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Give me your easiest, tastiest, healthy meals!

I need to start cooking more and I want your best recipes!
posted by sprezzy to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 12:00 PM
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Cerebral Science Fiction movies?

I'm not sure if there is a term for the category of movie I'm looking for, but I've lately been on a kick of thinking-person's science fiction movies, and I'm looking for more that fit the bill. Movies like the Martian, Contact, 2001, Interstellar, Solaris and I was especially moved by Arrival. Thoughtful, sort of technical, lyric, and slow. Limited violence and no sexual violence. Any suggestions?
posted by Think_Long to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 11:40 AM
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I wanna get good. Where to start?

I feel like I am a decent enough programmer, but I want to really rekindle my passion for the craft and work towards becoming great - a sort of Renaissance (wo)man developer. Book, blog, and online resource recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by one of these days to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 2:25 PM
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Er, What Rights *Do* I have at the Border?

US citizen flying into the US. Do I have to give the Border Patrol access to all my computer files, social media, etc.? Can they ask for my social media passwords if I don't bring a computer? What rights, if any, do I have at the border? I have nothing to hide, I just don't like gummint poking its nose in my bidness.
posted by Native in Exile to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 5:05 PM
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Detailed Tech Tales!

Based on this amazing comment, I've been hungry for more detailed stories of how (really any) tech stuff was designed, implemented, tested - written in an entertaining fashion. Webdev stuff, hardware stuff, software stuff, anything really, as long as it's well-written and pretty detailed (meaning probably not much from The Daily WTF but links to specific pieces there are ok, like the wonderful MUMPS story.) I especially want stories of a million things going wrong. Thanks!!
posted by capnsue to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 11:44 AM
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In search of positive online influences

I need to re-make myself, grow up, and take responsibility for my life. The fact that I zone out reading Reddit or tech blogs a lot is not helping. I want to replace this habit with better influences, communities, role models, ideally feminist-aligned.
posted by PercussivePaul to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 19 at 2:23 AM
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Help Me Find a Phone Game to Play while Feeding my Baby!

I'm looking for a game I can play on my phone while feeding my baby because otherwise it is very, very boring. Please give me your suggestions!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 8:47 AM
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How do I progress at work, when I don't want to manage people?

I'm a manager of things, and that works for me. My next step up the corporate ladder is to manage people, and I don't want to do that. I have ambition, just not in that direction. Have I hit my ceiling?
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 19 at 8:53 AM
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Salad Dressing Substitutes

What are options that are low-calorie and delicious that can be used as substitutes for salad dressing?
posted by SpacemanStix to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 19 at 6:37 PM
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Songs for a brain problem situation

I'd like to build a playlist of songs for getting through clinical depression, anxiety and OCD. I have some good starting points.
posted by Countess Elena to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 19 at 3:13 PM
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Skippable in Paris

Paris is, of course, an amazing city, but even such a magnificent destination is home to some overrated attractions. We're already planning to take a pass on the Mona Lisa, but what else do you suggest we skip on our week-long trip in mid-March? Late 30s couple, no kids. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 20 at 1:18 PM
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Recommendations of awesome blogs/websites for my RSS feed.

I've been introduced to the miracle that is an RSS reader and I could do with some suggestions on what are great sources of information/articles. More inside.
posted by TheGarden to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 9:43 AM
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Adult wanting to learn more about Dinosaurs

Can any suggest a good book or reference material for an adult looking to learn more about Dinosaurs? I have searched Amazon.com and most materials are designed for children.
posted by dbirchum to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 20 at 6:41 AM
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What anime is new, good, and available for streaming in the US?

Hey all, this is another "give me your quality TV post" spurred on the the recent Metatalktail Hour. I have started getting back into anime after some time away and I am interested in some recommendations. With some caveats and guidelines of course...
posted by daikaisho to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 20 at 8:54 AM
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Optimise my exercise

I could use some help please in figuring out whether my workout routine is good enough. I mostly work out on the weekends and don't do much during the week. Am I in danger from being a "weekend warrior"? I want to lose fat and gain muscle and flexibility.
posted by hazyjane to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 11:30 AM
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How to talk to someone about their anger and negativity?

My boyfriend reacts badly to very common everyday frustrations. I'm a sensitive person and his negativity really weighs on me. His hot temper also makes me very uncomfortable. How do I talk to him about this?
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 11:44 PM
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What is this waistcoat called en Francaise?

Reviewing a series of mugshots of French Anarchists from the 1890's, I noticed that a very large percentage of them are wearing what appears to be the same style of knitted double-breasted waistcoat. I have questions:
posted by Chrischris to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 7:57 AM
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Used car shopping, ugh

A car needs to be replaced. The target budget is ~$6000. This seems like it should be do-able, but it's been hard to find good candidates. The shopper does not have a lot of experience with car shopping.
posted by telepanda to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 7:26 AM
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Pop music with a brass section?

Help me find pop music with a brass section
posted by Mayor West to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 7:56 AM
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Single traveler in search of trip ideas. Got any good ones?

