss went to bat for me and clearly, though politely, let the person know that if a request is not submitted... [more]
posted by Frowner to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 7:47 AM
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"I feel very happy" "Have a lot of fun and good sex" ...what more could you ask for?! A good friend will not confuse you about your own happiness. [view]
posted by pazazygeek to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 12:42 PM
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You sound much more overly sensitive about the whole thing than he does. Part of telling jokes with an edge is that you need to accept that some of them will fall flat, or even offend, some people. Don't get peeved after the fact that not everyone finds you as funny as you expect them to. [view]
posted by scantee to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 6:49 AM
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Of course you were talking about politics, and in a glib and sneering way. Sometimes talking about politics is just fine. But usually not just fine to talk about politics in a glib and sneering way with people who disagree with you. Also it is not "of course" true that people think of Obama as a deity. Many people think he was/is awesome.... [more]
posted by sheldman to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 6:51 AM
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As a host, I would file it under "this may be what I can expect from this person pending further information" and then not worry about whether it was acceptable. [view]
posted by aniola to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 26 at 10:06 AM
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That doesn't actual qualify as a joke. A joke has a set up, a punchline, a point. What you did was patronize (soren_lorensen) and dismiss whatever your friend said in a sneering (sheldman) way, and then when he reacted like you were being a patronizing, dismissive, sneering jerk -- which you were -- it sounds like you compounded it by pulling the... [more]
posted by schadenfrau to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 6:54 AM
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There's another angle to this, in addition to what's already been brought up: Accusing Democrats of "worshipping" Obama (or Hillary) is a really common right-wing rhetorical tactic, and generally has very little basis in reality - it's just a way to insult them and write off their positions as the result of some kind of cultish... [more]
posted by Kutsuwamushi to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 7:38 AM
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I'd be peeved about that, personally. Depending on tone and context, that could sound really patronizing. [view]
posted by soren_lorensen to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 6:48 AM
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As a woman, therefore a person whose vaguest opinions are routinely hyperbolized in precisely that kind of sneer (and in the very recent past received pretty much that specific abuse, because of course I'm so bad at thinky-things I can't support someone without being aware of their flaws), I'd avoid you forever for talking to me like that... [more]
posted by Lyn Never to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 7:54 AM
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I'm just going to say that I actually snorted aloud at the idea of kicking someone off a team because they used the term "the black team" instead of "the team wearing black shirts." Calling that a "microaggression" reads like a parody of the left, and really, really does not help the cause. [view]
posted by holborne to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 21 at 11:22 AM
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Now that you know he appears to have a phobia, I wouldn't push for him to attend that appointment he wasn't ready for. You definitely need to talk to him about it, but I'd lead with cancelling that and apologizing for doing it without asking him, not realizing it was bigger to him than most people. Without an appointment looming, he might find it... [more]
posted by agregoli to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 21 at 11:33 AM
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I'd send a text saying, "Missed you last night - it was a fun party - hope everything's OK." The person may have had an emergency or even just a panic attack over going to a party with 20 - 30 relative strangers. I'd cut them some slack. [view]
posted by kbar1 to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 26 at 10:11 AM
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If one guest out of 20-30 didn't show I'm not sure I would even notice. My only reaction would be to worry if they were OK (if they were very diligent about showing up to functions), or probably no reaction at all (if, like most people, they're inconsistent). I've never considered my individual presence at a party of that size to be important... [more]
posted by telegraph to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 26 at 10:11 AM
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I completely agree with Frowner. You should have backed up Davis and said to Brian: "I'm sorry but we can't meet your deadline because you did not go through proper channels. We will get this to you as soon as possible but next time you need to follow [spell out process]." I had a manager do this and it was incredible for morale.... [more]
posted by AFABulous to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 23 at 7:55 AM
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As a a matter a fact, I do think that, of course, there were people like that, but it seems besides the point as me bringing it up was just a light-hearted comment on a friend's idiosyncrasies. It's not as besides the point as you think. or did I run into a hyper-partisan or hyper-sensitive child? The way you're talking, I... [more]
posted by mpbx to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 7:00 AM
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If your joke was half as patronising and self righteous as the way you worded the question about the joke, you were the one being the jerk. [view]
posted by wwax to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 7:44 AM
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I really don't want to increase your worries, but reading your post there were a few grammar problems that rather concerned me. I've made an appointment with a neurologist but I just (missing a "had") an incredibly disorienting seizure where apparently for the first two hours I missed the "Who is the president is the?... [more]
posted by Ursula Hitler to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 22 at 4:45 AM
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Oh hey also.... am I reading this wrong? Did you refer to an adult as a child by the end of this story? [view]
posted by soren_lorensen to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 7:05 AM
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(As an aside: they've said they'll call my parents to tell them about the BDSM stuff. They are liberal but probably won't understand. Help explaining please?) "Mum, Dad, I love you. But I'm not comfortable discussing my sex life with you. I promise, you have nothing to worry about." [view]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts to Ask MetaFilter on Mar 20 at 12:38 AM
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