I need a vacation! I’m looking for some ideas for this summer as a single traveler.
posted by swheatie to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 8:15 AM
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I did mention it and both said "I am just not curious about you" and "all that matters is the here and now". That's the point where you pick up your purse and walk out. [view]
posted by AFABulous to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 20 at 7:29 AM
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Found! After being on the lam for about 12 hours overnight, a runner found our chagrined Basset. Social media (I think a local facebook group) was the key here. The dog traveled about a mile from where I last spotted her. Thanks! [view]
posted by Rad_Boy to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 11:03 AM
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If it's an overwhelmingly left-leaning college campus, I'm almost 90% positive he's wearing it so he can provoke people and then go complain about how oppressed he is by intolerant liberals because of his "differing opinion". Ignore it and let your students confront and argue with him. [view]
posted by windbox to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 7:47 PM
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I don't think he sees it as a problem that he has such a quick temper. He excels at his career and regularly receives accolades and promotions. He has a close relationship with his family, and has many friendships that have lasted since childhood. This is a HUGE RED FLAG waving in front of you, by the way. He's able to control his... [more]
posted by sockermom to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 12:43 AM
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Spouse B if Spouse A wants to keep their all their fingers. [view]
posted by stormygrey to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 25 at 3:55 PM
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Do you make a habit of commenting on a student's choices of headgear, shoes or other items of clothing? Wearing that hat is not remotely "hate speech." [view]
posted by Ideefixe to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 7:32 PM
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She is now claiming that her actions were a terrible mistake and that the event has made her realize how deeply she wants us to stay together. FWIW, this is what literally everyone says after they get caught cheating. [view]
posted by ftm to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 7:41 AM
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Something to keep in mind is whether the average student at a given school will be dressed for the weather. Or how the child with the least resources will be dressed. [view]
posted by roomthreeseventeen to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 5:29 PM
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He should go. You should stay. Live *your* life. Even if he is "your person," you each have to put your individual lives first, before the shared life. That means focusing on your career and your health and your life instead of starting all those vital things from scratch again. The irony is that if your career were farther along and your... [more]
posted by headnsouth to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 4:53 AM
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i'm not sure how popular this opinion will be, but tbh, i hope you paid for the entire abortion. not only was it *her* who has to endure the phsycial, mental and emotional labour of a traumatic* procedure, she will also be footing the bill for any associated therapy due to this trauma. men who decide to forego safer sex can't get off the hook with... [more]
posted by crawfo to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 9:50 AM
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You're worried that he will resent you for costing him this opportunity? He's already cost YOU three years of a PhD opportunity. Was he at all worried about you resenting him when it was decided you would be the one to take the hit back then? And now the idea is being floated that you do it again? No. Just no. You've finally found a situation... [more]
posted by Jubey to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 21 at 3:59 AM
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Argh, this question is making me unreasonably angry (fortunately, I checked with my spouse and we're on the same page - marital strife avoided!). It's Spouse B's. It's Spouse B's in perpetuity, or until they come out and say "Hey, I'm not gonna eat that other quesadilla, do you want it?" If Spouse A had wanted leftovers, they... [more]
posted by DingoMutt to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 25 at 4:26 PM
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This is of course a challenge because your child is on the very early edge of being verbal, but I think the best policy for children is to tell them the truth, simplified to their age level. However, I also think it's important not to give them more information than they asked for. They will follow up (verbally or nonverbally) if they want to... [more]
posted by telepanda to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 10:10 AM
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if i was like "hey so this quesadilla that was on my dinner plate tonight? im eating it for lunch tomorrow" and someone, anyone, my mom, obama, the fucking second coming of christ himself himself was like "nope it's fair game sorry" i would take that quesadilla down to the docks and throw it dramatically in the sea and then... [more]
posted by poffin boffin to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 25 at 5:35 PM
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I think the most compassionate thing you could do here is go out somewhere for coffee, or grab some coffee to go and sit at the park, and you can tell her that you feel regret for not handling the break-up well, for not being as responsible sexual partner as you should have been, for causing any pain (however unintentional). You can tell her that... [more]
posted by brookeb to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 24 at 10:07 AM
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ok damnit. this was bothering me yes, that fast. so i went and broke a dead standard GE 60 watt bulb new out of package (i hope you're happy!) i used a reasonable quality vernier caliper with a stated accuracyof .07mm and a resolution of "hundredths of mm". i measured a .7mm pencil lead and got values between .64 and .72mm. the bulb,... [more]
posted by chasles to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 6:26 AM
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"You may not realize this, but we can hear you, Bob." [view]
posted by phunniemee to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 6:34 PM
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I'm a college student, and I'd prefer that you try not to prevent them from wearing a MAGA hat for one reason - it tells me exactly where their politics lie, and then I can react to them accordingly. [view]
posted by spinifex23 to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 23 at 7:46 PM
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Also, and I say this in all kindness as someone who has been there, got the t-shirt, you're already backpedaling and making excuses for him: I'm a sensitive person and his negativity really weighs on me. He's still been sweet to me I don't need to be with someone who's happy about everything all the time but the... [more]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 5:16 AM
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I've been in two relationships like this. One was a lot worse than the other but in hindsight they were both really bad for me, for my self esteem, for my sense of self, my health, my happiness... just downright bad. It definitely altered the way I am in the world, specifically the way I interact with men. My life is a lot harder because I stayed... [more]
posted by sockermom to Ask MetaFilter on Feb 22 at 12:38 AM
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